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Year 3

Year 3 is the beginning of Key Stage Two. As they are now in the upper half of the Junior Department, the Year 3 pupils are expected to become more responsible and independent. 

Three Year 3 girls will be selected to be ‘House Captains’ and another three will be selected to be ‘Sports Captains’ each term, based upon their qualities as role models. Year 3 are taught more lessons by different teachers in preparation for the Senior School.  Girls are responsible for their own stationery and may be awarded a ‘Pen Licence’ if their cursive handwriting is judged to be neat enough. The girls have the opportunity to join in a School Sleepover, so that they can experience staying away from home in a familiar setting. 

Through the Ages (History) 

Your daughter will learn about three different periods of British prehistory: the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. They will discover terminology relating to time and sequence dates to make a timeline. They explore the changes to people, homes and lifestyle throughout the different periods and investigate examples of prehistoric settlements, monuments, burials and artefacts in detail. They will also study how technology improved over time, including how the discovery of different metals changed the way that people lived. 

Rocks, Relics and Rumbles (Geography) 

Your daughter will learn about the different layers of the Earth, including plate tectonics and their potential effects on the Earth's surface. They will investigate different types of rock to learn about their uses and properties. They will also investigate soil and fossils, including learning about the work of Mary Anning. They will have the opportunity to use maps to learn about the lines of latitude and longitude and a compass to learn about the cardinal and intercardinal points. They will also learn about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis and the long and short-term consequences that these can have. 

Forces and Magnets (Science) 

This project teaches children about contact and non-contact forces, including friction and magnetism. They investigate magnets and magnetic materials, exploring how they behave in relation to their poles. 

Cook Well, Eatwell (Design and technology) 

This project teaches children about food groups and the Eatwell guide. They learn about methods of cooking and explore these by cooking potatoes and ratatouille. The children choose and make a taco filling according to specific design criteria. 

People and Places (Art and design) 

This project teaches children about the genre of figure drawing. They study the figure drawings and urban landscapes of the artist LS Lowry and create artwork in his style to show scenes from their school.