Year 3

Potty about the Potteries -Autumn 2020

Who is the master potter?

Throughout the autumn term Year 3 will be going ‘Potty about the Potteries’ as they learn all about the history of Stoke-on-Trent. The first half term will be spent digging deeper into the history of Stoke-on-Trent by exploring how the Potteries was put on the map, how the environment change for e.g. canals, why James Brindley is significant, transport changes, child labour and the milestone of the Clean Air act. We will also have the opportunity to visit to the World of Wedgwood. The second half term will be spent looking at pottery and getting artsy. We will be learning about the famous potters: Josiah Wedgwood, Clarice Cliff and Emma Bridgewater. Discovering their different styles of pottery and how they were made. Towards the end of our topic we will be choosing our favourite potter to then design and make our very own pots to sell at our school enterprise fair. We will then create a class museum to show off our learning to an audience! Who will be the Master Potter?

Stone Age to the Iron Age – Spring 2021

Could you survive the Stone Age?

This spring term year 3 will be going on a journey from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. They will discover the prehistoric eras and gain an understanding of the meaning of the word ‘prehistoric’. They conduct their own archaeological dig to understand the role of an archaeologist. They will also identify how early humans lived in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic periods of the Stone Age. They will have the exciting opportunity of taking part in an educational workshop at the Academy where they will take part in archery, spear throwing, making Stone Age tools and creating their very own cave art. Towards the end of the topic, the children will pull together their learning to create their very own vlog to share with parents and peers on our Facebook page, keep a look out!

Scrumdiddlyumptious – Summer Term

How did the bean get to the bar?

The final half term sees Year 3 studying the world of chocolate through their topic ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’. They will begin their learning by looking at where food comes from, including: fruit in tropical biomes, Mediterranean/tropical climates and the process the cacao bean goes through to get to the chocolate bar. They will also learn about the Aztec and Mayan cultures by comparing their uses of the cacao bean. They will create artwork inspired by the artist Laura Benjamin. The children with create a mosaic style portrait using a variety of wrappers.