Year 3 2023 - 2024

Miss Thorpe

Welcome to Year 3! 

Welcome to Year 3's class page. 

Welcome back!  This half term, our key driver subject will be Geography! Our  topic is called 'Natural Disasters' and we will be learning all about Volcanoes and Earthquakes. As well as exploring a few specific examples, we are going to explore: The structure of the Earth, plate boundaries, famous volcanoes, famous earthquakes, effects of an earthquake, help after an Earthquake and the effects of a volcanic eruption. Learning about volcanoes and earthquakes is important for children as it helps them grasp the dynamic nature of our planet. This knowledge not only sparks scientific curiosity but also equips them with an awareness of potential natural hazards.

Our enquiry questions are: 

1.       What is a ‘natural disaster’?

2.       What causes an earthquake and why do some cause more damage than others?

3.       How is a volcano formed?

4.       Why are some places more prone to natural disasters than others?

5.       How do communities protect themselves from natural disasters?




Our Scientist for this half term is Mary Anning

Mary Anning - Wikipedia

Mary Anning was a  fossil collector and self-taught paleontologist. Her discoveries along the Jurassic Coast of England, particularly in Lyme Regis, played a significant role in advancing our understanding of prehistoric marine life, including the identification of important fossils like Ichthyosaurs and Plesiosaurs.


Our class text for this half term is: The Abominables - Eva Ibbotson

The Abominables : Ibbotson, Eva, Rentta, Sharon: Books

Children's Rights and SDG's for this term:


Article 12 – Respect for Children’s Views

Article 12 says that every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.


Please check Seesaw to view our PE days for this half term. 

Below, is our curriculum map for this half term, showcasing the exciting things we will be learning about this half term.

Please make sure to check Seesaw for regular updates about our learning, homework and announcements.


Miss Thorpe. 

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