Westfield Junior School

Welcome to Year 3

Our Year 3 Team
Mrs L McKenzie
Miss G Wormleighton
Mr Ramp (Cover Teacher)
3MK Class Teacher
3GW Class Teacher
3S Class Teacher
Mrs L Sysum
Mrs C Rowe
Mrs R Hall
Mrs M Rogers
Higher Level Teaching Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
Learning Support Assistant
SEN Learning Support Assistant


Spring Term B


The Anglo-Saxons, Scots and the Vikings

The pupils will learn about the lives of people who lived in this period, how they lived, their homes, their jobs, what they ate and what they did for fun. They will discuss how we know about the lives of people who lived so long ago and learn about primary and secondary sources such as artefacts found at Sutton Hoo, places such as West Stow and the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. They will also look at religious beliefs of both the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings, and how both were gradually converted from their Pagan beliefs to Christianity.  They will learn about the monk and scholar, Bede the Venerable, who wrote a book about
the English people and the church.

The pupils will also learn about the Picts and the Scots. They will discuss how historians find out about these people in the past, and how they engage in historical debate, such as what the symbols on Pictish Stones can tell us.

The pupils will learn about the Vikings and the significance of Viking Longships that enabled them to travel, trade, raid and invade. They will look at the relationship between the Anglo Saxons and the Vikings; the battles and the compromises that took place during this period. They will learn about the lives of significant people during this period such as Alfred the Great, King Canute and Edward the Confessor. This unit ends with the Battle of Hastings in 1066.

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Art and Design

Anglo-Saxon Art

Children study art of the Anglo Saxons by focusing on objects found at the burial ground at Sutton Hoo, illuminated letters painted in the Lindisfarne Gospels and the Bayeux tapestry.  They learn that the interlocking and interlaced patterns used in the metalwork at Sutton Hoo are echoed in the designs used in the Lindisfarne Gospels, and use watercolours to produce their own, similar designs.  The unit concludes by looking at the Bayeux tapestry, produced at the end of the Anglo Saxon era and allows the children to explore how art can tell a story, rather like an old-fashioned comic strip. They finish the unit by creating a collaged boat, using textiles, in the style of the Bayeux tapestry.

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UK: The South West

This unit introduces children to regional geography of the UK. It will be built upon in Year 4 when children study London and the South East, again in Year 4 when children study Northern Ireland and then in Year 5 when children study East Anglia, The Midlands, Yorkshire and Humberside.

Children will look at aspects of location including climate, landscape, rivers, industry and locally relevant landmarks.

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In this unit, pupils will look more closely at flowering plants, their features and the functions of their features.  They will look at specific species including hydrangea and cacti.  Pupils will learn that the scientific study of plants is called botany and that what we understand about plants comes from contributions from many botanists over the years.

This unit also covers pollination and seed dispersal, two vital parts of the life cycle of a plant.

Pupils will learn that germination is the process where a seed begins to grow into a plant.

 Y3 - Plants.pdfDownload
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Design & Technology

Pop-Up Books

The children will make a pop-up book for which operates using linkage mechanisms for a child of their own age.

 End of Year 3 Expectations.pdfDownload
 Y3 Curriculum Map.pdfDownload
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Westfield Road, Hinckley, Leicestershire LE10 0LT

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