Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

Gorillas – Year 3

Year 3 is the beginning of your child’s learning in Key Stage 2 and as your child begins their journey in the Juniors, we would like to promote pupil independence. We will focus on teaching children to become responsible for their own learning by encouraging them to bring in their book bags on their library day, as well as wearing their P.E kit on their P.E day.

Our aim is for children to learn in a stimulating way, making cross-curricular links where possible, so that children gain a holistic approach to learning. We hope to enthuse children by engaging them in interesting lessons and activities during the school day, and by also providing out-of-school learning opportunities where possible. We have lots of exciting topics throughout the year including ‘The Stone Age to The Iron Age’ In the Autumn, .


This Half term we are looking at 'Amazing Americas'

Our topic for Spring 1 is Amazing Americas! We will research areas of USA and find out about a Native American tribes. We will also research, design and create our own chair in D&T Create games in computing. In science, we will explore sustainability and climate change.

Using images we came up with some descriptive writing about Tongass National Forest.


In art, we have used our sketching skills to draw our own Native American totem poles and some have even created their own already.


The Romans Summer term.


This term we will be finding out about our last history topic of Year 3... the Romans! 
The Roman Empire was a dominating force in Europe 2,000 years ago and brought the Iron Age in Britain to 'an end' in 43 AD. Over the next  term, we are going to investigating what life was like in this country 2,000 years ago. Creating mosaics!!! Exploring Rome and taking part in the games.

This week we'll be focussing on where it all started - the Roman invasion of Britain! It might surprise you to find out that the invasion wasn't plain sailing for the powerful Romans. 


Some useful insight into the invasion of Britain: www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/z9j4kqt Why did Julius Caesar come to Britain? - KS2 History - BBC Bitesize


The Year 3 team looks forward to an exhilarating year together and we thank you in advance for your continued support with your child’s learning.

A list of plans for the current and past weeks at school.