Year 3 Curriculum Introduction

At HLC, the children learn through an exciting and engaging curriculum that aims to foster and nurture a love of learning. We offer all pupils a broad and balanced curriculum, providing opportunities for each child to develop their own independent learning strategies and making their learning meaningful and memorable.

In Year 3 the children will be learning through a range of topics where they explore primitive life as a Stone Age child. How do you wash a woolly mammoth?  They will walk alongside the Iron Man, investigating and comparing materials before going ‘Down on the Farm’ in the Spring term, to feed new-born lambs. They travel through volcanoes in Dragon’s Breath. The summer time brings Bees and Blossoms with the opportunity to explore real hives before hosting a Toga-Tastic HLC Olympic Games.

Our key Reading texts this term are:  Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura; The Iron Man by Ted Hughes; The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman ; Muddle, Puddle Farm by Michael Morpurgo and The Book of Bees by Piotr Socha to name a few. Throughout the topics, the children engage in stimulating STEM activities including making their own erupting volcano and designing mechanical hands and legs.

They participate in a Year 3 Harvest production during the Autumn Term. Year 3 children will also visit the New Vic Theatre to see a winter performance. They will get their hands dirty down on a real working farm and raise their own funds for additional educational experiences out of school.