Year 3 2018 - 2019

Miss Loughrey

Welcome to Year 3!

Here you will find out about the different learning adventures that we are having in our class this year.  We are exploring everything from the cave paintings of the Stone Age to the dizzy heights of the Statue of Liberty.  If you click on the tabs above you can also see the homework and assessment guidelines for the class. 

We hope that you enjoy discovering what we are doing this year.


Autumn Term

Tribal Tales

Take a moment to step outside and stand quietly and still. Turn off all your technology and try to forget the modern world. Imagine this place 5000 years ago. What would you have seen?

Head back to prehistoric times (it’s a long time ago) to gather berries and hunt down dinner. Unearth ancient objects and visit astonishing mystical monuments that reveal the secrets of an ancient time.

Learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion.

Work as a tribe to build a seasonal monument to celebrate the coming of Spring. Then sit quietly and reflect, waiting for the sunrise.

What tribal tales will you have to tell?



Potion: a poison, a mixture, an aromatic brew, a vapour, a liquid or sticky goo.

Welcome to the amazing magical world of potions and their properties…

Now scientists, beware! There are some powerful and deadly potions out there – dangerous, unpredictable or plan tragic (just ask Romeo and Juliet!).

Use what you know about materials and their properties to create incredible potions if Professor Hazard’s Potions class.

Feeling sleepy? Hmmm - that orange juice did taste a little strange….


Spring Term

Road Trip USA!

Buckle up, sunglasses on – we’re going on a road trip across the good old US of A!

Flying from London Gatwick, and landing at JFK airport New York, it’s time to explore the sights and sounds of the Big Apple. Use your map skills to navigate your way around some of its most famous landmarks and send a postcard home to ask the question: Do you wish you were here?

Learn how to send an email to book a day trip or reserve a room. Make sure you ask the important questions: Does your hotel have a pool? Is there 24-hour room service?

Meet the Iroquois tribe; Native Americans with amazing customs and traditions.

Then plan a bespoke road trip for Mr Smith and his family of four, they want to spend three weeks in the sun.

It’s going to be a long ride, put the roof down and let the wind blow through your hair – we’re off!



From humble beginnings the river flows down the mountain and into the sea. Pull on your wellies and wade right in.. How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the riverside? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out!

Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers – the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and Nile - and keep a journal as you follow their course.

Time to investigate! As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame?

Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world!


Summer Term

Gods and Mortals

From nothingness came chaos, from chaos came air and water, form air and water came life! Then, rising majestically from the darkness, came Gaia, Mother Earth, a beacon of warmth and light.

Discover a fantastical world full of mythical creatures and legendary heroes. Poseidon, Apollo, Artemis and Zeus reign almighty from Mount Olympus, watching mere mortals on dusty Athenian streets.

Meet Theseus, the hero, and Helen of Troy, the beautiful face that launched a thousand ships.

Explore the terrains of Greece, where in pure blue skies, the sun scorches waxen wings and melts the fortunes of Icarus and Daedalus.

Then decide your own fate, when a mysterious box is found and stirs your curious mind.


Burps, Bottoms and Bile

Open wide – let’s take a look inside! We’re on a voyage of discovery to investigate the busy world inside your body!

Do you have a toothy grin or a winning smile? Take dental impressions and test the effects of sugary substances on your pearly whites! Follow a tasty morsel as it makes its way through your digestive system, helped by some mouth-watering saliva! Mmmm! And don’t forget the importance of good hygiene – at both ends!

And whilst we’re talking business…. could you recognise an animal just by its poo? Are you brave enough to take the challenge?

Do beans really have wind power? Let’s work scientifically and bottom this one out, once and for all!

Make a working model of the digestive system and use it to persuade others to eat healthily. Learn how to look after this marvellous belching, squelching, mixture-making machine we call our body.


St. Edmund's two year cycle for topics taught in Year 3


Cycle A

Cycle B

Tribal Tales



Misty Mountain Sierra

Road Trip USA

I am warrior!


Mighty Metals

Gods and Mortals

Traders and Raiders

Bottoms, Burps and Bile