Lansdowne Place, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 3RY

01788 575328



 Mrs Meek


 Miss Huggins

 Mrs Hague


View a year in Year 3

Please click on the link below to view information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school. The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.

Year 3 Parents National Curriculum Leaflet


Subject Mapping

Summer Term 2016 - Learning Challenge 5

Prime Learning Challenge Question

What makes the Earth angry?

Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions

What causes a volcano to erupt and which are the famous volcanoes in the world?

How do volcanoes impact on the lives of people and why do people choose to live near them?

How can we create an erupting volcano?

What causes an earthquake (and a tsunami) and how are they measured?

Who experiences extreme weather in our country?

Which countries have experienced earthquakes and tsunamis in your lifetime?

How can we capture a stormy weather pattern using music, drama and dance?

Reflection: Each group to put together a presentation on extreme weather using music, drama and video clips.

Suggested texts:

Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

DK Eyewitness Volcano

Information books on volcanoes and extreme weather

Poetry about the weather

Helpful websites for this topic:

Summer Term 2016 - Learning Challenge 4

Prime Learning Challenge Question

Who first lived in Britain?

Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions

What jobs do archaeologists do and why are they so valuable in helping us find out about history?

How did the Early Britons make shelters?

Would the Early Britons have visited a supermarket for their food?

What can you find out about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages?

What do we know about the life styles of the early Britons through the art they produced?

What do we know about the way they moved heavy items around?

How do you think the early Britons would have communicated?

Reflection: Working in groups, the children should put together an ICT presentation on the life of Early Britons taking account of their weapons, food, ways of communicating and eating.

Suggested texts:

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura 

Ug by Raymond Briggs

Littlenose by John Grant

Sting of the Dump by Clive King

One small blue bead by Byrd Baylor

Wolf Brother by Michelle Paver

First Painter by Kathryn Lasky

Helpful websites for this topic:

Spring Term 2016 - Learning Challenge 3

Prime Learning Challenge Question

Has Greece always been in the news?

Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions

Where is Greece and what physical features attract them there?

Who were the Ancient Greeks and what did we learn from them and how are we reminded of them today?

...and the Oscar goes to? (Which Greek God would you choose to receive a special award?)

Would you have enjoyed being an Olympian?

What is democracy and what part did the Greeks have in creating it?

How would you go about reproducing a clay pot in the style of the Greeks?

Reflection: Parents to book holidays with Eastlands travel agency.

Suggested texts:

The Orchard Book of Greek myths by Geraldine McCaughrean 

Greek Myths by Marcia Williams 

Osbourne Visitor's Guide to Ancient Greece Compiled by Lesley Sims and Conrad Mason 

Michael Morpurgo The Orchard Book of Aesop's Fables by Emma Chichester Clark 

Ancient Greece by Peter Connolly 

DK Eyewitness Ancient Greece  

Holiday brochures on Greece 

Helpful websites to support this learning challenge:


Autumn Term 2015 - Learning Challenge 2

Prime Learning Challenge Question

Why do so many people go to the Mediterranean for their holidays?

Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions

What are the advantages / disadvantages of living in a Mediterranean country?

Why do Mediterranean countries have a warmer climate than we do?

Which fruits and vegetables are produced in the Mediterranean?

How can we organise a Mediterranean food festival?

How would you go about attracting someone to visit a Mediterranean country?

Why doesn't everyone speak English and use the same money?

Who are the famous artists of the Mediterranean and what can we learn from them?

Which European cities can we associate with different types of music?

Reflection: Children in groups choose a European city and put together a special presentation on it.

Suggested texts:

Holiday brochures on destinations in the Mediterranean

The Shakespeare Stories by Andrew Matthews and Tony Ross

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

The Animated Tales: Romeo and Juliet

Buried Treasure in Stories from around the World by Usbourne

The Mystery of the Mona Lisa by Elizabeth Singer Hunt

Helpful websites to support this learning challenge:


Autumn Term 2015 - Science Learning Challenge 1

Prime Learning Challenge Question

How far can you throw your shadow?

Subsidiary Learning Challenge Questions

How can you show that your shadow changes according to the position of the Sun?

Why do footballers in a night match often have four shadows?

How can you explain the relationship between the Sun and the Moon (in terms of lighting up the Moon)?

How can you design and make a periscope to show how light reflects?

How can you set up an experiment to show how shiny things respond in the dark?

Can you create a painting which shows reflection of light on water?

Can you create a stained glass window which is translucent?

Reflection: Put together a photo story or Power point of the completed challenge.


Suggested texts:

The Dark by Lemony Snicket

Darkness slipped in By Ella Barfoot

Little Mouse's big book of fears by Emily Gravett


Helpful websites to support this learning challenge:

Please click on the picture below to view the PowerPoint that was shared at the Learning Parents Meeting on 17/09/15

Page Hits: 00855