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Our class value is FORGIVENESS.

Welcome to the Juniors. This year you will be exploring tropical rainforests, travelling back in time to ancient worlds and at the end of the year you will even become a secret agent!

In Year 3 we will learn through six different themes: Rainforest Rescue; The Stone Age; Food Glorious Food; Egyptology; Rise of the Robots; and Spy Kids. 

Rainforest Rescue  - in this theme we will learn where the world’s rainforests are and why they are so important. You will look at rainforest animals and plants and you will find out why the rainforests need to be saved and how we can help save them. 

The Stone Age - in this theme you will learn what life was like for people in the Stone Age, for example what people ate and what people wore . 

Food, Glorious Food! - in this theme you will be learning about different ways of keeping healthy, such as eating a balanced diet. You will learn about teeth and you will investigate what different liquids can do to your teeth.

Egyptology - in this theme you will learn about the importance of the River Nile in Ancient Egypt and find out information about pyramids and mummies. You will make an Egyptian death mask.

Rise of the Robots - in this theme you will identify electrical appliances that run on electricity and design and make simple series circuits using bulbs, switches and insulators and conductors.  You will design and make a model which needs an electrical circuit to work. 

Spy Kids - in this theme you will investigate light and shadows including why we need light; how and when light is reflected; what happens when light is blocked and look for patterns in the way shadows change.  You will learn about sun safety. You will use digital cameras to capture, store, retrieve and edit images. 


Throughout the year we will read lots of different books. The following list shows you the main book for each theme:

  • Rainforest: Rainforest Rescue by J Burchett and S VoglThe First Drawing – Mordicai Gersteiner
  • The Stone Age: The First Drawing – Mordicai Gerstein
  • Food Glorious Food: Midnight Feasts – an anthology of poems
  • Egyptology: Ancient Egypt Tales of Gods and Pharaohs retold and illustrated by Marcia Williams
  • Rise of the Robots: The Iron Man by Ted Hughes
  • Spy Kids: Planet Omar: Unexpected Super Spy – Zanib Mian


  • Click here for recommendations of other books you may enjoy reading.


Click here for some helpful advice for being ready to learn.


Children in Year 6, can you:

  • tie your own tie?
  • pack your school bag every day?
  • hand your homework in on time?
Take a look at our Twitter page to see examples of children's work and their learning.