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Year 3

This term we begin our new Learning Challenge topic...ANCIENT GREECE!

What do Greeks eat? 

Who lived at Mount Olympus? 

What was life like for a Greek Child?

Who are the famous Greeks we know today? 

Who wants to go to Greece?




During the first half of the term we will be looking as Ancient Greek religion, sport and food and comparing life as a Greek child with life in Greece today. The second half of the summer will be exploring why people go to Greece today, both as a holiday destination and as a place of safety for Refugees. We will be looking at the location of Greece and its surrounding countries, its climate and geography.


In Maths we will continue to cover the 4 operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We will revisit Time and will be exploring shape and measure within lots of practical, fun lessons.

English will link heavily with our Learning Challenge topic as we will be studying Greek Myths such as ‘Jason and the Golden Fleece’, ‘Perseus and the Gorgon’ and ‘Pandora’s Box’.

Towards the end of the summer we will be looking at a couple of books that will help us explore what it is be a Refugee: ‘Nadine Dreams of Home’ and ‘Give Me Shelter’.

Science will see us exploring how plants reproduce and growing our own vegetables. We will be looking at the human skeleton and muscles and looking at what makes a healthy diet.

PE will see us re-enforce Science by looking at the effects of exercise on the body and how to improve stamina and fitness.


Dates for the diary:

24th April- Olympic WOW day.

25/26th April – Greek food making and tasting.

9th May- Class trip to The Potteries Museum to make Greek pots and look at Greek exhibits.