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Stanwix School

Value the individual, inspire, enjoy and excel

Year 3


Welcome to Year 3

 3CJ (Mrs Clark & Mrs Jenner)


3T (Mrs Thompson)

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Gardiner and Mrs Stoddart


In Year 3 our aim is to encourage independence and creativity as we take our first steps in Lower KS2.


We study a broad and balanced curriculum which allows each individual to learn new life skills that they can continue to develop as they move through the school.  The children will learn about the Stone Age, the Ancient Egyptians and our Roman heritage, we also look at Europe and in Science, study many topics including Rocks, Volcanoes and plants.


On a Wednesday morning Mrs Stewart teaches RE and Music and Mr Murphy teaches Computing.


We are also lucky enough to visit lots of exciting places including Tullie House, Vindolanda and The Life Centre in Newcastle.  Children will also go swimming in Year 3.


Year 3 really gives the children an informative, exciting and encouraging start to life in KS2.


Curriculum Overview

Making Volcanoes

As part of our Geography lessons we have been learning all about Volcanoes.  We have written a explanation text on Volcanic eruptions and finally made our own volcanoes and conducted an experiement using chemical reations to erupt them.  The children really enjoyed being hands on and thankfully the eruptions looked amazing!

Visit to the Life Science Centre in Newcastle

We visited the Life Science Centre in Newcastle as part of Science Week.  The children took part in two workshops, one creating light boxes and the other was 'Beat the Clock' where they had to answer four tricky science questions to get the code and open the box!  We also watched the live show all about colour and explored the night sky in the planetarium.  We also had time to visit the international space station and even try out the toilets in space!  An amazing day out for everyone.

Roman Dig Visit

As part of our History lessons we were lucky enough to visit the Roman dig at Carlisle Cricket Club.  The children had the opportunity to see a real archaeological dig, look at some if the finds and also joined the Roman Army for the afternoon.  Everyone had a fantastic afternoon and really enjoyed being hands on with history.  Many thanks to Uncovering Roman Carlisle for providing this amazing opportunity to bring our local history to life.