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Year 3


In Science this term pupils have become biologists as they have been developing their understanding of the human body and exploring the skeletal system. They have also learnt and understood the ​​​​​​ function of muscles and bones within the human body and developed their scientific vocabulary to describe how the skeletal system and muscles work. Lastly, they have investigated the links between exercise, muscles and nutrition.

In Science pupils also became geologists by developing their understanding of rocks and soil. In this topic they explored rocks and soils from their local environment including their use in buildings and gravestones. They compared and group together different kinds of rocks based on their appearance and simple physical properties and were able to explain and describe how fossils are formed.


This term Year 3 have become physicists by exploring how forces and magnets work. They started by noticing how some forces need contact between two objects and compare this to magnetic forces. They then moved on to explore magnets and magnetic/on magnetic materials within their everyday environment. They have also been observing how magnets can attract or repel each other and will investigate the magnetic properties of materials, they especially loved trying to make the two poles touch! They finished the unit by making their own compass using the theories behind how the magnetic field works. 

Science Week 2024


For Science week this year our topic has been time to sail.

In this topic, pupils have been identifying the suitability of materials for building a boat, looking at the different types of forces a boat uses, being able to explain how a sailboat and a paddle boat function and to create their own boat which has a propeller.



As scientists’ this half term Year 3 have been exploring the topic of light.  They have started to gain an understanding into the importance of light in order to be able to see, they have also explored how darkness is the absence of light. They have worked scientifically to notice that light reflects from surfaces as well as looking at the dangers of the sun and discuss how they can keep their eyes safe.