Trewirgie Junior School

Our topic for Spring Term 2023 is......

'What will be the next dinosaur?'

This term, Year 3 will be asking ‘What will be the next dinosaur?’. We will start by looking at dinosaurs to understand what extinction means and how animals can and have become extinct. We will be examining artefacts to investigate how we know the dinosaurs existed and what their remains tell us about these ancient creatures. Our science this term focuses on animal biology and the children will be learning about how animals have evolved to survive in different environments and how a habitat works. We will use what we discover to make our own 3D clay dinosaur sculptures.


After half term, we will be focusing on why extinction is still a problem today. We we will be trying to understand the reasons why some animals are endangered and, more importantly, what we can do about it. In geography, we will be looking at different habitats and climate zones. We will be exploring the impact climate change, pollution and deforestation is having on our world. This year, we will be working with local conservation charities to understand the threats and conservation work that exist on our doorstep. At the end of our topic, we will be designing and making information signs about woodland animals and environments as well as habitat boxes to help protect and conserve our local species. All of these will be donated and displayed at Feadon Farm.


Home Learning 

Every two weeks the children will be introduced to a new home learning challenge. These will be shared with you on Class DoJo. Each question will have a range of suggestions as to how they can share their understanding of each. They can select any way of demonstrating their understanding.


Across the term we hope that your child is curious enough to extend and deepen their learning and understanding further. Every two weeks each class will select a winning piece of work that shows innovation, creativity, depth of learning or original thinking.  


Please share any of their work on Class DoJo or bring into school with them. 

Other really important information

Children's guide to staying

safe online

Parent's guide to online safety End of year expectations RW


Welcome to the Year 3 team

Miss Jones

Head of Year

Class teacher 

Mrs Minchin

Class teacher 


   Miss Hancock

Class teacher

If you have any concerns about your child's learning or wellbeing please speak to your child's class teacher in the first instance. You can contact them at the end of the school day, by messaging them on class DoJo, or contacting the school office.  Please note that this Class DoJo is not checked after 5pm, weekends or during the school holidays. 


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