Welcome to Year 3!
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We took part in a Roman filled day and found out about the invasion. We had the opportunity to look at a range of artefacts and investigated how they may have been used. We had the opportunity to draw some of these artefacts. We played a game with marbles, which was popular during this period of time. We looked at a range of writing materials and cotton spinning tools used. We used mosaic pieces to create examples of Roman mosaics. We really enjoyed trying on the Roman armour and dressing up as soldiers.
DT Sandwich snacks
During Spring term 2 we explored healthy sandwiches. We had the opportunity to taste different breads. We designed a healthy sandwich, ensuring it is part of a balanced diet.
We then worked in pairs to cut, slice and grate different ingredients. We used a table knife to spread margarine on to the tiger bread. We chose tiger bread because that was our favourite bread.
Once we had made our sandwich, we tasted it and evaluated it
World Food day
In Year 3 we prepared bruschetta by chopping onions and tomatoes and seasoning them with olive oil and black pepper. We used tomatoes grown at school. We discussed the importance of washing hands and cleaning surfaces.
FRESHWATER THEATRE WORKSHOP – STONE AGE TO IRON AGE
We had a great morning being time travellers. We went all the way back to the stone age and found how life changed from early to late stone age.
Welcome to Year 3
Staff members in Year 3
Mrs Lawrence Class Teacher and Phase 1 Lead
Miss Kang Class Teacher and Team Leader
Miss Jones and Miss Taylor
Welcome back to another exciting school year! All of the Year Three children have settled into their new classes very well and are enjoying being in a new Key Stage. The learning pace is a little faster, but the children are rising to the challenge and working very hard.
To start the school year the whole school have been doing literacy work which raises awareness of the environment and how we can have a positive impact on it. We learned about this through an amazing book called The Secret Sky Garden which the children all thoroughly enjoyed.
We have recently widened our horizons and are now working on a new text. It is a nature adventure set in France. The main character is called Belle and the children are really excited about it-especially as it gives us lots of opportunity to practise our French language skills!
Reading is still a very important part of Year Three children’s school work. Please ensure that your child is reading at home to an adult every day if possible. Please record this in their reading diaries and return this back to school in their school book bag. Spellings will be set according to the National Curriculum and will be sent home to practice on a Friday for a spelling test the following Friday.
Thank you for your continued support.
Au revoir! – The Year 3 Team
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Welcome back to another exciting school year!
After a long, hard SAT’s year last year the children will now take another step up the school ladder into Year Three. This year we will continue the hard work from last year and prepare the children for the coming years in KS2. The Year Three team who will be helping your children on their school journey this year are:
Mrs Hendrix – Class Teacher – Assistant Head
Mrs Chote – Class Teacher
Mrs Begum – Teaching assistant
Mr Cartwright – Teaching assistant
Mrs Stawicki – Teaching assistant
We have been fortunate enough to start this half term with a twist and as a school explored Farms and looked at the Topic ‘Food for life’.
To launch our ‘Food for life’ topic we looked at the children story book ‘Supertato’. The children then had to design their very own potato superhero, we had some amazing ideas. Once the children had thought of and created their very own superhero we then set them the challenge of composing their very own piece of superhero theme music, we found out we have some budding Mozart’s in the class!!1
To challenge the children even more we set them a task of researching what different fruits were called in different languages. The children found some amazing results, for example, and apple is called ‘Manzana’ in Spanish and ‘Mela’ in Italian.
To give the children a true experience of seeing how things grow we went on a school visit to Southfields Farm. We experienced feeling different crops and seeds that most of the children had never seen before. The children then were given the chance to use the milling machine to turn wheat into flour. Farmer John told us that straw comes from left over wheat crops and hay comes from grass. We also had the opportunity to go pound dipping and mini bug hunting which the children loved. The children were then given the chance to see, feed and even stroke lots of different animals on the farm.
This Autumn One term in topic children will be focusing on major rivers of the world, the countries/continants that they’re in and how they impact on humans. In Science we will be learning all about plants and how things grow. In English we will be looking at Quest Stories and Poetry.
This term, Year Three PE will be split up onto two different days with Mrs Hendrix’s class having it on Monday afternoon and Mrs Chotes class having it Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school.
Also, homework and home reading is a very important part of Year Three children’s school work. Could we please ask that you support us by ensuring that your child has completed their homework and returned it to school by the following Thursday after receiving it, and that they are reading at home to an adult every day and that this is recorded into their reading diaries. Spellings will be set every week according to the National Curriculum and will be sent home to practice ready for a spelling test the following week.
As well as the homework set each week we ask you to support the children’s topic learning by creating something around the topic of Rivers for a ‘Family Home Learning Project’. It can be a model, painting, a fact-file, a poem etc. We look forward to seeing the projects and, also yourselves when you come to see the projects on the day chosen.
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Year 3 team.
Remembrance Day 2018
Children have been busy learning all about Remembrance Day. They have been learning about why Remembrance Day is important to all of us and why we wear a poppy at this time of year. Children and year three staff put together a performance which was shared with other children in the school, to pass on what we had learned.
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