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Visit The Gallery to see pictures from our fantastic Year 3 and 4 trip to West Malvern.
Welcome back Year 3! We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and New Year and are excited for the new year and term ahead of us!
Our topic this term is ‘Healthy Lifestyles’, in which we will be looking at a wide range of ways we can live a healthy life and create a healthy world around us, such as the most environmentally friendly ways to travel, what transport might look like in the future, how the body works and how to look after it, how to be a great friend, as well as many other exciting and interesting things to look forward to!
Our value this term is friendship
Home and Away
Welcome to the Year 3 webpage! We hope you enjoy sharing some of the special work we do throughout the year on here.
We have a very exciting term ahead of us as we get to grips with our topic- ‘Home and Away’! This half term we will be focussing on ‘home’ and looking at the history and geography of Malvern and the surrounding area. We will be learning all about the life and work of Edward Elgar, conducting fieldwork on the Malvern Hills, visiting Malvern Priory to learn about the features of a church and also designing and creating our own boggarts from clay, amongst a whole host of other exciting activities!
Below are some of the sights in Malvern we will be focussing on throughout the term. See if you can spot whereabouts they are in Malvern and what information you can find out about them.
Where could this be?
Who's this gentleman?
Who is this lady? What's she holding?
Where would you find this?
What's so special about this stone?
We have lovely new reading records this year so remember to try and read every night to achieve stickers and prizes!
Homework will be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Thursday and will alternate between Maths and English.
Spellings will come home on Friday for children to learn and be tested on the following Friday also.
PE this term will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays so please ensure your child has indoor and outdoor kit in school on these days.
If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to see Mr.Medcalf or Mrs. Bolton
Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic morning of African drumming in honour of our guests from Tanzania. Everyone sounded superb playing a selection of tricky rhythms together, with a wide range of traditional instruments being used to create some very funky sounds!
Well done to 3M for a lovely class assembly today. They told the story of 'The Mouse and the Lion' all about respecting others. They also shared their own special talents with the school.
Mary and Mary arrive at the tomb...
but where is Jesus?
Jesus hides and prays!
Jesus is confronted
Pilate addresses the crowds to decide Jesus' fate
The Last Supper
To help us think about the events in the Easter story we made each scene as a Lego model. Lots of excellent creative ideas were used to capture each moment.
On Friday 26th February, some of Year 3 took part in a gymnastics festival at the Chase High School. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to try out some activities and equipment they had never worked with before. The springboards and vaults for jumping were especially popular! Everyone loved performing their new skills and enjoyed meeting lots of Year 3 pupils from other schools too.
Pointing those hands and feet!
Attempting the splits
Ready to perform!
Ready to jump
A perfect landing
Another perfect landing!
On the vault
To help us learn about the different bones in a human skeleton we made our own mini movable skeletons which we then labelled.
We made prints using pieces of fruit and vegetables to create repeating patterns inspired by the work of modern British artist Rachel Whiteread. Can you guess which fruits and vegetables were used to make each print?
Welcome back! We have hit the ground running (literally!) in Year 3 as we began our 'Healthy Me' topic by looking at how exercise makes us feel. Here are a selection of pupils' thoughts about how their body felt after an intense exercise session!
Ho ho ho! Christmas preparations have begun in earnest in Year 3! Take a look at 3M's recycled Christmas tree- we've only just begun to decorate it, so if you make any decorations at home, feel free to bring them in and add them to our festive masterpiece!
This term our focus has been Transport, with Year 3 doing all sorts of activities based around this theme! From looking at what transports are used in foreign countries, how transports have to be adapted for different environments, how cars are made from start to finish to designing our own transports that may be used in the future.
One of our favourite activities was painting artworks inspired by the famous French artist Claude Monet. He used boats in many of his paintings and a special brush technique called dabbing to create really life-like water effects. We had a go at using this technique to create our own pieces which you can see below. We hope you agree that they look fantastic!
Another of our favourite activities was trying to design a transport that we think might be used when we are grown ups in the future! We thought about what fuel it could run on, how it would help congestion and the safety features it would need. Everyone had lots of superb ideas and really let their imaginations run wild! Who knows? In ten years time we could all be driving or flying one of these special vehicles!
Lily's ship is called The Bird
Rihanna's Party Plane!
Brandon's Spider Glider
In RE we made Rosary beads out of clay, then decorated them with paint to help us remember a special person or memory.
Welcome to Year 3!
We hope you enjoy sharing some of the special work we do throughout the year on this page!
Remember that is you have any questions about Year 3 please don't hesitate to ask Mr Medcalf or Mrs Bolton.
Welcome to Year 3!
Hello and welcome to the
Year 3 News Page. Summer Holidays!!
A massive thank you to all Year 3 pupils for your hard work this year. We hope you have a brilliant summer holiday......And thanks too to all parents, carers and friends for your support in helping your children make great progress this year
We are very lucky in Year 3 to have some fabulous helpers who come into school voluntarily to help the children with their reading.
WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN WHO CAN READ CAN GO ON TO ACHIEVE MUCH GREATER THINGS....PLEASE SUPPORT US BY READING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME.
We place great emphasis on literacy and numeracy as we recognise the huge impact proficiency in these subjects can have on your child's future. We are also keen to give your child a vast and enjoyable learning experience through science investigations, topic work, physical education and in creative arts. As a school we recognise that homework is a great way for parents and carers to support their children's learning (although we do also value their free time spent with friends or at out-of-school clubs). Therefore we ask that you encourage your children in their homework tasks:
* Your child will receive spellings every Monday for a test the following Monday.
* One piece of homework (either numeracy, literacy or topic work) will be given out most Fridays to be returned by the following Thursday.
* We also ask that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week and record this briefly in their reading record.
Finally, for school each day your child must have:
* Full school uniform including sensible school shoes * Water bottle (very important especially in the summer) * Book bag * PE kit (comprising of - green shorts/jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, trainers, a green fleece or sweatshirt) to be taken home at the end of each half term to be washed
Please feel free to pop in and talk to any of the Year 3 staff before or after school.
The Year 3 Team
Mrs Bolton, Mrs Brewster, Mrs Hunt, Mr Medcalf, Miss Smith and Mrs Wallace.
WATCH THIS SPACE for photos and examples of our work.
* In the links section below we regularly add interesting and relevant websites to do with our learning within school. They are very useful sites and will allow your child to further their learning and extend their knowledge at home.
TOP TIP! Your child has a 'Global password' Every child in education in Worcestershire has one so that they can access the 'Worcestershire Learning Gateway'. This gateway allows your child to have free access to many programmes including; Education City, jit, J2E, I Am Learning and 2Simple software. Please take advantage of these great resources with your child as they are great learning resources to be enjoyed at school and home.