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Some of our amazing Roman Villa's - well done everyone :)
We trust you had an enjoyable Easter break
Our topic for this term is based on The Romans. The primary focus of our learning is going to be history, but it will also include various curriculum areas such as English, Design Technology, IT and science. Hopefully you have enjoyed your Roman Villa project, we are looking forward to seeing how imaginative everyone has been.
For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Year 3 page on the school website and follow us on our class twitter pages.
To start the term we will be continuing with fractions in maths. The children will continue to build their skills and confidence in number work and we will also be adding other topics such as measures and shape and space. Time is always a tricky concept so any extra input at home will be beneficial.
We will start the term by being journalists and writing a newspaper report based on Boudicca’s rebellion. We will continue to base our other units on books and short films to develop the children’s writing skills.
In science we will be looking at plants. We will explore the different parts of plants and their functions, as well as learning about pollination. Throughout science we will be conducting some exciting experiments surrounding this topic.
History this term will focus on the Romans. We will look at the spread of the Roman empire, Boudicca’s rebellion, Gladiators and various other areas of Roman history. During week 3, the children will all have the chance to do exciting activities to enhance their knowledge of the Romans. Those children on the Bath residential will get the chance to visit the Roman baths in the city and the children who remain in school will be doing Mosaics and getting a visit from The Roman man.
We will be continuing with coding this term in Computing.
The children will be making some mosaics in class which fits in with our Roman topic.
The focus value for this term is Thanks and in class we will be looking at what this means, why it is important, what it looks like. We are also following our new Jigsaw programme looking at “Healthy me”
We will be swimming every Thursday for 5 weeks (not week 3 - Bath residential) and starting tennis. We will be moving on to athletics and rounders next half term.
To start the term in Maths we will be continuing with multiplication and division in maths. The children will be looking at formal methods of multiplication for the first time and doing some scaling activities. We will then be moving on to adding and subtracting using money, focusing on giving change in pounds and pence. Towards the end of the term we will do some statistics work.
In our first two weeks of English we will be writing character descriptions and setting descriptions based on the film Inside Out. The children will be looking at recognising and using different types of descriptive language. They will then go on to write a narrative based on the film, building on their knowledge of character, setting and other key grammatical skills. Further work will be done on persuasive writing and poetry throughout the term.
In Science we will be looking at health and the body. This will include looking at different food groups and what they do for the body, as well as the effect of exercise. They will be carrying out different investigations into these areas during their science lessons. The children will also be looking at the different parts of the skeleton and how it helps us to move.
Geography will be based around where we live in the world. We will then look at the locations in Inside Out. The children will be learning about different states and cities of America (where the film is set). They will identify their different geographical features and compare them. In addition to this, they will be doing some compass work and looking at distance and direction.
Computing will link with Geography this term and we will be using online resources such as google maps and search engines to find out more about the states and cities focused on. E-safety will be revisited at various points in this unit of work.
Healthy eating will be the main focus of DT this term. The children will be designing, making and reviewing healthy snacks. They will use the knowledge gained from science to help them do this.
The focus value for this term is Respect and in class we will be looking at what respect means, why it is important, what it looks like and how we can show respect to others.
In indoor PE will be starting with Pilates and in Outdoor games the children will start with football and cross country.
P.E lessons are on Tuesdays and outside games on Wednesdays.
Please make sure you have a full P.E kit in school which should include: White T- shirt, bottle green shorts, long black football socks, suitable trainers/pumps, warm black or green. jogging bottoms and an extra green sweatshirt
Reading books will be sent home daily. It is important that you continue to read regularly with your child and record their reading in your child’s Reading Journal. Your child will need to bring their books to school every day.
Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please support your child in learning the words they bring home in their Spelling books.
Homework will continue to be based on the I Can Do maths book and English skills books.
The children will be set this on alternate weeks and it must be returned the following Monday.
Topic homework will be sent home when appropriate. This might include research or discussions based on the geography, IT and Design Technology we have been doing in class.
Please remember that the children need healthy tuck and a water bottle.
Happy New Year to you all and we trust you had an enjoyable Christmas.
Our topic for this term is based around the film Inside Out. The primary focus of our learning is going to be based around Geography, but it will also include various curriculum areas such as English, Design Technology, IT and Science. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning
For regular updates about what happens in our classes, don’t forget to keeping visiting our Year 3 page on the school website and follow us on our new class twitter pages.
Mrs R Martin, Mrs C Smout & Mrs K Hooley
At the end of a very busy term, we would like to share a few lovely successes from your children. From Star of the week, to Mathletics awards, Writers of the Week, Passport certificates and those on the 'Heroes' board in Mrs Selby's office, your children have been amazing.
This term they have loved finding out about Tudor Royalty and a real treat was to dress up in the Tudor costumes we provided and have their photos taken. You should have received a copy of this photo in their 2018 calendar. We set about painting these photographs and turning them into portraits. Why not ask your child how they did them?
Here are a few portraits for you to see....
We visited Worcester Cathedral
Year 3 had a fascinating day at Worcester Cathedral, learning so much about Christianity in the wonderful building. The grandeur amazed all the children and they experienced the true "Pomp & Ceremony" of an outstanding building.
Welcome to Year 3
Value - Trust
Pomp and Ceremony is our first topic this year.
As historians we will learn how to use a 'family tree' to understand who's who in our Royal Family. We will discover how their lives as Royals might be different from ours. After half term we will travel back in time to the Tudor period and see how King Henry VIII lived in the 16th Century. We will find out about Tudor costumes, food and culture both in the Royal household and for those who lived in the towns around.
In our English lessons we begin with a Roald Dahl classic - the BFG. You may hear your child talking about snozzcumbers and dream jars...please talk to them about what they are! We continue with Literacy and Language and discover how to write instructions. As you know, we are developing a new cursive handwriting font in school, so all children should begin to join their writing over the coming weeks.
We continue to develop maths skills through a variety of ways. Taught lessons, maths meetings, computer programs, passports and quick maths will all help to secure, develop and speed up the accuracy and recall of maths facts. Please continue to support your child with their passport targets and times tables this year. Ideally your child should already know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and this year they need to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times table. A little practise at home can make a big difference!
As scientists we begin this year looking at Forces, and then explore the magic of magnetism. After half-term, we will investigate Light and Shadows. Did you know that the intensity of light is measured in lux?
P.E lessons are on Tuesdays and outside games on Wednesdays. Please make sure you have a full P.E kit in school which should include: White T- shirt, bottle green shorts, long black football socks, suitable trainers/pumps, warm black or green jogging bottoms and an extra green sweatshirt. We will be enjoying invasion games in our outdoor lessons; tag rugby, hockey and netball, and we begin indoor PE by developing our gymnastic skills.
Homework will be set throughout the week but all homework must be handed in on the following Monday. Please complete homework in a pencil and make sure it is neatly presented using our new handwriting font. Spellings tests are on a Friday. It is essential that you continue to read regularly with your child. We will do our best to read with children in school but if you hear your child read for just 5 minutes a day it will make an enormous difference to your child. Thank you.
Keep an eye on this web page for regular updates and to see photos of what we have been up to.
Finally, time can be a little pressured in the morning on the playground so please do catch us after school if you would like a little more of our time.
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.