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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome back everyone.

The Year 3 team would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year. 

Please remember that we are always happy to speak to you about your child and their time at school. If there is anything you would like to talk to us about, please tell us and we will arrange a suitable time to do this.

We are really looking forward to the term ahead. We have got lots of exciting activities planned and we know this is going to be another fantastic term with lots of new experiences.

Our topic for the Spring Term is:

Travellers and Explorers

During this topic, the children will learn about the Anglo-Saxons, where they came from and why they decided to settle in Britain. This will be the theme of our work in other subjects, too. In English, we will read the story of Beowulf by Rob Lloyd Jones and create our own mythical character. We will find out about Anglo-Saxon settlements in geography and design our own settlement. In art, the children will design and make an Anglo-Saxon cross by combining layers of cardboard and in D.T. they will make honey bread which they will then fill with a filling of their choice to make a sandwich they have designed. 

 

We will also be learning about Chinese New Year and Easter. Most of our PSHE work will be about Health and Wellbeing.

September 2022

Welcome to Year 3, and a very special welcome to our new children and their parents and carers. 

Mrs Abbott, Mrs Thubron and I are really looking forward to the year ahead; we have lots of new and exciting experiences for you to enjoy, we will be helping you to learn many new things and having lots of fun! 

We know you will all continue to work hard and shine brightly this year.

 

Our P.E. lesson will be on a Monday afternoon. Please make sure you come to school wearing your P.E. kit (red T-shirt, black or blue shorts, trainers or plimsoles and tracksuit bottoms / leggings and hoodie when it is cold). For safety, you need a pair of appropriate P.E. shoes to take part in outdoor P.E. lessons. Long hair should be tied back and earrings removed.

 

Homework will be sent home every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday.

Reading books must be returned 4 days a week (Monday - Thursday) as we will need them in class. 

Please also bring your book in on a Friday if you would like it changed. 

 

If you have any concerns or questions about any aspect of school life, please speak to one of us. We really want to resolve any issues as quickly as possible and can always make time for a quick chat or we can make an appointment to discuss things in more depth.

We look forward to working with you all.

Miss Forster, Mrs Abbott and Mrs Thubron

 

 

 

Our topic for the Autumn Term is:

Where In The World Are We?

During this topic, the children will learn to identify where we live in the world. They will study the local area and describe the physical and human features of our locality.  

 

We will also be learning about Autumn and Harvest. 

STARS OF THE HALF TERM

DOJO TREAT

The children had lots of fun making chocolate bars. They mixed all of the ingredients together then decorated their own part with marshmallows and sprinkles.

They also enjoyed colouring in pictures and creating pictures on the iPads.

MUSIC WITH MRS HUGHES

In music, the children have been learning how to play a steady rhythm and a repeated pattern. They did this first using their hands then using the percussion instruments.
We then practised our song 'Home is Where the Heart Is', joining in with our instruments at certain parts of the song, depending on which instrument we were playing. Everyone listened carefully so they knew when to join in and loved playing the instruments.

DT - MOVING PICTURES

SIKH VISITOR

In R.E. we have been learning about the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi.
We were really pleased to welcome a special visitor from the Sikh community into Year 3, Mr Singh.
He told us about the Sikh religion and brought some wonderful objects to show us, including a wooden comb, a metal bracelet and a copy of the Sikh holy book.
Our special visitor also played us some lovely music on his dilruba and led a short meditation session using a harmonium.
We were super proud of all of the children in Year 3 who listened carefully, showed a lot of respect and asked some thoughtful questions.
Mr Singh was very impressed too, and said we are a beautiful class.

SCIENCE

PE - GYMNASTICS

The children really enjoyed their PE lesson with the coach when they were able to practise their gymnastics skills on the apparatus.
The children were each allocated 2 pieces of apparatus on which they practised different balances and ways of jumping off, as well as experimenting with various rolls on the mats.
They then developed a sequence which included balances, a jump, a roll and different ways of travelling between the equipment.

R. E.

We found out that a popular dance to learn at Vaisakhi is the Bhangra. 
The children practised some Bhangra dance moves.

The children performed a Bhangra dance.

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The children made Sikh flags

WILLOW WEAVING

 The children made a leaf to go on the tree sculpture that will be created on our school grounds.

COMPUTING

The children created the same picture first using watercolour paints then with the Tuxpaint program on the iPad. They discussed the advantages and disadvantages of each method and explained which one they preferred.

SCIENCE - MINI ENQUIRY

We investigated the question: Do Taller Children Have Bigger Feet?
First, the children measured each other's feet with a tape measure and recorded the results.

Then, they measured each other's height and we compared the results to find out if taller children have bigger feet.

TRI GOLF TOURNAMENT, MAIDEN CASTLE

WE USED A BAR MAGNET TO IDENTIFY THE DIRECTION OF NORTH

WE INVESTIGATED HOW COMPASSES WORK

P. E. - THE CHILDREN PRACTISED TRAVELLING AT DIFFERENT LEVELS AND SEVERAL TYPES OF ROLL

GEOGRAPHY

In geography, we were learning about the different features of a settlement, and the difference between a physical feature and a human feature.
We watched a video that explained how to sort the physical and human features of a borough of London. Then, we went for a short walk around our local area and identified the main physical and human features, which we listed on our worksheet.
The children realised that there are lots more human features than physical features!

Year 3 were very excited when a package arrived. They opened it to find a Wonka chocolate bar and a golden ticket asking them to design a new chocolate bar.

We chose Roald Dahl as our class author

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