Welcome to Year 3 2019/2020//php the_excerpt(); ?>
The children are settling wonderfully in to year 3. We are loving our new classrooms and enjoying getting to know each other! Our topic this term is the Stone Age. During the first few days, we had a ‘Hook Day’ to get everyone excited about the new topic. We made Stone Age jewellery, did cave painting pictures and made a class bonfire. We had so much fun.
Celebrating Black History Month//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Gospel Touch choir came to our school and sang for us! They taught us some songs in a workshop and then we sang to our parents!
Stonehenge Art//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3 have made wonderful Stonehenge silhouette art work. They looked fabulous!
Term 1 Homework Projects//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3’s topic has been the Stone Age this term. Look at the wonderful homework projects that they have done. Lots of caves, Stonehenges and tools…
Year 3 at the Beach – September 2018//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3 had a fabulous morning at the beach this week. We went down to our local beach to see what rocks we could find. We had lots of fun looking at the different things on the beach. We then all picked one shell to bring back to school so that we could make our own fossil in science.
Sports Relief//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3 enjoyed their time on Friday 23rd March raising money for Sports Relief. We met up with year 3 from Rose Street at the local Sports Club and ran a mile!
Measuring Metres!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3 have started to learn about measuring length and took advantage of the sunny weather to go outside to do their learning. They used trundle wheels and metre sticks to measure different things in our playground.
Science Week Fun!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week our school has been celebrating Science Week. On Monday we drew a picture of what we thought a scientist looked like and most people in our class drew pictures of men with crazy hair who wore glasses! Imagine our surprise when in assembly we found out that scientists are all ages, both boys and girls and come from all types of backgrounds!
We did an extra science lesson where we went out on to our school field to see if we could see any birds or nests. Our teachers then challenged us to see if we could build a nest too. We had lots of fun!
Year 3’s Walk Along the Fleet//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3 went to walk along the fleet by our school as part of our literacy lesson to see what we could find. We were shocked at how much litter there was so the children have decided they want to make some persuasive posters and write a persuasive letter to encourage people to look after our island!
Egyptian Homework Projects//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Look at some of the wonderful homework projects our children made this term: death masks, Tutankhamun pictures, mummies, pyramids and more!
Making Egyptian Canopic Jars!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We loved finding out about how Ancient Egyptians mummified people and took some of their organs out and put them in special jars called canopic jars. We made them out of yoghurt pots and papier-mâché. It was messy but lots of fun!
Sock Snowmen!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We have been learning about instructions in year 3. We have discovered all of the different types of words and layout techniques we need to think about. We made snowmen out of socks and rice. We are then going to write a set of instructions on how to make them. Maybe you could make one at home!
Year 3 Teachers’ Favourite Topic!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Term 2’s topic is chocolate. Miss Mannering in particular is very excited about this topic! We will be learning about how chocolate is made – from bean to bar, plus having a go at designing our own chocolate as well.
We spent the day with year 3 from Rose Street where we became investigators, scientists and inventors for Mr Willy Wonka. We also had a go at trying different chocolates too!
Stonehenge Art//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We made these beautiful silhouette pictures of Stonehenge. We started off by drawing different sized circles, then painted them different colours and then finally used black sugar paper to create the silhouette of the stones. We think they look fabulous!
Let’s Be Archaeologists!//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3 from West Minster walked to Rose Street Primary to spend the day with the year 3 classes there. Together we spent the day being archaeologists and finding out about the past.
We spent time looking through artefacts from the past, looked through objects to work out what type of person they belonged to and even looked through poo! (Don’t worry mums and dads, it wasn’t real poo!)
Welcome to Year 3 2017/2018//php the_excerpt(); ?>
The year 3 team – Miss Mannering, Mrs Spokes, Miss Bleir, Mrs Phillips and Miss Spokes – would like to welcome you to the year group. We are very excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to getting to know you and your child.
We are always here to chat if you have any concerns about your child.
Book Day//php the_excerpt(); ?>
We had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day! Don’t we look great?
Term 4 – Week 2//php the_excerpt(); ?>
Year 3 had a wonderful time celebrating both World Book Day and having a visit from Google Expeditions to use the virtual reality headsets. By using the headsets, year 3 travelled to Rio de Janeiro and were able to see some of the things they’d learnt about earlier in the school year. They also dived under water with sea lions and sharks. The gasp of excitement they made when they saw the images for the first time was incredible!
Term 3 Week 4 – What are we going to learn?//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week the children will be discovering the features of a Limerick by becoming ‘Poetry Detectives’. They are going to look at different poems to see which are ‘Limericks’ and which are the ‘Imposters’.
In maths the children will be finding out about angles, which angles are bigger than a right angle (Obtuse) and which is smaller than a right angle (Acute).
In Topic this week will be learning about Tutankhamen.
Term 3 Week 3 – What are we going to learn?//php the_excerpt(); ?>
This week the children will begin to write Heracles 13th Labour, using their planning from last week. They are going to focus on sentence starters, including additional details and describing the characters and settings.
During maths, the children will begin to use a formal expanded method of multiplication. Ask your child to show you how they can work out this calculation: 43 x 3 = .
In Topic we will be discovering how Ancient Egyptains made mummies. We might even get a chance to turn some of the class in to mummies too.
In science we will look at how magnets work. Which materials are attracted to magnets?