Welcome to Year 3!
The class teacher for this year is Miss Wanless.
The children will have PE on Monday afternoons but they must have their PE kits in school all week. Please ensure your child has a water bottle, a sun hat, wellies and appropriate clothing for the unpredictable weather!
The children have been thoroughly enjoying the build up to Christmas!
The children have created their own Christmas poems which included acrostic poems, spine poems and when poems. The children focused on rhyme, similes and fantastic adjectives to make their poems as visual as possible.
In Maths the children have been enjoying investigations. They have worked together to try and figure out all possible answers and explain their reasoning. They have found these challenging but enjoyable. The mathematical language and discussion buzzing around the classroom is fantastic.
The children have worked extremely hard with learning their dance and songs for the Christmas performance and I know they are very excited to show how amazing they are!
Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!
We have started looking at our new text in English 'Bedtime for Monsters'.
During this text the children focused on word types: adverbs, verbs, nouns and adjectives and used these different word classes when they wrote their own monster story. The children also included speech in their stories whilst using inverted commas.
In maths we have moved onto multiplication and division, the children have been working hard to make links between the two operations and are begging to solve reasoning problems based around what they have learnt.
The children have really enjoyed learning about animals and humans in science. We have done experiments to test muscle endurance and learnt all about the human skeleton. We even created our own skeletons.
In maths we have be learning about addition and subtraction by using the column method. We have learnt how to exchange and made sure our columns were lined up correctly.
Year 3 have been working extremely hard in the ICE Zone. The children have learnt about the battle of Bosworth, the changes in the church and Henry VIII. They have also been designing and making fantastic dolls in the I.C.E Zone.
The children have developed their computer skills by learning about scratch. They have designed the backgrounds, changed the sprites and programmed the sprites to move and speak. They also showed fantastic teamwork and shared the laptops beautifully.
In science we investigated the permibility of soil and explained our findings. We found that the soil with larger rocks was more permable because the water had more air and space to run through. The children were fantastic scientists and made sure their tests were fair.
The children have come back to school excited and ready to learn! Please see the curriculum newsletter below which explains what the children will be learning this term in the classroom and in the ICE Zone.
The first day were completed some team building games in the hall and the children were amazing! They supported and encouraged each other and communicated really well. They also made some lovely art work.
We have started looking at our new text in English 'Jemmy Button'.
The children will be making inferences from the pictures, writing in role of the characters, letter writing and diary writing. They are loving the story so far and are eager to see if their predictions are correct!
They also role played an image from the book where they were focusing on the characters feelings and emotions. It was very interesting to see how each group interpreted the picture!
In Maths we are focusing on place value.
The children will be learning how to identify and represent numbers up to 1000. They will also compare and order numbers using a variety of resources.
We have started learning about rocks in science! The children were eager to compare the rocks by looking at their properties and sorting them into groups.
We had a very special 'History off the page' Tudor Day (see photos below) where we all dressed up and learnt about how the Tudors lived. The children made fantastic items and had a lovely banquet feast!