Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to Year 3 and the first year of Key Stage 2. Mrs Chumbley is the class teacher and Mrs Masterson is the teaching assistant.
Year 3 is the first class in Key stage 2 and children are provided with opportunities to develop the skills that will enable them to be more independent in their learning.
We provide the support needed for each child to reach their potential as well as enjoy the journey along the way. Children are encouraged to express their individual talents across the curriculum and there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate these achievements.
During the year we learn about a range of exciting topics including Europe in geography, the Romans and Anglo Saxons in history and Forces and Magnets in science. Children have the opportunity to take part in class trips and visits to enhance these topics and they also go swimming in the spring term. Maths and English are core subjects within the curriculum and parent support at home with reading, spellings, timetables and home learning are essential so that children make the best possible progress in all areas of the curriculum.
We all enjoy being in Year 3 and look forward to an exciting year ahead.
This week we have been doing lots of Art to celebrate Hope and Happiness Arts Week. We have:
Year 3 started their week by drawing what they think a bee looks like. They then did some research and completed further observational drawings using information they had found out. Later in the week, they will go outside to observe bees and create graphs of their findings. Miss Williams was excited to dress up as a bee today too!
We practised using correct mathematical vocabulary for turning today, including: anti-clockwise, clockwise, half turn, full turn, quarter turn and three-quarter turn.
In Computing, we are learning to code. We have been writing algorithms to move our sprites. This week we focused on using the repeat command and adding speech to our algorithm.
For PE today, we went outside to explore nature. We used natural resources to create different animals in group.
Can you guess what they are?
Today we spent the day pretending we were Romans. We completed some great activities including:
The Digital Leaders helped today by taking photos.
Dexter, "Girls weren't allowed to join the Roman army. This isn't fair."
Lena, "They made clay pots just using their hands."
Sophie, "Mosaics were made from glass or tile squares."
For PSHE this week, we played a game in which we had to memorise money on a card. It was really difficult! This helped to teach us how difficult it can be to keep track of your own personal money. We then discussed where money comes from (salary) and different jobs you can have to earn money.
Ethan, "I want to be a fireman when I grow up."
Riya, "When I am older I would like to be an author so I can inspire others with my writing."
Year 3 have been taking part in FitKidz! They've been doing circuits each week.
Myah, "I love the rowing machine."
Finn, "I like flipping the tyre, it makes me feel strong."
We have just started to learn about perimeter in maths. Today we went outside and found the perimeter of different areas.
Charlie, "The perimeter of the hexagon was 32cm."
Joshua, "My square had a perimeter of 12cm. I did 4 x 3 cm."
We've made soup! For DT we designed our own soup using seasonal vegetables. We tried to think about local produce. We then used different skills to create our soup including: chopping, grating and peeling. In the afternoon, we tried our soup.
Layla, "It was delicious! I want to make my own when I get home."
In Geography, we are learning about desert formations and how the weather can change how a desert looks. There are lots of different types of formations; we drew these in our books and explained them.
Today we practised reading a non-chronological report with expression. We had to speak loudly so our partner could hear us clearly.
Today we watched a video to find out more information about how Muslim’s pray. We were able to answer some of our questions from the previous lesson and compare how Muslim’s and Christians pray. We then went outside and practised some of the praying different actions.
Luke: Muslims pray 5 times a day and they face towards Mecca in Saudi Arabia.
Joshua: Christians put their hands together and bow their heads.
Dexter: Muslim’s put their hands up and then hold them on their chest.
Joe: Muslim’s also put their head, hands and knees on the floor.
Poppy: Muslim’s have 99 names for their God.
Sophie: Christians have one God and one name for him.
Today we explored Brazil!
Today we listened to Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech as part of Black History month. We then thought about our dreams for ourselves and for the World.
Patrick, "I have a dream that people will start recycling more."
Riya, "I have a dream to stop global warming."
Miss Williams tricked us today! We spent 15 minutes researching, and sharing, facts about the tree octopus on Google. Miss Williams then told us that everything we had just read was fiction and not real. We discussed how we could find out if facts are real or not and the importance of not believing everything you read online.
Sophie, "Don't trust every website you visit."
Patrick, "Not all information you read online is real."