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Trotts Hill Primary School and Nursery

Year 3

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.

New to Year group information 2021

Summer Home Learning

Year 3 Curriculum map Autumn 2021

Brilliant Book List

Week Commencing: 5.7.2021 Y3 Dance

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Year 3 have been working hard to learn a dance to the Happy Days theme tune. They performed their dance to Year 4 as part of Arts Week.

This week we have been doing lots of Art to celebrate Hope and Happiness Arts Week. We have:

  • painted pebbles for the well-being area
  • sketched Roman clay pots
  • created careful Roman mosaics using our own portraits 
  • made Prop ice-creams like they use at the theatre 
  • used computers to create mosaics online
  • participated in a drama workshop
  • carefully drawn Roman soldiers following an online tutorial

Week Commencing: 28.6.2021 LI: To investigate bees.

Bee week! 

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!

Week Commencing: 14.6.2021 LI: To use correct language for turns.

We practised using correct mathematical vocabulary for turning today, including: anti-clockwise, clockwise, half turn, full turn, quarter turn and three-quarter turn.

Week Commencing: 7.6.2021 LI: To use the repeat command.

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.

Week Commencing: 26th May 2021 LI: To use natural resources.

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? 

Week Commencing: 17th May 2021 LI: To explore Roman history.

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Today we spent the day pretending we were Romans. We completed some great activities including:

  • Learning a song about Romans
  • Creating mosaics
  • Making Roman style pots from clay
  • Pretending to be Roman soldiers in the army and creating different battle formations with our shields
  • Learning about Roman numerals
     

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."

Week commencing 10.5.21 - LI: To understand and explain why it is important to keep track of the money we are spending.

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."

Week Commencing: 4.5.2021 LI: To improve fitness.

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."

Week Commencing: 26.4.2021 LI: To identify perimeter.

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."

Week Commencing: 19.4.2021 LI: To cook and evaluate.

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."

Week Commencing: 12.4.2021 LI: To research desert formations.

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.

Week Commencing: 5.4.2021 LI: To read with expression.

Today we practised reading a non-chronological report with expression. We had to speak loudly so our partner could hear us clearly.

Week Commencing: 15.3.2021 LI: To say what something is and is not.

We have been writing about animals in French!

Week commencing 14.12.20. LI: To celebrate.

On Friday we celebrated Christmas together. We made hats, cards, worked as teams for a quiz, danced, played pass the parcel and we even had a visit from Father Christmas! 

Week commencing: Monday 7th December LI: To enquire into actions.

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.   

Week commencing: Monday 30th November LI: To design and create a pencil case.

In DT we have been using our designing and sewing skills to make pencil cases. 

Week commencing: Monday 23rd November - Brazil Day!

Today we explored Brazil!

  • Used atlases to complete Atlas challenges and find out different facts about Brazil (eg. places on the equator, names of rivers and lakes, bordering countries)
  • Located England and Brazil on a World map.
  • Danced to Samba music, like they do at the Rio carnival.
  • Read some Portuguese.
  • Completed and created Brazilian flags.
  • Investigated different rainforest animals.
  • Used the website digimaps to explore the differences between Brazil and England.
  • Wrote a postcard on Purple Mash to explain our day.

Week commencing: Monday 16th November LI: To explore a play script.

In English we are looking at play scripts. We have been reading and performing play scripts to the rest of the class. We had to make sure that we carefully followed stage directions and didn't read this aloud!

Week commencing: Monday 9th November - Children In Need

Today was Children and Need and we joined Joe Wicks to complete a workout. We also discussed what children in need is all about, completed activities throughout the day and learned a new children in need song.

Week commencing: Monday 2nd November 2020. LI: To identify different forces.

This week we used scientific vocabulary to describe movement, such as rolling, sliding, pushing, pulling, falling and flying. 

Week commencing Monday 19th October LI: To create stone age art.

We have been making our own cave paintings, as if we really were living in the stone age. We had to lie on the floor and complete cave-art paintings. The paper had been stuck under our tables! It was really tricky, but so much fun.

Week commencing Monday 12th October. LI: To reflect.

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."

Year 3 had a wonderful trip at Celtic Harmony today. We went back in time to the Stone Age and learnt how to light fires, build dens, make weapons from flint, gather food to make a dock leaf soup and hunt animals!

Week commencing Monday 28th September. LI To explore fact and fiction.

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."

Week commencing Monday 21st September. LI: To manipulate clay.

We have manipulated clay in different ways to create our very own Stone Age jewellery. 

Week commencing Monday 14th September. LI: To explore the Stone Age diet

Today we became Stone Age Hunter-Gatherers! We went outside with our 'spears' and had to find food to hunt or gather. We then sorted these on the playground. When we were back in our 2020 classroom, we wrote a short piece of work about the weapons and foods that were used and eaten during the Stone Age.

Week commencing Monday 7th October. LI: To create a range of pathways.

This term we will be completing our gymnastics lessons outside as much as possible. We are focusing on moving in a range of different pathways and different ways. Today we moved in a triangluar pathway by either using high knees, hands and feet, turning or jumping. 

Week commencing Monday 31st August LI: To identify the main features of Islam and Christianity.

We shared ideas about what we think a religion is and then read and sorted fact cards for whether they are for Islam or Christianity. We learnt that both religions have a God, but they read different books and celebrate in different buildings. 
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