Year 3

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The Class Assemblies for Year 3 will be held on the following dates:

Base 1  Wednesday 9th May 2018

Base 2  Wednesday 23rd May 2018

Base 3 Wednesday 6th June 2018

SUMMER 2 2018

Our final topic of the year is entitled 'Made by me!'  The topic will have an art focus as we study sculpture by the artist Andy Goldsworthy before we create our own 3D sculptures for an outdoor gallery.  This term we will be writing a newspaper article in lieteracy, linked to our book 'The Clockwork Dragon' and continuing to solve problems in maths.  We are looking forward to our joing writing project with the infant school and a visit from a Paralympian later in the term.  During our PSHE lessons we will be preparing the children for their transition to year 4 and learning about change and friendships.

SUMMER 1 2018

We have had a very busy few weeks in Year 3.  We started our summer term with some fantastic African drumming and dancing, which really set the scene for some great learning this term.  Our story 'Fly Eagle Fly', in literacy, has sparked the imagination of the children to write their own story ending using some of the crative vocabulary they have acquired throught their book study.  We have also been very busy preparing for the class assemblies.  We are now preparing for our first sports day, which is very exciting.  The children are looking forward to working together with their teams and trying their best to win races and have fun too.

SPRING 2 2018

Year 3 children and teachers have all had a very exciting few weeks.  We had a great time during Arts Week, painting pictures through our study of the artist Turner and painting pebbles for our community project.  Many children also brought in some fantastic books in boxes and extreme reading photographs for our competition.  We were all very impressed with the creativity and attention to detail that everyone put into their entries.  

On 19th March we have our trip to the Beaulieu Motor Museum, which we are all very excited about!

SPRING 1 2018

Year 3 have had a fantastic half term learning all about the Egyptians.  During topic lessons, the children have found out where Egypt is in the world, learnt about how pyramids are made and what is stored in them.  We also got into role as Howard Carter and used drama to help us understand the events that happened when he discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun before we wrote a diary entry in role as him.   The children have also found out about the process of mummification and written instructions of how to do this. 

In art lessons, we have designed our own Egyptian story characters and made them out of clay as well as learning about different sketching techniques and how to draw a self-portrait.  During English lessons, we have based our writing on the text 'The Scarab's Secret' and the children have written some fantastic setting descriptions and dialogues.  We have ended the term writing persuasive letters to Mrs Shaw to try to convince he we should visit Ancient Egypt!  We have worked hard to improve our maths skills this half term and have focused on time, measure (ml and l) and multiplication and division.  The children are becoming super problem solvers and we are seeing some great presentation in books now. 

The children have enjoyed their outdoor learning this term with Mrs Hoskins and working with the coach during PE lessons with a focus on maths.

AUTUMN 2 2017

What an exciting few weeks we have had in Year 3.  The children have been very busy designing and creating their Stone Age T-shirts, which has been especially challenging, as we have had to source colours and paints for our designs from nature!  We went on a hunt in our woodland area and came back with lots of pots filled with interesting (and yucky) ingredients - it was lots of fun.

Curriculum poster for parents Year 3 au2

AUTUMN 1 2017

The children have had a busy few weeks settling in to their new routines and we are really proud of how they have coped.  The children have enjoyed taking part in assembly, using the library and spending time in the IT suite.  We have also been learning who can help us around the school and what a Year 3 learner might look like.

The children have enjoyed their literacy lessons, they had to be detectives to work out what had happened to the classroom when we got back from break to find leaves, branches, sand and footprints scattered across the floor.   We made predictions and discovered some great new vocabulary to use in our writing.  During maths lessons, we have been learning place value skills to help us solve a tricky problem.  We have been learning all about health and nutrition in our science lessons and improving our sketching skills in art.

Since September much of our learning has bben based around the wonderful book 'Tortuga' by Paul Geraghty.  We have been working extremely hard with our writing to produce our own stories and retelling the adventures of Tortuga.  We have also produced some wonderfully colourful collage Tortugas in art and we have been designing and making Tortuga moving pictures. 

In maths, lots of our learning has been learning to represent maths problems and number sentences in different ways: arrays, number lines and bar models. 

We have a curriculum evening on Wednesday 1st November at 17:30 for parents to find out more about their child's learning so far this term and also to find out what is coming up before Christmas.