Welcome to Year 3!
We hope you have had a lovely summer break and are ready for the term ahead!
We are very excited to welcome the children back to school and are looking forward to taking the children on their learning journey this year.
Staffing team for Year 3
Miss Ruprai/Mrs Pallant (Turner Class)
Miss Williams (Constable Class)
Mrs Thorne (Setting Teacher)
Mrs Black (Teaching Assistant)
During the first half term, our topic is 'Gateways to our world'. This is a chance for the children to learn about airports and how we travel. We would like all children to bring in a photo of an activity that they have taken part in over the holidays. This could be, a cinema, a park, a beach, a holiday photo or playing games.
Important days for Year 3
Our PE day is Tuesday. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit, jogging bottoms, shorts and a jumper (with no hood or zips), as well as appropriate trainers at school every day. Please note: if girls are wearing tights, please bring socks.
Turner class we be starting swimming on Tuesday 11th September. Please ensure girls have a swimming hat, one piece costume, towel and goggles are optional. Boys should have swimming trunks above the knee, towel and goggles are optional. No deodorant, shampoo and skin products allowed. All jewellery must be removed. (Please be aware that all earrings are to be taken out before school on Monday). Please make sure swimming kit is in a separate bag. Mrs Parker will be having a swimming talk with the children on Monday 4th September to discuss swimming expectations.
Constable will begin swimming in February.
Wednesday, 15th November- 2:30pm
Year 3 Open Afternoon.
Thursday 23rd November 2017
Cross Curricular Day
On Wednesday and Thursday, we all took part in a cross curricular day! We got told them someone had stolen the round diamond and it was our jobs to find out who stole it! We took part in lots of different learning. As part of our English learning, we visited the crime scene to help us write a crime report. Have a look at some of our pictures of us at the crime scene!
Thursday 16th November 2017
Turner - Topic Lesson
For the past couple of weeks in Turner we have been considering the Environmental Impacts of air travel on the environment.
We discussed what a new runway at Heathrow would mean to surrounding communities and areas.
We designed placards, wrote on a chant and staged a protest against the airport expansion.
Wednesday 14th November 2017
Year 3 Open Afternoon
Turner and Constable hosted a fantastic open afternoon.
We showed our parents our great recorder playing. Thank you for all the parents who came.
Monday 13th November 2017
Our current RE topic is learning all about Islam. We we so fortunate enough that three members of Constable Class brought in traditional Islam dress, a prayer mat and the Quran. Thank you to those children, it really helped us with our learning!
Here is a picture below of the children showing their pieces from home.
Monday 6th November 2017
LI: To conduct an experiment
In Constable class, we have been conducting an experiment . We were finding out the question: 'What shoe has the best grip?'
We used a ramp and a newton meter to measure how much grip each shoe has. Here are some pictures of our experiment:
2nd October 2017
In Constable, we have been learning all about Islam. Today, we were learning all about Mosques. We used playdough to make Mosques, incorporating all of the features Mosques have.
First week back
All children have had a successful first week in Year 3 getting used to new things and catching up with their friends.
Over the coming week we are going to continue to investigate place value and ordering of numbers in Maths.
In English, we are going to study a book in great detail for the next two week, it's a big favourite in my house so I'm sure the children will enjoy it.
In both Topic and Science now we know what the children already understand we are going to start the learning properly.
So we are in for another busy week.
Keep looking back to see some of the fantastic learning we have been doing and helpful resources.
The Year 3's had an enjoyable time at the sleep over this year. They really enjoyed the Pizza and chips as well as their surprise - a Bouncy Castle!
After dinner they snuggled down to watch 'Sing' before going to sleep. Thank you to all the children for their fantastic behaviour and all the staff who helped either preparing the event or who slept at school over night.
Thank you to all the parents and family who attended the Year 3 open afternoon this week. We were very impressed and greatful for the fantastic support. We hope you enjoyed the activities and that you went away feeling like you have learnt something yourselves! The children really do enjoy sharing their learning with you on these occasions.
Here are Tomi and Aubrey planning their adventure story using Post-it note planning. Post-it note planning allows the children to be flexible with their ideas and move them around until the fit the sequence. It frees the children to work outwards from a key idea/plot point to create a well structured story.
When they are happy, they commit their ideas to the planning frame.
"I like Post-it note planning because it is fun. If I don't like idea I can get rid of the post-it note and start again." Amy M
"You can write all of your ideas down and see if it makes sense. If it does you can write it on the paper!" Aubrey M
"If you think the build-up is actually a problem you can move it to get it in the right place!" Parv G
"If you want you can start from any point of the story and then you can work your way out from there." Alannis T
In English this week, the children have been responding to letters that were posted to them from some children in Vietnam. The children have been very excited to receive the letters and they have completed their responses. The letter will be posted back to the School in Vietnam where the children are eagerly awaiting their replies.
This week we have been celebrating British Science Week. On Wednesday afternoon, years 3 and 4 had a special Science afternoon where the children got to try 4 different Science investigations. They looked at changing states, light and Shadows, chemical reactions and solids, liquids and gasses.
The children had lots of fun exploring the different science areas. All the investigations linked to areas in the Science curriculum. There is also a competition running this week for the children who need to create an invention that will change the world for the better. Keep an eye out for our winners!
As part of our on going poetry learning, Mr Paice's English group were investigating the features of a Tanka.
We discovered a Tanka has 5 line, it has a syllabic structure of 5,7,5,7,7 and is about nature.
We have also been looking at Haikus and next we we will be exploring Kenning's poems.
This week, Year 3 have been sharing their fantastic home learning. We were really impressed with the variety of projects we have seen. We can tell that much care and attention to detail has been taken in producing the projects. We hope you enjoyed the family learning experience.
Take a look at this helpful times table resource recommended by Miss Jewitt.
We are very excited to welcome you all back after the Summer break. We have lots of exciting learning planned and look forward to hearing all about your summer holidays.
Key things to remember:
- Both classes will have P.E on a THURSDAY.
- Recorders will also be a Thursday, you can purchase your recorder from the office.
- Snack will need to be provided, this should be healthy option such as fruit or a cereal bar.
- Constable class will be swimming until February half term. This will happen on a Monday.
If you have any questions or wish to speak to us we will be happy to make an appointment to discuss this with you further.
Following on from our learning about the EU referendum, Constable class took a trip to see what a Polling station was like. They had the chance to see the voting booths and ask questions to the people who manned the Polling stations.
Here is what they had to say:
"I liked the fact it showed you what to do."
"I liked seeing the booths. It helped me understand how you vote without others seeing."
"I thought the visit was really interesting - I didn't know you put your vote into a box!"
"I found it interesting how they crossed your name off the list when you vote."
Over the coming weeks we will be focusing our English learning around the EU referendum. Please take time to talk to your children about this historic vote. As we will be using the referendum as a stimulus for persuasive writing please try to watch some of the T.V debates with your children over the next week.
This week year 3 presented some news reports about the discovery of Scara Brea, a Stone Age village in Scotland. We also look at a reading comprehension about the site.
This half term we will be writing adventure stories in English. To begin this unit of writing we are reading the "HodgeHeg" by Dick King-Smith. Why not ask your child about what has happened in the story so far?
In topic we are looking at the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. So far we have been stranded in the Stone age and have had to learn how to survive!
Miss Millard and Mr Paice