Below is our most recent blog from Year 3. This includes a summary of the two weeks including any important information for the coming weeks (reminders etc). These will be updated every other Friday.
Click here for the topic flow chart for the summer term.
Friday 20 July
The summer term has been one to remember in Year 3, with the children once again doing themselves extremely proud with all their accomplishments. A trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace eased the children into the summer term and what a day they had! The children fully immersed themselves into the day’s activities which included food tasting, exploring the mosaic floors, trying on Roman clothing and armour and learning to charge like Roman soldiers. The children all agreed that the long coach journey there and back was well worth it.
In the summer term the children started their much anticipated swimming lessons every Wednesday afternoon. It has been amazing to see their progress since their first lesson and also to see them enjoying themselves at the same time as keeping active.
Year 3 met their first Key Stage 2 production with excitement and enthusiasm. They wholly embraced their role as the munchkins from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and revelled in decorating their costumes, practising the songs and creating their own dance. All in all it has been an eventful and memorable year for Year 3 and I am sure they will have many fond memories to look back on. I hope they all have a much deserved summer break before they return in the autumn term ready to take on all the challenges of Year 4. I have every faith in them!
Let me also take this opportunity to give a huge thank you to all of the parents. Your unwavering help and support throughout the year has been overwhelming and so much appreciated.
Friday 6 July
The last few weeks in Year 3 have been eventful and fun-filled. Last week, the children got the opportunity to go to the Orange Tree Theatre to watch a performance of Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’. It was a great day followed by a lovely picnic on Richmond Green. Sports Day was a scorcher and the day was enjoyed by children, staff and parents alike. It was wonderful to see the children demonstrating their sporting talents as well as their sportsmanship. It was a very close call but the red team came out on top!
The children got messy in the classroom as they decorated their production costumes with paint and glitter. They are very excited to get into character as munchkins next week and we hope that you can all come along and watch what is sure to be a magnificent show.
Friday 22 June
The fun and learning continues in Year 3. The children have been very excited to start practising their munchkin dance for the Key Stage 2 production. They have been fantastic at perfecting the moves and adding their own flair as well.
In science, the children took inspiration from the artist Georgia O’Keefe and painted some beautiful pictures of different flowers, making them as detailed as possible in order to show the different parts in detail. The classroom smelt like a florist’s afterwards!
In English, the children have been exploring shape poems and looking at the different features needed to make poems interesting. There has been some debate over whether shape poems should be considered art or poetry. The children decided that they were both in the end!
It is nearly coming to the end of the children’s swimming lessons sadly, with next week being the final one. They have all done tremendously well and improved significantly since the beginning. We hope they will put their skills and techniques to use in the summer months!
Friday 8 June
It is hard to believe the very last half term of the year is upon us! Year 3 have come back from their break refreshed and excited to take on the last hurdle. In English, the children have written some fantastic stories about aliens landing on earth. They were focusing on starting their sentences in different ways and making their writing as descriptive as possible. They have turned out brilliantly and the children have shown a real improvement in their planning and editing skills.
The children were given the difficult task in art of drawing a full-body portrait. Miss Donnelly was the muse and the children took their time to think carefully about proportions and using the full page before creating some wonderful drawings.
The children were very lucky to have the opportunity to take part in a Shakespeare workshop run by the Orange Tree Theatre this week. Everyone joined in on the drama and activities with enthusiasm and it was great to see. We could very well have some blossoming actors in Year 3!
Friday 18 May
In Year 3 the children have been getting excited about the World Cup. We took the opportunity to learn about different countries and the children researched their chosen country to make some brilliant posters, reports and fact files. We have used them to make a display outside the classroom.
In English, after exploring the devices used in a report, the children wrote their own reports on human homes to give information to potential alien visitors. In maths, the children moved on from learning about fractions to shapes. They played a game involving guessing what 2D shape was picked out of a bag, where the child could only answer ‘yes’ or ‘no’.
The children have been eagerly watching their blooming sunflowers, watering them and noticing daily changes. They may soon have to be moved into a bigger container!
As the half term comes to an end I would like to take this opportunity to thank parents for your continued support, particularly those who volunteer for guided reading and swimming. These things couldn’t happen without your support, so thank you!
Friday 4 May
Another busy few weeks for Year 3! Last week kicked off with a trip to Fishbourne Roman Palace and it was a fantastic day from start to finish. The children had the opportunity to look around the grounds and study the mosaic floors as well as the museum.
Year 3 explored some of the games that Roman children would have played and also got to taste some typical Roman foods, such as bread, olive relish, carrot salad and a soft cheese. Some were better received than others! A few children were lucky enough to try on some Roman armour and had to admit it was extremely heavy and hard to carry around. The day ended with some marching in role as Roman soldiers and the teachers and parents even got charged at!
The children were inspired by their Roman experience and got to do some cooking in Year 3. They worked in groups to make bread and melon salad which they enjoyed after lunch with some traditional Roman juice, called conditum paradoxum. There wasn’t a crumb left in sight!
Practice for the key stage 2 production continues and the children in Year 3 are particularly excited as this is their first one. Watch this space!
Friday 20 April
The first week of the summer term has been a busy one in Year 3 and the children have come back from their Easter holidays rejuvenated and ready to face new and exciting challenges. They have started to look at fractions in maths, matching equivalent fractions and diagrams.
In English, the children have created some fantastic descriptions on aliens using only a picture. They started off with simple sentences and improved them with adjectives, verbs and adverbs. There was some rather interesting discussion about whether or not the children believed in aliens!
In science, the children investigated different types of magnets and conducted an experiment to determine whether some magnets were stronger than others by seeing which one could hold the longest paper clip chain.
The long awaited swimming lessons also started this week and the children really enjoyed their first session. Thank you to the parents who took the time out of their day to assist the staff in year 3.