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 22 June
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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.