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Welcome to Year 3!

Our Class Teacher is Miss Kavanagh

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs O'Beirne

Year 3 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Year 3 Welcome Meeting

GOAL Day- For our Goal Day, we created 3D Rainforests. We used a range of leaves from around the school grounds to make the background. Then we went into our woodland area to collect sticks, leaves and flowers, we used these to make a Rainforest animal. We also had the opportunity to meet Stitch the snake, who we learned all about from one of our pupils.

In D&T, we have been learning about juggling balls. We tie dyed the fabric that we will be making our juggling balls from. We had to choose the pattern of tie dye and the colours we were using.

A Date with a Duck- we have had a fantastic time with the ducklings, seeing them hatch from eggs to watching them swim for the first time. We really enjoyed having a cuddle with them, they even started to look at the camera for the photos!

Science- our new science topic is Plants. We have planted sunflower seeds, cress and broad beans. We have learned about what plants need to grow and we will care for our seeds using this knowledge.

Goldilocks and The Three Bears- We really enjoyed supporting Year 4 in the performances!

GOAL Day- on our GOAL day we used our Science knowledge on light to create shadows of different animals using only our hands. Then we worked with a partner to create our own shadows. We went on a minibeast hunt in our woodlands and found lots of insects in their natural habitat. In the afternoon, we learned about the Viking Runes. We had a go at writing our names as well as the Viking Gods and Goddesses.

Roald Dahl Museum- on Wednesday we went to the Roald Dahl Museum. We enjoyed learning about Roald Dahl’s life. We also took part in a workshop about creating characters in the style that Roald Dahl created his characters.

In Science, we are learning about light. We were carrying out an investigation to test how reflective a range of materials are.

World Book Day- On World Book Day, we had lots of fun dressing up as our favourite book character. We were even taught by Mr and Mrs Twit!

In English, we have been learning about play scripts. We have read different scripts, identified the key features and had a go at acting out a scene from “Horrid Henry”. We had to follow the stage directions and read our lines correctly.

For Internet Safety Week, we have been learning about “All Fun and Games? Exploring respect and relationships online”. We created our own cyber superheroes to help keep everyone safe online and make sure they are respectful to others.

In Maths this week we have been learning about angles. We went on an angle investigation to see what angles we could find outside. We learned about right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles.

For National Storytelling Week, we read the story “I’ll Take you to Mrs Cole”. We were inspired by the dungeon so wrote a description about our own dark and dismal dungeon.

On Wednesday, Andrew Masters came in to visit us. He gave us our own Children's Bible and taught us how to read it and shared his favourite stories from the Bible.

In PE, we have been learning different types of rolls for gymnastics.

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Merry Christmas from Miss Kavanagh, Mrs O’Beirne and all of Year 3!

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Our Calendars- we used watercolours to create our calendar pictures.

In computing, we have been learning about animations. We created our own moving pictures by making a flip book dancing animation. Here is one in motion!

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Christmas Decorations- for our decorations this year, we were inspired by the Victorians. We sewed a Christmas tree by joining 2 pieces of felt together using a running stitch. We added some filling to make our Christmas tree's padded. We then attached a button and ribbon.

Science- in Science, we were carrying out an investigation to measure the effect of friction on different surfaces. We used our Maths skills to help us with measuring distance.

History- We had a Victorian Day where we learned all about school life during the Victorian Era. We had Victorian lessons and got to experience what the teachers were like too!

Here we are showing our new skipping skills!

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On Wednesday 3rd November, we took part in a Diwali Dance Workshop. Here is our final performance!

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In PSHE, we have been learning about ‘Being Me in My World’. We created our class charter thinking about our rights, responsibilities, consequences and rewards.

In French, we have been learning to have conversations. We been learning french greetings and how to ask questions and answer them.

In English, we have been writing our own Fables. We used Aesop's Fables and War and Peas by Michael Foreman to inspire us. We created our own books; designing the front cover, illustrating the story, writing a blurb as well as being authors of the fables.

Hudnall Park- We took part in lots of activities based on rocks and soils. We learned all about how rocks are formed, tested the hardness of rocks and drew rocks using a viewer. We also went on an invertebrate hunt and found out how soil is made. We used the soil to create pictures. We had so much fun!

Our Growth Mindset workshop with Doodlebug. We had lots of fun and learned about the skills we need to have a growth mindset!

In English, we have been reading “The Diary of a Killer Cat”. We used to inspire us to create our own naughty animal and write a diary entry from their perspective.

In Art, we have started our new topic based on insects. We used our observational skills to draw either a dragonfly or a ladybird. We could only use pencil in our sketches.

We have been thinking about friendships and what qualities a good friend should have. We wrote a “Friendship Recipes”.

This is Year 3!

WOW what a fantastic start to Year 3! The children have all worked really hard and we’ve had lots of fun getting to know each other! Here are some pictures of our outdoor art, the children had to create an animal using different materials around the woods.

Our Learning Journey 2020/2021

Year 3 you have been fantastic learning CHAMPs this year, have a lovely summer holiday. We will miss you!

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In D&T, we have been growing our own strawberries and tomatoes. We made strawberry smoothies and tomato bruschetta. They were delicious!

History- In history we are learning about The Stone Age. We created our own version made out of biscuits!

Sports Week- we had a wonderful week taking part in lots of different sports. The children showed great sportsmanship and fantastic CHAMP skills.

Sports Day 2021- Year 3 Flat Races

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Year 3 Relay Race- Fantastic Teamwork!

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Year 3- Middle Distance Race

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Art & History: we were inspired by Stone Age cave paintings. We created our own using charcoal, we worked on creating different shades and tones using different techniques.

History- On Tuesday, we visited Chiltern Open Air Museum, where we took part in a Stone Age Workshop. We made fire, created our own pigments to draw with, built a waterproof shelter using leather and sticks and got to have a go at being hunters and throwing axes.

In English, we are reading the story: Ug Boy Genius of the Stone Age. We looked at the anachronisms that Raymond Briggs used in the story. We then created our own Stone Age game and wrote instructions on how to play it.

In Science, we were learning about different trees and how we can name them. We went around the school grounds collecting leaves and naming them.

In D&T, we made 3D Rainforests. We had to design, make and evaluate our models. We included the 4 layers of the Rainforest and we had to include animals in their correct habitat.

In English, we have been writing non-chronological reports about Rainforest animals. We started by collecting research, writing the report and then making sure that we included all the key layout features.

In geography, we have been learning about Rainforests and in English we have been looking at shape poetry. We wrote our own shape poems about snakes.

In Maths, we have been learning about equivalent fractions. We learned how to use a fraction wall to help us find equivalent fractions as well as calculating it using multiplication.

In English, we have been learning about persuasive writing. We wrote letters to the Government to stop deforestation of the world’s Rainforests.

In Geography, we are learning about Rainforests. We have learned about the different layers of a Rainforest and the animals that live there. We have created our own Rainforest diagrams on the playground and designed our own display in the classroom.

Earth Day- for Earth Day we planted Sunflower seeds which we will grow in class and then plant around the school. We also created posters to show people what they can do to protect the Earth.

In PE, we have been learning Archery.

In RE, we have been learning about “The Story of Mary Jones”. We illustrated the different key parts of the story.

Volcano Day- on Monday we had Volcano Day, we made 3D volcanoes, had a fire in the woods and completed artwork inspired by Volcano explosions.

In Science this week, Mrs Steadman set us a challenge. We had to make a stick insect out of paper but we couldn’t use any glue or sellotape to stick it together!