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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


Our Class Teacher is Miss Kavanagh

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs O'Beirne


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Year 3 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Half-Termly Curriculum Letters

Welcome Meeting- Year 3 Top Tips

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Year 3 Welcome Meeting

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!

This week in English, we have been reading “The Secret Sky Garden”. We explored the effects of littering on the environment and created informative posters about littering.

In D&T we have been designing and making our own kites. We could choose which shape we wanted our kite to be and what design we wanted. We had to select the correct equipment and use exact measurements.

Our song in the Nativity performance- O Little Town of Bethlehem

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In Art, we created our own artwork inspired by William Morris (a Victorian artist)

In RE we have been learning about the Nativity. We created our own Angel Gabriel’s, we learned what Angel Gabriel told Mary.

Victorian Day: On Monday, we had a Victorian Day. We learned about what children learned at school, the games they played and the punishments!

In PSHE, we have been focusing on how we can be a good friend to others.

We have been writing our own version of “The Tortoise and The Hare” fable. We have worked really hard on our handwriting this week!

In English, we have been reading the book “War and Peas” by Michael Foreman. We created our own imaginary land filled with all our favourite things!

Year 3's Class Assembly

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In Geography, we have been learning about our world. We learned about Northern and Southern Hemispheres, the Equator, Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn. We labelled them on a world map.

In Science, we have been learning about Rocks and Soils. We made our own fossils.

In guided reading we are reading James and the Giant Peach. We used the characters from the story and created our own work linked with our Art topic of insects.

Our Art topic is Insects. This is our collaborative bee!

In English we looked at the book “Here We Are” by Oliver Jeffers. We thought about how special the world is and how unique everyone is. We wrote a poem about our favourite pace in the whole wide world.

We have had a fantastic start to Year 3! In Maths this week we have been learning about number bonds. We are really confident with all our number bonds to 100!

Our Learning Journey 2019/2020

Kites- we had a really fun day making our own kites. We had to design the kite first, then make it ensuring that it was strong enough to fly. We then flew our kites and evaluated them .

PE- in PE we have been learning different types of dance. Here is our first attempt at Greek dancing

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World Book Day- here we are dressed as our favourite book character

Book Week- during book week we themed our work on books about ducks. We read Super Duck by Jez Alborough. Then we wrote our own Super Duck books using the techniques that Jez Alborough uses we illustrated and published our books- here we are showing the page that we are most proud of.

The Roald Dahl Museum- we had a fantastic time at the Roald Dahl Museum where we found out about his childhood, his early life and his inspiration for his books. We also took part in a workshop about creating our own characters based on the methods that Roald Dahl used when he created his characters (we got to dress up as the characters too!)

Big Bird Watch- on the big bird watch day we went outside to see which birds we could see. In total we saw 23 birds, the most exciting was the 3 Red Kites that were flying around. We then created shape poems about birds.

Cooking and Nutrition day- For cooking and nutrition day we learned about reading food labels, salt content and sugar content. We were very surprised about the amount of sugar that we should eat in a day and how much sugar is actually in different foods. We compared 2 breakfast bars: one had natural sugars and the other had added sugar. We got to share our new knowledge with Reception.

In English, we have been reading :"I'll take you to Mrs Cole!" By Michael Foreman

We have written our own setting description about the dark and dismal dungeon which was inspired by the dungeon setting in "I'll take you to Mrs Cole!"

In Maths this week, we have been learning about fractions. We have been adding fractions together which equal one whole and adding/subtracting fractions with the same denominator.

Volcano Day- We had a really fun (and messy!) day making our own 3D volcanoes, experiencing a camp fire and creating art work inspired by volcanic eruptions.

French- our new topic is Les Animaux

Christmas Traditions- we have been learning about different Christmas traditions. We found out that lots of Christmas traditions started in the Victorian Times.

Our Kite Designs- in D&T we are designing our own kites. We enjoyed learning about the different parts of the kites, different shapes and designing our own.

The Victorians- we put the key events of the Victorian era into chronological order.

Outdoor Learning- During outdoor Maths this week, we were creating our own pictures. We had to try and make them symmetrical.

Our instructions on "How to trap a Dragon".

Children In Need- for Children In Need we made Rocky Road cakes with Year 4.

Skipping Workshop- we had a lot of fun learning to skip. We also got to have a go at skipping with a partner, we had to be perseverant and helpful!

Take One Country- we have had a fantastic time learning all about the country China. We created fact files as well as designing and making trinket boxes.

Change 4 Life sports festival- we did a range of different activities including: basketball skills, throwing, catching and archery

Buddy Reading with Year 1

We are reading "War and Peas" by Michael Foreman. We created our own imaginary worlds inspired by the Greedy King's country in the story.

Our Cupcake Poems inspired by Michael Rosen's "Chocolate Cake" poem

Growth Mindset- For Growth Mindset day we were learning about our brains. When you try hard to learn something new, connections grow from neurons and attach to other neurons. Then your brain can send messages faster, making part of your brain bigger and stronger. Making mistakes really helps you learn, because your brain keeps trying new things and stretching until you figure out the answer to your problem.You are shaping a more elastic brain when you learn new things that build on what you already know.

We learned about our own neurons in our brain. We thought about our "Strong, Nearly and Not Yet" Neurons.