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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Our Class Teacher is Mr Hakner

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Bankole

Year 3 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Welcome Meeting

Half-Termly Curriculum Letters

This week in Literacy we have been creating twisted fairy tales. This is where we rewrite a traditional fairy tale from a different perspective. Some of our stories include 'The Gingerbread House and the Children', 'The Wolf and Little Red Riding Hood' and 'The Beanstalk and the Boy'. The children have then used a computer to create a booklet version of their stories which you can see below.

This week we had great fun as part of our Volcano Day. We learnt all about how volcanoes are created and how they erupt. We work in groups to create our own paper mache volcanoes and then erupted them using bicarbonate of soda and vinegar. We also had a fire pit and created some volcano inspired art.

KS2 Lantern Festival

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Skipping Workshop - The children in Year 3 had great fun this week trying different skipping tricks. We learnt how to do cross-overs, long rope and even some partner skipping.

Decorating the Tree assembly - Today we had a fantastic assembly where we put our decorations on the school tree and sang Rocking Around the Christmas Tree. The children were very confident and did a fantastic job. Below are some pictures and a video of the performance.

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Here is a picture of the decorated Christmas tree.

Here are some pictures of the children with their fantastic tree decorations.

Circus Skills - This week we were visited by a circus performer who wowed us with his fantastic skills. We then really enjoyed getting to try some of the different circus skills ourselves. Below are some pictures from the day.

Circus skills video

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Victorian Day - The pupils had a fantastic day on Thursday when they were transported back in time to experience life in a Victorian school. The children looked fantastic in their outfits and enjoyed taking part in different Victorian lessons and learning about games that Victorian children played.

The pupils in Year 3 really enjoyed performing the Harvest Samba to the school this morning. They sang with great confidence and enthusiasm.

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This week the children had a fantastic trip to Hudnall Park. I was very proud of all the children’s enthusiasm and engagement on the trip. We had a brilliant time. Below are a few photos from the day.

This week the children have been learning all about shapes in Maths. They had great fun creating different 3D shapes using spaghetti and marshmallows. You can see a few pictures below.

This week the children have been paying their respects to Queen Elizabeth II by creating portraits of her for a school display. The children did 3 draft drawing before their final one and each time they were given ideas for how they could make their drawing even better.

Our Learning Journey 2021-2022

In English, we have been learning about free verse poetry. We looked at the poem “The Magic Box” by Kit Wright. Here is our performance of the poem.

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Celebration Evening- we had a lovely evening celebrating the wonderful work that the pupils have done.

In Science, we have been learning about plants. We went on a tree hunt around our school to try and identify the different species of trees. We created a tally chart with our results.

Stone Age Day- we had lots of fun during Stone Age day. We made wooden jewellery, completed cave paintings using charcoal, built shelters, practised our archery hunting skills and even got to light our own fire!

Sports Week: We have had a fantastic time during sports week. The pupils have taken part in lots of different activities including: throwing events, archery, goalball, biathlon, rhythmic gymnastics and hurdles. The pupils have been really Motivated and Perseverant- it's been lovely to see their fantastic sportsmanship and team spirit!

Sports Day- Here are some pictures of us competing during sports day. We took part in flat races, a relay race and a middle distance race. We had lots of fun cheering on our House teams!

Year 3 had great fun exploring water during Science day. They were challenged with transporting water across the playground using a variety of items. They showed great teamwork and resilience during this task. They also created posters showing what they had learnt about the Water Cycle.

In History, our new topic is The Stone Age. We thought about what we already know, what we think happened and wrote questions that we want to find out about.

Year 3 Jubilee Assembly

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We learned about events that happened to the Queen between 1982 and 1992.

The Commonwealth country that we learned about was New Zealand. We learned about Queen Elizabeth's 10 visits to New Zealand and the Maori ceremonies. We looked at Maori art and then created our own.

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.