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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

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!

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!"