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Welcome to Year 3!

Our Class Teachers are Mrs Wiltshire and Miss Steadman

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Cooke

Year 3 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Welcome Meeting

Half-Termly Curriculum Letters

Community Day - The police visited the school with their vans, police cars and police dogs and the children got to explore these. We had so much fun!

World Book Day

Buddy reading with Nursery.

For World Book Week we read The Twits by Roald Dahl and used freeze frames to act out different scenes. They children were very confident and did a fantastic job.

A Date With a Duck - The ducklings visited Y3 and the children got to hold a duckling. They were very cute!

The children had lots of fun learning new skateboarding skills!

In English the children have been reading traditional tales and fairytales. They wrote fantastic descriptions of settings and characters from these!

Thank you for our lovely Christmas gifts we are very grateful! smiley

We made our own calendars for the new year. Our theme was 'Seasons'. The children decorated the trees with their fingerprints, using different colours to represent the four seasons in the year.

D&T: On Friday we learned about different types of kites and the parts of a kite. We then had a go at designing and making our own kites and tested them outside - they worked really well!

Year 3 had a fantastic GOAL day this week. They explored the school woodland through the perspective of wildlife and used a map to mark out any assets or barriers their creature might find. We also played ‘hot seating’ and answered questions in character of the animal that they chose. For Maths, the children solved 'Nature Equations' using sticks, stones and leaves. They were were busy!

For anti bullying week, we drew pictures of people we can tell if we see or experience bullying.

In We Write the children invented a potion and wrote instructions about how to make them. They did a fantastic job!

In Friday’s assembly we celebrated Harvest Assembly.

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This week we celebrated Harvest Festival. We sang a song called the Harvest Samba and the children gave a confident performance in assembly.

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We had such a fantastic trip to Hudnall Park. We completed a lot of different art activities, including making sculptures in the woods, soil painting and colour mixing.

Our Art focus this term is ‘Growing Artists’. We have been learning how to enhance our work through, tone, shading and texture. We created this art by texture rubbing, using a variety of resources chosen from around the classroom.

For Roald Dahl Day we read ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and it inspired us to invent our own sweets. The children then wrote a description of these. They did a fantastic job!

The children have made such a great start to Year 3! It has been lovely to get to know them all and they have settled into the new term nicely. We are looking forward to a fantastic year of learning!

Our Learning Journey 2022-2023

Happy Summer Holidays. What a fantastic year we have had in Year 3. I have been extremely impressed with all the children this year and hope everyone has an enjoyable and relaxing summer break. Thank you all for your kinds words in the cards and for your very generous gifts.

In history this week we have been learning about bronze Age monuments such as at Stonehenge or Merrivale. We were inspired to create our own biscuit Stonehenge.

This week we were treated to a visit from a selection of owls. The pupils really enjoyed learning about the different types of owls, seeing the owls fly around the hall, having their pictures taken with the owls and even getting to help out in the display.

Year 3 have enjoyed learning about Ada Lovelace as part of our Women in History Day. The pupils found out all about her life and achievements and created these fact files about her.

This week Year 3 have continued with their learning about plants. Our sunflowers have been getting bigger and outgrown their pots so we have been transferring them to bigger ones. We look forward to seeing them after half-term.

Year 3 present Mario and Luigi’s Italian Restaurant. Located in the Year 3 classroom.

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Come and enjoy freshly made Pizza and Pasta for only £1.

A Date with a Duck - This week we were treated to a visit from the ducklings. The children enjoyed seeing them run around on the floor before each getting the chance to have a cuddle with one. Below are the pictures of the children with the ducklings.

This week the children of Year 3 and 4 treated us to a fantastic performance of Jack and the Beanstalk. All the children in Year 3 were extremely confident and performed the songs beautifully. They had worked very hard to learn the words and actions and I am very proud of their performance.

This week in Science we have been learning all about light and reflection. We had to create secret messages using mirror writing and also follow a trail whilst only looking at our mirrors.

Year 3 have been enjoying Book Week where they have been exploring the book 'The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse. They also looked fantastic in all their different costumes for World book Day and have enjoyed their Buddy Reading with different classes. Below are a selection of photos from the week,

This week Year 3 had great fun during our GOAL Day. We created journey stories in English, completed a Maths treasure hunt and work as a team to create dens in the woodland area. All the children showed CHAMP qualities all day.

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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Volcano Day- we had a very exciting day today, where we made 3D volcanoes, had a fire in the woods and completed volcano inspired art.