Welcome to Year 3
Each week we will be keeping you up to date with all the exciting and fun things that we have done in school. In addition to this please read our newsletter to find out what will be happening in Year 3 this term.
Spring 1 - Week 2
We've had a very exciting week this week as we've stared our new topic ROMANS.
We made our very own mosaics which took a very long time and it was very messy but we had so much fun making them. They look amazing in our classroom.
We then learnt about the Chronology of the Romans and were they fit on our history timeline. We looked at atlases and maps to see how many countries they conquered and even pretended to be Roman spies to see what Britain looked like and if we would want to invade there.
We had our first dance lesson of this half on Wednesday. We learnt about different beats and used the words fly, spider and ladybird to help us with the different beats.
In science, we have started our new topic 'Forces and Magnets'. We learnt about the forces push and pull. We worked in pairs to create freeze frames to show different activities that use push and pull. It was fun guessing what everyones freeze frames were. Can you get them all correct?
Spring 1 - Week 1
Happy New Year everyone!
We had a really exciting first week back as it was Faith week. Our question was "What symbols are used in Christianity, Buddhism, Island and Sikhism and what do they mean?" We had lots of fun learning all about the different symbols and we were really good at remembering what they all meant. We created a class video to show everything we had learnt! We hope you enjoy it.
We had our first lesson with Leeds Rhinos this week. We had lots of fun playing different games such as Chicken Run and Tidy Garden. We can't wait to start our new topic of football!
We started looking at our new text "The Leopard in the Golden Cage", we're excited to see what happens in the story! We are learning how to write a diary.
Autumn 2 - Week 7
We had an awesome party day with lots of treats and fun games! Santa also came to our class and gave us a brand new box of LEGO! We can't wait to play with it. We really enjoyed our Carol singing on Monday.
In science, we completed a shadow investigation where we investigated what happened to shadows when we changed the distance of the light source.
In PSHE, we learnt about bullying. We learnt about being a bystander and what we should do if we see bullying. We also learnt how to deal with bullying and who to speak to. We learnt about the different types: cyber, social, verbal and physical.
Merry Christmas everyone!
Autumn 2 - Week 6
We made calendars for 2022. We used the art technique of pointilism to help use create our seasonal tree. We used cotton buds and paints to create the different dots to represent the different colours of the tree throughout the year.
In English, we have been writing our own ending to Orion and the Dark.
We completed our Stonehenge art for the art gallery this week. We worked really hard on our shading for Stonehenge and were so proud of our final pieces.
We have enjoyed practicing singing the Christmas carols ready for our performance on Monday.
Science this week was really fun. We had to help Miss Martin find the best material for curtains her baby's room to block the sun out. We shone a torch at lots of different materials. We learnt which materials were opaque, translucent and transparent. The materials that were opaque were the best options as they created the darkest shadow.
Autumn 2 - Week 5
This week we went on a fantastic trip to the Media Museum in Bradford! We had so much fun looking at all of the different galleries but our favourite was the Wonderlab where we did lots of different experiments about light.
Cameron - "We went on a trip to the media museum to learn all about light."
Amelia - "On the trip we saw a giant sun!"
Annie - "We went through a mirror maze and people were bumping into the mirrors.
Theo - "In maths we have been looking at multiplication and we use arrays to help us."
Eliza - "In RE we learnt a Jewish dance."
Annie - "When we did our Jewish dancing, we learnt how to do the Hora."
Autumn 2 - Week 4
Poppy - "We did an outline for art of Stonehenge".
Annie - "We had to practice shading in Stonehenge using different techniques as a practice. Next week we will draw one for art gallery."
Cameron - "In maths we started a new unit of multiplication and division. We have made different arrays and the multiplication symbol."
Jamie - "In PE we have been doing our fitness circuits and seeing if we beat our own scores."
Bailey - "We learnt how to say different things in a pencil case in Spanish."
Zac - "In history we have been learning about Iron Age Hillforts. They were often built on a hill to stop enemies from attacking."
Eliza - "In PSHE we learnt about bulling and the difference between being rude, mean or bullying. Bullying is when you keep being rude or mean to someone over and over again and on purpose."
We started our new book "Orion and the Dark". We had lots of fun working in pairs to create a story map.
Autumn 2 - Week 3
In art this week, we learnt about the artist Georges Seurat. We looked at how he used dots to create his artwork. We then looked at how he added shadows. We tested different types of pencils and learned how to create different shading techniques.
We finished writing our setting description in English this week. We wrote a setting description about a Stone Age village. We used thought about our senses and used expanded noun phrases and similes to help us write some fantastic descriptions.
We created our very own fitness circuits in PE this week.
It was Maths day on Monday, and we created our own obstacle courses in groups. It was so much fun! We drew our plan including key words. We then gave our course to another group for them to try and make. We then gave feedback to the other groups.
In PSHE, we looked at the story The Rainbow Fish. We spoke about how the fish were unkind. We thought about how this made us feel and spoke about what we could do if someone was being unkind to us, or if we saw someone being unkind to someone else.
Autumn 2 - Week 2
We learnt about hunters and gatherers from the stone age in history. There wasn't much food for them to gather in winter because all of the animals hibernate and the berries start to die. This meant they had to gather food ready for the winter.
One of our favourite activities this week was cave painting in art! We looked at lots of different examples of cave painting from the Stone Age that have been found across Europe. We choose our favourite image and then went into a 'cave' in our classroom, where we had to draw on the roof of the cave. We only used colours that the Neanderthals would have used. It was very tricky to draw on the 'rocks' as it was so bumpy. It was also hard to look up and draw.
We looked at a book called 'Peace Lily' for remembrance day which was all about a nurse in WW1. We then learnt about a famous nurse called Edith Cavell. She was famous for secretly hiding soldiers and looking after all soldiers no matter which side they fought for in the war. We made our very own poppy wreath by making origami poppies. It was tricky at first but the wreath looked fantastic when we finished. We presented this in assembly.
In English, we have been learning how to write expanded noun phrases and similes. We used these to help us write a setting description based on our book 'The Stone Age Boy'.
Autumn 2 - Week 1
We've had such an exciting first week back in year 3! Miss Martin told us that we received a letter explaining that an archaeological dig had taken place in the playground during the holidays but the artefacts had been left behind. We were asked to bring them back to class and see if we could identify what the artefacts were, who might have used them, what they were made from, what they were used for and what they might tell us about life at that time.
This week was Black History Week. We learnt all about Rosa Parks and Ruby Bridges. We learnt how Rosa Park's small statement made such a big change. We created a story wheel all about her and then looked at the segregation laws that they had in America at the time. We couldn't believe that the laws were real and had a really good talk about how these laws made us feel.
We have been looking at different leaders in RE and we have been researching modern day leaders such as Greta Thunberg and Marcus Rashford. We worked in pairs to carry out our research and presented what we found out to the rest of the class.
Autumn 1 - Week 7
We've had a very busy week to end a fantastic first half term!
In reading, we finished our story "The Iron Man" by Ted Hughes. We wrote a book report to summarise what we had read and we wrote about our favourite parts of the story.
In English, we wrote a letter to Ted Hughes using all the skills we have learnt in English such as conjunctions and apostrophes. We asked him some questions, told him our favourite part of the story and told him about our own robots that we designed.
Computing was really interesting this week as we learnt about fake emails! We used new vocabulary such as "phishing" and "scams". We looked at different emails and used our knowledge to decide if they were real or fake.
We had so much fun practising for our Harvest assembly and we are all so proud at how well we did as our hard work paid off. We loved sharing with the school what we had learnt about Harvest.
Autumn 1 - Week 6
We had a very exciting afternoon as we made our very own healthy sandwiches that we deigned in DT last week. We learnt how to spread and chop safely. We also learnt the importance of hygiene when cooking. Our favourite part was eating our sandwiches they were delicious!
We started to learn our numbers in Spanish this week. We can now count to 10.
This week in English, we have learnt how to use apostrophes for contraction and possession and we also learnt about different conjunctions. We pretended we were the family in the Iron man on the picnic and wrote a paragraph using all these new skills.
In Gymnastics, we use the apparatus to create different balances with our bodies. We had to think about the shapes we could make and how to transition between the different balances.
We had such a great time on our welly walk this week although we were very tired after walking so many laps of the park.
Autumn 1 Week 5
In science this week, we learnt about the 3 different functions of the skeleton.
In DT, we started our new project where we have to design, create and evaluate a healthy sandwich. We had lots of fun on Friday because we tasted lots of different ingredients to decide what we would like to use in our healthy sandwich next week.
This week in Spanish, we looked at the Spanish vowels to help use learn new words. We also looked at a Spanish book that someone very kindly brought in from home.
We have begun to look at adding 2-digit and 3-digit numbers in maths this week using lots of different methods to help us. We really like to use the Base 10 to help us when we are exchanging.
We had to piece together a mixed up letter this week in English and then work with our learning partners to label the different features.
Autumn 1 Week 4
This week we finished our non-chronological report all about us. We published our work and we are going to create a class book using the reports we have written.
We had another fantastic Spanish lesson this week where we revised greetings. We remembered lots and try and speak Spanish as much as possible during the rest of the week, especially when we answer the register.
We had fun in gymnastics playing the bean game. We then put together a routine using rolls and ribbons.
We have started our DT topic this week, by looking at healthy eating plate and learning about the different types of nutrition.
Autumn 1 Week 3
This week we have been reading more of the Iron Man and we are really enjoying the book.
We had our first Spanish lesson this week which we absolutely loved. We learnt about greetings and all had a try and speaking to each other.
In science, we learnt about vertebrates and invertebrates and what these mean.
In English we planned our non-chronological report, ready to write all about us.
We had fun in maths learning about greater than, less than and equal to. We moved around the classroom to stand next to the comparison symbol that we would need to use.
We had some great discussions about growth mindset in PSHE. We are going to try really hard this year not to give up when our work is tricky!
Autumn 1 Week 2
This week, we had our first gymnastics class in year 3. We made lots of different shapes with our bodies.
In computing, we learnt how to send emails Gmail.
We had fun on Wednesday which was Dot Day! We made our very own class collage using dots and we did some 'Dot Buddy' art work, where we made our own dots which we cut in half to trade with our friends to make brand new dots.
In English, we've looked at using commas in a list. We did some Kung-Fu punctuation to help us remember where the commas, final 'and' and full stop goes in a sentence.
We are continuing our very important maths work learning all about place value. We have been using Base 10 and place value charts to help us with this.
Autumn 1 Week 1
We have had a fantastic start in Year 3! We started the week by sharing our memory boxes, it was very interesting to learn about everyone. We made a start with our reading by looking at the cover of Iron Man and we discussed which cover was our favourite.
In English, we have started to look at non-chronological reports. We looked at a WAGOLL and explored the different features.
Maths has been fun this week as we were able to use lots of different resources to help us with our place value.
We had great fun making some Pom Pom Pets but had to be very quiet while we made them as they don't like noise. We also made our very own family tree and we loved talking about our families with our friends in class.
We have also enjoyed exploring the KS2 playground! The exercise equipment is our favourite.