Welcome to Year 3!
Celebrating the Coronation!
Year 3 had a fantastic day celebrating the coronation of King Charles iii. We completed a maths challenge to design a new crown, decorated biscuits for our school tea party, had a whole school tea party, sang the national anthem and a coronation song and learnt about the pledge of allegiance. We came to school dressed as royalty or fit for the king- we looked very smart and had an amazing day!
Summer 1- Scrumdiddlyumptious!
We had a fantastic day to start our new topic!
Mr Willy Wonka, (Mrs Haygarth in disguise!) came to collect us from assembly. We stopped at the library to find out new class novel- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. Once we had found our copy, we had to see if we had a golden ticket inside the book so that we could enter the chocolate factory!
We tasted lots of different chocolate and ingredients you may add such as dried fruit, marshmallows and seeds.
We made our own 'armpit fudge' in a bag using cocoa powder, cream cheese, butter and icing sugar. We took it home to enjoy!
It was a really fun day and a great way to launch the project. Take a look at our pictures below!
Spring 2 - Tribal Tales
What an amazing term we have had in Year 3! We have had so much writing our own stories about being lost in the Stone Age, Kennings about animals and tools from the Stone Age and an information book all about life in prehistoric times.
In DT we designed pulley systems to help to lift heavy logs or lower pots onto the fire for cooking. We learnt about the tools and weapons they would have used to catch their food and about the ancient village of Skara Brae which was discovered in the Orkney Isles.
We also explored lots of artefacts from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age which helped us to learn about some of the changes and adaptations that have happened over time.
Take a look at some of our pulley systems...
Spring 2 Trips
As part of our RE learning we visited a Synagogue and a Mosque. The children were able to look
at special objects, special books and taste some of the food enjoyed at special festivals for both
Jewish and Islamic people. We feel very privileged to have spent time in these amazing buildings and are so thankful to the volunteers who shared their own experiences with us too. There are some photographs of our adventures below!
We had a fantastic selection of homework brought in this half term. Examples of weapons, different types of shelter, PowerPoint presentations, information books, sketches and cave paintings.
Here are some of our masterpieces!
WOW day - Tribal Tales, Spring 2
We travelled back in time, about 2.6 million years ago, to spend the day in The Stone Age! We learnt about daily life and looked at artefacts from this time period. We also experimented with cave paintings! We drew our designs using charcoal and chalk, then we created our own stone wall using sand. We collected twigs and leaves to use as paintbrushes and then collected soil and other natural materials to use as paint. It was much harder than it looked but it was a fantastic, fun way to start our learning for our new project. Take a look at our creations below!
Spring 1- Predator
We have been learning about the different types of skeleton in Science. We learnt about the differences between human and animal skeletons and the pros and cons of having an endoskeleton, exoskeleton and a hydrostatic skeleton.
In RE, we have learnt more out the synagogue and why it is important to Jewish people. We also learnt about some of the special clothes that people wear at the synagogue and why. We are looking forward to visiting a synagogue next half term.
We have really enjoyed our DT learning. We used pneumatics to make a part of our models move, we are very proud of our designs!
We have started our new topic and we are learning all about predators! We have been building skeletons, looking at food chains and finding out lots about animals.
We started to make our own computer chase game using Scratch and have been learning about pneumatics in Design Technology to help us build our own moving monster toy!
Autumn 2 - Urban Pioneers
Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown, where the lights are bright, and every street has a story to tell!
This week we launched our new project 'Urban Pioneers'. We went on a walk around the school to look at the different styles of graffiti artwork within our school. The children were asked to spot the tag on the artwork and asked if this graffiti would be classed as art or if they thought it was vandalism, giving an explanation of their answer.
We also launched our new class novel 'The Iron Man'. We explored different types of metal to think of some adjectives to describe it. The children will be using these in their writing this half term. We have enjoyed the first two chapters and are looking forward to finding out what happens next!
Autumn 1 - Gods and Mortals
We have enjoyed learning about the Greek Gods and Goddesses this half term. We learnt about Ancient Greece in history and the importance of Zeus! We took part in our own Ancient Greek Olympic games, learnt about Alexander the Great and learnt what daily life was like in Sparta and Athens- ask us where we would prefer to live as a boy or girl in Ancient Greece!
In English, we wrote character descriptions, tanka poems and wrote our own continuation of the myth 'Theseus and the Minotaur.
In Maths, we have been learning about place value and the value of each digit in a three-digit number. We have also been learning how to partition these numbers to help us to add and subtract.
As part of our RE topic, we have learnt about how God is represented in the Christian faith. We learnt about 'God the Father' and how you see this represented inside a Church.
We have enjoyed learning about magnets in Science. We learnt about push and pull forces and then we applied this knowledge to learn about magnets repelling and attracting.
Take a look at some of our amazing Project Homework! There were some fantastic pieces including sculptures, information books and Powerpoints.
WOW week- Gods and Mortals project launch
On Monday we ‘flew’ to Greece to look at some historical artefacts and we learnt how to greet people in Greek.
On Tuesday we held our own Olympic Games. We took part in lots of activities and won points for our house teams! The children made their own laurel leaf crowns and learnt what these represented at the original games in Ancient Greece. They also designed their own medals based on the host nation (Ash Grange!)
We have also enjoyed performing ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’ in groups to help us to learn the story in preparation for our writing.
It has been a fantastic first week and we are really looking forward to what this school year will bring!