Welcome to our Year 3 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.
Year 3 swim on Fridays, and have PE on Mondays.
If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email firstname.lastname@example.org call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.
Let’s discover a fantastical world of mythical creatures and heroes!
This half term, we’ll learn about Apollo and the other gods who reign from Mount Olympus and create a 3-D head of our favourite god or goddess. We’ll explore the land of Greece, where the sun scorches the wings of Icarus and Helen of Troy inspires the launch of a thousand ships. In PE, we’ll take part in athletics and practise synchronised battle movements just like the ancient Greeks. Using historical source materials, we’ll research daily life in ancient Greece. We’ll write diaries as Daedalus or Icarus and learn about epic battles. In D&T, we’ll design wings, just like Daedalus, and make Trojan horses. We’ll read Theseus and the Minotaur and create amazing labyrinths, using positional language to guide others around the maze. On maps of Greece, we’ll plot the journeys made by ancient Greek characters.
This project runs for the first half of the Autumn term. Homework contributions can be made throughout the half term, please make sure your child brings in something that they have worked on at home.
Below are some ideas for each project, try one of these or something else project related.
Read and re-tell the story of Medusa, the Gorgon, who could turn people to stone if they looked at her. Illustrate your story with a detailed drawing of Medusa’s face showing her hair of venomous snakes.
Design your own mythical creature. Which animals’ body parts could you include in your design? What personality will your creature have? Make your creature using junk materials and give it a fabulous name!
Look carefully at the shapes of the letters of the Greek alphabet. Practise forming them and pronouncing them.
Look at online examples of pottery and create your own design for an ancient Greek jug or bowl. You could choose a scene from Greek mythology to represent in your artwork or maybe another familiar story. Remember to use colours typical of Greek art such as black, white, red and yellow.
Spot buildings influenced by Greek architecture around your nearest town or city and take photographs to show in school. Hunt for columns, statues or pillars. Find out about different types of column (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian) and see if you can identify any of these on your hunt. Find out about famous Greek philosophers such as Plato, Aristotle, Archimedes and Pythagoras. How did their work influence life today?
Make a scrapbook using downloaded images and drawings and write informative sentences and captions. Read about Narcissus, the boy who fell in love with his own reflection. What is the moral of the story? Write a letter to Narcissus telling him to change his ways!
Look at holiday brochures and travel websites. Plan a family holiday to one of the Greek islands! If money was no object, where would you go?
At the end of the project homework period your child will receive either a bronze, silver or gold project homework badge.
Bronze = a basic piece of project homework was completed
Silver = a good piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of time to complete
Gold = an excellent piece of project homework which has clearly taken lots of thought, time and effort to complete
Please see below the dates and times for the Year 3 sharing assemblies:
Year 3 will be visiting the following: