Welcome to our Year 3 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.
Year 3 have PE on Tuesday and Swimming on Thursday.
If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email email@example.com call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.
Get your wellies on and let’s wade right in!
This half term, we’ll look at a local river to find out what lives there, where the river is going and how fast it’s travelling. At the river, we’ll collect water and soil samples and catch river creatures. Using our creativity, we’ll write journals as river travellers and journey on an imaginary boat to rivers around the world. We’ll make working models of water wheels, investigate the water cycle and use natural materials to make models that demonstrate river formation. Our descriptive river poetry will capture the movement of water, and we’ll mix watercolours to create beautiful paintings in art. Our map reading and research skills will help us to find out about world famous rivers.
Help your child prepare for their project
Rivers are interesting places that are full of life. Why not visit a local river or stream together to spot river plants and creatures? You could also use online maps to zoom in on famous rivers around the world. Alternatively, take soil samples from your garden and look closely at their colour, texture and content.
The new project runs for the second half of the summer 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 is a list of ideas for the project, try one of these or something else project related.
How many songs can you list that mention water or rivers? Get your family and friends to help – and then have some fun singing a selection! Send in a video if you want to show in class.
Help organise your family’s recycling, taking the glass to a bottle bank or visiting your local household waste recycling centre. Take pictures of your visit or make a list of what you recycled.
Visit a river and test the flow by playing Pooh sticks. It’s easy… just drop a stick from a bridge into the water and let it race your friends’ sticks to the other side!
Draw, paint or take photos of a beautiful river scene.
Grow something edible using soil. Potatoes are easy to grow and tasty to eat!
Be a landscape gardener! Visit a garden centre and look at water features. Could you make one in your garden? You’ll need water, soil, pipes and jugs and maybe some pretty stones.
Help a member of your family to wash a car or visit an automatic carwash. Which method do you think uses least water?
Race raindrops down a window. Choose one to watch and see what happens as it meanders down and comes into contact with other droplets.
Study erosion. Set up a pile of dirt and rocks at the top of a slope. After it’s rained, check out how it has been sorted.
At the supermarket, check out and compare the ingredients of household cleaning products. Many contain harmful chemicals which are washed down the drain. Encourage your adults to buy eco-friendly products or even make your own from natural substances like vinegar and lemon juice. Be a responsible citizen.
During Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month, we will also celebrate the unique and diverse histories, cultures and languages of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities in the UK, and also the considerable and outstanding contributions made by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people and communities to wider society.
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: