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Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 page where you can find out more about what is happening in our class.

 

Year 3 swim on Thursdays, and have PE on Fridays.

 

If you have any questions or would like to contact the class team please email year3teacher@ash-grange.surrey.sch.ukor call the school office on 01252 328589 to leave a message. Alternatively you can fill in the contact form.

Half Term Project Details and Homework Ideas – Flow

 

From humble beginnings, the river flows down the mountain and into the sea. Pull on your wellies and wade right in. How deep does it go and how fast does it travel? What soil types can you find by the river? Which animals make their homes there? Let’s get down to the river bank and find out. Now hop on an imaginary boat and travel some of the world’s most majestic rivers – the Ganges, the Thames, the Amazon and Nile – and keep a journal as you follow their course. Time to investigate. As part of the local news team, it’s your task to track down the source of some mystery pollution. Where did it come from and who is to blame? Let’s meander through the world of rivers, taking a dip into their watery world.

 

This 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 are some ideas for each 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. 

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

Class Assembly Dates

Please see below the dates and times for the Year 3 sharing assemblies:

  • TBC.

School Trips

Year 3 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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