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

 

Year 3 have PE on Monday and Thursday.

 

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 – Predator 

 

It’s time to take a walk on the wild side!

 

This half term, we’ll program a toy to move across a grid – will it be caught by a predator? We’ll learn about the different parts of a plant and how some plants are predators! From our investigations about the human skeleton, we’ll find out how muscles make the bones move. We’ll investigate food chains and learn about how animals find their food. Using the internet, we’ll research the majestic peregrine falcon and discover where crocodiles live. After our research, we’ll create an exciting aquatic animation.

 

Help your child prepare for their project
Predators can be found in deserts, jungles, oceans or even in your own back garden! Why not go for a walk and see which animals and plants you can identify? You could also visit a zoo, thinking about which animals are predators and which animals might be their prey. Alternatively, put bird food in the garden to see if you can attract any visitors!

 

This project runs for the first half of the Spring 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.

  • Make a collection of images you like in a scrap book. Imagine you have been asked to design a new building that will i

  • Use the internet or visit the local library to find non-fiction books about predators. Look for information using contents, glossary and index pages. Write down any new facts you have learnt and bring them in to share with the class. 

  • List five or more predators into the sub-groups: Mammals; Birds, Crustaceans, Insects, Arachnids, Reptiles, Fish, and Plants. 

  • Make a mini fact file or short digital presentation about your favourite predators and bring it into school to share with the class. 

  • Make your own non-fiction book about a predatory animal – maybe your pet cat? 

  • Make a predator glossary to explain all the specialist vocabulary from this topic. 

  • If you could be a predator for the day what kind of predator would you be and why? Where would you live? What features would help you hunt, catch and kill your prey? Record your ideas on paper and bring them in to share with the class. 

  • Use the web to research what different predators eat. Create food chains for a variety of different predators using materials and tools of your choice. 

  • Devise a ‘What am I?’ quiz about predators and try it out on your friends and family. How many questions does it take for them to get to the right answer? 

  • Write a short imaginary story or poem from the point of view of either a predator or its prey. 

  • Write a set of instructions (a program) for how to care for your ultimate predator! 

  • Make a predator animal and present some facts about what it hunts for and where it lives. 

  • Create a fact file about a country in the northern hemisphere or southern hemisphere.   

  • Research about the Jewish place of worship - the synagogue – and how Jews worship God. 

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:

  • Harvest Assembly 21st October 2021
  • 25th February 2022
  • 30th June 2022

School Trips

Year 3 will be visiting the following:

  • TBC
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