Year 3

INTRODUCING THE TEAM

Miss Jenny Wood Class Teacher Year 3
Miss Lucy Reeve Teaching Assistant 1:1 Year 3
Miss Sam Williams Teaching Assistant 1:1 Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

In year 3, we work hard to support the children as they make the transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. We gradually build their resilience to cope with longer lesson times and help them to develop their social, emotional and teamwork skills.

YEAR 3 2021-2022

Wednesday 8th September

Welcome to Year 3! The term has started amazingly with some beautiful weather, and alongside it, a brand new topic! Yesterday we discovered a time machine on the playground. When we went through it, we discovered lots of clues as to the time period we had found ourselves in. After a bit of discussion, we found out we had landed in 15000BC,  the Stone Age!

We then had to spend the rest of the day working out how to survive. We had to make a fire to keep us warm, a shelter to keep us dry and a container for foraging. In the afternoon we spent time designing and making a weapon to hunt animals. We are excited to find out more and can’t wait to let you know about it either!

 

YEAR 3 2020 – 2021

Wednesday 7th July
In science the children have been learning about about the human skeleton.  They worked in teams to work out the correct position of the bones:

In English the children have been learning about performing and have worked hard to put these skills into practise by performing a playscript:

Friday 25th June
This afternoon Year 3 visited the allotment:

It’s very tidy and organised  (Emileo)
It’s easy to recognise the different plants because of the signs (Spencer)
The plants smell lovely (Alex)
I love the variety of different plants and how we can eat the things we are growing (Florence)
The flowers are really pretty (Bryony)
I love how the parents took part in creating the new allotment.  They’ve done an amazing job (Forbes)
The parents have worked so hard (Barney)

Wednesday 23rd June
We had a fantastic morning celebrating everyone’s sporting achievements.  The children were in good voice and cheered on their fellow team mates across the school.  Here are a selection of photographs from the morning:

 

 

 

Tuesday 15th June
Since returning after half-term the children have been busy learning about traditional tales.  We learned the story of the Three Little Pigs, off by heart, created a story map and then acted this out.  We then moved on to learn about twisted tales and how we can create our own twist on a favourite tale.

On Friday afternoon we shared our marvellous middle with Year 4 on the school.  We thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s topic projects and were very impressed with the creativity of their work.

 

Thursday 13th May

Over the last week we have been studying The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.  The children wrote character descriptions on Rose and Jack and then crawled through a tunnel to help them imagine what it would be like.  The children completed a senses mind map and then wrote a setting description.  Below is a description written by one of the children in Year 3:

As Rose nervously crawled into the dark damp tunnel, she heard a faint drip, drip, drip.  Damp, gloomy walls loomed up ahead while the wind howled like a wolf.  Beneath her hands, jagged, bumpy stones, like sharp knives cut into her pale white skin.  Although she was really, very tired, she kept on going.  A warming speck of light glowed in the distance.

During Art and Design we have been learning to join clay by using cross-hatching and slip.  We then created 3D clay models of wolves which used the techniques we had been practising.

 

 

Wednesday 28th April
Thankfully the beautiful Easter weather held out for our woodland walk last week.  The children, along with year 4, donned their walking boots and headed out across the fields of Crondall to Lee Wood.  The stunning start was a great introduction to our new topic this term, Woodland Wonders.  With maps and compasses in hand, the chidren got a better understanding of the local area.
They took part in a nature scavenger hunt and took pictures of interesting things they noticed in nature.

 

10th March 2021
With smiley faces and great excitement the children returned to school on Monday.  They were greeted by a lovely ‘Welcome Back’ banner made by the children who had been in school over the last couple of months.

Looking out across the classroom it was great to see the sea of red jumpers and hear the chatter of the children catching up with each other.

Back in January, for the one day we came back for, the children had made kites ready for our new topic but sadly we didn’t get the opportunity to test them out.  So on Monday we took the opportunity as soon as we could and although there was very little breeze the children made up for it with determination and managed to get some of the kites up in the air!  They had a great time running as fast as possible to launch their kites and there were some lovely discussions about why some kites flew and others didn’t.

16th December
Yesterday we had our ‘Fabulous Finish’ and shared a selection of our work with Year 4.  It was interesting to see the different examples of projects.  We were all impressed with the quality of work.

Year 3 produced an impressive array of projects which included powerpoint presentations, quizzes, model houses and boats, a Viking song, runes, posters and shields.  The children had clearly immersed themselves in their learning which was obvious from their enthusiasm when presenting their work.  Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.

This week, using Microsoft Word, the children have published their instructional texts on how to make soap.  They have learned lots about saving their work as they go (!), underlining headings, using bullet points and inserting pictures.  We have created a ‘recipe book’ of the children’s work.
 

The children have returned home from school today with their homemade soap.  They were very excited to see their finished product.  We hope you enjoy washing your hands just that little bit more now!  Click on the link to hear about our learning:  IMG_1727

The children have also completed writing and publishing their own non-chronological reports on Baghdad!  Phew, what a busy week!  The children researched the Early Islamic Civilisation and learned about the features of non-chronological reports.  They then used this knowledge to create their own report:

Finally,  we are very excited about our upcoming Christmas lunch tomorrow followed by popcorn and pantomime.  Oh yes we are!!

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

4th December 2020

During Anti-Bullying week we thought about what United Against Bullying means and what we can do to be united.  We created posters and ‘Teams’d’ up with Year 1 to share our work.  We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Year ones poems.

 

In English we have learned about the features of instructional texts and then created our own instructions on how to make soap.  Although soap was used by the Vikings and Muslims, from the same period of time, we decided to create our own version, which was a little more luxurious!

18th November 2020
We would like to report that our fossil excavations were a success and the children were thrilled to unearth the casts which had been left behind!

The return to school after the half-term saw the children taking part in Democracy Day and getting the chance to experience what it would be like to debate in the House of Commons.  At times Madam Speaker had an interesting job of getting the House to come to order (I think we have some budding politicians in our midst)!  Children stood for election to become school council and eco warrior reps and the class enjoyed taking part in voting for them.

Our Marvelous Middle saw the children travelling to Baghdad (c. CE 900) to experience the sights, smells and sounds of a Baghdad market. The children explored the trade network of Baghdad and its importance as a great trade centre.

  

21st October 2020

Over the last couple of weeks we have been creating our own portal story and have sent our characters back in time to the Viking era.
During our Science lessons we have been learning about different types of rocks and their properties.  We then classified them into different groups based on these properties.  We have also learned about Mary Anning and her fossil discoveries and how fossils are created.  We have made our own fossils and look forward to excavating them!
“We classified our rocks by texture.  They were both smooth.”
“We classified our rocks by type.  They were both slate.”

30th September 2020

This week we have been looking at archaeological evidence which challenges stereotypical ideas about the Vikings.  We learned that Vikings did not have horns on their helmets and they were not just ferocious raiders!

 

11th September 2020

It is great to be back at school and to welcome the children into Year 3.
Within a very short space of time, on our first day, the familiarity of being at school quickly replaced any nerves that we felt.
We have now been back for a week and the children have settled into Year 3 life, and the new routines, with confidence.
On Tuesday we enjoyed our stunning start to our topic, The Invader Factor!  The children took on the role of Saxon spies to gather intel on Viking longships which had landed on the coast.  This then generated lots of well thought through questions on the construction of Viking longships.

 

 

 

 

____________________________________________________

YEAR 3 2020 – 2021

Wednesday 7th July
In science the children have been learning about about the human skeleton.  They worked in teams to work out the correct position of the bones:

In English the children have been learning about performing and have worked hard to put these skills into practise by performing a playscript:

 

Friday 25th June
This afternoon Year 3 visited the allotment:

 

It’s very tidy and organised  (Emileo)
It’s easy to recognise the different plants because of the signs (Spencer)
The plants smell lovely (Alex)
I love the variety of different plants and how we can eat the things we are growing (Florence)
The flowers are really pretty (Bryony)
I love how the parents took part in creating the new allotment.  They’ve done an amazing job (Forbes)
The parents have worked so hard (Barney)

Wednesday 23rd June
We had a fantastic morning celebrating everyone’s sporting achievements.  The children were in good voice and cheered on their fellow team mates across the school.  Here are a selection of photographs from the morning:

 

 

 

Tuesday 15th June
Since returning after half-term the children have been busy learning about traditional tales.  We learned the story of the Three Little Pigs, off by heart, created a story map and then acted this out.  We then moved on to learn about twisted tales and how we can create our own twist on a favourite tale.   

On Friday afternoon we shared our marvellous middle with Year 4 on the school.  We thoroughly enjoyed seeing everyone’s topic projects and were very impressed with the creativity of their work.

 

Thursday 13th May

Over the last week we have been studying The Tunnel by Anthony Browne.  The children wrote character descriptions on Rose and Jack and then crawled through a tunnel to help them imagine what it would be like.  The children completed a senses mind map and then wrote a setting description.  Below is a description written by one of the children in Year 3:

As Rose nervously crawled into the dark damp tunnel, she heard a faint drip, drip, drip.  Damp, gloomy walls loomed up ahead while the wind howled like a wolf.  Beneath her hands, jagged, bumpy stones, like sharp knives cut into her pale white skin.  Although she was really, very tired, she kept on going.  A warming speck of light glowed in the distance.

During Art and Design we have been learning to join clay by using cross-hatching and slip.  We then created 3D clay models of wolves which used the techniques we had been practising.

 

 

Wednesday 28th April
Thankfully the beautiful Easter weather held out for our woodland walk last week.  The children, along with year 4, donned their walking boots and headed out across the fields of Crondall to Lee Wood.  The stunning start was a great introduction to our new topic this term, Woodland Wonders.  With maps and compasses in hand, the chidren got a better understanding of the local area. 
They took part in a nature scavenger hunt and took pictures of interesting things they noticed in nature.

    

10th March 2021
With smiley faces and great excitement the children returned to school on Monday.  They were greeted by a lovely ‘Welcome Back’ banner made by the children who had been in school over the last couple of months. 

Looking out across the classroom it was great to see the sea of red jumpers and hear the chatter of the children catching up with each other.

Back in January, for the one day we came back for, the children had made kites ready for our new topic but sadly we didn’t get the opportunity to test them out.  So on Monday we took the opportunity as soon as we could and although there was very little breeze the children made up for it with determination and managed to get some of the kites up in the air!  They had a great time running as fast as possible to launch their kites and there were some lovely discussions about why some kites flew and others didn’t. 

16th December
Yesterday we had our ‘Fabulous Finish’ and shared a selection of our work with Year 4.  It was interesting to see the different examples of projects.  We were all impressed with the quality of work.

Year 3 produced an impressive array of projects which included powerpoint presentations, quizzes, model houses and boats, a Viking song, runes, posters and shields.  The children had clearly immersed themselves in their learning which was obvious from their enthusiasm when presenting their work.  Thank you for all of your support and encouragement.

  

This week, using Microsoft Word, the children have published their instructional texts on how to make soap.  They have learned lots about saving their work as they go (!), underlining headings, using bullet points and inserting pictures.  We have created a ‘recipe book’ of the children’s work.
 

The children have returned home from school today with their homemade soap.  They were very excited to see their finished product.  We hope you enjoy washing your hands just that little bit more now!  Click on the link to hear about our learning:  IMG_1727

The children have also completed writing and publishing their own non-chronological reports on Baghdad!  Phew, what a busy week!  The children researched the Early Islamic Civilisation and learned about the features of non-chronological reports.  They then used this knowledge to create their own report:
 

Finally,  we are very excited about our upcoming Christmas lunch tomorrow followed by popcorn and pantomime.  Oh yes we are!!

Have a happy and peaceful Christmas.

4th December 2020

During Anti-Bullying week we thought about what United Against Bullying means and what we can do to be united.  We created posters and ‘Teams’d’ up with Year 1 to share our work.  We thoroughly enjoyed listening to Year ones poems.

   

In English we have learned about the features of instructional texts and then created our own instructions on how to make soap.  Although soap was used by the Vikings and Muslims, from the same period of time, we decided to create our own version, which was a little more luxurious! 

18th November 2020
We would like to report that our fossil excavations were a success and the children were thrilled to unearth the casts which had been left behind!

The return to school after the half-term saw the children taking part in Democracy Day and getting the chance to experience what it would be like to debate in the House of Commons.  At times Madam Speaker had an interesting job of getting the House to come to order (I think we have some budding politicians in our midst)!  Children stood for election to become school council and eco warrior reps and the class enjoyed taking part in voting for them.

Our Marvelous Middle saw the children travelling to Baghdad (c. CE 900) to experience the sights, smells and sounds of a Baghdad market. The children explored the trade network of Baghdad and its importance as a great trade centre.

  

21st October 2020

Over the last couple of weeks we have been creating our own portal story and have sent our characters back in time to the Viking era. 
During our Science lessons we have been learning about different types of rocks and their properties.  We then classified them into different groups based on these properties.  We have also learned about Mary Anning and her fossil discoveries and how fossils are created.  We have made our own fossils and look forward to excavating them!
“We classified our rocks by texture.  They were both smooth.” 
“We classified our rocks by type.  They were both slate.” 

30th September 2020

This week we have been looking at archaeological evidence which challenges stereotypical ideas about the Vikings.  We learned that Vikings did not have horns on their helmets and they were not just ferocious raiders!

 

11th September 2020

It is great to be back at school and to welcome the children into Year 3.
Within a very short space of time, on our first day, the familiarity of being at school quickly replaced any nerves that we felt.
We have now been back for a week and the children have settled into Year 3 life, and the new routines, with confidence.
On Tuesday we enjoyed our stunning start to our topic, The Invader Factor!  The children took on the role of Saxon spies to gather intel on Viking longships which had landed on the coast.  This then generated lots of well thought through questions on the construction of Viking longships.

 

 

 

 

Translate »