Welcome to Year 3!
During this period of school closure, class e-mails have been created for questions regarding home learning:
The year 3 team this year is:
Asteroid class: Mr Claridge
Comet class: Miss Stone
Support staff: Mrs Curtis and Miss Akram
English (Spring Term):
In the spring term, we will focus on non-fiction texts such as newspaper reports, reporting the visit of the Iron Man to support our topic 'Mighty Metals'.
We will also be working hard to learn key spellings and practise cursive handwriting so that we begin to feel like proud writers. We encourage parents to consolidate this learning at home and links to key words and spelling strategies can be found above. Phonics Play is also a great resource with many games and strategies for spelling that you can sign up to for free. You can also log on to Letterjoin (www.letterjoin.co.uk) to support your children with the cursive letter formation.
Maths (Spring Term)
During the spring term in Maths we will me looking at measurement. This ensures we cover length, weight and money. We will also begin to look at finding fractions of a shape and amount.
Topic (Spring Term):
For the second half of the spring term, our topic is Mighty metals.
This half term, we’re going to become fantastic physicists, exploring the world of forces, metals and materials. At a playground, we’ll explore the forces that help us to slide and swing. Then, we’ll bring toys from home to investigate how they work. We’ll look closely at levers and explore how they help us to lift heavy objects. To learn more about forces, we’ll make and play with parachutes and make magnetic games. We’ll also investigate iron, think about why some metals rust and discover the properties of different metals. Using pots, pans and other metal objects, we’ll compose a metal musical extravaganza and use our artistic skills to de-sign and create wind chimes.
Year 3 visit to Wenzel Factory
To engage the children in this terms topic, Scrummdiddlyumptious, year 3 visited the Wenzel’s factory. Full of excitement, the children prepared to be bakers for the morning ensuring they had apron and hair nets on to keep up with health and safety regulations. With the help from Colin, an experienced baker, the children worked together to make the dough which they then went on to create their own shaped loaf. While waiting for the Loaf to bake, the children continued to be creative decorating gingerbread men and cupcakes with butter cream, smarties and hundreds of thousands. Once ready, the children returned with their warm fresh bread and highly colourful gingerbread men and cupcakes. It should be said that the children thoroughly enjoyed themselves as did staff and it has sparked a real interest within the year group.
Birds of Prey visit year 3!
Year 3 were visited by Birds of Brey to celebrate their topic 'Predator'. The children were given a talk about the different types of birds and even got to hold them! That wasn't all, the children were then given the opportunity to use their observational skills to sketch the birds. It was a fantastic end to a great topic.