Welcome To Year 3
The Year 3 team this year is:
Asteroid: Mrs Batts
Comet: Miss Stone
Support Staff: Mrs Curtis & Miss Taffe
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We will start the term looking at heroes and villains in books - linked to our topic work. We will study traditional and non-traditional tales to compare characteristics, personalities and appearances of heroes and villains, before writing our own character description.
The grammatical focus we will be revising and learning:
Topic - Heroes & Villains
Linked to our English work, we will begin the topic by learning about the villains Bonnie & Clyde and exploring poetry and language used in the 1920s to describe them. We will compare historical heroes by doing our own research on them and how heroes have a positive impact on others or changed history.
We will listen to villainous music in films such as the Darth Vader theme tune in Star Wars, Jaws and the Wicked Witch of the West in the Wizard of Oz. Thinking about how the music conveys the personality of the villain. Using music instruments, we will create our own theme tune for a villainous character.
Using our research of theme tunes we will write our own lyrics to a familiar rhyme or song about a hero or villain and then put these into a rap song to perform to the class.
To develop our rhythmic skills, we will learn to read musical notations to create a beat and explore possibilities to create simple rhymes and chants.
Art & Design
Looking at examples of busts that were created to commemorate famous and significant people. We will sketch and design our own busts before using clay to make a bust of our hero or heroine.
Please ensure children wear their PE kits on PE days, as stated below.They should have suitable clothes for both indoor and outdoor PE lessons.
Asteroid: Wednesday & Thursday
Comet: Monday & Wednesday
Children will be expected to complete the following pieces of homework weekly:
The pupil awarded Star of the Week is given the honour of taking the class sketch book home to complete a drawing/painting/collage of their choice. For the time being, the Star of the Week will be given some sketch paper to take home and this can then be added into the class sketch book.
Year 3 had great fun on Friday 11th September dressing up as villains for our English and Topic work. We were very impressed with the effort that went into the costumes and face paints!