Welcome to Year 3
It's so lovely to have you all back in school and ready to learn again!
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The Year 3 Team
Miss Bevan - Class Teacher 3B - (email: email@example.com)
Mrs Sanders - Class Teacher 3S - (email:firstname.lastname@example.org )
Mrs Smith and Mrs Powell - Year 3 Learning Support Assistants
Please use school emails to contact us about any non-urgent issues.
Anything more urgent can be passed to us via the main school office.
Friday is PE day
Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be handed in by the following Wednesday. Homework consists of Arithmetic, Grammar and a short reading activity. Homework should be completed in pencil or a black or blue pen. In addition to this, children are expected to have read at home 3 times each week and have this signed by an adult in their diary.
Weekly spellings are stuck in the spellings section at the front of your child's diary, new spellings are given out on a Friday and will be tested on the following Friday.
Autumn 1 Mini-Mission Charlie Small Gorilla City
One morning, Year 3 arrived at school to find that there were vines and creepers in the classroom! There were parrots, a frog and a monkey too! Then a letter arrived from someone called Charlie's mum asking for help to find her lost son, Charlie! After that, a cut up picture arrived with a note asking which ocean someone had sailed over! Things were getting curious...the map was a map of the world which we used to find out where Charlie could have gone. Wherever could he be? Mrs Collinson gave us a book to read all about Charlie Small, we discovered that he had been struck by lightning while sailing his raft down the stream at the bottom of his garden. We can't wait to find out more!
Throughout this mini mission in English, we will be learning how to write a detailed description of the rainforest using effective adjectives, verbs, adverbs and sentence openers. In Geography, we will learn the location of the 7 continents and the 5 oceans of the world and will look closely at the rainforest biome, its layers and its importance. We will also look at deforestation and the impacts on the environment. In science we will look at plants, taking an in-depth look at pollination. In Art, we will use natural materials to create a print that represents the rainforest.
We are Scientists!
Before starting our new Science topic on Plants, we discussed what we already knew from our previous learning. We then discussed scientific questions we would like to find the answers to during this sequence of lessons. Next, we dissected flowering plants and identified the flowers, leaves, roots and stems. We also investigated all parts of the plants more closely with our magnifying glasses.
We Are Artists
In this mini-mission, we will be exploring the work of the famous artists William Morris. We will carry out an artist study and evaluate some if his work. Using natural materials, we will create our own print design using his work as inspiration.
Autumn 2 Mini-Mission: Anglo-Saxon Chronicles
During this Mini-Mission, we will explore life in Britain during the Anglo-Saxon era. We will explore the historical discovery made at Sutton Hoo and use a range of historical vocabulary to explain these historical events.
During this Mini-Mission, we explored food availability and seasonality during the Anglo-Saxon era and how this influenced the food they ate. We then recreated an authentic Anglo-Saxon dish using commonly available ingredients.
Spring 1 Mini-Mission: Underwater Adventures
This half term we will be Geographers.
During this Mini-Mission, we will be revising previous learning on continents and oceans and learn about lines of latitude, longitude, prime meridian and time zones. We will also be looking at the aquatic biome, learning about the layers of the ocean with a focus on the features of a coral reef.