Welcome to Year 3!
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The Year 3 Team
Mrs Rous - Class teacher 3R (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Mrs Skilleter - Year 3 Learning Support Assistant
Miss Ward Class Teacher 3W (email: email@example.com)
Miss Jones- Year 3 Learning Support Assistant
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Wednesday is PE day and children should have a full PE kit (white t-shirt, black shorts and trainers or pumps)
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. Children will be awarded team points for completed homework pieces. 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.
Mini Mission 6 - The Anglo-Saxon Chronicles
Children will ‘excavate’ the Anglo-Saxon Chronicles only to find that all the information inside is missing. In History, they will investigate aspects of Anglo-Saxon life to write a non-chronological report and in English they will focus on Sutton Hoo and use this to write a newspaper report. In Art they will explore how illuminated letters are created in order to create their own and in science they will investigate light and shadows.
Mini Mission 5 - A Bucketful of Beans
Children will investigate where a variety of food comes from whilst making links to location, climate and biome and they will be introduced to time zones and how these differ across the world. They will consider 'carbon footprints' and the impact these have on the environment as they plot the journey of a cocoa bean from its origin in The Ivory Coast to the UK and in English they will write a recount to showcase what they have learnt. In DT they will explore different smoothies and how each of these are packaged and then they will design and create their own healthy smoothie.
Mini Mission 4 - George's Marvellous Medicine
Children will use Roald Dahl's book of George’s Marvellous Medicine as a stimulus to carry out a thematic study of medicines over time. In English, they will write a character description of Grandma leading to a biography and in D&T they will design and make a 'marvellous' invention of their own. In history, children will learn about when medicine was first discovered and will explore the chronology and significant events from then up until present day and in science they will carry out a scientific investigation into how forces and magnets work.
Mini Mission 3 - Underwater Adventures
In this mini mission children will use the book Dougal's Deep Sea Diary as a stimulus to write a diary entry to describe an underwater adventure, taking into account the creatures we meet along the way. Then in groups they will research various sea creatures in order to write a non-chronological report and in reading there will be a focus on ocean poetry culminating in the children writing a shape poem to capture the colours, movement and creatures of the coral reef. In geography, the children will revise the continents and oceans of the world and will learn about lines of latitude, longitude and prime meridian and they will also look at the aquatic biome. In art, the children will study the works of Henri Matisse and we will also investigate his use of colour and techniques to create a collage of a coral reef.
Mini Mission 2 - The Dragon's Hoard
In this mini mission the children will carry out an in-depth study of the Vikings by looking at the invasions, longboats, houses and sagas. In guided reading, they will explore the themes of the Viking sagas and in English, they will draw on their understanding to write their own version of The Dragon’s Hoard. In Science, children will investigate the functions of the skeleton, the names of bones and the need for a healthy diet and in DT they will design and make a moving muscle.
One morning whilst we were doing the register we heard a strange, horn sound and then a Viking entered the classroom. We were very surprised as we had never seen a Viking before so after he had introduced himself, we followed him to his camp in the school hall. There was a big tent, lots of armour and weapons and the Viking told us all about his life and stories about the Viking Gods. We all joined in with Viking games and helped to tell stories and then we were shown how the Vikings made fires and cooked their food. It was a great day and it really helped us with our learning.
Mini Mission 1 - Charlie Small Gorilla City
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 water transportation. In Art we will use natural materials to create a print that represents the rainforest.
This is the text we are reading in class...
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!