Year 3

Welcome to Summer Term 2015

Hidden Heroes!

Our Year 3 topic this term is Hidden Heroes! We will be finding out about local heroes in History, both past and present. Through this topic, we will be thinking about teamwork and our own place within our wider community in PSHCE, using money, budgeting and percentages in Maths to create our own community charity event. We will be thinking about properties of shapes and making 3D packaging in DT to package sweets as part of our fundraising.

We hope to organise trips to the Science museum in London and local trips such as the beach and Hundred Acre Wood, which will support our Geography learning. Alongside these visits, in Art, we will look at graffiti art (Banksy) and art in the natural environment (Andy Goldsworthy). This will also link with our French curriculum, learning about the weather and vocabulary relating to the town and country.

Our trip to the forest will give us the opportunity to study plants as part of our Science learning. We’ll also be finding out about forces and friction and linking this back to our work on heroes as we create our very own superhero characters.

In English, we will look at biographies of our local heroes; writing persuasive letters to support fundraising; and using journey sticks from our trip to the woods to write stories about places we have visited. This will support our composition work in music, where we will be using sounds, pace and rhythm to tell a story through music. We’ll also look at trees as religious symbols in R.E., and we’ll be finding out about the Torah.

In Computing, we will be using Kodu to programme and create our own games. Finally, we’ll make sure that we’re ready to win sports day with an athletics unit in P.E.

Please make sure that PE kits are in school at the beginning of each week. Also, a quick reminder to read with your child at least three times a week and continue to support them with learning log tasks.

We are looking forward to an exciting summer term, packed with new learning and experiences!

Mrs Adams and Miss Robertson

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Welcome to Spring Term 2015

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In Year 3 this term we will be investigating life (and death!) in Ancient Egypt. On the first day of term in 2015 we arrived at school to find secret symbols all over our classrooms! We discovered that these were hieroglyphics, an Ancient Egyptian form of writing. We are now being detectives, finding our more…..

In History we will look at the discovery of Egyptian tombs, including Tutankhamun.

We will decorate a sarcophagus in Art, as well as clay modelling Egyptian artefacts.

Our English learning will be linked to our topic through reading and writing Egyptian myths and legends, writing non-chronological reports and creating a set of instructions about how to mummify a body! We will also be joining another school to watch an Ancient Egyptian play.

We will also link this to our Design and Technology lessons by making our own moving mythical characters.

In Maths, we are learning division, data handling and time.

Our Science learning will include finding out about the skeletons, muscles and nutrition of animals and humans.

We are going to be using a new app in Computing, to create Egyptian characters. We are also practising combining text and graphics using Microsoft Publisher.

We will be having lots of fun in our indoor P.E. sessions, as we learn to ‘walk like an Egyptian’ in our dance lessons!

In Geography we will use maps, atlases, globes and digital/computer mapping to locate countries and describe features. E.g. rivers, settlements, pyramids, land use and trade, linked to Egypt.

We are learning colours, parts of the body and numbers to 20 in French.

Our focus in PSHCE will be about relationships.

At the very end of all this, we plan to host our own Ancient Egyptian museum, featuring work and research carried out throughout the topic. We will look forward to welcoming parents, staff and other visitors to our museum.

Please make sure that PE kits are in school at the beginning of each week. Also, a quick reminder to read with your child at least three times a week and continue to support them with learning log tasks.

We are looking forward to an exciting term! If you have any questions please do come and speak to us!

Mrs Adams and Miss Robertson

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Welcome to Autumn Term 1 2014

The Y3 staff are Mrs Adams and Mr Povey (3A) and Miss Robertson and Mrs Shepherd (3R)

THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET

In Year 3 we will be studying volcanoes and all things to do with rocks and materials.

We will have the opportunity to create our own volcanoes, looking at chemical reactions in science.

We’ll also get to use our ICT skills to film our volcanic ‘eruptions’ as we become news reporters for FBA news!

We will also be learning to code in our computing curriculum.

We will also be using maps to identify where different volcanoes are located and improving our map reading skills as part of our geography learning.

We are looking forward to making our own chocolate rocks and designing packaging for these treats as part of our Design and Technology curriculum.

Our English learning will be linked to our topic through writing diary entries, newspaper reports, information leaflets and haiku poetry.

We are hoping to visit a rocky area such as a river basin, where we will become ‘rock detectives’.

We are looking forward to some investigative work in maths, along with number work and place value.

We will be starting the term with setting our own rules and routines in the class, along with creating our own class charter, as part of our PSHE work on rules and decision making.

We will also be learning to meet and greet each other in French!

Please make sure that PE kits are in school at the beginning of each week. Also, a quick reminder to read with your child at least three times a week and continue to support them with learning log tasks.

We are looking forward to an exciting term! If you have any questions please do come and speak to us!

Mrs Adams and Miss Robertson

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This week we have had fun with clay!

To begin with we made 3D shapes such as cubes, cones and pyramids. After that we made patterns by printing with tools (plastic knives, straws, tubes, pegs and multi link cubes…) We also made clay that we decorated with clay lines and balls to create a relief. Finally we created animals or plants using all these skills. We got to show our work on the visualiser.

‘I thought it was outstanding fun!’ Storm tells us.

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How to make  a volcano

We have been learning about volcanoes and we have been making one of our own. All we had to do was get some yoghurt pots and some newspaper and some glue. Then we painted them with different colours to make them look real. Once they were dry we had to perform our volcanic eruption in front of a video camera while our partner read a news commentary.

When my partner said “The volcano is about to erupt!” I had to tip some vinegar into my volcano where I had put some bicarbonate of soda and it went everywhere.

Finally we got to take our volcanoes home.

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We have been making volcanoes out of a yoghurt pot and some newspaper and glue. After that we painted them and wrote news commentaries for news reporters. Finally we erupted them with vinegar, red food colouring and bicarbonate of soda causing a chemical reaction that produced a gas called carbon dioxyde.

Prepare to be amazed by our mind blowing videos

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Summer Term 2014 Overview – Tomb Raiders

Our topic this term is the Egyptians. We will begin by looking at where Egypt is. We will then move onto learning about the pyramids and the process of mummification. We will also be learning about hieroglyphs and Egyptian Gods.

We will also be looking at the River Nile and its importance to the Egyptians for farming and fishing. As a link to this we will be visiting the fish market at Camber Docks.

In Science we will be looking at how we can help plants to grow.In May we will be visiting Hundred Acre Woods to carry out plant surveys and investigations.

Art and DT will be closely linked to the Egyptians, where we will be making clay shabtis, farming frescoes

English will focus on Instructions, mystery adventure stories, and poetry.

In our Maths learning we will be covering data handling, fractions and angles. Alongside this we will be covering the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. We will be measuring weight, capacity and length and solving word problems across the range.

Our RE this term will cover: The Torah-covenant and Trees as symbols. We are hoping to visit the synagogue to learn more about the Torah. Date to be arranged.

Our two planned off site visits for this term are:

Hundred Acre Woods –

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Please remind your child to have their PE kit in school all week. Thank you for the help you are giving the children with their Learning Logs. The children are really enjoy completing these.

 

Spring Term Overview 2014

What did the Romans ever do for us?

Our theme this term is the Romans. We will begin by looking at the Celts and how they lived including their homes, clothes, food, warriors and beliefs. We will start learning about the Celts because we feel the children need to learn about the Celts in order to understand more about the Romans. We then move on to looking at the Roman way of life and comparing this to our own lives. We will examine the extent of the Roman empire and find out how Britain benefited from the Romans coming to Britain e.g. they brought lots of previously unknown vegetables into the country. We will also learn about other benefits from the Roman invasion; the building of roads, baths and more.

We will link our Art and DT through creating pop pages for a History book.

We will be looking at patterns in Art and using this to create mosaics and printing as a link to our Topic.

It is anticipated that we will include cookery during the term, linking this as much as possible to our topic, possibly having a Roman Feast one afternoon. We will be using the internet to research information.

In English we will be studying Legends, Letter writing  and Non-chronological reports.

After half term we are looking at Information Texts, Playscripts and story writing We will link our report writing and information text to our topic about Romans.

In our Maths learning we will be covering data handling, fractions and shape. Alongside this we will be covering the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. We will be measuring weight, capacity and length and solving word problems across the range. We have an off-site visit planned to Butser Hill Farm to link in with our topic. 3T will be going on 4th March and 3B will be going on 6th March. On Friday 21st March, Year 3 will be taking part in a fish cookery workshop. After the success of our year 3 assembly in December., we would like to share our work about the Celts and the Romans with you on 27th March. We will let you know the time nearer the date.

In RE we are learning about Purim; Good and Evil and the key events of the Easter Story. Please remind your child to have their PE kit in school all week. Our PE days are now Tuesday and Thursday. Thank you for the help you are giving the children with their Learning Logs. The children are really enjoying completing these.

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We are currently sending our explorers out to investigate what can be found beneath their feet. Rocks….soil…creatures…

Please help them in this quest for knowledge and discovery!

Welcome to Autumn Term 2013

The Y3 teachers are Mrs Brazier (3B) and Mr Thomas (3T)

THE WORLD BENEATH OUR FEET

In Year 3 we will be studying volcanoes and all things to do with rocks and materials. We will also be exploring how humans cope with surviving natural disasters. We will also be using maps to identify where different volcanoes are located and improving our map reading skills.

Last year we designed labels for soup cans and made our own volcanic soup. This was a very popular learning opportunity which we will be repeating this year.

We will be investigating the world beneath our feet and using clay to create fossil prints and 3D sculptures.
In the second half of the term, we will be investigating St Lucia.

Our English learning will be linked to our topic through writing  diary entries, newspaper reports, information leaflets  performance poetry and creation myths.

On Thursday 12th September we will be visiting All Saints Church as part of our RE learning of Baptism.

If you would like to support your child in their learning or Learning Logs (homework), it would be great if you could:
• carry out some research at the library or on the internet
• create drawings, paintings or models of rocks /volcanoes
• read poems, stories, news articles about volcanoes or natural disasters
• cook a dish/desert with a volcano theme

If you would like further help or information feel free to ask your child’s teacher and they will be delighted to help. Mrs Brazier and Mr Thomas are looking forward to getting to know their class further and meeting their parents and / or carers.

Summer Term 2013 Overview – Tomb Raiders

Our topic this term is the Egyptians. We will begin by looking at where Egypt is. We will then move onto learning about the pyramids and the process of mummification. We will also be learning about hieroglyphs and Egyptian Gods.

In Science we will be looking at how we can help plants to grow. In June we will be visiting Hundred Acre Woods to carry out plant surveys and investigations.

Art and DT will be closely linked to the Egyptians when we are building pop up sarcophogi and adding parts using pneumatic mechanisms to operate them. We will be using hieroglyphs in our Art and making and decorating ashantis. We will also be creating still llife works.

English will focus on Instructions, Authors and letter writing, plays and poetry.

In our Maths learning we will be covering data handling, fractions and angles. Alongside this we will be covering the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. We will be measuring weight, capacity and length and solving word problems across the range.

Our RE this term will cover: The Torah-covenant and Trees as symbols. We are hoping to visit the synagogue to learn more about the Torah. Date to be arranged.

Our  planned off site visit to Hundred Acre Woods is:
3T- Tuesday 11th June
3B- Thursday 13th June
Date for visit to the synagogue to be arranged

Spring Term Overview 2013

What did the Romans ever do for us?

Our theme this term is the Romans. We will begin by looking at the Celts and how they lived including their homes, clothes, food, warriors and beliefs. We will start learning about the Celts because we feel the children need to learn about the Celts in order to understand more about the Romans.

We then move on to looking at the Roman way of life and comparing this to our own lives. We will examine the extent of the Roman empire and find out how Britain benefitted from the Romans coming to Britain e.g. they brought lots of previously unknown vegetables into the country.

We will also learn about other benefits from the Roman invasion; the building of roads, baths and more.

We will link our Art and DT through designing and making biscuit shields and weaving. We will be looking at patterns in Art and using this to create mosaics and printing as a link to our Topic. We are also learning about materials and linking this to Romans too. It is anticipated that we will include cookery during the term, linking this as much as possible to our topic.

We will be using the internet in our ICT lessons to research information.

In English we will be studying Myths and Legends and Non-chronological reports,

After half term we are looking at Information Text and Adventure and Mystery stories

We will link our report writing and information text to our topic about Romans.

In our Maths learning we will be covering data handling, fractions and shape. Alongside this we will be covering the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. We will be measuring weight, capacity and length and solving word problems across the range.

We have an off-site visit planned to Butser Hill Farm to link in with our topic. 3T will be going on 5th March and 3B will be going on 6th March.

In RE we are learning about Purim; Good and Evil and the key events of the Easter Story.

Please remind your child to have their PE kit in school all week.

Thank you for the help you are giving the children with their Learning Logs. The children are really enjoying completing these.

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Going for Gold: May 2012

Like many children in our school, Year 3 children will be working extra hard to learn their times tables this term. They will also be working to improve their knowledge of number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

Please continue to  support your child with helping them to achieve their targets.

The children  are aware of the targets they are working towards. Look out for Learning Log homework and information about their targets which will be sent home by Mrs Brazier and Mr Thomas.

Summer Term 2012 Overview – Tomb Raiders

Our topic this term is the Egyptians. We will begin by looking at where Egypt is. We will then move onto learning about the pyramids and the process of mummification. We will also be learning about hieroglyphs and Egyptian Gods.

As part of out topic we will be spending a day at the Groundlings Theatre Company, using drama to consolidate our learning.

In Science we will be looking at how we can help plants to grow and learning about magnets and springs. In May we will be visiting Hundred Acre Woods to carry out plant surveys and investigations.

Art and DT will be closely linked to the Egyptians when we are building an Egyptian themed ghost train and adding parts using pneumatic mechanisms to operate them. We will be using hieroglyphs in our Art and decorating the ghost train. We will also be carrying out a more in depth study of a particular artist.

English will focus on Instructions, mystery adventure stories, myths and poetry.

In our Maths learning we will be covering data handling, fractions and angles. Alongside this we will be covering the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. We will be measuring weight, capacity and length and solving word problems across the range.

Our RE this term will cover: The Torah-covenant and Trees as symbols. We are hoping to visit the synagogue to learn more about the Torah. Date to be arranged.

Our two planned off site visits for this term are:

Hundred Acre Woods – 3T: 21st May and 3B: 22nd May

Groundlings Theatre- both classes together on 21st June
Please remind your child to have their PE kit in school all week.
Thank you for the help you are giving the children with their Learning Logs. The children are really enjoy completing these.

Spring Term Overview 2012

What did the Romans ever do for us?

Our theme this term is the Romans. We will begin by looking at the Celts and how they lived including their homes, clothes, food, warriors and beliefs. We will start learning about the Celts because we feel the children need to learn about the Celts in order to understand more about the Romans.

We then move on to looking at the Roman way of life and comparing this to our own lives.  We will examine the extent of the Roman empire and find out how Britain benefitted from the Romans coming to Britain e.g. they brought lots of previously unknown vegetables into the country.

We will  also learn about other benefits from the Roman invasion; the building of roads, baths and more.

We will link our Art and DT through designing and making shields and weaving. We will be looking at patterns in Art and using this to create mosaics and printing as a link to our Topic. We are also learning about leavers and slides and linking this to  Romans too. It is anticipated that we will include cookery during the term, linking this as much as possible to our topic.

We will be using the internet in our ICT lessons to research information.

We plan to link our English to both our Science and Topic; using stories with familiar settings to  link to teeth and healthy eating and writing about the Romans in non-chronological reports.

After halt term we are looking at Information Text and Authors.

In our Maths learning  we will be covering data handling, fractions and shape. Alongside this we will be covering the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. We will be measuring weight, capacity and length and solving word problems across the range.

We have an off-site visit  planned to Butser Hill Farm to link in with our topic.  3T will be going on 7th March and 3B will be going on 8th March.

In RE we are learning about Purim; Good and Evil and the key events of the Easter Story.

Please remind your child to have their PE kit in school all week.

Thank you for the help you are giving the children with their Learning Logs. The children are really enjoying completing these.