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Welcome to Year 3

Hello and welcome to the Year 3 page!  Our teachers are Miss Morrow, Mrs Jack and Mrs Brady; our teaching assistant for both classes is Mrs Moncaster. We also have support from Mrs Bourne.

 

Come and check our page regularly to see our adventures as we begin our KS2 journey.

 

Important Information

- Our PE sessions are on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. This half term, 3M will be swimming on Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure that they bring a full swimming kit each week.

- Children can change library books on a Thursday, during our library session

- Homework:

   - Times Tables: Children will have a personal times tables test each Friday based on an in class assessment

   - Spelling: Each Friday, the children will have a spelling test based on the words from the Year 3 spelling
     curriculum. In addition to this, please continue to practise the high frequency words and year 3-4 spellings
     that are sent home at the start of each term.

  - Reading: Children will be expected to read regularly at home, completing their reading record with a
    minimum of 3 entries per week. Reading records will be handed in and checked on a Monday.

We had a special treat today. We had a visit from VR Prime, who took us back in time to Ancient Egypt - 4,000 years ago! We explored pyramids and tombs, and visited pharaoh's homes. It was incredible, and we didn't even have to leave our seats!

We have been investigating soils this week. We learnt about what soil is made from, how it can change and about the different types. We then got to investigate soil properties and have set up an investigation to find out what types of soil we were looking at, but we will have to wait a few days for it to work! We got rather dirty, but it was great fun. We were particularly excited by the wriggly worms!

We have been exploring mould and cast fossils today. We loved talking about how dinosaurs and how they became fossils, and we wrote some brilliantly detailed explanations about how it happens.

For British Science Week, we invited parents in to help us to learn about static electricity. We had to work out if some materials conduct static electricity better than others, and what materials we could pick up using static electricity. It was great fun! We were like Matilda, making things move without touching them. It was great fun and rather messy!

To kick off British Science Week and introduce this year's theme, journeys, we had a visit from a very special guest. Gordon is an avionics engineer in the RAF. He told us all about what his job involves and the different countries it takes him to. It sounds like a very interesting career path - one that many of our girls and boys think they would like to do. Some of us even got to try on pilot's helmets!

To kick off British Science Week and introduce this year's theme, journeys, we had a visit from a very special guest. Gordon is an avionics engineer in the RAF. He told us all about what his job involves and the different countries it takes him to. It sounds like a very interesting career path - one that many of our girls and boys think they would like to do. Some of us even got to try on pilot's helmets! 1

We had a lovely afternoon snuggling up with a book for World Book Day.

We have been finding out about mummification. We researched and role-played the process and have written some fabulous, detailed instructions about how to mummify someone. It was very gruesome!!

This week we have taken part in the RSPB's Big Schools Birdwatch. We saw 8 different species of birds while we were outside.

3M have had a great afternoon being engineers. They had to work in groups to build a working shaduf in order to take water from the 'River Nile' so that they could water their farmland. We had lots of fun, working together and problem solving. Some of us even ended up having an extra shower!

We've had a fun afternoon learning about continents. We learnt that there are seven continents on Earth. We live in Europe, and Egypt is in Africa! We used an atlas to help us to locate and identify continents by looking at the shapes of them.

We've had a fun afternoon learning about continents. We learnt that there are seven continents on Earth. We live in Europe, and Egypt is in Africa! We used an atlas to help us to locate and identify continents by looking at the shapes of them. 1
We've had a fun afternoon learning about continents. We learnt that there are seven continents on Earth. We live in Europe, and Egypt is in Africa! We used an atlas to help us to locate and identify continents by looking at the shapes of them. 2

We had a fantastic day at The Collection today. We learnt lots about the Ancient Egyptians during our activities. We acted in a play about Osiris, discovered new artefacts during the 'Big Dig', had a tour and learnt how pharaohs were mummified, and completed a craft activity. We can't wait to learn even more about the Egyptians in our project lessons now!

Enterprise is developing .What fun we had today, getting ourselves in knots while producing our Enterprise products. They are coming along nicely.

On Thursday we had a visit from Nigel Plant from Natwest. He came to teach us about savings and why they are so important. He even gave us some top tips to ensure we make a profit at Enterprise Day. It was really interesting and we did really well in his quiz.
We have made a start at making our products for Enterprise Day. We're having fun working together to make lots of exciting and unique products. We hope you'll like them as much as we do!

We had great fun describing our Enterprise ideas to the class.Then we had a vote to see what we would make. It's under wraps for now.......

To start our new English unit on persuasive writing, we went outside to build hedgehog houses. We then had to try to convince the rest of the class that our hedgehog house was the best, before heading back inside to make a persuasive poster to encourage hedgehogs to move into our houses.

We have built our pose in the style of Henry Moore today. We had to think carefully about how to make the shapes we needed, how to stick the different parts together, and how to make sure that our models stood up! It took a lot of trial and error, but it was great fun!

We have been learning about the famous Yorkshire artist and sculptor, Henry Moore. We researched his life and some of his most famous sculptures with our learning partners before posing in the style of some of his statues and sketching our pose using our knowledge of shapes to help us.

This week we have been learning about the human body. To start this, we went outside and drew around our friends to label their body parts, before building a skeleton in the classroom and labeling it.

To start our new topic, we have had a visit from Farmer Brown. He came to tell us all about his business and the skills that he needs to run it successfully. We found out lots about his farm, the cows and how he makes his icecream. It was very exciting and interesting! Hopefully, we will be able to use some of these skills to help us to be successful when we set up our own business next half term.

To start our new topic, we have had a visit from Farmer Brown. He came to tell us all about his business and the skills that he needs to run it successfully. We found out lots about his farm, the cows and how he makes his icecream. It was very exciting and interesting! Hopefully, we will be able to use some of these skills to help us to be successful when we set up our own business next half term. 1
To start our new topic, we have had a visit from Farmer Brown. He came to tell us all about his business and the skills that he needs to run it successfully. We found out lots about his farm, the cows and how he makes his icecream. It was very exciting and interesting! Hopefully, we will be able to use some of these skills to help us to be successful when we set up our own business next half term. 2

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