The children really enjoyed preparing for their Ancient Greek museum and showing their fantastic topic homework to the rest of the class.
Thank you very much to all of the parents who came into school to look at the children's work! It was great to see so many of you. The children have been so enthusiastic when learning about the Ancient Greeks and had a brilliant time showing all of the work they have been doing in both topic lessons and DT lessons.
Summer Term 2
Welcome back to the final term of Year 3! It has been fantastic to see how much the children have grown up over this year and how independent and mature they have become. I'm sure they will all continue to work hard as they move in to Year 4 in September.
This term we will be finishing our Ancient Greek topic and beginning our new topic which is called Heroes and Villains. We will continue working hard in the rest of our subjects this term and have lots of fun things to look forward to in our final weeks of Year 3.
We are still going swimming on Mondays and PE still takes place on Fridays so please ensure that PE kit is in school on this day.
As always, please contact me in school if you have any questions about anything.
Summer Term 1
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a great Easter break. Our new topic this term is called Gods and Mortals and we will be learning all about Ancient Greece, including the gods and goddesses, Greek myths and Greek soldiers. For our launch day we tried different Greek food, wrote our names in Greek using oil pastels and then tried some Greek dancing. The children had a fantastic time!
Please remember that we are still going swimming on Mondays and PE lessons take place on Fridays so please ensure that PE kits are in school on this day.
Spring Term 2
Welcome back to the new term! Our new topic this term is Flow and we will be learning all about rivers, the features of them and the water cycle. For our launch day, we took part in different activities in the classroom, such as finding different rivers using atlases, reading books and stories about rivers and we created our own top trumps cards for a river of our choice. Afterwards we went outside onto the school field to create our own rivers using tin foil and things we could find outside. We then poured water along our rivers. It was an excellent morning!
Please remember that PE kits should be in school on a Friday and we are now going swimming every Monday morning.
Year 3 - Spring Term 1
Welcome back to the new term! It has been great to see how well the children have settled back into school this first week back after the Christmas break. This half term our topic is called Tribal Tales and we will be learning all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Towards the end of the term we will be visiting Creswell Crags where we will take a tour in a cave, learn some survival skills and look at ancient art. I'm sure it will be a fantastic day for us all.
This half term our PE lesson is on a Friday so please ensure that your child's PE kit is in school on this day.
Year 3 - Autumn Term 2
This half term our topic is Tremors and we will be learning all about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis! On our launch day, we arrived into the classroom to find lots of caution tape all around the room. Some of us even checked our chairs to make sure they were safe! We discovered that there had been an earthquake in the playground and lava had spilled out onto the ground. We then worked in groups to write and perform a news broadcast reporting on what happened.
We will be continuing to work hard in the rest of our subjects!
Year 3 - Autumn Term 1
Welcome to Year 3 and to Key Stage 2. It has been wonderful to see each child settle into life as a Junior with ease. We have already completed so many fun and interesting things to begin our year but there's much more excitement ahead.
For our first topic, we are learning all about food. Our topic is called Scrumdiddlyumptious where we'll be given lots of opportunities to discover and taste fantastic fruits, venerable vegetables and tantalising treats. Within this topic, we'll get busy in the kitchen making tasty dishes from across the world and will discover how good food helps us to grow strong and fit. As the topic comes to an end, our Landing Day will involve creating our own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothies for Squeezy Joe and his team of fruity friends.
Further to our topic work, we'll be working incredibly hard in various subject areas, including Maths, English, RE, Computing and PE. You can find out more about our learning in the newsletter, Curriculum Matters, which you'll find below.
In this first term, please be advised that PE is on a Thursday so ensure PE kits are in school. I strongly suggest PE kits remain in school during the week in case of any last minute changes to the timetable.
Please feel free to contact me at school if you have any further queries. Please check this page regularly for further updates and photographs.
Year 3 - Summer Term 1 & 2
Our new topic is called 'Gods and Mortals' and it is all about the Ancient Greeks! We will be learning about their lives, Gods and Goddesses and their engaging myths and legends. We had our launch day last week where we got to dress up like Ancient Greeks, eat some Greek food and learn all about the Gods and their powers! We had a brilliant day!
Day of Prayer
Year 3 had a thoroughly enriching Day of Prayer today. This was organised by the Chaplaincy Team with the theme, New Life.
This half term, we'll be continuing with our topic, Urban Pioneers. Here, we'll be looking at how Shirebrook has changed over time. We'll also consider whether the town has improved over time.
As part of this topic, Year 3 will consider how the urban environment could be further improved. Maybe we could add more colour? More light? Provide more things for people to do, or perhaps add a plaza with a comfortable bench or two?
An important part of being an Urban Pioneer is to consider how art can improve the look and feel of a town. We'll create a giant class piece of graffiti art to really add some colour into our town!
Further to our topic work, we'll be continuing to work hard in all other subjects, including Maths, English, RE, Science, Computing and PE. You can find out more about our learning in the newsletter, Curriculum Matters, which can be downloaded below.
During this half term, please be advised that PE is on a Thursday so ensure PE kits are in school. I strongly suggest PE kits remain in school during the week in case of any last minute changes to the timetable. Furthermore, Year 3 will be going swimming every Monday so ensure swimming kits are brought into school each week.
Year 3 - Spring Term 1
Welcome back after the Christmas break. Last term, each child settled into life as a Junior brilliantly and approached all aspects of learning eagerly - I can't wait for this to be continued further as we head towards the Spring.
For our first topic this term, we are heading back to prehistoric times to gather berries and hunt down dinner! We'll unearth ancient objects and will visit Creswell Crags where the secrets of ancient times will be revealed. Within this topic, we'll learn how the people of Britain developed over thousands of years from the Stone Age to the Roman invasion.
Further to our topic work, we'll be continuing to work our socks off in all other subjects, including Maths, English, RE, Science, Computing and PE. You can find out more about our learning in the newsletter, Curriculum Matters, which can be downloaded below.
During this half term, please be advised that PE is on a Thursday and a Friday so ensure PE kits are in school. I strongly suggest PE kits remain in school during the week in case of any last minute changes to the timetable.
As always, contact me at school if you have any further queries. Please check this page regularly for further updates and photographs.