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To start our Tribal Tales topic, we learnt about Stonehenge. We used pastels to create our own Stonehenge pictures. The children worked extremely hard on their pictures and they look amazing!

To start our Tribal Tales topic, we learnt about Stonehenge. We used pastels to create our own Stonehenge pictures. The children worked extremely hard on their pictures and they look amazing! 1

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. 

 

Miss Smith smiley

For our innovate task we made volcanoes and then added vinegar, bicarbonate of soda and food colouring to make them explode! We then worked in groups to make a stop animation and we recorded our own information about volcanoes over the animation.

In our topic lesson we used spaghetti and marshmallows to try to create earthquake proof structures. Although some structures didn't go to plan, we still really enjoyed trying different ways of building them. We also enjoyed eating the marshmallows afterwards!

We've had some excellent topic homework brought in this term!

We've had some excellent topic homework brought in this term!  1
We've had some excellent topic homework brought in this term!  2
We've had some excellent topic homework brought in this term!  3
We've had some excellent topic homework brought in this term!  4

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! 

We have been learning about Fair Trade so we designed our own Fair Trade board game in groups. The Year 5s then came to play our games. We had a lot of fun!

In art we made faces using different fruits inspired by Giuseppe Arcimboldo.

We had a great time tasting different food at the start of our topic!

Year 3 - Autumn Term 1

 

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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.  

 

Kind regards

 

Miss. Smith

 

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.  

 

Kind regards

 

Mr. Steele  smiley

On 15th February, Year 3 went on a trip to Creswell Crags. Here, we discovered the tools used by people from the Stone Age and were shown how the area has changed over time. The best part of the day was going into the cave, which was very dark and damp! 
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