Year 3 Recent News
Upcoming Dates & Events for Year 3
Welcome to Year 3
Summer Term 2018
What an exciting summer it promises to be here in Year 3! The children will be delving into all things Roman and learning all about Britain under Roman rule.
We will be researching everything from how the Roman rule shaped Britain to the uprising of Boudicca and her followers. After learning about Julius Caesar’s assassination, we will be writing a newspaper report to tell the story about what happened on that fateful day. This will combine literacy skills such as comprehension, direct speech punctuation and note taking with history based skills like constructing an idea using evidence.
Our learning about the Romans will all culminate with the children writing a mystery story, based on our class book ‘The Thieves of Ostia’ by Caroline Lawrence.
In Science we will be learning all about light. The children will be hypothesising and predicting how shadows change and looking for patterns in their results. We will be looking at exactly how a shadow is formed and why. Do you know how?
A home learning letter is sent home on Fridays to let you know what your child has been learning each week.
Please click on the link below to access The Bug Club website.
This is the online reading scheme which allows your child access to hundreds of books at the click of a button. Your child can read them with you or when older & more confident, independently. Each book contains comprehension questions to boost reading skills. Points collected for completing the questions correctly can be used to play games. All of the books can be read to your child by the computer too.
Logins & passwords are held by your child’s teacher and have been sent home in a letter. Please encourage your child to access the website as often as possible.
If you have any problems with access at home, there is a trouble shooting guide held by Jennie on the school Reception desk.BUG CLUB
Autumn Term 2017
This Autumn we will be investigating the significant changes in Britain from the Stone Age through to the Bronze and Iron Age. When was the Stone Age? How long did it last for? Why is it called the Stone Age?
Term began with a visit from Badger Bushcraft. Each class had an immersive day where the children got to dress up in animal skins, handle and draw animal skulls and bones, learnt how to make fire and built dens.
In English, our class texts for this half term are: Stone Age Boy, Stone Girl Bone Girl, Stone Age Bone Age and Pebble in my Pocket. These will help us consider the similarities and differences between the past and the present. For our Science, we will be learning about Rocks and Soils and investigating the different types of rock and their purpose. Through Geography, we are finding out more about the earth’s history.
In Science we are learning all about Rocks and Soils.
Try this BBC quiz: http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml
PE times are as follows:
Martha & Lisa’s class: Outdoor Tuesday, Indoor Friday
Ellie’s class: Outdoor Tuesday, Indoor Monday
Valerie’s class: Outdoor Tuesday, Indoor Wednesday
A home learning letter is sent home on Fridays to let you know what your child has been learning each week and contains home learning ideas and things to think about and discuss at home.