Year 3 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 3 in 2019/20.
We will use this page to share important information and keep families updated on events in year 3.
Mrs Chambers is the Assistant Headteacher for year 3.
The Year 3 team is:
Ms Price/Miss Forster
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Bevan, Mrs Eaton and Mrs Roberts.
Roald Dahl Day
On 13th September Year 3 and 4 will be celebrating Roald Dahl Day. We will be visited by Willy Wonka himself (aka Tony Higginson) and Mrs Silver (aka Holly Bushnell)
The children will be immersed in fun and exciting activites all day celebrating the life of Roald Dahl and all his amazing children's books. Meanwhile Holly will be creating illustrations as the children work, in the style of Quentin Blake
Photos of our day will be published on our website
RESPECT and Behaviour
During this half term the children will be learning about the word RESILIENCE and what this means to them. They will be thinking about how they can use resilience to overcome difficulties and to help them to progress academically and socially. Each week the teachers will nominate one child that they have noticed being resilient. These children will be known as our ‘Learning Heroes’. They will receive a special certificate in assembly and will have their picture displayed on the wall. During the first week back at school the children have created class charters in which they discuss their own roles and responsibilities with regards to their behaviour and conduct in school. It has been a very positive way to start the school year with the children keen to follow their charters and stay in the positive behaviour zones.
This half term, the learning hero for Year 3 is Ezra Frech.
Year 3 Curriculum
Our Curriculum Map can be viewed by clicking on the link below.
Year 3 have started this half term recapping on nouns, adjectives and sentence structure through the book ‘Firebird’ written by Saviour Pirotta and illustrated by Catherine Hyde. Firebird is retelling of the famous Russian folktale on which the Stravisnky ballet is based, and offers rich opportunities for character and setting descriptions. The half term will end with a study of the Limericks of Edward Lear.
This half term we will be undertaking a range of investigations based on our topic of 'Light and Shadows'. We will be looking at the difference between light sources and reflectors, how shadows are made and will end the topic with a range of scientific based enquiries to help us create our own shadow puppets.
We will be taking a giant step back in time this half term into prehistory! We will discover what Britain was like during the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age; from housing, food and tools to learning all about the monumental Stonehenge. We are lucky enough to be visiting forest school and the round house, and also having a visit from a Stone Age warrior, to gain a greater understanding of what life was like to live in this period of time.
The artists we will be studying this half term are the abstract expressionist artist Mark Rothko and fine artist Catherine Hyde. We will be creating abstract block artwork in the style of Mark Rothko, which will focus on primary colours and how to create secondary and tertiary colours. This will lead onto a more detailed piece of artwork based on Catherine Hyde’s work in the style of her Firebird illustrations.
We are excited to start French with year 3 this term. This half term we will be learning basic French greetings as well as learning numbers and days of the week. asking how somebody is, how old they are, and being able to explain when their birthday is.
The children in Y3 are very excited to start learning to play the djembe drums this year with our specialist music teacher, Mr Harper and his team. Hopefully throughout the year you will have a chance to see the children showcase what they have learnt.
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Nasal spray - flu immunisations F2 - yr 6, by Mrs Walters
Year 3 and 4 after school gymnastics, by Mrs Walters