We have had a fantastic start to Year 3. The children have quickly adjusted to the new routines in Year 3.
In English, we have been reading Roald Dahl’s ‘The Magic Finger’. We have explored the story through role-play and used it to inspire our own diaries and narratives. The children have also enjoyed celebrating ‘Poetry Day’ and Storytelling Week. We hope they are feeling inspired now to write their own stories!
In Maths, we have extensively learnt about Place Value and how to use the column method for addition and subtraction. The children are now much more secure following these methods.
In Science, the children have explored the human body focussing on types of skeletons, muscles and joints. The children have enjoyed learning about different types of skeletons and the importance and keeping our bodies healthy. The children have learnt about living things, including how animals can be carnivores, herbivores or omnivores, needing food, water, air, shelter and space. The children have learnt about keeping our bodies healthy and the different food groups. The children have enjoyed predicting and investigating the fattiness of various foods.
During History this term, the children have begun to explore the Stone Age. To begin the day the children had a go at cave painting. They drew pictures they imagined might have been in the walls such as hunters, animals and sceneries. They had a brilliant day. The children have been using an enquiry approach to discover how life changed throughout the Stone Age. They loved dressing up for Stone Age day. In Maths, the children created their own symbols to create numbers! The children learnt a Stone Age version of ‘We Will Rock You’! In the afternoon we went into the woods. The children made fantastic necklaces using clay and flax string creating teeth, bones, leaves. They learnt how to make fire with flint and weave natural materials to make a wall.
In Art this term, we have been looking at lines and texture. The children have been looking at how to draw with increasing accuracy. We have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy to inspire our artwork. The children have really enjoyed creating their own work inspired by Andy using the fantastic outdoor environment available to us.
As you can see, we have had a busy but exciting start to the year, with lots of new things planned for the next Term.
What a busy, fun filled term! The children have now settled in to Year 3 and are working hard every day to ‘Be the Best’ they can be.
In English, we have been reading Ug by Raymond Briggs. We have explored the story through role-play and used it to inspire our own diaries. The children particularly enjoyed creating instructions for their very own Stone Age stew. There were some VERY disgusting ideas! The children have also been learning about headings and subheadings. They have enjoyed group work to create posters based on animals and have then created their very own non-chronological report based on a woolly mammoth.
In Maths, the children have been focussing on securing their knowledge of the 2,5 and 10 times table and started learning their 3,4 and 8 times table. The children enjoy completing their number bond tests both at home and at school. The children have made fantastic progress and have been very proud of themselves when they moved onto another level.
In Science, the children have been learning about Animal Nutrition and the Skeletal System. The children are now becoming fantastic independent scientists. They have learnt about the different parts of the body including, joints, bones, muscles. At the end of this Term the children investigated the question ‘Do longer body parts have more joints?’
In History, the children have discovered that the Stone Age ended because people discovered how to make bronze. The children have been learning about how the descovery of Bronze changed how people lived. The children then learnt about the Iron Age and how the Celts shared their knowledge of Iron with others. This created blacksmiths which created new farming tools and meant that Iron Age people had more free time and could work in other jobs.
In Geography, the children have been learning the topic ‘One Planet, Our world’. The children have learnt how to map read to find different countries on the map. We created the world identifying the different layers, the crust, mantle, outer core and inner core. We learnt how earthquakes, volcanoes and mountains form when the tectonic plates move.
This term we have seen more children than ever earning their Independence Watch! To earn their watch, the children have to model independence at home and school and bring home learning in on time. They also need to tell the time to o’clock, half past, quarter past, and quarter to.
We hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas holidays and we are looking forward to seeing everyone again in 2023!