Year 3 - Elder and Juniper Classes
Welcome to Year 3!
Teachers: Mrs Downes (Juniper Class) and Miss Pembrey (Elder Class)
Teaching Assistants: Miss Kinloch, Miss Ball and Mrs Gurr
Additional teachers: Mr Davies (Sport), Mrs O’Gorman (Music), Mrs Pepper (French) and Mrs Wilhelm (Art)
We have a busy and very interesting year ahead of us, with lots of exciting and engaging learning for the children to enjoy, including: Do you believe in magic? Stone Age, Our European Neighbours, Ancient Greece and Light and Dark.
Parent meetings will be arranged twice a year to set your child’s targets, and discuss their progress. If you would like to speak to us at any other time, please feel free to message us on Class Dojo.
Have a look on the tabs below to see what we have been learning about in each term as well as for details of our latest Home Learning Challenge and our termly Topic Leaflet.
Year 3 really hit the ground running in Term 1! It was a tough transition into Key Stage 2 but the children have embraced independence and we’ve even had a few win lockers already – fantastic!
A few things in particular stand out when we reflect on all the brilliant things we’ve been lucky enough to share with the children this half-term:
Google VR Experience
On our very first day back we were lucky enough to have the Google Virtual Reality Team visit us and show us animals from all around the world! We saw dung beetles in Africa, penguins in the artic and manta rays in the deep blue ocean. This linked nicely to our Science topic of ‘Animals including Humans’ where we learnt all about skeletons, muscles and how to stay fit and healthy.
In English we have studied Roald Dahl’s ‘The Magic Finger’. Not only did this text facilitate the children writing some beautifully descriptive poems but it has also inspired them to read other Roald Dahl stories which has been touching to observe during our library visits. On the 12th of September we celebrated ‘Roald Dahl Day’ where we participated in a live broadcast with drama and music based on the author’s characters. We also entered into a national competition where we designed our own beastly bugs just like the ones in ‘James and the Giant Peach’.
Healthy Eating Workshop
Firstly, thank you to all the parents for their kind donations towards this workshop, it really was a fun and engaging learning experience! The children went on a hunt around the school, searching for a rainbow of fruits and vegetables they can adopt into their diet. We also learnt all about the sugar, where it comes from and how to consume it responsibly. The children enjoyed sampling a range of healthier snack choices to broaden their dietary horizons and created their own healthy breakfast cereal! They also all had to opportunity to complete fitness exercises with Coach Davies – we hope they digested everything they learnt during this workshop to empower them to make healthy choices throughout their lives.
Well done Year 3. We cannot wait to see what Term 2 brings!