Year 3 - Miss Naylor and Mrs Crookes
We had a great time celebrating Roald Dahl day! We came dressed as our favourite characters and made party hats!
This half term we are learning about the Stone Age!
We will be travelling back to Prehistoric Britain. We will learn about how life changed between the last Ice Age and the arrival of the Romans, this period includes the middle stone age (Mesolithic), late stone age (Neolithic), Bronze Age and Iron Age.
In English we are looking at texts which include ‘Minnow and the Bear,’ ‘Stone Age Boy’ and ‘How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth.’ We are focusing on descriptive writing, letter writing and also instruction writing throughout this half term.
In Maths we are focusing on Numbers and Place Value, which will involve a variety of practical activities, as well as reasoning and problem solving questions! This week pupils have enjoyed using playdough, base ten and string beads to display ones, tens and hundreds.
In Science, we will be learning about the properties of rocks and soils. The children will have a range of practical investigations, and we will be sorting rocks according to their appearance and properties.
In History we will be researching the Stone Age, and this will involve us exploring artefacts and evidence, and investigating caves, tools, food and clothing. As well as researching Mary Anning, Stone Henge and Skara Brae.
In Art we will be researching Cave Paintings, we are going to explore what the symbols and pictures may have meant, and from this we will then create our own paintings, using a variety of media and materials, including mud and berries and different textures, such as stone and rocks.
Our ‘Calm Cave’ has been created in our ‘Nurture Nook’ area, the Nurture Nook is an area every class has, and this is a special place in each classroom which pupils can access, and have a few minutes to themselves if they choose.
Year 3 Gallery
We have been busy in Maths! This half term we are focusing on Numbers and Place Value! We enjoy taking our learning outside too!
In Science we are looking at Rocks! We made edible Sedimentary rocks using marshmallows, chocolate and biscuits to understand how these natural rocks form.
Here we are in Art creating our very own cave paintings! We turned our classroom tables into caves.
Homework is sent home every Friday, and is to be returned to school on the following Wednesday.
A homework club will run on Thursday lunchtime for children who have not completed their homework, or for those pupils who need a little help.
We are encouraging the children to read on a daily basis, for 5 minutes or 5 pages, as it can really help children progress in their reading. If you could sign your child's reading diary, it would be very helpful - thank you.
PE is on Tuesday afternoon and Friday afternoon. PE kits should remain in school all week. Please can all pupils with long hair have their hair tied back.
Our Forest School sessions are on Thursday mornings. Pupils need to come with appropriate clothing and footwear for the forest area.
This half term pupils will be creating their own paintbrushes from natural resources found the forest area, we will also look at building shelters and fire safety around the fire pit.
We have our Key Stage Celebration Assembly on Friday afternoons.
Ellie is the Ambassador for the week starting 16th September
Dates for this half term:
11th Sept- Roald Dahl theatre group in school
13th Sept - Roald Dahl dress up day
25th Sept - Macmillan coffee morning
1st Oct- Harvest assembly
Meet the Year 3 team:
Miss Naylor - Class Teacher
Mrs Crookes - Teaching Assisstant
Pupils can access Times Table Rockstars at home!
Later on in the year we will also take part in a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competition with other classes in school.