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!

Welcome Back!

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, Place Value and Angles, which will involve a variety of practical activities, as well as reasoning and problem solving questions! 

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.

 

We created Stone Henge using biscuits! Pupils worked hard in their teams to plan, create and review their designs! We especially enjoyed eating the biscuits after! 

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! 

We went on a 'right angle' hunt around our school! 

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, made our own natural paintbrushes and painted using natural resources!  

Homework

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

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.  

Forest School

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 Celebration Assembly on Friday afternoons. 

Ambassador

Seth is the Ambassador for the week beginning 2nd December.

Dates for this half term:

 

Friday 29th November - wear your own clothes - donate a bottle or chocolate for our tombola.

Wednesday 4th December - Year 3 class assembly at 9.10 a.m. in the Hall

Wednesday 18th December - Christmas Crafternoon

Meet the Year 3 team:

Miss Naylor - Class Teacher

Mrs Crookes - Teaching Assisstant

Pupils can access Times Table Rockstars at home!

Throughout the year we take part in a ‘Battle of the Bands’ competitions with other classes in school!

https://ttrockstars.com/login

 

We had a great time dressing up as Rockstars!