Category: year3

Welcome to Year 3

Year 3 have really enjoyed using their ball skills in PE and starting to learn the Glockenspiel in music. It was amazing to see how many children wanted to perform their own short piece using the notes of C, D and E.

Investigating the Ancient Maya

As part of our History topic about the Ancient Maya, Year 3 have been learning all about the Maya Civilisation. We have explored the number system, which had a concept of zero for place value, and then looked at the logograms that made up the hieroglyphic language. We then immersed ourselves in the food of …

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Celebrating the Platinum Jubilee

Year 3 had a wonderful time celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Alongside creating portraits of Her Majesty, we decorated biscuits, designed plates, sewed bunting and threw ourselves into a selection of party games. We especially enjoyed making – and eating! – our cucumber sandwiches.

Practical Learning

In Year 3, we have had a very busy half term. Along with our topic work, we have been focusing on scaling in Maths and formatting speech in Spelling. We got our A3 paper out and set to work, scaling lines by ten and using macaroni to represent apostrophes, inverted commas and regular commas when …

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Biome Explorers

As part of our Geography topic on climate and weather, we have been using the school site to help us learn about the flora and fauna of the deciduous forest biome. We used identification keys to help find out what plants and trees we have on site – we were surprised at home many wild …

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Red Nose Day Fun!

Year 3 had a fabulous time celebrating Red Nose Day. We did some comic relief themed Maths, told our favourite jokes and then finished off the day with a Red Nose Egg and Spoon race!

Our Completed Iron Age Village

After weeks of hard work, Year 3 completed their Iron Age village. First the children made their houses of wooden beams, Modroc, straw and card, then decorated and landscaped their homes. The class then turned their attention to how they would create a village. In History, we have studied the advancements in the Iron Age, …

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Outdoor Adventures

Year 3 were lucky enough to be invited for a day of exploration and adventure at York House School. The children split into groups to challenge themselves to walk along a slackline and traverse and climb the rock wall. Some of the group even had a go on the parkour course! The children also showed …

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Iron Age Roundhouses

In DT, Year 3 have been studying houses from the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have set ourselves the task of creating our own model Iron Age village, like something that could be seen on display in a museum. Today, we created the first part of the model: our own Iron Age …

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Reciprocal Writing

In English, we have been reading The Finger Eater by Dick King Smith. In our lessons, we have been immersing ourselves in the world of the Far North, where Ulf the Troll terrorises the local village until the plucky and bold Gudrun comes up with a plan to put an end to his vicious ways. …

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