Welcome to Year 3
3H is taught by Mrs Hamer
3W is taught by Miss Booton
3GM is taught by Mrs Greenhill & Mr Monger
Our TAs are Mrs Taylor, Mrs Symonds & Miss Ford
Welcome to the Summer term in Year 3.
We would like to take this opportunity to welcome all the children and parents back after the Easter break. We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome Miss Booton to the team. She has had a good week in 3W, who have made her feel welcome. 3H would also like to welcome Mr Childs who will be with us until just after half term. Mr Childs is on his teacher training placement with us.
The end of last term was fantastic! The children worked incredibly hard on their Easter Service and we would like to thank you for your support with costumes, learning lines and singing songs. I think you will all agree the children did a fantastic job and we were proud of all of them during the entire service.
Summer Term Curriculum:
This term is under the umbrella title or “The Stone Age” The children will be learning about this historic period in topic as well as using the text Stone Age Boy to support their writing in English. We will also be looking at our local area and making maps as the term progresses. Science this term is rocks and soils up until half term and plants after half term. Please see the timetable attached for other information.
PE and Swimming:
PE this term remains on a Thursday afternoon. Up to half term, we will have a tennis coach, from Hereford Tennis Club, teaching the children tennis. Please ensure the children have shorts, t-shirt and trainers every week. As the weather is getting warmer the children will need to have a hat for these sessions as we will be outside. Swimming remains on a Wednesday morning.
The school fete is on Friday 22nd June this year, straight after school. Year 3 have hook a duck and the ping pong game. A separate letter will be coming out in a couple of weeks with further information.
Year 3 Spring Term
This has been a busy term in Year 3 so far, read on to find out what we have been up to.
We studied a new book called Hermelin by Mini Grey and had lots of fun finding out about the adventures on Offley Street. We have acted out our favourite scenes in freeze frames and had lots of fun.
As well as lots of drama work, we talked about likes, dislikes, puzzles and patterns in the book, studied the different characters by completing roles on the wall after studying bags from each character. We even wrote our own versions on a detective story.
Our second story we will be studying this term is The Tunnel by Anthony Browne. We will be learning how to write conversations, write our own play scripts and instructions as well as lots of interesting vocabulary work.
Maths this term has been looking at shape and fractions.
Year 3 have enjoyed making 2D and 3D shapes and learning all about their different properties. Our fractions work has just started but we have been understanding what a fraction is, what all the numbers mean and their special names.
Science this term so far has been discovering about healthy eating and how to live a healthy life. We have looked at balanced diets as well as the food pyramids.
We have just started our next topic which is skeletons and muscles.
We finished the Tudors in January which was a great topic and the children had fun learning about this time in History. We have used Sir Francis Drake to introduce the Americas. We learnt about the journey he took around South America and have studied human and physical features of this area as well as rivers and animals.
We also looked at trade and where our food comes from. We were shocked to discover that lots of foods we eat regularly are made in UK and how many food miles different foods have. We have looked at Fairtrade and completed the banana debate.
Our next topic is DT and we will be designing, making and evaluating tunnels. Watch this space for photos of brilliant creations.