I cannot believe it is time for me to say goodbye to the children. The year 2s visited today and I had forgotten just how small they were last September and how much they have grown, not only physically but emotionally too. We have learned so much together and had fun together and for that, I thank them all. Here are a few photos of our wonderfully messy art lessons.
Have a peaceful (!) Summer holiday.
Mrs Mac x
What a fantastic day we had at Butser Ancient Farm. We wattled fences, built walls, had an archaeological dig and designed mosaics. It was a busy day and we all enjoyed the opportunity to take our learning outside.
The guide at Butser, Mark, said year 3 were the best class he had had for as long as he could remember. A fantastic compliment indeed! Myself, Mr Chapman and Mrs Woodman are very proud of how they behaved.
World Book Day 2019
What a wonderful day we have had! There was a T-Rex roaming the school, lots of Roald Dahl characters, Dennis the Menace, witches, wizards and many more super book characters to join in the fun. Mrs Wilson was replaced by Professor Trelawney, reception was invaded by underwear loving aliens and there were loads of cats in year 6.
I look forward to seeing the costumes next year!
It's hard to believe we are halfway through year 3! We have had a very busy half term and have enjoyed our Roman topic. We have been reading 'Escape from Pompeii' and have written some amazing poetry and vivid sensory descriptions.
We have mastered fractions in maths, volcano images in art and counting in French.
We are looking forward to next half term as we will be visiting Butser Ancient Farm, this will be fantastic fun. We look at time in maths, the artists Kahlo, Lowry and Miro in art and instructions in Literacy.
Myself, Mrs King and Mrs Woodman wish you a Happy Half Term Holiday!
We have been so busy again in year 3! We continued with money in maths and all of the children had a chance to be a shopkeeper! If you could help with adding prices and giving change, that would be fantastic.
We have been doing cave painting, too. We chose our artists tools from the school grounds and then got to work. We had sticks, leaves, feathers and pampas grass. It looks very realistic!
We have had a wonderfully busy week. We have been looking at addition and subtraction using 'frog' jumping (you can ask your child to explain!) Also we looked at finding change from £1. Any experience with coins at home or out shopping would be fantastic.
We also began writing our own version of 'I'll take you to Mrs Cole,' we will finish these off next week. There have been some amazing ideas and super adjectives.
Art was terrific fun and the children produced amazing sunset pictures with Stonehenge silhouettes. In French we learned to say what our name is and in RE we learned about symbols of the Holy Spirit. Have a great weekend! Mrs. Mac.
Welcome to year 3!
We have had a wonderful start to year 3 and have been very busy. This term our topic is 'Stone age to Iron age' and we will be imagining what life would be like as a child back then,writing a diary and making cave paintings, plus lots more!
You can look below to see what year 3 did last year, this will give you a taste of things to come.
Please check back regularly to take a look at what we have been up to.
Welcome back! I hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing Christmas break and are feeling ready for the second term in Year 3. We have lots of exciting things planned this Spring. We will start our 'Rainforest' topic and we'll be heading to The Living Rainforest for our next class trip. Excitingly, we will be doing our first ever joint class assembly with Year 4- more info will be coming soon...
Mrs King and I would also like to take this time to say a HUGE thank you for your cards and gifts at the end of the term. It was very generous of you!
Now that they are in Key Stage 2, the children have the opportunity to learn French. Year 3 are always so excited about their French lessons and have enjoyed learning many new words already. So far they have learnt basic greetings, numbers 1-10, family names and the days of the week.
French is definitely not restricted to 1 hour a week. Instead, we integrate it into our everyday language in Year 3. Each day, we record the day in French on the board and identify what the weather is like. The children are also able to count down from 10 and have learned many classroom instructions. The children are also encouraged to use French greetings when responding to the register.
The videos below give a little insight into our interactive French lessons.
Children have started to learn their 3 x table this week. They have been introduced to this three times table song which is in the style of the infamous Uptown Funk. They've loved singing along to it- not even realising that they are learning!
Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke with classroom instruments, but with a twist... It's not Blurred Lines, it's Four Times.
Year 3 have enjoyed developing their singing skills in the Autumn term. At the start of the year, we rehearsed and performed our harvest song called 'I'm a very special vegetable'. All the children were very enthusiastic about performing it to the school and they really made themselves and me very proud!
We have also been singing songs from Roald Dahl films, such as Pure Imagination and Family. We look forward to sharing these with you in our class assembly on 16th November.
We explored music by Bob Marley and other reggae artists. We focused mainly on Three Little Birds which the children can now sing beautifully. In addition to learning the song, they have all found great amusement in the vocal and body warm up activities. We will begin our first recorder unit next half term.
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