Welcome to Year 3!
Teacher: Mrs Caitlin Barnes
Mrs Leona Dutton
LSA: Mrs Kathryn Anderson
Our topic this half term has been ‘Footprints in the Sand’. We have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about life in Ancient Egypt with the highlight of our topic being our visit to the New Walk Museum to see real mummies and Egyptian artifacts.
In Art and Design, we made ourselves into Pharaohs by designing and making necklaces and headdresses that we displayed in our class assembly. We made fantastic cityscape reflection art for the art gallery using watercolours and mixed media.
In Science, we have been learning about Plants. We dissected plants to learn about the different parts of a flower and their functions and made our own scientific labelled models. We explored how water travels through the stem by observing a plant change over time when food colouring is added to the water.
In Maths, we have been recapping place value and practising written methods to add and subtract two and three digit numbers. We then moved on to multiplication and have been working hard on learning our 4x and 8x tables and have begun to look at written methods to multiply two digit numbers.
We shall miss learning all about Ancient Egypt but are looking forward to our next topic ‘It’s Freezing’ where we will be learning all about the polar regions. We hope you have a restful half term break and look forward to another busy term after the break.
Our topic this half-term has been 'The Flintstones'. We have enjoyed continuing our learning about the Stone Age and have moved on this half-term to learning about life during the Iron Age and the Bronze Age. We learnt about the Celts and made some fantastic Celtic artwork using pieces of brightly coloured paper to make patterns. We also learnt about Boudica and why she formed an army to fight against the Romans.
In Maths this half-term, we have been finding fractions of amounts and finding equivalent fractions using a fraction wall. We have also been learning to name and identify the properties of 2D and 3D shapes.
In Science, we learnt about the different food groups and the importance of food labels on packaging and how that tells us which foods contain a lot of sugar and salt. We designed healthy meals and learnt and compared the diets of different animals.
What a wonderful start to Year 3 it has been!
So far during our ‘Flintstones’ topic, we have been learning all about life during the Stone Age and created our own cave paintings and made Stone Age necklaces out of clay. We enjoyed a trip to Creswell Crags where we learnt about being a hunter gatherer and got to explore inside real caves and create Stone Age music.
In English, we have written recounts and created our own portal stories inspired by our class text ‘The Stone Age Boy’.
In Maths, we have been deepening our understanding of place value and learning different methods to add and subtract numbers mentally. We are beginning to look at formal written methods to add and subtract which we will continue next half term.
In Science, we have been learning all about the human body and skeletons. We know that the functions of our skeleton are to protect, to help with movement and for support. We will be looking at the skeletons of other animals next half-term and moving on to look at healthy diets and the impact of food on our bodies.
An enjoyable topic so far with many more exciting things to look forward to after the half-term break.