Year 3 marks a shift in our childrens’ learning as they transition from KS1 to KS2.
As the year progresses, we equip Year 3 pupils with the skills and responsibilities they need to become more independent.
Children are charged with taking care of class resources as well as their PE kit and other items: they also become more independent in their learning. This means that they will be more in control of the quality of their work together with developing an understanding of how to progress.
Spring Term 2019
This term in year 3, we are looking at Amazing Earth as our topic.
This mainly focuses on looking at how volcanoes and Earthquakes happen and using our geography skills to locate volcanoes. We are looking forward to our trip on Friday to the Natural History museum.
In art, we are looking at sculptures and we have started to create our own Earth!
In science, we are looking at rocks and we started by using chocolate to show the three ways rocks are formed: sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic.
Literacy involved us writing our own newspaper report about Mount Kilauea - have a look at the photos to see how great our work is!
Autumn Term 2018
Year 3 have had a great start to the term with our Viking day as our immersion for our topic. We all loved being Vikings and taking part in activities that the Vikings did.
We have also worked hard in maths, looking at place value, ordering and comparing numbers and using manipulatives to do so.
In literacy, we have just finished our unit of instructions where we looked at writing instructions on how to catch a dragon (linking to our guided reading book How to Train Your Dragon). This involved role-plays and speaking and listening opportunities by giving verbal instructions and making sure they were very clear! Next week we go onto adventure stories.
Science, we are looking at animals including humans and have been finding out all about herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.