Year 3

Teacher – Mrs Warran

TA – Mrs Armstrong and Mrs Broadbent

Welcome to Year 3

Here you will find updates of what we have been learning about in class and links to help with homework.

Year 3 Autumn Planner

Knowledge Organisers

Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
Art
         
Computing
      Computing  
        French
French
Geography
  Geography
  Geography  
  History   History    
        Music  
PE PE PE PE PE  
Science Science  Science Science Science Science
RE RE  RE RE RE RE
PSHE
         

Please click on the link for strategies to help your child learn important number facts:

Number Facts 1

Number Facts 2

History – WWII Day

This half term St Peters children and staff took part in a history day based around World War II.We had fun dressing up and our school was filled with evacuees, land girls, air men, soldiers, and a few colonels too!

We had a visit from Grandad Les, who kindly volunteered to talk to all the classes about his experience of being a young boy during WWII and the antics he got up to during the Blitz on Manchester,

Children learned to read the Morse code, wrote poems about the war, baked some wartime recipes based on rationing. There was a lovely smell of biscuits baking and even trench stew wafting through the school. Children made their own gas masks, paper aircraft and looked at the areas of influence across Europe, highlighting England’s allies.

I hope you enjoy the pictures from our history day.

Mrs Warran

RE

Saul to Paul

This week in RE we have been looking at Being a Christian. We have read the story of Saul and how he changed from being unkind to Christians to becoming a Christian himself. Year 3 worked together in pairs to write questions for Saul.

We then hot seated Saul who gave detailed and thoughtful answers.

Science

Light and Dark

For science this term our topic is ‘Light and Dark. We looked at different reflective materials and discovered that retroreflectors are ideal for cyclists, children, bin men and a host of other people to wear in the dark. We designed posters to help these people stay safe.

Shadows

For our science topic in Year 3 we have been learning about light. We completed an experiment by measuring the length of a shadow moving the torch further away each time. We checked to see if the shadow got bigger or smaller depending on how close the light source was.

ICT

In Year 3 we have been working on angles in maths. Learning about quarter and half turns and that a right angle is 90 degrees.  In ICT we have learnt about programming.

For this lesson we combined the skills. The children plotted a route using turns, with forwards and backward moves. They then programmed the Bee Bots to follow that route.

Science

For science this term our topic is ‘Light and Dark. We looked at different reflective materials and discovered that retroreflectors are ideal for cyclists, children, bin men and a host of other people to wear in the dark. We designed posters to help these people stay safe.

Easter Activities

Here are some fantastic pieces of our Easter Activities from Year 3. We are so proud of how hard they have worked at home when our Year 3 bubble was closed.

There are amazing egg scenes, Easter bakes, Easter baskets and stain glass crosses.

Science

Year 3 had been exploring natural and man made rocks.  These are the pictures of what we found on our walk.

Maths

For our Art in Maths morning we looked at symmetry. We used tracing paper to trace an insect and then used a line of symmetry to copy the insect.

We also made pictures from the circles (a 2-d shape).

In maths we have been looking at ‘Perimeter’, we found lots of perimeters to measure around our school grounds.

Art

Last term we were looking at the artist Maud Lewis. Maud Lewis was famous for her Folk Art. She was inspired by the landscape of Nova Scotia, which was the area that she lived.

RE

In RE we hot seated Mary asking her and the Angel Gabriel about the Annunciation and how it made her feel.

RE Film

World Mental Health Day

For World Mental Health Day we enjoyed a relaxing morning with a beautiful meditation. We thought about being positive, then we wrote a Thinking Positive Poem.

English home learning: Alice in Wonderland text – Year 3 – 15th January

26th March: bubble closure – Home learning information- Y3