This half term we are working on:

  • English - 'Charlotte's Web' story and play scripts  Non-Fiction - Plant information.
  • Maths -  Fractions, time, geometry and measurement - mass/capacity
  • Art - Plants.
  • History - Local Area
  • DT - Making a pop-up book.
  • RE - The Kingdom of God
  • French - Shopping.

  

Year 3

 

This year your teacher is Mrs Brayshaw

 

with Mrs Kay

 

 

 Our Science topic this Summer term is 

Plants.

 

 

Look at the Year 3 curriculum here.

 

 

P.E. is on Tuesdays

Year three children went back to look at the beds they had planted a month ago and to plant some of the plants that they had sown as seeds. They weeded the new bed and planted their saplings watering them in afterwards. The residents chatted with the children and gave them helpful advice and encouragement which the children enjoyed. The children also helped to improve another flower bed by weeding, with guidance from the residents, as to which were weeds and which weren’t.

 

 

Year 3 acted out a fantastic play of 'Charlotte's Web' to their parents and to KS1 and EYFS.

Well done Year 3 - A superb performance.

 

Year 3 had a wonderful time at Mytholm Meadows residential home. In the morning some of the children worked with Beth and Kerry and the residents to make currant and mint pasties. The children really enjoyed working as a team with the residents. They found the pasties tasty but unusual and very different from things they were used to.
In the afternoon some different Year 3 children visited this time to do some gardening with Beth. They planted some fruit trees, wild strawberries, thyme, chamomile and lobelia plants. They also made some newspaper plant pots and pulled up some weeds. After that they wrote a caption to say what they had enjoyed. Lucy enjoyed talking to Jill and Margaret whilst making the pots. We were also given some of the delicious pasty that the morning group had made. We thought it was yummy. A great day was had by all!

 

Year 3 & 4 went to Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds. They went back in time to 1861 and visited a Workhouse where a Mrs Thistlethwaite (a rather fierce lady) was in charge. The girls and boys were split up and made to study with slates and chalk, do oakum picking and make gruel. They found out that many children from about 2 years of age, had to work long hours in the workhouse, in order to be fed, clothed and have a bed to sleep in. It was a tough life!

 

With Phunky Foods year three learnt about where foods come from, the seasonality of some foods in this country and also the foods we get from animals. We made a delicious fruit yoghurt, chopping our own fruits into a cup and then adding plain yoghurt. Jasmin found out that she liked banana when it was added to yoghurt.

 

 

In Year 3 we have been investigating magnets using our own ideas to find out answers to our questions.
We had great fun investigating.


We are learning about money in Maths and have been making amounts and solving problems.

 

In Year three we have been investigating forces and magnets. Here we are finding out what materials are magnetic. We have also investigated which magnets are the strongest in our class by picking up as many paper clips as possible. The winner was the bullet magnet with 77! We found out which surfaces created the most friction by rolling toy cars down a slope and recording our results.
We have also been learning about multiplication and division and have used lots of equipment to help us develop our understanding.

 

 

Year 3 have been making bird food cake. We have hung them up in the playground in the hope that some birds might enjoy them. Some of us thought it smelt delicious and some thought it smelt disgusting.
For RE we have begun learning about the meaning behind some religious festivals. We thought about how light is a symbol in many religions and made some beautiful lanterns to brighten up the classroom.
We found out how the planets moved around the Sun and tried to emulate this with our own bodies as the planets. This helped us to answer the question about why we have night and day and also why we have seasonal change. Some of us remembered the Earth is tilted on its axis and you can see this in the pictures.

 

 

In Year 3 we learnt about sugar hidden in drinks. We played lots of fun games that required co-operation, speed.
We were presented with our new bibles by Reverend Pask. We are enjoying reading them and looking at the colourful pictures.
We have made some lovely Roman jewellery in our topic lessons and some great mosaics too.
In English we have been creating poems about rocks, pebbles and dragonflies. We have learnt about similes and metaphors and tried using these in our work too.

 

Year 3 had a great time with Year 4, at the Dewa museum in Chester. We marched around Chester to the amphitheatre and the old bathhouse where we performed battle cries and formed a testudo.