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Welcome to Year 3!

 

The Year Three teachers are Mrs Stephens (3S), Mrs Chadwick (3C) and Miss Theakston and Miss Burton (3TB).

 

The teaching assistants are Mrs Strange, Mrs Beasley and Mrs Sturgess.

 

In Year Three we will set homework every Thursday which is due back in the following Tuesday  each week. We know that reading is important to support your child's imagination, creativity and learning across all subjects. Therefore, reading for 15 minutes each evening will be expected as part of your child's weekly homework. We know it's important that children enjoy reading and so we are happy for this to be a school reading book, a library book, or a book from home so that your child has a wide range to choose from. Please ensure you listen to your child read, ask them questions and sign their reading record each evening. Please also let us know when your child needs to change their reading book.

Many thanks,

The Year Three team.

STEAM day in Year Three. We used watercolours to paint a volcano inspired by our topic on the Romans. Later in the afternoon, we had a STEM visitor come in to help us build wind turbines.

Year 3 created their own seawigs inspired by our book, Oliver and the seawigs.

Year 3 trip to Barleylands

World Book Day 2019

Maths Day 1st February 2019

3S Gymnastics using the apparatus

3S Moving Monsters- We used our understanding of pneumatic's to create monsters that open and close their mouths!

Our Rock Walk

This week in Year Three we have been investigating the permeability of rocks. We tested chalk, sandstone, limestone, granite and slate to see if they would absorb water or not. We discovered that rocks that absorb water are called porous. If it is porous then the water might run through and so it would not be waterproof. The porous rocks were sandstone and chalk which means they would not be used to make buildings or for roof tiles! Rocks such as limestone are impermeable which is why they are a good material for making buildings. Did you know that St Paul's Cathedral in London is made from limestone?

 

 

3S - Investigating the permeability of rocks

 In 3S we have been finding out about pneumatics- using air to make something work. We created a simple pneumatic system using some tubing, a balloon, a syringe and an elastic band. We were able to lift a ruler from the table without touching it just by using air. We will use our investigation to create moving monsters- watch this space for the results...……..

Year 3 Reading Comprehension resources for parents

Year 3 and 4 spelling word lists for parents

 

Monday 24th June 2019

 

Dear parents and carers,

 

 

In English this week we are focusing on our Reading comprehension skills. It is important that we learn to scan back through a text and use quotes to support us when answering questions. This is something we can practise in our daily home reading.

 

In Maths, we are solving addition and subtraction problems using money. We can do this by either using a number line or using the column method. 

 

In our Science lessons we are learning about the human body and how our skeletons grow as we age. We have been identifying and naming some of the bones in the skeleton. 

 

Many thanks,

 

The Year Three team

 

 

Year 3 Yearly Overview 2018-19


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