Welcome to Year 3
Mrs Phillips/Mrs Stephens
|3ST||Mrs Tipple||Mrs Meakin/Mrs Fuller|
|3SW||Mrs Wintle||Mrs Lewis|
Additional TA Support Mrs Deane/Mrs Joesbury-Clarke
Year 3 Topics
|Autumn Term||Spring Term||Summer Term|
|World Climates||Invaders & Settlers||Healthy Living|
|Healthy Living||Stone Age, Celts & Romans||The Local Area|
|Flat Stanley||Rocks and Soil||Crime Scene & Animation|
|Magnetism & Forces|
If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss with your child's teacher they will be available between
3.15pm - 4.00 pm on the following days.
3ST - Thursday
3SW - Friday
3SP - Tuesday
This term the children will be extending their french vocabulary learning how to say which sports they enjoy through the four key skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Fun will be had playing charades and 'having a go' at some traditional French sports to familiarise them with the French verbs, je joue (I play) and je fais (I do).
Our history topic this term has been studying invaders and settlers. The children had great fun invading other classrooms and next term will be 'raiding'. This exercise will give them a greater understanding between the differences. The Romans invaded the Vikings raided.
We have created our own Stone Age cave paintings.
We enjoyed a visit from Emily Hathaway an archaeologist who talked about Stone Age Worcester and some of the finds which include a mamouth tusk which was put on display in Worcester Museum.
The rocks and soil study increases our knowledge of timelines. Understanding how types of rock were created and their properties and further on in time the fossils that can be found within them.
We also fortunate to have a lovely talk from Rhonda Niven on illuminated maniscripts and are looking forward to creating some of our own.
One of our english focuses has been on 'show not tell'. Children are encouraged to use descriptive language to convey how someone feels rather than a single word. eg 'his pulse was still pumping' rather than 'he was afraid'.
This week we have had great fun with our measuring olympics in maths.
The children have settled in well and enjoying this terms topics.
In science we have been finding out how a healthy living lifestyle ensures our bodies can grow and move. We have thought about exercise and food.
We have looked at colour palettes especially the wonderful array that appear in the leaves in Autumn and have created our own leaf art work.
In geography we have looked at the continents and in particular Spain We have focused on temperate climates, rain forests and hurricanes. This is always a good time of year to study the impact of hurricanes, as unfortunately, for many communities this time of year sees them reaping havoc across the globe.
The children have been very enthusiastic in english as their work has centered around the fabulous text, Little Wolf’s Book of Badness by Ian Whybrow.
Year 3 children and staff had a wonderful time working with Mr and Mrs Boffy, in conjunction with The Hive making, beautiful lanterns. The children were invited to lead the lantern procession from the Cathedral to the Hive where they joined in the festive celebrations.