Mr Brittin (Class Teachers)
Mrs Brookes (Support Staff)
Year 3 have made a fantastic start to the year. They have been getting to know the new class routines and developing their skills across the curriculum. The children are enthusiastic and are working hard to show me their talents and interests.
We are looking forward to a Science workshop in the next few weeks and are beginning to learn how to speak in French!
In Year 3 this term, we have been looking for an adventure! Adventure stories have been one of key learning topics in English. We drew inspiration from our favourite adventure stories and look for similarities between them. We collected ideas from J.M Barrie’s “Peter Pan” and designed our very own Neverland discovery.
In Maths, we have studied and explored place value and its change with multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. We later looked at place value with decimals and turning fractions into decimals.
We have had a busy term and enjoyed learning all about this term’s topic “Romans Rule!” We have looked at different aspects of The Roman way of life. In History, we imagined and designed our very own Roman town and also made our very own mosiac. Many of these Roman aspects featured in our trip to Wrest Park, where we saw real Roman artefacts!
With the wonderful weather, we have been dissecting and looking at the parts of plants and also collecting and observing rocks. We made observations of rocks and distinguished where they came from and had a hands on and very messy science morning where we recreated a working human stomach! We’ve been looking at the importance of nutrition and how to supply our bodies with all of the correct nutrients.
In R.E, we have been looking at the importance of parables and showed their meaning and understanding through question hot seating and role play. We have also looked at the importance of different religious texts and their leaders of religious service.
In D and T, we managed to design and cook our own “Healthy Pizzas”. We looked at the importance of a balanced diet and looked from healthier alternative ingredients to use.
It has been a jam packed term and the children have worked very hard across the curriculum.
It has been great getting to know the children since being back after Christmas. They have given me a great welcome to Manland Primary.
In English this term, we have been learning, performing and writing our very own playscripts about the well known fairytale Little Red Riding Hood. The children performed these to the class and have written them up in their best handwriting. These are now displayed in our classroom and will also form a book for you all to see.
During our topic lessons, we have been looking at various settlements in the United Kingdom and analysing different types of settlements and hill forts. We are looking forward to making our very own models of hill forts later on this term.
In R.E and PSHE, we have been focusing on communities, belonging and comparing two religions. In our PSHE lessons, we have been writing letters about fair trade and the impact it has on communities around the world.
What a fantastic start to autumn so far!
We have been busy exploring figurative language through performing and writing our own action poems. We have also looked at stories with a moral and acted ‘The Hare and the Tortoise’ as well as contrasting fables such as ‘War and Peas’ to help us emphasise with different characters.
In Maths we have been securing our knowledge and understanding of place value and addition and subtraction by using concrete materials and working together collaboratively. It has been great listening to each other’s strategies to understand how to solve different number problems.
In Science we have been finding out all about light and shadows. We started off by exploring what makes light and dark shadows by testing different materials with a torch. We have also discussed sun safety and how we have day and night. We are looking forward to continuing our learning on shadows through more experiments and investigations this half term.
In French we are learning greetings and getting to know you, questions and answers. It has been fun learning songs and having conversations with each other using our new vocabulary.
In our topic, we have understood how different life was in pre-historic times! We have created our own Stone Age art using paints and clay. We have looked at different artefacts and used our own knowledge and deductions to decide what they might have been used for. We are looking forward to our class trip to the Celtic Harmony to learn even more fascinating facts about the past!
In RE and PSHE we have been looking at two different contrasting religions; Islam and Christianity and discussing how great it is that everyone has different beliefs and likes. We have also looked at how rules are part of our society in and outside of school and created our own class charter together as a class.
In PE we have loved our weekly swimming lessons! We have also been very busy learning the skills to play the invasion game Tag Rugby. We understand how important it is to work as part of a team and how to react and think quick on our feet so our opponent cannot tag us.
We are working very hard to achieve our best and look forward to the rest of our learning in year 3!