Year 3 - Miss kirkup & Mrs Bracknall
Welcome to Y3!
Some important reminders:
- Year 3 KB go swimming on a Tuesday. Children should arrive to school promptly in time to leave for 9am. Children will need to bring:
- Swimming costume/ swimming trunks
- Swimming cap (girls)
- Warm coat and appropriate shoes to walk to and from.
- There will be no PE on a Thursday.
- Football with Arj over lunch time is on a Wednesday. Children need to bring their kit and spare trainers/football boots.
- Reading books should be brought in everyday. Children are expected to read at home at least 3 times a week. Please sign your child's Home School Diary when you have listened to them read.
- Home learning books should be returned on a Thursday and will be sent back out on a Friday.
- Please can you ensure that your child has their name in their school uniform, PE kit and coats. There are always many left in the classroom and around school and it is hard to identify their owner.
- Every Friday we have Fruity Fantasy at playtime. Children can bring money to buy a snack but no more than 60p is needed for this.
Year 3 have been busy in March! March started with World Book Day where we designed our own t-shirts and explored stories with children from different year groups. In English we have been innovating our new story ‘Wolfboy’, using our own good and bad character. Following this, we have created shadow puppets of the main characters in DT - they were so good they will be going on display in our classroom! Using our ICT skills we also designed our own puppet theatre on a 3D design website. In History this month we have been lucky enough to watch and learn during a History workshop, where we were able to look at artefacts and pictures from many many years ago (we especially enjoyed looking back at pictures of Sunderland and our local area.)
Of course we have also been swimming every Tuesday which has been great fun, the children are doing brilliantly!
Year 3 have had a fantastic month of Safer Internet Day live streams and Valentines discos! We have a classroom full of artists as we have just completed our final piece in Art following on from last months artist, Paul Klee. In Magical Maths we have used our logical thinking working on the Robot Monsters Problem, we did brilliantly! PSHE has been all about our dreams and goals, specifically focusing on designing our own garden and adapting it to suit individuals who might face difficulties such as making it a wheelchair accessible garden. Their ideas were so creative!
The children are very excited to be going swimming in March!
Here’s to February!
Year 3 have had a great time learning about Forces in Science! Looking at the different types of toys that use varied forces and exploring the strength of magnets. In Art, we have been looking at artwork by Paul Klee and have started to create our own Art inspired by him. Using only primary colours, we mixed colours to make secondary colours, we made some fantastic Art! ICT has been great fun using a website to create a 3D design that would protect homes from flooding. Year 3 have had some lovely sessions in PE - they have thoroughly enjoyed our gymnastics unit, exploring different shapes such as pike and straddle and linking these together to make a sequence.
What a lovely start to 2023!
Year 3 had a lovely Christmas themed parent workshop this month. Parents and carers were invited in to support their children completing some Christmas crafts. The children started by designing then decorating a wooden Christmas bauble for our annual Christmas tree decoration in school. The children were very creative; they created reindeers, Santas and there was even one Grinch! Whilst they were drying, children then decorated a Christmas cracker card for one of their friends. It was a great afternoon with all of our parents and carers.
Year 3 had a fabulous afternoon at Farringdon Community Academy, taking part in a Trampoline lesson. We learnt how to do a range of jumps such as tuck, pike and straddle jumps. We then moved onto completing turns whilst jumping – half turns and full 360 turns! We had so much fun and made sure we helped our friends on and off the trampolines safely. We also spent part of the afternoon playing team games such as relay races and dodgeball.
Year 3 had a wonderful day during their Stone Age day. They spent half of the day participating in a Stone Age workshop with Rachael from Wilderness Outdoor Education, learning all about how people in the Stone Age would survive. They even learned how to light a fire. All children had a go at lighting the fire and learned how to put it out safely. They then explored a range of objects such as animal bones, skin and wood that were used by people in the Stone Age for protection, cooking and keeping warm. When the children were not in the workshop, they got to complete Stone Age art, creating cave art using pastels and water colours. Their finished products looked very effective.