Year 3

Welcome to the Year Three webpage

Our Year Three classes are:

Shakespeare Class taught by Mrs Baker, Mrs St Clare & Mrs Panayiotou

Elizabeth Class taught by Miss Bratby & Mrs Hollands

 

Term 3

Thank you to everyone that came to watch our assembly. We all had a fantastic time performing and showing our learning.

 

 

A big welcome to Miss Bratby ,Mrs Hollands and Mrs Panayotou we would like to welcome them to the Year 3 team.

 

 

Thursday 2nd February

This morning Elizabeth and Shakespeare classes went onto the playground with their egg containers and completed the egg drop with the help of a 'digger'. Some of the eggs survived but not many!!!!! We all had a fantastic time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Topic

Our topic this term is ‘Home and Away’ during this topic we will be comparing and contrasting the seaside towns of Brighton and Naples. We will be investigating tourism, natural and manmade features of both towns and the weather. We will also be considering what makes a good holiday destination and looking at the facilities on offer at both destinations. We are also hoping to be doing some Italian cooking. We are really lucky to have a contact in Naples. We are really excited about this, and will be arranging a skype call to the family during which, the children will be able to ask questions to find out what it is like living in Naples, so that they can compare this to living in the UK.

Maths

The focus this term is multiplication, division and measure. We will continue to investigate methods for calculation and apply these skills in reasoning and problem solving so that we can become masters! Please continue to encourage your children to learn their times tables, number bonds and doubles. These are vital skills that really have an impact on your child’s manipulation of numbers.

English

We will be investigating alternative versions of traditional tales which will culminate in the children writing their own alternative version. The children have really enjoyed the work so far, and I am sure that their alternative versions are going to be fantastic! We will also be reading ‘The Egg Drop’ by Minnie Grey. The children will be creating a container to protect an egg and then dropping it from a great height! Will the egg survive? All will be revealed at a later date! This will lead onto writing a report.

Science

Our focus for Science this term is ‘light’. We will be exploring sources of light, how we see, how light travels, dangers of the sun and shadows.

Term two 

During our Science topic 'Forces and Magnets' we have been having lots of fun exploring magnetic and non-magnetic materials, and trying to move objects without touching them. We have also been learning about friction and how friction affects the speed of moving objects.

 

 

 

We have been really busy investigating  all things Italian during which, we made pizzas from scratch. 

 

We have also been investigating the Roman invasion of Britain and Roman inventions.  Tomorrow we will be learning about the history of mosaics and creating some of our own. Watch this space for pictures of our master pieces!!

 

Term one 

We have really enjoyed finding out about Stone Age man and the Celts.

We had lots of fun creating cave paintings using charcoals, chalks and pastels.

 

 

 

 

We are really looking forward to finding out about the Romans! Hurry up Monday!!!

Our year Three classes are Shakespeare Class taught by Mrs Baker and Elizabeth Class taught by Mr Wain and Mrs Smith.

We hope you had a fantastic summer and we welcome you to year 3. This year we are welcoming Mr Wain to the year 3 team. We are extremely fortunate to have him and are looking forward to working with him. Year 3 is an exciting year for your children’s development as they embark on their junior school experience.

We will be holding a parents meeting on Tuesday 20th September 3:00 – 3:30 to discuss the exciting events and expectations of year 3.

Term 1 and 2 topic.

For the first two terms our topic is ‘Rome wasn’t built in a day’. This encompasses the Stone Age, the Celts, and the Roman impact on Britain. We are very fortunate to have two Roman villas in the local area at Lullingstone and Crofton (Orpington) that children could visit to support their learning in school.

Useful websites:

Topic

 www.bbc.co.uk/primaryhistory

 www.bbc.co.uk/wales/celts

Maths / English

www.topmarks.co.uk

            Year 3 spellings

accident(ally)

actual(ly)

address

answer

appear

arrive

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

busy/business

calendar

caught

centre

century

certain

circle

complete

consider

continue

decide

describe

different

difficult

 
 

disappear

early

earth

eight/eighth

enough

exercise

experience

experiment

extreme

famous

favourite

February

forward(s)

fruit

grammar

group

guard

guide

heard

heart

height

history

imagine

increase

important

interest

island

 We look forward to seeing you on the 20th September.

 Kind Regards

Mrs Baker & Mr Wain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yr 3 Info contains information about school timings and an overview of our learning this year.