Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 webpage

We hope you enjoy browsing all of the fantastic learning taking place in our classrooms each term!

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The Year 3 Team:

Shakespeare Class - Miss Knapp & Miss Field

knapp@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk

Elizabeth Class - Mr Brown & Mrs Mallon

brown@hextable-primary.kent.sch.uk

 

 

Term 5

Rebellious Romans

Prepare to jump back in our time machine and journey to a blood thirsty, rebellious, rough, and at times a pretty revolting period in British History, when the Romans ruled.

In Term 6, our topic will continue to teach us about the Romans. Throughout this term, we will explore the city of Pompeii and learn about the tragic eruption that took place there many years ago. We will travel back in time with two young children and experience their journey to evacuate the dangers of Mount Vesuvius.

The ground begins to shake, the sky to darken. People run gasping for air. Heading for the harbor, Tranio and his friend Livia hide on a boat and witness one of the most terrifying moments in recorded history-the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their beloved city, Pompeii.

 

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It's time for a pizza making party! 

Obviously, Rome is well known for its amazing Italian cuisine, so in order to kick off this topic, we encourage you to get a bit messy, be creative and design your very own pizza that you can cook for the family. We can't wait to see your creations.

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Science

We will be exploring the different parts of plants this term by planting and observing the growth of a seed. The children will start to understand the process of pollination, fertilisation and germination. Additionally, we will be making links to the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant. 

 

Term 1 Newsletter 

 

Term 2

Prehistoric Adventures with Mighty Metals

 

Stunning Start: The children will become human metal detectors on a hunt around our school grounds. Together as a year group we will bring together everything to we find to create our very own Iron Giant on the playground.

 

Fab Finish: Using our new skills as engineers we will turn our classrooms into a magical, tin forest using various types of metal, all with different properties.

 

This term the children will become engineers, scientists, makers of men (Iron Men of course!)

In Term 2 we will explore the scientific world of forces and magnetism, metals and materials…expanding your minds as you test and trial, build and move.

Which force is at play when you slide down a slide, or swing on a swing?

Can you explain why magnets repel and attract?

Can you make a penny look shiny and new, or build a steel band from pots and pans?

Then we will meet Hogarth, Iron Mans companion, a man made purely from Iron. I wonder what the people of the Iron Age would think of an Iron Man, did they create him?

What will you find out on our next ‘Pre-historic Adventure’?

 

Term 1

Maths

This term we will be using our growth mindset to focus on place value, addition and subtraction. We will be consolidating and building upon on our mathematical skills to reason and problem solve effectively.

Remember to keep practising your multiplication and division skills on TT Rockstars. 

TT Rockstars

Can you test your addition and subtraction knowledge on NumBots? 

Numbots

English

 

To begin the term, we will be exploring the text 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. As a whole school we will be collectively exploring a variety of important themes to help settle us back into school life. The children will consider the importance of community, kindness, diversity, equality, belonging, action for change and the environment. 

We used old materials and reused them to create a wishing well. After that, we decided it was our responsibility to start thinking about how we can help the environment and make the world a better place. We created pledges and threw our pennies into the wishing well.

One step at a time, Year 3 will make the world a better place!  

 

Our first Power of Reading text is ‘UG: Stone Age Boy’ which links perfectly to our topic. The children will write diaries about a day in the life of a Stone Age boy and poems about the differences between then and now. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG) is also taught daily in Year 3. We will use various strategies to learn each week’s spellings as well as learning about different grammatical techniques to make our writing fantastic.

 

Topic

 

Prepare to travel back in time with us on our ‘Pre-historic adventures’ where we will experience life through the ages. Our first topic will take us back in time to the Stone Age where we will learn to live like real cavemen! The children will unearth ancient objects, experience cooking by an open fire, they will create cave paintings, write mysterious, cryptic messages and build dazzling dens. 

We travelled back in time to visit the Stone Age! A day full of cave paintings, cooking on an open fire and creating jewellery out of animal bones and teeth. What a day to remember! 

Science

Are you ready scientists? Pop on your goggles and grab your lab coats! To start the year off we will be looking at fossils and rocks from pre-historic times. We will be using our scientific skills to investigate, explore and identify a variety of rocks. 

 

Take a look at our gallery of photographs from Term 1 so far...

 

 

Year 3/4 Spellings

 

Meet the Teacher 

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What will School look like in September?

PowerPoint about September

 

Year 3 - Curriculum Overview