Welcome to our Year 3 webpage!
We hope you enjoy browsing all of the fantastic learning taking place in our classrooms each term!
We love to keep you updated on Twitter too...
The Year 3 Team:
Mozart Class - Mrs Stone & Miss Connor/ Mrs Cole-Foxley
Elizabeth Class - Mrs Thomas & Miss Hampton
Shakespeare Class - Miss Ranson & Mrs Butler
Meet the Teacher Presentations
Curriculum Overview 2019-2020
Please use these websites to help your children with their learning
(your child has their log in details in their reading record book)
Please practise our Year 3/4 spellings
Have a browse at the photos of our Learning Experiences
Term 4 - People all over the World and our choices.
Would you pick up someone else's rubbish off the floor? Do you reduce, re-use and recycle? Are you protecting the world from pollution?
In Term 4, the children will learn about the impact of their choices on the world around us and how they can become Eco-Warriors to protect and change the World to make it an even better place to live in. In English we will read the story One Plastic Bag and learn how one persons small actions can make an enormous difference to the World.
Could you be the one who changes the world? Will you be the next Hextable Eco-Warrior?
We will start of this term by coming together to make a difference to our school! As a huge team of litter pickers we will tackle the rubbish which builds up on our school grounds and together we will collect as much litter as we can from the school premises, making our school a better place.
This will inspire and motivate the children to respect their learning environment and be proactive when taking care of our World.
To end such an inspirational learning experience, we will become YouTubers and hopefully go viral with our message about preventing pollution and protecting the World through inspiring others to remember and actively try out the 3R's-
REDUCE, RE-USE, RECYCLE
Term 3 - People all over the World
Can you smell the spices? Can you hear the sounds of the steel drums? Where are we?
PREPARE TO EXPLORE THE WONDERS OF TOBAGO!
Term 3 brings more excitement, spice, colour and most of all culture. We will explore our local area through our topic, comparing where we live, to the captivating, Caribbean island of Tobago. We will look closely at the location of both England and Tobago using a map of the world and use many geographical terms to explain the differences between the two countries. We will explore Swanley Town Centre, creating maps of the local area and compare them to a map of a small town in Tobago.
I wonder how different it really is there? What is the culture like in Tobago? What will Gregory find out when he visits Tobago?
On Thursday 9th January 2020 Mrs Thomas’ father in law will be cooking up a storm in year 3. He will bring in many traditional foods from Tobago for the children to try. We will smell delicious spices, taste real delicacies and enjoy the soothing sounds of the ocean and steel drums.
At the end of Term 3 we will partner up with our buddy class to share our travel brochures that we have designed. Using persuasive language and our knowledge of Tobago we hope to entice the children around the school to want to visit the beautiful island.
Term 2- Prehistoric Adventures with Mighty Metals
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.
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 else did they use iron for?
What will you find out on our next ‘Pre-historic Adventure’?
Term 1 - Prehistoric Adventures
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 about life as a caveman! The children will experience cooking by an open fire, cave painting mysterious messages and den building. We will use timelines in History lessons to see how life has changed over time, explore rocks in our science lessons to see which one would make the best house for a caveman based on its durability and its permeability. In English we will read our new power of reading text 'UG: Stone Age Boy' to help us write diary entries in the role of Ug and create sensational stone age poetry too. During our art lessons we will create our own cave paintings and in DT we will use clay to design a model replica of Stone Henge.