Year 3

Welcome to our class page!
Teaching Team:
Mondays and Tuesdays: Mrs Scott, Mrs Remm, Mrs Weston, Miss Wesley, Mrs Page, Mrs Hallebro
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Mrs Ashton, Mrs Remm, Mrs Kennedy, Miss Wesley, Mrs Page, Mrs Hallebro
 
HOME LEARNING
Please see below for details of our home learning activities this week. 
Good Morning Year 3.
 
Here is the learning for the week beginning 13th July - the last week of the term, and of course the year. Shapes and measures in numeracy, and continuing with food in literacy, plus completing your quiz ready for the Zoom meeting on Monday afternoon at 1.40pm.
 
We do hope you have a fun week of learning and a fantastic summer holiday.

 Mrs Scott and Mrs Ashton
 
Our topic for Spring 2 is the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age.
Homework Challenges Spring 2
 
Maths: Can you set up a toy shop at home and make up some prices that are less than 50p for each item. Calculate how much it would be to buy two or three things from your shop. Tip- use column addition to add up the prices.
 
History: Can you find out as much as you can about the Iron Age in preparation for our trip to Wandlebury.
 
Literacy: Can you write a biography in chronological order. It could be about someone in your family or about someone famous.
World Book Day!
Here are Year 3 in some of their fantastic costumes. Can you spot which book character has inspired each costume?
We visited the Church Schools Exhibition at St John the Evangelist Church in Cambridge. The theme was Creation and we explored different Bible stories and took part in different craft activities.
Our topic for Spring 1 is Mighty Mountains.
We had an exciting time during Art Day on February 6th. Year 3 were led by artist Sandie Sutton in a workshop looking at the animals of Snowdonia. We made pine martens, otters, ospreys, red squirrels, beetles and choughs from old newspaper, plastic bottles, clothes pegs and parcel tape.
Homework Challenges for Spring 1:
  • Can you find out a fact about a mountain, write it out and add it to our display in the classroom?
  • Can you eat the alphabet? Write out the alphabet and see if in the next few weeks you can eat something that begins with every letter. Bring in your list to show the rest of the class.
Now wash your hands please - and just look what happens if you don't! Year 3 learnt from visitors from the Wellcome Institute all about the ease with which bugs can be spread, and how to wash their hands thoroughly to minimise that risk. Apparently, singing "Happy Birthday to you" twice is the optimal length for a good cleansing - why not give it a go?
The sun shone on our Forest School morning, helping us look for signs of Spring - yes, they really are out there, as Emily and Amanda found when spotting catkins. And if they weren't, others helped things along a little by building their own nests as encouragement!
There were some red faces in Year 3 this morning - for all the right reasons, as Year 9 students from Sawston Village College came and put them through their indoor athletic paces. Great effort all round, and 4 will go on to compete with cluster schools on Thursday 6th February, this time at Sawston. Well done!
 
Our topic in Autumn Term 2 is Inverness- a different place.
Homework challenges for Autumn 2:
 
Use a globe/map/atlas to locate 10 European countries and their capital cities. Bring your list in to share with the class.
Using recycled materials, design and make a christmas decoration and bring it in to decorate the classroom in December.
We have started the topic by writing a playscript between a reporter and an eyewitness who has just seen the Loch Ness Monster. We have also had fun sculpting Nessie from clay and weaving our own tartan patterns.
Lovely, lovely leaves was the theme of our Autumnal Forest School - the children made leaf sticks and hedgehog houses, amongst other things, and had a terrific time.
Have you checked the dates for last posting to France? Year 3 are well ahead of the game as they have already created their Christmas cards for their French pen-pals at Jules Ferry school - have a look and admire.
Autumn Term 2019
Our topic this term is Castles!
Homework challenges for Autumn 1:
 
Write a lunchtime prayer to go in our Prayer Folder. Write it on a sheet of A4.
Make a model of a castle from junk or a construction kit. Take a photo and bring it to school to share with the class.
We started our topic by re-enacting the Battle of Hastings. We divided the class into Normans and Saxons and made swords and shields for the famous battle in 1066.
Quite how we managed to avoid the onslaught of the rain is a medieval mystery, but we certainly enjoyed the fantastic setting of Hedingham Castle and learned a great deal about Norman life - as you can see!
Homework Challenges for Spring 2:
  • Can you prepare a time line of your life from birth to the present day. (For example, include your first smile, crawl, walk, talk, and any other significant events by marking their date on your line). You could include illustrations and/or photos for added impact!
  • Can you look around your home and identify at least 4 different ways in which rock or things from under the ground are used in or around your home (eg glass, ceramic/clay, marble, slate, granite)
Spring 2 - Our topic this half term is Stone Age to Iron Age.
Summer 1's topic is The History of our School.
Homework Challenges for Summer 1:
  • Can you find an example of a habitat in your garden or near your home (eg hedge, pond, patch of long grass, tree) and name and draw 4 living organisms (plants or animals) that are living or might live there and explain why they are suited to it.
  • Can you find someone to interview about what school was like when they were a child? Did they wear a uniform? What games were played at breaktime? What were the school lunches like?
Our topic for Summer 2 is Habitats - Investigating our local area