Year 3

Welcome to our class page!
Teaching Team:
Mondays and Tuesdays: Mrs Scott, Mrs Remm, Mrs Kellock
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays: Mrs Ashton, Mrs Remm, Mrs Crawford, Mrs Kellock
 
 

We have looked at the series of prints of Mount Fuji by Katsushika Hokusai and at the paintings of mountains by Nicholas Roerich. We have tried to copy them using oil pastels.

Our first topic in 2018 will be Mighty Mountains. We started by thinking about the height of Mount Snowdon. We went outside into the playground with a trundle wheel and measured 100metres. We tried to imagine 10 lots of 100metrews to get an idea of the size of Mount Snowdon.
Our new topic for Autumn Term 2 is Inverness- A Different Place.
Homework Projects!
We invite you to choose one or two of the suggested example activities below to compliment your topic work in school. There will be time to share your creations in the last week of the autumn term
  • investigate 3D shapes in your home. Try undoing a box to look at the shape of the net. Can you draw your own net to make a cube or cuboid?
  • make up a board game to help you learn a particular times table
  • make a Christmas decoration for the classroom from recycled materials
We have been making model loch ness monsters from clay.
In science we have been looking at magnets. We had to design an experiment to see which of 3 magnets was the strongest. Can you see from the photos how we did it?
We enjoyed our sound workshop on November 22nd, looking at a giant model of an ear and watching a slink to understand how soundwaves move. We also made straw oboes and paper cup telephones and listened to our heartbeat with real stethoscopes!
The big finish to our castle topic - Our Castle Big Build. We used different construction sets to build castles complete with keeps, battlements, arrow slits, dungeons and siege towers!
We have been making castles out of cardboard with drawbridges that open and shut. We printed the walls with sponges and made people to stand in the windows. If you look carefully you might see a knight trying to attack each castle.
We have been designing and making shields, choosing our colours and symbols carefully and sewing around the edge.
 
We have been enjoying "Funtrition" with Mr Spencer. It has made us think about our diet and what impact that may have on us. Here is an example of a healthy pizza designed by Year 3.
Homework Projects!
We invite you to choose one or two of the suggested example activities below to compliment your topic work in school. There will be time to share your creations in the last week of term.
  • try to find out a little more about life in a castle - for example: What foods were eaten? What did people do for fun? What was it like trying to attack a castle or defend one?
  • make a symmetrical picture - maybe you could use paint, lego bricks, fruit and vegetables or cut out pieces of paper
  • write a lunchtime prayer to go in our Year 3 prayer folder
We have had a busy start to the term starting our Castles topic by re-enacting the Battle of Hastings in the school field. The class were divided into Normans and Saxons with appropriate weapons.
In RE we have started to consider what we each find wonderful about the world. We went into the school grounds with cardboard paint palettes and tried to find a rainbow of different colours from the plants and flowers growing there.