3A - Mr Osborne - supported by Mrs Burlow, Mrs Stone & Miss Rosaman
3P - Mrs Peters & Mrs Gardiner - supported by Mrs Watson & Mrs Westmore
3OP - Mrs Piper & Mrs Osmond - supported by Miss Cresswell, Miss Bennett & Miss Rosaman
Year 3 is an exciting year for the children when they move from KS1 to KS2. We try to make the transition as enjoyable as possible for the children. Children will come into school via the junior playground and parents will leave them at the school gates unless they need to see the class teacher. We try hard to increase the children’s independence as they move through the school.
Our topic for the Autumn Term is 'Professor Potts'. Professor Potts, an intrepid explorer, camped in the school grounds over the summer holidays. He is travelling the world, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Professor Gideon Potts, a world renowned monster-catcher who explored the world 100 years ago. Professor Potts junior left copies of the book detailing his grandfather's adventures, 'The Diary of a Monster-Catcher' and clues on how to find them hidden in the school grounds. Can we succeed in our first challenge to develop our orienteering and problem solving skills to retrieve the books? On his travels, Professor Potts will discover an array of weird and wonderful monsters, plants and rocks, and use a variety of means of transport to travel the world. Can we develop our skills and knowledge and help him out on his expeditions? We will need to develop our understanding of science, nature and geography to help him achieve his goals. Mrs Sanders will also be introducing the children to gardening and support their learning with her encyclopaedic knowledge of nature!
Computing will see us focusing on core skills such as typing and surfing the web. We will then move onto discrete computing lessons where the children will be introduced to computational thinking and algorithms and will be able to create sequences of instructions for on-screen sprites.
Maths targets this term will include place value, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. The children will be encouraged to apply their learning in context throughout lessons using our PACE acronym (Practise, Apply, Correct & Evaluate).
Our main focus in English lessons will be handwriting. We will also look at developing character writing skills and speech punctuation. The children will write an adventure story featuring Professor Potts and his monster catching adventures. We will also develop skills of persuasion through letter writing. Weekly spelling tests will continue.
We will have daily reading sessions with the class teacher and we expect children to read regularly at home too.
Our PE lessons will include football and swimming this term.
PSHE sessions will look at the topic 'New Beginnings'. The children will have the opportunity tocontribute their ideas towards establishing the class rules, learn more about each other's interests, gifts and talents, develop their understanding of feelings and ways to control them and develop their problem solving techniques. This will be followed by the unit 'Getting On and Falling Out', where they will learn a variety of strategies to cope with fallings out, and work on their self-esteem and diplomacy skills. They will learn the importance of giving and receiving compliments well and managing their emotions.
Our theme for this term is 'America'. The children will learn about the American pop artist Litchenstein and they will have the opportunity to create an art piece using his 'Ben ay dots' technique. We will study America by comparing it to the UK, looking at similarities and differences between the two countries including: food, population size, cities/states, presidents and much more!
Maths targets this term will focus on place value, time, rapid recall of multiplication and division, fractions, decimals & percentages and shape.
In English we will be working on developing skills of persuasion through letter writing, character descriptions, poetry and non-chronological reports. We will also continue with our weekly spelling lessons alongside a focus on grammar and reading.
The children will be introduced to computational thinking and algorithms and will be able to create sequences of instructions for on-screen sprites.
PE lessons will see us taking part in a range of 'invasion' games and also gymnastics.
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Making Plant Signs (13 images)
Class 3OP have been making new plant signs for our gardens.
Created: 24 Apr 17 11:51 | Last modified: 24 Apr 17 12:17
Planting Potatoes, Broad Beans & Peas (8 images)
The children have been busy planting a selection of vegetables in our gardens.
Created: 24 Apr 17 11:46 | Last modified: 24 Apr 17 11:47
Making 'Watering Cans' (20 images)
We have been recycling milk bottles to create colourful 'watering cans' to use in our gardens.
Created: 24 Apr 17 11:41 | Last modified: 24 Apr 17 11:44
Y3 Prepare for the Art Exhibition (14 images)
The children in Y3 have been busy creating masterpieces for the Art Exhibition
Created: 8 Feb 17 11:10 | Last modified: 8 Feb 17 11:14
Y3 Counting in 4's & 8's (14 images)
In Y3 the children have been learning how to count in 4's & 8's.
Created: 2 Nov 16 11:34 | Last modified: 2 Nov 16 11:36
3P Sketching Plants (15 images)
The children have been learning about plant structure and sketching plants.
Created: 2 Nov 16 11:22 | Last modified: 2 Nov 16 11:23
Planting the Rainbow Garden (11 images)
The children have been planting multi-coloured tulips and pansies in our Rainbow Garden
Created: 2 Nov 16 11:06 | Last modified: 2 Nov 16 11:07
Hebe Cuttings & Sweet Peas (10 images)
The children have been learning to take cuttings and sow Sweet Peas.
Created: 2 Nov 16 11:02 | Last modified: 2 Nov 16 11:03
October Flowers (18 images)
We have been photographing the summer bedding before it fades as winter arrives.
Created: 2 Nov 16 10:57 | Last modified: 2 Nov 16 11:00
Hanging Baskets & Wellies (19 images)
A lot of fun (and learning) has been had planting out hanging baskets and welly boot planters.
Created: 19 Oct 16 09:37 | Last modified: 19 Oct 16 09:39
Examining Fruit & Vegetables (31 images)
The children in Y3 have been investigating fruit and vegetables up close!
Created: 19 Oct 16 09:33 | Last modified: 19 Oct 16 09:36