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3K - Miss Stephens - supported by Mrs Hyett

3BG - Mrs Browne/Mrs Gardiner - supported by Mrs Watson 

3OP - Mrs Jones & Miss David - support to be confirmed

Year 3

Autumn Term

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.

Spring Term

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.

Summer Term

Our topic for this term is The Romans. The children will learn about Roman Britain. The range of activities we will be doing will help them to develop their understanding of chronological order, historical enquiry and the variety of ways that we are able to find out about the past. They will gain an insight into the impact that the Roman's had upon the Empire and what life was like in Roman Britain. Geographical knowledge will be developed as we learn about the Roman Empire and science and DT through construction and cooking activities. We will also be visiting the Corinium Museum in Cirencester where we will be looking at life in Roman times.

Our daily Maths plans will be based upon the Y3 Maths curriculum. Children will work on individual targets which enable us to focus our teaching on the specific needs of the children. Summer 1 maths targets will include measure, statistics and time and Summer 2 will cover money and formal written methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

In English we will develop character descriptions, poetry and recounts. We will have weekly spelling lessons based on key words and spelling patterns from the National Curriculum. We will also continue with  our daily reading sessions.

Our computing sessions this term will focus on learning to use Pivot Animator.

In PE we will be concentrating on athletics skills in preparation for sports day.

The children will continue to be taught Spanish one a week by Miss Hatchell, our language specialist and music by Mrs Powell, our music specialist.

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Y3 Magical Bean Collage (23 images)

Y3 have been learning about how plants grow and have created a Magical bean collage.

Created: 19 Jul 17 11:04 | Last modified: 19 Jul 17 11:36

3OP Science Day 2017 (8 images)

3Op have been enjoying Science Day 2017

Created: 12 Jul 17 10:03 | Last modified: 12 Jul 17 10:04

3OP Enjoying World Awareness Week (8 images)

3OP had a lot of fun building their own Eiffel Towers

Created: 11 Jul 17 10:39 | Last modified: 11 Jul 17 10:54

Garden Club making butterfly-friendly plant signs (24 images)

Garden Club have been busy making butterfly-friendly plant signs, planting in the pollinator border and also planting up wellies.

Created: 3 Jul 17 10:25 | Last modified: 3 Jul 17 10:28

The Importance of Bees (5 images)

3OP have been finding out about the importance of bees in the garden.

Created: 3 Jul 17 10:21 | Last modified: 3 Jul 17 10:22

The School Gardens - June 2017 (35 images)

Here we have photos of the flowers and vegetables in the quiet area, Reception garden, pollinator borders, sensory Garden and Hungry Caterpillar garden and also Y3 eating home-grown strawberries for lunch.

Created: 3 Jul 17 10:09 | Last modified: 3 Jul 17 10:20

Making signs for bee-friendly plants (11 images)

We had a lot of fun making our signs....

Created: 21 Jun 17 11:39 | Last modified: 21 Jun 17 11:43

Finding out about pollinating bees (31 images)

We have been learning all about the importance of bees in the garden.

Created: 21 Jun 17 11:35 | Last modified: 21 Jun 17 11:38

Y3 Magic Bean Garden (17 images)

The children enjoyed working with Mrs Parkes to make the Magic Bean Garden

Created: 21 Jun 17 11:31 | Last modified: 21 Jun 17 11:34

Placing Signs in the Gardens (10 images)

Once designed and made, the signs needed to be placed in the school gardens

Created: 21 Jun 17 11:28 | Last modified: 21 Jun 17 11:30

Signs, Watering Cans & Sunflowers (13 images)

Y3 continue to take good care of our school gardens.

Created: 21 Jun 17 11:24 | Last modified: 21 Jun 17 11:27

Y3 Roman Shields (23 images)

As part of their topic work, Y3 have been making Roman shields

Created: 20 Jun 17 11:46 | Last modified: 20 Jun 17 11:48

Making Roman Wreths - 3OP (21 images)

Class 3OP have been busy making Roman wreaths as part of their topic work.

Created: 22 May 17 12:06 | Last modified: 22 May 17 12:09

The Corinium Museum Visit - 3P (35 images)

Class 3P enjoyed a recent visit to The Corinium Museum in Cirencester

Created: 22 May 17 11:30 | Last modified: 22 May 17 12:00

Corinium Museum Visit - 3OP (104 images)

3OP went on their trip to The Corinium Museum in Cirencester

Created: 22 May 17 11:15 | Last modified: 22 May 17 11:24

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

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