Year 3 2020 - 2021
Welcome to the Year 3 Class Page
Class teachers: Miss Dickinson and Miss Sherburn
Year group LSA is Miss Craven
Miss Hill also works in Year 3 as a 1:1 SEN LSA
Our class email addresses are:
3D do PE on: Tuesday and Thursday 3S do PE on: Monday and Wednesday
We test spellings on: Friday
We test times tables on: Thursday and Friday
Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables and spellings in order to ensure we make the best possible progress during our time in Year 3.
We encourage children to access TTRockstars to help them learn their times tables.
Our Autumn topic is the Stone Age. We explore the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age periods. We look at what made these periods in history special exploring the discoveries and inventions. We look at what cave men were really like and discover what it would have been like to live in those times. We examine the types of homes people used to live in, what they ate and how they farmed. We also learn why historical artefacts are important and how we can use them to help us discover information about the past.
Our Spring topic is Ancient Greece. We develop our geographical skills by locating Greece on a world map and discuss the countries and oceans surrouding it. We look at and explore the lifestyles of Ancient Greek adults and children and compare them to modern day. We also compare Ancient Greek life to modern day life and discuss the similarities and the differences. We look at Ancient Greek artefacts and understand why they are so important to our historical knowledge and what we can learn from pottery, etc. We learn about the Greek gods and goddesses and Greek mythology.
Our Summer topic is Ancient Egypt. We develop our geographical skills by locating Egypt on a world map and discuss the countries and oceans surrounding it. We look at and explore the lifestyles of Ancient Egyptian adults and children and compare them to the modern day. We discuss the similarities and differences between Ancient Egyptian life and modern day life. We learn about Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses, their beliefs in the afterlife, mummification and the famous pyramids.
Our Class Texts
Autumn - The Iron Man by Ted Hughes; Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura
How you can help:
Please support your children's learning by listening to them read as often as possible. We are currently sending book bags home every Thursday - please return them to school on Mondays ONLY.
Children also need to be practising their spellings every evening (Monday - Thursday), and practising their times tables often. Times tables and spellings are tested every week.
Children have internet safety lessons using Gooseberry Planet once a fortnight. The children can play and access the games at home and parents can log in and check their child's progress on the website:
Our Year 3 Learning Journey so far...
Our corridor displays:
Our Trees of Gratitude:
In our Guided Reading lessons, we have been reading 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl. We made some fantastic portraits of Mr Twit using only natural materials:
We received a letter from Eric the Stone Age man - he needed our help to carry out an investigation with different types of poo! We went into the Forest School and found two different types - we measured them, looked at them carefully and decided whether they were from the Stone Age or the modern day. We made this decision based on the different types of food that we could see in the poo. It sounds a bit unpleasant but it was great fun!