Welcome to Year 3 (Archive 14-15)
A warm welcome to Year 3, from Mrs Cooke, Mrs Keegan and Mrs Bissette. We have lots of exciting learning opportunities in our class to look forward to all year round, for example the Romans, The Iron Man and finding out about Beatrix Potter and the Lake District.
The school day begins with the children participating in morning challenges to enhance their learning and promote independence. Morning challenges also develop key skills in reading, writing and maths, whilst also presenting opportunities for the children to take ownership of their learning, as they challenge themselves and grow in confidence.
We value and appreciate the support from parents in ensuring that homework is completed on time and P.E. kits are in school. They need their kits in school on a Monday and a Tuesday. Daily reading and times table practice is encouraged, as these are vital skills that lay the foundations for successful learning. Working in Partnership, will provide continuity and ensure the children reach their true potential.
We hope you enjoy sharing our journey!
Year 3 has been learning to swim at Nye Bevan Pool with the Shares swimming teachers. Here they are, proudly showing off their first certificates.
What the Romans did for us
In year three we have been immersed in learning about the Romans in Britain. We have researched where the Romans settled, recognised settlements from their names and located them using an atlas.
To enrich our learning year three went on a visit to Ribchester Roman Museum, near Preston.
Whilst at the Museum we were introduced to artefacts and reproductions of Roman items.
We learnt what Romans kept in an Amphora.
The children were chosen to dress as Roman soldiers or legionaries.
Kyle is wearing a copy of the Ribchester mask, discovered by archaeologists in Ribchester, which was probably used on ceremonial occasions. The arranged mask is now in the British Museum, in London.
Finally everyone was allowed to dress as Roman Legionaries. Some of us looked pretty scary!
Celts and Romans
Year 3 have loved studying the Celts and Romans in their theme 'What the Romans Did For Us'.
The Iron Man - Update
The culmination of our theme 'The Iron Man' was a display highlighting all the key questions we looked at during the half term. Can you see the Iron Man heads? We devised a mechanism to move the eyes using a lever.
As part of our Iron Man theme we have developed our learning by founding out about magnetic forces and have experimented to find out which magnets are the best for moving metallic objects.
The Iron Man
We have been busy becoming design genius' for our versions of the Iron Man. We have been making jointed, split pin robots. We then evaluated and improved our designs by creating lever movements for the Iron Man's eyes so that they change from red to blue.
You would never believe how many paper clips a large horseshoe magnet can pick up! We had fun testing the strength of different magnets.
World Maths Day in Year 3
Year 3 have been going 'Magnet Mad' this week, testing and exploring different materials for their magnetic properties. Ask them what they learnt about the 2p coins.
History Focus Week
During History Focus Week Year 3 made their own interpretations of a First World War battlefield at sunset and also learnt about how animals were used to help the war effort both in the Trenches and the muddy fields of Flanders.
Year 3 have recently been talking about Healthy Eating and made some observational sketches using different graphite pencils. Other children also used a paint programme to interpret their observations.
Year Three Timetable
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