Welcome to Year 3
Hello and welcome to Year 3.
Year 3 is an exciting time for everyone as the journey through Key Stage 2 begins and the children really develop the skills of independent learning. We will, of course, be having lots of fun along the way.
Throughout the year we will be exploring many exciting, engaging and interesting cross-curricular topics which include: ‘Me, Myself and I', ‘It's All Greek to ME!’, ‘Extreme Earth’, ‘Stone Age Boy’, ‘Roots and Shoots’, and ‘Marvellous Mixtures’.
Some of the topics will have a Creative Homework project linked to them, giving the children the opportunity to showcase their interests, strengths and talents.
Regular reading at home, using the Bug Club resources alongside 'real' books will reinforce the skills developed at school in order to ensure that children enjoy and understand the texts that they read.
Please ensure PE kits are in school all week. During the Spring term we enjoy getting active in our swimming lessons.
Mr O'Brien, Mrs Hatton and Mrs Haywood and the children promise to work hard. So that we are able to be the best we can be!
Keep checking out our page to see what we get up to!
Spring is in the air! Year 3 were out and about in the sunshine today looking for inspiration for their new topic 'Flower Power'. Some had noticed changes on their way to school, for example, that many of the trees in the school grounds were now in blossom. They took time...
Stone Age Art Week
This week we had fun creating several pieces of Stone Age art. We enjoyed making Stonehenge replicas using modelling clay. With chalk pastels we created cave paintings which helped turn Mrs Hatton's desk into a Stone Age cave (Mr O'Brien likes to call it his 'Man-Cave'!!)...
Year 3 took a massive step back in time to learn about life millions of years ago at Creswell Crags. Whilst there the children had the opportunity to experience what it would have been like living in a cave - with absolutely none of the 'mod cons' or home comforts that...
Inspirational Maths Week in Year 3
We have been having a great time in Year 3 exploring a variety of mathematical activities. Here are the activity titles we have tried so far. 'The Many Ways We See Mathematics Mistakes are Beautiful Things When you Believe, Amazing Things Happen Why don't you check out this website...
You Old Fossil!
Today we had great fun investigating dinosaur fossils, learning the fossilisation process and making replica fossils.
Rock Formation eBooks
We have been busy creating eBooks explaining how sedimentary rocks are formed. Please download our books to learn more!
Fragile Earth LAUNCH - Rocks
We have had lots of fun investigating rocks of all types and making lots of new discoveries.
Abbey Gates Agora
The final outcome to our 'Gods and Mortals' project was a complete success. Every mask was purchased using the Greek Drachma which had been made by the children in our class Mint. Thank you to all that came to support this event.
Build it like an Ancient Greek!
This week we have been looking at Greek architecture and how it has influenced modern day architects. We had a go at designing our own Greek columns in the ancient classical styles; Doric; Ionic; and Corinthian. Here is a Greek Temple Building Game (PDF) for you to print...
The Great Greek Bake Off!
Mrs Hatton and Mrs Haywood had the opportunity to act as 'Bake Off' Judges today as the children in Year 3 practised their culinary skills. The children baked pitta bread and then presented their dishes for judging by adding other Greek treats like tzatziki, olives, chickpeas, chopped carrots, peppers and cucumber....