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: ‘Roots and Shoots’, Extreme Earth’, ‘Mighty Metals’, ‘Stone Age – Tribal Tales’, ‘Funny Bones’ and ‘Groovy Greeks’.
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, will reinforce the skills developed at school in order to ensure that children enjoy and understand the texts that they read. It is expected that children read at least 3 times a week at home.
Please ensure PE kits and water bottles are in school.
Mr Rich and Mrs Comins and the children promise to work hard, so that we are all able to be the best we can be!
Keep checking out our page to see what we get up to!
Year 3/4 Athletics Final
Well done to our Year 3 and 4 children who were involved in the athletics competition at Joseph Whitaker. Abbey Gates made it through to the final and we are so proud of how well they did!
Creswell Crags - Stone Age
Year 3 went to Creswell Crags today and travelled back in time to the Stone Age. 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 they have today....
Antony Gormley inspired Iron Man Sculpture
In art, Year 3 have been looking at sculptures and studying great artists - looking at the work by Antony Gormely (the most famous British sculptor). Year 3 have also been studying 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes in English. Being insipired by both 'The Iron Man' and Antony...
This half-term in Design and Technology, Year 3 have been learning about Simple Machines. The six types of Simple Machines are: pulleys, levers, wheels and axles, inclined planes, wedges and screws. As part of the Year 3 Design and Technology curricululm, the children have to show that they can: follow a...
This half-term Year 3 have really enjoyed their Computing unit of Touch Typing. They have been learning which hands and fingers to use on the keyboard so that they can type quickly and efficiently. Each time the children completed an activity they would then have a second attempt at it and...
Wax Resistant Robots
In order to launch our new topic based around Ted Hughes's book ‘The Iron Man’ and ‘Might Metals' we created wax resistant robots. Take a look at the various steps involved and the amazing creations.
Year 3 have really enjoyed being biscuitologists studying the science of biscuits. They have undertaken various tasks such as: classifing biscuits using observable features, answering the question 'Are Hobnobs the ‘Royal Marines’ of biscuits? Would they beat the Rich tea biscuits for dunkability?', testing out which biscuit snaps the...
Magna Science Adventure Centre
Year 3 had a really fun day at the Magna Science Adventure Centre. They enjoyed getting hands on with all the interactive displays whilst learning at the same time. The children explored the 4 elements of fire, air, water and earth. The children also took part in a volcano workshop, where...
Healthy biscuits and muffins
Year 3 enjoyed designing new healthy snacks and then making fruit biscuits and blueberry muffins. They also really enjoyed tasting what they had made.