Welcome to our Year 3 class page
Year 3 Staff
Mrs Bryan (3B) and Mr Duignan (3D) (Class Teachers)
Mrs Cranny (Teaching Assistant)
We are all very excited to be working with your children as they enter the next stage of their learning in Key Stage 2. This page is a great place to find ALL the information you need for the year ahead. We will update this page with pictures of your child’s learning in school throughout the year. If there is anything that we can help you with, then please do not hesitate to ask.
The Focus Questions we will be asking this year are the centre point to our learning in each half term, and they will be:
Autumn 1 Who First Lived in Britain? (HISTORY)
How can Usain Bolt move so fast? (SCIENCE)
Autumn 2 What makes the earth so angry? (GEOGRAPHY)
What do rocks tell us about how the earth was formed? (SCIENCE)
Spring 1 Has Greece always been in the news? (HISTORY/ GEOGRAPHY)
Are you attractive enough? (SCIENCE)
Spring 2 Why do people go to Europe on Holiday? (GEOGRAPHY)
How did that Blossom become an apple? (SCIENCE)
Summer How did the Victorians change us? (HISTORY)
How far can you throw your shadow? (SCIENCE)
Homework for year 3
This year pupils will be expected to:
- Pupils should continue to read regularly at home (a minimum of four times a week, (approximately 20 minutes a day), and parents should sign reading records at least once a week. Parents should check their child understands by asking questions about the texts your child has chosen to read- see inside the Reading Record for suggestions of questions prompts the year 3 spelling list of words they should be able to read and spell.
- In addition, we would like all children to regularly practise their times tables using Times tables Rocks Stars. Each child has been given their own unique username/password and this can be accessed on a smartphone, computer or tablet. You can access the site by clicking the link below.
www.primary games arena.com
This term we are learning about the Ancient Greeks, we have arranged for “Whitworks Ancient Greek Workshop” to come into our school for a full day of active learning through drama.
This half term our children have the great opportunity to take part in the Manchester United Foundation after school club where they can learn new physical skills.
We will begin swimming lessons in February so all our children will be able to swim 25metres unaided, use a range of different strokes, tread water and have some life saving skills.
We are lucky enough to have “Salford Reds” coaches come into our PE lessons and teach us the skills needed to play Tag Rugby during this half term and we look forward to selecting some of the children to represent our school in a Tag Rugby competition at Salford Reds Stadium later in the year.
Science Week 12th – 14th March 2019
Our children responding to Matilda’s Newt Experiment. The challenge was “can you make the Newt move without touching it ?”
Kudos to one of our Year 3 children, for realising how static electricity can solve the problem !
World Book Day 7th March 2019
Spring has sprung for Year 3 !
Our children have looked at Japanese apple blossom paintings which inspired them to create their own versions.
Thank you children, for your holiday homework and making your classrooms look so colourful and vibrant !
Tag Rugby with The Salford Reds.
Ancient Greek Workshop 11th & 12th February 2019