Year 3 2019 - 2020
Welcome to Year 3
We hope you are ready to have an amazing year in Year 3! There are lots of exciting things coming up this year, with lots of fun learning and experiences to be had. Here is some key useful key information you need to know.
Please ensure your child is reading for at least 10 minutes everyday and that their reading record is signed by an adult each time they read. The children will need to bring their reading books and reading records daily. House points and reading raffle tickets will be given to those children bringing them in.
Reading Plus and Timestables Rockstars are availble for those children wanting to do more at home. Logins for both of these have been given to all children. If you have any issues logging on, please do not hesitate to see us!
PE Kit Days:
3S - Games (Wednesday)
3C - Games (Thursday)
3DT - Games (Wednesday)
Our Year 3 Topics
The topics we will be covering throughout Year 3 are...
Autumn 1 - Tribal Tales
Autumn 2- Urban Pioneers
Spring 1 - Scrumdiddlyumptious
Spring 2 - God's and Mortals
Summer Term- Flow
This term, we will be learning all about The Ages! From Stone to Bronze to Iron. The children will dive into the prehistoric world learning all about when the ages were and what it was like to live during them. The main focus of our topic will be History.
The children will create timelines ordering the main events and learn all about the changes that happened in Britain.
In September, we were lucky enough to be visitied by the amazing Yellow Brick Road Drama Company. Who supported the children to explore life during prehisortic times picking up some amazing facts and vocabulary that they have now brought back into the classroom and will use in their writing of a Stone Age Newspaper Report in English.
At the end of this half term we will be showcasing all of the work the children have produced at our Year 3 Exhibition (Friday 25th October 2019 at 3:20pm).
This term, we will be learning all about becoming Urban Pioneers! During this topic, we will be exploring the urban enviroment of the City of Manchester, looking at the life of the famous artist, "Banksy", focussing on graffiti culture and whether we believe graffiti is art or vandalism. The main focus of our topic will be Art & Design.
The children will be able to improve their mastery of Art and Design techniques by selecting aspects of an object of interest as a starting point for their work. They will be using colour to create effects and application and style of marks, to suggest a mood.
By the end of this topic, the children will be creating a final piece of art work in a Banksy style, showing something that is important to them. This will take place on Thursday 12th December at 3:20pm.
This term, we will be enjoying a yummy journey of discovery, tasting fantastic food and tantalising treats. We will be a whizz and create our own scrumdiddlyumptious smoothies.
During this topic, we will be learning about a significant figure called James Lind and how he influenced change. We will also be learning about Fairtrade and researching the journey of a cocoa bean from its country of origin using maps, atlases and globes. In Art, we will be comparing the artworks of Paul Cezanne and Van Gogh and then using various artistic skills to draw a bowl of fruit.
Our class novel this half term is Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the children will be doing lots of creative writing based on this book.
At the end of this topic we hope to invite parents and careers in to look at the work the children have produced and take part in tasting food the children have prepared. This will take place Tuesday 11th February at 3:20 p.m.