We are in the final term of Year Three but we still have lots of fun learning and events to look forward to.
Our new topic is: The World Around Us!
We will be exploring the continents and countries in our world and looking closely at how England and India have similarities and differences in physical and human geography. We will be building distinct, efficient buildings in D&T inspired by the architecture around us. Also, we continue to work on our joint handwriting, story telling and instructions writing. We will be reading: Belonging by Jeannie Baker and The Town Mouse and The Country Mouse!
Emily in Chestnut Class won the Guinness World Record competition for her excellent write up on a plane throwing experiment we took part in!
She won a lab coat and a book!
The children in both classes had an amazing experience with Gary, from Portals To The Past this week. They all looked fantastic in their roman costumes and had such fun learning about the past with Roman artefacts, talks about Roman life and opportunities to act Roman battles.
Our new topic for Spring Term 2 is "Bodies, Bones and Beasts". We will be reading Wolves by Emily Gravett and Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf by David Almond. We will be learning about our bodies in science including what we need to stay healthy and how similar human skeletons are to animal skeletons. We will also be learning to chop, grate and mix in D&T because we are learning to prepare savoury snacks.
Year Three have been cooking up a storm once more! This week we learnt how to chop, cut and squeeze to make a deliciously healthy five bean salad!
Take a look at the amazing skills we learnt and us eating the finished savoury product.
During our topic Plant Power we have learnt about the rainforest and how human geography is effecting so much of its natural biomes. Chestnut and Sycamore both decided to help the WWF protect that rainforest and one of it's most endangered species, the orang-utan, by adopting one! We are so thrilled that we can make a small contribution to such a noble cause. Our orang-utan is called Lola and she is in the Bukit Piton Forest Reserve in Borneo!
Christmas Jumper Day!
The children in Chestnut class celebrated Christmas Jumper Day! We all looked fantastic! Take a look at the pictures!
On Wednesday the 6th December, Year three went to Hampton Court Palace to ice skate! We had the most amazing day! We travelled on the bus and train (snacking as we went) and all of the children showed the kindest of manners to the public!
Check out the amazing pictures! Who can you see? Watch out for Miss Sopp's face...she had a blast!
In Year Three we are taking on the mission of spreading as much kindness as possible. Chestnut class had to finish the sentence "I love my partner because..." Take a look at their pictures and see some of the kind words they wrote about each other!
Something amazing was delivered to Year Three today to launch our new topic "From North to South". The package was left in our new book corner! Our book corner is filled with twinkly lights and a white looking cave. Inside the package was: a thick coat, walking boots, chocolate, rice cake, instant soup, an atlas, a compass, some magnets and strangely a camera.
The children in Year Three went on an amazing adventure, celebrating International Day of Languages. The children boarded the Malmesbury Cruise line and set sail for Iceland.
The children had to pass through a strict passport control and security check before boarding the ship. They then met Captain Rivaldi and had a ship snack. Then, the children went to a fabulous dance with a disco ball! Miss Bennett had the moves!
Finally, we went to the music room and had a good sing song of "Let It Go" in Icelandic.
The children completed flags, Northern Lights art work and made a scrap book for the classroom. Take a look at our amazing pictures!
Year Three are going on an adventure back in time to the Stone Age for their first topic! Chestnut class have been very busy building a time machine! While Sycamore class have an amazing cave in their classroom! Take a look at how we made it!
Times Tables Superstars!
By the end of Year Three, we hope that all children will have achieved their bronze badge. This involves fluent knowledge in the 2, 5 and 10 times tables. Children should practise their times tables and related division facts each day. The ones they should focus on are those that they need to master to be able to achieve their next Times Table Super Star