Ash and Willow
It brings me great pleasure to welcome you to Year 3’s class page!
We have two Year 3 classes; Ash and Willow class. In Ash class we have Miss Hamid as the class teacher and in Willow class we have Mrs Tahir as the class teacher and Miss Walker is the teaching assistant.
We are really looking forward to this year and hope that the children will enjoy the teaching, learning and the range of exciting topics we have prepared for them. We love to see homemade projects in school and allow the children to tell the class all about them during ‘Show and Tell’.
We aim to make learning fun and focused for all children. We encourage children to become independent learners through the different activities prepared for them in the school day.
To find out what we are learning this year click on the links above to find our Long term and Medium terms plans for each half term.
PE – PE takes place every Thursday morning with Mrs Malik and Miss Day.
Bookbags – Any work, letters and books that are taken from school should be kept in book bags.
Homework – Every Monday children will be set one piece of homework that is expected to come back the following Monday. If there are any parts of the homework children find difficult please do not hesitate to contact Miss Hamid or Mrs Tahir.
Watch this space for all the exciting learning that will take place.
The children and the Year 3 team!
Please click the files above to see our Medium Term Plan (MTP) and our Long Term Plan (LTP)
Autumn 1 in Year 3
It has been an exciting half term full of fun in Year 3!
Our All About Me topic was a huge success as the children enjoyed learning more about themselves and each other. The children have learnt how to draw self-portraits, created collages and explored their own identity by asking themselves Who am I? Thank you to all the children who brought in personal items for ‘Show and Tell’; we have learnt so much from the little trinkets through to family albums! We ended the topic with the Glitz and Glam Awards Ceremony which celebrated how each and every child is unique. Every child had the opportunity to make their very own Hollywood star and selected children won awards to celebrate other achievements. Thank you to all parents/carers who helped glam their child up!
In English, our Awesome Author this half term was Michael Rosen. We have acted out the story, written book reviews and even come up with our very own rap for the story Snore! Over the past few weeks the children were busy writing letters to Michael Rosen himself about all the exciting work they have done this half term.
During our Maths sessions we have been looking at place value and the four operations and recapping our timetables. We have been on a number of maths quests in our lessons as we investigate all the possible ways of making 10, 20, 100 and 1000! The children had great fun doing this. We also enjoyed a 1975 themed week in maths where children investigated all the different ways of making 1975. Each week we have also been testing children on their multiplication facts to find our Magical Maths Multiplication Champions. Well done to the children who have already received their certificate.
Finally, Year 3 are proud to announce that Year 3 is part of the School’s Linking project. Ash class are linked to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School and Willow Class with Foxhill Primary School. The children in Ash class have been busy writing letters to the linked class and have had lots of questions to ask! Both classes will be visiting Nell Bank next half term to meet their link school next half term.
The children and the Year 3 team!
Year 3 have had a very exciting term in Year 3 full of fun, adventure and learning!
We first want to thank all the children who took part in the “Draw your Teacher” Competition. We are proud to display the winning entries below.
As we come to the end of our Aztecs topic it is important to look back at all the interesting activities we have completed over the term. Over the term we have covered Rainforests and the Aztecs.
Our Rainforest topic was a huge success as the children enjoyed learning about all the creatures and critters in the Rainforest. To get our topic off to a great start Ash class were very lucky to receive the skin of a real snake that was still intact! We were all really brave in touching it and watched a video on how snakes actually shed their skin. We have also been busy drawing Rainforest plants, writing postcards from the Rainforest and questions to scientists who are busy discovering new species in the Amazon. You can see our Rainforest topic wall below.
In English, the children were busy writing Non-Chronological reports about a Rainforest animal. They included lots of detail on what the animal looks like, what it eats, where it lives and how to care for it. We also visited Tropical World and used our experience there to write a Non-Chronological report for a fictional creature. We had swimming bats, flying meerkats and magical shape-shifting butterflies! You can see some photos from our tropical trip below.
During our Aztec topic we have been writing our own adventure stories and making Aztec head dresses and figurines. We have learnt how to safely use the internet to conduct research on various areas of Aztec life. The children then used this research to make their own powerpoint about the Aztecs during computing.
In our maths sessions we have learnt how to tell the time, identified and described the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and learnt all about angles. We have also embedded key skills such as recognising the place value of a number, using written strategies for each of the four operations and applied these to word problems.
Finally, thank you to all the parents who supported their children for the extra homework opportunities. The Amazon fact files, stories and Aztec word searches were a lovely addition to our topic which we have been sharing with our classes.
Have a wonderful and safe Easter holidays,
From the Year 3 team!