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Ash and Willow

It brings us 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 Ms Hamid as the class teacher and in Willow class we have Mrs Tahir as the class teacher. Miss Walker is the teaching assistant across both classes. Mrs Karim will be the SNA in Willow class and Mrs Bi will be the SNA in Ash class.

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.

Kind regards,

The children and the Year 3 team!

Reminders 

PE – Every Tuesday with Mr Tetley

Bookbags – Any work, letters and books that are taken from school should be kept in book bags.

Homework – Every Tuesday 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 Ms Hamid or Mrs Tahir.

Take a look at some of the fantastic work completed by children for their extra homework opportunity below.

Autumn Term

In English, the children have been busy innovating Mini Grey’s Traction Man.

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Take a look at an example below.

Amelia– Ash Class

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!

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To end the term, the children had the opportunity to visit Santa in his Grotto. They received wonderful treats!

Spring Term

Community links: Willow class were very excited to meet their new friends from the Linking Schools project with Foxhill Primary School. We all had a fun and adventurous day at Nell Bank working together and building new friendships.

Ash Class also had the opportunity to meet the children from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School at Nell Bank. Take a look at some images from the day below.

As part of our topic this half term we focussed on Daniel Defoe’s text Robinson Crusoe.  In English we have created safety posters for the island and written a persuasive piece of text. This was to persuade Ms Metcalf to let us visit the island. During our topic lessons, we have written postcards, as we bathed in the sandy beaches of the island and performed pirate themed poetry. In Art, the children have recreated Robinson Crusoe’s island.

Aymen – Ash Class

World Book Day: The children made a fantastic effort for World Book Day. In Year 3 we had lots of different characters come through our doors which varied from Fairy Tale Princesses, Super heroes and even Pirates! Take a look at some of the fantastic costumes below.

From left to right: Dania (Princess Jasmine from Aladin), Zain (Pirate), Aaishah (Matilda from Roald Dahl’s Matilda), Abdullah (Horrid Henry) Scarlet (Angelina from Angelina Ballerina) and Aaminah (Little Red Riding Hood).

Summer Term

Community links: Ash Class were very excited to meet their new friends from the Linking Schools project with Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School. We all had a fun and adventurous day at their school where children had the chance to build on their friendships. The children took part in three activities to learn more about their friend. These activities were free play, book mark making and they created a big park where they learnt how children are equal.

During Topic, we learnt lots of exciting facts about volcanos around the world. We were very excited to learn that Mount Etna erupted in Italy during our topic! We looked at different types of rocks, learnt about the different layers of the Earth and even designed our own volcano as part of the Mentos challenge.

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We also focused on the theme of Good vs Evil. In Topic, we learnt lots about the Romans. We recreated the battle between Romulus and Remus using newspaper swords, defeated the evil villain Boudicca and created our very own Roman soldiers out of foil! The children loved writing letters to Ms Metcalf about a Roman invasion. If it wasn’t for the warning we do not know what might have happened to our school!  At the end of our topic, we hosted an exhibition where children and staff from around the school were invited to talk about what they had learnt from the topic. Take a look at the range of interactive activities we had on display below.

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Watch this space for updates on the exciting learning that will take place at the end of year!