After Christmas year 3 pupils will be taking part in swimming lessons as part of the PE National Curriculum. The first session will be on Monday 9th January and the last session will be on 20th February. There will be 6 swimming sessions. Please see attached letter for details.
After half term, Year 3 will be visiting the Sea Life Centre at Hunstanton. Please read the letter below.
Autumn 2 - 'Meet the Ancestors'
Year 3 have stepped back in time and experienced different elements of Stone-Age history. We have looked at the importance of fire and how this was made. We have made tools from wood and flint and have taken time to tell a tale through our own cave paintings and created reconstructions of a Neolithic settlement. We are excited to learn all about how Britain changed from the Stone-Age through to the Iron Age. We are all very much looking forward to our trip to Wandlebury.
Some examples of our cave models
In order to inspire our poetry writing, the children worked together to create a cave model from junk modelling. We focused on developing our team work and communication skills as well as our resourcefulness.
Maths - Fractions and Shape
In maths this term we have been investigating fractions and shape. First, we explored the relationship between fractions and division and practised finding fractions of amounts. We also explored fractions of shapes and put our creative hats on to create some interesting fraction designs.
English - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
We really enjoyed embracing the fantasy world of ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’, first story mapping, innovating and then writing our own stories with imaginary settings. We worked hard to provide lots of descriptive words to paint a picture in the reader’s mind.
Science-Solids, Liquids and Gases
In Science we have been learning about the different states of matter and their properties. We took our learning outdoors to role lay what happens to particles when they are heated - turning from a solid, to a liquid and finally to a gas.
DT- Chocolate Bars
As part of our chocolate topic, the children designed and made their own chocolate bars. This culminated in presenting our designs for Dragons Den.The Squirrels are fantastically intuitive at selling their product, using brilliant persuasive features.