Welcome to the year 3 page. We are Poplar class and Oak class.
Please scroll through to see our curriculum, termly update and of course lots of our wonderful learning.
The year 3 team consists of Mrs Pegrum (Poplar class), Mrs Steggall, Mrs Humble (Oak Class),
Miss Isles, Miss Ready and Mrs Panton (our wonderful LSAs).
Have a look through the year 3 page. We will keep this updated with what we have been learning in maths and english along with other subjects. We will also share the weekly spellings.
Find out what we do throughout the year.
Read our newsletter which tells you about what we are doing this term: Year 3 Newsletter
Key dates this term:
Anti-bullying week: 13th – 17th November
Odd Sock day Monday 13th November
End of term Wednesday 20th December Christmas Lunch and party
Week 4 20.11.2023 – 24.11.2023
This week we have been using known facts of number bonds to help up add and subtract in tens and ones.
We have worked incredibly hard in writing our own fairy tale story which included a good and bad character and was set in or near a castle. We used the skills we have been learning over the past couple of weeks in our writing and look forward to our parents reading them.
We have designed our castles and look forward to making them next week.
Welcome meeting for parents Thursday 14th September 2023 4.30pm – 5.00pm in Oak classroom. Come along and find out about expectation, what we do in year 3 and of course, meet the teachers: Mrs Pegrum, Mrs Stegall and Mrs Humble.
Parents consultations Tuesday 10th October and Thursday 12th October
End of term Tuesday 17th October
Inset day Wednesday 18th October
Week 6 9.10.2023 – 13.10.2023
We have had fun this week measuring with ruler and metre sticks. We have measured in cm, mm and m.
We have had great fun creating our scripts for our videos trying to persuade people to visit the Everglades.
We have had a great visit to the Church. We had fun making glass lanterns, sewing and making paper flowers. We ended the week with our Harvest celebrations.
This week we finished off learning the different methods for subtracting across 10. The children have done so well with this and hopefully enjoy using at least one of the methods. We have now begun looking at the different ways we can make 100 using multiples of ten.
We wrote out description of our journey into the Everglades. Here a few examples:
We have been looking at primary and secondary colours. This inspired us to create our own patterns of colour in the style of the artist Delaunay.
This week we have been learning how to add and subtract across 10. We have learnt to use a variety of methods.
This week and next we are looking at a book about Marjory Stoneman Douglas who was an inspiration lady who save the Everglades National Park. We have been sharing vocabulary using our senses, to help us write a description of a journey into the Everglades.
The learning never stops in year 3. Every day is packed with new exciting learning.
Over the course of the year, as historians, we will travel back in time and visit the Stone Age, Iron Age, Bronze Age and end up in visiting the Romans.
As geographers, we will explore the American state of Florida, from the Magic Kingdom, to The Kennedy Space Centre, to Florida as a state itself and of course link it all with the Everglades National Park. Watch out for out leaflets about Florida! We will understand why earthquakes can be different in parts of the world and how damaging they can actually be. We will also explore our local town of Bradford-on-Avon and discover things we never knew about the town we live in.
As scientists we get to learn about the skeletal bones in humans and animals, as well as grouping animals into different groups. How light is created and used, as well as finding out about the use of forces and magnets. We will investigate how rocks are formed and understood how our gardens grows and delved under the bed to see what lies beneath our feet.
We will be learning about Christianity and Hinduism as well as visiting out local church which has lot of exciting things happening in it.
We will be looking and using a range of skills in art this year: painting, sketching, printing, clay modelling, sculpture and drawing. We will also focus on a different artist every term.
We are very lucky to have the opportunity to learn an instrument at Christ Church School. In year 3 we learn how to play the recorder. It doesn’t stop there we do lots of singing and learn about a variety of different music genres.
Bonjour, ca va? The children are exposed to lots of wonderful vocabulary in French. They will be learning words to use in the classroom, names different fruits, plus the names of musical instruments. We wonder if they will use their french knowledge in their music lessons!
In year 3 children begin to learn more skills based to particular sports. They will get the opportunity to learn skills linked to football, gymnastics, tennis, cricket, tag rugby, dodge ball, fitness, dance and they even get to go swimming in the summer term for 6 weeks swimming.
What could be more fun than designing and creating your own castle or sewing your own cushion, let alone getting to make your own vegetable tart. We really look forward to our DT lessons as it’s a great chance to learn new skills that we don’t always get to explore.
We are planning lots of exciting trip so watch this space. We are planning to explore the local area around us as well as travelling further a field.