We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Summer break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new school year.  
 
The Autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 3 with lots of learning taking place.
 
In English children will be learning to use a range of punctuation in their writing. We will also be encouraging them to use the correct grammatical vocabulary and recognise and use different grammatical features. We will begin our learning with a focus on stories with familiar settings.
 
In Maths, the children will be starting the term concentrating on place value up to 1000. We will then move our learning on to mental and written methods for addition and subtraction. After half term, our focus will move to mental and written methods for multiplication and division. There will be a focus throughout the term on problem solving for all areas being taught.
 
In Science, we will be studying Animals including Humans and then we will be learning about Rocks and Soils.
 
This year, we are introducing Thematic Topic lessons across the school, and our first Year 3 Topic is “Survival”. We look forward to exploring Survival through key times in History and Geography, and using our Computing, Art and DT skills to support our learning. In this half term, we are pleased to be taking our children on a Survival experience at Cannock Chase. More details to follow.
 
Our PE sessions are: Monday and Thursday.
 
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. As it may be cooler for outdoors PE, please send jogging bottoms for your child to wear. Should you wish, PE kit can be purchased from the school office. In the interests of safety, no jewellery, including earrings, should be worn on PE days.
 
Children in Year 3 receive regular homework. Spellings will be given out on Friday and tested on the following Friday. Children are still expected to complete their reading journal. Children should aim to complete one journal per week. Maths and English homework is sent home on alternate weeks on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. An additional project will also be given out for children to complete across the half term.
 
 Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
 

September 2019

Year 3 were able to survive their Stone Age day. They have been taught a lot of new skills and had a fantastic time.
  

Class 3 have been putting their research skills to the test to discover how humans survived the ice age.

Class 3 are learning how to use a 'safe' search engine to find out about how humans survived during an ice age.
Year 3 have been working well together in teams to think of ideas for our 'Class Charter'.

July 2019

Class 3 had fun during their French Day. Their favourite part was tasting different food with their families. I don't think many people liked the ratatouille!

 

Class 3 enjoyed their visit to Wroxeter. They learned about the baths and Elsa was in charge of the Roman coins that we could spend while we were there.

  

May 2019

Class 3 have been carefully measuring different volumes in Maths today.

April 2019

Class 3 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Jaguar Land Rover. They were treated to a tour of the factory where they learned how man and machine work together to build the engines. The children had to use their scientific knowledge to test the friction of different surfaces. In the afternoon, the children were put to the test in the Engenious Challenge! The challenge involved building a model of a four cylinder internal combustion engine with moving pistons and crankshaft. Class 3 worked really well in their teams and made us very proud.

  

March 2019

Celebrating World Book Day!

January 2019

 Class 3 enjoyed identifying fossils in Science.

November 2018

Class 3 produced some excellent pieces of work on remembrance day.  They enjoyed writing their own poems and making their own poppy wreaths and biscuits.

 

Photos from 2017/2018

To bring an end to our Roman History topic this term, class 3 were lucky enough to visit Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery where they thoroughly enjoyed hands on experience with real Roman artefacts and become real life Romans. This included a number of activities such as dressing up as the Roman's did, marching as Roman soldiers and discovering many different remains that have been found in Britain to come to their own conclusion about how they lived their lives. Thank you Class 3 for a wonderful day of joy and representing our school so beautifully!

   

 

 

 Spring Term

Year 3 gave an excellent performance to the whole school and a full house of family, that included playing of the ukulele and some fabulous singing!

 

March 2018

Baritones Concert

After 7 weeks of learning to play the Cornet and Baritone, class 3 enjoyed  their music concert to mark the end of their lessons. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning to play these brass instruments and look forward to begin playing the Djembe drum next term. Thanks to all parents who joined us for this musical morning. 

   

 

 

Chinese New Year Celebrations

February 2018

To celebrate Chinese New Year, Class 3 spent the afternoon creating Chinese drums with paper plates, lolly sticks, string and beads before decorating them with Chinese symbols. They worked together to thread the beads which was particularly hard but made some fantastic piece of art and music.