Welcome to the Year 3 page!
A gentle reminder that children should be using Bug Club regularly and completing the comprehension activities.
Week commencing 19th June
In Maths, we have been looking at different types of lines. Can you guess which are horizontal, vertical, diagonal, parallel and perpendicular?
In Literacy, we have been using lots of descriptive language to write our own version of a scene in Roald Dahl’s Matilda.
Week commencing 12th June
Thank you to all who were able to join us at Mapledurham Estate for the Corpus Christi celebration. It was a beautiful day and it was lovely to see the children celebrate their recent First Holy Communion.
Week commencing 5th June
Welcome back year 3!
This term our topic is:
In literacy, we watched the film Matilda and will be reading the story by Roald Dahl to explore the main hero and villain characters. We are also analysing the language used in Roald Dahl’s texts as we will be writing our own descriptive narrative, inspired by Matilda.
For our engage lesson, we discussed real life heroes and villains and created our own characters with a description of what makes them either a hero or a villain.
Week commencing 8th May
We have been looking at different ways of reading and presenting data in maths, including with bar charts and pictograms. We each did a tally chart to find out which was the most popular TV programme for year 3 pupils and then drew a pictogram to show this data.
We are starting our plant investigation in science to observe what happens if a plant does not have sunlight, warmth or water.
Well done to everyone who took part in the cross country competition on Wednesday. You all did really well!
Week commencing 1st May
In Science this week we have been looking at plants, their different parts and the functions of each part.We carried out a (messy) experiment with red food colouring, white flowers and celery to investigate how water is transported through the stem. The flowers turned pink!
W also did role-plays of the movement of water with our partners.
Week commencing 24th April
We started off this week by exploring our own Stone Age cave to introduce the Tribal Tales theme for the term.
We discovered many interesting cave paintings and had a great discussion about what we found.
in our Topic lesson we worked together to place different periods and civilizations on a timeline, drawing on our learning from last term.
a HUGE well done to Year 3 for their performance of ‘Roll Back The Stone’. You were excellent and should all be very proud.
Now enjoy a well deserved break!
Week commencing 3rd April
Our magnificent mountains are complete! Well done Year 3 – they look fantastic!
A big thank you to all who have kindly been donating for our Chocolate Tombola Competition on the 6th April.
Week commencing 27th March
Year 3 have been doing lots of rehearsals for the Easter play ‘Roll back the Stone’. They have all been working so hard an are looking forward to performing in front of parents and carers next Friday.
Week commencing 13th March
As we’ve been learning a lot about mountains this term, we decided to have a go at making our own Papier Mâché versions. We will wait for them to dry and then start painting these next week – I look forward to seeing the finished product!
A big well done to the tag rugby team who played at the Hill on 9th March. It was great to see you working so well as a team and using your rugby skills effectively.
Week commencing 6th March
Trip to Thames Water Sewage Treatment Works:
We had a fantastic trip to visit he Thames Water Sewage site in Slough and it didn’t even smell that bad!
We carried out lots of fun experiments, learned more about the processes in the water cycle, where our water comes from and goes and how we can prevent wasting water
It was interesting to find out some of the things that are thrown down our sinks and toilets!
Here are some photos of our trip:
Week commencing 27th February
Happy World Book Day!
We all had a great day dressing up, reading with our buddies, writing a class story and other fun reading activities. It was lovely to see everyone so enthusiastic about reading and sharing their favorite books.
Congratulations to the winners of our race on pancake day and commiserations for those who lost their pancakes along the way!
Week commencing 20th February
I hope you all had a lovely half term break.
We’ve had a busy but exciting first week back.
In P.E we have started netball and have been practising the different passes, such as shoulder pass, chest pass and bounce pass. We had to focus on controlling the ball and passing accurately. We put these passes into practice when we played fun activities.
In science we are learning about forces and have compared how objects move on different surfaces and how friction can affect this. We set up our own experiment and made sure this was a fair test. we then worked together to measure the distance that the car traveled on the different surfaces.
In Literacy we have been exploring different descriptive poems about mountains and looking at personification. We have also looked at the layout and structure of various poems and the effect this has on the reader. This is in preparation to write our own mountain poems.
Week commencing 6th February
Well done to everyone who voted and took part in the school council elections – you all worked very hard on your campaigns and I really enjoyed listening to the speeches!
Congratulations to our new school council representatives for year 3 – Lola and Oliver!
St Anne’s Bake-off
We had lots of fun decorating our Valentine’s Day biscuits, competing with the other houses.
We had an exciting and investigative science morning today, looking at patterns in the way shadows change.
We made our own shadow puppets and looked at how we could increase the size of the shadows by moving the light source. We are also learning about angles in maths so looked at how the angle of the light source can affect the length of a shadow.
Week commencing 30th January
This week in Science, we have been exploring shadows and how they are made.
We have learned the terms – transparent, translucent and opaque and have tested these types of objects to see what, if any, kind of shadow they create.
Week commencing 23rd January
In art this week, we have been making our own Roman mosaics with magazines. We designed and drew a template of a Roman shield and are now making this into a colourful mosaic.
In literacy we have been learning about different types of myths and are now starting to write our own myth, inspired by the famous Romulus and Remus.
Week commencing 16th January
Our Roman table is really coming along with all of the wonderful homework that the children have researched and produced.
A huge well done year 3! I can see how much effort and hard work has gone into your Roman weapons, armour and buildings.
Week commencing 9th January
As our new topic this term is ‘I am warrior!’, we have been learning about the Romans. We put a timeline together of different civilizations to find out where in history the Romans could be placed.
We then looked at key events and dates in history and added these to our timelines.
We are also learning about light in science and how darkness is the absence of light. We tested this by looking at and describing objects in a dark box, which was very difficult! After putting additional holes in the box we cold describe the object easily. This showed us that we need light to see things.
Merry Christmas from year 3!
Week commencing 12th December
On Wednesday, year 3 took part in a tag rugby competition on the field, with two other schools.
The children had a great morning and we even made it to the finals!
It was so lovely to see the children working really well as a team and using the skills learned from their tag rugby lessons. Well done year 3!
Week commencing 5th December
Thank you for all of the donations for the school tombola.
This week we’ve been looking at one of Shakespeare’s famous plays – Romeo and Juliet. We watched the animated version earlier this week and have been learning about the features of play scripts.
We also made our own fun potion paintings, using our colour mixing skills and were inspired by other pieces of art work:
Week commencing 28th November
We have been developing our tag rubgy skills this term. This week we have been learning how to score a try unopposed and at speed:
Week commencing 21st November
Just a gentle reminder to parents and carers; please can children try and use Bug Club when possible. Books are allocated weekly to be read online.
This week we have been looking at measurement. We are developing our measuring skills by measuring different items and even each other to see who had the longest/ shortest forearms and feet!
We have also been learning about states of matter. We carried out an experiment looking at the viscosity of a range of liquids and also how to carry out a test fairly.
Week commencing 14th November
A big thank you to everyone who raised money for children in need on Friday. We had great fun doing the teddy run in our pyjamas!
Week commencing 7th November
This week we had a special visit from Mrs de Jode, who spoke to the children about the changes in medicine through the years and of her experience as a nurse.
We also looked at medicine through time, including some interesting ‘treatments’ in Ancient Egyptian and Medieval times.
Maasai Necklaces – 3/11/16
Today we were exploring the Maasai culture and we even made our own Maasai necklaces.
A big well done year 3 – they look fantastic!
Our class prayer for the term is Glory be:
We have been putting all of the skills learnt this term into practice, during our hockey match!
Diary of a Killer Cat
We have been learning our new text this week, from ‘Diary of a Killer Cat’ by Anne Fine. First we created a text map of chapter one and then we used actions to help us memorize this:
After writing our own descriptive poems about a predator, we enjoyed sharing and performing these with the whole class this week.