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Year 3

Autumn 2019 

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2019/2020 Year 3 Learning Update

February 2020

In February Year Three looked at the poem ‘The Spider and The Fly’ in our English lessons. Because the poem was written in 1829, the children learnt lots of brand new vocabulary which they picked up really quickly. The children produced lots of amazing pieces of work which included:

• An enticing food advert
• A wanted poster for a villain
• A persuasive letter to save a life

As the main written outcome the children were put in to pairs and wrote a diary entry from the perspective of the spider. The writing was so imaginative and creative and the children should be really proud of the work they produced!

January 2020

Welcome back! We have kick-started the new year focusing on healthy eating. We are combining our existing knowledge from science with new knowledge learnt in PSHCE and DT this half term to learn about the different food groups and how to make sure we eat a balanced diet. The children tasted a variety of different fruits and have even made their own fruit salads! Along with the fruit salads, the children wrote a recipe and designed and made their own packaging too.

In addition to this we have also been learning about where our food comes from and how it travels to reach our dinner plate. Lots of children brought in packaging from food they have eaten at home and together we calculated how many food miles that food has, and learnt that the nearer our food is produced to us, the better it is for our planet.

Spring Home Learning

Please click here for details about the Art home learning project for spring.

December 2019

In December, Year Three had lots of exciting Christmas activities happening! We joined with year Four to perform a nativity which lots of parents and family members attended. The children made a fantastic effort with their costumes, learnt their speaking and/ or singing lines and conquered stage fright to put on a wonderful show. 

We made some beautiful Christmas crafts which the children loved making, and which ended a term of hard work in a cheerful and festive way.

We hope everyone has a lovely Christmas, and we’re looking forward to some exciting learning beginning in January!

November 2019

During November, Year Three have begun a new topic called ‘Early Survivors’. In this topic, we have been learning about life in The Stone Age and The Iron Age. We have been reading lots of cross-curricular books to learn new facts about this time, conducting historical enquiries and even having a go at making our own cave paintings! Each class have written a poem based on ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’ which we have named ‘We’re Going on a Mammoth Hunt’ and have made our very own woolly mammoths too.

October 2019

In October, Year Three’s topic was ‘Heroes and Villains’ which began with a heroes and villains dress up day. It was fantastic to see so many children dressed up and it was a great way to start some brand new learning!

The children used the book ‘Charlie’s Superhero Underpants’ as a basis for their own hero or villain story and produced some lovely, exciting stories. We focused on using exciting adjectives to describe their character and the different places they travelled to on their journey around the world.

The children also created their own hero or villain piece of artwork. They combined pencil skills to draw a character with collage and painting to create their background.

Autumn 2019
Welcome to Year Three! The children have settled in to their new school and lots of exciting learning has begun. The learning topic for September is ‘Journeys’ which was inspired by our book in English, ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker.
The children have been describing different parts of journeys that the character in the book has been on and the different modes of transport she uses to go on her journeys. In geography, we have also been looking at Journeys by developing our map reading skills to map out areas visited and plan different routes.
We are really looking forward to seeing many parents for our open afternoon on Friday 27th September where the children will be showcasing their wonderful work. Keep an eye out for exciting stories, beautiful artwork, and amazing hand drawn maps!

  1. Year 3 Learning Updates 2018-19
  2. School closure notification system
  3. Supporting your child with school attendance
  4. Year 3 English - Long Term Plan 2019-20
  5. Year 3 Maths - Long Term Plan 2019-20
  6. Year 3 - Long Term Plan 2019-20