Year 3: Mrs Nichol, Mrs Robinson, Mrs Ashman/Mrs Cardy
What do you need to know?
In year 3 there is lots to remember so here is a brief overview of our week…
- PE: Monday/Friday
Please remember school PE kit must be worn for indoor and outdoor. Earrings must be removed by child or parents before the session (teachers cannot do this nor can they be covered). Children will not be able to take part in PE if earrings are worn.
- Homework is given on Friday and this will be both Literacy and Numeracy. This must be returned by Wednesday. Your children will be expected to attend homework club if it is not returned. Your child is more than welcome to attend homework club on a Monday or Tuesday if homework cannot be completed at home.
- Spellings are given on a Monday and tested on the following Monday
- Reading books are changed every Monday. We ask that your child reads at home 5 x per week and this is recorded by you alongside the number of pages read for our school challenge (read 1 million pages)
What was life like back then?
We have really enjoyed our History topic this term, Stone Age to Iron Age. We looked at homes in the Stone Age and how they have changed over time. We were amazed to find out that people in the Stone Age used animals to hunt, to make clothes and to eat! We were extremely lucky to have special visitors in school who are experts in the Stone Age. They came into school for our “Stone Age Day” and we had lots of hands on experiences showing us what life was like in the Stone Age. We learned how to start a real fire, dressed up in Stone Age clothes and we even tasted some of the food they would have eaten. It was like our very own Year 3 bush tucker trial where we tasted real bugs! Throughout the day we also made Stone Age jewellery using salt dough and created some beautiful cave art drawings.
After the Stone Age came the Bronze Age and Iron Age. We looked at how the discovery of bronze and iron changed the way people lived and the way people live has changed overtime.
Tasty crickets and meal worms!
We have been looking at SUMO across school and how we can implement this into our daily routines. SUMO stands for STOP, UNDERSTAND and MOVE ON.
We enjoyed linking this closely with anti-bullying week which had a focus on “All different all equal”.
We looked at situations where we would react in different ways and how to make better decisions from it. We used a beach ball to understand a different point of view and perception and finally change your t shirt. This helped us to understand positive and negative.
Leading on from this we had a brilliant experience doing Yoga! We even made it to the news!
Yoga is an ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental well being. This helped us to feel relaxed and ready to learn!
May the force be with you!
Science has been so cool this Autumn term! We have looked at light and dark and are currently learning about forces. Isaac Newton is our focus scientist and we have loved looking at how gravity was invented. We have carried out lots of experiments and investigations around forces using force arrows but out favourite so far was measuring the size of an egg splat! We investigated the size of an egg splat with the main change being height. Would the splat change in size if we dropped it from as different height?
We all tested this and found the splat is much bigger when the egg was dropped from a higher height. Our next question was why did this happen? The gravitational force was greater, pulling the egg to the ground! We all made great predictions! We can't wait to look at magnets after Christmas!
What will Spring Term bring for year 3?