Mr Stuart Napier - Year 3 Teacher
Mrs Sarah Murray - Learning Support Assistant
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In Year 3, we have been learning about different forces. During Science week our class engaged in an exciting Rocket workshop when Mad Science visited our school.
In PE this term, we are concentrating on balances and moving in controlled sequences, closely linked to our Forces topic. We have been using our bodies to utilise a push and pull motion when balancing, upthrust and velocity to travel or jump whilst experiencing how gravity, friction and resistance or aerodynamics can affect the way we move.
The children in Year 3 led us a fantastic assembly on Thursday morning. The children shared their learning from this term which included their geography topic about different European countries and science topic about animals.
They went on to entertain us by playing the steel pans. Every week, the children in Year 3 have a special music lesson led by Alfonse, one of our peripatetic music teachers. It was clear how much the children have learnt from their music lessons and how much they enjoy playing the steel pans.
The children have arrived back to school to a cave in the classroom!
They have explored it and decided it belongs to a caveman and that our topic this term is the Stone Age.
The children will be focusing lots of their literacy learning to the Stone Age this term and will be producing creative writing linked to our class novel – The Stig of the Dump by Clive King. The children will also be developing their grammar knowledge and descriptive vocabulary throughout.
In Maths the children will be developing their place value understanding through partitioning, comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000. They will also be working on addition and subtraction both mentally and written and then linking this to different units of measure.
The children will be exploring the Stone Age during enquiry lessons. They will discover what life was like and how people survived. We will also be investigating rocks, fossils and soil during science.