Welcome to the Autumn Term. I hope you all had a lovely break and are ready for learning.
Let's support one another to succeed in our learning journey.
Year 3's P.E sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays.
On Tuesday: Children can come to school dressed in their P.E kit and bring their uniform in a separate bag.
On Friday: Children should bring their P.E kit in a separate bag. They will change for P.E at school
Please ensure all items of clothing are labelled with your child's name.
Reading is really important for our learning journey. Please support your child's reading development and read with your child every day for at least 20 mins. Children should be reading at least 5 out of 7 days a week. Reading records need to be signed daily and will be recorded and checked on Monday, Wednesday and Friday each week.
Homework is given out on a Friday and we ask for it to be returned on the following Wednesday (unless stated otherwise in special circumstances). Please make sure you child brings their homework in on time, as it is beneficial to our learning.
You will have seen that our topic this term is Stone Age. We will be exploring prehistoric Britain and comparing life between then and now.
Let's continue to be positive and encourage each other to try our best to succeed. I look forward to working alongside you and your child to build confident and resilient learners.
Last reminder; please ensure your child brings in a bottle of water to stay hydrated throughout the day.
Miss Madriaga, Denise T and Caroline.
Teacher: Ms Spry and Ms Courtenay
As Ms Madriaga is now on maternity leave, the year 3 class will be taught by Ms Spry and Ms Courtenay.
Here is some important information about Year 3:
Teacher: Miss Madriaga
Here is some important information about Year 3:
Museum of London
On Tuesday Year 3 went to the Museum of London for the day. Our topic this term is Prehistory Britain so we went to explore all the different artefacts. We had lots of fun completing the information booklets and finding the answers throughout the museum. Here are some photos of our day!
On Thursday Year 3 went to our local park, Barnard Park. We took part in the "Every child a nature lover" Workshop with The Garden Classroom and observed our surroundings and nature. We discussed different nature in the park and felt just how different trees can be. Here are some photos of our afternoon.
"We CAN do this!"
- Miss Madriaga and Sandra
As part of our current topic study on Ancient Egypt we took part in a workshop at Salters Hall. We learnt about the mummification process and how archaeologists excavate to find unknown treasures.
We had lots of fun using bandages to wrap each other up, looking at which organs are taking out and put into canopic jars, writing our names in hieroglyphics and digging up objects that were special to the Egyptians.
We have been learning about Strength and Challenge in PSHE. We have each set ourselves a challenge to work on throughout the year ahead which we will refer back to often to ensure we are reaching closer to our goals.
Some of Year 3 goals are:
To be more active
Go to sleep on time
Walk to school everyday
Drink more water
To know the times tables
To read more books
To know all the Spelling Bee words
To know how to tie shoelaces
We look forward to continuously putting in the effort to reach our goals.
Children have been learning to play the recorder with Mr. Lumley. Here are some snapshots. A video will follow so please keep checking back.
We have created some of our own fossils. We are patiently waiting for them to fossilise then we can chisel away at them to revel beautiful fossils.
Whilst we are waiting we have been learning about a female scientist called Mary Anning. Her curiosity lead her to find many different sized fossils that can be found in museums around the world. We had a go at discovering fossils and tried to use the same methods as Mary Anning to make discoveries.
The children were given only a few pieces of a fossil which they fitted together to create their own discoveries. Here is what some of them came up with:
We have been exploring lots of different rocks and soils. We have used lots of adjectives to describe different types of rocks and soils.
Before reading the story we explored lots of activities to help us predict what might happen in the story.
The carousel of activities included: Drawing humans with animal features, using stick/twigs and junk modelling to build bird nests. We thought about what magic we would do if we had a magic wand. We also answered “I if were a duck who lived in a house I would…” The children had lots of fun imagining how strange it would be for a duck to live in a house.
Children were asked to create a Stone Age Model. They used their imaginations to create models of Stonehenge using Lego bricks, cardboard, wood, clay and even biscuits and icing! Look how great they look!
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Our new science topic is plants. We will be learning about: the functions of the different parts of a plant; how water is transported within plants; how flowering plants reproduce and exploring what plants need for life and growth.
You can research the functions of different plants parts using these websites:
Animals including humans
We have been learning about what humans need to eat to stay healthy and how we have a skeleton: to protect our organs; help us move; and support our body.
If you would like know more about our skeleton, muscles and joints you can use these websites:
We are using Espresso coding at the moment. Click below to
The user name is student 1916 and the password is Angel1
In ICT we have been learning how to write secure passwords. You can test your password on this website.
You can learn touch typing at the website below.
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Class Assembly on Wednesday. For those of you who missed it, here are some videos of the poems we performed. Enjoy!
Museum of London
On Monday Year 3 went to the Museum of London for the day. Our topic this term is Prehistoric Britain so we went to explore all the different artefacts. We had lots of fun completing the information booklets and finding the answers throughout the museum. After looking around the gallery we attended a workshop where we learned what it was like to live in Britain back then. After the museum we went to the park on the way home. Here are some photos of our day!
Rocks and Fossils Workshop
Year 3 were really lucky to have Sophy come in and lead a workshop all about rocks and fossils. Sophy brought some of the museum to our classroom and we were allowed to handle different types of rocks and fossils that were thousands of years old. We had to sort the rocks into their different types, match the fossils to their names and descriptions and match the minerals to their correct descriptions and names. In the afternoon we did some drama based around how fossils are formed and then we used plasticine to create our own fossils!
Thank you to everyone who came to watch our Class Assembly on Thursday. For those of you who missed it, here is a video of the song we performed. Enjoy!
In Art, we are currently making comic strips about the mummification process. First we produced freeze frames to show the different stages of the process. Here are some examples of our freeze frames. Come back soon to see our completed comic strips!
The body has been cut open and all the organs have been removed and placed in canopic jars.
In these freeze frames the heart has been removed from the body. It was weighed and was heavier than the feather of Maat so it was then eaten by the God Ammut.
The body is being been wrapped in linen cloth ready for burial.
The body has finished being mummified and is being taken to be buried.