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Year 3 Annual Long Term Plan 2017 - 18.

Welcome to the Summer Term

The children have returned refreshed and raring to start on our final term's work in Year 3. Below are this term's information letters and curriculum overview of our exciting and final theme this year  - 

Fit as a Fiddle.

Summer Term

We are so lucky to have professional tennis coaching at Montpellier tennis courts every       Wednesday p.m.

Watch out Wimbledon!!!!

B'ED Student Visit

Wed 9th and Tues 15th May

Geography students asked us what we knew about the world and planned work to move our learning on.

The Geology Society visited Year 3 on 3rd May 2018.

We greatly enjoyed learning more about rocks and handling them.

Sports Relief - 23rd March 2018

Year 3s Ran the Mile!!

D.T Project

Year 3 designed and constructed creature catchers based on Darwin around the world theme.

Year 3 Class Service 15/03/18

This morning year 3 presented their class service focussing on our school value of perseverance. 

We based our service around the legend of Robert the Bruce. It was a great success!

 

1st March 2018

World Book Day 

The class greatly enjoyed dressing up as our favourite book characters today!

Aboriginal Art

The Year 3s had a wonderful art morning with Mrs King. We produced some amazing aboriginal art, linked to our theme - Darwin around the world.

B'Ed Students Visit Year 3s

iSing Pop Recording

As you know this week, the whole school has been involved in iSing pop. Year 3 have enjoyed learning all the songs and dance moves immensely. Here is a few pictures from recording today. We look forward to seeing you at the concerts next Wednesday!

Great Barrier Reef Presentation

On Wednesday, we had a visit from the lovely Mrs Crofton. she gave us an amazing presentation all about the Great Barrier Reef. We found out some very interesting facts! Then we made different sea creatures to go in our new under water cave!

Hockey Coaching

Each Thursday afternoon, we are having hockey coaching. We are learning to dribble the ball, pass and shoot!

On 5th January, we had a science investigation day where we experimented with making shadows and discovered how to make shadows smaller and larger. We greatly enjoyed being young scientists; making predictions, carrying out fair tests and recording our findings.

 Science Day - Investigating Shadows

 

Watercolours- Painting Seascapes

 

On our first day back at school, Year 3 had a lovely day in the art room creating their watercolour pictures of Seascapes for their theme book covers. They took inspiration from the book - Charles Darwin's Around the World Adventure by Jennifer Thermes. They look lovely!

Year 3

Spring Term 2018

 

Darwin's Adventures around the World.

 

Year 3 are setting sail with Charles Darwin, on board The Beagle to travel the oceans, explore new lands and familiarise ourselves with our wonderful world.

We will be learning about the continents and oceans of the world, different countries, time zones and answering questions, through research, such as -

Where did Darwin's voyages take him?

What was life like, on board The Beagle?

What new species did he discover?

and so much more ........

and much more ........

Darwin

Darwin 1

 

The Year 3 team would like to thank you all, for your kind words, lovely cards and generous Christmas gifts we received at the end of last term. We hope you all had a super Christmas and wish you all a ....

very Happy New Year !

Year 3 host a Roman Banquet 

We acted, sang and feasted as true Romans.....

Hail Caesar!

Our Wonderful Roman Art Day.

 

Year 3 had a whole day of creating Roman art work with Mrs King. They made Roman pottery using terracotta clay, and created beautiful mosaics using lots and lots of coloured squares of paper. Don't they look lovely!

A wonderful Educational visit to the Corinium Museum.

We dressed up as Romans, studied artefacts, played Roman games and even designed our own mosaics.

Children in Need 2017

With the help of our History B'Ed students, today, we became historians and extracted evidence, using a variety of resources from the Iron Age. This included pictorial evidence of hill forts and a burial site!

Salem Church visit - Operation Bible

18th October 2017

Literature Festival 12.10.17

Year 3 went to see Jeremy Strong at the Literature festival. He talked about his childhood, his studio and his new books. He was very funny indeed! Then we all queued up to get our books signed by him.

We are looking forward to reading 'Romans on the Rampage' next half term.

Literature Festival Oct 2017

PE

Year 3 have greatly enjoyed their focus on Pathways in gymnastics, this half term. We have practised rolls, balances and creative ways to travel.

Chronology Task

Year 3 had the task of putting historical events in chronological order.

 

This week, Year 3 enjoyed interpreting characters from one of our topic story books: Stone Age Boy, using mime. They had fun trying to guess who was playing Stone Age Boy and who was playing Om!

Welcome to Year 3

This Autumn Term 2017

our theme is

'From Stone to Rome'.

 

 

Our Class Value is Thankfulness.

 

 

 


This cross curricular theme predominantly centres around Prehistoric history up to the Roman invasion and occupancy of Britain.  We will be creating cave paintings, carrying out a study of Stonehenge, designing and making Bronze and Iron Age artefacts, studying the Roman Empire and how their invasion affected Britain. The children will be working in an enquiry -based way, gathering evidence from a variety of sources and applying cross- curricular skills to deepen their knowledge and understanding. (See Theme Overview in documents list below for more information).

End of Year Message

The Year 3 Team and I would like to thank you all so very much for our wonderful gifts, cards and good wishes which we received from you all!

It has been a privilege teaching and working alongside such talented and inspirational children: you must be very proud of them!

We wish Molly a wonderful adventure, with her family 'Down Under' and intend to stay in touch with her via email, for updates of her life in Oz.

We wish you all a fabulous summer hols; enjoy every moment that your well deserved break brings!

You have been a magical bunch and I take with me some super memories, of you, being my very first Year 3 class at Christ Church.......Have fun !!

Mrs Burton and the team x

 

Picture 1

Year 3 greatly enjoyed and learnt lots, during our 2 hour First Aid Training on bleeding and bandaging  - led by Sarah our trainer from

St John Ambulance. 

First Aid Training - 22nd June 2017

Waitrose Experience

 Fish tasting, a cookery experience, along with a Waitrose Store Quiz

(plus a complimentary drink and snack).

Year 3 pupils creating animations using the Animator app on our Learn Pads - super evidence of creativity !

Learn Pad fun.

Exciting teaching resources and learning experiences were provided by our student teachers on Tuesday 16th May. Our class greatly enjoyed learning more about different locations around the world.

A wonderful visit from Geography B'Ed students !

Welcome to the Summer Term

The children have returned refreshed and raring to start on our final term's work in Year 3. Below are this term's information letters and curriculum overview of our exciting and final theme this year  - 

Fit as a Fiddle.

 

On Tuesday 28th March 2017, our class was invited to Christ Church to the Easter Experience.

This was a wonderful visit, where the children and I visited 5 Easter stations set up in church to retell the Easter story.

The children were actively involved and greatly appreciated the effort Rev Tim and his Christ Church helpers put in, to make it a very special

Easter treat for us all ! 

Easter Experience March 2017

Red Nose Day 2017

Our class Rocked and Dabbed for Comic Relief. Thank you for helping raise funds for this fantastic Charity Day !

Celtic Spy Challenge

We had an exciting visit from Year 2 B'Ed students on Thursday 9th March. They organised and  delivered an amazing history challenge, which our class greatly enjoyed ! As our focus is largely geography this term, they related it to our studies on the Roman Invasion. The children had to act as Celtic spies and earn clues to find out about their enemy's Roman town.

Spring Term Theme Homework Projects.

Spring Term Theme

TinTin Around the World

This term the Year 3's are voyaging on an adventure to learn more about the world around them! They will begin their expedition in the U.K. where they will revisit the countries and capital cities we have here, followed by identifying and locating the continents and oceans of the world. Next we set sail for Australia, where they will focus on it's wildlife, with a special focus on the Great Barrier Reef! They will also study Aboriginal art and learn about Dream Time stories. From here, its off to North America where they will encounter the Rocky mountains, Niagara Falls and much more!

An overview of this learning was sent home, along with the Spring Term letter of information.

Fingers crossed, our expedition will provide many fun learning opportunities for us all.

 

Presentation on the Great Barrier Reef by Petra Crofton.

Our Launch Activities - seascapes using watercolours and TinTin cartoon sketching.

Welcome to Year 3

This Autumn Term our theme is

'From Stone to Rome'.

Our Class Value is Self- Belief and Expression.


This cross curricular theme predominantly centres around Prehistoric history up to the Roman invasion and occupancy of Britain.  We will be creating cave paintings, carrying out a study of Stonehenge, designing and making Bronze and Iron Age artefacts, studying the Roman Empire and how their invasion affected Britain. The children will be working in an enquiry -based way, gathering evidence from a variety of sources and applying cross- curricular skills to deepen their knowledge and understanding. (See Theme Overview in documents list below for more information).

 

Our Celebration Banquet- 13/12/16 As our festive treat to the class, the Year 3 team provided the children with a Roman banquet - fit for an Emporer! The children sampled Italian meats, breads, olives, grapes, cheeses and of course drank 'red wine' and devoured stuffed doormice !! The class reinacted the invasion of Brittania, a Roman banquet and Boudicca's revolt - another quiet morning in Year 3.

Year 3 - Projects

We designed.......we made.......we conquered!!!!

Thank you for all your support in helping to produce such fabulous and unique homework projects.

Our Year 3 Roman Shields being used in an authentic way.

Roman soldiers defended themselves by forming a 'tortoise' of protection.

Year 3 Autumn Term Homework

20th September 2016

Theme Day

Year 3s designed and created 3D Stone Age Models in our school Art Room.

16th September 2016

Drama

Today we empathised into the roles of Stone Age Boy and Om. We acted out their first meeting using mime and actions!

Gymnastics

Year 3 are  focusing on balance, rolls and pathways

Class 3 letters and information

Educational games
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