Mrs Taylor and Mrs Keeling
Welcome to Year 3! We hope that you enjoy looking at our page. This is our first year in juniors so our learning is becoming more and more challenging and more enjoyable. In English, we are continuing to become increasingly independent with our writing and we are looking at various different genres such as: instructions, explanation texts and narratives. In maths, we are enjoying a mastery approach to our lessons. Everybody is working at a similar level and we are pushing to become more independent with our problem solving and reasoning.
We have great fun learning our foundation subjects. Topics across the year include: volcanoes, South Africa, the oceans, Stone Age and the Iron Age. We have great enjoyment in science and we love carrying out investigations when we are learning about magnetism, nutrition and forces. If you come to Year 3 you will find happy, healthy, cheerful children who are eager to learn. Please enjoy looking around our page.
I've a bone to pick with you!
Our science topic this term is: The Skeleton and our Muscles. We are really enjoying this topic. We have looked at the names of some of the bones in the human body and we are starting to understand the function of the skeleton. The children began this topic by using masking tape to depict where they thought the bones were in their bodies. As you can see, we had some interesting results!
In Year 3, we really value the importance of technology. It can make learning fun and enjoyable, especially when twinned with drama based activities. Take a look below at this special news report about one of Roald Dahl's Witches on the run in Hayfield!
You may have noticed that our class name is South Africa. All the classes have names so that children have greater opportunities to learn about the wider world. South Africa is a fascinating country and we will be using this topic to look at maps, animals and the oceans. We will also look at brief history of South Africa and learn the importance of respect for other people and cultures. Take a look at this link to watch a fascinating documentary about Africa's animals.