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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3. 

Our classes are:

3PI- Now Geckos - Miss P Irons

3CH- Now Chameleons - Mrs C Hampton

3RE-  Now Crocodiles - Mrs M Evans (Monday-Thursday) and Mrs L Rocha (Friday)

 

Our lovely teaching assistants are:

Mrs Mathews (Geckos)

Mrs James (Chameleons)

Mrs Fallows (Crocodiles)

 

 

We hope that you will find the Year 3 zone both helpful and informative! 

 

Riveting Rainforests - Summer 1 Topic

New Topic

Riveting Rainforests

Big Bang Day

 

Year 3 were extremely lucky to enjoy a visit from Mr Woods, a local ex-head teacher. He was Mrs Munro's (School Business Manager) inspirational teacher from her childhood.

 

The children enjoyed making toucans from paper plates and the outline of their own hands and Rainforest scenes with sliding / moving animals. 

 

 

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New Barn Farm

 

To finish our Celtic topic, Year 3 had a fabulous residential trip to New Barn Farm in Dorchester. We were blessed with absolutely beautiful weather and even better food!

We learnt how to make butter, how to grind flour, how to pick nettles, and engraved pictures into Purbeck stone. Then after a delicious lunch looking out on the beautiful countryside we made clay pots, painted shields and even had our own Celts versus Romans battle! 

 

A highlight for us all was the story teller, Chris Connaughton, who had us enthralled with his Greek Myth. We then headed back to the barn for hot chocolates before our much needed beds.

 

The following day we built dens, met the animals and threw javelins. 

It was an absolutely fabulous trip and the children were an asset to our school. 

The Cut Throat Celts!

 

Thank you so much for all of the effort you put onto your children's Celtic costumes. They helped our Big Bang Day! get off to a great start. 

 

 

Year 3 had a wonderful day of Art and Design making; Celtic round houses with real straw roofs, daggers and scabbards, and Celtic jewellery. surprise 

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Useful words for your child to learn and be able to spell for the Celts topic:

The Cut Throat Celts Topic Web:

Enjoy quality time with your child completing one of our Celts home learning activities.

Spring 1 Topic Web 'Marvellous Me!'

Thank You Mr Mowlem!

 

no smiley Esme's Dad kindly gave up his time to visit all of the Year 3 classes and explain his job as a Radiographer. It was great to see

X-rays and learn even more about our marvelous bodies. 

 

 

New Barn Residential Trip

 

We are very pleased to announce that we are planning to run a one-night residential trip for pupils in Year 3 to ‘New Barn Field Studies Centre’ near Dorchester. 

More Information Here: 

Letter about New Barn Residential Activity Centre

PE Days in Year 3

 

3PI- Tuesdays (inside), Wednesdays (outside)

 

3CH- Mondays (inside), Wednesdays (outside)

 

3RE- Wednesdays (outside), Thursdays (inside)

 

Curriculum Information

You can read more about the Year 3 team and our learning topics and targets for the term on the Year 3 curriculum page.

The Crocodiles will miss their wonderful TA, Mrs Bartlett, whilst she is away. Wishing her a speedy recovery xxx

The Crocodiles will miss their wonderful TA, Mrs Bartlett, whilst she is away. Wishing her a speedy recovery xxx 1
The Crocodiles will miss their wonderful TA, Mrs Bartlett, whilst she is away. Wishing her a speedy recovery xxx 2

Thank You!

 

A huge thank you to James McGregor's Grandad, who kindly came into school to share with us his first hand experiences of what life was like during World War II. We loved listening to him reminisce. 

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Autumn 2 Topic

Children in World War II

 

In Year 3 this term we are learning about Children in World War II.

On Monday 14th November we held a WWII day, where we all dressed up and took part in various activities; including silhouette art work, making 3D Spitfire airplanes, and making gas masks. We even had a visit from the Evacuee Warden's wife Mrs. Wheatley who taught us how to make soap bags and how to reuse newspaper as part of the important 'Make do and Mend' philosophy. 

 

Take a look a look at the topic web below to see the exciting learning opportunities we will be covering.

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Some of our work

We started the new school year and our new topic, Dinosaur Rocks, by making some fossils of our own using the mold and cast technique.....it was a ROARING success! 

DINOSAUR ROCKS!

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We have been using Dienes in Maths to help us understand Place Value.

We have been using Dienes in Maths to help us understand Place Value. 1
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We have been using Dienes in Maths to help us understand Place Value. 3

In Design Technology we used a pneumatic system to make our dinosaur heads move.

In Design Technology we used a pneumatic system to make our dinosaur heads move. 1
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In Design Technology we used a pneumatic system to make our dinosaur heads move. 4

ClasNaming Day

 

We had a wonderful first day back after the half term. The children were surprised to learn their new animal themed class name and spent the day completing various creative activities based around this. 

 

3RE are now known as the Crocodiles

3PI are now known as the Gheckos

3CH are now known as the Chameleons

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