Welcome to Year 3!
We are always very busy in Year 3 - take a look below to see what we have been up to this year!
Times Table Rockstars
Year 3 are training to become Times Table Rockstars. Times Table Rockstars is a programme of daily times tables practise, with each week concentrating on a different times table to help consolidate and improve recall. The class have been playing the online games and have also been doing daily paper practise to earn a rock speed - the average speed it takes them to answer each question. Children have been moving up through the leader board, getting closer and closer to answering each question in less than a second. If they achieve this goal, they will become a Rock Hero. Who will be the first to become a Rock Hero?
English - The Three Little Pigs - January 2019
This half term we are writing the true story of The Three Little Pigs. We are re-writing the story from the wolf's point of view to share his side of the story, as he believes that he has been wrongly accused and imprisoned!
The Stone Age - Autumn 2018
This term we have been learning all about the Stone Age, including the Bronze and Iron Ages. We have learnt about different Stone Age animals, made our own cave paintings, wrote a diary entry inspired by the book The Stone Age Boy and made our own stewed fruit - a Stone Age delicacy! We also visited Tullie House where we looked at Stone, Bronze and Iron Age artefacts. We have learnt how Bronze Age people used stone circles for trading, made our own clay beakers, explored Iron Age village life and we even made our own round house in the classroom!
Magical Magnets - October 2018
Our science topic for this half term is magnets. We have had a fantastic time investigating magnetic materials, finding out how magnets work and exploring how the two poles of a magnet repel or attract. We finished off our topic by designing and making our own magnetic board games, which we showcased to parents and grown ups in our very own science fair.
KNEX Challenge - October 2018
This half term we took part in a KNEX Challenge delivered by C-STEM. We became engineers for the afternoon and had a go at constructing different structures using the rods and connectors. We had a competition to see which pair could build the tallest tower, and were set a challenge to build a helmet that had to fit, and have a special feature. We all had a fantastic afternoon. Here are some photographs of our structures.