Welcome to Year 3

The Year 3 Staff

Mrs McGuinness teaches class 3RM and Mrs MacDonald teaches class 3KM.  Mrs Fletcher, Miss Ellis and Mrs Morgan are 3RM’s Teaching Assistants and Mrs Hensley, Mrs McAllister, Mrs Andrews and Mrs Wain are 3KM’s Teaching Assistants.
Our PPA is covered every other Thursday in 3RM by Mrs Morris and every Thursday in 3KM by Mrs Lowe.

Homework

In Year 3 we have homework each week. On a Monday we have Spellings which we learn ready to be tested each Friday. On Tuesday's we have maths homework which is to be handed in on Thursday. On Wednesday we have either handwriting or a grammar task to be returned by Friday. Every other Thursday we have Topic homework which has to be handed in the following Tuesday.
You will find the topic homework dates on the leaflet handed out at the start of each term.
We take home and read our reading books every night and change them regularly.
We also enjoy visiting the school library every Monday afternoon to choose our own books to borrow and enjoy reading at our leisure.

Our Creative Learning Journeys

We love celebrating our creativity in Year 3 and look forward to any opportunity that arises to link it to our learning. 
 

Autumn Term 1 (Sept-Oct 2016) – Tremors!

At the start of the year, we enjoyed investigating and exploring the wonders of our world as we engaged in our Autumn 1 Topic – ‘Tremors’! We went on an exciting, educational visit to Clearwell Caves, where we learnt all about rock formation and mining the past. We were then introduced to the world of Volcanology (the study of volcanoes), before finally delving into history to look at the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the story of the fall of Pompeii. 
 

Autumn Term 2 (Oct-Dec 2016) – Heroes and Villains

After half term we started a new topic titled, Heroes and Villains. We explored different fictional and real-life heroes and villains through storytelling, art and music. Who is your favourite hero, heroine or villain? 
 

Spring Term (Jan-April 2017) – Gods and Mortals

In Spring term, we stepped back in time to Ancient Greece. We learnt all about Greek gods and goddesses and what it was like to live in the Ancient Greek period. We read a variety of Greek Myths and Legends and wrote our own exciting versions!  We also took part in an Ancient Greek workshop where we learnt more about this fascinating time through drama, art and problem solving. In January, Year 3 shared their fantastic learning with the school and community in their assembly ‘It’s all Greek to me!’ and what a performance it was! 
 

Summer Term (April-July 2017) – Scrumdiddlyumptious 

This term we are very excited about our new topic ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’. We will be kick starting our topic with a trip to Cadbury World where we will learn all about the history of Cadbury, where chocolate comes from and how it is made, from design and production to our mouths! We will also be exploring the different uses of foods, from art to music and DT. Watch this space as our exciting learning journey evolves throughout the term.