The Year 3 Staff
Mrs McGuinness teaches class 3RM and Mrs MacDonald teaches class 3KM. Mrs Fletcher, Mrs Brown and Mrs Hensley are 3RM’s Teaching Assistants and Mrs Hensley 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.
In Year 3 we have homework each week. On a Monday we have Spellings which we learn ready to be tested each Friday. For maths homework we practise times tables and division facts for a weekly test. On Wednesday we have a comprehension task to be returned by Friday. We also have Topic homework which is set periodically on a Thursday 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 on Mondays and Thursdays. We have a Reading Activity book, which we can complete comprehension activities in, if we would like to.
We also enjoy visiting the school library every Monday afternoon to choose our own books to borrow and enjoy reading at our leisure.
What our week looks like
Each class has the chance to go swimming at GL1. 3RM will be swimming every Tuesday and 3KM will be swimming every Thursday until Christmas.
We love celebrating our creativity in Year 3 and look forward to any opportunity that arises to link it into our learning.
Autumn Term: Tremors!
We enjoyed investigating and exploring the wonders of our world in our Autumn Topic – Tremors! We became volcanologists as we learnt about the structure of volcanoes and located volcanoes around the World. We also delved into history and learnt about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, Pompeii in 79AD and researched life in Ancient Rome. We linked this to our local area and went on a local walk to Gloucester City to investigate evidence of Roman Glevum.
Spring Term: Scrumdiddlyumptious
In the Spring term we delved into a ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’ world of food. We started our topic with the story of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and became Willy Wonka’s own ‘Oompa Loompas’ designing and creating our own sweet treats and packaging. We then learnt all about the history of Cadbury, studying British Values within the world of Cadbury and how this effected the welfare for employees its impact on Modern Britain. Finally we investigated where chocolate comes from and how it is made, with a focus on the impact of Fair Trade. Our exciting learning journey concluded with a chocolate filled visit Cadbury World at the end of the term. Scrumdiddlyumptious!
Summer Term: Heroes and Villains
In our final term in Year 3, we will be learning about fictional and real life heroes and villains, past and present. We will be starting our topic by delving into the world of Disney’s 100 Dalmatians, meeting the evil Cruella de Vil and learning about how authors use different techniques to create their characters. We will be exploring how music is used in films and TV to further add to characterisation and atmosphere. We will then learn about sound scores and basic musical notations before composing our own soundtracks.