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Year 3 - Hippo & Tiger

Trip to Allington Castle 

 

We had a wonderful time at Allington Castle, supporting our DT unit - Constructing a castle. They were very welcoming and so informative. The castle is beautiful and we learnt a lot. 
 

Sampling Moroccan cuisine.

Term 5 Week 5

Sampling Moroccan cuisine and learning about different cultures.

 

Term 5 week 4 Dissecting plants and labelling the parts

Term 5 week 3 Science experiment investigating transport in stems

Planting vegetables

Term 5

Year 3 have had a great start to Term 5. We had a lovely Egyptian Day full of wonderful stories and lots of opportunities for drama.

We have started a new unit about Healthy Eating in DT and have got some tomato plants growing in the classrooms. We will using the harvest in a cooking lesson later in the year. We will be linking this to our science unit about plants and what they need to grow. 
We are looking at diary entries in English and have started a maths unit on mass and capacity. 
 

Term 4 (part 3)

We have had lots of fun making Banksy style stencils this week and using water-based spray paints to pretend graffiti the outdoor classroom. Luckily it was all on paper so we could take it down afterwards and stick it into our art books. It was really effective!

 

We have been busy rehearsing our Easter assembly and learning the songs. We have been studying information texts in English so have recapped our learning on biomes and Ancient Egypt to ensure we have enough facts at our fingertips. We have loved fractions and have had some really successful lessons with insightful reasoning and problem solving. 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 4 ( part 2)

Time is flying by this term and the children are getting lots of lovely learning under their belts!

We have been absolutely smashing our fractions unit this week, the children are enthusiastic and are working well. In English we have started a unit on Information texts that will recap our Stone Age learning from Term 1, our biomes from terms 2-3 and our Egyptian learning from this term so will be very exciting. 

Our science work on light is progressing and we have undertaken several experiments so far. 

PE is football, we are building up to a match and our dance lessons are focusing on machinery-style and repetitive movement.

 

 

 

Term 4

This term has started well with a new maths topic of length and perimeter that the children have really been enjoying. We have been learning how to write journey stories in English, experimenting with light and shadows in science, and started our Egyptian topic in history. 

We are doing football and dance in PE and healthy eating in DT.

Term 4 Spellings

We have had lots of fun in this half of Term 3! 

We have had Dragon dancing workshops, an author visit and have had a great time learning about the human skeleton. PE has been Quidditch and our English unit of Defeating the Monster stories is proving to be a hit with some amazing work being produced. 

Science Week

There has been a lot of fun in Year 3 so far this year.

We had the Chatham Dockyard in to help us conduct experiments with forces and magnets.

We also had a visit from a mobile planetarium and learnt all about being an astronomer.

This week we have been writing about spy gadgets in English and persuading Mr South to let us have a vegetable patch in the playground!

 

There’s been some great learning going on in year 3 these past 2 weeks. We’ve created compasses using magnets in our Science lesson. We’ve had some fantastic practical maths lessons learning all about multiplication and division. Additionally, we had a lovely visit from dogs trust teaching us all about dog safety.

 Another great few weeks in Year 3, we’ve begun practicing for our Christmas assembly and had a wonderful well-being workshop. See below for the fun we’ve had. 

Using manipulatives for maths

November 2023

We have had a wonderful start to Term 2.

Lots of science experiments with magnets and forces, a new topic on biomes, a new unit on Warning Tales in English and a look at celebrating differences in RSE. We have completed our testing for this stage of the year and have shown resilience and a good work ethic. 

In maths, we are continuing with our addition and subtraction unit, using lots of manipulatives and practical resources to show exchanges. 

 

Term 2.

The rain doesn't stop play in Year 3, we managed to take science outside and test friction using toy cars. 

This is the start of a new unit looking at Forces and Magnets.

In maths,  have begun to add and subtract across the 10s and 100s. 

Forces and Magnets

Term Two Spellings

A fun-packed few weeks to end our first term of the year.

We had an amazing African drumming workshop as part of our look at Black History Month, we had a road safety workshop to teach us how to cross the road and completed our topics on Rocks, The Stone Age, and Pointillism. 

The children produced wonderful pieces of Georges Seurat inspired landscapes and we finished our Portal Stories in English. 

Some of our activities this term

 These past two weeks have been action packed! We’ve had an African Dance workshop to celebrate Black History month. We’ve made soil puddings in science to model the layers of soil. Forest school is well under way and the children are loving it! In English, we have been learning our model text and our beginning to write our portal stories. 
 

For weekly updates, our ClassDojo pages are linked below, 


https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/64f1ddb18dfe1efc97ad4b97/story 

 

https://teach.classdojo.com/#/classes/64f1df448458805fbe0e7ed2/story 

Term 1 

Spellings Group 1 

 

 

 

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

 

The /ow/ sound spelled ‘ou.’ 

 

mouth

around

sprout

sound

spout

ouch

hound

trout

found

proud

 

 

The /u/ sound spelled ‘ou.’

 

touch

double

country

trouble

young

cousin

enough

encourage

flourish

couple

 

The /i/ sound spelled with a ‘y’.

 

gym

myth

Egypt

pyramid

mystery

symbol

synonym

lyrics

system

gymnastics

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Endings that sound like /ze/, as in measure spelled ‘-sure’.

 

measure

treasure

pleasure

enclosure

displeasure

composure

leisure

exposure

closure

disclosure

 

Endings that sound like /ch/ is often spelt ’ture

 

creature

furniture

picture

nature

adventure

capture

future

sculpture

fracture

mixture

Prefix ‘re’ meaning ‘again’ or ’back’

 

redo

refresh

return

reappear

redecorate

revenge

review

replay

reaction

rebound

 

 

 

 

 

Group 2 

ility

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

The /j/ sound spelled dge at the end of words. 

 

badge

edge

bridge

dodge

fudge

ridge

smudge

judge

wedge

lodge

 

The /j/ sound spelt ge at the end of words.

 

age

huge

change

charge

bulge

village

range

orange

hinge

The /j/ sound spelled with a g.

 

gem

gym

giant

magic

giraffe

energy

digit

engine

religion

gentle

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

The /s/ sound spelt c before e, i and y.

 

race

ice

cell

city

fancy

lace

space

circle

circus

rice

 

The /n/ sound spelt kn and gn at the beginning of words.

 

knock

know

knee

knit

knew

knight

gnome

kneel

gnat

gnaw

The /r/ sound spelled ’wr’ at the beginning of words.

 

write

written

wrong

wrap

wren

wrecked

wrapped

wriggle

wrestle

wrote

 

 

We have had a lot of fun learning about rocks this week, we had Mr Berry in to inspire us all and teach us lots of interesting facts. We made our own fossils, we made metamorphic rocks by melting particles over a flame, and we caused explosions!

 

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