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Welcome to the Year 3 page of Cashes Green. Please read on to find out important information about the class and the exciting things we are doing in school.
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Friday 10th November 2023
Welcome back for a new term everyone!
For this topic, our main book is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes, illustrated by Chris Mould. It's an imaginative story with a peaceful message, and the children are captivated so far by this mysterious giant.
This term, we will be learning about:
Writing a diary entry from the perspective of the main character in the Iron Man, a little boy called Hogarth. This week we have been learning about the features of a diary, thinking about how we can describe metal, and imagining how we would feel if we came face-to-face with The Iron Man.
This week we are rounding up our Addition and Subtraction topic, although we will still be practicing this during basic skills maths. We are starting our Multiplication and Division topic next term, beginning with the 3 times table.
This term we will be learning all about forces and magnets. Today we did an investigation on how different surfaces affect the speed of a moving object.
In DT this term we are learning all about mechanisms and moving parts. We will be designing our own Christmas cards we a lever and a moving part.
In History we will be learning all about the Bronze Age and the Iron Age.
Our Geography topic this term is learning all about coasts.
Friday 27th October Update
Well done for an amazing first term Year 3!
I am so proud of how well the children did in our first class assembly this week. They all did such a fantastic job doing their actions, learning their lines, and the outfits were simply fantastic. The fact they did all this during the last week of a very long term just shows how amazing they all are.
I hope everyone has an amazing half term. All of the children have achieved so much during this topic and I can't wait to get started on our new topic next term.
Here is what we have been up to during the last two weeks:
We have written our past-tense reports about the Stone Age. I was so impressed at how many facts the children were able to independently include in their reports. Great work!
We have continued our work on addition and subtraction using base ten and counters, and have started looking at column method which we will continue next term.
We been observing our crystals growing over the last two weeks. We noticed that they formed as squares and grew up the string rather than on the paperclip. They were white even though we had added food colouring to our solution!
We finished our crosshatching of our final sketches. They are now on the covers of our topic book and they look fantastic!
Friday 13th October Update
We have had another busy couple of weeks in Year 3 - the term is flying by and the children are all really settled. Keep reading to find out what we have been up to!
In English we have been learning about past-tense reports. We have looked at lots of examples of these and will be writing our own to show off our knowledge on the Stone Age next week.
In Maths we have started focusing on Addition and Subtraction, this week learning about adding and subtracting 1's, 10's and 100's to three-digit numbers
History and Geography
We have been learning about key places and finds from the Stone Age and what they can tell us about life in the Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic eras. We learnt about the Red Lady of Paviland, the Cheddar Man, and Hetty Pegler's Tump. We have used compasses and digimaps to look at where long barrows are in relation to our school.
We have started our final piece based on Chris Mould's Dinosaur postcards. We started line drawings of undersea dinosaurs as we have done lots of work with fossils of ocean creatures. Next week we will be using cross-hatching to add shade to our pieces.
We have continued learning about rocks and fossils. We looked at some fossils and grouped them depending on what creature we thought they were from and where we thought they were found based on the rocks they were in. This week we have started growing crystals to see how minerals form rocks.
Friday 29th September 2023 Update
What a fantastic few weeks we have had in Year 3! The children are really getting stuck in to our topic on the Stone Age and have nearly finished writing their own versions of the story. Read on to find out what we have been up to:
We have been writing our own versions of Stone Age Boy, but we have changed the ending so that Om, the girl from the Stone Age, comes back to the modern day. The children have been really creative and I have been very impressed by their use of expanded noun phrases, commas in a list and What +! sentences
In Maths we have been working on place value, learning about hundreds, tens and ones. The children have done really well remembering what they learnt in Year 2 and applying it to new questions.
In Science we are learning about Rocks and Fossils. We have been exploring the ways rocks are different, and we investigated different soil samples from around school. We learnt that soil is made from rocks, plants and animal matter. Today we used chocolate to represent the fossilisation process - fun and delicious!
We have learnt so much about the Stone Age! We looked at pictures of artefacts that help us (and archaeologists) learn more about the ancient past, including spearheads, grindstones, flint axes and bone needles. We learnt that the Stone Age happened in three different parts - the Palaeolithic (Old Stone Age) Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age) and the Neolithic (New Stone Age)
Our artist this term is the illustrator Chris Mould. We have been looking at his dinosaur drawing and practicing skills we need to create our own version. We have been practicing different ways of shading, including cross-hatching.
Welcome to Year 3!
We have had a great first week and a half after the summer holidays. It has been lovely getting to know the children and welcoming a few new faces to our school.
This term, our topic is based around Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura.
In our lessons we will be learning about the following things:
In English, we will be writing our own version of Stone Age Boy, and changing the ending of the story. We will also be writing a past tense report about a dinosaur.
In Maths we will be learning about Place Value and about Addition and Subtraction.
Our Science focus this term is Rocks and Fossils
In History we will be learning all about The Stone Age
In Geography we will focus on human geography and how land use changes over time
Chris Mould is our key artist this term. We will be using his illustrations to learn more about line, space and shape.
We will have Spanish lessons every Friday with Señora Davidson, starting from 22/9/23. There will also be Spanish club every Tuesday this term.
Our focus for computing this term is Computing Systems and Networks - Connecting Computers.
So far, we have learnt about some of the different activities people did in the Stone Age. We made our own cave paintings and posters about cooking, making and using tools, using animal skins, and making fire.