A very warm welcome to Year 3’s class page.
We hope you will enjoy looking through our class page here on the school website and finding out about all the exciting things the children will be learning about this year, from discovering about the Ancient Egyptians in History to 'how does your garden grow' in Science! I am looking forward to seeing the children willingly learn with a positive attitude and I hope they will make some lasting memories whilst in Year 3.
Some things to remember:
Spring Term is well underway and the children have been very busy in all subjects.
In Maths we have been looking at fractions and using Cuisenaire Rods as our concrete resources so that the children can physically make and compare fractions. We then moved on to different units of measurement. We started off by measuring length of objects, some of which were measured in millimetres, some in centimetres and some in metres. We then measured the perimeter of different 2D shapes and we did this outside in the playground as the sun was shining. We are also looking at money and how to add and subtract amounts of money so that we can work out how much change we should receive when we go shopping! We have been doing this in a practical context so that we are use to handling money.
Our book this term has been Bill's New Frock and this has led into the writing of letters, diary entries and also how to use inverted commas for when dialogue has been used.
The Science topic this term is Light and we are looking at our biggest light source, the sun, and the question is how does the sun affect our skin?
In Geography we are studying the United Kingdom, this includes the countries and counties in the UK. We are using this topic as an opportunity for cross curriculum therefore in computers we are researching Liverpool so that we can produce an information PowerPoint on the 'History of Liverpool.'
Two pupils from Year 3 and three pupils from Year 4 this term represented the school in an inter-school gymnastics competition. Coming in at a very respectable 3rd place considering it was our first competition.