Year 3 2020 - 2021

Mr Ross

Welcome to Year 3 and KS2!

Our teaching team this year is: Mr. Ross (Class Teacher) & Mrs. Thomas (Teaching Assistant).

After an unprecedented 6 months, we are really looking forward to welcoming Year 3 back to Buglawton and to KS2. We are all looking forward to getting to know our new class and parents and support your transition back to school. As we haven't had the opportunity to provide the usual transition activities, we hope this page provides some of the information which will allow you to feel confident about starting in September. 

When we return in September, you will have time to settle into the new environment and as a school we are doing a lot to ensure your transition back to school is as smooth as it can be, including completing some of the transition activities we would have done had we been in school during the Summer term. 

During the first two/three weeks we will be completing a whole school project based on the book ‘Here We Are’ written by Oliver Jeffers.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to provide any external school trips in the Autumn term, but that certainly won't stop us from providing exciting and engaging topics to keep us all inspired and enthusiastic about.

School may look and feel a little different when you first start back. But don’t worry we are all here to help you settle back in and enjoy your learning!

Our topics this year are Prehistoric Britain - a study of Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age - Earth Matters - a Geography based topic around protecting the Earth including studies of rainforests, and Tomb Raiders - a study of the Ancient Egyptian civilisation. 

Absence from School:

IMPORTANT - If you are off school due to illness or isolation, then our school learning will be available on Google Classroom. However, we have noticed that a few parents are not part of this system, so will be unable to access the work at the moment. To join Google Classroom, go to the webpage (www.classroom.google.com) and enter our Year 3 password 7saidpa

 If you used this system during Year 2 lockdown, then you are already on the system smiley

Our Learning Journey 2020-21

w/b 23rd November

We have had a busy week in Year 3. Alongside starting our new Maths topic of Multiplication & Division, we have begun our new unit of work in English, looking at narrative pieces of work. In History, we wrote a mock job advert for a Stone Age Hunter Gatherer based on our knowledge of what happened in the Paleolithic era. In Computing, we discussed the rings of responsibility, when we are online and how what we post online could affect ourselves, the community or the whole world. For each action, each group chose which ring it would affect. A lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon! 
 

 

w/b 3rd November 

Our first week back at school was fun-filled in Year 3! We completed a Science investigation into whether the length of our bones affects our speed. In addition, we continued our work on Addition and Subtraction in Maths, started our new text, Stone Age Boy, in English and designed a fire-safe fireworks event ready for Bonfire Night. 

w/b 12th October 

This week, we completed a Science investigation, answering the question 'Which is the fattiest food?'. We looked at the nutritional information of various food and analysed the content of different nutrients. We wrote a lost narrative based on our text 'Into the Forest' and continued our work on Addition and Subtraction. 

w/b 5th October 

As Harvest would normally have been held at St. John's Church this week, we have been completing some Harvest activities across the school week. We have made our own Harvest poem, sung Harvest songs and brought in donations for The Storehouse. In other work this week, we designed a piece of silhouette artwork which aimed to replicate Stonehenge. Our Maths work focused on adding ones to 3-digit numbers while in English we looked at starting sentences in different ways. 

 

w/b 28th September 

This week's class assembly theme was Connectedness. As a follow up activity, we created a whole class display of our hands, demonstrating how we are connected as a cass. We discussed the ways in which we can work as a team, both in good times and challenging ones. In Maths, we finished our work on Place Value and started our addition and subtraction topic while in English we focused on using adjectives to describe a scene. 

w/b 7th September 

Our first full week back has been a fun-filled one, including coding a joke on Scratch, electing our school councillors and starting our first Science topic, Animals Including Humans. In Maths, we started our topic of Place Value, looking at three-digit numbers for the first time. In English, we wrote an informative piece on how to care for the environment and encourage wildlife into our home, maintaining the progress made during the lockdown period. All of Year 3 have been progressing exceptionally with their reading and we have completed a wide range of activities based on reading. A great week!

 

 

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