Year 3 2020 - 2021
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).
Our Learning Journey 2020-21
Spring Term 2
Following two weeks of remote learning, the Y3 teaching team was delighted and excited to welcome our class back into school on 8th March following the government's announcement. We were extremely busy in the (almost) 4 weeks that followed before we broke up for the Easter holidays. In Maths, we completed a block of work on Fractions while in English we completed a unit of work on narrative writing including our own adventure story. In Geography, we used our outdoor learning time to work on our fieldwork skills, interpreting maps and the compass. We completed our unit of work on Plants in Science while in DT we baked our own cheese and pesto tarts having looked at the components of a healthy diet. Have a look at some of the photos from our busy 4 weeks at school.
Spring Term 1
Our first half term was rather different in Year 3! Having had one day in school, we then spent the rest of the half term remote learning. Across the half term, we competed topics in Multiplication & Division and Statistics in Maths, wrote a newspaper report in English and finished our topic of the Stone Age in History. In Geography, we identified regions of the UK and began a series of lessons on South America as part of our new topic, Earth Matters. In Science, we completed a series of lessons on rocks including their formation and different properties. Have a look at some of the work we produced on Google Classroom!
Autumn Term 2
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.
Autumn Term 1
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.
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.
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 class. 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.
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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