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2022-23

Autumn 2 in Year 3 

This term we are continuing with our theme ‘Origins.’ We will move forward in time, to look at the changes from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age to the Iron Age. We are excited to be reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes in English and learning our meeting story called ‘Little Vixen Street.’ We will study fractions, multiplication and division in maths. In science we will study light and in art, we will create Michael Volpicelli style portraits. We are also looking forward to the events and celebrations in the lead up to Christmas. Look at the photos below to see what we have been up to in Year 3!

Visit to St Cuthbert's church - How do Christians prepare for Christmas?

Singing with the organ in St Cuthbert's church

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Ringing the bells at St Cuthbert's church

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Learning to play the keyboard

Autumn 1 in Year 3

We are proud of everyone in Year 3 for adapting to the Key Stage 2 routine and taking on new challenges in every lesson. This term our theme is 'Origins.' We have started to learn about chronology: the order of events in history. We created a timeline with major historic events and next we will investigate how long ago the Stone Age was and what life was like in this period. In Science we are exploring different types of rocks and learning about their formation. In English we are focusing on our portal story called 'Elf Road' by Pie Corbett. Look at the photos below to see what we have been up to in Year 3! 

Problem Solving

On Wednesday 5th October we had a problem-solving day. We took part in a workshop, led by the Problem-Solving Company, which required us to work as a team to complete a dominoes task, a polygon task and build a 3D cube.  We had to be determined, listen to each others ideas, willing to accept critiques and make improvements. In class, we completed additional problem-solving challenges where we needed to think logically and use our calculation skills. 
 

Longitudinal Study- How do our shadows change in a day and over the seasons?

'Merrily we roll along' on the keyboards

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Playing 'Once a man fell in a well' on the keyboards

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Learning the C major scale on a keyboard

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Glockenspiel - C major scale

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Glockenspiels - final performance of C major scale

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Transition Week

This week, Earhart and Tabei have become Kamkwamba and Hadid class! The children have settled into their new classrooms and are getting to know the Year 3 routines. During the week, they have talked about coping strategies for change and changing friendships. We recapped how to be an excellent talk partner and learnt about giving our talk partner constructive and specific feedback on their work, to improve it. We found out about the people our classes are named after: William Kamkwamba (a Malawian inventor and engineer) and Zaha Hadid (an Iraqi architect). 

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