Welcome to Year Three 2018/2019
The teachers in Year Three are:
Jay Class - Mrs Susan Fisher
Owl Class - Mrs Anna Maxwell
Supporting us with our learning in class is
Miss Claire Dyer
Mrs Morrison, Mrs Sedgwick & Mrs Roberts cover during PPA
PE kit with outdoor sports wear and trainers are needed for sports lessons.
For indoor PE, please bring shorts and t-shirt .
(This is particularly important this term so that the children can join with the Tae Kwon Do sessions.)
Y3 Spellings w/b 14.1.19
(adding ing/ed. If consonant or two vowels together add ing/ed; if a single vowel, double the last letter and add ed/ing)
These spellings will be tested on Monday 21st January 2019
Stone Age Shelters
As you can see from the attached photographs, Year Three children have been very busy constructing their own Stone Age shelters. They were given some very basic equipment, together with sticks, string, clay and fabric and invited as a group to design and make their own shelters. As you can see they threw themselves wholeheartedly into the task with some fantastic results! Not only did they create some very solid shelters, they all worked together really well within their teams. If you are passing Year Three area, stop and have a look at the display.
Year Three became archaeologists today, dissecting a chocolate chip cookie as a way of identifying how difficult and painstaking the work is to uncover hidden bones and old treasures! In fact it became something of a competition to see how many they could find in each one!
They all agreed it was very difficult work but have become fascinated in how historical items have been rediscovered. During the day they also enjoyed creating their own 'cave paintings' which now form part of a display as well as decorating their project books. We also now have a stunning collection of 'bone jewellery' made from clay made during the day.
Year Three Trip to Cheddar Caves.
The children have recently enjoyed a very successful trip to the Caves to further their knowledge of the Stone Age. During the visit they all had the opportunity to meet a 'Cave Man' and learn about his very basic lifestyle. After an initial introduction to the caves, they all enjoyed their visit deep underground and had the opportunity to explore the local museum. They were also fascinated to earn more about the discovery of the Cheddar Man skeleton and the subsequent reconstruction of what scientists feel he may well have looked like. Enjoy our photos.
Summer Term 2018
This term's project is 'Tree-mendous'. We will be learning about British trees and other plants, finding out about life cycles and identifying different species. We will be carrying out experiments to see what plants need to thrive, and to explore how water is transported.
Please note that our Sports' days are earlier this year; on Wednesday 23rd June, as part of our sports week.
As always, the welfare, happiness and progress of your child are of the utmost importance to us and we are very happy to help if you have any questions / concerns.
The Year Three Team
Year Three trip to Westonbirt
We had an amazing day at Westonbirt, and the children showed great enthusiasm, interest and concentration throughout.
Part of the day was spent walking through just a small part of the vast woodlands, identifying trees and enjoying the aerial walkway. The children also learnt much about the life-processes of trees during the practical and engaging workshop. We hope you enjoy the pictures!
We have been working hard to develop our Oracy skills this year, and have become fantastic at speaking in full sentences; discussing (and disagreeing) in a calm and organised way; and at building on from other people's observations. We have found that the use of 'sentence stems' really helps us to develop our vocabulary and the structure of our language. Hopefully, you will notice us speaking more clearly, and in full sentences out of school too!
Here are some photographs of us working in a group to edit and improve each other's diary entries: