Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA
School finishes for the Summer break at 1:15pm on Friday 21st July - Have a wonderful Summer everyone!
Miss Edwards, Miss Bungey and the children of Year 3 welcome you to our exciting page. Here you will find:
As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to catch us at the end of the day or arrange a meeting at the office.
Super Learner Side-Kicks. Each side-kick possesses learning behaviours that they are very happy to share with our children.
Barney the Owl is independent and organised.
Creativity the Cat thinks outside the box.
Scatter the Spider makes links in learning.
Bumble the Bee works collaboratively.
Terry the Tortoise never gives up!
Summer term's learning
Literacy - key skills, non-chronological reports, adventure stories, persuasive writing
Maths - time, formal written methods for addition and subtraction, properties of shape (position and movement), statistics, revision of multiplication and division strategies
Science - Plants, Light
Computing - 'We are network engineers' and 'We are opinion pollsters'
PE - Dance, Tennis, Athletics, Rounders/Cricket
Topic - Rainforest and Rivers
Music - Recorders, Rainforest soundscapes
RE - Christianity and Islam
French - basic conversation, counting, objects in the classroom, food
HELPFUL LEARNING PARTNERS
Throughout all of our lessons, the children build on their independence and autonomy by supporting their friends and giving useful feedback. Here is an example of Jolana and Ella giving Reece clear and specific feedback when shooting accurately in hockey.
Miss Edwards and Miss Bungey would like to thank all children in Year 3 for their continued effort, good attitude and generally good behaviour this term. It has been a very busy few weeks, with lots of events and learning to cram in! But, we got there! Thank you to parents for continuing to support your child, and the school, in order to ensure your child reaches their highest potential.
Please find web links to support your child with their times tables practice, which is an area we have been paying particular focus to. These can be found in the home learning section of this page. Reading records will continue to be checked three times a week, so please ensure that your child is reading when they get the chance to an that you sign to acknowledge this!
This week, Year 3 went to the Roman Verulamium Museum and Theatre in St Albans.
The sun was shining and we were all very excited to gain some real-life Roman experiences. We went on a treasure hunt around the museum, where we worked in groups to find out historical facts about the Romans. We learnt that a lot of the Roman inventions are still used in our world today! We also saw some gigantic mosaics that had been uncovered by archaeologists 70 years before in the park itself.
We also took part in a handling session, where we had the opportunity to explore REAL LIFE Roman artefacts that were excavated. We had a very knowledgeable teacher who told us all about what the artefacts would've been used for. The artefacts were split into four areas: dining room, kitchen, dressing room and building. We had activities on the table that we had to complete and this taught us more about what the artefacts were used for, how they were made and how they have developed into items that we use today.
After lunch, we went to the Hypocaust and Mosaic that is situated in the middle of the park. We then went to the ruins of a Roman theatre. The view was spectacular and it was so fascinating to see how much of the original theatre was still in tact, despite being built 2000 years ago!
Latest news and reminders...
A huge well done to 3E for coming second this fortnight in the Mathletics leaderboard! 3B were not far behind in 4th place, out of 12 classes.
The attendance and punctuality is also very good in Year 3 at the moment, which we would like to thank parents for! Please continue this :). 3B have won the attendance trophy this half term!
2017 Summer Term:
Please find the latest homework below...
Please send any project-based homework, such as PowerPoint presentations to the below email addresses: