Year 3

Mrs Davis, Mrs Ingrey, Mrs Gammon, Mrs Cooper and the children of Year 3 welcome you to our exciting page. Here you will find:

  • Evidence of your child's learning
  • Helpful reminders
  • Latest news
  • Homework support
  • Other useful information

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.

 

Life in 3ID

Life in 3CG

Fables

 In English we spent a few weeks looking at various fables and read a book called War and Peas, which is a modern day fable. We did some drama based on the book, having great fun freeze framing scenes from the fable. This learning helped us to plan and write our own fables, some of which you can see in the slideshows below.

3CG

3ID

Welcome to Year 3 2019/20. We hope you find our page full of useful information. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to speak with a member of our team.

Happy New Year! The children have come back refreshed from the Christmas Holidays and raring to start 2020. We've had an enjoyable week beginning our new topic on the Romans with an art day studying mosaics. The children have all designed their own mosaic which will be on display in the Year 3 corridor.

During the rest of the week we have been focusing on Science and have learnt all about healthy eating, the skeleton and the role of muscles and joints in the body. Our outdoor PE lesson this week is about the importance of warming up our muscles and the impact it has on our physical performance and exertion. This forms the final science investigation for our Animals including humans topic. 

In Year 3, your child will be working each week on their times tables. Please support their learning at home.

Please find some web links below to support your child with this: 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/times-tables

4x - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBmSshEDVnQ&safe=active

6x - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PftnJV7W2Rw&safe=active

3x - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzVyBQ5uTbo&safe=active

8x - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IjPjks1R6Ng&safe=active

 

 

Key dates

 

Friday 14th February - FOC School Disco

]Thursday 5th March - World Book Day. Come dressed as your favourite character.

Monday 9th March - Parent/Teacher Consultations 3.30pm-6pm

Tuesday 10th March - Year 3 Trip to Verulamium Roman Museum

Wednesday 11th March   - Parent/Teacher Consultations 5pm-8pm

Tuesday 31st March - FOC Easter Egg Hunt

Thursday 2nd April -  3ID Class Assembly 9.05am

Friday 3rd April - Last day of term. School finishes at 1.15pm

Monday 20th April - INSET DAY

Tuesday 21st April - First day of term

Thursday 23rd April - St George's Day (children can wear Brownies, Scouts, Rainbows etc uniform to school)

Thursday 30th April - 3CG Class Assembly 9.05am

 

 

 

 

Cave paintings!

Year 3 have been studying cave paintings from the Stone Age. We looked at images from the Lascaux Cave in France and went on a virtual tour of it. Then we practised sketching images and symbols that can be found in Stone Age cave paintings.  We then moved on to drawing sections of the paintings from the Lascaux Caves using natural, earthy colours such as red, yellow, brown, white and black. Finally in groups we designed our own cave painting and drew it on large pieces of sugar paper using pastels and charcoal. These will be displayed in the corridor outside 3CG.

Celtic Harmony

On November 7th the children went on a trip to Celtic Harmony to learn more about the Stone Age. We all had enormous fun and learnt from all the various experiences we took part in. We saw fire lighting, foraged for food, made soup, hunted, looked at flint knapping for weapons and made shelters using branches and shrubs. Below are some photos of our trip showing you the amazing activities the children experienced.

Latest news and reminders...

2020 Spring Term:

  • Indoor PE is on a Tuesday morning. The children will be developing their gymnastics skills with Mr Roberts. Outdoor PE is on a Thursday afternoon and children will be learning both tennis and hockey ball and racquet skills across the term. Please ensure full kit is in school and that children have appropriate, separate sports footwear.  
  • Homework will be given out on a Thursday and is expected to be handed in on a Tuesday. Spellings will run Tuesday to Tuesday. Children will be tested on their times tables every Friday.
  • Sometimes we ask the children to complete projects for homework - more time will be given for this.
  • Please encourage your child to read every day, where possible, and please initial your child's reading records. Reading records will be checked three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) so please ensure that your child is reading when they get the chance to and that you sign to acknowledge this! The children will be gaining confidence using the Accelerated Reading Scheme we introduced for the first time in Year 3 this year. They are enjoying being able to complete their quizzes at school once they have finished reading their book.
  • Please also encourage your child to use Mathletics. If you need your child's log-in details, please speak to Mrs Davis/Mrs Ingrey or Mrs Gammon/Mrs Cooper. The website link is below:

Home Learning

Please find the latest homework below...

When projects are set, please use the email below to send any work (power points etc)

year3homework@cranborne.herts.sch.uk

 

We have now invested in an education platform called Purple Mash. The children will all be given individual passwords that can be used both at school and at home. This can be used to access the program. Please take time to have a look with your child, following the link below

https://www.purplemash.com/sch/cranborneen6can

 

Stonehenge projects are due in by Tuesday 3rd December. Please see the document above for more information about the project.