Welcome to Year 3!
Mrs Coop and Mrs Knowles
Welcome to our Year 3 class page.
Our final half-term begins with the Learning Challenge May the Force Be With You... We will be using our scientific skills to research forces and magnets, eventually using everything we find out to make our own magnet games. In English we will looking at the iconic book The Iron Man by Ted Hughes - this high quality text will provide many opportunities for different genres of writing including poetry, newspaper reports and letters. This will be a busy half-term as we begin to look towards the adventure awaiting in Year 4 - there will be many transition activities to support the move.
This half-term our Learning Question is How does your garden grow? We will be exploring plants - what they need to survive, the pollination process and life cycle. We also look forward to a visit from Warburton's bakery on 3rd May to learn about baking bread. In English we will be exploring fairy tales and fantasy, starting with Beauty and the Beast. Have you seen it during the Easter holidays...? We will be really focussing on our times tables this term so keep practising!!
We have had an exciting start to our year - we have already found out about our local mills and mines and journeyed back in time as far as The Stone Age! Last half-term we looked at the Learning Question 'How amazing is our Earth?' We looked at the Earth's layers and worked as a team to be 'Rock Stars' to create an amazing rock collection! We loved investigating volcanoes and we concluded our topic by finding out how powerful Mother Nature can be...
This half-term we begin with a whole-school text week to celebrate World Book Day on Thursday 2nd March. The book is a beautifully written and illustrated story called The Tin Forest by Helen Ward. However, we will spend most of this half-term researching the Learning Question 'Who were the Romans?' So far, we have researched Roman soldiers and the army and been to Chester where we visited the Roman museum and marched to the old amphitheatre dressed as soldiers. Please look at the photo gallery to see our fantastic day!
We are finishing the half-term by looking at the muscle and skeleton structures of humans and animals.
Please come to our Art Exhibition Thursday 22nd June 3.30pm.
10.5.17 Art Workshop - Focus on Georgia O'Keeffe
We will be welcoming artist Isobel Pickup back into our class on Wednesday 17th May. Isobel worked with us earlier in the year to produce our fabulous Lowry class painting which still has pride of place in our classroom! The artist we will be studying is Georgia O'Keeffe - can you google her and find out more about her style of art work?
Please can you provide an old shirt for your child to wear over their uniform on the art day - thank you
We are really looking forward to welcoming Warburtons into class this week. We will learn where a variety of ingredients come from, how to measure and mix them and then bake our own bread. Mmm - the taste tests will be great!
Photos to follow!
Read Around the Team Challenge
Have you added 7 players to your team sheet? If so, make sure you add your name to the list of children in the prize draw to win our very first Family Ticket Voucher to a Super League game at Leigh Centurions! The draw will be made on Friday 17th February.
This week (week beg 30.1.17) we are launching the Year 3 Leigh Centurions Read Around the Team Reading Challenge... Each child will have a Reading Bingo board with 28 text choices to make and to read. When they have read that genre they will add the corresponding player number to their squad sheet. The challenge is to read often and widely and to choose to read books you might not usually! This idea has been generously supported by Leigh Centurions Super League Club - they have provided vouchers to a Super League game as prizes along the way and long-standing supporter of the club and school Governor, Allan Marsh, has suppplied a signed rugby ball as the end of challenge prize.
Good Luck and Happy Reading!