Year 3 - Summer 2
How Does Your Garden Grow?
We will spend our final half-term exploring the Learning Question 'How Does Your Garden Grow?'. We will use our scientific skills to dissect a flower to identify and label its parts and their function. We will look at how a plant transports water to live. We will investigate which foods are grown either as a food direct to the table or as an ingredient. Warburtons Bakery will visit us in school to bake bread and look at where the flour comes from. We will put our 'artist's hats' on to observe and sketch plants carefully and to paint in the style of the artist, Georgia O'Keefe. In English, we will will explore more unusual fairy tales and in maths we will re-visit number and measure topics.
**CLASS TRIP TO HAIGH HALL MONDAY 16TH JULY**
Year 3 - Summer 1
Who Were The Romans?
This half-term we will be considering the Learning Question Who Were the Romans? We will be looking at the growth of the Roman Empire, it's rulers and army and it's enemies. We will look at how the army were so organised and efficient and we will welcome a Roman Soldier into school to teach us about life as a foot soldier during that era. We will also learn about Boudicca and why she was loved and hated in equal measure...
Look at the Easter Challenge if you would like to make a start during the holidays.
***Our class assembly is on Wednesday 23rd May at 9am***
Year 3 - Spring 2
May The Force Be With You...
This half-term our topic is based around forces - pushes and pulls and magnetism. We will be carrying out science experiments to discover the properties of these and exploring how magnets work and the different ways we can use them. Our text will be The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.
Year 3 - Spring 1
How Amazing Is Our Earth?
This half-term we will be answering the Learning Question 'How amazing is our earth?'. We will be looking at the layers within planet Earth, different rock types and their formation, fossils, soil types and the natural events that happen in various parts of the world such as earthquakes, volcanoes and extreme weathers.
We will be looking at the challenge - Can you be a rock star...? I am looking forward to seeing the collection of rocks we can find.
Year 3 - Autumn 2
Who Lived in a Cave?
This half-term we will be answering the Learning Question Who Lived in a Cave? We will focus on the Stone Age period and where and how people lived. On Wednesday (1/11) we will welcome the Freshwater Theatre Company to deliver a workshop on this era - this will provide a multi-sensory experience which will provide some answers and hopefully inspire even more questions about our topic!
Later in the half-term we will have a Stone Age Day out in Forest School - parents and carers all welcome!
Wednesday 6th December is our Forest School Stone Age day. Children can wear their own clothes - please be warm and waterproof! Your child's wellies will be made available. Thank you to the parents and grandparents who are joining us - everybody is welcome! Toast and hot chocolate will be on hand to warm us up!
It is a real pleasure to welcome you and your child to Year 3 as they begin their journey with us through Key Stage 2. We have already been busy making new friendships and getting to know each other. Thank you to those who were able to make the Meet the Teacher session. Your support is very much valued.
We have started our topic, 'Don't Be Scared...' with a science focus looking at Light and Dark.
29.9.17 Our topic is continuing with a shift in focus to our local historical mill and mining industries in Leigh. The class have loved learning about conditions in Victorian mines, especially for the children. They have also been asking at home if any family members worked in the local mines and we have discovered we have lots of Great-Grandads who were pit-workers!
4.10.17 We loved investigating our local history further today with a trip to the Museum of Science and Industry and Larkhill Place at Salford Museum where we found out about the cotton industry in Manchester and especially the jobs children had to do! The Victorian street gave us a real flavour of how the rich and the poor lived in that era. Thank you to the parent volunteers who came along too!