Welcome to 3J Class Page 2023/4

 

CLASS PHOTO:

 

 

STAFF:

Teachers in our class are Mrs Johnson, Mr Manning and Mrs Boyd.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS...:

 

Friday 19th July school closes at 1pm

 

Hope you have a fabulous Summer break!

 

PE DAYS:

PE days are Thursdays and Fridays

  Please bring your PE kit in on Thursdays and Fridays only.

 

READING:

Please bring your reading book to school every day so we can read with you.

Please read a few pages at home every day and ask an adult to sign your reading record.

 

CURRICULUM LETTER:

Here is our Summer Term curriculum letter so you can see what we were learning about this term: 

Year 3 Summer overview 2024

 

SPELLINGS:

 

Here are our spellings for Summer 2 half term.

There are two groups for spellings and your child should know which group they are in.

Spellings are tested each Friday on the dates shown on the sheet:

Year 3 Summer 2 Spellings 2024

 

MEET THE TEACHER SUMMER TERM:

Thank you to the parents that are coming to the meet the teacher afternoon on 23rd April.

For those parents that couldn't make it, here is the powerpoint that we shared: 

Year 3 Meet the teacher powerpoint Summer 2024

 

Y3 Curriculum.

 

Our creative curriculum is driven by the 4Cs of communication, conflict, conservation and culture which meets the needs of our diverse school community.  It is designed to inspire an enthusiasm for learning, engaging with and learning about challenging 21st century issues, dealing with tomorrow’s issues today. 

 

Y3 are Adventurers. 


We have put together some useful websites that will help support your learning.

 

Click on the picture and it will take you directly to the website.

 

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On Wednesday 12th June we went to the Bridgewater Hall to sing and

play with the Halle orchestra.  We had a fabulous time:

 

Here are the lyrics and the music to the songs we sang:

 

Chase Down the Sun:

 

Lyrics of the song:

Chase Down the sun 2024

 

An audio file of the song with a piano background:

 

Step it Up:

 

Lyrics of the song:

Step it Up lyrics 2024

 

Lyrics and music:

 

Video of year 3 signing and doing the actions:

 

 

MEET THE TEACHER AUTUMN TERM:

Thank you to the parents that came to the meet the teacher afternoon on 14th September. 

It was lovely to meet you.

For those parents that couldn't make it, here is the powerpoint that we shared: 

Year 3 Meet the Teacher Powerpoint Autumn 2023

 

Here is our curriculum letter for the Autumn term:

Year 3 Autumn Curriculum Newsletter 2023

 

Here are our spellings from Autumn 1:

Year 3 Autumn Spellings 2023

 

AUTUMN 1 HALF TERM THEME OVERVIEW:

In Autumn 1 our theme is called “Law and Order”. 

It is a thematic unit, based on the concept of justice, with a key focus on citizenship.
Pupils will look at the importance of leadership and the meaning of democracy and its origins, before
moving on to how this applies practically in communities, both school-wide, locally and nationally.

It finishes by recognising issues of justice, rights and responsibilities in their own setting and the wider world.

 

In science our unit is  called “May the Force Be with You”. 

We will be learning about forces and magnets. We will learn:

A. To know how things move on different surfaces

B. To know that and observe how some forces need contact between

two objects and some forces act at a distance

C. To know that and observe how magnets attract or repel

each other and attract some materials and not others

D. To describe magnets as having two poles

E. To predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other,

depending on which poles are facing

F. To compare and group together a variety of everyday

materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials.

 


Reading:

In Autumn 1 our 5 Reads books that we read in story time each day are:

Mrs Noah's Pockets by Jackie Morris

Chocolate Cake by Michael Rosen

If I Were Prime Minister by Trygve Skaug

 It's Your World Now by Barry Falls

Change Sings By Amanda Gorman


In Autumn 1 our class novels and books we read in story time are:

Ruby's Worry by Tom Percival

The Twits by Roald Dahl 

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo

Zoo by Anthony Browne


PHOTOS:

 

Amazing Events we have done in Autumn 1:

 

On Friday 20th October we went to Martin Mere.

We had a wonderful time exploring the area and

doing challenges so we can become Guardians of the Wild:

 

Here are some of the activities we have done at home

towards earning our Guardian of the Wild status:

 

On Tuesday 17th October we went to Bolton Town Hall.

We had drinks and biscuits with the Mayor.

  We had a tour around Bolton Town Hall and found out lots about how the local council works:

 

For National Poetry Day we read, discussed and performed the poem

On the Move again from Somewhere by Michael Rosen:

 

On Thursday 5th October we took part in a BWFC Racism workshop:

 

On Wednesday 4th October we went to church to celebrate Harvest. 

Thank you to those who brought generous donations:

 

We are having great fun In forest school.

In week 1 in forest school we picked and ate apples we had grown:

 

In week 2 in forest school we whittled sticks:

 

In week 8 in forest school we cooked on the open fire:

 

In class worship each week we discuss

our school values Love, Friendship, Creative and Respect:

 

We often visit our class library: 

 

We often go to the sandpit:

 

On transition day we wrote about ourselves.

We stuck the pieces together like a jigsaw to show we all fit together:

3J All About Me 2023

 

 

On transition day we learned about the street artist ThankyouX.

We designed our own cubes and stuck them together to make our own street art:

3J Street Art 2023

 


Our learning:

Look at some of our photos of the things we have done:

 

Theme: Our theme unit in Autumn 1 is called Law and Order. 

In this unit we have look at rules, leaders, democracy and keeping safe.

 

In English we wrote and performed our own poems based on If I were King:

 

Here are our poems on display:

3j if I were King own version display 2023

 

 

In English we wrote a speech to apply for the position of school councillor

and then we read them out. We then had a democratic vote to choose our new school councillor.

We voted for Alisha. Congratulations Alisha:

 

In English we practised and then performed the poem

If I were King to our class:

 

In English we asked characters from The Butterfly Lion questions in a hot seating activity:

 

In English we wrote persuasive letters to the Prime Minister

to try to persuade him to improve zoos in England:

3J zoo persuasive writing 2023

 

 

In drama we acted out breaking the rules and what the consequences could be: 

 

In speaking and listening we played lots of games and discussed

how rules of the game need to be fair for all. We played Get and Go and Cabbages:

 

In dance we practised leading our partner

around the room and doing synchronised movements.

Some of us liked being the leader and some of us preferred to be the follower:

 

In PSHE we planned our own learning experience to teach our class some animal facts.

Some of us liked being the teacher and some of us didn't.:

 

 

In maths we practised partitioning in different ways:

 

In maths we partitioned into hundred, tens and ones using the base ten equipment:

 

In maths we practised our timestables on TimestablesRockstars.

We are going to practise at home too:

 

In science we played with different items to try to decide if pushes, pulls, magnetism and gravity

were forces that acted with contact or at a distance:

 

In science we did an investigation

to find out which surface had the most friction:

 

In science we were exploring gravity and did an investigation to

find out how weight impacts falling time:

 

In RE we are learning about the rules we should follow.

We imagined we were the King or Queen of England and

wrote our own rules for our citizens to follow:

3J RE If I was King 2023

 

 

In art we used the rule of thirds to draw a picture. 

The subject had to be on one of the points not in the middle:

3J Rule of Thirds 2023

 

 

In computing we searched for ourselves to check our digital footprint.

Thankfully we did not find any silly images of ourselves and our family members:

 

In computing we are learning about e-safety.

We read the story Chicken Clicking. 

We wrote a letter to Chicken telling her not to meet up with

an online stranger without telling her parents where she was:

3J Chicken Clicking 2023

 

 

In music we were introduced to the different samba instruments:

 

In music each we played our samba instruments:

 

 

 

In PE in our gymnastics topic we practised different jumps and leaps:

 

In PE we practised different jumps and leaps off different tables and benches:

 

In PE we practised different rolls in gymnastics:

 

In PE we did some gymnastics with Mrs Boyd:

 

In PE we played dodgeball:

 

In PE we played lots of games with Mr Ainscow:

 

 

 

In PE we practised our ball skills:

 

 

In PE we did an assault course with Mr Ainscow:

 

In PE we did some clockwork spring dances

which linked to our science forces work:

 

 

 

Here is our curriculum letter for the Autumn term:

Year 3 Autumn Curriculum Newsletter 2023

 

Here are our spellings from Autumn 2:

Year 3 Autumn 2 Spellings 2023

 

AUTUMN 2 HALF TERM THEME OVERVIEW:

In Autumn 2 our theme is called “May the Force Be with You”. 

It is a unit focusing on Science concepts and skills. (We did some of the work in Autumn 1.)

 

We will be learning about forces and magnets. We will learn:

A. To know how things move on different surfaces

B. To know that and observe how some forces need contact between

two objects and some forces act at a distance

C. To know that and observe how magnets attract or repel

each other and attract some materials and not others

D. To describe magnets as having two poles

E. To predict whether two magnets will attract or repel each other,

depending on which poles are facing

F. To compare and group together a variety of everyday

materials on the basis of whether they are attracted to a magnet, and identify some magnetic materials.

 


Reading:

In Autumn 2 our 5 Reads books that we read in story time each day are:

Lights on Cotton Rock by David Litchfield

 The Green Ship by Quentin Blake

You’re called what? by Kes Gray

Hortense and the Shadow by Lauren and Natalia O’Hara

 Never Tickle a Tiger by Pamela Butchart


In Autumn 2 our class novels and books we read in story time are:

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

The Iron Man by Ted Hughes


PHOTOS:

 

Amazing Events we have done in Autumn 2:

 

On Wednesday 20th December we had a fabulous time at our Year 3/ 4 Christmas party:

 

On Monday 18th December we went to Victoria Hall to watch Cinderella:

 

On Friday 1st December we went to Victoria Hall to see the Mayor's Christmas Concert:

 

 On Tuesday 21st November we had a fabulous time flying kites at Rivington:

 

On Tuesday 21st November our parents came to read with us in the library:

 

On Monday 20th November we went to the Justice Museum.  

We found out about the police force:

 

We took part in a courtroom workshop on cyberbullying:

 

On Friday 17th November we dressed in our pyjamas to raise money for Children in Need:

Children In Need

 

 

 

We are still completing tasks at home to help us become

Guardians of the Wild:

 

We now have 3 Guardians of the Wild:

3j guardians of the wild 2023

 

 

We are having great fun In forest school.

In week 2 in forest school we did some whittling:


Our learning:

Look at some of our photos of the things we have done:

 

Theme: Our theme unit in Autumn 2 is called

“May the Force Be with You”. 

It is a unit focusing on Science concepts and skills.

 

In Science we investigated which magnet was the strongest:

 

In Science we made magnetic games: 

 

In science we explored poles on a magnet:

 

In theme we made kites ready to go and fly them at Rivington:

 

In science we explored what items were magnetic or non-magnetic:

 

In science we made paper aeroplanes to explore gravity and air resistance:

 

In science we made parachutes of different sizes and dropped

an egg in it from a height. Gravity made it fall and air resistance slowed it down. 

The bigger the parachute, the slower the egg fell.

Some eggs broke and some did not:

 

We did some Christmas crafts:

 

We made some Christmas Cards using levers in Design Technology

and decorated them:

 

 

In English we are reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.

In art we used pastels to draw the iron man:

 

In English we made news report about events in the Iron Man story:

 

In English we watched the Iron Giant film and compared it to The Iron Man book:

 

In maths we go on Maths Flex and Timestable Rockstars regularly:

 

In computing we are developing our word processing skills: 

 

In computing we developed our digital literacy skills:

3j digital literacy dec 23

 

 

In computing we made inserts for our Christmas cards:

3j Xmas card inserts 2023

 

 

In music we are developing our Samba drumming skills: 

 

In RE we made sukkah shelters like the Jewish people do

during the festival of Sukkot:

 

In RE we meditated and pretended we were a shepherd that

met baby Jesus and discussed how that must have felt:

 

In PE we played games with Mr Ainscow:

 

In PE we practised moving in different ways:

 

In PE we played dodgeball:

 

 

In PE we made a dance as different animals around an African watering hole:

 

In PE we did a Diwali dance:

 

In PE we made a mechanism dance linking with our science work: 

 

In PE we danced to Just Dance songs to keep fit:

 

 

 

CURRICULUM LETTER:

Here is our Spring Term curriculum letter so you can see what we were learning about this term: 

Year 3 Spring Term Curriculum Letter 2024

 

MEET THE TEACHER SPRING TERM:

Thank you to the parents that came to the meet the teacher afternoon on 15th January.

For those parents that couldn't make it, here is the powerpoint that we shared: 

Year 3 Meet the Teacher Powerpoint Spring 2024


Here are our Spellings from Spring 1:

Year 3 Spring 1 Spellings 2024


SPRING 1 HALF TERM THEME OVERVIEW:

In Spring 1 our theme is called “World of Difference”. 

 

This is a unit with a focus on religious festivals.

We will be looking at Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism,

Christianity and Islam. We will explore their origins,

places of worship, how they worship, holy books,

festivals and core beliefs.

 

Reading:

In Spring 1 our 5 Reads books that we read in story time each day are:

Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett

 In Every House, On Every Street by Jess Hitchman

Elephant Island by Leo Timmers

Small in the City by Sydney Smith 

The Proudest Blue by Ibtihaj Muhammad and S.K. Ali


In Spring 1 our class novels and books we read in story time are:

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

The BFG by Roald Dahl


PHOTOS:

 

Amazing Events we have done in Spring 1:

 

On Friday 16th February we had a reading with parents event in the library. 

Thank you to all the parents that attended it was a lovely event:

 

On Friday 2nd February we went to the Buddhist Meditation Centre in Manchester.

We learned lots about Buddhism and took part in a guided meditation:

 

On Friday 2nd February it was Number Day. We dressed

as a digit to raise money for the NSPCC:

 

On Monday 29th January we went to Shree Krishna Temple

in Bolton to see what a real Hindu temple looked like.  It was beautiful:

 


Our learning:

Look at some of our photos of the things we have done:

 

Theme: Our theme unit in Spring 1 is called

“World of Difference”. 

It is a unit focusing on different religions.

 

We did creative challenges at home about the topic  ' A World of Difference':

3j WOD creative challenge feb 2024

 

 

 

We learned that elephants are sacred to Hindus and we did a piece of art by

putting a black and white decorative elephant on a painted sunset background:

 

We acted out the Hindu story of Rama and Sita:

 

We learned how to do the Jewish celebration Horah dance:

 

We sang the Hannukah song, Ner Li:

 

In English we followed some instructions on

how to make a chocolate rice krispie cake:

 

In English we wrote our own instructions on how to make a rice krispie cake:

3j writing display instructions 2024

 

 

In English we acted out a scene from

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory using a playscript:

 

In Maths we looked at divisibility with remainders

by making shapes using different numbers of sticks:

 

In science we are learning about light and dark:

 

In science we explored that dark was the absence of light

and we needed light in order to see things by trying to identify items in a feeling bag:

 

In science we explore which material was the most reflective:

 

In Science we explore reflection using mirrors:

 

In computing we worked unplugged exploring writing code for an emoji

and finding a quick route for a mapping network:

 

In computing we worked unplugged writing code for an emoji and

cracking codes using a cipher:

 

In RE we are looking at prophets who were called to do a job by God.

We listened to the story of Moses and the burning bush and made our own burning bushes:

3j burning bush jan 2024

 

 

In PE with Mr Ainscow we are developing our gymnastic skills.

We made lots of shapes:

 

In PE with Mr Ainscow we continued to develop our gymnastics skills

and worked on balances and counterbalances:

 

In PE with Mrs Johnson we are developing our dance skills.

We moved as different animals in a jungle:

 

We explored the jungle through dance:

 

We moved like different animals in the jungle through dance:

 

We went on a safari and made up our own dance:

 

We practised our throwing and catching skills in PE:

 

We played dodgeball: 

 

In music we are continuing to develop our samba skills:

 

 

 

CURRICULUM LETTER:

Here is our Spring Term curriculum letter so you can see what we were learning about this term: 

Year 3 Spring Term Curriculum Letter 2024


SPELLINGS:

 

Here was our spellings for Spring 2 half term.

There are two groups for spellings and your child should know which group they are in.

Spellings are tested each Friday on the dates shown on the sheet:

Year 3 Spellings Spring 2 2024


MEET THE TEACHER SPRING TERM:

Thank you to the parents that came to the meet the teacher afternoon on 15th January.

For those parents that couldn't make it, here is the powerpoint that we shared: 

Year 3 Meet the Teacher Powerpoint Spring 2024


SPRING 2 HALF TERM THEME OVERVIEW:

In Spring 1 our theme is called “Lindow Man”. 

 

‘Lindow Man’ is a competency-based thematic unit with a history focus,

telling the story of prehistoric Britain, from the Stone Age to the Celts.

Pupils will learn all about their achievements and ongoing legacy.


Reading:

In Spring 2 our 5 Reads books that we read in story time each day are:

How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson |

Stone Age Bone Age by Mick Manning |

The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein |

The Wild by Yuval Zommer

What the Macaw saw by Charlotte Gullian


In Spring 2 our class novels and books we read in story time are:

Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura

The BFG by Roald Dahl


PHOTOS:

 

Amazing Events we have done in Spring 2:

 

We made Easter cards on the last day of term to send home to our family:

 

On Monday 25th March it was Stone Age Day:

We dressed up as Stone Age people:

 

We found out about the Stone Age time:

 

We hunted animals with spears:

 

We explored Stone Age artefacts:

 

On Thursday 21st March we wore our favourite socks/ odd socks to 

raise money for World Downs Syndrome Day:

 

On Thursday 21st March we helped our community by going litter picking:

On Friday 15th March it was Comic Relief Day. 

We dressed in funky clothes that didn't match to raise money for Comic Relief:

 

On Thursday 7th March it was World Book Day:

 

We dressed as our favourite book characters:

 

We shared books with our friends from year 2:

 

We read the Little Leader, Big Dreams book about Ada Lovelace, the first computer programme.

We wrote our own books about ourselves thinking about our big dreams:

 

We decorated our own potatoes at home as book characters:

 

 


Our learning:

Look at some of our photos of the things we have done:

 

Theme: Our theme unit in Spring 2 is called

“Lindow Man”. 

It is a history unit focusing on the Stone Age, Bonze Age and Iron Age.

 

We tipped our tables and pretended we were cave men and did our own cave paintings:

 

3j cave painting display 2024

 

 

 

 

In English we are reading The Stone Age Boy. 

We acted out Om meeting the boy for the first time. 

They did not speak the same language so we had to find other ways to communicate:

 

In science we are continuing our light topic and did an investigation to see how

the shadow size changed as we moved the object further away from the light source:

 

In Science we started our new topic electricity and made a bulb light up:

 

In computing we are continuing to use CS First to develop our coding skills:

 

In music we are practising our songs and pieces of music that we will be performing

with the Halle Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall on 12th June:

 

 

 

In PE we are developing our sending and receiving skills:

 

Football sending and receiving skills:

 

Intercepting:

 

Throwing and catching:

 

In PE with Mr Ainscow we are developing our fundamental skills:

SUMMER 1 HALF TERM THEME OVERVIEW:

In Summer 1 our theme is called “Lightning Speed”. 

 

‘Lightning Speed’ is a competency-based thematic unit with a computing focus.


 

Reading:

In Summer 1 our 5 Reads books that we read in story time each day are:



 

The Sea Saw by Tom Percival

Gorilla by Anthony Browne.

The Way Back Home by Oliver Jeffers

Scissorella by Clare Helen Welsh and Laura Barrett

The Zebra’s Great Escape by Katherine Rundell

 


 

In Summer 1 our class novels and books we read in story time are:

The Creakers by Tom Fletcher

The Giraffe, the Pelly and Me by Roald Dahl


PHOTOS:

 

Amazing Events we have done in Summer 1:

 

On Friday 10th May our parents came to the hall to do some family maths with us.  

Lots of parents came and everyone had fun.

Thanks for coming parents.:

 

On Friday 3rd May, we finally got to visit a Jewish synagogue and Jewish museum linked

to our World of Difference topic and it was amazing. The children remembered so much

and enjoyed making Challah bread the most. Here are some photos:

 

On Monday 20th April we had an Eid party to celebrate Eid:

 

 

Our learning:

Look at some of our photos of the things we have done:

 

Theme: Our theme unit in Summer 1 is called

“Lightning Speed”. 

It is a unit focusing on computing.

 

Here is our creative homework that we did at home based on our unit Lightning Speed:

 

In Theme we went on a network hunt to find all the devices in school

connected to the network and we found the server:

 

In Theme we made a human LAN to demonstrate how our network works:

 

In Theme we did an e-safety quiz to understand how we stay safe online:

 

In Theme we found out how e-mails work and

sent e-mails to 3B and received e-mails from 3B:

 

In Theme we added a photo and text to the website:

 

In Theme we found out about the difference between the internet, browsers and the WWW:

 

In English we wrote a newspaper report about the parents going missing in the Creakers:

3j newspaper reports may 2024

 

 

In Science we are learning about electricity. 

We made our own switches and turned a bulb off and on:

 

In Science we looked at materials that made good conductors and insulators:

 

In Science we checked if all metals were conductors of electricity:

 

Try to make a circuit on this interactive game online and investigate what happens when you add more bulbs or batteries:

Circuit Construction Kit: DC - GameUp - BrainPOP.

 

In Geography we went on a rock hunt around school: 

 

In Computing we discussed if we should believe everything we read online:

 

In Computing we did some BBC Bitesize quizzes to check our understanding

of the computer terms we have learned:

 

Here are some of the links to the BBC websites that we used in class that you can go on at home:

Is information on the web always reliable? - BBC Bitesize

What is a computer network? - BBC Bitesize

What is digital publishing? - BBC Bitesize

 

In Computing we practised our typing skills:

 

In Music we are practising our singing and drumming ready

to play with the Halle orchestra in June:

 

 

 

In art we learned about the printing press and did some printing of our own:

 

3j printing display 2024

 

 

year 3 printing display 2024

 

 

In RE we are finding out about how Jesus changed lives. 

We thought about how  Zacchaeus changed after he met Jesus:

3J Zacchaeus 2024

 

 

In PE we practised our relay skills:

 

In PE we are practising our sprinting skills:

 

In PE we practised our long jump:

 

In PE we practised our javelin skills:

 

In PE we practised our relay skills:

 

In PE we are developing our tactics strategies when playing a game:

 

In PE we used tactics when playing a game of dodgeball:

 

 

For our last PE lesson with Mr Ainscow, we played parachute

games and went on the equipment:

SUMMER 2 HALF TERM THEME OVERVIEW:

 

In Summer 2 we will cover the theme “Under the Canopy”. 

This unit is based on the rainforest

with a key focus on geography and history.

Pupils are comissioned to work for a fictitious organisation called ‘Roots’

in helping two adopted children, find out about their Mexican / Mayan heritage.

Through this project, they will learn about the importance of the rainforest.

‘Under the Canopy’ is a competency-based thematic unit with a geography focus.


 

Reading:

In Summer 2 our 5 Reads books that we read in story time each day are:



 

There’s A Rangtan In My Bedroom by James Sellik

King of the Swamp by  Catherine Emmett

The Lumberjack’s Beard by Duncan Beedie

Bloom by Anne Booth

Where The Forest Meets The Sea by Jeannie Baker

 

 

 

In Summer 2  our class novels and books we read in story time are:

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

The Witches by Roald Dahl


PHOTOS:

 

Amazing Events we have done in Summer 2:

 

On Tuesday 16th July we performed a drumming assembly to our parents.

Thanks to all the parents that came to support us.:

 

On Tuesday 9th July we had a talk from Bolton Dental team about how to keep our teeth healthy:

 

On Tuesday 9th July we went to the Year 6 fun day. We had great fun.:

 

On Monday 8th July we went to Chester Zoo to look at the

animals found in the rainforest and take part in a rainforest workshop. We had a fabulous time!:

 

On Tuesday 25th June it was LKS2 Sports Day.

We had a fabulous time competing in teams in the running, sack and obstacle race. 

We then watched some of the parents race too. 

It was a great afternoon:

 

We had an ice lolly as a treat for doing so well on sports day:

 

On Wednesday 12th June we went to the Bridgewater Hall to sing and

play with the Halle orchestra.  We had a fabulous time:

 

On Friday 14th June we made father's day cards for our Dads:

 

Our learning:

Look at some of our photos of the things we have done:

 

Our theme unit in Summer 2 is called 'Under The Canopy'

This unit is based on the rainforest

with a key focus on geography and history.

Pupils are commissioned to work for a fictitious organisation called ‘Roots’

in helping two adopted children, find out about their Mexican / Mayan heritage.

Through this project, they will learn about the importance of the rainforest.

 

To check our learning at the end of the unit we did some Kahoot quizzes:

 

In history we found out that the Mayans used body paint and we designed our own faces:

 

In geography we found out about how bad it is to use products with palm oil in and we made posters:

 

In science we investigated what a plant needs to grow. 

We found out that a plant needs: water, nutrients in the soil, air, light and room to grow.:

 

In science we are learning about plants so we dissected tulips

and looked at them under a microscope to identify the parts:

 

In science we acted out the life cycle of a flowering plant and all the ways seeds are dispersed:

 

In geography we planned and carried out an expedition using compass points around the school grounds:

 

In RE we have been learning about the Creation story and God's relationship with people.

We thought about what was wonderful in our world:

Re display creation 3j 2024

 

 

In computing we are making our own powerpoints about rainforest animals:

 

We shared our powerpoints with the other year 3 class:

 

In art we did an observational drawing of 2 macaws.:

 

 

In music we had our last practice before we play with the Halle orchestra:

 

In PE we did a dodgeball tournament with the other year 3 class.:

 

In PE we played dodgeball:

 

In PE we went on the field and practised the sprinting and sack race:

 

 

In PE we have been practised our skills ready for sports day

like the egg and spoon race, running and obstacle race:

 

 

 

 

 

 

For our last PE lesson we did a fitness session moving to music:

EXTRA LEARNING:

Here are some apps our children have logins for at home. These apps will help support their learning in school. The times tables are particularly helpful to help improve speed at their times tables, ready for the Year 4 test in June.

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SUMMER 2 HALF TERM THEME OVERVIEW:

In Summer 2 we will cover the theme “Under the Canopy”. 

This unit is based on the rainforest

with a key focus on geography and history.

Pupils are comissioned to work for a fictitious organisation called ‘Roots’

in helping two adopted children, find out about their Mexican / Mayan heritage.

Through this project, they will learn about the importance of the rainforest.

 

Then we will cover the theme 'Lindow Man'

‘Lindow Man’ is a competency-based thematic unit with a history focus,

telling the story of prehistoric Britain, from the Stone Age to the Celts.

Pupils will learn all about their achievements and ongoing legacy.


 

Reading:

In Summer 2 our 5 Reads books that we read in story time each day are:

What the Macaw Saw by Charlotte Guillain

How To Wash A Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson

Stone Age Bone Age by Mick Manning

The First Drawing by Mordicai Gerstein

The Story of Frog Belly Rat Bone by Timothy B. Ering


Our class novels we are also reading in English lessons and Class Novel time are:

The Accidental Prime Minister by Tom McLaughlin

Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl

The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry


PHOTOS:

Amazing Events we have done in Summer 2:

On Tuesday 11th July, we had Stone Age Day. Our visitors came to teach us about the timeline, 

show us artefacts and we did spear throwing.  We had a wonderful day:

 

On Friday 7th July we had sports day and had a wonderful time

racing against our friends and supporting each other:

 

On Friday 7th July it was music day we listened to the song

'In the Hall of The Mountain King’ by Edvard Grieg.

We moved to the music and drew pictures of our own monster:

 

On Tuesday 27th June, we went to Chester Zoo to look at the animals from the rainforests

that we had been learning about. (We also looked at our other favourite animals too!)

We had a fabulous day:

 

On Thursday 22nd June, some year 3 children went to Rivington and

Blackrod High School and took part in a colour run.

They had a fabulous time: