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Welcome to Year Three!

Year 3 is a class of 25 children who love coming to school to see our friends and take part in fun lessons. We aim to work hard and try our best in every single lesson to achieve all of our targets. We hope that you find our class page informative and enjoy seeing all of the exciting things we have been learning about in school.

We are taught by Mr I'Anson, Mrs Levy, Mrs Darlington and Mrs Rees (Wednesday Afternoon).

 

English and Maths

English - Non Chronological Reports

We will be examining the key features of a non-chronological report and then writing our own non-chronological report about an animal of our choice.

Maths

We are learning how to tell the time using a variety of clocks.

This half term we will also be working hard to find fractions of objects.

Non-Core Curriculum

Topic 

In History we will be conducting a local history study about Liverpool. In particular we will focus on the changes to the city since 1900.

Art and Design Technology

In Design Technology we are planning to make sandwiches and spent our first lesson tasting lots of yummy ingredients.

Science

This half term in Science we will be investigating the how sounds we hear every day are made.

RE

'The Sacrament of Reconciliation'

We are learning all about the importance of the sacrament of reconciliation and the importance of asking for forgiveness. 

    St Joseph's Family Center

    During advent we took part in an appeal with the Mini Vinnies to collect food and luxury goods for a local charity called St Joseph's Family Center in Warrington.

    We were delighted that we had such a fantastic response from families across the school but particularly in Year 3 and managed to gather so much food to help needy families in our local area.

    Swimming

    We will be starting our swimming lessons on Thursday 12th January 2017.

    Additional swimming lessons will take place weekly on the following dates;

    • 12th, 19th, 28th January 2017
    • 2nd, 9th, 16th February 2017
    • 2nd, 9th and 23rd March 2017

    Girls will need to bring a swimming costume (not bikini) whilst the boys will need swimming trunks (not swim shorts). All children will need a towel and goggles in a large bag that can be closed.

What are we up to?

Here is our time table so you can see what we get up to each week! You can also open Year 3's Long Term Plan for our non-core subjects for the year including links to English and Maths.

Stone Age (DT)

This half term we have been learning about the Stone Age. In our Design & Technology lessons we have been looking specifically at stone age houses and drawings. We understand that art can be from different cultures and historical periods and we learned a lot from researching and annotating examples of cave paintings. We noticed many patterns or pictures in cave paintings were a way of telling a story or recording information. We experimented with our own cave paintings and were even allowed to draw some in chalk on the school walls! Next we discussed and collected a variety of natural materials that we could use to make our own stone age houses (twigs, soil, straw, saw dust, grass...). We followed a step by step plan, selected the right equipment/materials and met a set design criteria to produce a final structure.

Andy Warhol (Art)

In Art we have been learning about Andy Warhol who was a key artist in the Pop art movement of the 1950s and 1960s. We researched different work produced by Andy Warhol and identified some of the techniques that were used in the pop-art movement. We compared different examples of work, as well as different materials used to create them. We explored with paint, pencil and pastel. It was lots of fun exploring bright colours, shapes and patterns.

Healthy Sandwich (DT)

This half term in DT we have been researching, designing, making and evaluating our own healthy sandwich. We began by researching and tasting different types of bread and different sandwich fillings. We then used this information to design our own healthy sandwich using food from at least three different food groups. When making our sandwich we had to think about how it would be cut, arranged on a plate and decorated. We learned lots about healthy food and enjoyed eating our delicious creations!