We are Y3 and our class is called Maple. We have 31 children in our class and we are all aged between seven and eight. Our classroom is found on the first floor of the new extension, so we are lucky to be able to work in a bright, modern classroom.
Our teacher is Miss Forster. We have help from Mrs King and Abby.
Our topic for this term is ‘The Shang Dynasty'. This will involve looking at how the Shang Dynasty developed, how long it lasted and how it ended. We will also look at how people lived during this time and their social hierarchy. During this topic, we will also look at the country China and its culture.
In DT we will be designing, making and evaluating our own healthy snack. We will look into the new sugar tax and discuss why lower sugar products are important. After this we will design and make our own product, then evaluate its effectiveness.
In art, we will be focusing on 'willow patterns' which is a traditional Chinese art form. We will be looking at the different colour schemes used, what willow pattern is generally used for and then creating our very own willow pattern using paint and oil pastels.
Our scientific work focuses Light and Shadow. We will look at the definitions of light and dark - dark being the absences of light. Then we will investigate the differences between a light source and a reflector. Finally, we will look at shadows and how they change during the day.
Our class book is 'The Firework Maker's Daughter' by Philip Pullman. During this half term, we will use this book to stimulate our writing and enhance our reading skills.
This year we are having a big focus on reading and we would all greatly appreciate your support with this. Together, we can help the children understand how important reading is to support them not only in all areas of the curriculum, but also in life. Your child will get their levelled book like always, however will also get a book of their choice which may be too hard for them to read alone. We thought it would be great to use this book as a bedtime story, to help the children to become immersed into all different genres of book which will hopefully support their independent reading.
In computing we will be focusing on E-safety. We will look into how to keep ourselves safe on the internet.
In RE we will focusing on Bible Stories. We look at different stories, their morals and how they help Christians live today.
In PE will be focusing on invasion games. We will look at different passes, movement and dodging techniques.
In Year 3 we start to learn Spanish! How exciting! This term we will be learning how to say our names, age and how we are all in Spanish!
We hope you enjoy looking at some of the activities that we do in school.
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There are lots of really fun activities to try! Enjoy!