We are Y3 and our class is called Maple. We have 29 children in our class and we are all aged between seven and eight. Our classroom is found on the first floor of the new extention, so we are lucky to be able to work in a bright, modern classroom.
Our teacher is Miss Forster.
Our topic for this term is ‘The Stone Age - The Bronze Age'. This will involve us looking at Pre-Roman Britain, particularly how people survived and their various different settlements.
In DT we will be researching different types of Stone Age shelters. We will look at what different types of materials they used and whether they were good or bad. We will also compare them to modern day shelters.
In art, we will be focusing on Caving paintings. We will firstly look at different Stone Age cave paintings and what they represent. We will then experiment with different resources to help create a cave painting affect mirroring that of the Stone Age.
Our scientific work focuses on Magnets and Forces. We will looking at the different poles of a magnet; north and south. We will look which attract and which repel. Also, we will look at whether the size of a magnet determines the strength. Additionally, we will look at what materials are magnetic using a fair test.
Our class book is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will create letters, stories, setting and character descriptions, instructions and non-chronological reports all based around this topic.
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 Judaism. We look at different traditions within this religion and some of the stories that are within the Torah.
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!