We are Y3 and our class is called Maple. We have 19 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, Mrs Latham, Mr Spencer (AT) and Abby.
Our topic for this term is ‘River and Seas'. This will involve locating different rivers and seas across England and the rest of the world. This will help develop our mapping skills. We will also look at different famous rivers from around the world and develop an understanding of their history.
In art, we will be focusing on sketching different scenes from our class read; The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. We will firstly look at the opening scene, where Iron Man falls from a cliff and recreates himself. We will experiment with a backwash using water colours, and add the scene using card to create a 3D effect.
Our scientific work focuses on Magnet and Forces. We will firstly look at the different forces of push and full which will later progress onto look at different types of friction. We will also look at the two magnetic poles, discover what makes magnets stronger than others and investigate different magnetic materials.
Our class book is 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes. 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 Judaism. We look at different stories, their morals and how they help Jewish people 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!