Year 3

Welcome to Hazel and Willow classes

The teachers in Year 3 are Neil Bourne (Hazel Class) and Eve Mehtar (Willow Class)

FEBRUARY

The class reporters this week were Lily and Luca.

Lily said: “The Romans – we made our own gods and goddesses. It was really fun. In Maths we  have been learning the three times table. Now it’s time for PSHE – we were learning to be nice and healthy and clean and to wash our hands. We went to the bathroom, practised washing our hands. Thank you for listening.”

Luca said: “We have been continuing our Roman project and made Roman shields. We had great fun in the playground pretending to the Roman soldiers with our new shields. We followed orders in Latin and went in two formations! In maths we moved on to our three times table and have been partitioning it to make it easier to learn. On Friday we got our new times table challenge books which we will start next week. In English we have just finished our new story called Gold Coin Soup which is about an old person who was sent to the dungeon for making a horrible soup for the King and Queen. 

Everyone enjoyed it. Another great week of learning!”

JANUARY

This week’s class reporters were Henry and Louis.

Henry said: “In maths we have learnt the three times table by timesing and repeated addition. In English we have read a book called Stone Soup and we decided to make our own version ‘Gold Coin Soup.’ On Friday we wrote the climax. On Thursday we had a English workshop about editing our writing. In science we have been learning if all magnets stick to each other and our topic is the Romans. In PE we have been learning hockey and in ICT we have been learning now to do a power point.”

Louis said: “In year 3 we have been learning about the legend of Romulus and Remus. In maths we have been doing times tables. In science we have been repelling and attracting magnets. On Thursday we had international day, lots of people came dressed up as people from different countries around the world. Also on Thursday we had a writing workshop – it was very fun.”

Our first class reporters for Y3 were Cecilia and Camille.

Cecilia said: “We have been learning about magnets in science, the inverse in maths and the story of Romulus and Remus (the foundations story of Rome) in English. Doing magnets was really interesting – we got to experiment with the magnets ourselves! We were each given a bar magnet and each table was given a horseshoe magnet. We saw if things around us were magnetic and if the magnets were attracted to the objects around us. Now, I used to be not that fond of maths but this was interesting. We used the inverse to solve maths problems. Last but not least we learnt about the founding story of Rome. It was nice that we got to describe the characters and settings in our own words. It has been a great week.”

Camille said: “In Willow class we have been writing a story based on Stone Soup. Our story was called Coin Soup. In maths we have been solving word problems where we had to use column addition and subtraction to work them out. We have just started our topic on the Romans and we heard the story of Romulus and Remus which was a myth about the beginning of Rome. In science we have started learning about magnets. We worked with our learning partner to work out which bit of the bar magnet repelled and which but attracted. In outdoor PE we have started playing hockey.”

Y3 put on a lovely nativity show. You can see pictures here.

Year 3 had a Science Curriculum Day where a guest speaker from UCL helped them investigate rocks and fossils.

Year Three’s major topic this term has been the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages. They have been learning about the Animals, Tools, Homes and Art. The topic was reinforced with a trip to the Museum of London where the children got to see and learn about various Artifacts from Pre history, these included, weapons, jewellery and the first coins. The children and staff had a great time and learnt a lot. Recently the children have been rehearsing hard for the Nativity.

Year 3 have done some stunning art work relating to Nature and they have looked at pre history.

Hazel class have been looking at the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy and attempting their own work in his style. Here are their pictures:

ARCHIVE – see what Y3 got up to last year

Y3 had a fantastic activity day at Trent Park.

Y3 had a very informative trip to the local temple.

At the conclusion of their Roman topic Year 3 had a Roman Day with History Off the Page. The children had an opportunity to experience what life was like in Roman Britain. In the morning they children had the opportunity to make things such as mosaics, frescoes and to make Roman charms. To finish off the day there was a great feast with entertainment provided by actors , dancers and a display by Roman soldiers.

Willow Class did an excellent assembly about the Romans. Here are a couple of video clips (another one here) of their work. 

Year 3 had a D&T day. The children made moving models using pivots and levers. Here is some of their work.

Our Y6 Digital Leaders have been going round the school to find out what the children are doing. Here are their reports:

  • In year 3 they have been focusing on the Romans. The children have been writing letters to home as if they were Roman soldiers. In maths they have been learning about fractions and number lines, doubling large numbers. Willow class have been practising really hard on their Romans assembly. In Science they have been looking at the Human Body and naming different parts. They have been learning about Roman gods and using the computers to make Powerpoints about Roman Gods. Soon the year 3 children will begin to go swimming every Wednesday. They’re very excited to start.
  • In science, Year 3 have been learning about healthy food and how to keep fit. They have been practising for their class assembly which is about the Romans, because it is their topic.For their Roman topic, Year 3’s maths has been linked to it. They have been doing word problems all about the Romans. Also in maths they have been doing fractions. In RE, they were writing prayers. They have also been learning about different religions.

You can see lots of pictures from our nativity here.

Year 3’s major topic this term has been the Stone, Bronze and Iron ages . They have been learning about the Animals, Tools, Homes and Art. The topic was reinforced with a trip to the Museum of London where the children got to see and learn about various Artefacts from pre history, these included, weapons, jewellery and the first coins. The children and staff had a great time and learnt a lot. Recently the children have been rehearsing hard for the Nativity.

Here is some of the work we have been doing this term.

On Thursday 3rd November Year 3 visited the Museum of London as part of their topic on Prehistory. They visited the gallery called London before London to find out more about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages. They also visited the Roman gallery in advance of their topic on the Romans later on in the year.

Hazel Class have been looking at the artist Andy Goldsworthy and attempting their own art work in his style. Here are their art works.

Willow Class have also been doing some Andy Goldsworthy art.

Y3 Online Safety

The Y3 parent workshop about online safety was very well attended. Children and parents had fun working on a variety of activities. The main theme was about keeping passwords safe, not sharing them and making strong passwords.