Year 3

Welcome to Hazel and Willow classes

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

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: Here’s what the children got up to in 2017-18

Year 3 went to Trent Park for their activity day. In the morning the children took part in a variety of team building activities which included parachute games, battle ships and noughts and crosses. Everyone worked well as a team and helped each other to complete all the games. After a lovely lunch in the sunshine the children played rounders and cricket in their classes. The day was organised by Non Stop Action and they did a fantastic job. 

Science week -Y3 matched the picture of an animal to it’s skull. The children identified if the animal was a carnivore, a herbivore or an omnivore by looking at the type of teeth it had. Carnivores had very big canine teeth whereas herbivores had no canines. Omnivores had a mixture of different types of teeth.

Here are some of recent wall displays.

JUNE

Our class reporters were Richard and Amela.

Richard said: “We have been learning about telling the time using time word problems and a digital clock. We have been learning about healthy food. In ICT we made our own game using code then we played our funny game. In PE Mr Bourne showed us how to push the ball so for it to hit the window. We painted our tiles, soon we can take them home. Today is crazy hair day at Holly Park.”

Amela said: “We have been learning about time using analogue clocks and digital clocks. In maths and in English we have been learning about suffixes ed and some more and in art we had to paint some funny faces with different colours but they weren’t symmetrical. In PE we did throwing and catching. In music we did some rythms and how they repeat and in RE we learned about Sikhism and the 5Ks, I can tell you all of them, they are the Kara, Kesh, Kirpan, Kacher and the Kangha.”

MAY

Our class reporters were Talia and Anna.

Talia said: “On Friday it was our International Day. In the morning we went outside and went to our house group, we then went to different classrooms doing lots of activities. The first class I went in was the henna class where we drew henna pictures on paper.”

Anna said: “We have been learning about the Anglo Saxons and learning how to read the time. We had International Day, it was wonderful. We did suffixes. The best thing was our assembly – it was about The Twits – at the end we did a song about respect.”

Our class reporters were Henry and Layla.

Henry said:We have been practising our lines for our show. In maths we have been doing fractions of numbers. We did swimming and the maths challenge. We sang some songs with Mr Hogan. Also we did circle time in our classroom. Our new topic is the Anglo Saxons. We did English where we finished our story The Tinderbox.”

Layla said:We have been learning about fractions and time. In fractions we have been doing lots of questions like 3/9 of 8 and lots more. My class just started learning about time and measuring time like a minute is 60 seconds, a fortnight is every two weeks and last but not least that one hour is 60 minutes. In English we wrote a little chapter on the Twits and in that we have to put our prank that we talked about with our table. After that we had to edit our work to make it perfect. On Friday we had a movie and popcorn, it was good.”

Our class reporter was Daisy: We have been practising for our class assembly. We are doing The Twits and respect rap at the end. I am Mr Twit and we have been working really hard even is someone was away. In maths we are learning about time. We have been learning how many seconds in a minute. In English we are learning how to make a play script. The play script we made was about a customer and a  waiter. In swimming lessons we did front crawl and went under hoops. Before and after we do swimming we do times table and spelling tests.”

APRIL

Our class reporters were Wilf and Oliver.

Wilf said: “In maths this week we have been learning fractions of numbers. We used counters to help us. Next week we will be learning about fractions of shapes. I learned a lot by using the counters. On Friday we celebrated red, white and blue day and some of us wore red, white and blue clothes. We had a visit from a Pearly King and Queen which was very exciting.”

Oliver said: “We have been learning about Banksy name tags and we did our names in graffiti style letters. Banksy is an undercover artist who does funny and politicial street art.” 

MARCH

Our latest class reporter is Camille. She said: “This week in Willow class we have been learning about fractions. We had to do a sheet that had pictures of fractions and we had to write the fraction. We did Enabling Enterprise and had to make up our own new sport. I was in a group of three. With Miss Thrassyvoulou we made leaflets about wolves. We had to write lots of facts about wolves. In PE we have been doing circuit training, each activity we did was for one minute. We did it in our house teams.”

Our class reporters were Alex and Salma.

Alex said: “This week we have been doing bikeability so then we can ride our bikes on the road. We did snakes, it was fun. Our teachers were Ben and Matt. A snake is when someone leads and everyone follows round the playground. We learnt how to do the ABCD check – A for air, B for brakes, C for chain and D for direction.”

Salma said: “For maths we were doing our four times table, division, and five and two times tables. For PE we have been doing skipping side to side, jumping, throwing beanbags in the air. For English we have been doing how you get to know someone when you don’t know who they are. For science we have been doing our skeleton but first we have been learning that our triceps and biceps are on the front of our arm.”

Year 3 had a Roman Day with History Off the Page. The children spent the morning making various things from Mosaics, to Frescos to oil lamps. They also had an opportunity to visit a Roman doctor to get their ailments cured.

In the afternoon the children had a feast to celebrate the defeat of Boudicca. Entertainment was provided by dancers, actors and Roman soldiers.

Our latest class reporter is Lily.

She said: “This week we have been learning about Boudicca, a Celt and the Romans. On Friday we had Roman day and we all came to school in Roman outfits and did loads of activities, it was amazing. In maths we are learning to divide by four. I had fun doing it. In English we had to write a speech like Boudicca. Miss Mehtar couldn’t choose three speeches but she managed it. Everyone enjoyed this week and so did I.”

FEBRUARY

Our class reporters were Safia and Marcel.

Safia said: “In maths we have been learning about Roman shield symmetry. We made the shields on cardboard with red and yellow paint. In English we have been writing a letter back home as Roman soldier. I got a headteacher’s award for it. In art we have been drawing Roman gods. I did god of the sea – Neptune. “

Marcel said: “We really enjoyed doing things in Y3 this week. In maths we have been doing division using the number three. In ICT we have been making our own project in Powerpoint about anything we wanted with chosen partner. In English we are studying the Romans. We were writing about a Roman soldier using three paragraphs, weapons, armour and training. I am excited for next week when we start swimming.”

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.