Year 3

Welcome to Hazel and Willow classes

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

National Y3 Tate Project

Holly Park Primary School is one of over 1,500 London primary schools involved in the Tate Year 3 Project, one of the world’s most ambitious contemporary art projects. Explored through the vehicle of the traditional school class photograph, a vast new art work is one of the most ambitious portraits of children ever undertaken in the UK.

Miss Mehtar went to find the poster.
It offers a glimpse of the capital’s future, a hopeful portrait of a generation to come. Last academic year, Turner Prize-winning artist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Steve McQueen invited every Year 3 pupil in London to have their photograph taken by a team of specially trained Tate photographers. They included children from state primaries, independent schools, faith schools, special schools, pupil referral units and home-educated pupils. Holly Park took part in this project. These class photos are brought together into a single large-scale installation, capturing tens of thousands of Year 3 pupils in a milestone year in their development. ‘There’s an urgency to reflect on who we are and our future […] to have a visual reflection on the people who make this city work. I think it’s important and in some ways urgent.’ Steve McQueen.
Both of our Holly Park Classes from Y3 last year will feature in the exhibition at the Tate which will run for 6 months. In addition to the thousands of class photographs exhibited together at Tate Britain, the Tate Year 3 Project will also take some of the classes out into each of London’s 33 boroughs. An outdoor exhibition will feature individual class photographs on large billboard sites across the city. It will take place in the first three weeks of November 2019, beginning just before the opening of the exhibition at Tate Britain. The exciting news is that one of our Y3 classes was selected as only one of 54 classes who were selected from the apx 1500 classes. You may want to look out for them when you are out and about in London! Our current Y4 classes (Y3 last year) will be going on a trip to the Tate in March with their Y3 class teachers to see the exhibition.

Year 3 have been working with a Coach from Non Stop Action doing Gymnastics on the apparatus.

The children in Year have been looking at the work of artist Andy Goldsworthy who uses natural materials to create pieces of art. The children collected their own natural materials and made their own pieces of art using them.

ARCHIVE: Here is what Y3 got up to last year:

This term the Y3 topic has been focusing on the Anglo-Saxons and the children have been looking at various aspects of the history of these people. In PE they have continued with their swimming lessons and have been developing their tennis skills with Non-Stop Action.

They have also enjoyed an outdoor adventure day in Trent Park run by Non-Stop Action to promote team building. They have visited the local Gudwara to follow up their work on Sikhism.

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 investigated, using Roman artefacts​, who was the spy in our camp who had been supplying information to Boudicca.

Our class reporters were Elif and Elsie. Elif said: “We have been learning division and we have been doing some simple division. We learnt division is the opposite of times tables. We have been doing lots of 3s and 4s timetables. We have also been doing missing numbers tables. Food groups: we have been learning different food groups and what is inside them: fruit and veg = pear, melon, apple and carrot. In PE we have been leaning tag rugby, it’s a very fun game. The rules are to run around and try to get other people’s tags. We have been learning about Roman artefacts and we have been doing lots of experiencing with Roman things. Story build up: we have been learning about a story and writing our own version, we named it diamond soup.”

Elsie said: “In Hazel class we have  been very busy. Our new topic is Romans. So far we have been learning about the Roman army and the story of Romulus and Remus. In maths we’ve been learning how to divide. When it came to science we have been discovering how to stay healthy through the food that we eat. My highlight was in art when we designed our Roman shields. Watch this pace to see our finished shields, they are going to be great!”

Hazel Class in indoor PE have been trying to make the basic gymnastic shapes both on and off the equipment.

Willow Class have been discussing carbohydrates.

Y3 put on a beautiful nativity play. Here are some pictures.

Our class reporter was Nikki. She said: “We have been learning about column addition which is when the teacher gives us a number and we add it up altogether, so we always start with the ones and then we add the 10s column and finally we do the hundreds column and we check if it is correct.”

Our class reporter was Scarlett. She said: “We have been learning about Skara Brae a long time ago on the Orkney Islands, there were 10 Stone Age houses. At school we did a rock and fossil workshop. We got to make our own fossils. We have been learning hockey in PE and to use one side of the hockey stick.”

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