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Year 3 are excited to share with you some of the wonderful learning they have been doing this term. Click on the posts below to find out more...

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  • Developing Independence

    Published 25/05/23

    What an incredible few weeks we have had in Year 3. Highlights include dressing up as Egyptians and spending a whole night at school!! First, the Ancient Egyptian day was filled with activities which may have taken place in a marketplace 3000 years ago followed by a 'feast' where the children performed dances and drama for the Pharaoh and Queen. Many thanks to the parent volunteers who worked so hard all morning running the stalls. 

    Friday night the children returned to school where they enjoyed orienteering, campfire singing and eventually some sleep before an early rise for breakfast. It was lots of fun for all and we were very impressed with the children's growing maturity and independence. (The teachers are still recovering....)

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  • Chanter et Danser

    Published 11/05/23

    Thursday morning is mix up time in year 3 where the 3 classes have lessons in mixed class groups (Witches, Trunchbulls and Twits). The children enjoy a carousel of French, music and PE lessons. This term in PE the focus is on dancing (learning a routine for Dancing Queen), the focus in music is composing using 3 notes and in French the children are learning the months of the year.

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  • The Legend of Podkin One Ear

    Published 26/04/23

    We have made a great start to the new term by beginning our new core text; Podkin One Ear by Kieran Larwood. The book begins with our would-be hero in grave danger and the children are already entranced. They have written in role as Podkin this week and we will continue to use this text to inspire us through the remainder of the summer term. In science we have been learning about the different parts of a plant and have dissected daffodils.

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  • Sunshine and Shadows

    Published 29/03/23

    What a fabulous final two weeks! Year three have been busy immersing themselves in Henri Rousseau's painting, Surprise! as part of Arts Week. We had fun exploring the painting in depth and used our newly developed printing skills to create a beautiful mural. This week we took advantage of the glorious sunshine to create shadows, a long awaited lesson, which we all enjoyed thoroughly. The children were able to notice patterns in how the shadows changed throughout the day - making links with their maths learning of measurement. Continuing with our study on light and shadows, we created some wonderful shadow puppet theatres which we used to perform some very expressive scenes from Matilda!

    Wishing you all a marvellous break and look forward to seeing you all again in the summer term.

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  • Richmond Museum

    Published 14/03/23

    Year 3 have been learning more about the history of our local area this week whilst on a visit to Richmond Museum. We learnt all about how Victorians did their laundry (it took 6 days!). Did you know that all of Queen Victoria's laundry was sent to Richmond to be washed? We looked at how Richmond changed from the Tudor times and how the coming of the railways in Victorian times made the area a much busier place. We also had fun playing with Victorian toys and pretending to be in a Victorian school.

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  • How long?

    Published 02/03/23

    Year 3 have started their new maths topic: measure. We have been busy measuring items in the classroom in millimetres, centimetres and metres. In English we have been learning how to punctuate speech using inverted commas and today we have celebrated World Book Day with Quentin Blake Art.

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  • Brazil

    Published 09/02/23

    Year 3 were very lucky this week when Rafael's parents spent the morning with us sharing their experiences of life in Brazil.

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  • Do you have grouchy grandma?

    Published 25/01/23

    Try one of year 3's marvellous medicines which are guaranteed to cure all grandmas of grumpiness and proven to return smiles to all family members. Perhaps you would like to purchase Riley's Relentless Remedy or Elodie's Emerald Elixer or Olivia's Operational Ointment or even Pia's Petrifying Pills.

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  • Is your Grandma like George's?

    Published 12/01/23

    I hope she isn't! Year 3 have been describing the Grandma from George's Marvellous Medicine who is a grumpy old grouch to say the least. We have been writing some wonderful similes and metaphors to help us understand her character. We have also been learning how to organise our writing into paragraphs.

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  • Snow Ho HO

    Published 16/12/22

    Merry Christmas from the Year 3 Team

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  • Read All About It!

    Published 01/12/22

    This week year 3 have been learning how to be newspaper reporters and have written eye-catching headlines for the newspaper reports they are writing. Today, we have all been enjoying our STEM focus and have been engrossed in making our marble runs using good team work skills.

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  • Friction

    Published 16/11/22

    Year 3 have been investigating friction in our science lessons this week. We set up an investigation comparing how far a toy car would travel on different surfaces then recorded our results in a table. Ask your child which surface allowed the car to travel the furthest and why.

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