Year 3

A big welcome back to Year 3!
I hope you have all had a wonderful spring break! P.E will be on a Monday this term so please ensure all children have their P.E kits in school. Spellings will be handed out on a Monday to be learnt for the following week when the children will be tested. English or Maths homework will also be given out on a Friday and expected back the following Friday. If your child requires any help or has lost the homework please come and see me. 
Children are expected to read every night to ensure they make the best possible progress. 
Our topic this term is Britain through the ages, keep an eye on our class page for regular updates!
Mr Salisbury and Mrs McHugh
A big thank you to all the parents who came to our Maths and Grammar parent workshop. It was great seeing you all there and thank you for your wonderful feedback.
'Great workshop, I enjoyed seeing how the children learn in school'
'Very helpful, I learnt a couple of things I can now use at home to help my child'
'Very useful to top up my knowledge, thanks for the extra resources and advice'
As part of maths we learnt how to create 3D shapes by looking at their edges and vertices.
As part of learning Spanish, we have researched Spanish speaking countries and also write 'All about me' using the Spanish we know. 
As part of our Rain forest topic we designed and made animal masks, the children were very inventive!
In Year 3 as part of our Computing topic, the children access Hour of Code to introduce them to block style coding blocks and the use of repeats and conditionals. 
In year 3 we wrote instructions on how to bake Egyptian bread, then we made it! We added dates and honey for flavour. 
As part of our 'Ancient Egypt' topic we made Egyptian necklaces!
As part of our PSHE education, we looked at microorganisms and how easily they spread! We used hand soap and glitter to show how easily germs can spread. We then looked at washing our hands properly to make sure the germs were removed.
In Year 3 we have been writing letters to Duncan from the book "The day the crayons quit" by Oliver Jeffers. We have been working on expression, something that we are becoming very good at!
In our English lessons we have covered many important topics. We have recently looked at 'Should humans interfere with nature?'. We completed a 'conscience alley' activity to debate the different talking points.
As part of our Britain through the ages topic, we have begun in the Stone Age by looking at Stone Age artifacts, how would you describe this object? What do you think it was used for?
During our science lessons we have been investigating light. We explored how light reflects from different surfaces and how shadows are made.
As part of our 'Ancient Egypt' topic, we used strips of paper and a mix of PVA glue and water to make ancient Egyptian paper, 'papyrus'. 
In our science lessons, we have been investigating forces. We recently tested the strength of different magnets by seeing how many paperclips they could hold in a chain.