Achieve Believe Enjoy
Who are we?
We are 7 and 8 year old pupils and we are the first class in Key Stage 2. Throughout Year 3, we begin to take greater responsibility for our learning and ourselves. We are encouraged to develop our thinking and investigative skills to help us to learn and discover things on our own.
Who teaches us?
Mrs Houghton is our class teacher and Mrs Lawrence is our teaching assistant.
What do we do?
In Year 3, we work with greater independence and increasing confidence. We are also expected to share our thoughts and ideas and to take responsibility for others. We help to look after some of the younger children in school and at the end of the year we look forward to meeting our ‘buddies’ in the Nursery class and introducing them to the main part of the school.
We are grouped into ‘country’ teams in Year 3 for various tasks. Each country will have its own week for news. We can bring in an object, photograph or book (or similar) to talk about with the rest of the class. We try hard to link our news item to our topic!
Our topics this year are:
Autumn Term – Food, Glorious Food!, Extreme Earth
Spring Term – Stone, Iron and Bronze, Our Local Area
Summer Term – The Romans, Brazil
In computing this term, Year 3 have been learning about coding. We have been creating (and debugging) simple algorithms to create games on the development application 'Kodu'. So far we have designed and created racing and collecting games!
New Topic : Extreme Earth
We have been really enjoying our new topic 'Extreme Earth'.
We started by looking at the structure of the earth, and made 3D models to show the cross section of the earth. We have now moved on to looking at volcanoes - how they are formed and how they erupt. As part of this, we are in the process of making our own volcano models! Next step will be to paint them - and then see if we can make an eruption!
Pizza Express Visit
Year 3 enjoyed a visit to Pizza Express last week as part of our 'Food, Glorious Food' topic. We became Pizzaiolos (pizza chefs!) and tasted different ingredients before making our own delicious pizzas.
A huge well done to Year 3 for winning their football tournament! They all played together as a team which helped them win every match they played!
Extreme Earth Topic
After decorating our volcanoes, we finished our Extreme Earth topic by using bicarbonate of soda, washing up liquid, vinegar and red food colouring to stimulate an eruption!