Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Year 3 is a hardworking, friendly and motivated cohort!

Class 7 is taught by Miss Marshall and Class 8 is taught by Mrs Walker-Jones.

Mrs Baker will teach in both classes every Thursday. Mrs Dickens, Mrs Burrows and Miss Fell will also support the cohort.

The Year 3 corridor is located by the field.

English

This half term, Year 3 have been reading a range of stories linking to our topic on ‘Ancient Egypt’. We have also been enjoying our class stories. In Year 3 we have been reading ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath’ by Jeremy Strong.

Year 3 have been inspired by Howard Carter’s Discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb!  They have been working hard to write a fantastic story all about this historic discovery.

We have also been working on improving our handwriting, presentation and grammar skills.

Within English, we have continued to learn Year 3 spelling patterns and the Year 3 tricky words. Each week, there will be a spelling pattern to consider, learn and explore.

We have been going to The Milford School Library every  Tuesday afternoon which has helped us to extend our knowledge of genres and authors .

Guided Reading

Guided Reading takes place in Year 3 on a Monday morning. All children need their reading book and diary with them on this day. Year 3 pupils have been mastering key reading skills such as predicting, making inferences about characters and summarising events. They have also been working on reading with expression and fluency.  To do this, we have been learning about how we need to change our expression when we see different pieces of punctuation.

Maths

We have been mastering our addition and subtraction skills this half term.  We have been working on adding one digit, two digit and three digit numbers to three digit numbers.  We are continuing to use Base 10 and place value counters to help us to exchange and carry over. We have also started to use column addition and we can use it to answer word problems.  We have also started to work on our subtraction skills. Alongside this work, the children will continue to learn their multiplication and division facts. By the end of Year 3, pupils need to know their 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables confidently to be secure!

Art

This half term. we have been lucky enough to work with Mrs Baker to develop our skills of weaving.

Fabulous weaving skills!

Topic

We have learned such a lot about Ancient Egypt this half term. We know all about their beliefs and the process of mummification.  As  part of this topic, we were lucky enough to go to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.  Whilst we were there, we had a look at the fascinating Ancient Egypt museum gallery. Then we took part in two interesting workshops: one about mummification and one about Ancient Egyptian artefacts.  We were lucky enough to hold some genuine Ancient Egyptian objects and we even got to mummify a pharaoh!

Measuring and documenting artefacts.

Holding artefacts!

Here are the sessions that we took part in:

Ancient Egyptian Artefacts: www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/school_sessions/33

Ancient Egyptian Mummification: www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/school_sessions/165

I.C.T.

Year 3 work on I.C.T. skills on a Friday afternoon.  Pupils have developed their understanding of e safety and they understand how to stay safe online.

P.E.

Class 7 have P.E. every Friday morning.

Class 8 have P.E. every Friday morning.

All children will need appropriate kit, with their names clearly labelled.

Many thanks

Miss Marshall and Mrs Walker-Jones