Welcome to Miss Frampton's Year 3 Class Page

   

Our PE days are: Thursday and Tuesday

We test spellings on: Fridays

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our daily homework is to read to an adult at home and practise our times tables on TT Rockstars and spellings in order to ensure they make the best possible progress during our time in Year 3.

Additional homework will be set occasionally throughout the year. 

This term our topic is 'Chocolate and the Aztecs'. pdfClick here to find out about the exciting things we have planned.

 

Useful Documents

Class Letters         

 pdfAthelNandos Homework sheet

pdfSpelling Strategies 

pdfSuggested reading list for Year 3

 

This term we have been working hard in learning the different parts in ‘The Selfish Ladybird’ play. We have been carefully practicing the different songs, dances and acting parts that the performance involves. Our costumes in the dress rehearsal looked incredible and they really brought the story to life. Well done Year 3 in creating such a brilliant performance!

 

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To launch our topic this term, Year 3 made Aztec God masks. We examined masks from this period and learnt that the Aztec's made and wore masks in order to decorate the faces of the dead, be worn at important events and to protect them during battles. We also discovered that the Aztects based the designs of their masks on the Gods that they worshiped, one of which was the God of chocolate and knowledge. He was called Quetzalcoatl.

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We were inspired by their design so we based our masks on them. We started by paper-mâchéing a balloon to establish the initial shape. Once it had dried, we painted the outside black and created a mosaic design by sticking coloured paper to the surface in different patterns. They look fantastic altogether!

 

 

As part of Parliament Week, we were fortunate enough to have an interview with the Speaker in the House of Commons. We asked him questions as a school about his job and role within Parliament.

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As part of the week’s events, Year 3 held our own debate where we talked about interesting issues. Such issues discussed included whether we should wear school uniform and if there should be homework. We thought about if we were for or against the issue and then gave reasons as to why we held this point of view. To give our ideas, we had to stand and then the Speaker chose one person to speak at a time. The opposing side then gave their ideas. At the end of the debate it was decided which side gave the most convincing arguement towards the issue.

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Year 3 pretended that we had travelled back in time to become hungry Stone Age people who needed to gather food for their dinner. We visited the Orchard and gathered different fruits ready for a stew that we would cook up later.

To make the stew we carefully cut up the fruits and added them to a hot pan. We added honey to sweeten the mixture.

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Year 3 shared their work from the term about the Stone Age. We shared writing, showed art work and explained all that we had learnt about this facinating period in history. 

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We really enjoyed the Stone Age Workshop in Year 3. Tempus Fugit’s Suzie and Richard came to deliver a series of exciting activities making the Stone Age come alive.

In the morning we learnt about the three different eras of the period: Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We looked at the timeline of events and studied artefacts. After break, we crushed charcoal and mud with a pestle and mortar. We used the ingredients to recreate Stone Age cave painting. We also looked at drama improvisation with Richard.

After lunch, we watched a performance of Stone Age stories re-told by Suzie. We then completed a drama workshop recreating famous Stone Age historical events.

It was a very busy day full of historical information. Next half –term we will use the facts we learnt today in our History and English work.

As part of our Spanish Day, Year 3 learnt how to dance the Flamenco. We practised the different moves and then performed our dance to the rest of the school. We enjoyed using our hands and feet to express emotion through our dance.

We were very excited today to meet our special visitors from Kenya.

The Masai Warriors performed traditional song and dance routines for us all. We also learnt about what life is like at a school in Kenya. We really enjoyed the performance and some of our class were lucky enough to join in!

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