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Teachers in Year Three are Miss Frampton and Mr Bryan 

Our PE days are: Monday and Tuesday

We test spellings on: Fridays

We visit the library on:

Miss Frampton- Fridays

Mr Bryan - Mondays

We practise our times tables: Daily

Our weekly homework is to read to an adult at home at least 3x during each week, to practise times tables on TT Rockstars and to complete the weekly spelling sheet in order to ensure they make the best possible progress during our time in Year 3.

Additional homework will be set through Athelnandos- please find the sheet below in 'Useful Documents' 

Our Topic this term is 'The Vikings. Please find out what we will be learning in pdfYear 3's Curriculum Offer

 Find out about all the amazing things we are doing in school on Twitter: @SchoolAthenstan

DUE TO THE UNUSUAL CIRCUMSTANCES WE FIND OURSELVES IN, WE HAVE COMPILED TWO WEEKS WORTH OF HOME LEARNING IN THE EVENT YOU MAY NEED TO SELF- ISOLATE OR FOR A SCHOOL CLOSURE. 

THIS HOME LEARNING CAN BE FOUND BELOW IN USEFUL DOCUMENTS

Useful Documents

Class Letters         

 

pdfHOME LEARNING LETTER

pdfWEEK 1 HOME LEARNING

pdfWEEK 1 SPELLINGS

pdfWEEK 2 HOME LEARNING

WEEK 2 SPELLINGS

pdfSpelling Strategies

pdfYear 3 Brilliant Book List

pdfCommon Exception Words        

 pdfAthelnandos Spring 2020

 pdfHomework letter September 2019

pdfJorvik 2nd March

 

Year 3 have had lots of fun and learnt a lot while being like Vikings this week. We learnt how to play the Viking game of Hnefatafl. There needed to be 2 teams, one side bing the attackers and the other bing the king and his defenders. It was a lot of fun. We then made our own game by creating the game pieces using clay.

 

The next day, Year 3 learnt about what Viking people ate and how they got the food. We then made our own Viking bread by weighing the ingredients out and mixing it all together. 

Year 3 investigated different Vking artefacts. We thought about what the Vikings might have used them for and, therefore what we could learn about their lives. We recorded our ideas in a investigation booklet and discussed our thinking. 

 

Today in Topic, Year 3 learnt about chronology and the key events in history. We used the large timeline in the school to chronologically order some key events. We discussed BC and AD and how these are represented on a timeline.

 

We then learnt about a specific time in history. We investigated Viking history which was between 700AD - 1100AD. We looked at some key events that happened within this time period and chronologically ordered them on a timeline. 

Today Year 3 launched our Topic on the Vikings. we designed and made Viking shields. First we investigated the evidence left and found by historians to find out what Viking shields looked like, how they were made and what they were used for. We discovered that usually they had a metal boss in the centre of them and were circular in shape. They also had colourful patterns or shapes on the front of them. We thought this was because it would allow others to know who was holding the shield in a battle and would also be used to scare or alarm their opponents. We used this investigation to design our own.

After that, we used cardboard, masking tape and newspaper to create a 3D model of our own shield. We then paper mached them to make them hard and strong ready for painting later on in the week. 

Year 3 have been doing all things art this week to celebrate Arts Week. Our focus artist was Vincent Van Gogh and so in English we investigaed a fact file about the artist and his paintings. We wrote an artist analyisis and created our own oil pastel works that were inpired by Van Gogh's 'Starry Night'.

We also read 'Camille and the Sunflowers' which is a story inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's life. We created sunflowers and retold the story in our own words. 

Finally, we contributed to our school's Big Picture. We used batik to recreate a section of Van Gogh's 'The Sunflowers'. We all enjoyed learning and doing this different skill with wax and paint. 

 

Year 3 learnt about the different layers in a tropical rainforest and to illustrate what they had learnt, the children made a rainforest in a bottle. They needed to first create their forest floor using soil and leaves, stones and seed. The children then planted plants into their forest floor, making sure they represented and resembled the characteristics of each of the subsequent layers. The children then labeled their rainforest's layers on the outside of the bottle, and for a challenge, drew and then stuck an animal that would live in each layer. The children thoroughly enjoyed this activity and they will be creating a leaflet to accompany their rainforests in the week. 

Today Year 3 were visited by Powerdown Pete where they learnt all about how to keep themselves warm, healthy and able to save energy. The children participated in workshop where they were shown different devices that help us to stay warm and to reduce the amount of energy we use. They then played games which reinforced these ideas. 

Year 3 had a visit from Powerdown Pete where they learnt all about the rainforest through investigating objects, playing games and using drama. We especially enjoyed guessing what was in the box by using Yes or No questions. The resullt... a tarantula!

Year 3 loved exploring the Orchard this term and we did lots of activities in there. They went in to practise and perform some drama that was based in the rainforest. The children used this experience in the Orchard to then write a diary entry about their experience in the Rainforest (orchard).

In Art, Year 3 drew tropical fruit in the Orchard using sketing skills that we had practised in the classroom. 

In Science as part of our topic on 'Humans Including Animals,, Year 3 investigated the animals that live there. They used their deductive skills to identify what the animals eat and recorded them. Once back in the classroom, the children used secondary sources to research what these animals ate to see if they were correct or not. 

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In Year 3, the children have been focusing on the place value of 3-digit numbers. They used Base 10 to represent different numbers. To explore their learning further, the children went outside to find objects that could represent 1s, 10s and 100s. They then used these new representations to make numbers. They challenged themselves to find different ways to make the numbers as they know that there were 10 1s in 10 and 10 10s in 100. 

 

On a separate maths lesson, the children explored the value of numbers and how they can be represented on a number line. We made a giant number line in the playground where they needed to think about the distance between the numbers. The children needed to think who would be standing closer together and who would be standing further apart for their number line to be an accurate representation. 

To start our topic on 'The Rainforest', Year 3 tasted a range of fruits that grow in the rainforests around the world. The children enjoyed trying coconut, papya, pineapple, mango, pomegranite and kiwi. They then used their experience to write a description about the fruits using their senses, in particular taste and smell.

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