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Year 3

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

 

Our teachers are: Mr McConomy and Mrs Didlick

Autumn 2

How important was industry in the Black Country and what role did canals play in this?

 

We continue our exploration of canals in the area by looking at them as part of a geographical enquiry.

Class BookThe Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.
Where had he come from? Nobody knows.
How was he made? Nobody knows.

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. 
English

Descriptive writing - narrative

Instructions

Persuasion

 

Uses prefixes and suffixes and understands how to add them.

Uses simple organisational devices (heading and sub-headings) in non-narrative materials to aid presentation.

Confidently uses the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understands which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left unjoined.

Creates settings, characters and plots in narratives.

Proof reads for spelling and punctuation errors in own work.

Extends a range of sentence with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, is, because, although.

Maths

Place value up to 1000.

Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers.

PBL

Geography - Locate countries in the UK. Investigate the local area and create a presentation. 

DT

Canal boat textiles- Bunting

PE

Invasion games. Passing, looking for space. 

RE

Why is the bible important for Christians?

Computing

Explain how digital devices function, how they affect the way they work and how they are connected into networks.

ScienceRecognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. Investigate reflection and shadows.
PSHE

Loss and separation.

Managing money.

SpanishIntroducing ourselves.

 

Monday 8th November 2021

In English, we looked at instructions for making poppies and thought it would be great to make poppies for Remembrance Day in the afternoon. Amazing work.

Tuesday 2nd November 2021 - Diwali

Today we looked at the Hindu celebration of Diwali. Diwali is the festival of light and Hindus mark the occasion with lanterns, lights and fireworks. We used oil pastels on black paper to make these amazing pieces of art.

 

Autumn 1

What was life on the cut really like in the past?

 

We will start the term with a walk along the Stourbridge canal to a nearby lock to see how the canal system works and to learn the vocabulary of the canals. 

Class BookAn exciting adventure of an 19th Century orphan girl from Essex (Mr Swainland's home country) who is placed in a orphanage in the Black Country run by an unkind and uncaring matron. She runs away to live on a canal boat. Where will she end up and what will her new life be?
English

Descriptive writing - character 

Descriptive writing - Settings

Poetry - limericks

 

Uses prefixes and suffixes and understands how to add them.

Uses simple organisational devices (heading and sub-headings) in non-narrative materials to aid presentation.

Confidently uses the diagonal and horizontal strokes that are needed to join letters and understands which letters, when adjacent to one another, are best left

unjoined.

Creates settings, characters and plots in narratives.

Proof reads for spelling and punctuation errors in own work.

Extends a range of sentence with more than one clause by using a wider range of conjunctions, including when, is, because, although.

Maths

Place value up to 1000.

Adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers.

PBL

Life on the canal system in Stourbridge and Dudley in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Using evidence to find out about the past. 

Art

Canal boat art - roses and castles.

Collect information, sketches and resources.

Mix colour effectively and experiment with creating mood and colour.

PE

Dance inspired by canal history.

Working to a rhythm. 

Choreographing simple movements. 

RE

What do different people believe about God?

Focus on Islam and Christianity and how they name and describe God. Discuss how many people don't believe in God.

Computing

Explain how digital devices function, how they affect the way they work and how they are connected into networks.

ScienceRecognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. Investigate reflection and shadows.
PSHE

E-Safety

SpanishGreetings and classroom instructions.

 

 

 

Friday 22nd October 2021

Today the children have been dressing up for Halloween. The boy and girl in year 3 with the best outfit were each given a fantastic prize. The winners were:

 

Two children in Halloween costumes

 

The children also got to have an amazing disco. Here are some pictures of them dancing and playing games. 

DiscoDisco

 

A big congratulations to Poppy who created the winning design for our class pumpkin. She had a special session carving it with Mr Swainland and a friend.


 

 

We also performed The Boneyard Rap all dressed up in our costumes. 

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Black History Month

Year 3 have been talking about different issues to do with race during black history month. The person that we have studied in extra detail is Barack Obama. We have learnt about his life and also drawn sketches of him as president. 

Thursday 21st October 2021 - Year 3 win the poetry recital competition!

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Friday 13th October

Year 3 are really enjoying their music lessons and are learning some amazing new skills. Just look at them playing the glockenspiels!

 

We also visited the brand new library this week. Look out for the pictures that Mr Ross took. When we got back to the classroom, we finished pictures of our favourite books and made our library cards.

Autumn Days

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Year 3’s song for the Macmillan Coffee Morning.

Thursday 30th September 

Year 3 love to sing and they love their music lessons. This week, they were being introduced to musical notation.

 

Wednesday 29th September 2021

 

The children are loving our dance unit in PE. The latest pictures of their dances are on the "Sport and Wellbeing" page. Take a look - PE Blog

 

Monday 13th September 2021

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We have been learning how to say "Hello. How are you?" in Spanish. Watch two of our children showing of their linguistic skills in their conversation in Spanish.

Friday 10th September 2021

 

Our first week has been amazing! We had a brilliant walk along the canal and were lucky enough to watch a boat go through the lock as well as chance to open the gates ourselves. There was also lots of amazing wildlife such as herons and moor hens.

 

We also started our art topic by having our first attempt at canal boat roses. 

 

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