Welcome to Year 3 Snowy Owls Class!
Welcome to the wonderful world of Year 3, the first year in Key Stage 2 and a very exciting and fun filled year. Moving into Key Stage 2 can seem scary, but determination and resilience will help you through and of course there will be lots of adults to support you! Year 3 is the year where you become adventurers and travel across the world and explore the Amazon rainforest, volcanoes of the world or Mexico. You will then step back in time and learn about the Tudors, Egyptians or Romans. We love reading in Year 3 and our library is packed full of books ranging from Roald Dahl stories to Horrible Histories fact books. You will love relaxing in the book corner or outside by the chickens, either reading to yourself or with a buddy. You will continue working on phonics and learning lots of new spelling words which can be used to help you write exciting stories. Maths happens every day and will include lots of practical work to help you understand new methods. In Year 3 you need to be very motivated to learn your time tables as by the end of the year you need to know your 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times table. We will of course also be consolidating and expanding upon work that you have learned in Year 2.
2017 - 2018
Teacher: Miss Taunton, KS2 Leader, Maths Leader
Support Staff: Ms Hutchins (am) TA
Support Staff: Mrs Spicer, LSA
Support Staff: Mrs Newman, LSA
Class door competition
The Snowy Owl door represents the learning value of motivation. A paper mache rock face protrudes from the door and members of the Snowy Owl class are rock climbing trying to reach the top. The idea behind our door, is that we have to be motivated to reach our goals/to reach the top of the mountain.
In English children explored poetry and resilience in more detail and created their own resilience poems.
Linking to our geography topic, ‘The Amazing Amazon’, children designed and created clay poison dart frogs.
Learning about deforestation in the Amazon, we then created protest T-Shirts, which we showcased in our very own Year 3 fashion show.
Maths homework – creating a times table poster to be added to the times table washing line.
Big Bang Days
For our Roman big bang the following year 3 children got creative and made the following models at home – these were then dispalyed on our topic table.
Curriculum News for Parents
School trips and visitors
School trip to Ealing Gurdwara to learn about Sikhism. This was a very special day. We were able to sit in the Gurdwara whilst prayers were taking place and learnt what it means to be a true Sikh. We were then offered lunch in the volunteers kitchen and I was very impressed by how many year 3 pupils were brave and tried new foods such as pakoras and paneer and pea curry. A wonderful way to start the Summer term.
School trip to Kew Gardens to learn about Amazonian plants and our investigating plants at Meadlands.
School trip to Pizza Express, to become expert Pizza experts. Not only did we get to learn how to turn our ball of dough into a pizza base, we also got try a range of itialian ingredients.
Chertsery Museum visited and ran a Roman workshop. We got to handle Roman artefacts and think about what they tell us about Roman life. We also imagined we were children in a Roman school and used wax tables and stulus to write in Latin.
Plant Big Bang Day - becoming leaf explorers.
For the start of each of our topics we have a big bang day to get the children really excited about learning. This photo shows our Amazing Amazon big Bang Day, where children got their faces painted in tribal styles.