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Welcome to Y3
Topics and Trips
We start the year with a geography and history unit called Where in the World am I? It will start with a location activity and map work task linked to our school and will build up to a piece of work focused on Southampton. We will also have a science unit based on nutrition called 'There's a rumble in my tummy'. The children will be designing, making and evaluating a healthy sandwich. We also plan to teach a science unit about magnets and forces which is titled 'Feel the Force'.
Alongside all the brilliant learning, the children also lead the school with the Christmas celebrations and will be perform and sing in the December Christmas Production.
We will launch the return to school with 'Let there be light' this is a science unit about light and we plan to produce a shadow puppet show to apply our light skills.
Our main topics for this term are The Dawn of Time and Meet the Flintstones (The Stone Age). Through these topics we will cover rocks and soils, volcanoes and earthquakes. There will be a visit Butser Farm to learn all about Stone Age life.
This term is always a popular one. We learn all about the Ancient Egyptians in 'Where's my mummy?' There will be an Ancient Egyptian Day where the children (and teachers) have the opportunity to dress up as Ancient Egyptians and take part in a play in a day activity. Ben from Treehouse Theatre involves all the children in a fun and interactive day. We also learn all about plants in 'Blooming Marvellous'.
If you have any questions about the work or school routines, please speak to your child's classteacher or myself.
We hope you have a brilliant Year 3 year with us.
Children in Need 2017!
It was amazing to see so many children dressed in dots today from face paint to dotty tights to spotty t-shirts. All the children looked fab! Thank you everybody for all your donations towards Children in Need we raised over £600 as a school.
A rumble in my tummy!
During our new science topic, we have been looking at the human and animal skeletons. Firstly, we predicted which bones we thought we had within our bodies and then we measured our bones. We tried to ensure we measured accurately using tape measures. We then predicted whether animals were vertebrates or invertebrates and looked at some pictures of animal skeletons.
Where in the world?
Over the past few weeks, as part of our geography topic, Year 3 have been looking at where in the world we are located. We have been practising our map skills by using atlases to label different cities and counties. It has been interesting to hear where some of our relatives and friends come from.