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Welcome to Y3
Welcome to the start of your child’s journey through Fair Oak Junior School. We are continually creating exciting learning opportunities for your children and evolve our curriculum to provide interesting and exciting lessons.
We start the year with a special unit to learn about our class names for the year which are all amazing artists called Art Attack. We will locate where in the world our artist lives as well as look at and re-create a variety of their work.
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 muffin as well as write a traditional based story inspired by Nadiya, the winner of The Great British Bake Off.
During the second half of the term, we will learn about forces and magnets in a science unit which is titled ‘May the force be with you’. This topic will be linked to our design technology task which uses pneumatics or pushes and pulls.
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 Nativity Production.
Our main topics for this term are We Will Rock You and Meet the Flintstones. Through these exciting topics, we will cover rocks and soils, volcanoes and earthquakes as well as Stone Age to Iron Age. There will be a visit from a virtual reality company who will take all the children in the year group on a virtual adventure to Stonehenge to learn all about Stone Age life as well as inside a volcano to support our planet Earth geography topic.
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.
This term is always a popular one. We learn all about the Ancient Greeks in ‘Groovy Greeks' There will be an Ancient Greek Day where the children (and teachers) have the opportunity to dress up as Ancient Greek 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 will also be learning about the Olympics and take part in a Greek Olympic Afternoon. In our science topic, we will continue learning all about green plants in 'Blooming Marvellous' and will be inspired by our Greek topic in Lights, Camera, Action to learn all about light as well as write and perform our own Greek myth shadow theatre stories.
If you have any questions about the work or school routines, please speak to your child's classteacher or myself Mrs Tuxford.
We hope you have a brilliant Year 3 year with us.
Year 3 Art
Since the beginning of the term, we have been learning about our class artists and have had opportunities to try and re-create some of their famous artwork.
Thorpe class has been learning about Mackenzie Thorpe and his abstract art which shows relations to happiness and love so you will often see hearts in his images.
Seurat class has been looking at the artwork of the French artist Georges Seurat and his technique of pointillism and how this technique can be created using different resources.
Britto class has been looking at the Brazilian artist Romero Britto who is a pop artist and uses cubism in his work. They have created images using different patterns.
Kyle class has been looking at the Scottish textile designer Gillian Kyle and recreating some of her images of patterned aprons and highland cattle.
Mondrian class has been looking at the Dutch artist Piet Mondrian and his abstract artwork. They have re-created some of his artwork using paints of primary colours and straight lines.