Year 3

Week Commencing – 9th March

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been working on measuring and calculating perimeter of regular and irregular shapes.
  • English - We have been using books and the internet to research about everyday life in Ancient Greece. We designed and made posters using headings, sub headings, pictures, captions and bullet point to show what we had found out about different aspects of life in Ancient Greece.
  • Science - We experimented with different forces at 6 stations around the classroom. Blowing up balloons, rolling different weighted balls, rolling cars down a ramp at different levels and on different surfaces, using magnets on different surfaces and dropping a bouncy ball from different heights and measuring how high it bounced. We recorded our results in a table.

To help your child at home;

Find out about Ancient Greek pottery designs for Art and Topic next week.

Week Commencing - 2nd March

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued our topic of Length and Perimeter. We compared different lengths, added and subtracted lengths in centimetres and metres.
  • English - We finished writing and editing our own Greek style myths to put in our class book.
  • RE - We discussed ‘What are Jewish people remembering at the Passover meal?’ We read the story of Moses and the ten plagues and drew pictures to illustrate each plague.

To help your child at home;

Use books or the internet to find similarities and differences between Easter and Passover for RE next week.

Week Commencing – 24th February

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been measuring length using centimetres and millimetres, understanding that 100cm is 1 metre and 10mm is 1 centimetre.
  • English - We have been learning about different monsters and heroes from Ancient Greek mythology and created our own, we planned our own myth and have also been practising our play about the Ancient Greeks for our assembly.
  • Art - We have been creating pictures from different Greek Myths, using collage techniques and Greek patterns.

To help your child at home;

  • Use books and the internet to find out about different Christian Easter traditions for RE next week.

Please could you collect any kitchen roll tubes for Art next week. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 10th February

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We started out new topic on ‘Statistics’. We read and interpreted information from pictograms, drew bar charts from information given in pictograms and tables and answered questions from tables.
  • English - We started creating monsters and heroes to include in our writing, based on those we have read about in lots of different Greek myths.
  • RE - We finished our big question ‘Is a Jewish child free to choose how to live?’ and compared Jewish rules and rules at home.

To help your child at home;

  • Practise different skills with money;
  • Finding change from different amounts when shopping.
  • Adding up different amounts when paying for items.

Please could you collect any kitchen roll tubes for Art after half term. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 3rd February

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued our topic about money. We worked on subtracting money problems, giving change and word problems involving money.
  • English - We have been finishing our Perseus and the Gorgon myths and letters to Zeus. We started making Trojan horses and writing instructions on how to construct them.
  • Art - We made 3D Medusa masks using card and paper with collage techniques.

To help your child at home;

Find out more about Shabbat, the Jewish day of rest.

Week Commencing – 27th January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have started our new topic of money. We discussed the different notes and coins and their value, converted pounds to pence and pence to pounds and worked out addition problems with money.
  • English - We have been learning about different Greek myths. We read the first part of the myth ‘Perseus and the Gorgon’ and wrote what we thought would happen next. We also wrote letters to Zeus explaining how we would make good heroes.
  • Topic - We learnt about all the things the Greeks have left us; theatre, language, architecture, democracy, myths.

To help your child at home;

Use the books or the internet to find out about Greek homes for Topic next week.


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