Year 3

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Suggested Timetable Y1-Y6

Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to Term 4! This term our enquiry is “How can you feel the force?”. As scientists, we will be exploring forces such as friction and gravity and setting up simple scientific investigations to explore these. We will also be learning abut magnetism and how magnets can attract or repel. Throughout the term, we will be working on our ability to work scientifically by making predictions, asking questions, making observations and presenting what we have found.

As authors we will be exploring the book “Krindlekrax”. This will provide us lots of opportunities as writers to create persuasive letters, compare characters, explore connections, use drama and write our own short narratives.

Finally, as mathematicians we will be exploring the concepts of money, statistics and fractions.

Homework

Weekly homework will include a set of 10 spellings which will be tested on Fridays. Children will also be expected to read at home 3x per week and to practice their focus times table of the week.

Core Learning

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Term 3 

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Dates for the Diary

Mon 6th Jan—INSET Day

13th—18th Jan—Maths Enterprise Week. Children will be selling items they have made at the end of the week.

22nd Jan—Bristol Museum Trip

3rd Feb—Fair Trade Fortnight

11th Feb—Safer Internet Day

14th Feb—Last day of term

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Year 3 have been learning about volcanoes. We have been writing our own leaflets this week and we even built our own volcanoes! We have also started investigating what fossils are. We have created our own flow charts and we made our own fossils from plaster of Paris. As artists, we have practised our drawing techniques by sketching ammonites and other fossils.

We visited the museum this week! We had a fantastic time exploring the geology department and taking part in an informative workshop where we got to hold fossils and rocks which were millions of years old!

Today, the children had a visit from Santa! They were extremely fortunate enough to receive a present which they can take home today and put under their tree!

Term 2 Enquiry

Our enquiry this term will be “Where does the darkness come from?”. We have started our topic by investigating light and darkness. We have learnt about how light is made, what makes a good reflector and we have even created our own firework displays using oil pastels and chalk.

Term 1 Enquiry

Over this term we will be exploring the questions “How do we find out about people in the past?”. As Historians we will be observing, questioning and comparing historical sources in order to explore the past of Sea Mills and the local area. As Geographers we will be using maps (inc. digital) to investigate how the area has changed over time and the impact of these changes. If you have any knowledge of the local are you would like to share please let us know!

This term we have had a fantastic visit from local historian Chris who explained how the Romans influenced life here today. She even brought some artefacts that were over 2000 years old for us to hold! We also went on a local history walk to see how Sea Mills has changed over the last 100 years.