Welcome to Year 3
My name is Mrs Hassan and I am the new teacher in Year 3. Mrs Fielding is the teaching assistant who also works in Year 3. I am excited to continue spending this year helping Year 3 reach their potential and be the best that they can be and most importantly to always live by our school motto; Dream Aspire and Achieve.
Our page will be updated every week with photos of the exciting learning and examples of the wonderful work happening in Year 3.
This week we are learning to use arrays to help us to multiply. We have learned that repeated addition can be related to counting in groups, and this is heling us to understand multiplication. We have used the book ‘One is a Snail, Ten is a Crab’ to help us to understand the concept. We have been doing lots of practical work using white boards and counters.
In science we have been learning about the capillary systems of plants and their stems.
To prove we knew that plants ‘drink’ water through their roots in the soil, and that the water travels up the stem we placed some white carnations into pots of water. We coloured the water using powdered inks, then we waited.
After 2 days, the petals had changed colour, and when we cut open the stem, we could see that the inside of the stem had changed colour as well.
We have started investigating plants in science. This week Mrs Borrett brought in some plants. We shook off all of the soil, and used magnifying glasses to examine the roots. We know that roots are needed to give the plants food, and also to stop plants and trees from falling over. The biggest trees have the biggest root systems. We know that there is a main root, lateral roots and root hairs.
We enjoyed our walk down to the library. When we were at the library we had a good look around - we even spotted a plaque that told us someone very special to the world once attended Carlton Junior & Infant School!
We found out that at the library we can use computers, look at maps, borrow books from different languages, and even attend a lego club which runs every Saturday.
After looking around the library and listening to how the library is organised we snuggled up on the carpet area to listen to a super hero story. After this we each made a super hero mask…. We wore them to walk back to school. This made lots of passers-by smile at us
Happy New Year
What a very busy start to the New Year!
We have finished our topic for last term, which was Stone Age.
This week we have started our new topic, which is Ancient Egyptians. Children are enjoying their research.
On Monday 11th December, years 3 & 4 were very lucky to have a visit from author Stephen Pass. He read some of his book, ‘Madge the Mermaid,’ showed children how the book was drafted and recited some of his poems. In the afternoon, they took part in creative writing workshops around the theme of mermaids.
Here some children enjoyed researching the myths of mermaids.