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13th November 19
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Year 3

Welcome to our Year 3 Class Page! 

Our class teacher is Miss Sykes and our teaching assistant is Miss McQuirk. 

Please scroll down to find out what we have been up to!

Autumn Term - Rock and Roll!

We will be starting with the topic 'Rock and Roll' this year. This is a science and geography based topic which will encourage the children to explore rocks, fossils and soils. We will also find out about volcanoes and earthquakes.

Soil Permeability - 09.10.2019

During our science lesson today, we tested the permeability of soils. 

Right Angle Hunt - 07.10.2019

Today we learnt what a right angle was! We used our right angle finders to find right angles around our classroom. 

Fake Webpages! - 07.10.2019

During our computing lesson, we looked at a 'Tree Octopus' website and realised that the information given was untrue! We discussed how we cannot believe everything that we read online. We then created our own fake webpages using the laptops. 

The Old Dry Stone Wall - 04.10.2019

This week, we have been reading the poem 'The Old Dry Stone Wall'. We first saw a picture of the wall and used 'flat chat' to generate ideas as to what could be hiding in the gaps. After reading the poem, we created a text map of the poem and worked in groups to orally retell it too. 

Bar Charts - 03.10.2019

We've been learning about statistics in maths this week. We made plenty of bar charts to show data about our class.

Fossils - 01.10.2019

During our science lesson today, we made models of fossils using saltdough and toy dinosaurs!

Contraction Surgery - 01.10.2019

We spent our spelling session today being surgeons (with words!). The plasters became our apostrophes!

Testing Rock Permeability - 24.09.2019

During our science lesson today, we tested the permeability of rocks to find which rock would be the most suitable for a new worktop. 

Direct Speech - 23.09.2019

We've been reading 'Stone Age Boy' in our English lessons and have been considering what the characters may be saying to one another. We have been trying to write this as direct speech. 

Writing Numbers - 20.09.2019

During our maths lesson, we practised writing numbers in words. We played a game that involved rolling the dice and writing the numbers that we created. 

Chocolate Rocks - 17.09.2019

During our science lesson today, we made chocolate rocks! This was to show how igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks are formed. 

Deux Petits Oiseaux - 16.09.2019

We learnt the song 'Deux Petits Oiseaux' during our French lesson and then made our own finger puppets and performed the song together. I've got a feeling we're going to have this song stuck in our head for a long time to come! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ej15Mp0Zjpw   

Layers of the Earth - 10.09.2019

During our science lesson today, we made 'dirt puddings' to remind us of the layers of the earth. The different items of food reminded us of the inner and outer core, the mantle, the bedrock, the subsoil and the topsoil. 

Rock Museum - 06.09.2019

We all brought in rocks from home and during our science lesson today, we created a 'rock museum'. We thought of awards that we could give to the rocks, for example 'the sparliest rock', 'the bumpiest rock' and 'the smoothest rock'. This activity helped us to generate lots of questions about rocks that we would like to explore over the next term. 

Volcanoes and Earthquakes - 05.09.2019

During our geography lesson, we sorted statements about earthquakes and volcanoes into those that we thought were true and those that we thought were false. This generated lots of questions for our new geography topic!