Year 3 Class Page
Welcome to the newest classroom in the school! In Year 3 you are going to learn some amazing things, you will become rainforest experts, go Greek and even learn about Fred and the rest of the Flintstones in our amazing Yabadabbado topic, all about the Stone Age! And you’re going to do all of that with Mrs Trevis. This is the first year in Key Stage 2 and a real growing up year as you move up through the school!
Spring 2 – This half-term we have been learning all about the history of Hutton Rudby. The children are currently writing a biography on William the Conqueror! If your child is at home, you could research all about him on the child-friendly website ‘Ducksters’. The headings we have been writing about his:
Birth, childhood, parents, marriage, Invading England, Battle of Hastings, King of England, Anglo-Saxon Revolts, Death, and any other facts e.g. Doomsday book and castles.
In maths, we have been focusing on telling the time. If you would like to support your child at home, please see the resources below!
Spring 1 –
Science week 3 – In science this week, children will be learning all about water transportation in plants! You can do the same at home with a pot, water, food colouring and a stick of celery!
Geography week 3 – This week, the children are exploring the different weathers and climates experienced in deserts!
Maths week 3 – The children are still working on fractions this week, starting the week with comparing and ordering fractions. Please see the picture below for some home practise with your child!
English week 3 – We are working towards writing non-chronological reports on how to survive in the desert! The children are beginning with a reading comprehension on a non-chronological report.
English Week 2 – This week, the children have been taking inspiration from Roger McGough’s ‘The Sound Collector’ poem. We have been writing a poem based around our senses about things we might see, hear, smell, feel and taste in a hot or cold desert.
Maths Week 2 – This week, the children have been learning all about fractions! We have been segmenting pancakes to explore equivalent fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions within one whole.
Science – What are the stages of growing a plant from a seed? This is the question we have been investigating this week in science where the children have planted and will continue to water their own seeds to make scientific observations as the half-term progresses! Just watch us grow…
Geography – If you were travelling to the Sahara Desert, what things would you take with you to help you survive? Ask Year 3! They know! We have also been discovering where all of the deserts are located in the world and learning about what actually makes a desert a desert!
What Autumn 2 in Year 3 will look like!
English – Year 3 will be exploring the Amazon Rainforest and in English will be creating a double page spread all about the biggest rainforest in the world. Following this, we will be researching our favourite tropical creatures and creating a fun-filled fact-file on these. We will also be looking into the more serious matter of deforestation and will be writing a persuasive letter about why we should help stop this from happening! In poetry, we will be using our senses and exploring what different sounds we would hear if we took a walk through a rainforest; snakes hissing, rain dipping, birds tweeting, jaguars stalking…
Maths – We have already kick-started this half-term with looking at multiplication and division facts for our 3s, 4s and 8s. We will continue to practise our multiplications, make estimations and answer worded problems on these topics!
Science – What is light? What is darkness? What is day? What is night? What are shadows and how do they form? These are just some of the questions we will be investigating in our topic of Light and shadow!
Geography – In Geography this half-term, the children will be exploring where rainforests are located on a world map and will be exploring why they grow so close to the equator. Additionally, they will identify the climates of certain rainforests and will be producing their own weather forecasts! We will discuss the different layers of the rainforest and will be learning all about who/what lives there.
Additional info – Y3 are thrilled to be performing in our Christmas play Peter Pan this year! We have already started our singing practise and will continue to work on this and our stage directions in upcoming weeks! We can’t wait to see you at our show!
In Autumn 1, Year 3 travelled back in time to prehistory and learned all about the Stone Age to Iron Age. We created setting and character descriptions, our very own cave and cave art and even enjoyed a fantastic historical trip Ryedale Folk Museum!
Check back here for updates about what we are getting up to!