Year 3

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Autumn Term 2 2019-20
Year 3 AT2 Class letter 2019_20
Year 3 AT1&2 (B) Topic Web_Fire and Earth 2019_20

Autumn Term 1 2019-20
Year 3 AT1 Class letter 2019_20
Year 3 AT1&2 (B) Topic Web_Fire and Earth 2019_20

Computing week!
As part of Computing Week, Year 3 learnt about the importance of online safety. As a class we discussed the meaning of our ‘digital footprint’ and how one photo can travel around the world in the space of 24 hours!

We also worked on coding using the ipads and created a story on Scratch Jr.

Their program had to include:

  • A background and at least one sprite (character) per page
  • The movement/action of one or more of the sprites
  • Speech from one or more of the sprites (either recorded or using speech bubbles)
  • A sprite disappearing and reappearing onto the page

These stories were then shared with their class mates.


‘The Hub’
Year 3 loved having the opportunity to go into ‘The hub’ for the first time during Computing Week! They used a program on PurpleMash called ‘2quiz’ in which they used to create a Stone Age quiz for their peers to have a go at.

In History we have been learning about the Bronze Age and the significance of ‘grave goods’. These were items or artefacts which were buried with a person after their death as a symbol of their wealth. It was believed that these went with them into the afterlife. The children in Year 3 made their own barrows in groups of 3 and designed some of their own ‘grave goods’ for a mystery person. Each item had to have a clear meaning behind it and needed to reveal something about the person within it. This was lots of fun!

In Science, the children have been learning about which rocks are waterproof and which are not. We conducted an investigation following this line of enquiry and made careful observations. We discovered that pumice is not waterproof as the water absorbed and started to disappear into the rock gradually, whereas we noticed that slate is waterproof as the water rolled off and did not absorb.

Summer Term 2 2018_19
Year 3 Summer T2 Class Letter 2019
Y3 Summer Term 1&2 (A) Topic Web – Tomb Raiders 2019

Thursday 13th June Steel pan mini concert
Year 3 were treated to a private mini concert today by some of the talented children who has opted to learn steel pans.  Two Year 3 groups put on an excellent show for their classmates and we all enjoyed the exotic sounds of these unique instruments.


Friday 7th June mummifying oranges
This afternoon the Year 3 classroom was transformed into and Ancient Egyptian Embalming School!  Obviously before the trainee embalmers were allowed to mummify real corpses they would need some training so today they were practising on…oranges! Oranges are the perfect item for a novice embalmer as they have skin, flesh and juices that the trainees needed to deal with.  The oranges were treated with great respect and were washed, had their insides removed, were perfumed, dried and finally wrapped in bandages.  We will check on their progress over the next few weeks…


Thursday 6th June Tennis taster session
Rob came in to our school today to give children in Year 3 & 4 a special tennis coaching session.  I was very impressed with the skill and control that the children in Year 3 showed and who know, maybe there is a future Wimbledon champion waiting to be discovered in our school!


Friday 24th May Sponsored walk
It turned out to be a glorious day for our sponsored walk around the village today.  Everyone taking part had a fantastic time walking, running and jogging around the village and we raised a lot of money for the PTA – well done everyone involved!


Thursday 24th May Senet
Today we learned how to play probably the oldest board game in the world:  Senet.  Invented by the ancient Egyptians, the game is played using throwing sticks, coloured stones and a game board.  It was great fun exploring and learning about this pioneering game.  Afterwards we wrote persuasive texts to advertise the game.






Wednesday 23rd May performed a poem for Reverend Craig
We were sad to say goodbye to Reverend Craig this week who will be leaving the Harbury parish for a new challenge.  Each class presented Revered Craig with a handmade card and performed a poem or selection of our favourite memories.  Year 3 wrote and performed the poem, ’10 things found in Reverend Craig’s suitcase’ and I know he was extremely touched by all of the effort that the classes put into wishing him a fond farewell.

Thursday 16th May Ashmolean trip
On Thursday 16th May, Year 3 & 4 set off to discover the secrets held within the walls of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford.  Both classes have been learning about the Ancient Egyptian civilization and were looking forward to seeing artefacts from this fascinating period.  At the museum, children were able to view genuine mummies, sketch precious articles and even handle some authentic ancient Egyptian mystery objects – it was a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on with real history!  The Egyptian temple, which is located in the middle of the gallery, was adorned with detailed hieroglyphs and images of pharaohs and gods and the children learned how it was transported piece by piece to England.  In addition to learning more about the Ancient Egyptians, the classes were also able to view other galleries in the museum and see objects as varied as Samurai swords, Greek sculptures and Roman skulls.  This was definitely a memory-making trip and the children are eager to find out even more about this mesmerising period in history.







Summer Term 1 2018_19
Y3 Summer Term 1&2 (A) Topic Web – Tomb Raiders 2019

Summer Term 1 2018-19
Y3 Summer Term 1 Newsletter 2019
Y3 Summer Term 1&2 (A) Topic Web – Tomb Raiders 2019

Spring Term 2 2018_19
Year 3 Spring T2 Class Newsletter 2019
Y3 Spring Term 1 & 2 (A) Topic Web – Wind in the Willows 2018_19

The last couple of weeks have been very busy in Year 3 – take a look at what we have been doing…

Science Week 11th – 15 March

During this week, we focused on the impact that plastic was having on our planet.  We classified and sorted different plastics based on their properties and found out which ones could be recycled.  We also wrote the diary of a recycled plastic bottle.


Pi Number Day
During Pi day (14th March) we worked in class to calculate pi for different circular objects.  We had to be very accurate at measuring these objects!  Later the whole school worked together to make Pi bracelets and bookmarks.






Library visit
On Monday 18th March Year 3 visited the library.  We had a fact hunt around the library and then researched river facts using non-fiction books from our local library.






Water Day
World Water Day was celebrated on 22nd March this year and as part of this special day, we were lucky enough to have a water workshop provided by Severn Trent.  We learned what happens to the water we use and how we can save water by making small, sensible changes to our everyday lives.


Poetry Recital
On Monday 25th March,  the whole school came together for an afternoon of performance poetry.  Year 3 performed a poem called ‘The River’ by Valerie Bloom and it was fantastic to see every child getting involved.










Spring Term 1 2018-19
Y3 Curriculum Newsletter Spring T1 2018-19
Y3 Spring Term 1 & 2 (A) Topic Web – Wind in the Willows 2018_19