Year 3

Welcome to Year 3! This is our first year in Key Stage 2. Mrs Smith is our class teacher and Mrs Cruse teaches us every Wednesday. We also have Mrs McCollum and Mrs Kuht working with us every day.

Termly Curriculum Information                                                                                                         Learning through the year

Term 5

We have worked very hard in this short term to fit in all of our learning. We have been studying Africa and have really enjoyed listening to and performing African Folk Tales. Our favourite one was Anansi and the Cooking Pot! We have also written our own folk tales with a morale set in Africa which we are looking forward to performing next term.

We have created some beautifully detailed art work of African storytelling masks and used water colours to add details.

In RE, we have been learning about the Hindu religion and exploring what Hindu’s believe and all their different Gods. We have created fact files about them and all chosen and explained which our favourite God would be.

Term 3 and 4

Over the last two terms we have been enjoying learning about The Stone Age. We have read Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura which we all thoroughly enjoyed and then we created our own versions of this story using a variety of descriptive techniques including simile’s, adjectives and adverbs.

We learnt all about how Stone Age people lived and how the early humans developed into more civilised people. We also enjoyed learning about Prehistoric Beasts and we wrote some fabulous Non-Chronological reports with amazing facts about these creatures which fascinated us so much.

In RE we have been reading and exploring the Christian Creation Story. We have really enjoyed this story and created some wonderful art work expressing our understanding of the story and its meaning to Christians.

We were also incredibly lucky to have a trip to Mendip Outdoor Pursuits where we spent the day doing outdoor and adventurous activities. We learnt how to make camp fires and explored the woods in Bush Craft, played Frisbee golf and had a great time tobogganing. We all had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Term 2 – We have had a busy term continuing with our Tudor project. We have thoroughly enjoyed this topic!

In our English lessons, we have been writing diaries as Tudor sailors and used all our topic knowledge to add lots of exciting details about life on board a Tudor galleon. We have also been studying William Shakespeare. We read the story of the play script, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. We all loved the story and found it lots of fun. We learnt all about play scripts and used the features of play script writing to make our own play scripts.

We have been very lucky this term to have had Mr Millard from North Somerset Athletics Association come to teach us Cross Country. We focused on improving our running technique and learnt all about how we run and how we can make our bodies perform better. We worked hard improving our stamina and fitness.

This term, we have also had Outdoor Learning. We have had lots of fun with Mrs Kuht and Mrs Drinkwater learning all about the nature within our school grounds and participating in challenges such as den building.

In our RE lessons this term, we have been finding out about Incarnation and what Christians understand about this in the Bible. We have been particularly focused on the story of The Baptism of Christ. We have also found out what Christians believe about Baptisms and looked at artwork depicting this story.

Term 1 – We have had a busy start to term and have settled in well.

We have started our topic  – The Age of Discovery! We are exploring the Tudor period and finding out how explorers from 600 years ago travelled such long distances without modern day transport. It’s very exciting!

In English we are learning to write explanation texts and we will be using this knowledge to write explanations about the Tudor explorers.

Our Maths lessons have been very busy and we have been working hard on our understanding of Place Value. We have been using lots of resources to help us such as Base 10, arrow cards and Place Value counters.

We have thoroughly enjoyed PE and so far as we have been using the benches and horses in Gymnastics to practise our landings, jumps and balances.