Welcome to Year 3
Our teacher is Miss McTasney and our teaching assistant is Miss Brotherton
Below you can find our curriculum newsletter which details the topics we will be learning about this term.
Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum
The National Curriculum is followed in Key Stages 1 and 2. This curriculum covers Maths, English, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art, DT, PSHE, Music and PE. KS2 children are also taught a modern foreign language (Spanish).
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Science Topic – Forces and Magnets
In science lessons, the children in Year 3 have been exploring forces and magnets with Miss Fowler. They have particularly enjoyed investigating the poles of magnets and exploring how they can attract or repel. Here they are investigating how to use magnets to locate compass points in the classroom.
Maths – Multiplication and Division
Our latest maths unit covers the number operations, multiplication and division. The children have been making arrays to represent different multiplication and division calculations. This has really helped them to visualise what happens when we multiply and divide.
On Monday 15th October, Thorpe celebrated Harvest time with a whole day dedicated to thinking about how and why we celebrate Harvest. In Year 3, we wrote acrostic poems and studied the paintings of Giuseppe Arcimboldo, who was famous for painting portraits made up of fruit and vegetables. We had a go at our own self-portraits in the style of Arcimboldo!
We read pairs of sentences then matched appropriate conjunctions to join them. We focussed on coordinating conjunctions, including for, and, nor, but, or, yet and so.