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.
Year 3 Autumn 2017 Curriculum Newsletter
Key Stages 1 & 2 National Curriculum
The National Curriculum is followed in Keystages 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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Health and Wellbeing Week
On Monday 9th July, Year 3 buddied up with their friends in Year 5 to enjoy a walk around the local area as part of Health and Wellbeing week. We explored Leeds-Liverpool Canal and Buck Woods at Thackley, and the children loved seeing the swans and their baby cygnets on the canal, the prehistoric site at Buck Woods and they also enjoyed searching for painted rocks along the way.
Our Forest School Session
On Tuesday 8th May, Year 3 were very excited to take part in a forest school session over in the school garden. The weather was glorious, and all the children thoroughly enjoyed their day. They were able to take part in a range of team-building activities such as circle games and den building. They finished the session by making stickmen and dream-catchers using materials from the natural environment, followed by toasting marshmallows around a campfire. What a fantastic day!
Year 3 Cricket Tournament
On Tuesday 6th February, eight children from our class participated in an inter-schools cricket tournament. The children placed a commendable third out of six competing schools and they were an absolute credit to our school with their fantastic behaviour, sporting attitudes and great performances. Well done – you were a brilliant team!
Trip to Leeds City Museum
As part of our topic on ancient Egypt, Year 3 went on a school trip to Leeds City Museum. Whilst there, the children explored a number of galleries, learning about topics such as different cultures in the local area, animals and their habitats and the ancient worlds of Greece, Rome and Egypt. The children then participated in an Egyptian-themed workshop, in which they got to become ancient embalmers, and they even came face to face with a genuine Egyptian mummy from three thousand years ago! The children had a fantastic time, and they thoroughly enjoyed learning about the past using genuine artefacts from ancient Egypt.
To celebrate the end of our ‘Incredible Italy’ topic, Year 3 had an Italian-themed day. The children took part in many exciting activities, including receiving boarding passes for the plane and watching a flight simulation to Rome. After ‘landing’ in Rome, the children had virtual tours of Rome and Venice, they designed and made their own pizzas, they listened to arias from famous operas and they even learnt how to greet each other in Italian. It was a great day, enjoyed by all, and we are now all eager to ‘fly back’ to incredible Italy!
Big Me Day
On Monday 16th October, Thorpe Primary School celebrated ‘Big Me Day’, which was a national fundraising day in aid of the charity, Action Aid. The children were invited to come to school dressed up to represent what they wanted to be when they are older – their ‘Big Me’! Thank you for all the kind donations to such a worthy cause. Can you guess what the children want to be?
Physical Education (P.E.)
In P.E., Year 3 have been studying dance with our Sports U.K. coach, Mr Clarke. The children have been learning a whole class dance routine set to the music of singer, Shakira. Here are some pictures of them performing.
The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl
Year 3 have just started reading the brilliant Roald Dahl text, The Magic Finger in our English lessons. So far, the children have worked together to find out information about the main character and record this on a ‘Role on the Wall’ sheet to sort the facts they can find in the text and the clues they can pick up.