Our IPC topic in this term is Treasure. We began the topic by considering what is Treasure to us. We then looked at the treasures that we have as evidence of how life was lived in Ancient Egypt. We will research the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb and the treasure that was found inside.
To launch our investigations into Ancient Egypt we visited the Floral Pavillion to see a production of Horrible Histories.
The World Museum has a fascinating exhibition on Ancient Egypt. Click here to visit their website.
Click here to take part in an exciting webquest about the River Nile.
Click here to access a super website about Tutankhamun.
To share your amazing facts about Ancient Egypt leave a post on the forum
Our first topic in Literacy was story settings. We looked closely at settings in Toy Story and wrote about "Sid's room" and our own bedrooms.
Our next topic was report writing, looking closely at cycling.
We filmed ourselves being news reporters and then we prepared reports on racing bikes, mountain bikes and BMX bikes.
Click here to find out more about safe cycling.
Our next topic is shape poetry and calligrams.
Click here to visit the Bikeability website Spellings in Year 3 are based on Support for Spelling. Spelling activities will be sent home each week.
For more fun spelling activities click here.
We would love to hear about your Summer Holidays. Click on the icon to post on the forum to share your news with the class.
A great way of improving your confidence and ability in all areas of Maths is to use the Mathletics website. Click here to access the site; remember you will need your password.
During the Autumn Term we will be looking at addition pairs to 10, 20 and 100. To help improve your accuracy and speed with number pairs click here for a fun maths game.
Click here to access a game to help with place value. Can you partition and recombine?
We will also be identifying 2d shapes and their properties. Click here for an interactive game to help you with shape.
In Year 3 it really helps if you know or can learn the times tables.
Click here for the Woodlands Junior School website for learning tables.
This year Mr Colin Lamprey from Calday Grange Grammar School will be delivering P.E. to all the children in Key Stage 2.
During the year we will cover a range of dance, ball games and gymnastics.
After the October half term we will be fortunate to be able to visit Calday Pool each afternoon over a 2 week period. Our course starts on 14th November 2011. We will be improving our swimming strokes and gaining confidence in the water.
If you would like to further develop your swimming skills and confidence you may be interested in the list of swimming lessons that are available at Calday Pool. Click on the icon for details.
Year 3 began the year by being introduced to the VLE. The first thing we discussed is the safe use of the VLE. Year 3 can now log on to the site at home and in school using their passwords. They can also add posts on forums and to learn to message other users.
Later in the year the children will learn to use fonts and graphics. These skills will help them to make their own homepages on the VLE.
During Year 3 Religious Education is taught by Mrs Perree.
At the start of the year the focus will be on Christianity and the importance of the Bible to Christians. Year 3 enjoyed a trip to St Bartholemew's Church and searched for Christian symbols within the Church. Many thanks to the parents who accompanied us on the trip and in particular to Rev Jane who made us so welcome.
Click here for the Woodlands Junior School website to find out more about Christianity.
We started with "Humans and other animals" looking particularly at the 7 life processes.
Click here to find out more about the 7 life processes.
We also investigate snails, studying their body parts and their habitats.
Click here for more information about snails.
Our next topic is materials.
Click here for a useful website for Science topics
throughout Key Stage 2