Welcome to Class 3F.
Welcome to Year 3 and Newhall Junior School. We will be sharing our learning and adventures in school on this page throughout the year so please check back regularly.
This term we will begin by refreshing our memories after the holidays with some of the Year 2 expectations within Maths and English.
In English the children will be:-
In Maths, the children will be introduced to the Singapore approach to teaching which is has a proven success rate. We will begin this journey by:-
In our theme work this half term the children will be learning the following:-
Science - Animals(including Humans), which will involve the children learning about healthy eating and balanced diets. They will, also, be learning about animal skeletons and how the muscles work.
History - Ancient Greeks, which will involve the children learning about the life within this time period and comparing with their own experiences toda.
The children will be provided with a home reading book, weekly spellings and a homework grid from which they can choose their activity to share with the class each week.
If you are unsure or have any questions please do not hesitate to ask. I am on the playground each morning before school.
Thanks Mrs Fisher
The children have been continuing to work with Maria, the storyteller, to develop their understanding of Ancient Greece through story and drama. In English, the children have been exploring narrative through the form of myths to enable them to write their own myth by the end of term.
The Trojan Horse
The children have been learning all about the story of The Trojan Horse with Maria, the storyteller. We listened to Maria tell the story and then, in the classroom, we created our own freeze frames of each event from the story to create our own storyboard. See the photos below.
The children have continued to explore Rocks within Science and became Paleontologists for the afternoon to explore fossils. They used brushes to carefully remove sand to discover a range of different fossils. They have, also, met a Geologist.
We met Mr. Collins(Geologist) who shared his knowledge about rocks and soils with all the Year Three. The children enjoyed exploring the different types of rock and how these are created through a range of activities. Mr. Collins, also, shared how soils are made. See the photos below:-
In Science we have been exploring rocks and composing questions that we would like answered about these. We used the magnifying glasses to take a closer look at a range of different rocks.
We have been learning Place Value and played some games using the tens and ones. The children are learning to exchange the ones to make ten.
English and History
Our History focus this half term is to explore the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We began this learning with a visit from a Stone Age woman(Maria Whatton - Storyteller) whom the children discovered in the school hall. They were able to ask her some very though provoking questions to aid their understanding of what life in the Stone Age would have been like. The children were particularly intrigued that the Stone Age woman did not understand much of the technology and every day language they used.