Year 3 – Yew Class
Summer Term 2021
What a busy few weeks we have had. We finished the amazing book ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’ and wow, what a journey it was! We’ve laughed, we’ve cried (well, maybe that was just me) and we have loved following Edward’s journey of self discovery. This was the Year 3 children’s first taste of studying a chapter book and to follow one with such a strong message has been incredible for them. We have created some amazing work from this book.
In maths, we started by covering time and we finished the term with geometry: the properties of shape. We learnt all about basic angles (right, obtuse and acute angles), plus we learnt what is meant by perpendicular, horizontal and vertical lines. To finish off, we looked at 2D and 3D shapes and talked about how we can use our new knowledge about lines and angles to describe these shapes in more detail. During our outdoor day at Fell Foot we went on a 3D shape hunt – which was fun!
In D.T. we made felt fish and learnt some basic sewing skills and in art we learnt about William Morris and created our own William Morris designs.
To finish the term, we were so grateful to be able to visit Fell Foot and have a kayaking session with the amazing instructors. We also used our new found rounders skills from P.E. to play a couple of games when we were there. We were incredibly lucky with the weather, considering it had been so inclement in the weeks prior to the visit. Please see below some pictures from our visit.
Coming up in Summer 2…
We will be reading the ‘Real Reads’ version of Oliver Twist in English and in Maths we will be doing lots of consolidating and revisiting of lessons from earlier in the year. We also have our Y3 Victorian day, sports day, and the whole school end of year walk.
March 2021 – Welcome Back…
The Year 3 children have settled back into school life incredibly well since the last lockdown. Their resilience and attitude recently has proved to me just how much they have matured and how they are becoming ready to move into Year 4 in September.
This term we have some great things to look forward to. Our overall topic will be The Victorians and we will be learning all about the reign of Queen Victoria, the British Empire, what life was like for Victorian children and what Victorian schools were like. We will also have a Victorian day at some point during the term (date TBC). This topic will continue after half term too, as there is so much to cover! I am hoping the children will be as enthralled with the topic as they were during the Spring term with The Romans.
We have started our new Power of Reading book ‘The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane’. This book was not set during Victorian times and should have been covered last term but couldn’t be for obvious reasons. However, it is such a lovely text we are going to fit it in. The children are already so captivated by Edward’s story so far (and we’re only on chapter 2!).
In P.E. we are starting the term with a dance focus – in particular – Cheerleading. We had our first session on this the other day and it went amazingly. We even managed to learn a short sequence called ‘Go, Go, Let’s Go’. After this we will move on to rounders and, after the half term break, we will cover athletics. The children’s P.E. days are now Monday (as before) and Wednesday – this will be the case until the end of the academic year. Monday’s session will continue to be with Calvin.
In art, we will be covering artists such as William Morris and Louis Tiffany and in D.T. we will be doing some Victorian cooking. Light and Plants will be this term’s science focuses and in maths we will be building on our prior knowledge of the four operations, decimals, fractions, time and properties of shape.
Mrs. Kenyon will continue to teach the children on Friday, with the focus on those days being the core subjects followed by R.E., French and geography. We will also continue to be supported by our fabulous teaching assistants Mrs. Hall and Miss France.
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