Welcome to Year 3 Welcome to the year group page for Year 3! This is a useful place for you to find documents, links and photographs as well as information about what is happening in year 3. If you have any questions, comments or feedback please come and speak to your class teacher.
Learning Together We Grow
This was the last Star of the Week and all the Year 3 teachers mentioned how they wish they could have given everyone a star as every child has had a fantastic year and they should be so proud of themselves.
Non-negotiables These are charts that the children use in class so they are clear on what they need to achieve by the end of Year 3.
Spelling list These are the spellings we need to be able to spell within our writing by the end of Year 3.
Curriculum news letters and topic maps
Summer 2 2016/17 Lights, Camera, Action
Summer 1 2016/17 Miniscule to Mighty
On Wednesday 15th March, Year 3 had a Dahlicious day to complement their current topic of ‘Chocolate’. Throughout the day they looked at the life and creativity of Roald Dahl. They also had a visit from Julie Cole; who played Vercula Salt in the 1971 movie ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’.
To help get into the spirit of the day, the children were invited to dress as a Roald Dahl character. We had a Marvellous Dahlicious day! At Frimley we have been looking at our Enterprising skills, especially the Frimley Learner Passport challenge ‘To take an active part in a charity event’. We decided to make our day into a charity event. Year 3 asked for a voluntary donation to be shared equally between two charities. The first charity, The Roald Dahl Marvellous Children’s Charity raises funds in support for seriously ill children and their families and was set up in Roald Dahl’s honour. The second charity will be The Fountain Centre, which offers support to people being treated for cancer and their families. Our visitor, Julia Cole, works for The Fountain Centre. More about the work of the charities can be found at: http://www.roalddahl.com/charity and http://www.fountaincentre.org/
Willy Wonka and his crew!
We didn’t stop at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we had costumes from a variety of stories. Can you guess them?
A visit from Julie Cole, who autographed our books!
9th February 2017 – Butser Ancient Farm
On Thursday 9th February, Year 3 stepped back in time when they visited Butser Ancient Farm, nestled in the South Downs National Park. The children had a unique experience, exploring first hand ancient buildings based on real sites dating from Stone Age through to the Iron Age. Butser is a working farm, so we also saw some rare breeds of animals on the farm, including pigs, goats and sheep.
The children were met at the entrance by a wonderful team of experts, and then led down to the large round house on the farm for a topic briefing. This was our base for the day and where we would be returning to eat our lunch! It was here that our children demonstrated fantastic knowledge of the topic they had been taught, highlighted by the staff of Butser afterwards. Throughout the day, we experienced archaeology, wattling, chalk carving and jewellery making. Each activity offering hands on experience for the children, backing up lessons taught back in the classroom but in a picturesque and peaceful setting. Although the weather was a little cold, it didn’t deter the children’s enthusiasm and enjoyment in each activity, again highlighted by the staff at Butser.
All the children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Butser, representing our school with good behaviour, topic knowledge and maths skills! One staff member commented,
It has been a real pleasure to have such well behaved children with good manners at Butser. Their maths skills in the shop were amazing!”
Another member of the Butser Team was keen to express his joy at children demonstrating a love of History, through their knowledge and keenness to ask and answer questions at every opportunity.
Butser Ancient Farm is a wonderful, hands on experience, which brings History to life for both children and adults. The children have all gone home with some wonderful memories and such a deeper understanding of the Stone Age through to Iron Age.
22nd January 2017 – Active Maths
The children in year 3 have been enjoying Active Maths today, getting outside and being physically active through mathematical games and puzzles. We played Fraction Fingers (shown in the picture) where the children had to work together to make the number given by placing their fingers (tenths) into the hoops provided.
Another game was called Order! Order! Each child was given a fraction in a random order. They then had to rearrange themselves into the correct order, without stepping off the bench. This proved quite tricky and teamwork was very important. The children developed such moves as ‘the hug’ and ‘the leapfrog’ to combat this puzzle. The third and final game of the morning was Hot Potato. This game involved passing a ball around the circle whilst counting forwards or backwards in tenths. The children were so good at this they had three balls moving around the circle, in opposite directions, at once!