Welcome to Year 3
Class Teachers: Ms Taylor and Mrs Waldon
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stayte
Year Three is taught by Mrs Waldron on Monday and Tuesday and by Ms Taylor on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Mrs Stayte helps support us with our learning.
Just look at some of the things we have been doing so far.
Year 3 have settled into Key Stage Two and are enjoying all their learning. In R.E we have brought in our own special books and understood that a Christian’s special book is a Bible.
In Science we played a fun game called ‘Diet Riot’ using hoops to make a Venn diagram to understand which animals are carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. We also made a fortune teller to quiz our friends.
We have also been learning how to use computer coding to make short animations. This has been great fun and we have created some interesting scenes, ranging from car races to aliens chasing elephants!
In Year 3 we are trying to develop a ‘Growth Mindset’ and understand that to learn we have to train our brain. We need to set ourselves challenges and know that making mistakes can help us to learn. It is important that we always try and never give up and that we accept advice and help. Our motto is ‘I can’t do it YET’.
Year 3 and Year 4 had an amazing day out visiting a gurdwara in Birmingham and a Buddhist temple in Malvern. We learnt a lot about the way that Sikhs and Buddhists worship and were especially impressed with the amazing decoration in the gurdwara. Ms Taylor and Mrs Cole were very proud of all the children and the respect they showed when visiting the different places of worship. Thank you to Mrs West for organising the day and to the helpers who came along.
We have been using Lego WeDo2 to make robots. We created codes to make them move.
Here we are blowing bubbles outside to help us create our poems.
We had a fun and creative week last week which was followed by a great day at Hellen’s Manor. We attended a poetry day which was led by three poets: Val Bloom, Sara Hirsch and Jean Atkin all of which have different poetic styles. We worked with each of the poets focusing on different themes. We rounded the day off with performances of our favourite poem that we had written.
We have been busy investigating magnets in Science. We have had so much fun and have asked many questions. We have looked at a magnetic field by putting a piece of paper on top of a magnet and shaking iron fillings on top. We sorted materials into magnetic and non-magnetic. We also asked the question: which magnet has the most force/strength? We had fun investigating this question. We have drawn bar charts and have come to a conclusion based on our results.
As part of our River topic Year 3 walked to the River Lugg. We carried out field work lead by Mr Yearnshire from St Mary’s High School. We looked at different life in the river, how the sediment at the bottom of the river forms and we measured the speed and flow of the river. We had a great time and the weather was perfect. We even went for a picnic and a game of football at the village hall after.
We had a fun afternoon session dissecting a flower to find all the different parts.
We have been Looking at transportation of water through plants. This is called osmosis. We put blue coloured dye into the water. Next we cut a piece of celery and placed it into the coloured water. We had to wait but after 6 hours we saw the leaves had blue tips. Our conclusion was that plants suck up the water through the xylem (holes) because the leaves had turned blue.