Year 3 had great fun this week as they became archaeologists for the afternoon and went on a mini dig. We excavated fossils and other remains as we kicked off our new topic – Tremors. The children are really excited to learn all about volcanoes, tsunamis, rocks and soil and the history of Pompeii. It’s going to be explosive!!
Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed taking part in World Book Day on Thursday. There were some fabulous outfits including Willy Wonka, Horrid Henry, Cat in the Hat, to name but a few! Thanks so much, parents for making the effort to sort out costumes – the children looked thrilled to become their favourite characters. Year 3 completed some author reviews as part of the day and found out lots of facts about Eva Ibbotson, author of our current Teaching of Reading book – The Abominables.
Throughout our school lives, we have to try and learn our times tables off by heart. In Year 3, we are practising our 2, 5 and 10 times tables, as well as learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables! Here is a fun interactive resource that allows you to spot where your missing times table knowledge is, so you can concentrate on those facts. Enjoy!
As I’m sure you’re aware, spellings are a very important part of children’s learning. With each new school year comes new spellings for children to know. High Frequency Words (HFW) are words that we cannot sound out and therefore need to know by heart. These are the HFW spellings that year 3 children should know (as well as the year 2 and 1 HFWs).
Year 3 have enjoyed learning about Icarus, son of Daedalus, and his unsuccessful quest to escape King Minos from the Greek island of Crete. The story has a particularly good moral of how you should always listen to your parents!
Cave and Igloo classes have been busy designing and making a pair of wings fit for Icarus!
Scroll down for exciting facts about the Ancient Greeks.
Find exciting facts about Greek Gods!
Watch some fascinating clips about Ancient Greece.
Watch the story of Icarus here:
We’ve had a great week in year 3! We’ve been busy producing some fantastic writing as we finish off our discussion text unit. The children have been doing their best to write balanced arguments about different subjects.
Our new ‘Gods and Mortals’ topic has gone off with a bang and the children are enjoying finding out about the ancient Greeks and their beliefs!
To round off a busy week we enjoyed an all-star performance of Aladdin at the Wolverhampton Grand on Friday afternoon. Some of the children recognised Ben Faulkes (Mr Bloom from CBeebies). They enjoyed actor Lisa Riley’s (Mandy Dingle from Emmerdale) performance as the genie and Joe McElderry’s (2009 XFactor winner) performance of Aladdin. The children loved every minute, it was great to see them having so much fun. A big thank you to parents and carers for picking the children up so promptly on the evening.