Welcome to Year 3’s Class Page
Welcome back! We are going to be covering lots of new topics this year, so please scroll through and see what we’ve been up to!
In the Summer Term so far, we have been learning all about Heroes and Villains! Our class assembly was a huge success, showing our research on historical heroes, some fabulous acting of 101 Dalmatians and the cruel Cruella De Vil, as well as understanding how we can all be seen as heroes in one way or another. In art and DT we have made our own sock puppets and used clay modelling to create our own superheroes. We were also lucky to have a visit from our local heroic firefighter squad, who talked to us about being safe in our homes. This topic has been extremely fun for the children’s imagination and has help them be creative in their writing!
Our first topic of the spring term is ‘Flow’ and so far, we have explored how a river starts in the mountain and how it gets to the sea. We have learnt the 4 main parts to the Water Cycle and what soil types we might find near water (see our investigation of filtration below). In the next few weeks, we will be looking at the physical features of rivers, what animal habitats might be near water and have an exciting trip booked to the Canal & River Trust in Stourport towards the end of the half term!
In the Autumn, we have been learning all about ‘TRIBAL TALES!’ Going back in time to prehistoric Britain, we have explored the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages, researching how people lived, what they wore and ate. In English, we have written adventure stories linked to ‘Stig in the dump’ and now creating our own non-fiction information leaflets specific to the Stone Age. In topic and art, we have made our own shields, tribal necklaces and cave paintings!
Our first topic this year is ‘Scrumdiddlyumptious’, which as you can guess, is all about yummy food! We have been reading different types of recipes and trying a range of foods. In English, we used the recipes we wrote to make our own cupcakes! In Geography, we have been looking into Fair trade products and where our food comes from around the world. In History, we have been exploring the famous James Lind, who diagnosed Scurvy and found that citrus fruits can give you vital Vitamin C!