Welcome to Year 3
On this page you will find information added throughout the year about the learning taking place in Year 3.
Autumn Term 2020
Year 3 have had a really busy and exciting start to their time here at Four Lanes Community Junior School. We started the term by finding out all about our school and particularly enjoyed exploring our school grounds. There have been so many new routines and systems for the children to learn in their new surroundings but we have been so impressed by their ability to take these on board really quickly.
We have been learning all about our school values and the role they play within our school community. As part of this, each Year 3 child made a sand buddy that they then had to take responsibility for. We also made bubbling friendship potions that brought a real sense of awe and wonder to our discussions around what makes a good friend.
The children have done some amazing writing in English this term. They have really impressed us with their creativity and language choices. We have written some fantastic narratives and recounts. Everyone is working hard to earn a pen licence for their handwriting and it is so lovely to see the resilience and determination everyone is showing with this. We are enjoying our weekly visits to the school library. Hermelin, Tidy and Killer Cat have all been big hits in Guided Reading this term.
In Maths we have been making use of concrete, pictorial and a range of written methods to solve calculations. The children have really impressed us with their risk taking and aspirations in their Maths learning. There have been lots of opportunities for problem solving and discussions with learning partners in the hunt for answers and strategies.
Our Geography topic this term of “Location, Location, Location” has allowed us to find out all about our local area. As part of this learning, we went of a virtual tour of Chineham and we were able to spot familiar places and even some of our homes along the route. Our learning started with creating our own estate agent videos for our school. The children did an amazing job of script writing and performing. We had a brilliantly creative afternoon of “building” Chineham. Everyone contributed to our 3D model of the area and we were then able to walk through our own Chineham when all of the individual builds were brought together.
In Science we have explored plants and have carried out experiments to find out about how they grow. We have also found out about the different parts and functions of flowers. Year 3 are now busy working on their longitudinal study, recording changes over time in our school environment.
In D.T. the children have been very busy secretly making gifts for Christmas! They have all done lots of research on the product they are going to make and have thought carefully about who will receive their hard work and how their design will appeal to the recipient. We cannot give too much away here but we are all so excited to be able to give personalised, handmade gifts this Christmas. They are going to be a real treat!
Meet the Teacher Presentation