A very warm welcome from myself, Miss Burdett. On this page you will find an up-to-date portfolio of what your incredible children have been up to each Half Term. I will regularly update it with lots of fabulous photos of your children in action… So keep checking the page for updates!….
Everything you need to know about Year 3…
Hi there and welcome to Year 3’s page! This is our page where you can find out lots of important information about our class and what we have all been up to; we warmly welcome you to have a look.
Terrific Times Tables – Every week, we are given Times Tables to learn and we are tested on these every Friday. As we know how important they are, we must try to practice them every day so that when we are tested on then, we can do our best!
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious Spellings – We are given spellings to learn every Friday and then we are tested on these on the following Friday. This is an amazing opportunity to use our Phonics skills that we learnt in KS1. We try our best to practice these every day too because it helps us with our spellings when it comes to writing fabulous pieces of work in English.
Everyday Reading – We should read at home (independently or with a Parent/Guardian) every day and it should be logged in our Home School Record. Daily reading helps with our ability to decode the words (read the words fluently) and to comprehend what we are reading. A fabulous way to test our comprehension is to ask us questions about what we are reading and if there are any tricky words, ask us what they mean. Our Home School Records need to be in everyday so that Miss Burdett and Mrs Duncan can check them.
Marvellous Maths and Extraordinary English Homework – We are given homework every Friday (either Maths or English) and it is to be handed in on the following Wednesday. Homework will be on the work that we have learnt in class during the week, so there shouldn’t be anything that we don’t already know. Most importantly, Miss Burdett has told us that if we need some help with the homework, then we should come straight to her (the following day or on Monday) and she will sit with us and we will go through it together.
Healthy Humans – Summer 1
Summer 1 Stars!
There’s No Place Like Home – Spring 2
Spring 2 Stars!
This half term, we are learning about legends in English, more specifically, the legend of King Arthur and his knights! Miss Burdett has begun to read the story of King Arthur and the Knights Of The Round Table that has been retold by Marcia Williams. This author also illustrated the book and her illustrations are absolutely incredible. We love it when Miss Burdett shows us the pictures! Here in these pictures, we are reading and comparing the story of King Arthur to another version of the story. It was very interesting to see how stories can be retold in different ways.
Designing and making our own Ancient Roman Shields!
Over the half term, Miss Burdett set us our homework and we had to find all the materials to create our own Roman shields for when we get back to school. This was a great homework! Before we broke up, we all designed our own shield in our Art sketchbook, so that when it comes to making the shield, we had our designs ready! So, the first part of our making process was to draw the shape of our shield and then paint the background. Then, once the paint had dried, we had to draw our pattern design on top of the background. The designs on Roman shields are quite tricky because they were designed to warn and intimidate the Ancient Roman opponents. Next, we had to carefully paint the design making sure that our paint brushes weren’t too wet otherwise the paint would have mixed in with the background colour. The next part of the making process is to stick our aluminium domes onto our shields; this should go right in the centre. Then Miss Burdett and Mrs Duncan are going to help us to cut our our shields and create a handles to go on the back of them.
World Book Day!
Year 3’s Roman Trip to Ribchester
Arts and Crafts for the CAFOD Fair
Golden Mile Test
What the Romans Did for Us – Spring 1
Spring 1 Stars!
On Wednesday, we were all Petrologists! This means that we are researching rocks by testing them. We did an acid test, a water test and a hardness test on lots of different types of rocks and decided whether they were Natural or Man Made rocks. For the acid test, we had to make sure we were safe by putting protective goggles and gloves on. We all looked smashing! Here, see for yourself…
Comparing Non Chronological Reports
On Tuesday, Miss Burdett gave us all two texts to compare. One was James Bond’s School Report and the other was a letter from James Bond’s Mum, to her sister. Both texts are Non Chronological Reports and we had to find the hidden features.
Our Class Worship – What would Jesus do?
We have class Worship a couple of times every week and it is a time where we all come together and be mindful. This time, we discussed and shared our thought on how we think Jesus would act in certain situations.
Team Work Circuit
We are developing our team working skills by supporting, encouraging and cheering on our friends and peers. Some of the stations were quite tricky, so our skills were tested the most there. But, Miss Burdett was very impressed with our skills, she even let us lead the warm up!
Hogwarts Bench Ball Competition
On Thursday, we had a Bench Ball competition where each team got to play against each other. The overall winners were the Slytherin team, however Gryffindor, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw showed incredible sportsmanship by cheering for other teams whilst they watched. What an incredible way to end the first half term in Spring.
Our Class Prayer and Liturgy
We get the opportunity to all have a go at planning and performing a Prayer and Liturgy to our entire class. We practice at break times and we all work together. When the time comes for us to present it to our class mates, it’s very peaceful and its amazing because we all come together as one, worship together and pray together. It’s the most lovely way to start our school day.
Making our Roman Shields – The Design Stage
Here, we have begun our design process for creating our own ancient Roman shields. Miss Burdett put examples up on the board and we studied them closely and then we used some of the ideas and mixed them with our own ideas. At the end of the design process, Year 3 have designed 31 individual and unique ancient Roman shields, ready to be made.
Our First Quidditch Match Writing
Year 3 Flying Outside
Year 3 Rock Detectives for the British Rock Society
Rock and Roll – Autumn 2
Autumn 2 Stars!
Iron Man – Autumn 1
Autumn 1 Stars!
IRON MAN Art
We ended last term with some Art, by doing observational drawings of the Iron Man, using charcoal and coloured chalks. I think you will agree that the children managed to give their own Iron Man a unique look and character.