Welcome to Green Class!
Green Class are 26 fantastic, enthusiastic Year 3 children. Our teachers are Mrs Hassan and Mrs Margetts and our teaching assistant is Mrs DaSilva. We have a great time learning together! Have a look at our page on the gallery to see some exciting things we have been doing.
Our learning journey topics this term are the Amazing Amazon and the Ancient Greeks
In English, we will be writing haikus, cinquains and free verse poems based on the beautiful amazon rainforest. After researching different rainforest animals, we will be writing information texts about them. Also, we will be finding out about carnivorous plants, designing our own and then writing reports on them. After reading 'Arthur and the Golden Rope' we will be writing our own exciting threat stories.
Our science topics this term are plants and animals, including humans. We will be looking at the life-cycle of flowering plants including germination, seed dispersal and pollination. We will be investigating the best conditions for plants to germinate in and also the best materials for transporting pollen. Furthermore, we will be dissecting flowers so we an identify and name their plants and learn their functions. As part of our study of animals including humans we will be learning about the functions of the skeleton and naming some of its bones. We will also be finding out about the different food groups and how we can achieve a healthy, balanced diet.
We will be learning to play hockey. We will also be using one of our P.E sessions for Forest School.
Mrs Hill will be teaching us French every week.
In computing we will be learning about desktop publishing and designing the cover of a magazine. We will also be using scratch to control events and actions.
We will be using atlases to find where the Amazon rainforest is located and also learning about the continents of the world. Also, we will be finding out how its position along the equator influences its climate. We will also be learning about the different layers of the rainforest and how the animals and plants in these layers are adapted to survive in their environment.
We will be evaluating cereal bars and creating our own tropical cereal bars and designing their packaging.
In music, we will be learning songs for our performance of Pirates Versus Mermaids. Also, we will be learning about the genres of disco and reggae music, focusing in particular on the life and work of Bob Marley.
We will be studying the artist Rousseau and using his work as an inspiration to create collages. Using gardening magazines, we will make montages. Also, we will be studying the artist Beatriz Milhazes and creating prints inspired by her bold and colourful designs.
Weekly spellings are in half-termly booklets and tested on Friday. Times tables will be practiced daily. This will be the main basis of your home learning.
Please try to read with you child for at least three times in the week. Record any reading your child does at home into their home reading record. Reading records will be taken in and checked on Mondays.
Home learning tasks will be set on seesaw on a Wednesday and must be completed by Monday.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries concerning your son/daughter.