Welcome to Green Class!
Green Class are 30 fantastic, enthusiastic Year 3 children. Our teachers are Mrs Hassan and Mrs Edmunds and our fabulous teaching assistants are Miss Donnelly, Mrs Shelley and Mr Rowley. We have a great time learning together! Have a look at our pages to see some exciting things we have been doing.
Our learning journey topic this term is Amazing Amazon
In English, we will be reading the book Sam Wu Is Not Afraid Of The Dark and writing our own stories set in the rainforest. We will be reading and writing haikus and cinquains and writing our own inspired by the fantastic animals of the rainforest. We will be writing a free verse poem using personification imagining we are a tree in the rainforest. Also we will be creating non-chronological reports about our own carnivorous plants we have created.
Our science topics this term are plants and animals including humans. We will be finding out about the different stages of a life-cycle of a flowering plant including seed dispersal, germination, pollination and fertilization. We will also be conduction fair tests to investigates what plants need to grow. As part of our study of the rainforest, we will be investigating how different plants adapt to survive in the rainforest. In our topic of animals including humans we will be learning about the function of the skeleton and learning the names of some of the bones. We will also be learning about the different food groups and how they help us grow and keep healthy.
We will be using Real P.E in games sessions.
In French, we will be learning how to describe parts of the body in French and revising colours and numbers. We will also be learning about how to greet people in French and writing a short description of ourselves.
We will be learning all about desktop publishing and using different texts, images and layouts to make our own magazine cover on an animal of the rainforest. Also we will be using scratch to move a sprite around a maze we have created.
At the end of the summer term, we will be comparing Ancient Greece to Ancient Egypt. Also we will be studying the achievements of the Ancient Greeks and how they developed the Olympic games and democracy.
We will be locating locating different rainforests using atlases and learning about the equator how this influences their climate. Also, we will be learning about the different layers of the rainforest and the animals and plants that live there. We will be finding out about the impact of deforestation on the rainforest and the animals and people that live there.
We will be evaluating cereal books and their packaging and making our own tropic bars.
In music, we will be studying reggae and disco music.
We will be looking at the artists Rousseau and Beatriz Milhaze. Using Rousseau's work as inspiration, we will be sketching pictures of animals of the rainforest and colouring them in pastels. Also, we will be looking at how Beatriz Milhaze creates artwork using shapes inspired by her natural environment and making polyprints and 3D installatation art.
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.
Reading books are sent home on Mondays and need to be returned to school in the children's plastic book bags on Fridays. 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.
Homelearning tasks will be set on seesaw on a Friday and must be completed by Thursday at the latest.
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any queries concerning your son/daughter.