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 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 Dragons, Rocks and Volcanoes.
In English, we will be reading the book 'How To Train Your Dragon' and discussing its themes of what it means to be a hero and what is the best way to train a pet. We will be writing persuasive letters to characters in the book. Also, after reading a range of books and leaflets about how to care for different pets, we will be designing our own dragon and writing an instructional manual on how to care for them.
Our science topic this term is rocks and soils. We will be studying different types of rocks and how they are formed. Using our investigative skills, we will be discovering which rocks are durable and permeable. Furthermore, we will be sorting rocks according to their properties. We will learn about the layers of the Earth and soil. We will be sifting soils to find what they consist of and using this knowledge to design our own soil smoothies.
We will be using Real P.E in games sessions.
In French, we will be learning how to say our names, greetings, age and the names of people in our family.
We will be using, completing and making databases on volcanoes and dragons. Using our coding skills, we will be using algorithms and even creating our own computer game based on How To Train Your Dragon. After reading a range of 'That's not my....' books for children, we will be using book creator to make our own versions on the ipads.
Using an atlas, we will find out where volcanoes are located and how this relates to the movement of tectonic plates. We will be learning about islands that are formed from volcanoes. Using our knowledge of the structure of the Earth, we will be explaining how volcanoes are formed and even making our own 3D models of volcanoes. As part of our trip to Puzzlewood, we will be finding out how scowles are formed through human activity. We will also be using the 8 points of the compass and co-ordinates to describe the location of places and objects.
We will be evaluating books and cards that use moving mechanisms and designing our own.
In music, we will be listening to, evaluating and responding to music from different cultures and traditions. We will also be learning about the duration of different notes and creating and performing accompaniments to songs using rhythm grids and our own notation.
We will be looking at how the painter Mark Rothko and textile artist Lucy Poskitt use colour and how their pieces of work make us feel. Using these ideas, we will be mixing colours carefully to create our own Mark Rothko paintings and selecting pieces of wool to make weavings based on photos of landscapes.
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.