Welcome to our Year 3 page!
Year 3 has 27 children, 10 girls and 17 boys. They are great children, who love to have lots of fun and work hard.
Our teacher is Miss Dowd and Mrs Kealey is our teaching assistant.
Year 3 are very pleased to be in Key Stage 2. We are looking forward to developing our knowledge and skills in English and problem solving skills in Maths. We are excited about the new opportunities this year such as being able to go swimming at Prince Henry's and learning musical instruments.
Please ensure that your child reads their reading book and completing their online activities on Bug Club, this links to the book that they are reading at home. You child should be changing their books at least every week.
Library books are changed every Wednesday and try to encourage your child to fill out a book review leaf to stick on our book review tree.
Spellings are given out at the beginning of every half term and their is a list of 12 spellings for each week. The spelling test take place on every Tuesday. To help with learning their spellings children can use Spellodrome (it is the same password as Mathletics).
Maths and English Homework
Maths homework will be given out alternate Thursdays and due back in the following Thursday. This will either be set on Mathletics or they will be given a homework sheet to complete.
English homework will be given out alternate Thursdays and due back in the following Thursday. This will be grammar or punctuation related.
This week we have a done lots and lots of Science, on Tuesday 7th November, all of KS2 attended Otley Court House for the Science Festival. Our talk was names 'Music to our ears', it was all about sound. We had lots of fun listening to what sound is and how sound is made. We watched lots of experiments about sounds, they were so good, we were amazed.
In class we did our own experiment related to our topic Rocks. We were looking at the rocks that we have already classified and looked at. We did an experiment to see if the rocks were permeable or impermeable. We found that slate and granite are impermeable and chalk and sandstone are permeable.
Topic week - 16th October 2017
This week we have had lots of different visitors to talk to us about what they do. We had Firefighters, Nurses, Doctors, Guide Dogs, Charity workers and Police Officers. We have really enjoyed listening to what their job roles are and their responsibilities.
We have talked a lot about heroes this week and we have each created a job description for a hero and an acrostic poem about Charities.
Today Father Lawrie talked to us about the Sacrament of Baptism. He showed us what happens in a Baptism. He told us that this was such a special Sacrament and how it is different to all the other Sacraments. This is because it doesn't start with a sign of the cross, it starts by asking what the Child/Adults Christian name is.
Father Lawrie also showed us the three different oils used in the church, he let us smell and pass around the pots that they are in.
We were very interested to find at all this information, we had lots of questions to ask him and he had some for us too!
Macmillian Coffee Afternoon
Friday 29th September 2017
The children had opportunity to go to the hall for a bun and a drink of juice to raise money for the Macmillian Charity. The Minnie Vinnie's came to collect the children and served them juice and a bun. The children had a wonderful time chatting and eating their delicious buns. Thank for for all your contributions for this event. The school raised £183.58.
In music lessons on a Wednesday until February, we be learning to play the Ukulele.
We all had the opportunity to experiment with this instrument and have a play with it to get a feel for it. We then played the Ukulele to some spooky music. Watch the video below to see how we did.
Our first week
During our first week back, we researched and found out about our class saint, Saint Bernadette. Miss Dowd told us some information about her and then we used the IPads to find out some more. We later used this information to write fact-files about Saint Bernadette. We also watched a clip from a famous film and read a story about her, then some of us wrote our own stories about what happened.
The children were fascinated that she is the only Saint in which Our Lady Mary has appeared to.