Welcome to Year 3. Our year group is split into 3 classes:
Welcome to Year 3! This year, the teachers are Mrs Coleman (3 Rennie Mackintosh), Mrs G Douglas (3 Mondrian) and Mrs Reece and Mrs H Douglas (3 Hockney). The teaching assistants in year 3 will be Mrs Bradford-Parnell, Mrs Cressey, Miss Heycock, Miss Ellis and Miss Poole.
Our theme units this year are:
- Rotten Romans
- Vicious Vikings
- Extreme Explorers
You will find our curriculum information further down the page!
Science Week Investigations
- Published: Friday, 13 March 2020 14:02
- Written by Year Three
During Walk in Wednesday, we investigated the stroop effect with our family members and class friends. We tested our reaction times when trying to say the colour that the word is written in and not the actual word. We learnt that it was harder to name the colours because the meaning of the word is not the same as its colour. We needed more thinking time which slowed down our response times. We demonstrated perseverance as we were keen to keep trying and beat our own times.
Did you manage to beat your time at home?
GREEN BLUE PURPLE RED GREEN YELLOW
YELLOW RED BLUE GREEN RED RED BLUE PURPLE
BLUE GREEN YELLOW RED PURPLE
Later that day, we were fortunate enough to have a visit from Dr Baross, a sport and exercise lecturer at the University of Northampton. We enjoyed our practical workshop where we learnt about the cardiovascular system. First, we attached the blood pressure monitors to our fingers to measure our heart rates at rest. Then, we exercised to test how our hearts react when we become more physically active. After we had finished our exercise, we tested our heart rates again and spoke about why our heart rate had increased.
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Helping at Home
On a Thursday your child will bring home a home learning task related to something they have been learning during the week. This needs to be returned the following Tuesday.
Each week, your child will be given spellings on a Monday, to be tested on a Friday. Your child will be working on either Year 1/2 or Year 3/4 common exception words, alongside the Year 3 National Curriculum words.
This term, you will be given multiplication tables to learn, to be tested each week. Below are some links to help you with your tables:
There are many times table songs on YouTube which can help children learn them off by heart.
Your child will be given a log in for Times Table Rockstars, which is a fun way to memories the tables and compete with their friends. https://ttrockstars.com/login
They will also be given a log in for RM Easimaths, where they can work through different mathematical questions and problems. https://www.rmeasimaths.com/
Please continue to read with your child on a regular basis. The reading record should be completed as often as possible and will be checked when they read with an adult at school. Children should read school books and anything else that they enjoy! The children will have the opportunity to visit the school library once a week too. Please make sure your child’s library book is back in school the following week so that they can return it and get a new one.