Welcome to Year 3
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YEAR 3 PROJECTS
Autumn 1 -DINOSAURS
Our project for the first half term is Dinosaurs. We will have so much fun learning about the world in Dinosaur times.
Here are some of the amazing learning experiences that we may have :
- We will go outside and measure the length of dinosaurs- we could even investigate how many children would fit inside a dinosaur!
- We will use the internet to research different types of dinosaur. Did you know that a Brachiosaurus was 17m tall?
- We are going to create our own dinosaur timeline- can you believe that some dinosaurs lived 230 million years ago?
- We are having so much fun learning dinosaur dance. Can you move like a T-Rex?
- We will use our scientific knowledge to sort dinosaurs into herbivores or carnivores.
- We will be finding out about fossils and paleontology.
- We have been thinking about how dinosaurs died. We might even make our own volcanoes!
- We will write our own dinosaur acrostic poems!
Autumn 2 - The Stone Age
During this project we will visit Touchstones, Rochdale to experience life in the Stone Age. Children will learn how to make a thumb pot and create a cave painting.
We will study the book 'Stone Age Boy' in our English lessons and this will feed into our project lessons. We will be writing our own adventure story.
We are going to look at different artefacts that have been found from the Stone Age including the settlement of Skara Brae.
We will study rocks and hopefully make some rocks of our own!
We are going to be creating our own cave paintings in Art too!
Spring 1 - 'How It Works'
Our project for this half term is 'How It Works'. For our educational visit, we are visiting the Museum of Science and Industry to look at lots of different things, such as: steam engines, aeroplanes, hot air balloons, cars and lots more.
We are going to be looking at the magnetic force and seeing which objects are magnetic. We will be taking part in a scrapyard challenge!
We will also be investigating friction and doing an experiment to see which surface creates the most friction.
Have you heard of Sir Isaac Newton? We are going to be looking at the discovery he made from a falling apple.
Spring 2 - World War 2
Our project for the half term leading up to Easter will be World War 2 and what an exciting project this is! For our visit, we will be going to Stockport Air Raid Shelter. We even dress as evacuees! How exciting!
We are going to look at who the war was between, when it started and why the war started. We will learn lots of interesting facts about the war.
We will be learning some songs and dances that they sang during WW2.
We will be having a World War 2 day, where we will be cooking (with the food that you could cook with in the war), sewing, making shelters and knitting. This is an exciting day!
In our english lessons we will be learning to write letters to our loved ones, as though we are evacuees. We will be learning the skills we need to write a good letter. Our book for this half term is 'The Lion and the Unicorn.'
Summer 1 - Survival of the Fittest
During this project we will be looking at and comparing contrasting habitats/countries. We will be comparing Kenya to the Polar Regions. Our educational visit for this project is to Blackpool Zoo where we will be looking at habitats and adaptation.
We are going to be looking at Kenya, locating it on a world map and discovering which continent it is part of. We will look at many other things, such as: volcanoes, mountains, rainforests, animals and lots more.
Then we will look at the Polar Regions and the inhabitants, climate and lots more! We will be comparing the two places and looking at the differences between them.
In Art, we are creating our own creatures with super powers, we can't wait to design and make them! We will be giving each creature a special feature that will help it to survive.
In English, we are doing persuasive writing. We are looking at the features of persuasive writing and how they are used in advertisements and letters. We will be creating our own piece of persuasive writing.
Summer 2 - Health & Fitness
Our educational visit will be to Manchester United's stadium, where we will be taking part in a Health & Fitness workshop and an outdoor coaching session, as well as having a tour around the stadium, how exciting!
We are going to be looking at eating healthy and keeping our bodies healthy.
Projects for the year
Autumn 1: Dinosaurs
Autumn 2: Through the Ages
Spring 1: How does it Work?
Spring 2: World War 2
Summer 1: Survival of the Fittest
Summer 2: Health & Fitness
PE is on a 2 week timetable, so check your child's class below to see when your child needs to bring their P.E kit.
It is essential that your child has a sensible, clean P.E kit to wear including trainers for outdoor games.
Friday: Circuit Training
Tues: Circuit Training
- Make sure that your child completes their homework every week.
- They will receive Maths, English and Learning Journal homework every Friday.
- They have to hand their Maths and English homework before Wednesday
- They have to hand their learning journal in on a Friday.
- Make sure that your child reads every single night. Encourage them to read a variety of different books.
- Record how they read in their reading records.
- Ask your child questions about the book e.g.
- Can you predict what will happen next?
- Can you describe how the character might be feeling?
- Can you summarise the key points in the story?
- Is this fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
- Ensure that your child regularly practices their handwriting at home.
- Encourage your child to write his/her own stories for fun.
- Encourage your child to practice times tables at homes.
- Ask your child mental Maths questions as often as possible e.g. when you are sat in the car/ walking to school/ sat together at home. You could ask them additions, subtractions, doubles etc.
- Ask any siblings if they can remember a Maths game that they played in school and encourage them to play together to make Maths fun.