Year 3 2019/2020
Welcome back to another school year. This year the Year 3 team are:
Miss Boister, Ms Friedli (Student teacher) & Mrs Martin - Elm class
Miss Withams & Mrs Miller/Mrs Lamb - Fir Class
Tuesday: PE day (please ensure your child has a PE kit that stays in school).
Fridays: VIP Assembly 9 am
Tuesday 17th September - Trip to Hampton Court Palace - school uniform to be worn and disposal packed lunch.
Friday 15th November - Vue Cinema trip
Each child is expected to practise their target tables each night and read for 10 minutes. Please sign your child's reading diary (these will be given out shortly) and ensure they bring it into school the following day where they will receive a stamp leading to a reward later on in the term.
If you have any questions or would like any help with home learning then just pop in to see one of us.
The Year 3 Team.
A very special visitor in Year 3...
In order to learn from a first-hand historical source, Brian very kindly visited Year 3 on the 5th June 2019, to share his memories and experiences of being in the Royal Navy, serving on submarines. He showed us many interesting things, including his different kinds of uniform, certificates and medals. We were so proud of Year 3 for showing great respect for all of Brian's naval achievements and for asking some brilliant research questions!
Year 3 Geography/History Trip to Old Portsmouth - Discovering the roots of The Royal Navy 26.4.19
Year 3 walked a fair few miles on our Geography trip, following the Millennium Trail and discovering the origins of the Royal Navy. We enjoyed exploring Southsea Castle and The Royal Garrison Church, learning about the historical buildings and their importance.
Down to the seaside we go!
Heading into the Summer Term, Year 3 will be exploring the topic of 'The Royal Navy' and 'Pirates', thinking about the stories of Peter Pan and Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs. Mr Willis and Miss Ashman are excited for Year 3 to see their newly-decorated classrooms, complete with Pirate Ships and Naval Boats!
Spring Term Authentic Outcome
To emulate the beauty of the rainforest and everything Year 3 have learned, we created (with the artistic expertise of Mrs Payne!) an amazing table-sized DT model of the rainforest, complete with pipe cleaner creatures and mini bridges and tree houses! Year 3 chose to raise some money for the Orangutan Foundation, so we put the model at Staunton Country Park to raise money from donations over the Easter holidays.
Henri Rousseau - Artwork 4.4.19
Year 3 have thoroughly enjoyed studying the flora and fauna artwork of Rousseau, and decided to design and create their own rainforest scenic paintings, in his style.
Maths - Water Capacity Race! 3.4.19
Despite the wet weather, our Year 3 mathematicians put their learning of capacity and volume into practise by taking part in a fun, energetic water race - to see which team could collaborate effectively to fill their containers with the most volume of water!
Science Plant Model Making
Our Year 3 scientists have been enjoying investigating the anatomy of plants and have discovered the names and functions of each part of a plant. They chose to represent this learning by making some brilliant labelled models!
Science Week 18.3.19
Year 3 have been incredibly dedicated young scientists this week and we have completed some fascinating experiments... Including:
How to make a rainbow petal rose
How bees pollinate plants (through drama!)
How to use fingerprints in forensic science
Science 13.3.19 - Some special visitors at Front Lawn...
As scientists, Year 3 have been studying how to classify animals according to their diet, appearance and adaptations to their habitat. We were lucky to be able to meet lots of wonderful rainforest creatures, including Funky the Chameleon and Severus Snake the boa constrictor! Many of us were very brave and also held Charlotte the Tarantula!
Year 3's Geography Trip to Staunton Country Park 6.2.19
In order to compare the English woodland to the Tropical climate of the rainforest, the Y3 rainforest explorers visited Staunton, where we collected some field research about the physical and human features of the woodland and inside the rainforest glasshouse.
Welcome to the Spring Term Year 3!
Mr Willis and Miss Ashman are excited to take you on a journey deep into South America... to our new topic of 'What a Wonderful World' and the Amazon Rainforest...
Year 3 Authentic Outcome
A Tudor Banquet to raise money for The Prince's Trust
We dressed up as Tudors and sold our amazing portraits, easels and handmade marzipan roses to raise money for our chosen royal charity - The Prince's Trust!
Magnets Morning 27.11.18
Year 2 suited up in their white lab coats and investigated the invisible force of magnetism and which materials were magnetic and why.
Maths Week 12.11.18
Year 3 had a fun-filled mathematical week, completing the challenges set by the evil Matrix! We created giant 3D shapes from paper, completed a Maths Treasure Trail and we saved our school from an alien invasion by problem solving!
As designers and artists, Year 3 created some wooden easels to hold their amazing Tudor portrait drawings...
A Royal Visitor...?
Year 3 returned from the Half Term holidays to find a very unexpected royal visitor! After some investigation and comical story telling, they discovered that the Queen had made a very weird and wonderful birthday wish for a new butler ... an orangutan butler! Despite being warned by the Duke of the impending "chaos!", the Queen goes ahead with her wish...
Year 3 are now excited to learn this Warning Story by David Walliams with our brilliant Talk for Writing actions!
Year 3's Historical Adventure to... Hampton Court Palace!
Our History adventures took Year 3 to Hampton Court Palace and we explored a beautiful, authentic Tudor palace! All the children learnt lots of amazing facts and experienced a real-life working Tudor kitchen. Brilliant behaviour was displayed by all children and all the staff were very proud!
The Terrific Tudors!
Year 3 have experienced a spot of time-travelling for the start of the school year, beginning in 1485 with the iconic Battle of Bosworth! Elm Class assembled as Henry Tudor's House of Lancaster, with their Fir Class enemies, Richard III's House of York close behind! Some brilliant acting and drama still images took place, as the children learnt how the events of this 'War of the Roses' changed the course of Tudor history forever!
Autumn Term (Sept-Oct) 2018
A big, warm welcome to our incredible new Year 3 children and their parents! Miss Ashman and Mr Willis have been excited about meeting everyone and beginning our exciting new topics this year. Watch this space for all the exciting antics Year 3 encounter this year!
A very big well done goes to Year 3's VIPs this week...
Elm Class: Harmony
For making such great progress over the last week. Miss Moulton and Mr McRae are very proud of Harmony for coming into school every day with a big, infectious smile and for her determination in her learning this week.
Fir Class: Macayla
For being such a brilliant FLPA ambassador and valued member of Fir Class. Miss Ashman and Miss Watts are always extremely proud of Macayla, as she is so dedicated to her learning, always helpful, friendly and polite - as well as being consistently well-behaved, energetic and confident!
A HUGE thank you!
Year 3 received a very exciting letter in the post this week...
The amazing charity Smile Train replied to our donation and sent us this brilliant letter and certificate in recognition of the AMAZING £108 that we raised by selling our Fantastic Beast Art 3D models. We are very grateful for the donations and for the children's hard work and dedication to their artwork.
What an achievement to be proud of!
A very big well done goes to Year 3's VIPs this week...
Elm Class: Maison
For making such great progress over the last half term. Miss Moulton has seen a real improvement in his attitude and resilience towards his learning.
Fir Class: Jayden
For being such a perfect FLPA role model! Miss Ashman is always incredibly proud of his endless enthusiasm, motivation for learning and humorous personality, which always makes her smile!
We have really loved getting to know TED and how he can help us to feel and keep safe in school. By Telling, Explaning and Describing our worries and achievements, we have become experts at expressing our feelings and keeping each other happy and safe! Also, TED is a cheeky character around the classroom... This week he has joined in with our fab recorder lesson and also Fir Class shared an odd sock TED Circle, thinking about Downs Syndrome Day and how in this world, it should be celebrated that we are all so different and unique!
"If you could design the ultimate spy vehicle, how would you like it to look?"
Year 3's have answered this question in their DT lessons this half term, by working as part of a team to Research, Design, Create and Evaluate their very own Spy Cars! We used our Maths learning to enable us to create the chassis from 3D shape nets and we also used our Art and DT skills to join different materials together. We feel very proud of our 3D models... check them out!
Well, didn't Year 3 do 'welly'!
The Y3 staff at FLPA would like to say a MASSIVE THANK YOU to all our pupils' lovely family and friends who kindly sponsored their children to take part in our whole school Welly Walk. The money the children have raised will be put towards renovating our pond area on the LS site, which will provide rich outdoor learning experiences for all FLPA children. Despite it being a 'breezy' morning, Year 3 welly-booted up and braved the cold - with some children achieving over 25 laps of the field - an amazing achievement!
Maths: Telling the Time!
Over the past 2 weeks, Year 3 have been learning about more in-depth time telling skills.
They have found this very challenging, so if you can, any extra help at home with telling the time would be much appreciated! Also, if your child has their own watch, could they please start wearing it into school as this will help them to apply their learning.
Espionage in Year 3...
This term Year 3 have been transformed into super spies! We were brilliant detectives investigating a crime scene in our Library on our very first day back! We will be solving many more mysteries over the next few weeks, whilst being inspired by the portal story of 'Spy School' by author Stuart Gibbs.
Elf Antics in Year 3!
Christmas celebrations are well underway in Year 3 and this week, Fir and Elm Class both had some very cheeky visitors... The Front Lawn elves have been up to mischief, playing hide and seek in Elm Class' Christmas stockings and snuggling up in Fir Class' bed to share some bedtime stories! What ever will they do next?
As part of our interesting History topic about the Ancient Greeks, the Year 3 area was transformed into a Greek Cafe! The children really enjoyed themselves as they got to try lots of Greek delicacies and investigate why Greek people used to eat these foods.
There were also some funny faces being pulled when the children tried the olives... Safe to say not many children actually managed to eat one but they gave it a good try!
Making New Friends
We had some lovely visitors from Thakeham Primary School, who came to visit to research our school
and its local area as part of their Geography field work. We really enjoyed making lots of new friends
and sharing our knowledge with them!
On Friday, Year 3 did some careful work, thinking about Remembrance Day and its importance. They painted some
beautiful poppy jars, lit with a single flame to represent our respect for those who fell in the World Wars. We observed our 2 minutes silence as a school, making everyone very proud.
Phew... what a busy week!
Year 3 have had such an exciting week! After lots of practise, we took part in our lovely Harvest Festival at the local church, with Father Jonathon. We sang beautifully and performed a harvest rhyme.
Thank you to all our lovely parents for their food donations - we are very grateful!
As well as Harvest, Year 3 were lucky to have a special visitor this week - famous poet and author, Brian Moses! In our workshop, he taught us how to write some funny poetry and also performed some hilarious poems
for us in the Hall.
Music Mayhem in Year 3!
Over the past 2 weeks, Year 3 have been very lucky to have been given the opportunity to start learning how to play their very own recorders with Mr Billington! After a very squeaky (and noisy!) start, they have now learnt how to play 2 different notes and they have been practising some basic tunes. Both classes have really enjoyed themselves and they are all looking forward to getting better and better at playing this instrument every Thursday (and so are Miss Ashman and Miss Moulton!) :) .
This Week in Year 3...
Fir and Elm Class have been immersing themselves in their Acts of Kindness this week, to celebrate Front Lawn's 60th Birthday! We have written cards to thank our 'Everyday Heroes' and been excellent 'Playground Buddies'.
We have also completed some stunning water colour silhouette art of our very own fantastic beasts. If you pop into the Upper School hall at home time, you can see this fabulous artwork for yourselves!
Welcome to Fir and Elm Class!
Year 3 have had a brilliant start to their school life in the Upper School!
Over the past 3 weeks, the children have been extra busy being extra creative! They have been studying the hilarious author David Walliams and creating some great stories and artwork for our corridor, based upon the comical story of 'The Queen's Orangutan'. They have also been very busy exploring and working in their exciting new classrooms with all the fantastic, magical beasts that are lurking inside...