Welcome to Kingfishers, our Year 3 class. Our class teachers are Mrs Coult and Ms Clark and our Learning Support Assistant are Mrs Poole and Mrs Powell. As the first year in the junior school, it is an exciting class for the children. We wear the upper school uniform and are working on become independent learners. We spend time developing our confidence to express our questions, thinking and reasoning. We link our topic work across many subjects to create an engaging and fun curriculum. Activities in Year 3 include Romans, French, map reading, a theatre workshop, a geologist visit, cooking, maths investigations and Egyptians.
For this half Term, we will be reading and investigating Greek Myths in our Literacy lessons. There will be a continued focus on descriptive work and language, with the children being asked to write their own myth, based on Theseus and the Minotaur. The hero Theseus will remain the same in their versions, but the beast will be their own providing lots of opportunities for rich and varied language. Our Art work will be closely linked with this English work, as they will use watercolours to paint their mythical monster and use clay to bring this to life.
We we will use maps and atlases to increase and improve the children’s locational knowledge, locating countries around the world, key cities and rivers around the UK . The children will find out about the physical and human features of the UK and compare them with other countries around the World in the second part of the term.
Our focus in Science this half term is on Rocks and Soils and the children will have the opportunities to observe different rocks and learn to identify and their different properties and purposes whilst carrying out a number of experiments. This half term, we will be focusing on multiplication and division in maths, using a variety of concrete and pictorial resources. Rich opportunities will continue to be provided for children to work collaboratively and independently to develop their problem solving and reasoning skills.