Elm- Year 3

First day back and we are all settled into our Y3 classroom.
Take a look at our learning...
Listening to our teacher read and enjoying our class book - Term 1 we read The Happiness Tree. During  term 2 we read Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. Term 3 we are going to be reading Belonging by Jennie Baker. This book  is all about looking through the window of a house, a city street gradually becomes a place to call home as the inhabitants begin to rescue their street by planting grass and trees in the empty spaces. Year by year, everything begins to blossom... Belonging explores the re-greening of the city and the role of community, the empowerment of people and the significance of children, family and neighbourhood in changing the urban environment for the better. 
Term 4, Year 3 read Lights On Cotton Rock. 
Term 5, Year 3's focussed text is Egyptian Cinderella . This Egyptian spin on the classic Cinderella tale was initially recorded in the first century by a Roman historian and is retold here by folklorist Shirley Climo.
Term 6,  we are reading Tales of Gods and Goddesses. This book is full of mystery and adventure, the stories of the Egyptian pharaohs and their ancient gods are steeped in thousands of years of history. From the creation myth to the curse of Tutankhamen and the fall of Cleopatra, Marcia Williams' classic comic strip retellings bring new life to the myths and wonders of this ancient civilization.
Y3 bubble sports day. It was lovely to be outside and enjoying sorts with our friends.

Today, in year Three we were scientists whilst exploring our topic of ‘Rocks and Soils’. Our first task was to imagine that we were archaeologists by using tools and images to discover the remains of Stone Age animals (which our friends had set up).

Our second task was to imagine that we were geologists by testing out different soil samples collected from around the school grounds.

 Term 6 we have been leaning about mummification in history and the body in science. 

Term 6. We are learning about 2D and 3D shapes. Today we investigated regular and irregular polygons whilst looking at the length of the sides as well as the size of the angle.

Year Three have been very excited this week as we have began our journey in learning French. First we looked at where France is and some of the famous cities which can be found here. We then learnt how to say ' How are you?' ( Ca va) and then responded with either I'm feeling good ( Ca Va bien) or not too good   ( ca va mal). We are  practising this every day whilst answering the register.

We have learnt numbers in French too. 

Today we continued on our musicate journey as we listened to our first song which was Fanfare of the Common Man’ by Aaron Copland. We were set the task of visualising our thoughts as we listened to the music.

Elm class had the pleasure of Ashton visiting us today ( our musicat) where we took part in many musical games, listened to brass instruments playing a famous song called Fanfare of the Common Man and then we had an extra special treat of being able to hear Ashton playing Frozen and Shotgun.

The children have been learning about the story of Rama & Sita. We have also been talking about how it feels to be part of a group and in particular how it would feel to be a Hindu child.
Our Class Charter 
PSHE and Wellbeing: 
The Year 3 children enjoyed recognising and labelling different emotions. The children were encouraged to use both adventurous vocabulary and to understand the variation in our feelings. 

D and T 

Elm have been busy making bread, where they were able to accurately weigh and measure the correct ingredients with a partner. We had lots of fun kneading, twisting and rolling the dough before leaving them enough time to double in size before baking.

This morning Elm, class have been busy making wreaths whilst exploring the techniques of threading, bending, twisting and tying. Can you spot the repeating patterns we have created?
In Year 3 they have been looking at Christingle and the meaning behind each part.

As part of our Easter celebrations, we have  made our Easter cards. Here we focussed on our Design and Technology objectives of creating our own designs, thinking about the materials and tools required and then using our knowledge to join, cut and alter ordinary materials such as felt and paper.

In Year 3 I will learn...