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 Year 3 are reading the Happiness tree. This story encourages children to explore the natural world, to venture into the outdoors in search of those special trees and mesmeric places that fill our hearts and souls with joy and experience the pleasure and happiness. The Happiness Tree is a  story of a little girl who, with the help of a special creature, breaks a wicked witch s spell and brings happiness back to the world. It is easy to envision a world overrun with waste and litter, oceans teaming with plastic, skies filled with smog and smoke and rivers permeated with pollution. In this story a terrible witch uses waste and pollution to cast a hideous spell which destroys all the happiness in the world. The spell is broken when an adventurous young girl meets a new friend who leads her to a magical tree.  
Term 2 Year 3 are reading Stone Age Boy, this will support our history topic this term.
Term 3. This term the book in focus is The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. 
The Iron Man came to the top of the cliff.
Where had he come from? Nobody knows.
How was he made? Nobody knows.

Mankind must put a stop to the dreadful destruction by the Iron Man and set a trap for him, but he cannot be kept down. Then, when a terrible monster from outer space threatens to lay waste to the planet, it is the Iron Man who finds a way to save the world.  
The children will be learning about caring for the planet and what we can do to help. They will be learning about plants in Science.
Term 4. The children will be reading Lights on Cotton Rock. A little taster for the book... 
'Heather is a little girl who wants to go to Outer Space, where the stars sparkle with magic and wonder. When a spaceship lands at Cotton Rock, it seems that all of her dreams have come true. But soon the alien has to leave. Will the spaceship ever come back? And if it does, is Heather ready to leave everything on Earth behind?'
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. 
We took our learning outside. Miss Cullinane read a story and we acted the story out. We discussed how the story made us feel and how the words describe the emotions with out actually telling us them. 
Art - Year3 have been experimenting with water colour washes. 
Year 3 have been comparing numbers. Looking at great than/ less than and ordering numbers. We are mathematicians. 
Year 3 have been learning French. 
In Year 3 I will learn...
Year 3 have been learning about Diwali in RE. They have been very respectful and enthusiastic about beliefs and customs.  They have made lanterns and sweets.