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Picture 1 Mr Hodges - Emerald
Picture 2 Mrs Salih - Ruby
Picture 3 Mr Sandner - Sapphire
Picture 4 Ms Rahman- Crystal
Picture 5 Miss Schneehage - Diamond

Welcome to the Year 3 page!

 

Year 3 is a very exciting year for your children. With the move from the Infant building to the Juniors, changes in routine and new learning opportunities, we work hard to ensure all children settle in comfortably to the new academic year.

 

We have an exciting range of topics to cover this year including trips and events to extend our learning. We do ask for your support at home with reading and homework and we are always available to answer any questions you may have.

 

We begin the year with our Ancient Greek topic and encourage you to join us on Thursday 15th September for our curriculum meeting. In this meeting, the Year 3 team will be sharing all of our topics that we will be covering this year.

 

We hope to see you then.

 

Thank you!

 

The Year 3 team

 

Mr Hodges - Emerald Class - Achievement Year Leader

Mrs Salih - Ruby Class

Mr Sandner - Sapphire Class

Ms Wahid-Rahman - Crystal Class

Miss Schneehage - Diamond Class

 

 

 

Welcome to the final Half Term of Year 3

Throughout our final half term, we have some very exciting topics and activities planned for the students.

 

In Literacy, we are discussing the topic 'Our Wonderful World', which focuses on different animals, especially sea creatures. We are currently working on shape poems, and will continue onto campaign posters later on in the term. We are working on our ability to describe animals using similes, metaphors, descriptive language as well as onomatopoeia, and will continue onto practicing our persuasive language techniques later on. Our work in Literacy is supported by our Art topic this half term, where we are painting an underwater painting using water colours. We will learn about different techniques and brush strokes so that our final product demonstrates all of our amazing skills.

 

 

In Science, we are continuing on with our fantastic topic of Plants. We have moved on to looking at the names and functions of different parts of flowers and the importance of bees within the life cycle of a plant. Our science topics are filled with practical activities such as dissecting a flower and experiments.

 

 

We are discussing Bronze and Iron Age this half term in History, which carries on from the Stone Age, which the children learnt about earlier in Year Three. The children get to create fact files and timelines based on their learning about these prehistoric times, which allows us to get a better understanding of this part of our history.

 

 

Please remember to discuss these topics with your children at home and give them the opportunity to research our new topics throughout the half term in topic books or on the internet. We would appreciate your continuous support with homework, home readers, spellings, Mathletics and Reading Eggs.

 

The Year Three Team
 

 

 

 

Underwater Animal Shape Poems

Year 3 have been working very hard on their metaphors and similes lately. We have started looking at different sea creatures as part of our Literacy topic: Our Wonderful World and wrote some brilliant shape poems based on shark, starfish and fish. The children really enjoyed using fantastic adjectives, descriptive language, similes and metaphors to create their shape poems, which were then performed in front of the whole Year Group. We are all incredibly proud of the effort and thought that was put into their work.

 

The Year Three Team

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Welcome to Summer 1

In Literacy, our topic is Exploding Earth. We will be discussing mountains and volcanoes through poetry, recounts such as a diary entry as well as explanation text. The children will be looking closely at the events of the explosion of Mount Vesuvius as well as the build up and structure of poetry.

 

During our Geography lessons, the children will be able to explore the features of our earth, such as mountain ranges, water cycles and rivers, which allows the children to link their learning in Geography to their Literacy topic.

 

One of the most exciting parts of this topic is the Design and Technology focus, which is also volcanoes. The children will get to design, plan, make, paint and then explode their own volcano.

 

 

Our final Science topic is Plants, which we will be working on throughout the whole Summer Term. The children will be learning in detail about the life cycle of plants, leaves, bees as well as roots. We have a mixture of practical activities planned, such as dissecting a flower, investigating the function of leaves through an experiment, as well as colour experiments using celery. These will run alongside theory based lessons which support the practical learning.

 

 

Please remember to discuss these topics with your children at home and give them the opportunity to research our new topics throughout the half term in topic books or on the internet. We would appreciate your continuous support with homework, home readers, spellings, Mathletics and Reading Eggs.

 

The Year Three Team

 

 

 

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79

In Literacy, we have started looking more closely at the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in August, 79 AD. The eruption, which lasted 24 hours, wiped the city of Pompeii off the map completely.

It has been a fantastic topic so far, and we are now starting to look into diary entries and the emotions behind experiencing such a devastating eruption. To get a better understanding of this, we reenacted the eruption in groups during one of our literacy lessons. It was a great way to summarise the main points of the events as well as an opportunity for the children to relive the events within the classroom.

 

Thank yo​u for the continued support.

 

The Year Three Team

 

 

 

Poetry

Since Easter, Year Three have been working very hard on poetry, ​describing mountains and volcanoes. As part of our learning about onomatopoeia, rhyming couplets, metaphors and verses, we also worked on how to perform poems. To do this successfully, we used skills such as expression, tone, pausing, volume and speed to perform our poems correctly. The children first had a chance to perform in front of the class and then each class chose 5 amazing poems that were performed in front of all of year three. It was a brilliant way to finish our topic!

 

Thank you for the continued support with Homework, Reading Logs, Mathletics and Reading Eggs.

 

The Year Three Team

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Science

In Year Three, we are currently studying plants, which we will be working on throughout the whole Summer Term. The children will be learning in detail about the life cycle of plants, leaves, bees as well as roots. We have a mixture of practical activities planned, such as dissecting a flower, investigating the function of leaves through an experiment, as well as colour experiments using celery. These will run alongside theory based lessons which support the practical learning.

To start off our learning, we looked at leaves in more detail. The children discovered that there are many different leaves with very specific features. We worked in small groups to categories the leaves using the property words we have been using throughout the lesson. This activity allowed us to observe the leaves carefully while discussing the functions and properties.

 

 

 

Welcome to Spring 2

 

In Literacy, we are focusing on pirates this half term. The children will be writing persuasive letters and their very own story, which is brilliant! Pirates is a fantastic topic since it allows the children to submerge themselves into the vocabulary, theme and characters of different pirate stories. We also have a pirate dress up day planned, where the children will get to rotate through some great pirate activities. During Design and Technology, the children will also be able to make their own pirate treasure chest this half term, which we are all very excited about!

 

 

We are focusing on Our World in Geography, where we are discussing the world around us, looking at different countries, cities, boroughs and areas around the world. The children are currently learning how to read maps and understand some of our key vocabulary. It is an important part of developing our understanding of the world, Europe and the local surroundings.

 

 

Our science focus this half term is Rocks. We will start off with identifying and classifying different types of rocks and soil, and will end the topic with a closer look at fossils. It is a brilliant topic because we have many hands-on resources for the children to experiment with and experience. We are very fortunate to have a large fossil collection, which we will be able to look at later on during this half term.

 

 

Please remember to discuss these topics with your children at home and give them the opportunity to research our new topics throughout the half term in topic books or on the internet. We would appreciate your continuous support with homework, home readers, spellings, Mathletics and Reading Eggs.

 

The Year Three Team

 

 

 

Ahoy Mateys!

As part of our literacy topic this half term, Year Three organised a Pirate day for the children to participate in.

Each teacher picked a different pirate based activity to complete with the classes. The children moved around to each of the classrooms so that they could participate in all the different, fantastic activities. The children got to write pirate poetry with Mr Hodges, make pirate treasure maps with Mrs Wahid, create pirate board games with Miss Schneehage, fold their own pirate hats with Mr Sandner and make pirate flags with Mrs Salih.

We all had a brilliant day learning more about pirates and saw some amazing pirate costumes too!

Thank you for your continued support with the children's learning.

 

Year Three Team

 

 

 

Shared Writing

To finish up our world book week, the children got to participate in a weird and wonky writing activity in Year Three. The classes rotated around to each teacher, and helped write 5 stories bit by bit. The classes had the chance to contribute to each teacher's story, which was a brilliant way of creating interesting and personal tales, that were shared the following week during an assembly. We all enjoyed the sharing of these weird and wonky stories, which were all very different to each other. It was a brilliant way to celebrate the importance of reading and writing, especially since this links into our Literacy focus, where the children now get to create their own pirate story.

 

Thank you for everyone's continued support.

The Year Three Team

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World Book Day

Last week, we celebrated World Book Week with some great activities throughout the week!

We started off by surprising our classes on Monday. Each teacher went to another Year Three class to share one of their favourite books with them. We spent half an hour reading and discussing the text.

 

On Wednesday, we had the opportunity to organise a reading morning, where the whole Year group got together to read to each other. Each child picked a friend from another class and we spread out in the hall with bean bags and pillows, to share a story and discuss our love of reading.

 

We finished off the week with a dress up day and carousel! The children helped each teacher in the Year group write an interesting or funny story which we will share with everyone very soon.

 

Here are some pictures from the week, as well as a picture of the best costumes of Year Three.

 

Thank you,

The Year Three Team

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Welcome back to Spring 1. We have some fantastic topics planned for the half term!

 

In Literacy, we are looking at the story of Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. We are all very excited to share this intriguing story with the children! We will be working on our character descriptions as well as some poetry based on Roald Dahl's vivid characters.

 

 

In History, we are focusing on the Stone Age this half term. The children will get to learn all about what life was like in the Stone Age. The children are already very excited to learn about what kinds of food were eaten, how weapons were made and how day to day life differs when compared to their experiences. This topic links well into our Art topic this half term as well, where we will be making Stone Age cave paintings with coal.

 

 

The science topic this half term is Animals including Humans. We will be discussing healthy eating, balanced diets and food groups. Later on during this half term we will then start working on bone structures and the build up of animals.

 

 

The Year 3 Team would really appreciate your support in our topics for the half term by researching more information online about these topics, reading some books and having conversations about their learning.

 

We would appreciate your continuous support with homework, home readers, Mathletics and Reading Eggs.

 

The Year Three Team

 

 

 

Crystal Class Assembly

This week, Crystal Class had their assembly on our History and Art topic - the Stone Age. Ms Wahid worked very hard with her class and supporting adults to organise an informative, entertaining and well presented assembly.

 

Year Three and Four students, teachers as well as the parents from Crystal class really enjoyed watching the brilliant display of the students' learning.

 

We observed some fantastic speaking and listening skills that all the classes have been working on in class, such as tone, volume and expression. The children really enjoyed watching our History lessons come to life through the Stone Age assembly.

 

Thank you to all of the proud parents for coming to watch and support their children.

The Year Three Team

 

 

 

How do muscles help us move?

During our science lessons this half term, we have been looking at Animals including Humans. We started off the topic by learning about healthy eating, a balanced diet and the importance of the different food groups.

The children learned what a healthy plate of food should look like and what kinds of food adventurers might eat to keep their bodies healthy and strong.

We have recently moved onto vertebrates and invertebrates, and the build up of our bodies. During one of our lessons this week, the children got to explore the different muscles we have in our body through targeted exercises. It was a very fun and interesting way of exploring the location of different muscles, their size and purpose. The children were asked to mark down exactly which muscle they felt working during each activity.

Thank you for the continued support by parents in regards to homework, reading journals, Mathletics and Reading Eggs.

The Year Three Team

 

 

 

Exciting topics for Autumn Term 2

Welcome back to Autumn 2. We have some fantastic topics planned for the half term leading up to Christmas. 

 

In Literacy, we are looking at the story of Katie in London. The children have already read the exciting story about the golden lion, Katie and Jack, and we will continue to do so through the use of play scripts, recounts and instructions. During the term, the year group will also get to venture out to some of the sights mentioned in the book, Katie in London, such as Trafalgar square. 

 

 

 

In Geography, we are looking at our local area this half term. The children will get to learn how to read a map, how to write instructions, which links in nicely with our literacy topic, and get to find the local landmarks themselves when we go on a walk around the local area. We will also learn how to draw landscapes in Art this half term, where our fantastic sketch books will come in very handy. 

 

The science topic this half term is forces and magnets, with plenty of exciting experiments and tests planned which will allow us to look at this topic from a practical point of view. 

 

 

 

The Year 3 Team would really appreciate your support in our topics for the half term by researching more information online about these topics, reading some books and having conversations about their learning. 

 

We would appreciate your continuous support with homework, home readers, Mathletics and Reading Eggs.

 

The Year Three Team

 

 

 

Christmas Performance

Last week, all of Year 3 got together to perform a fantastic Christmas Assembly about Santa going on strike. Children and adults alike put in a lot of effort and time to make this performance fantastic and it turned out better than we could have hoped. The children proudly performed in front of Year 4 students as well as many parents that came to watch. 

 

The Year Three team and parents was very impressed with the acting skills that were used in the performance by the children and their beautiful singing throughout. 

 

Here are some pictures and the brilliant video that started off the assembly, which was put together by Mr Hodges. 

 

The Year Three team wishes everyone a fantastic holiday and a very Merry Christmas.

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Diamond Class Assembly

Last week, Diamond Class performed their fantastic class Assembly. It was based on the topic of Maths and the children solved different questions and challenge activities. Diamond class used great expression, acting skills and projected their voices during their Assembly. We are all very proud of their courage and performance!

 

Here are some pictures for you to have another look at and a video of the children performing their song as well. 

 

Thank you to all the parents that came to support their children.

 

The Year Three Team

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Thames Water Workshop

Last week, all of Eldon Primary School had the fantastic opportunity to take part in a Water workshop about our sewage systems in London. It was a brilliant opportunity to learn about the importance of water conservation and the draining systems in our area. 

It was an interesting session which included some great ideas on how to use our rain water within London. At the end of the session, the children even got to observe what happens when we flush a toilet. 

 

 

 

Our wander through London

Thanks to our fantastic Mr Hodges, we have a virtual version of our sight seeing tour through London from this week. Please have a look!

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Mathletic Champions and sketching 

We have been very busy in Year Three celebrating our fantastic Mathletic achievements through all the bronze and silver certificates that have been handed out in our assemblies. 

Year Three has been the most active year group on Mathletics in KS2 recently, which we are all very proud of. 

The children have been showing great initiative in completing tasks at home and this has already shown great improvements in their maths skills. 

 

We really appreciate all the support the children have been receiving at home with this and hope it continues on throughout the school year! 

In Art, we have moved onto sketching and had the opportunity to sketch the school from outside recently. Children and adults alike rugged up to get a premium view of the intricate architecture of our KS2 building on a lovely afternoon. We got to share and compare our interesting sketches with children from not just our class but others as well since several classes organised a time to come out together. This was a great opportunity to spot details and use our sketching techniques in a fun and active way. 

 

 

 

Bounces Road Trip

For our second lesson of Geography we used fieldwork techniques to identify the features of our local area. We took a slow walk to Edmonton Green to record evidence of the businesses and different types of services that were offered locally! Take a look at the tally chart below to see what we found!

 

Type of business or service            Quantity

Church                                              3

Café                                                  1

Restaurant                                        1

Internet Café                                    1

Barbers or Hairdresser                      5

Shop                                                 5

Jewellers                                          1

Supermarket                                     2

Take Away                                        5

School                                               2

Petrol Station                                    1

 

Thank you, from the Year Three Team

 

 

 

 

Black History Week

During Autumn term 1 we have dedicated a week to look at Black History as a year group. The children have learnt about celebrating individuality and unity through discussions, pictures and making their very own carnival masks which was a fantastic experience and reinforcement of individuality. 

We finished Black History Week with a fabulous carnival on the playground where the children got to play limbo and show off their dance moves in music bobs and a huge follow the leader game with all of Year Three. 

There is a link on the website that will take you to several videos of the children enjoying our carnival with their masks on. 

 

Thank you for a fantastic first term!

 

The Year Three Team.

British Museum Trip

Year three has been buzzing with excitement about their trip to the British Museum over the past few days. 

As part of our linked topics this half term, Year three got to visit the British Museum to look at Ancient Greek artifacts and participate in a fantastic workshop based on Ancient Greek Myths. 


​We have been looking at different Greek myths in literacy, the making of Ancient Greek pots in Design and Technology and Ancient Greece in History over this half term, which has turned us all into experts on the topic. The trip to the British Museum was a great way to finish off our half term since we got to look at actual artifacts from Ancient Greece, discussed how to identify different Gods and Goddesses and even found one of our favourite stories painted on one of the Greek pots in the museum!

 

The Year Three Team are very thankful for any parents that could accompany us on this fantastic day!

 

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Reading Morning

We recently had a lovely sprawl in the hall with beanbags, cookies, milk and some fantastic company!

 

Year 3 and 5 came together to give their significant adults from home the opportunity to come in for a lovely reading session with their children. Adults came in during our morning session to discuss our reading record books with their class teachers and then took their children to a cushion, beanbag or blanket in the hall for a lovely reading session together. Children without an adult were paired up with a year 5 child for their very own reading buddy. 

 

The children had a fantastic time reading aloud and discussing their fantastic books with their adults or year 5 children. 

It was a great session that hopefully inspired our young readers to become passionate book worms and allowed adults to get a better idea of what their daily reading session at home should look like. 

 

The Year Three Team

 

 

School Council Representatives

Since the new school year has just started, the new Year Three classes got to choose their School Council Representatives within the last couple of weeks. The children were asked to write a short campaign speech about themselves, their leadership qualities and why they would be the best choice to represent their class at the School Council meetings. After all the candidates had their say, the children got to elect their representatives by voting. 

 

The speeches that were heard in each classroom were passionate, engaging and well planned out, which shows the students' excitement for the start of our School Council Sessions and the importance of their voice being heard. 

Below we have two example speeches from Emerald Class. 

 

 

Thank you!

 

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