Year 3 2018/19

Welcome to Year 3
Mrs. Swierkosz and Mrs. McCabe would like to welcome
all the children to their new class.
Our curriculum plan, below, tells you all about the things that we will be learning, this term. Please also have a look at the 'Meet and Greet' PowerPoint which provides extra information on things like Home Learning and when to bring in PE kit. If you have any other questions please do send us a little note or catch me at the end of the day. 
  • Mrs Swierkosz

    Year 3 class teacher & SENCO

  • Mrs McCabe

    Teaching Assistant

In maths, we have been learning to add several small numbers using number facts. We generated numbers by flicking counters onto a 'Tiddlywinks' maths mat and then recorded the order in which we had added the numbers along with the total. We had great fun! 
In science, we have been learning, in groups, about keeping healthy. Our groups have been given a client and we have been investigating how much sugar our clients have in their diets. We were surprised to see how much sugar is hidden in various foods and drinks, and made bar charts to show our clients how much sugar they have every day. 
In maths, we have been describing, naming and sorting 2D shapes.
We have been learning about the history of Wimborne Minster and the people who lived and worked in our local area. 
We made a wreath, using our hand prints, to say thank you to all those who have died in all wars.  
'Crazy Hair Day' was crazy.
In our science lessons, we have been learning about light. We have been discovering, through active investigation, that without light you cannot see. We have also been learning that light travels in straight lines and have been investigating the nature of white light.
During DT week, we investigated simple pneumatic systems and designed and made a model of a monster that had a moving head.
Our finished monsters. Aren't they fantastic!
Our prayer table and display for our RE topic, 'Sacraments'. We have been remembering times when we have gained a sense of belonging and have been learning about the four parts of the mass. We have explored how we share and remember the sacrifice of Jesus through the Eucharist. We have also been given opportunities to consider times when we have sacrificed something or had something sacrificed for us and given thanks.
In science, we have been learning to be Rock Detectives (Petrologists). We have been comparing and grouping different rocks on the basis of their appearance and properties to identify if they are sedimentary, metamorphic or igneous rocks.