The teachers in Year 3:
Squirrels: Miss Chunara
Hedgehogs: Mrs Bodycote
We are really looking forward to teaching your children this year and have lots of exciting learning to do.
Tuesday: Outdoor PE
Wednesday: indoor PE OR swimming
PE kits can be left in school and taken home at half term to wash.
Spelling homework will be given out on Friday to be returned the following Thursday.
Maths and grammar homework will be given out alternate weeks.
My Choice homework will be linked with each topic.
Reading: read with your child whenever possible.
Autumn: Chocolate and Let there be light.
Spring: Going Underground and Romans.
Summer: Rainforests and Egypt.
Welcome to Year 3
In Year 3 we always try to;
Be the best they can be
Respect each other’s beliefs
Be kind and gentle at all times
and follow the other Golden Rules.
We always make new members of the class feel welcome at Brilliant Brookside.
The Super Squirrels and Hardworking Hedgehogs are more than half way through the school year, and have learnt so much so far!
As we get closer to Easter, the children will be learning about the Easter story and will take part in our Easter Celebration day.
In the summer term the new topic will be Rainforests!
The children will learn about where they are, what they are like and will also be learning about plants in science.
See our long term plan for the yearly overview of the subjects we will be covering.
The Squirrels and Hedgehogs will have swimming on Wednesday afternoons. They will be swimming in six week blocks, with the Hedgehogs swimming first. Please see the letter on the office website with the dates. We would be grateful if you ensure that your child has their swimming kit on the correct day.
Indoor PE is on Tuesday afternoons.
Outdoor PE is on Wednesdays.
Year 3 and Dragonflies were very lucky to have some beautiful weather the day they visited Cadbury's World. The children greatly enjoyed being able to learn about the history and process in which chocolate is made.
STEM Ambassador visit
Year 3 have been lucky enough to have a STEM ambassador come to visit! Mr Aujla spent time talking about what STEM is (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and why it is important to everyday lives.
He discussed his experiences of what it is like working in a STEM environment and set the children off on the challenge to make a paper airplane that could travel the furthest distance.
This term year 3 have been learning about Chocolate! They have learnt about where chocolate comes from (looking specifically at Ghana). Had a wonderful talk from Miss Dixon about what Ghana is like, from her experiences.
The children have also had the chance to plan and design their own Wonka themed chocolate box!
They have also learnt about a balanced diet and had a go at tasting different foods to go into our healthy lunch box. They all got a chance to make a sandwich/wrap/baguette/pitta!
Autumn Term 2016
This will be our second exciting topic of the year. The children will be learning about rocks and soils and volcanoes in science. They will also learn about the Stone Age as part of their history work.
Let There Be Light
For our first topic we have started to look at light and the way it travels. In addition, we have thought about the dangers of looking at very bright lights, including the sun. Both classes have enjoyed looking at the way light travels and hope to do an experiment on shadows.
As part of our Religious Education Units of Study we have been learning about Diwali in preparation for our special celebration day. On Friday 4th November we will be inviting parents and carers to come and join us for our exciting class assembly based on this festival. We also went on a wonderful trip to the Hindu Temple.