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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!  Our teachers are Mrs Patrick and Miss Welbourne.  Mrs Patrick's class is called 3SP and their teaching assistant is called Mrs Lee.  Miss Welbourne's class is called 3GW and their teaching assitants are Mrs Parkinson and Mrs Ellis.

During the year we will complete 3 different topics based on Geography, History and Science.  

Our first topic, during the Autumn term focuses on the Amazon Rainforest.  We will use atlases to locate where we live in the UK, where the Amazon rainforest is and make comparisons.  To help us make these comparisons we will also walk around Swanland village and the Rainforest zone at Tropical World, during our visit in October.   We shall also examine the plants, trees and animals that live in the Rainforest.

In the Spring term our topic will be called Pre-History and The Romans.  We shall investigate the different pre-historic periods that led up to the invasion of the Romans.  We will focus our studies on where the Romans are placed on the timeline of Britain, how and when the Romans invaded Britain and the structure of the Roman Army.  We shall experience life as a Roman soldier during our visit to a Roman Fort in York.

Our topic during the Summer term is called rocks and fossils.  We shall look at the different types of rocks, soils, fossils and volcanoes and discuss how these are formed.  

We shall also investigate Forces, the different types and their effects.  This shall also be linked with a Literacy topic called Superheroes.

The first whole class book that we are going to read together is The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith.  We will use the book to help us focus on word choice and knowledge and also with reading comprehension activities.  The following term we will read James and the Giant Peach follwed by Kid Normal in the summer term.

Our Numeracy will be based on the Mastery approach.  This will involve the children focusing on a specific strand of Numeracy for a few weeks at a time.  Our hope is that this method of delivery will help the children develop secure problem solving skills that they can apply to everyday life.

We look forward to meeting and working with you this year.

History topic homework.

Some examples of the wonderful research the children of Year 3 have produced at home for this terms History topic.

Class Activities

The children have been busy using the tablets researching for their History topic.(25/2/19)

The children in Year 3 had an amazing opportunity in PE to experience a taster cricket session. All Stars cricket came in and the chilcren had a fantastic time learning new skills in the sunshine. (26/2/19)


Half Term Reading Challenge

Have a go at our Half Term Reading Challenge


Making Pancakes

The children in Year 3 had fun making pancakes as part of Shrove Tuesday celebrations.

Zulu Nation

On Thursday 14th March, Year 3 had the amazing opportunity to see preformances from the Zulu Nation Theatre Company all the way from South Africa. 

Skippy Dan!

On Tuesday 12th March the children had Skippy Dan join them as part of their PE lesson.  The children had opportunity to learn different ways of skipping to help them keep fit and healthy. 

Roald Dahl’s James and the Giant Peach.

Year 3 as part of this terms Literacy lessons have been reading Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach. The 2 classes came together as part of an Art lesson and created a fantastic 3D display of James' Giant Peach. 

Roman Soldier Posters

The children researched the features required to be a Roman Soldier and from this created their own advertising posters. Here are a few examples of the fantastic work they produced.

Crazy Hair Day - for Comic Relief

Friday 15th March Year 3 along with the whole of Swanland School celebrated Red Nose Day by participating in a crazy hair day and non uniform day. Year 3 did themselves proud and came to school with some very creative and crazy hairstyles and raised lots of money for charity. Well done Year 3!

ICT lesson

The Year 3 children in their ICT lessons with Miss Spizer have been learning to program. This week they made a Volcano alert out of Lego. It was quite a challenge!! (20/3).

Year 3 Trip to a Roman Fort (Brigantium) in York.

The Year 3 children had fantastic day at the Roman Fort.  The day was jam packed with experiences of being a Roman Soldier.

The children experienced making an oil lamp from clay, writing using the Roman alphabet and Roman numerals, how to fight like a Roman Soldier and finally heading off an attack from a local Celt tribe. 

The day overall gave the children a real insight in the life of a Roman Soldier and has reinforced everything the children have learnt about during our Roman topic.

Year 3 Easter Themed Design and Technology Project (Planning Stage)

As part of celebrating Easter in school this year, each Year group was given the task as part of their Design and Technology lesson to incorporate an Easter theme.

The Year 3 children were given the task of designing a carrier for a hard boiled egg. In the design brief the children were told that as well as carrying the egg safely from point A to B  the egg would be dropped from a height of 1m and it would need to survive.

The children were given a variety of different materials for their egg carrier and came up with some very impressive and creative designs. 

We were very impressed with how well they worked in their teams! 

Year 3 Easter Themed Design and Technology Project ( Testing Stage)

The Year 3 children had a brilliant time testing out their egg carriers. They were all very excited to find out if what they had designed had worked and their egg survived.

The children in the next Design and Technology lesson will discuss how they could improve their design.

Year 3 Easter Visit to Christ Church

On Thursday April 4th the children were invited to Christ Church in Swanland for an Easter service given by Reverend Chris.

After the service the children were treated to a mini Easter Egg Hunt at the church, which the children very much enjoyed, especially the chocolate treat!

The children had a lovely time.

Tour de Yorkshire

The children in Year 3 are very excited about the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire cycle event on Thursday 2nd May. The children in Year 3 and the rest of the school have been busy the last few weeks with their preparations for the event. The whole school is very proud to be part of the experience.

May 2nd 2019 Tour de Yorkshire Race

Thursday 2nd of May the children in Year 3 and the rest of the school were lucky to be able to see the Tour de Yorkshire whizz past our school.

The whole day the children including the teachers were full of excitment. The children all dressed in the Tour de Yorkshire colours of pale yellow and pale blue to help get in the spirit of things.

It's a day the children won't forget!

Summer Term Topic Volcanoes

The children in year 3 this term are learning about Volcanoes. As part of the topic the children have been ask to produce some of their own research on Volcanoes. The examples of the research the children have done so far has been brilliant!

Year 3 Volcano Topic

Year 3 this term are learning all about Volcaneos. The children were fortunate to have a visitor from Hull Universitys Geology Department. Mr Bond came into school and spoke to the children about all the different types of rocks there are (Sedimentary, Metamorphic and Igneous) and gave the children 3 amazing demostrations of erupting volcaneos. The children learnt so much from this interative lesson.

Year 3 Sports Day June 2019

Key Stage 2 Sports Day this year took place in June.

Year 3 had a wonderful afternoon taking part in all the exciting sports. The children were split into coloured teams with a few children from each year. The overall winning team this year was the red team. 

Year 3 Science Forces Experiment.

Today the Year 3 have undertaken a Forces Experiment focusing on friction and resistance. The children before conducting the experiement predicted which car would travel the furthest, some of the results were surprising. 

Year 3 Poetry Visitor Adam Ditchburn

Year 3 had the amazing opportunity to have a Poet visit them for the morning.

Adam Ditchburn came into the class to work with children, the theme of the poetry session was Superheroes. 

The children had such an exciting morning learning all about poetry and linking it to Superheroes. The children worked wonderfully in their groups and produced some wonderful Superhero poems of their own.


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