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Welcome to
Park Spring Primary School

‘Achieving Together ● Inspired To Be Successful’

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

To get in touch with the Year 3 team, email:

year3@parkspringprimary.co.uk

3A

Teacher– Miss Del Brocco

Teaching assistant– Miss Denton

Teaching assistant – Isma Moakafi

3B

Teacher– Mrs McNaboe

Teaching assistant –Miss Ash

Teaching assistant – Mrs Cullen

 

Important dates

Home Learning: Sent home on a Monday to be completed by the following Monday

Reading records: Hand in on Mondays

PE: Tuesday and Wednesday

Spelling test: Monday

Multiplication tables: 2, 5, 10, 3 this half term

 

Useful links

TT Rockstars

Hit the Button (Multiplication game)

Mathletics

Reading Eggs

 

Home Learning:

Reading 4 times a week

30 minutes TTRS

1,000 points on Mathletics

40 mins Lexia OR Reading Eggspress

Weekly spelling task on Spelling Frame

What are we learning about this year?

Year Group 3 Curriculum Maps (LTP and topic themes)

Summer 2 2022

Here are our Knowledge Organisers for Summer 2:

For our Science topic, we are learning about plants. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Science KO

For our Design and Technology topic, we are learning how to make a vehicle with an axle. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: DT KO

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about drugs, tobacco and alcohol. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: PSHE KO

Week 4

This week we have been creating cars in DT! We researched different types of axel and then designed our own. We used junior hacksaws to cut the dowel to size and made chassis on which to attach our body. The children had great fun and can’t wait to show you the finished product!

Week 3

This week we set up a science experiment! We were testing how long it takes a stem (celery!) to absorb and transport water. We might have even had some left over as a tasty snack!

Week 1

What a great start to the new term celebrating Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee! Thank you so much to everyone at home for working hard on costumes, cakes, flags and food, and for coming in to celebrate with the children – we had a great day!!

Summer 1 2022

Here are our Knowledge Organisers for Summer 1:

For our Science topic, we are learning about forces. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic:

For our Art topic, we are learning about Egyptian Art. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Art KO 

For our Design and Technology topic, we are learning how to draw graphic designs on a computer. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: DT KO

For our History topic, we are learning about the Ancient Egyptians. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: History KO

For our Cooking topic, we are learning how to make mini pancakes. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Cooking KO

Week 6

We have been cooking this week! We made delicious pancakes, topped with blueberries and mascarpone. The children cracked eggs and used whisks to mix the batter. We are not sure some of the children enjoyed the mascarpone though…

Week 5

This week, we have been putting the finishing touches to our Egyptian portraits. We researched a range of Egyptian head dresses and designed our own!

Week 4

Well, what an exciting trip to Ledston Hall! The children built dens, walked in nature, held snakes and tarantulas, raced ferrets, learnt about carnivores and made dragonflies!! We had a lovely picnic lunch in the sun and the children loved being outdoors! It was nice to see them getting stuck in and being really interested in our world around us.

Week 3

This week, we took a trip to the Bagshaw Museum to look at their Egyptian exhibit! We learnt how to mummify a body, drew a cartouche, became archaeologists and dug up artefacts and walked around a darkened, spooky room with a tomb! We learnt loads and had lots of fun!

Week 2

This week, we introduced our DT topic. We are using a website called ‘3d Slash’ which can be found here: https://www.3dslash.net/index.php

In our first lesson, the children were free to make and create whatever they wanted, getting used to the tools and controls. We were very impressed, and can’t wait to see the final product at the end of half term!

Week 1

In our first week back, we had fun using the fraction pieces in our maths lessons. We were investigating how many parts make a whole.

Spring 2 2022

Here are our Knowledge Organisers for Spring 2:

For our Science topic, we are learning about light and dark. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Science KO

For our Art topic, we are learning about architecture. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Art KO 

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about our mental health. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: PSHE KO

For our Design and Technology topic, we are learning how to cook cucumber raita. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: DT KO

For our music topic, we are learning how to compose music with repetition. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Music KO

Week 5

This week we investigated which materials would be best to make sunglasses! We tried bubble wrap, tracing paper, tissue paper and other materials but the children unanimously decided that the black cellophane material was the most suitable!

Week 4

This week we had a whole day of DT (Design & Technology). Firstly, we researched existing ideas about pop up cards. Then we designed our own after practising 2 variations of pop up design: a V fold and an internal fold mechanism. The children really enjoyed making them and got to practise lots of skills in order to make a successful end product. We hope you like them!

Week 3

In science this week we have been learning about shadows. We know that shadows are formed when a light source is blocked by an opaque object. We experimented with different objects and recorded the shadow they made.

Week 2

In maths this week we have been learning how to use rulers, metre sticks and tape measures. We have been learning the different units of measurement (mm, cm and m) and which one is most suitable to use for what we are measuring. The children have been measuring objects in our classrooms!

Week 1

This week on Thursday we had World Book Day! We drew our favourite book characters, made potato characters, decorated our own versions of ‘Bill’s New Frock’ (our class reader) and made ourselves and a ‘Where’s Wally’ character! The children had lots of fun and got very creative.

Spring 1 2022

Here are our Knowledge Organisers for Spring 1:

For our Science topic, we are learning about our bodies. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Science KO

For our Geography topic, we are learning about Leeds and Liverpool. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Geography KO

For our PSHE topic, we are learning about our keeping safe and managing behaviour. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: PSHE KO

For our Cooking topic, we are learning how to cook cucumber raita. Here is our knowledge organiser for this topic: Cooking KO

Week 7

We had a BRILLIANT trip to the Synagogue this week. The children were impeccably behaved, and showed respect by listening well and asking lots of questions. We learnt that the Torah scroll is made from animal skin and is 30m long, the boys had to wear a kippah skull caps and the children were really good at spotting over 100 Star of David symbols around the Synagogue. They were also amazed at the beautiful stained glass windows which were around 200 years old!

 

Week 6

In French this week, we have been learning rhymes! We also took the opportunity to practise our vocabulary by giving ourselves a French makeover!

Week 5

We have been working our muscles this week! In science, we have been learning how our muscles help us to move, and putting them to the test! We did a number of exercises and then marked on a diagram where we felt our muscles working.

Week 4

In science this week, the children have been learning about vertebrates. We discovered that vertebrates are animals that have a backbone. After studying the skeletons of some animals, we created our own vertebrates! Thinking about how they would move and how they would need to escape predators.

The children have also been enjoying their PE lessons with our Leeds United PE coach, Miss Proud, on a Tuesday afternoon!

Week 3

In geography this week, we added to our prior knowledge of the four compass points (North, South, East and West). We learnt North East, North West, South East and South West and used them to read a basic map.  The children enjoyed using compasses in the playground too!

Week 2

This week we introduced our science topic of ‘What if my body was empty?’ by discovering the main things humans and animals need to survive. We made shelters, fire for warmth and tried some basic survival foods. The children (and teachers!) were particularly impressed with the self cooking chicken curry!

Week 1

This week we introduced the children to our class reader and they absolutely loved it! It is a book of poems about being at school called ‘Please Mrs Butler’ by Allan Ahlberg.

Autumn 2 2021

Week 6

This week we have been multiplying and dividing by 3 in maths, and showing this in a variety of ways including arrays, grouping, sharing and with the bar model.

(Iga)

In RE, we have been learning about the Mool Mantra and how the Muslim faith have the 99 names of Allah. For example:

5 السَّلاَمُ AS-SALAM The embodiment of Peace
6 الْمُؤْمِنُ AL-MU’MIN The Infuser of Faith

The children then had a go at their own calligraphy!

(Neave)


Week  5

This week we started thinking about how to write a newspaper article about a mystery Stone Age cave painting that appeared on the side of our garage! We pretended to be news reporters to feel what it would be like to really report the news!

Week 4

This week we put our learning about the Stone Age to the test by creating some Stone Age art! We studied various examples and practised making shades of brown before having a go at our very own.

Week 3

This week was a week to reflect and learn about anti-bullying. We wore odd socks on Monday and also designed our own to highlight the importance of celebrating our differences.

We loved creating our own code in our computing lesson. Here is the website if you want to try at home too!

https://code.org/starwars

Friday was Children in Need day where we could wear yellow to raise money! Thank you for all your donations, it really is a great cause.

Who sings on BBC Children In Need 2019 album? Olivia Colman and more revealed - Mirror Online

 

This half term we are finding out what it was like to live 10,000 years ago! We will be delving into life in the Stone Age, using artefacts and historical sources and learning about the changes brought on by the Bronze and Iron ages.

Star Carr Archaeological Artefacts Illustrations | Savannah Storm IllustrationSkara Brae - World History Encyclopedia

 

Our class reader this half term is Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo.

Kensuke's Kingdom (Egmont Modern Classics) : Morpurgo, Michael: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Here are the Knowledge Organisers for this half term:

 

We also look forward to our bringing back our annual school sleepover!

Autumn 1 2021

This half term we are learning about Europe, concentrating on facts about France!

Map of Europe - Learn Childrens Wall Chart Educational A3 (30cm x 42cm) Countries in EU Childs Poster Art Print WallChart : Amazon.co.uk: Stationery & Office Supplies Paris City Guide: 23 Places Every Architect Must Visit | ArchDaily

In science, we are learning about the different types of rock and their properties. We look forward to our trip to Robin Hood’s Bay to investigate rocks in their natural environment. We will post photos to show you what we got up to!

 

Our class reader this half term is ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’ by Phillip Pullman.

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