Welcome to Year 3

Please find below a copy of the Year Group Information from the beginning of the year.

Year Group Information 2017 - 2018

 

50th Birthday Celebrations:

Year 3 had a fantastic day celebrating New Oscott’s 50th birthday! We learnt all about school and life in the 1970s including making some replicas of popular toys. Then we had a picnic and a party!

         

Y3 trip:

We also had a lovely time at Conkers – the wet weather couldn’t stop us from having fun!

         

Science:

Our science topic this whole term is plants. Last half term we learnt lots of facts about plants and this half term we will be applying our knowledge in a local study. Here are the objectives we will be covering…

  • Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.
  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem / trunk, leaves and flowers
  • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant
  • Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants                                                      

 

Topic:

For summer term our topic is “Egypt: Now and Then”. Last half term we learnt about modern day Egypt and it’s human and physical geography, we also had our fantastic Egyptian Day with a visit from Professor McGinty.

            

This half term we will be learning all about Ancient Egypt including…

  • Beliefs about Gods and the afterlife
  • Comparing modern and Ancient Egypt
  • How to make a canopic jar

We can’t wait to see what you create together at home for your POWer project and if you wanted to do some extra research BBC bitesize has lots of information:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zg87xnb/resources/1

Times tables:

This term we will be focusing on knowing our 8 times tables off by heart (children will be able to quickly recall facts mentally up to 12 times). Children should already know their 2, 5, 10, 4 and 3 times tables off by heart. Please remember to do lots of times tables practice at home.                                                                                                

Science:

Our new science topic is “Light and Sound”, here are the objectives we will be covering…

  • Recognise that they need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light
  • Notice that light is reflected from surfaces
  • Recognise that light from the sun can be dangerous and that there are ways to protect their eyes
  • Recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object

Find patterns in the way that the size of shadows change

Topic:

This half term we will be learning all about the Stone Age including…

  • How Stone Age man lived
  • Common misconceptions about the Stone Age
  • Why the Stone Age ended

We can’t wait to see what you create together at home for your POWer project and if you wanted to do some extra research BBC bitesize has lots of information:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/guides/z34djxs#zgkj7ty

 

Computing:

For all of spring term we will be learning how to create algorithms using the Scratch programming software. Children have already learnt basic functions in year 2 and we will be building on this knowledge.

To have a practise at home please go to this website…

https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/editor/?tip_bar=getStarted

 

Times tables:

This term we will be focusing on knowing our 4 times tables off by heart (children will be able to quickly recall facts mentally up to 12 times). Children should already know their 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables off by heart. We will also be learning and applying the grid method for multiplying 2 digit numbers.

 

Magical Christmas Jigsaw:

Year 3 really enjoyed performing in our Christmas play and we hope you enjoyed watching! Here are some of us in our costumes…

 

Theatre trip:

We also had a lovely time going to see Snow White and the Seven Dwarves with Year 4.

 

 


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