2019-20 YEAR 3

English: This term we are having an African Adventure. In English we are reading King Solomon's Mines. We have written persuasive letters to try and persuade Alan Quartermain to help us find Sir Henry's lost brother.
We have also explained what two items we would take with on an expedition to King Solomon's Mines. What would you take?
Maths: We have been looking at multiplication and division. We have also been practising our times tables. Have a look at the videos below for the 3, 4, and 8 times tables. You can find many similar music videos on youtube for other times tables.
Money: We have now started learning about money. Come back soon to find out more.
Timestable Rockstars: We are all set up and ready to practise our times tables. Ask Mr Walker for your user name and password. Can you use your multiplication facts to solve division problems? Try the problems below.
Maths Talk: Here are some of the discussions year 3 have been having about multiplication.
Geography: This term we are looking at different maps. The world, Europe, The British Isles and Africa. We are also looking at maps that use different scales.
Science: This term we have been finding out about Rocks and Soil. Follow the link to find out all about different types of rock. We have compared different rocks and have planned an investigation to find out which rock would be the best for a countertop. Look at the photographs to see how we collected our results.
History: This term we are finding out about the ancient civilization of the Benin. Come back soon to see what we have found out. Follow the link below to find some interesting facts from the BBC.
Art: This term we are designing and making our own 2 colour block prints. We have looked at adinkra symbols and recorded some examples as popplets. Watch the videos below to find out more. Year 3 has also created some symbols of our own. We then made simple block prints using our own symbols to practise our skills. What do you think?
Adinkra symbols: We carried out web searches and took photographs to record the meanings of some adinkra symbols to create a popplet. What do you think of our work?
We used some adinkra stamps that were made from an actual gourd. It took some practise to get the rocking motion correct to get all the ink onto the fabric. 
PE: This term we are developing our ball skills. We were very lucky to have some visitors from the Norwich Canaries who taught us some games.
Orienteering: This term we have linked some of our PE knowledge from last term with our use of local maps. Come back soon to see us navigating around our school grounds.
Music: The first half term will see Key Stage 2 continue to practise the words and dance moves for the Upcoming O2 performance on Tuesday 4th February. 
Computing: This term we are combining text, video, audio and pictures for different purposes. Our first task is to create a short video reading our favourite books.
We have now written texts about Africa.  We have tried to improve the presentation and layout of our writing. What do you think?
E-safety: This half term we have been learning how to spot Fake News and untrustworthy websites. Follow the link below. Can you spot which websites are untrustworthy?
Design Technology: In the last week of the Autumn Term we looked at bread. We tasted different types of bread and evaluated their taste, texture and smell. Year 3 then used a key to record their thoughts. We then used our personal views to design a simple bread roll recipe and decided how we shape the bread. Have a look at the video below to show you how to shape bread dough. After we baked them we wrote a simple evaluation of what we liked and what we would improve. 
Safer Internet Day: 


On Wednesday 12th February Mr Walker will mark Safer Internet Day with an assembly for the children of Key Stage 2.   In 2020, Safer Internet Day in the UK will encourage young people to explore how they manage their online identity, and how the internet shapes how they think of themselves and others.


Free to be me: exploring identity online


We want Safer Internet Day 2020 to celebrate difference and help us work towards creating a truly inclusive internet. The campaign will focus on what makes up your online identity – such as the facts or characteristics about you, how others perceive and interact with you, as well as how online services identify you. It will also look at how offline stereotypes and discrimination are challenged or reinforced online.

Feel free to look through the resources below.