Welcome to Year 3

Autumn 2 week 1

In topic we have  been learning about the Stone Age. We were hunting and gathering to see how they got their food. We found winter was the worst session!  This is because they couldn’t gather as much from the ground.









We have started to learn about football in P.E.  We have learnt how to turn quickly and use the different parts of your foot as well as dribbling the ball.














In class people have been chosen to tryout hit the button to improve their times table skills.  We have been learning to add and subtract 2 digit numbers from 3 digit numbers and have been using the comparison symbols to compare calculations.














This weeks blog was written by Jaya and Luke

Autumn 1 week 7

The last week of term was spent doing many interesting activities.  We played our final game of hockey for the term.  We have learnt many skills such as: teamwork, ball control and correct stick grip.  Our teachers were very impressed with how much we have learnt during this half term.














Whilst learning about soil in Science, we built our own composters with real worms!  This was a challenge for some of us as holding worms was not on the top of our list of great experiences but once we got over our initial fears we really enjoyed it.












In English we wrote and performed our own versions of Kit Wright’s poem ‘The Magic Box’ using all of the last two weeks learning to perform with confidence, rhythm and clarity.




Autumn 1 week 6

Our class have explored the way in which Stone Age people made and used weapons.  We gathered our own sticks and followed our designs to make weapons for hunting in the style of Stone Age man.  This took lots of hard work as we used hard rocks to shape flint into the perfect spears for hunting mammoth and we we proud of our completed weapons.












In English we have been reading a variety of performance poems and have preformed them to the class.  It was an interesting experience and there was lots of nerves in the room but we all managed to perform with partners or in a group.  We even had the opportunity to use instruments in our performances.










In ICT we are becoming master coders and have enjoyed learning about the purpose of an algorithm by creating our own algorithms to move a vehicle around a road on the computer.  Have a go with us on code for life at home, you might enjoy it!

Autumn 1 Week 5

We have been busy as usual this week.  In English we have just completed our own portal stories and have learnt lots about using adjectives, prepositions and conjunctions.  We are looking forward to learning all about performance poetry over the next two weeks.  Our Maths learning has been about starting to add and subtract, we’re getting the hang of subtracting a multiple of 100 from a 3 digit number, perhaps you can help us revise multiples of 100 at home?

We have also been very crafty in our learning about the Stone Age and did soap carvings in the style of Barbara Hepworth, who is most famous for her carvings in bronze, wood and of course stone.  We were really proud of the soap family we created,  it was dangerous work!
















In science we continued our learning about fossils with a study of the first palaeontologist Mary Anning.  We then created our own trace fossils.  Ask us at home what the 3 main types of fossils are and maybe we can do some more research.













We were all extremely excited to start our recorder lessons this week and have already learnt 3 notes B, A, G but need a lot more practice to avoid giving Miss Houston a headache!









Miss Houston would really love to see us getting creative at home, she would love to see what you can find out about Woolly Mammoths.  You can present it in any way (a poster, a model, a fact file, some art) show off your creativity and work together as a family.

Autumn 1 Week 4

This week has been a week to remember.  There was lot’s of excitement over the week as we were preparing to celebrate our 50th birthday!  As well as our usual learning of Maths and English we did some interesting work in science finding out how fossils are made and in PSHE we spoke about all the good qualities we each have and how we should be kind to ourselves.









For our birthday celebration we made bunting and wrote down our fondest memories of our time so far at Orchard Way.



















On Friday we were lucky enough to have a special guest come and celebrate with us, who was the head teacher at Orchard Way many years ago, probably when some of the mums and dads went here.  We also learnt a lovely dance and had a huge birthday cake, we all felt very special.