Year 3 Class - 3G - Autumn - 2017 - 2018

Welcome to Class 3G
Our Teacher is Mr Greaves and our teaching assistant is Miss Mills.
We're looking forward to a wonderful year!
Some important notes:
Our PE lessons are on Tuesday
Our Dance lessons are on Friday
Homework goes out on a Monday and is due back on the Friday
Parents: Please try to read at home with your child every night, even for just 5-10minutes and then sign their home reading record. It really does make a massive difference to their progression in reading and other subjects!
Home reading in 3G
We do lots of reading in Year 3, but we can always do more (plus it's fun too!)
We receive two Dojo points every time we read at home, get our home reading book signed by an adult and bring it back into school. That's ten points every week! If we manage to do this for two weeks in a row, we also receive a bookmark!
There are 16 bookmarks to collect. Can you collect them all?
Geography - Poland
We started our Geography topic by using a whole host of maps along with an atlas to find Europe, Poland and some major Capital Cities. We then had to find out which ones were the closest to Poland and which ones were the furthest away. Challenging work!
Synagogue visit
As part of our week on other faiths, the whole of Year 3 went to Allerton Synagogue on Tuesday to learn more about Judaism. We met a man called Ray who told us lots about the faith and why synagogues are important to Jewish people. There was a lot to learn and their faith is very different to our own in some ways, but we also found out that we have a lot of things in common too. Did you know that the Torah contains the first five books of our Old Testament?
We had Beatlife come in to school today to do a drumming workshop with us. We played all sorts of different percussion instruments and followed a rhythm and beat to perform our own composition. All in an hour! Amazing!
Science week
Whilst learning all about nutrition, we explored the sugar content in some normal, every day foods. We took a guess at how many teaspoons of sugar were in each one - and wow were we wrong! There's so much sugar hidden in our foods, even the ones which are meant to be healthy. Luckily, we found there's zero sugar in water so that's good!
Year 3 started our Codestudio journey this week; an online set of lessons which teaches us how to code and solve problems in a logical way. We've raced through the first set of programming problems by finding paths through a maze and also started to 'debug' errors in our coding.
Plenty more coding lessons to get through - can't wait!
Stone Age Man
With History week kicking off next week, and our topic being all about the Stone Age through to the Iron age, we had a visitor come in to talk about the Stone Age. He brought some amazing artefacts with him like clothes, weapons, tools and instruments which we got to take a close look at. He also brought some authentic Stone Age food - bugs. Yes, we were soon nibbling away on ants and worms listening to some great stories.
Have a look at some of our pictures!
P.E Skills
We continued our skills lessons by looking at throwing and dribbling. Part of it involved trying to hit a cone from 10 yards away, making sure we had an arch in our throw just like in basketball. Not as easy as you would think!
Art - Autumn leaf printing
We had a fun afternoon making our own printing templates with leaf designs on using all the skills we have practised this week. We then used several different Autumnal colours over each other to create some amazing leaf prints - have a look!
Design and Technology day 1
We started our Design and Technology project today which is all about shell structures - making desk tidies. We began by exploring how to make a container for a pencil using only one sheet of paper and no other equipment (not even scissors or glue!) Tough work. Some of us found creative ways of folding the paper which worked well!
Then we looked at cereal packaging and how they're made by using nets and tabs. Plenty of ideas to borrow from these when making our own.
Finally, we had a go at practising the necessary skills - Cutting, folding and gluing - which will be useful tomorrow.