Welcome to the Year 3 page. Here we will keep you up to date with what we are doing.
In Science, Y3 are learning about skeletons and different diets. They have been learning about calcium and they tried foods containing calcium, which were not dairy products.
William Rosenthal reported, “The sardines were nice and not too smelly! I had never tried tofu or okra before. They were really nice!”
Our roman visitor trained Y3 to speak Latin, how to march and he explained battle techniques with spears, swords and shields. We dressed up in auxiliary Roman soldier and army Roman soldier uniforms. They also made the tortoise shell formation with their shields. We will add more photographs to the Year 3 page of our website shortly.
Inside the dragon’s eye
Year 3 have been reading myths and legends in their English lessons. They are fascinated by dragons! The pupils produced stunning artwork using clay and glass eyes. They used score and slip techniques to join pieces of clay together. They are now ready to be painted.
Great North Museum
Our Year 3 pupils visited the Great North Museum in Newcastle. They took part in a Prehistory Workshop, where they were examining and identifying artefacts.
This week, Year 3 had a visit from Sheila Corbishley, an award-winning author. She read us part of her children’s book, Hippo Trouble. We enjoyed the story and then had the opportunity to ask lots of questions about the book, writing and being an author. Sheila was kind enough to give us some feedback before she left. She praised the children’s behaviour, enthusiasm and questions.
A love of reading is the most important gift we can give our children; it builds empathy, strengthens vocabulary and is often a chance for our children to escape to another world! Mrs Grant and the teachers at East Boldon Juniors love reading and we need your help to show the pupils that you love reading too. We had our first Secret Reader in school recently. It was a surprise to Alex to see his mum in school and the pupils loved the experience of being read to by someone new. In case you missed it, the idea is that somebody from our school community (teachers, family members, cooks, governors etc) gets in touch and comes into a class to be a Secret Reader! The pupils love it!
Y3 have been very creative turning plastic milk bottles into woolly mammoths. They are so good, we had to share them with you
The children had great fun measuring out the ingredients and making delicious rock cakes as part of their topic ‘Rocks’.
Here is the Year 3 Autumn Term curriculum map: