Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

 Our teacher is Miss Connolly and our fabulous teaching assistants are Mrs Hart and Miss Nestor. If you have any queries or concerns, you can speak to me on the yard, arrange a meeting via the office or you can email me on s.connolly@britannia.lancs.sch.uk.

Here are our wonderful Year 3 class:

We have been so busy in our first three weeks of Year 3! Here are some of the things that we have been up to:

Science

In Science, we are learning about forces and magnets. We learnt that cereal contained iron and had fun extracting it using a magnet!

We then looked at different movements and explored how different objects move.

We then compared how objects moved on different surfaces and had a think about some properties. We had a lot of fun!

English

In English, we are learning all about folk tales based around a story called The Tin Forest. We have created some fantastic story maps and are currently in the middle of writing our own innovated versions!

We will then look at Aesop’s Fables, specifically The Hare and The Tortoise.

Maths is No Problem!

We have looked at Number and Place Value up to 1000 and now we are moving onto Addition and Subtraction. We will then be looking at Multiplication and Division.

Computing

Using visual coding, we will be creating our very own Dancing Robot game.

Geography

Our topic is Greater Manchester and we have had lots of fun comparing it to Lancashire and specifically Bacup and Britannia. We have been looking at lots of different kinds of maps such as Digimaps and OS maps. Our Autumn Welly Walk is also upcoming…

Art

When we have finished our Geography topic, we will be moving onto our Art topic of printing. We will be creating our very own prints of Manchester Bees!

Other exciting news:

We have started to learn recorder! Every Wednesday, Miss Lord comes in from Lancashire Music Service to teach us. This will continue all year.

Caroline from Lancashire Library Service came in to talk to us about Roald Dahl! She had a really exciting story telling voice which made us all want to listen to her. She even made Miss Connolly dress up as Mr Twit and we had to put different foods in his beard as we were listening to the story. We’ll let you in on a little secret as well…. shhhh don’t tell anyone but she’s a witch! On Roald Dahl day, we did lots of fun James and the Giant Peach activities.

On Monday, we had a Mad Science assembly and learnt lots of cool facts!

We also had fun learning how to hula hoop with Sports Cool.