WELCOME TO YEAR 3!
Mrs Andrews, Miss Morrison, Mrs Berrill and Mrs Blencowe would like to welcome you to our Year 3 page.
On this page you will be able to view our year so far, find home learning activities, keep up to date with upcoming events and look at some of the work we have been doing.
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Bartley Book Club
Our Year 3 and 6 book club is now up and running at lunchtimes through the week. Our year 6 team are enjoying supporting reading in Year 3 and sharing the enthusiasm for reading right across the school.
Local artist, Alan Langford, visited Year 3 to teach us some techniques for sketching and painting using watercolours. He gave us lots of tips about the materials and process of producing a painting. While he worked, the children used his picture to inspire words and phrases that they could use in their story writing to describe the dragon and knight.
Year 3 had a fantastic theme day, learning all about The Romans. We learnt that they are incredible show offs, liked to look fat as a sign of their wealth, and how an archaeologist works to find out all of these things. Thank you to Gemma from Trench 1 for her fantastic workshops!
Year 3 visited Minstead Study Centre to learn about early settlements from Stone Age to Iron Age. Look at our photographs below and a report of the day written by Emma and Bella in 3A.
Our Minstead Trip
Report by Emma and Bella, 3A
Our first school trip in Year 3 was to Minstead Study Centre. We had so much fun doing all the activities that Chris, our instructor, set up for us. At one point, we split into our four house teams (Phoenix, Griffin, Minotaur and Centaur) Together, we made round houses out of long willow and when the willow ran out we used special tools to cut some more. We had the opportunity to go in a real roundhouse where we had a campfire and a story. Earlier in the day, we were given names from Stone Age myths and legends. I was Dagda, the goddess of life and death. We looked for rocks in the river that could be used to chip into flint, just like in the Stone Age. When we walked though the river, we had to use a water password for the water goddess.
Whilst creating a time line, some donkeys came to visit us. They had a look and then went on their way. We thought they were great!
We had lots of fun at Minstead and I think everyone should go there - we highly recommend it, but definitely wear wellie boots!
Buildings - Hook Day!
Our Year 3 curriculum theme for this year is Buildings. We held a 'hook' day with lots of fun activities to introduce our topic. In this activity, the children had to make a tall, free standing structure from newspaper!