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Bartley C of E Junior School

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. 

Settling In

All of the Year 3 team would like to say a huge thank you to the parents and children for a fantastic start to the year.  The children have settled in brilliantly - we couldn't have wished for a better first week!  Thank you for all your support so far - it's going to be a fun and exciting year.

 

Avon Tyrrell

In May we enjoyed the most amazing visit to Avon Tyrrell.  Can you spot anyone you know in the photos below?  We learned loads about habitats, mini-beasts, team building and how to get along with each other.  And it was so much fun.  The year 3 team would like to thank every child for their exemplary behaviour, kindness, cooperation and sense of fun - it really was an incredible trip!

Bartley Book Club

Coming soon! Our Year 3 and 6 book club will soon be up and running at lunchtimes through the week.  Our year 6 team are looking forward to supporting reading in Year 3 and sharing the enthusiasm for reading right across the school. 

Alan Langford

 

Local artist, Alan Langford, visited Year 3 last year 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.

Roman Day

 

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.

Minstead Trip

Our Minstead Trip

Report by Emma and Bella

 

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 last year with lots of fun activities to introduce our topic.  In this activity, the children had to make a tall, free standing structure from newspaper!