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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Year 3 News

Autumn Term - Week 8 - 23 October 2020

This week, Year 3 had a Science day learning all about forces, friction and magnets. We carried out fair experiments using force meters to see how much force was needed to pull a shoe along different surfaces. We found that some surfaces created more friction against the shoe meaning it took more force to pull. We also learnt about magnets and magnetic force and had fun finding out what a non-contact force is using a magnet and a paperclip.

Autumn Term - Week 7 - 14 October 2020

This week, Year Three have been using body percussion to make sounds that you might find on a building site. They worked together to agree the best ways to make the sounds for a plastering trowel, saw, drill and hammer and nails.

In English, we have now finished our class story based on ‘Star in the Jar’. Next week we will be writing our own story using all the new writing skills we have learnt this half term.

 

Autumn Term - Week 6 - 7 October 2020

This week, Year Three have been continuing to use nature as inspiration in Art. They looked at a painting by Van Gogh and explored different mark marking techniques to colour in their own trees.

In English, Year Three generated positive emotions to describe how our main character might be feeling while lying below the stars.

Autumn Term - Week 5 - 30 September 2020

This week, Year Three have been having fun in Maths completing a variety of activities using different skills they have learnt including number lines, counting in groups and sequences. 

In English, the children been continuing with their amazing writing based on the book ‘Star in the Jar’. We have been collecting sentences from each child in the class to bring together a whole class piece of writing.

Autumn Term - Week 4 - 23 September 2020

This week, Year Three have continued to have great fun in PE learning golf and archery skills.

To kick start our new English unit using the book ‘Star in the Jar’, Year Three had the chance to look at stars and even sit under a starry sky! Using some amazing vocabulary to describe stars, each class had the chance to come up with a name to call their very own class star. Greenfinch called their star The Majestic Mesmerising Star and Chaffinch called theirs Graceful Wonder. Each child has taken home a certificate with the location to find this star above Bracknell- happy star gazing!

Autumn Term - Week 3 - 18 September 2020

This week in Year Three we have been reading ‘After The Fall’ and wrote a letter to help encourage Humpty Dumpty to climb back up the wall that he fell from. In the book, Humpty Dumpty made a paper aeroplane so later in week the children made and decorated their own planes and had a chance to fly them outside!

Autumn Term - Week 2 - 11 September 2020

In Maths this week, year 3 have been learning about place value and representing 100s, 10s and 1s in different ways using dienes. 

In year 3 we have been reading the book Silly Billy this week. Here we are making our very own worry dolls. In the story, Billy shared his worries with his worry dolls so he could sleep better.