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Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to our page, we hope you enjoy learning about what we get up to in year 3.
Please visit our gallery to see more photographs of our learning. 

Abberton Reservoir trip - 9th July, 2021

Today Year 3 went on their Abberton Reservoir school trip. The day involved learning more about plants including: how the pollination process works, how to identify plants by their leaves and identifying different types of seeds and how they are dispersed. There was so much wildlife to explore and the children enjoyed getting up close to nature when they took part in a mini beast hunt. The children managed to find lizards, dragonflies, beetles, spiders, ladybirds, butterflies, grasshoppers and crickets. 

Year 3 Squash Tournament - 1st July, 2021

Year 3 girls and boys participated in a squash tournament with Apple class vs Elm class. All the children had a wonderful time and the sportsmanship shown by the children was admirable. 

Measurement - 29th June, 2021

In Maths, Year 3 are learning about measurement (mass). The children are having lots of opportunities to practice measuring different objects so they become confident at reading scales. During the practical activities, the class have also been using key vocabulary to discuss and compare different items they have weighted. Key vocabulary includes: mass, intervals, kilograms, difference, units of measurement, heaviest and lightest.

3-D Shapes - 24th June, 2021

This week, Year 3 have been learning about 3-D shapes and their properties. As part of their learning, the children had the opportunity to draw and make 3-D shapes. 

Forest Schools - 14th June, 2021

This week, Elm class started their first session of forest school, while Apple moved into their second week. They absolutely loved it! The children got stuck in with den building, making hammocks, climbing trees, bug hunting, pond dipping and rolling down a mud slide. We had a success at pond dipping; we found two female newts! We could tell they were female because they didn’t have a frill running down their back. Some of the children especially loved the mud slide (in case you hadn’t worked that out from the state of some of their clothes!) Here are a few pictures, you will be able to see the rest on our year group gallery.

Forest Schools - 10th June, 2021

This week, Year 3 started Forest School. Within their first lesson, the children learnt about the rules of Forest School and how to keep safe. They got to create a special call so the group know when to meet at the fire pit. Each child created a unique forest school name.  The highlight of the session for the children, was when they got to climb trees, hunt for bugs, assemble hammocks and they even did a bit of pond dipping too. 

Flying Seagulls - 26th May, 2021

The Flying Seagulls Project came to Stanway Fiveways today and put on a performance the children will remember. As well as performing, and providing plenty of laughs, this fun and exciting duo also had some positive stories to share. Children were taught about believing in themselves and nevering giving up. Year 3 also got the opportunity to join in with the fun and frolics. There was certainly plenty of smiles and laughing from all of the children. 

Maths - Time 21st May, 2021

The children in Year 3 have been learning to tell the time. They have shown a lot of resilience when learning the time concepts of quarter to, quarter past, 5 minute intervals, minutes past the hour and minutes to the hour.


DT Pizza Making - 13th May 2021

Our topic this term in year 3 is Italy. We decided that we were going to try our hand at making our own pizzas from scratch. The children worked as teams to follow the recipe and measure out the ingredients. They showed excellent teamwork and sharing skills. Well done year 3! To see more photos of our DT lesson, visit the year 3 gallery.

French Lessons - 6th May 2021

The children used a Kagan activity called Quiz-Quiz-Trade in French. This recapped all of our learning so far this year of colours, numbers, animals, likes, dislikes and what they would like. The children asked each other questions to test their knowledge and then swapped their questions to test someone new. They worked fabulously!

Squash Coaching - 4th May 2021

This half term, year 3 have been introduced to the sport of squash. This involves learning key vocabulary, rules and skills involved in squash. The coaches have been impressed with their skills and technique and are looking forward to seeing them progress over the coming years.

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