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Year 3

Welcome to Y3!

 

General Information

 

Staff: Our Year 3 teachers are Miss Barber and Mr Baskeyfield who are supported by Miss Johnson and Miss Hughes.

 

PPA: Our PPA is on a Tuesday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who delivers ICT and Mrs Marshall who will deliver Science. Also, we have additional time on a Friday afternoon which will be covered by Mrs Hill and Miss Aspin who will be teaching Art and History.

 

P.E: Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.

Please ensure that PE kits are brought in on Monday, so the children are properly prepared for both lessons. Please ensure earrings are not worn on these days so we can get changed quickly and efficiently. On Thursdays we may go outside for PE weather permitting, so a warm jacket or jumper may be beneficial during the colder temperatures. Please ensure that all PE kit is labelled clearly with your child's name. Although we try to make sure kit goes home with the right child, this is sometimes a struggle and misplaced kit can be located in the Y3 cloakroom.

Homework:

Home learning menus are given out at the start of every half term highlighting activities and projects the children can complete based on their current topic.

Each half term, children will be encouraged to complete homework from a 'homework menu' from their class teacher. This will be a range of activities relating to their current topic that parents can complete with their children. Please do share photographs of your children carrying out the tasks by e-mailing them to
homework@woodhousewest.sheffield.sch.uk

Home Learning Menu

Topic covered:

 

Autumn 2: Catastrophe

 

Kicking off the year we will be exploring natural disasters. Starting our journey, we will explode with knowledge when learning about volcanoes and earthquake. In literacy we will be designing and creating beautiful shape poems. Furthermore in D&T we will be evaluating and using a variety of materials children will design a protective layer to prevent damage to a building during an earthquake. 

Topic Newsletter

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Autumn 2:

Volcanoes

The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth’s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years. Anne Schreiber’s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater.

 

Vacation under the volcano

Who wants to vacation next to a volcano? Jack and Annie are about to find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the days of the Roman Empire. They arrive in Pompeii and soon discover that it is the very day the city will be destroyed. Now Jack and Annie must race against time to find an ancient library before it is buried in ash!

 

Escape from Pompeii

The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79 meant death for most of the Roman citizens living in Pompeii. But some people must have survived, and Christina Balit has used this as the starting-point for her story. It tells of Tranio, an actor's son, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, who witness the destruction of their beloved city.

 

When the Earth shook

Alya and Atik are stars. Their job is to twinkle in the night sky over Earth, and for billions of years they do it well. Plants stretch toward them. Animals look up at them. And, eventually, humans gaze up at them and marvel. But then humans invent powerplants, factories, and cars, and smog pours into Earth’s atmosphere. It becomes harder and harder for Alya and Atik to do their jobs―until, finally, the stars yell at Earth, and Earth feels sick and begins to shake, and things look pretty dire.

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