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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, Mrs Atkhar (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Flint (Wednesday-Friday)

 

PPA: Our PPA is on a Friday. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Flint.

 

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

Children will come to school dressed in their PE kit. They do not need to bring school uniform to change into. All PE sessions will take place outside unless there are extreme weather conditions i.e. ice, snow or heavy rain. Please ensure they have the appropriate kit e.g. jogging bottoms/leggings and a jumper/hoodie)

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

Topic covered:

 

Spring 1- Catastrophe

 

Kicking off the year we will be exploring natural disasters. Starting our journey, we will explode with knowledge when learning about volcanoes and earthquakes. In literacy we will be creating fact files on the dangers of natural disasters. Furthermore, in Geography we will diving into facts and knowledge about different types of natural disasters.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Spring 1

 

National Geographic Kids: Volcanoes by Anne Schreiber

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.

 

Magic Tree House: Vacation under the volcano by Mary Pope Osborne

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 by Christina Balit

Join Tranio, the son of an actor, and his friend Livia, the baker's daughter, in witnessing the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD79. Tranio, like most Roman boys, likes to watch whatever is going on: tradesmen selling their goods, ships unloading their exotic cargoes, politicians making speeches in the forum. But one hot August day a very different scene unfolds. The ground begins to shake, the sky to darken. Heading for the harbor, Tranio and his friend Livia hide on a boat and witness one of the most terrifying moments in recorded history-the eruption of Mount Vesuvius and the destruction of their beloved city, Pompeii.

 

 Mad Scientist Academy: The Weather Disaster by Matthew McElligott

Dr. Cosmic can’t wait to introduce the students to his latest invention, the CHAOS machine, designed to keep the school at the right temperature for learning. But when the machine starts to malfunction, causing extreme weather conditions, the students must use their upgraded handbooks to stop CHAOS before it destroys the entire school!

 

 

 

When the Earth Shook by Lisa Lucas

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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