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Year 3

Welcome to Y3!

 

General Information

 

Staff: 

Teachers: Miss Hill and Miss Grayson

Teaching Assistants: Miss Johnson and Mrs Hill (mornings only)

 

PPA: 

Our PPA is on a Monday afternoon. During this time children will be taught by Mrs Little who will deliver Computing and Mrs Hill who will deliver Music.

 

NQT:

Mrs Little will cover Miss Hill on a Thursday morning 

Mrs Hill will cover Miss Grayson on a Friday morning.

 

P.E:

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday.

 

Children will come to school dressed in their uniform and will bring their PE kit in a labelled bag.

 

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 or share them with the year group's Twitter page. 

Topic covered:

Autumn 2: Catastrophe

 

In our next topic we will be exploring natural disasters including; tornadoes, hurricanes, tsunamis, earthquake and volcanic eruptions. Year 3 will be looking at why natural disasters happen and what effect they have on the environment and the people that experience them. Alongside this, we will be learning about forces and magnets and how these relate to natural disasters.

Books to enjoy at home!

 

Autumn 2

 

Escape from Pompeii by Christina Balit

Travel back in time to the days of the Roman Empire and 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. People run gasping for air. 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!

 

 

 

Vacation Under the Volcano: No. 13 (Magic Tree House) 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!

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Unforgettable Natural Disasters by Tamara Hollingsworth 

Discover how earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, hurricanes, and more have affected people and places around the world. Readers will learn about all sorts of disasters, epidemics, and pandemics.

 

 

 

 

 

The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman

Lila doesn't just want to be a Firework-Maker's daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she's learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship - and her father won't tell her what it is.

In search of this final Firework-Making secret, Lila heads off alone on a journey. It is a journey filled with dangers beyond anything she could have imagined, a journey on which she will learn so much more than the one secret she set out to find . . .

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