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Welcome to Year 3

The year 3 team are: Miss Ralf, Mrs Devas and Mrs Yeatman

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As we start our fantastic new topic about these 'ruthless, road-building, rulers', please take a moment to read our exciting plans for the Autumn term.

Song for the Class Assembly 

 

Just like a Roman

The Great Fossil Hunters! 

Ever wondered what it might be like to be a fossil hunter? How would you excavate a fossil without damaging it and how would you identify the fossil? How is a fossil formed? Who was Mary Anning? Over the past couple of weeks, we have been researching and creating our own fossils encased within a sedimentary rock, in order to then carefully excavate and identify each other's work. Did we have the skills and patience? Have a look at the photos to find out! 

Mathematics- Learning Times Tables. 

 

Multiplication tables form part of the National Curriculum for maths. By the end of Year 4, the children should know all of their times tables up to 12 x 12. They must also know how to count in steps of 25, 50, 100 and 1000. 

 

There are lots of ways to learn tables and children will favour different methods. In Year 3, we make learning tables as fun as possible by using songs, games and visual resources to help learn these facts. Here we are practising our 4 times table... 

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Roman Tours

On Tuesday the 16th of October, Year 3 and Year 4 was visited by two fearsome auxiliary soldiers wearing full armour and carrying their marching pack as they did 2,000 years ago.

 

Using a dynamic combination of character acting, demonstrations and role-play, the children were enthralled and delighted as they learnt about the day to day living as a Roman- food, clothing and much hilarity when they had to demonstrate using the latrine and the infamous sponge stick!

 

During the day, creative home-made togas were exchanged for armour and weapons taken from the Roman uniform and the children were marched into the hall to prepare their 'team' before participating in a boisterous battle.

 

   A huge thank you for such imaginative and authentic Roman costumes- you all looked fantastic!

Athlete Event with Jack Rutter

 

On Friday 5th October, we were lucky enough to be visited by the inspirational GB Paralympian Jack Rutter, who with Belinda, the ‘sportivator’, organised a series of extremely fun and motivating fitness circuits for us all to participate in. From one-minute star jumps to tricky knee drives, the children threw themselves into the heart pumping fitness activities, which were performed alongside music and cheering from peers. Jack’s enthusiasm and energy in engaging the children with the exercises had a massive, positive impact with all participating and in true Kingham style, grit determination and team support was shown throughout.

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Music with Mrs Jones is very much in full swing in Year 3. The children have been introduced to simple notes and rhythms with their recorder, focusing in particular on playing a well known Christmas carol. They have also explored different Roman instruments from simple horns to water organs, researching how we know they existed and what they would have sounded like. 

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Balances, Jumps and Rolls

Here we are in action during one of our gymnastic lessons...


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