Last week, the Romans invaded Year 3 when a Roman re-enactment group visited school. Everyone dressed up and looked splendid as centurions, gladiators and rich Roman ladies. We spent the morning learning about life as a slave, gladiator or centurion (a Roman soldier), including looking at artefacts and trying on helmets. In the afternoon, Marcus Augustus taught us how to march like a Roman legion, following Latin commands including making the famous 'tortoise' formation with our shields above our heads. We had a fantastic day and this brings together everything we have learnt for our history topic - Settlers and Invaders.
Butser Ancient Farm
On Thursday 22nd February, all of Year 3 visited Butser Ancient Farm as part of our invaders and settlers topic. The children took part in a series of activities, including mosaic making, wattling to construct a fence, Celtic jewellery crafting and an archaeological dig. We also had a tour of a Roman villa and a Celtic round house including the toilets! Even though it was freezing cold, great fun was had by all.
Year 3 and Year 6 Cinema Trip
On Thursday 16th November Year 3 and Year 6 went to Vue Cinema in Camberley to watch the film 'Sing' as part of the Into Film Festival. The film was enjoyed by all and the year 6s proved to be excellent buddies to the Year 3s, looking after them and chatting to them on the walk to and from the cinema. Year 6 are planning and organising some activities for the Year 3s to take part in.
Year 3 Inter Class Sports Fixture
On the afternoon of Friday 17th November, Year 3 took part in an inter-class sports fixture. The children were organised into small teams and during the afternoon played a version of basketball against other teams. Children practised their dribbling, passing and catching skills. Points were earned by the team's catcher catching a ball whilst standing in the hoop passed by another team member.
Children in year 3 have been learning to tell the time including knowing the days of the week, months of the year and how many seconds in a minute, minutes in an hour, hours in a day and days in the year, including a leap year.
We learnt the rhyme -
30 days has September, April, June and November.
All the rest have 31,
Except for February alone,
Which has 28 days clear and 29 in each leap year.
We then moved on to telling the time on an analogue clock and a digital clock, to o'clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. Finally, we solved problems involving time - when events start and finish and how long events last for.
On Monday 13th November in the afternoon, Holmes class learnt about natural and man-made rocks and then we went outside to survey our school. Around our school, we found examples of both types of rocks. If you are out and about then do ask your children if they can spot any different rocks. Our local bedrock is called Camberley sand formation (a type of sandstone) and some older buildings may be made from this stone.
Year 3 Trip to Marwell Zoo
On Tuesday 9th October Year 3 had an amazing visit to Marwell Zoo as part of our 'extreme habitats' topic. We focussed on seeing animals from these regions but also saw many others. The day was a wonderful success and the children learnt a great deal. Thank you to the parent helpers who supported us.
Farah class have been learning about the circulatory system in science, sending oxygenated and deoxygenated blood from the heart to the lungs and around the body. They pretended to be blood cells going to the lungs to collect oxygen and then going back to the heart to be pumped around the body. This helped the children understand that this is a continuous process and how hard our heart works.
RE - Harvest
As part of this week's RE topic, Harvest, the children in Farah class had to work in pairs or small groups to learn about how different religions celebrate harvest or give thanks for food. They had to design a poster and present their information to their classmates. This was a good opportunity to stand up and speak in front of other people and the audience had to demonstrate respect by listening carefully.
Year 3 have learnt about their famous sports people after who their class is named; Mo Farah, Steve Redgrave and Kelly Holmes. Each class found out some facts about their sports person and created some artwork. Please have a look at the displays for each class and ask your child about their class name.