St. Matthew- Year 3
Hello and Welcome to Year Three!
I am Mr. Nixon and I am Year Three's teacher for the remainder of the year. I am excited to work with Mrs. Sumney and Miss Conway. I have just moved to the UK from Australia and I am eager to spread a love for learning.
Year 3 School Timetable 2023/24
Year 3 Curriculum Overview 2023/24
Year 3 Recommended Reading Book 📕 List
English - Understanding Characters
This week, Year 3 took part in role plays of the characters in our focus text: Fox by Margaret Wild. Students worked in groups to perform short sequences whilst the other students observed and asked questions about the actions of each character. Pupils were able to justify their actions, motives, and emotions due to becoming the characters.
Division With & Without Remainders
Today, students were hands on with their learning as they were developing their understanding of division. Working with remainders can be very tricky, however all the students were able to show me how we can divide. This includes dividing into even groups and even groups with remainders.
Investigating Light Sources and Reflection
We started our new topic "Mirror, Mirror," by learning about light sources. We went on a walk around school to identify different sources of light. Next, we learnt about reflections and investigated materials to find out if we could see our reflection in them.
After reading Charles Dickens ‘A Christmas Carol’ and watching The Muppets Christmas Carol, we were inspired to create our own paper hand puppet creatures. It was a bit tricky to begin with but we worked hard and had lots of fun!
Another busy day in Year 3! We were learning about the Advent Wreath, its use and importance at this time. We then worked together in groups to begin creating our own Advent Wreath from scratch. As you can see, we had so much fun working together!
Preparation is well and truly underway in Year 3 for the Christmas Fayre. We are creating some decorations to sell on our stall. Watch this space!
This week, to commemorate our fallen soldiers we made poppies. It was a reflective time and we will continue to think about them this Remembrance Day.