ROALD DAHL CLASS
Welcome to Year 3's class page.
We are Roald Dahl Class.
Here you will find information about our current learning.
Teacher: Miss Marfell
Teaching Assistant: Miss Rushton
Our PE days are Monday and Friday.
Homework is set and due on a Monday.
Lost in the Jungle
First up, Year 3 will be learning about Rainforest Biomes. In this Geography topic, we will be finding out where in the world Charlie Small has got to. We will be learning important lines of Latitude and how they impact the climate and the physical features of different biomes.
We will also be haviung fun with art - learning different techniques to create prints. We will look at colour mixing, shades and warmth of colours, texture and perspective.
With the knowledge we learn along the way, we will be creating our own narrative about the Rainforest and what we can find there.
If you would like updates, please frequently check our Padlet
Up the Beanstalk
Oh no! A giant has made its way into our classroom. When we entered today, we discovered a humongous beanstalk has sprouted over the weekend. A letter had been posted on the board stating that the giants would be having a Halloween party and that they had hoped to snatch a few tasty children. Instead, since ours was the only beanstalk that had grown, they would be forced to "invite" us all to the feast unless we informed them how to get more beanstalks to grow.
Let's get busy explaining!
Let's Celebrate! It is time for Diwali, the festival of light. We started off by identifying what a celebration is and how many others we know. We looked at different ways of celebrating and realised that fireworks are used in quite a lot of our festivals.
We have had great fun decorating the classroom with marigolds and retelling the story of Rama and Sita. We hope everyone who celebrates Diwali has a wonderful time.
Keep safe and Happy Half Term!
Rattle my bones! The skeletons from Funny Bones have popped in to say hi. Some of their friends have got all in a muddle and have asked for our help. In this mission, we will be exploring how skeletons fit together and how they help to protect and move the body. In science, we will be learning all about how to keep our body happy and healthy, and in DT we will be making our own lever systems just like the joints in our body.
The Dragon's Hoard
Beware! Vikings at large!
Keep a hand on your treasure, someone is out to steal it.
Year 3 found a Viking Longship crashed in their class alongside messages written in runes.
After translating, the message read "December We Attack!"
In History, we learned loads about the Vikings like, how they lived, what they believed and how they travelled.
In English, we studied their sagas and created some of our own.
Flying Food Airways
In Geography, we have been identifying where some of our foods come from. We created an explanation text, telling others how bananas are grown, packed and shipped to the UK.
Alongside this mission, we have also been comparing areas of South America with our local areas. We identified similarities and differences in human and physical features and it turns out we REALLY want to visit Costa Rica. Check out these advertisements we created to show off their amazing country.
Mini-mission questions to discuss or research at home
Who is the audience of a newspaper?
What is the purpose of a newspaper?
What are the features of a newspaper report?
What is a biome?
Where can I find an aquatic biome?
What animals can I find in the aquatic biome?
What is direct speech?
How do you punctuate direct speech?
Questions to consider at home
what is poetry?
What are the features of a poem?
What is emotive language?
What is performance poetry?
How do you perform a poem effectively?
What is a prop?
What is a simile?
What is an expanded noun phrase?
After our Easter break, we will be returning to fractions to consolidate and expand our learning. We will be looking at equivalent fractions and adding and subtracting fractions. The children will need to use their prior knowledge, resilience and practise at home in order to succeed. If you would like updates, please frequently check our Padlet page: https://padlet.com/RoaldDahlClass/u91fa94lg6xvwu4u
Within class, we follow the Year 3 National Curriculum and use this to set sequenced and standardised objectives across all subjects. Knowledge and skills are deliberately mapped to ensure cumulative fluency and progression across their Year 3 journey. These skills set the foundations for our learning, but are implemented through engaging mini-missions, which allow the children to explore the world around them by becoming Geographers/Scientists...
Year 3 Mini-Missions