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Year 3 - Maple

Welcome to Maple Class!

Mrs Womack is the Year 3 teacher supported by Mrs Goodger.

Maple Class have had a busy and exciting year so far. We have had lots of creative and memorable experiences to help our pupils to remember and engage with their learning.

Things to remember

 PE is every Tuesday and Friday  so please remember to bring kits on these days. Library time is on Tuesday so bring your book back to school if you need a new one. Bring accelerated reading books into school every day so that you can read in school every day and quiz on them as needed. New spellings are learnt every week.

Autumn Term 1

Our first topic in Year 3 is Tribal Tales, we have been learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We have had some amazing experiences so far. We had a visit from an archaeologist and a historian, been to a Neolithic workshop at Gressenhall museum and been to Hall Farm.

In Mathematics we are learning about place value of four digit numbers and learning how to order a range of numbers into ascending and descending order. Once we understand the place value of four digit numbers we will learn how to add and subtract them.

In Literacy we are using the text Stone Age Boy to help us write our own stories based in the Stone Age. We are practising our joined writing everyday.

Archaeologists in training!

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Neolithic workshop at Gressenhall

Learning how to be farmers!

Autumn term 2

Our topic is Gods and Mortals and we are learning about Ancient Greece. This topic has a Geography and History focus and we will be investigating where Greece is in the world, the human and physical features of Greece, famous people from Greece and Greek Gods, and the origins of the Olympics. 

In literacy we will be looking at Thesus and the Minotaur, Icarus and Pandora's box to help us to structure our own Greek myths.

In mathematics we are learning about multiplication and division. We need to know our 2,3,4,5,6,7,8,and 9 times tables off by heart. We practise skip counting daily and use the Hit the button game available from the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button to help us.

 

Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey

 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 1 Willow Class and their amazing costumes.
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 2 The Shepherds- where have those sheep got to?
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 3 Year Ones were little stars!
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 4 The Year Three chorus.
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 5 Year Two angels and trees.
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 6 We Three Kings!
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 7 Mary and Joseph were waiting nervously.
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 8 Where is the perfect christmas tree?
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 9 Poor sheep, they've been abaaaaaaaaandoned!
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 10 The angels guided the way for the shepherds.
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 11 Stable scene.
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 12 The Kings brought their gifts to Baby Jesus.
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 13 We raised the roof with our singing!
 Our Christmas Play- Magical Christmas Journey 14 We were confident actors.

Spring Term 1

Our topic is MIGHTY METALS! This is a science based topic where we will learn about forces, magnets and different types of metal.  We will be doing lots of investigations to find out how forces, levers and magnets work.

Literacy

We are reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes to study his writing techniques.This will help us write our own science-fiction story.

Mathematics

We are learning about units of measurement to enable us to use these skills when we take part in our science investigations. So far we have learnt how to convert centimetres and metres, and metres and kilometres. Next we will be learning how to convert grams and kilograms, and millilitres and litres.

Finding out about forces at the local play area!

Finding out about forces at the local play area! 1 What makes this go up and down?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 2 Up and down, round and round.
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 3 How do we go backwards and forwards?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 4 What makes me go faster and slower on the slide?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 5 What is the equipment made of?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 6 Will I go faster going backwards?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 7 How can we go higher?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 8 If I let go will I fall off?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 9 How does this go round?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 10 I want to see how high I can go!
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 11 Testing gravity.
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 12 I'm getting high, gravity will send me down!
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 13 Hold on tight!
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 14 Spinning around.
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 15 The faster you run, the faster I go!
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 16 Testing friction.
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 17 We need someone else on here to balance.
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 18 Testing balance.
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 19 This slide isn't very slippery-why?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 20 How does this work?
Finding out about forces at the local play area! 21 Testing springs.

Investigating levers

Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms

Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 1 Can we make these objects weigh exactly 1kg?
Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 2 The scale shows that the items weigh 1 kilogram.
Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 3 That's too heavy!
Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 4 It needs to be a few grams heavier!
Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 5 Less items so that the scale now reads 500g
Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 6 We have gone over 1 kg, our scale says 1kg 500g.
Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 7 We need to weigh accurately.
Weighing and measuring in grams and kilograms 8 We can make our items weigh 700g!

Friction investigation

Friction investigation 1 Which material is the slipperiest?
Friction investigation 2 Which shoe is the safest?
Friction investigation 3 Setting up, does everyone know what to do?
Friction investigation 4 Testing, timing, recording.
Friction investigation 5 Make sure it's a fair test.
Friction investigation 6 Using a Newton meter.
Friction investigation 7 Ready to go!
Friction investigation 8 Work as a team.
Friction investigation 9 Measure our results accurately.

Magnet science investigations

Magnet science investigations 1 Does this magnet pick up the most pins?
Magnet science investigations 2 Creating our own investigations.
Magnet science investigations 3 We have lots of questions to investigate!
Magnet science investigations 4 Testing ideas out, do magnets attract in water?
Magnet science investigations 5 Do magnets attract through water containers?
Magnet science investigations 6 Have I found the strongest magnet?
Magnet science investigations 7 What else can magnets do?
Magnet science investigations 8 Working out results.
Magnet science investigations 9 Working together to share ideas.
Magnet science investigations 10 Inquisitive minds, just like scientists .
Magnet science investigations 11 Recording results our own way.
Magnet science investigations 12 What have I discovered?
Magnet science investigations 13 Which magnet is the strongest?

Spring term 2

We are doing two different topics this term! Our first one is Scrumdiddlyumptious which investigates foods, where they come from and how humans get nutrition from their food. Linked to this, our theme for World Book Day is ... Charlie and the Chocolate factory! We will be studying the journey of chocolate and finding out our favourite type of chocolate.

 

 

 

Picture 1 Testing chocolate! We voted for our favourite.
Our second topic is Predator! In this topic we compare what different animals eat and investigate food chains, thinking about how they always start with a producer and end with an apex predator. We look at special features of predators and prey and move on to naming parts of a skeleton. Recently we had a visit from Africa Alive to answer some of our questions.

Which animals did we meet?

Which animals did we meet? 1 Observing a sheep skull
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Which animals did we meet? 4 Comparing a prey's line of vision....
Which animals did we meet? 5 ....with a predator's line of vision.
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Which animals did we meet? 7 Holding an African land snail
Which animals did we meet? 8 Feeling her protective shell
Which animals did we meet? 9 She was tickly on our hands
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Which animals did we meet? 11 She felt slimy!
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Which animals did we meet? 14 We felt brave
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Which animals did we meet? 28 We touched a huge Rhinocerous tooth!
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Which animals did we meet? 32 Meeting an African red legged millipede!
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Which animals did we meet? 34 He was shiny!
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Which animals did we meet? 36 So many tickly legs!
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Which animals did we meet? 38 He felt a bit squidgy!
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Which animals did we meet? 42 He is amazing to watch!
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Which animals did we meet? 52 We held an Addax horn
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Which animals did we meet? 55 They are used for protection against predators.
Which animals did we meet? 56 The horns are sharp!
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Which animals did we meet? 58 They feel very bumpy.
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Which animals did we meet? 68 The porcupine's spines were incredible!
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Which animals did we meet? 78 Be careful- they are sharp!
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Which animals did we meet? 92 A hissing cockroach!
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Which animals did we meet? 95 She moved very quickly!
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Which animals did we meet? 98 We were very brave!
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Which animals did we meet? 105 A cockroaches skeleton is on the outside!
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Which animals did we meet? 110 A cockroach is an omnivore.
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Which animals did we meet? 114 The lion's skull was enormous!
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Which animals did we meet? 116 The lion's teeth were terrifying!
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Which animals did we meet? 122 Pretending to be eaten!
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Which animals did we meet? 133 He got me!
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Which animals did we meet? 136 Definitely a carnivore!
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Which animals did we meet? 141 An ostrich egg and feathers!
Which animals did we meet? 142 An ostrich can lay up to 30 eggs!
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Which animals did we meet? 163 Investigating a snake skin. Look how long it is!
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Which animals did we meet? 166 The scales are smooth one way.....
Which animals did we meet? 167 And rougher the other way.
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Which animals did we meet? 177 Stroking a python!
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Which animals did we meet? 183 It feels really smooth!
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