Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

The staff members are Miss Bibi, Mrs Walsh and Mrs Kauser

In we promise to...

  • always work hard and try our best
  • follow and listen to instructions the first time
  • always present our work neatly
  • always speak kindly and politely to all adults and children
  • work hard as a team and help each other

Below are some websites that you can use to support your child with their homework. We have also included some examples of homework completed by some year 3 children.

At Bankfoot, we are committed to providing a culturally inclusive and relevant curriculum to suit the needs of all pupils.

Following consultation with parents, we have designed long term plans for each year group. We have tried to link the topics with countries and cultures beyond Europe. If you have some more ideas that we can include please talk to the teachers. We value and welcome your contributions.

We are are reflecting on the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects of poetry. Our big philosophical questions for this topic are based on the following ideas and concepts;

  • Social and Cultural: How does poetry reveal to us differences cultures around the world? Are there any place specific dialects or ways of communicating?
  • Moral: Why is it important to listen to the experiences and emotional expressions of people from all around the world?
  • Spiritual. How can poetry provide me with a creative outlet for my own opinions, beliefs and ideas?

We have just begun our journey with Linking Schools this year. Our Linking School is St.Joseph's Catholic Primary School and we will be meeting our 'Linking Partners' very soon!

We have been reflecting on our social, cultural and spiritual identities through a wide range of activities in our PHSCE lessons.

In Science we are investigating Light and Shadows. We are exploring the was in which we are able to see objects and we are investigating the reflection of light. We are designing and conducting science experiments in order to deepen our knowledge of the light around us.

We are are reflecting on the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects of light. Our big philosophical questions for this topic are based on the following ideas and concepts;

  • Social. Light enables us to see. We all perceive colours slightly differently; why is it important to respect the diversity of everyone's experience in life?
  • Moral.
  • Spiritual.
  • Cultural. How can we reduce light pollution? What are scientists doing at the moment to reduce light pollution? Why is scientific research into light important?

In Numeracy we are learning how to use addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve complex word problems. We are using our reading strategies to identify key question words before calculating answers.

We are performing mathematical investigations into division with a focus of quotients and remainders. We are using our regrouping skills in all the four operation to help us calculate accurately.

 We are are reflecting on the social, emotional, cultural and spiritual aspects of division. Our big philosophical questions for this topic are based on the following ideas and concepts;

  • Social and Moral. How important is it for wealth to be equally distributed across the world from eastern to western countries?
  • Spiritual and Cultural. How do shared experiences help us achieve success together? WHy is it important for us that we learn to divide our time up into both speaking and listening so that we can fully appreciate the advantages of mutually respectful dialogue?

3GG's topic this term is, Settlers in which children will be learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age.

Through this topic children travel all the way round to the east of the world and find out about the Shang Dynasty.

A few of the questions we are reflecting on in our topic are:

  • Can we locate our own country on a world map?
  • Which countries are close to us?
  • What are the differences between Eastern and Western cultures and values?
  • Why should we celebrate diversity?
  • Which countries would I like to research and explore?

We have been researching cultural similarities and differences between Eastern and Western countries and continents.

We are exploring transport, cinema, food, folktales, religious festivals and the history of words- and that's just to name a few!

This topic has allowed us to reflect on our own place in the world, both socially and geographically!

We have been able to use our knowledge of a wide range of non-fiction genres to create brochures and non-chronological reports to compare Eastern and Western cultures, customs and traditions.

In Art we have created a wide range of work influenced by Japanese, Chinese and Asian cultures.

This spectacular topic helps children learn about the amazing life of the inspirational author Roald Dahl and his magnificent adventures before and after he became a fabulous writer!

This exciting topic included lots of amazing facts for pupils to find out how technology evolved throughout time.

As part of our PHSE project 'Linking Schools' we were able to share a collaborative social experience at Nell Bank Farm and Activity Centre with a local school. We explored the plants and their habitats through close inspection of the natural environment on scavenger hunts, hiking and exploring the woodlands. We were able to meet new people and share our experiences of school life as we reflected on the similarities and differences between our cultures, religions, academic work, identities and ideas about the world. We were able to experience the natural environment with our new friends and share stories; it was a spiritual, social and emotional journey to remember. We were able to write an extensive piece of descriptive writing about our experiences as well as composing and exchanging Christmas cards.

In Summer 2 we will be inviting our 'Linking Schools' friends to come and join us in our school for a day so we can join in some exciting activities to help us to get to know each other better. We will be visiting our friends in their school too and participating in activities to help us learn about each other.