Year 3

2019-20

November

Anti Bullying Workshop 

Pupils learned the signs, consequences and causes of bullying through drama, lead by an anti-bullying specialist. They role-played taking on different perspectives of a scenario and tried to explore the reasons why situation involving bullying could occur.

Rock Workshop 

Year 3 got up close and personal with rocks of different kinds. They explored different types of rocks and soils and learnt how they are formed. They discovered what erosion can do to a city and learnt about different features of rocks and where they might be used in everyday items they see. It was a very exciting day and they thoroughly enjoyed it. 

November 

Black History Week

Year 3 had a drumming workshop in light of Black History Week. They learnt about the different drums, where they come from and how they’re made. They even got to show off their dancing skills to the beat of the drums. 

2018-19

July

3H went on a trip to the Community Garden in East Ham to do a wormery workshop. The children learnt about ways in which worms can be made to move up towards the surface, they got up close and personal to worms and they created a wormery. They even managed to pick some fruit at the end of the workshop.​

June

Year 3 went on a trip to the London Zoo to engage their learning of the current science topic which is all about ‘Animals including Humans’. They did a workshop on animal bones and then got to see the animals in action around the Zoo. 

May

Ancient Egypt through a History off the Page Day

The year 3’s were immersed into Ancient Egypt through a History off the Page Day. They learnt about the history of Ancient Egypt through workshops and role play. This included; mummification, making of canopic jars, art, tasting food, making bread, writing hieroglyphics,  creating jewelry and making perfumes. They had a wonderful time and surely will not forget it. 

April 

Year 3 Trip to Chalk Well Beach

3C and 3H went on an exciting trip to Chalk Well Beach on the 26th of April. They spent the day exploring and enjoying the beach. They searched for sea shells and other items they could use for their sand art which they created together in groups. They dipped their toes into the water and felt the sand on their feet. They even got to enjoy some yummy ice cream. It was a great experience which was used to enhance and feed into their literacy topic for this term. ​

April

Football Tournament 

The year 3’s got the chance to compete in a friendly football tournament. They versed one another and won medals for the teams which came 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The bronze, silver and gold medals were given to the children after the competition and were proudly worn by the children. 

March

DT Cooking Pasta

Children in Year 3 became pasta chefs for the day. They explored what a healthy plate should look like, designed their own packaging and logo for their pasta dish as well as getting to make their chosen pasta dish. They had a great time during this DT inquiry.

Holi Workshop 

Year three thoroughly enjoyed their workshop on Holi. We enjoyed learning how to blow the conch to welcome visitors. Dressing up in the traditional costumes and holding a real flower garland that was presented to Krishna in the Temple.

February 

Times Tables Rock Stars 60 Seconds Challenge

As part of Math’s Week, some of our talented mathematicians in Key Stage 2 took part in the annual Times Tables competition. This year we did things differently; the children competed in year groups to complete 60 seconds times tables challenge on Times Tables Rock Stars. During the competition, each child had 60 seconds to answer as many questions which tested their times tables multiplication and division facts.

 

Here are some pictures of the winners. Well done!

 

Year 3:

Karims – 38 questions in 60 seconds

David – 39 questions in 60 seconds

Khalid – 41 questions in 60 seconds (Winner)

 

 

February 

Old Royal Naval College

Year 3 visited the site for a Math’s workshop. The children explored the different shapes (2D and 3D) found around the college as well as patterns and symmetry. They had a chance to create their own patterns using geometrical shapes. 

February 

Natural History Museum

Year 3 went to the Natural History Museum where we discovered facts about Earthquakes. We took part in the earthquake simulation where it actually felt like we were in a real earthquake. The ground beneath our feet was shaking and the walls around us were rumbling. We had a sense of what it would feel like of we lived in a country that was at risk of an earthquake.

2017-18

April 2018

Cable Car Trip

In our Art lessons during art week we were learning about the artist David Hockney. Hockney is known for drawing viewpoints that include vanishing points. A vanishing point is a point on the horizon, where the sky meets the land, at which two lines appear to meet. It creates the illusion of a picture being 3 Dimensional. Hockney believed that when painting, people should not only admire the view from one still viewpoint, but from many. Our trip to the cable car gave us a view of East London from many different viewpoints, as our viewpoint was constantly moving. Although it was a wet and windy day, we tried our very best to sketch the viewpoint we could see in front of us.

March 2018

DT Cooking

In Design & Technology, Year 3 made delicious, healthy cooked dishes. We had the choice of making pasta, rice or cous cous for our meals. We worked in groups to take turns with chopping the vegetables. We also took step by step photos of the cooking process so that it would help us with writing instructions for a recipe book.  We really enjoyed cooking our dishes that tasted delicious!

Football Tournament 2018

On Tuesday 27th March, year 3 had their first ever Football Tournament. Everyone gave a 100% and thoroughly enjoyed the experience whilst displaying incredibly team work. Below are some images from the tournament along with our 3rd place, 2nd place and 1st place winners. Well done to everyone that participated.

Synagogue Visit 2018

Shalom! Year 3 visited a local Synagogue this term as part of our RE visit a place of worship week. We learnt about the different aspects of Judaism and compared them to other religions. The day was really fun and Rabbi David was very impressed with the knowledge that we already had. We even got to sing a traditional song in Hebrew and look at a Torah made out of parchment!
Curiosity Project – Volcanoes February 2018

Geography

This term, in Geography we are learning about volcanoes. As part of our half term holiday curiosity projects we made models of volcanoes. Here are some of the wonderful 3D models that we made with the help of our parents and carers.

February 2018

Maths Bee

Congratulations to our Maths Bee finalists. After beating stiff opposition in a times-tables challenge in class, the four finalists competed against each other in the final. All four displayed their excellent times tables knowledge. Well done to all of you.

Our Trip to Greenwich Navel College

Year 3 went on an exciting trip during Maths Week. We came to learn about pattern and symmetry at Greenwich Naval College. We visited the chapel to spot some symmetrical patterns before creating our own! We even finished the day off with a game of Victorian skittle bowling.

   

January 2018

History Off the Page: Romans

For our History off the Page day in January we became creative, victorious and brutal Romans for the day. We learnt how the Romans prepared for battle, had extravagant feasts, enjoyed the theatre and created beautiful decorative mosaics. It was amazing learning about Roman life in such a practical and fun way

Citizenship Week

Our theme for citizenship this year was future aspirations.
As well as discussing British Values and Democracy, we spent a lot of time thinking about who we want to be when we grow up and what career path we might choose. We were very lucky to have a musician come in to tell and show us what he does. We learnt about the equipment he uses, learnt that he gets to travel as part of his job and that he’s worked with some famous faces! We even jammed along to Ed Sheeran and had a go at playing on his bass guitar.

December 2017

DT- Moving Monsters

In our Literacy lessons we have been writing non chronological reports about mythical creatures, we then looked at creating monsters in our DT lessons which linked to our writing. We created different moving monsters using a pneumatic system (air pressure which causes movement). We were creative with making Krakens, Werewolves, Yetis and Unicorns.

 

Creative Writing Day

We spent a whole day planning our writing our own stories. In the morning it was strange because the whole school had a red theme, there were red doors and red hot air balloons as well as red kites that we spotted around the school and our classrooms. The theme for our writing day was a ‘Journey’. We were given the opportunity to be creative and choose what we wanted to produce.

Zap Space Trampoline Park

Mr Roach organised for us to visit a trampoline park in Stratford. We really enjoyed this fun trip where we jumped, flipped and somersaulted in a safe environment.

 

 

RE

In RE we are looking at how light is symbolic in different religions, we created our own Christingles. In Christianity the different parts of a Christingle have different symbolic meanings. The candle represents Jesus and how he is seen as the light in Christianity. The orange represents the earth, the red ribbon represents the blood Jesus sacrificed for his followers. The four different cocktail sticks represent the four different seasons; each season has got dried fruit attached.

Natural History Museum

Year 3 went to the Natural History Museum where we discovered facts about Earthquakes. We took part in the earthquake simulation where it actually felt like we were in a real earthquake. The ground beneath our feet was shaking and the walls around us were rumbling. We had a sense of what it would feel like of we lived in a country that was at risk of an earthquake. We are lucky that the England does not lie on the edge of a tectonic plate anywhere near a fault line.

In class we looked at what the earth’s surface was made of, by using peeling an orange and imaging that the skin represented the tectonic plates. Earthquakes happen when two of the earths plates slide, bump or collide into each other. This happens on a fault line where two tectonic plates meet.

We also looked at Earthquake proof buildings, in some countries they have built buildings which don’t collapse during an earthquake. We designed, built and tested our own earthquake proof buildings.

 

 

November 2017

Dogs Trust

Year 3 were visited by Dogs Trust. They taught us how to be safe around dogs when we may encounter them in the park using our hands to make the ‘X’ sign and remaining still. If we run away or wave our hands in the air the dog may think we want to play with it.

October 2017

Art – Wire sculptures

After looking at the artwork of Pablo Picasso (cubism) and Alexander Calder (sculptures), we created our own wire faces.

Year 3 – Literacy Talk for Writing

We have been reading the story of ‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne, as a hook we traveled through our own tunnel, thinking about descriptive words using our senses. We wrote our own tunnel shape poems. We used a story map to draw out parts of the story and used actions to learn the story off by heart. We also innovate the story and wrote our own versions.

Tate Modern Visit – Sculptures

Year 3 went to the Tate Modern as part of our Art topic and learned about the Famous Artists Pablo Picasso and Alexander Calder. We used the artists’ techniques to help us create a sculpture of a face using wire.

Curiosity Project

We have Created fantastic models for our curiosity project, we researched famous landmarks in European cities. We wold like to say a huge thank you t all the parents who got involved ad helped their children to make such wonderful landmarks. In class we looked at Italy as a holiday destination for tourists.

Science – Rocks

Year 3 investigated all different types of rocks – igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We grouped them using or own criteria. We also looked at fossils and came up with some questions that we wanted to find out about fossils. We worked in groups and created posters of the information we found out.

 

2016-17

March 2017

Our Trip to Greenwich Navel College

Year 3 went on an exciting trip during Maths Week. We came to learn about pattern and symmetry at Greenwich Naval College. We visited the chapel to spot some symmetrical patterns before creating our own! We even finished the day off with a game of Victorian skittle bowling.

Citizenship Week

Our focus for Citizenship Week this year was ‘challenging stereotypes’. In particular we looked at what it means to be British and our own Hallsville values. We also had a very exciting competition to bake or make something which represents British culture. Here are some of our entries and winners.

History Off the Page: Romans

For our History off the Page day in January we became creative, victorious and brutal Romans for the day. We learnt how the Romans prepared for battle, had extravagant feasts, enjoyed the theatre and created beautiful decorative mosaics. It was amazing learning about Roman life in such a practical and fun way!

Synagogue Visit

Shalom! Year 3 visited a local Synagogue this term as part of their RE curriculum. They learnt about the different aspects of Judaism and compared them to other religions. The day was really fun and Rabbi David was very impressed with the knowledge that the children already had. They even got to sing a traditional song in Hebrew and look at a Torah made out of parchment!