Hythe Community Primary School

Learning for Life

Thorpe Road, Staines, Middlesex, TW18 3HD

01784452972

info@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

Welcome to Year 3 

Class teacher: Mr Brain

Email: c.brain@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

Class teacher: Mrs Hood

Email: s.hood@hythe.surrey.sch.uk 

 

Mrs Burchell - Learning Support Mrs Nair - Learning Support
Mrs Finn - Learning Support

 

Welcome to Year 3, we hope that you have a great year!

Spring 1 - Flow

This half term, we’ll visit a variety of rivers through the use of VR technology to find out what lives there, where the river is going and how fast it’s travelling. We’ll make working models of water wheels, investigate the water cycle and use natural materials to make models that demonstrate river formation. We’ll mix watercolours to create beautiful paintings in art. Our map reading and research skills will help us to find out about world famous rivers. At the end of the project, we’ll create a newsflash to explain what we’ve learnt, build a bridge and sculpt messy mud rivers outdoors.

Help your child prepare for their project

Rivers are interesting places that are full of life. Why not visit a local river or stream together to spot river plants and creatures? You could also use online maps to zoom in on famous rivers around the world. Alternatively, take soil samples from your garden and look closely at their colour, texture and content.

Spring 2 - Tremors

What happens when the Earth shakes? In this project, we’ll find out about the dangerous world of natural disasters and their deadly effects. This half term we’ll gather rock samples, find out about different types of rocks and sort them according to their properties. By carrying out research, we’ll investigate the Earth’s layers and the location of volcanoes, discovering what causes them to erupt. Working as archaeologists, we’ll locate Mount Vesuvius on a map and find out what it was like to live in Pompeii during the eruption. Using our model making skills, we’ll build earthquake-proof structures and test them out. We’ll also use different modelling materials to create a volcano – watch out, it’s going to blow! At the end of the ILP, we’ll create digital presentations, so you can see all of the exciting things we’ve learned about.

Help your child prepare for their project

Earthquakes and volcanoes are fascinating forces of nature. Why not research famous earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, and plot the locations on a map? You could also hunt for rocks in your garden and sort them into groups by their appearance. Alternatively, you could build small structures from recycled materials and test them to see if they could withstand an earthquake!

In year three we have access to a fantastic website called Oddizzi where you can explore information about different countries around the world. 

Click on the icon below to be taken to the Oddizzi website. Log on as: hytheb  Password: butterfly

When playing the game find your name in the list and see if you can beat your classmates scores!

 

In maths we will be starting to learn our times tables.Try these songs on YouTube to help you learn:

3 times table

3 times table -'Uptown Funk' version

4 times table

6 times table

7 times table

8 times table- 'All about that Bass' version

 Why not try these websites to practice maths at home:

Maths exercises

Top Marks

 

Remember you also have access to Mathletics and Spellodrome. Use your individual username and password to log on and start competing against your class, school and the rest of the world! If you have lost your password please let your class teacher know.

 Image result for spellodrome

Please make sure you are reading at home every day and that you are asking questions about what the children have read to develop their understanding. If you are stuck for questions you can ask print these cards off of sparklebox and pick a different one each time.

 

Have a look at these websites for more English activities and games:

BBC Bitesize

Topmarks

Crickweb

Spelling games

 

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