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 C Brain

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

Class Teacher: Miss E Ayre

Email: e.ayre@hythe.surrey.sch.uk

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

Spring 1

Hop on the bus and take a trip downtown, where the lights are bright, and every street has a story to tell.

This half term, we’ll photograph urban art including graffiti, murals and statues. Using digital mapping tools, we’ll identify the streets and buildings that we saw. We’ll investigate cities around the world and find out how they’ve changed over time. We’ll have questions for you about where you work or places you often visit, and we’ll present the data we have collected. As part of our design work, we’ll build a model urban landscape, create dramatic light effects and find out how light is used to keep people safe at night. At the end of the topic, we’ll create a sign for our town, thinking about imaginative wording and appealing colours. We’ll invite you to an installation featuring our signs, discuss where they’ll be displayed and why.

Help your child prepare for their project

Take a trip to the city! Why not photograph interesting buildings and make a scrapbook? You could also research urban

artists and add your favourite images to your scrapbook. Alternatively, you could visit a churchyard to go gargoyle

spotting! Take photographs and try to recreate them at home using modelling materials.

Spring 2

Let’s travel back to prehistoric times! This half term we’re going to find a prehistoric site in our local area by studying maps and researching online. Through our research, we’ll learn about the Stone Age, the Bronze Age and the Iron Age. What were people’s daily lives like and what epic battles did they fight? Using techniques such as cutting, scraping and mark making, we’ll make Stone Age tools. We’ll look closely at cave paintings and create our own. As we learn about the Bronze Age, we’ll build monuments and investigate their shadows. In science, we’ll plant grains and learn about plant life cycles. Copying the Beaker folk style, we’ll make clay containers. Then, we’ll travel to the Iron Age to learn about hill forts and the properties of iron. We’ll also make Iron Age jewellery. During an exploratory dig, we’ll find all sorts of objects and creatures. What will we uncover?

Help your child prepare for their project

It’s amazing to think that Stone Age people were alive 2.5 million years ago! As they used to paint on walls, why not create a painting on an old roll of wallpaper or a smooth stone from the garden? You could also visit your local library to research the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age history of your local area. Alternatively, visit a site from one of these time periods and imagine what it would have been like to live there.

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!

 

Please take time to visit Times Tables Rockstars and explore the different games and help your child work towards becoming a rock legend! 

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/61571

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

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. 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.

 

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.

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

BBC Bitesize

Topmarks

Crickweb

Spelling games

 

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