Welcome to Year 3 - Poplar!
Our teacher is Miss Marchini and our teaching assistant is Mrs Dolman.
We also work with Miss Hill and Mrs Dost for some subjects.
There are 30 children in our class - 22 boys and 8 girls in our class.
- Keep your hands and feet to yourself.
- Respect everyone and everything.
- Be a good listener and try your best.
- Be proud to be in the Victoria team.
- Show good manners.
Homework is set every Friday to be returned by the following Tuesday. Children are given a piece of English and a piece of Maths work to consolidate their learning in class. At times there may be homework related to other aspects of the curriculum. There will also be some research topics to find out about at different times of the year. Please support your child with their homework and encourage them to try their best. Thank you!
As part of our Reading Olympics we encourage children to read daily at home. Please support your child to read on a daily basis and sign their Reading Journals. We aim to hear all of the children read in class through individual and guided reading.
This year's School Council Representatives are Mariya and Ehtishaam.
This half-term's Behaviour Ambassador is Uzair who was chosen by the class themselves.
The class' Smartbots are Kesha and Ayaan.
The class' Sports Council Representatives are Laiba and Mohammed.
Star of the Week-Aleeza F
Behaviour of the Week-Ehtishaam
Mathematician of the Week-Sami R
Reader of the Week-Ahmed-Raza
Our topics enable us to develop and apply knowledge and skills in different areas of the curriculum, such as history, geography and art. These lessons take place during the afternoon. Where possible, we go on educational visits or invite visitors in, so that we develop our learning and understanding more. These are the topics that we will be covering each half-term.
Take me on a Journey
The English Countryside
Romans and Celts
This half term, every Thursday, we carry out football activities and games as part of the 'FA Lidl Skills Programme.' During this time, we have a FA coach teaching us skills, based on movement and communication, as well as techniques for kicking, dribbling, shooting and defending. This is helping us to improve our football knowledge as well as our fitness and health.
Our Visit from the Poet Andy Tooze
On Thursday 11th January, the poet Andy Tooze came into our school to perform some of his poems to our class as well as Year 4 Willow. We really enjoyed listening to his poems and asking him questions about his life and work. We linked our English work for that week to poetry. We studied some of Andy Tooze's poems and created our own poems based on his themes and rhyming patterns. Here is some of the work we produced...
At the start of this half term we learnt about 'British Birds' and created some drawings for Mrs Lerigo's display at the front of school. We learnt about different types of birds we would see around us and practised our sketching technique to produce detailed observational drawings of these birds. We added in colour and detail using pastels and thought carefully about making our sketches as realistic as possible. We hope you like them!
We also created some Haiku poems about our chosen bird. We used the rule 5-7-5 syllables to create our poems. We hope you enjoy reading some the poems we have created...
Happy Holidays from Year 3 Poplar!
On Tuesday 12th December, Year 3 and Year 4 went to Lichfield Garrick Theatre to see the pantomime, Aladdin. We really enjoyed the show and had lots of fun joining in singing, dancing and laughing. Everyone was so well-behaved and we were able to share our favourite parts of the show when we returned to school!
In Science, we have been learning about our body. Mrs Dolman has been teaching us about skeletons, how many bones we have in our body and the reason we have skeletons. We had lots of fun cutting and joining our skeletons so that we could bend and move them using the joints we created with split pins.
In Maths, we learnt about right angles as properties of 2D shapes. We made our own right angle checkers and looked for 2D shapes and objects around school which had right angles. We wrote a list of the right angles we found in our books. Our right angle checkers really helped us visualise what right angles look like and helped us discover that right angles are all around us!
Learning about nets and making 3D shapes using different modelling materials!
In English, and as part of our Creative Curriculum topic, we identified and discussed themes found in traditional tales. We came up with features which most traditional tales contain as a group and recorded our ideas as one big mind map.
Acting out our Traditional Tales
We acted out the story of 'The Gingerbread Man' using tone, intonation, volume and actions to make our traditional tale come to life and sound exciting. We all worked really well in our groups and had lots of fun watching each other's performances. We used two stars and a wish to peer assess our friend's work. Well done everyone!
Computing and Creative Curriculum
As part of our Creative Curriculum topic and our Computing learning, we used the 'Puppet Pals' app to retell a traditional tale. This helped to develop our technology skills as well as our speaking and listening skills. We enjoyed watching back our shows and our recordings!
In English, we wrote our own play-scripts for the story 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff'. We decided to work together as a group to act out one of our friend's play-scripts, using a photocopy of their work for support. We decided on our character parts within our groups and highlighted our speech. We used the stage directions given to us to help us add actions and expression to our play performances. Well done everyone-we all wrote some fantastic play-scripts and performed them with pride!
Our new author display-Spring i
This half term our author is Dick King-Smith. We will be reading his book 'The Sheep-Pig' as part of our 'Read Aloud' sessions.
Our Reading Corner and Previous Author Display
Monday 6th November-Open Reading Afternoon with Parents
On Monday 6th November we had an open reading afternoon where we invited our parents to come and listen to us read. We read some of our class 'Read Aloud' story, 'The Chornicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by our author for this half term, C.S. Lewis. We listened carefully to the extract read to us and answered some complicated questions about the plot and characters in the book. We then read our independent reading books with our parents, as they were able ask us their own questions about our books.
Last half term we took part in 'Aspirations Week.' In this week we learnt all about 'Hobbies and Jobs.' We had lots of visitors come into school to talk about how their hobbies and interests have led them to the jobs they have now. Our visitors included a football coach, a ballet dancer and teacher, a kick-boxing instructor and an IT website developer. We really enjoyed learning about all these jobs and listening to our visitor's experiences. We also enjoyed sharing what our own hobbies and interests are with the rest of the class and thought about what job we would like to have when we are older and reasons for why we would like to do these jobs. These photos give you an insight into what we got up to!
We have started paired reading with Year 1. We really enjoy practicing our reading with our reading buddies and sharing our stories with them. We work well together asking and answering questions on our books.
Word mats and resources we use to help us with our learning