Welcome to Year 3!
Year 3- Key Information
Thank you for your cooperation.
On 15th May Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic day out at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park. We enjoyed making our own sculptures and working with an artist to produce some very creative and imaginative work.
The artist was very impressed with the children's sculptures.
Yesterday we enjoyed doing a workshop about wind turbines and learning about renewable energy. We made our own wind turbines and had an enjoyable afternoon where we learnt about renewable and non-rerenewable energy.
Our railway projects that we produced in the Autumn term are now on display at the Doncaster Railway College.
They are available to view to the general public from the week commencing 30th April 9 am - 4 pm.
The children's work looks very impressive and the staff at the college were very impressed with their projects. They could not believe the work had been produced by Year 3 pupils!
We are very proud of the children and thank you for your continued support.
Our topic this Summer term is an arts based project and relates to the essential question, 'What do we treasure the most?'
We will be asking and answering questions such as, What makes things special? What is a work of art? What is beauty? Can a tree be beautiful? Can anything be art? Can art be here today and gone tomorrow? Does art need to be permanent?
We will be focusing particularly at sculpture and we will be visiting the Yorkshire Sculpture Park as part of our learning.
We will be looking at natural sculpture and at the work of sculptors such as Andy Goldsworthy and Richard Long.
These are our sculptures that we completed for our Easter homework task.
Our big question for our Summer term Create project is, “What do we treasure the most?”
This is our display about what Year 3 treasure the most.
Our current reciprocal reading book this half term is James and the Giant Peach.
Our Year 3 topic this term is based around 'how the people from the past shaped the world we know today.' As a result the children have been learning a lot about the Victorians and the inventions created that impact the modern world.
We visited the National Railway Musium in York to learn all about the railways and trains of the past and present. The children were given a guided tour around each of the many steam trains in the museum. They were also given the opportunity to become young engineers for the day, learning all about the engineering behind building railways, tunnels and trains.
Iron Man Creations.
Since the start of term we have been reading The Iron Man in our reciprocal reading sessions.
The children have demonstrated a lot of enthusiasm for the book and have really enjoyed what they have read so far. Using the variation of descriptive writing in the book, the children have began to build up a picture in their minds about what the Iron Man might look like. Some of the children have gone home and created their own model version of the Iron Man and here are some of their fantastic creations: