Mrs Clarke

3 Shelduck

Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 3

Mrs Clarke and Mrs Agarwal warmly welcome you to Year 3.

The aim of this page is to highlight some of the fantastic learning that has been happening in Year 3, this page will be updated monthly, with photographs and information about the learning we have completed during the month.

We hope you enjoy looking through these updates and do discuss your child’s learning with them to celebrate their success. We look forward to any suggestions you may have to make your child’s learning a pleasant experience.

Mrs Agarwal

3 Heron

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February 2020

Art

In Art, the children have been learning to create Egyptian headdresses using prints. The children started the topic by learning to identify the primary and secondary colours. They also learnt the techniques to mix colours to create different shade by adding white and black. They planned their design by looking carefully at Andy Warhol’s work and try to implement the same techniques in their own work. For example, choosing the appropriate colours in order to create a vivid design, interesting patterns and carefully choosing appropriate print size to create the design.

Computing

Pupils continued using PowerPoint to create additional riddles. They learned the importance of working logically through each of their statements and how to add animations to the text. They were shown how the order of the animations could be changed.

They selected appropriate images from the internet to add to their slides. They then added transitions to help reveal the answer.

Pupils were encouraged to review their work as they progressed and make appropriate changes before saving their riddles. Finally, pupils added a design to each of the slides.

They had an opportunity to present their riddles to the class and to receive feedback.

English

In English we worked on engaging a reader in our writing. Children had to write a description of an evil character and a setting. Children used a range of vocabulary to inform the reader about the character’s wicked actions and unkind attitude towards others. Pupils tried hard to incorporate a range of conjunctions and Alan Peat sentences we practised before. In their setting description, children focused on showing the reader that a desert is both a beautiful and dangerous place. The final paragraph included a rapid change of weather that allowed the reader to think that something scary is about to happen.

Maths

In Maths this month, the children have been learning about measurements. The children learnt to measure lengths correctly using different measuring tools. They also learnt that a length of an object can be measured using standard and non standard measurement. The children also found out the importance of measuring accurately and how this is related and vital in the real world. In this topic also, the children learnt to find the perimeter of a 2D shape. In the lessons, they also learnt to use clues from the diagram to find a missing measurement and use the information to calculate the perimeter.

Music

In music the children have continued to sing the songs ‘Tutankhamun’ and ‘walk like an Egyptian’ which is related to their topic on Ancient Egyptians.

They have learnt to play drones (notes A and D played simultaneously) and Dorian modes (a melody using notes D E F G A) and have composed a piece using these techniques.

Panjabi

In Year 3 this term we are learning 4 sets of Panjabi letters and revising our previous knowledge by reading mukta and Kannaa words. For speaking and listening our main focus has been on directions. To make our learning interesting children have been using various interactive resources such as flash cards and pictures. For Directions we will be learning words in Panjabi and then we will use a gesture to consolidate their learning. Afterwards they did the role play by giving instructions to each other. To consolidate their learning children did a worksheet on the directions and were writing on the points to tell how they can reach on a certain destination.

PE

In PE, we have been learning to play Throw Tennis.  Children are learning to think on their feet and react quickly to stay in the game.  We have encouraged each other to take risks and to come out of their ‘comfort zone’ along with learning the skills required for throwing and catching.  We have been learning the importance of making eye contact with our team mates and shouting their name during match conditions. We also focused on looking for the spaces on the court in which to throw the ball.

PSHE

In PSHE, students learnt about different difficulties adults as well as children can face in their life. Children were presented with a range of situations like learning difficulty, fear of water/ heights or a serious illness. They had to discuss the photographs and debate which situations is the easiest to overcome and which one is the hardest. We also watched a few clips about children who were born with serious illness and how they had to face challenges every day. At the end of the session, children had to think and explain one person they admire for their perseverance in overcoming their personal difficulty.

RE

In this topic, the children have been learning about the miracle of Jesus. The children listened to different stories from the bible about the miracle performed by Jesus. Using the stories from the bible, the children relate to their own religious stories. They are beginning to understand how religious stories play an important role in people’s life and their religion. Children were able to share their views about miracles and what they can learn from the stories. They are also beginning to talk about miracles in modern day involving science, medicine, space and inventions.

Science

In Science, the children have been learning to create simple circuit and draw the correct diagram for their circuit. The children have also created different circuit by adding new components such as a switch, buzzer, motor and a propeller. They discussed how their circuits are similar or different and the important rules to consider to ensure a circuit is complete.  In this topic, the children also learnt about conductors and insulators and how this is related in the real world. The children carried out experiment to test out different materials to find out if it is a conductor or an insulator.

Sikh Studies

This month in Sikh Studies pupils have been learning different stories about the life of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. Stories (Sakhis) from the birth of Guru Gobind Singh Ji, to their childhood and to the different contributions the 10th Guru gave to the Sikhs. The children had learnt these stories through images from story books and then the children used those images to write their own short stories to go with each of the images they chose to write about. This has helped children to understand more about the greatness of Guru Gobind Singh Ji while practising their story writing skills.

Topic

In Topic, children learnt how and when ancient hieroglyphics were translated. Students tried to decipher an ancient Egyptian code and write their name using hieroglyphs. We also learnt about the last ruler of Ancient Egypt – Cleopatra and the fall of the pharaohs. Students discussed how Cleopatra attempted to keep Egypt safe and how she influenced the life of Ancient Egyptians. As part of the lesson, children debated whether she was a good ruler for Egypt. We also explored the history of pyramids, their purpose, building techniques and the most famous pyramids in Ancient Egypt.