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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January 2020

Art

In this term, the children have been learning about ancient Egypt. The children have researched about the head dresses used by the ancient Egyptians and the significance of it. The children had the opportunity to look at a range of head dresses or crowns used by the Egyptians and talked about the design they liked the most and gave reasons for their preference. Using the ideas from the examples, the children started to design their own head dresses as if they were a Pharaoh or God.

Computing

Pupils have been introduced to the program PowerPoint. They are able to add slides and select an appropriate layout for their presentation.

Pupils have started to create their own riddles. They have used text boxes to add their statements and to position them within the slide. They have selected appropriate images from the internet that will reveal the answer to their riddles.

Pupils have had an opportunity to explore different animations and added their selection to their text.

Pupils have been encouraged review their work as they progress and make appropriate changes before saving their riddles.

English

In English we started our new topic – Ancient Egypt. Children read and discussed tales about Egyptian gods like Seth the evil one or Ra the Creator. Children discussed key vocabulary and tried their best to use it in their short writing. Pupils worked together to describe the desert. Using a range of vocabulary, students tried to make it sound like a dangerous and beautiful place. They practised the use of expanded noun phrases and adverbials to engage the reader in their writing. As part of our Grammar lessons, children practised a range of prefixes and suffixes to expand their vocabulary.

Maths

This term the children learnt about Statistic. In this topic, the children had the opportunity to look at different types of graphs and compared them. The children started by interpreting the data by explaining what the data is about, finding the most and the least popular as well as comparing the results. In the lessons, the children also learnt the importance of data and how it us used in real life. The children also learnt to carry out their own survey and record their data correctly.

Music

In music the children have been learning the song ‘Tutankhamun’ which is related to their topic on Ancient Egyptians.

They have listened to Egyptian music and have identified drones (notes A and D played simultaneously) and Dorian modes (a melody using notes D E F G A)

They are beginning to play these techniques one chime bars.

Panjabi

In Year 3 this term, we have been learning the 4 sets of Panjabi letters and revising our previous learning by reading mukta and Kannaa words. For speaking and listening our main focus is on directions. To make our learning interesting we have been using various interactive resources such as flash cards and pictures. For directions we learnt the words in Panjabi and we then used our body gestures to consolidate our learning. Afterwards we did a role play by giving instructions to each other. This month we also been learning about Guru Gobind Singh and the stories of his childhood.

PE

In PE, we have 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

As a part of our topic – Dreams and Goals, children discussed the story of Jane Goodall, a known British anthropologist. She always dreamt of working with animals and followed her dream since she was a child. In small groups, children explored their personal goals and dreams. We identified what dreams are and who we aspire to be. Children shared their aspirations and interest with the rest of the class. Students also discussed why it is important to have dreams and different ways of achieving them.

RE

In this term, the children have been learning about the miracle of Jesus. At the beginning of this topic, the children listened to stories from Bible about miracles performed by Jesus. The children discussed how Jesus helped others and how they can relate this in their own life by referring to the 5 values. During the lessons, they also talked about their own faiths and shared stories about miracles performed by their Gurus. The children are beginning to give their own views about miracles and explained what they really think happened in the story.

Science

Year 3 has started a new topic for Science this term and the children are learning about electricity. In the first few lessons, the children have learnt about the many sources of electricity. In this topic, the children learnt to carry out investigations and explained fair test. They worked as a group and suggested the information they would like to collect and how it will be recorded. The children also learnt about electric circuit and made their own circuits. Throughout the lessons, the children were beginning to discuss and make a link to real life experiences.

Sikh Studies

To mark Guru Gobind Singh Ji’s Gurpurab that was in early January, this month children have been looking at the family of Guru Gobind Singh Ji and creating a family tree to show Guru Ji’s family. They were shown pictures and short video clips from the Chaar Sahibzaade movie showing Guru Ji’s family. Then children had to create their own family tree of Guru Ji’s family.

Some children who were Greater Depth and who had more knowledge were able to extend their family tree further to include the extended family of Guru Gobind Singh Ji. This helped the children to understand the relationship between the 10th Guru and previous Gurus.

Topic

In Topic, children learnt about the process of mummification and its significance in Ancient Egypt. Children found out that Ancient Egyptians believed in the afterlife and tried to preserve their bodies. Pupils compared this practice to other known burial practices in the world. Children also learnt about the final judgment by the god of death Anubis in which the heart was weighed. Furthermore, children explored why ancient Egypt was founded alongside the river Nile. Using fact sheets, pupils discovered that Nile allowed Egyptians grow crops alongside its banks, it made the trade quicker and it provided fish.