Welcome to Life at KPS for Year 3
Mrs Clarke and Mrs Athwal 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.
In Art/DT this month, we have looking at and researching about the artist Jackson Pollock. We have particularly focused on his style of ‘drip painting’ and ‘action painting’. We first designed our painting and discussed what colours we would use for our backgrounds. Next we contemplated whether we needed to water down our paints and which size brush we would use. After our plan, we then used recyclable material for our background and used ‘drip painting’ to start off our painting.
In English this term, our topic is based on ‘Khalsa Cares’. We are looking at how our actions affect the environment. In Year 3, we have been focussing on pollution in particular plastic and water pollutions. Children will be discussing how we can all do our part starting from our own classroom and as a global citizen – the wider world.
We will be writing a non-chronological report to educate others on how to recycle. In this topic, we will be looking at reports from newspapers, magazines, brochure, TV news as well as speeches from Sir David Attenborough.
In Maths this month, we have been learning numbers and place value. Children started the topic by reading and writing numbers up to 3 digits. During lessons, the children used a range of resources such as Dienes and Numicon to represent numbers and explain the value of each digit. The children also used < > = signs to compare the given numbers and write number sentences. They also learnt how to order numbers from smallest ↔ biggest numbers. In this topic, children are taught to use the correct mathematical vocabulary to describe the value of numbers correctly.
I have been very proud of the attitude of the students this term as some music restrictions are still in place.
Year 3 children have been learning about pitch and how to follow a graphic score, related to pitch, using chime bars.
They understand that the smaller the musical instrument, the higher the pitch.
In addition they have begun to recognise the pitch of notes on a stave and that if a note is written on the bottom line it has a lower pitch than the note written on the top line.
Each child has two or three chimebars so they have to select when it’s their turn to play a particular note. This helps them to internalise rhythms and pulse.
This Month in PE we have been learning how to play Cricket. Children have practiced the various skills required to play Cricket such as throwing, catching, batting and bowling.
Children have also learned some of the terminology associated with the sport such as ‘LBW’ and ‘Over’.
We hope to continue practicing our skills in cricket and learn more of the rules regarding the game.
In PSHE we have been understanding and learning what it means to be a global citizen. As a class we all agreed that a good global citizen is someone who behaves in a responsible way and is considerate to the area and others that are living in it. We discussed that we can all be better global citizens by looking after the environment, helping people in need, follow the laws and rules, be honest and trustworthy and volunteer in your community.
In RE this month we have started to learn about Judaism. We discussed how Judaism was founded and learned the story of Moses. Next we identified the different symbols of Judaism and the meaning behind each symbol. We have also been comparing Judaism with our own faith and discussed how the religions are similar or different. Finally, we have looked at the features of a synagogue and identified the significance of each feature to Jews.
In Science this month we have been learning about Light. First we looked at what different light sources and how we need light to see. Next we investigated transparent, translucent and opaque objects with our torches. Finally, we have investigated how shadows are formed and how we can change the size of the shadow and make them darker. We have conducted different investigations within our classroom using torches, different objects and materials.