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.
The children have been learning how to sketch and shade using pencil. They first started by sketching from light to dark and then creating different patterns using only pencil. We then moved on to sketching simple features of a face – eye, nose, ear, lips. This allowed the children to focus on one feature at a time. The children then had the opportunity to sketch a full portrait to practice all their skills that have been developed.
Children have continued to work towards completing their diary enter. The children have learnt different types of Alan Peat’s sentences- range of conjunctions (but, so, if, because, or) to extend their ideas and also Alan Peat list sentences. They have also published their final pieces of writing and have looked at steps to success to describe their feeling as a refugee who has to flee from war, a wide range of conjunctions to extend their ideas and different punctuation to make the diary entry more interesting for their readers.
We have cooked our own healthy plate. We made sure to include each of the five main groups. These included: carbohydrates – pasta, fruit & vegetables – cucumber & sweetcorn, protein – strawberry flavoured Greek yogurt, dairy – cheese and fat – butter. The children learnt new skills such as chopping, mixing, grating and slicing. During the cooking lesson, the children discussed what a “balanced meal” would look like and what the results of a poor diet would be.
Year 3 children have been learning about place value and adding numbers with up to 3 digits. The children started by identifying the hundreds, tens and ones and explain the value of each digit in a number. In this topic, they also learnt to use the correct signs ( < > =) to compare numbers. For the addition topic, the children started by using concrete manipulatives to help them understand how to add the numbers, starting from the ones correctly. They have also started to add numbers by crossing the barrier.
We are learning 3 sets of Panjabi letters and revising our previous knowledge by reading and writing Mukta words. Children are beginning to make Mukta words. Children are using Panjabi alphabets sheet for reading and writing Mukta words. In year three children are also learning about self-hygiene in Panjabi. 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.
Our topic has been ‘Being Me in My World’. We have got to know each other by creating our own jigsaw puzzle piece which we then shared with our class. We discussed how to value ourselves and make everyone else feel welcomed and valued as well. Next, we worked in small groups and created mind maps to write down what we thought would be a ‘Nightmare School’ and how this would impact us. We then discussed what our ‘Dream School’ would be and why we need rules and how they relate to our rights and responsibilities.
We have been learning about Diwali and the significance of the celebration for the Hindus. The children learnt about how the Hindus celebrate Diwali and how this is similar or different to their own celebrations. Children learnt about the Rama and Sita story and talked about good against evil. They also discussed about how their own religious story teach them about good and evil. In this topic, the children also share their views about what they like and dislike about Diwali and their own celebrations
In Science this term, our topic has been Nutrition. The children have been learning about the Eat Well plate and what a ‘balanced diet’ means. They have learnt about the nutrients we need to maintain a healthy body and the function of each nutrient. We have also investigated why animals cannot make their own food and how they survive as well. The children have compared different animal diets to humans and have learnt how some animals rely on others for food. The children have also learnt how to read food labels and find out how to look out for high fat and sugar in products.
Children have been learning about of Guru Nanak Dev Ji as part of a topic to learn the teachings of sharing and Vand Shakna. Pupils explored the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji by watching a short-animated movie about Guru Ji and deriving facts from watching the short movie. After children discussed the life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji shown in the video and then they wrote the facts they learnt about the first Guru. Along with that they also wrote any story about Guru Nanak Dev Ji from the ones they saw in the animation.