Year 3 Class Page
Croeso i'r blwyddyn 3
Teacher: Mrs Rowles & Mrs M James
Be sure to check in our gallery to see our class photos from Comic Relief / Book Fair. Thanks for the great effort made and for the generous donations.
Our P.E. days this year are now Tuesdays and Fridays. Please ensure suitable kit and footwear are brought in on these days.
Our new Topic for this Half-Term is
This project has a science focus and teaches children about flight, forces and the properties of a range of different materials. At the heart of this project the children learn how to write instructional texts and develop additional skills in explanation and biography writing. In this project the children will learn:
• How to find information from non-fiction books and the Internet;
• About a range of flying gadgets/machines and the scientific principles which make them work;
• About a range of flying animals and their habitats;
• About the history of flight and its economical and social importance;
• How to collect and record scientific data;
• How to construct a fair test and present scientific information;
• How to evaluate the effectiveness of materials for use in designing flying gadgets/machines
Click here to see our photos that are taken throughout the year.
Monday 20th March – Friday 31st March
Another busy week has seen us doing lots of topic work. We have written biographies on Amelia Earhart in the form of comic strips which have been of a really good quality. Keeping on the ‘Flight Engineers’ topic, we made helicopters and timed them to see which ones stayed in the air for the longest time. It turns out that the helicopters with bigger wings stay in the air for the longest time. We tried flying them outside today, but the wind was too much! Last week we made Newton Meters to measure forces and we decided to see whose trainers created the most friction when pulled. We had a good time doing this investigation. We have done lots of science work this term and we are getting extremely competent at data collection such as filling in tables, making charts and calculating averages.
In Maths, we have been doubling and halving numbers, practising adding and taking away using the column method and we have started doing more multiplications using the grid method. Please log in to 'activelearn' by clicking here to see videos and games of how to use the grid method. Also in Maths, we have done lots of problem solving activities such as making different ice cream flavour combinations and also how to get two men and two women across from one island to another island when only one man or two women can use the boat at any one time. We all managed to solve this problem by drawing pictures to help us.