Your child’s journey through Year 3
Beckenham Place Park
Last week we went on two exciting trips to support our learning in Science and Geography. We took part in lots of fun hands on activities including pond dipping, hunting for invertebrates and identifying them using classification keys, learning about plants and seed dispersal, completing nature quizzes and creating our own tree report after measuring and investigating a chosen tree in the park. The weather was (mostly) dry, but even when it rained we still had a fantastic time. As you can see from our photos, everyone had a brilliant time exploring in the great outdoors and we came back to school full of new knowledge and skills to support our learning this term.
Greenwich Ecology Park
Welcome to Key Stage 2! Our topic – If You Go Down to the Woods Today – has been selected to develop children’s geography and science skills, as well as developing their awareness of global issues that affect our planet. Please see our curriculum document here: Year 3 Curriculum Overview – Autumn 2019 which will provide you with an overview of the different skills and knowledge we will be covering up until Christmas.
During open morning, Year 3 enjoyed showing parents all the work that they have learned this summer.
They also encouraged parents to take part in the fun activities.
Ancient Greek Warfare
It was fun to learn about Ancient Greek weapons and warfare. Their shields were huge and the swords were incredibly heavy! Later, we split into Athens and Sparta, to learn commands and work as a whole army to respond together. It was awesome!
We learnt how clever Archimedes was and took on the challenge of solving a puzzle he created. It was really tricky and we needed lots of resilience to complete the task!
In our workshop, we acted out the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. We were brilliant actors and are using this myth in our literacy lessons, so it was a great introduction to the story.
During our Ancient Greece Workshop, we worked in pairs to be fact detectives and use information boards to find the answers to lots of questions. There was a lot to find out, but we were fabulous!
We started to learn about the functions of our skeleton and how it protects our vital organs. In teams, we made the outline of a body, placed the organs where we thought they were inside our body and made bones to protect them. Our teamwork was amazing!
British Museum Trip
Year 3 had a great day in the Ancient Egyptians Galleries at the British Museum.
Adults were really impressed with how much the children remembered from their topics and one mum was amazed at how much the children taught her during the day. A huge thank you to all the parents who came with us, we couldn’t do it without you!