Welcome to Year 3!
The staff in Year 3 are Mr Edginton, Miss Colquhoun and Mrs Stead.
Our first topic this year is Brainwaves.
The Big Idea
Our brain is special because we can use it to learn lots of new and different things every day, enabling us to gain the knowledge, skills and understanding that we will need to become successful adults. By finding out more about how we learn, and how we can improve the way that we learn, we will be better equipped for meeting the many challenges ahead of us.
In this unit, we’ll be ﬁnding out:
When they learn children will be:
For the entry point to Brainwaves the children became learning detectives and were challenged to investigate how we learn within school.
The children learned about how our brains work and once we learn something new we grow neurons. The children represented the inside of our brain by creating their very own neuron pathways.
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For the exit point we created clubs that will help keep our minds early and learn new skills. the children had a vote and the winner was Hill Top's Got Talent. This means every month children will be given a chance to teach the class a new skill.
Saving the World
Rainforests once covered 14% of our world’s surface. Now they cover less than 5%. Every second, an area of the rainforest the size of a football field is being destroyed. Some scientists believe that, if we lose our rainforests, we might put our whole planet at risk. What will we do to help save the rainforest?
In Geography, we’ll be finding out:
In ICT & Computing, we’ll be finding out:
In Art, we’ll be finding out:
In Science, we’ll be finding out:
In Technology, we’ll be finding out:
In Music, we’ll be finding out:
In Physical Education, we’ll be finding out:
In International, we’ll be finding out:
For out entry point, the children created their own rainforest in a section of the classroom. The children created trees, leaves and animals to display on our rainforest wall. As we continue the term, the children will add their work to the rainforest wall.
The children have been locating different rainforests on a map of the world.
Recently, the children have been looking at deforestation and the devastating effects it has on our rainforests and the world. To raise awareness of deforestation Year 3 have created deforestation posters to spread the word.
Year 3 researched all about the local communities within rainforests. These communities are called tribes and the children have learnt all about how they live within this natural environment. The children found out that every tribe has a symbol and these symbols mean you are part of that community. The children created their own tribal face masks which in turn include a symbol connecting them to their tribe.