Our latest Curriculum Leaflets will keep you informed about the Cornerstones projects being studied, including the learning activities that are planned and important day to day information. They will also give information about how you can help your child at home (linked with the taught curriculum) and weekly schedules for activities such as P.E. and home learning.
Click on the links below to download the latest Curriculum Information Leaflet for children in Year 3. Parent Curriculum Leaflets will be added during the year at the start of each creative learning project.
You can download Copley Junior's Recommended Reading List for Year 3 by clicking here.
See the overview of what Year 3 will be learning during 2018-2019 by viewing their long term plan here.
Our Class News
News from our 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' Creative Learning Project
John Bull Rock Factory Visit
On Thursday 6th September Pearl and Opal Classes visited the John Bull Rock Factory in Bridlington to begin their 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' topic work. Whilst there, the children were able to roll a piece of rock with their initial inside and see how the factory makes and packages fudge, biscuits and chocolate. Whilst finding out about the machinery in the factory, the children were able to taste samples of sweets and biscuits. They also made chocolate lollipops before a well-deserved visit to the play area to finish the day.
Click on the first picture below to view a photograph gallery from our visit to the John Bull Rock Factory.
Photos from Opal and Pearl Classes
Year 3 have had a really exciting start to the year with their Scrumdiddlyumptious topic. We are very impressed with how well all of the children have settled into life at Copley Junior School and how well they are developing into more independent learners!
In English, the children have worked very hard on their descriptive writing skills, writing all about Glenda the gloriously happy Oompa Loompa and then using those skills to write independently about Mr Twit. They then moved onto writing an explanation text about the journey of a banana, which was then developed into an explanation text of their own, about the journey of their choice of tasty and inventive sweets!
In Maths, we have worked very hard on our understanding of place value, multiplication and division and addition and subtraction. We are now becoming more confident in our reasoning skills, using our in-depth understanding to solve tricky challenges.
Our topic work has kept us very busy and we have thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the different food groups, tasting a variety of different foods, which led to a range of excitable reactions!
We have also learned about the life and work of James Lind, ordering the events of his life on a chronological timeline. We have been very creative with our artwork based on the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo and have a fantastic selection of ‘fruit and vegetable faces’!
Allegra used fabrics and collage to create 'Rusty the Autumn Man'. Wonderful creative work Allegra!
As part of their 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' project Year 3 demonstrated their creativity by making a diverse collection of musical instruments out of vegetables! The children then formed 'vegetable orchestras' and experimented with different rhythm patterns before performing these to the class.
To conclude our topic, we have been designing our very own smoothies, along with the colourful, eye-catching packaging, ready for our Year 3 Express Event. The Express was a fantastic experience for the children and we would like to thank all parents for your continued support with your children’s learning!
Click on the first picture below to view a photograph gallery from the Year 3 express event for parents/carers.
To read some of the comments from parents/carers and relatives about our express event, please click here.
Please click on the picture link below to view some of Year 3's fantastic home learning work.
Times Tables Rock Star Launch 2018-2019
Children and staff looked rocktastic for the launch of our Times Tables Rock Star learning for 2018-2019. Miss Mellor explained how important learning times tables is and that, with lots of practice, children need to aim for instant recall of all times tables and division facts. Miss Mellor explained how the times tables rock stars programme works. To begin with, if you need more than 10 seconds to answer questions correctly, you are a rock 'wannabe'. You will climb up the ladder of rock stardom as you get quicker at answering questions accurately - so 6 seconds or less you will become a 'breakthrough artist' and at 4 seconds or less you will become a 'headliner'. Your aim is to become a 'rock star' - you will achieve this when you can answer times tables questions correctly in 3 seconds or less. If your recall becomes even quicker you can become a 'rock hero' and, finally, a 'rock god'!
Our launch event finished with a teacher challenge - five brave (and very competitive) teachers tackled 100 instant recall questions against the clock. Miss Havercroft was victorious with a time of 1 minute 24 seconds!
You can find out more about 'Times Tables Rock Stars' by clicking here.
News from our 'Predators' Creative Learning Project
Year 3 had a fantastic visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to launch their creative learning project on 'Predators'.
Click on the first picture below to view a photograph gallery from our visit to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Year 3 created the colourful posters below to share their ideas on the theme 'Respect Grows When...'. Their ideas included:
- Respect grows when ... you share
- Respect grows when ... you treat people equally
- Respect grows when ... you say 'please' and 'thank you'
- Respect grows when ... you listen to other people's ideas
- Respect grows when ... you understand that people are all different
'Experience Christmas' Workshops at St Mary's Church
We are very grateful to members of St Mary's Church for organising a wonderful afternoon workshop session for both Year 3 classes to help them learn more about the Christmas story. Children moved around the different 'stations' meeting the angel Gabriel, finding out more about the journey to Bethlehem, meeting one of the shepherds and a wise man. They took part in activities at each station including craft and dressing up, with time for a drink and biscuit too. The children learned many new things about the Christmas story. Thank you to Reverend Amanda and everyone at St Mary's Church for providing such an enjoyable afternoon of learning!
Click on the first picture below to view a photograph gallery from our 'Experience Christmas' workshops.