Year 3: 2019-2020

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.

Scrumdiddlyumptious   Predator  Gods and Mortals  Flow Mighty Metals

Click on the links below to download the 'Knowledge Mat' for each project. Knowledge mats are used in class to help your child remember some of the key facts taught during the project. Knowledge mats will be added during the year at the start of each creative learning project.

Scrumdiddlyumptious  Predator Gods and Mortals Flow Mighty Metals

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 2019-2020 by viewing their long term plan here.

 

Our Class News

News from our 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' Creative Learning Project

John Bull Rock Factory Visit

On Wednesday 11th 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.

Pearl Class Photos

Click on the first picture below to view a photograph gallery from our visit to the John Bull Rock Factory.

Opal Class Photos

Click on the first picture below to view a photograph gallery from our visit to the John Bull Rock Factory.

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’!

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.

Our food products - flavoured flat breads, smoothies, fruit salad, decorated biscuits and buns

Our poster advertisements, menus and smoothie cartons

Our smoothie cartons

Our Parent/Relative Enterprise Express

Thank you to all the parents, relatives and governors who came to the opening of the Year 3 Scrumdiddlyumptious cafe. This was our enterprise event for the year. We sold our fruit salad bowls, smoothies, flavoured flatbreads, decorated biscuits and buns, considering our costs and profit margins. Next we will work out our profits before we have the fun of deciding how to spend these!

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 2019-2020

Children and staff looked rocktastic for the launch of our Times Tables Rock Star learning for 2019-2020. 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.

We decided to use the profits from our 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' express to adopt a tiger and help protect this beautiful endangered species - Mrs Crayton is pleased to hear that the tiger will remain at the Yorkshire Wildlife Park!