Year 3

Year 3 Autumn 2019

We began our Science in Year 3 with an exciting enquiry entitled “Are you attractive enough?” We had lots of fun investigating with magnets and learned about magnets in everyday life. Volcanoes Year 3 have been learning a great deal this half term about volcanoes. We found out what makes the Earth angry and learnt … Read more

Year 3 – First Half of the Summer Term

Our DT enquiry this term was all about pneumatic systems! We used syringes and tubing, along with junk materials, to design and make moving monster toys. This involved developing our problem solving skills and teamwork. We ended our enquiry with an open afternoon for our parents, who enjoyed coming to see our working models.

Year 3 Spring Term Part 2

Another busy half term! Our enquiry has been all about Prehistoric Britain. We have learnt about the lives of the people of Britain during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. We had a fantastic trip to Norwich Castle Museum to learn how to be an archaeologist, how Neolithic people hunted and cooked their … Read more

Year 3 Spring Term Part 1

Our main enquiry this term was about Healthy Living. We did lots of Science, learning about the functions of muscles and bones, then we moved on to learn about nutrition. We made our own bread and healthy sandwiches. Then, we became geologists! We sorted rocks according to their properties and learned about how soil is … Read more

Year 3 Autumn Enquiry

Year 3 have been Ancient Greeks this term! We have learned loads about why we still remember the Greeks and what they have done that still impacts our lives today. We had a Greek making morning where we made clay pots and theatre masks. We have also learnt about the Ancient Olympics and gave a … Read more

Year 3 Autumn 2018

Year 3 began with an enquiry called “What makes clothes fit for purpose?” We read books with clothes as a focus and then in groups designed and made our own new uniforms for people including astronauts, waiters, schoolchildren, etc. We ended the enquiry with a Year 3 fashion show! In Maths we have been working … Read more

Year 3 Summer 1

This half term, Year 3 have been geologists. We have studied volcanoes and how they erupt, and made our own volcano models and caused eruptions by mixing chemicals. We then learnt about different types of rocks and how they are formed, and conducted some scientific experiments to find out about the properties of different types … Read more

This half term we have all been busy learning to use our new ipads!

This term, across the school we have been busy exploring and learning how to use the ipads in Years 1-6. The ipads were purchased by the FRIENDS of Hillside Avenue School. We were very excited to use them and now we have become more confident we can’t wait to use them for our learning next … Read more

Year 3 Spring Term 2018

Year 3 have been learning about keeping fit and healthy this term. We have book looking at the importance of eating a balanced diet and what different foods do for our bodies. We were lucky enough to have visits from two experts! We learnt all about X-rays and scans from a radiologist and helped make … Read more

Year 3 Autumn 2017

Year 3 have had an exciting half term. Our Enquiry work has centred around Ancient Greece. We learned how the city states of Sparta and Athens had very different ways of life and held our own Sparta vs Athens debate. We enjoyed making Greek masks and clay pots. We had lots of fun helping raise … Read more