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Year 3 - Blwyddyn 3

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Blwyddyn 3 - Year 3

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Welcome to Year 3! / Croeso i flwyddyn 3!

Teacher: Miss Lambert

Teaching assistants: Miss Fitzgerald, Mrs Fletcher-Price and Mrs Camilleri 

 

Class Information:

We have P.E every Tuesday. Please ensure your child brings suitable clothing and trainers.

Homework and reading books will be given out every Monday. Please return by Friday or the following Monday at the latest.

 

Autumn term

What a Wonderful World

 

This term our context is "What a Wonderful World". The children have generated some very interesting questions about our world and have identified areas that they would like to explore during this term from their "Pupil voice" session during our first week back in September. 

 

Each week we have a new "World explorer of the week" whose Pupil voice question is chosen to explore.

 

Here is what we have done so far:

"Can we go to a Castle?"

"Can we go to a Castle?" 1
"Can we go to a Castle?" 2
Thanks to our first fantastic Pupil voice question we learnt about the features of castles and then researched three castles in Wales. We presented our information posters to the class and voted on which castle we would like to visit. We voted for Caerphilly castle!

"Can we learn a dance from another country?"

"Can we learn a dance from another country?" 1
"Can we learn a dance from another country?" 2
"Can we learn a dance from another country?" 3
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Our next World explorer of the week asked "Can we learn some dancing from another country?". This week we focused on Spain so we learnt how to do the Paso Doble. We also designed our own capes and dresses. We learnt that the costumes for the Paso Doble are usually red and black to represent the bull and the cape in bull fighting which takes place in Spain.

 

We also learnt all about Pablo Picasso and created our own self-portraits in cubism style.

"Why does the Welsh flag have a dragon on it?"

"Why does the Welsh flag have a dragon on it?" 1
"Why does the Welsh flag have a dragon on it?" 2
This very interesting question from our next World explorer of the week made us dive into Wales' history going way back to a time when Wales didn't even have a flag. We learnt about "The tale of the two dragons" and created our own iMovies using the green screen to retell the myth.

Spring Term

Rotten Romans

This term our context is "Rotten Romans". The children have generated some very interesting questions about the Romans and have identified areas that they would like to explore during this term from their "Pupil voice" session.. 

 

Each week we have a new "Emperor of the Week" whose Pupil voice question is chosen to explore.

 

Here is what we have done so far:

"Where did the Roman's come from?"

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Our first "Emperor of the week" wanted to find out where the Romans came from.

From this question we discovered that the Romans came from Rome and how the Roman Empire expanded over years. We also discovered how the city of Rome was built by learning about the story of Romulus and Remus. We retold this story in our own words.

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"Who was in charge of the Romans?"

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Our next "Emperor of the week" wanted to know who was in charge of the Romans. The children found this question very interesting as the Romans didn't have Kings and Queens but had Emperors as their rulers. The children created a timeline about some of the most interesting Emperors and also created a fact file about Julius Caesar. The children used DCF and literacy skills to research facts about Julius Caesar before creating their fact files.

Did you know...

Julius Caesar wasn't actually an Emperor but a very powerful Roman general. He tried to invade Britain twice but failed.

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"What was Roman armour made out of?"

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Our next pupil voice question wanted to find out about Roman armour and what it was made out of. We found out that it was made out of iron. This gave us the idea to conduct a science experiment to test different materials and metals to see which were magnetic and non-magnetic. We found out that not all metals are magnetic like some of us initially thought.
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