Year 3 – Maple Class Page

 Welcome to Maple Class

Our teacher is Miss Smith and our teaching assistant is Miss McLaughlin.

We are so excited to share lots of interesting information and exciting photos about what we have been learning. Please scroll down to look at our latest photos and information. This page will be updated weekly so keep popping back to see the extraordinary things that we’ve been doing.

Important Information

Book change day is a Tuesday.
We have PE on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons.
Spelling tests are on a Monday and our new spellings come home each Tuesday.
My Maths homework will also be set each Tuesday.

 

24th November 2017 – Our Science Investigation!

This week in Science, we’ve learning about how soil is formed so this afternoon, we’ve been completing a Science investigation outside! We put on our wellies and wrapped up warm to collect soil samples from different parts of the school. We compared the soil to investigate the similarities and differences between each sample and discussed possible reasons for these differences.

We enjoyed a play on the field afterwards too!

17th November 2017 – Children in Need Disco!

What a fantastic evening we’ve had at our Children in Need disco! The children looked fantastic in their party outfits.

 

4th November 2017 – Our New Topic: Disaster!

We’ve had such an exciting first week back learning lots of information about our new topic for this half term: Disaster!

We’ve been looking at different types of natural disasters and this even included making hurricanes in a bottle which the children loved. We’ve also been learning about what causes earthquakes to happen. Here are the children learning about how Earth is like a jigsaw puzzle; made up of lots of different tectonic plates. The children enjoyed explaining how these plates are always moving very slowly, but when the plates crash into each other or rub against each other, it can cause an earthquake to happen.

As always, I’m completely overwhelmed by the children’s hard work and enthusiasm for their learning; we are all very much looking forward to another successful half term. Well done, Maple Class! I am very proud of you.

 

25th October 2017 – The End of an Exciting First Half Term! 

I can’t believe it’s half term already – where have the past seven weeks gone? What an exciting first half term we’ve had in Maple Class! I could not be any prouder of just how well the children have settled into their new class and learning in Key Stage Two. We have had SO much fun learning about our first topic: Ancient Egypt. The children’s enthusiasm for their learning has blown me away. Well done, Maple Class! I hope you are having a wonderful week off and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday. Here are some photos from our exciting first half term:

 

 

18th October 2017 – Our Exciting Geography Lesson! 

Today, we have been discussing, researching and explaining why settlements grew along the River Nile.

As a result of today’s lesson, we now know:

The land was most fertile along the river because of the monsoon rains which fell on the mountains in Ethiopia.

The River Nile provided food, water, transportation (for trading) and fertile soil for growing crops.

The River Nile flows through Northern Africa and drains into the Mediterranean Sea.

Facts written by: Chloe and Marnie.

25th September 2017 – A Fantastic Start to a Fantastic Year! 

We are very excited about our new topic for this half term: Ancient Egypt!

We loved our visit from Doc, the Egyptian expert! During our day with her, we played Egyptian games, experienced a real-life mummification and cracked codes which were in hieroglyphics! Here are some photos from our exciting day:

 

 

 

 

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