Year 3

Welcome to Year 3: Howard Carter Class

Miss Gilmartin Year 3 Teacher

Mrs Neale Teaching Assistant


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What have we been learning?

During this term, Year 3 has been learning all about prehistory. We have looked at different time periods that make up prehistory like: The Stone Age, The Bronze Age and The Iron Age. As part of our learning about the Stone Age we learnt all about early humans and how they lived. Early humans lived in caves and often drew paintings on the cave walls. We had a go at creating our own cave paintings using chalk – a material that cavemen would have used too!

Outside our year 3 classroom we have a small garden that we like to grow plants in. Over the year we have had some vegetables growing and we have recently planted some wild flowers ready for the springtime. We can’t wait to see what flowers grow!

For our Art topic this term we have been learning all about colour and how it can be used in different ways to create a piece of art. We have also been learning about the artist Ben Moseley. He uses lots of different tools when he’s painting so we had a go at using different painting brushes and tools to create different effects.

On the 4th December it was our school’s Christmas Decoration Day! This is a great day where we get to make Christmas decorations with our friends. This year we had a go at making our own baubles using pieces of wool.

On Monday 19th October, Year 3 had the exciting opportunity to try African drumming. It was very interesting and we even learnt some African phrases to say while playing the drum. We learnt how important it is to work together as a team to play different rhythms to create a piece of music.