Heatherlands Primary School

Enjoying Learning Together

Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!


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The Heatherlands Way

PE days: Tuesday (indoor)  & Wednesday (outdoor) Children to come into school dressed in PE kits.

New Yr3 Parent Information Meeting Slides July 2024

Year 3 homework ideas for 'A pizza the action!' Summer 2024

Arts Week June 2024 - Year 3 started the week by looking at the artist, Sandra Meech. She uses a mixed media approach to her work, incorporating drawing, painting and textiles to create glacier inspired pieces. We found that she used different principles and elements of art but particularly liked her use of colour and texture. We then had a go at using different tie dye techniques to make different lines. It was a bit fiddly to tie the elastic bands on our fabric but we showed resilience to create some lovely effects. We had to think carefully about which colours would work best for our group piece, which we planned using collage before having another go at dyeing with the right colours. On the Tuesday we had a visit from the Big Little Theatre company who put on a fantastic show for us. We then took part in some workshops and performed ourselves in the afternoon! Later in the week, we combined all of our pieces of fabric together to make a year group outcome. We had to look at the patterns carefully to represent the different features of a glacial scene – mountains, cliffs, water and the northern lights in the sky. We were even able to use some of our test pieces of fabric to make some hammered leaf art during our forest school sessions!

Yrs 3&4 sports day is well under way. Weather conditions are perfect!

'Pizza the action' knowledge organiser Summer term

Year 3 have enjoyed a fantastic trip walking to Bournemouth Gardens this week to study the River Bourne. We spent the day sketching the river, learning about water safety, measuring the depth and flow of the river and dipping for creatures. We were so lucky to find lots of different creatures and loved looking at what we managed to catch! We all clocked up lots of steps during the walk there and back and thankfully managed to dodge any rain too. A wonderful day had by all!

Year 3 Curriculum Overviews

'Down by the riverside' knowledge organiser

Home learning project ideas Spring 2024

'Testudo' knowledge organiser

'Shake, rattle and roll' quiz

'Shake, rattle & roll' knowledge organiser

HISTORY – VISITOR 23.11.23 This term we were lucky enough to have some visitors from Poole Museum who introduced us to the Iron Age. Using our knowledge from the Stone and Bronze Age we were able to see how life further changed for our local ancestors in Poole! Not only did we see a real longboat discovered in Poole Quay, we were even able to pick up, try on and explore real artefacts from the museum: animal bones, fur rugs and woollen overalls.

'Rock of ages' homework project ideas 22.11.23. Due in Monday 4th December 2023

'Rock of ages' knowledge organiser Autumn 2

Yr 3 & 4 Parent Information Meeting Slides - Sept 2023

'Ready, steady, grow' knowledge organiser Autumn 1

50 Recommended Reads for Year 3