Year 3

Mr Tom Shepherd

Class Teacher

Hello everyone. I am the Year 3 class teacher. I have been teaching for 3 Years and am lucky enough to have been given the opportunity to return to St Newlyn East after being placed here as a student.

At the school I will be working closely with the year 4 class teacher Mr Hughes in overseeing the PE curriculum in the school and making sure that there are a number of extra curricular sports clubs on offer.

When not in the classroom, I am often found on a football pitch or attempting to surf (very grateful we have such fantastic lifeguards) but I will generally give anything a go!

Time is flying by in Year 3 and the children are working as hard as ever! This week we had an amazing world book day-the costumes were fantastic and the children were really enthusiastic about their favourite books. We are in the middle of our Science unit of work, the children have explored the different food groups and now have a greater understanding of the nutrients they need to be healthy. We have also looked at the skeleton and the children loved sorting some different animals into groups based on the skeletons that they have.
In maths we are in the middle of investing money and are looking at different strategies to add, subtract and convert different amounts - the children have been able to make some wonderful links between the strategies and real life problems.
3 weeks into the Spring term already! The time is flying in year 3 and the children, as always, have been working extremely hard. We have finished a literacy unit on explanation texts-where the children all created their own explanations about earthquakes and why they happen and are now exploring adventure stories!
In maths we are learning about how we can use our times tables to help with dividing and have even had a look at how we can use our tables facts to answer some super hard questions like 40 x 4 or 720 divided by 8.
We have transformed into Palaeontologists for our afternoon learning. Exploring different rocks and their uses and grouping rocks based on what they are like was a challenge. We have learnt about how soil is formed and also how fossils are formed - the children even had a go at creating some of there own fossils!
Take a look at some of the pictures below!
The children in year 3 have been doing some fabulous learning over the Autumn term and are so close to a well earned Christmas rest. The children have thoroughly enjoyed our Victorians topic alongside the different literacy and maths units we have been doing. Over the last couple of weeks the children have invented their own repeating poems about a magical box, transformed into historians to explore Victorian children and have been investigating multiplication and division.
Citizen of the Week:
A special mention to our citizen this week - Nikola McCormack 
Congratulations you should be proud of yourself for always listening and working hard - keep taking pride in your wonderful learning!
Enjoy the Christmas break and be ready to return to some Earth Shattering learning in January.
Friday 12th October
Year 3 have had a very busy week this week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed finishing off our history block of work all about Ancient Greeks - looking at how they have impacted the way we live and differences between Athenians and Spartans!
Congratulations to Willow on becoming our Citizen of the week for following the golden rules all of the time - especially working hard with her Legend in literacy!
Friday 28th September
Year 3 have had a fantastic week and I have been delighted with how the children are really showing that they can follow the Golden rules at all times. The children have enjoyed the Geography learning this week, we have looked at where Greece is on a map compared to other countries, the features of Greece and the United Kingdom and worked as teams to create a presentation about Ancient Greek Settlements
Citizen of the Week.
Congratulations Nicola on becoming our Citizen for following all the Golden rules - especially working hard!
Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school each week.
Homework challenges and a range of reading books will be being sent home in the not so distant future.
Don't forget to try and become a times table rockstar. Please do not hesitate to ask if you need help logging on.
The First term in Year 3...
Ancient Greece
During the first half term the children will be exploring Ancient Greece as part of our creative curriculum - looking at Ancient Greek art and artists, the history of Ancient Greece and the location itself in our Geography block of learning.
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