Year 3 have loved learning to write their own sound poem, inspired by Roger McGough’s poem The Sound Collector. We wrote our own versions using lots of onomatopoeia and then some of us performed them. We hope that you enjoy them!
Here are some extracts from the amazing stories some of the children in 3W have created…
The lovely master walked over to Rhodapis as she sat admiring the scenery on the riverbank. He gave Rhodapis a bracelet which was so delicate and precious. As Rhodps put the bracelet on her arm it sparkled and shone in the sun. the bracelet had magical gems coloured like a rainbow. As rhodapis sat admiring her bracelet from the master she felt the gentle stares and loud giggles from the slave girls appearing from tree. The slave girls was very jelous and stood sniggering at Rhodapis as they laughed they told her to get back to her chores right away.
As rhodapis walked away across the river bank, she gently looked back and seen the girls getting on the barge, they laughed and shouted “we will enjoy the party” – Rhodapis became upset and was trying her hardest to hold back the tears. She was devasted she couldn’t go to the party.
Rhodapis arrived back and started doing her chores she was devasted she couldn’t go to the party and meet the Pharoah.she thought I cant do this anymore and went back to the riverbank to finish her art work.
As she sat there drawing the beautiful flowers that waved in the breeze, a slithery snake in the shadow of the grass appeared sniffing and slithering towards Rhodapis and snatched her beautiful shining bracelet from her arm and slittered away quickly. Rhodapis jumped up from the grass and shouted “come back please come back – my beautiful shining bracelet” – her eyes filled with tears and she bent towards the floor and burst out sobbing. As she lifted her head she seen the snake in the far distance travelling along the grass in the direction the other slaves girls travelled towards the party.
Angelica sank down beside the river and felt very gloomy. Tears filled her eyes when she thought of the exciting times the servant girls would be enjoying at the ball. she took off her magnificent headdress and put it on the ground beside her. Angelica started to feel better when she saw the sunlight make the jewels on her headdress sparkle and shine, the reflections shone on the water. As Angelica paddled her dainty feet in the river she noticed a flock of magpies had appeared and began flying around. Angelica was fascinated by the way they swarmed in circles when suddenly one of the magpies swooped down and grabbed her precious headdress. Angelica shouted with fear to the magpie to stop and go away. She flapped her arms and tried to distract the bird so it would drop her headdress but it didn’t work.
Angelica was devastated, she could never replace the beautiful headdress and she desperately looked to see where the magpies had gone and tried to follow them along the river bank hoping the bird would lose its grip and drop her precious belongings. The magpie soared higher and higher and soon all Angelica could see was the sparkle of the beautiful gems glinting in the sunlight as the magpies disappeared from sight.
Angelica was distraught, she had never owned anything so stunning and now it was gone.
Whilst Angelica was heartbroken about losing her precious headdress the magpie had flown straight towards the sound of the ball. The magpie could see so many shining and sparkling jewels it was spoilt for choice. It dropped the head dress straight into the lap of Prince Alfredo who jumped up with astonishment.
Once upon a time in the beautiful land of Egypt there lived a talented girl called Rhodahpis.When she was a little girl she was sadly stolen by agressive pirates from her home in Greece, and sold as a slave in Egypt. Egypt was an extremely hot country and had lots of dry, rocky desert. The raging, bright sun shone all over Egypt and its nation, it gave the dessert a golden, brown glow and made the river and sea glisten like diamonds. The river Nile gently flowed throughout Egypt, people lived next to it for water ,to grow their green crops and they also used it for travel. By the time Rhodahpis settled into Egypt some girls came into her life, they were servent girls too.They loved mocking her because she was different for example they said haha look at her with lots of chores to do they did this because her eyes were as blue as the Nile and theirs were as brown as chocolate, her hair was golden and got tangles in the breeze and theirs were as dark as panthers and hung straight down, her skin burned red in the hot sun of Egypt and theirs glowed copper.When everyone was asleep and Rhodahpis was alone dancing to her tiny, red snake and the singing birds she would start to smile and she felt like she owned the world.
As that evening approached when Rhodopis had finished her chores she went down to the forest with her animal friends. She danced and sang the night away, but what she didn’t realise is her master was approaching. “ What a beautiful song” gasps the master. “ For this deserves a reward,” the master said. The following day as Rhodopis awoke, there she saw a pristine tiara with beautiful glistening gems lying beside her pillow. The other servant girl got site of this and was not happy, as they had never been given a gift before. “ Why would the master give it to her, she’s just a ugly slave” one the the servant girls grunted. With that the servant girls made sure Rhodopis was too busy to sing and dance again.
The next morning Kipa announced, “ Today we will travel to Memphis, where the Pharaoh is to hold a ball with a feast like no other.” “ There will be dancing and singing,” one of the servant girls responded. Just as Rhodopis was about to smile, Kipa said “ sorry Rhodopis but you’re not invited, someone has to stay behind to do the chores.” as tears built up in her eyes, the servant girls rush off to get ready.
Out of nowhere a huge shadow appeared over Rhodopis head she glanced up to see a magnificent eagle gliding above her it was such a beautiful sight but suddenly the eagle swooped down that fast Rhodipis felt the breeze off its wings sweep across her face and to her horror she seen its giant claws in front of her she closed her eyes out of fear. unbeknown to Rhodopis her exquisite shawl had slipped off her shoulders and as she looked up to her dismay the eagle had grasped it between its claws and was flying off down the Nile, her heart sunk and all she could do was watch as the eagle flew further away she was devastated.
The eagle flew along the Nile all the way to Memphis where the pharaoh was holding his banquet. Amasis was just about to address his guests when suddenly the eagle dropped the beautiful shawl and it landed on his knee.” What a beautiful garment, this must be a sign sent from the gods” proclaimed Amasis I will marry the fair maiden that this belongs too. Amasis summoned his guards and told them to dismiss his guests he was to start his quest to find his bride immediately.
The Pharaoh set off on his journey on his quest to find his queen. He trudged across the sweltering hot desserts where the imposing pyramids towered over the golden sea of sand and hiked the steep cliffs to search near the eagles nests.
Girls and women rich and poor would swarm the Pharaoh wherever he ventured but none did the shawl that he had clutched in his hand seem to fit or look quite right. The more he searched the more determined the Pharaoh became in his pursuit. He summoned the royal barge and pledged he would travel to every city along The Nile. The roaring of the trumpet alerted the people he had arrived. But sadly he still hasn’t tracked down his queen.
Currently in 3W we are enjoying…
We hope that you have had a fantastic summer break and are ready and raring to go.
PE lessons will be every Tuesday and Thursday. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school. This should be black shorts, pumps and a plain white t shirt or Corrie PE top.
Homework will be sent home every Friday and is expected to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. Children have maths homework set on Goggle classroom, topic homework from the menu and also Spelling Shed and Times Table Rockstars.
Reading books should be signed at home at least twice a week and should be in school every day, but will also be checked on Wednesdays along with the homework.
Please find below what we will be learning about:
In maths we will be starting our new scheme ‘Power Maths.’ We will be looking at place value (3 digit numbers) and addition and subtraction.
In English our featured text will be ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. We will also be reading extracts from Stig of the Dump by Clive Davies and The Wild Way Home by Sophie Kirtley to support us with our writing. We will then write our own adventure story inspired by these texts and include some of the SPaG features we have been looking at in class.
Topic: The Stone Age
Our topic this term is The Stone Age. Through our topic we will develop our historical skills by looking at what life was like in the Stone Age, studying what we can learn about the past from artefacts and finding out when the Stone Age was by looking at timelines. We will also be looking at Stone Age Art and Craft and create our own cave paintings and analyse Stone Age weapons and jewellery including spears, axes and bear tooth necklaces.
Science: Moving and Feeding
In Science the children will learn that animals including humans need the right types and amounts of nutrition to thrive and grow and that eating the wrong types and amounts can lead to health problems. They will investigate some of the health problems associated with not eating well. They will learn that we cannot make our own food and that we need to eat a varied diet and list the types of food that we need and why we need them and construct a balanced food plate. They will find out that different animals have different dietary requirements and some foods humans eat may be poisonous to animals. The children will also discuss the role of the muscles and skeleton and describe what would happen if we didnʼt have them.
PHSE: JIGSAW: COVID Recovery Program and Being Me in my World
We will start the year by completing the Jigsaw ‘COVID recovery program.’ We will look at how routines have changed in school and how to keep ourselves safe. We will also look at worries that we may have and what we can do to help. After that we will look at ‘Being Me in my World.’ During this ‘puzzle’ the children will be looking at their thoughts and feelings during new experiences. They will be looking at what makes them proud and how this made them feel. They will create their own personal and class targets linked to our Investors in Pupils and assess their progress in achieving them.
RE: What do different people believe about God?
In RE the children will be looking at what different people believe about God through stories, buildings and art.
PE: Games and Gymnastics
In PE the children will practice their throwing and receiving ball skills in games and also look at shapes in gymnastics.
During our music lessons the children will have the opportunity to learn how to play a brass instrument with Tameside music service.
In our ICT lessons we will be looking at computing systems and networks.
Our first theme is France and its culture. We will then look at greetings and names and learning how to count up to 20 in French.
HOME LEARNING LINKS / IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER
Every term the children will receive a ‘Take Away Homework’ a menu of homework activities linked to our Topic. If you would like to email us your child’s homework please email to firstname.lastname@example.org FAO Miss Wood / Mrs Lynch.
The children will also be set a piece of maths work online linked to their learning in class. If your child does not have access to the internet, please ask for a worksheet instead.
Home Reading: Reading a school book is part of your homework. Children should read at least twice week and signed by an adult. Reading books will get checked every Wednesday. Reading books will be changed on a Monday and Thursday. Your child’s reading diary must be signed before a new book is given and all activities completed (if applicable)
REMEMBER: all homework needs to be completed each week and handed in by each Wednesday to achieve GREEN for Homework in your Assertive Mentoring. If you hand it in on Thursday you will achieve YELLOW and after that you will achieve RED for that week.
You all have an ACTIVE LEARN and Times Tables Rockstar login for other Maths activities, games and multiplication facts practise to enjoy at home online. Please ask an adult to see your teacher for a replacement card if you lose or forget your login. Web links:
You will need to regularly revise the year 2 spelling list and learn the Year 3 spelling lists.
Other important information:
All the equipment you need is supplied for you in school. Please do not bring in your own pencils, rubbers etc from home.
We are really looking forward to a new and exciting term. If you have any questions or concerns, please book an appointment to see your child’s class teacher.
Miss Wood and Mrs Lynch
I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of term! I am so proud of the children and how they have coped during these strange times. I have thoroughly enjoyed being their class teacher (even if part of it was from afar) and wish them all the best on their next journey into year 4.
A new learning pack with approx 2 weeks worth of work will be ready from the KS2 reception from 8:30am on Monday 13th July. This will take children up to the end of the academic year. Reading books will also continue to be changed, but current books need to be returned in the pack with their name labelled on which will also be outside KS2 reception.
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can help you with using email@example.com
Take care, Miss Wood
We hope that you are all safe and well. We cannot believe that we are into the last term of school, of what has been a very strange year. Please continue to send us updates and pictures to the year 3 email address or school FaceBook page, as we love hearing from the children.
Each child has access to a new home learning pack, with approximately three weeks worth of work. This will be available to collect from the KS2 reception from Friday 19th June. However, if you would like to print this yourself from home, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a digital copy. We have also provided every child with a reading book pack. This contains 2 school reading books and also a book from the school library that we think they might enjoy! When you come to collect your first pack of books, there will also be an empty pack with their name on to put the books in that they took home when school closed. Books will be changed on a regular basis, but each pack will need 72 hours before its emptied and changed to prevent spread of the virus.
We will also continue to monitor and check reading books and work set online using Active Learn.
For topic, please continue to complete a piece of work from the homework menu each week and share it with us via email or facebook!
If you have any questions or queries feel free to contact us by email on email@example.com and we will try our best to answer them and help you in any way that we can.
We hope to see you all very soon, Miss Wood and Mrs Akhtar