Welcome to Year 3 Aspen Class!
Friends, Romans, Countrymen…lend me your ears.
This term, Year 3 Aspen are travelling back in time to 43AD to learn all about the Romans and their conquest of Britain. Throughout the topic, we will be learning what life was like in Londinium, with a special visit from a real Roman soldier. We are also immersing ourselves in a wintery wilderness, through our class text – Ice Palace! We are looking to create some incredible descriptions of the tundra, as well as exploring our characters in detail. We will combine art, drama and creative writing to create our own stories inspired by the text. In maths, we are getting to grips with the jump between Year 2 and Year 3, and reminding ourselves of the importance of place value to understanding number. We’re working hard to build these key skills before moving onto addition and subtraction later in the half-term. In science, our topic is forces, where we are learning to ‘use the force’ in our everyday actions. We’re looking forward to conducting a range of experiments to test the forces that impact on our world, and explore some big scientific questions such as, ‘what is gravity?’ We are finishing out topic with an awesome trip to the science museum to really see what we have learnt. We’re really excited to be starting our journey in Key Stage Two, and have already made an excellent start to the new school year.
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Aspen class have had a brilliant start to year 3 and KS2 and have taken part in a whole range of fun and interesting activities. Our topic this term was the Romans and we have learnt everything we can about them. We had an amazing Roman feast, a giant battle (using the shields that we made), we made aqueducts and were visited by a time travelling troupe who introduced us to characters from the Roman past!
During History and Geography week, we added onto our understanding of the Romans, by creating our own mosaic designs, as well as learning more about Norse mythology. Our class book, Ice Palace, is set in Scandinavia, so we learnt a lot about its origins.
We were lucky enough to go to the science museum, where we rounded of our topic on forces and magnets by participating in lots of fun experiments. Some of us even able to take part! In the classroom, we also learnt about how to make a compass and which things are magnetic. This was also the subject of our incredible class assembly!
In the middle of the term, we planted trees in Harvard Hill Park, which we plan to visit in the summer to see how they have grown.
During charities week, we learnt about and raised money for our charity Save the Children by creating dens, keyrings and worry dolls. We were very proud of the money and time we donated.
Finally, at the end of the term, we performed songs beautifully in our Christmas concert, even signing ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’. In the last week of term, we attended a panto and laughed our schools off at the actors on stage!
We are very much looking forward to the new learning and challenges that the spring term brings.
Aspen Class have had an absolutely fantastic term, where we have further immersed ourselves in our fascinating topic – Japan. We looked at traditional Japanese tales and turned them into our own drama pieces, as well as reimagining the story of Kubo and the Two Strings to inspire our own short stories.
We really enjoyed our art topic of collage, looking at the work of Paul Klee and Matisse to create our own excellent pieces of art work. We displayed them in our very own gallery for all see. It certainly brought plenty of colour to our corridors! As part of our science topic, we went on a trip to Chiswick House Kitchen Gardens, where we learnt about what types of plants were grown there, as well as looking inside a real bee hive.
We loved our Spring term, and are looking forward to our Summer topic of ‘The Stone Age’.