"Learning never exhausts the mind."
Leonardo da Vinci
A warm welcome to Da Vinci's class page! Year 3 are proud to be named after one of the world’s greatest creative geniuses that ever lived! Not only is a celebrated as a great artist, but he is also known as a inventor having designed many machines years ahead of their time.
Follow the links on the page and on the gallery below to carry out a fun experiment at home! If you take any photographs or write about it, we can share your learning here on our page!
Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, remember your home-learning challenge for this term is all on the theme of light. There are many ideas you can use on the homework sheet, or think of your own!
What A Wonderful World!
We are really enjoying our learning. Our topic this term is ‘Earth, Wind and Fire!’ We will be learning about volcanoes and earthquakes, from geography to art. Make sure you follow our class link for our home learning this term; it gives us all the opportunity to follow our own learning path and it's always exciting to see and hear your wonderful presentations!
Our class text is 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter' by multi-award winning author, Phillip Pullman.
It tells of Lila's burning ambition to become a firework-maker herself, and follows her on her perilous journey to become one. It's a tale of true friendship, family, determination and courage!
In computing, we have been exploring the world of coding! Please share our learning by looking at our gallery on this page. The first app shows the story of a funny man running away from a giant bee! Come back soon as we upload even more of our stories!
This term, our Christian Value focus is "Friendship". From the Parable of the Paralysed Man, we are learning the importance of friendships.
“Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labour:
If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.
But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.”
Further information about our class routines and learning can be found on the links to the right of this page. Furthermore, if you have anything you wish to discuss, the best time to see me is after school and I am always available for those early morning, urgent matters.
Remember your e-safety rules: make sure you let your parents know you are online and share what you are learning!
Spelling punctuation and grammar
Prefixes and suffixes – Use the machine to create new words by a prefixes at the beginning of words, or suffixes at the end. Look how the prefix or suffix changes the meaning of the word.
Trapped! A game for identifying common nouns and proper nouns, adjectives and comparative adjectives
The Quest of Comma Castle – A spooky adventure that tests your word and punctuation knowledge: begin at level 1
Doorway Speller – Spelling quizzes. Go from ‘first-second level (C)’, or try the word lists of common tricky words.
Look, cover, write and check spellings – You can input your weekly spelling list here!
Squeebles – A multi-platform app where you can input spellings to practise on a tablet or iPod or android device.
Squeebles – A range of maths apps to support the different areas of maths.
The Romans – Woodlands Junior School
Discover Ancient Rome – History for Kids
Ten facts about Ancient Rome – National Geographic Kids
Lullingstone Villa – English Heritage
The Roman Painted House – Dover