Curriculum: Year 3
Year 3 have enjoyed learning about a variety of topics this year. They have learned about volcanoes, Romans, and Spain. Both year 3 classes took a particular interest in studying all things volcanoes. They enjoyed making volcanoes erupt. They participated in a process of learning about where volcanoes are, vocabulary, reading stories like Escape from Pompeii, making a volcano out of papier-mâché and finally putting ingredients together to make it explode.
The children put a lot of work into the Roman topic. They made handbags in DT to learn sewing skills and also used elements that Romans would have used. They did a lot of writing about what they learned about Romans including writing an informal letter to Boudicca and a recount about Julius Caesar’s life. They particularly liked making a play for their parents, Willow class about Boudicca and maple class about Julius Caesar and presenting this to their families and showing them all the lovely hard work they completed.
Science has been a big hit this year! The children learned about forces and magnets and learned to make a compass using a bowl, paper clip and a magnet. When learning about light, the children learned about the sources of light, protecting themselves from it and reflectors of light. Both classes enjoyed using flashlight and mirrors to make a maze of light and describing the process. Making slime was also enjoyed by all.
Children used their knowledge of measuring to find the amount needed when measuring ingredients and working together to try to make slime. They also enjoyed their time at the science centre learning at the wonderlab. They said their favourite things were the smoke machines, exploring heat on the body and moving around the earth. They also said the enjoyed moving on the slide to understand friction. Many children said they even enjoyed taking the tube with their class.
em Day was a huge success! The children learned about gravity and the different parts of an airplane as well as how an airplane flies in the sky. They used vocabulary like aerodynamic to describe how they would make their planes. They made a plan with their group and constructed an airplane out of plastic and cardboard. Later they flew their airplanes on the field to see how far it could travel. They enjoyed this hands on approach to learning and embraced this challenge.
When asking several children what their favourite things they did this year many responded with: Sports Day, making slime, studying volcanoes, STEM day, Science Museum, Twits novel study and Camo day!
As Headteacher I would like to welcome you all to our school. Ruislip Gardens Primary School is a very special place. Visitors comment positively about the school, from the children’s behaviour and their enthusiasm to the staffs ongoing commitment and dedication. We understand the power of education and take very seriously our duty to give your children the best start in life. I am personally very proud to be a member of this community.
The school recognises the value and uniqueness of each individual child and adult at Ruislip Gardens. We celebrate the talents and gifts of each child and enable them to develop to their full potential spiritually, morally, academically, socially and physically.
Our shared vision “Growing and Achieving Together” underpins all we believe in. Our core values
- Providing a safe and nurturing environment
- Establishing lifelong values
- Developing confident and independent learners
- Inspiring excellence
- Enabling everyone to succeed
show how Ruislip Gardens is dedicated to ensuring we help all our children become successful and happy young people. Their learning and personal development are our driving force.
With support and advice from all our stakeholders we were able to develop Ruislip Gardens 4 Life-long Values:
Each value has a definition, which you can read in the vision and values
section of the website.
I would like to extend an invitation to you to visit our school if you have
not already, where you are guaranteed a warm welcome. Finally I would
like to thank you for your continued support and for trusting us with the
privilege of educating your precious children.