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Welcome to Year 3!

Welcome to our Year 3 page. Here you will find important information about our Class routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about all of the fantastic activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

Our Year 3 staff:

Miss Ashley – Teacher

Week beginning 6th July .20 (School closure)

Hi Year 3!

I hope you have had a great week! I cannot believe that is July already, it seems such a long time since I last saw you and I am missing you all very much! I hope you are all ok and keeping busy doing lots of fun stuff at home as well as working hard completing the work we are setting each week!

This week I would like you to start week 4 of your home learning pack; remember these packs include Maths, English and Topic work and are to be completed each week alongside the purplemash 2dos that are set for you each week.

English

In week 3 of your home learning packs you will find some SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) related activities that will support you to spot mistakes and feel more confident to edit your writing.

It is important that we keep writing to practising using and applying a wide range of these features in our writing since we have worked so hard to learn and apply them into our writing to produced super stories and pieces of writing.

There is also tasks linked to recount features to support you with your non-narrative writing skills.

Please continue to read often and access the free stories on oxford owl. 

Maths

For maths this week I would like you to complete the maths activities in week 4 of your home learning packs.

This week there is a focus on two of the calculation operations – multiplication and division. These are both concepts that we covered whilst you were in school so this will be some revision for you. Remember to think about the basics before getting started; remind yourselves of your knowledge of the 2,3,4,5,8 and 10 times tables, as well as methods of grouping/sharing.

Please continue to access purplemash to complete the 2Dos set as well as using TT rockstars to support your timestables knowledge since this is very important for Year 4!

Topic

In the back of your week 4 home learning pack you will see some topic activities to complete this week.

Please keep checking Purple Mash as I will continue to set new 2Do activities linked to this week’s home learning pack activities.

Remember to keep using our Year 3 class blog to keep up with other members of our class and to share what you have been doing with your time away from school!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all the Burnside team! xx

Week beginning 29th June (School closure)

Hi Year 3!

I hope you have had a lovely week and have enjoyed the brilliant sunshine whilst working on your home learning packs.

This week I would like you to start week 3 of your home learning pack; remember these packs include Maths, English and Topic work and are to be completed each week alongside the purplemash 2dos that are set for you each week.

English

In week 3 of your home learning packs you will find some punctuation practice linked to inverted commas for direct speech. 

It is important that we keep writing to practising using and applying a wide range of these features in our writing since we have worked so hard to learn and apply them into our writing to produced super stories and pieces of writing.

There is also tasks linked to recount features to support you with your non-narrative writing skills.

Please continue to read often and access the free stories on oxford owl. 

Maths

For maths this week I would like you to complete the maths activities in week 3 of your home learning packs. This week there is a focus upon money, this is a concept that we covered whilst you were in school so this will be some revision for you. Remember to think about the basics before getting started; remind yourselves of the different coins and notes, how many pence are in a pound as well as well as different variations of coins to make the same amount.

Please continue to access purplemash to complete the 2Dos set as well as using TT rockstars to support your timestables knowledge since this is very important for Year 4!

Topic

In the back of your week 3 home learning pack you will see some topic activities to complete this week.

Please keep checking Purple Mash as I will continue to set new 2Do activities linked to this week’s home learning pack activities.

Remember to keep using our Year 3 class blog to keep up with other members of our class and to share what you have been doing with your time away from school!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all the Burnside team! xx

Week beginning 22nd June (School closure)

Hi Year 3!

I hope you have had a lovely week working on your home learning packs. This week I would like you to start week 2 of your home learning pack.

English

In week 2 of your home learning packs you will find some punctuation practice linked to apostrophes and inverted commas as well as word class practice.  

It is important that we keep writing to practising using and applying a wide range of these features in our writing since we have worked so hard to learn and apply them into our writing to produced super stories and pieces of writing.

Please continue to read often and access the free stories on oxford owl. 

Maths

For maths this week I would like you to complete the maths activities in week 2 of your home learning packs. This week there is a focus upon addition and subtraction, remember to use the method of column addition and remember place value.  

Please continue to access purplemash to complete the 2Dos set as well as using TT rockstars to support your timestables knowledge since this is very important for Year 4!

Topic

In the back of your week 2 home learning pack you will see some topic activities to complete this week.

Please keep checking Purple Mash as I will continue to set new 2Do activities linked to this week’s home learning pack activities.

Remember to keep using our Year 3 class blog to keep up with other members of our class and to share what you have been doing with your time away from school!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all the Burnside team! xx

Week beginning 15th June (School Closure)

Hello Year 3!

I hope you’ve all had a great week and that the rain didn’t spoil any of your fun! I really enjoyed speaking to some of you on the telephone this week and finding out what you have been doing during the last few weeks!

Thank you to those who have collected their home learning packs ready for the next few weeks ahead.

The home learning packs include daily tasks for you to complete for both Maths and English as well as some topic jobs to do! I have made these packs so they keep you busy for the next 5 weeks, up until the summer holidays. I will continue to direct you to some purplemash 2dos alongside the pack each week on our blog.

This week I would like you to complete week 1 of your home learning pack. Within this there is a Maths and English activity to complete each day and some topic activities behind this. At the back of each week you will find guidance and answers in case you need any advice however please remember that I can be contacted via the Purple Mash blog if you have any questions.

I will continue to set 2Dos on Purple Mash which will link to the activities in your packs.

Also, I found an art activity that I thought you may enjoy. It is inspired by ‘Charlotte’s Web’, it includes you using crayons and paint to create an artistic version of a spider’s web. If you use white crayon it will seem like you picture is magic and only appears when the paint is added.

You can create this picture by using a white oil pastel/crayon, draw the outline of a spider web. Next paint over and around the web with dark water colour paint/watered down paint. While the paint is wet, sprinkle salt over the entire surface. Let it dry, then wipe off the salt.

https://www.weareteachers.com/charlottes-web-activities/

Class Blog

I have really enjoyed chatting to some of you on our blog and have loved seeing pictures of the learning you are doing at home. Please keep logging on to purple mash and using our blog as a way to communicate with not only myself but your friends too!

I hope you have a brilliant week and I can’t wait to see your learning outcomes!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team!

xxx

Week beginning 8th June (School Closure)

Hello Year 3!

I hope you’ve all had a great week and dodged the rain!

This week, I have created some new home working packs for you to collect from school. You can pick these up from the school office on Wednesday 10th June, Thursday 11th June or Friday 12th June (until 12pm). These home learning packs include daily tasks for you to complete for both Maths and English. There are also some topic jobs to do! I have made these packs so they keep you busy for the next 5 weeks, up until the summer holidays. I will continue to direct you to some purplemash 2dos alongside the pack each week on our blog. I hope these are helpful!

Furthermore, we will be conducting some phone calls home this week to check in and see how you all are whilst catching up with what you have been doing during this time away from school. The phone call may come up with an unknown number but it is most likely just the Burnside staff giving you a friendly call to see how you all are!

Here are a few more activities for you to participate in this week, remember to show me the work you are producing by using our class blog!

Maths:

This week I would like us to focus on developing our skills of telling time. This is a concept that we have already learnt through your time in KS1 and a little during Year 3. I have set up 5 2dos on purplemash, which means there is an activity for you to complete each day of the week (Mon-Fri).

I have also attached a match up game to help you recognise the word/time language to the picture representation of a clock.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/analogue-time-pairing-game-tg-ga-189

Finally, if you are wanting or needing some addition support this is a link to a teaching clock to help you practice moving the hour hand and minute time – this is just an online version of the mini clocks we use during carpet time.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/time/teaching-clock

Extra fun – this is a set of loop cards you can play with your family at home. https://content.twinkl.co.uk/resource/73/de/t-n-7097-time-mixed-loop-cards-.pdf?__token__=exp=1591534704~acl=%2Fresource%2F73%2Fde%2Ft-n-7097-time-mixed-loop-cards-.pdf%2A~hmac=0f341872ed50a26f6cbede9beba677d1e191dbdae754a92fff1c1a7b96aec9b8

Writing:

This half term we would have been reading the story ‘Charlotte’s Web’. I would like you to listen to this reading of chapter one, ‘Before breakfast’.

From this reading, I would like you to create a role on the wall for the character of Fern; use a range of interesting adjectives to describe her appearance (what she looks like/what she is wearing?) as well as her personality (how does she act/what is she like as a person?). Once you have created an exciting word bank of adjectives, use these descriptive words within 5 or more sentences that include conjunctions to provide an engaging character description.

You could include…

Adjectives

Conjunctions – FANBOYS or ISAWAWABUB

Fronted adverbials for time, place or manner.

Superlative or comparative adjectives (e.g. biggest, bigger)

Reading:

I hope you are all enjoying this time to explore lots of books and continue with your reading.

Continue to use the Oxford Owl website since they have access to free e-learning books which link up to the reading band colours we use in school. This will ensure that you continue to make rapid progress in your reading!

I have attached a reading comprehension, ‘Doorstep Wildlife’. This reading comprehension includes 8 questions linked to the text. Remember if you come across some new vocabulary that is great, just research using a dictionary or the internet the definition of the word.

Science:

This week in science we are going to be learning about classification keys.

I have attached a PowerPoint, I have added the instructions for your learning during the PowerPoint; make sure to read the definitions to ensure you fully understand the new vocabulary we are learning as part of this topic.

Please complete the tasks in this order;

  1. Look through PowerPoint
  2. Classification tables
  3. Plan your questions
  4. Create your classification keys
  5. Draw your pictures

Art:

This week for your creative task I would like you to create a nature inspired collage based upon a living thing of your choice.

You can use recourses you have at home as well but the main focus of this task is to create your picture from natural materials, such as leaves, twigs, petals and even creating a pattern from bark off a tree.  

Spellings

Spellings word search for common exception words beginning with P. https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1230012/

Oak National Academy

Continue to use Oak National Academy to support your learning. This is website offers a range of lessons and online resources for children to access. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Class Blog

I have really enjoyed chatting to some of you on our blog and have loved seeing pictures of the learning you are doing at home. Please keep logging on to purple mash and using our blog as a way to communicate with not only myself but your friends too!

I hope you have a brilliant week and I can’t wait to see your learning outcomes!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team!

Week beginning 1st June (School Closure)

Hi Year 3,

I hope you enjoyed the half term week and that you were able to have lots of fun in this sunny weather!

Here are a few more activities for you to participate in this week, remember to show me the work you are producing by using our class blog! I would love to read some of the poems you wrote last week!

Science:

This half term our topic would have been ‘Living Planet’, whereby we would investigate and develop our understanding of the living world around us through varying environments, plants, animals and how an environment is unique for differing living things as well as recognising that environments can change and that this can sometimes pose dangers to living things.

This week I would like you to go on a nature walk and identify 10 living things (5 animals/5 plants) and create 3 fact file about 3 of your finds.

I would like the fact files to include;

  • Name of the living thing
  • What is it?
    • Animals – e.g. insect (invertebrate or vertebrate), mammal, reptile, amphibian, fish, bird
    • Plants fall into four categories: With seeds or without seeds – e.g. flowering plants, conifers, ferns and mosses.
  • The environment it lives in – e.g. pond, forest, soil/underground, trees etc.
  • What is the environment like? E.g. dark, damp/wet
  • Draw a picture of the living thing in the environment you found it and label what you picture includes.

Grouping plants video – https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-classifying-and-grouping-plants/zh9jvk7

Maths:

This week’s maths is linked to your science task, I would like you to use your knowledge of Venn diagrams and Carroll diagrams and to create 3 different diagrams for your living things findings. Remember to include a title of the categories, name of your living thing and a draw a picture of your findings.

For example;

I look forward to you sharing the work you produce on our Purple Mash blog, please remember to show me how you are getting on with your work and let me see what you are producing!

Writing:

This week I would like us to focus on revising literacy features we have previously learnt, such as similes, fronted adverbials and correctly applying punctuation.

Please follow the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons for each day this week since this week. Monday 1st June’s lesson is linked – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmg6pg8

Please continue to follow the rest of the daily lessons if you are able to or continue to practice using the home learning English books or an try and apply some of these features as you are talking to your family at home.

Reading:

I hope you are all enjoying this time to explore lots of books and continue with your reading.

Continue to use the Oxford Owl website since they have access to free e-learning books which link up to the reading band colours we use in school. This will ensure that you continue to make rapid progress in your reading!

I have attached a reading comprehension that is in a different format to the previous texts, see if the children can identify the text type this ‘Glowing Green’ text is. This reading comprehension includes 6 questions linked to the text. Remember if you come across some new vocabulary that is great, just research using a dictionary or the internet the definition of the word.

Geography:

This week’s geography focus is linked to your science activity, after or during your nature walk I would like you to create a perspective map of your walk and mark where you found each of your different living things using symbols that are explained through a key.

Your map should include;

  • A route of your walk
  • Symbols to represent the living things found
  • Key of your symbols
  • A compass that shows North, South, East and West – if you want to challenge yourself you could research the other 4 compass points and add them too.
  • A title of your map

Spellings:

I have created a word search that includes a range of Year 3 common exception words for M, N and O.

https://thewordsearch.com/puzzle/1211333/common-exception-words-for-m-n-and-o/

Oak National Academy

Continue to use Oak National Academy to support your learning. This is website offers a range of lessons and online resources for children to access. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Class Blog

I have really enjoyed chatting to some of you on our blog and have loved seeing pictures of the learning you are doing at home. Please keep logging on to purple mash and using our blog as a way to communicate with not only myself but your friends too!

I hope you have a brilliant week and I can’t wait to see your learning outcomes!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team!

xx

Week beginning 18th May  (School Closure)

Hello Year 3,

I am sure you have heard that there has been a bit of talk about schools reopening and some children going back to school but it’s not time for our class to come back to school just yet. But that is ok, you are all working super hard at home keeping your brains active and this extra time just means you can spend some more time making precious memories with your families.

This will be a time in your lives you never forget, you will always remember the spring/summer that you were able to spend time with your family and pets whereby you got to play, learn and experience new things with people special to you!

I am really enjoying seeing more people interact with our class blog on Purple Mash, I love how you are all chatting to each other and leaving comments on your friend’s posts. This makes me so happy to see you are able to stay in touch and so proud of how supportive and caring you are being to one another! For me, hearing from you all at this very strange time, really cheers up my days at home and makes me feel like I am still able to share your adventures with you until you can run into our classroom again to tell me about your exciting times yourself!

Here are a few more activities for you to participate in this week, remember to show me the work you are producing by using our class blog! I would love to read some of the poems you wrote last week!

Maths:

This week I would like us to focus on developing our knowledge of fractions; this is a topic we would have covered during spring term 2 before closures.

Please follow the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons for each day this week since this week it is linked to our focus of fractions. Monday 18th May’s lesson is supporting last week’s learning and initially revisits fractions to revise our knowledge – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zd8mt39

Please continue to follow the rest of the daily lessons if you are able to or continue to practice using the home learning maths books or get creative and apply fractions to objects or food around the house or outside.

Additional activities – it is also really important that you continue to integrating elements of counting into every small opportunity throughout the day. Practice counting forwards and backwards to 20, 50 and 100 or higher in varying multiples – even just in 1s!

Keep visiting Timestable Rockstars! I am keeping an eye on our Year 3 leaderboard and seeing who is working super hard on their timestable knowledge!!

Writing:

This week I would like you to write a diary entry about the battle between the roman soldiers and the Celts led by Boudicca. You will choose to either write the diary entry from from the perspective of a Roman solider or as a Celtic warrior or Boudicca.

Please watch this BBC video to get ideas about the events that occurred as well as thinking about how they would be feeling at different points in these events.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/story-of-britain-boudica-and-the-roman-invasion/zmyhf4j

Remember to try and include as many different writing features as possible, such as;

  • Dear Diary
  • Date it was written
  • Adjectives
  • Powerful verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Conjunctions – FANBOYS or ISAWAWABUB
  • Fronted adverbials for time, place or manner.
  • Superlative or comparative adjectives (e.g. biggest, bigger)
  • Rhetorical questions
  • You may even want to wow me with some technical vocabulary linked to the topic you are writing about!

Remember, it is important to plan your ideas before you write to make sure all your fantastic ideas can be included. You may want to plan using story mapping, a comic strip or through a spider diagram. Plus, you can create your own success criteria by choosing which of the writing features I suggested you may like to include. You could challenge yourself and ask an adult at home or sibling to check if you have included them.

I look forward to you sharing the work you produce on our Purple Mash blog, please remember to show me how you are getting on with your work and let me see what you are producing!

Reading:

I hope you are all enjoying this time to explore lots of books and continue with your reading.

Continue to use the Oxford Owl website since they have access to free e-learning books which link up to the reading band colours we use in school. This will ensure that you continue to make rapid progress in your reading!

I have attached a longer reading comprehension ‘The Story of Romulus and Remus’ that includes 8 questions linked to the text. Remember if you come across some new vocabulary that is great, just research using a dictionary or the internet the definition of the word.

History:

Using the attached timeline cards, please order the events linked to the Romans in chronological order. I would like you to use the cards for ideas/inspiration but to create your own by drawing your own pictures and then writing the date and the event that matches.

** You will have to research to understand the meaning of BCE and CE to help you order the events

I look forward to you sharing the work you produce on our Purple Mash blog, please remember to show me how you are getting on with your work and let me see what you are producing!

Spellings:

I have created a word search that includes a range of Year 3 common exception words for H, I, J, K and L.

Oak National Academy

Continue to use Oak National Academy to support your learning. This is website offers a range of lessons and online resources for children to access. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Class Blog

I have really enjoyed chatting to some of you on our blog and have loved seeing pictures of the learning you are doing at home. Please keep logging on to purple mash and using our blog as a way to communicate with not only myself but your friends too!

I hope you have a brilliant week and I can’t wait to see your learning outcomes on our blog!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team!

xx

Week beginning 11th May (School Closure)

Hi Year 3,

I hope you are all ok and keeping busy! Did any of you participate in any nice activities/celebrations for VE day on Friday 8th May?

I have put together some addition guidance of activities for you to complete this week to support your on going learning. Remember, a little each day will help to keep your brains active and help you continue your learning! Well done to those of you who managed to get on to purple mash last week and complete the activities that I had set for you. I am trying to include a few games to refresh your memories, as well as some learning to challenge you and extend your skills!

Maths:

This week I would like us to continue our consolidation of multiplying and dividing and how to address seeing calculations in different presentations and changing them into number sentences. I have attached a link to White Rose Maths, this resource have created 4 videos linked to multiplication and division through different pictorial representations, and they talk through identifying information in a question and then applying it. White Rose Maths have linked up with BBC Bitesize on this concept whereby they are outlining activities and challenges in relation to this learning. Therefore, please use both websites this week to support your mathematical learning and complete the activities set. I have attached a link for todays first lesson and the linked activities.

White Rose Maths week sequence – Week 4 (w/c 11th May) – https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

BBC Bitesize (Maths – Lesson 1 – 11th May) – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zvvsy9q

I have noticed that not many of you have had the chance to complete the 2Dos on Purple Mash so I have extended the deadline of these 2do activities that are linked to practicing your mental maths skills, in particular multiplication.

Additionally, please ensure you are accessing times table rockstars daily– this will make your recall and fluency much better and you will be able to use these facts throughout your whole time in school!

Writing:

This week for your English learning, I would like you to produce a list poem linked to the Romans invading Britain and the changes they brought to the country when it became Roman Britain.

Remember to try and include a range of literacy features we have learnt this year, especially some figurative language.

e.g.

  • Similes
  • Personification
  • Alliterations

As well as

  • A range of adjectives
  • Starting a new stanza with your list poem phase “The day the Romans invade…” or if you choose to use your own ideas.  

I have begun to write my own version, but I am certain you can be much more creative than I! I cannot wait to read the poems you write!

Here are some educational videos that might inspire some ideas;

Reading:

I hope you are all enjoying this time to explore lots of books and continue with your reading.

Continue to use the Oxford Owl website since they have access to free e-learning books which link up to the reading band colours we use in school. This will ensure that you continue to make rapid progress in your reading!

I have attached a short reading comprehension ‘DEFEAT OR RETREAT!’ that includes 4 questions linked to the text. Remember if you come across some new vocabulary that is great, just research using a dictionary or the internet the definition of the word.

Finally, I have also attached a video of a funny story from David Walliams’ book ‘The World’s Worst Children’; this one is called Miss Petula Perpetual Motion. I hope you enjoy listening to the story, I love how much expression is used as this story is being read – you remember to include this in your reading too! 

DT:

This week I thought we could have a bit of yummy fun that is also Roman-inspired. This week you will be focusing on Roman invasions and how they changed Britain during their reign in power. One of the biggest changes they made was the introduction of straight roads all over Britain. This week you can get creative and create a yummy treat by investigating how a Roman road was made then recreating it using edible ingredients or using natural resources, such as sand, rocks and playdough/salt dough. Can you make a mini version of a Roman road, including all its layers, using a Tupperware box or cardboard box?

https://adventuresinmommydom.org/make-edible-roman-road/

Oak National Academy

Continue to use Oak National Academy to support your learning. This is website offers a range of lessons and online resources for children to access. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Class Blog

I have really enjoyed chatting to some of you on our blog and have loved seeing pictures of the learning you are doing at home. Please keep logging on to purple mash and using our blog as a way to communicate with not only myself but your friends too!

I hope you have a brilliant week and I can’t wait to see your learning outcomes!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team!

xxx

Week beginning 4th May (School Closure)

Hi Year 3,

Who can believe that it has been 6 weeks since we last saw each other? I am missing you all and look forward to see you all again when it is safe to do so, until then I will keep giving you lots of activities that you can be completing at home with your adults or even challenge your siblings with! Remember, a little each day will help to keep your brains active and help you continue your learning! Well done to those children who sent me lovely post on our Purple Mash blog last week, it was great seeing the work you have been completing as well as wowing me with some of the additional activities you have been doing.

Oak National Academy

We have an additional useful website for you to access at home:

Oak National Academy – This is a website which offers a range of lessons and online resources for children to access. The online classroom offers free access to video lessons, quizzes and worksheets. https://www.thenational.academy/online-classroom

Maths:

I have created a PowerPoint that outlines some mental maths statements that I would like the children to try. If the children feel they need to jot down their ideas that is fine, we want to build confidence in what they can do as well as develop skills; but please try and encourage them to do what they can mentally using their prior knowledge of place value, counting in variables and timetable knowledge.

I have set you some maths 2do activities linked to continuing to practice your mental maths skills, in particular multiplication.

Additionally, I can see that not many of you are accessing times table rock stars or numbots! Please ensure you are accessing times table rockstars and numbots daily– this will make your recall and fluency much better and you will be able to use these facts throughout your whole time in school!

Writing:

This week, I would like you to describe how a Roman soldier’s armour and clothing helped him in battle. Remember to include the adjectives you thought of last week to describe Dum Spiros armour. I have attached a link to a short informative video about life as a roman solider, use this to help with ideas as well as conducting your own research.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/go/resource/t2-h-5325-a-roman-soldiers-life-for-me-animation

I have set a 2Do on Purple Mash linked to a Roman solider and his armour that allows you to create an online information leaflet. However, if you cannot access Purple Mash, you can still do this activity by completing it by creating a leaflet, you can choose to do a booklet or a 3-fold leaflet. Share pictures of your work on our Purple Mash blog, I would love to hear all your interesting facts all about the roman soldiers.

Reading:

I hope you are all enjoying this time to explore lots of books and continue with your reading.

Continue to use the Oxford Owl website since they have access to free e-learning books which link up to the reading band colours we use in school. This will ensure that you continue to make rapid progress in your reading!

I have attached a short reading comprehension ‘Live like an Emperor!’ that includes 4 questions linked to the text. Remember if you come across some new vocabulary that is great, just research using a dictionary or the internet the definition of the word.

If you would like an additional challenge, Talk for Writing have produced some fantastic English resources that engages your reading skills, vocabulary knowledge and writing skills through a range of activities linked to a story – there is a copy for the children to read or an audiobook option that the children can listen to whilst following the words in the text. https://www.talk4writing.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Y3-Dean-Stone-Trolls.pdf

Music

For music this week, feel free to continue to participate in the Myleene Klass online music lessons (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ/videos). You can continue choose from any of the videos or progress through the sessions.

Some extra exciting news!! We have been extremely lucky because Dr Renwick (who taught us to play the ukuleles) has sent us a link to his interactive YouTube channel and we can join in with his music sessions. Here’s the link to the full playlist  –  if you want to be organised about viewing them, scroll down to video #1, as there is an intended learning sequence. https://www.youtube.com/mfsde

Geography/Science:

Please continue to explore the educational videos linked to Extreme Earth!

 There is a collection of 5 videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C36aB6JEGms&list=PLmTANLv-GyXVBjQrPUQozH5jpUpikrSpD ) that explore all the topics we have covered in spring term, including;

  • The Earth’s structure.
  • Weather
  • Light and how a rainbow is made.
  • Tornados
  • Volcanos
  • Earthquakes
  • Renewable energy + a fun experiment with a tasty result.

I would like you to watch these videos to support you in recapping some of our learning as well as stealing some fun activities linked to our learning to perform with your adults at home so that you can teach them all about our EXTREME EARTH!

Also, there are also a collection of at home educational activities that Maddie Moates guides you through. I would love it if you could try some of these simple activities at home and show me the results on our Purple Mash blog!  

DT:

This week I thought we could have a bit of yummy fun and I have found a super recipe for rocky roads that you could make with your adults at home – I am certain they deserve a tasty treat this week and maybe they will even share it with you!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/blue-peter-steph-gbbo-festive-rocky-road?collection=bp-arts-and-crafts

I have also set you a fun, Roman-inspired art task on Purple Mash. I would like you to research mosaics and the mosaics that were created in the Roman era then design and create your own using the art tool on purple mash (this is set as a 2do on your profiles).

These are some websites to start you off;

Class Blog

I have really enjoyed chatting to some of you on our blog and have loved seeing pictures of the learning you are doing at home. Please keep logging on to purplemash and using our blog as a way to communicate with not only myself but your friends too!

If you are struggling to find the blog log into Purple Mash and follow these steps.

I hope you have a super week filled with lots of fun and learning. I cannot wait to see what you get up to!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team!

xxx

Week beginning 27th April (School Closure)

Hi Year 3,

I hope you all had a great week and that you got your brains pumping again through some of the activities you were set last week.

Here are some additional ideas of activities and sites that you can visit to help you with your learning:

Maths:

This week I would like us to continue to focus on practicing our methods of adding. Please follow the BBC Bitesize Daily Lessons since this week it is linked to our focus. Monday 27th April’s lesson is supporting last week’s learning of recapping adding 3-digit numbers – https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/z72dwty

Please continue to follow the rest of the daily lessons if you are able to or continue to practice using the home learning maths books or get creative a use paint, chalk or even shaving foam to create some fun calculations.

Additional activities – it is also really important that you continue to integrating elements of counting into every small opportunity throughout the day. Practice counting forwards and backwards to 20, 50 and 100 or higher in varying multiples – even just in 1s!

Also, please remember to keep timestable practice as a priority, through building confidence of our timestables it will support you in so many areas of maths and it will help to prepare you as your continue through your education journey!

Writing:

This half term we would have been learning about the Riotous Romans! Therefore, this week I would like you to watch a cartoon clip that is based upon a silly, clumsy roman solider called Dum Spiro and his mission to deliver a message. Please visit the Literacy Shed (https://www.literacyshed.com/dumspiro.html#) and watch the video up to 3 minute 50 seconds.

From this clip, I would like you to create a role on the wall for the character of the roman solider; use a range of interesting adjectives to describe his appearance (what he looks like/what he is wearing?) as well as his personality (how does he act/what is he like as a person?). Once you have created an exciting word bank of adjectives, use these descriptive words within 5 or more sentences that include conjunctions to provide an engaging character description for Dum Spiro.

You could include…

  • Adjectives
  • Conjunctions – FANBOYS or ISAWAWABUB
  • Fronted adverbials for time, place or manner.
  • Superlative or comparative adjectives (e.g. biggest, bigger)
  • You may even want to wow me with some technical vocabulary linked to the items of clothing he is wearing and what they would have been called during the Roman era.

Reading:

I hope you are all enjoying this time to explore lots of books and continue with your reading.

Continue to use the Oxford Owl website since they have access to free e-learning books which link up to the reading band colours we use in school. This will ensure that you continue to make rapid progress in your reading!

I have attached a short reading comprehension from Twinkl – ‘Caesar’s Calendar Conundrum’ – that includes 4 questions linked to the text. Remember if you come across some new vocabulary that is great, just research using a dictionary or the internet the definition of the word.

Finally, I have also attached a video of one of my favourite story books, ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ by Oliver Jeffers. I hope you enjoy listening to the story, I love how much expression is used as this story is being read – you remember to include this in your reading too!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hrd-Wdxbg-Q

History:

This half term we would have been learning about the Riotous Romans! Therefore, this week I would like you to research Roman Britain and create a poster that includes the 5ws;

Where did they live?  

Who is involved? Who was in charge of the first roman expedition to Britain?

When were the Romans powerful in Britain?

What did they do whilst they were in charge?

Why are the Romans famous for the roads they made?

You may want to use websites such as;

Music

Myleene Klass has been filming short music lessons that linked to the primary curriculum objectives, these are informative but also quite informal and fun. Music helps to look after our children’s minds and souls, especially at a time when they need it most. I have attached a link for the collection of videos she has posted through a YouTube channel.  (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ/videos).

You can choose from any of the videos, but I would recommend starting with Myleene’s first music class video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XXmBlTadys)

Geography/Science:

I know how much we all enjoyed learning about volcanoes and exploring the structure of the Earth, unfortunately our learning was cut short by the school closure. Luckily, I have found some interesting, informative videos linked to the topic of Extreme Earth. There is a collection of 5 videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C36aB6JEGms&list=PLmTANLv-GyXVBjQrPUQozH5jpUpikrSpD ) that explore all the topics we have covered since Christmas, including;

  • The Earth’s structure.
  • Weather
  • Light and how a rainbow is made.
  • Tornados
  • Volcanos
  • Earthquakes
  • Renewable energy + a fun experiment with a tasty result.

I would like you to watch these videos to support you in recapping some of our learning as well as stealing some fun activities linked to our learning to perform with your adults at home so that you can teach them all about our EXTREME EARTH!

Class Blog

I am missing hearing all the wonderful things you have been up to and keeping busy with, so I have been trying to think of safe ways for us all to stay in touch. If you are able to log into Purple Mash I have created a blog in which you can write short messages to me and your friends. If you go to the green ‘sharing’ icon on the top left of the webpage then click on the ‘Shared Blogs’ tab you should see the file entitled ‘Year 3 Blog’. Each of you should then be able to go on and add messages that you would like me and your friends to see. You can do this by pressing the big green + sign on the top right of the webpage. I will check the blog every day to see any messages or work that you have posted!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team! xx

Week beginning 20th April 2020 (School Closure)

Hi Year 3,

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter, filled with lots of chocolate, fun and sunshine.

Now it is time to get our brains working and ideas flowing again. Here are some additional ideas of activities and sites that you can visit to help you with your learning:

Maths:

Seeing as we have been away from school for 4 weeks now, I would like you to focus on consolidating different methods of performing the four calculation processes of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

You can practice using;

  1. Column addition for adding 2 or 3 digit numbers together.

e.g. 154 + 32 =                             29 + 47 =            

* Remember to carrying any extra tens.

  • Column subtraction – You could practice subtracting 2 digit numbers away from 2 or 3 digit numbers.  

e.g. 198 – 36 =                             73 – 26 =          

* Remember to exchange from the number next to it if you need to borrow.

  • Column multiplication for practicing multiplying 2 digits numbers by 2, 3, 4, 5 or 8.

e.g. 25 x 5 =                                 46 x 8 =                 * Remember to carrying any extra tens.

  • Bus stop method for division.

e.g. 96 ÷ 3 =                               128 ÷ 4 =                    

 * Remember to use your timestable knowledge to help work these out, e.g. 12 ÷ 4 = 3 and 8 ÷ 2 = 2, so 128 ÷ 4 = 32                     

  • Stick and dots for identifying tens and ones in addition and subtraction.  

| = tens        *  = ones             || * * *    = 23

  • Groupings for when you are sharing/dividing or multiplying.

I have attached a copy of the Mathopoly we played on our Maths day which was created with these sorts of activities in mind.

Additionally, the aim at this time of year is that the children should be building confidence with their timestables. The children should be practicing their 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, 8s and 10s and you can extend their learning by continuing to practice the 6 and 7 timestables that we had just began learning before school closure. There are some brilliant timestable songs on Education City or Youtube that are sang along to popular songs.  

It has been proven that counting in different multiples daily, will allow them to become much more fluent in all of their number work. You can also continue this work by accessing times table rockstars daily! Well done to Jayden, Nicholas, Elliot and Ava W for working so hard on Times Tables Rock Stars and working through the Rock Star stages.

Writing:

We have been working hard all year on developing our amazing writing skills. Can you write a diary entry based on your favourite character from a book, comic or film? Remember to use the home learning exercise books for showcase all your amazing work!

Remember to try and include as many different writing features as possible, such as;

  • Dear Diary
  • Date it was written
  • Adjectives
  • Powerful verbs
  • Adverbs
  • Conjunctions – FANBOYS or ISAWAWABUB
  • Fronted adverbials for time, place or manner.
  • Superlative or comparative adjectives (e.g. biggest, bigger)
  • Speech using inverted commas and a range of reporting clauses (Don’t just use said!)
  • Rhetorical questions
  • You may even want to wow me with some technical vocabulary linked to the topic you are writing about!

Remember, it is important to plan your ideas before you write to make sure all your fantastic ideas can be included. You may want to plan using story mapping, a comic strip or through a spider diagram. Plus, you can create your own success criteria by choosing which of the writing features I suggested you may like to include. You could challenge yourself and ask an adult at home or sibling to check if you have included them.

Bit of fun – I know lots of you loved learning about London and reading Paddington previously and I have found the Paddington 2 film available on BBC iPlayer, maybe this could inspire some ideas for your diary entry?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000csnj/paddington-2?xtor=CS8-1000-%5bDiscovery_Cards%5d-%5bMulti_Site%5d-%5bSL07%5d-%5bPS_IPLAYER~C~~P_Paddington2&fbclid=IwAR2F-xvX5ZU-HnF6PRjFdeLvD6hVf-txXdhzBjJNQa5HbeGxAQnZMz5twHg

Reading:

Continue to use the Oxford Owl website since they have access to free e-learning books which link up to the reading band colours we use in school. This will ensure that you continue to make rapid progress in your reading!

Exciting news for the Harry Potter fans in the class, I have discovered that through Audible you can access the first Harry Potter book to listen to! https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/uk/lifestyle/a32015831/harry-potter-audio-book-free-audible/

PE:

It is important during this time to not only keep our brains active, but also our bodies!

We are being very lucky recently with lots of lovely sunshine. Take the opportunity to get outside and perform some exercises at home. You may be inspired by Joe Wicks and for this week you could be your family’s personal PE teacher by finding an available space to perform some of the activities demonstrated, such as jumping jacks, burpees, high knees or jogging as well as including some of your favourite moves.

Additionally, you could follow the guidance from the CBBC website that is providing tutorials for gymnastics you can try at home. Gymnastics is one of the best sports for flexibility and strength, and you can try a lot of it at home. Make sure you’re practising in a safe place with lots of room, like on the grass in the garden, or on some soft carpet.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/watch/gymstars-guide-to-gymnastics?xtor=CS8-1000-%5bDiscovery_Cards%5d-%5bMulti_Site%5d-%5bSL07%5d-%5bPS_CBBC~C~~P_Gymnastics%5d

In addition, BBC Bitesize have also released a collection of activities linked to different areas of the curriculum that are catering to different year groups. They have produced 3 activities per day for this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1?fbclid=IwAR0tJSQ03SkFM5Yd6bWTj-3_mspMXJ8hM-pPQN2WkwwjO69z9fIujiFgZ4A

I cannot wait to see all your hard work or see lots of pictures from the adventures you are participating in during this time away from school. We are all missing you very much and cannot wait for us to all be back together soon! We hope you liked our little surprise message on the homepage!

Finally, to all the adults at home who caring for and continuing to educate and support the children’s learning during this school closure – thank you and well done! We are certain that the children are loving the additional time with yourselves and are excited to show off their learning and ideas to the people who mean the most to them!

Year 3 remember to keep on smiling because when you smile, the world smiles back at you!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all of the Burnside team!

xxx

Week beginning 23rd March 2020 (School Closure)

Hello Year 3!

I cannot believe it has already been a week since I last saw you all and we erupted our volcanos!  

I hope you, your families and your friends are all ok and I am certain that you are all enjoying spending so much time together at home making special memories that I cannot wait to hear about when you come back to school – We will have so much news to share!

It is very strange to us all at Burnside not seeing your smiling faces greeting us every morning and sharing new experiences together in school but it just means you can continue to learn and explore with your adults at home instead! However, we know learning at home is a little bit different and it can mean it is tricky sometimes but we hope you are all trying really hard and listening to your adults because they are the ones who can support you best! We hope you are all managing with your working packs, participating in some of the activities on the grid and ticking off some boxes on your bingo card as well as using online games and resources as often as you can. It is important you keep those brains working by practising what you do know as well as challenging yourself and proving you can do anything!

Just remember to show off all your brilliant ideas and hardworking attitude to your adults at home and wow them as much as you wow me in the classroom!

Remember, learning doesn’t always have to be done by writing lots and lots or completing worksheets – you can learn new skills such as cooking, sewing, start a new hobby, challenge your brain to a brain teasing riddle, increase your sporting skills or get lost in a new universe or time period as you write or act out a story all about time travel or exploring an unusual, mystical land. I would love to see some photos of the adventures and new learning you are encountering at home, you could even make a scrap book of all the thing you do with a caption to describe your fun that we can look at together!

Some extra activities we’ve come across while we’ve been off are:

  • David Walliams is releasing a free audio book everyday to listen to. You can access these through his website
  • Joe Wicks is releasing a PE session on YouTube daily or you could access cosmic yoga sessions on YouTube if you prefer- but remember to keep active!
  • Twinkl have introduced a Home Learning Hub – https://www.twinkl.co.uk/home-learning-hub
  • Carol Vorderman has released some maths resources and activities on her website to support the continued learning.  www.themathsfactor.com
  • Remember to log on to Timestable Rockstars as often as you can to become more fluent with your times table facts!

Please keep yourselves safe, we miss you all and we can’t wait to see you all when we get back to school!

Love from,

Miss Ashley and all the Burnside team!

Spring 2

Week beginning 3rd March 20

English

This week in English we have been building upon our skills of constructing super sentences! We have been focusing on developing our confidence using fronted adverbial for manner in relation to our new topic of Volcanos. We have also focused on expanding our vocabulary to make our writing more engaging for the reader; therefore we collated a collection of verbs, adverbs and adjectives that could be used for describing a volcanic eruption.

Finally, we celebrated World Book day on Thursday and we had an incredible day whereby we showcased our brilliant costumes, read to the Year 1s and were extremely lucky to receive a very special presents of extraordinary range of books in Year 3!

Maths

During maths this week we have been continuing to develop our understanding of length but we extending our learning so that we were adding and subtracting measures of length and we challenged ourselves to add and subtract measures of length with differing units of length.

Topic

This week during our topic lesson we have started to delve into our new topic of Volcanos. We researched where in the world we may find volcanos, we were amazed to find how many volcanos were situated around the Ring of Fire! Furthermore, we extended our understanding of the Earth’s structure through identifying tectonic plates and how they move to enable us to have a deeper knowledge of why the The of Fire has so many hotspots for volcanic eruptions.

Certificates and Awards

English – Elexis for an increased independence during her English learning

Maths – Braxton for super knowledge of length!

Headteacher award – Ava B for a brilliant attitude and participation towards her learning

Week beginning 24th February 20

English

During English this week we have been exploring personification and alliteration in regards to including some figurative language into our Wellbeing recipes. We discussed varying things which makes us feels happy, good about ourselves or calm and then elaborated on our thoughts by matching a personified verb with the action that brings us a positive feeling. We also spent some time associating an adjective that encourages the use of alliteration with the equipment list.

Maths

During Maths this week we have been revisiting the concept of measure, with the focus on length. We have revised the units measured used for measuring length and when is appropriate to use each unit of measure. We have applied our knowledge and measured a range of objects as well as pictorially measuring to support us to compare and convert measures of length.

Topic

This first week of our half term has been a wonderful week whereby we explored the concept of Wellbeing. We engaged in activities linked to the 5 concepts of promoting a positive wellbeing; learning, being active, connecting, taking notice and giving. In Year 3, we have participated in activities linked to each of these 5 concepts through making sensory play dough, creating a Zentangle, exchanging nurture cards amongst the class, learning yoga and continuing our meditation practice. The children have really engaged in this week and it has been wonderful to have such meaningful and open discussions with everyone.

Spring 1

Week beginning 10th February .20

English

This week in English we have been developing our narrative skills and we have focused on showcasing all our knowledge from this term into a 4 part story based upon the adventures of Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy in Narnia.

Maths

During maths this week we have continued developing our knowledge and understanding of statistics and we have been applying our knowledge through exploring problem solving questions whereby we have the opportunity to use reasoning language and develop our skills of explaining our thinking in relation to solving problems around pictograms, bar charts, tables and line graphs.

Topic

At the start of the week we have continued on from last week and we have been working on creating our wonderful “Save Our Planet” tie dye t-shirts. We have focused on continuing to develop our sewing skills as well as a designing a catchy slogan to promote awareness of climate change.

Later in the week we focused on science and investigated about light and shadows and how we can best protect our eyes from the sunrays. The children explore how shadows form and how they can be changed.

Reminders

Please ensure you are reading regularly with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE Kits for Monday.

Enjoy the half term! We cannot wait to hear about all the fun you have had when we see you after the half term. Please remember that Monday 24th February is an inset day, so the children will return to school on Tuesday 25th February.

Week beginning 3rd February .20

English

During our English lessons this week we have been exploring the White Witch, we have used our knowledge of adjectives to describe her personality and appearance to help us get to know this wicked character a little better. We later explored and tracked the White Witch’s emotions through the story discussing how they change and expanding our sentences to provide reasoning for the differing emotions.

Maths

This week in maths we have been developing our knowledge of statistics and how we can create our data representations through the use of bar charts and line graphs. We had lots of fun creating our own line graphs as a team on the playground using chalks.

We were also very excited to welcome our parents/carers into school on Friday to play our version of Mathopoly and challenge them to show off all our new knowledge of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Topic

During topic this week we have been developing design technology skills through designing, tie dying and sewing all to contribute to helping us develop some incredible “Save our Planet” t-shirts to raise awareness of climate change.  We also created our own tsunamis and investigated the actions that build to form a tsunami.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Ava W for amazing use of emotive language.


Maths Award: Maddison for super knowledge of line graphs.


Head Teacher Award: Lucy for a really positive attitude towards her learning.

Golden Table Awards: Lucy and Elexis

Reminders

Please ensure you are reading regularly with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE

Kits for Monday.

Week beginning 13th January .20

English

This week in English we continued to develop our literacy skills through non-fiction writing and we created a non-chronological report based upon our knowledge and understanding of the Australian bushfires. The children’s interest in this topic was phenomenal!

Maths

This week in maths we continued our learning of multiplication and division. We revise some of our prior learning and developed our skills through the use of problem solving whereby we were able to develop our reasoning language.

Topic

During our topic lessons this week we have focused on researching and investigating a recent natural disaster, the Australian Bushfires. The children were exceptional with their level of interest and we really enjoyed discussing these events and collaboratively thinking how we can best support during this event and how we can prevent it.

Reminders

Please ensure you are reading regularly with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE

Kits for Monday.

Week beginning 6th January .20

English

During our English lessons this week we have been explore literacy through a non-fiction approach and we created some instructions on how we can best protect our planet.

Maths

This week in maths we continued our learning of multiplication and division. We revise some of our prior learning of inverse but this time applying it to multiplication and division and explore the communitive law in maths.

Topic

During our topic lessons this week we begin to explore our new topic of ‘Don’t Steal Our Thunder’. We will be focusing on natural disasters whereby we will research and learn about hurricanes, tornados, tsunamis, earthquakes and the recent Australian bushfires.

Reminders

Please ensure you are reading regularly with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE

Kits for Monday.

Autumn 2

Week beginning 25th November .19

English

In English this week, have been planning and writing a four-part story inspired by our topic text of ‘The Iron Man’, we have really enjoyed delving deeper into this story and exploring what the characters might be feeling, doing and making predictations about the story ending. The children have written their own ending to the story based upon events that we have encountered in the story so far! We have loved debating whether the Space Bat Angel Dragon will devour the Earth or whether the heroic Iron Man will save the world!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued learning formal methods for multiplication, we have focused on multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit and using our knowledge of the 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s and 8s to complete the calculations.

Topic

During history we explored important figures during the Iron Age era. We have discovered more about Druids, learning about their very influential role within the Celtic culture and how significant they were to the Celts – we created our own Druid Celtic crowns inspired by natural materials. We also learnt about Boudicca and her significant role within this prehistoric era. We worked together to create a news report that we performed to the class outlining the important details of this momentous battle.

Certificates and Awards:


English Award: Daniel for applying his knowledge of phonics independently to spell words in his writing.


Maths Award: Scarlett for applying her knowledge of multiplication facts to help with formal multiplication


Head Teacher Award: Jayden for working exceptionally hard to improve his handwriting.


Golden Table Awards: Luke and Freddie

Reminders

Monday 2nd December – You are invited to come join us to make Christmas crafts for our school fayre.

Wednesday 4th December – We are going to the pantomime at The Customs House.

Friday 6th December – Burnside’s Christmas fayre, we welcome you to come join us for the afternoon to start celebrating the festive season.

Please ensure you are reading regularly with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE

Kits for Monday.

Week beginning 18th November .19

English

In English this week, we have been focusing on using speech within our writing. We have learnt how to effectively use inverted commas and explored a range of reporting clauses to make our writing more descriptive and detailed for the reader. We used made a ‘Speech Sandwich’ whereby we discussed what each part of the sandwich represented in terms of how we form a speech sentence.  

Maths

In Maths this week, we have begun learning formal methods for multiplication, we started by multiplying multiples of 10s to practice the method and to develop our knowledge of multiplying a number by zero.  

Topic

During history we explored the notion that historical events can be perceived from varying perspectives and that there can be different versions that all add to informing about key points in history.

As a class, we discussed this notion and engaged in a P4C session whereby the children took the lead in guiding the conversation and together formed a question that we could like to delve deeper into. We focused on our prehistoric topic of the Iron Age, discussing how we gather information about this prehistoric era—we decided that we would discuss whether we can trust the findings of archaeologists and whether they can influence our knowledge and understanding.

We played a game of Chinese whispers to highlight how information can be misunderstood without initially change it and then we explored whether this could be an issue for us learning based on what different people understand and interpret about the Iron Age.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Oliver for an improved attitude towards his learning.


Maths Award: Charlie Shannon for a great skills using multiplication


Head Teacher Award: Ava Beckwith for always having a positive attitude and trying her best.


Golden Table Awards: Ella and Elexis

Reminders

Please ensure you are reading regularly with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE

Kits for Monday.

Autumn 1

Week beginning 14th October .19

English

In English this week, we have been focusing on structural English, whereby we have explored a wider range of conjunctions and the use of paragraphs to help us develop our knowledge for when we write our 4 part story.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been focusing on column subtraction. We have been building our own calculations and then learning how to exchange numbers. Furthermore, we have explored reasoning problems to extend our learning and deepen our knowledge.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been focusing on different types of rocks. We used different materials to create the rocks; we squished starbursts together to make sedimentary, mixed playdough to represent the metaphoric rocks and melted then allowed chocolate to represent the igneous rocks.

We also had a workshop from ICECATS this week to teach us about keeping ourselves safe and how to be aware of risks and hazards around us.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Freddie for a fantastic persuasive letter and a great use of rhetorical questions.

Maths Award: Robyn for a brilliant effort towards her maths work.

Head Teacher Award: Ella Grieveson for a positive attitude towards her learning.

Golden Table Awards: Oliver and Frankie

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE

Kits for Monday.

Wednesday 23rd October – Non uniform day to support Harvest.

Friday 25th October – Halloween day

Week beginning 7th October .19

English

In English this week, we have started to read a new topic text, Cave Baby.  

This week, we have been focusing on developing skills to write a persuasive letter addressed to Bobby, the cave baby’s, parents persuading them to let Bobby paint the walls. We have explored the use of rhetorical questions and performed a conscience alley whereby we debated the theme of the story, forming reasons to support our viewpoint.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued developing our knowledge and understanding of using column addition as a formal method of addition. We have considered varying formats that a calculation or useful information may be presented and how we can interpret the information and use it effectively to help solve a calculation.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been collecting natural resources to enable use to build a bow and arrow within our D&T lessons. We have also been reflecting on our learning about the Stone Age so far and we have presented our knowledge within a leaflet. In addition, we have begun our French lessons whereby we are focusing on French greetings.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Elexis for a great use of adjectives to describe a character.


Maths Award: Ava W for a super attitude towards her learning and always being willing to support others.


Head Teacher Award: Ava Beckwith for a positive attitude towards her learning and lovely manners.   

 
Golden Table Awards: Madi and Maddison

Reminders

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE kits for Monday.

Week beginning 16th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have continued to read our topic text of ‘The Stone Age boy’.

This week, we have focusing on familiarising ourselves with a new concept of fronted adverbials for time, place and manner. We have also planned and wrote a 4 part story based upon our topic of the Stone Age.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to look at counting in 10s, 50s and 100s. We have focused on using calculation methods which the children are familiar and confident with using to help with the increasing numbers. We have also started to explore numbers to 1000; focusing on how to represent them pictorially, in words and recognise the larger numbers.   

Finally, this week in Maths we were lucky enough to experience an amazing opportunity to participate in a maths escape room – we loved solving all the clues and we were all so engaged in the learning!

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have been comparing the lifestyle of a person from the Stone Age Era against the lifestyles we have in modern day. We have investigated about the food they ate and how they got the food as well as the clothes they wore compared to ours. In addition, we have begun our French lessons whereby we are focusing on French greetings.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Charlie for brilliant use of fronted adverbials.


Maths Award: Lucy for super counting and building confidence with her teen numbers.


Head Teacher Award: Frankie for always sharing brilliant ideas and participating during Stone Age discussions.   


Golden Table Awards: Ava and Ava

Reminders

Please remember that on Monday 23rd September there is a Meet the Teacher drop in session for parents/carers to come in and gain additional information about your child’s learning and to gain an overview of the teaching and learning that will occur this academic year. The sessions are;

  • 3:30pm – 4pm
  • 4pm – 4:30pm
  • 4:30pm – 5pm

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day!

In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE kits for Monday.

Week beginning 9th September 2019

English

In English this week, we have begun reading the story of ‘The Stone Age boy’.

We have focusing on expanding our vocabulary by exploring alternative adjective we can use to describe a character as well as using more powerful verbs to make our writing more exciting!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have started to look at counting in 10s, 50s and 100s. We started the week with revisiting prior knowledge of counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s. We have used number lines and our prior knowledge of tens and ones to aid our understanding of counting in varying integers.

Topic

This week in topic lessons, we have started to think about our new topic of ‘Rocking and Rolling’ in relation to the Stone Age. Within these sessions, we have looked into a timeline of the Stone Age and identified the three main periods of the Stone Age. Furthermore, we compared Stone Age houses to our modern houses and thought about how they have changed and what has remained similar even after millions of years.

Certificate and awards:

English Award: Ella for an amazing attitude towards her English work all week and for always trying her best.

Maths Award: Poppy for showing resilience towards her learning and for having a good attitude towards her maths activities.

Head Teacher Award: Nicholas for always being helpful and kind to everyone in our class.  

Golden Table Awards: Nicholas and Brandon

Reminders:

Please ensure you are regularly reading with your child and that they bring their reading record in to school every day! In year 3, our PE day is now a Monday – Please remember to bring PE kits for Monday.

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