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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 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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