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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:

Mrs Wright – Teacher

Miss Demi- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hooper- Teaching Assistant

Week beginning 23rd November.20

English

In English this week, we continued to read the beginning of ‘The Iron Man’. We thought about how to extend our sentences using a range of conjunctions. We also thought about how to vary our sentence openings using fronted adverbials. We read some more of the story and looked at how the Iron Man was trapped by the farmers. We thought about how this would be an unusual thing to happen in a small community so decided to write newspaper articles to explain the events. The children remembered many features from the last newspaper report that we wrote.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have worked on our final week of addition and subtraction. We looked carefully at how to add and subtract two 3-digit numbers. We also looked at how we might exchange from the ones and tens. The children have a secure knowledge of how to add and subtract confidently using the strategies we have been learning. I am so happy with the progress they have made in regards to this concept and cannot wait to apply this learning to our new block- money.

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have continued working on our new topic of ‘Mighty Metals’ by taking a close look at the Iron Age. We began the week by looking at where the Iron Aged people lived, thinking about how their round houses differed to our own. We then looked at their communities within a hill fort and thought about the reasons for these settlements. The children were very good at relating some of the reasons back to when we were learning about castles in year 2. As the week progressed, we learned all about the people including the Celtic warriors.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Bryce for some fantastic speech this week!

Maths Award: Oliver. G for working so well when adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers this week.
Head Teacher Award: Logan for having a brilliant attitude towards his learning!

Attendance:

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Reminders

Please help your child to access and complete their homework using the showbie app! This is due and therefore needs completed by Monday. Thank you!

Week beginning 16th November.20

English

In English this week, we continued to read the beginning of ‘The Iron Man’. We have focussed on some figurative language such as similes, metaphors and onomatopoeia. The children then used all of this description to write their own story beginnings. I was so proud of their writing this week as they applied all of the language features we had practiced and created an atmosphere in their openings! Keep up the good work year 3!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have applied our knowledge of addition and subtraction to some problems in our assessments. We have also continued to focus on our times table facts. Please encourage the children to play on timetable rockstars whenever they have time at home as this will ensure that their fact recall becomes quicker and more accurate!

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have continued working on our new topic of ‘Mighty Metals’ by taking a close look at the Bronze Age. We looked at buried goods and artefacts and thought about how the value of items have changed over time. We also thought about what would last in a buried grave over thousands of years. We thought about the timeline of the Bronze Age and looked more closely at Stonehenge. The children wrote fact files and created their own Stonehenge models from clay.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Thomas for writing an incredible story beginning this week!!

Maths Award: Rosie for working hard to learn her timetable and division facts using TTRS!
Head Teacher Award: Cassie for always being a good role model to others.

Attendance:

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Reminders

Homework will all be set on the new Showbie app as of next week. Please ensure your children download the app on their devices and complete the homework as normal! Logins and passwords will be sent out in a letter on Wednesday.

Week beginning 9th November.20

English

In English this week, we have began reading our new text ‘The Iron Man’. We have thought about the setting in which the story starts and we have used some expanded noun phrases to describe it. We then looked at the character and wrote extended sentences to describe him and how he moves. This will then feed into writing our own story beginnings.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to develop our knowledge of addition and subtraction within 1000. We have now began adding and subtracting 2-digit numbers to a 3-digit number, in which we need to cross the hundred boundary using exchanging. The children tackled this challenge well and I can see that their number work is becoming much more concrete!  

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have continued to use our work about materials to make our very own ‘Iron Man’ models! We used our designs and some crafting materials to create our own metal robots! The children absolutely loved this task and came out with some fantastic outcomes!!

Also, during this week, we have celebrated Science. As a school, we have thought about how Science plays a big part in our planet and keeping it safe! In Year 3, we have discussed recycling in recent lessons and this week we continued to do so by thinking about how to recycle food. We learned all about composting and made our very own composting bottles!! We can’t wait to see what happens and the changes over the coming weeks!

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Millie for writing some super similes this week in English.

Maths Award: George for working so well on his addition and subtraction this week and continuing to challenge himself!
Head Teacher Award: Bryce for showing fantastic sharing and partner skills during our DT project this week.

Attendance:

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Reminders

Please ensure that all homework books are returned to school on a Monday!  

Week beginning 2nd November.20

English

In English this week, we have thought about what an explanation is and how to write one. We looked at the features of an explanation text and used them to create a flow chart of information. We then designed our own mechanical inventions, described it and explained how it would work. The children came up with some very creative inventions.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have developed our knowledge of addition and subtraction within 1000. We began to look at adding and subtracting two digit numbers from three digit numbers without crossing the boundaries. We represented this using pictures and the column method.

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have thought about materials and used our knowledge from year 2 to think about the best material for a new product. As our new topic is ‘Mighty Metals’, we decided to create toys which could be used from this. The children designed metal toys/ robots and used their knowledge of explanations from English to create flow charts about how to make them. We plan on making our products next week and cannot wait to see how they turn out.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Oliver. F for some brilliant writing about his invention this week!

Maths Award: Darcy for working so hard on her addition and subtraction of three digit numbers.
Head Teacher Award: Keelin for always trying his best and having a brilliant attitude to learning!

Attendance:

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Reminders

Please ensure that all reading books are returned to school on a Friday so they can be changed for the following Monday.

Week beginning 19th October.20

English

In English this week, we finished reading the story of ‘Stone Age Boy’. At the end of the story, the boy travels back to his town and informs people about his adventure to the Stone Age. From this, we decided to write a newspaper report (which we had never written before!) to explain what had happened while he had been in the past. We thought about using direct and reported speech to inform the public about what he had done. The children in year 3 did brilliantly in this task and tried their hardest to include all of the features we had discussed.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued looking addition and subtraction within 1000. We have continued to look at adding and subtracting single digit numbers from three digit numbers and crossing the boundaries by using exchanging. We represented this using the column method and used exchanging effectively to ensure that our mathematics was more abstract.  The children in year 3 are becoming very confident with this concept and we can’t wait to explore it further after the holidays!

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have started to think all about rocks! In our rock investigations this week, we have thought about how rocks are formed and the different types of rocks. We used food to help us remember some of the names! After this, we used our knowledge to sort and group rocks. Towards the end of the week, we thought about the layers of rock and soil on Earth and created our own deserts to represent the layers. Finally, we thought about how fossils are formed using layers of rock and soil. The children found these investigations fascinating….and very tasty!!

Attendance:

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Reminders

Please remember that PE will restart after the holidays. Year 3’s PE day will be on a Friday so the children are invited to come into school in their PE kits on this day.

Week beginning 12thOctober.20

English

In English this week, we have continued to read ‘The Stone Age Boy’. We used the story to help us write some instructions about the jobs that the Stone Age people did. We then continued the story and sequenced it using a range of conjunctions and adverbials. After finishing the story, we wrote our own versions in the form of a diary entry. The children used many writing features within their writing, I was super impressed!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued looking addition and subtraction within 1000. We have continued to look at adding and subtracting single digit numbers from three digit numbers and crossing the boundaries by using exchanging. We represented this using the column method and used exchanging effectively to ensure that our mathematics was more abstract.

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have continued to learn all about ‘The Stone Age.’ We have looked at how the Stone Age tools were used and how they were made. We designed our own Stone Age tools, made them using natural resources and evaluated them.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Logan for a fantastic diary entry in English this week!

Maths Award: Annabelle for some brilliant addition and subtraction work this week!
Head Teacher Award: Thomas for always asserting himself and trying his best across every lesson in our curriculum.

Attendance:

Our class attendance for this week was:

Reminders

Please ensure that all homework is returned to school on a Monday!

Week beginning 5th October.20

English

In English this week, we have started a new text called ‘The Stone Age Boy’. This week, we have looked at the text and thought about the two different characters. We thought about how they would communicate using questioning and we compared the characters by describing their appearance and personalities. We then had a focus on using fronted adverbials for manner, thinking about how we could describe the boys movements and how we could describe the movements of the stone age people in the village.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have started to think about addition and subtraction within 1000. We have began to look at adding and subtracting single digit numbers and three digit numbers. We then thought carefully about how we could represent this using the column method. Many of the children used this method to allow them to work out these calculations mentally!!

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have continued to learn all about ‘The Stone Age.’ We have looked at how the Stone Age homes were discovered by looking at the event surrounding Skara Brae. We again thought about how the homes differ to our own and how they have developed over time.

During our topic sessions this week, we also had the opportunity  to take part in a health and wellbeing session. Within this session, we learned all about healthy food and exercise and we managed to try some new exercises ourselves. We had lots of fun in this session!

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Rosie for always listening carefully in order to apply our success criteria in her writing.

Maths Award: Archie for always challenging himself to do more in his maths learning.
Head Teacher Award: Oliver. F for always his taking his time to produce work to the best of his ability.

Attendance:

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Reminders

Please ensure that all reading books are returned to school on a Friday so they can be changed ready for Monday!

Week beginning 28th September.20

English

In English this week, we have transformed our ‘Cave Baby’ stories into recounts. We thought about what features we would need to change to transform a narrative into a recount including the person in which it is written, the emotive language which may be used and using a continuous tense. We developed these features of our writing and ended the week with writing a diary entry as the cave baby.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to work on our place value of numbers to 1000. We have use our knowledge to compare and order numbers to 1000. We have thought carefully about the value each number holds and how this can change depending on where it is placed. I am happy with the progress year 3 have made in their place value knowledge and we will therefore be moving onto addition and subtraction within 1000 over the coming weeks.

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have continued to learn all about ‘The Stone Age.’ We have created our own cave paintings, which looks fabulous on our display. We have also began to learn about Stone Age homes and how they differ to where we live now.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Oliver.G and Paige. B for some fantastic, persuasive language in your topic work this week!!

Maths Award: Ngan Ha for some brilliant multiplication work this week!
Head Teacher Award: Ella for working so hard in her phonics sessions!

Attendance:

Our class attendance for this week was:

Reminders

Please ensure that homework is returned to school on a Monday so it can be marked and given back out by the following Wednesday.

Week beginning 21st September.20

English

In English this week, we have continued to read the story of ‘Cave Baby.’ The children have thought about using speech within their stories using inverted commas. They have also thought carefully about using figurative language to make their ideas more interesting. The children wrote their own versions of the story of ‘Cave Baby’ at the end of this week and tried to include all of the features we have discussed and practised within our English sessions!

Maths

In Maths this week, we have continued to work on our place value of numbers to 1000. We have looked at each digit within a three digit number and decided whether they belong to the hundreds, tens or ones. We have also thought about adding on 1, 10 and 100, as well as subtracting these amounts. By doing this, the children have gained a much better understanding of their numbers to 1000.

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have continued to learn all about ‘The Stone Age.’ We have continued to research and design cave paintings in our art sessions. Within our history lessons, we have looked at animals, which were around in the Stone Age times and thought about how these would have been used for survival. The children created their own Stone Age menus based on what the Stone Age people would have hunted and gathered in prehistoric times.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Kai for a fantastic fact file of a Stone Age animal.

Maths Award: Amelia for overcoming her challenges in maths this week.
Head Teacher Award: Paige. L for a fantastic attitude towards her independent learning this week.

Attendance:

Our class attendance for this week was: 94%

Reminders

Please ensure that your child’s reading book in returned to school on a Friday so it can be changed and ready to go back out on a Monday.

Week beginning 14th September.20

English

In English this week, we have started to read a new text called the ‘Cave Baby’. We have began to recap features of a narrative including using description to create an image in our reader’s minds. We have used adjectives to describe the setting and the characters and have tried to remember how to punctuate sentences correctly.

Maths

In Maths this week, we have began to work on place value, following our year 3 objectives. We have been counting in hundreds and thinking about how to represent hundreds using base ten, place value counters and pictures. In our catch up sessions, we have also delved into simple addition and subtraction to recap our year 2 learning before moving onto these concepts in the coming weeks.

Topic

In Topic lessons this week, we have began to think about our new topic of ‘The Stone Age.’ Within our topic sessions, we looked at pictures of artefacts from these times and identified some changes throughout history. We created a stone age timeline to help us gage how long ago it was and how life has changed dramatically from that time.

Certificates and Awards:
English Award: Cassie for writing some fantastic descriptive sentences this week!

Maths Award: Jacob for working so well with hundreds this week.
Head Teacher Award: Paige. B for always putting in 100% effort!  

Attendance:

Our class attendance for this week was: 94%

Reminders

Reading books come back to school every Friday. Please try to read with your child at least three times a week and record it with a simple message in their reading records.

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