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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 fun, engaging 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:

Mr Ian Price – Teacher

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Teacher: Mr I Price

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Hooper

                                        Mr J Storey

 Homework Project

Curriculum Newsletter – Year 3 

Week beginning 3rd June 2019

Welcome back to the Year 3 blog for the last half term of the academic year! Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun!

In English this week we began looking at a new class novel, ‘Charlotte’s Web’. This novel ties in with our topic this half term which is the living planet. We went on a minibeast hunt on Monday looking for any of the main characters from the story! We have predicted what we think might happen in the story and have written some character descriptions. We have also concentrated on writing some really descriptive sentences to start to prepare us for life in Year 4!

In Maths this week we looked at place value. We concentrate on partitioning numbers into Hundreds, Tens and Ones (units).  We also practiced answering tricky word problems all about place value.

In our Topic work this week we began looking in detail at ‘The Living World’. We looked at plants and animals that live in our world and concentrated on the habitats that they lived in. We thought about why they might chose to live in a habitat that they live in and what each animal needs from their environment in order to survive and thrive.

Class Attendance: 97.6%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Kelsey. Kelsey has produced some fantastic descriptive sentences this week all about our class novel of Charlotte’s Web. Well done Kelsey, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Tjay. He worked hard in maths all week and produced some excellent work in place value. Keep it up Tjay!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to the Dylan. He has been really focused this week and has produced some really excellent work both in English and Maths. Well done Dylan, great stuff!

Minibeast hunting!

Week beginning 20th May 2019

In English this week we wrote a set of instructions telling a Roman soldier how to keep his equipment nice and clean. We have been studying the features of an instructional piece of writing for the last couple of weeks and this was our final piece of writing on it.

In Maths this week we looked at time. Specifically, we concentrated on longer periods of time such as the how many days are in the each month. We also looked at leap years as well as thinking about different units of time.

In our Topic work this week we concentrated on looking at what the children might want to do with their career when they are older. We have visits from a nurse, a chef and a graphic designer! The children seemed to really enjoy these visits and it hopefully gave them an idea of what they would like to do for a future career.

We also went on our class trip to Segedunum. We had a fantastic day. See pictures below!

Class Attendance: 93.5%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Molly. She produced a fantastic piece of instructional writing! Well done Molly, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Jayden. He worked hard in maths all week and produced some excellent work. Keep it up Jayden!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to the entire class! The behavior on the school trip was fantastic. The whole class did themselves and the school proud. Well done everybody!

Week beginning 12th May 2019

In English this week we continued to look at the Romans. We also began to look at instruction writing. We concentrated on finding the features of an instruction text and searched for them in some instruction texts. We looked at imperative verbs and why they are important to instruction texts. Next week we are going to write our own instruction text all about life as a Roman soldier!

In Maths this week we looked at multiplication. We specifically concentrated on using a grid method of multiplication. The children adapted really well to this method and have found success. We also looked at division towards the end of the week.

In our Topic work this week we have concentrated on art. We have looked specifically at Roman pottery and vases, and looked at mosaic work that the Romans used to do. We created our own mosaic using our own unique design.

Class Attendance: 96.5%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Amy Steel. Amy has worked really hard on her writing this week and has produced some fantastic work, especially on imperative verbs. Good girl Amy!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Ellie. Ellie has really cracked multiplication and has been working fantastically hard all week.

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Nathan. He has worked fantastically hard all week in every subject and the award is much deserved. Well done Nathan, keep it up!

Looking for features of an instruction text!

Multiplication using the grid method

Week beginning 6th May 2019

In English this week we continued to look at the Romans. We have been looking at the Roman myth of Romulus and Remus. This week, the children re wrote the story. They all did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves!

In Maths this week we looked at decimals. First, we concentrated on learning what a decimal is and when we might use them in everyday life. After that, we started to use them in addition and subtraction problems.

In our Topic work this week we have spent the week learning all about animals. We discussed what every animal needs to survive, then we moved on to categorizing animals into Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores.

Class Attendance: 98.2%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Kieran Hall. Kieran produced a fantastic story of Romulus and Remus. Well done Kieran, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Layla Ellison. Layla showed fantastic perseverance in our maths work this week and by the end of the week she had column addition completely cracked! Well done Layla…never give up!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Jessica Brettell. Jessica has shown a fantastic attitude to learning all week and has given 100% in everything she has done. Well done Jessica, keep it up!

Week beginning 22nd April 2019

Welcome back to our last term together in Year 3!

In English this week we began looking at our new class topic which is learning all about the Romans. We started to concentrate on Roman myths and concentrated specifically of ‘Romulus and Remus’. We are going to be concentrating on writing this story as a narrative over the next few weeks in class.

In Maths this week we looked at multiplication. We practiced finding the answers to multiplication questions using a grid method. The calculations that we looked at were all involving 2 digit numbers multiplied by 1 digit numbers. The children worked really hard all week and by the end of the week we had it cracked!

In our Topic work this week we continued looking at our new topic of the Romans and concentrated specifically on the Roman Army. We thought about what it must have been like to have been a soldier in the Roman times. Some of us thought that it would have been really good, while others thought that it would have been bad. What do you think? We had a debate as a class which resulted in some really interesting discussions!

Class Attendance: 98.1%

Week beginning 25th March 2019

In English this week we continued to study non-chronological reports about volcanoes and we began to write our own. We wrote our introduction and a few paragraphs to begin to make up the main body of our text. The children tried to ensure that they used technical vocabulary in their writing.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at time. More specifically, we concentrated on converting the 12 hour clock to the 24 hour clock. This is a difficult concept but the children approached it with their usual vigor and did very well.

In our Topic work this week we began looking at the different parts of a plant in Science. We also spent a lovely afternoon with some of our grown ups on Thursday and created our own volcanoes using papier mache! We are going to paint the volcanoes when they are dry and might even get the chance to make them erupt next week!

Class Attendance: 99.4%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Leah Blenkinsop. Leah has been working hard this week to get her fantastic ideas down onto paper quicker and she has produced some amazing work this week! Well done, Leah…keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Molly Hardwick. Molly never gives up and has worked really hard this week to learn her 24 hour clock. Well done, Molly, great stuff!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Mitchell Knight. Mitchell has come into school every day this week with a big smile on his face. We are all really proud of him! Well done Mitchell…keep it up!

Week beginning 18th March 2019

In English this week we began to look at non chronological reports. We will be writing our own non chronological report all about volcanoes in a few weeks time. We looked at the features of these reports and also tried to understand technical vocabulary nd why we use it.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at angles. We learned all about right angles, acute angles and obtuse angles as well as looking at degrees. We discovered that in a whole turn there is 360 degrees and a right angle contains a degree of 90.

In our Topic work this week we continued to look at volcanoes thorough art. We followed on from our clay work last week and painted our stamps before using them to create prints and taking them home.

Class Attendance: 97.7%

Week beginning 11th March 2019

In English this week we continued to read our book ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We started looking at how to rewrite the story and did some storyboarding. We also thought about how you would feel if you were a character in this story and your town was about to be destroyed.

In Maths, we spent the week looking adding and subtracting fractions. This was a topic that the children really seemed to enjoy and they had a lot of success doing it.

In our Topic work this week we continued to look at volcanoes thorough art. We studied the artist Andy Warhol and looked specifically at his ‘Volcano’ work. the children then practiced making different patterns with stamps and created our own stamps out of clay. We are going to carry on with this next week and create our own volcano prints.

We have also had a really exciting and enjoyable end to the week. On Thursday we dressed up as our favourite characters from the world of books for World Book day, then on Friday we wore our pyjamas to school to carry on the theme and have some bedtime stories. Photographs to follow!

Class Attendance: 98.7%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Paige Teasdale. Paige has been working really hard recently to produce more work and I am pleased to say she has started to accomplish this. Keep up the good work, Paige!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Jessica Brettell. Jessica always gives 100% and she has produced some fantastic maths work this week. Well done, Jessica, great stuff!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Maci Dale.  Maci created some fantastic art work using stamps and she should be really proud of her work! Well done Maci, keep it up!

Week beginning 4th March 2019

In English this week we continued to read our book ‘Escape from Pompeii’. We looked at the setting of the story and concentrated on describing our setting. We also looked at using fronted adverbials to make the start of our sentences even more exciting.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at estimating addition and subtraction. The children worked hard in order to think about rounding to the nearest 10 then thinking about how we could estimate what the correct answer might be.

In our Topic work this week we continued to look at volcanoes. We looked at the disaster which happened in Pompeii 2000 years ago and discussed the effect this would have on the people who survived it.

We have also had a really exciting and enjoyable end to the week. On Thursday we dressed up as our favourite characters from the world of books for World Book day, then on Friday we wore our pyjamas to school to carry on the theme and have some bedtime stories. Photographs to follow!

Class Attendance: 98.7%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Paige Teasdale. Paige has been working really hard recently to produce more work and I am pleased to say she has started to accomplish this. Keep up the good work, Paige!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Jessica Brettell. Jessica always gives 100% and she has produced some fantastic maths work this week. Well done, Jessica, great stuff!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Nathan Husband. Nathan always tries his best with everything he does and has produced some great work this week! Well done, Nathan, keep it up!

Week beginning 25th February 2019

In English this week we began looking at our brand new class book, “Escape from Pompeii. This book fits in with our new class topic of ‘Angry Earth’. We spent the week looking at the characters in the story and writing character descriptions. We also looked at using expanded noun phrases and how this can improve our writing.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at the properties of 2D shapes. We got the Geoboards out and had lots of fun making 2D shapes using elastic bands. We also practiced drawing 2D shapes using a ruler to ensure that our drawings were accurate.

In our Topic work this week we began looking at volcanoes. This is again linked to our topic this half term of Angry Earth. We focussed on where in the world volcanoes are found and what makes them erupt. We also had a visit from the RNLI and they told us all about how to stay safe when swimming or playing in the water.

Class Attendance: 98.4%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Mya Bell. Mya worked really hard in English all week and did some fantastic writing using expanded noun phrases to describe the characters in the story. Well done, Mya!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Tjay Fisher. Tjay worked really hard all week and produced some lovely work in maths. Good boy, Tjay!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Dylan Sheppard! Dylan has worked hard in every subject this week and thoroughly deserves this award. We are all very proud of you, Dylan. Keep up the hard work!

Week beginning 11th February 2019

In English this week we have written our own version of our class book, ‘Cloudy with a chance of meatballs’. The children have all worked really hard on this and have produced some fantastic stories that they can be proud of.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at multiplying using money. We had the plastic money out and were answering quite complex questions based on multiplying. Again, the children have had a really positive week and worked hard…they are definitely earning their holidays!

In our Topic work this week we spent most of the week doing some art tasks. We have been making some beautiful collages all about different kinds of weather. The children have produced some lovely work.

Class Attendance: 94.6%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Alfie Briggs. Alfie has produced some fantastic writing this week and has used some fantastic adjectives and similes in his writing. Well done, Alfie. Top work!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Sophia Easton. Sophia has been working fantastically hard in maths and has made some real progress. Well done, Sophia!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Hinano Mori. Hinano continues to really impress us all with the fantastic progress she is making with her English. She goes from strength to strength every week. Well done, Hinano!

Week beginning 4th February 2019

In English this week we really concentrated on our story of ‘Cloudy with a chance of meatballs’. We looked at where the story is set and thought about how the setting in our own story may look. We practiced using similes and metaphors in our work and thought about descriptive language that we could use.

In Maths, we spent the week tacking the tricky subject of division. We used a new method to help us to divide bigger numbers and all of the children have done really well in maths this week.

In our Topic work this week we have had a mixed week. We still looked at weather and geography, but we also concentrated on Internet Safety day on Tuesday and Chinese New Year on Wednesday. For internet safety day we looked at how we can stay safe online and talked about consent. Then we took a quiz to test our knowledge! For Chinese New Year, our class were asked to make masks all to do with the story of how each year was named.

Class Attendance: 93.4%

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Layla Ellison. Layla has been working really hard in English recently and has produced some excellent work. Well done, Layla, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Ellie Davison. Ellie is a real maths whizz and she has been doing some super division work this week. Fab stuff, Ellie, good girl!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Molly Hardwick. Molly is always a super star in class. She works hard, tries her best and is very helpful. She is a real role model for the rest of the school! Well done, Molly, keep it up!

Week beginning 28th January 2019

In English this week we began to read a new story which still links in with our topic of extreme weather. Our new book was familiar to the children although was slightly different to the version that they were used to. Our new book is ‘Cloudy with a chance of meatballs’. The original book was written in the 1970s. In a few weeks time we are going to write our own version of this famous story.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at multiplication. We began looking at a new method that the children can use to help them understand how multiplication works. We looked at multiplying a 1 digit number by 1 digit, multiplying by 10 and also multiplying a 2 digit number by 1 digit. See the photos below to see the children exploring our new method. We also really enjoyed a whole school ‘number day’ where the children participated in a game of ‘Who wants to be a Millionaire…maths version!’ Amazingly, every child reached the 1,000,000 point question! Thank you very much to all of the parents that came to help us out on Friday. It was very much appreciated.

In our Topic work this week we continued to concentrate on Geography. We predicted our own weather forecast and read them out in front of the class, as well as creating posters to warn people about the dangers of extreme weather. We offered people advice to help them out if they were ever stuck in a scary weather situation.

Class Attendance: 98.4%

 

Week beginning 21st January 2019

In English this week we continued to look at our new topic, titled ‘Steal my Thunder’. We looked specifically at how we could use technical vocabulary to improve our non-chronological report. On Friday, we actually wrote our own non-chronological report all about different types of weather.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at measurements. Specifically, we looked at length and capacity. We concentrated on the different units of measure that you would use for length being metres, centimetres and millimetres. We then look at litres and millilitres later in the week.

In our Topic work this week we concentrated on Geography. Again, we followed our class topic of extreme weather. We looked at all different types of weather and how they occur.

Class Attendance: 95.6%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Paige Teasdale. Paige has worked really hard this week to ensure that she is producing as much work as possible when writing. She has also made a real effort to produce some high quality writing this week! Well done, Paige, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Mitchell Knight. Mitchell has really enjoyed his work in maths this week and has had fun measuring different objects both by length and capacity. A super week, Mitchell, well done!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Chloe Telford. Chole always give 100% in everything that she does. She always produces fantastic work and this week has been no exception. Well done, Chloe, keep up the hard work!

Week beginning 14th January 2019

In English this week we continued to look at our new topic, titled ‘Steal my Thunder’. We looked in detail at non chronological reports and studied the features that you will find in non-chronological reports. We also concentrated on paragraphs and what they are. We practiced writing our own paragraphs. Next week we will be writing our own about a type of weather!

In Maths, we carried on learning all about fractions. We looked at equivalent fractions and what that means, as well as ordering and comparing fractions. The children have worked very hard this week improving their knowledge of fractions.

In our Topic work this week we concentrated on Science. We looked at light and shadows. This allowed us to get the torches out and look at shadows and how we make them. We discussed Opaque, translucent and transparent and experimented to see which items we could find that matches each criteria.

Class Attendance: 97.3%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Amy Steel. Amy gives 100% in everything she is asked and this was no different in English this week. Amy wrote some fantastic paragraphs in her English work. She is continuing to grown in confidence as the weeks go by. Well done Amy, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Adam Roberts. Adam worked hard on his fractions work and never gives up. As a result, he has really impressed me with his super fractions knowledge!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Aiden Murphy. Aiden has been trying really hard all week with his reading, writing and maths work. We have all noticed his hard work! Good boy, Aiden. Keep it up!

Week beginning 7th January 2019

Happy New Year to you all! Welcome back for our spring term here at Burnside.

In English this week we began to look at a whole new topic, titled ‘Steal my Thunder’. We have started to look at lots of different weather types and have researched these using ipads, computers and books. We have begun to look at non-chronological reports and this is something that we will continue to look at as the term moves forward.

In Maths, we began to look at fractions! The children were daunted by the prospect at the beginning of the week but now they are rally beginning to get an understanding of what fractions are. We have also looked at Equivalent fractions and began to understand what this means.

In our Topic work this week we began to try to get our classroom looking appropriate for out new topic. We designed our own writing for our topic board and created a huge sun, rainbow and thunder clouds. We also created giant rain drops and lightening bolts. In Art, we looked at collage and made our own weather collage using different materials.

Class Attendance: 98.6%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Layla Ramshaw. Layla always works hard in anything she is asked to do. This week she has produced some fantastic independent writing all about the different types of weather. Well done, Layla…keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Leah Blenkinsop. Leah has done really well this week getting to grips with fractions, she is a little fractions superstar! Well done, Leah, keep it up!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Amy Barnsley. Amy tries her very best with everything that she is asked to do. She gives 100% and is being rewarded by producing some fantastic work. Well done, Amy, keep it up!

Week beginning 17th December 2018

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support this year. I hope you have a happy and safe Christmas and we will see you all in 2019!

Mr Price

Week beginning 3rd December 2018.

In English this week we continued to look at narrative writing. We are looking at ways of improving a story to make it even better, by using adjectives, conjunctions, prepositions, adverbs and expanded noun phrases. The children have worked really hard in English all term and we are now really starting to see the benefits of their hard work.

In Maths, we continued to look at time. We moved on to telling the time to 5 minute intervals and then telling the time accurately to one minute. The children are now able to tell the time! We also looked at Roman numerals to 12 as children will often see these numbers on a clock face.

In our Topic work this week we began to look at the shipyards and how important they have been in the history of Sunderland.  This links in well with out topic of the iron age and the children seem to have taken a keen interest in our local history.

We also enjoyed a visit this week from Great British athlete Markhim Lonsdale. Markhim is the current British 800 metre champion. He came into school and shared his experiences with the children, then he did an exercise class with all of them. Many thanks to those children who were sponsored for the event, I know there was an excellent response and the children who were sponsored will get their rewards next week.

Class Attendance: 93.6%

 

Week beginning 26th November 2018.

In English this week, we read a new book called ‘The Tin Forest’. We have then spent the week writing our own story. Some children have written a similar story to ‘the Tin Forest’, while others have chosen to write their own story. The children have worked really hard this week!

In Maths, we have been looking at time. We started the week looking at O’clock and half past, then moved on to quarter past and quarter to. Finally, at the end of the week, we practiced telling the time to 5 minute intervals. Some children find telling the time really tricky, but we have all tried really hard.

In our Topic work this week we spend quite a long time making our decorations for the Christmas fair. We have made reindeer plant pots, snowmen decorations and cookies to sell. We hope to raise lots of money for the school and can’t wait to see you all this afternoon!

Class Attendance: 94.7%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Hinano Mori. Hinano has been working very hard since she arrived in our school. From not being able to speak any English when she arrived, she is now reading full books. We are very proud of you Hinano, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Kelsey Bell. We have been learning time and Kelsey has been a superstar! She is now telling time accurately to within 5 minutes. Well done, Kelsey!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Molly Hardwick. Molly has written a fantastic story this week. She has included fantastic detail and has really given her all to ensure that her work is the best it can be. Well done, Molly!

Telling the time!

Week beginning 12th November 2018.

In English this week, we continued to look at our new class book “How to wash a woolly mammoth”. We focussed on the features of an explanation text, and really got down to the ‘nitty gritty’ of what should be in an explanation text. We planned and wrote our own explanation text. The children could choose to write about whatever they wanted…with some strange and marvellous explanation texts coming as a result!

In Maths, we have been looking at division. This is a very hard concept for the children to understand, and I have been delighted with the progress that the children have made. We have been using lots of resources to help us get to grips with this very tricky subject.

In our Topic work this week we have began to look at our topic of the Iron Age. We thought about what we would like to learn about the iron age, and came up with a list of questions that we wanted answered. We also looked at a timeline to understand when the Iron age happened. We now know that it was a long time after the stone age.

Class Attendance: 95%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Molly Hardwick. Molly consistently works hard in English and produces fantastic work. Even though Molly has been off sick for a few days this week, she still produced some fantastic explanation text writing. Well done Molly!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Alfie Briggs. Alfie has blown my socks off with his knowledge of times tables and division. He has attacked every question with determination and purpose, and thoroughly deserves his award this week!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Maci Dale. Maci has been working hard all week and we have seen a real improvement in her reading, writing and number work. Well done, Maci! keep it up!

Week beginning 5th November 2018.

In English this week, we continued to look at our new class book “How to wash a woolly mammoth”. We really started to look at explanation texts this week, studying the differences between an explanation text and an instruction text. We found the features of an explanation text and looked at some of those features in more detail. Some children were fortunate enough to be able to make jam sandwiches…they even got to eat them!

In Maths, we have been looking at some tricky multiplications again, including moving on to column multiplication. This is a really tricky concept for the children to understand as it is very abstract. In order for the children to be able to conquer column multiplication, they need to have a solid understanding of their times table facts. I would really appreciate it if you could take the time at home to practice with the children and improve their times table fact knowledge.

In our Topic work this week, we have concentrated on science. More specifically, we have concentrated on forces and magnets. The children really enjoyed exploring with the magnets and finding out which objects were magnetic and which objects were not.

Class Attendance: 96%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Layla Ellison. Layla has shown a great attitude to her learning this week and has produced some fantastic work. Well done, Layla! Keep it up.

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Jayden Crocker. Jayden has been working really hard on some very tricky maths problems. His effort and determination has been superb! Well done Jayden, top work!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Nathan Husband. Nathan has given 100% in all subjects this week! He has also made a fantastic effort with his handwriting. He has done some fantastic  writing in English and has tried really hard with his multiplication calculations! A fantastic week all round. Well done Nathan, well deserved!

Jam Sandwich making…and eating!

Week beginning 30th October 2018.

Welcome back to our new half term!

In English this week, we began to look at our new class book “How to wash a woolly mammoth”. The book is an instructional text and we will be studying it over the next few weeks. We enjoyed washing some muddy toys and thinking about which imperative verbs we used to clean them!

In Maths, we have been looking at some tricky multiplications. We have concentrated on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables! I have explained to the children that although times tables are tricky, once we learn them we will know them for life!

In our Topic work this week, we have looked at remembrance day. We have concentrated on why we have remembrance day and what it means to the people of the UK and the world. We have made some beautiful poppies using a collage technique.

We also had the excitement of Halloween this week! I know the children had a thoroughly enjoyable day and they looked fantastic in their costumes!

Please find below the new half term’s curriculum newsletter and homework project letter.

Homework project Autumn 2

Parent Pamphlet Autumn Term 2 Year 3

Class Attendance: 93.8%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Aiden Murphy. Aiden has really impressed both myself and Mrs Hooper with his brilliant reading in English this week. He has worked really hard and produced some lovely work. Well done, Aiden!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Paige Teasdale. Paige always tries her very best and she has been doing some super multiplication work this week. Well done Paige, keep it up!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Sophia Easton. Sophia has given 100% in all subjects this week! She has done some fantastic  writing in English and has tried really hard with her multiplication calculations! A fantastic week all round. Well done Sophia, well deserved!

Week beginning 15th October 2018.

In English this week, we have finally finished our class book “Stone Age Boy”. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the topic of the stone age and have produced some fantastic writing as a result of the topic. This week has been no exception as the children have written a narrative. Some children have re written the story of the Stone Age Boy and others have had a go at writing their very own stone age story!

In Maths, we have been doing some really tricky calculations! We have moved on to looking at column addition and subtraction! The boys and girls have adapted really well to the challenge and some of us have even been doing 3 digit column addition and subtracting….we have even done some exchanging! All very impressive stuff from Year 3.

In our Topic work this week, we continued to look at the stone age. We looked at a stone age settlement (Skara Brae) and discovered some of the ways that early man might have lived once they started to build their own houses out of stone. We have also produced some lovely sketch work in our art books, with Stonehenge being a particular focus.

Class Attendance: 97.4%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Joseph Blenkinsop. Joseph has done some fantastic independent writing in English this week. He has worked really hard and produced some lovely work. Well done, Joseph!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Amy Steel. Amy has blown my socks off this week with her work on column addition and subtraction! She has been on fire! Well done Amy, the Year 3 column addition Queen!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Layla Ramshaw. Layla always gives 100% in whatever she is asked to do. She has done some fantastic narrative writing this week and has got column addition cracked! A fantastic week all round. Well done Layla, well deserved!

Week beginning 8th October 2018.

In English this week, we have continued to look at our class book, ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We finished writing our newspaper report and did a fantastic job turning into roving reporters! Moving into our last week before half term, we are going to be looking at narrative and will hopefully write our own stone age story!

In Maths, we spent the week looking at addition and subtraction. We have had a very busy week and have moved along at quite a pace. We started the week adding and subtracting 1 digit to 3 digit numbers, but by Friday we had moved on to adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers to 3 digit numbers!

In our Topic work this week, we continued to look at the stone age. We have had a very exciting week culminating in building our own stone age tools and weapons! We went for a walk to Houghton Park and collected lots (and lots!) of sticks. We tried to pick sticks that would be suitable for making bows, arrows and spears, just like the hunters would have done in Stone Age times. On Thursday afternoon, we had a lot of fun making our stone age weapons, and even had time to pretend we were in the stone age and fired our weapons! As you can see from the photographs below, we had a lot of fun!

Class Attendance: 98.6

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Chloe Telford. Chloe always concentrates and produces fantastic English work. She has produced an amazing newspaper report this week, well done Chloe!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Kieran Hall. Kieran is a maths superstar and has amazed all of us this week with his number work. Good boy, Kieran…keep it up!!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Adam Roberts. Adam always tries his very best in every single lesson and is definitely deserving of our award this week! Well done, Adam, keep it up!

Week beginning 1st October 2018.

In English this week, we have continued to look at our class book, ‘Stone Age Boy’.  We concentrated this week on beginning to look at newspaper reports with the intention of writing our own newspaper report next week.

In Maths, we spent the week looking at statistics. We looked at pictograms at the beginning of the week then moved onto bar charts towards to end of the week.

In our Topic work this week, we continued to look at our Stone Age topic, but we concentrated specifically on history and facts. We studied a time line and tried to get an idea of just how long ago the stone age was.

The whole school enjoyed taking part in hoopstars, where a lady called Sharon came in and showed us all lots of tricks that we could do with a hula hoop. We realised that not only does hula hooping keep you fit…it is also lots of fun!

Class Attendance: 98.2%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Scarlett Porter. Scarlett always produces consistently good work and this reward is very well deserved. Good girl, Scarlett…keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Paige Teasdale. Paige always works hard and she has continued to do so this week. Keep going Paige, you’re a star!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Layla Ramshaw. Layla always tries her very best with whatever task she is given, and this week she has been rewarded with our special certificate. Well done, Layla, keep it up!

Week beginning 24th September 2018.

Another busy week in the life of Year 3 at Burnside Academy!

In English, we have continued to look at our class book, ‘Stone Age Boy’. We wrote a letter as the stone age boy (or girl!) at the beginning of the week and at the end of the week we have written a diary entry. During our writing, we tried to use all of the word classes that we have been practicing over the last few weeks.

In Maths, we have been looking at perimeter all week. The children have enjoyed finding the perimeter of shapes, and have even measure the perimeter of the school yard (See photographs attached!) using different methods and techniques. We discussed which method would be the most accurate.

In our Topic work this week, we have continued to look at the Stone age. We have concentrated on art this week and the children have had the chance to use water colours, chalk and different materials. We did our own cave paintings using chalk, both inside and outside of the classroom! We then created a silhouette of Stonehenge, the results of which can be seen on our classroom wall.

Class Attendance: 96.8%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Nathan Husband. Nathan has produced some fantastic writing this week and has really impressed us all. Good boy Nathan, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Hinano Mori. Hinano has just recently moved to our school all the way from Japan. She is doing so well to adapt to life in a new country and school, and her number work has been fantastic this week. Well done, Hinano, keep it up!!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Amy Steel. Amy has been on fire all week in every subject! I almost had to call the fire brigade…! Well done Amy, keep it up!

Having fun making stone age art and cave paintings!

Measuring the perimeter of our school yard using different methods.

Week beginning 17th September 2018.

We have had a very busy week in class this week. In English, we have been looking at our new class book, ‘Stone Age Boy’. We have looked at different word classes, time adverbials and fronted adverbials. The children seem to have responded really well to the book and it should mean an exciting few weeks ahead for us as we continue to delve deeper!

In Maths, we have concentrated on reading and writing our numbers all the way to 1000! This is a big jump from work that the children were doing in Year 2 and they have adapted really well. Perhaps you could test them at home and see if they can manage to write all of their numbers!

In our Topic work this week, we have continued to look at the Stone age. We discovered where fossils come from and how they are formed. We also researched lots of facts about the stone age. The children have all created a power point showing off their amazing facts that they have discovered.

Class Attendance: 97.3%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Sophia Easton. Sophia has been on fire this week and has produced some fantastic work in English. Good girl Sophia, keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Will Rushworth.  Will has worked hard in maths all week and has produced some fantastic work.  He really knows his numbers! Well done, Will!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Scarlett Porter. Scarlett has displayed a fantastic attitude to work since her first day in Year 3 and this award is well deserved. Fantastic effort, Scarlett, well done!

 

Reminders

P.E will be on Mondays this year. Please make sure all children have their P.E kit in school on a Monday.

Children should be reading at home every night and their reading book should be signed. Remember, they only need to read a few pages!

Week beginning 10th September 2018

Hello! Welcome to our brand new class blog. On this page you can learn all about what the children in Year 3 have been doing in school.

This week we have began to look at our new topic of ‘The Stone Age’. We have found out about when the stone age was and the ways in which people of the time not only survived, but thrived.

In Maths, we looked at place value of numbers, including 3 digit numbers. The children have really impressed me with how well they have adapted to life in year 3. I’m sure this will continue as we move through the year.

In science, in order to link with our topic, we have been studying different rock types.  We have done a rock hunt around school and used rocks to build some stone age homes!

Class Attendance: 98.6%

 

English Award:

Our English award this week went to Molly Hardwick. In her first week in Year 3 Molly has shown a fantastic commitment to work and producing the best work that she can.  She has had some fabulous ideas and has enjoyed sharing them with the rest of the class. Well done Molly, Keep it up!

Maths Award:

Our Maths award this week went to Mitchell Knight. Mitchell has worked really hard all week and has blown my socks off with some of his place value work, working with some big numbers in the hundreds! Great stuff, Mitchell, well done!

Head teacher Award:

The Head teacher award this week went to Layla Moss. Layla has enjoyed a really successful start to Year 3 and has really impressed me with her attitude to all work. She has always tried her best and produced some fantastic work. Very well done Layla, keep it up!

 

Reminders

P.E will be on Mondays this year. Please make sure all children have their P.E kit in school on a Monday.

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