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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

 

 

 

Welcome info

 

Teacher: Mr I Price

Teaching Assistant: Mrs D Hooper

                                        Mr J Storey

 

 Homework Project

Curriculum Newsletter – Year 3 

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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