Welcome to Year Three!
What a busy second week back! We had our first swimming session today which was very successful, we had a whale of a time!
In English, we began planning our very own myth. We looked at Roman names for our hero, Roman gods who could help our hero, a monster to defeat and a terrifying setting. We used our imagination to create some very exciting plans!
In maths, we have been using all the knowledge we have learned about position, movement and angles to give and follow directions around an island we created. We used the four compass points to describe what direction we would be facing and how we could use right angles to describe turns clockwise and anticlockwise.
In RE this week we have began looking at the miracles of Jesus. We focused on the feeding of the 5000 and what made this event an amazing miracle.
Have a lovely weekend,
Welcome back, I hope you all had a festive Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Thank you all so much for your incredible gifts!
We have had a wonderful start back. In English, we have been learning about lots of different types of myths and legends. We acted out the myth 'Theseus and The Minotaur'. Then we used our knowledge of the myth to write a diary entry as Theseus the night before we were entering the labyrinth.
In Maths, we have been learning all about angles, position and movement. We particularly focused on right angle turns and how we can use them to turn in a clock.
In Humanities, we have started to look at Romans as settlers and invaders. We discussed what the words mean and what it may have looked like when the Romans were settling compared to when they were invading.
-This term Year 3 will be going swimming Friday mornings.
-PE will only be on Tuesdays.
Request from Reception
Reception class are wanting to update their collection of fancy dress clothes. If you have any costumes (Ages 5 -6) at home that you no longer want then please donate them to the Reception class. Any costumes would be welcome but we would really like some more costumes that are book characters, professions or from traditional tales. Thank you, Mrs Noonan
Have a lovely weekend,
Well done to all of the Children who preformed in the Carols by Candlelight concert on Tuesday. I know all of the teachers were incredibly proud!
Thank you all so much for the heart-warming Christmas tree ornaments!! I really do have the best class! Thank you for all of your support and kindness this term. It has truly been a wonderful term here at St Peter's.
Remember Year 3 are having a competition to name our new class teddy. We know his name begins with a H and it must be interesting...
Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Have a lovely break,
We have had a very busy week in Year 3! We went to watch the KS1 Nativity 'I'm Gonna Shine!' and it was fabulous!
In English, we have been writing our own poems based on Kit Wrights 'the Magic Box'. We thought about all of the senses and magic things that we could put in our own box. In Maths, we have been looking at unitary fractions and using our division skills to find fractions of quantities.
Dates for your diary
Carols by Candlelight on 17th December in the Church (KS1 are not involved in this but if you wish to join the school community and celebrate Christmas with KS2 you are welcome to come and watch)
Friday 20th December is our Christmas service in the Church at 9am please come and join us.
..and don’t forget we finish at 2.00pm on Friday 20th for Christmas.
Have a lovely weekend,
This week has been full of exciting things! On Monday we took part in a tennis festival, where we took part in lots of different activities. We even got some goodies to take home with us!
In maths this week we have begun looking at fractions, particularly focusing on tenths. We began by finding tenths of objects and then started looking at tenths of numbers. We used lots of different maths skills such as our knowledge of times tables, multiplication and division.
In English we drafted and wrote our information page about our different flanimals. We even looked at how to edit our work by adding in conjunctions and prepositions.
In RE we looked at how Christians live out the Christmas message of giving by learning about the shoebox appeal. We discussed what items we would put in to bring hope to children in need all around the world.
Thank you so much to everyone who has brought in items for 'The Baron's Court Project' 'Soap and Socks Appeal'. We will still be collecting until Monday 16th December and all donations are greatly appreciated!
House Dodgeball Competitions
Over the next week, within PE lessons, St Peter’s will be running the first sporting House Competitions; the competitions will be house dodgeball competitions which will take place within our year groups. Each class will be divided in their house groups where they will compete against their opposing house groups to win the House Competition trophy. Each year group will have a winning house but the trophy will be given to the house with the most wins across the school; the trophy will be presented in one of our assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate. We hope that our sporting House Competitions will be an opportunity for all children to take part in competitive sport and represent their house. We will be organising a termly sporting competition and the trophy will be displayed in the trophy cabinet.
Have a lovely weekend,
Another busy week in Year 3! Our trip to the science museum was absolutely fantastic! We really did become mini scientists for the day. We listened to music through our teeth, looked at how how we were through a thermal camera, experimented with force slides and so much more!
In English we have been planning our information page all about our strange, new species of flanimal. We learned how to make a simple sentence by using a main clause with a verb and a noun.
In maths we were using our times tables knowledge to divide numbers and looked at how multiplication is the inverse of division.
I can't wait to see you all at the Christmas fair tomorrow,
What another fun filled week we had in Year 3! On Thursday we took part in an Eco Day! In our house groups we visited all of the KS2 classrooms to do different activities focusing on how we can save our planet. We made and decorated tote bags, we took part in a debate about which type of pollution was the worst and we did a paper cup challenge to try to combat using plastic drinking cups.
In English, we created an information page all about the bant. If you've never heard of one before, ask any member of Year 3 and they will tell you lots of different facts about one!
In maths, we worked hard doubling and halving 2 digit numbers. We used partitioning to help us get accurate answers!
Finally, on Friday, Big Pants Theatre company gave us an amazing performance all about a nasty pirate who didn't deserve any treasure because he was too busy littering the beautiful island!
Have a wonderful weekend,
A wonderful week in Year 3!
In English we wrote our adventure stories inspired by the story 'The Firework-Maker's Daughter'. We made our stories exciting by adding in tension words to build up suspense. We used expanded noun phrases to make our writing descriptive and help the reader picture the setting.
In maths we have been practising telling the time. We looked at analogue and digital clocks and also learnt that each hour around the clock also represents 5 minutes.
This week has also been Anti-Bullying week. On Monday we can to school in odd socks to show how every one is different and special.
On Thursday we loved watching Toy Story 4!
On Thursday we also came to school dressed as type 1 superheros to support JDRF. We all looked amazing in our masks!
Have a lovely weekend,
What another exciting week here in Year 3!
DT day was definitely a highlight! We first of all had to research any important information about butterflies that would help our creation. We found out that butterflies are not attracted to green or blue, but they love bright colours! We then planned our designs before using paint pens to decorate our butterfly houses and feeders. Finally, we evaluated our finished products, discussing what we think worked well, but also what we might change next time.
In English, we have began reading 'The firework-Maker's Daughter' by Phillip Pullman. We have learnt a lot about the main character Lila, who is a very angry, brave and courageous little girl. She is going on a quest to find the special ingredient- Royal Sulpher, I wonder what danger she might encounter.
In maths, we have been measuring lots of different things! We first measured length, then capacity and finally mass. We were tasked with finding lots of different items and then estimating how long they were, how heavy they were or how much water they could hold. Then, we used lots of different measuring equipment to accurately record the measurements.
Dates for your diary…
As ever as St Peter’s we have a full diary of upcoming events
Monday 11th November – ‘Odd Socks Day’ wear odd starts to start Anti-Bullying Week
Thursday 14th November – Super Hero Day. The House Captains of Fisher House have organised a day in support of JDRF Diabetes Charity. Add something to your uniform to be a super hero.
Friday 15th November – Children in Need (more information to follow from the School Council)
Thursday 21st November – Environmental Day
Friday 22nd November – Wear your own clothes day and bring in a £1 donation in support of ‘Just One Tree’
Saturday 30th November – Christmas fair – Scott Hall from 2pm-6pm
Have a lovely weekend,
What a frabjulous week back in Year 3! I hope you had a lovely half term, it's been so nice to hear about what the children got up to. I was blown away by our poetry performing skills on Thursday.
In English, we have become real writers! We worked in pairs to edit our work to make sure our diary entries are ready for publishing on our English display.
In maths, we have been learning all about lines of symmetry, using mirrors to make sure the patterns we created are truly symmetrical. We have been learning about quadrilaterals and polygons, even making giant shapes.
In RE, we looked at Jesus’ New Commandment and two Greatest Commandments. They express how Christians should love everybody, love their God and love other people as themselves. We worked in teams figuring out what this means and then having a class debate about challenges Christians might face when following these commandments.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend!
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character."
-Martin Luther King
This week has been packed full of learning! As part of black history month, we wrote our own 'I have a dream' speeches, we learned about a modern day black icon and took part in a number of different workshops.
In English, we have begun our journey back into the Stone Age, writing a dairy entry about when we tripped in the woods and found ourselves in what seemed like a world far away from busy London. We have been using our imaginations to write some very descriptive settings using a 'description of three'.
In maths, we have been exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Including looking at different angles. We learnt that a right angle is where a vertical and horizontal line meet and we tried to find angles bigger and smaller than this.
In RE, we looked at the 5Ks that Guru Gobind Singh commanded all Khlasa Sikhs to wear at all times and discussed what these might symbolise. We then made our own important item and discussed what this meant to us, we made bracelets made of love hearts, positivity boxes, friendship bracelets and a number of other things. We compared our beliefs to different religions and discussed similarities and differences.
The Art Ambassadors are running an ‘Art Competition’ for the whole school to promote art and to celebrate the amazing talents we have in our school. To enter the competition please make a piece of art based on the theme ‘Fantasy’ on an A4 piece of paper. Please write your name and year group on the back of your artwork. All entries must be given to an Art Ambassador or Mrs Noonan by Tuesday 29th October. There are prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 and the winning pieces of work will be displayed in the Art Room for everyone to see.
I hope you all have a lovely half term!
Another wonderful week in year 3!
On Wednesday, we visited the Royal Albert Hall to attend the Primary Proms. We watched so many amazing performances- from choirs to people playing a typewriter! We learned about different types of music in-between, it was incredible!
In English, we finished our instructions of ‘How to Look After a Stone Age Animal’. We focused on including interesting adjectives, adverbs and prepositions. Now, if the impossible happens and we’re asked to look after one we’ll know exactly what to do!
In maths, we looked at lots of different ways we can mentally add and subtract numbers. We used these skills to solve problems and explain why we chose each strategy.
We produced some masterpieces in art! Wow! We used a variety of different techniques to create an abstract collage of Van Goh’s ‘Sunflowers’. We particularly focused on using paint to create a textured background.
In RE, we looked at the importance of the 5 Ks to Sikhs. We discussed what each might symbolise and why they are important to Sikhs. We loved having the opportunity to actually hold and look at the objects.
Have a lovely weekend,
Wow! I can't believe the weeks over, it's been such a whirlwind!
In English, we have started our brand new topic! We are building up to writing instructions on how to look after a new Stone Age animal we have created. This week, we read the story ‘How to wash a woolly mammoth’ and picked out all the instructional features. We looked at lots of different Stone Age animals and picked out our favourite parts of each to create a brand new animal- I'm certainly glad they're not real animals!
In maths, we have been learning how to do written methods for addition and subtraction. We spent some time using dienes to help us visualise what happens when adding and subtracting numbers.
On Thursday, an exciting rock specialist from the University London College came in to see us. She showed us lots of different types of rocks, some were smooth, some were sparkly and others were soft. We looked at lots of different ways we could sort them!
We finished the week being immersed in performance poetry and creating our own- some of which was hilarious! Don't be surprise if we are singing about walking our iguanas all the way home!
Please remember reading books to be changed on Monday and Thursday.
Blue homework is to be completed by Monday.
We need to come to School in our PE kits Tuesday ready for gymnastics.
Have a lovely weekend,
Well, what another lovely week here in Year 3!
Our crazy invention adverts are looking amazing! We’ve created a whole new range of sweets and chocolates- from bubble-gum that shoots flamingos out of your mouth to ever-lasting chocolate! Yum! The adverts are very persuasive, I want to try them all!
In maths, we used our Number and Place Value understanding to multiply and divide numbers by 10. Towards the end of the week we used our knowledge to add and subtract 10 and 100 from number. We used dienes blocks to visualise this and then built up to being able to do it on our own.
This week we had our first experience of computing. We’re going to create some amazing animations by the sounds of it! This week the children discussed their ideas and created a storyboard that represented an algorithm.
On Tuesday could the children come to school in their PE kits ready for Gymnastics?
PE on Monday and Tuesday.
Reading books are changed on Monday and Thursday.
We’ve had another busy week here in year 3!
In English we’ve been planning and editing our adverts to make sure they look amazing next week! We’ve learned some persuasive writing techniques to make sure people really want to buy our sweets and chocolate.
In maths we’ve been building upon our place value knowledge by looking at number lines all the way to 1000.
We had a lovely Friday afternoon beginning our new art topic- Sunflowers by Van Gogh. We all took our time making sure the outline of the sunflower looked perfect before we began shading. We ended up with some masterpieces!
Bike to School Week
Bike to School Week is a week-long (23rd- 27th September 2019) event designed to showcase the benefits of cycling to school across the UK.
Bike to School Week is a great opportunity to promote the positive impact that an active lifestyle can have on pupils' wellbeing and health. It's free, there's no need to register, and it's a fantastic way to get warmed up ready for Sustrans Big Pedal in the spring.
During Bike to School Week we ask teachers to encourage pupils, parents and staff to cycle to school.
To win, Sustrans invite you to download the free 'Guide to walking, cycling and scooting to school' and to take part in the photo competition; click the link below for more information.
Reading books are to be changed Monday and Thursday. Please make sure you are reading at least four times a week.
PE is on Monday and Tuesday.
Have a lovely weekend,
Our First Full Week!
What a busy first week back we've had here in year three! The children have had an amazing start to the year.
In Maths we have started our first topic - place value. The children have learned about numbers up to 1,000.
In English we have been working up to creating our very own chocolate or sweets. The children had some amazing ideas, I'm sure they can't wait to tell you all about their crazy inventions. Willy Wonka would be proud!
We have also started our new topic of rocks in science. Thank you so much to all the members of the class that brought some rocks in!
On Wednesday the children took part in a street dance workshop. They had an amazing time and showed us some really cool moves! I'm sure some of us can't wait to join the street dance club.
Finally, on Friday, the Really Big Pants Theatre Company gave us a rib tickling performance! How Hilarious! I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of the book - Suddenly.
Here are some pictures of us throughout the week.
- The Welcome/Family Supper is on Wednesday from 5pm until 7pm. We're looking forward to seeing all of you there!
- Friday's homework is due on Monday.
- PE is on Monday and gymnastics is on Tuesday, so please remember kits.
- Library books will be changed on Thursday.
Have an amazing weekend!
Our new teacher is Miss Russell and our teaching assistants are Ms Friel and Ms Phelps.
A huge welcome back to St Peter's CE School. I hope you all had an amazing summer- it certainly sounds like you did!
The children are settling into Key Stage Two so well! We've had a wonderful first few days back.
We wrote postcards all about our favourite day of the summer. We discussed our school mission statement "Act justly, love mercy, walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8 and reflected on a time we may have shown this ourselves. We've also been reading our class book 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' by Roald Dahl. In particular this week, we focused on the characters and discussed good adjectives we could use to describe them.
We have PE on Monday, so please remember PE kits.
Have a lovely weekend, see you Monday!
Miss Russell- Year 3.27/9/2019