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Welcome to Year Three!

 Our class teacher is Miss Russell, our teaching assistants are Ms Phelps and Ms Mason. 

16/10/2020

"Never give up because great things take time."

We’ve had a fantastic week of learning here in Year 3!

 In English, Mrs Rabbit had asked Miss Russell if Year 3 could write a leaflet filled with information about wolves to help keep rabbits safe. We did a fantastic job! We used subheadings to organise the information, expanded noun phrases, prepositions and compound sentences to give extra details and formal conjunctions to add to the formality.

In maths, we have been using our knowledge of times tables to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit number. We focussed on solving related calculations when we were multiplying multiples of ten and used short multiplication when the 2-digit number didn’t have a 0 in the ones.

In RE, we explored how Incarnation was when God come to Earth in the form of Jesus and how Gospel was when Jesus and his disciples spread the message of God. We created our own modern day parables with a moral message behind them. In Science, we investigated how magnets interact with each other, noticing how like poles repel and unlike poles attract. In Spanish, we listened to and understood a simple story about animals. In computing, we began animating our storyboard algorithms. In History, we learnt the steps of mummification. In Art, we finished our final pieces! We used lots of different materials to recreate Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers. Can you see which materials we used?

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell

A message from Miss Cook:

Walk to School Week

Thank you to everyone who made the conscious decision to try, where possible, to walk, scoot or cycle to school, last week – even you teachers. Amazingly, Reception scored the highest overall total and are the winners of this year’s competition. Please remember we encourage you to walk, scoot or cycle to school (all year round) as much as possible to help our local environment and help clean the air pollution. Together we can create a cleaner, healthier world.

9/10/2020

'The most wasted of days is one without laughter.' 

-E.E Cummings

We’ve had another great week here in Year 3!

In English, we finished our modern day alternative fairy tales and they were amazing! We included so much grammar such as inverted commas to show speech, expanded noun phrases to add to descriptions, adverbs and conjunctions. I’m so proud of the stories the children wrote and how well they used our wild imaginations.

In maths, we have moved on to multiplication and division. We did lots of work on our 3 and 4 times-tables and practiced our quick recall of the times-tables facts.

In RE, we focussed on People of God. We learnt some of the stories from this part of the Bible, such as Moses and Abraham. We focussed on how God spoke to these prophets to try to mend his relationship with the people, but how people didn’t listen. In Science, we investigated the strength of magnets. In Art, we created our petals ready to go on our collages next week. In computing, we drew our characters and backgrounds on Scratch ready to animate. In Spanish, we learnt the names of some animals and how to pronounce ‘rr’.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell

Sporting News

During the final week of school, before half term (week commencing 19th October 2020), within our PE lessons, we will be running sporting House Competitions. The competitions will be house athletics competitions which will take place within each year group. 

Each class will be divided into 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 virtual assemblies and each member of the winning house will receive a certificate.

I wonder who will be the winning house this half term.

Happy competition and good luck,

Miss Cook

2.10.2020

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES."

-William James

What another fabulous week here in Year 3. I’m so proud of all the hard work we have been doing and everything we have achieved so far. Keep up the hard work Year 3!

Year 3 really are a class of talented writers! In English, we edited and published our Egyptian Cinderella stories to put on our wonderful display. We then planned a modern day Cinderella story using our wild imaginations and began writing our stories. We had some great ideas including evil dinner ladies and teachers stopping Cinderella going to the school disco!

In maths, we explored some mental strategies for addition and subtraction and began looking at formal methods. We applied our learning to solving problems using all the strategies we had learnt, choosing the most efficient way.

In Science, we explored different magnetic materials. We found out that magnets do not actually attract all metals! Take a look at the fun science experiments we’ve done so far! Including investigating how an object moves on different surfaces…

In R.E., we explored the metanarrative of the Bible in more detail, focussing on Creation and Fall. We thought of questions we would like to ask Adam and Eve and how they might answer. In Spanish, we learnt some classroom instructions. In computing, we thought of all the things we could include to make an interesting animation. In Art, we created a textured background and a pot for our own collage version of Van Gogh’s ‘Sunflowers’.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

8/9/2020

"I haven't failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work"

-Thomas Edison

Happy Friyay!

We've had another amazing week in Year 3! I've been so impressed with the learning and the standard of work in Year 3 already!

In English, we have been immersing ourselves into the alternative fairy tale 'Cinderella of the Nile'. We began the week by writing a diary entry from the perspective of Rhodopis (Cinderella) where we described her feelings throughout each part of the story. We built up to finding all the features in the story to help us when we write our own versions next week.

In maths, we have been focussing on how to compare and order 3-digit numbers and revised everything we have learned in our place value topic.

In science, we began our new topic- forces and magnets! We looked at how pulls, pushes and twists can make things move.

In RE, we began looking at the Biblical timeline  by sequencing the different parts in the Bible. In Spanish, we began looking at greetings- we now respond to the register with buenos días in the mornings and buenas tardes in the afternoons. In PSHE, we completed the tangram challenge and discussed what we could do to work well as a team to complete the challenge as quick as possible. 

It was also lovely to meet you all on the virtual open classroom on Tuesday evening. In case you missed it, here's what we discussed:

  • Please make sure your children are reading every day and you are making a note in the yellow reading diary each time they have read.
  • Blue homework goes home Friday and is due in Monday.
  • Green homework goes home Monday and is due in Friday.
  • Reading books are to be changed every Monday and Thursday.
  • P.E. is on Tuesday and Friday. On Tuesday they will leave school in their P.E. kit.
  • Also, if you have twitter please start following the school twitter account!
Have a lovely weekend, 
Miss Russell

11/9/2020

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud'

-Maya Angelou

We have had a wonderful week in year 3. I am so proud of how well the children have settled into Key Stage 2 and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know my new class.

We began the week by creating a ‘well-being tree’ in which we discussing our strengths, wishes, dreams and the people who support us. We each described something positive about another member of class on the leaves and added them to our tree.

In English, we started immersing ourselves into the world of alternative fairy tales by looking at Roald Dalh's 'Revoulting Rhymes'. We finished the week by creating our very own villain and writing a character description all about them.

In maths, we have been focussing on understanding the value of each digit in a 3-digit number and then we placed these numbers on a number line all the way to 1000! 

We wrote some beautiful prayers thanking God for wonderful things and asking for help for the year ahead.

A few notices:

PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Friday. 

Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that you read with your child each night and sign the reading diary. Please also write when the book is finished, so that we know to change the reading book. Thank you.

Our ‘Virtual Open Evening’ will be on Tuesday 15th September from 5:40 – 6:00pm. In the session, we will share key information about Year 3 and what we will be doing throughout the year.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Russell