Welcome to Montgolfier class. This year we had to choose a significant European person from History. The children researched different people and voted in favour of Montgolfier. The Montgolfier brothers were the first people to invent the hot air balloon.
Teachers in class: Miss Playford
We have been learning about the different layers of soil. We had lots of fun making an edible version of the different layers -
Bedrock - milk chocolate chips
Parent material - white chocolate chips
Sub soil - chocolate mousse
Top soil - crushed oreos
Organic layer or Humus - coconut flakes made green by food colouring.
To make it look effective we used gummy worms.
Montgolfier class will be going swimming on a Monday starting on Monday 23rd April. The children need to remember to bring their swimming kit. Please note, we will return to school at 3.30pm.
Welcome back! Hope you all had a lovely, relaxing Easter break and are ready for the Summer term.
We have been working really hard to learn the songs for Joseph. We are accompanying Year 4 in their performances on Tuesday 27th March at 6pm, Wednesday 28th March at 1.30pm and Thursday 29th March at 9.15am. Tickets are still available.
Sports Relief - Friday 23rd March
The children can wear sports wear on the day for a contribution of £1. Sports activities will take place throughout the day.
World Book Day
What a fantastic day we had! We showed off our costumes and shared our favourite books with each other. Our day followed the theme of Charlie and the chocolate factory. We used a dictionary to do a word study. Using a net we made a box and in the afternoon we made chocolate crispy buns, which nicely fit in our boxes.
Calling for Year 3 singers.
We would like as many children as possible to help Year 4 with their production on Tuesday 27th March at 5.30pm.
Welcome back. Hope you all had a lovely half term break.
We looked at a time line from history that covered the Stone Age to the Iron Age, we pretended to be archaeologists digging and researching objects from this period in time. We worked out which period the objects belonged to by looking closely at the objects and using the timeline displayed in our classroom.
In the afternoon we had a go at making 3D models of Stonehenge and Stone Age tools.
We had a fantastic day!
As part of National Storytelling week, our learning and activities for today have been based on the book - The day the crayons quit.
We came into class to find crime scene tape and we were shocked to see that a yellow crayon had been snapped in half. We had to choose which crayon to be, then we had to say why the crayon was innocent. What fantastic reasons the children gave for their chosen crayon being innocent.
We introduced a multicoloured crayon to the story through writing a letter to Duncan. The children's ideas were fantastic.
We thought about how the crayons could be friends instead of falling out all the time and designed friendship posters.
Our last activity was a colour experiment using skittles and water. Our patterns were amazing.
What a fun day we've had! The children believe that orange crayon is guilty of the crime because yellow and orange crayon argue about who is the colour of the sun.
Montgolfier class assembly - Friday 2nd February at 1.30pm. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Welcome back! I hope you've all had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you all a happy new year.
We've got a busy half term ahead of us.
In English we will start the new year by learning a Kenning poem off by heart and the having a go at writing our own. We will then learn a non-chronological report which will be linked to our topic on the stone age.
In Maths we will be revisiting addition, subtraction and times tables during our warm ups every day and will be focusing on measures to start with.
We are very excited because we start our music lessons with Miss Pearson where we will learn to play the ukulele.
Unfortunately swimming still will not be happening for the time being so we will be learning the skills of how to play netball on a Thursday afternoon. Remember to bring your outdoor PE kit.
We have our class assembly this half term. Put Friday 2nd February at 1.30pm in your diaries.
We all enjoyed hot chocolate and marshmallows after we sang christmas songs at Asda. It tasted delicious!
Thank you to everyone for your support. It was lovely to see so many of you!
Welcome back! I hope everyone has had a lovely half term.
This half term our topic is South America and we will be using maps to identify the continents, oceans and countries in South America. We will also research the natural and physical features of South America. Our English is linked to topic so the children will write a spine poem about the Amazon. We will then learn a journey tale also set in the Amazon.
We are focusing on the children using description in their writing and will be teaching the children different descriptive techniques to help them.
In Maths we are continuing to solve addition and subtraction problems and will then move onto multiplication and division problems.
You can help your child by playing games to help them remember the multiplication facts for the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
We have been learning how to add and subtraction using two 3 digit numbers. We practise using base 10 and place value counters first before using the expanded column method as written form.
Year 3 Non-Negotiable’s to set us up for a fabulous year!
This Autumn term, Montgolfier class will be working very hard to ensure we know how to spell the first 300 High Frequency words (HFW) which we started to learn in Reception so that we are ready to move onto our Year 3 spellings, rules and patterns for the rest of the year.
In addition to this, we will regularly working on our handwriting to ensure that all our fantastic work can be read clearly.
Furthermore, we are consolidating our basic number skills including number bonds, doubling and halving and our times tables 2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 8, 50, 100!
If you would like any further guidance with the different ways you can support your child at home, then please don’t hesitate to speak to us.
Below are some documents you may find useful!