We have had a very exciting week in Year 3! We have been journalists and have reported on many stories that have happened around Sharp Lane this week - including a Neolithic break in, an archaeological discovery and a woolly mammoth attack!
This week we have been calculating the duration between two times. We took advantage of the lovely weather and went outside to time how many seconds it took to run around the playground.
In English, we have been writing newspaper reports. We have found the features of newspaper reports looking at First News. We wrote a newspaper report all about a missing animal from The Night Zoo.
This week, we have been been learning to tell the time to the nearest minute. We have also looked at the digital time using our knowledge of analogue to convert into the 12 and 24 hour clock.
In Topic, we used the virtual reality headsets to explore at the Stonehenge.
In English, we have been continuing our work on non-chronological reports. We made sure that we included:
Our sentence type of the week was embedded clauses.
Noun, embedded clause, main clause.
In maths, we have been learning how to tell the time to the nearest five minutes on a clock. Towards the end of the week and into next week we are learning how to tell the time to the nearest minute on an analogue clock.
We are currently reviewing the school dinner systems. Please be aware that menus will now be sent home on Wednesdays and must be returned to school by Friday morning at the latest.
Many thanks for your continued support.
This week in English, we are learning to write a non-chronological report about the Stone Age. The children used the iPads to research, they wrote their plan and they then wrote their first two paragraphs.
We have also learned how to use BOYS conjunctions (but, or, yet, so) in order to join ideas.
This week we have been learning how to add and subtract fractions. Following this, we solved multi-step problems and began our work on time.
PE will change to Indoor on a WEDNESDAY starting from Wednesday 16th April
Swimming has now ended for the Eater break and will resume on Thursday 25th April
Nell Bank trip - Thursday 18th April
We have been looking at fractions of amounts. To find the fraction of an amount, we divide by the denominator (bottom number) and multiply by the numerator (top number). We have also worked out that the larger the denominator, the smaller the fraction as it has been divided into more parts.
We are writing a persuasive letter to Nutella about their use of palm oil in their products. Did you know that 25 orangutans are killed every day due to the rainforest being destroyed? We are learning about the persuasive techniques we can use to try and make a change!
This week we have continued to be keen Geographers and explore South America further. We have focused on the rainforest this week and learnt about the different layers.
RIO DAY - WEDNESDAY 27TH MARCH
On Wednesday 27th March, Year 3 will be celebrating all of our learning on South America. We will be having a ‘Rio de Janeiro’ themed day and would like the children to wear some brightly coloured clothing/accessories. There will be no charge for wearing their own clothes.
This week in Maths, we have been dividing using the chunking method. We initially found this tricky, however we have been resilient spiders and are starting to get the hang of it. See below for an example:
We have been writing a journey tale through the human body! Our main character has been eaten by a monster and is now travelling through the digestive system. We are currently in the stomach and look forward to planning our escape. We have also been focusing on editing and improving our work as we go.
In topic, we have continued our work on the digestive system. We have identified the features and functions of the digestive system. We have also researched the five main food groups and designed a healthy meal based on our research, ensuring we have the correct representation from each group.
This week, in English, we are starting to look at non chronological reports. We researched and found out facts about an animal. Then we wrote a non chronological report about our animal. At the end of the week, we looked at the features of other reports.
In maths, we have been comparing multiplication and division statements using < > or =
We have also been looking at our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.
If you would like to practise at home we recommend the coconut game on Topmarks:
We hope you had a fantastic Christmas and we wish you a happy new year!
This week in English we have planned and written our own myth based on the ones we have been learning in class. We have enjoyed creating new characters and exciting plots!
This week, we have been learning to multiply by 2 digit numbers. We have learnt to do this by using the grid method. We have also solved problems and developed our reasoning skills.
See below for an example of the grid method.
This week, we have began to write our own myth based on the class text 'Thor and his hammer'. We have tried really hard to use all the features that we have learnt so far in year 3. We made our myths exciting and fun to read!
This week, we have been focusing on multiplying and dividing by 8. We have learnt a song to help us with this. We have then completed a carousel activity of 3, 4 and 8 times tables. We also used Mathletics - please continue to use this at home.
This week, we have learnt where the Vikings came from. We found their homelands on a map and we created a key displaying their invasion of Britain.
This week in Maths, we have developed our knowledge of multiplying and dividing by 4. We have practised the 3 and 4 times tables as a class and we learnt songs to help us do this.
This is the one we learned for our 4's:
We have developed a range of strategies such as arrays, sharing, jottings and repeated addition and subtraction.
This week we have been focusing on direct speech. We have learnt that:
*Inverted commas go around the words being said
*Punctuation goes before the inverted commas close
*You need to tell the reader who is speaking
* You can use a synonym for said
This week we have learnt where the Vikings came from. We have learnt the seven continents of the world and realised that the Vikings came from Europe just like us! We learnt that they came from Scandinavia and they settled in the UK
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Welcome back to an action packed Autumn two!
We hope that you had a wonderful week off. This week we have had Asda come in and we tasted some bread, we had a taster course of Judo and we have enjoyed book buddies with year 5.
In English, we have been learning about Viking myths and we learned about Thor and his Hammer. Using this myth, we have described characters and we have learned lots of impressive vocabulary!
In maths, we have focused on learning our three times tables. We have used these number facts to multiply and divide.
This is a really good website if you would like to continue learning the three times tables at home:
We are very excited about our new Viking topic and we have already asked lots of questions about the Vikings. We have shared things that we already know about the Vikings and we have found out more about when the Viking era happened.
This week in English, we have been focusing on non-fiction texts by writing our own instructions based on our model text 'How to Trap a Dragon.' The children have created a toolkit so they can write their own instructions based upon catching their own mythical creature.
In maths, we have been practising using the formal method for subtraction we have been solving missing number problems. We have ended the week by recapping addition. Next week, we are focusing on solving worded problems.
In our new science topic, we have been looking at light and investigating shadows. We have learned about opaque, transparent and translucent objects.
This week we have continued learning through the story, 'The Iron Man'. We have been looking at descriptive techniques using adjectives to describe a setting. In our writing, we have been using sentences of three. In preparation for next week, we have planned our own warning tale.
This week we have continued our work on place value. We have found 10 more and 10 less than a given three digit number. We have also found 100 more and 100 less than a given three digit number. We have used lots of resources and explored the value of numbers.
This week, we have been learning about inference. We have created fantastic inferences based upon short films and pictures.
This week we have began our first topic of 'The Iron Man'. We have learnt the story, made actions to help us remember and we have enjoyed finding key words in the text. We have used dictionaries to find the definitions of words in the text that we do not know. We have also used some fantastic adjectives and similes whilst describing a setting.
This week we have continued our work on place value. We have also started to compare and order numbers to 1000. We have used greater than and less than symbols.
This week we have investigated pushes and pulls as types of forces. We looked at photos and decided whether they were push or pull forces.
Our New Topic
This afternoon, we had an exciting time finding out more about magnets! We used magnets to experiment whether more things were magnetic inside than outside!
More Information About Swimming
We had a fantastic first session swimming at John Charles! The children were really excited to get into the water and they worked hard in their groups!
The children were put into three groups.
The first group is water confidence. In this group, the children focus on their confidence in the water and they use floats and play games which allow their confidence to grow. This group work with a swimming instructor from John Charles.
The second group work with another swimming instructor from John Charles and Miss Birch.These children are working on their fundamental skills such as floating and breathing. They also work on their ongoing water confidence.
The third group work with myself and Mrs Moyles. We work on our stroke techniques looking at our leg and arms. We also look at different ways of travelling in the water.
By the end of the year, we hope that all children will have a brilliant time swimming, increased their confidence and improved their stroke techniques.
We have an amazing fun filled term ahead!
Here is some key information:
Please bring reading records in every Friday to be signed and updated for Raving Readers. Books will be changed as and when required. It is your child’s responsibility to hand in their reading record otherwise it will not be seen or signed by their teacher.
Indoor P.E will be every Wednesday and this term we will be focusing on fundamental skills.
P.E kit: white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps.
We will be swimming every Monday and we will get back to school at 3:30pm.
Girls: swimming costume (no bikinis or tankinis), towel, (hairbrush and goggles if required).
Boys: short swimming trunks (no board shorts), towel (hairbrush and goggles if required).