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Welcome to Year 3!

 

Welcome to the new Year 3 page. The individual class pages are now combined in one space so it is easier for you to see what all of the children in the year group have been up to. This gives us a space to share the children's fantastic achievements and keep you up to date with spellings, events or other class information. 

Parent helpers please!

If there are any parents or grandparents that are happy to come and read with our children for the last half an hour of the day we would really appreciate it! Let your class teacher know if you think this is something you could do. 

 

Many Thanks!

Christmas Performances

 

The Year 3 Christmas performances will take place in the studio on: 

Wednesday 6th of December 2pm - 3pm and Thursday 7th of December 6pm - 7pm.

The children will sing some Christmas songs and we invite you stay after the performance for some refreshments and Christmas biscuits that the children will have made. 

The are no special costumes required, but ask that children bring in something festive such as a Christmas jumper, hat or tinsel, that they can easily change into over school uniform before the performance.

 

We really look forward to seeing you all then!  

 

Spellings

Children will be tested on

Monday 18th December:

 

measure

treasure

pleasure

leisure

enclosure

future

capture

creature

adventure

fixture

 

Please help your child to spell words with the endings sounding like ‘zh’ and ‘ch’ e.g. treasure, measure, picture, nature.

Spellings

 

These spellings will be tested on 11th December:

 

myth

hymn

crystal

gypsy

mystery

cygnet

crypt

lyric

symbol

syrup

Our beautiful completed 'Starry Night' art work

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Our beautiful completed 'Starry Night' art work 3
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Our beautiful completed 'Starry Night' art work 5
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Inspired by Vincent van Gogh, the children created their own Starry Night pictures. First they drew the outline on paper, we then cut the paper in half and completed one half in oil pastels and the other in poster paint. We joined the two halves together and finally created the foreground to lay over the top and tie the two halves together. Don't they look fantastic! 

Exploring 3D shape

Today we have begun exploring 3D shape. We made different 3D shapes out of playdough and tried to label the vertices, edges and faces. It is tricky to count these but we are working hard to understand and remember the properties of different shapes. 

Astronaut Information Pages

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The children in 3 Hedgehogs have been working independently to create information pages about life in space. Here are the pages created by Ben, Nico, James and Anton. The whole class did a fantastic job collecting notes from a video, books and information sheets to create their own fact page. 

Playing with angles

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Spellings 

To be tested on Monday 4th December 2017

 

 thought

think

with

when

what

girl’s

queen’s

mouse’s

astronaut’s

author’s

 

We are concentrating on commonly misspelt words and how to use the possessive apostrophe for singular words i.e. girl’s. (The apostrophe indicates ownership) Look out for it in stories and try writing sentences using the possessive apostrophe: The astronaut’s suit was blue and white.  

Explorer Dome

Squirrels enjoyed the Explorer Dome.  They learnt about the wonder of space and took a tour of the planets, moon sun and solar system. They learnt about how they move and what we can see in the night sky.  They also enjoyed myths from ancient Greece.

Moles' journey into space

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The Moles class loved their adventure into space! We took off in a rocket from Earth and travelled to all the different planets, through an asteroid belt, and we even skimmed quite close to the sun! 

Starry Night

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In art we have started exploring the piece 'Starry Night' by Vincent van Gogh. We spent some time discussing the colours, textures, different brush strokes and what we could see in the foreground and background. We've begun trying to recreate the style in our thinking journals and are planning a piece of art in a similar style. Watch this space to see how our work turns out... 

Year 3 curriculum

 

If you are interested to see what your children will be taught in Year 3, please follow the link below. This gives a break down of the key objectives for each subject. 

 

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year3

Spellings

 

there         I am going to eat my lunch over there.

their         The children hang their coats up in the class. 

they’re       They’re going to the fireworks at 5 oclock.

(They’re) - is a contraction that stands for they are.

 

our         Come and play football in our garden, Harry.

are        How many children are there on the bus? 

 

know       I know all my times tables.  

no          No you don’t!

 

Please help your child to learn these spellings for Monday 20th November

3D Space Projector

Year 3 Squirrels transformed their classroom into an amazing 3D universe and enjoyed watching and listening to images from National Geographic.

Mr Twit visits year 3!

All Different, All Equal

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This week is "anti bullying week" with the focus that we are all different and unique but all have the right to be treated equally. We created some paper chain people to show everyones' differences and special talents! 

Computer programming with 'Hour of Code'

In ICT the children have been experimenting with using computer code to complete mazes. The correct type and number of blocks need to be chosen in order to complete the level successfully. The mazes get progressively harder as different types of instruction blocks are added. The children really enjoyed the challenge! 

Marvellous Maths

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This week in Year 3, we have been practising multiplication. We have drawn arrays, completed tarsia maths puzzles and played some multiplication board games. 

Spelling

 

brake Put your foot on the brake to stop.

break We will need a break after Maths.

 

heal My arm needs to heal before the match.

he’ll He’ll be at the cinema until 10 pm.

heel The heel of your foot is on my toe.

 

son Mrs Viney has a son called Stan in year 5.

sun What is the nearest planet to the sun?

 

Please help your child to learn these spellings for Monday 13th November.  

Spellings

 

We have been learning about homophones. We need to be able to use the correct spelling of these words in the correct context. This list will be tested on Monday 6th November. 

 

wear          What will you wear to the party?

where         I am not sure where to put my coat.

 

plain         I like plain croissants rather than chocolate. 

plane         The plane flew through the clouds.

   

peace         I need to find some peace and quiet.  

piece          There is a piece of pie in piece.

 

 

BREAKING NEWS - UFO found at St Leonard's School!

We came back after half term to find a strange alien looking machine in our playground. We decided that it must have been a broken alien spaceship and used this to inspire some writing. We drew and labelled our aliens using interesting adjectives, verbs and adverbs. We then wrote detailed descriptions or short stories using our ideas. In art we created our own space rockets using collage. We have also carried out an alien investigation in maths involving multiplication.   

Dropping off and picking up in Year 3

Mitchell teaching subtraction

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How to do Simple Subtraction by Charlie

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How to do Addition by Joh

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Top Marks - Hit the button

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The children have been enjoying playing the doubling and halving games on Top Marks. We were doubling numbers to 10 but there are other challenges that the children might enjoy. Mrs Osmond and Miss Webber have played doubling to 10 and our top score is 42, can you beat us?!

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

Spellings

These spelling will be tested after the half term break:

 

young

touch

double

enough

trouble

country

rough

tough

cousin

ordinary

Year 3 enjoyed writing prayers and making their own prayer chains.

Meditation

We have been reflecting on our personal thoughts through meditation everyday after lunch.
Harvest Festival for Year 3/4 is on Wednesday 18th October 10.30am St Leonard's Church. Please come along!

Prayers

We have been learning about prayer and wrote down our own personal thoughts and feelings.

Oil Spill Experiment

We have been thinking about what happens when oil spills into the ocean. We know that this is harmful to marine life and we wanted to know how the oil is cleaned up. We found out that oil floats on top of water. We chose four things to use to try and separate the oil from the water. We found it useful to scoop, absorb or suck up the oil. We discovered that in real life containment booms are used to keep the oil in one place and it is then scooped or sucked up. We also found out that sometimes chemicals are used to disperse the oil. 

SPaG fun!

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Today we played a game in our tables groups to help us think about verb tenses. We had to find three words that matched in meaning but were in the past, present and future tenses. We really enjoyed it! 

 

Spellings

Spelling to be tested on 16th October are:

scream

dreaming

steal

stole

teach

believe

bicycle

breath

breathe

build

Food Chains

We have been learning about predators, prey, herbivores, carnivores, omnivores and thinking about the direction that energy moves in a food chain. You could ask us what these words mean - we should be able to tell you! 
Year 3 visited Plymouth Aquarium on Wednesday and enjoyed observing different sea creatures.

Spellings

Spelling that will be tested on Monday 9th October:

forgetting

preferred

gardening

escaping

measure

strength

strange

surprise

suppose

separate

Spellings

The spelling that will be tested on Monday 2nd October are: 

find

kind

mind

behind

child

describe

decide

different

difficult

disappear

 

Spelling activities

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Here are some photographs of the spelling activities that we use in class to learn our weekly spellings. The children should be familiar with these activities and they are easy to have a go at when learning spellings at home. 

Mangahigh - Online maths games


All children in Year 3 should could home today with login details to access Mangahigh (https://www.mangahigh.com/en-gb/).

There are a range of activities and games that they can play that use their maths skills. We will, when it is appropriate, assign some games that the children can complete to support the learning taking place in class. Assigned games can be found by clicking on the sand timer icon shown below. 

 

 

Thank you to all who came to our Year 3 Parent meeting!

For those parents who weren't able to make the meeting please see the PowerPoint for the main points. 

Final spellings before the summer break!

Spellings to be tested on Monday 17th July 2017 are:

holidays

summer

beach

sea

waves

sand

spade

boat

sunshine

ice-cream

Year 3 Home Learning Exhibition 11th July at 2.30pm in classrooms. Teas and coffees afterwards. Look forward to seeing you.
What a fantastic day! We have been orienteering, creating natural art, toasting marshmallows, cooking popcorn, making dens and creating clay faces for the trees. It's been a very active and adventurous day.  

3CV A Touch of the Wild

Spellings

Spellings to be tested on 10th July

thousand

sixty

hundred

twenty

ninety

fifty

eighty

eleven

twelve

fifteen

Feed Me Fractions - Practise adding fractions at home using this great game - Our best score so far is 39 seconds!

Feed Me Fractions - Practise adding fractions at home using this great game - Our best score so far is 39 seconds!  1 http://www.abcya.com/adding_fractions.htm
Feed Me Fractions - Practise adding fractions at home using this great game - Our best score so far is 39 seconds!  2 Find it on google by searching - feed me fractions

Spellings

Spellings to be tested on Monday 3rd July: 

knowledge

library

medicine

material

notice

possess

peculiar

particular

increase

history

Spellings

to be tested on Monday 19th June 2017

address

believe

bicycle

build

guard

naughty

notice

promise

purpose

recent

Spellings

to be tested on Monday 12th June

calendar

disappear

experiment

important

occasionally

purpose

although

strength

strange

favourite

Some highlights from our Roman topic

During our Roman topic we have done quite a few different activities. We were visited by a Celtic story teller who told us all about life before and after the Romans invaded. We have made Roman coins using clay and Roman numberals, 3CV even made some Roman purses to keep them in. We are also busy making Roman shields so that we can reenact the battle between the Romans and Boudicca Queen of the Iceni. 

Spellings

These spelling will be tested on Tuesday 6th June:  

celebration

division

magician

musician

permission

solution

impression

electrician

collision

physician

Spellings

Spellings for this week are:

position

recent

regular

reign

separate

suppose

though

although

through

various

 

Just a reminder about our Home Learning Exhibition Project

All Year 3 classes will have their Home Learning Exhibition on Wednesday 24th May at 2.30. This time, as we have started a new topic, we suggest the home learning is history based.

 

Here are some ideas for the exhibition project:

  • Create a Roman mosaic
  • Make some Roman armour.
  • Write a book about some famous Roman people
  • Create a wanted poster for some of the Roman empire’s bad guys.
  • Create a PowerPoint about the Roman empire
  • Draw, paint or make a famous Roman building  

Spellings

Spellings for this week are: 

forgetting

forgotten

beginning

beginner

preferred

preferring

occurred

occurring

forbidden

committed 

 

3W - Fun with maths games

As we have been working so hard this half term, today we had reward time in maths. We played games and tried to solve puzzles to practise all the skills we have been learning. It was great fun! 

3W - Making our Chocolate

We had a lovely time on Wednesday making our chocolate and chocolate boxes. We all did a fantastic job and produced some lovely artwork for our boxes and enjoyed sharing the chocolates at home! 

Spellings

 

Our spellings to learn over the Easter break are: 

busy

business

height

increase

interest

island

learn

length

mention

natural 

3W - Home Learning Exhibition and Bad Hair Day

Thank you to everyone who came to our home learning exhibition today. We had a fantastic range of projects about teeth, digestion, light, bones, Chromatography and fossils. The children did a fantastic job and should be very proud of themselves. We also had a great selection of 'bad hair' for comic relief! 

Home Learning Exhibition - Friday 24th March

 

A reminder of the details of our next Home Learning Exhibition

 

The Exhibition Project

3W and 3S will both have their home learning exhibitions on Friday 24th March at 2.30pm in their classrooms. To save parents having to make two events so close together, 3CV will have their exhibition following the sharing assembly on 24th March at 3pm.

Please support your child in completing a piece of work with a Science theme to be shown at our ‘Home Learning Exhibition’. Suggestions include:

  • Photographs and explanation of an experiment you have done at home
  • a labelled model
  • a poster/ booklet based on research you have done

Suggestions for themes include: plants, magnets and forces, sound, digestive system & teeth, light, living things & their habitats ...

 

Spellings

This weeks spellings, to be tested on Monday 27th March are: 

breath

breathe

decide

difficult

early

experience

extreme

famous

guard

heard

 

3CV Hockey with Maynards

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3CV Making Angel Delight following instructions

3CV Making Angel Delight following instructions 1

Spellings

This weeks spelling, to be tested on Monday 20th March are:

bicycle

certain

continue

enough

fruit

group

guide

history

imagine

perhaps

3W need to say a massive thank you to Ruth Gidley (Ramona's Mum) who came in and did a fantastic talk for the children all about the Mayan people today as part of our Chocolate topic. The children were lucky enough to hear about first hand experiences, look at images, learn new facts, share artefacts, try on costumes and even taste some tortilla. The children (and their teacher) thoroughly enjoyed the experience, it is so lovely when parents are able to come in and directly share in our learning, we loved it! 

3W - Gruffalo Performance to Year 1

3W really enjoyed performing The Gruffalo to the year 1 children today. All of the children had a different role, playing either a character or the narrator and everyone did a fantastic job of using expression in their voices, speaking extra clearly and even adding in some sound effects, actions and voices. We were very proud of them! 

3W - World Book Day

3W really enjoyed reading with the children in Mrs Morgan's class. We also wrote book reviews, designed book marks and some of us entered a book token competition. 

3W learn about the Digestive System.

Spellings

Spellings to be tested on 13th March are:

superstar

automatic

superior

build

complete

consider

notice

surprise

possible

thought

World Book Day

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3CV enjoyed World Book Day. They shared books with the younger children and were lucky to receive a visit from Hannah Wilson (Rocky Ferguson's) mum who talked about publishing and editing. The children thoroughly enjoyed this.

Digestive System

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3CV have been learning about the digestive system and enjoyed labelling each other.

Chocolate School Trip 

For some time, we have been trying to find an alternative to the Cadbury World trip that used to take place in Year 3 as we found that it was expensive and exhausting for the children with limited academic value. Unfortunately, after trying 8 different companies, we have been unable to secure an alternative. Please be assured though that we will be providing some interesting and practical experiences for the children this half term, including chocolate tasting, market research, designing and making our own chocolate and advertising our products. 

We are also planning a visit from the dentist to support our learning in science and hopefully a scientific circus workshop to help us explore forces. 

Spellings

This weeks spelling, which will be tested on the 6th March

carelessly

thoughtfully

suddenly

mercifully

remember

strength

material 

circle

heart

probably 

 

Fantastic Fractions!

This week we have been finding fractions of shapes and then using this understanding to help us find fractions of amounts.

Spellings 

This weeks spelling, that will be tested on Monday 27th February are:

believe

century

describe

exercise

grammar

opposite

particular

special 

therefore

although 

This week we have been super busy! We have taken part in sponsored skipping, indoor cycling, run a mile and played ultimate dodge ball. It has been great fun trying all of these activities. 

Look at our amazing runner beans!

The runner beans we have been growing have been doing really well, some of them have grown so much we had to stand on chairs to measure them! The bean with no water and the bean outside haven't done so well and the one in the dark has grown but is very pale. Next week we will think about what all this has taught us about how plants germinate and grow. 

Thank you to all who came to 3W's Sharing assembly exhibition!

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