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.
How to do Simple Subtraction by Charlie
How to do Addition by Joe
Top Marks - Hit the button
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?!
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.
These spelling will be tested after the half term break:
Year 3 enjoyed writing prayers and making their own prayer chains.
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!
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.
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!
Spelling to be tested on 16th October are:
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 Aquarium Trip
Year 3 visited Plymouth Aquarium on Wednesday and enjoyed observing different sea creatures.
Spelling that will be tested on Monday 9th October:
The spelling that will be tested on Monday 2nd October are:
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.
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:
Year 3 Home Learning Exhibition 11th July at 2.30pm in classrooms. Teas and coffees afterwards. Look forward to seeing you.
3W - A Touch of the Wild
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 to be tested on 10th July
Feed Me Fractions - Practise adding fractions at home using this great game - Our best score so far is 39 seconds!
Find it on google by searching - feed me fractions
Spellings to be tested on Monday 3rd July:
to be tested on Monday 19th June 2017
to be tested on Monday 12th June
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.
These spelling will be tested on Tuesday 6th June:
Spellings for this week are:
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 for this week are:
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!
Our spellings to learn over the Easter break are:
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 ...
This weeks spellings, to be tested on Monday 27th March are:
3CV Hockey with Maynards
3CV Making Angel Delight following instructions
This weeks spelling, to be tested on Monday 20th March are:
3W - Talk about the Mayan people
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 to be tested on 13th March are:
World Book Day
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.
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.
This weeks spelling, which will be tested on the 6th March
This week we have been finding fractions of shapes and then using this understanding to help us find fractions of amounts.
This weeks spelling, that will be tested on Monday 27th February are:
Active Lifestyles Week
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!