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Week Commencing 24th January 2022

 

Home Learning

Please refer to our Home Learning Section of the Year 3 Class Pages.

 

Maths

We will be dividing 2-digit numbers by 1 digit.  These video links will show you more:

 

https://vimeo.com/489849543

 

https://vimeo.com/489844871

 

Next week, we will be focusing on money.

 

English

We begin our journey down the Amazon, reading ‘Rough Guide to the Amazon’.

We will get to know the book, and look at the different text types within it (diary, letter and fact file).

 

 

Spellings

 

The tricky words to learn this week are:

experiment, extreme, favourite, famous, February, forward

 

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffix ‘ly’

 

root word

root word +

suffix -ly

serious

seriously 

final

finally

rude

rudely

nice

nicely

comical

comically

 

It’s different if the root word ends in le. Then we swap the le for ly.

humble + ly   = humbly

 

Here are some more words where we need to swap the le for ly:

 

root word

swap the

le for -ly

horrible

horribly  

gentle

gently

simple

simply

feeble 

feebly

 

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading this half term, we will be running a 20 minute carousel of reading activities.  Our focus text for the next 2 weeks is a book called ‘The Pea and the Princess’.   Your child will rotate over 5 days, between these activities:

  • Reading their Accelerated Reader book
  • Reading of their own choice
  • Pre guided activity linked to the focus text
  • Guided reading group with their teacher
  • Post guided activity linked to the focus text

 

 

Science

We will be learning about plants.  These are the key things we will be learning about over the next few weeks:

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots; stem/trunk; leaves; and flowers.

 • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.

• Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.

• Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

This week we will focus on seed dispersal, and will check to see how our broad bean investigation is going to explore the requirements of plants for growth.

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?  We’ll start by exploring what we already know and then will begin to learn about the 5 Pillars of Islam. This week we will be looking at Ramadan and Eid.

 

Art

This half term we will be using our painting skills with colour mixing and different brush strokes, to create a rainforest painting.  We are hoping to create a class painting and to add printing and collage skills towards the end.  This week we will be adding detail to the large leaf shapes we painted last week.

 

Week Commencing 17th January 2022

 

Home Learning

Please refer to our Home Learning Section of the Year 3 Class Pages.

 

Maths

We will consolidate using the grid and column method for multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit, including with exchange.  We will then begin to divide 2-digit numbers by 1 digit.  These video links will show you more:

 

https://vimeo.com/489849543

 

https://vimeo.com/489844871

 

 

 

English

Following reading of the book ‘How Dogs Really Work’, will be finish our explanations of how our chosen animals work.  The skills we will be using include:

  • Use a range of conjunctions to extend sentences
  • Use adverbs
  • Use headings and sub-headings
  • Use pronouns or nouns to aid cohesion and avoid repetition.

 

Spellings

This week, we are still continuing with last week’s spellings:

 

The tricky words to learn this week are:

eight, eighth, earth, enough, exercise, experience

 

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffix ‘ous’

root word

root word + suffix

-ous OR drop the e before adding -ous

danger

dangerous

mountain

mountainous

poison

poisonous

hazard

hazardous  

fame

famous  

 

 

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading this half term, we will be running a 20 minute carousel of reading activities.  Our focus text for the next 2 weeks is a poem called ‘The Penguin in Lost Property’.   Your child will rotate over 5 days, between these activities:

  • Reading their Accelerated Reader book
  • Reading of their own choice
  • Pre guided activity linked to the focus text
  • Guided reading group with their teacher
  • Post guided activity linked to the focus text

 

 

Science

We will be learning about plants.  These are the key things we will be learning about over the next few weeks:

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots; stem/trunk; leaves; and flowers.

 • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.

• Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.

• Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

This week we will focus on the life cycle of a plant,  and will check to see how our broad bean investigation is going to explore the requirements of plants for growth.

 

 

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?  We’ll start by exploring what we already know and then will begin to learn about the 5 Pillars of Islam. This week we will be looking at the importance of mosques to Muslims.

 

Art

This half term we will be using our painting skills with colour mixing and different brush strokes, to create a rainforest painting.  We are hoping to create a class painting and to add printing and collage skills towards the end.  This week we will be colour blending and adding large leaf shapes to the background we painted last week.

 

 

 

 

 

Week Commencing 10th January 2022

 

Home Learning

Please refer to our Home Learning Section of the Year 3 Class Pages.

 

Maths

We will be multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers and introducing the column method for multiplication.  These video links will show you more:

 

https://vimeo.com/486513593

 

https://vimeo.com/489850121

 

 

English

Following reading of the book ‘How Dogs Really Work’, will be writing our own explanations of how our chosen animals work.  The skills we will be using include:

  • Use a range of conjunctions to extend sentences
  • Use adverbs
  • Use headings and sub-headings
  • Use pronouns or nouns to aid cohesion and avoid repetition.

 

Spellings

This is a continuation from the first few days back last week.

The tricky words to learn this week are:

eight, eighth, earth, enough, exercise, experience

 

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffix ‘ous’

root word

root word + suffix

-ous OR drop the e before adding -ous

danger

dangerous

mountain

mountainous

poison

poisonous

hazard

hazardous  

fame

famous  

 

 

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading this half term, we will be running a 20 minute carousel of reading activities.  Our focus text for the next 2 weeks is a poem called ‘The Penguin in Lost Property’.   Your child will rotate over 5 days, between these activities:

  • Reading their Accelerated Reader book
  • Reading of their own choice
  • Pre guided activity linked to the focus text
  • Guided reading group with their teacher
  • Post guided activity linked to the focus text

 

 

Science

We will be learning about plants.  These are the key things we will be learning about over the next few weeks:

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots; stem/trunk; leaves; and flowers.

 • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.

• Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.

• Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

This week we will focus on the functions of different parts of plants and will plant broad beans as part of a class investigation exploring the requirements of plants for growth.

 

 

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?  We’ll start by exploring what we already know and then will begin to learn about the 5 Pillars of Islam. This week we will be looking at the focus of prayer.

 

Art

This half term we will be using our painting skills with colour mixing and different brush strokes, to create a rainforest painting.  We are hoping to create a class painting and to add printing and collage skills towards the end.  This week we will be creating a colourwash for the background.

 

Happy New Year to Hedgehog, Squirrel and Mole Families! We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday 5th January!

Week Commencing 3rd January 2022

Monday 3rd January: Holiday

Tuesday 4th January: Non-Pupil Day

Wednesday 5th January: Back to School!

 

Home Learning

Please refer to our Home Learning Section of the Year 3 Class Pages.

 

Maths

We will be refreshing the children’s learning of their X2, X4 and X8; the link between multiplication and division; and related facts – how division facts can be understood from multiplication facts and how we can build on these facts to multiply and divide 2 larger numbers.   These video links will show you more:

 

Consolidate X2, X4, X8      https://vimeo.com/485432791

 

Link between division and multiplication   https://vimeo.com/485433674

 

Related facts  https://vimeo.com/486330232

 

 

English

We will refresh our memories about the book ‘How Dogs Really Work’ and will begin to write our own explanations of how our chosen animals work.  The skills we will be using include:

  • Use a range of conjunctions to extend sentences
  • Use adverbs
  • Use headings and sub-headings
  • Use pronouns or nouns to aid cohesion and avoid repetition.

 

Spellings

 

The tricky words to learn this week are:

eight, eighth, earth, enough, exercise, experience

 

Our spelling pattern this week is adding the suffix ‘ous’

root word

root word + suffix

-ous OR drop the e before adding -ous

danger

dangerous

mountain

mountainous

poison

poisonous

hazard

hazardous  

fame

famous  

 

 

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading we will be finishing ‘Cave Challenge’ by Bear Grylls.  The book combines a story with finding out Geographical and Scientific facts about caves.  It is part of a series, so if you child is enjoying it, you could head down to the library to look for more.

 

 

Science

We will be learning about plants.  These are the key things we will be learning about over the next few weeks:

  • Identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots; stem/trunk; leaves; and flowers.

 • Explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant.

• Investigate the way in which water is transported within plants.

• Explore the part that flowers play in the life cycle of flowering plants, including pollination, seed formation and seed dispersal.

 

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: How do festivals and worship show what matters to a Muslim?  We’ll start by exploring what we already know and then will begin to learn about the 5 Pillars of Islam.

 

Art

This half term we will be using our painting skills with colour mixing and different brush strokes, to create a rainforest painting.  We are hoping to create a class painting and to add printing and collage skills towards the end.

Wishing Year 3 Families a Happy Christmas!

Week Commencing 13th December 2021

Here are a few things for you to know about this week!

  1.  Our Christmas party is  Wednesday.  Children can bring party clothes to change into after lunch and an afternoon party snack for themselves (e.g. snack and biscuit). Please make sure it is nut free and provide for your child only as they will not be allowed to share food due to allergies.
  2. Next Thursday is the school Christmas jumper (non-uniform) day and Christmas lunch.  We’re also celebrating our English and DT work.  The children want to have a pyjama party to share their fantastic stories!  Therefore, on Thursday, children can also bring pyjama bottoms to get changed into!

Thank you for your support and our Best Wishes for the Christmas holiday,

The Year 3 Team

 

Home Learning

Please continue reading during the Christmas holiday. Enjoy the Christmas break with family and have fun!   

 

Maths

We will be checking how well children have understood the multiplication and division work we have taught and then we will enjoy some Christmas Maths fun!

 

English

We will be writing to the Elves and asking them why they are creating so much mischief in our Year 3 central area.  We’ll write a Christmas Kenning and share our Beastie stories with each other.

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading we will be finishing ‘Cave Challenge’ by Bear Grylls.  The book combines a story with finding out Geographical and Scientific facts about caves.  It is part of a series, so if you child is enjoying it, you could head down to the library to look for more.

  

Science

We will be learning about rocks and fossils this half term.  This week we will be focusing on soils and drainage.

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: ‘What is it like to follow God?  This week and next, we will be looking at the Christmas story and what it means to Christians. 

 

Design and Technology

This half term we will be creating levers and linkages in cards.  We have been making different mechanisms and have designed our final work which links with our Beasties story.  We will be making our finished piece which links with our Beastie story.  It should be coming home to you by the end of the week!

Week Commencing 6th December 2021

 

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu. 

 

 

Maths

We will be learning about multiplication and division.  Whilst we continue to practise the quick recall of times table facts on a daily basis, our maths lessons will look in more depth at multiplication and division and how we can apply these skills to solve problems.  This week we will look at multiplication and division using the 4 and 8 X tables.

 

These videos will show you how the children will learn this. 

 

Multiply by 4:

https://vimeo.com/476320465

 

Divide by 4:

https://vimeo.com/477072164

 

Multiply by 8:

https://vimeo.com/480761211

 

Divide by 8:

https://vimeo.com/480761847

 

 

 

English

We are starting a new Writing Unit which is about explanatory texts, using the book ‘How Dogs Really Work’ by Alan Snow.  This week we will explore the book and immerse ourselves in the genre.

 

 

Spelling

 

This week and next, we are going to take a pause from learning new spelling patterns and will focus on using the tricky Year 3 words we have learnt in previous weeks.

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading we are reading ‘Cave Challenge’ by Bear Grylls.  The book combines a story with finding out Geographical and Scientific facts about caves.  It is part of a series, so if you child is enjoying it, you could head down to the library to look for more.

 

 

Science

We will be learning about rocks and fossils this half term.  This week we will be focusing on soils.

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: ‘What is it like to follow God?  This week and next, we will be looking at the Christmas story and what it means to Christians. 

 

Design and Technology

This half term we will be creating levers and linkages in cards.  We have been making different mechanisms and have designed our final work which links with our Beasties story.  We need to finish making ours ‘mock up’ before we make our final piece.

 

History

Our History for this half term is all about the Stone Age.  This week, we are learning about ‘The Red Lady of Paviland’- archaeologists found the oldest human remains ever recorded in Britain (about 33,000 years old).

 

 

Week Commencing 29th November 2021

 

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu. 

 

 

Maths

We will be learning about multiplication and division.  Whilst we continue to practise the quick recall of times table facts on a daily basis, our maths lessons will look in more depth at multiplication and division and how we can apply these skills to solve problems.  This week we will refresh our Year 2 learning about arrays and then look at multiplication and division using the 3 X table,

 

These videos will show you how the children will learn this. 

 

Using arrays:

https://vimeo.com/469787855

 

Multiply by 3:

https://vimeo.com/475444169

 

 

Divide by 3:

https://vimeo.com/475444308

 

 

Using the 3 X table:

https://vimeo.com/476319270

 

 

 

English

We will continue writing our own Beasties story (similar to the stories in The Beasties by Jenny Nimmo).  As we write, we will try to show that we can use the skills we’ve been focusing on.  These include speech punctuation, writing sentences with more than one clause, using interesting vocabulary (including synonyms for ‘said’).

 

 

Spelling

We will continue to practise our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is to practise this week involve adding im- to root words beginning with m or p.

 

mature            immature

mortal             immortal        

mobile            immobile    

possible         impossible       

patient            impatient   

polite              impolite   

 

The Year 3 tricky words we will be learning this week are:

 

continue, decide, describe, different, disappear, early

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading we are reading ‘Cave Challenge’ by Bear Grylls.  The book combines a story with finding out Geographical and Scientific facts about caves.  It is part of a series, so if you child is enjoying it, you could head down to the library to look for more.

 

 

Science

We will be learning about rocks and fossils this half term.  This week we will be making some fossil replicas using glue and pasta!  We have learnt about Mary Anning and will explain how fossils are formed before moving on to learn about soils.

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: ‘What is it like to follow God?  This week we will be looking at the Christmas story and what it means to Christians. 

 

Design and Technology

This half term we will be creating levers and linkages in cards, linked to our Stone Age theme!  We have been making different mechanisms and have designed our final work. Now we will make a ‘mock up’ to see if we need to change or improve anything before we make our final piece.

 

History

Our History for this half term is all about the Stone Age.  This week, we are looking at how the Neolithic Stone Age people began to live in dwellings, following the more nomadic life of the Palaeolithic Age.

 

 

 

 

Week Commencing 22nd November 2021

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu. 

 

 

Maths

We continue to learn how to use the column method for adding and subtracting.  These videos will show you how the children will learn this. 

 

Add two 3 digit numbers not crossing the 10 or 100 boundary. https://vimeo.com/465482465

 

Add two 3 digit numbers crossing the 10 or 100 boundary. https://vimeo.com/465738425

 

 

Subtract two 3 digit numbers – no exchange

https://vimeo.com/466580214

 

 

Subtract two 3 digit numbers with exchange

https://vimeo.com/466609834

 

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  Last half term we focused on the 4x table and this half term we will focus on the 3x table.

 

 

English

We will begin to write our own Beasties story (similar to the stories in The Beasties by Jenny Nimmo).  As we write, we will try to show that we can use the skills we’ve been focusing on.  These include speech punctuation, writing sentences with more than one clause, using interesting vocabulary (including synonyms for ‘said’).

 

We will continue to practise our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is a continuation of adding the suffix ‘-es’.

 

 

Spellings to practise this week involve adding im- to root words beginning with m or p.

 

mature            immature

mortal             immortal        

mobile            immobile    

possible         impossible       

patient            impatient   

polite              impolite   

 

The Year 3 tricky words we will be learning this week are:

 

continue, decide, describe, different, disappear, early

 

Reading

During whole class guided reading we are reading ‘Cave Challenge’ by Bear Grylls.  The book combines a story with finding out Geographical and Scientific facts about caves.  It is part of a series, so if you child is enjoying it, you could head down to the library to look for more.

 

 

Science

We will be learning about rocks and fossils this half term.  We are focusing on fossils, this week we will be going on a fossil hunt, and are hoping to make some replicas using glue and pasta !

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: ‘What is it like to follow God?  This week we will be looking at the story of Abraham. 

 

Design and Technology

This half term we will be creating levers and linkages in cards, linked to our Stone Age theme!  We have been making different mechanisms and will now start to design our final work.

 

History

Our History for this half term is all about the Stone Age.  This week, we are looking at how the Stone Age changed over time, and how archaeologists know this.

Week Commencing 15th November 2021

We had a great trip to Plymouth Aquarium last week!  A huge thank you to all our parent helpers.

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu.  As a school, we are currently emphasising the value of daily reading. Your child will be bringing home a reading record to support this – please ensure it is filled in and comes into school each morning.  We are also encouraging regular practising of X table skills and number bond facts through Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  The link to these programmes is in the Home Learning yellow star.

 

 

Maths

This is our last week to build on our + and – skills before we focus on multiplication and division until Christmas.   We will begin to learn how to use the column method for adding and subtracting.  These videos will show you how the children will learn  this.

 

Add two 3 digit numbers not crossing the 10 or 100 boundary. https://vimeo.com/465482465

 

Add two 3 digit numbers crossing the 10 or 100 boundary. https://vimeo.com/465738425

 

 

Subtract two 3 digit numbers – no exchange

https://vimeo.com/466580214

 

 

Subtract two 3 digit numbers with exchange

https://vimeo.com/466609834

 

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  Last half term we focused on the 4x table and this half term we will focus on the 3x table.

 

 

English

Using ‘The Beasties’ by Jenny Nimmo which the children are really enjoying, we will look at how to use subordinating conjunctions in a sentence, and then how to use and punctuate speech.

 

We have finished the last of the Year 2 spelling patterns and this week, we will start our Year 3 spelling booklet. This week we will be learning about adding the pre-fix '-dis' and '-in'

 

 

We can add the prefix dis- to the front of these words to change their meaning:

                                                like   

                                                agree   

                                                obey   

                                                connect   

                                                appear   

                                                approve

 

root word

prefix dis-

+ root word

like

dislike

agree 

disagree   

obey                                         

disobey

connect 

disconnect

appear 

disappear

approve

disapprove

                                                      

The prefix in- can be added to them to make their opposites. Watch this! Let's build some words with our new prefix in-:

                                                           

root word

prefix in-

+ root word

action

inaction 

visible

invisible 

human

inhuman

capable 

incapable 

complete

incomplete

 

The Year 3 tricky words we are learning this week are:

century, circle, certain, complete, consider

 

 

Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading book from school each day, and a Reading Record booklet.    We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.   Please can you record the reading they have done in their reading booklet. We are using Accelerated Reader in school. Every half term, the children are tested on their reading and comprehension skills, and given a ‘reading zone’ of appropriate books to choose from.  Every time they finish a book, they complete a quiz which tests how well they have understood it.

 

 

Science

We will be learning about rocks and fossils this half term.  We will be looking at some common fossils with a school fossil hunt and begin to learn about how they are formed.

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: ‘What is it like to follow God?  This week we continue to look at the Old Testament story of Noah, and consider he importance of promises.  

 

Design and Technology

This half term we will be creating levers and linkages in cards, linked to our Stone Age theme!  We continue to make different mechanisms and will begin to consider what we want our final piece of work to be like.

 

History

Our History for this half term is all about the Stone Age.  This week we look at some of the changes which took place during the Stone Age.

Week Commencing 1st November 2021

Monday 1st November is a Non-Pupil Day.  We look forward to seeing the children back in school on Tuesday 2nd November. We hope they enjoyed their half term holiday.

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu.  As a school, we are currently emphasising the value of daily reading. Your child will be bringing home a reading record to support this – please ensure it is filled in and comes into school each morning.  We are also encouraging regular practising of X table skills and number bond facts through Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  The link to these programmes is in the Home Learning yellow star.

 

 

Maths

We will continue to develop our addition and subtraction skills.  

 

Here are links to some White Rose videos which cover the learning for this week.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.

 

Add and subtract 2 digit and 3 digit numbers not crossing the 100 boundary. https://vimeo.com/461352494

 

 

Add 2 digit and 3 digit numbers crossing the 100 boundary. https://vimeo.com/461794950

 

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  Last half term we focused on the 4x table and this half term we will focus on the 3x table.

 

 

English

We will be getting to know ‘The Beasties’ by Jenny Nimmo.  The book about a little girl who can’t get to sleep at night.  Each night a cute little Beastie tells her a story to help her sleep. It’s a lovely book, and once we become familiar with it, we will begin to write our own Beastie story.

 

We will continue to practise our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is a continuation of adding the suffix ‘-ed’ which is quite a tricky one.  The video we watch asks the children:

 

Is there a letter I need to swap?

Is there a letter to double or drop?

 

                                                swap?            fry  fried

                                                                     reply  replied

                                                double?        trip  tripped

                                                    plot  plotted

                                                drop?            tickle  tickled

                                                                     shape  shaped

 

The Year 3 tricky words we are learning this week are:  appear, arrive, believe, bicycle, breath, breathe

 

 Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading book from school each day, and a Reading Record booklet.    We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.   Please can you record the reading they have done in their reading booklet. We are using Accelerated Reader in school. Every half term, the children are tested on their reading and comprehension skills, and given a ‘reading zone’ of appropriate books to choose from.  Every time they finish a book, they complete a quiz which tests how well they have understood it.

 

 

Science

We will be learning about rocks and fossils this half term.  We will find out how much the children already know and will then look carefully at some igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rock samples using the magnifying lenses.

 

 R.E.

Our big question for this half term is: ‘What is it like to follow God?  This week we will be having a look at the Bible and finding out how it is structured and what we might find in it. 

 

Design and Technology

This half term we will be creating levers and pulleys in cards, linked to our Stone Age theme!  We will start by looking at some books which use these mechanisms and consider what we will be able to design and make ourselves.

 

History

Our History for this half term is all about the Stone Age.  This week we will find out what the children think the Stone Age was like and begin to explore whether their ideas are.  For example, cartoon pictures may combine Stone Age people and dinosaurs, but dinosaurs died out 60 million years before the stone age!

Week Commencing 18th October 2021

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu.  As a school, we are currently emphasising the value of daily reading. Your child will be bringing home a reading record to support this – please ensure it is filled in and comes into school each morning.  We are also encouraging regular practising of X table skills and number bond facts through Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  The link to these programmes is in the Home Learning yellow star.

 

 

Maths

We will continue with our focus on addition and subtraction skills.  

 

Here are links to some White Rose videos.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.

 

Subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number crossing the tens boundary: https://vimeo.com/461351304

 

Subtract a 1 digit number from a 2 digit number crossing the tens boundary: https://vimeo.com/461351796

 

 

Add and subtract 3 digit and 2 digit numbers not crossing the tens boundary:: https://vimeo.com/461352494

 

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  We are continuing to sing the 4 times table and also to solve 4X table problems.

 

 

English

We are writing our own poems in the style of ‘Beachcomber’.  We will consider our choices of vocabulary, use of expanded noun phrases, prepositional phrases and commas in a list.

 

We will continue to practise our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is to add the suffix ‘-ed’

 

root word

swap y to i before adding -ed

multiply

multiplied

hurry

hurried

fry

fried

study

studied

 

We have now completed the tricky words for Year 2 and will begin learning the Year 3 words.   The words we are learning this week are:  accident, accidentally, actual, actually, address and answer.

 

                                                           

Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading book from school each day, and a new Reading Record booklet.    We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.   Please can you record the reading they have done in their reading booklet. We are using a Accelerated Reader in school. Every half term, the children are tested on their reading and comprehension skills, and given a ‘reading zone’ of appropriate books to choose from.  Every time they finish a book, they complete a quiz which tests how well they have understood it.

 

 

Science

We have been learning about skeletons and muscles this half term and we will check to see how much we have learnt!  After half term we will be learning about rocks and fossils.

 

 R.E.

Our current unit is: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?  This week we will be visiting the Church to celebrate Harvest.

 

Art

We will be finishing our Paul Klee inspired fish art and using some of our finished work to create a display in our Year 3 central area.  After half term, we will be creating levers and pulleys in cards, linked to our Stone Age theme!

 

Geography

Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ This week we will learn about how habitats can be created for birds.  After half term, we will follow a History Unit of work about the Stone Age.

 

We thank you for your support during this first half term in Year 3, and hope your children have a lovely break over the half term holiday!

Week Commencing 11th October 2021

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu.  As a school, we are currently emphasising the value of daily reading. Your child will be bringing home a reading record to support this – please ensure it is filled in and comes into school each morning.  We are also encouraging regular practising of X table skills and number bond facts through Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  The link to these programmes is in the Home Learning yellow star.

 

Black History Month

Mr Doku led an assembly last week on the theme of Black History Month.  Children been invited to enter a whole school competition on this theme to create a poem, poster, picture or song.  Please hand any entries to your class teacher who will pass them on to Mr Doku.  There will be a small prize for the winner. 

 

Maths

This week we will begin our focus on addition and subtraction skills.  

 

Here are links to some White Rose videos.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.

 

Add and subtract multiples of 100: https://vimeo.com/459318816

 

Add and subtract 3 digit numbers and 1’s not crossing the tens boundary: https://vimeo.com/459319169

 

Add and subtract 3 digit numbers and 1’s crossing the tens boundary:: https://vimeo.com/459365558

 

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  We are continuing to sing the 4 times table and also to solve 4X table problems.

 

 

English

We will be reading and discussing ‘Beachcomber’ poem by George Mackay Brown.  Over the final 2 weeks of this half term, we will be writing our own poems in this style.  We will consider our choices of vocabulary, use of expanded noun phrases, prepositional phrases and commas in a list.

 

We will continue to practise our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is to add the suffix ‘-ment’

 

 

The 6 tricky words we are learning this week are:  whole, wild, worse, you, your, who

 

                                                           

Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading book from school each day, and a new Reading Record booklet.    We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.   Please can you record the reading they have done in their reading booklet. We are using a Accelerated Reader in school. Every half term, the children are tested on their reading and comprehension skills, and given a ‘reading zone’ of appropriate books to choose from.  Every time they finish a book, they complete a quiz which tests how well they have understood it.

 

 

Science

Our current Science unit is all about skeletons and muscles.  This week, we’ll investigate the role of muscles in helping us to move.  We will also measure how our heart rate changes with exercise and plot this on a bar graph.

 

 R.E.

Our current unit is: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?  This week we ask ‘Who were Adam and Eve and what did they do?’

 

Art

We will be continuing our Paul Klee inspired fish art.  We have painted a pastel water colour background and now need to draw on our fish and cross hatch them.

 

Geography

Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ This week we will learn about different ways to create electricity.

 

 

 

Week Commencing 4th October 2021

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu.  As a school, we are currently emphasising the value of daily reading. Your child will be bringing home a reading record to support this – please ensure it is filled in and comes into school each morning.  We are also encouraging regular practising of X table skills and number bond facts through Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  The link to these programmes is in the Home Learning yellow star.

 

Maths

This week we will complete our learning of place value and then focus on addition and subtraction skills.  This week we will be focusing on comparing and ordering numbers, and counting in 50s.

 

Here are links to some White Rose videos.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.

 

Compare numbers: https://vimeo.com/457760511

Order numbers: https://vimeo.com/457760822

Counting in 50s:https://vimeo.com/457790310

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  We are continuing to sing the 4 times table and also to solve 4X table problems.

 

 

English

We continue to study ‘Intriguing Animals’ by Ben Hoare. (A stunning book, with beautiful art work and lots of facts about different animals written to engage a young reader.)  This week we are writing our own information pages about a sea animal.

 

We will continue to practise our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is to add the suffix ‘-less’

thank  thankless

hope  hopeless

fear  fearless

care  careless

 

We don’t have to swap, double or drop any letters when we add the suffix -less. Here is the rule:

If a suffix starts with a consonant letter (-less), it is almost always just added straight on to a root word. No changes are made to the root word.

 

The 6 tricky words we are learning this week are:  who, why, where, wear, were and water.                                                                                                               

Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading book from school each day, and a new Reading Record booklet.    We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.   Please can you record the reading they have done in their reading booklet. We are using a Accelerated Reader in school. Every half term, the children are tested on their reading and comprehension skills, and given a ‘reading zone’ of appropriate books to choose from.  Every time they finish a book, they complete a quiz which tests how well they have understood it.

  

Science

Our current Science unit is all about skeletons and muscles.  This week, we’ll carry out an investigation which will link with our measuring skills in maths.  Last week we measured our height and the length of some of our bones.  This week we will be plotting our results on bar graphs.  Will the tallest children have the longest bones?

 

 R.E.

Our current unit is: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?  This week we consider whether believing in God, or having any other faith makes a difference to our lives and whether you need to have a faith to look after the planet?

 

Art

We will be learning about the artist Paul Klee and will be drawing and painting fish in his style.  We have learnt how to draw a fish and the skill of cross hatching.  This week we will find out more about the artist Paul Klee and his fish paintings and begin our own Paul Klee inspired art work.

 

Geography

Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ This week we will continue to consider what our school does to help us live sustainably.

Week Commencing 26th September 2021

 

Home Learning

Please have a look at the information in our Home Learning yellow star which is in the Year 3 class pages menu.  As a school, we are currently emphasising the value of daily reading. Your child will be bringing home a reading record to support this – please ensure it is filled in and comes into school each morning.  We are also encouraging practising of X table skills and number bond facts through Times Table Rock Stars and Numbots.  The link to these programmes is in the Home Learning yellow star.

 

Maths

We continue to learn about place value. This week we will be focusing on adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100. We will also compare and order numbers.

 

Here are links to some White Rose videos.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.

 

+ and – 1,10,100: https://vimeo.com/454675288

Compare numbers: https://vimeo.com/457760511

Order numbers: https://vimeo.com/457760822

 

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  We are currently doing lots of singing of the 4 times table. 

 

 

English

We continue to study ‘Intriguing Animals’ by Ben Hoare. (A stunning book, with beautiful art work and lots of facts about different animals written to engage a young reader.)  This week we will learning about how to group similar information into paragraphs.  We will then begin to write our own information pages about a sea animal.

 

We will continue to practise our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is to add the suffix ‘-ful’

 

Did you know that we can make an adjective by adding the suffix -ful to lots of root words?

thank + ful  = thankful

It means someone is full of thanks.

Look what happens to the word ‘full’ when it becomes a suffix:
full becomes -ful when it is a suffix.

 

 

 

Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading book from school each day, and a new Reading Record booklet.    We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.   Please can you record the reading they have done in their reading booklet.

 

 

Science

Our current Science unit is all about skeletons and muscles.  This week, we’ll carry out an investigation which will link with our measuring skills in maths.  We will measure our height and the length of some of our bones.  Will the tallest children have the longest bones?

 

 R.E.

Our current unit is: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?  We began by exploring the school grounds and looking for awe and wonder, and then remembering the 7 days of the Christian Creation Story. This week we will look at amazing creations that man has made and ask how we should look after our planet.

 

Art

We will be learning about the artist Paul Klee and will be drawing and painting fish in his style.  We have learnt how to draw a fish and the skill of cross hatching.  This week we will find out more about the artist Paul Klee and his fish paintings.

 

Geography

Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ Last week we explored what we mean by living sustainably. This week we will continue to consider what our school does to help us live sustainably.

Week Commencing 19th September 2021

 

On Tuesday, we have a day off of our normal curriculum, on the theme of moths.  We have a visiting artist who will be helping the children to make moths out of the recycled milk bottles, and an author who will be sharing their story book ‘The Moth’s Whisper.  With their class teacher, the children will be writing and illustrating Kenning poems about moths! This is part of a school-based project with the Art and Energy Collective.  The moths will be displayed for 2 weeks in Princesshay in early October before travelling to Glasgow to be displayed at the COP26 climate change conference.

 

Maths

We continue to learn about place value. This week we will be focusing on number lines, firstly to 100 (re-cap of Year 2 learning), and then to 1,000.

 

Here are links to some White Rose videos.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.

 

Number line to 100: https://vimeo.com/454674857

Number line to 1000: https://vimeo.com/454675110

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  We are currently doing lots of singing of the  4 times table. 

 

 

English

We continue to study ‘Intriguing Animals’ by Ben Hoare. (A stunning book, with beautiful art work and lots of facts about different animals written to engage a young reader.)  This week we will be writing sentences about sea creatures and using conjunctions so that our sentences have more than 1 clause.

 

We will also be practising our joined handwriting, and the spelling focus for this week is to add the suffix ‘-ful’

 

Did you know that we can make an adjective by adding the suffix -ful to lots of root words?

thank + ful  = thankful

It means someone is full of thanks.

Look what happens to the word ‘full’ when it becomes a suffix:
full becomes -ful when it is a suffix.

 

 

 

Reading

Your child should be bringing home a reading book from school each day, and a new Reading Record booklet.    We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home.   Please can you record the reading they have done in their reading booklet.

 

 

Science

Our current Science unit is all about skeletons and muscles.  This week, we’ll re-cap the names of some bones and then find out what the functions of our skeletons are and learn about different types of skeletons like endoskeletons and hydrostatic skeletons.

 

 R.E.

Our current unit is: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?  We began by exploring the school grounds and looking for awe and wonder – we found plenty of flowers and mini-beasts to inspire us!  This week we will be covering the 7 days of the Christian Creation Story.

 

Art

We will be learning about the artist Paul Klee and will be drawing and painting fish in his style.  Last week we learnt how to draw a fish and this week we will be learning the skill of cross hatching.

 

Geography

Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ Last week we explored what we mean by living sustainably. This week we will begin to consider what our school does to help us live sustainably.

Week Commencing 13th September 2021

 

Maths

We will be learning about place value for the next few weeks. We will start by looking at different ways we can represent numbers to 100 and how we can partition them.  We will then progress to do this for numbers to 1000. 

 

Here are links to some White Rose videos.  We won’t be using these directly in class, but you may find them helpful for supporting your child at home.

 

Represent numbers to 100: https://vimeo.com/451808270

Hundreds: https://vimeo.com/452145744

Numbers to 1000: https://vimeo.com/452145986

 

By the end of Year 2, children are expected to know their 2, 5, and 10 times tables.

In Year 3, we will continue to practise these, and will learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  We will begin with the 4 times table this half term. 

 

 

English

We will begin to look at ‘Intriguing Animals’ by Ben Hoare.

It is a stunning book, with beautiful art work and lots of facts about different animals written to engage a young reader. We’ll mostly be focusing on the sea creatures to fit with our topic of ‘The Deep Blue’.

 

Alongside this, we will also be practising our handwriting, spellings and dictionary work.  (In future weeks, we will let you know which spelling patterns & tricky words we are focusing on).

 

 

Reading

During this week and next, we will hear your child read and make sure that they know which books to choose from the library.  We’ll begin a book to read with the class, and will talk about what we like to read.  We really appreciate your support hearing your child read daily at home. 

 

Spellings

Details to come about spellings next week.

 

 

Science

Our current Science unit is all about skeletons and muscles.  This week, we’ll find out what the children already know and will start to learn the names of some bones.

 

 R.E.

We will begin a new unit: ‘What do Christians learn from the Creation Story?  More details to come next week.

 

Art

We will be learning about the artist Paul Klee and will be drawing and painting fish in his style.  This week we will begin by learning how to draw a fish.

 

Geography

Our Geography work this half term is ‘How can we live more sustainably?’ We’ll being by exploring what we mean by living sustainably.

 

Week Commencing 6th September 2021

 

We hope your children have enjoyed their summer break and we are looking forward to welcoming them into Year 3!

 

Monday 6th and Tuesday 7th are Non-Pupil Days

 

Children come back to school on Wednesday 8th

 

(Please bring in their PE kit to stay in school, and each day they should have a water bottle and a healthy snack for break times.)

 

During Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, we will help your child to settle into Year 3, get to know them, begin our learning and have some fun!  Our normal timetable will begin the following week.

 

Each week, on the Year 3 Blog, we aim to provide a summary of what we will be learning during the week.  We hope this will help you to support your child at home and to be reassured when you ask them what they’ve done at school and they say ‘Nothing!

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Be The Best You Can Be

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'And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,'Hebrews 10:24

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