Welcome to Year 3
Alison McDaid, Julie Child, Sarah Davis, Gary Nixon
Happy Half Term !
Hello Year 3 Hedgehogs, Moles and Squirrels.
We hope you are all well and enjoying the learning activities we have been putting on Teams. We have certainly loved seeing what you have been up to! You should all be very proud of yourselves for the way you have carried on with your learning and coped with not seeing your friends and teachers every day. Next week is Half Term, so we will not be posting new assignments, and your teachers won't be available as we'll be having a break too! Half term is time for you to chill out and enjoy some down time with your family!
We are now posting new activiites on 'Teams' rather than the website. Please see below for information about how to access Teams. If you have any difficulites accessing these, please email us on LEO.Admin@stcmat.org so that we can help. Below are some websites which will also provide activites to support your child whilst they are at home.
All KS2 children also have the exciting opportunity to engage with our interactive online classroom 'Microsoft Teams'. This platform will enable the childrens' learning journey to remain purposeful, interactive and take place alongside their peers online.
We are aware that this platform may be new to many and have prepared 3 documents for you:
1. An overview image outlining the login procedure
2. A video to explain how to log in to the new Office 365 accounts
3. A video to demonstrate some key features of what happens once the children have logged in.
Teams allows the children to communicate with their teacher, access assignments to do, and then share their work back with the teacher.
Children and parents can also email work into us at:
Anything emailed to these addresses will be forwarded to the class teacher who will then forward a reply back via admin.
The Book of Hopes: Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain Children in Lockdown
For a daily dose of creativity and fun, check out our '10 Minute Challenges', which are set by bestselling authors and illustrators - we add a new challenge to this page every single day! For more author videos and free resources, check out our 'classroom' page
Fun with Dandelions from Mrs Evans (Forest School)
- Oxford Owl website have many free books online for children to read and listen to (see the web link below)
- Storyline Online also have a bank of stories (see the web link below)
- Read every day. This can be either by yourself, or with a sibling or grown up.
- Create a book review of any book you finish.
- Film yourself reading a story, we can share these in class during story time.
The 'spelling frame' link below will help children access fun games linked to spelling patterns.
Below are also the spelling patterns which are taught during Year 3 as well as a list of the 'tricky' words which they are expected to learn.
An Unexpected Adventure
Write a letter to your Teacher !
2D Shape Maths Quiz
Mobiles and Games
Try out some of these fantastic activities! Guaranteed fun!
Try as many as you want to!
Hello Year 3!
As it is now the Easter Holidays, there won't be any more assignments for 2 whole weeks (yay!) and your teachers will be switching off too! If you are stuck for activity ideas and things to do while you're at home, we will be putting some website links here which have loads of fun things to try. We would love to see what you get up to - but not until 14th April at the earliest! Have a lovely break, and don't eat too much chocolate (well, not all in one go at least!)
Hello Year 3 parents!
Many thanks for your messages of support as we get to grips with our current situation. We would just like to clarify that the home learning suggestions which we are posting on the website and in ‘Teams’ are not compulsory. They are there to give you ideas about how children can keep their learning ticking over at this current time whilst the National Curriculum has been put on hold by the Government. We realise that many of you are trying to work from home and also care for your children, so please don’t feel the need to follow all of our suggestions. We will not be setting new learning over the 2 week Easter holiday period.
We hope you are all keeping well and wish you and your families all the best during this difficult time.
The Year 3 Team
Hi Year 3 people!
Don't forget to access your Microsoft teams for some ideas to on how to learn in a creative way. Please feel free to add any ideas which have worked for you.
Home / Remote Learning Suggestions
20th March 2020
The following websites and activities can be worked on from home. We will be updating and giving more information about remote learning as we can.
Story Writing Activity
In class we've read 'Blue John' by Berlie Doherty. The Queen of Darkness lives in a cave and has created Blue John for herself. He is forbidden to go outside, or else he will turn to stone. One day, some children come into the cave to play and he is tempted to leave the cave. What does he do...?
Have a go at writing your own Blue John story, but change the characters, the setting and the problem. For example, The Queen of the Oceans creates 'Sapphire' who lives in the ocean. He is forbidden to leave the ocean. One day, he hears children playing on the beach. What will he decide to do....?
Children could then design a front cover for their story. They might like to write and illustrate it in a cartoon style.
PE at home
We have a link to Mr Doku's youtube channel showing family workouts every day at 9am for your families to use from home (parental supervision is required).
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVEGb4bj6FV1B0ZmeOPeHIw - Mr Doku's channel, 9am every weekday.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/ks1-collection/zbr4scw - mini movers, giving lots of physical activities to do, which also incorporates Literacy and Numeracy.
https://plprimarystars.com/for-families/activity-pack/more-things-to-try/motion-capture-clip - the premier league have provided lots of physical activities for families to try at home using this link.
PowerPoint from Year 3 parent meeting
Year 3 Reading Challenge
Year 3 have launched a reading challenge. We have sent home book review sheets for the children to complete and more are available from school when they need more. We have explained the process to the children and they are able to work towards certificates for the amount of book reviews they complete. We appreciate all the support that you give to your children at home. If you have any questions please see your class teacher.
If you would like some ideas for new books to read, then try this list of 100 books for years 3 and 4. How many can you read? (list from: https://theteachingbooth.wordpress.com/)
23.4.19 - This half-term, within maths lessons, we will primarily be focusing on a fractions unit of learning. The areas of learning that the children will cover are detailed in this document.
'Is seeing believing?' - Light Topic Web
'France' Topic Page
25.2.19 - We will be starting a new unit of mathematics learning that revisits the additive reasoning learning we completed in the Autumn term. The main focus of the unit will be developing methods for addition and subtraction before applying these to various contexts. These will include money, length, mass and capacity. The areas of addition and subtraction the children will cover are detailed in this document.
25.1.19 - At the start of the week commencing 28.1.19, we will begin a new unit of mathematics learning that revisits Number Sense and Place Value. The areas of mathematics learning the children will cover are detailed in this document. The children will be encouraged and supported to secure ideas surrounding hundreds, tens and ones while developing their problem solving and reasoning skills within these areas.
Roman Topic Web
19.12.18 - In January, we will begin a new sequence of maths learning that focuses on Geometric Reasoning. The areas of shape and space that the children will cover are detailed in this document.
15.11.18 - We have now started a new unit of maths learning which covers 'Multiplicative Reasoning'. The areas of multiplication and division that the children will be learning about are shown in this document.
14.11.18 Here are the 'rules' that we are teaching the children about using speech in their writing.
14.11.18 These are the homophones which we are currently learning to spell. Please encourage your child to practise at home.
14.11.18 We are learning to use ? and ! punctuation with dialogue.
Grendel: A Cautionary Tale about Chocolate !
Chocolate Topic Web
Manga High Log ins are coming home !
3 Hedgehogs should have brought their Manga High Log ins home today and the other classes will be doing the same soon. The teachers assign activities and games to the children and we are able to monitor how they have done. Manga High is a really good way for children to practise their mental maths skills which are key to their learning.
1.10.18 We will soon be finishing our information pages and beginning a unit of work on poetry. Please look at our learning journey to see what we will be teaching.
1.10.18 Our next spelling pattern is adding the suffix 'ly'. Please see examples attached.
1.10.18 We are beginning a new Maths Unit of work called 'Additive Reasoning'. This document shows you what the chidlren will be learning.
The Deep Blue Topic Page
Parent Meeting - welcome to Year 3 in 3 Hedgehogs Monday 17th 5.00 to 5.30pm
Meeting Hazel the Hedgehog !
Year 3 & 4 Spelling List for Home Learning
During the next few weeks, we will be learning about the spelling suffixes 'ed' and ''ing' in class. If you would like to support your child's learning at home, there are examples in the document below.
Beginning to create our egg box under the sea works of art !
All posts below here are from the previous year (2017 - 2018)
Into The Wild Day
Children in Year 3 enjoyed a variety of activities including den building, toasting marshmallows over a campfire and cooking popcorn. They also enjoyed making clay creatures for the woodland area along with printing leaves and orienteering.
Spellings this week are ones that children often spell incorrectly in Year 3. To be tested on Monday 25th June 2018.
Spellings which will be tested on Monday 18th June 2018
They are all part of word families. Word families are groups of words that are related in some way. See if you can find some more out and about.
This week Year 3 have been learning 'body percussion' in music. Each class practised their own series of claps, sounds and movements which were repeated over and over again. The very next day, all three classes joined forces in the hall and put the three different sequences together with space themed music. We are very proud of how well the children concentrated and coordinated their performance. It sounded fantastic! Ask them to teach you their sequence.
War and Peace - Body Percussion
The following spellings will be tested after half term on Tuesday 5th of June:
In Year 3 this week we have been enjoying Quentin Blake's lively and colourful stories. The illustrations have captured our imaginations and his characters have made us laugh.
Magnetic Fishing Game!
I enjoyed teaching 3Moles today. We combined a bit of Science and DT and made a magnetic fishing game (your child will be bringing it home), Mrs Mc Daid
These spellings will be tested on Monday 30th April
Summer 1 – Week 2
This week we are looking at word families. These are groups of words that are all linked together by the same root word. Try and spot the root word and think about its meaning to help you remember the spelling.
perspective ‘spect’ comes from the Latin for see
instructor 'struct’ means to build
ventilate ‘vent’ means to come
Year 3 have been enjoying learning all about what happens inside our bodies when we eat. We were amazed to discover that the SMALL intestine is actually 7 metres long when it is stretched out, and the LARGE intestine is just 1.5 metres long! The large intestine is called large due to its diameter (being a big tube). We wanted to compare these, so took some pictures using wool to represent the intestines. There are also some pictures of fabulous comic strips by Poppy and Harry, showing what happens inside our bodies in the digestion system.
Moles' Marvellous Maths
The spelling to be tested on Monday 23rd of April are:
berry – What a delicious berry
bury – I am going to bury my feet in the sand
main – What is main meal today?
mane – The lion had an orange mane!
meat – I am a vegetarian so I don’t eat meat
meet – I will meet you by the swing
rain – It looks like it might rain today
rein – The horse rider held on tight to the reins
reign – The queen reigns over the country
These are all homophones! They sound the same, but are spelt differently and have different meanings. To learn the spelling and the meaning write the word and draw a picture around it which will help you remember the meaning.
Fractions, fractions and more fractions!
We have been practising our fractions skills, finding fractions of shapes and amounts. We completed a fraction Easter egg challenge - we had to find the eggs and answer the fraction problems to earn points. We have also tried to complete some tricky fraction Tarsia puzzles
Spellings to be tested on Monday 26th March
This week’s spellings have the “ous” sound at the end of the word as well as “thought” which is a word we have noticed children not spelling correctly. Have a go at adding the sound buttons underneath your words to help you learn the different sounds.
The spellings to be tested on March the 19th:
This week’s spellings are science and maths words which end in the “tion” sound. As these are quite long
words, have a go at practising clapping out the different syllables. E.g. sub – trac - tion
This week's spellings for the test on the 12th March are....
This week’s spellings are have the prefix “re”. To learn them this week, try doing something active – maybe throw and catch a ball for each letter, or spell them when doing star jumps!
Spellings to be tested on March 5th are
The first five words all have a "ue" on the end which can't be heard so the consonant "g" or "q" is heard instead.
This weeks spellings to be tested on Feb 26th are these homophones...
This one is a near homophone that children often confuse:
Runner bean experiment
The spelling's for this week are linked to the word ending "sion" which makes the "shun" sound. There are also some words which we notice the children are not spelling correctly. We will be testing them on the 12th of February
Here are some ideas to practise the spellings...
- Create a word search
- Look, cover, write, check
- Speed write: how many times can you write the word in 30 seconds?
This week we are looking at "-ly" adverbs. For some the root word stays the same (final - finally, sad - sadly). But for others there is a rule (take off the e, change the y to an i, or adding "-ally").
Hedgehogs - Roll it rounding
Drama - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
To inspire our writing and to get us really thinking about the wonderful characters in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the children created freeze frames of different scenes from the story. We then tapped the different characters on the shoulder to wake them up and find out what they were thinking and how they were feeling. Can you look at the pictures and work out which scenes the children are representing?
This week's spellings are for writing numbers in words. In Year 3, children should be able to read and write any word up to one thousand in words. For example six hundred and forty five. Please help your child with learning the numbers below and then testing them on writing any other number up to one thousand.
This week's spellings to be tested on Monday 22nd January are all root words with a prefix added on. The prefix is added to the beginning of words and changes the meaning. In the case of these prefixes, it makes the meaning negative.
The spellings that will be tested on Monday 15th January are:
Please help your child to learn these spellings this week. They all have the “ch” spelling which can make a “k” sound or a “sh” sound.
Thank you Thorntons!
Beginning to explore chocolate
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!
Children will be tested on
Monday 18th December:
Please help your child to spell words with the endings sounding like ‘zh’ and ‘ch’ e.g. treasure, measure, picture, nature.
These spellings will be tested on 11th December:
Our beautiful completed 'Starry Night' art work
Astronaut Information Pages
Playing with angles
To be tested on Monday 4th December 2017
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.
Moles' journey into space
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.
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 o’clock.
(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
All Different, All Equal
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.
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.
Dropping off and picking up in Year 3
Mitchell teaching subtraction
How to do Simple Subtraction by Charlie
How to do Addition by Joh
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?!
These spelling will be tested after the half term break:
Spelling to be tested on 16th October are:
Spelling that will be tested on Monday 9th October:
The spelling that will be tested on Monday 2nd October are:
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!
Final spellings before the summer break!
Spellings to be tested on Monday 17th July 2017 are:
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!
Spellings to be tested on Monday 3rd July:
to be tested on Monday 19th June 2017
to be tested on Monday 12th June
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:
Our spellings to learn over the Easter break are:
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:
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: