Year 3

This week in Year 3 we are learning about...

Week commencing 11.06.18
 
This week in class we have continued our hard work on learning to tell the time. We learnt how to read and show quarter past and quarter to on a clock before moving on to telling the time by identifying 5 minute intervals. Finally, we moved on to recognising and reading roman numerals on a clock. We had great fun making our own roman numeral clocks. In science we have continued to develop our understanding of light and different light sources. We have thought about how light is reflected and how light can affect our eyes before designing some sunglasses or a sunhat to help people protect their eyes. 
 
Another busy week in Year 3 and another week closer to the end of term excitement!

Week commencing 04.06.18

In Year 3 this week we have started working on time. We have focused on vocabulary relating time and have looked closely at the months in a year. We have also learnt about a leap year and what they mean. We looked at the number of days in each month and year and looked at how this only changes during a leap year. 
 
In English we have started looking at the true story of the Three Little Pigs and have been developing higher-level thinking in order to find out more about the book. We have written letters to the third pig to express our disappointment at being arrested. We have produced some amazing work and our teachers are very impressed. 
 
In science we are continuing our work on light and have carried out investigations around light and dark. We are looking forward to another busy week next week. 

Week commencing 21.05.18
 
This week in Year 3 we have done lots of performing. As part of sports week we have had the opportunity to learn and perform a Samba dance. We had great fun learning new moves and worked hard to put them all together before presenting our dance to other classes. In English we have been working on performance poetry. We discussed the key parts of performing a poem and then worked as a class and in small teams to learn two poems. We performed our poems for our classmates ensuring that we kept up the pace, performed clearly and used expression. 
 
In maths we have just finished our two week block on Geometry. We have been learning about angles and how they represent a description of a turn. We have also looked at 2D and 3D shapes, their properties and the differences between them. It has been a very busy term in Year 3 and we are looking forward to a well-earned rest over half term. 
 
Week commencing 23.04.18
 
This week in Year 3 we having continued to work hard on developing our fraction knowledge. We have looked at finding unit and non-unit fractions of amounts and have tried hard to challenge ourselves and solve problems. Next week, we will move on to identifying equivalent fractions. In English we have started work on information texts. We have looked at examples of texts and have worked on identifying the features that we would find in the texts. We have spent lots of time finding evidence to prove information we have found and are going to use this over the next couple of weeks as we begin to build our own information texts. 
 
We have had great fun carrying out different science investigations and learning new things and we can't wait for another fun-filled week of learning!

Week commencing 16.04.18
 
This week in Year 3 we have started working on fractions, we have looked at what a fraction is and what each part of the fraction is called. We have worked hard to develop our understanding of reading and writing fractions, along with identifying a fraction of a shape. We have also been introduced to tenths and have practiced counting forwards and backwards in tenths, identifying what happens after we get to a whole number. 
 
In English we have been introduced to our new text, Gregory Cool. We have written emails home to our parents, telling them all about what it is like in Tobago and how we are feeling. We even had the opportunity to type our emails up, which we thoroughly enjoyed. 

Week commencing 26.03.18

This week in Year 3 we have been focusing on key skills in English. We have started to develop our understanding further on the different spelling and meanings of a range of homophones and have also used some of these words in dictated sentences. In maths we have been busy learning about perimeter, including what is is and how to find the perimeter of a range of 2D shapes. We have also been looking at the fossilisation process in science and now have a greater understanding of how fossils are formed. It has been a very busy term but one where we have made lots of progress. We are looking forward to celebrating our hard work on Thursday afternoon as part of VIB and then with a relaxing Easter holiday! Happy Easter everyone!


Week commencing 05.03.18

This week in Year 3 we have been extremely busy! We are focusing on money in maths including converting amounts from pence to pounds and pence along with adding and subtracting amounts of money. We have used practical equipment to develop our understanding before moving on to problem solving. We have continued our work on Henry VIII in English and have planned and written our own persuasive adverts to find the king a new wife. We have also sketched some fantastic drawings of King Henry in art. 


Week commencing 8.01.18

This week in Year 3, we have started to explore Roald Dahl in English, looking at his life and the books he wrote. In Maths, we have moved on to multiplication and are working super hard to find all of the answers. We are now becoming Historians and are looking at the ‘Stone Age’. We have looked at what we know and what we would like to learn throughout the topic. We are super excited about what we will be learning next.


W.B 27.11.17

 This week in Year 3 we have been focusing super hard on our English work. This week we have been writing our diary entries as Howard Carter, using expanded noun phrases and writing in the past tense and first person. We have also focused on finishing our Egyptian Death Masks in Art, they look amazing!


30/10/17-24/11/17

It has been a super busy few weeks back at school for the children. So far, we have celebrated Halloween and listened to a spooky story in the imagination studio.  We have also become Howard Carter-the man who discovered Tutankhamun. We discovered his tomb ourselves and found all of the amazing gold and treasures that had been hidden for thousands of years! In maths, we have continued to focus on addition and subtraction, where we have been exchanging many numbers. As it is nearly Christmas, we are getting even busier but we are looking forward to the next few weeks ahead. 

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W.B 16/09/17

Autumn 1 Blog

It has been an extremely busy first half term for the children in Year 3. They have settled in well to life in KS2 and are really into their learning. The children have become amazing historians exploring Ancient Egypt, Scientists looking into the human body and healthy diet we should follow, writers with stories about the adventures of the Egyptian Cinderella and brilliant mathematicians by looking at the place value of numbers.

The children were also set a homework task of building their own pyramids using a range of different resources. The ideas and creations the children came up with were amazing!

We are now looking forward to a well-earned break before we continue the hard work in Autumn 2. 

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W.B 04/09/17

A warm welcome back to all our children. Hope they all have had a refreshing break over the summer.

This week all the children have been busy getting to know their new class teachers. They have settled very quickly in their year groups and back into routine. All ready for a busy and fun term!


W.B 05/06/17

What an incredibly busy week it has been in Year 3! This week, we have been super lucky as on Tuesday we had some visitors who brought with them some Egyptian artefacts! We were able to pass around the artefacts and look at them closely, this gave us a real insight into life during Ancient Egypt. At the end of the session, the man brought out a real mummy's head! It was fascinating but some of did find it a little strange! Then to top off our brilliant week, we all went to the SeaLife centre in Birmingham to celebrate our learning of the year and learn even more amazing fact about sea creatures. We had a wonderful day exploring the SeaLife Centre, finding out facts and looking at all of the different creatures. 

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Summer 1 Half Term

Wow, hasn’t this half term flew by! It has been a busy few weeks in Year Three where all of the children have worked super hard and produced some wonderful work. In maths, we have focused on money and time, both tricky topics but the children were experts by the end of the five weeks! In English, we have looked at information texts and produced some amazing fact files on sharks, we are now full of information about sharks. Finally, in topic, we looked at the question of ‘Do you like to be beside the seaside?’ To celebrate our learning, we had a beach afternoon, where we wore our beach clothes, played games, had a picnic and we even had an ice cream! It was a wonderful afternoon that celebrated the children’s hard work. We are looking forward to Summer Two, especially as we are going on a trip to the Sealife Centre. Enjoy the holiday! 

 

W.B 03/04/17

This week was 3G’s final week swimming and what a brilliant 12 weeks it has been! We have made so much progress in these weeks and have gained so much confidence. Miss Geddes and Mrs Foster are really proud of our achievements. As it has been the run up to Easter we have been super busy preparing and celebrating Easter. Friday afternoon we had VIB where we were rewarded for our impeccable behaviour across the term. There were a range of activities, including: an Easter egg hunt and chocolate nest making, yummy! This term has been incredibly busy for Year 3, but all of the children have worked super hard. We hope everyone has a wonderful Easter and a well-deserved break, ready for Summer Term. 

W.B. 27/03/17

What a lovely week it has been in Year 3, we have finally seen some sunshine which is super lucky because on Friday afternoon we went outside into the Solar Dome garden and planted flowers as part of ‘Well Being Week’. We need to make sure that we look after our flowers and plants so they grow big and strong. During the week we also designed butterflies, writing an act of kindness we have done for one of our friends. They have been displayed in the Solar Dome and look beautiful. 

W.B. 20/03/17

Another busy week in Year 3. On Thursday the school nurse came into our classes and we looked at healthy eating. In our classes we looked at the ‘eat well plate’ discussing what food are good for us and which foods aren’t. Then we created our own food plates of all the healthy food we learnt about, then some of us even created our own lunchboxes. We are now full of knowledge about the healthy food we should be eating. 

W.B. 13/03/17

Another busy week in Year 3. On Thursday the school nurse came into our classes and we looked at healthy eating. In our classes we looked at the ‘eat well plate’ discussing what food are good for us and which foods aren’t. Then we created our own food plates of all the healthy food we learnt about, then some of us even created our own lunchboxes. We are now full of knowledge about the healthy food we should be eating.

W.B. 06/03/17

This week we have been focusing on English and our topic of ‘Adventure and Mystery’. 3G are basing their stories on Space so we went to the imagination studio on Thursday to experience a space setting. This gave us so many amazing ideas about how we could get to space, ready to write our stories in the next week or so. 

W.B 27/02/17

What a super busy and exciting week we have had in Year 3. We are now half way through the school year and have already achieved so much, we are excited for what the rest of the year holds. This week has been a wonderful first week back! On Thursday we celebrated World Book Day, for this we dressed up as some of our favourite character from a book and spent the day with lots of different teachers who taught us some fabulous lessons throughout the day. It was a wonderful day and we really enjoyed ourselves! 

W.B 23.01.17

This week in Year 3 we were super lucky as we had some special visitors from the library. They performed to us ‘Diary of a Wimpey Ghost’ which we loved and found hilarious! Then we were super lucky to then create our own characters from the story using design. In Geography this half term we have been focusing on climate and this week we explored the desert climate, putting ourselves into the shoes of someone who lived in the desert. A lot of us talked about how we would love to ride a camel through the sandy desert.

 

W.B 30.01.17

This week in Year 3 we have been super busy again with all of our work. In English we have started to look at letters with a focus on Roald Dahl, one of our favourite authors. We have spent the week completing lots of challenges about Roald Dahl, looking at his books and finding out about his life. We are looking forward to writing letters in the next couple of weeks.

 

W.B 06.02.17

This week we have been continuing with our learning to play trumpets. We have learnt a new song called ‘Rock Today’ which we are really excited about and are beginning to get to grips with!

3G have also made lots of progress with their swimming. Some of the children made a big step this week and started jumping into the water which was a little scary but we are super proud of them all. 3G are really loving going swimming every week, it is one of our favourite parts of the week! 

 

W.B 09.01.17

Wow! It has been another busy week in Year 3!

3G were super lucky this week as they started swimming! As a class they did really well and all got into the pool and swam a length! They are really looking forward to the next few weeks swimming.

Some of the children in our classes graduated from the Children's University with bronze and silver awards. It was absolutely brilliant and we are super proud of them.

Finally this week, there was lots of excitement on Thursday afternoon when it started to snow! The children were really excited to see the snow fall onto the playground and couldn't wait to get outside at the end of the day.

 

W.B 04.01.17

Happy New Year everyone! We went straight back into work in Year 3 this week. We have started our new topic of 'Is Climate Cool?' in geography and we were given the opportunity to become weather reporters which was super exciting! In our partners we explored the different seasons of the weather in the UK and reported back to our class in a weather report in the imagination studio, it was really fun! 

On Wednesday we had our first trumpet session of the year and we have started to learn some songs now we know the basics of playing a trumpet. How exciting!

W.B 12.12.16

We have now completed our first term in Year 3 and what a term it has been! This week in particular has been pretty special as we have had lots of events on to celebrate Christmas. On Tuesday, we performed at Carols by Candlelight, where we invited parents to come and watch and listen to some of our favourite carols. We also travelled up to church on Thursday morning, where again we celebrated by singing carols and listened to the story of Christmas. Thursday afternoon was super exciting as we met a special visitor in the Imagination Studio, Santa Claus! We all spoke to him and then we received a present! With our first term over, we are looking forward to our Spring term in Year 3 and what it has to offer.

We would just like to take the opportunity to say a big thank you to all for your support not only this week but throughout the term and a Merry Christmas to you all!

 

W.B 05.12.16

Phew! It has been another super busy week in Year 3. To start the week, we had VIB where we had fun on a bouncy castle, danced at a disco and then had a yummy ice cream with sprinkles! On Thursday we had our curriculum day and we built Stonehenge as part of our Stone Age topic. We had a super busy afternoon, but we had such a good time designing and building Stonehenge out of biscuits!

 

W.B 28.11.16

It has been an exciting week in Year 3 again. We have been really busy working on our Science and completing an experiment looking at what is magnetic and what isn’t. We found out from our experiment that: keys, table legs and the whiteboard were magnetic. We also tested tissues, doors and a ruler and we found they were not magnetic. Then, on Wednesday we were super lucky to be able to decorate our Christmas trees in class. We had lots of fun dressing our classroom and making it look all Christmassy. 

 

W.B 21.11.16

Wow, what a busy week it has been in Year 3! At the start of the week, we went to visit the EcoBus on the playground. We looked at water and how if we waste it, it can harm fish. We also learnt about condensation. Then, on Thursday we were super lucky as Chris from the ThinkTank visited us to help us learn all about Forces and Magnets. Chris gave us lots of information about forces and what they do. Then we were given a challenge, we had to win all of the prizes at the Fun Fair by completing challenges to do with forces and using magnets. One challenge was called ‘Catch the Rat’, we had to use a parachute to catch the rat from any direction! It was really hard work, but we managed to win all of the prizes and the challenge over all! Chris taught us so much about Forces and Magnets and we really enjoyed ourselves. 

 

W.B 14.11.16

This week, we were incredibly lucky to be able to go to the cinema as part of the Into Film festival at the Odeon. On Wednesday 18th, we got a coach all the way up to West Bromwich town centre to watch Hotel Transylvania 2 along with Year 4. The film was really good, we really enjoyed ourselves.

Here are some of our comments about the film:

The film was really fun and funny- Justin

It was a loving story, all about family- Ismail

My favourite part was when Mavis and Johnny got married- Zoe

My favourite part was when Dennis became a vampire at the end of the story- Maryam

 

Week Commencing 31.10.16

It has been a super busy first week back in Year 3! We have been celebrating Culture Week throughout the whole school and Year 3 have been looking at the Sikh festival of Vaisakhi. Vaisakhi is celebrated in April of every year. 

We were also super lucky to learn Bhangra dancing, which we loved but also found exhausting! Then on Thursday afternoon we created lots of music when we learnt how to play the steel pans and djembe drums.

We have all really enjoyed culture week!

 

Week Commencing 17.10.16

This week Year 3 have been looking at the different time zones across the world. We compared the times in different countries to the time in the UK. Did you know that if it is 12pm in the UK, it will be 9am in Rio De Janeiro?

 

Week commencing 03.10.16

This week Year 3 got to make lots of noise in our music lesson as we had a go at playing our trumpets! The sounds could be heard all around school and our lips felt very tingly!

Week commencing 26.09.16

There was cake everywhere on Friday as we all came together to raise lots of money for Macmillan Cancer Support with the coffee morning. We helped to entertain all of the parents and familes who had come along with our wonderful singing. They really enjoyed it.

W.B 27.11.17

This week in Year 3 we have been focusing super hard on our English work. This week we have been writing our diary entries as Howard Carter, using expanded noun phrases and writing in the past tense and first person. We have also focused on finishing our Egyptian Death Masks in Art, they look amazing! 

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