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Welcome to our Year 3 page. Here you will find important information about our Class  routines, curriculum and general information. We will also keep you updated about the amazing activities we have been getting up to at school. Please scroll down to keep up to date with our class blog.

The government have released a list of home learning websites arranged by subject for parents and children to access at home. For Year 3, access the resources linked to Key Stage 2.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-online-education-resources/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-online-education-resources-for-home-education

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 13.03.2020

In Literacy, we began to write our own suspense story using short snappy sentences and repetitive language.  

In Maths, we have been investigating angles. Looking for angles in the environment, the importance of right angles in the construction of buildings and turns in angles.

This week in topic, the children enjoyed locating volcanoes around the world, finding out the functions of plants and sending e-mails via Purple Mash Programme.

On Friday, we took part in Sport relief and attended school in our sport’s wear. As always, parents contributed very generously to the cause. Thank you.

Lucky Olivia had visited Harry Potter World and shared her magical experience with the class.

Attendance:

3S:

3HS;

Stars of the Week:

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 3 will have PE on a Thursday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on that day.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 6.03.2020

Another busy week for the children.

On Tuesday, Year 3 attended Farringdon Community School to take part in a football festival with other schools in the area. The children thoroughly enjoyed taking part and one of our teams won first place. A fantastic result!

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day, dressing up as our favourite characters and sharing our favourite stories. Parents were invited to come into school and share our story time.

Big shout out to Anna, who took part in the North Region Sport for All Gymnastics Competition and won 4th place. Well done!

Attendance:

3S: 94.6%

3HS; 95.8%

Stars of the Week:

Ava Rose, for excellent behaviour.

Jenson, for his positive attitude at all times.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 3 will have PE on a Thursday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on that day.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 28.02.2020

Welcome back to school after half term.

This has been our Well Being week and the children have taken part in mindful activities.

This week our aim has been to spend time together as a class, enjoying new experiences and learning more about each other.

We have focused on the Five Ways of well-being:

  • Give
  • Get active
  • Connect
  • Take Notice
  • Learn

As well as many other activities, the children have taken part in yoga, food tasting, and games. The highlight of the week was a visit from the circus.

Big shout out to Deacon for winning a trophy for his boxing skills. Well done!

Attendance:

3S: 94.6%

3HS; 95.8%

Stars of the Week:

Layton, for excellent independent performance in recorder sessions.

Eric, for an excellent independent storyboard.

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • Year 3 will be attending Football Festival on Tuesday 3rd of March. Please ensure your child has a P.E kit. Please note, the festival will take place during school hours.
  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 3 will have PE on a Thursday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on that day.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 14.02.2020

In Literacy this week, the children have edited their final drafts and finished their non-chronological reports about weather and climate.

In Numeracy this week, the children have revisited multiplication and division facts, using informal and formal written methods, as well as applying the inverse.

In Science, we have investigated how shadows are changed depending on the direction of the light source.

Our gymnastic skills are progressing well in P.E. and we are learning to use the large apparatus safely and confidently.

A big thank you to all the parents for a fantastic turn out to our Assembly this week. We really do appreciate your support.

This Friday we break up for half term and the children return to school on Tuesday 25th February (Monday will be INSET for teachers).  The children have worked very hard this half term and are ready for their break – enjoy!

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 3 will have PE on a Thursday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on that day.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 7.02.2020

In Literacy this week, the children have chosen to write their own non-chronological report on the weather and climate.

In Numeracy this week the children have revisited multiplication facts, using informal and formal written methods, as well as applying the inverse to multiplication.

In Science, we have investigated how shadows are formed, and how light can pass through transparent objects, but not opaque objects.

Attendance:

3S: 91.4%

3HS;92%

Stars of the Week:

Key Dates and Reminders:

Year 3 assembly will take place on Wednesday 12th February at 9.15 a.m.

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 3 will have PE on a Thursday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on that day.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 31.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have been exploring Non Chronological reports. Looking at the features and organisational devices.  So far, we have looked at reports about the Great Plague, spiders, alligators and water.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have focused on measuring length in mm, cm and metres. We have measured familiar classroom objects using a ruler and measured corridors and halls in the school using a trundle wheel. The children have also converted cm into mm and vice versa, as well as solving problems involving length.

In topic this week the children have looked at light and how the U.V light rays can damage our eyes and skin. We made posters and information leaflets to advise people how to stay safe in the sun.

Attendance:

3S : 93.5%

3HS ; 99%

Stars of the Week: Kyran and Dalton

Key Dates and Reminders:

  • The school’s free breakfast club is now available every day from 8.30am for all children. This can be accessed from Key Stage 2 yard. You must stay with nursery children while they enjoy their breakfast.
  • As the weather at the minute is unpredictable, please make sure children always have a coat or light jacket to wear in case the weather changes. Children can also bring a labelled bottle of sun cream to stay in school however they must be able to apply this themselves.
  • Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.
  • Year 3 will have PE on a Thursday. If you can please ensure PE kits are in on that day.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 24.01.2020

In Literacy this week the children have been writing a five-part story using direct speech, conjunctions and expanded noun phrases.

In Numeracy this week the children in both classes have started to look at fractions, initially fractions of shapes and moving on to comparing and ordering fractions.

In topic this week, the children have looked at mosaics in Art. They have made their own decorative pattern of a butterfly or ship, ensuring the tiles do not overlap and are neatly presented.

In Science, we have explored light sources and investigated reflective light, using torches.

In P.E we are revising some previous skills and learning new gymnastics skills, including cart wheels and using balancing apparatus.

Attendance:

3 H/S – 99%

3S –93.4 %Star of the Week: This week’s stars of the week were Ben

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 10.1.20

Happy New Year everyone and welcome back to school after the Christmas break.

This week, in Maths, children have been learning to read the time and recognising Roman numerals.

In Literacy, we have been reading The Enormous Crocodile with intonation, using speech bubbles and speech punctuation.

In Geography, we have been finding out about climate and weather around the world.

In PE, we have examined the effects of exercise on our bodies, the importance of warming up and cooling down, as well as recapping basic skills of throwing and catching.

Reminders – PE kits are required for sessions on Thursday. Homework folders given on Friday should be returned on a Monday.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 6.12.19

This week, in Maths, children have been learning long division and practising their rapid recall of multiplication facts to support this.

In Literacy, we have been we have been planning to write an explanation text about how Santa organises Christmas. When we have finished writing about this process, we will share this knowledge with the children in Nursery.

In Art, we have explored the artwork of Georgia O Keefe and different ways to shade and tone.

Attendance

3S  71.4%

3HS 66.9%

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 29.11.19

This week, in Maths, children have been learning long multiplication and practising their rapid recall of multiplication facts.

In Literacy, we have been we have been planning to write an explanation text about how Santa organises Christmas. When we have finished writing about this process, we will share this knowledge with the children in Nursery.

In Art, we have explored the artwork of Georgia O Keefe and different ways to shade and tone.

In PE, we have learned throwing and catching, as well as passing skills. We have applied these skills to basketball. Watch out Harlem Globe Trotters, you have competition!

Reminders

On Monday 2nd December children will be attending the Tennis Centre to take part in the Dance Festival and will need to have a full P.E kit.

Attendance

3S  71.4%

3HS 66.9%

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 11.10.19

This week, in Maths, children have been learning mental strategies for rapid recall of multiplication facts and applying these skills to problem solving.

In Literacy, we have been we have been reading explanation texts and looking at the features of explanation texts.

In Science, we have explored the forces of friction and magnets.

On Friday, we supported one of our favourite charities, Children in Need. As always, we were overwhelmed by the generosity of our parents and would like to thank you all for your continued support.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 8.11.19

We welcomed the children back to school after a restful half term.

On Monday the children attended school in their Halloween costumes and took part in party games and a disco.

This week, in Maths, children have been learning column column subtraction and applying this method to problem solving.

In Literacy this week, we have been reading ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.’ We have continued to write our diary entry, editing and redrafting.

In Science, we have investigated direct contact and indirect contact forces and recording our findings.

On Friday we were learning French phrases for familiar animals and pets.

Attendance:

3HS -93.2 %

3S – 94.5 %

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 25.10.19

This week, in Maths, children have been learning column addition.

In Literacy this week, we have been reading ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.’ We have written our diary entry to edit and redraft.

As part of our History Topic, we have designed and made bows and arrows. Deciding what worked well, and what we would do to improve our design.

On Thursday 24th October and Friday 25th October it was non-uniform day to celebrate well-being and safety. Year 3 enjoyed taking part in ‘Dog Trust’ assembly and workshop on Friday.

The children will break up for half term on Friday 25th October and return to school on Monday the 4th November 2019.

Attendance:

3HS 90.7 –  %

3S – 90 %

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 18.10.19

This week, in Maths, children have been learning different strategies in order to add mentally.

In writing this week, we have been reading ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’ as we are going to be writing a diary entry. We have been identifying the main events and learning what is means by emotive language in order to provoke the reader.

We have been learning about the different types of rocks in Science this week. The children enjoy taking part in an investigation to see which type of rock is the hardest.

Next week we are continuing our work to support Mental Health and well-being aswell as giving back to our local community. If you could kindly donation Jam, Tea, Coffee for Sunderland Foodback. Children can begin bringing donations into school from Monday.

On Thursday 24th October and Friday 25th October it will be non-uniform day to celebrate well-being and safety. Year 3 will take part in ‘Dog Trust’ assembly and workshop on Friday.

Attendance:

3S 90.7 –  %

3HS – %

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 11.10.19

This week, in Maths, children have been creating bar charts and pictograms. We have used our interpreting skills in order to answer questions about the data that we have collected about our favourite Stone Age animal and favourite colours.

In writing this week, we have been writing our narrative about the Stone Age. The children have been using expanded noun phrases, co-ordinating conjunctions and powerful verbs for actions.  

We have re-creating cave paintings aswell as mixed primary colours into secondary colours to paint our very own achievement like cave people used to. All of the children painted the school badge as we all achieve at school J.

We also took part in a hockey competition with other schools in the area at Farringdon secondary school. The class tried really hard and enjoyed learning new skills but unfortunately we didn’t win! NEXT TIME GUYS!

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 27.9.19

In Literacy this week we have been looking at verbs, nouns and adjectives from our text, Stone Age Boy. The children have been working very hard to use these words in their independent writing.

In Maths this week we have been using our knowledge of place value and multiplication facts to investigate multiples of 100, 50, 4 and 8.

In our topic this week we have continued to research the Stone Age, making a biscuit model of Stonehenge and making stencil hand prints to decorate our Stone Age dwelling.

Our Treasure Chest winners were.

Jayden

Attendance:

3S – 97.9

3HS – 98.6

Key Dates and Reminders: Thursdays P.E. Please ensure all children have appropriate clothing.

Home work will be given out on Friday and should be returned on Monday.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 20.9.19

In Literacy this week we have been looking at verbs, nouns and adjectives from our text, Hansel and Gretel. The children have been working very hard to use these words in their independent writing.

In Maths this week we have been using our knowledge of place value to order and compare 3 digit numbers.

In our topic this week we have been learning about chronology to understand timelines and the timeline of the Stone Age. We have used I Pads to access history programmes to compare how early dwellings are different, or similar to our homes.

Congratulations to Archie and Millie who have been elected as class Councillors for Year 3.

Our Treasure Chest winners were Millie and Abbigail.

Attendance:

3S – 98.6

3HS – 95.7

Key Dates and Reminders: Thursdays P.E. Please ensure all children have appropriate clothing. Well done to Miss Slaters class, every child remembered their P.E kit for this week’s session.

Year 3 Class Blog – week ending 13.9.19

In Literacy this week we have been exploring the different meanings of language used in our text Hansel and Gretel. The children have been working very hard to navigate a dictionary to find the definition of words.

In Maths this week we have been recapping children’s knowledge of place value.  The children now understand what each digit represents in a 3-digit number and are ready to order and compare 3 digit numbers.

In our topic this week we have begun to explore our new topic The Stone Age.   The children have come up with a list of questions they want to find out about this half term.  Also, some children used the internet and books to find some information about The Stone age.

Attendance:

3S – 99.3%

3HS – 98.6%

Key Dates and Reminders: Thursdays P.E.