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Year 3 – Archive 14/09/20

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

September 2020

Year 4

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to share with you the final plan to open school and welcome back all children in September.  We are pleased to be able to share with you the details for children who would be starting Year 4 this year, as well as some whole school procedures.  As we are continually risk assessing and receiving new guidance, please be aware that these plans may change in the future.

Return to school Thursday 3rd September

All children will return to school on this date. In order to support the wellbeing of all our children we have decided to enable them to return to their previous year group with their previous teacher and support staff for the first two weeks of the term. This will support them in returning to familiar routines and structures of the day, whilst supporting their positive return to school.

For Year 4 this means that they will return via the hall doors on Key Stage 2 yard, to access the Year 3 classrooms for Thursday 3rd September, Friday 4th September and week beginning 7th September. Your child will need to be ready to enter at 8.50am and be collected at 3.15pm. Staff will be there to welcome your child and take them along to their classroom. On Friday 11th September they will have a transition visit to Year 4 to meet their new teachers for this year and become familiar with their new environment.

Week beginning 14th September your child will continue to enter the hall doors to start their Year 4 class at 8.50am and will finish at 3.20pm. Please arrive and leave the school site using queuing one-way system that is already in place.

Start and End of School Day Procedures

So we can continue to reduce the number of people on site we continue to ask that children are dropped off and collected by ONE adult to reduce the number of parents on site. Once on site, we ask that parents walk continue to use the queuing system.  Staff will receive the children at the door and parents will follow the one-way system marked out around school to leave the school premises.

We please ask parents not to congregate on the premises for longer than is absolutely necessary. Please also ensure all children are waiting with their adult and not playing together in groups. 

At the end of the day we ask parents to enter the site and wait in the same place using the queuing system.  Children in year 3 will need to be collected at 3.20pm prompt. The children will be brought to you by an adult one group at a time.

There will be signage and staff to point you in the right direction.

Children and staff who show symptoms

We hope that by continuing to keep the children in year group bubbles this will minimise the risk of the virus spreading.  However, this can’t be guaranteed. The following steps will be put in place:

  • NO adult or child should come onto the school site if they, or someone within their household, is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or has been diagnosed.  Pupils with symptoms must isolate for 7 days but may return to school after this if they are symptom free.  If another member of the household is diagnosed/has symptoms, then the pupil must isolate for 14 days.  This is in accordance with the Government advice. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • If a child becomes unwell at school, or displays symptoms, they will be removed from their group by an adult wearing PPE.  They will be kept isolated until an adult collects them.  It is expected they will be collected immediately and a test is arranged by parents.  They will not be able to return to school for at least 7 days. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.

How parents can help us

We hope that we can continue to work together to look after our school community during these continuing strange times.  We hope parents are understanding about the measures we have put in place and acknowledge these are not to cause inconvenience, but to help us continue to do the best for the staff and children.  Please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or email if you have any queries or concerns.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all our children back in September.

C McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Head teacher

September 2020 School arrangements

Dear Parent/Carer,

We would like to share with you some of the arrangements we have made to welcome all children back for school opening in September.

Return to school Thursday 3rd September

  • All children will return to school on this date. In order to support the wellbeing of all our children we have decided to enable them to return to their previous year group with their previous teacher and support staff for the first two weeks of the term.
  • The children will complete a transition visit on Friday 11th September and start their new year group on Monday 14th September.

Start and End of School Day Procedures

So we can continue to reduce the number of people on site we continue to ask that children are dropped off and collected by ONE adult to reduce the number of parents on site. Once on site, we ask that parents continue to use the queuing system. Staff will receive the children at the door and parents will follow the one-way system marked out around school to leave the school premises.

  • We please ask parents not to congregate on the premises for longer than is absolutely necessary. Please also ensure all children are waiting with their adult and not playing together in groups. 

There will be signage and staff to point you in the right direction.

Classroom routines

Lessons

  • Children will learn in their classroom at their table facing the front of the room. Children will not move between classrooms and each child will have their own resource pack to use which will include pencils, pens, rulers etc.
  • No large gatherings will take place in school which includes key stage assemblies and singing events.

Playtimes and Lunchtimes

  • Each class will have their lunch in their classroom at a set time each day.
  • Each class will continue to access the outdoor environment for playtime one group at a time.
  • Water bottles may be brought into school and must be taken home each day to be cleaned and refilled.

Limited Resources

To further minimise the risk of contamination, we ask parents to refrain from sending their child to school with any unnecessary equipment. On warmer days, we ask parents to consider if a coat is necessary and send a hat and named bottle of sun cream into school.

Children are expected to wear full school uniform as this can be easily washed after school.

Hygiene and cleaning

Children will be asked to wash or sanitise their hands regularly. Additional cleaning will also be taking place within school throughout the day. As with government guidelines, masks will not be worn by staff or pupils. The only time a member of staff will wear a mask, is when wearing PPE in order to administer first aid. We will show all of the children what this PPE will look like in advance so they know what to expect should they need first aid treatment.

Children and staff who show symptoms

We hope that by continuing to keep the children in year group class groups this will minimise the risk of the virus spreading.  However, this can’t be guaranteed. The following steps will be put in place:

  • NO adult or child should come onto the school site if they, or someone within their household, is displaying symptoms of COVID-19 or has been diagnosed.  Pupils with symptoms must isolate for 7 days but may return to school after this if they are symptom free.  If another member of the household is diagnosed/has symptoms, then the pupil must isolate for 14 days.  This is in accordance with the Government advice. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • If a child becomes unwell at school, or displays symptoms, they will be removed from their group by an adult wearing PPE.  They will be kept isolated until an adult collects them.  It is expected they will be collected immediately and a test is arranged by parents.  They will not be able to return to school for at least 7 days. A negative test result means the child can return sooner.
  • Parents must inform school if a their child or another member of their household are isolating at home.

How parents can help us

We hope that we can continue to work together to look after our school community during these continuing strange times.  We hope parents are understanding about the measures we have put in place and acknowledge these are not to cause inconvenience, but to help us continue to do the best for the staff and children.  Please do not hesitate to contact school via telephone or email if you have any queries or concerns.

We are really looking forward to welcoming all our children back in September. We have had 20 children in school all the way through lockdown and over 100 children in school since some year groups returned in June. The procedures described in this letter have worked really well throughout this difficult time and we expect them to continue to work well when all children are expected to return in September. School attendance procedures will be followed on our return.

Your sincerely

C McDermott

Mrs McDermott

Head teacher

Week 13th July 2020.

Hi Year 3, please see below for this week’s learning tasks, for you to try.

Have an amazing summer with your family and friends. We can’t wait to see you all in September.

Miss Slater, Mrs Huscroft, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Simpson and Mr Hodgson.

Week 6th July 2020.

Hi Year 3, please see below for this week’s learning tasks, for you to try.

Maths

Addition and Subtraction

Solve word problems including missing number problems, number facts, place value and more complex addition and subtraction.

Starter

Literacy – Year 3 Spellings.

Practise these spellings for the week and get your adult to test you or log onto purple mash and complete the quiz. See if you can find out the meaning of the words and put them into sentences above or sentences of your own.

Reading

Watch the video https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/clips/zwywmnb

After you have watched it and done a little bit of research around the topic of litter and complete the following tasks.

Only 2 weeks after and then it’s the 6 weeks’ holidays!! We hope these activities have kept you busy. Please keep reading and working learning your timetables over the holidays for when you are back in September.

Week 22nd June 2020.

Hi Year 3, we hope you are all okay and keeping busy. Teachers are all back into school now with key groups and we are missing everyone that is unable to come in.

See below for this week’s learning tasks, for you to try.

Math

Properties: Identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular & parallel lines

Literacy

Using the word mat below write a persuasive piece of writing. It could be around any topic for example you could write a letter to persuade Mrs McDermott to buy an ipad for each child in the school. Think about the positive outcome of having ipads? What would you learn? How would it help you? What work would you find easier to complete? When persuading someone you must be VERY POSITIVE.

Use the reading comprehension and the word mat below to support your writing.

What is it?

Reading

Athletics

As we have been stuck inside a lot during this strange time, it is a perfect opportunity to get outside a get some exercise. I’m sure you will be all missing Mr Hogdson’s P.E lessons. If we were in school, we would have been covering athletics this term. Here is a few tasks you can do with your adult.

  • To copy and remember actions.
  • To move with careful control, co-ordination and care. 
  • To talk about the differences between my own and others’ performances and suggesting how it could be improved. 
  • To say what has gone well and why. 
  • To describe how the body feels during different activities, using parts of the body to describe the effects. 
  • To know how to exercise safely by looking for space, others’ and by warming up properly.
  • To sprint over a short distance.
  • To run over a longer distance, conserving energy.
  • To have a range of throwing techniques which show accuracy.
  • To jump in a number of ways, sometimes using a short run-up. 

Purple Mash

As our science topic is living things. Can you log onto Purple Mash and complete the lost dog poster? Draw a picture and use as much description as you can to describe the dog ‘scruffy’.

Class Novel

Our class novel this term would have been Charlotte’s web. Listen to the audio over on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgsD-xdJdoM , watch the movie or even buy the book yourself. This is one of Miss Slater’s favourite stories and she is sure you will love it to! You could even write a book review after and tell us your favourite part.

Have a lovely week.

From all the Year 3 staff.

Year 3 Blog week beginning 15.6.20

Hello everyone.  We hope you are all keeping well and staying safe.  We miss you and cannot wait to see you all again.  Please keep sending in your photographs, it really cheers us up to see you and the things you have been doing.

Here are some tasks for you to try at home.

Maths

Keep practising rapid recall of those times tables to build up confidence, speed and accuracy.

Don’t forget to practise the inverse of multiplication too (division).

Here are the tasks from this week’s Focus Maths.

Literacy

Try to read every day, it really is the best way to find out new things and widen your vocabulary.

Practise your writing skills daily. Just writing your full name on a line will help you to orientate letters correctly. Maybe you could write a list of your favourite stories, or game characters – don’t forget to check spellings.

This term we would have explored persuasive text. Read through the following example and answer the questions.

Geography

In Geography we would have investigated Our Local Area. Visit this BBC Bitesize link to find out about:-

Mapping the World

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/znm7vk7

Latitude and Longitude

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zd4rmfr

Time Zones

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvsfr82/articles/zjk46v4

Keep up the good work everyone and hope we see you soon.

Year 3 staff.

Blog for Year 3 – Week beginning 8th June 2020

Hello Year 3, we hope you are all well. We’re all missing you lots but the photos you have sent mean we’ve still been able to share some of your important events a little bit, like an 8th birthday, a new puppy and some fantastic pieces of work.

Here are some more tasks for you to try at home.

Maths   We would like you to have a go at some addition and subtraction this week. We’ve given you some missing number problems and some word problems to practise your calculation skills on. You can use mental methods or column method. If you need reminding how to use column method to + and -, try watching this short video clip on Youtube:

In this first task, you add 167 to each number in the first column and subtract 204 from each number in the next table.

Task 2 – word problems

Task 3 – missing number

Task 4 – challenge

Literacy –  Have a look at this image from The Literacy Shed, it’s a great image for writing a ‘flashback’ (thinking back to herself about how this happened).

The story could begin with this image, then you could flash back to describe how you ended up in there. Put yourself in role as the person in the bottle.

Can you write in 1st person (me, my, I), as if you are the person in the bottle. How did you get in there? Did someone trap you? What were you doing just before it happened? How are you feeling? Why are you being held in a bottle? Do you have a plan for escape?

SPAG (spelling, grammar and punctuation) – This activity is a little revision on adverbs. Remember that an adverb gives us more information on the verb in the sentence.

                The small child carefully crossed the road with his mam.

              Carefully is the adverb used to describe the verb (crossed).

Science

Task 1:

We would encourage children to use the local environment throughout the year to raise and answer questions that help them to identify and study plants and animals in their habitat. Last week we asked you to group animals. This week we would like you to group plants. Plants can be grouped into categories such as flowering plants (including grasses) and non-flowering plants, such as ferns and mosses.

Watch the video from the link below:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-classifying-and-grouping-plants/zh9jvk7

The website (https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/animals-and-nature/plants/) also provides information on plants. You can scroll down on the paragraph at the top of the page and also move from page to page by scrolling right down to the bottom and choosing a different tab.

On your walks this week can you look out for some different types and plants? Have a think about how you could group them – maybe flowering and non-flowering.

Task 2:

As part of your science learning, you should explore examples of human impact (both positive and negative) on environments, for example, the positive effects of nature reserves, ecologically planned parks, or garden ponds, and the negative effects of population and development, litter or deforestation.

The video on the link below explains how penguins are living alongside humans and how it is affecting the penguin population.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks2–ks3-human-impact-on-the-environment/zf9nvk7

Can you complete the table below with what you found out from the video? Positive means good things and negative means things that have affected the penguins in a not so good way.

Positive impact on penguinsNegative impact on penguins
                        

Task 3:

After you’ve watched this, can you design a poster on what we can do to limit our impact on our environment?

Keep up the good work kids and hopefully see you all soon.

From your Year 3 teachers.

Week beginning 1st June 2020

Hello everyone, hope you’re all still OK and you managed to enjoy the sunshine over the half term week.

Thank you again to those who have sent us more photos, they really do make us smile!

Here are some more learning tasks for you to try:

Maths:

This week we would like you to try some revision tasks on place value, including additional reasoning activities.

Literacy (writing):

Log on to the Literacy Shed website using the link below and scroll down to the Ruckus video (picture below).

https://www.literacyshed.com/a-shed-full-of-animations.html

Watch the video then try the following tasks:

  • Retell the story in writing.
  • Include a setting description for the opening scene (use expanded noun phrases).
  • Include some dialogue between the two brothers.  Watch this short video to remind yourself how to use inverted commas to punctuate speech correctly in your writing:

Our new topic this term is ‘Living Planet’. 

One of our Science objectives linked to this topic is to recognise that living things can be grouped in a variety of ways.

In this video clip (see link below) students will learn about classification of all living organisms, including animals, bacteria and plants. It highlights how to identify different classes of animal according to their attributes, using examples of vertebrates and invertebrates, mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/science-ks1-ks2-ivys-plant-workshop-grouping-living-things/zfjxcqt

The following website link provides additional information: https://www.theschoolrun.com/learning-about-animals-in-primary-school

Now have a go at the worksheet below. This sheet can be found on Twinkl along with an Animals Groups Powerpoint to help explain further.

Learning objectives linked to Geography under this topic are to interpret maps and make maps and plans.

Now can you answer these questions:

Can you try drawing your own map showing how you get to school?

Why don’t you try exploring the local area using ‘Google Maps’.  I’ve copied the satellite picture below showing Farringdon but you can zoom in even further for a closer look if you want to have a go on the website.

I hope you enjoy having a go at some of these tasks. We know you are all doing your best. Keep up the good work and we really hope to see you all soon.

From all of the Year 3 Staff.

Year 3 Blog week beginning 18th May 2020

Hello everyone, hope you all had a lovely VE day and keeping safe with your families.

Thank you again for all the pictures you have been sending it. It’s lovely to see what everyone is getting up to.

We have all been keeping busy at home ourselves doing the gardening, going on walk and bike rides aswell as decorating (Mrs Huscroft). Mrs Simpson is still making lots of cakes and treats and we are very jealous about that.

We have set out some new tasks for your home learning.

Maths

Still continue practising your timetables. Remember you can log onto Purple mash or Timestable Rockstars and play any of the games to help build your confidences especially for the x8. You can also race other children in the class. Make it FUN!

Also this week could you look at: 

Time: Know the number of days in each month, year and leap year.

Task one

Learn the months of the year and how many days are in each month.

Task two

Task three

Problem Solving

Literacy

Their, they’re or there?

Homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings.

Their, they’re and there are homophones that often confuse people.

Watch and follow video below.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zk2c92p

Complete task below

Comprehension – Reading

Follow the link and register to listen to Daniel Radcliffe read Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – Chapter 1 – The Boy Who Lived – https://www.wizardingworld.com/chapters/reading-the-boy-who-lived

Answer the following questions about the chapter.

  1. Who did Harry Potter live with?
  2. Which two words were used to describe Mrs Dursley?
  3. Why do you think Mrs Dursley had to wrestle Dudley (her son) into his high chair?
  4. What happened at the beginning of the chapter which implies the story could be about magic?
  5. Explain why you think Mr Dursley snapped at his secretary?
  6. What colour was the man’s cloak that hugged Mr Dursley when he was coming out of work?
  7. Explain in your own word what ‘stern’ means? ‘The cat didn’t move. It just gave him a stern look’.
  8. Who is Jim McGuffin?

History

Research what Roman used to do for entertainment and write a fact file or design a poster about it.

https://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/ancient-rome/roman-entertainment/ Use this website to support.

Art

Can you make your very own Roman solider mosaic?

What is a mosaic? https://www.ancient.eu/Mosaic/

As well as the above tasks, practise the year 3 spelling list.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-3099-statutory-spellings-word-mat-years-3-and-4-word-mat

Thank you to all our children and parents during this time. We are all very proud of the work you are doing. We hope to see you all very soon.

Year 3 Blog week beginning 11th May 2020

Hello everyone, hope you are all keeping busy and enjoying the sunshine.

Thank you for your fabulous pictures, keep sending them to us please. We love to see how you are all getting on; they really do cheer us up.

Mrs Huscroft, Miss Slater and Mrs Simpson have been busy at home, baking treats and tidying their gardens ready to celebrate VE Day with their family on Friday.  Mrs Stubbs and Mr Hodgson have been in school this week, also preparing a VE Day celebration to enjoy with the Key Worker children.

We have set out some new tasks for your home learning.

Maths

Do not forget to practise your rapid recall of times tables, especially those tricky 8 times table. It is fine to use the support of a multiplication grid or any other resources until you have gained confidence and fluency in this area.

You can access BBC Bite size for video clips on the following areas of learning, multiplication and division.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z36tyrd

Task one

Task two

Task three

Literacy


Comprehension

Music

Practise your singing skills while learning about melody and pitch. There are activities you could try on Bite size.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zcbkcj6/articles/zp99cj6

RE

Find out about Sikhism via this link

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zsjpyrd/articles/zkjpkmn

As well as the above tasks, practise the year 3 spelling list.

https://www.twinkl.co.uk/resource/t2-e-3099-statutory-spellings-word-mat-years-3-and-4-word-mat

Thank you to all our children and parents during this time. We are all very proud of the work you are doing. We Hope to see you all very soon.

Year 3 Staff

Week beginning 4th May 2020

Hello Year 3, we hope you’re all doing well and keeping safe. It’s been great to see the photos that some of you have sent in and nice to know that you’re all trying to keep busy with lovely activities. Please keep them coming.

We’ve been trying to keep busy too. Miss Slater has been in school for the week doing treasure hunts and making models while Mrs Huscroft has been gardening and trying to keep fit at home and Mrs Stubbs has been learning how to make jam.  Mrs Simpson has been at home baking some amazing cakes, we’ll have to ask her to bake us one to share when we all get back to school.

In maths this week we’d like you to have a go at some work on fractions. Have a look at this website first as it gives you some help on the activities we’ve provided:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zhdwxnb

Remember to keep practising your times tables too so that you can recall them really quickly.

Please try to keep writing.

Mrs Huscroft has been encouraging her son Seth to write this week so that he doesn’t get out of practise. He wrote a film review on Aladdin because we really enjoyed watching it together. Why don’t you write a review on a movie that you’ve enjoyed watching.  Explain a little about the story, the characters, the songs or maybe describe the costumes and what you enjoyed the most about it.  Try to include some expanded noun phrases to give some lovely description.

Keep practising your SPAG (grammar, spelling and punctuation). Here are some activities you could try:

Try the Topmarks website for more activities and games that will help you to practise: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar

Spooky Spellings’ and ‘Look, Cover, Write’ are both good games to help with spelling.

In science we would be learning that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat.

Watch the video on this website to see how we can group animals by what they eat: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z6882hv/articles/z96vb9q

Explore your local area on your daily walk to find evidence of carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. Can you find examples of each type of animal? You could sketch or take photographs of the creatures you identify. For instance, you might find herbivores such as snails, carnivores such as spiders, or omnivores such as magpies or gulls.

To learn how the Romans changed Britain please visit this website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j/articles/z2dr4wx

It provides some useful information and a video you can watch.

Once you’ve watched the video, can you write a list of things that the Romans introduced to our country. You could draw a picture to show some of the things in your list, like the types of buildings you would have seen or what the roads would have looked like when the Romans built them.

I hope this keeps you interested and busy.

Stay safe.

Mrs Huscroft, Mrs Stubbs and Miss Slater.

Year 3 Blog – Monday 27th April 2020.

Hello everyone.

We hope you are all well and staying safe with your loved ones.  We have been keeping busy. Mrs Huscroft and Mrs Simpson have been in school this week, making bead bracelets, pizzas, masks and other goodies with the Key Worker children. Miss Slater has also baked, making some delicious flapjacks and caramel shortbread. Mrs Stubbs has been learning to play chess and cannot wait to share her new skills with Year 3.

A big “thank you” for the photographs parents have sent in of our children, it really cheered us up to see how well they are doing.  These photos are in our Year 3 Gallery, please keep sending them to us, we can never have too many!

History

Last week we asked you to research those Riotous Romans.  Since then, the BBC have updated their Bite size web site. The link below will take you to the KS2 (junior school) Roman History topic. Some words are highlighted in bold, remember this is technical vocabulary and you might need support to read them and find out meaning.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zqtf34j

Science

 In Science, we would be exploring Animals, including Humans. Yes! Humans are animals!

Again, Bite size have 4 learner sections to cover this topic and the web link is below,

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zn22pv4

These are the things you will need to know

To identify that animals, including humans, need the right types and amount of nutrition, and that they cannot make their own food; they get nutrition from what they eat

To identify that humans and some other animals have skeletons and muscles for support, protection and movement.

You could also write a list of animals that are vertebrates and a list of animals that are invertebrates. Why not practise your art skills and draw a picture of these animals, shading them using the techniques we used in school. This will help you to remember the differences between them.

Maths

AS we have been away from school for some weeks now, we would like you to focus on consolidating different methods of performing the four calculation processes of addition, subtraction, division and multiplication.

Addition and subtraction

You can practice using;

  1. Column addition for adding 2 or 3 digit numbers together.

e.g. 154 + 32 =                             29 + 47 =            

* Remember to carry any extra tens.

  • Column subtraction – You could practice subtracting 2 digit numbers away from 2 or 3 digit numbers.  

e.g. 198 – 36 =                             73 – 26 =          

* Remember to exchange from the number next to it if you need to borrow.

We revisit these often, so do not worry if you are still unsure, keep practising and ask an adult to check your answers making sure you remember the carry and exchange part.

We will look at multiplication and division next week.

Angles and Lines

We would have looked at parallel and perpendicular lines this week. It is important that you know the difference between these lines so you can build on this knowledge in future lessons. The link below will explain the differences and maybe you can find some of these lines in your own environment, or use a ruler to draw your own.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zb6tyrd

Literacy

Reading is a fabulous way to learn and relax at the same time. Try to read something every day. All print is reading material. Comics, magazines, books, the ingredients of your favourite snacks, the instructions for your favourite games. The important thing is to enjoy reading, so make sure it something that is of interest to you.

Please try to write every day, even if it is a couple of sentences…

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z88t97h/articles/zsv64qt

Or, a couple of paragraphs about your day and the things you have been doing

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zvwwxnb/articles/z9n73k7

You might even want to write some facts about the Romans, or animals with/ without a backbone.

Mr Hodgeson would like to remind us that it is important during this time, not only keep our brains active, but also our bodies! We have been very lucky with the weather recently and this is forecast to continue. Take the opportunity to get outside and perform some simple exercises, such as jumping jacks, high knees or jogging as well as including some of your favourite moves. Remember to warm up / cool down and stay safe with sun protection and plenty of fluids.

Finally, to all the parents / carers – thank you and well done! We are certain that the children are enjoying the additional time with yourselves and are excited to share their learning and ideas to the people who mean the most to them!

Stay safe everyone and hopefully, see you all soon!

Mrs Huscroft, Miss Slater, Mrs Stubbs, Mrs Simpson and Mr Hodgeson

Year 3 Blog w/b 20.4.20

We hope you all had a fabulous Easter and enjoyed taking part in our bingo activities. The adults in year 3 are missing you and cannot wait to see you all again. Please stay in contact and send us photographs of the things you have been doing at home with your lovely families. This will also be a brilliant way to keep in touch with your school friends too.

Our summer term topic was going to be Riotous Romans and the impact of their Empire on the early Britons. These are some of the recommended texts to go with the topic:

  • Romans on the Rampage by Jeremy Strong
  • What the Romans did for us by Alison Hawes
  • Avoid being a Roman soldier by David Stewart

Do not worry if you cannot obtain these books, lots information about this fascinating subject can be found on child appropriate web sites. Also try http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/forkids/  (please seek adult support/permission when researching topics online).

Why not make a model Roman Chariot or other artefacts using recycled / reclaimed materials and send us a photograph of your finished pieces. You could also write down the instructions of your design for friends to follow when we are back in school.

Remember to stay in touch and check in next week for more ideas to do at home.

Stay safe everyone.

Mrs Huscroft, Miss Slater, Mrs Stubbs, Mr Hodgson and Mrs Simpson

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.