Welcome to Year 3
Welcome to Year 3! Our teacher is Mrs Littler and our teaching assistant is Miss Fitzgerald. Year 3 is a very exciting year with it being the first year in the juniors! This year the class is made up of extremely enthusiastic children, who are very keen to learn.
Our topic this half term is Healthy Humans. In English, we will be reading Fables, carrying out a number of activities around them with a build up to writing our own fable.
We will also be looking at a range of other subjects within this theme including Art and Design, Music, Science and DT. In music lessons, we will be focusing on The Beatles music and listening to a range of tracks discussing how it makes us feel.
During Science lessons we will be learning about eating healthy, the eat well plate, drinking waters and having a healthy lifestyle.
Art lessons will involve drawing fruits, using clay to make them and developing fruits using papier-mâché. DT will include design and making a healthy meal.
Plus lots more…… Please check back to see what we get up to along the way.
- We have PE on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning, but should always have our kit in school.
- It is extremely important that we read at home every night. When we have read at home 25 times we receive a bookmark and a book prize in gathering.
- We have a pupil of the week award which is announced in gathering and they are given a POW award. Other awards include Magic Maths, Handwriting Hero and Boss Behaviour which are also announced in gathering.
- At play time we can either bring in our own healthy snack or you may choose to pay 20p per day to choose a snack from our snack trolley.
- Water bottles can also be brought into class in a plastic bottle that is clearly labelled with a name and will be freely accessible throughout the day.
- Each week we will bring home times table homework and spellings.
- Our times table focus in Year 3 is our 4 and 8 times tables.
- We also need to keep practising ou 2, 5, 10 and 3 times tables.
This week we started our new music topic, Rock n Roll. We have enjoyed listening to different songs and artists who have produced rock and roll music over the years. We have been learning about Elvis which the children have found exciting.
We are learning about persuasive letters and we have been practising reading them using intonation and expression. We used the books 'Dear Greenpeace' by Simon James and 'Rumblewick Letters: My Unwilling Witch!' by Hiawyn Oram and Sarah Warbuton.
Year 3 have been learning multiplication and division family facts.
Year 3 have enjoyed tasting foods and identifying which food group they belong to, on the eat well plate. We have also enjoyed tasting drinks, guessing what it is and discussing the amounts of sugar in each one.
We have been very busy elves the past couple of weeks. For the Christmas Fair we made glitter pine cones, reindeer pine cones, tree pines cones, tea light snowmen and slow cooker hot chocolate. Each child helped to set up the stall and some had chance to serve and take the money.
We have been getting arty! Using a range of media and techniques we have been sketching and painting vegetables inspired by Claes Oldenburg.
Hour of Code
Year 3 taking part in an Hour of Code.
Design and Technology
We had fun making our healthy dishes, suitable to take on a picnic.
We are currently learning to multiply by 3, 4 and 8. We have been playing games in pairs to get better at multiplying by answering quickly. We will be moving on to dividing by 3, 4 and 8.
Our first DT lesson consisted of investigating healthy eating snacks for picnics that are already available in shops. We are excited to design and make our own simple healthy dish.
In science we have been learning about the eat well plate and the food groups. We used iPads to research the different food groups and why it is important to eat a well balanced diet.
We have been using base10 to subtract two 3 digit numbers with renaming.
No Bullying Poems
Today Year 3 were very enthusiastic with writing No Bullying acrostic poems. I was amazed with their brilliant ideas and creativity.
Year 3 have been using drama to demonstrate bullying and kindness through different scenarios.
In English our new unit is Fables. We have been reading and orally retelling them in pairs and to the class.
Year 3 have totally enjoyed French Day! They have mastered counting to 10 in French, greeting people and answering the phone saying "Allo." We have been tasting some foods produced in France which was interesting. Reception also visited us to see what we had been doing and they were a fantastic audience. Well done everybody.
World War 2 Week - D-Day
Year 3 have absolutely loved learning about D-Day. They have produced some fantastic work.
We had a go at sketching planes that were used on D-Day.
We took part in a WW2 themed fitness PE lesson which was tough!
Trip to the Beacon
Year 3 enjoyed their trip to the Beacon. They had chance to draw physical and human geography features.
One of the highlights of the trip... whilst walking back to school, Year 3 randomly bursting out in song - Try Everything by Shakira. Mrs O will be impressed!
After 4 sessions on counting to 10 in French, we were very excited to work in our French books! Year 3 loved this and worked really well.
English - Biographies
Year 3 have been enjoying reading famous people's biographies. They have read biographies online, on paper and watched videos.
As part of the Singapore maths we used number cards to create fact family addition and subtracting calculations.
We have been using Scratch to program a character to move.
English - Folk Tales
We have been writing our own folk tales. We practised our videoing skills by videoing each other whilst reading our stories.
We have been counting in 4s and 8s and talking about the pattern of counting in these times tables.
Year 3 learning more massage moves in the listening hands sessions today.
We have been working in groups to look at a range of old and modern maps. We have been recognising similarities, differences and discussing reasons and suggestions about the maps.
Year 3 enjoyed drawing and talking about their nightmare school!
Year 3 have been exploring Scratch in the iPads.
Year 3 are enjoying using their listening hands to give their peers a massage. They understand the importance of asking first.
Year 3 had lots of fun counting 5000 straws between them. We have been learning to count in fifties by playing a dice game. We became very competitive as the race was on for the first person to get to 1000 counting in fifties.
Year 3 have been using Google Earth and Digimaps for schools to look at different maps. They also used their postcode to locate their house on a map.
Maths - Counting in hundreds
Today we got a bit kidney bean happy! Our task was to work together to count 100 kidney beans, estimate how many beans in a second container and then count to check. We worked really well together!
Year 3 had fun acting out and performing the folk tale 'The Lancashire Giant.'
First year in the juniors and the children have made a good start by getting stuck in!
What we will be learning to do this year
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