Year 3

Year 3

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Welcome to Year 3!

 

Year 3 Team:-

Class 3A– Mrs Davies (Year Leader), TA- Mrs Turner

Class 3B– Miss Foard , TA- Miss Kelly

Class 3C– Miss Gallagher and Miss Shields, TA- Miss Quinn

Topics for the year:

Term 1- Heroes and Villians
Term 2- Tribal Tales
Term 3- Gods and Mortals
Term 4- Predators
Term 5- Mighty Metals
Term 6- Tremors

 

PE – Please ensure your child has an appropriate PE kit including for outdoors (plain navy blue tracksuit).

Please see below for your child’s PE days:
All children are currently undertaking swimming lesson every Wednesday. Children will need their swimming kit please.

Important information

Click here to see the presentation from the Parent Information Evening

Dinner and swimming money should be paid online.

Check the school website for updates and information (links).

Parentmail: Please ensure the office have your current email address and mobile phone number for text messages.

Please label your child’s uniform including PE kit and coat.

Abacus Details

To login:

www.activelearnprimary.co.uk

Username: Your child’s first name followed by the first letter of their surname.

Password: Year3

School code: t7jg

Year 3 Weekly Update

03/05/2019
Last week, the children were introduced to the theme ” “Mighty Metals.” The children are enjoying reading “Iron Man” by Ted Hughes.We are looking at Forces in science eg push, pull, gravity etc.

This week, the children are completing addition and subtraction using money. They are drafting and completing their story about a hero and a dragon in English.

The children in Class 3C have been extremely busy preparing for their sacraments of First Communion. They will be attending their special mass on Saturday at 12pm.
29/03/2019
Last week, the children were completing their information pamphlets on their chosen predator. They included information, which they had found on ICT child- friendly website “Kidrex.”

This week, the children are continuing assessments in maths, reading, grammar and spelling.

The children have been extremely busy preparing for their sacraments of Reconciliation and First Communion, by completing their “I belong” books.
I have sent the following letters to the children:
St. George’s Day Parade (23 April 2019)
Reconciliation service at St. John’s Church (25 April 2019- 6.30pm)

Permission to walk to St. John’s Church and have your child’s photograph taken by a professional photographer.

Please ensure you sign and return your child’s slips to his/her teacher by Wednesday 3 April.

Thank you for your support.

 

22/03/2019

Last week, the children were celebrating Book Week. Lots of fun was had, listening to the poet reciting poetry. Some children had the opportunity to work with him. The children dressed up in their pyjamas and shared their favourite stories over hot chocolate. Throughout the week, the children were busy designing their own bookmarks and writing their own story based on the story, “Shh. We have a plan!” by Chris Haughton.
On Friday, Year 3 had a visit from Zoolab. They met predators, such as a giant land snail, a giant millipede,  a tarantula and a corn snake. The children were fascinated and learnt lots of fun facts.

 

15/03/2019

Last week, the children were looking at information leaflets on predators. They used their IT skills to research a predator of their own choice and compose their own .
On Thursday, the children from classes 3A and 3C made some St. George’s crosses and castles from willow, bamboo sticks, tissue paper and lots of sticky glue!  The children learnt lots of new skills and thoroughly enjoyed it.
St. John’s School is celebrating Book Week next week. On Monday 18 March, there will be a visit from a poet. On Wednesday 20 March, the children can come into school dressed  up in their pyjamas.

 

Next week, there will also be a visit from “Zoo Lab” on Friday 22 March. The children will have the opportunity to learn about predators.

 

07/03/2019

Last week, Year 3 children were writing their final draft of their acrostic poem on predators. They worked hard to include interesting adjectives and rhyming couplets. This week, the children will be looking at information leaflets on predators. They will use their IT skills to research a predator of their own choice.
Last week, the children began work on length,measuring using mms, centimetres and metres. This week, the children will convert mms to centimetres and centimetres to metres.
Year 3 enjoyed eating  pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. On Thursday, Year 3 children and parents attended mass at St. Mary’s Church, Denton. The children read beautifully and fully participated in the Lenten mass.

15/02/2019

On Thursday 14 February, the children dressed up as ancient Greeks and enjoyed a “Greek day,” which involved activities like tasting Greek food, participating in Greek dancing and joining in with mini ancient Olympics.
The children completed their diary entry, writing about life as a Spartan soldier. They have been working hard learning their times tables and working on division problems.
Next term, the children will be focusing on the topic “Predators.”

01/02/2019

Last week, Year 3 children have been extremely creative and have been designing their own Greek vase, ready to paint onto a clay pot. They also completed their final mythical tale and enjoyed reading them to the class.
This week, the children are continuing to read “Greek myths” and are focusing on reading and drafting a diary entry. We are continuing with further multiplication and division of two digits by one digit this week- using partitioning, grid and column method. The children will be sharing their work in their  “I Belong” books at home, this week.

 

25/01/2019

Last week, Year 3 children have been creative and used their imagination to create and describe their own mythical beast.This week, the children are continuing to read “Greek myths” and learning about life in Ancient Greece.We are continuing with further multiplication and division of two digits by one digit this week.

18/01/2019

This term, we continued our new topic “Gods and Mortals.” Our Year 3 children have been working hard researching Gods and goddesses in order to write a character profile.
This week, the children are continuing to read “Greek myths” focusing on the myth, ” Theseus and the Minotaur.” They will be creating and describing their own mythical beast.
We are continuing with multiplication and division. Please ensure that your child learns their multiplication tables at home. ( x2, x3, x4, x5,x6,  x8, x10)
The children’s RE books,”I Belong,” have finally arrived, so the children will begin to work on them , both in school and at home.

11/01/2019

Last week, we introduced  the children to our new topic “Gods and Mortals” They have been working hard, finding information on the Greek Gods and Ancient Greece. The children have been asked to do their own research on Ancient, or modern, Greece and display their findings in poster form, by making a model or by composing their own power point.
 On Sunday 13 January , our Year 3 children will be participating in School mass at St. john’s Church (10.30am). Please come along and support them.
The Nash family are leaving England to start a new life in America. On behalf of all our staff and children we would like to wish them good luck and to stay in touch.
On Thursday 14 February, we will be taking part in exciting Greek Express event. We would ask the children to  join in the spirit of the day by dressing up in Greek costumes.
This week, the children are reading “Greek myths” published by Usborne. They will be drafting a character description of  a Greek God of their own choosing. We are continuing with multiplication and division. This term, the children will also be discussing, reading and writing about Reconciliation

14/12/2018

Last week, the children have been busy preparing for Christmas. They made fun hats for their Christmas dinner and lunch on Wednesday. They have been like busy elves completing Christmas art and craft activities and learning about Advent.

On behalf of the Year 3 team, we would like to wish you all a merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year.

Year 3 team.

 

07/12/2018

Last week, the children  have worked hard this week to complete their assessments.

Next week, the children  will be writing a letter to Father Christmas. They will be finishing subtraction using bar modelling.
Our last swimming session will be on Wednesday 12th  December.

30/11/2018

Last Thursday, the children took part in their first Advent mass at St. Mary’s Church. They read beautifully and were very respectful during mass. Thank you to any parents who could attend.

The children  have worked hard this week to complete their Stone-age stories.

Next week, the children  will be completing their Autumn assessments.
Our last swimming session will be on Wednesday 12th  December.

23/11/2018

Last week, we edited and wrote our “Stone Age” story. They used their knowledge and experience at Kent Life to compose their tales.
Thank you to all the parents who attended the First  Communion Meeting on Wednesday 21 November. Please make an appointment to see your child’s teacher regarding information from the meeting and also dates for Reconciliation and First Communion.
This week ,the children will be preparing for reading, spelling and maths termly assessments. Please read regularly with your child at home. 
Thank you for your support.

16/11/2018

Last Thursday, the children took part in exciting, historical workshops on the Stone Age period at Kent Life. They were met by Claude, our tribesman, who was very comical but extremely knowledgeable. The children learnt about stone age weaponary and got a chance to be a cave artist. It was an enjoyable opportunity for history to come alive for them.
Next week, the children will be writing their Stone age adventure narrative. We are continuing with subtraction of HTO’s and multiplication and division. This term,the children will also be reading and writing about Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

 

09/11/2018

Last week, we introduced  the children to our new topic “Tribal Tales.” They have been working hard during half term, finding information about  the “Stone Age.” The children enjoyed showing their class their models, posters, stone-age weapons,pictures and even power-points!
This Thursday , the children will be visiting Kent Life. They will take part in exciting workshops and join in the spirit of the day by dressing up in stone age costumes(optional.) Thank you to all the parents who volunteered to help support the children on our trip.
The children are reading “Stig of the Dump” by Clive King. They will be drafting an adventure narrative of their own. We are continuing with subtraction of HTO’s and multiplication and division. This term,the children will also be reading and writing about Mary, the Mother of Jesus.

19/10/2018

Last week was our final week in Term 1. The children celebrated the end of their topic on “Heroes and Villains by holding an Express event on Tuesday. They have been working hard writing their dialogues, riddles, biographies  and shared these with parents. The children enjoyed singing and rapping to the songs they had been learning .
 Next term , the children will be exploring the Stone Age. We have an exciting visit to Kent Life on 15 November.The children will continue their swimming lessons next term. Enjoy half term with your family.

 

 

05/10/2018

Our Maths focus last week was adding one digit, two digit and three digit numbers to hundreds, tens and ones
Year 3 have been designing and making glasses, in science, to protect their eyes from harmful UV rays.
They are also continuing to create their Dalmation sock puppets, to encourage the children to speak in dialogue.
This week, the children will be reading and writing riddles about Superheroes.

28/09/2018

Our Maths focus last week was revising adding 1 more, 10 more and 100 more, ordering and comparing numbers (HT1s) and place value. This week, the children will be adding and subtracting one digit  numbers to three digit numbers.

Year 3 are exploring light and have been busy investigating how mirrors reflect light.

This week, the children will be writing their own dialogue and editing them for their final Hot Piece.

Polite Reminder: Please remind your child to remove their  jewellery before they go swimming.

This week, your child should  be coming into school wearing their winter uniform.

21/09/2018

Our Maths focus last week was adding 1 more, 10 more and 100 more and finding out 1 less, 10 less and 100 less. The children will be counting in 4’s and 8’s and revising place value this week.

Year 3 are exploring light and have been busy investigating the best material to reflect light in our science sessions.

Our whole School mass was a success and the children read beautifully and it did not rain!

This week, the children will be exploring dialogue in Literature. Year 3 are now starting their “Accelerated Reader” quiz on the I Pads and scoring well.

Polite Reminder: Please remind your child to hand their homework in on Friday. Please sign your child’s Reading Record when they read with you.

14/09/2018

Our topic focus last week was to introduce ” Villains and Heroes.” The children talked about who their heroes and villains were.  We read about the athlete Usain Bolt and  introduced the children to the character of the  villain Cruella De Vil. We are continuing to write a biography on Cruella  this week. The children are working hard to include adjectives , punctuation and join their writing.
Our Maths focus last week was Place Value. The children were writing numbers using hundreds, tens and units diennes and were comparing and ordering numbers.
Year 3 had an art day and created  sea creatures to add to our new library area within the year group. They look fabulous! Also, the children attended their first swimming lesson at Cygnets. The children behaved beautifully and the session  was a success.
This week, there is a talk for parents on Wednesday 19 September at 5pm. It will provide the Year 3 staff with an opportunity to meet you and also gives you a chance to become familiar with our Year 3 curriculum.