We hope you all have a restful and enjoyable half term!
From all the year 3 team.
In maths this week, we have been focused on subtraction and extending our skills to using column subtraction, and applying that knowledge to answering word problems.
In english this week, we really enjoyed a drama session. Each group was given a scene from the story 'Pirates Love Underpants' and had to act it out and perform it in front of the class. We then wrote up our scenes the next day.
We have spent this week planning a letter talking about our adventures across the seas. We started with a plan and then did two
re-drafts before we wrote it up on posh paper.
This week we have been investigating different ways to subtract. We started using a number line before moving on to using the expanded form. By the end of the week we became subtraction experts and will extend our knowledge of subtraction by using column subtraction next week.
In science, we completed our first experiment in year 3, investigating how long it took a car to travel on different surfaces and finding out which one the car travelled fastest on. We really enjoyed making predictions and discussing how to make it a fair test. Surprisingly, our results revealed that the decking was the surface that allowed the car to travel the fastest.
This week in english, year 3 continued showing off their acting skills when we worked in groups to act out what we thought happened next after watching a portion of 'Treasure Island'. We had great fun performing in front of the class and then writing up our new part of the story the next day.
This week we also got stuck in to our writing when we worked in pairs to create descriptions of Captain Bill's parrots who had escaped! The next day we imagined that we were the parrot and created a diary entry, describing the adventures we had been on and the things we had seen. We really enjoyed our session of Book Talk this week, where we heard the story of the 'The Hungry Caterpillar'. Afterwards we discussed the story in partners and then were able to make bookmarks that told the story! Have a look at some of our designs.
In maths, year 3 have been working extremely hard on our column addition, and also working out addition questions where we have had to carry our tens and hundreds! We have posters in our classroom to help us with our calculations, and remind us of what we can use when working with addition.
BIG DAY OUT!!
We had an amazing time at the beach with all the other MAT schools for the big day out. We had such a brilliant time doing all the sports activities, watching a show and creating sand sculptures!
This week we have been working extremely hard on our expanded column addition. We found this a bit tricky at first, but we kept going and are now column addition masters!
In English we explored homophones and learned that homophones are words that sound the same but are spelled differently and have different meanings. Some examples that year 3 came up with in their groups are:
and here are some more!
Using these homophones we created our own sentences.
Also this week we explored instruction writing and had to create a list of ingredients and instructions for 'How to Make the Perfect Pirate'.
Finally, year 3 did some performance poetry in the hall. We split up into four groups and we each had a paragraph to perform. Have a look!
In P.E we extended our work from our performance poetry by creating a dance each in our groups. We were really excited to add some dance to our English work and enjoyed performing to the rest of the class.
This week in Maths we have been exploring place value further, and concentrating on writing our numbers as words correctly. We have also been working on counting backwards and forwards in ten.
In english we have been watching 'The Pirates! Band of Misfits!' and using it to help us write our own stories for what happens next? We really concentrated on using speech and the correct punctuation. We focused on using lots of adjectives, as well as making sure we picked brilliant words to replace 'said'.
We also had a fantastic P.E lesson where we used yoga to create different pirate themed poses.
Here is Year 3's work of the week!
We have had a really exciting and busy week in year 3 this week, particularly with a visit from Warburtons who came in to bake delicious bread with us.
In maths this week we have been working really hard to learn our numbers bonds to 10, 100 and 20. We have also been investigating place value.
In english we have been working hard on our descriptive writing by creating our own descriptions of characters and scenes. We started by working in groups to generate ideas together and share them with the class, before challenging ourselves to create our own.
Welcome back after the summer holidays and to year 3!
This week we settled into our new class and met our teachers for this year: Miss Pring, Miss Smith and Mrs Parker. We spent time creating our 'Golden Rules' together as a class which are now displayed in our new classroom.
We spent time getting to know each other by writing our own autobiographies in english. We focused on answering questions in a plan, transforming it into a draft before finally putting it on some posh paper!
In maths we also created and completed tally charts to discover year 3's favourite thing. We investigated: favourite teacher, favourite crisps, favourite fruit and favourite sport. We then presented our data in a bar graph, being very careful to use a ruler so it was accurate and neat.
As a class we read the book 'Only One You' by Linda Kranz and used the story as inspiration to create our own fish design which we would later paint on a pebble.
A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from everyone in Year 3! We look forward to seeing you back at school on the 5th of January for a passion day!
This week in maths we started the week by looking at how we can put data into bar charts with a different scale. We also used a bar chart to show year 3's favourite part of a Christmas dinner! Pigs in Blankets!!
This week in English the children created some outstanding Christmas poetry!
Here is a acrostic poem written about Rudolph!
Rudolf lights up the way,
Under the starry sky,
Delivers thousands of presents like Santa's helper,
Out of sight every Christmas night,
Leads the golden sleigh,
From a shed in the North Pole.
Christmas is here!
We had a great time singing in the Christmas play, we sang beautifully in front of our families. We were also really proud of KS1 for their superb performance.
We also took part in Christmas Jumper Day and all looked wonderful in our Christmas jumpers!
This week we made some Christmas trees using only our hands and paint! Here are a few of the ones we created!
Only 10 days until Christmas!!
In maths this week we have been focusing on how to multiply a two digit and a one digit number using our partitioning skills. We have all used grid method to help us solve these calculations and have been able to apply this to word problems too! A successful week of maths in Year 3!
In English this week Year 3 have been looking at influential women! We have written to the government about why women should also have the vote and diary entries as if we were Rosa Parks! We have also had some brilliant poetry about Marie Curie!
This week we will be inventing our own desk tidies using recycling! We have designed them previously and will be using our designs to help our building.
Thank you for your amazing amounts of recycling from home!
This week during our English lessons we have been learning about the inventors of the first television! We first of all wrote about the story of the invention of the first television as it had many different inventors! We then had the chance to sell the first TV and had to create some persuasive adverts so people would be interested. This helped us practice our persuasive language!
This week in English we have also been learning how to use the text to help us understand how a character is feeling, some great discussions were had over the book Wonder by R.J Palacio.
In maths this week we have been learning different methods to multiply two digits by 1 digits. We have learnt that it is easier to partition the number into tens and ones first, and then to multiply it!
We have also been working hard to master our 3 times tables.
On Wednesday, we had another mindfulness day, however this time it was all about building our communication skills! We took part in yoga, board games, drama and some team building skills and had a fantastic morning! Mrs Hynes was especially impressed with our yoga skills!
Christmas is here!
We have also created our Christmas hoop this week which is up in the conservatory! We all designed our own Christmas stockings and then added glitter!
This week, we have moved on to learning all about Amelia Earhart who was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. We started by creating a factfile all about Amelia. We also wrote a diary entry as her, detailing our adventure. Finally, at the end of the week, we wrote our own letters to her discussing the similarities and differences that we found between Amelia's plane and planes we have today.
In maths this week we explored the inverse through creating multiplication and division number sentences using information in a bar model. Then we moved onto doubling and learned that to double a number we had to multiply by 2 and to halve a number we have to divide by 2.
It was also road safety this week so we made posters and had discussions about how to stay safe on the roads! We then presented our posters to our class!
This week we have been investigating multiplication. We answered repeated addition problems using resources to help us such as unifix cubes, as well as further exploring multiplication using arrays.
Lastly, we finished the week by starting work on division using repeated addition first before moving on to creating division statements shown in a bar model.
We have been spending our week researching Thomas Edison. We have been creating biographies and being creative with acrostic poems! We have also had a very exciting visit from Thomas Edison himself! We took the opportunity to interview him by writing down questions we wanted to find the answers to and asking him during his visit.
This week has been anti-bullying week and year 3 spent time talking about how to resolve bullying through a drama activity.
This week in English, we spent time investigating adverts and analysed some in our groups. After discussing what makes a successful advert we created our own, advertising Mrs Armitage's bike for sale.
Also in english, we wrote a letter to Mrs Armitage telling her how we think she could improve her bike. Finally, we wrote a review of Quentin Blake's book and it is very popular with year 3!
In maths this week, year 3 have been working really hard investigating the inverse and using bar models to help us see how two numbers are parts of a whole number. We have also been extending our learning by showing our answers to addition and subtraction calculations in bar models.
Welcome back after half term!
This week in maths we have been working very hard on column subtraction and challenging ourselves to answer calculations that involve exchanging our tens and hundreds!
In english we started by working in groups to create descriptions of the SS Great Britain and The Clifton Suspension Bridge before writing our own paragraphs. We have also enjoyed reading the story 'Mrs Armitage on Wheels' by Quentin Blake. We created descriptions of Mrs Armitage as a class before working on our own.
This week in our history lesson we worked in partners to make our own timeline of inventions. We researched our favourite inventions and put them in chronological order on our timeline.
In English this week we have be finishing the Queen's Nose by Dick King Smith. The children have really enjoyed getting to know the characters and have been really creative in thinking about what wishes they would have chosen if they had been given the magical 50p!
"I would wish for all the people in the world to have food and water and money for a home" - Gia
"I would wish for a holiday with every single member of my family!" - Emily
In maths we have been looking at 2D shapes and angles! We have learnt what a right angle is, an obtuse angle is and what an acute angle is! Get your children to show with their arms the different angles! We have been also learning about which shapes have right angles and how we can use our protractors to help us find right angles.
We had our last Forest School session this week, which meant hot chocolate and biscuits! We have had a wonderful time joining Mrs Parker in the woods this term and have learnt some great activities to do outside!
Internet Safety day
On Tuesday it was internet safety day! We learnt all about how to stay safe online and how we can protect ourselves when we are using the internet. In Year 3 we created some poetry on how to stay safe online!
For our challenge this term we created our very own Great British flag. We used our knowledge about Great Britain and looked at the four flags of Great Britain too! We used lots of different materials including tissue paper, paint and pastels for a range of effects! Our parents joined us too to help us make the flags!
Time to Change
This week was mental health awareness day in which people are encouraged to talk about their feelings and be open about how they are. The children took part in a discussion about times when they had a particular feeling. Then as a class we made a compliments jar, so when the children are feeling down or upset they can pick a compliment and it can help them to feel better.
We have been continuing to read The Queen's Nose and the story is taking lots of exciting turns. This week the children described their own dream bike and then described all the different features, we wrote an advert to sell the Queen's nose, we wrote to Uncle Ginger and we also described the rabbit's hutch as if we were in it!
We had another exciting adventure to the forest this week! We built dens for small animals and it had to meet a very certain criteria!
- be waterproof
-have a door
-have a bed
Here are some of the ones that the children collected!
This week in maths we have been learning more about measuring in metres, centimeteres and millimetres! We measured all different parts of the classroom to see which ones were bigger and which were smaller. We also went on a puzzle hunt and had to solve the problems in order to find out the code!
"The code was Britain and it was really fun to have to find all the puzzles" - Tayah
We have been continuing to read The Queen's Nose by Dick King Smith and the children have been getting really excited about the story! We wrote a diary entry as Harmony after she had received her gift and also had a brilliant class discussion on what animal Harmony would see us as.
"I think I would be a sloth because I can be quite lazy." - Kieron
"I think I would be a puppy because I think I'm cute and adorable." - Shannon
Brazilian Music Workshop
This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from Anne Clough who works for the North Somerset Music Service. We got to experience lots of different Brazilian instruments and learnt some tunes to play on these instruments. We had an amazing time, this then inspired our English and we wrote a report to tell Miss Smith what we had been doing!
This week in maths we had been learning our measurements and how to convert them into other measures! We have been focusing on metres, centimetres and millimetres. Next week we will be moving onto how to compare measures and how we add and subtract different measures.
English this week has been focusing on another famous monarch; Henry the 8th! The children have written autobiographies, letters, fact files and also poetry about Henry the 8th! We learnt a lot of interesting facts about Henry, especially that if anyone got in his way, it was off with your head!
We had our first trip to the forest this week with Mrs Parker! We had a brilliant time learning about how to stay safe when we are in the woods and also the boundaries that we cannot cross, we made flags to help us remember! We also made our own forest school hats and we also got the chance to make a bookmark to take home! We had a fantastic time and the children are already looking forward to next week!
Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!
This week we have got straight back to our learning and we have had a brilliant first week back!
In maths we have been looking at different ways of presenting our data in bar graphs, tallies and even line graphs! We have also been learning of different ways to interpret this data. We will be exploring this even more throughout our topic this term.
Our English this week has been based around King John! We have written autobiographies, had debates and written letters! We have been using a text to help us and have been developing our skills of extracting information from a text.
On Wednesday we had our WOW day for our enquiry learning and it was a fantastic day! We had a brilliant time learning the national anthem and performing it to any visitors who came into our classroom. We watched the Queen's coronation and then we acted it out ourselves and we also had a lovely afternoon tea with cakes and squash! It was a brilliant day and we are all now ready to start our enquiry!
For term 3, P.E is on a Tuesday and Forest School is on a Monday. For forest school children a change of trouser (either waterproof or tracksuit bottoms that is easy to move in and is not worried about getting muddy), either wellies, walking boots or old trainers and a warm coat!
We are closed for snow days on 1st and 2nd of March. Please enjoy the snow but also stay safe!
This week we have been learning more about shape and different kinds of lines! Ask your children all about perpendicular and parallel lines!
We have been continuing to read Iron Man and discover all of his different adventures! This week we have written diary entries and even created a menu for Iron Man and his very special diet!
Welcome back to term 4, we hope you had a happy and healthy break and are back ready to learn!
This week back has been a very exciting one for the children, especially with Bristol Sport now coming in every Tuesday to teach us badminton!
This week in maths we have been extending our knowledge of 2D and 3D shape, we even had a go at making some 3D shapes!
We have started to read our new story of this term which is Iron Man! We had a lot of interesting predictions about what the children think might happen and we also created some descriptions of Iron Man based on what we had learnt in the text!
PE is on a TUESDAY
Homework is given out and due in on a FRIDAY - the children know which category they are in!
This term we will be learning all about Forces and Magnets!
Things to remember:
Your child will need PE kit every week!
Read with your child atleast 3 times!
Ensure your child completes their homework!
Welcome back to Year 3, we hope you had an amazing Easter holidays! This term we will be learning all about the Stone Age!
This week we have been developing our fractions knowledge! We started the week by learning how to find a fraction of a set of objects. The children had great fun choosing either the mild or hot challenge! We have also been learning how to find a fraction of a number by using bar models to help us! We have having great fun becoming fraction fanatics!!
This week we have been reading Stone Age Boy! The children have enjoyed getting to know the two characters Om and Stone Age Boy. We have written diary entries from Stone Age Boy's perspective, we have written dialogue between Om and Stone Age Boy to practice our inverted commas and even written our own version of the story!
A Stone Age Museum!
On our first day back we got the chance to look at lots of different artefacts, clothing and books from and about the Stone Age. This was to start off our topic 'Is it all set in stone?'.
The children really enjoyed discussing and investigating the items.
"I found the clothes interesting because I can see what people wore in the Stone Age" - Gia
"I found it interesting that a mammoths could be 3 metres tall, however their tusks can be 4 metres. - Connor
In maths this week we have been calculating fractions of an amount! We learnt that we need to Divide our whole number by ourDenominator and then multiply with our numerator! The children really enjoyed calculating stone age fractions too!
Later this week we have been exploring equivalent fractions using strips of paper folded into parts!
In English this week we have been reading Dave's Cave! We have written book reviews, redesigned Dave's cave and also written our own story using the same style of writing!
Here is Kieron's:
During our enquiry this week we have learnt where it all started with the Stone Age! We have used atlases to find out where the countries are and what kinds of people came first! We then wrote a piece of writing about what we had found and some key information about the countries!
This is what Agnes wrote!
In English this week we have been reading Cave Baby! The children have enjoyed being Cave Baby and laughing along to the story, especially when he decides to paint the cave!!
We have been continuing our fractions work this week which has included ordering and comparing fractions!
We have been asking a lot of questions about fractions this week. Including: Why is 1/4 bigger than 1/8?
The children really enjoyed our trip to the Big Bang science fair on Friday! We learnt about weather, the army, how planes fly and also how to use microscopes! We also enjoyed watching balloons explode using different gases which caused them to create different coloured flames.