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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Keep looking back to see some of the fantastic learning we have been doing and helpful resources.

Michael Rosen Poetry Performance

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This week in English, Mr Paice's class have been exploring the poems of Michael Rosen. This week the children selected a poem, learnt them off by heart and performed them for the class. Here are a selection for you to Enjoy. If you would like to find out more about Michael Rosen visit his website - www.michaelrosen.co.uk

Year 3 sleep over - 7th July 2017

The Year 3's had an enjoyable time at the sleep over this year.  They really enjoyed the Pizza and chips as well as their surprise - a Bouncy Castle!

After dinner they snuggled down to watch 'Sing' before going to sleep.  Thank you to all the children for their fantastic behaviour and all the staff who helped either preparing the event or who slept at school over night.

Open afternoon - 28th June 2017

 

Thank you to all the parents and family who attended the Year 3 open afternoon this week.  We were very impressed and greatful for the fantastic support.  We hope you enjoyed the activities and that you went away feeling like you have learnt something yourselves!  The children really do enjoy sharing their learning with you on these occasions.

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The big debate - 15.06.2017

This week Mr Paice's English group have been researching and planning for a debate. They chose to debate the following statement: Children should be allowed to wear their own cloths in School.  They were put into a 'for' group and an 'against' group. Today they help the debate. They presented their research well and came up with some imaginative arguments to support their side.  Why not ask you child what they think about the subject?

Post-It note planning - Mr Paice's English class (11.05.2017)

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Here are Tomi and Aubrey planning their adventure story using Post-it note planning. Post-it note planning allows the children to be flexible with their ideas and move them around until the fit the sequence. It frees the children to work outwards from a key idea/plot point to create a well structured story.

 

When they are happy, they commit their ideas to the planning frame.

 

"I like Post-it note planning because it is fun. If I don't like idea I can get rid of the post-it note and start again." Amy M

 

"You can write all of your ideas down and see if it makes sense. If it does you can write it on the paper!" Aubrey M

 

"If you think the build-up is actually a problem you can move it to get it in the right place!" Parv G

 

"If you want you can start from any point of the story and then you can work your way out from there." Alannis T

Constable Class singing in French - 25.04.2017

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Constable Class combined our Science, French and Music learning to present head, shoulders, knees and toes in French.

Letters from another country - 20.04.2017

In English this week, the children have been responding to letters that were posted to them from some children in Vietnam. The children have been very excited to receive the letters and they have completed their responses.  The letter will be posted back to the School in Vietnam where the children are eagerly awaiting their replies. 

Attached are the resent reading test booklet and answer booklet. These are good examples of the sorts of questions you could be asking your children when they are reading at home. Although the children completed this test in school you may wish to go through some aspects with them over the Easter break.

Science Week 13th - 19th March 2017

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This week we have been celebrating British Science Week. On Wednesday afternoon, years 3 and 4 had a special Science afternoon where the children got to try 4 different Science investigations.  They looked at changing states, light and Shadows, chemical reactions and solids, liquids and gasses.

 

The children had lots of fun exploring the different science areas. All the investigations linked to areas in the Science curriculum. There is also a competition running this week for the children who need to create an invention that will change the world for the better. Keep an eye out for our winners!

10. 3. 2017 Problem Solving

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We have been solving problems in our maths learning.

Music: Notes on the stave - 09.03.2017

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In recorders we are beginning to read the notes from the stave. Here is a handy photo to help the children remember the different note names and positions.

World Book Day 2017 in Turner Class

Earthquake drill - Tuesday 28th February 2017

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This afternoon, Constable class were learning about Earthquakes. We explored what you should do to keep safe during an Earthquake and had an 'Earthquake Drill'. Then we made infomercials explaining what you should do in an Earthquake.

Attendance cup winners - Well done Constable! (10.02.2017)

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Exploring Tanka's with Mr Paice - 2nd February 2017

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As part of our on going poetry learning, Mr Paice's English group were investigating the features of a Tanka.

 

We discovered a Tanka has 5 line, it has a syllabic structure of 5,7,5,7,7 and is about nature. 

 

We have also been looking at Haikus and next we we will be exploring Kenning's poems.

Reading music - 19.01.2017

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In recorders we have been working on reading musical notation. Here the children are playing and reading a song with the notes A and B in.

Creating Our English Display (18.01.2017)

Handwriting in Escher (17.01.2017)

Problem Solving using money

Problem Solving using money 1 We were following clues to arrange our money.
Problem Solving using money 2 We had to arrange our coins in the correct order.
Problem Solving using money 3 We had to work collaboratively.
Problem Solving using money 4 We had to justify our decisions

Nursery Crimes - Mr B. B. Wolf (12.01.2017)

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Mr. B. B. Wolf visited year 3 today to share his version of events in relation to the three little pigs. The children became journalists and asked roving questions in order to find out what really happened on that day. They will use the answers to tell the true story of the Three Little Pigs.

Our first attempt at reading music from the stave. (12.01.2017)

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Thesaurus Challenge

Money Song

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In Escher we have been learning about money. This song helps us to remember which coins we have in the UK.

Escher Elf Learning Journey

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Escher Elf made us a special book of his learning journey with us. We will display it in the school foyer so that all our friends and family can share in our learning.

Crackers!

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Escher Elf left us a parting gift!

Crackers!

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Escher Elf left us a parting gift!

Escher Elf's final letter

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Escher Elf has left his last letter for the year.

Escher Elf's final letter...

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Escher Elf has left us his final letter for this year.

Escher Elf's Last Day

Santa's Workshop, word problems

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Santa's Workshop, word problems

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Escher Elf has asked for help completing a variety of mathematical word problems...

Escher Elf, what are you doing up there?

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Mrs Phillips gets 1/16 of cake!

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The children wanted to share their learning (and yule log) with Mrs Phillips

Christmas Limericks

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The children have been writing and performing their own Elf themed limericks for Escher Elf, we hope he likes them!

Escher Elf brings a book...

Escher Elf writes again...

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Today the children found that Escher Elf had made them a special book to keep their Elf Reports and other Elf learning in!

Escher Elf has left us something to help us learn about fractions...

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Escher Elf has left a rather delicious festive treat to help us learn about fractions.

Escher Elf writes a letter...

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Escher Elf has asked the children to think about their Perfectly Presented skills when they write their daily Elf Report.

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Christmas Tree maths vocabulary

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The children thought about their maths learning to describe their Christmas tree using mathematical vocabulary. How many mathematical terms can you hear them use?

Escher Elf's theme tune!

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The children in Escher have been so excited to meet their elf that they have even developed his very own them tune...

What's in a name?

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Once our elf had arrived we knew he needed a name. The children have decided on a name that is very important to them...

Surprise!

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Escher has a very special visitor... the children were VERY surprised to see him this morning!

Surprise!

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Escher gets a very special visitor.....

Thesaurus Skills

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In Escher during SPaG time we have been exploring how to use a thesaurus.

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We have been sharing some of our home learning projects.

We have been sharing the peg planes that we made with our parents on our topic open afternoon.

Maths in the picture

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In Escher we have been looking at pictures and discussing the maths that we can see. This picture helped us to think about our learning on 2D and 3D shape.

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Year 3 Home learning - 24th November 2016

This week, Year 3 have been sharing their fantastic home learning. We were really impressed with the variety of projects we have seen. We can tell that much care and attention to detail has been taken in producing the projects. We hope you enjoyed the family learning experience.

Learning from Escher - 10th November 2016

Here is some of the fantastic learning that has taken place in Escher this term.  The children have been working very hard in all aspects of their learning and they are very proud of their achievements! Well done!

Year 3 Fables - 3rd November 2016

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This week we have been exploring fables. Today we followed in the tradition of oral story telling to present our favourite fables to the class. Here are some examples that we wanted to share.

Getting in a spin!

Getting in a spin! 1 Year 3 have been learning about air resistance!
Getting in a spin! 2 Year 3 have been learning about air resistance!
Getting in a spin! 3 Year 3 have been learning about air resistance!

Escher with Playdough Disco

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Rain is falling down

Following verbal instructions

Year 3 singing

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Here are some of the activities from our singing lesson today. We hope you enjoy the song!

Times tables

Take a look at this helpful times table resource recommended by Miss Jewitt.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L2wBEDDiCzQ

Welcome back!

We are very excited to welcome you all back after the Summer break. We have lots of exciting learning planned and look forward to hearing all about your summer holidays.

Key things to remember:

- Both classes will have P.E on a THURSDAY.

- Recorders will also be a Thursday, you can purchase your recorder from the office.

- Snack will need to be provided, this should be healthy option such as fruit or a cereal bar.

- Constable class will be swimming until February half term. This will happen on a Monday.

If you have any questions or wish to speak to us we will be happy to make an appointment to discuss this with you further.

Year 3 at the Music festival

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Here is Year 3, lead by Kadee and Matthew, singing Oh-a-lay-lay.

Here is a snippet of today's maths starter actvity.

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The children were given a calculation to start from and then they had to record what other calculations they could work out from this information. The responses included using the inverse and exploring the effect of adding place holders to the numbers either side of the operation.

Here is Miss Dove supporting the children with their learning

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Ms Landau helping a group in the maths lessons today.

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The EU Referendum

The EU Referendum 1 Constable class at the Polling station

Following on from our learning about the EU referendum, Constable class took a trip to see what a Polling station was like. They had the chance to see the voting booths and ask questions to the people who manned the Polling stations.

 

Here is what they had to say:

 

"I liked the fact it showed you what to do." 

 

"I liked seeing the booths. It helped me understand how you vote without others seeing."

 

"I thought the visit was really interesting - I didn't know you put your vote into a box!"

 

"I found it interesting how they crossed your name off the list when you vote."

 

 

The Constable Class EU referendum debate

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Here is a clip from our class debate on the EU referendum. The class votes and the 'Remain Campaign' won the vote.

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Year 3 French Take 1

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Year 3 French Take 2

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YEAR 3 FRENCH Take 3

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EU referendum.

 

Over the coming weeks we will be focusing our English learning around the EU referendum. Please take time to talk to your children about this historic vote. As we will be using the referendum as a stimulus for persuasive writing please try to watch some of the T.V debates with your children over the next week.

Stonehenge challenge - we used different materials to recreate Stonehenge.

Stone Age Art work from year 3.

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Scara Brea

 

This week year 3 presented some news reports about the discovery of Scara Brea, a Stone Age village in Scotland.  We also look at a reading comprehension about the site.

 

Welcome back!

 

This half term we will be writing adventure stories in English. To begin this unit of writing we are reading the "HodgeHeg" by Dick King-Smith. Why not ask your child about what has happened in the story so far?

 

In topic we are looking at the Stone Age through to the Iron Age. So far we have been stranded in the Stone age and have had to learn how to survive!

 

Miss Millard and Mr Paice

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