Welcome to Year 3!
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.
Our Year 3 staff:
Miss Scriven – Teacher
Mr Wilkie – Teaching Assistant/ Sport Apprentice
Wow! We are at the end of the first half term in Y3 already. Autumn is flying by.
This week, we have written amazing stories in English using brilliant features such as fronted adverbials and prepositions. In maths, we have used apparatus to help us to add three digit numbers to ones – even when you have to do a tricky exchange in the ones column. We come to the end of our Jewish topic in RE and finished off by finding out about Moses. We played a maths game on a game board that represented Moses being found floating down river by the princess of Egypt.
Two other really exciting things have happened this week. On Wednesday, our parents came in to see our brilliant work and it was lovely to show off how hard we have been working. On Friday, we had a Stone Age day in Y3. We got dressed up as Stone Age people, ate a Stone Age lunch, made sedimentary and igneous rocks out of chocolate and watched a sneaky bit of The Croods in the afternoon before eating marshmallows in front of our class campfire.
Homework is a half-term choice. You only need to do one option on the homework sheet but, if you fancy doing a little bit more on a rainy day, there are lots of lovely ideas to keep you busy. Stay safe everyone and remember our Halloween Day is in the first week back.
Head Teacher’s Award: Olivia
Core Value of the Week: Hana
Mathlete of the Week: Amelia
Wow – another busy week in Y3. Miss Scriven is SO proud of all of our hard work.
The final homework projects have come in for our Stone Age topics and they are all looking brilliant in our art area display. This week, we continued to look at the Stone Age and compared the Old, Middle and New Stone Ages in history. In science, we found out how fossils in stones are made and sorted information into the correct order. In English, we have started looking at stories using our ‘Stone Age Boy’ text and have written brilliant plans for our own stories next week.
In maths, we finished Data Handling and have started to look at using mental calculations when dealing with 3 digit numbers. In music, we had a brilliant lesson on the ukulele and in RE, we continued looking at stories found in the Old Testament. This week we studied Jonah and the Whale and Miss Scriven taught us a song to remember what happened. We wrote letters pretending we were inside the whale’s tummy. Finishing off the week, we practised dribbling, push passes, turns and shooting in hockey.
Homework is linked to our completed Data Handling topic this week.
Please remember these important dates this week:
Wednesday 2.00pm – Invitation Afternoon
Friday (all day) – Y3 Stone Age Day.
Head Teacher’s Award: Cora
Core Value of the Week: Sam
Mathlete of the Week: Jack
Rocks, rocks everywhere as far as the eye can see!
In RE this week, we encountered the rocks that David used to defeat Goliath. We played a game that involved using five ‘David’ pebbles to knock one large ‘Goliath’ stone out of a square drawn on the floor. After, we wrote brilliant instructions to inform other people how you would play the game. Following up on this story found in the Torah, we wrote a police eyewitness report using our skills from studying recounts in English. In maths, we finished looking at perimeter and started looking at data handling. We have been using pictograms to find out how many stone age books have been read, what was the best stone age burger and some of us did pictograms of our favourite superheroes! We continued our quest through our English text, Stone Age Boy, with brilliant newspaper recounts of the moment he went missing. Continuing our rock theme, we completed a science experiment to find out which type of rock would make the best grindstone for a stone age quern. We tested marble, granite, chalk and limestone and used actual wheat to grind for our experiment. We continue to hone our hockey skills in PE and we are making wonderful music with ukuleles in music.
Thank you to everyone for the wonderful stone age projects that have come into school. Homework this week is to design a stone age tool or weapon – this is due in on Wednesday. Letters have gone out this week to inform everyone about our Stone Age day on Friday 19th October – remember the date!
Head Teacher’s Award: Sienna
Core Value of the Week: Shay
Mathlete of the Week: Aidan
This week, Y3 have completed their first science experiment using their knowledge of rocks. We tested the properties of chalk, granite, marble and slate. After putting on our science safety goggles, we tested whether the rocks were permeable (sucked up water), if they floated and if they could scratch easily. Miss Scriven is amazed at all the rocks we already know! In English, we explored newspaper reports and we will be writing one of our own next week based on the ‘Stone Age Boy’ text we are reading. In maths, we were introduced to perimeter and went outside to the golf course to find out what this meant. We were all really good at find the perimeter of 2D shapes after we found out what this meant. In other news, instead of African drums, we tried out ukuleles this week! We sounded AMAZING! In French, we continue to practice our greetings; in RE, we found out about the Torah; and in computing, we are practising entering data into our spreadsheets. Lastly, we also discovered that we are much quicker at walking our ‘Afternoon Mile’ than we were last week.
What a busy week it has been! Check out our science investigation below.
Mathlete of the Week: Jack
This week, Year Three have been powering on to learn lots of new things about the Stone Age. We’ve found out all about Stone Age houses in history lessons and we now know about different types of rock in science – including igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. In maths, we have been solving problems involving counting in 100s, 50s and 4s. To help with this, we have also been learning how to find our 4x tables. At the end of the week, we started learning a cool song about our 4x tables and went on a ‘mini-mammoth maths march’ around the school holding onto each other’s tails (tag rugby belts) like mammoths singing at the tops of our voices – we improved our knowledge so much! In English, we have done our first ‘big write’ on the ‘Stone Age Boy’ and showed how brilliant we were at adding fronted adverbials to our sentences. The rest of the week has been full of cave painting in art, learning how to say our name in French, drumming in music and learning how to use spreadsheets in computing. We have also started walking a mile a day in the afternoon between our lessons to keep fit and healthy.
Although homework is our Stone Age Project (and isn’t due in for another two weeks) I have sent a ‘4x tables fortune teller’ home to help with learning our 4x tables – this doesn’t need handing back in. In spelling, we will cover ‘ing’ suffix rules. Anyone who forgot their spelling book has a copy of the new spellings stapled to their fortune teller homework so they can stick it in their books at home.
Head Teacher’s Award: Isaac
Core Value of the Week: Amelia
Mathlete of the Week: Flynn
What a brilliant start to the term we have had in Y3. Everyone has settled beautifully and we are all getting used to our new routines in Key Stage 2.
Already, we have started turning our classroom into the Stone Age. We have made cave people; created a ‘Cave on Hands’ based on the staggeringly beautiful ‘Cuevas de las Manos’ found in Argentina; completed our key questions for our new topic in the shape of rocks and stones; and have a ‘real’ woolly mammoth in our maths area! In maths, we have been counting, adding and taking away 10s and 100s with numbers up to one thousand and have started to learn the four times tables using mammoth legs! In English, we have been reading ‘Stone Age Boy’, found out about fronted adverbials that show time and have written a letter recounting Stone Age Boy’s first few days in the Stone Age. We’ve also started learning how to play the African drums, discovered how to say hello and goodbye in French, explored the story of Abraham and Sarah in RE and honed our hockey skills in PE. We definitely all deserve a rest this weekend.
Homework is our Topic Project (due in 3 wks) and spellings are revising adding ‘ed’ to create words in the past tense. Please remember it is very important to remember water bottles and reading folders every day.
Head Teacher’s Award: Hana
Core Value of the Week: Harry
Mathlete of the Week: Jack