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Welcome to our Year 3 page

Class Teacher

Miss Babb

Mrs Medall

Teaching Assistant

Ms Kerr

Working Together mornings -  Wednesday
 

Home Learning - given Thursday, handed in Monday
 

PE - Monday and Thursday 

Termly Newsletter

What have Year 3 been up to?

Home Learning Links

 

Good morning Year 3. I hope you are well and keeping safe. 

Fun factDid you know that your nose and ears never stop growing?

 

Word of the week- bewildered

  • Look up the meaning of this word, use it in a sentence and try to include it in your learning this week.

Monday 30th March 2020 – English

  • Life in Victorian Britain

  • Research what hospitals were like during Victorian Britain and compare them with hospitals in modern Britain.

  • Tuesday 31st March 2020 – English

  • First, look at the power point about poetry features on link 1 and become familiar with some of the features you might find within a poem as well as types of poems. Then, choose animals, people or objects and create a list of adjectives for them. Use the adjectives to write sentences that include alliteration. E.g- The sun shone brightly over the beautiful, blue sea. Hungrily, the little girl gobbled the sweet, scrumptious cake.

  • Write this week’s spellings in sentences. Try to extend them using conjunctions (and, but, so, because, if)

  • Remember to read with an adult for 20 minutes and discuss what you have read.

  • Maths

  • Complete page 1 ONLY of the three pages on perimeter using link 2.

  • Maths Challenge- Miss Babb says- I only need to measure two sides of a square to find the perimeter. Am I correct? Explain your thinking.

  • Spend some time on Top Marks- Hit the Button and work on either your 3 and 4 times tables or 6 and 8 times tables. See link 5 

  • Religious Education

  • Complete the word search on Hindu Gods using link 4. Choose one of them to research and create a poster about. I would recommend Vishnu, Shiva or Ganesh.

  • Fact of the day- Did you know that kangaroos cannot walk backwards?

As you are aware, school is closing Friday afternoon until further notice. We appreciate that this is a difficult time and that naturally you will be concerned about your child’s education.

Home learning will be set daily. This will be accessible to you via the school website. You will notice the blue box, directly above this one, named, ‘Home learning links.’ By clicking on the round link buttons, you will be able to access new learning on a daily basis.

This will be available from Monday 23rd March 2020. This box will also be updated to provide further guidance and information.

In addition to the daily learning, we would ask that your child reads for at least 20 minutes a day and continue to practice their multiplication and division skills on TimesTable Rockstars.

We wish you all well, stay healthy and look after each other.

From all of the Year 3 team.

STEM WEEK

This week, year 3 have been participating in STEM week. They have completed a variety of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths activities across the school, working with different teachers.  

They have also participated in a whole class workshop, focusing on light and dark. They enjoyed making shadows using puppets and took turns creating reflections using torches and mirrors. 

Another key area of STEM week has been our focus on influential women in STEM. Each class has researched a woman that is well known for their work within one of these fields as well as the impact they had. Year 3 have been learning about Florence Nightingale and how she implemented cleaner hospitals, better hygiene within hospitals as well as the opening of her own nursing school, providing career opportunities for many women. It has been a hugely successful week with the children learning a great deal in a multitude of different ways. 

Delightful Division 

Over the past few weeks, year 3 have been learning about multiplication and division. They have spent time looking at ways to represent multiplication, recognising patterns within different times tables, learning about the associative and distributive laws as well as how multiplication and division interlink. 

This week, year 3 have been exploring division through sharing and grouping, division with remainders as well as using the inverse to find the answer to a multiplication, missing number question. Miss Kerr and I have been very impressed with their representations and speaking frames in which they have showed their thinking. 

Exploring Hinduism 

Over the least few weeks, year 3 have been exploring Hinduism. They have been discussing what they already know about Hinduism as well as what they want to find out. Additionally, they have researched Hindu Gods, sketched them and written what they know about them. This week, they looked at Hindu symbols and their meanings and matched the symbol to its meaning. They have enjoyed learning about this religion and have been keen to find out more. 

Persuasive Writing 

What is your opinion on school uniform? Is it a great way of keeping children safe and giving them a sense of belonging? Does it seem like a dull and dreary way of stifling their creativity? Is it tedious to have to constantly keep purchasing it as your children grow so quickly? These are some of the points year 3 were arguing today when beginning to understand persuasive writing. They have begun to recognise the features of persuasive writing such as opinion, emotional language and rhetorical questions but they are now moving on to writing their own persuasive letters around their opinions on school uniform. 

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Welcome back to the start of the new academic year. 

The year 3 class have been busy settling into their new class and the school routine. We will be starting our lessons in maths and English in the first week.

In English, the children will be reading Fables and writing their own version of a familiar Fable.

 

In maths, they will be learning about Place Value and how it helps us to add and subtract numbers. 

This week in English the children have been reading Fables and what lessons we can learn from the stories. They will be writing their own Fables at the end of the week.

In Maths we have been doing lots of practical work using place value mats, dienes and multilink cubes to explore place value of numbers.

Our science topic this term is food and nutrition.

We are learning about food groups and what types of

foods are needed to keep us healthy.

Remember Andrews Lane use Hertfordshire Catering to ensure that your child always has a range of healthy and nutritious choices for their lunch each day.

 

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Roald Dahl Day!

 

The children had a wonderful day celebrating one of the nation’s favourite author, Roald Dahl.

 

There were many Roald Dahl themed activities including making up our own medicine with ingredients such as bat wings, slime and ear wax.

 

Lovely!

The children have just finished completing their newspaper reports on ‘The Return of the Iron Man.’ and what the local farmers have decided to do to stop him eating all their tractors.

In topic this week the children were learning about Stonehenge and its importance to prehistoric people as a sacred place at a time when language and beliefs were developing during the Stone Age.

 

After learning how Stonehenge was constructed the children constructed their very own Stonehenge!    

This term in English we have just finished writing poems in free verse and this week (w/c 18/11) we will be learning how to write non-chronological reports.

In maths Year 3 will be moving on to adding and subtracting numbers using a more formal columnar method. In science our topic is forces and metals. Finally in topic we will be learning about rivers, mountains and coasts.

The second half of the half term got underway with a visit from the Google crew who spoke to the pupils about the very important topic of internet safety.

              Mini Marines day

The children were Marines for the day as they took part in activities organised by real life Marines!

They worked as a team using good  communication skills to complete a very gruelling assault course on a cold November day.

 

As you can see they enjoyed this activity immensely!