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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3's Class Page.

 

Our Class teacher is Miss Course.

 

We are very lucky to have Miss Brooks who works with us in the mornings and Mrs Cooper who works with us on Thursday afternoons. 

 

Retreat Day - Friday 18th May 2018

Remember tomorrow is our retreat day to Weston-Super-Mare. You need to wear school uniform but can wear trainers. Please bring school shoes and bucket and spades if you have them at home. It's going to be lovely weather so remember sun cream and hats. See you tomorrow.smiley

Groovy Greeks

 

Ancient Greeks... We are learning about Greek Myths, we have read lots of Myths and learnt about the features of these. Creating our own mythical creature was a highlight of this project and we had lots of fun discussing what our creatures will look like and the powers it has. We also thought about our Hero or Heroine of the story. 

The children used some fantastic descriptive language to describe the battles their heroes and mythical creatures had, we have some amazing imaginations. I hope you enjoy reading some of them. 

We are now learning about Poems. We have explored the features of poems and the skills we include in them such as similes, alliteration, noun phrases and more. We are learning this so we can write our own poems to enter into a whole school competition. We will pick the best in the class and they will go forward to compete with the other Catholic schools in the area. We are basing ours on the poem 'In the magic box.' We will adapt the poem to make it our own about 'God's Wonderful world.' I am sure with the talent in our class we will go through to be strong competitors in the competition. 

 

We have learnt about the Gods and Goddesses and the stories behind them. We also learnt about Greece, where this is on a map and the capital city Athens. The children began to compare Athens as the capital city and Sparta and thought about where we would prefer to go. We used I pads and laptops to research using search engines and Siri. We have designed and created Greek pots - they are amazing!! The children spent a long time making them just like the pots they researched. The children loved this and put so much effort into making them. 

 

Dancing is something the children really enjoy doing and we have had the amazing opportunity of a dance teacher coming in and teaching us a dance based on 'Theseus and the Minotaur' and then 'Medusa.' The children performed these dances using their memories and showed great rhythm and concentration. I had the pleasure of observing the children learn and perform the dances and seeing them in a different context was a great experience. Your children are very talented :o) 

 

In maths we have been learning about fractions. The children started this learning journey with a slightly negative vibe however, we now really enjoy fractions and the children are going from strength to strength. We have learnt about the denominator and numerator and the meanings of these. We have learnt about unit fractions and how we can add and subtract fractions with the same denominators. We have learnt to compare and order fractions and are getting there with equivalent fractions. The children have enjoyed problem solving and reasoning with fractions using skittles and following recipes using fractions.

We have started TT Rockstars and the children are doing so well with this, every child in the class have improved on their speed to answer the questions and their enthusiasm has been fantastic. 

 

In R.E we have been learning about Pentecost through the story of Philip and the Ethiopian. The children have learnt the story and made links between the story and how Christians behave. The children have learnt the fruits of the spirits and again made links between them and bible stories as well as how we behave in school and at home. We thought about questions we would ask Philip and the Ethiopian.  

  

Picture 1 Thesesus and the Minotaur.
Picture 2 Pandora's Box
Picture 3 Hercules and the Twelve Labours

Fractions.

Fractions. 1
Fractions. 2
Fractions. 3
Fractions. 4

Greek Myth Writing.

Greek Myth Writing.  1 This is our learning loops journey for Greek Myths
Greek Myth Writing.  2 Our mythical creatures.
Greek Myth Writing.  3 Describing our mythical creatures.
Greek Myth Writing.  4 Describing our mythical creatures.

Our Dancing.

Our Dancing.  1
Our Dancing.  2
Our Dancing.  3
Our Dancing.  4

Fruit Kebab Fraction Challenge!

Fruit Kebab Fraction Challenge! 1
Fruit Kebab Fraction Challenge! 2
Fruit Kebab Fraction Challenge! 3
Fruit Kebab Fraction Challenge! 4

 

 

 

 The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.

-Dr. Seuss

 

MISS LACY'S CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK!

How, is the Eiffel Tower? 

 

 

 

Our topic this term is...

HORRIBLE HUMANS! 

 

We kick-started our new topic with a WOW day visit. Angela Lacy came into school to teach year 3 and 4 all about our insides!  We even used a Virtual reality t-shirt to look inside our bodies and discover more about the different systems that keep us alive. Take a look at what we learnt about the digestive system- it got pretty messy!

 

Reading

Your child is expected to read at home at least 3X per week. They are encouraged to change and return their books to the library independently using their own library cards. 

 

 

Homework

In year 3, Homework is handed out on a Friday and expected back the following Tuesday. Spellings are given out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday. Your child is expected to read at least 3 times per week at home- evidence of this should be recorded in their yellow reading records with the date, the name of the book, who they read with (or independent reading) and any words that your child found difficult to read. 

 

Maths

In Maths we will be looking at multiplication and division.. 

In year 3 we cover the 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X, 8X and 10X Tables. 

Here are some helpful websites for learning times tables at home. 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/times-tables/coconut-multiples

http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find

 

 

How the digestive system works

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