Welcome to Year 3.
Our Class Teacher is
Our TAs are Mrs Stolliday and Mrs Keen.
Mrs Cooper teaches us on a Thursday pm.
Welcome back to home learning after half term
I hope you have all enjoyed the sun and had a relaxing half term.
For us in Year 3, we continue to with home learning for now. We will have a maths and English session each day, RE and a reading activity each week and then a topic web for you to use for activities and project ideas.
Our topic this half term is Indian Odyssey - have a look at the topic web and have with learning about India.
As writers, we are starting with some grammar work on prefixes and suffixes and then will look at a writing unit where we will explore Esio Trot by Roald Dahl (which I know you know well) where we will be writing our very own trick. As mathematicians, we will be going back to fractions and learning equivalent fractions as well as adding and subtracting fractions. In RE, we will be continuing with Pentecost and learning the story of Philip and the Ethiopian.
As before half term, please continue to send in the work you do and share any photos of videos you create by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any problems or need something clarified please email in and I will reply as soon as I can. Remember, do what you can and please make sure you have lots of breaks and snacks to keep you going.
I know this is still very strange times but please just do your best! If you find something hard, take a break and come back to it. Watch my videos and hopefully they will help you.
Most importantly, keep smiling, be kind to your families and stay safe and we will be back together soon.
A message for all of Year 3.
I would like to say a massive thank you for the video you created for me! It was fantastic and really made me smile and have a little tear in my eye! I miss you all very much and look forward to seeing you all again soon! It was so lovely to see all your smiley faces. It really was a huge surprise that meant a lot! Thank you
Thank you to parents, thank you so very much!
I have uploaded the video so you can all see the final product - well done Year 3.
Welcome back to the summer term!
I hope you have had a lovely Easter and made the most of the lovely weather in your gardens I know this is not the normal start to the summer term and it will be feeling a little strange but let's give this home learning a good try!
So from now on there will be English and maths for you each day, an R.E activity each week and then we have created a topic web with ideas that you can do at home all linked to our new topic - Groovy Greeks. You can use the ideas or create your own project linked to the Ancient Greeks. Be as creative as you wish but please be kind to you and your families and do what you can - these are strange times and some days will be easier than others.
As always I really enjoy seeing your emails with the work you have done so please keep sending them in
Keep smiling and keep safe! Sending virtual high fives out to you all!
Thank you very much for all your amazing hard work being sent in. I am really enjoying seeing your work that you are doing at home. I have had pictures of fantastic skeletons, lovely RE posters that share how we should behave during lent, lots of maths work on time and some neat writing using apostrophes!! I've even had an amazing video clip of a new dance using our uptown funk dance moves - very impressed!
Please continue sending in your work for me to see!
I am putting additional things on the website for you to try if you would like to but remember lots of breaks and snacks to keep you going!
Keep up the hard work Year 3, missing all your smiley faces each morning!
Year 3, it seems like ages since everyone has seen each other! I am challenging you to send in photos of the best thing you have been up to in your homes over the last week and half. I will then display them on our page so you can all see each other! Make the photos as fun as you can but remember I am going to put them on the website so you need to be happy with that :o)
This can also link to our ICT where we uploaded photos of teeth into our word document. See if you can remember how to do this on a word document and then get mum and dad to send it in.
Live wildlife chat with Steve Backshaw at 9.30am
This morning at 9.30am Steve Backshaw is doing a live wildlife chat on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube, answering questions on wildlife, conservation, geography and exploration. Maybe you and your parents would be interested to take a look, you could ask about climate change and the rainforest. Look for #SteveBackshawWildlifeChat - you must do this with a parent
Here are this weeks spellings:
Group 1 Group 2
The children can choose group one or two. If children focus on 5 spellings then please learn the weekdays.
These are not year 3 spellings but we regularly get them wrong and need to know them especially some of the more challenging months. We will test them on Thursday 5th December. Get practising year 3 :o)
This week our spellings are:
cry cry cry
cried cried cried
try try try
trying trying trying
tried tried tried
happy happy happy
happier happier happier
happiest happiest happiest
These will be tested on Friday 22nd November 2019.
Next term our topic is a history topic about: The Saxons.
I have shared this with the children and said if they would like to research this over the half term they can but again this is not an expectation.
We have had a fantastic term learning about the Rainforest and climate change.
We will be displaying our work on climate change in Burnham - on - sea Library. This will go up Thursday 14th November so will be available to see from Friday 15th November. The children have worked very hard on their non-chronological reports on climate change as well as other activities around this topic.
Have a wonderful half term and we will see you fresh and ready to start again on Tuesday 5th of November :o)
Great spellings this week! Well done year 3, we are doing fantastic with our spellings each week and are trying hard to apply them in our writing.
This weeks spellings are:
knew knew knew
blew blew blew
threw threw threw
knew knew knew
know know know
saw saw saw
went went went
throw throw throw
These will be tested on Friday 8th November. I have given them to the children now so they can practise but they are not expected to do them over the half term.
We are learning to write non-chronological reports in year 3. We are writing our reports on climate change which the children are really enthusiastic about. To support the children we have been looking at WAGOLLs (What A Good One Looks Like) I thought it might be useful to put the link on here so you can follow this up at home. There are WAGOLLs for all the different genres we look at over the year so a good website to have. Here is the link: https://www.literacywagoll.com
This weeks spellings:
helps helps helps
helped helped helped
helping helping helping
help help help
drop drop drop
drops drops drops
dropped dropped dropped
dropping dropping dropping
I was really impressed with the improvement on spellings this week, almost all children improved on their spelling results from the previous week. Well done year 3. Lets have a big push this week to have the best results we can for the final week before half term :o)
This weeks spellings:
dear dear dear
hear hear hear
heat heat heat
heard heard heard
heart heart heart
earth earth earth
early early early
learn learn learn
If there are any problem or questions about spellings please let me know.
Our topic this term is all about rainforests.
We will be exploring where the rainforests are in the world and the climate and weather we see in the rainforest. We will explore the animals that live in the rainforest and what layer they like the best. We will also look into climate change and how this affects the our world.
Spellings for this week (16.11.18)
Part Part Part
Party Party Party
Parties Parties Parties
Partied Partied Partied
Apart Apart Apart
Partner Partner Partner
Depart Depart Depart
Departed Departed Departed
Our picture with 'The Poppy of Honour' is on Burnham-on-sea.com. Year 3, we are famous!!! 😃
Here is the link:
Our current topic:
World War 1.
We will be learning about World War 1 , who was involved and the reasons the war began. We began this topic with a walk to 'The Poppy of Honour' at the Royal British Legion shop in Victoria street. The 'Poppy of Honour' came to Burnham for the day and we were very lucky to have the opportunity to visit and learn from this . We will then have an exciting WW1 Wow day on Friday. Both these events will hopefully kick start our topic and get the children engaged and intrigued to learn more about the topic.
We will be celebrating 100 years since WW1 through many ways - searching and understanding information using the internet, drama, art and writing. We will then create a display at Burnham Library to help visitors to the library learn a little more information about such an important event in our history.
Our current Topic
'Stone age to Bronze age.'
The children have been exploring 'The Stone age leading into the Bronze age' through lots of different activities. They have really enjoyed art where they have made stone age houses and explored cave paintings. We have learnt lots of new information such as what prehistoric means and how we know about the time periods where we have no recordings. We have learnt about using clues we have about the time periods and how we think the Stone age people lived and how this is very different to our lives now.
In year 3,
Here are some helpful websites for learning times tables at home.
Year 3 and 4 Mass in the church - 9:30 start.
|13th and 14th November||
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.
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.