Time and Tide Museum Trip
Yesterday, we visited the Time and Tide Museum to bring together our learning about the Romans. We learnt how to march, hold our shields and make shield walls with a Roman soldier and how to look after ourselves with a Roman woman. Then, we had storytelling time with a Celt and discovered how to be an Iceni warrior. It was a great day, enjoyed by all! Thank you to our parent volunteers.
Science and Art Day
Year 3 had great fun using cornflour, water and food colouring to create the perfect paint consistency. We learnt about Jackson Pollock and his paintings and re-created our own class piece using our 'paint'.
Spellings for the 13.6.18
Homework for the 23.7.18
For the next 3 weeks, I would like you to use your weekly homework time to create a Roman chariot. We will be holding a competition and evaluating each other's chariots during the last week of term. It is about the effort put in, not necessarily about whether it moves or not. You can use whichever materials you can find - it might be a good chance to do some recycling? You can plan your ideas in your homework books if you wish and be prepared to talk about why you have chosen to make it a certain way. Be creative and have fun with it! I look forward to seeing them.
Spellings for 6.7.18
Homework for the 2.7.18
Complete the story starter with your own creative ideas. You might spot a new planet, an imaginary creature or something shooting across the sky. It's completely up to you! Make sure you include all correct punctuation, use your neatest handwriting and include lots of great vocabulary.
Monday 25th June
Please bring P.E kits on Monday for some extra cricket. Thank you!
Spellings for 29.6.18
Homework for the 25.6.18
We have been learning about the Roman Army and how they dressed, what they used to fight and how a soldier may have felt. Using these ideas, produce a piece of art to illustrate the Roman Army. You may want to draw one soldier with speech bubbles, a scene of the Romans coming towards the Iceni tribe, soldiers leaving Rome or any other illustration that portrays the army. You may use coloured pencils, pencils, felt tip pens, paints or anything else you have at home. Be creative and we will put some on display. J
Spellings for the 22.6.18
Homework for the 18.6.18
We have been using 'propeller boards' to keep all aspects of maths fresh in our heads. This week, I would like you to complete as much of the photocopied propeller board as possible in 15 minutes. Children have been given sheets and numbers to use.
Spellings for 15.6.18
Homework for the 11.6.18
We are going to be learning lots about the Romans this half term. To gather what you learn at the Castle Museum on Tuesday, I would like you to complete a spider diagram about what information you have already learnt, what questions you have about the Romans and any other information you would like to include. You could add pictures or diagrams also. I will then shape the learning to answer any curiosities you may have!
Castle Museum Trip
Year 3 and 4 thoroughly enjoyed their day at the Castle Museum yesterday. We participated in four different activities as a class with either a Roman or somebody from an Iceni tribe. We created a torc necklace, looked at Roman artefacts, became a member of the Iceni tribe and looked at the Roman army weapons. Lots of children enjoyed their Roman themed lunch, even though some were put off by the smell of sardines!
Our topic for this half term is 'Lights, Camera, Action'. During this, we will be focusing on the Romans and the impact they had on Britain. Incorporating themes from our history and geography topic, we will be writing our own newspaper articles and preparing and reading performance poetry. We will be looking at Roman entertainment and creating our own chariots and eating some Roman inspired food. In maths, year 3 will be continuing with our measurement unit and will then move on to shape and statistics. The curriculum map is below. We are thoroughly looking forward to becoming a 'Roman' and researching further during our trips to the Castle Museum and Time and Tide Museum.
P.E will be carried out on Wednesday and Thursday afternoons. There will be time for children to get changed at school. Year 3 swimming will be on a Wednesday and Friday morning - thank you to those who have volunteered to help.
Any questions or queries, feel free to come in for a chat!
Homework for w/b 4.6.18
There will be no set homework in homework books over the break. However, please keep reading and practising times tables with your child. Additionally, wherever possible, ask your child for the time - can they tell you it digitally? Can they draw it on a clock? Would they be able to tell you what time it will be in an hours time?
Spellings for the 25.05.18
Homework for 21.5.18
We are beginning to look at explanation texts in English. Write an explanation of Lila’s journey to become a firework-maker in The Firework-Maker’s Daughter. Remember the vocabulary we have been focusing on and remember that it is not a set of instructions. This will be good practise for when we write our Water Cycle explanation text in class.
Spellings for the 18.05.18
Homework for 14.5.18
We are going to begin to look at the topic ‘time’ in maths. Create a poster with all the prior knowledge that you can think of that you have already learnt in KS1. You may wish to draw clocks and tell me the time, you may want to think about what you know about days, months, years, hours, minutes and seconds or you may wish to think about digital clocks. It is completely up to you but try to include as much as you can remember. Some of these will go on the working wall.
Spellings for 11.5.18
Homework for 8.5.18
We are looking at states of matter in science and have explored solids, liquids and gases and their properties. I would like you to create three different pictures or models to show your understanding of a solid, liquid and a gas. Think about their properties. Are the particles spread apart or close together? Would they be moving quickly or would they be too squashed together? Be as creative as you can.
Spellings for 4.5.18
Homework for 30.4.18
We have learnt many different things about fractions including subtracting and adding, ordering and comparing and equivalent fractions. This week I would like you to show off this knowledge by solving different fraction problems. Choose whichever challenge level you feel is appropriate but remember to challenge yourself. Draw pictures and models to show your understanding to help you. When comparing use the greater than, less than or equal to signs.
1. 7/15 + 3/15 =
2. 7/12 – 5/12 =
3. 6/12 - 4/12 =
4. 5/10 + 6/10 =
(Can you remember what these fractions are called?)
5. Order 4/15, 3/15, 7/15, 8/15
6. Compare 5/9 and 4/9
7. Compare 5/6 and 3/6
Spellings for 27.4.18
Homework for 23.4.18
This half term our topic is ‘Great Britons’. We will be looking at lots of different British authors, including Philip Pullman, who we have already created a fact file for. Your task for this week is to create another fact file for a famous British children’s author. You can choose whomever you wish and they can be an author of stories, poems or non-fiction. You can set it out with bullet points, as a poster, a story map of their life or in any other creative way you can think of.
This half term our topic is ‘Great Britons’. We will be looking at various British authors and using their work to influence our writing and drama in English. States of matter and the water cycle will be our focus in science and geography amongst learning about Great Britons in the science world. We will be carrying on with fractions and then onto measurement in maths and looking at L.S Lowry and David Hockney in art. Please bring art aprons into school, as it may get messy. Mrs Laws will continue to teach recorders during music on a Thursday morning and volunteers are welcome. Mrs Pandit will carry on with German on a Wednesday. Our curriculum map is attached.
P.E will be on a Wednesday and Thursday for everybody. We are fortunate to have a football coach coming in on a Wednesday and Mr Keating will lead the Thursday session. We will continue to have a short Friday session for half of the class each week and the other half will have extra sessions with Mrs Woodards and myself. Children will be told their groups and a letter will be sent to parents. I have arranged it into two blocks rather than alternating each week, as I think this might be easier to remember. Please ensure they have their kit.
Firstly, thank you to the parent volunteers who walked with us to the church this afternoon; it is very much appreciated. Secondly, there will be no homework in the books over the holidays. However, please use this extra time to practise times tables (particularly 3s, 4s and 8s) and read lots for the sponsored read. Remember to write this in your reading records. Spellings will be for the 20.4.18 and are as follows:
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Thank you and enjoy the Easter break! :)
Homework for 26.3.18
We are going to be creating a ‘meal fit for a hare’ during the last few days of term to practise our food technology skills. For your homework, I would like you to design a meal that you think a hare would enjoy (within reason) and label it using some adjectives to get a hare’s mouth watering! For example, you might want to include a ‘juicy crunchy carrot chopped into slender slices’. Feel free to draw your meal, write a recipe or label a few pictures. We will gather these ideas in our groups on Monday – come prepared!
Spellings for 23.3.18
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Homework for the 19.03.18
We have begun to look at different fractions in maths. We have looked at finding tenths of a number, finding fractions of a shape and we are now looking at finding fractions of an amount. I would like you to find some real life examples of fractions. You can use anything in your house or outside. You may like to cut a pizza into tenths and show me 1/10 or separate your sweets into quarters. It is entirely up to you, be as creative as you can! I will take photocopies to go on our working wall.
Mild – Focus on halves, tenths and quarters with one as the numerator. E.g – 1/10, ½, 1/4
Medium – Focus on the above and thirds. Use any numerator. E.g – 2/10, 2/3, ¾
Hot – Challenge yourselves. There is no limit to numerators or denominators! Have fun J
Spellings for the 16.3.18
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Visit from the RSPB
On Thursday, we had a visit from a volunteer at the RSPB. She led a session looking at the habitats in and around our school grounds. The children had lots of fun spotting different habitats and thinking about what animals could live there. A big thank you to the RSPB for your free outreach session!
Homework for the 12.3.18
We have been looking at food chains and technical vocabulary associated with food chains. I would like you to research a breed of hare and find out about their habitat and their food chain. You could create a poster, a fact file, an explanation, a diagram or a picture – it is up to you. Examples of different breeds could include an Arctic Hare or Alaskan Hare, but there are many more! Any trouble with researching at home, please see me and I will find some time for you to complete this task.
Spellings will remain the same as last week due to the 'snow days'.
'Get Gaming' Trip to the Forum
On Monday, we went to the forum to take part in their 'Get Gaming' festival. We participated in putting together backing music to create tension in games, experienced lots of retro and modern gaming and even created our own Year 3 game featuring a ninja banana! A great day was had by all! :) Thank you to our parent volunteers and staff who helped to make it a fun day.
Spellings for the 2.3.18
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Homework for 26.2.18
For the next few weeks, our topic will be ‘Go Go Hares’. This week, your homework is to get into the mind of our leveret that we have in school. Thinking about the personality that you think it has, present what the little hare gets up to after all the teachers go home. Is he/she cheeky? Do they steal from the school kitchen? Are they super-tidy? Do they polish throughout the night? The choice is yours. You can present your thoughts in a descriptive writing piece, a diary entry, pictures with speech bubbles or through a map of the school. Be as creative as you wish.
Spring Term 2
Welcome back to Spring Term 2!
For the next few weeks our topic is 'Go Go Hares', linking with our participation in the 'Go Go Hares' art trail around Norwich. We will be learning about our local area, living things and their habitats and the digestive system. We have also secured an exciting science session with the RSPB team and will be attending the 'Get Gaming' festival at the Forum to progress our computing knowledge. In English, we will be focusing on fables and letter writing, with our guided reading book, 'The Great Tug of War', having links to this. Year 3 will be continuing with multiplication and division, before moving onto fractions before Easter.
Dance will remain on a Tuesday and P.E on a Thursday afternoon. Alternate groups of children will still participate in P.E on a Friday morning. Homework will continue being given out on a Tuesday and in on a Monday. Similarly, spelling tests and reading log checks will be on Fridays.
Any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact me. :)
Other than spellings and reading, there will be no homework over the half-term. Apologies for having to rearrange the parent meetings, we will be in contact soon about new dates. I hope you enjoy your break and look forward to seeing you all on Monday the 19th.
Spellings for the 23.2.18
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Spellings for 2.2.18
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Homework for 29.1.18
We have been reading ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes. We have read through most of the story and looked at the events from the perspective of the Iron Man. I would like you to write a diary entry from the perspective of one of the farmers. What do they think about the events? How do they feel about the Iron Man? How does this change throughout the book?
Spellings for 26.1.18
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We have been looking at the definitions of 'algorithms', 'input' and 'output'. To help our understanding, we have been learning how to use and program beebots and probots.
Homework for 22.1.18
We have started looking at multiplication. Before moving on to the ‘grid method’, we have been learning about ‘hoops and squares’, multiplication squares, arrays and the inverse operation. I would like you to present your knowledge about the calculations below. You can use concrete resources, or perhaps show me the inverse calculations? Any questions, please see me.
3 x 5
2 x 3
2 x 6
4 x 4
7 x 4
9 x 5
3 x 4
7 x 4
2 x 8
4 x 8
12 x 4
6 x 8
8 x 8
11 x 8
12 x 8
Spellings for 19.01.18
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STEM day at Carrow Road
Yesterday, Year 3 went on their trip to Norwich City Football Club. We spent the day with a team from STEM, who taught us all about the energy which is used at Carrow Road. We were given a tour of the football ground and information about the energy usage was provided as we went. Afterwards, we ate our lunch in the 'viewing box' and then had time to prepare our findings from the morning and present to the class. A very enjoyable day!
Homework for 15.1.18
This half term we are looking at inventions. If you could create any invention in the world, what would you create and why? It cannot be something that already exists, use your imagination. You might want to include a piece of descriptive writing or a diagram to help to explain how it works.
Spring Term 1
This half term our topic is ‘Mission…Inventors’. We will be studying ‘The Iron Man’ by Ted Hughes and learning about electricity, computer programming and designing our own robots. Multiplication and division will be our key focus for maths lessons and we will be continuing with recorders, German, P.E and R.E.
We are fortunate to be having a dance teacher coming in on Tuesdays to teach Year 3 dance. Owing to this, please make sure children have their P.E kits in school. In addition, P.E will remain on a Thursday afternoon and Friday morning with Mr Keating. On Fridays, children will be divided into two groups. One will carry out a short P.E lesson and the other will have a group work session with Mrs Woodards and I. Together we will work on key English and maths skills. This will alternate each week and so, children will have time to change for P.E during school when they know which group they are in.
Owing to the slight change in timetabling, homework will be ‘handed in’ on a Monday and ‘given out’ on a Tuesday, which will still give children time over the weekend. Checking reading logs and spellings will continue on a Friday. A note to recorder volunteers, recorder lessons will now be first thing on a Thursday with Mrs Laws.
A reminder to anybody who has not returned trip letters for Tuesday 9th January, could you please return the forms by Monday.
Wishing you all a ‘Happy New Year’!
Spellings for 12.1.18
Adding the suffix –ly
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Spellings for 15.12.17
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Homework for 15.12.17
I would like you to create your own Christmas poem this week. We have looked at different features within a poem, including rhyme, similes and alliteration. Additionally, we have written our own shape and Haiku poems. You can create a poem using structures that we have already looked at or you can make your own structure. Be as imaginative and creative as you like - poems are about expressing ideas in whatever way you choose. I look forward to reading them! :)
Spellings for 8.12.17
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Homework for 8.12.17
We have been using the ‘Expanded Column Addition’ method in maths this week. I would like you to use your knowledge of this method to answer these questions.
42 + 34 =
135 + 74 =
456 + 432 =
54 + 33 =
142 + 87 =
564 + 510 =
65 + 47 =
342 + 123 =
645 + 473 =
32 + 27 =
128 + 287 =
734 +291 =
Spellings for 1.12.17
Adding the prefix –dis and –in
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Homework for 1.12.17
For the last couple of weeks, we have been learning about recounts and looking at the geography of the world. I would like you to use your knowledge about these things to write a short recount from the perspective of ‘Santa Claus’ and how he has to deliver all the presents around the world in just one night. You can make it as creative as you like. Spend approximately 15 minutes on the task. Feel free to type the homework up or draw a storyboard, similar to what we did for our historical recount. Any problems, come and see me. J
Thank you to all the family members who joined us on Thursday morning. We loved seeing lots of you there and giving you an opportunity to join in with our topic work.
Children have received a letter today about the parents' morning next Thursday. Please return the slip by Wednesday, so that we have rough numbers. Thank you! :)
Homework for the 24.11.17
I would like you to concentrate on mastering your 2x, 4x, 5x and 10x tables, ready for Friday! I will send home some ideas for games and websites to help you. :)
Spellings for 24/11
Group One - Words ending in –tion
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Group Two - The 'o' sound spelt 'a'
We carried out an experiment to see whether an egg would float or sink in water, with different amounts of salt added to it. We also looked at some new vocabulary, including 'density', 'mass' and 'dissolve'. It was a day enjoyed by all! Ask your children to tell you what we found out. :)
Homework for the 17.11.17
Our topic this term is ‘India’. In particular, we are going to be learning about the ‘Indus Valley Civilisation’. For your homework, I would like you to research into the ‘Indus Valley Civilisation’. You can use books, the internet or any other sources you have and can display the information as you wish. If you have any trouble with this, let me know. Questions you can think about include:
We are also going to have a times table ‘quiz’ on the 24.11.17. We will just be looking at the progress/ gaps with your 2x, 5x, 10x and 4x tables. It is nothing to worry about J. Please keep practising at home. For next week’s homework, I will send home some ‘times tables’ games.
Spellings for 17/11
Group One - Adding the suffix –ment
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Group Two - The 'J' Sound
The ‘j’ sound
Everyone's homework this week was brilliant! We had lots of fun playing our new 'teeth games' during Friday afternoon.
Homework for 10.11.17
During maths, we have been looking at using number lines to help us with our adding and subtracting. I would like you to answer the questions below from whichever chilli challenge box you decide on. Work for 15 minutes – if you do not finish them all, that is fine! J
150 + 43 =
150 – 56 =
210 + 180 =
420 – 255 =
330 + 240 =
360 – 165 =
328 + 432 =
567 – 234 =
487 + 236 =
767 – 342 =
‘Extra Hot’ Extension
I went to the burger bar and bought 2 burgers and a portion of chips. Burgers cost £2.40 and a portion of chips costs £1.00. I pay with a £10.00 note. How much change do I get?
Group One - Spellings for 10.11.17
Spellings for 10/11 – Adding the suffix –less
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Group One - Spellings for the 3.11.17
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Group Two - Spellings for the 3.11.17
Homework for 3.11.17
We are not in school next Friday and then it is half-term, so for this piece of homework you have 3 weeks to complete it. We have been learning about different types and functions of teeth. I would like you to create a game that you could play with your partners in class all about teeth. You could create a game of snap, where you have to match the picture of the teeth with the definition or design a little model of your teeth and ask children to connect the labels. It is completely up to you! Try not to spend longer than 45 minutes on it. Good luck!