Morning. Thank you for your understanding of the problems with the morning meetings. Mrs Doggett, Mrs Conway and I are just as frustrated and disappointed as you are that they are being spoiled. We have changed the meeting settings again which should mean that this can't happen. If it does, however, I will just end the meeting.
Today's activities -
Have a good day and see you soon.
Today's activities are :
See you in our meeting,
I have (with Mr Heasman's help) hopefully disabled the chat function in Teams as it has not been used appropriately lately. I've not yet managed to work out how to prevent children from muting me, which unfortunately was happening yesterday and spoiled the quiz for many of you. If it happens again this morning, I'll have to end the meeting which would be a real shame.
Today's activities are :
I'm hoping to do a Treasure Island directions activity in our meeting today - see you then!
French - 20/01/2021
Bonjour la classe! Did you work out that we are going to be learning the days of the week? Use the powerpoint presentation to learn the words with a catchy song and then apply them to a meaningful sentence.
Tuesday 19th January
Today's activities are -
In our meeting today, as well as DC's, we will be doing a quiz to check you know your continents. Please have the continents ready and written out correctly as you will need to have correct spellings to do the quiz (Asia, Australia or Australasia, Africa, Europe, Antarctica, North America, South America).
Thanks and see you soon!
Monday 18th January.
Morning lovely Class 3, I hope you all had a great weekend and enjoyed the bit of snow we had on Saturday.
Activities for today are -
In our morning meeting today, as well as going over our DC's we will have a fun quiz on what we have learned about magnets in Science so far.
See you at 9.45,
Friday 15th January.
Hello everyone, I've now put the maths answers in the answers folder for yesterday. Sorry for the late sentence stacking video yesterday, slight technical issues!
Today's activities -
Music - Charanga
Maths - divide 2-digits by 1-digit
There will be a folder on Teams with times tables resources in (TTR resources) which I will explain in the meeting.
Have a good day!
Thursday 14th January
Hi Everyone, Hope you are all well?
Here is a list of today's activities:
Enjoy your day. See you at 9:45am. Miss Webb
I hope you are all well. Here are today's activities.
Maths - multiplying 2-digits by 1-digit (2)
French (on class pages)
Optional patterns in nature activity
English - next sentence stacking lesson which will be on Teams at lunchtime.
Have a good day and I'll see you all shortly.
This week I'd like you to revise the work we have done on colours and then put all the French that you have learnt into a short paragraph about yourself. At the end of the powerpoint you'll find a clue for the next topic we'll be doing.
Tuesday 12th Jan
Thanks for the feedback yesterday - I'm really sorry that the David Attenborough link to Twinkl didn't work - I try out the links in Teams from my end to check they work, so I'm not sure why that one didn't and I certainly wouldn't expect anyone to pay for an activity. I hope having all the day's work in one dated folder is easier to navigate for everyone.
Today's activities are -
See you at 9.45 😊
Monday 11th January.
Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a lovely, if chilly, weekend.
Today's activities are :
See you in a little while....
Mrs C 😊
Thursday 7th January.
Thanks for the feedback I had from some parents yesterday, it was very helpful. Many found there was too much content yesterday (we did in school!) and a bit too much recorded work. With this in mind we have put less on for today so you can catch up with anything you did not have time for yesterday.
Please can you make sure your child does the daily calculations before our morning meeting today and remember there will be a tables check for the 4x tables too (time for a quick practice). Ms Webb and I have decided we will do a double act for the meeting today.
Today's activities -
Maths - Multiply 2-digits by 1-digit (no worksheet)
RE - What is Faith?
PE - Joe Wickes
English - a video introduction and cut and stick activity to introduce the biography 'shape'. The resources for this will be on Teams shortly and the video will follow later so please don't start until you have seen it!
Practise spellings (accident, answer, believe, caught, circle, difficult) for tomorrow's test.
See you at 9.45!
Wednesday 6th Jan.
Good morning Class 3!
I hope you are excited for your first day of home learning.
You are welcome to do today's activities in any order but from tomorrow, please can you do your daily calculations before our morning meeting.
I'm looking forward to seeing you at 9.45 - hopefully you will have received your invitations. Fingers crossed everything works!
Mrs Conway 😊
Bonne Annéé! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and are ready to learn lots of French this half term.
I have attached a powerpoint for you to revise and practise opinions about colours, after which you can print out the colour flower displays sheet and complete. Bring these in when we return to school please.
Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing ok.
What a busy day we've had here at school!!
Please read the attached letter which explains how home learning will look at the beginning of this new lockdown.
I look forward to seeing a few of you in person tomorrow and everyone else for our Teams meeting at 9.45 am!
A Very Happy New Year!
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a relaxing holiday. I also hope you managed to access the class's Christmas video which is on Teams.
I just wanted to thank you all for my wonderful Christmas gifts - I felt very spoilt and seemed to have more than my fair share of gifts under our Christmas tree!
We will have Forest School every Wednesday afternoon this term so please can you bring in named wellies and make sure you are prepared for whatever the weather may bring on that day. PE will be on Thursdays and Fridays as usual.
We are very happy to be welcoming Ms Diane Webb to the Year 3 team for this term. She will be teaching Class 3 every Thursday and Friday morning and some afternoons when necessary too. The children have already met her in the week before we broke up.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow morning to welcome in the Spring Term,
Best wishes from Mrs Conway
Week beginning 30th November
I can't believe it's December already - time is just flying by.
This week Y3 have investigated which materials make the best shadows - transparent, translucent or opaque materials - and have had fun experimenting with making shadow animals using our hands. Can you remember how to make the shadow bigger, smaller, clearer?
In maths we have been continuing with multiplication and division. We are now starting to learn the 4 times table so please practise at home.
We finished making our shadow puppets in D&T and made positive and negative pictures in Art. Here are the YouTube links if you would like to have a go at home - Positive and negative space drawing activity - YouTube and Notan Beginner Demonstration - YouTube.
Please have another look at the Winter Reading Challenge earlier on these pages - there is a prize for the class who have achieved the most so get cracking!
Have a lovely weekend - only 21 days 'til Santa!
Week beginning 23/11/20
Another busy week in Year 3.
We have been revising multiplying and dividing by 2, 5 and 10 this week. Mr Dibden has introduced a new times tables certificates system. To earn your first bronze certificate, you have to know your 2's, 5's and 10's; you receive a silver certificate for your 3x, 4x, 6x and 8x and gold for 7x, 9x, 11x and 12x. There will also be a platinum certificate for associated division facts. In order to earn these certificates you have to get all 12 facts for the relevant tables correct 3 times and you need to be quick too!
We have finished decorating the front of our puppet theatres and have begun to make the shadow puppet characters which we will be using to tell the Christmas story. We are learning about this Christian festival in RE too.
We had fun with mirrors and reflections in Science doing mirror writing, mirror mazes and understanding why we see multiple images of something when we use 2 mirrors.
We finished our Fantastic Writing story 'The Star in the Jar' and next week will be doing some more writing using the story as a stimulus. In SPaG we have looked at using apostrophes - for contractions (can't, they've, we'll) and for possession (children's, Mrs Conway's). For Whole Class Reading this week, our texts have focused on Internet Safety - we particularly enjoyed reading 'Digiduck's Big Decision' by Lindsay Buck.
What a soggy weekend - it was very squelchy when I went out to walk my dogs!
On Wednesday we watched clips to learn about why we wear poppies and how they look different in England, Scotland and Wales. We were respectful in keeping 2 minutes silence to remember soldiers who fought and are fighting in wars.
In Science, we had fun going to the 'dark place' (the stock cupboard!) with Miss Kemp, to investigate what colours show up in the near dark and what materials reflect torch light best.
We started using our boxes to create shadow puppet theatres. So far we attacked them (safely) with scissors to cut a whole in the back and front and then attached baking parchment as a screen.
In English we are continuing using the book 'The Star in the Jar' to write effective sentences. This week we looked at using fronted adverbials, onomatopoeia words, adverbs and extended our adjective vocabulary. We have also worked discretely on co-ordinating conjunctions (or, and, but) to connect clauses/phrases in sentences.
We have finished our block on Addition and Subtraction in Maths and start our new block learning on Multiplication and Division next week - please have a look at the knowledge organiser to see what the children will be learning.
I'm attaching some information about supporting your child in reading at home and our new Winter reading challenge - have fun!
We had a great first week back after half term as we started our new topic ' Let There Be Light'. We have started some new Fantastic Writing using 'The Star in the Jar' by Sam Hay and we named our own class star - Trailblazer - who watches us all from high up, surrounded by fairy lights.
We had a fun time beginning our Science learning on Light and Shadows. We used the boxes we brought in, put objects inside and then made small holes to see if we could see them. Then we tried to see the object using torches. We found out that without light we couldn't see anything and that light travels in straight lines. After that we made colour whizzers and when they spin really fast you don't see each colour as they blur into visible or white light.
We went outside in the sunshine and practised writing out our 3x table in chalk on the playground - keep practising as we'll check our 3x table next week.
Enjoy the photos!
Happy Half Term Class 3!
I hope you are enjoying the break and this good weather while it lasts.
I have not set any formal homework this week but there is the option to make the fake lung if you would like to.
Of course I hope you are reading a lot and please continue to practise your times tables on TT Rockstars (focus on the 2x, 5x and 3x tables).
If you would like to check how many of the high frequency words you can spell from the first list (on these pages) then that is an option too.
Next half term our topic is 'Let there be Light'. Our science learning is about Light and Shadow and we will be making shadow puppet theatres - please can you bring in a large cereal box or an adult shoe box (with lid) to school when we come back next week so we can begin to make them. Thank you!
Week commencing 12th October
It was lovely to see so many parents for our parent/teacher meetings using Teams. I appreciated the chance to let you know how your fantastic children are getting on at school and to explain a bit about their teaching and learning.😊
As you know, reading is a vital part of the curriculum. It is part of our learning every day and reading at least 5 times a week, is an important part of homework. In Y3 we have whole class reading sessions which is where the children read a text and we focus on different comprehension skills and learn new vocabulary. The children are also taught how to decode words in spelling lessons and we look at sentence structure, context and vocabulary in grammar lessons. The children need to bring their reading books and reading records to school every day as they often have opportunities for independent reading and so we can hear them read too. When your child has finished their book, they take an Accelerated Reader quiz on the computer and then get their new book. Their quiz scores give me an idea of their understanding of the text and whether the book is at the right level for them.
I have put some word lists on the class pages. The first 100 high frequency words are from KS1 and these are words that all children should spell correctly now. The common exception words are words that are trickier to spell, some of which are also high frequency words.
Some highlights of this week's learning have been painting designs on our clay pots, investigating lung capacity and fitness and finding out all about the Ancient Olympic Games.
I hope you are all enjoying the weekend!
Week commencing 5th October
We are continuing our topic on Ancient Greece. We are in the middle of writing our own myths based on the story of Theseus and the Minotaur. We really loved designing our own creatures and heroes. We are creating our own books and will be illustrating them soon too.
In art we have made clay coil pots and have painted them terracotta, ready to paint on our Greek designs next week.
We now know all about the Greek gods and goddesses and what special symbols or items they have to make them recognisable and we learned about how the Athenians defeated the huge Persian army at the battle of Marathon in 490BC.
We finished making a healthy meal for our clients and learned about the human skeleton and made skeleton puppets. This week we found out about how muscles work in tandem to help us move. We investigated whether muscles are stronger the more you use them too.
In RE we have been comparing Christianity to the Jewish and Islamic faiths and in PSHE we have learned about the importance of sleep.
Week commencing 21st September
Hello Class 3,
So this week we had such fun on our English 'Experience Day' re-creating Theseus's adventure into the Labyrinth to defeat the Minotaur. We also carefully planned stage fights between Theseus and the Minotaur and showed everyone once we had rehearsed them.
We have continued our learning about healthy balanced diets and have started making models of a nutritious meal for our clients. We have learned about and included the correct proportions of the 5 food groups - carbohydrates, fruit/vegetables, proteins, dairy products and fats/sugars.
In history we learned all about one of the most successful military commanders of all time - Alexander the Great - and looked at sources such as statues, paintings and coins which show just how famous he is throughout history.
We finished off our sketches of Greek pot designs ready to start making our clay pots next week.
Hopefully you will all have been able to access Teams and find your homework for this week which you can complete in your homework books as usual and hand in by Wednesday please.
I hope this weekend has not been a complete washout with the wind and the rain!
Week commencing 14th September
Class 3 have had a lovely week.
In History we learned about the ancient city states of Athens and Sparta and decided which state we would have rather lived in and why - see if your child can remember their argument!
We became personal trainers in Science. We have clients who need our help to change their diet and lifestyle. We began by seeing how many portions of fruit and vegetables they ate in a week and recorded the data as a bar chart.
We looked at different ancient Greek pots and found out how useful the images on them are for historians to find out about the past. We sketched some of the images in Art.
Enjoy some of the photos of your children enjoying learning inside the classroom and having fun outside in PE.
Your child will have come home with homework today. Next week the homework will be put on Teams.
Have a lovely weekend!
So Y3 have had a great start to the week! They have settled down well to new routines and have been happy and excited to be back with all their friends.
Together we have decided on our class rules -
1. Be kind
2. Try your best
3. Keep everyone safe
4.Concentrate and challenge yourself.
5. Listen carefully to everyone
6. Put your hand up to speak.
We talked about challenge and having a growth mindset and the children all set themselves a challenge for the coming year.
We have made our safeguarding hands so we always know who we can talk to if we have any worries or problems.
In maths we have been busy learning about 100's in place value and we have been time travellers to Ancient Greece where we looked at Greece on a map and have made a timeline of important events.
Reading Books - we are hearing individual readers and next week will be assessing children using the Accelerated Reading scheme. Once we have made all our assessments, your child will come home with their reading book to practise their reading.
Spellings - Spellings will be checked on Fridays and we will be using the No Nonsense Spelling approach.
Homework will start next week too.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!