Spellings for 12.7.19
Well done to everybody who participated during Sports Day. We had great weather and everyone tried their best. Thank you to all the families who came to support us.
Homework for the 12.7.19
During our Parent Café on the 16th of July, we will be making our original islands. We will provide the usual school materials but if you would like anything extra, please could you start collecting. You may wish to get different materials, trees, pebbles, sand, special paper etc to create your island. You have already designed your island, now I would like you to draw your island again but this time labelling the different materials you are going to use and why. By the 12th of July, we should have your designs and your materials in school inside a named bag. That way, on the 16th, we will be ready to go! J Bring aprons if you think you’re going to get messy!
Spellings for 21.6.19
The Norfolk Show
We had a great day yesterday at the Norfolk Show. The children were all excellent role models for our school and had lots of fun. Thank you to our lovely adults, once again, for all their support and help. To name just a few things, we saw lots of animals, shows, science experiments, sports and military equipment.
We have had a fabulous week at school! Firstly, hank you to everybody that brought in things for us to use and a big thank you to all of our volunteers who came to Bewilderwood with us - we wouldn't be able to do these things without you!
On Monday, we created our 'Scare CROW Family' for the fete. First, we all designed an idea for the scarecrow and then, we took elements of as many designs as possible to make our creation. We had lots of fun making the heads out of modroc, stuffing the straw and putting the clothes on.
Tuesday was a maths and art day. Year 3 looked at tessellations and created our own designs and drawings. We had our culture day on Wednesday and Year 3 got to travel round to many countries around the school. They learned about Romania, Mexico and Poland, to name just a few!
We had a few lovely visitors on Thursday to teach us different sports, including Tai Chi and karate. We had a singing lesson with Mrs Prior and made our own instruments in class. Friday was a very busy day for the whole school, as we had our Bewilderwood trip. It was a great day and many of us overcame lots of our worries about heights and slides!
Homework for the 13.6.19
We have been designing our own islands this week to help us write an adventure story and to give us some ideas for poetry. For your homework, I would like you to research a ‘real’ island. Try to find one that nobody else will have. What is on the island? How big is the island? Do people live on the island? Is it a holiday destination? How do people get to the island? Have fun researching!
Summer Term 2
This half term our theme is 'The Great Outdoors'. We will be looking at creating our own islands, designing original plants and animals to go on them and eventually, writing stories about our adventures on our islands. We will go into detail about how plants grow and create new plants. In maths, we will be continuing with time and moving onto capacity and shapes.
P.E this half term will continue on a Thursday afternoon. However, there will be no P.E on a Tuesday because we now have the use of our swimming pool - yay! This means your child will need their swimming kits on Wednesdays and Fridays. Times table and spelling quizzes will continue on a Friday. Homework will also be set on a Friday to be in for the following Thursday. Please keep reading and practising your times tables at home as it is a big help!
We are lucky to have two school trips this half-term. We will be going to Bewilderwood with the whole school on the 21st of June and the Royal Norfolk Show on the 26th of June. If you are free that day and fancy giving us a hand for the day, that would be fantastic! Any parents or family members wishing to volunteer, please could you come and see me! Thank you!
Our parent cafe will be held on Tuesday 16th of July from 2pm. Letters will follow so we know the number of adults attending. We look forward to seeing you then.
Any questions or queries, do not hesitate in emailing or popping in! Thank you :)
Earthquake in Year 3!
On Friday, the children came into class to find that we had experienced an earthquake. The children were recruited to become members of the 'Earthquake Team'. Not only did that mean tidying up the rubble, but also creating new model buildings which where 'earthquake-proof'. They started by using cocktail sticks and marshmallows to create a prototype and tested it in a big bowl of jelly. Then, they used reflections from this to make a bigger model which was experimented using the 'shake table'. Lots of laughter and great ideas all day! :)
Homework for the 3.6.19
We are going to be looking at ‘time’ in maths after half term and you need to know some time facts before we do. Your homework is to revise these facts for a small quiz on the first Monday back after half term. If you have any questions or are unsure why these facts are true, have conversations with your adults at home and in school. You may wish to create notes or a poster to help you remember. Good Luck!
Children have been given the facts.
Spellings for the 7.6.19
Year 3 have been learning lots about Italy and creating their own travel brochure. We researched facts about the Alps and other mountains in Italy. In groups, we created our own mountains to model a mountain range for our brochures. We had lots of fun and made lots of mess!
Spellings for 17.5.19
Homework for 16.5.19
Firstly, we will be making pizzas on Monday. School will supply all basic ingredients including cheese and tomatoes/tomato puree. However, if your child would like an extra topping ingredient, please bring it to school on Monday morning. No worries if not.
Feel free to use whichever method you find easiest to answer the questions below. If you need any help, come and see me.
½ of 10 =
¼ of 16 =
1/3 of 12 =
1/5 of 20 =
1/10 of 30 =
1/3 of 33 =
2/3 of 36 =
¾ of 40 =
2/5 of 25 =
3/5 of 15 =
2/6 of 54 =
¾ of 52 =
3/7 of 35 =
4/9 of 81 =
6/8 of 48 =
Spellings for 10.5.19
Well done Mrs Lawrence!
A big well done to Mrs Lawrence who ran the London Marathon, we are very proud of you! We all loved looking at your medal and hearing about your adventure.
Spellings for the 3.5.19
Homework for the 9.5.19
Welcome back! We are going to be studying the country of Italy this half term and looking at the different earthquakes that have taken place there. Due to the Stone Age houses being such a success, your homework for the next two weeks is to research an Italian landmark and create a small model to represent it. It could be built from lego, cake, paper, cardboard or whatever you have in your cupboards! I would like to know where the landmark is and a few facts about it. Please remember to keep reading and practising your times tables and spellings also. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to email or pop in! J
Summer - Term 1
This half term we are going to be learning about Europe and focusing on the country Italy. We will look at previous earthquakes in Italy and how/why earthquakes occur and how they can have an impact on the town or country. Linked with this, we will be reading 'Earthquake Challenge' by Bear Grylls and creating a travel brochure about Italy. In maths, we are continuing with fractions and moving on to telling the time. Practising the time at home would be very helpful, as well as continuing with times tables.
Homework will continue to be set on a Friday and handed in on a Thursday. Times table and spelling quizzes will happen on a Friday morning and reading records will be collected in on Mondays. Please remember children should be reading 3x a week at home. P.E will continue on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It would be helpful if P.E kits could be in school at all times.
If you have any questions, please feel free to pop in!
Healthy Eating Afternoon
This half term we have been looking at healthy eating and having a balanced lifestyle. Mrs Lawrence kindly brought in lots of healthy foods to try and activities to play. We all learnt lots and discovered foods we had never tried before!
Spellings for 29.3.19
Homework for the 4.4.19
I would like you to combine your next three '15 minute' homework sessions to write a story based on our work about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Your story must include a main character who wins a competition to go somewhere special. I would like to read about their journey and what they do there. It could be a chocolate factory or it could be somewhere else.
In your writing, I would like to see you try and include some of the devices we have talked about in class. These include:
I look forward to reading them. Good luck! :)
Spellings for 22.3.19
Homework for the 14.3.18
We have started to look at measuring and converting length in maths this week. I would like you to choose 5 objects in your house to measure. If you need any equipment to do this, let me know!
Mild – Estimate how many cm you think the object will be. Measure using a ruler. Write in cm.
Medium – Estimate how many cm you think the object will be. Measure in cm and then convert that into mm.
Hot – Estimate how many cm and mm you think the object will be. Measure in cm and then convert that into mm.
If you’d like to draw your object or take pictures, you are more than welcome to do so! J A big thank you to parents for your continued support! J
Spellings for 15.3.19
Spellings for 8.3.19
Homework for 7.3.19
Firstly, a big well done to all of you who have brought in your Stone Age/Iron Age houses, they look brilliant! They are displayed in our school library. Next Thursday is World Book Day. For your homework, I would like you to write a description of who you are dressing up as and why you have dressed up as that character. We will present these to our tables on Thursday.
Yesterday, we had a visit from 'Doctor DNA' from 'Mad Science'. She talked to us about different forces and the use of magnets. We had a hair raising experience, witnessed a football flying in the air and explored magnets bouncing by themselves. Thank you very much to our visitor, we had a fantastic morning!
Spring Term 2
This half term, our topic is 'Grand Designs'. We will look at constructing our own grand designs using our forces and magnets knowledge that we will be learning about in Science. Year 3 will be focusing on 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and designing our own grand design based on the chocolate factory. This will lead to some descriptive writing and original explanation texts. We will continue to look at statistics and then measurement and fractions in Maths and will continue with our weekly times table quizzes. P.E will remain on Tuesdays and Thursdays but please ensure P.E kits are in school throughout the week in case we need them. Homework will also remain the same.
We look forward to kick-starting the half term with our visitors on Tuesday.
Any questions, feel free to pop in! :)
Spellings for the 1.3.19
Spellings for 15.2.19
Spellings for the 8.2.19
Homework for the 1.3.19
Following our topic, Stone Age – Iron Age, I would like you to research the different houses during the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. When you have researched them, choose your favourite type of house to create. You may wish to draw a plan before your start or think about the materials you may need. You can make your house out of whichever materials you like and it can be any size. Get creative! We look forward to seeing them!
Tuesday 29th January
We have had a brilliant science/history day today! This morning, we had a visit from the 'Norfolk Wildlife Trust'. Isabelle taught us all about who the 'Norfolk Wildlife Trust' are, what they do and the fossils they have found. Then, we had a carousel of activities to complete. We made our own fossil replicas out of clay, matched up sea fossils to their correct names, investigated big fossils and had to ID them, uncovered fossils and created our own fossil rubbings.
During the afternoon, Graeme came in to talk to us about the Stone Age - Iron Age. We looked at a world without metal, explored artefacts and attempted to peel vegetables with a piece of flint. What a fabulous day! Thank you to our visitors for helping us with our topic learning.
Spellings for the 1.2.19
Homework for the 31.1.19
Using coins, how many different ways can you make £1.10 in 15 minutes?
Using coins, how many different ways can you make £2.35 in 15 minutes?
Using coins and notes, how many different ways can you make £5.67 in 15 minutes?
Stonehenge Biscuit Model
Year 3 are planning on creating a Stonehenge model out of modroc, but we thought we should try out our ideas using biscuits first! Lots of fun and lots of mess!
Spellings for the 25.1.19
Homework for the 24.1.19
This week, the homework is on 'Purple Mash'. Children have been set a mild, medium and hot task. They can choose which maths challenge they would like to do or have a go at them all! It will help with our times table quizzes. Good luck!
Spellings for the 18.1.19
Homework for the 17.1.19
Your task this week is to write an acrostic poem for the words ‘Stone Age’.
Be creative and good luck! J
Today we explored mixing hair gel with different substances to see whether they would turn the hair gel into a liquid or dissolve. We used sugar, salt, icing sugar, flour and water to see which substance would turn the hair gel into a liquid the best. We recorded our results in a table and discussed them as a class at the end. We all found that salt was the best substance and flour the worst. A fun and messy day! :)
Spellings for the 11.1.19
Homework for the 10.1.19
Find 6 facts about the Stone Age - Iron Age that you can share with the class. Try to find unusual ones that someone else might not find. You are welcome to talk to adults, use books, magazines or the internet. Feel free to write them down in bullet points, sentences, pictures or a spider diagram.
Spring Term 1
Welcome back! For the next 6 weeks, our topic is 'Eureka!'. We will be learning about life during the Stone Age - Iron Age and their inventions. We will look at the book 'Stone Age Boy' and will create newspaper reports on our encounters from travelling back to the Stone Age. Year 3 and 4 will have an opportunity to discuss and discover all about rocks during our science lessons and day with the Norfolk Wildlife Trust. We will share and show our learning at the end of the half term with a parent morning.
P.E will continue on a Tuesday, Thursday and selective Fridays. Please make sure your child has their P.E kit in school throughout the week. Homework will continue to be handed in on Thursdays and set on Fridays and spelling tests on Fridays.
Below is our curriculum map for this half term. Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
Wishing you a very 'Merry Christmas' and a 'Happy New Year'
A big thank you for all of our wonderful cards and gifts. We hope you have a lovely break with your families! Another big thank you to Miss Kemp, who has been fabulous this half term. We wish you every luck in Year 6 and look forward to welcoming Mrs Fulcher to Year 3. Looking forward to seeing you on the 3rd. :)
Spellings for the 4.1.19
Homework for the 13.12.18
We have been learning about multiplication and division in class. Use the grid method, arrays or number lines to work out the calculations below. Any questions, just email or pop in. J
21 x 5 =
23 x 5 =
24 x 4 =
20 ÷ 4 =
28 ÷ 4 =
30 ÷ 5 =
34 x 4 =
42 x 4 =
21 x 8 =
32 ÷ 4 =
24 ÷ 8 =
52 ÷ 4 =
46 x 8 =
37 x 6 =
56 x 3 =
128 ÷ 8 =
63 ÷ 3 =
90 ÷ 6 =
Spellings for the 14.12.18
Homework for the 6.12.18
The homework for this week has been set on 'Purple Mash'. A description is with the task. All children should have their logins but please let me know if they haven't. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Spellings for the 7.12.18
Spellings for the 30.11.18
On Friday, Year 3 and 4 participated in the 'Through the window' workshop at the Cathedral. The children enjoyed learning about light through science, R.E and art. We made colourful stained glass windows, experimented with torches and had a storytelling session.
Homework for the 29.11.18
Below are some addition and subtraction calculations. Solve them using the methods that we have been learning in class.
Spellings for the 23.11.18
Autumn 2 - 'Let There Be Light'
Homework for the 15.11.18
We are looking at boosting our reading quiz scores, so this week I would like you to read your school books as you normally do and then on Friday, I would like you to give a summary of your book. Think about what is happening in the story, what you have liked/disliked, characters and predictions if you have not finished it yet. You will present your thoughts to your table and listen to each other’s summaries – maybe you’ll find a book you want to read too!
Spellings for 16.11.18
Homework for the 8.11.18
We are coming to the end of our Ancient Greece topic. This week, I would like you to create your own Greek God comic strip. We have looked at many of the Gods and have discussed their role, where they lived and their personalities. You can choose whether you want to include more than one character and what your comic strip is about. Remember to write neatly and use some of the facts that you have learnt about. I look forward to reading them! J
Spellings for 9.11.18
Homework for the 1.11.18
I would like you to think back to writing our Greek myths. Where was your setting? Use your imagination to create a piece of artwork for your setting. For example, you may have described it as deep, dark underworld. If so, I would like a piece of art that represents that scene. You can choose which materials you use.
Spellings for the 2.11.18
Please return photo consent forms ASAP so that photos of the children can be put on the website. Thank you! :)
Spellings for the 5.10.18
Homework for 4.10.18
Next week we will be looking at daily life for children in Ancient Greece. Your task is to get a head start and research what a child’s life would have been like. You are welcome to use the internet, books or ask adults what they know. Jot down a few bullet points and be prepared to talk in groups about what you have found out. :)
Spellings for 28.09.18
Homework for the 27.9.18
We have been learning about place value in maths. Your task this week is to create a poster all about one number. You can partition the number, draw the number as if you were using the base 10, draw counters, draw the bar model, draw the number in pictures, write the number in words etc. If you need any resources to take home and help you, let me know. J
Spellings for 21.09.18
Ancient Greek Day
On Tuesday, we visited the North Norfolk Railway for a day of Ancient Greek activities. We completed an archaeological dig, looked at lots of different Greek medicines, discussed ancient artefacts and explored Greek myths and Gods. We had a great time throughout the day, especially on the train!
Homework for 20.09.18
There are many different Greek Gods. Design your own Greek God. What do they rule? What do they look like? What do they sound like? What powers do they have? Are they good/bad? You can write a description, draw and label a picture or have a combination of both. Be creative :)
Spellings for 14.9.18
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Group 2 -
Welcome to Year Three!
I hope you have all had a lovely summer and are looking forward to starting in year 3! I will post photos of our classroom adventures, homework, topic webs for each half term and any reminders/notes to parents. The 'Welcome to Year Three' letter is posted on the page. :)