Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Olivia Daniel Chloe Joynes Tanya Jacques-Tolley Sam Westerman

Miss Daniel- Snowdrop Class
Miss Joynes - Violet Class
Mrs Jacques-Tolley- Year 3 Teaching Assistant
Miss Westerman - Year 3 Teaching Assistant

 
 

Welcome to our Year Three information page. Over the year, we will update this page with important information, examples of work and learning that you can do at home to support your child's progress. 

 

A Very Warm Welcome to Year 3

 Welcome back to the first part of the Summer term 2022 from all of the Year 3 team. We are really excited to jump into teaching and learning with our amazing science led topic.

‘Can light save your life?'

 

This half term the children will be learning all about light. The children will undertake a variety of scientific investigations and create and answer their own questions based on their findings. They will link this learning with their study in geography about coasts and why a lighthouse is important.

Our key text this half term is the story of Grace Darling. Children will learn all about this heroine and her bravery to rescue others. Children will then produce their own narrative linked to the story. Children will also link their science learning about light to write a persuasive letter.

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Grace Darling was one of the Victorian era's most celebrated heroines. On 7 September 1838, she risked her life to rescue the stranded survivors of the wrecked steamship Forfarshire, a feat of bravery which changed her life dramatically.

      

Over the half term, we will also be learning:

  • MATHS –Fractions, time
  • SCIENCE – Light 
  • COMPUTING – Events and action
  • GEOGRAPHY – Coasts
  • RE – What is the Bible?
  • DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY – Healthy eating (Making a healthy pizza)
  • PSHE – Relationships
  • PE – Sports Academy and Athletics

We will continue to ask the children to read three times a week at home and to practise their spelling weekly. These will be given each Thursday and tested the following Thursday. 

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In the Spring term, PE takes place on a Mondays and Thursdays. Please could all children wear their PE kits to school each Monday and Thursday. PE kits consist of PLAIN black shorts or jogging bottoms, PLAIN white t-shirt, and trainers. Children should wear their school jumper too. Them children will take part in Outdoor Learning every other week. Please see the timetable for this half term below:

PE and Outdoor Learning

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Homework in Year 3

Each week, we ask that all children read with somebody at home at least three times a week. This could be any adult or an older sibling or friend. Every little bit of reading really does help children on the learning journey. We also ask that the children practise their weekly spellings which can be found below. We conduct a spelling quiz each week. We also have a homework grid that they children can complete over the half term.

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Check out the blogs below to see what we've been doing in our classes!

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  • Week beginning 16th May 2022

    Week beginning 16th May 2022 This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions and have been ordering, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Children have then been applying this to problem solving and reasoning questions. In English, children have been using emotive and exaggerate language in a class debate. Children have also begun to ‘box up’ the text ready for our persuasive letter shared write later this week. In science, children have been exploring reflection and shadows. Children have completed a range of activities using mirrors and...

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  • Week beginning 9th May 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions and have investigated equivalent fractions. Children have been using Cuisenaire rods to show how fractions are similar and have built their own fraction walls to help them with this. In English, children have been introduced to our new text, a persuasive letter. Children have been learning the story map and thinking about persuasive language to tempt Mr Man not to pull the rope. Please see the story map below to practice at home. In science, children have been exploring colour and how it is affected by light. Children...

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  • Week beginning 3rd May 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions. The have been finding fractions on a number line and using this to count up and down in different amounts. Children have also been learning how to find various fractions of amounts. In English, children have started to write their version of the Grace Darling story. As a class, children have decided what they would prefer to happen in the story, created a plan and then written this. Here is a picture of us from last week with our whizzers that we made in our science lesson.

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  • Week beginning 25th April 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions. The have been finding non-unit fractions of amounts, counting in fractions and finding a whole. Children have been working in groups to practice their counting and show this using different amounts. In English, children have continued with their learning about Grace Darling. We have been picking out key features from our text, exploring these in more detail and then completed a shared write. In science, children have started their new topic all about light. This week, the children have completed an investigation...

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  • Week beginning 19th April 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about fractions. We have been recognising a half, quarter and of shapes and amounts. Children have also been applying this to reasoning and problem-solving questions. In English, children have started to learn their new story, Grace Darling. Children have been learning our story map, finding out about vocabulary and finding and comparing the features of suspense stories. In DT, children have started their new cooking project. Children have been researching about Pizza and finding out about their favourite toppings. Then, they have created a...

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  • Week beginning 28th March 2022

    This week in maths, children have been measuring and calculating the perimeter of different shapes. Children have been using their knowledge of measurement to convert, add and subtract to find the perimeter of a 2D shape and work out missing lengths. In English, children have continued with their text, The Iron Man. Children have been planning their own newspaper report and creating their own monster. Children have also written their newspaper report focusing on creating a headline and considering who will be interviewed by a reporter for their story. Throughout this whole, children in year...

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  • Week beginning 21st March 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their learning about measurement. Children have been converting and comparing different lengths using < > and = symbols and ordering in ascending and descending order. In English, children have continued with their text, The Iron Man. Children have been using drama to interview characters and use rainbow grammar to record speech in their writing. Children have also been learning about the history of transport and how this links to their local area. Children have been investigating sources about Thomas Humber and Raleigh bicycles. They have...

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  • Week beginning 14th March 2022

    This week in maths, children have started a new topic all about measurement. Children have been measuring using a range of equipment and recording this in mm, cm and m. Children have also been converting measurements and apply this to problem solving questions. In English, children have been learning their new text, a newspaper report all about trapping the Iron Man. Children have been creating actions using our story maps and practicing this throughput our lessons. Children have also taken part in drama activities, thinking about the characters actions, facial expressions and mood. To...

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  • Week beginning 7th March 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about tally charts, pictograms and bar charts. Children began the week with creating their own tally chart linked to our topic of transport. Children have then been answering a range of questions and using this data to create pictograms and bar charts. In English, children have created their own monster or giant to write a story using dialogue. Children have thought carefully about the structure of their story, vocabulary and using dialogue correctly in their work. In computing, children have been creating their own branching databases. Children...

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  • Week beginning 28th February 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued learning all about money. We have been adding, subtracting and calculating change from different amounts of money. In English, children have continued with reading and understanding The Iron Man. Children have also been exploring and creating dialogue for the characters in our story. In topic, children have been researching different types of transport and finding out how they were invented. Children have also been engaged in our computing topic exploring branching databases. This week, children were able to create their own branching database using a...

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  • Week beginning 21st February 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about money. We have been identifying similarities and differences between coins and finding different amounts of pounds and pence. In English, children have been introduced to their new text, The Iron Man. Children have been creating a class story map and learning about vocabulary in the story. We have also started our new history topic, learning about the history of transport. Children discussed the different types of transport they use and created a timeline of different transport. This is us during our History lesson.

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  • Week Beginning - 7th February 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about division and scaling. We have also been on our school trip to Creswell Crags where children took part in a variety of workshops. Children rebuilt skeletons of animals, explored a cave and built shelters

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  • Week Beginning - 31st January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been learning how to use the written method for multiplying a 2 digit by 1 digit number and began to look at dividing a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. Children have been using lots of resources to practice. Children have also written steps to explain how to complete the questions.   

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  • Week Beginning - 24th January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been learning how to use the written method for multiplying a 2 digit by 1 digit number. Children have worked really hard on remembering their times tables facts to help them. In English, children have been learning how to write a Limerick. We have been exploring rhyming and counting the beats in each line before creating our own poems. In reading, we have continued to learn more about Creswell Crags. Children have been ordering the instructions on how to wear a helmet and answering ERIC styled questions.  

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  • Week Beginning - 17th January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been dividing by 3,4 and 8. We have been sharing and grouping amounts and applying our learning to varied fluency questions. In computing, we have been creating a template for our Stone Age magazine. Children created their template on paper and then created this using text boxes on Microsoft publisher. In our topic lesson, we have imagined that we are hunter gatherers and considered what we would need to survive. Children explored the school grounds for different objects that they could use to survive.   

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  • Week Beginning - 10th January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been counting in 3's,4's and 8's. We have been learning sounds to help us remember our numbers and completed activities with arrays, division and number lines.   

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  • Week Beginning - 4th January 2021

    This week we have been been reading our new story, Stone Age Boy. This children have been making predictions, learning new vocabulary and acting out key parts of the story.  In maths, we have continued our learning with division, sharing and grouping different amounts to solve division questions. We have also started our new design and technology topic, learning all about puppets. Children have been researching and exploring about the different types of puppets, the materials they use and how they are similar and different.   

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  • Week beginning 16th May 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions and have been ordering, adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. Children have then been applying this to problem solving and reasoning questions. In English, children have been using emotive and exaggerate language in a class debate. Children have also begun to ‘box up’ the text ready for our persuasive letter shared write later this week. In science, children have been exploring reflection and shadows. Children have completed a range of activities using mirrors and thinking about different surfaces...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 9th May 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions and have investigated equivalent fractions. Children have been using Cuisenaire rods to show how fractions are similar and have built their own fraction walls to help them with this. In English, children have been introduced to our new text, a persuasive letter. Children have been learning the story map and thinking about persuasive language to tempt Mr Man not to pull the rope. Please see the story map below to practice at home. In science, children have been exploring colour and how it is affected by light. Children...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 3rd May 2022

    Week beginning 3rd May 2022 This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions. The have been finding fractions on a number line and using this to count up and down in different amounts. Children have also been learning how to find various fractions of amounts. In English, children have started to write their version of the Grace Darling story. As a class, children have decided what they would prefer to happen in the story, created a plan and then written this. In DT, Children have used their pizza designs to make their own pizza’s. Children had to roll out their...

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  • Week beginning 25th April 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued their learning with fractions. The have been finding non-unit fractions of amounts, counting in fractions and finding a whole. Children have been working in groups to practice their counting and show this using different amounts. In English, children have continued with their learning about Grace Darling. We have been picking out key features from our text, exploring these in more detail and then completed a shared write. In science, children have started their new topic all about light. This week, the children have completed an investigation...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 19th April 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about fractions. We have been recognising a half, quarter and of shapes and amounts. Children have also been applying this to reasoning and problem-solving questions. In English, children have started to learn their new story, Grace Darling. Children have been learning our story map, finding out about vocabulary and finding and comparing the features of suspense stories. In DT, children have started their new cooking project. Children have been researching about Pizza and finding out about their favourite toppings. Then, they have created a...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 28th March 2022

    This week in maths, children have been measuring and calculating the perimeter of different shapes. Children have been using their knowledge of measurement to convert, add and subtract to find the perimeter of a 2D shape and work out missing lengths. In English, children have continued with their text, The Iron Man. Children have been planning their own newspaper report and creating their own monster. Children have also written their newspaper report focusing on creating a headline and considering who will be interviewed by a reporter for their story. Throughout this whole, children in year...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 21st March 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their learning about measurement. Children have been converting and comparing different lengths using < > and = symbols and ordering in ascending and descending order. In English, children have continued with their text, The Iron Man. Children have been using drama to interview characters and use rainbow grammar to record speech in their writing. Children have also been learning about the history of transport and how this links to their local area. Children have been investigating sources about Thomas Humber and Raleigh bicycles. They have...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 14th March 2022

    This week in maths, children have started a new topic all about measurement. Children have been measuring using a range of equipment and recording this in mm, cm and m. Children have also been converting measurements and apply this to problem solving questions. In English, children have been learning their new text, a newspaper report all about trapping the Iron Man. Children have been creating actions using our story maps and practicing this throughput our lessons. Children have also taken part in drama activities, thinking about the characters actions, facial expressions and mood. To...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 7th March 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about tally charts, pictograms and bar charts. Children began the week with creating their own tally chart linked to our topic of transport. Children have then been answering a range of questions and using this data to create pictograms and bar charts. In English, children have created their own monster or giant to write a story using dialogue. Children have thought carefully about the structure of their story, vocabulary and using dialogue correctly in their work. In computing, children have been creating their own branching databases. Children...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 28th February 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued learning all about money. We have been adding, subtracting and calculating change from different amounts of money. In English, children have continued with reading and understanding The Iron Man. Children have also been exploring and creating dialogue for the characters in our story. In topic, children have been researching different types of transport and finding out how they were invented. Children have also been engaged in our computing topic exploring branching databases. This week, children were able to create their own branching database using a...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 21st February 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about money. We have been identifying similarities and differences between coins and finding different amounts of pounds and pence. In English, children have been introduced to their new text, The Iron Man. Children have been creating a class story map and learning about vocabulary in the story. We have also started our new history topic, learning about the history of transport. Children discussed the different types of transport they use and created a timeline of different transport. Here are some pictures from our maths learning.

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  • Week Beginning - 7th February 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about division and scaling. We have also been on our school trip to Creswell Crags where children took part in a variety of workshops. Children rebuilt skeletons of animals, explored a cave and built shelters

    Read More ...

  • Week Beginning - 31st January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been learning how to use the written method for multiplying a 2 digit by 1 digit number and began to look at dividing a 2 digit number by a 1 digit number. Children have been using lots of resources to practice. Children have also written steps to explain how to complete the questions.   

    Read More ...

  • Week Beginning - 24th January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been learning how to use the written method for multiplying a 2 digit by 1 digit number. Children have worked really hard on remembering their times tables facts to help them. In English, children have been learning how to write a Limerick. We have been exploring rhyming and counting the beats in each line before creating our own poems. In reading, we have continued to learn more about Creswell Crags. Children have been ordering the instructions on how to wear a helmet and answering ERIC styled questions.  

    Read More ...

  • Week Beginning - 17th January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been dividing by 3,4 and 8. We have been sharing and grouping amounts and applying our learning to varied fluency questions. In computing, we have been creating a template for our Stone Age magazine. Children created their template on paper and then created this using text boxes on Microsoft publisher. In our topic lesson, we have imagined that we are hunter gatherers and considered what we would need to survive. Children explored the school grounds for different objects that they could use to survive.   

    Read More ...

  • Week Beginning - 10th January 2021

    This week in maths, we have been counting in 3's,4's and 8's. We have been learning sounds to help us remember our numbers and completed activities with arrays, division and number lines.   

    Read More ...

  • Week Beginning - 4th January 2021

    This week we have been been reading our new story, Stone Age Boy. This children have been making predictions, learning new vocabulary and acting out key parts of the story.  In maths, we have continued our learning with division, sharing and grouping different amounts to solve division questions. We have also started our new design and technology topic, learning all about puppets. Children have been researching and exploring about the different types of puppets, the materials they use and how they are similar and different.   

    Read More ...

 

 

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