Year 3

 

Welcome to Year 3

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Miss Daniel- Snowdrop Class
Miss Joynes - Violet Class
Miss Birch - Year 3 Teaching Assistant
                                                                                    Miss Westerman - Year 3 Teaching Assistant                                                                                                                                                                              Miss Langham - Year 3 Teaching Assistant                                                                                       Miss McDonnell - 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 to the start of a new half term from all of the year 3 team. We are excited to jump into teaching and learning with our amazing history led topic.

‘Would you survive the stone Age?’

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This half term the children will be learning all about the Stone Age.  Our key text this half term is Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. Children will be retelling the story and creating their own portal story. Additionally, children will use their learning and experience from Creswell Crags to create an explanation text about how to survive the Stone Age.

 

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A curious boy is out wandering in the woods one day, when he falls down, down, down. when he wakes up, he finds he is completely lost and has been transported back in time. He walks and walks and finally finds a strange girl, called Om. She welcomes him into her clan and teaches him how to hunt, make tools, use animal skins and prepare and cook food . One day, when exploring a dark cave, the two friends come face to face with a terrifying bear. Will they escape?

      

Over the half term, we will also be learning:

  • MATHS – Addition and subtraction, multiplication and division
  • SCIENCE – Rocks
  • COMPUTING – Stop frame animation
  • HISTORY – Changes in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age
  • RE – Diwali
  • DT – Textiles - Creating a Stone Age puppet
  • PSHE – Living in the wider world
  • PE – Tennis and Dance
  • MFL – My body

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 Friday and tested the following Thursday. 

Key Dates for Autumn 2

 

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PE and Outdoor Learning

In the Autumn term, PE takes place on a Monday and Friday afternoon. PE kits consist of PLAIN black shorts or jogging bottoms, PLAIN white t-shirt, and trainers. 

This year, children will need to come to school in their school uniform and bring their PE kit to get changed into. Children will also need to bring their Outdoor Learning kit to get changed into with wellies in a separate bag.

 

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. Please sign their diary and add a comment. 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 as part of a dictation lesson, and these words form part of our English teaching for the week. A vital aspect of Maths is that the children have a secure recall of times tables so we ask that they spend some time each week on TT Rockstars practising these. We also have half-termly homework challenge grid to complete with children being rewarded for their efforts of going above and beyond by up-levelling to a bronze, silver or gold card!

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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 28th November 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about division and how we can divide by sharing and grouping. Children have used concrete resources such as cubes and counters to divide amounts and then linked this to their understanding of division. In English, children have continued their learning about explanation texts. They have been creating sentence with cause and effect conjunctions based on the model text, They have then started to box up their ideas for our own text about how to survive the Stone Age. Children have also started to make their stone age puppets. Children have...

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  • Week beginning 21st November 2022

    This week in maths, children started their learning on multiplication and division. Children have been identifying equal groups and exploring multiples of 2,5 and 10. In English, children have started their new unit of work about explanation texts. Children have rehearsed their new text all about how to make fire in the Stone Age. They have then identified features and linked their learning from our trip to write sentences using rainbow grammar. On Wednesday, children went on a school trip to Creswell Crags. Once we arrived, children took part in three activities. Activity 1 allowed children to...

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  • Week beginning 14th November 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using inverse operations to check answers and using RUCSAC to solve problems. In English, children have continued to explore setting descriptions and invented their own description. Children have planned, written and edited their work. They have also published this as part of their take care writing. This week, children have started to prepare for their trip to Creswell Crags. In our reading sessions, children have read a selection of information about the activities they will complete and...

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  • Ween beginning 14th November 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using inverse operations to check answers and using RUCSAC to solve problems. In English, children have continued to explore setting descriptions and invented their own description. Children have planned, written and edited their work. They have also published this as part of their take care writing. This week, children have started to prepare for their trip to Creswell Crags. In our reading sessions, children have read a selection of information about the activities they will complete and...

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  • Week beginning 31st October 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using column methods. Children have learnt about exchanging 10s and 100s to solve their questions. In English, children have started to learn about our new text, Stone Age Boy. Children have rehearsed the text using out story map to create actions to remember the story. Children have also focused on setting descriptions, writing their own about a cave and finding the features from different examples. To introduce our new history topic, children completed a Stone Age day. Children learnt about...

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  • Week beginning 10th October 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using a number line to subtract ones crossing 10 and 10s crossing hundreds. Children have now started to apply all their learning to adding numbers using columnar methods. In English, children have linked their learning about Black History Month and have independently completed their persuasive write about how to be a good ally. Children have then edited and compared their work to their ‘cold write’. Children have also published their work as part of our take care writing display. To...

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  • Week beginning 3rd October 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Take care of my work’ This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on adding 1s, 10s and 100s and began to look at adding 1s crossing 10. Children have applied their understanding of number lines to support them with this. In English, children have linked their learning about Black History Month and have started to create a persuasive text about how to be a good ally. Children have researched using the story ‘Little allies’ and created a box up plan for their persuasive write. To...

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  • Week beginning 26th September 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Take care of myself and others’ This week in maths, children have concluded their place value learning by counting in 50’s. Children applied their knowledge of the 5 times tables to identify how this could help them to count in 50’s. Additionally, children have started their new topic about addition and subtraction, focusing on number bonds to 10 and adding and subtracting 1s and 10s. In English, children have started to learn their new persuasive text about healthy eating. Children have used a story map to create actions to verbally...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 19th September 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Be Positive and Proud’ This week in maths, children have continued learning all about place value. We have been comparing and ordering numbers using dienes and place value counters In English, children have written their innovated version of our story, Flat Stanley. Children have completed a class write and independently written their own character description of Stanley. Children have worked very hard on this and have used their own original ideas to make the story more exciting for their reader. Children have also continued to develop...

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  • Week beginning 12th September 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Be Kind and Caring’ This week in maths, children have continued learning all about place value. We have been partitioning numbers to 1000 using base 10 in a variety of ways and writing the number sentences to match our representations. We have also started to look at using number lines to 1000. In English, children have continued their learning with Flat Stanley. We have been creating our own sentences with conjunctions and fronted adverbials. Children have then planned their innovated version by describing Stanley and started writing the...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 5th September 2022

    Children have settled in their new class and have approached each activity with enthusiasm and a smile on their face. This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Make everyone welcome’ This week in maths, children have been learning all about place value. We have been counting in 100’s and applying our learning to reasoning questions. Children have been using a range of resources such as place value counters and dienes to demonstrate their understanding. In English, children have been introduced to their new text, Flat Stanley. Children have been creating actions to remember the...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 28th November 2022

    This week in maths, children have been learning all about division and how we can divide by sharing and grouping. Children have used concrete resources such as cubes and counters to divide amounts and then linked this to their understanding of division. In English, children have continued their learning about explanation texts. They have been creating sentence with cause and effect conjunctions based on the model text, They have then started to box up their ideas for our own text about how to survive the Stone Age. Children have also started to make their stone age puppets. Children have...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 21st November 2022

    This week in maths, children started their learning on multiplication and division. Children have been identifying equal groups and exploring multiples of 2,5 and 10. In English, children have started their new unit of work about explanation texts. Children have rehearsed their new text all about how to make fire in the Stone Age. They have then identified features and linked their learning from our trip to write sentences using rainbow grammar. On Wednesday, children went on a school trip to Creswell Crags. Once we arrived, children took part in three activities. Activity 1 allowed children to...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 14th November 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using inverse operations to check answers and using RUCSAC to solve problems. In English, children have continued to explore setting descriptions and invented their own description. Children have planned, written and edited their work. They have also published this as part of their take care writing. This week, children have started to prepare for their trip to Creswell Crags. In our reading sessions, children have read a selection of information about the activities they will complete and...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 31st October 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using column methods. Children have learnt about exchanging 10s and 100s to solve their questions. In English, children have started to learn about our new text, Stone Age Boy. Children have rehearsed the text using out story map to create actions to remember the story. Children have also focused on setting descriptions, writing their own about a cave and finding the features from different examples. To introduce our new history topic, children completed a Stone Age day. Children learnt about...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 10th October 2022

    This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on using a number line to subtract ones crossing 10 and 10s crossing hundreds. Children have now started to apply all their learning to adding numbers using columnar methods. In English, children have linked their learning about Black History Month and have independently completed their persuasive write about how to be a good ally. Children have then edited and compared their work to their ‘cold write’. Children have also published their work as part of our take care writing display. To...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 3rd October 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Take care of my work’ This week in maths, children have continued with their addition and subtraction learning, focusing on adding 1s, 10s and 100s and began to look at adding 1s crossing 10. Children have applied their understanding of number lines to support them with this. In English, children have linked their learning about Black History Month and have started to create a persuasive text about how to be a good ally. Children have researched using the story ‘Little allies’ and created a box up plan for their persuasive write. To...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 26th September 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Take care of myself and others’ This week in maths, children have concluded their place value learning by counting in 50’s. Children applied their knowledge of the 5 times tables to identify how this could help them to count in 50’s. Additionally, children have started their new topic about addition and subtraction, focusing on number bonds to 10 and adding and subtracting 1s and 10s. In English, children have started to learn their new persuasive text about healthy eating. Children have used a story map to create actions to verbally...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 19th September 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Be Positive and Proud’ This week in maths, children have continued learning all about place value. We have been comparing and ordering numbers using dienes and place value counters In English, children have written their innovated version of our story, Flat Stanley. Children have completed a class write and independently written their own character description of Stanley. Children have worked very hard on this and have used their own original ideas to make the story more exciting for their reader. Children have also continued to develop...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 12th September 2022

    This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Be Kind and Caring’ This week in maths, children have continued learning all about place value. We have been partitioning numbers to 1000 using base 10 in a variety of ways and writing the number sentences to match our representations. We have also started to look at using number lines to 1000. In English, children have continued their learning with Flat Stanley. We have been creating our own sentences with conjunctions and fronted adverbials. Children have then planned their innovated version by describing Stanley and started writing the...

    Read More ...

  • Week beginning 5th September 2022

    Children have settled in their new class and have approached each activity with enthusiasm and a smile on their face. This week we have been focusing on the JC Promise ‘Make everyone welcome’ This week in maths, children have been learning all about place value. We have been counting in 100’s and applying our learning to reasoning questions. Children have been using a range of resources such as place value counters and dienes to demonstrate their understanding. In English, children have been introduced to their new text, Flat Stanley. Children have been creating actions to remember the...

    Read More ...

 

 

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