Week 7- 15th October
|English||This week, we will write our instructions for playtime games on the computer and edit and check them. We will also finish reading and following a set of instructions to make our fossil of a natural object.|
|Maths||Throughout the week, we will learn about adding and subtracting mentally, suing the whole-part model. More information about this is provided below.|
|Art||We will use metallic paints to complete our Egyptian artefacts to go on display. Furthermore, we will complete our Egyptian headdress with our own faces on! Miss Winwood will take pictures of our art work on our blog!|
|Science||Our focus will be to recognise that soils are made from rocks and organic matter.|
|Computing||When coding, we will be learning to introduce if statements.|
|PSHCE||We will continue to learn about how it feels to be happy, sad, scared or excited.|
|History||This week, we will use a timeline to locate the Egyptian civilisation.|
|Spellings||Please find our spellings for this week below.|
Spellings for Thursday 18th October
Week 6- 08th October 2018
|English||We are carrying on learning about instructions.|
|Maths||During our lessons we will focus on learning about mental addition.|
|Science||We will be going on a Geologist Rock Hunt to find rocks around our school environment.|
|Humanities||In History, we will create a timeline about the Ancient Egyptians.|
|PSHCE||We are learning about how it feels to be happy, scared, sad or excited, and can usually tell if other people are feeling these emotions.|
|Guided Reading||This week, we are focusing on our guided reading routine, which includes a pre-reading task and a follow up activity, once we have read with Miss Winwood.|
|Computing||We will learn to use repetition of demands, when coding.|
|Art||We will use our new Art supplies (including metallic paint) to create an Egyptian Headdress.|
Creating our own Fossil!
This week, we would love to create our own moulded fossil out of Plaster of Paris. Therefore, the children will need to please bring in a natural object (feather, bone, twigs, stones, etc.) to turn into a fossil! Please could they bring in their natural object for Thursday 11th October.
Our Rock Hunt around school
This week in Science, Year 3 have been Geologists as we went on a Rock Hunt to find different rocks around our school environment. We certainly found lots of fascinating rocks and recorded sketches and the location of where we found the rock. During our Rock Hunt, we used magnifying glasses and containers to keep our findings.
Week Five - week beginning 1st October
|English||During our lessons, we will be starting our new unit on instructions. We will aim to make instructions for games we can play during wet play times.|
|Maths||We will learn about mental fluency- addition, subtraction, inverse and fact families.|
|Science||This week, we be investigate and make observational sketches of rocks found around our school.|
|Computing||During computing this week, we will design and write a program that simulates a physical system.|
|History||We will focus on identifying reasons for the success of Ancient Egypt.|
|PSHCE||This week, we will learn about understanding how to make someone feel welcome and valued at school.|
Spellings for Thursday 11th October 2018
We have changed our timetable in Year 3, so that we can glue our spellings into our Homework Book to learn at home each week. Therefore, we will take our spellings home each Friday for the test on the following Thursday. They will also be available on the Blog weekly.
|English||During our lessons, we will link our History unit to create our own Ancient Egyptian diaries.|
|Maths||We will learn about estimation, lines of magnitude, rounding and measures.|
|Science||This week, we be learning to compare and group rocks by their physical properties.|
|Computing||During computing this week, we will design and write a program that accomplished a specific goal.|
|History||We will be developing our enquiry skills through investigating sources and generating our own questions about Ancient Egypt.|
|PSHCE||This week, we will focus on explaining how to do or start something new.|
In Maths, we have been learning through a variety of methods. One we particularly enjoy is to focus on using manipulatives to find an answer or to prove we have the right answer.
Here are some pictures of us, using our manipulatives.
Spellings for Friday 28th September
|English||This week, we are finishing our Adventure Story unit and writing our own version of Flat Stanley!|
|Maths||We are focusing on counting and place value.|
|Science||During our lesson, we will learn to compare and group rocks by appearance.|
|Reading||We will start our new information texts about Ancient Egypt.|
This week, our homework has been sent out with the children. This is due back every Wednesday. Homework books will be returned to the children on the Friday.
Reading Records will also be collected on a Friday and returned to children that day. Furthermore, should your child need to change their reading book, we will be changing these on a Friday morning.
Week beginning: 10th September 2018
|English||Our current English unit is 'Adventure Stories'. We will be learning about using adjectives to describe ancient Egyptian objects and settings.|
|Maths||We will be focusing on place value.|
|History||This week, we will be learning to develop inquiry skills by investigating sources, then generating our own questions we would like to find out.|
|Science||We will be starting our 'Rocks and Soils' unit and learning to compare and group rocks by their appearance and physical properties.|
|Topic||Ancient Egyptian Day on Thursday 13th September. At present, we require 2 additional adults for the morning and 2 additional adults for the afternoon.|
Ancient Egypt Day
On Thursday 13th September, Year 3 started our new topic with a bang! We had a fabulous day, which included making canonic jars, mummified pegs, writing on tomb walls, making clay scarabs. Please look in our bags we took home at the wonderful objects we created.
Thank you to all of the parents and staff, who volunteered their valuable time to help us have an unforgettable, immersive ancient Egypt experience.
Please see our pictures below from our day.
Welcome to Year 3.
Year 3 have had a fantastic week settling into our new classroom. We have started our new topic, Ancient Egyptians and we are enjoying our new book, Flat Stanley and the Great Egyptian Grave Robbery. Next week, we are looking forward to our Ancient Egyptian Day on Thursday 13th September (we need adult helpers so please let Miss Winwood or the office know if you can help).