On Monday 15th April 2019, Year 3 took participated in a Masterchef event. During previous lessons, we had to design and plan a healthy 3 course lunch meal. We also made bread in school, which was used during the Masterchef morning. Mrs Cohen helped to hand out awards after the event!
Miss Winwood, Miss Stubbs and Mr Wise would like to say a really big thank you to the parents for providing our ingredients, baking the bread at home and for cheering us on during the event. Also, thank you to the parents who helped to make the bread dough and to those who helped to clear up the hall after the event- it is very much appreciated by all of Year 3.
I will now attempt to upload the many photos from an excellent day in Year 3.
Maths learning at home
After discussing what parents can do to support their child at home with their Maths, I have uploaded some of the learning that we have been focusing on in school. The sheets also include screenshots of the strategies that we have been using.
Also, I have uploaded the document about what a Year 3 learner in Mathematics should be able to achieve.
Should you have any questions, please speak to myself of Miss Stubbs!
On Monday 25th March, Year 3 had a visit for Raheed. We had the opportunity to ask questions about his religion, Islam. We learn about prayer, the 5 pillars of Islam and the everyday life of a Muslim. Now, we will use the key information throughout the restroom the week during our English lessons.
Year 3 would like to say a big thank you to Raheed for teaching us!
Week beginning: 25th March 2019
|English||We will be learning about Islam and producing our own sets of Instructions. On Monday, we will have a visitor who worships the religion of Islam. We will be given the opportunity to ask questions to gain an understanding of the similarities and differences between Islam and Judaism.|
|Maths||This week, we will be learning to use short multiplication to multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers.|
|Science||We will have 2 lessons this week focusing on exploring the requirements of plants for life and growth. The second lesson will be identifying and describing the functions of different parts of flowering plants.|
|PSHCE||We will be learning about different types of families and who to go to for help and support.|
|Computing||During Computing, we will be learning about different methods of communication as well as, opening and responding to an email.|
|PE||We are focusing on balancing during our Gymnastics lessons.|
Week beginning 18th March 2019
This week, the whole school has Science Week, which is based on the book FArTHER. We will have science every afternoon this week (except for JS and Ivrit). During science, we will have practical learning everyday, where we will focus on planning fair tests, making careful observations, writing conclusions and asking relevant scientific questions.
During English, we will use the book to text map the key events in the story, role play different viewpoints and write our own diary entry as if we are one of the main characters.
In Maths, we will be learning to multiply multiples of 10 by single digits. Then we will be moving onto multiplying 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using the regrouping method.
Please keep an an eye out for our blog to see our learning during Science Week.
Spellings for Thursday 7th March 2019
Group spellings for Thursday 7th March 2019
Week beginning: 4th March 2019
|English||During The Iron Man unit, we will be learning to punctuate direct speech and using the “show, don’t tell” strategy to hook our reader into our writing.|
|Maths||We will be adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.|
|Science||We are starting our new unit on Plants. We investigate ideal conditions for plant growth.|
|Computing||We will be designing our questionnaires on the laptops.|
During DT, we will design a questionnaire about healthy lunch and ask children around the school.
|Art||This week, we will finish our Stonehenge art work, which will be displayed in school.|
|Humanities||We will be learning about the key locations during the Stone to Iron ages.|
Week beginning: 25th February 2019
|English||We are starting our new unit on The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. This week, we will learn to use similes and metaphors to upskill our writing.|
|Maths||In maths, we are learning to compare and order fractions with the same denominator. We are also focusing on learning to explore equivalent fractions.|
|Guided Reading||We will start new books this half term. We have a range of fiction books, including Ronald Dahl and Micheal Morphogo.|
|Science||This week, we will finish our Light and Dark unit. We will investigate what happens to shadows.|
|DT||We are starting our healthy lunch unit. This week we will focus on what makes a healthy meal, researching healthy lunch recipes. On Friday afternoon, we will have the opportunity to have a bread tasting session, where we will analyse and compare different breads for our healthy lunch.|
|Computing||As well as focusing on researching healthy lunch options, we will also learn about emails and communication methods.|
Spellings for Friday 15th February 2019
Spellings for Friday 15th January 2019
Spellings for Friday 8th February 2019
Spellings for Friday 8th February 2019
Week beginning: 4th February 2019
|English||In English, we will write up our own stories based on The Stone Age Boy. Then we will start our new unit about poetry.|
|Maths||This week, we will be learning about fractions.|
|Science||We will learn how to keep our eyes safe from sunlight.|
|Computing||We will finish our final touch typing session.|
|PE||In hockey, we will learn to counter attack in groups of 5 against a goalie and 2 defenders.|
|History||We will compare and contrast different homes from the Stone Age period.|
|PSHCE||This week, we will learn and make posters on the Underwear Rule. More information can be found using the link. https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/underwear-rule/
Week beginning: 28th January
|English||This week, we will write our own versions of The Stone Age Boy.|
|Maths||We will learn to solve worded multiplication and division problems.|
|PSHCE||We will be focusing on different strategies linked to our Zones of Regulation.|
|History||This week, we will put events into a timeline.|
|PE||During our lesson, we will learn different passes in hockey.|
|Computing||We will learn to increase our fluency when touch typing.
|English||This week, we are starting our new unit on adventure stories. The book we are focusing on is The Stone Age Boy.|
|Maths||We will learn focus on multiplication and arrays.|
|Science||On Wednesday, we will start our Light and Dark topic.|
|PSHCE||We will be focusing on setting ourselves challenging goals.|
|DT||During the focus, we will evaluate our canopic jars.|
|Computing||This half term, we will be learning about touch typing.|
What does Maths look like in Year 3?
Please find the attached document below about the learning intentions of the Year 3 Maths curriculum. Also, for examples of calculations, that we teach in Year 3 (and other years), please look at the document attached below.
If you have any questions, please ask!
Week beginning: 31st December and 7th January 2019
This week, we are learning about poetry.
|Maths||Our focus will be about the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.|
|DT||We will have a DT day on Wednesday 9th January where we will finish our Ancient Egypt topic by planning, making and evaluating canonic jars.|
|Stone Age to Iron Age Day||On Tuesday 8th January, we will be having our Stone Age day. We are looking forward to starting our topic off with a bang!|
|Guided Reading||We are focusing on our reading fluency by reading a text in 60 seconds. We will focus on building up our fluency when reading independently.|
This week, we finished our magnet topic and choose our own questions to investigate. Below is a few pictures from our investigations!
Week beginning: 17th December 2018
|English, RE and Art||We will be learning about the Christmas Story. By the end of the week we will have made a religious Christmas Card with a poem inside to go home!|
|Maths||This week, we are learning about perimeter.|
|Science||On Tuesday afternoon, we will be completing our final session about magnets. We will choose our own question to investigate and design our own experiment to answer the question.|
|Art||On Wednesday afternoon, we will complete our final art session of the year. During the session, we will complete our own life-sized sarcophagus to take home!|
|Swimming||Just a reminder that we have swimming on Wednesday 19th December.|
|Humanities||This week, we will complete our geography unit on rivers and our history topic about Ancient Egypt.|
Week beginning: 10th December 2018
|English||We are planning, writing and improving our non-chronological reports on rivers.|
|Maths||This week, we are learning about 2D shapes, including drawing, making, sorting and describing irregular and regular polygons.|
|Science||We will learn to observe and predict poles on magnets. On Tuesday, we will also be measuring magnetic forces.|
|Humanities||On Wednesday, we will be learning about pyramids and comparing and explaining the ancient Egyptians achievements.|
|PSHCE||On Friday, we will learn to use peaceful problem solving to solve conflicts.|
|English||We will be continuing our topic on During this unit, we will be learning to make notes, use prepositions to describe position and using conjunctions to add reason and cause.|
|Maths||This week, we will be learning about angles, including right angles and angles that are greater than or less than a right angle.|
|Science||Last week, we had a letter from The Toy Centre, asking us to help them improve their car game. We hope to hear from The Toy Centre again! This week, we will investigate and observe how magnets attract some materials.|
|History||We will explain and evaluate the Ancient Egyptian religion and describe a number of Egyptian artefacts.|
|PSHCE||During our lesson, we will explain what happens to us when we get angry or upset.|
|Computing and Geography||We will identify a range of rural and urban features of a river.|
Week beginning: 26th November 2018
|English||We will finish our newspaper report. Then we will start our new unit on non chronological reports on rivers.|
|Maths||We will learn about statistics, in particular bar charts.|
|Science||On Tuesday, we will finish our permeable soil experiment. On Wednesday, we will start our new science topic on Magnets and Forces.|
|Computing||This week, we will use the ipads in Maths to create bar charts.|
|History||We will be making a timeline showing the Ancient Egypt period.|
|Geography||During Geography this week, we will be learning to identify a range of rural and urban features of a river.|
|Assembly||Please join us at 9 am on Wednesday 28th November for our class assembly.|
Week beginning: 19th November 2018
|English||We will be planning, writing and evaluating our Newspaper Report for when Howard Carter discovered the tomb of King Tutankhamen.|
|Maths||This week, we will learn about problem solving using bar models.|
|Science||During our final lesson of this unit, we will plan and predict a soil investigation about permeable soils.|
|Computing||During our final session on coding, we will learn to create our own timers for a game.|
|Geography||We will be learning about the water cycle.|
|Assembly||Year 3 will have time to learn our assembly.|
Spellings for Thursday 22nd November 2018
Miss Stubbs' Spelling group:
Miss Winwood's Spelling group:
Week commencing: 12th November 2018
|English||In English, we will be writing a recount as if we are discovering a rather famous pharaoh's tomb!|
|Maths||We will learn about the formal written method (column) when subtracting.|
|Science||This week, we have asked the children to bring in a 50g sample of soil from home or their local area and 3 identical plastic bottles to investigate.|
|Computing||In Coding, we will learn to explain how to debug a program.|
|Geography||We will be using geographical vocabulary to describe what happens to rainfall.|
|Art||This week, we will make our Egyptian headdress using a photo of our face for the centre piece!|
|PSHCE||We will be giving and receiving compliments.|
We have certainly had lots of fun learning about Anti-bullying Week. This week, we have been learning about the text "Is It Because?" and using this as our focus point in English. We have also looked at literary bullies including The Trunchball and Sir Hawara. Our English focus was to use conjunctions to join two sentences together. Can Year 3 remember the two types of conjunctions we have been learning about this week?
In Maths, we have focused on using the formal written method (also known as column method) to add. To start, we have been drawing the calculations to investigate what happens when we need to exchange 10 ones to 1 ten. On Friday, we focused on exchanging 10 tens for 1 hundred. Our Maths brains have been well and truly tested this week!
During Anti-bullying week, we have had different PSHCE lessons about bullying and standing up to bullying. Please ask your children about this week!
Black History Week
Week beginning: 22nd October 2018
|English||During our lessons, we will be learning performance poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah. Then we will write our own versions of his famous poems.|
|Maths||We will focus on subtraction and different mental methods. Then we will move onto learning about written formal method of addition.|
On Wednesday afternoon, we will work with Year 2 to create our own Kente cloth using ink printing.
|On Monday, we will have a Drumming workshop. Pictures will follow.|
|History||We will be learning about Black History Month and events that have changed the world.|
|Guided Reading||We will be reading texts about famous black people from History.|
During Black History Week, we have been learning about poetry by Benjamin Zephaniah. We created our own versions of the poem Rap Connected. Please watch our performances below!
Watford Inclusion Workshop
On Tuesday 23rd October, we took part in an inclusion workshop with Watford Football Club. We learnt about different disabilities and what we can do to include everybody during sports and everyday life. During our workshop, we designed our own inclusive games people could play at break time and we had the opportunity to wear partially sighted lenses to play football.
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).