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Clore Shalom School

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Year 3

Week beginning: 10th December 2018

Lesson Learning 
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. 
   

How To Solve A Maths Problem Using The Bar Model From Singapore | Maths - No Problem!

One of the aims of the English National Curriculum for Maths is that pupils can solve problems by applying their knowledge to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Week beginning: 3rd December 2018
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. 
   

Chanukah Learning Day

Thank you for our presents! We are looking forward to using them.

Thank you for our presents! We are looking forward to using them. 1
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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:

Mild

Young

Touch

Tough

Rough

Should

Medium

cousin

Double

Couple

Enough

Country

Hot

Trouble

Courage

Flourish

Nourish

Encourage

 

Miss Winwood's Spelling group:

Mild

love

some

done

honey

come

Medium

above

money

mother

brother

worry

Hot

young

touch

tough

rough

should

 

 

We got to use the microscopes to see the soil (and other sources) magnified by 10

Here is our soil science investigation 19 hours later...

Shaking our soil samples for 30 seconds to make our investigation a fair test

Shaking our soil samples for 30 seconds to make our investigation a fair test 1
Shaking our soil samples for 30 seconds to make our investigation a fair test 2
Shaking our soil samples for 30 seconds to make our investigation a fair test 3
Shaking our soil samples for 30 seconds to make our investigation a fair test 4

What happens to rainfall?

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. 

 

Anti-bullying Week

 

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! 

Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week

Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week 1
Odd Socks for Anti-Bullying Week 2

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.
Art 

On Wednesday afternoon, we will work with Year 2 to create our own Kente cloth using ink printing. 

Drumming

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.

 

Performance Poetry

 

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!

Rap Super Learners

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Rap Super Learners

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Rap Exercise

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Rap Fun

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Rap Friendship

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Rap of Life

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Rap Respect

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Rap Equality

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Rap Respect

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Rap Friendship

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Rap Shooting Stars

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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. 

African Drumming Workshop

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We had lots of fun during our African drumming workshop.

Watch us work in groups to drum

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Watch our fabulous African drumming

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African drumming

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African drumming

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African drumming

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African drumming

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Daily Exercise

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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. 

 

Art: painting our Egyptian Staff

Spellings for Thursday 18th October 

Mild

arrive

fruit

often

group

build

Medium

breath

breathe

circle

guard

popular

Hot 

height 

bicycle

believe

through

opposite

 

Whole part model for regrouping when adding and subtracting

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. 

Rock Hunt!

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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. 

 

Mild

vein

they

obey

grey

prey 

 

Medium

eight

weigh

neigh

eighth 

veil

 

Hot

neighbour

beige

reign

sleigh

freight 

Week Four 

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. 

 

Maths

 

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. 

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Spellings for Friday 28th September

Mild Medium Hot

saw

sore

to

too

two

meet 

meat

bury 

berry

their

they're

piece

peace

brake

break

 

Week Three

 

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. 
   

 

Homework

 

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. 

Homework grid for Autumn 1

Week 2

Week beginning: 10th September 2018

Subject  Learning
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. 

Chesed - Our New School Rules

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Can you guess which school rule we are demonstrating in our acting?

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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).  

 

 

 

 

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