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Year 3 – Amber and Vermilion

Welcome to Year 3.

Our Teachers are Miss Hind and Miss Gardiner and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Parikh, Mrs Saglam, Mrs Pasarica and Miss Rayside.

  • Homework

    Homework

    We will be sending homework home in a two weekly cycle. The date the homework will be discussed with the children will be identified followed by a description of the task. A maths challenge will also be included as a verbal fun task; this does not need to be recorded.

    Homework 21st June 2019

    Science: In Science, we have been learning about light and dark. Can you create a fact file explaining what you know about light and dark? It can include pictures, diagrams and annotations. See if you can find out a surprising fact and add it as a ‘did you know?’ box.

    Maths task: At different times throughout the day, tell an adult the exact time. GFG- Can you identify the time digitally or in 24 hour time?

  • Boudicca’s revolting!

    This week in English, we’ve been building up to describing a setting, using a scene from the story of Boudicca’s revolt. We created collages as inspiration and used expanded noun phrases in our final piece.

    In maths, we’ve been continuing with time, looking at telling the time. 12 and 24 hour clocks, and learning about Roman numerals.

    We have a very exciting project we’re working on in art! We’re lucky enough to have a talented parent helping us to create our own Celtic designs. We can’t wait to show you the final piece!

     

  • TIME for maths!

    Last week, Year 3 focused on telling the time in maths. We looked at o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. We discussed analogue and digital times and used the skills we learnt to answer word problems. We’re going to carry on with time this week.

    In Literacy, we wrote descriptions of Boudicca. We used our knowledge from our play to inform our descriptions and focused on including expanded noun phrases.

    In Science, we’re beginning to learn about Light and Dark. We looked at sources of natural and man made light. Some were tricky- did you know that the moon isn’t a light source? We discussed reflection and items that are transparent, translucent and opaque.

  • Homework

    Homework

    We will be sending homework home in a two weekly cycle. The date the homework will be discussed with the children will be identified followed by a description of the task. A maths challenge will also be included as a verbal fun task; this does not need to be recorded.

    Friday 07th June 2019

    English: This week in English, we have been looking at the free verse poem ‘The Magic Box’ by Kit Wright. Write your own free verse poem.

    Remember: A free verse poem can tell a story, describe a subject or explain an emotion. There are no rhymes but you may find other poetic devices such as alliteration, similes, imagery and personification. Lines can be sentences, phrases or single letters.

    Maths challenge: Say the eight times tables before you go to bed every night.

     

    Friday 14th June 2019

    Maths: We have been exploring time. Answer the questions related to days of the week, months of the year etc and read/write the time on an analogue clock.

    Maths challenge: Say the eight times tables in eight different yoga positions five times this week.

     

    Please can we have homework books by Wednesday 19th 2019

  • Enjoy your half term!

    What a great last week we’ve had!

    In English, we’ve been writing leaflets for our persuasive writing unit. We designed a sunhat, planned the leaflet and then spent some time creating the leaflet on the Chrome books, which we really enjoyed! We’ve used lots of persuasive language throughout, included pictures and we edited and improved our work carefully.

    In maths, we’ve been looking at division using the bar model. We’ve solved word problems using bar models and have included our times table knowledge to help us when dividing.

    We had a performance this week, which we really had fun working on. The children learnt their lines well and brought in some fantastic costumes- thank you parents for your help and cooperation! The singing was excellent and we were impressed with the final performance- well done Year 3! We appreciate you coming to watch our play.

    As well as all of this, we’ve also had Sustainable week! We’ve recorded who walked or scooted to school and discussed why being sustainable is so important- lots of children are beginning to think really carefully about our environment and how they can help it, which is great to see. Throughout the week, children brought in recyclable/reusable materials and then we worked on ‘Jazzing up Junk!’ Year 3’s aim was to create games from the junk that we could play during wet play time. The games that they created were fantastic and we are proud of their hard work. Have a look below to see some of their creations.

    All in all, a very busy week! A rest is well deserved- please relax and enjoy yourselves over the holiday.

  • Celtic Harmony Trip

    This week we’ve had an exciting and busy week; practising our performance, working hard (as always!) and going on our class trip! We had a fantastic day at Celtic Harmony and learnt a lot about the way the Celts lived. We can’t wait to learn more about it after the half term!

    In Maths, we have been looking at division by sharing and grouping, solving word problems using these methods.

    In English, we’ve been looking at persuasive writing and creating our own persuasive leaflet. We also created posters using persuasive language based around the sun as a hero or villain- these are going up on display in the shared area, so be sure to have a look at them!

  • What we did the week before!

    Last week in maths we looked at scaling numbers by ten identifying patterns, while in English we explored the features of persuasive texts. In PE we have been exploring our own game ideas that involve earning points as well as losing some.

  • Homework

    Friday 10th May 2019

    Play: Everyone should know their lines for the year 3 performance. Please practise these focusing on projecting the voice rather than shouting. Remember to make your lines clear and if you tend to rush through them, slow it down so that everyone can hear what you are saying.

    Maths challenge: Ttrockstars

    Friday 17th May 2019

    St Alban’s Sustainable Week: In English we have been looking at different persuasive texts. Create a persuasive poster that encourages people to jazz up their junk rather than throw it away.

    Remember: Features include facts, opinions, questions, positive persuasive language and sentence starters, present tense.

    Maths challenge: Say your eight times tables while completing five different activities i.e. shopping, riding your bike, playing at the park, blowing bubbles.

    Please can we have homework books by Friday 24th May 2019.

  • Problem solving

    This week in English the children have started to write their own Celtic Tales while in maths they have been adding and subtracting fractions. Some pupils used trial and error to complete a fraction square, however nobody was able to solve it. Can you?

  • Homework

    We will be sending homework home in a two weekly cycle. The date the homework will be discussed with the children will be identified followed by a description of the task. A maths challenge will also be included as a verbal fun task, this does not need to be recorded.

    Friday 26th April 2019

    Play: Everyone should have their lines for the year 3 performance. Please learn them this week. We will be beginning our practices next week and it would be amazing if most of you could say your lines without support by the end of the week. Good luck with the challenge!

     

    Maths challenge: Ttrockstars

    Friday 03rd May 2019

    Maths: We have been exploring fractions. This week there will be two tasks, you can choose to do one of them or if you’re feeling like red snake complete both.

    • Create your own fraction wall, make it bright and colourful. Can you identify any equivalent fractions?
    • Solve some fraction problems. Use the problem sheet that will be sent home.

    Maths challenge: Find a pattern for the eight times tables.

    Please can we have homework books by Friday 10th May 2019.