Welcome to Year 3
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Have a look at our Blogs below to see some of the exciting things we have done in Year 3
Week ending 6th October 2017
Welcome back, and we hope that you enjoy reading our update!
Once again, we have been working very hard in all areas of the curriculum, and here are just some of the things that we have been getting up to…
English: After writing our final version of a Report, we started a new unit of work based on stories written by the same author. We loved the text ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole’, and can’t for it to be placed in our familiar reader box, so that we can all enjoy it in our own reading time. We have been looking at the images and the language that has been used. Michael Foreman writes some super stories, and his illustrations are beautiful to look at.
Maths: We have been working hard to learn the expanded column method, and will hopefully be able to use it with out addition. It has helped using place value counters…we can see how much each digit is worth before finding the total.
RE: Miss Jones was very impressed with how everyone was able to find countries from around the world on the map, and read about how they celebrate Harvest. It was tricky but interesting.
Collective Worship: One of our most important times of the day is Collective Worship, and on Tuesday and Thursday, we have ours in class instead of the hall. Everyone sits so quietly and enjoys the story…we love finding out if the story is true or fictional. T.J is our D.J and helps with the music, so that we can sing our favourite hymns.
Music: Ukulele is still our focus in music, and we are learning new notes and songs each week. Mr Stewart is very proud of how much effort is being put in.
Happiness Club: It was our last session this week, and the children have enjoyed learning new skills to help feel happy when time get tough. We will continue to use the skills taught.
Dojos: It was lovely to see all the children spend their dojos…everyone works very hard to earn them, and deserves a reward for doing so…keep up the hard work!
Thank you taking the time to read our blog, and we will update you again very soon.
Week ending 8th September 2017
Welcome Bloggers to our very first Year Three blog!
Wow…what a busy first week that we have had in Year Three, settling into our new classroom and getting to know our new teachers. Everyone has tried really hard to be a grown-up, and independent learner, making Miss Jones and Mr Stewart go home with a big smile on their faces. Keep up the hard work!
In the first few days, time was spent setting the rules and expectations for the rest of the year, learning the new routine and timetable of being in Key Stage Two, and doing activities to help everyone get to know each other. It has been tricky work, but everyone has tried their best.
On Friday, it was the first Eucharist of the school year, and it was interesting to learn the new prayers and worship. Father Harry was very pleased with how well Year Three adapted to the new worship.
Try, try, and try again is what we are working on, and we are going to start learning the new Year Three curriculum next week. We look forward to updating you on some of our new learning.
Thank you for reading our first blog.
Week ending 16th June 2017
Thank you for taking the time to read our blog. Please read on to find out what we have been upto over the last two weeks.
English: We have been following the journey of a river and writing a recount of the different stages. It was tricky work, but we worked hard to find out what we needed to write a good recount, and used all the features to help us.
Maths: What time is it? It’s time to learn the the time! We have been learning to read the time on digital and analogue clocks, and working out time intervals. We have also done some symmetrical work linking to our science week.
Science Week: What a super week we had, learning about Thomas Eddison and what he was famous for. We loved getting the circuit equipment out, and becoming expert electricians.
Topic: We are finishing off our topic on rivers by creating artwork using watercolours. Our work will be displayed around school for all to see.
RE: After learning about The Ten Commandments, we are now going to start a unit of work on what Jesus taught us. We are all getting very good and thinking deeper and explaining our opinions.
PE: Nearly time for sports day, so we have been practising our skills ready to use them. Last week we worked on our throwing and catching skills. Everyone tried really hard to score points and hit their target.
Once again, thank you for reading our blog and we look forward to updating you again soon.
Week ending 26th May 2017
We have made it to the end of summer one with lots of hard work having been done. Please take a read and enjoy finding out what we have been learning.
We have been busy learning the life skill of being able to measure using different units. Measuring furniture, height and feet. Everyone did a super job and understood how important it is to know how to measure.
We have been drafting, editing and writing our own story endings. We had to think about the grammar that we have been taught, using inverted commas for speech and using lots of detail to keep the reader interested.
Thinking about The Ten Commandments that God sent us, we have been ordering them in how important we think they should be. We were even thinking about new Commandments for the 21st century.
We have been thinking about looking after our rivers and how to stop pollution. Lots of activities can cause pollution so we designed posters to encourage people to look after rivers and God’s creatures that live in and around them.
Miss Jones and Mrs Andrews would like to thank all our children and their families for working hard over the past half-term, and wish everyone an enjoyable break.
Week ending 12th May 2017
Thank you for taking the time to read our class blog. We have been very busy and learning lots of new skills.
In Maths, we have been learning new life skills by adding and subtracting money, measuring capacity and the lengths of rivers from around the world.
In English, we have been learning how to use inverted commas and planning to write a new story ending. Next week we will write our story endings, using all our new grammar skills.
In RE, we have been learning the Ten Commandments that God sent us. We had to think carefully about the order in which we thought they should be in. Miss Jones let us argue about our choices.
SWIMMING….everyone made sooooooooo much progress and Miss Jones thinks that we all did a super job….KEEP UP THE SWIMMING until next time!!!
In Topic, we have been learning about rivers from around the world, and we made a bar graph to show which river was the shortest and longest…The River Amazon was the longest.
Guided Reading and Grammar is becoming a favourite of ours, because we learn lots of new skills and are getting very good at using them.
Lots of Dojos are being earned for the SUPER hard work in Year 3 😊
Week ending 28th April 2017
We have all returned from our holidays refreshed and ready to learn for the summer term.
In maths, we have been doing ratio and enjoyed sorting lego and cereal. We also made milkshakes using different ingredients.
In English, we have been reading Dolphin Boy and The Sandman and the Turtles to help us with our writing skills. We have been working on our grammar and types of words in a sentence…tricky work for Year 3.
Our new topic is all about Water…take a look at our pictures of the water cycle using lego and we know a new song about river formation to the tune of James Bay – Hold Back the River.
In RE, we are learning to understand which rules to follow and we had fun making up our own rules.
In PE, we have been very brace and started our swimming lessons. Some of us have even started to swim without a float. Miss Jones and Mrs Andrews are very proud.
We look forwards to updating you soon.
Week ending 17th March 2017
Thank you again for reading our blog.
We’ve had a busy few weeks and have lots of things to update you on.
On Tuesday, we went on a class trip to The Story Barn, and it was great fun. Lots of imaginative activities were done through storytelling and artwork. The sun shone for us in the afternoon and we had a lovely walk through the park listening to stories.
In school, we have been working hard in all lessons and trying to improve our listening skills. Miss Jones and Mrs Andrews are helping us to learn new skills in all lessons. In RE, we have been learning about Lent and the events that happened. In English, we have been learning about Greek myths and writing letters, diaries and stories. In Maths, we have been doing lots of work on fractions and turns. In PE, we are working on a danced themed on Theseus and the Minotaur and in topic we have been doing a timeline about Ancient Greece.
We had fun baking with Fairtrade products and our chocolate brownies went down a treat as we sold out within minutes.
Thank you for taking the time to read our blog.
Week ending 3rd March 2017
It’s been another busy week, with lots of new and exciting learning.
In English, we have been writing a diary extract in the role of Daedalus and Icarus.
In Maths, we have been working on fractions of a number and working very hard using counters to help.
It was Mardi Gras on Tuesday, we dressed up and did lots of fun activities relating to Nice in France.
In RE and collective worship we have been thinking about Holy week and endurance. We look forward to our class assembly this half term.
Thank you for reading,
Week ending 10th February 2017
Once again, thank you for taking the time to check out what we have been up to in Year 3!
What a couple of weeks we have had…working very hard on our end of term assessments and finishing off our topic with a trip to Liverpool Museum.
Miss Jones was very proud of how hard we tried in our assessments and the results proved that we had remembered lots of our learning from Spring term one.
Liverpool museum was very interesting, and we got hands on with Stone, Bronze and Iron Age artefacts. Take a look at our pictures on the website.
Sign language is something that we use in class, and are very proud to be taking part in Sign 2 Sing to raise money for charity. The video will hopefully be uploaded for you all to see very soon.
Year 3 wish everyone a relaxing half-term break and look forward to updating you on our new learning next term.
Week ending 27th January 2017
We have been working very hard and enjoying learning new skills in all areas of the curriculum.
English – We have been writing Celtic poems and Iron Age Fact Files. Everybody enjoyed performing poems and sharing new facts.
Maths – Angles, angles and more angles. It has been tricky work but we now know what an acute, obtuse and reflex angle is. We even looked at parallel and perpendicular lines.
Creative Curriculum – WOW…what fun we have had designing and making our very own Stone Age hunting tool. We had a visit from Wicked Workshop on Friday and great fun was had acting and learning new facts.
Religious Education – We have been looking at Christian artwork and how we can reflect our feeling through art. We will be producing our own artwork and will hopefully share some pictures with you next time.
P.E – A Stone Age dance is in the making and we are looking forward to recording and sharing on our blog. Keep an eye out on our next blog.
Thank you for taking the time to read what we have been up to in Year 3.
Week ending 13th January 2017
Dear Parents and Carers,
Happy New Year and thank you for taking the time to read our blog.
We have settled in nicely after Christmas and are working hard in all areas of the curriculum.
Our new topic is Tribal Tales and we are enjoying learning new facts about the stone, bronze and Iron Age.
In our English lesson, we read Stig of the Dump and thoroughly enjoyed it, we even wrote our own chapter for the story. This week, we have linked our English to our creative curriculum by creating a fact file on the Bronze Age. Using the iPads was great fun.
In Maths, we have been working on acute, obtuse and right angles. Investigating using sticks was tricky work but everyone had a good try.
On Thursday, some of our grown-ups joined us for reading morning in class. It was lovely to see everyone enjoying reading together.
Thank you again for taking the time to read our blog and we will update you again soon.
Week ending 4th November 2016
Thank you for taking the time to read our Year 3 blog.
After a well earned rest, we came back to school ready to learn and started our new topic of Urban Pioneers. Lots of new learning has already taken place in the form of research, map work, questionnaires, artwork and writing.
In Maths, Miss Jones is very pleased with our progress and we are working on addition and subtraction methods to help us solve tricky challenges.
Our job leaders have changed and everybody is showing super teamwork in and around the school. It is lovely to see the children helping and being independent members of the school.
We look forward to updating you again soon.
Week ending 30th September 2016
What a busy time we have been having in year 3…
In English, we have been looking at leaflets and writing our own based on predatory plants. We enjoyed researching the different plants and writing lots of interesting facts.
In Maths, we have started using place value to help us add and subtract. It’s been tricky work but we are trying very hard to remember the new skills.
In RE, we have been learning about Sukkot and how they build a sukkah to celebrate harvest. Talk with your children about what they know and you will be amazed at what they have remembered.
In topic, we had fun with the robots by programming them around the grid, trying not to bump into the predators. It was fun working as a team to put the right directions in. Everyone worked really hard.
Thank you for reading our blog and we look forward to updating you soon.
Week ending 16th September 2016
Welcome to our very first blog of 2016-17 in year 3.
We have been settling into Key Stage 2 and getting used to the new routine. Our first week was spent getting to know our classroom rules and working hard to learn new expectations.
In our second week, we started work on the year 3 curriculum and getting on full timetable. It was tricky work but we are trying our very best and showing how grown up we are in key stage 2.
In maths, we have been learning place value and solving challenges…we even managed to complete five challenges in one lesson!
In English, we have enjoyed learning about events that have happened and writing a recount using the different features. Linking English to our predator topic really helped us and everyone was fully engaged.
In creative lessons, we have had a focus on science learning food chains and grouping animals.
Thank you for reading and we will update you again soon.
Week ending 08th July 2016
Well…it is that time of year when the children are all tired out from all of their hard work and the teachers are sad to see them leave. Year 3 have done us proud this year and have achieved lots in such a short time.
Over the last few weeks, we have been filling the gaps in our learning before we go to year 4 and enjoying lots of creative curricular lessons too.
We had a cultural week with our class focusing on Spain. We did some super Picasso artwork and Spanish dancing in the hall.
Lego Education was a firm favourite with year 3 and they tried very hard to build a new sports stadium for Haydock. The children produced some great newspaper reports on their Lego Stadiums.
As it is our last blog, we would like to wish everyone a happy and safe summer. We look forward to updating you in the new term.
Thanks for reading,
From the Year 3 Superstars x
Forgot to mention our successful Enterprise win…well done to all and top marks for a fabulous money making idea!
Week ending 24th June 2016
Thank you for spending some time to see what we have been up to over the past few weeks in a Year 3.
Last week, we worked very hard on our geographical skills, looking at aerial images of landscape that would be a good place to dig for historic evidence. We were very good at finding the reasons to why some areas are better than others.
As part of our enterprise week, we have been working hard to get our business up and running. It’s been tricky as we’ve never been entrepreneurs before. We have been put into teams and are working on marketing and advertising our ideas. We hope that you will support us in making lots of money for our chosen charity.
Thank you for visiting and we look forward to updating you soon.
Week ending 10th June 2016
Thank you for spending some of your time to read our blog. We have been very busy settling into the new term after a week of beautiful sunshine.
In our first week we have been singing with our music teacher and some of us even had a go at solo singing.
We have started our new topic called Tribal Tales. It’s all about the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. We are looking forward to being great Historians and finding out lots of new facts.
Before half term, we had a super time celebrating the Queen’s birthday with a special visit from the Mayor. We made our own kites and enjoyed flying them on the field.
We look forward to updating you soon when we are further into our learning.
Thank you again for reading.
Week ending 20th May 2016
Over the past two weeks, we have been working very hard in all areas of the curriculum and are thoroughly enjoying our new topic on Predators.
In Maths, we have been measuring using different units and had fun with meters and centimetres.
In English, we created some wonderful haiku poems using the chatterpix app to enhance our use of ICT(some children even got to take their work to Mrs. Holmes).
We were very lucky to have a visit from the chicks that Reception had been looking after. Everybody was brave enough to have a hold and say hello.
In topic, we have been learning about predatory plants and insects. Everybody has worked had to research and learn new facts….we even learnt some high school work in our plant session. We had fun on the playground, programming the ProBots to travel around a map without bumping into a dangerous predator.
We hope that you have enjoyed reading our very first blog and look forward to updating you very soon.
Please click on the link to watch our Dance in PE
Smoothie Making 1st April 2016
Toga Party – 12 February 2016
Have a look at our pictures of our Toga Party