Year 3


Fractions, Instructions and Stone Age life

In our history lessons, we have been continuing our work on life in the Stone Age: ask us about the four different types of Stone Age house! Miss Haynes and Mr Shaw have been really impressed at all the amazing models of Stonehenge that you have been bringing in.

Our focus for the week in Maths has been fractions: we have been looking at comparing fractions with different denominators and how to start putting them in order. Ask us what we’ve learnt about numerators and denominators!

Meanwhile, in English we have been learning about instructions and how to write our own instructions for different Stone Age activities. To help us do this, we have been looking at a range of different instructions (including recipes!). We have also been acting out different activities to help us write our instructions.

 

Rocks, scaling and descriptive writing

On Monday, we went to Fulham Cemetery to look at all the different types of rock that are used to make gravestones. We learnt about granite, marble, sandstone and limestone – and all the different ways that they age and weather. While we were there, we looked at a war memorial, and learnt about the Armistice and Remembrance Day.

Meanwhile, in Maths we have been solving division problems. We have started looking at scaling numbers up and down this week, using the grid method and empty number lines to help us. Ask us about the great work we’ve been doing with recipes!

In our writing, we have been describing settings and characters. We have been looking in particular at the Stone Age, and how we could describe the people and their lifestyles. We used drama to help us think about what life was like at this time and to give us ideas for our writing. Did you know that people in the Stone Age made their clothes out of the skins of animals that they had hunted?

Welcome Back!

We were very glad to see everyone again after half term. We have already started working on our new book, ‘Stone Age Boy’, which is about a boy who travels back in time (or does he?). We have been thinking about different ways to retell the story, and learning more about the history of the Stone Age.

We’ve started a new topic in Maths too: division. We have been using grouping and empty number lines to work out the answers to division questions and word problems. Ask us what we’ve learnt about remainders!

Our Science topic for this half term is rocks, which fits in with our work on the Stone Age. We went on a rock hunt around the school to find out about all the different uses for rocks.

Our Trip to Battersea Zoo

We had a fantastic day, learning lots of new information about all the incredible animals. Did you know that donkeys originated from Egypt? Miss Haynes and Mr Shaw didn’t! Make sure to ask us what else we found it. We have spent the rest of the week writing recounts of the trip and arguing about whether zoos are a good or bad thing. What do you think?

In Maths, we started using the Grid Method to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. First, we partition the number. Then, we multiply the tens and ones separately. Finally, we add both together to work out the final answer. All the hard work on Times Tables is really starting to pay off!

As part of our investigation into Usain Bolt, we have been looking at bones and muscles, and how they work together to help us move. Did you know that you have over 600 muscles in your body? Ask us the names of some key muscles.

Powers of Persuasion

This week in English we have been thinking hard about how to persuade Mrs Hayward to let us go on a trip to the Zoo. To do this, we have been working on our use of persuasive language including flattery, emotions and good reasons. In the end, our letters were so persuasive that Mrs Hayward agreed, and we are all now looking forward to what promises to be a great trip.

We have started working with money in Maths, finding different totals and using empty number lines to help us work out change.

In Science, we have been looking carefully at the nutritional values of different foods and the importance of a balanced diet.

Welcome back!

In Maths, we have been using portioning to help us add three-digit numbers. After partitioning the numbers, we add the ones first, then the tens, and finally the hundreds.

Meanwhile, in English, we have been reading Anthony Browne’s ‘Zoo’ book. In particular, we have been thinking about some different characters, especially Dad who loves terrible jokes!

Our new Science topic for the half-term is ‘Animals and Humans’. We started by thinking about what we already know and what we would like to learn. Our key question for the term is going to be finding out how Usain Bolt is able to run so fast.

More fantastic learning

This week in English we have been using our brilliant communication skills to discuss our thoughts and feelings about the characters and their actions within our class book. We are shocked by a twist in the story line of the book and are now working hard on speeches for a debate to ensure Len Spud (one of the main characters) does not get sent to jail.

In maths we have been learning about measures and how to add and subtract mixed measures: kg and g. We have used partitioning and written methods to help us as well as demonstrating our knowledge of carrying and taking from different columns.

We have been feeling persuasive!

This week in English we have been using our knowledge about the features of persuasive writing to help us write a letter. The character Joe Spud in our book ‘Billionaire Boy’ has everything he could wish for in the world…except a friend. We have been creating our letters to persuade another character to be Joe’s friend. We will let you know whether we have been successful after we have done some more reading!

In maths we have been investigating shape further. We have created our own 3D shapes using materials around the classroom like straws and clixi. We have named the shape and discussed it’s properties using mathematical vocabulary such as vertices, faces and edges.

Healthy Eating Week

This week we have been celebrating Healthy Eating week by learning all about what makes a good, balanced diet and how we can make our lifestyles more healthy.

We thoroughly enjoyed our assembly led by EDEN catering where we learnt more about the different food groups and quantities of food and drinks we are expected to have in order to make our bodies healthy.

Year three were lucky enough to be given the opportunity to visit the  Wagamama restaurant in Fulham Broadway where we had a fantastic time! We were able to help make fresh fruit juices, taste the different ingredients which go into the main courses and even try a whole main course! We learnt a great deal on our trip including how to use chopsticks, speak some Japenese words and more about the different types of Japenese food.

We wrote some lovely thank you letters to the restaurant and are very grateful for our fabulous experience!

Happy to be back!

Year three have returned after term with a fantastic attitude and keen to show all adults that they are nearly ready for year four!

In writing we have started learning around our new class book ‘Billionaire Boy’ by David Walliams. We have made our own predictions about what we think might happen in the story and have been hot seating the main character ‘Joe Spud’ to find out more about his personality and behaviour ready to write a character profile.

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In maths we have been exploring shape. We have particularly been looking at different angles within a shape and identifying whether they are larger or smaller than a right angle. Ask us about the new vocabulary we have learnt!angles-19nqxpd

We are very excited for our ‘Queens 90th Birthday Tea Party’ celebration on Friday afternoon. We are starting to prepare our decorations, badges, crowns and food!

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:10.06.16

X marks the spot!

This week, in preparation for our Golden Hinde visit we have been learning all about maps and directions!

In Maths we have been learning about the relationship between angles and turns. We also now know all the points on a compass and have used fun rhymes to help us remember. We used our new knowledge to direct our friends around the playground, avoiding obstacles and helped them reach the final destination! directions 1

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In art we have created our own treasure map. We have used our new vocabulary from maths as well as adverbs and prepositions to create interesting directions for our reader to reach the treasure! I wonder if you can find the X that marks the spot?

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:27.05.16

Arts week!

We have had a fabulous week this week learning all about India!

We have done lots of research to find out about traditional clothes, symbols, food, religions and landscape! Ask us about the facts we found out.

Both year three classes have been very busy creating some traditional kalamkari art work using printing blocks and material. Come and have a look in our classrooms!

A special treat this week was our Bollywood dance workshop. We had great fun learning new moves and dressing up! We even performed in front of the whole of Lower School!

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Year 3 have been busy!

Year three have been wonderful historians this week inferring from sources and finding out more about the Tudor period. We have compared and contrasted Tudor England with England today and have been exploring what it would be like to live in Tudor times through drama. We are writing about a ‘day in the life of a Tudor’ later this week.

In Maths this week we have been recapping the grid method and using our knowledge to solve money and measure problems. We are beginning to look at a written method for division and are looking forward to practising this further next week. grid method blog

In science we have been exploring our topic of light further, specifically looking at shadows. We have had a wonderful time ‘shadow hunting’ in the playground and have learnt about the different shadows created by opaque, translucent and transparent materials. We loved investigating what would happen to a shadow in different areas of a playground and with different shaped objects. We have used this knowledge to draw our own diagram and write our explanation for how a shadow is formed!

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:13.05.16

Year 3 have been working so hard!

In maths we have been developing our understanding of the written methods for addition and subtraction. We know when you need to carry to the next column when adding and when to take from the next column (neighbours) when we are subtracting.

In English we have continued our learning about the Tudors through role play and hot seating. We are looking forward to writing our own love letters to Anne Boleyn from the perspective of Henry VIII later this week.

Another fantastic week of learning

This week in English we have been exploring the life of the second Tudor King; Henry VIII. We have been inferring information from sources and discussing what we can learn from different sources of information from the past. We have learnt a lot about Henry VIIIs early life and are looking forward to writing a character description later in the week.

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In Maths this week we have been creating our own representations for numbers using our knowledge of place value to help us. We have also been partitioning numbers in different ways to strengthen our number bonds and prepare us for our activities next week…

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In Science this week we have been learning about how light travels. We know that darkness is the absence of light and certain materials reflect light better than others. We have designed our own high visibility safety jacket to keep people safe in the dark and explained why it will work well.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:22.04.16

Summer Term

Year three have returned to school rested and raring to do some new learning!

This week in English we have been introduced to our new topic: The Tudors. We have been detectives by investigating different sources to try and understand what living in the Tudor times might have been like and how it was different to our lives today. We have also learnt about how the Tudors came to power and summarised ‘The Battle of Bosworth’ using drama to help us in our writing. Ask us what happened in this battle and what the consequences were!

In maths we have been practising telling the time as well as writing and recognising Roman numerals. We have been using clocks to read the time to 5-minute and 1-minute intervals and  have been solving time problems using this knowledge. We can now write the time in numbers and figures, say whether it is AM or PM and use a digital and analogue clock!

In Science we have introduced our new topic: Light. We have discussed what we already know as well as possible answers to our key question: Do all objects have a shadow? We even came up with some of our own questions to investigate such as ‘Can you see shadows in the North Pole because ice is see through?’ (3F) and ‘Is a rainbow a light source?’ (3H). We can’t wait to do some more exploring and let you know what we found out!

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:15.04.16

Science Week

This week has been science week at Sir John Lillie. We have been talking a lot about how we can think scientifically in our every day lives as well as carrying out lots of new interesting investigations and experiments. In year three we have been closely observing plants, making predictions and researching new information.  We thoroughly enjoyed showing our parents some of our science learning on Wednesday morning  where we also created self-inflating balloons and bouncing blubber balls!

In writing we have been studying our book ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’ further. We have been exploring the different characters  through hot  seating and mind mapping to help us write a character profile for Ottoline and Mr Munroe. This will help us  when we are writing a letter from a character’s perspective later in the week.

In maths we have been extending our learning about fractions. We now know how to count beyond a whole and have used this to help us solve fraction problems which involved finding tenths.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:04.03.16

Welcome back Year 3!

Year 3 have returned to school with a fantastic attitude to our new learning. It has been a great week!

In English we have started our new book ‘Ottoline and the Yellow Cat’. We have talked about what a mystery story is  and discussed our predictions for the story in teams. We have been detectives by using clues and writing what we think might happen!
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In maths we have been doing some more learning about fractions. We can identify both unit and non-unit fractions as well as find fractions of objects and quantities!

In Geography we have started to learn about the Mediterranean. We used Atlas’ to identify where the Mediterranean sea is and what countries surround it. Ask us what else we found out!

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In Science we have introduced our new question: ‘How does a blossom turn into an apple?’. We have discussed what we already know about plants and discussed what we would like to find out. We visited the playground to see how many different types of plant we could see to start us off with our investigations…

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book and look on the Science hand out to find out about our whole school task!

Year 3 have been exploring Natural Disasters

This week in English we have been looking at how earthquakes can cause Tsunamis and the effects that this might have. We have researched different books and fact files to find out new information. We have also watched a number of new stories and clips which have helped us make notes and perform our own eye-witness accounts. We are looking forward to writing our accounts later in the week.

In maths we have been exploring missing number problems. We know that we can use our number bonds and the inverse to help us solve these questions. Ask us how!

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In Science we have been exploring magnets and magnetism. We have used magnets to see how they react to different objects around the classroom. We have discussed what we have found out and how we think magnets work. We have also generated more questions to find out more about next week. Ask us about our new learning!

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:29.01.16

Another busy week for Year 3!

In English this week we have been researching eartquakes and how they occur. We have used geographical language and drama to reenact this procees. Ask us what tectonic plates are and what part they play.

In maths we have been using the partitioning writen method to solve subtraction calculations with 3 digit numbers. We know when to take from the next column and have used resources to help us if needed.

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In science we have been investigating moving objects on different surfaces. We have learnt that friction affects the speed and ability for objects to move. Ask us what this means.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:23.01.16

Poetry Week

This week at Sir John Lillie has been poetry week! We have enjoyed reading a range of different poems and looking at the different features and patterns. We have already written our own acrostic poems and read some of them in lower school assembly on Monday!

In our writing lessons we have focussed on cinquain poems. We know what the features of cinquain poems are and have gathered vocabulary and phrases to write our own weather cinquains on Thursday. We are excited to learn them by heart and perform the poems on Friday.

In maths this week we have been recapping addition using the column method. Our new learning has been carrying tens.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:15.1.16

We have been Archaeologist’s!

We have looked at the rock cycle in more detail and have used scientific vocabulary to explain the cycle. We have examined fossils and have also written a set of instructions with diagrams to explain how a fossil is formed.

This week in maths we have been exploring 2-D shapes. We have been using the correct mathematical vocabulary to describe the properties of different shapes. ‘What shape am I?’ Ask us to describe a shape for you to identify.

In English we have been using our  knowledge about the Stone Age to help us answer a historical question ‘Are Stone Age people just simple people, who only care about food and shelter?’,  write a persuasive speech and take part in a debate.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:04.12.15

Discovery and Exploration…

In English this week we have continued to explore instructional writing! We have enjoyed writing our own Stone Age recipe and look forward to writing a survival guide for how to live in the Stone Age later this week!

This week in maths we have been learning how to find fractions of an amount. We know that we need to use the information from the denominator to divide our amount. We have started to discover the relationship between fractions and division and multiplication.

We have been lucky enough to go on another exciting trip this week to the Natural History Museum! Here we were able to explore rocks in greater depth, observe how soil is created and discover the rock-cycle. We were even able to experience an earthquake simulator – it was amazing!

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:27.11.15

We have been investigators!

In maths this week we have been learning about fractions! We know that a fraction is an equal part of a whole. We are able to identify different representations of fractions and describe the fraction using the numerator (how many parts we have) and the denominator (how many parts there are altogether). We will be comparing and ordering fractions later in the week.

In Science we have been excellent investigators. We enjoyed our trip to the cemetery to investigate what happens to rocks over time. We thought that the oldest headstones would have been affected by weathering the most. This is not quite what we found out… Please ask us more about our new rocks knowledge!

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:20.11.15

Another wonderful week!

In English this week we have written some brilliant character descriptions of the Stone Age men from the book we have been reading. We have annotated different letters to identify the features and look forward to writing our own letter from the Stone Age later this week.

In Maths this week we have been learning to scale. We have used the grid method and empty number lines to help us scale up and down. We have discussed how this is helpful in real life situations such as cooking and building.

Already this week we have taken part in an exciting ‘rock hunt’ around the school. We have spotted where rocks can be found, observed what they look like and analysed what different uses they have. Later this week we will be going on a trip to the cemetery to have a look at the different rocks used as grave stones and how they are affected by the weather.

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For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:13.11.15

Welcome back Year 3

Year three have come back from half term full of energy and with a great attitude to our learning!

We are exploring our history topic ‘The Stone, Bronze and Iron Age’ through our writing lessons this half term. We have already enjoyed a new book ‘The Stone Age Boy’ and made predictions about what we thought would happen before reading the end! We are looking forward to using our fantastic vocabulary to describe the Stone Age later this week as well as comparing Stone Age life to present day life.

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In Maths we have been measuring! We already know how to identify and read scales. We are looking forward to investigating a measuring problem and creating our own life-size skeletons later this week.

In Science we have explored our new topic ‘Rocks’. We asked ourselves ‘what is underneath our feet?’ and enjoyed hearing each others suggestions. We also generated our own questions to find out throughout the unit and are excited to investigate rocks further!

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For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:06.11.15

An exciting Black History Week for Year 3

This week has been Black History Week, year three have enjoyed discussing influential figures and how we can do more to stand up for what we believe in. We have also enjoyed a fantastic African drumming/dance workshop. We had great rhythm using djembe drums and learned traditional songs and dances to go with the beat!

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In writing we have been creating our own leaflets filled with all the information we have collected throughout this half term about zoos! In maths we have been working on our written methods for all four operations.

We are very proud of our work in year three and have high expectations for ourselves. We always want to improve our work further and can show off our learning in every subject.Here is an example of some work to be proud of:

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Think about how you can be star of the week…

Year 3 are being fantastic learners!

This week we have been using our knowledge about the zoo to investigate two sides of an argument. We have hot-seated an animal activist, zoo-keeper, panda and lion to find out about their views on the zoo. We are preparing to write each side of our argument  for or against the zoo for  a debate on Friday! Ask us about our own opinions!

In maths we have been solving problems using the grid method to help us multiply one digit by two digit numbers. We have planned our own party and even helped Mr C re-stock the P.E cupboard! Ask us about the steps we have to take to be successful.grid method

In science we have been learning more about movement. We now know that we need our muscles for movement as well as our bones. Ask us to name our muscles- we can even show you where they are.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:16.10.15

Year 3 had an amazing time at the Zoo!

Year three had a fantastic time at the Zoo on Tuesday! We were lucky enough to see lots of amazing animals such as giraffes, tigers, gorillas and even penguins! We also learnt lots more about bones and movement for our science topic ‘Animals including Humans’ – Did you know that we have the same number of vertebrae as a giraffe! Ask us ‘how many?’

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Ask us where these bones are on our body. We can even tell you why we need them and what they are used for!

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In writing this week we have written a recount of our brilliant trip using some fantastic descriptive vocabulary. We have also been thinking and writing about what the zoo is like from an animals perspective. This will help us with our persuasive arguments next week…

In maths we have been using known number facts to help us with some more tricky calculations! We have also been introduced to the ‘grid method’ of multiplication. This helps us to solve challenging multiplication questions such as one digit by two digit questions.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:9.10.15

Year 3 are looking forward to the Zoo!

Just to remind everybody that our exciting trip is on Tuesday 6th October. We will be leaving school at 9am and returning to school at 4pm. Please remember you need to bring a packed lunch (no nuts/fizzy drinks)

This week we have been learning about persuasive writing and can identify all the features. We have also collected persuasive phrases to help us create our own piece of persuasive writing. We are looking forward to writing our own persuasive letter to Mrs Hayward later this week.

In maths we have been working out change using an empty number line to help us. We can now tell you how much change we should get when we go to the shops at the weekend!

In science we created our own healthy balanced meal using what we know about nutrients, our lifestyle and daily allowance. We used the ipads to investigate further… Ask us what we found out.

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:2.10.15

Another great week for year 3!

This week we have been creating our own zoo stories using what we know from our class story to help us! We have been using exciting vocabulary, different sentence openers and conjunctions to make our stories interesting for the reader. We are looking forward to reading our stories to year 2 at the end of the week.

In maths we have been learning how to round a number to the nearest 10 and 100. We have used this new learning and our learning about partitioning to estimate an answer before working it out. We are even starting to use the inverse to check our answers!

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In science we have been investigating the nutritional value of foods further. We have found out that all foods have different types and amounts of nutrients. We know where to find the nutritional value of foods on their packaging. We have also explored the nutritional value of different McDonalds meals and tried to create our own healthier option!

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For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:25..9.14

A fantastic start to the new term!

This week we have used hot seating to explore the characters thoughts and feelings in our book ‘Zoo’. This helped us to  write a character description of Dad and a diary entry of his day at the zoo! We know that diary entries are written in first person and in past tense- ask us about the other features of a diary.

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In maths we have been using the partitioning method to help us subtract 2-digit and 3-digit numbers and solve word problems.

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In science we have been thinking about how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
We found out that Usain Bolt can run 100M in just 9.68 seconds. We decided to find out how quick this really was and took part in an investigation in the hall. Ask us what we can achieve in 9.68 seconds!
We began to think about where Usain Bolt gets all of his energy from and explored the different types and amounts of food we should be eating.

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For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:21.9.15

Welcome back Year 3!

This week we have read a new book called ‘Zoo’ by Anthony Browne. We were able to create our own story maps, we used symbols to help us retell the story with actions to our class.Zoo Anthony Browne

In maths we have been learning how to partition 2-digit and 3-digit numbers. We are using partitioning to help us add larger numbers. Next week we will be looking at subtracting numbers using this method.

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In science we are exploring how Usain Bolt can move so quickly as part of our ‘humans and animals’ topic. We have been investigating what makes a healthy lifestyle, particularly what we need for a balanced diet. Ask us about the different food groups!

For homework this week please look in your child’s homework book or alternatively please follow this link:09.09.15 Homework

Year three have been fantastic investigators!

This week year three have enjoyed our last swimming session of the year (there is a gala next week) where we got to have free time in the water and practice the strokes we have been learning.

We have also carried out some  fantastic investigation work in both science and topic.

In science we have been investigating reflection. We used 2 mirrors and a small object to investigate how light is reflected. We discovered that the smaller the angle of the mirrors, the more reflections of the object we could see. Ask us why this happens and we can explain to you what we learnt…

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In topic we have been investigating the different features of city and village life in India. Whilst we did find lots of similarities, there were also many differences such as buildings, job opportunities and landscape. We were able to use magnifying glasses to closely observe different photographs and draw out these links to share with the class!

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Year three have been working very hard.

In English we have been writing a new chapter for the book ‘Spud Murphy’ which we recently finished reading. We have been concentrating hard on using exciting language to create a vivid image for our reader rather than just telling them. We have also used our editing skills and what we know about excellent writing to make our stories even better!

In maths we have been looking at measure and capacity. We know the different units which can be used and where it is most appropriate to use them. We have been spotting different objects and liquids around the classroom and using what we know to say how they can be measured. I wonder if you could ask us about this at home?

We have loved decorating our own bags to be sold at the North End Road Summer Market this week. We have thought carefully about using block shapes and eye-catching colours to make our bags stand out!

Investigating shadows and Kidzania

Year three have had a very active week!

We started the week with a trip to Westfield shopping centre as we had the opportunity to visit ‘Kidzania’ before it’s official opening!

As soon as we entered the building, we were transported into the world of work and adult life. We were all given ‘Kidzos’  (money) which we were able to spend on treats such as karaoke and face painting. We earned more money by working in different occupations. We had the opportunity to try out what it would be like to work as a  midwife, dentist, shop keeper, journalist, police man/woman and many more!

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In science this week we have been investigating shadows. Our aim was to find out if the length of our shadow changed at different points throughout the day. We enjoyed working as a team to draw around our shadows, measure the length and record our different results. We were able to collect our results and present them in a graph. We also discussed what we had found out and were able to draw our own conclusions.

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Creativity Week

Year three have had a fantastic week!

We attended a music workshop where we learnt about off beat and pulse and had the opportunity to play the drums to reggae music and sing along too!

We have really enjoyed looking at Indian art work, have a look at our Kalamkari artwork:

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We have also taken part in an Indian dance work shop which was great fun, we learnt lots of new dance moves and were able to perform to lower school!

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We have also had the opportunity to practise our circus skills which was hugely enjoyable!

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Friday 8th May

This week has been terribly exciting for year three! Although it has been a short week, we have been very busy!

In English we have been writing in a historical context, particularly looking at the Tudor period. We have explored how the Tudors came to power and the bloody battle of Bosworth! We now know the difference between a primary and secondary source and also a first and second hand account. Next week we are looking forward to finding out more about Henry VIII and his wives!

In maths we have been using rounding to help us estimate answers and using the inverse to check. Next week we are working on money and measures.

On Wednesday we were lucky enough to climb aboard the Golden Hinde! Not only did we learn how to circumnavigate around the world, but also got a chance to wear Tudor clothes and eat Tudor food, learn about the jobs on board and even fire the canons in battle against the Spanish. After all this excitement it was time to hunker down in the gunport and hull. Despite the wind we were hardy sailors and enjoyed the memorable experience.

Please look at and ask us about our pictures:SAM_2232SAM_2247SAM_2246 SAM_2183 SAM_2213

Homework this week can be found in our homework books or via this link:8.5.15

Friday 20th March

This week in English we have been looking at persuasive speeches. We have been writing our own persuasive speeches for and against ‘Len Spud’ going to jail (a character from the ‘Billionaire Boy’ book). We are looking forward to sharing our views in a debate on Monday.

In maths we have been adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator. We can recognise how many equal parts make a whole and have drawn number lines to show this.

Homework this week can be found in our homework books or via this link:20.03.15

Friday 13th March

This week in maths we have been learning more about fractions, particularly the relationship between fractions and division. We can find a fraction of an amount or quantity and even add fractions with the same denominator!

In English we have been practicing our persuasive writing skills by creating our own advertisement for a product. We have used the persuasive features we know about and are excited to write our own speeches next week.

Our science experiments are on going- WATCH THIS SPACE!

Homework this week can be found in our homework books or via this link:13.03.15

Friday 6th March

What a busy week year 3 have had!

We have been excellent scientists this week. To celebrate science week we have shown the adults in open morning our scientific skills through observations, predictions, research and exciting experiments. We have taken part in lots of ‘eggsperiments’ following our ‘egg’ theme and have even had a parachute competition!

Our wizards brew ended in a frothy explosion- I wonder If year 3 can tell you why?

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After leaving carnations in dyed water we thought the flowers might turn a different colour… we will let you know next week if our prediction was correct. Ask a year 3 the reasons behind our prediction!

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What do you think will happen to our eggs in vinegar? We will post a picture next week to show you if anything has changed…

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We have also had a fabulous book day, year 3 made us very proud with their fantastic reading and imaginative costumes!

We enjoyed writing about different book characters, hot seating them and finding adjectives to describe them. We also enjoyed paired reading with year six and ‘stop, drop and read’ in our assembly!

Homework this week can be accessed via this link: 6.03.15 or in our homework books.

Friday 6th February

Year 3 have continued to impress us this week.

In Maths we have been using the grid method to multiply a 2-digit number by a 1-digit number and we have been grouping to solve division problems!

In English we have been looking at newspaper reports and their features, this has helped us to write our own newspaper reports about a volcanic eruption.

In Science we have been planning our own experiments to find out what we want to know about magnets.

Next week is assessment week where year 3 will be able to showcase everything they have learnt!

Homework this week can be accessed via this link  06.02.15 or check your homework book.

Friday 9th January

Happy New Year!

Year 3 have been working very hard this week:

In Maths we have been learning about 2-D shapes, do you know what a dodecagon is? Ask one of the year 3 pupils!

In topic and English we have been exploring the weather and even writing our own reports!
We have been using our new writing walls to help us along our writing journey!

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Please click the link below to view the homework that has been set for this week:

Homework 09.01.15

Year had a great visit to the Natural History Museum.

Year 3 taking part in practical measuring activities

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36 thoughts on “Year 3

  1. HELLO YEAR 3.IM ALWAYS ON THE BLOG AND YOU ARE DOING AMAZING WORK IN YOUR CLASSES! GOOD LUCK IN YEAR 4 UPPER SCHOOL

  2. Hi year 3. You have been working so hard and you did the milk experiment swell. 5H did the mild experiment. We used green, blue and red and the same thing happened to our milk. Hope you are excited for the easter holidays 🙂 🙂 🙂

    • Black Beard
      Black beard was a pirate. His real name was Edward Teach. He was born on the 22nd of November 1680 and died in 1718. On the 28th of November used both of his ships to attack the French merchant’s vessel. On the 5 of December 1717 Black beard stopped the merchant sloop ‘Margret’ who was on Crab Island.
      Black beard’s or Edward’s ship was called ‘Queen Anne’s Revenge.’ He used to set his beard on fire to show that he was fearless he was. Blackbeard also used to shoot his crew off the boat for no reason what so ever, he just did it for fun.
      Edward Teach (Blackbeard) was killed in a vicious battle. Black beard’s head was sliced of while he was in battle. Maynard took Blackbeard’s head and hung it up on his bowsprit and that was the end of Edward Teach (Black Beard.)

  3. Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a terrific half term .What did you do?
    Can you tell me where you went?You might of just stayed at home and played your PS3 or you xbox.But im sure you had a amazing holiday.Hope you all come to school happily on Monday the 5th November 2012. See you all on Monday

  4. Hi its Rhiannon speaking. Its nearly the end of term i wish we could stay in year 3 till we are 10/11 i wih i wish. I hope you all had a good weekend. We have got swimming tommorow i cant wait till what we do i cant wait by by see you later…. 🙂

  5. Hi Year 3…….

    Hope your pirate ships have taken you to exciting places this holiday….have you met any other pirates? Oh, and what about photos of you reading in exciting places….can’t wait to see them……

    Happy sailing!

  6. I miss you 3H and Miss Hollebon and Angela.I hope you have had a great week so far. I can,t wait to come back to school on tuesday the 26th of April but its my sisters birthday and she is going to be 4 years old and we are going to pizza hut and we are going after school.See you later 3H and Miss Hollebon and Angela.
    FROM RHIANNON x 🙂

  7. Hi miss hollebon i really injoyed the fireworks display yesterday and on friday.DID you see them they were amazing and multi colured it was fabulas.MY sister got really scared and she had ear moths it was so cute.Katie my sister fell asleep.WE went pizza hut and i had chicken nugets and i had my dads and my mums dinner aswell.My sister had smily face pizza it was so yummy.After we had ice cream we went to the foutin my mum told us to get a little bit of ice cream.I put so much jellys on myne it was so sweet and i had smarties. then we went home then we went to bed i was so tired. 🙂

  8. HI 3H AND 3O.I hope your having a great evening.OH 3O are going on a trip tomarrow.I hope there all exited.MR O is going tomarrow but i will miss you 😦 WE all hope 3O all have a great time.Lets show 3O that we can go on trips very nicely. SEE you later.:) 3O and 3H

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