Weekly Learning
 
13.12.19
 
Year 3 have been busy finishing off the topics they have been learning about this week.  In Maths, the children have learning different mental calculation strategies for addition and subtraction. In English, the children have finished reading The Tunnel by Anthony Browne and have written their own alternative endings. In Art this week, the children have been putting all their sketching skill practise to the test and sketched a woolly mammoth using the sketch pencils. The children have learnt how to create texture using the pencils and have all worked really hard to produce some fantastic work. 
 
Year 3 have had another busy week rehearsing for their Christmas Concert and today they put on their first performance to their families. They all did themselves proud and put on a great show. We cannot wait till Monday afternoon for our next and final performance. 
 
Thank you to you all for attending this morning's performance and for all your continued support. 
 
 
6.12.19
Year 3 have had a busy week practicing their Christmas Concert!
 
They are singing beautiful and they can't wait to share all their hard work with you.
 
In Maths, we are have been continuing to use the skip-counting method but to help us with division. We have been relating known multiplication facts to help us divide.
 
In English, we have continued with the story 'The Tunnel'. This week we have looked at writing descriptions of the tunnel and the forest. We really enjoyed hot-seating one of the main characters and exploring how he was feeling.
 
In RE, we have begun exploring the Christmas story. We have thought carefully about the meaning of the story and why the Wise Men gave Jesus gifts. We then discussed gifts we would give and why.
 
We can't wait for you to see our Christmas Concert next week!
 
Year 3 Team
 
29.11.19
 
Year 3 have been very busy this week and have all worked extremely hard. 
 
In Maths the children have been learning to use skip counting to multiply by 6,7,8 and 9 this week. We have been very impressed by how much the children have been able to recall. If you would like to help your child at home continue practising the 6,7,8 and 9 times tables that would be greatly appreciated. 
 
In English, we have started reading a book called The Tunnel by Anthony Browne. The children have been exploring the two main characters of the story by identifying what they are like as a character, what they like to do and using evidence from the text. The children have also explored what is meant by a dilemma and in today's lesson we explored the dilemma of one of the characters. We took part in a conscience alley activity whereby the children were split into two groups and each group explored why the girl would go through the tunnel or why she wouldn't go through the tunnel and gave their reasons. This helped the children to understand why the girl decided to do what she did. 
 
In Art, the children have started to practise their sketching skills by learning how to create texture using sketch pencils. The children learnt how to use their sketch pencils to create 'fur like texture' for a tiger. The children are developing their skills for the final pieces of work they are due to complete over the next few weeks. 
 
We have also been very impressed by how well Year 3 have been learning the songs for our Christmas Concert. If you have time please use the links posted in last weeks blog entry to practise the songs with your children at home. 
 
Thank you for your continuous support!
 
The Year 3 Team
22.11.19
 
Year 3 have had a busy week!
 
In Maths, the children have been busy solving length related word problems involving multiplication and division. The children have worked hard to recall multiplication facts they have learnt previously to help them solve the word problems. Next week we are going to be starting to learn and recall the 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables. 
You may want to practise using the following links:
 
 In English, the children have finished writing their stories about Robert and Nita (the robots). The children have all worked hard to include; description, dialogue, conjunctions and a problem/resolution in their stories. The children have really worked hard to improve their writing.  
 
In Topic, the children have planned their own newspaper report about the discovery of Skara Brae. The children learnt about the features of a newspaper and planned their own newspaper report using facts about the discovery of Skara Brae. The children will be writing their newspaper reports next week. 
 
This week we have started to plan and work on our Christmas Concert.  The following links are some of the songs we will be singing in our concert. You may wish to use these to practise the songs at home:
 
Thank you for your continued support. 
The Year 3 Team 
 
15.11.19
 
A busy week in Year 3!
 
In Maths the children have been continuing to work on length. They have been comparing different lengths they have measured and have been working on solving problems involving addition and subtraction of different lengths. 
 
In English we have been continuing to work on the unit 'A Tale of Two Robots'. The children have been learning how to use conjunctions to join their sentences together and using determiners in their writing as well. The children have planned their own ideas for a new episode of 'A Tale of Two Robots' and have written their story openers today. 
 
In Topic on Monday the children started to use their research about Skara Brae to create their own news report. The children reported on the discovery of the ancient settlement. They had lots of fun being news reporters and even filmed themselves using the IPads. 
8.11.19
 
A great first week back in Year 3!
 
In Maths, the children have been learning to measure the length of objects in metres and centimetres. The children all engaged in practical activities whereby they estimated and measured the length of several chosen objects. 
 
In English, we have started reading a story called 'A tale of Two Robots'. The children have read the story, made predictions and started to create their own similes to describe some of the actions of the characters from the story. 
 
In Science, the children have been learning about the different layers of soil (a soil profile). There are five layers of soil; organic layer, top soil, sub-soil, parent material and bedrock. The children created their own soil profile using a plastic cup, maltesers, malted milk biscuit, bourbon biscuit, strawberry laces and sprinkles. Each food item used represented a different layer of a soil profile. 
 
 
 
 
24.10.19
 
A great last week of this busy term in Year 3!
 
In Maths, the children have been continuing to learn and use the column method for subtraction where regrouping is required. All of the children have worked so hard and can regroup when subtracting 4-digit numbers. 
 
In English, the children have continued with the work on fossils and have all written information texts about fossils. The children have made their own information booklet or poster about fossils using their writing. 
 
On Monday in science, the children made their own fossils using clay and natural resources such as leaves, stones, sticks etc. The children had lots of fun making their fossil prints on the clay. On Wednesday in science the children all became paleontologists and had to dig for fossils.  The children learnt about the work a paleontologist does before having a go at digging and finding fossils. 
 
This afternoon we finished our RE topic about Diwali with class celebrations. The children were able to take part in several activities such as: making Rangoli patterns with coloured rice, making paper lanterns and creating their  own mehndi patterns. 
 
All the Year 3 Team would like to wish you all an enjoyable half term and look forward to seeing you all on Monday 4th November. 
 
 
18.10.19
 
A great week in Year 3!
 
Year 3 have been busy learning all about fossils this week. 
 
In science lessons, the children have been learning about fossils; what they are, how they formed and how fossils help us to find out about the past. 
 
In English, the children have been reading all about fossils and have been using the information they have read to start writing their own information text about fossils. 
 
In ICT this week, the children have been researching and using the internet to find out more interesting facts about fossils. The children used the internet very effectively to find out more about fossils using a set of given questions. 
 
Next week we will be continuing our work on fossils by carrying out lots of practical activities involving fossils. 
 
 
11.10.19
 
Year 3 have had a busy week!
 
In Maths this week we have started to extend our learning with learning to use the column method for subtraction of four digit numbers. The children have been learning to find the difference of pairs of four different numbers without any regrouping. 
 
In English this week we have been learning about the features of an information text such as; headings, subheadings, captions, factual information etc. The children have planned and started to write their own information text all about Aylesbury. 
 
In Art this week the children have used their watercolour skills to create their own beach landscape. The children all worked beautifully and have created some stunning pieces of watercolour work. 
 
3AH have had a exciting Monday with their school trip - they loved digging like archaeologists, learning about and touching thousand year old stone age items, making fire and creating our own paint for cave painting. 
 
 
4.10.19
We have had another great week in Year 3! 
 
In Maths this week we have extended our learning with the column method and have been adding 2 given 4-digit numbers where there is regrouping in the hundreds, tens and ones. 
 
In Science, we have enjoyed experimenting to find the permeability of rocks! We loved seeing the sandstone make lots of bubbles!
 
Topic this week involved looking at how the Stone Age people provided food for themselves and we designed a hunter-gather meal.
 
3I have had a exciting Friday with their school trip - they loved digging like archaeologists, learning about and touching thousand year old stone age items, making fire and creating our own paint for cave painting. Have a look at their pictures below. 3AH now can't wait to go Monday! 
 
27.9.19
 
Another fantastic week in Year 3!
 
The children have been learning to use the column method for addition to find the sum of two given four-digit numbers in maths. We have now moved on to addition with regrouping in the hundreds. 
 
In English, the children have started the first literacy language unit called 'Sand Wizards'. We have spent lots of time reading the story and developing our comprehension skills. We have moved on to some grammar and vocabulary work; looking at using adverbs and inverted commas in our writing. 
 
In topic this week the children have been learning all about Stone Age homes. The children learnt about the different types of homes people lived in and were able to compare how homes have changed. 
 
3AH have also started their swimming lessons and were able to get really stuck into their lesson this week now they have been assessed by the swimming lessons. It was great to see how enthusiastic and determined the children were in the swimming pool. 
 
 
 
20.9.19
 
Year 3 have been working really hard this week and have had a fantastic week!
 
In maths, the children have been learning how to compare 3 and 4-digit numbers, ordering 3 and 4-digit  numbers from smallest to greatest and greatest to smallest and finding missing numbers in number sequences by comparing the numbers. 
 
In English, the children have written a short story this week based on one of the photos found in the book 'Flotsam'. The children have impressed us with their first longer piece of writing by using lots of descriptive vocabulary, fronted adverbials and a range of adjectives, verbs and adverbs. The stories they have written were very entertaining and interesting. 
 
In science, the children have been investigating the strength of different types of rocks such as; slate, marble, sandstone, limestone, chalk and granite. The children carried out mini-tests to test the strength of the rocks such as trying to scratch the rocks with a coin or iron nail. 
 
In RE, we are learning about Diwali; this week we discussed how Hindu's celebrate Diwali and learnt about the many things Hindu's do to celebrate the festival of light. The children learnt about Rangoli patterns and created their own rangoli patterns. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
13.9.19
 
 Welcome to the  Year 3 Blog. We will post the highlights of our week every Friday. Make sure you have a look at all the amazing learning we do each week.
 
We have been very impressed with how well the children have settled into their new classes.
 
We have been working on place value in 3 and 4-digit numbers in maths and ordering numbers from smallest to greatest. The children have also been learning to count in ones, tens, hundreds and thousands from given 4-digit numbers,  as well recognising the value of each digit in a given number. 
 
In English, the children have been reading a book called Flotsam (which has no words). The children have been telling the story from the pictures and have been learning to use a range of adjectives, verbs and adverbs in their writing.
 
In Science, the children have been learning about the different types of rocks; igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. The children used starburst to create a visual representation of how each rock is formed. 
 
Today was Roald Dahl day, to celebrate Year 3 read part of the BFG and created their own dream catchers in art.