15.2.19
 
We've had a busy last week of term!
 
In Maths we have been learning to measure length in centimetres.  We recapped on how to use a ruler to measure different lines (both straight and curved) in centimetres, We also used a piece of string to measure the curved lines.  We compared different given lengths; identifying which lengths were shorter and longer. We also recalled our understanding of using the column method to add and subtract different lengths. 
 
In English we wrote our own stories involving Robert and Nita (the two robots from 'A Tale of Two Robots'). We have worked really hard all week in English writing creative and imaginative stories about the two robots. We used lots of descriptive language, dialogue (included the correct punctuation), included detail about the characters feelings and thoughts and even included a simile to describe and compare. 
 
In Science this week we finished off our topic by learning about vertebrates and invertebrates. Animals that are vertebrates have back bones and invertebrates do not have back bones. 
We also looked at the bones that make up the human skeleton and created our own dancing skeleton puppet using black card, white crayons, split pens, and string.  
 
8.2.19
 
In Maths this week we have been learning to use multiplication facts to divide numbers into equal groups by sharing or dividing them into groups of a specific number by grouping. We have been learning to divide numbers using the 6, 7, 8 and 9 times tables. 
 
If you could spend some time at home practising your times tables to help you in recalling the facts that would be fantastic!
 
You may find this website useful:
 
https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/times-tables 
 
In English we have started to think about our own ideas for a new story about the robots 'Robert and Nita'. We have looked at possible scenarios for our stories whereby Robert and Nita have had enough of cleaning and want a break. We used role play to think about how the robots were feeling and what they would decide to do instead of clean for a day. We have come up with some really creative ideas and have made some fantastic vocabulary choices when planning our stories. 
 
In Science this week we have been very creative in creating a model of a healthy balanced meal which could be eaten as part of a healthy balanced diet. We used lots of junk modelling materials and paint to create our healthy balanced meal. We had lots of fun creating our ideas and bringing them to life using the junk modelling materials. 
 
In Topic this week we have learnt about the eight compass points on a compass and learnt how to use compass directions such as north, east south and west to find different places on a map. We also identified the oceans/seas that surround the UK and learnt some of names of some rivers in the UK.  
 
1.2.19
 
We hope you all enjoyed the snow day on Friday. 
 
We have had a busy week in Maths this week. We have been learning to recall the 6, 7 and 8 times table. We looked for patterns between the numbers to help us find ways to recall the facts. 
 
In English we have started reading a science fiction story called 'A Tale of Two Robots'. It is about a young boy called Callum who builds his own room cleaning robot. Prior to reading the story we looked at lots of different science fiction stories to gain an insight into the genre and made predictions about what we thought 'A Tale of Two Robots' would be about. 
 
In ICT this week we continued our work on databases. We started to create our own database using the data we collected in the previous lessons about our peers. We used Microsoft Excel and inputted the data into a spreadsheet. We are going to use our databases in the next few lessons. 
 
25.1.19
 
It has been another busy week in Year 3. 
 
In Maths this week we have been busy learning to recall the 6 and 7 times tables using skip counting.  We have been playing lots of games to recall the times table facts for the 6 and 7 times tables and have even been using the facts to solve word problems. 
 
In English this week we have become journalists. We have planned and written our own newspaper reports about the robbery that took place in the story 'Stig of the Dump'.  We were very imaginative when creating our 'eye catchy' headlines and definitely caught the attention of our teachers. We have worked really hard on writing an informative newspaper report using the 6 questions; who, what, when, where, why, how. 
 
We have started our new topic in geography this week which is about The UK. We have learnt that the UK is made of 4 countries. We worked together to identify which symbols belong to which country e.g. daffodil- Wales, shamrock- Northern Ireland, red rose- England and thistle- Scotland.  We are looking forward to finding out more about the UK. 
 
In Art we have started to plan our final piece. We are going to be creating a landscape picture using a weaving technique and wool. We have planned our landscape pictures in our sketchbook and practised our watercolour skills by painting the pictures we designed.  We thought about the colours we were using carefully. 
 
 
 
18.1.19
 
We have been very busy in Year 3 this week. 
 
In Maths we have been learning sharing and grouping as two different ways to divide numbers. 
 
For example: 
 
Sharing: Mrs Smith has 35 apples. She gives five of her friends an equal amount of apple. How many apples does each of Mrs Smith's friends get? 
 
To solve this question you would need to share the 35 apples equally between the five friends; each friend who get 7 apples each. 
 
Grouping: Mrs Jones has 24 cards. She gives each child 8 cards each. How many children does Mrs Jones give cards to?
 
To solve this question you need to group the 24 cards into groups of 8 and count how many groups you had; this would be the number of children that Mrs Jones had given cards to. 
 
In English this week, we have continued reading Stig of the Dump.  We have started to learning about the features of a newspaper report and planning our own ideas for a newspaper report.  We have been really creative with our ideas for our headlines. A headline if the bold writing on the front of a newspaper that grabs the reader's attention. 
 
In Art this week we have explored colour using wool and a piece of cardboard. We created our own colour chart/board using a picture of a landscape. We had to match the colours on the picture we choose and wrap the wool round the piece of cardboard tightly to create our colour chart/boards. We had lots of fun and enjoyed experimenting with different colours of wool. 
 
 
11.1.19
 
A busy first full week in Year 3!
 
In Maths we have been learning to recall our 4, 5 and 10 times tables. We have used skip counting, dot paper and shortcut methods to learn and recall our times tables. 
 
In English we have been learning about diary writing and have written our own diary entries. We imagined we were Barney and wrote about falling into the chalk pit and meeting Stig for the first time. We included a description of our feelings, thoughts and the setting (Stig's Den). 
 
In science this week we have started our new topic which is about diet/nutrition, skeleton, muscles and movement in animals including humans. Over the next few lessons we are going to become personal trainers. This week we were put into groups and were presented with a client who wants advice about diet, nutrition and exercise to improve their lifestyle.  We are going to use what we learn about the diet,nutrition and exercise to help our clients. 
 
 
4.1.19
 
We hope you all had a lovely Christmas break and wish you all a Happy New Year!
 
We have already been busy getting stuck into some of our new topics being covered this half term. 
 
In maths, we have been working on recalling the 4 times table using skip counting and dot paper. 
 
In English, we have started reading Stig of the Dump. We have been learning to use adjectives and our senses to describe the setting: 'Stig's Den'. 
 
On Thursday afternoon, we spent some time designing a den and worked in groups of 4 to build our own den outside on the school field. We had great fun and we very successful in building a den/shelter out of the materials and resources we were given and found outside. 
 
Next Monday, Year 3 will be starting cross country and will need to have some warm clothing and trainers for PE lessons. Please ensure that the clothing and trainers provided are appropriate for cross country. 
 
 
 
14.12.18
 
Year 3 have worked so hard this week and should be very proud of themselves for their performance this morning. They cannot wait to perform their Christmas carols again on Monday afternoon. 
 
In maths this week Year 3 have been working on different aspects of shape; such as identifying right angles, identifying straight and curved lines and identifying different types of circle i.e. semi-circle and quarter circle. The children have had fun creating their own pictures using different shapes and identifying the shapes they have used. 
 
In English this week Year 3 have been writing their own set of instructions on how to build a snowman. The children had to use the features of a set of instructions such as a title, introductory sentence, sub-headings, time conjunctions and imperative verbs. 
 
 
7.12.18
 
Another busy week in Year 3!
 
In Maths we have been using our understanding of addition and subtraction and solving word problems using the bar model. 
 
In English we have been watching a short film called Lily and the snowman which is about a young girl called Lily and the snowman she makes. We have retold the story using a story board and completed some comprehension questions using the video clip. 
 
Today we have been exploring how to make a snowman using salt dough, cocktail sticks, silver balls and a tiny piece of carrot. We had to use the materials provided to make a snowman with our partner. After we made our snowman we had to make notes about how we made it. We used our notes afterwards to instruct our teachers how to make one. We had to make sure our instructions were clear in order for our teachers to make their snowman successfully. We had great fun!
 
In Art this week, we have continued to practise our sketching skills. We have spent time practising to create texture e.g. fur on an animal and have started to practise the skills we will need to complete our final piece of work. 
 
 
 
30.11.18
 
We have been really busy in Year 3 this week. 
 
In English we have been using our acting skills and getting involved in some drama activities such as hot seating, creating freeze frames and thought tapping. These activities have helped us with creating our ideas for an alternative ending to the story 'The Tunnel'.  We have started writing our own endings based on what might have happened to Jack when he travelled through the tunnel. 
 
In Maths, we have finished our work on subtraction this week. We have been working really hard at remembering to regroup. 
 
In Art this week we have started to develop our pencil skills ready for the piece of art work we are going to be producing over the next couple of weeks. 
 
We have also started to practise some of the songs we will be singing at our Christmas concert. 
 
 
 
 
23.11.18
 
A great week in Year 3!
 
From a trip to the museum in Halton to creating a model of the different layers of soil with biscuits and sweets. Year 3 have had lots of fun this week. 
 
In English, the children have continued reading The Tunnel by Anthony Brown. They have written their own descriptions of the tunnel from the point of view of the girl Rose. The children had to use lots of descriptive vocabulary to create the perfect image of what the tunnel was really like. 
 
In Science, the children have continued to learn about different types of soil and the layers of soil. The children created their own model of the different layers using various types of biscuits and sweets. It was really fun! Take a look at the photos below. 
 
3D and 3T also visited the Museum Resource Centre in Halton. They too learned about life during the Stone Age. It was great day out for all of the Year 3 classes.  
 
 
 
 
16.11.18
 
It's been a busy week in Year 3!
 
In Maths, we have continued using the column method to add 3 and 4-digit numbers but this week we have had to regroup. It has been tricky at times but we have all worked hard to try and master this method. 
 
We have also started looking subtraction this week. We have been learning to recognise the word 'Difference'. This means we need to subtract the numbers given. We have been answering questions such as: find the difference between the following pairs of numbers e.g. 23 and 19. 
 
In English,  we have started reading the The Tunnel. We have worked on identifying the two main characters, described the two main characters and written about one the main characters feelings from their point of view. Today we read on further and got to experience what it would be like inside a dark tunnel. It was lots of fun!
 
In science this week, we have continued our work on Fossils. We became palaeontologists and got to dig for real life fossils.  We were all so surprised when we managed to find the fossil. 
 
3A were very lucky on Monday as they got to go to Bucks County Museum Resource Centre in Halton. They got to experience different parts of Stone Age Life.
 
9.11.18
 
Another busy week in Year 3!
 
In Maths this week, we have been recalling the column method to add 3 and 4 digit numbers including regrouping.  We have worked really hard this week and have shown our teachers how secure we are in our knowledge of place value. 
 
In English this week, we have combined our fossil week topic and planned and written our own information texts about fossils. We have learnt lots about fossils and have used this information and knowledge to write our texts. We are hoping to use our writing to write our own information booklets. 
 
In science lessons this week we have continued our work on fossils by creating our own fossils using clay. We used natural resources such as leaves and shells to create our own fossil prints in clay and let them set. 
 
We also learnt about Mary Anning who was a famous woman from Lyme Regis who discovered lots of fossils. 
 
 
 
2.11.18
 
Welcome back!
 
It has been a busy first week back in Year 3.
 
We have been working really hard in Maths this week learning about the place value of 4-digit numbers and comparing and ordering different sets of numbers. 
 
In English, we have been learning about information texts and have written our own information texts about Aylesbury. 
 
In Science, we have started learning about fossils and the different types of fossils. We will be having a fossil week next week in Year 3.