Weekly Learning
 
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.