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Year 3 Blog - Friday 24th June

Date: 24th Jun 2022 @ 12:11pm

HAPPY FRIDAY!

We have had a very hot and very exciting week in Year 3. 

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In our maths learning we have been using a column method to add, subtract and find missing numbers. It has been really tricky but everybody has persevered and done a fantastic job. The Sumdog challenges this week will help us to practise these skills. 

In English we have been writing about trolls and  about Quidditch in Harry Potter. We described the trolls (they are not very nice creatures), wrote instructions for how to defeat a troll and made a leaflet all about Quidditch. 

Pottermore's guide to trolls | Wizarding World

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We did some orienteering in our PE lesson which was great fun! We all got into pairs and worked together to navigate around a course using a map. We had to follow a route around different cones and add up the numbers written on the cones. We also practised throwing and catching and batting in our rounders games. 

On Friday afternoon we painted our clay models of canopic jars. We then put out our clay models alongside replicas of ancient Egyptian artefacts and had our own little museum in class. We acted like historians and used the artefacts to learn what life was like in ancient Egyptian times. Check out the galleries on the class page.

Canopic Jars from Ancient Egypt

Online Saftey Update - Live Streaming

Many of our children access YouTube and TikTok as their primary source of online content. Live streamers are becoming ever more popular with children and young people.

Live streaming is the term used to describe the broadcast of a real time video from a mobile device, tablet or games console. Many live streaming apps have functionality for interactions from viewers, such as commenting, live chats and sending reactions during the broadcast. 

In this guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as online grooming, privacy & security and online reputation. Also, be aware of age ratings on any platforms you allow your children to use.

Home Practice

 

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every night for 10 minutes. Explain what you have read in your own words. 

 

Spellings

Here are your spellings this week. They don't follow any specific rules so we just need to know them.

truly     duly    coyly   shyly    slyly   happily     daily     publicly      fully         wholly

Counting

Count out loud in:

1s from 190 to 210. 

5s from 955 to 1005. 

10s from 63 to 163. 

 

Times Tables

Practise the division facts for the 3x tables. 

For example:

1 x 3 = 3           3 ÷ 3 = 3

2 x 3 = 6           6 ÷ 3 = 2

 

Sumdog

Access the Sumdog challenges - try to do 10 minutes every night. 

 

Have a fantastic weekend and well done for your hard work all week! 

WELL DONE EVERYBODY!!! - Fairlands Primary School & Nursery

Year 3 Blog Friday 17th June

Date: 17th Jun 2022 @ 12:10pm

Happy sunny Friday :)

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We have had such an exciting week in Year 3. 

We have been researching the game of Quiddich and using the library at Hogwarts to find our all about the sport. We have all written some fantastic reports on how the game is played and what equipment is needed.

Quidditch World Cup reading experience on Pottermore | The Dots

On Monday we were looking at real animal bones in our science lesson. We tried to identify which animal the bones came from and what the bones were used for. We used some of our scientific vocabulary we have learnt in this topic - vertebrate (an animal with a spine) and invertebrate (an animal without a spine). 

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On Tuesday afternoon we had the best time taking part in Year 3 Sports Day. Everybody earned house points for their house, cheered each other on and had a brilliant afternoon. Mrs Wood told us that our behaviour was outstanding!

Watch our video to see how much fun we had. 

We had a super day on Thursday at Cuerden Valley Park for our school trip. The sun was shining and we all had a fantastic time. We enjoyed going in the river in our wellies to do our river studies. In the afternoon we did some Harry Potter themed activities including orienteering and potion making. We finished off the day with a game of Quidditch which was very exciting.

Take a look at our gallery here. 

 

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Home Practice

Read out loud every night for 20 minutes. Try to spot conjunctions and how they are used (as, because, although, even though, so, when, if). 

 

Count out loud in:

30s from 0 to 360 

50s from 0 to 600

40s from 0 to 480

 

Sumdog

Access the Sumdog challenges - try to do 10 minutes every night. 

 

Times Tables

Practise the division facts for the 3x tables. 

For example:

1 x 3 = 3           3 ÷ 3 = 3

2 x 3 = 6           6 ÷ 3 = 2

 

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HAVE A SUPER SUNNY WEEKEND!! 

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Year 3 10th June 2022

Date: 10th Jun 2022 @ 2:48pm

Welcome back to your final term in Year 3!

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It has been lovely having everyone back ready for a busy last half term. Next week is our Sports Day and we are very excited to go on our trip to Cuerden Valley.

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This week we have been reallly enjoying our novel. We explored Hagrid's home this week and wrote some fantastic recounts of the first flying lesson. Everyone is taking great care with their presentation and using their think pinks to improve their writing. Well done Year 3.

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In maths we have been learning how to add and subtract fractions. This has proved tricky but everyone has shown great resilience in their learning. Lots of you have clearly used the Sumdog fractions challenge to refresh what you already know. Keep it up!

In our Egyptology learning we researched Gods and Godesses, exploring how they were depicted in Egyptian art and why they were worshipped. Have a look at some of our brilliant fact files here.

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We also continued to design and create our very own canopic jars to house the organs of some mummies. We used what we know about the diffferent gods to help design the jars and used clay to carefully sculpt them. We will paint and glaze these next week.

 

Home Practice

Continue to read every night for a least 20 minutes. Regular reading will improve comprehension and fluency as well as unlocking a world of learning in all subjects. We have loved seeing all the books on Egypt and the Queen over the past few weeks!

Spelling and Maths challenges have been set on Wednesday. If you have completed these, access the training features to practise tricky skills. Theses are tailored to your child's learning needs. Regular practice of these will help boost spelling and number fluency.

You can also access the whole range of videos and games we have set over the year by clicking on 'View all blogs'.

Online Safety Update

This week, our update is focused on how to set up devices for children. Read our short guide below for some useful tips to safeguard young people against online risk.

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Have a lovely weekend

The Year 3 Team

Dance From the Heart

Date: 7th Jun 2022 @ 3:03pm

Here is the Dance From the Heart video to practise before the roadshow on Tuesday 21st June 2022.

Year 3 Blog Friday 27th may 2022

Date: 25th May 2022 @ 10:10am

HAPPY HALF TERM EVERYBODY!!

Happy Half-Term – Gomer Junior School

We have really enjoyed the last week of this half term, we have been very busy. 

We loved reading our Harry Potter stories to Year 4 on Monday. They were really impressed with our good vocabulary, our neat handwriting and our inverted commas (speech marks) for speech. We have continued reading Harry Potter, we have learnt about Hogwarts, some of the teachers, witches and wizards, and the houses (Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin). We wrote our own poem about the Sorting Hat using words from the book, and we wrote some dialogue including lots of different characters getting sorted into their house. 

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For our maths this week we have been learning about fractions. We have been finding fractions of a shape, comparing and ordering fractions, and also finding equivalent fractions. We used a diagram of a bar to recognise that 1/2 is the same as 2/4. We did this with other fractions too.

On Wednesday everybody dressed in red, white and blue and we celebrated the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. It was a great day! Click here to see how much fun we had.

On Thursday we went to church. Father Michael said he was really impressed with our listening and the way we answered questions. 

On Friday we learnt about mummification in the ancient egyptian times. We learnt about their beliefs in the afterlife and the canopic jars they used to preserve organs of the bodies. We sketched and started to make our own canopic jars out of clay. 

Canopic Jars - Ancient Egypt Facts for Kids

 

Online Safety Update

This week, our update is focused on keeping children safe when accessing online content. A lot of platforms that our children use are dependent on uploaded content. Due to the sheer number of videos added to these sites, moderators find it almost impossible to stop all harmful or distressing content from reaching your phone or tablet screens. The guide below outlines ways in which you as parents and carers can limit the risk.

We hope you have an amazing half term and we can't wait to see you for your final half term in Year 3. 

 

Year 3 Blog Friday 20th May

Date: 20th May 2022 @ 12:52pm

Happy Friday everybody. 

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We have had a lovely week in Year 3.

We have spent a lot of time preparing for our Jubilee celebrations next week. We have been learning songs and doing art work, and even made a card that we are going to send to the Queen.  

We will be performing the Ghostbusters theme to celebrate the 1980s.We enjoyed our Sports Day practice on Tuesday afternoon, and we finished off our PE lesson with some rounders and football. 

In science we have been learning about our skeleton. We know that you need a skeleton for movement and to protect your vital organs, like you heart, brain and lungs. We also did a scientific enquiry to find out if people with bigger arm spans have longer legs. 

In English we have been doing an extended piece of writing, we have added to our writing each day. We are looking forward to reading these to Year 4 on Monday. 

In maths we have been learning about bar charts and pictograms. It has been tricky but everybody has tried really hard. 

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Online Safety Update

 
Below you will find this week's online safety guides on YouTube and YouTube Kids. In the guides you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as connecting with strangers and inappropriate content.

Home Practice

Reading:

Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about some of the good words used by the author. 

 

Counting:

Count out loud in 3s from 0 to 36 and back again. 

Count out loud in 10s from 675 to 805. 

Count back in 1s from 224 to 199. 

 

Times Tables:

Everybody has chosen their own times tables target this week. Make sure your practise every night. 

 

Sumdog:

Complete the Sumdog challenges. It is really important to practise your spellings and times tables, and also some of the maths skills we will be using in class. 

 

Spellings:

Here are your spellings this week. They are irregular past tense verbs. This means that when the verb is turned into past tense, it doesn't follow the usual rules. 

sent          heard          thought          broke          brought          caught          drew          found          built          threw 

 

Have an amazing weekend :) 

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Year 3 Blog, Friday 13th May

Date: 11th May 2022 @ 10:32am

Happy Friday everybody. 

We have had another amazing week in Year 3. 

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On Monday we were lucky enough to watch and support Reception on their first ever sports day. We were very proud of them all. We also did some practice for our own sports day in PE on Tuesday. 

In English we have continued reading Harry Potter. Harry now knows he is a wizard and has bought his supplies from Diagon Alley ready for his first year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardy. How exciting! For our writing, we have written a letter from Harry to Hogwarts including questions, a list of what is needed at Hogwarts using sub-headings, and some descriptive pieces about Diagon Alley. 

In French, we practised reading our own Ours Brun story aloud then we recorded some. Some excellent pronunciation - well done, year 3. We listened to the story of La chenille qui fait des trous (hungry Caterpillar).  We will use the food vocabulary to help us understand more about le and la next week. 

Online Safety Update

Age ratings can be used by adults to make an informed choice as to whether a game or platform is suitable for their child. 

Below you will find our guide with tips on a number of potential risks including inappropriate content, peer pressure and online spending.

 

Home Practice

 

Reading

Please read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about the words the author has used, why have they used them?

 

Counting

Count out loud in 1s from 995 to 1020. 

Count out loud in 10s from 903 to 1003. 

Count out loud in 8s from 0 to 96. 

 

Spellings

Here are your spellings this week. They are homophones again. It is important that you know the meaning of the words as well as how to spell them. 

there          their          they're          to          too          two          break          brake          bury          berry

Sumdog

Logon to Sumdog and complete the challenges.

 

Times Tables

Practise your times tables every night. 

 

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Tuesday 17th May. 

 

Have an amazing weekend! 

 

 

 

Year 3 Friday 6th May 2022

Date: 6th May 2022 @ 1:58pm

Welcome to your Friday Blog

We have had a great week of learning. Everyone is enjoying Harry Potter and we have started a new computing topic.

In our English, the children have written some fantastic pieces using the novel. They are using descriptive words from the story and really developing their writing styles. Everyone is loving their reading and bringing in books on all our topics. Keep it up!

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In maths this week we have introduced angles. We identified right angles in shapes and compared the sizes of different angles.

We started our new computing topic on networks and digital devices. We heard lots of good questioning and ideas. 

On Friday, we completed our topic on Antoni Gaudi and collage in art. Check out our gallery. We are very impressed with the effort everyone put in and their creative ideas.

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Home Learning

Reading

Continue to read every night for at least 20 minutes. Regular reading improves fluency, understanding and most importantly develops a life long love of reading.

Spelling

This week our spellings are all homophones. It is important that the children also know the different meanings of these words as well as the spelling.

grate     great     grown     groan     main     mane   

meat       meet       mist     missed

Maths

Continue to access the Sumdog platform to practise your number facts, maths concepts and times tables. All previous links and videos are available on our blog by clicking on view all blog items.

Online Safety Update

Lately, we have seen a huge increase in the number of children accessing the Roblox gaming platform. This includes children in our infant classes. This week's guide dives into what to expect your children to find when they use Roblox including any potential risks they may meet. These risks include in-app purchases and chatting to strangers online.

 

Year 3 Friday Blog - 29th April 2022

Date: 29th Apr 2022 @ 4:21pm

Welcome to your Friday Blog

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This week we have started reading Harry Potter. The children are very excited and have enjoyed the first two chapters. We have writeen some amazing character descriptions and looked at Harry's room under the stairs. Everyone is continuing to try hard in their English learning, improving their writing and coming up with some great questions in our lessons.

Harry Potter Happy Birthday GIFs | Tenor

In our maths this week we have been exploring measure, looking at estimating and reminding ourselves of the column addition written method. The children used their number skills to read scales and even had a go at filling their own measuring cylinders to check their estimates. Have a look below.

In science we continued our topic on animals, investigating vertebrates and invertebrates. The children were very interested and produced some great work!

We also have looked at healthy eating in PSHE as part of our health and wellbeing topic. Our question this half term is Why should we eat well and look after our teeth?

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Online Safety Update
 
This week's Online Safety Update is all about age-appropriate content online. Children can chance upon inappropriate content in various ways, from pop up ads to TikTok or YouTube videos. In this guide you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as social media, gaming and adverts.

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about your favourite parts and why you like them.

Mochi Peach Sticker - Mochi Peach Reading - Discover & Share GIFs

Spellings

Your spellings this week are words ending with -ly.

Make sure you practise a little bit every day. 

barely           calmly           exactly         deadly       bravely     

 boldly       gladly       clearly       quickly       Deeply

 

Times Tables

It is important that the children know their times tables fluently. Practise these at home. (x2, x5,x10, x3, x4 and x8) 

Sumdog

Go onto Sumdog and complete the challenges and training.

Adaptive learning games for math and spelling to support home learning

 

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables next Tuesday.

6-8 years: Colours of the Rainbow - National Portrait Gallery

Have an amazing and happy weekend! 

From the Year 3 team

 

Year 3 Blog Friday 22nd April 2022

Date: 22nd Apr 2022 @ 12:57pm

Happy Earth Day. Please think about ways to look after our planet, today and every day.

Happy Earth Day! - Kidderminster College

What a great start to Summer Term we have had. It has been lovely to see everybody come back happy in their summer uniforms. 

We have really enjoyed our English this week, we have used pictures to write our own story. Each day we have added to our story, they are amazing. We are looking forward to Monday when we are going to record ourselves on the iPad reading out our work. 

In maths we have been practising halving numbers and dividing. We have found this tricky, but much easier if we know our times tables. Everybody has tried really hard. 

We loved our PE lesson in the sunshine on Tuesday afternoon. We did some orienteering where we practised reading a map with symbols. We also practised some cricket skills including throwing and batting. 

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We have started our new PSHE and science topics this week. They are both about being healthy. We are looking forward to learning about the human body and how to make sure we look after ourselves. 

Stay Healthy GIFs | Tenor

Online Safety Update - Please read our guide for TikTok below.
In this guide you will find tips on a number of potential risks such as age inappropriate content, addiction and in app spending.
 

Home Practice 

Reading:

Read at home every night for 20 minutes. 

 

Times Tables:

Practise your times tables. Everybody has their own target based on how accurate they have been on Sumdog practice. 

 

Spellings:

Your spellings this week have the suffixes -ing, -ed, -en. When these suffixes are added, the last letter of the root word needs to be doubled. 

forget -  forgetting

forgot - forgotten

begin - beginning

prefer - preferred

permit - permitted

regret - regretting

commit - committed

forbid - forbidden

propel - propelled

equip - equipped

There is a challenge on Sumdog to practise these spellings. 

 

Tests:

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Tuesday 26th April 2022. 

 

Have an amazing weekend everybody :) 

Year 3 Half Term Blog - 1st April

Date: 1st Apr 2022 @ 1:09pm

HAPPY HALF TERM EVERYBODY! We hope you have a happy half term and a wondeful Easter. 

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This half term everybody has really grown up and worked hard every single day.

As a class, we have been focussing on being kind - making sure everybody feels loved and accepted. 

Summer of Kindness: Kind Deeds to Do By Age | Inspire Kindness

We loved dressing up as our favourite book characters for our very own World Book Day. We even wrote stories as our character. 

We finished reading our novel Journey to Jo'burg. We really enjoyed learning lots of new words and also learning about the history of apartheid in South Africa. 

In maths we finished our learning about fractions. At first we thought fractions were really tricky, but after lots of practice we are now experts. We realised that our times tables and division facts can really help - it is so important to know our number facts. 

We really enjoyed our geography learning this half term. We have been learning about the continent of Africa. We learned that it is a very diverse continent. Next time we have a chocolate bar, we will wonder if it came from Ghana - they are the second largest producer of cocoa beans in the world! 

In art we have been learning about the artist Antoni Gaudi. We love that he uses lots of different colours and shapes. 

Have a fantastic half term everybody! You deserve to have a rest, have lots of fun and be very very happy every day! 

Year 3 Blog Friday 25th March

Date: 25th Mar 2022 @ 1:06pm

What a beautiful sunny week it has been :)

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We loved our PE in the sunshine this week. In our PE lesson we practised some running skills in relays and we also practised different skills in games of hand ball including throwing and catching, defending, getting into space, and marking an oponent.

We have been getting creative this week in our art lesson. We have been observing, sketching, mixing colours and painting to make some sunflower pictures. We used these to make our Mother's Day cards.56318D67-AAB7-4879-A622-3AC5553FD58A.jpeg

In Science this week we looked at non-contact forces and magnetism. The children investigated materials that were magnetic and non-magnetic. We had some amazing questions. 

"Why aren't cornflakes magnetic when they have iron in them?"

'How does it stick?'

'Why are some metals magnetic and some not?'

On Friday we explored kindness in some circle time and talked about what we can do to make people feel included and appreciated. We came up with some great ideas. These include:

Smile at somebody.

Ask somebody to play with you.

Ask somebody if they have had a nice day.

Say nice things about somebody. 

We agreed that it is cool to be kind. 

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Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud every night for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read - this is very important!

 

Counting

Count out loud in:

20s from 0 to 240 and back again.

30s from 0 to 360 and back again.

40s from 0 to 480 and back again. 

 

Times Tables

Practise the division facts for the 2x tables. 

For example, 

1 x 2 = 2 so 2 ÷ 1 = 2

2 x 2 = 4 so 4 ÷ 2 = 2

3 x 2 = 6 so 6 ÷ 2 = 3

 

Spellings

Here are your spellings for this week:

sadness          illness          tiredness          emptiness          happiness          careful                   dreadful          colourful          hopeful          powerful                  beautiful 

 

Sumdog

Go on Sumdog to complete the challenges.

 

You will be tested on your spellings and divison facts on Tuesday 29th March.

Have a happy sunny weekend :)

 

Year 3 Blog Friday 18th March

Date: 17th Mar 2022 @ 4:44pm

We have had a wonderful week in Year 3. 

Our highlights this week have included watching the chicks grow and become cheeky :) and enjoying a workout with Freddy Fit! 

We have continued reading our class novel journey to Jo'burg. We are really loving the story and are learning some great new words to use in our writing. We have focused on using a range of conjunctions in our writing this week. Here are some:

before          in case          when          as          while          but          after          although

 

In maths we have been using different methods of multiplying. We have been multiplying some tricky number together like 19 x 4, 31 x 5, 48 x 8. We have done so well! It really helps us if we know our times tables well. 

In geography we did some work looking at the continents of the world, we ordered them by size and by how many countries they have. We were surprised that Africa has more countires than Asia even though Asia is bigger. We understood why when we spotted some of the big Asian countries like China and Russia. 

We did some sketching in art using different pencils. We were looking carefully at sunflowers and using a variety of sketching pencils to draw what we saw. We are going to do some more of this next week and also add some paint. 

On Friday we evaluated and improved our DT mechanisms and we had all had the chance to go outside and do some outdoor learning. We were building shelters, our focus was teamwork, resilience and problem solving. Please look at our photos on the galleries. 

DT - Mechanisms       Outdoor Learning

Home Practice 

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about new words. 

 

Counting

Count in 3s from 0 to 36 and back again

Count in 4s from 0 to 48 and back again.

Count in 8s from 0 to 96 and back again.

 

Times Tables

Practise counting in 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8.

Listen to the songs on YouTube. 

Also complete the Sumdog challenges to practise the times tables.

 

Spellings

Your spellings this week all start with the prefix un-, mis- or dis-. A prefix goes at the beginning of a word changes its meaning.

mistake          disapppear          untrue          misspell          disagree          untidy                       unwell                   disobey         disbelieve        mistreat 

 

Complete the Sumdog challenges.

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Tuesday 22nd March.

HAVE AN AMAZING WEEKEND!! 

 

 

Year 3 11th March 2022

Date: 11th Mar 2022 @ 4:00pm

We have had a fantastic week of learning this week!

On Tuesday we visited Fr Michael for Mass, the first class mass for over two years. The children were very respectful and listened to all the readings and prayers.

We also have had some chicks in year 3 this week for our Science Week on Growth. The eggs arrived on Monday and each day we've watched them hatch and observed how they have changed as they have grown. The children have been very excited and interested in our new arrivals. See our gallery below.

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In our Engligh learning this week we have started our new novel, Journey to Jo'burg by Beverly Naidoo. To provide the children with some context for the story, we researched Nelson Mandela and South Africa during apartheid. The children wrote some fantastic biographies and asked some very thoughtful questions. We are already enjoying the story!

Mandela Day Birthday Animation - Jonathan Whelan work

In maths we have been learning to multiply by 10 using a number of strategies. The children have grasped these quickly and are applying their learning to solve problems.

In our geography learning this week we have been using digital maps to help identify the cities in the UK. The children enjoyed exploring our country and finding out the names of some new cities.

 

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about your favourite parts and why you like them.

Mochi Peach Sticker - Mochi Peach Reading - Discover & Share GIFs

Spellings

Your spellings this week are words ending with -se and -ce.

Make sure you practise a little bit every day. 

announce     palace     device     advance     silence     evidence     increase     decrease     pause     disguise     hoarse     refuse

 

Times Tables

It is important that the children know their times tables fluently to access the learning over the next weeks so can you practise these at home. (x2, x5,x10, x3, x4 and x8) 

Sumdog

Go onto Sumdog and complete the challenges and training.

Adaptive learning games for math and spelling to support home learning

 

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Tuesday 15th March.

6-8 years: Colours of the Rainbow - National Portrait Gallery

Have an amazing and happy weekend! 

From the Year 3 team

Year 3 Friday 4th March 2022

Date: 4th Mar 2022 @ 3:57pm

Welcome to your Friday blog.

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We have had a great week of learning in Year 3. We finished reading our novel, The Butterfly Lion. The children really enjoyed the story and we had lots of deep and thoughtful discussions about the book. The children created some lovley pieces of writing this week. We wrote a persuasive piece to welcome people to the Cirque Merlot, a character description of Bertie and a newspaper article abour how Bertie recieved the Victoria cross. The children remembered how we write for different purposees and what they had to include in their writing. Well done Year 3!

Next week we will begin our new story. We can't wait!

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In our maths learning we have been learning new ways to add and subtract using three digit numbers. We explored our strategies, how we use our jottings to show our thinking and how we can find the most efficient way to solve problems. We have been very impressed with everyone's attitude in maths, especially when the learning gets tricky!

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In our DT this week we have developed our ideas and created a prototype of our moving picture. The children showed great perseverance and creativity in their work.

Here is a snapshot of some of our learning.

As it was Mardi Gras this week, and the theme of the Carnaval de Nice this year is Roi des Animaux, we made some animal -inspired face masks. They're great! Next week, we'll try to describe them in French. Have a look below at our amazing display.

We also started our new topic in Science this week. We will be learning all about forces and motion. We investigated some of the new words we will meet. See what you can find out at home.

contact      non-contact     pull     push       friction       air-resistance        drag 

On Thursday, the Year 3 Science ambassadors ran their own science breaktime investigation on the playground. They showed how light and colour mixed and what is happening when light passes through coloured plastic.

Have a look here at some of our light learning from the last half term.

Year 1 paid us a visit to share their own stories on Friday afternoon. Year 3 were a great audience and gave year 1 some super comments on their books. See below.

 

Home Practice

On Sumdog we have set three challenges. Well done to everyone who went on last week. We could see how all the practise is helping with understanding in our lessons.

The spellings this week are from the Year 3 common exception word list.

 continue     decide    island     minute     difficult     earth     consider     enough     really     February

You can practise these spellings and more on Sumdog.

  

Continue to read to someone every night for at least 20 minutes.

Remember -  We will change the books whenever you need a new one.

 

Your maths challenges are on the 3 and 4 times table and adding using the column method.

10 minutes Sumdog practise every night will improve number fluency and understanding.

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Tuesday Make sure you practise every night.

 

You can also practise your number facts by playing Hit the button. Its a great game for improving speed and number fluency.

 

Have a fantastic weekend

The Year 3 Team

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Year 3 Blog Friday 25th February 2022

Date: 25th Feb 2022 @ 1:12pm

We have had a great first week back after Half Term and have done so much learning already. 

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In maths we have been learning to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. We used an app on the iPads for extra practice called 'What's the time Mr Wolf?'. 

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We have also been placing numbers on a number line and using this to round to the nearest 100. Next week in maths we are going to be adding and subtracting. 

In English we have read some more of The Butterfly Lion. We wrote a letter as one of the characters talking about our time in the trenches. The language we used by finding good words in the book was fantastic. 

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In geography we have been learning about different biomes in Africa. We defined a biome as:

A large region with its own distinct climate, plants and animals. 

We have used maps and fact files to find out about the different biomes in Africa. 

We have started our new topic in PSHE. It is called 'What makes a community?' So far. we have spoken about the different groups and communities that we belong to. 

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This week we have also started the design stage of our DT mechanisms project. We are choosing a picture from a story we know to bring 'to life'. Everyone showed great creativity and perserverance with their first designs.

 

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every day for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read. 

 

Counting

Count out loud in 5s from 0 to 60 and back again. 

Count out loud in 1s from 98 to 108 and back again.

Count out loud in 1s from 109 to 120 and back again. 

Sumdog

You will find 3 challenges on spellings, time and x8 this week. Remember to access the training feature as well to practise skills.

Times Tables

Continue to practise the 8x tables. You can listen to songs on YouTube. Make sure you know them without having to count. 

You will be tested on your 8x tables on Tuesday 1st March. 

 

Telling the time

Practise telling the time at home. Try to read the time to the nearest 5 minutes. 

Telling the Time Game

 

Spellings

Your spellings this week all in end -sure. 

We have discussed the meaning of the words in class, try to discuss the different meanings with somebody at home. 

measure         treasure          pleasure          enclosure          displeasure          composure          leisure          exposure          closure          disclosure 

 

Tests

You will be tested on your spellings and 8x tables on Tuesday 1st March.

 

Have an amazing weekend :)

Year 3 Half Term Blog

Date: 10th Feb 2022 @ 3:45pm

HAPPY HALF TERM!!!

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We have had a great half term in Year 3. 

We have really enjoyed our class novels Toro Toro and the Butterfly Lion.

Our maths learning has been fun but tricky, we have learnt different methods to multiply and divide. 

It has been fascinating learning about light and shadows, and we loved our science trip to The Museum of Science and Industry. Have a look at our gallery here:

Investigating light and shadows

In PE we have been mastering different travels, rolls and jumps and have put these together to make our own routines. 

Our PSHE topic has been all about families, we have talked about the fact that all families are different. We have also spent this week celebrating Children's Mental Health Week. We have thought a lot about things we are grateful for and things that make us happy. Everybody looked amazing dressing to express. 

Our geography learning has included lots of map work to learn about Lancashire, Andalucia and the countries participiating in the Six Nations. 

We are extremely proud of you all for your excellent attitude to learning - you make us happy every single day! Well done :) 

 

Year 3 Friday Blog 4th February 2022

Date: 2nd Feb 2022 @ 10:16am

Welcome to your Friday Blog.

We have had a wonderful week in Year 3. 

One of the highlights has been starting our new class novel - The Butterfly Lion by Michael Morpurgo. We are loving the book so far and have been finding similarities with Toro Toro by Michael Morpurgo. The writing we have done has been amazing, we have used lots of great words from the book and have also been creating dialogue using inverted commas (speech marks). On Friday we read a poem about Africa, this is where our novel is set. We then wrote our own poem. Below is the poem we read. 

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In science we have continued with our learning about light. We carried out a fair test to find out which material or object would create the darkest shadow. We also looked for patterns in what happens to shadows when the light source moves or when the distance between the light source and the object changes. 

In art, we have been looking at some art work by Antoni Guadi. We are going to use his work as inspiration for our own work. We loved the bright colours! 

 

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about the book. 

 

Sumdog

Complete the Sumdog challenges. 

 

Telling the time

In maths we are going to be looking at telling the time, it would really help if you could practise at home. 

 

Counting

Count out loud in 3s from 0 to 36.

Count out loud in 30s from 0 to 360.

Count out loud in 8s from 0 to 96. 

 

Times Tables

Practise the 8x tables ready for your test next week. You need to know them quickly and confidently. 

 

Spellings

Your spellings this week all end in -ture.

Practise your spellings every day. 

 

creature          furniture         picture          nature          adventure          capture                           future              sculpture         mixture        fracture 

 

You will be tested on your spellings and 8x tables on Tuesday 8th February. 

 

Have an amazing weekend :) 

Year 3 Friday Blog 28th January 2022

Date: 28th Jan 2022 @ 1:06pm

We have had an excellent week in Year 3.

A highlight for all of us was our school trip, we absolutely loved it!

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We went to The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. We loved learning about forces and loved spending time experimenting and learning lots of new and exciting things! Everybody represented St Oswald's brilliantly and should feel proud of their impecible manners and behaviour. 

On Friday we wrote about our school trip in English and used persuasive language to persuade people to visit the museum. In English we have also finished reading Toro Toro, we really enjoyed this book and learnt lots of new vocabulary. We will be starting our next class novel on Monday, but it is a secret for now. 

African Lion Facts: Habitat, Diet, Behavior

In maths we have been learning about division, we have been using counters and drawings to help us group and share. We have also started to practise counting in 8s. We have been listening to a song to help us do this. 

Counting by Eights Song

In geography we did some map work. We used atlases to locate and talk about Scotland, the UK and Australia. We focused on these places to celebrate Burn's Night and Australia Day. We are getting really good at using an atlas. 

We also continued our mechanisms learning in DT. We are very impressed with the great listening and perseverance everyone is showing with what is some very tricky new concepts.

Here is some of our new vocabulary we have met: fixed pivot, loose pivot, lever, mechanism, input, output.

Linkages

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about your favourite parts and why you like them.

 

Spellings

Your spellings this week are some of the words you need to know by the end of year 3. 

Make sure you practise a little bit every day. 

eight      caught       centre       century        heart       breath       busy        early         different         favourite

Counting

Count out loud in 4s from 0 to 48 and back again.

Count out loud in 10s from 57 to 157. 

Count back in 10s from 899 to 799. 

 

Times Tables

Listen to the 8x tables song on YouTube and practise counting in 8s every day. 

 

Sumdog

Go onto Sumdog and complete the challenges and training. 

 

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Tuesday 1st February.

Have an amazing and happy weekend! 

Year 3 Blog 21st January 2022

Date: 21st Jan 2022 @ 8:34am

We have had a wonderful week in Year 3, we have enjoyed spending some time outside in the sunshine and we have done lots of exciting learning. 

In English, we have continued reading Toro Toro. There are some really fantastic words in the novel which we are all trying to use in our own writing. We are currently writing a story based on the novel, we are adding new bits to the story every day. 

In maths we have learnt some new methods to multiply a teen number (like 16) by a 1-digit number (like 4). We have also been doing some problem solving - we love a challenge and never ever give up! 

We enjoyed some time outside on Thursday as we put on our wellies and headed out onto the field to plant a row of saplings. Each class has done this along the edge of the school field, we can't wait to see the hedge start to grow. 

In PE we have been learning new hockey skills, with a focus on how to hold the hockey stick correctly. We have also been learning different ways to travel and balance and using these to create gymnastics sequences. 

We learnt about the African countries that speak French this week. The African Cup of Nations football tournament is taking place in Cameroon at the moment so we looked at the map and found all the countries who are taking part. We spotted some footballers we knew too! We loved the official song! 

 

Home Practice

Reading

Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about the author's choice of words - can you find some good words to use in your writing?

 

Counting

Count out loud in 3s from 0 to 36 and back again.

Count out loud in 4s from 0 to 48 and back again.

Count out loud in 20s to 240. 

 

Times Tables

Practise the 3 and 4 x tables. 

 

Sumdog

Login to Sumdog and complete the challenges. Do a little bit every night. 

 

Spellings

Your spellings this week all have the /i/ sound spelled with a y.

gym          myth          Egypt          pyramid          mystery          symbol          synonym

        lyrics          systems        gymnastics

 

Have a wonderful weekend :) 

 

Year 3 Blog 14th January 2022

Date: 14th Jan 2022 @ 2:10pm

We have had another great week in Year 3! 

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In English, we have been reading Toro Toro. We are really enjoying this book and are learning lots of new exciting words, for example mesmerizing and entranced. We have been using these words in our writing. Our focus this week has been conjunctions and how to use them accurately. Conjunctions join two or more parts of a sentence together. They can go at the beginning or in the middle of a sentence. 

Here are some examples of conjunctions:
      after          although          as long as           because          before          even though       when       whenever       since                  unless               so                 while

 

We have linked our English learning to our new topic in geography which is Andalucia in Spain. Toro Toro is set in Andalucia which is a region in Spain. We have been using atlases and maps to locate and learn about Andalucia and Spain.  

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Our new PSHE topic is 'What are families like?' We have been talking about our own families and have realised that there are lots of different types of families. Everybody has found it fascinating to learn about different types of families that exist in our class and around the world. 

This week we also had a session on online safety, looking at online gaming platforms and online chat.  We talked about how we shouldn't talk to people we don't know in real life and to speak to an adult if anything worries or upsets us. We know a lot of your children are accessing the chat features of Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox. Below we have attached 3 guides for  the three mentioned platforms.

Home Practice 

 

Read out loud to somebody for 20 minutes, tell them all about the different characters. 

Spellings

Practise your spellings every night. This week, your spellings have the /u/ sound spelled ou. 

Here are your spellings:

touch          double          country          trouble          young          cousin          enough              encourage      flourish         couple 

 

Counting

Count out loud in 10s from 81 to 181.

Count out loud in 4s from 0 to 48.

Count out loud in 2s from 40 to 20. 

 

Times Tables 

Practise your 3 and 4 times tables this week. Go on Hit the button, Sumdog and times tables videos we have added in past blogs.

 

Sumdog

Access the Sumdog challenges and training. These are essential to practise what we have been learning in school. 

 

You will be tested on your spelling and times tables on Tuesday 18th January. 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Year 3 7th January 2022

Date: 7th Jan 2022 @ 12:54pm

Happy New Year!

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It has been lovely seeing everyone back at school this week. 

In our English we have started our new novel, Toro!Toro!, written by Michael Morpurgo. We have read the blurb and a letter from the author. Before starting the story, we have been finding out about some of the topics which will come up in the book including Spain, bullfighting, and The Spanish Civil War. We have written non-chronological reports including this information and are now ready and excited to start reading the story an Monday.

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In Maths this week we have been learning all about multiplication and how to use our times tables to solve complex calculations. We have set some Sumdog competitions and challlenges to help improve fluency in your tables.

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On Friday, we continued our Science topic on light. We explored light sources and talked about how we know something is luminous or non-luminous. Here is some of the vocabulary we will meet this half term.

luminous, reflective, transparent, translucent, opaque, source, dim, artificial, natural

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Home Practice

Please read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes and talk about what you have read. 

Spellings

Practise your spellings every night by writing them down and saying the letters out loud. 

Your spellings this week all have the /ow/ sound spelled ou. 

     mouth           around         spout         ouch           sprout             hound             trout               outside          found             sound

 

Practise the following skills for maths – even if you already know them, you need to be quick.

  • Number facts, click on doubles – doubles to 20.
  • Times tables and counting. Click on times tables – x3 and x4

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Well done to everyone who is accessing the Sumdog Learning platform. The training feature is still available to practise those skills your child finds tricky.

You will be tested on your spellings and times tables on Tuesday 11th January.  

 

Have a great weekend!

The Year 3 team

 

Online Safety Update

Date: 5th Jan 2022 @ 11:44am

Too often, children can run rings around their parents when it comes to online safety, but guardians must stay clued up, warns Elizabeth Kitto (prevent education officer for Barking and Dagenham)

While there are a number of important areas of Online Safety, these are the big four.

Filters

Filters are amazing and can set healthy, age-appropriate boundaries for free on any device connected to the home WiFi. These can be set through a phone call to any internet provider and updated as children grow. Updates are incredibly important to gradually increase exposure and allow young people to build resilience as they mature. 

Make sure that you are aware that any devices with their own data sets, like phones, will need their filters set separately. And remember that you can set passwords to override the filter system so you don't miss out on any of the film releases that would be less suitable for your 10-year-old.

Safe search engines

For under 10s, setting the homepage to a safe search engine is an excellent way to overcome mishaps. We have all had a seemingly innocent image search go awry, and by using child-friendly sites like Smiggle, YouTube Kids and KidRex, we can reduce that risk substantially. Some large web search providers do have safe search options but, be aware, these are very easy to switch off.

As for older children (year 6), it's all about reinforcing the importance of responsibility. Leaning over a child's shoulder at all times or attempting to monitor their screens using apps is less likely to create a healthy relationship and more likely to teach them how to creatively sneak past you. 

Algorithms

Have you ever bought a pair of jeans and then been bombarded with ads for jeans for the next three months? That's an algorithm. They collect information and send us materials that will make us tick. While this may be great for our wardrobe, it can create problems regarding echo chambers and fake news.

Reinforce the importance of learning about the world from mainstream media channels rather than stories from social media or news suggestions from their phones. This can build a more balanced knowledge of the world within the home and help you recognise when you or your children are straying into conspiracy theories and bias debates, and instead form healthy informational environments.

Social media

Social media is often the centre of a young person's world and while many parents may have a Facebook account, they may be less au fait with the newer, young models.

For younger children, play around on social media sites alongside your child, learn together how to block and apply appropriate privacy settings to form a positive online space.

For older children, reinforce the message of accountability. What happens on the internet can be difficult to erase. Many young people have no interest in "friending" their parents, and respect of space can build trust, but if you have any concerns, ensure that the parents feel they can have an open a supportive dialogue to air out any worries. 

 

National Online Safety Training Hub

Continue to access all information on the National Online Safety website. You will get access to all videos and guides by clicking the link below and joining free to our school online safety hub.

http://nationalonlinesafety.com/enrol/st-oswald-s-catholic-primary-school-pr45eb

We have set up a watchlist which includes some videos and training we think you will find beneficial.

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Christmas Blog

Date: 16th Dec 2021 @ 3:40pm

Merry Christmas everbody!

We have had an amazing first term in Year 3 - well done! 

Now enjoy spending time with your family and friends, relaxing, and having lots of fun. 

We look forward to seeing you in 2022. 

Miss Smith, Mr Campbell and Mrs Woof.

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Year 3 Friday Blog - 10th December

Date: 10th Dec 2021 @ 1:16pm

Welcome to your Friday blog.

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We have had a very exciting week this week.

We loved Christmas Jumper Day on Friday - everybody looked amazing. We gave out our Christmas cards and also enjoyed a Christmas lunch. 

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In our English lessons this week we have been writing our very own Christmas stories. We have used lots of interesting words to make our stories really exciting. Everybody has tried really hard. 

In geography we have been looking at lots of different maps online and in atlases. We love looking at maps to see where we live and to see what different places we recognise. We picked out physical and human features of Longton. At the start of our geography lessons we have been trying to name cities around the world, we have found this tricky. So try to find out the names of some cities  by talking to people in your house and looking on maps and on the internet. 

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In maths we have been learning different methods to subtract. We found this a bit difficult at first, but we are getting the hang of it now and will be doing some more practice next week. 

We also created our 2022 calendars in art. Everyone was very creative with their collages and shape ideas. Well done year 3!

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Home Practice

Continue to access the Sumdog training feature to practise tricky skills in both spelling and maths. Try to use the times tables feature too. A little Sumdog every night will make all the difference.

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Read out loud to somebody every night for 20 minutes. Talk about what you have read.

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Practise the 4x tables by listening to the song and playing on Hit The Button. 

 

Count out loud in 10s:

Forwards from 56 to 356.

backwards from 821 to 521. 

 

You will be tested on your spellings and 4x tables on Tuesday 14th December. Try to practise every day. 

 

Have a great weekend!

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