Year 3

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The Amazing Astronauts

Autumn 1

This term our topic will be The Ancient Egyptians and how  Howard Carter discovered an ancient tomb!

In RE we will also be looking at the Harvest Festival and ideas of sharing and charity.

Useful Egyptians website can be found below:

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/general.htm

http://discoveringegypt.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zg87xnb/resources/1

Homework

Please remember to read with your child at least three times a week so they can earn stars on their bookmarks. Please ensure your child fetches their home reader to school every.

Here are the spellings for Autumn 1:

Spellings for Autumn 1

Words with the suffix-ly

And also the following circle, build, arrive, guide, fruit, special, therefore ,quarter, Earth,February

year-3-curriculum-objectives

The elements we will be covering are:

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year3

You can help your child by:

Discussing what they have been learning at school as well as helping them to apply their learning to their own lives. This may be through researching information or proving theories that we have been learning about in Science.

In Literacy the genres we will be covering are:

Adventure stories and stories with familiar settings

Descriptive writing focusing on real and imaginary settings

Fables

Poems to perform

Poems using similes

Shape poems

Instructions

Persuasive adverts

Information texts

Informal recounts – letters or emails

You can help your child by:

Other important information:

The children will have PE on a Tuesday and swimming on Friday. PE Kits should be brought into school on a Monday and taken home to be washed on a Friday.

Due to Health and Safety, please make sure that no ear rings or jewellery are worn for PE and swimming.

Home reading books will be changed on a Friday and children should aim to read at least 3 times a week.

Medical Information

Please let the school office and the class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. An additional form will have to be completed if medication is to be administered during the school day. This can be collected from the school office.

If you would like to discuss any of these aspects further feel free to make an appointment.

The Persevering Penguins

Summer one

Homework – Homework

Spellings – ou Spelling sheet

Our topics in the Summer term will be:

  • Nature Week
  • The Eurovision Song Contest
  • Light
  • Idioms
  • A.L.E.X
  • E-safety

Click on the link below for more information:

Summer Curriculum objectives

Wednesday 12th July 2017

As the children enjoyed learning about different animals, I organised a school trip to Wigfield Farm. The children were able to feed, touch and look at the different animals. The children enjoyed sharing their facts and information about the different types of animals to the staff at the farm. Some children overcame their fears and touched a snake!!!

 

 

 

3rd July 2017 – This week’s fantastic creative homework!

Edward has prepared and cooked a Greek delicacy, lamb kebabs.

 

Here is Grace’s descriptive story! Well done Grace! You have used some great vocabulary!

On Thursday 22nd June, Year 3 took part in a KS2 music festival at Elescar Heritage Centre. They have worked extremely hard during their treble recorder lessons.

This week, we have started our new Science topic. We are looking at how shadows are formed and different light sources.  The children carried out an experiment to investigate how shadows are formed.

 

Last week, Year 3 were invited to help the Darfield tidy team and plant some bedding plants around the Cenotaph. The children worked extremely hard and made the war memorial look fantastic! Please have a look in the Barnsley Chronicle on Friday 23rd June.

On Thursday 22nd June 2017, Year 3 will be taking part in a Key Stage 2 music festival! Please click on the attachment below for more details:

ks2 fest 2017 poster THURS PM

Monday 15th May 2017

This half term, we are looking at different countries in Europe.  We are researching the human and physical features as well as learning about the different cultures. We have had a French and Italian themed afternoon. We have baked a French delicacy and pizzas. The children have research traditional French clothing and made a Leaning Tower of Pisa using modroc.

Thursday 4th May 2017

Today, we visited our local garden centre. We loved looking around the different kind of flowers at Strawbridges and we even had the chance to enjoy a glass of juice and play in the play area! While we were there we created a plant fact file and researched the different environments plants like to live in. We looked at the different times of the year that it is best to plant certain plants. When we had investigated the plants, we planted some cress seeds to take home.

Wednesday 26th April 2017

We are investigating the role of the stem by carrying out an experiment. We placed a piece of celery in food colouring and observed whether the leaves would turn blue or die. The children enjoyed looking at the stem and they have used the Ipads to create an IMovie to demonstrate how a plant grows and what it needs to survive.

 

Monday 24th April 2017

Today, we have started our new science topic, Nature Week. We have been investigating the different parts of a plant and their functions. The children have prepared an experiment to investigate whether a bean can grow in a bag without soil. We will keep a daily diary of the bean and predict whether it will grow or not.

 

 

Spring two

Homework – Homework Spring 2

Spellings – Spelling Spring 2

This week’s super homework!

Monday 3rd April 2017

Today, the children have started preparing the buns, plants and crafts for our Easter fair. They have enjoyed finding out the cost of each product and calculating the price by using their maths skills. We researched existing products and  designed different ideas using a design criteria.

We hope you can come along and enjoy our Easter fair on Wednesday 5th April at 2.30pm.

 

Wednesday 8th March 2017

The children discussed their designs as a group and started to plan their ideas. The children used junk modelling to create their recycling machines. They worked brilliantly in small groups and collaborated ideas. Here are some pictures of the children building their machines!

Monday 27th February 2017

Today, I introduced the children to our new topic, The Great exhibition. The children investigated different materials and used magnets to investigate which materials the magnets attract and repel. The children carried out an experiment to test the strength of different magnets.

Spring One

Thursday 16th February 2017

As the children have been working extremely hard on their sketches, I invited parents to come along and look at their fantastic landscapes. We set the hall up as an art exhibition and the children enjoyed showing their work to the parents.

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Today, we had a part-time artist visit our school. We looked at a different impressionist painter, Paul Cezanne, and used different shading techniques and skills to create our own sketch of a still life.

The children enjoyed blending the different colours and using their sketching techniques to create shades on the fruit.

Wednesday 8th February 2017

Over the last few weeks, the children have been learning about human and physical features through map work and orienteering. We researched different physical features in the United Kingdom and used different techniques to create a Monet effect. The children used sponges and potatoes to create an impression of Lake Windermere, Cannon Hall and Snowdonia.

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Monday 6th February 2017

We started our new topic, Monet. We looked at different Monet paintings and discussed the techniques he uses in his drawings. We went into the playground and sketched trees using the skills we had discussed in class.

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Friday 27th January 2017

Over the last few weeks, the children have been working extremely hard to achieve their swimming badges!

They received their badges in praise assembly on Friday.

Swimming certificates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday January 2017

Today, we used Google maps to complete an orienteering course. We had to mark the position of the numbered cones on our maps.

Tuesday 17th January 2017

In Literacy, we have been writing poems to perform. The children have used their body movements and instruments to add effect to their poems. The children gathered a range of adjectives to describe the animals in their poems.

Monday 16th January 2017

Today, Year 3 started their new topic called No SAT NAV required. We had to complete a treasure hunt to recognise different symbols on a map. The children used their map reading skills to help solve the problem.

Tuesday 10th January 2017

Today, Year 3 has had a special visitor.

It is a reptile.

It can swim.

It lives in a tank. Can you guess what animal it is?

Spring 1 – homework and spellings

spring 1 spellings

Our PE days are now Tuesdays and Fridays.

Spring 1 Homework – homework-template

This week, the children have started thinking about our new topic, Animal Antics. The children have started researching and identifying different animals. We have classified the animals in different ways by looking at what they eat, where they live and how they reproduce.

Here are some of the questions the children would like to find out during our topic:

Here are some pictures of the children researching different types of animals:

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Autumn Two

Autumn 2 homework is attached below:

autumn-two-homework

Homework Email:

Lot’s of creative homework is happening and we want to provide you with an easy way to share it. Have you just finished making a model? Is your homework a creative project like a science experiment? Any homework that is not in homework books can now be evidenced with a few snaps and emailed to your class teacher! Be as creative as possible and evidence your homework the easy way.

Year 3 Homework Email: j.bedford@smat.org.uk

Autumn 2 spellings are attached below:

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Your child needs to continue practicing the year 3 common exception words throughout the year.

A copy is attached below:

common-exception-words

Here are some of the children’s homework:

12th December 2016 – Enterprise Christmas Fayre

30th November 2016 – Enterprise project

The children have started out Enterprise project! We have researched a range of Christmas decorations and used a design criteria to design and create our own decorations. We are hoping to sell our Christmas decorations at our Christmas fayre on Monday 12th December. Please come along and see our products.

Here are some pictures of the children decorating their products:

21st November 2016 – The Complete Athlete

The children have been learning the names of the different muscles in the human body and also which exercises you can do if you want to stay  healthy and strong. The children used labels to identify their partner’s muscles.

How many muscles are there in the human body?

How many muscles are there in the human body?

As part of our Science topic, we have carried out an experiment by testing chicken bones in vinegar! The children have predicted what they think will happen to the bones after 1 week.

Science experiment!

errr…. bones in vinegar?

The children have been thinking about different athletes and recognising the fitness and eating regimes athletes need to stay healthy.

14th November 2016 – The Complete Athlete

This week we have started our Science topic called Complete Athlete.  We have started to look at the human skeleton and understanding how the skeleton supports our body and protects our organs. We worked in pairs and labelled the bones in our bodies.

 

1st November 2016 – Game Lab

Our next topic for this half term is Game Lab! It allows the children to design and create their own interactive programme. The children need to edit and review their programme using a range of computing skills.

Next week, parents will be invited to come into school and play the children’s I pad games.

 

17th October 2016 – Egyptian day!

As our Egyptian topic is coming to an end, I arranged an Egyptian day for the children! They looked great! Thank you to all parents for helping your children with an outfit.

The children loved the day, especially the Egyptian bread!

In the morning, we had to read the recipe and ingredients in hieroglyphics!

Then we could begin to make the Egyptian bread. We had to leave the bread under a towel for 2 hours!

After play, we solved Egyptian math problems using our column methods. In the afternoon, we did some Egyptian dancing and performed for Year 2 and Mr Walls. Before home time, we created and decorated some neck collars using different colours and sequins.

Before we went home, we tasted our Egyptian bread. It was delicious! We dipped it in olive oil so it gave it a sweet taste.

 

 

6th October 2016 – Maths and Literacy

Over the last two weeks, we have been using a column method to solve addition and subtraction calculations. Here are some pictures of the children using hundreds, tens and ones coins to represent the numbers.

In literacy, we have been learning how to use inverted commas for direct speech. Here are some pictures of the children organising themselves so the inverted commas are in the correct place within a sentence.

 

4th October 2016 – Egyptian masks

Today, the children have started making their Egyptian death masks! They have used ModRoc to begin building the structure of their masks.

Here are some pictures of the children making their masks:

 

23rd September 2016

The children loved our Roald Dahl day and dressing up as characters from his books. They did lots of activities throughout the day to support reading, had a scrumdiddlyumptious dinner and loved welcoming their parents into class at the end of the day.

September 2016 – Mummification

When we returned to school at the beginning of September, we discovered an Ancient Egyptian tomb!

We crept inside the tomb and found four canopic jars and some Ancient Egyptian artefacts. When we went back to class, we used the I pads to research the Ancient Egyptians and found out who originally discovered Tutankhamen’s tomb! It was Howard Carter in 1922.

As part of out Ancient Egyptians topic, we have looked at the society in Ancient Egypt, when and how Howard Carter discovered the tomb and also researched mummification. We had the opportunity to mummify teddy bears but first we needed to remember to remove the organs! We placed the organs in the canopic jars and stitched the teddy’s stomach before using Natron ( flour and water) to begin the mummification process.

We used linen to wrap around the teddy and then added Natron (flour and water) to secure the bandages on the body.

The children loved mummifying the teddies! Here are some pictures of the children following the different stages of the mummification process.

Useful Egyptians website can be found below:

http://primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/egypt/general.htm

http://discoveringegypt.com/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/topics/zg87xnb/resources/1

In literacy, we have been reading different Roald Dahl stories and looking at his style of writing. The children are enjoying listening to James and The Giant Peach as our class novel.

Roald Dahl

Homework star of the week!

This is a Year 3 pupil’s amazing mummified teddy and Egyptian death mask, completed as part of his creative homework!

Here is the homework list for Autumn 1:

Homework list Autumn 1

Here are the spellings for Autumn 1:

Autumn 1 spellings

Here are the common exception words for Year 3 and 4:

common exception words

Our topics covered this year will be:

year-3-curriculum-objectives

The elements we will be covering are:

http://www.primarycurriculum.me.uk/year3

You can help your child by:

Discussing what they have been learning at school as well as helping them to apply their learning to their own lives. This may be through researching information or proving theories that we have been learning about in Science.

In Literacy the genres we will be covering are:

Adventure stories and stories with familiar settings

Descriptive writing focusing on real and imaginary settings

Fables

Poems to perform

Poems using similes

Shape poems

Instructions

Persuasive adverts

Information texts

Informal recounts – letters or emails

You can help your child by:

Encouraging them to re-read their work to check that it makes sense and that there are no words missing.

Reading at home with your child and encouraging them to talk about the text they have read e.g.

Why did the character do that?

What type of text is this?

What will happen next?

Practicing their spellings or phonics and encouraging them to apply the words from their rule in any writing that they do.

In Maths we will be covering the objectives for year  3

These can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study/national-curriculum-in-england-mathematics-programmes-of-study

You can help your child by:

Encouraging them to apply their mental skills through calculating totals and change whilst out shopping.

You can also encourage your children to read the time on an analogue clock.

Times tables play a large part in a lot of mathematical lessons therefore helping your child to learn their 3,4 and 8 times tables would benefit them greatly

 

Other important information:

The children will have PE on a Tuesday and Friday. PE Kits should be brought into school on a Monday and taken home to be washed on a Friday.

Due to Health and Safety, please make sure that no ear rings or jewellery are worn for PE and swimming.

Home reading books will be changed on a Friday and children should aim to read at least 3 times a week.

Medical Information

Please let the school office and the class teacher know if your child has any condition requiring medication, including allergies or asthma. An additional form will have to be completed if medication is to be administered during the school day. This can be collected from the school office.

 

If you would like to discuss any of these aspects further feel free to make an appointment.