End of Half Term

20/10/2017 at 08:53

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Year 3 have had a brilliant end to the half term. We have learnt so much!

Children have learnt lots of new facts around the Stone Age Era. They investigated early human life including how homo sapiens would have hunted for food and the changes that happened throughout the Stone Age.

In Maths we have learnt all about place value, addition and subtraction. Year 3 can now use the formal written methods of column addition and subtraction to help them solve problems. Next half term we will be moving on to multiplication and division. It would be great if at home over the half term children practise their multiplication tables.

In English we have looked at lots of different features that children can include in all their future writing. These include prepositions, time connectives, conjunctions and direct speech. Year 3 ended this half term’s English topic by writing fantastic diary entries. Next half term we will be looking at poetry and traditional tales.

We hope you all have a restful week off and come back recharged and ready.

Mr Beevers and Miss Micklethwaite

 

 

 

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Stone Age Day

13/10/2017 at 16:58

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Wow! What a week in Year 3. It started on a creative note with seven children from 3B performing a short play about being disorganised in front of the whole of KS2, during their ethos assembly. Nathan, Gursimran, Ashwin, Hannah, Craig, Olivia and Abigail all look to have bright acting futures ahead.

The highlight of the week was on Thursday, when the children all took part in Stone Age Day. Some amazing costumes were seen and a massive thank you must go out for supporting the day with your time and effort to create them.

Activities that day were all based around stone age life. The children started off foraging for a range of foods and tools that stone age man would need. This was made harder by the fact that these items were hidden in the school grounds so the children had to use their history knowledge to work out where to look.

Stone age people were very creative, so everyone made and decorated a clay pot then constructed a tool out of paper.

Finally, the children celebrated the end of the day in stone age style by working in groups to develop their own dance, depicting part of a typical day as a hunter-gatherer.

 

 

Just a reminder that next Tuesday is photograph day, where children have individual photos taken.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite

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Apostrophe Penalty Shoot Out

10/10/2017 at 13:09

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Practise your use of apostrophes in this penalty shootout game. Click on the picture to go to the game.

 

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Den Week

06/10/2017 at 15:46

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This week has been an exciting time in Year 3. The children have been using the den area at break times and have created their own camps. Many of the children have linked this to their Stone Age History topic, imagining that they are Palaeolithic people battling for survival. The den area is an excellent place for children to learn collaboration and organisation skills as they have to work together to construct their plans, without any adult intervention.

Literacy has been based around the book, The Stone Age Boy, with the aim that the children write a diary about a day in the life of a cave person. In order to help the children’s imagination develop, we will be immersing the children further into stone age life next week when we hold a Stone Age Day on Thursday 12th October. The children are encouraged to come dressed in the style of cave men and women, although please be mindful of the weather (please see copy of letter below).

This week in Maths, the children have worked further on column addition and have applied it to solving some real life problems.

Congratulations to Grace, Kellen, Gabriella and Ashwin for receiving special mentions this week!

Have a great weekend!

Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite

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Getting Handy in Year 3!

29/09/2017 at 16:32

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The children had full control in English this week. Us teachers were jam sandwich maker robots and we could only listen to the instructions the children gave us. We had to do what we were told! This exercise helped the children with their explanation writing this week. It made the children realise that when explaining how something works every little step needs to be thought about logically. Finally this week, the children have written some amazing explanations as to how their own inventions work. All writing included a range of different time connectives and some subordinating conjunctions. Everyone in year 3 should be proud of their writing achievements.

The children have been really handy this week, especially in art as they have created their very own hand cave paintings. To give their art work different textures some children used paint to create their work whilst others used wax crayons.  We based our art work on the famous hand cave paintings that were created 17,000 years ago in Lascaux Cave in Southern France. The children were surprised to hear that the cave was discovered by accident by four teenage boys at the start of the Second World War. 

Congratulations to the children who received a special mention this week in assembly!

We hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

Miss Micklethwaite & Mr Beevers

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This week’s work.

22/09/2017 at 16:19

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Year 3 have been continuing to learn all about the stone age and this week have discovered the reasons why it is split into three periods. They have done work around the developments in tool design and how this influenced the changes in lifestyle, which in turn led to more advanced settlements. Finally this week, the children have created some amazing cave painting style art work.

In Maths, the children have continued to develop their knowledge of place value; how much numbers are worth, how they are ordered and the rules regarding rounding numbers to the nearest ten.  They have also practised spelling numbers as words.

The literacy topic concludes next week with the children’s writing.

In 3M spellings will no longer be given as homework. Spellings will be practised through various activities as a morning starter.

Mr Beevers & Miss Micklethwaite

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