Year Three Swans
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Literacy & Guided Reading – In Literacy this week we will be continuing with our reading of The Stone Age boy. The children will be writing a description from the main characters perspective about what he sees and feels around him. We will be learning about expanded noun phrases, subordinate clauses and fronted adverbials.
Maths – This week we will be consolidating our learning of place value and start to use place value counters. The children will be counting in 50s between 0-1000 and trying to find 10 more and 10 less of a number.
Science – We will be looking at the different types of rocks and learning how to tell the difference.
Topic – We will be starting our Stone Age topic and learning about how times have changed.
Art – The children will be making their Christmas card designs that will be submitted. It will work the same as last year and you will be able to buy their design in due course.
Thank you to all the parents that have been reading at home with their children. It has been a fantastic help to the children in their Guided Reading sessions. 🙂
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Literacy – The children will be continuing to read the story ‘Stone Age Boy’. They will be writing a setting description about a cave. We will discuss our five senses, nouns and adjectives to help improve our writing.
Maths – We will be continuing with place value and investigating different ways to separate numbers to 1000. The children will be using concrete objects before moving on to pictorial methods to record their learning.
Science – The children will be discussing their prior knowledge about rocks and recording this. We can’t wait to hear all your fantastic ideas!
PE – Both classes have both PE sessions on a Monday and will need to have kit in schools on these days.
Thank you to the children that have already started to bring homework in! 🙂
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Term 1 Homework Grid
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Welcome back Year 3! We hope you are ready to do some fantastic learning this year.
Literacy – We will discussing about the exciting year ahead! What do you wish to achieve this year? How are you going to make this happen? We will then move on to a few days of spelling. We will be looking at different techniques to help us learn our common exception words. Then we will have an exciting day on Friday where we will be doing a piece of writing connected to the digital world. Will you write a tweet? A blog? A Facebook status?
Maths – We will start by recapping place value and our numbers to 100. The children will start the week with an active maths lesson where they need to create the biggest or smallest numbers in their pairs. Next we will move on to numbers to 1000 and counting in steps of 100. A new and exciting challenge for the children.
PSHE – Our value this term is responsibility. We will be discussing how the children are responsible at school and home. How can you become more responsible?
Science – Our topic this term is Rocks. The children will be discussing all about their prior knowledge. What are rocks? Are they alive? How are they formed?
We look forward to you coming back and beginning Term 1 of an exciting new school year.
Year 3 team 🙂
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Welcome back Swan and Hummingbird class!
We hope you’ve had a wonderful and exciting summer and made some lovely memories with your family.
This term we will be linking our topic of The Stone Age to our Literacy. We will be reading Stone Age Boy and exploring the different context and how things have changed before you adapt and re-write the story. You will be recapping lots of Literacy techniques that you learnt in Year 2 and consolidating your knowledge of adjectives, verbs and nouns. Plus we will make sure we have all successfully learnt how to use capital letters, finger spaces and full stops!
In maths we will be starting with place value. We will start with recapping numbers to 100 before exploring and learning numbers to 1000! Later in the term, we will be learning about addition and subtraction.
In Year 3 we start to learn about languages and you will be starting to learn French. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new words. We will be focusing on days of the week and months.
Topic is very exciting! We will be learning about The Stone Age and doing lots of art/DT linked to Stonehenge and cave paintings. We will be learning about neolithic men and women and how things have changed since The Stone Age.
RE is new this year and we will be focusing on a question which means we get to explore different religions. Our question this term will be ‘What do people believe about God?’
PE will be on Monday and Tuesday so please ensure your child has appropriate PE kit in school.
Thank you in advance for all the reading and Time Table Rockstars your children have been and will be doing at home. It is a fantastic support and help to them in their learning at school.
We look forward to seeing you.
Year 3 team 🙂
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This week in Year Three we are learning all about time in Maths and how to read and convert different types of clock. In Literacy we have had lots of fun watching Miss Jull on YouTube making an African fruit salad and are now writing our own instructions for our friends to follow to make our fruit salads!
We have also enjoyed taking part in Mosaic making for the school and are looking forward to seeing our creations outside on the playground once they are finished.
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Year Three have had a fantastic time visiting Leeds Castle!
We had lots of fun exploring the maze and discovering lots of exciting things in the grotto. While walking around the castle we also learnt more about the Tudors and about Henry VIII and his wife, Queen Katherine, visiting Leeds Castle in 1520 with 5000 people on their way to the Field of the Cloth of Gold.
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This week Year 3 from West Minster visited us for our hook day, all about the Terrible Tudors!
We learnt lots about the Tudors by doing fun activities including: making our own Tudor Roses, learning a Tudor dance, making our own chronological timelines and even recreating the Battle of Bosworth!
We have also started reading Macbeth which is our book for this term and been learning about Macbeth, Banquo and the three Weird Witches. Next week our Big Write will be to write a diary entry, look out for it next week!
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We have had lots of fun over this last term learning all about Sheppey and writing stories and poems. Below are the Term 5 Newsletter and Homework Grids to download if needed.
We hope you have a lovely relaxing Easter Break and look forward to seeing you all in April to start our new topic – Tudors!
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This week we have been learning about poetry and writing our own poems. We have looked at the poem “The Sea” by James Reeves and learnt what similes and metaphors are and have been comparing the sea to different animals using personification. For their Big Write this week, the children have written their own Sea Poems comparing the sea to either a lion, monkey or peacock. Read below to see a couple of examples of the fantastic work they have done!
“The Sea is a mighty Lion,
Powerful and confident,
She is a royal and majestic predator,
With her sharp claws scratching the sand.
When the sun goes down,
Calmly she lays down her paws on the sandy beach.
As peaceful as a shining bright moon,
She softly snore, snore, and snore.
She goes to sleep.”
Iumirs Sterpu, Hummingbird
“The sea is a fast monkey.
He likes to play and jump all day.
He wraps his soft arms around you.
While crashing in to the beach
After a crazy day he lays and gazes at the sun down,
He whines he is not tired but he closes his eyes.
He lays down and goes to sleep.
A soft rumble is all that can be heard.”
Isabella Kelly, Swan
“The sea is an impressive peacock.
Beautiful and elegant.
His waves gently swirl blue and green.
He can peck and peck every shore.
When the sunlight starts to fade away,
He calmly goes to sleep.
The moon shines on his energetic feathers.
He sleeps, shhhhhhhhhh!”
Riley Freeman, Swan
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This week in Year Three we are looking at poems in Literacy and writing to entertain, we have started by reading the poem “The Sea” by James Reeves. Next we are going to be writing our own poems that will entertain our readers. In maths we are working on a written method for division.
Look out for some of our Fantastic Poems and other Wonderful Work Next Week!
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This term our topic is all about Secret Islands and learning all about the Isle of Sheppey and Sicily. To get us all excited we had an afternoon at Rose Street about Sicily where we learnt about Mount Etna and made Sicilian puppets.
The next day we had an afternoon at West Minster all about Sheppey where we learnt about the Wright and Short brothers and designed and tested our own aeroplanes!
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We are very excited to have been shortlisted for the following scheme to raise funds for the federation’s libraries, during the month of March. Vote for us to win the top prize in store!
Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store during March- April, on who should receive the £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards.
The stores where you can vote are:
3179 Sheerness ME12 1RH
5003 Sittingbourne Express ME10 1BQ
6835 Sittingbourne Express ME10 4SG
We look forward to being able to share the progress with you. Happy voting!
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We made Canopic Jars using paper mache and clay.
We made kindness armbands for Safer Internet day.
Here is our Homework Grid for Term 4!
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This week our budding scientists in Year 3 have been looking at magnetic and non-magnetic materials . We sorted different materials and learnt that magnetism is a force that works at a distance.
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We had a fantastic time at West Minster last week, learning all about Ancient Egypt. We found out about the Pyramids, mummification, hieroglyphics and what the Egyptians wore. We all had lots of fun making jewellery, writing our names in hieroglyphics and wrapping each other up as mummies!
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Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and a happy new year
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Lots of art and DT this term
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A huge thanks to all the parents and carers that attended our bedtime reading session yesterday evening. It was lovely to see all of you sharing stories and enjoying Santa’s story at the end.
We hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and are able to share many more stories with one another! 🙂
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