This week in Year 3 (w/b 18.9.17)

 This week the children have learnt to retell the story of The Gingerbread Man. This text was then compared with last week’s story; to help the children to identify the features of stories. The children then explored what makes a sentence and the different sentence types. By the end of the week the children had created their own characters for character descriptions and story plans to be written next week. 

In maths, the children have been developing addition methods which they will apply at the beginning of next week before we move on to subtraction. This week’s homework involves a maths investigation which we will look at together on Tuesday and discuss approaches to logical thinking.

Our project work has really taken off this week. The children have explored OS maps and the symbols that are used. The children then used a map of the school grounds to create their own symbols. 

Our school nurse visited this week and talked to the children about the upcoming flu spray. A letter will be coming home regarding this soon.

It is forecast a good weekend so we hope you all have a great time, 

Year 3 Team

This week in Year 3…(w/b 11.9.17)

It has been a great week in Year 3! The children have really enjoyed retelling the story of The 3 Billy Goats Gruff and being creative with their actions. We hope you are enjoying those at home with the children while they complete their homework. In English lessons, we have used the story to focus on adjectives; the children have finished the week by writing powerful descriptions of the troll’s home. They have really impressed us with their lovely choice of vocabulary.

In maths we have been exploring place value. Next week we will be looking at addition methods and problem solving.

Also, next week we will be holding our elections to find school councillors.  If your child would like to be a candidate they will need to make a short speech to the class. They might want to practise these with you at home.

wishing you a restful weekend

Year 3 Team


This week in Year 3…(w/b 4.9.17)

Welcome to the Year 3 blog!

What a fantastic start to the new school year! Our new Year 3 pupils are a lovely group of children and have settled very quickly into the routines of Junior School life. We are very proud of how smart they look and how keen they are to be doing the right thing.

This week the children have been carrying out a book study about a dog who learns what it means to be a friend, ‘No Room For Napoleon’.  They have discussed the characters’ actions, predicted what they think should happen next and made up rules for how to be a friend.  From this they are creating their own classroom charters.

This term P.E will be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  We recommend that the children bring in their P.E kit on a Monday and take it home on a Friday, as sometimes we get the opportunity to do extra P.E sessions also the children may choose to take part in after school clubs that need a P.E. kit.

Thank you for all the labelling of clothes that you have been doing.  It has been very easy returning jumpers at the end of the day!

Have a great weekend,

Year 3 Team

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