This week in Year 3…(15.06.18)

Wow, what a week it has been!

The children have really thrown themselves into our new project.  Year 3 is a buzz of excitement.  Now the World Cup has started the children are very keen to see how their team does…and England of course!

On Wednesday Year 3 walked to the Basingstoke Football ground to carry out fieldwork.  It was a fantastic morning full of very excited faces.  The children enjoyed measuring the pitch, taking photos, exploring the changing rooms and sitting in the raised seating.  Follow up work will involve mapwork to look at the position of the grounds, local roads and routes and the amenities within and around the grounds. The children are already thinking about what they would include in a new football centre, apparently air conditioning is important!

Today was Sports Day.  It was a great day with lots of healthy competition and fun involving the whole school. It was lovely to see our children shine!  Thank you for attending if you could, the children loved seeing you there and sharing their picnics with you. The children will be very tired tonight after a very active and warm day.

Have  a lovely weekend,
Year 3 Team

This week in Year 3…(8.6.18)

Apologies for the delay with this week’s blog.

Welcome back to our last half term in Year 3! It sounds like you all enjoyed the lovely weather and had some great days out.

This half term’s project, Making Your Mind Up, is geography based and is linked to the 2018 Football World Cup.  The children will be learning all about town planning and focusing on the issue of Basingstoke Football Ground. Our insider has told us that the football ground doesn’t match up to new regulations and therefore will be moving sites.  The children will be using maps, identifying possible new locations and discussing possible facilities when finding the football club a new home.  This week the children are walking to the ground and meeting a community manager who will be showing the children around the facilities. The children will then have a good insight into why things may need to change.  They are very excited about having a good look around! Us too!  

On Thursdays this half term the children will be having an extra PE session.  This will be hockey.  Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school all week.  They will be sent home on Thursday night, this week, as this Friday it is sports day at school.  Please send the children into school wearing their PE kit and coloured T shirts for the whole day.

Hopefully we will see lots of you on Friday cheering the children on during their events and races.

Year 3 Team


This week in Year 3…(25.5.18)

Well, this half term has flown by!  The children have really enjoyed our Flower Power project, especially the transformation of the school community garden.  It is looking fabulous.  Hopefully we will be able to harvest some tasty foods. 

The children have worked really hard and deserve a rest.  There is no homework set over the holiday however, any times tables practise, time telling practise and reading would be helpful to keep the children ticking over.

We wish you all a lovely break and look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 4th June.

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Year 3 Team.

This week in Year 3…(18.5.18)

The weather has been very kind to us and our project this week.  The sunshine has meant that we have been able to go out to the garden and plant some seeds, seedlings and flowers.  Our Community Garden continues to improve. Well done, children. We could do with a bit of rain now though!

At the beginning of the week the children received a letter from a garden centre asking them if they could write a child-friendly leaflet about plant care for their display board. The children rose to the challenge and have enjoyed using their improving understanding of complex sentences to write informative paragraphs for their leaflets.

Today, the children have pulled together all of their recent English skills learning to write a letter to Miss Westaway to let her know how our garden project is going. We have used this piece of writing as part of our ongoing assessment and we are very pleased with the standard at which the children are independently writing.

In maths the children have used addition and subtraction skills to work with money and find change. During problem solving lessons the children have worked out least amounts of coins needed to make amounts and which amounts they can make if certain coins are removed. Any money practise over the weekend would be helpful.  Are the children practising their telling the time skills at home?

Time has flown by, next week is our last week before the half term holiday! During next week the children will be exploring the concept of symbolism in RE and learning about the Tree of Life from the Bible. This will then be linked to a famous story, The Three Trees which again has the focus of symbolism. In maths the children will be developing their knowledge of shape, angles and perimeter as they create their own ideal Community garden plan.

Enjoy your busy weekend, a royal wedding and the FA cup final. Something for everyone!

Year 3 Team


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