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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

 

Our Class Teacher is Mrs Barbara Speer.

Our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Karen Bankole.

Our Learning Support Assistant is Mrs Suzanne Stanyon

 

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Year 3 Non-Negotiables for Writing, Reading and Maths

Long Term Overview

Look what we've been doing in Year 3!

Maths Week - We have been learning about the 24 hour clock.  We made our own clocks to help us convert time from the 12 hour clock to the 24 hour clock.

 

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Rainforest Shape Poems

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Chance to Shine - Cricket Coaching

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Art Week - Our Picasso inspired portraits.

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Red Nose Day - We love raising money for charity!

Red Nose Day - We love raising money for charity! 1
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We loved dressing up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day.

We loved dressing up as our favourite book characters for World Book Day. 1
During reading week we read Traction Man meets Turbo Dog. In groups we wrote our own Traction Man stories and made picture books to share in assembly.

This week we enjoyed sharing all our learning with our parents during our assembly. Thank you all for coming.

We have been learning how to stay safe on the internet.

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This week we have been reading the story 'I'll take you to Mrs Cole.'  We wrote our own story changing the characters and setting.
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We had great fun during sports week especially running the daily mile.
We have had a fun week preparing for Christmas.
We have been learning how to write letters.  We were able to use all our new skills to write a letter to Father Christmas.  
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We having been working hard to make beautiful decorations to dress our school Christmas tree.
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We had a great day in the woods looking for leaves and carrying out a tree survey.  We listened to the story of Otto the Spider and made our own spider webs. We finished the afternoon with a campfire and some campfire songs.  
We have been designing and making our own Roman shields.  
We have had a busy week learning about Playscripts.  We had a go at writing our own playscript for the Three Little Pigs.  We also finished our class book - James and the Giant Peach.  We wrote a book review and designed a new front cover.
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Harvest Assembly - We have been learning a Harvest Poem

Our finished mosaics

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Maths Week - We had great fun this week problem solving and investigating.

Thank you to all the parents who attended our class assembly on Wednesday, we enjoyed sharing what we have been learning. As part of our topic on The Romans we started designing our own mosaic patterns.

Thank you to all the parents who attended our class assembly on Wednesday, we enjoyed sharing what we have been learning.  As part of our topic on The Romans we started designing our own mosaic patterns. 1
Thank you to all the parents who attended our class assembly on Wednesday, we enjoyed sharing what we have been learning.  As part of our topic on The Romans we started designing our own mosaic patterns. 2
Thank you to all the parents who attended our class assembly on Wednesday, we enjoyed sharing what we have been learning.  As part of our topic on The Romans we started designing our own mosaic patterns. 3
Thank you to all the parents who attended our class assembly on Wednesday, we enjoyed sharing what we have been learning.  As part of our topic on The Romans we started designing our own mosaic patterns. 4
Thank you to all the parents who attended our class assembly on Wednesday, we enjoyed sharing what we have been learning.  As part of our topic on The Romans we started designing our own mosaic patterns. 5
Thank you to all the parents who attended our class assembly on Wednesday, we enjoyed sharing what we have been learning.  As part of our topic on The Romans we started designing our own mosaic patterns. 6

This week we visited the Verulamium Museum in St Albans to find out how the Romans used to live in Britain.

This week we visited the Verulamium Museum in St Albans to find out how the Romans used to live in Britain.   1
This week we visited the Verulamium Museum in St Albans to find out how the Romans used to live in Britain.   2
This week we visited the Verulamium Museum in St Albans to find out how the Romans used to live in Britain.   3
This week we visited the Verulamium Museum in St Albans to find out how the Romans used to live in Britain.   4
This week we visited the Verulamium Museum in St Albans to find out how the Romans used to live in Britain.   5

We have been using our Maths knowledge to create puzzles about ourselves. Can you solve the sums to work out who I am?

We have been using our Maths knowledge to create puzzles about ourselves.  Can you solve the sums to work out who I am? 1
We have been using our Maths knowledge to create puzzles about ourselves.  Can you solve the sums to work out who I am? 2
We have been using our Maths knowledge to create puzzles about ourselves.  Can you solve the sums to work out who I am? 3
We have been using our Maths knowledge to create puzzles about ourselves.  Can you solve the sums to work out who I am? 4
We have been using our Maths knowledge to create puzzles about ourselves.  Can you solve the sums to work out who I am? 5

Welcome to Year 3. We have been using symmetry to draw our portraits.

Welcome to Year 3.  We have been using symmetry to draw our portraits. 1
Welcome to Year 3.  We have been using symmetry to draw our portraits. 2

Welcome Meeting

Our Learning Journey Last Year.
We've had a wonderful week enjoying the sunshine and making the most of the shade in the woods.  We completed activities in our Woodland Log Book investigating, trees, leaves, habitats, insects and animals.
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This week we have been reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes.  We have been using drama and role play to empathise with the characters and investigating how powerful verbs are used to explain how the characters and creatures move.  We made predictions about how the story might have changed if the Angel-Bat Dragon had completed the challenge a third time. 

 

 

The Queen's Birthday celebrations

Tweety Bird Food

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We have been investigating what plants need to survive.  We started by deciding on a questions to investigate, such as; Can plants survive without water? Can plants survive without roots?  Can plants survive without light? Our plants experiments are in beginning to show signs of some results.  
Our second week has been equally as busy as the first.  On Wednesday we took part in an inter-school Tri-Golf tournament at Cavendish where we tried our best and are still waiting to find out the overall scores.  On Thursday we had a Tennis workshop and learnt how to control the ball using a racket.
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Welcome back, I hope you all had a wonderful break.

The summer term looks set to be a busy one starting with a Tri-Golf Tournament at Cavendish school next Wednesday, 27th April.  Please return permission slips as soon as possible.

 

We started our new science topic on Tuesday looking at the parts of plants and flowers.  The children have created their own booklets and information flowers explaining the function of each of the different parts.  Next week the children will plant their own seed and begin their Plant Diary observing how plants grow and investigating what they need to survive.  

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We enjoyed learning about Eid on RE day and had fun creating our own Mendhi patterns and Fanoos lamps.

Year 3 having a brilliant time searching for bunnies in our Easter Hunt today!

We had a brilliant day raising money for Sports Relief 2016.  We all dressed up as our favourite sporting heroes and took part in a triathlon.  It was hard work but we loved it.
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This week we have been developing our writing skills.  We have been reading 'I'll take you to Mrs Cole's' by Michael Foreman and thinking about how we could use ambitious adjectives and powerful verbs to make our sentences more interesting.  Here are just some of the sentences we wrote.
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We had a fantastic book week and enjoyed our visit to the Library where we meet the Library wizard and learnt about how the Library works.  We read the Tale of the Three Brothers from Beadle the Bard, by J.K.Rowling  and rewrote the story in our own words.  Finally we all dressed up as our favourite characters on World Book Day and showed our work during sharing assembly.  We hope you enjoyed our parent sharing assembly, thank you for all your help with our secret messages using Runes.

Happy mothers day to all our lovely Mummies.

 

 

During our topic lesson with Mrs Simons we learnt about how Vikings lived.  They lived in a Longhouse with their animals at one end and a fire in the middle.  Their Longhouses were often dark and smelly because they had no windows and no chimney.
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We have worked our socks of this week!  We took part in a skipping workshop on Tuesday where we learnt valuable skills to help us in our Skip2Bfit competition.  This week we submitted our semi-final score and look forward to hearing if we have made it through to the finals.  

 

 

As part of our eSafety Week we have been reminding ourselves how we can stay safe online.  We created posters to help other children learn how to be SMART when using the internet.

 

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We have had a very busy week!  In science we have been learning about bones.  We investigated our own skeletons and Mrs Catchpole kindly visited our class to show us the bones of different types of animals.  We were fascinated.
We had a fantastic trip to Hazard Alley.  We learnt how to stay safe in lots of different situations.
This week in Maths, Mr Barron asked us to find the perimeter of the playground.  We used all the new skills we have been learning to measure the length and width, then add all the measurements together to find the perimeter.  
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Our performance poerty

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We decided as a class that we would write a rap to complete our topic on performance poetry.
The topic of our rap was a Monkey.
we hope you enjoy our raps.

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We have been investigating performance poetry. We wrote our own versions of the poem 'That's no word of a lie.' by Jackie Kay and practiced performing them.

We have been working hard in PSHE this week to set ourselves new goals for this half term. These are some of the goals we would like to achieved.

We have been working hard in PSHE this week to set ourselves new goals for this half term.  These are some of the goals we would like to achieved. 1
We have been working hard in PSHE this week to set ourselves new goals for this half term.  These are some of the goals we would like to achieved. 2
We have been working hard in PSHE this week to set ourselves new goals for this half term.  These are some of the goals we would like to achieved. 3
We have been working hard in PSHE this week to set ourselves new goals for this half term.  These are some of the goals we would like to achieved. 4
We have been working hard in PSHE this week to set ourselves new goals for this half term.  These are some of the goals we would like to achieved. 5

In RE we have been learning the Christmas Story. After reading lots of different versions we made our own books and wrote our own Christmas story. We agreed that the true meaning of Christmas is spending time with our families.

We have been writing Christmas poems. We chose to write either a Christmas acrostic or a poem using a Christmas theme. We hope you enjoy reading them.

We have been writing Christmas poems.  We chose to write either a Christmas acrostic or a poem using a Christmas theme.  We hope you enjoy reading them. 1
We have been writing Christmas poems.  We chose to write either a Christmas acrostic or a poem using a Christmas theme.  We hope you enjoy reading them. 2
We have been writing Christmas poems.  We chose to write either a Christmas acrostic or a poem using a Christmas theme.  We hope you enjoy reading them. 3
We have been writing Christmas poems.  We chose to write either a Christmas acrostic or a poem using a Christmas theme.  We hope you enjoy reading them. 4
We have been writing Christmas poems.  We chose to write either a Christmas acrostic or a poem using a Christmas theme.  We hope you enjoy reading them. 5
We have been writing Christmas poems.  We chose to write either a Christmas acrostic or a poem using a Christmas theme.  We hope you enjoy reading them. 6

Nick and Monika from Hertfordshire's Waste Recycling Centre visited Year 3 to teach us more about the value of recycling our household waste. We made Christmas cards with moving parts using recycled materials. We really enjoyed the workshop and Mrs Speer set us the challenge of making something from recycled materials to show after Christmas.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

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We loved performing our assembly about the Romans and inviting our parents to join us in the classroom. We created our own word searches about the Romans.

This week in we have been improvising dialogue between characters and writing our conversations as play scripts.  We used drama to recognise how the characters might use facial expression and body language to perform the dialogue and help us add stage directions to our play scripts.

 

In Maths we investigated measures using appropriate equipment to measure length and capacity.

We have been improving our Speed Stacking skills.

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Our trip to St Albans

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We had  a brilliant day in St Albans last week.  We saw the Hypocaust in the Park and visited the Roman Ampitheatre where we were able to walk right into the centre of the arena.
At the Museum we took part in an artefact handling session and investigated lots of objects that have been found around St Albans.  We found out that some of the objects invented and used by the Romans are still used today, such as: buttons, bricks and farming tools.
We’re looking forward to telling you more about our trip at our sharing assembly on Wednesday, 25th November.

Skip 2B Fit Challenge

Today we began our Skip to be Fit challenge.  Competing against other primary schools in Hertfordshire, we skipped for 2 minutes each and worked out our average class score.  91 skips.  Not bad for our first attempt.

 

Science Week

 

During Science Week we have been  taking part in a variety of different science investigations.  

 

We have also been learning to write instructions.  These are some of the instructions we wrote for the science investigations we carried out.

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