Denton West End Primary School

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Balmoral Drive, Manchester, Lancashire, M34 2JX

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Meet the Year 3 staff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Miss Hillson

Miss Landy

 

Mrs Haughton

Y3 Teacher Y3 Teacher Teaching Assistant

Monday 6th July 

Good Morning Year 3!!
Thank you to everyone that has visited the website for ideas. We hope you are enjoying your learning at home. We are missing you so much! Remember to keep sharing the fantastic work you are doing at home with us, we love seeing everything you are getting up to at home.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

 

Literacy and Maths 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1.

Please don't worry if you aren't able to print the worksheets. A pencil and paper will be enough to answer some of the questions. 

 

Reading
You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home. You should be reading every day. If you would like to do some reading at home for us to hear, make sure you video it and send it straight to the home learning page for us to see.

We would like it if you could focus on reading more non-fiction and look at how the text is presented and structured. For example a newspaper reports or an online article!

As our science focus has been on animals and classifying animals we would like you to read the text below and answer the comprehension questions relating to Tigers!

 

Spellings

This week’s spellings are linked to your comprehension activity on Tigers. If you are unsure of the meaning, remember to look it up. Once you know the meaning, can you put it into a sentence.

  1. prey
  2. mammals
  3. camouflage 
  4. territory 
  5. habitat
  6. captivity 
  7. carnivores 
  8. endangered  

 

Times Table Rockstars

Year 3 girls won the battle over the last 2 weeks!

A special well done to Lincoln and Aerin from Class 3L, who were top of the leader board this week!

This week we will be running a year group battle Year 3 vs Year 4. Come on year 3 lets win this time!

 

Sports Day 

Unfortunately, as we have missed this years sports day, we have decided to do a virtual one instead. Below we have added a link with all the details.

 

We are really proud of the work you are all doing at home! Remember to keep sharing with us what you have been up to. We hope to see you all very soon!

Miss Landy and Miss Hillson 

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Monday 29th June 

Good morning Year 3. We hope you are all doing well and once again enjoying the glorious sunshine. Make sure you are outside as much as possible and remember to wear your sun hat and sun cream. We have been back in school this week keeping very busy and it has been lovely seeing you pictures and work on our home learning page.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Literacy and Maths 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1.

Please don't worry if you aren't able to print the worksheets. A pencil and paper will be enough to answer some of the questions. 

Reading 

We really hope you enjoyed Miss Hillson's reading of The Twits. If you would like to carry on reading The Twits, we have added a link to an audio version or if you have the book at home you can continue to read the story.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgppUh8ukZ8

Please continue to read for at least 10 minutes a day at home and share with us some of the wonderful books or magazines you have been reading. 

If you would like to do some reading at home for us to hear, make sure you video it and send it straight to the home learning page for us to see.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Spellings

This week’s spellings are linked to the months of the year as a recap to get ready for coming back in September and writing dates in books. Please remember to use capital letters for each month. 

  1. January
  2. February
  3. March
  4. April
  5. May
  6. June
  7. July
  8. August
  9. September
  10. October
  11. November
  12. December 

 

Times Table Rockstars

A special well done to Albie from class 3H and Lincoln, Aerin and Freya from class 3L. They have the most points this week.

This week we have extended the Year 3 Boys v Girls Battle in hope that more of the boys will be logging on. Make sure you are logging on each day to check the score and support your class! The winner will be announced next week.

Computing 

This week our topic is computing. We would like you to look algorithms and abstraction. You can’t make a cake without the right ingredients. In this activity, creating a shopping list helps children get the hang of abstraction. Please use the instructions and worksheet below.

 

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. 

Hopefully we will see you all soon! Stay safe.


Miss Landy and Miss Hillson

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Monday 22nd June 

Good morning Year 3. We hope you are all doing well and continuing to enjoy your learning from home. It has been wonderful to see some of the creative ways you have completed the work that we have been setting, especially the first aid at home. Please continue to send photos of your work and check the Galleries page on the website to see what others have been up to as well. Seeing what you have been doing has really made us smile, as we are missing you all very much! Thank you again to everyone who has sent us emails so far, it’s lovely to keep in touch with you this way.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Literacy and Maths 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1.

Please don't worry if you aren't able to print the worksheets. A pencil and paper will be enough to answer some of the questions. 

Reading 

We really hope you enjoyed Miss Landy's reading of The Twits. This week, Miss Hillson has read the next few chapters for you to enjoy (see the video below). We would like you to focus on Chapters 5 and 6, The Glass Eye and The Frog, and answer the following questions.

  • How do Mr and Mrs Twit carry out their trick?
  • Why do they choose to put the objects in each particular place?
  • How do Mr and Mrs Twit use language to make the trick even more foolproof?

Please continue to read for at least 10 minutes a day at home and share with us some of the wonderful books or magazines you have been reading. 

If you would like to do some reading at home for us to hear, make sure you video it and send it straight to the home learning page for us to see.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Spellings

This week’s spellings have been chosen as you may want to use them in your science project below! Please ensure you practise daily and try to include them in the worksheet below.

Our recommended spellings to focus on this week are:

  1. amphibian
  2. characteristic
  3. mammal
  4. reptile
  5. vertebrate
  6. invertebrate 
  7. resemble

 

Times Table Rockstars

We are at the end of our TTRS class battle and it's 3H who won. Congratulations!!! A special well done to Paige and Albie from class 3H and Lincoln and Megan from class 3L.

This week we have set a Year 3 Boys v Girls Battle. Make sure you are logging on each day to check the score and support your class! The winner will be announced next week.

Science 

 This week our topic is science and we are focusing on animals and classifying different animals. Animal classification is done by grouping together animals with common biology, features and characteristics. Animals can be classified as either vertebrates or invertebrates. However, if we look in more detail, we can separate vertebrates into reptiles, fish, amphibians, birds and mammals. 

We would like you to complete the work sheet below and send us the work you complete at our home learning address.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Remember to keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. 

Hopefully we will see you all soon! Stay safe.


Miss Landy and Miss Hillson

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Monday 15th June

Good morning Year 3, we hope you are all doing well and keeping those smiles.

We have been very lucky to have spoken to some of you last week on the phone and hear about all the wonderful things you have been doing. Don't worry if we haven't managed to ring you just yet expect a phone call from us this week. It has been lovely to hear your voices and have a chat.

Please keep sending your work to the home school email address as we get to see all what you have been doing. It can be anything you have been doing at home from science experiments to bike rides in the park, we love to see what you are doing. Please email 

homelearning@dweschool.org 

We would like to say a big well done to Freya from 3L who has been raising money for the NHS. So far she has raised £928. Below we have included her go funding page if anyone would like to support her.

https://gf.me/u/x5f8c4 

 

Literacy and Maths 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1.

Please don't worry if you aren't able to print the worksheets. A pencil and paper will be enough to answer some of the questions. 

Spellings

This week for spellings we would like you to focus on homophones. Below is this weeks spelling list and we would like you to look at the difference in the meanings of the words that sound the same but spelt differently. Then challenge yourself to write each of them in a sentence.

  1. missed
  2. mist
  3. meddle
  4. medal
  5. accept
  6. except
  7. scene 
  8. seen 

Once you have done this take a picture of your work and send it to us at the home learning email.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Reading 

It was nice to hear some of the wonderful books you have all been reading at home from David Walliams to the Royal Rabbits of London. Me and Max are currently reading Abominables by Eva Ibbotson and we have just finished reading Charlie and Me by Mark Lowery.

Some of you have been reading short stories and completing comprehensions, which is wonderful to hear. 

We thought it would be nice to hear from us reading a story. We have chosen The Twits by Roald Dahl as this is our chosen author for Year 3. Below is a video of Miss Landy reading those first few chapters. We have also included the first few chapters from The Twits  along with some comprehension questions about the main characters, Mr and Mrs Twit. 

If you would like to do some reading at home for us to hear make sure you video it and send it straight to the home learning page for us to see.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

 

Times Table Rockstars

We have been checking the TTRS battle and at the moment its 3H who are winning but not by many. Come on class 3L lets try and win this one. We have a week left.

A special well done to Paige and Albie from class 3H and Lincoln and Freya B from class 3L.

 

First Aid at Home

This week we would like to direct you to some first aid at home. Please follow the link below and click on Primary Home School Learning where it will take you to some nice activities for children to be learning at home. This is linked to one of our PSHE learning objectives.

 https://firstaidchampions.redcross.org.uk/ 

If you learn anything knew, maybe how to put someone in the recovery position or how to bandage a cut on somebodies arm, why not video you doing it and send it to our home learning email for us to see. 

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Take care, keep smiling and hopefully we will see you soon.

Miss Landy and Miss Hillson

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Monday 8th June

Good morning Year 3, we hope you have managed to enjoy your half term in the beautiful sunshine.

Keep sending your work to the home school email address as we have loved seeing all the wonderful things you have been getting up to.

We continue to be incredibly proud of each and everyone of you and we can't wait to see you! Please keep strong during these times and remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think!

Keep focusing on your mental well being. We have enjoyed using the app called Head Space.

Literacy and Maths 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1

Spellings

For spellings this week, we would like you to focus on the Year 3 and 4 Curriculum spelling list. Below we have put the curriculum spelling list and using this we would like you to complete the missing spelling test sheet.

Continue practising the spellings from the curriculum spelling list. Some ways children could practise these spellings are:

  • pyramid words
  • spelling the word backwards
  • dotty letters 
  • swirly writing 
  • drawing a picture for the word
  • put it in a silly sentence
  • write the word with your left hand
  • close your eyes and write the word
  • rainbow words
  • create a word search 
  • tell a story about the word
  • write the word in sand/rice

Reading 

You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home, try reading something different like a magazine – if you read a book or a magazine you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. 

Times Table Rockstars

Year 3 girls won the battle over half term, but you all did really well so you should be proud of yourselves. We are able to see who is going on Times Tables Rockstars and we would like to say a big well done to Joshua T, Freya B,Jack W and Jasmine.

We have set another battle between class 3L and 3H.

Make sure you are logging onto Times Tables Rockstars and practising your times tables. 

Geography 

This week, continuing with geography, we would like you to look at the counties of the UK. Below we have included a power point for you to watch. Then use the map to complete the worksheet and locate counties within the UK.

 

Take care, keep smiling and hopefully we will see you soon.

Miss Landy and Miss Hillson

 

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 Adult Guidance UK Counties.pdfDownload
 Around the Counties.pptxDownload
 My County in England Activity Sheet.pdfDownload
 Year 3 and 4 Curriculum Spelling List.pdfDownload
 Year 3 and 4 Spelling Test Missing Words Activity Pack.pdfDownload
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Monday 18th May 

Good morning Year 3, we hope you are all ok and keeping safe!

We have loved seeing all you pictures from your VE Day celebrations, it looks like you all had a wonderful time in the sunshine. We had our own garden parties where we ate jam sandwiches and scones and danced to music.

Parents, we hope you are doing OK too, we know it can be difficult trying to complete the work at home especially if you are also having to work yourselves. Please try not to worry too much. The Bitesize daily activities are wonderful short activities and as long as the children are reading, we would say that is more than enough right now in these difficult times. 

Literacy and Maths 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1

Spellings

Our weekly spellings are adding suffixes beginning with vowel letters to words of more than one syllable.

The spelling rule is if the last syllable of a word is stressed and ends with one consonant letter which has just one vowel letter before it, the final consonant letter is doubled before adding any suffix that starts with a vowel letter. The consonant letter is not doubled if the syllable is unstressed.

  1. forgetting
  2. forgotten
  3. beginning 
  4. beginner
  5. gardening
  6. gardener
  7. limiting 
  8. limited 

Some ways children could practise these spellings are:

  • pyramid words
  • spelling the word backwards
  • dotty letters 
  • swirly writing 
  • drawing a picture for the word
  • put it in a silly sentence
  • write the word with your left hand
  • close your eyes and write the word
  • rainbow words
  • create a word search 
  • tell a story about the word
  • write the word in sand/rice

Reading 

You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home, try reading something different like a magazine – if you read a book or a magazine you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. 

Times Table Rockstars

Year 4 won the battle this week, but you all did really well so you should be proud of yourselves. We are able to see who is going on Times Tables Rockstars and we would like to say a big well done Jasmine, Lincoln, Joshua T and Alfie. 

We have set up another battle for this week. It is Year 3 boys v girls!! 

Make sure you are logging onto Times Tables Rockstars and practising your times tables. 

 

Geography 

Continuing with our topic, looking at cities within the UK, we would like you to choose one of the cities and make a tourist guide/leaflet all about it. Some of the things you can research include:

  • Does it have a museum?
  • Does it have its own football team or sporting venues?
  • Are there any famous people from this city?
  • Are there any main attractions e.g. The London Eye
  • Transport used within the city 

 

We would really like you to keep focusing on your well being. Below is the link to GoNoodle. It is free to join and has some excellent mindfulness, yoga and movement activities.

https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/

Keep safe and hopefully we will see you all soon! 

Miss Landy and Miss Hillson

Monday 11th May 

Hello Year 3!

We are missing you all very much in school and we have loved seeing all the wonderful learning and activities you have been doing at home. Please keep sending any pictures and work to homelearning@dweschool.org. We really love seeing what you have been up to. 

Literacy and Maths 

Please continue to use BBC Bitesize Daily for activities https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1

Spellings

Our weekly spellings are Year 3/4 spellings.

  1. sentence
  2. separate
  3. special 
  4. straight
  5. strange
  6. strength
  7. suppose
  8. surprise  

Some ways children could practise these spellings are:

  • pyramid words
  • spelling the word backwards
  • dotty letters 
  • swirly writing 
  • drawing a picture for the word
  • put it in a silly sentence
  • write the word with your left hand
  • close your eyes and write the word
  • rainbow words
  • create a word search 
  • tell a story about the word
  • write the word in sand/rice

Reading 

You should continue to read a range of books and texts at home – if you read a book you enjoy please do let us know! You should be reading every day. 

Times Table Rockstars

Well done to 3L for winning last week's battle! A massive well done to Freya from 3L and Alfie from 3H for contributing the most for their class.  

We have set up a battle against Year 4 this time so remember to login and get practising your times tables.

Geography 

Our next Geography topic is to look at the counties and cities within the UK. 

For this week we would like you to name and locate the cities of the UK. You can do this using the activity sheet below this post.

 

Keep active and get lots of fresh air if you can. Keep safe and hopefully we will see you all soon! 

Miss Landy and Miss Hillson

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Monday 4th May 

Good morning Year 3, we can't believe we are already in May!! We hope you have been having fun at home despite the rain. We have been baking at home this week with our boys, making some delicious cookies. We have added the recipe below if you want to make some at home.

Chocolate Chip Cookies 

100g Margarine

75g Soft light brown sugar

2 tbsp Syrup

175g Self raising flour

100g Chocolate chips

2 tbsp Milk

  1. Heat oven to 180°C, gas mark 4 and grease two baking trays.
  2. Beat the margarine until soft, add the sugar and cream together until light and fluffy.
  3. Stir in the syrup, flour, chocolate chips and milk and mix well.
  4. Place spoonfuls of the mixture on the prepared trays and bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the tray and place on a cool wire rack.
  5. Eat and enjoy!!

Home learning for this week 

Spelling

Spellings for this week focus on the suffix -ation. Words with the suffix –ation usually tell an action, a process or result.

It is added to verbs to form nouns.

If you are unsure of the meaning of any of the words, look them up in a dictionary and try writing them in a sentence.

  1. information
  2. adoration
  3. sensation
  4. preparation
  5. admiration
  6. multiplication
  7. education
  8. relation  

 Maths 

Keep up with your times tables on TTRS!!

Also visit BBC Bitesize Daily for Maths challenges. There are new activities uploaded to the Year 3 page each day or you can always go back and do the other activities.#

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1

Literacy

BBC Bitesize Daily also has some wonderful literacy activities for you to complete from spotting adverbs and nouns, to reading poetry with Oti Mabuse.

Reading 

Remember to continue doing your reading at home. It doesn't always have to be a book, you may want to read a magazine or even some information online about the Romans, Anglo-Saxons or the Vikings. 

History

Continuing with our work on the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, we thought it would be nice for you to explore the world virtually, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way. Download the app 'Google Expeditions' (it's free) and travel back in time to learn about the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. 

You could even attempt to make your own Roman shield!! See the slideshow below for some inspiration.

 

 

We have really enjoyed looking at all the things you have been doing at home, from work on St George to raising money for the NHS! We are proud of every single one of you and we miss you all very much. Please keep sending us updates on what you have been up to, we love looking at them all. Remember to send them to homelearning@dweschool.org

 

Monday 27th April

Hello Year 3, we hope you all enjoyed the work we set for you last week. Remember to do what you can but also enjoy this time you have with your family, especially in this beautiful sunshine!!

As well as setting a little work this week, we would really like you to focus on your well being. Below we have put a link to a wonderful website called Go Noodle. It is free to join and has some excellent mindfulness, yoga and movement activities.

https://www.gonoodle.com/good-energy-at-home-kids-games-and-videos/

Home learning for this week 

 

Spelling

Spelling for this week is focusing on the ‘dis-’ prefix. By adding the ‘dis-’ prefix, the meaning of the root word changes to a negative. 

  1. dislike
  2. disobey
  3. discolour
  4. discover
  5. disappear
  6. dishonest
  7. disallow
  8. disbelieve
  9. disapprove
  10. discontinue

Reading 

Remember to continue doing reading at home. Choose a favourite book or one you haven't read before and share a chapter with a member of your family. After reading a chapter discuss what has happened so far and try to predict what might happen next.

Maths 

Well done to class 3L for winning the TTRS battle. We have set another battle, which will begin today, so remember to keep logging on and practicing your times tables

 

Finally we have added a link to Bitesize Daily. This is a wonderful website with a variety of activities and challenges for you to complete each day.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/tags/zmyxxyc/year-3-lessons/1

We are missing you all very much but it is important right now that you stay at home and stay safe. Enjoy the time you are having with your family and if you do anything nice please let us know by emailing us on the address below.

homelearning@dweschool.org 

Monday 20th April

Welcome back Year 3, we hope you all had a wonderful Easter with your family and you have been enjoying the glorious sunshine!! We have been spending a lot of time in our gardens over the Easter break and have been planting sunflowers with our boys at home.  We can't wait to see some pictures of your sunflowers to see how much they have grown.

We keep checking on the TTRS battle... well done 3L we are finally in the lead. Keep up the good work not long to go until the battle ends!!

Home learning for this week 

Spelling

Spelling for this week is focusing on the ‘un-’ prefix. By adding the ‘un-’ prefix, the meaning of the root word changes to the opposite. Below is the spelling list we would like you to practice and then we would like you to write a spelling story. Can you write a passage of text that contains all of your 8 spellings? It isn't as easy as it looks!!

  1. unhappy
  2. unusual
  3. unable
  4. unclear
  5. unfair
  6. unwrap
  7. uncover
  8. uncomfortable 

Reading 

For reading this week we would like you to focus on poetry and performing a poem. As our Year 3 author is Roald Dahl, we would like you to read the poem below and perform it to your family. When you have performed it can you spot the onomatopoeia that Roald Dahl has used?  

The Tummy Beast

By Roald Dahl 
One afternoon I said to mummy,
“Who is this person in my tummy?
“Who must be small and very thin
“Or how could he have gotten in?”
My mother said from where she sat,
“It isn’t nice to talk like that.”
“It’s true!” I cried. “I swear it, mummy!
“There is a person in my tummy!
“He talks to me at night in bed,
“He’s always asking to be fed,
“Throughout the day, he screams at me,
“Demanding sugar buns for tea.
“He tells me it is not a sin
“To go and raid the biscuit tin.
“I know quite well it’s awfully wrong
“To guzzle food the whole day long,
“But really I can’t help it, mummy,
“Not with this person in my tummy.”
“You horrid child!” my mother cried.
“Admit it right away, you’ve lied!”
“You’re simply trying to produce
“A silly asinine excuse!
You are the greedy guzzling brat!
“And that is why you’re always fat!”
I tried once more, “Believe me, mummy,
“There is a person in my tummy.”
“I’ve had enough!” my mother said,
“You’d better go at once to bed!”
Just then, a nicely timed event
Delivered me from punishment.
Deep in my tummy something stirred,
And then an awful noise was heard,
A snorting grumbling grunting sound
That made my tummy jump around.
My darling mother nearly died,
“My goodness, what was that?” she cried.
At once the tummy voice came through,
It shouted, “Hey there! Listen you!
“I’m getting hungry! I want eats!
“I want lots of chocs and sweets!
“Get me half a pound of nuts!
“Look snappy or I’ll twist your guts!”
“That’s him!” I cried. “He’s in my tummy!
“So now do you believe me, mummy?”
But mummy answered nothing more,
For she had fainted on the floor.
 
As Roald Dahl is our author you could always visit his website below and enjoy some of the free activities related to some of his very famous stories.
 
Maths 
 For maths over the next few weeks, we would like you to start looking at fractions. Below we have put a link that we would like you to use. If you click onto the link and go onto Week 1, there are 5 lessons on fractions. Each lesson has a tutorial video and then an activity to go with it. Please don't worry if you can't print the activity out, you can do it on paper. 
 
Science and Computing
 For some fun ideas at home, join Mr Chips on the link below for some fun ideas 
 
 
Finally we would like to tell you all how proud we are of each of you. I know things are a little different at the minute but it won't be forever. Stay home and stay safe and we will see you very soon.
 
Miss Landy and Miss Hillson 

Home Learning Week 2

Hello Year 3,

We hope you are all safe and well? We are missing you at school!

On our daily hour of exercise, we have noticed many of you have made rainbows and put them in your windows!

They look amazing!

We wondered if you could make more rainbows and label the colours in French?

We have also been checking up on the times tables rock stars battle, 3H are winning again...come on 3L let's beat them this time!!!

If you have managed to plant your sun flowers, make sure you keep a diary once they start to grow. Measure your sunflowers each week to see how much they have grown and take pictures to bring back to school to share with everyone!

Below we have suggested a few more good websites for you to visit:

For literacy learning at home, there is Pobble 365. This is a fantastic resource to develop a range of skills. Each day, a photo will be uploaded to the website. http://www.pobble365.com/journey-to-school/

You can also use ‘Go Noodle’. Go Noodle have uploaded lots of their videos to YouTube, which you can find by following this link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2YBT7HYqCbbvzu3kKZ3wnw

A lovely way to be creative is to use the Draw with Rob tutorials. He will be uploading videos twice a week, where he talks you through how to draw different things. There are already a few uploaded, which can be found by following this link:

http://www.robbiddulph.com/draw-with-rob

Scouts have kindly provided plenty of fun, creative activities that you can complete at home. You can use the website to find an activity that interests you. Follow this link to the website for ideas:

https://www.scouts.org.uk/the-great-indoors/

You are all doing an amazing job and your teachers are very proud of you all. Keep up the good work, keep smiling and we will see you all very soon!

Miss Landy and Miss Hillson 

Home Learning

A range of home learning activities suitable for each year group can be found here on Classroom Secrets - 

https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/

Please note, this link will only work on a PC/laptop and unfortunately is not compatible with phones or tablets.

Reading 

Reading is a great way to occupy your time and develop your imagination. Children should be reading at least 15 minutes per day and also be sharing a book, ideally at bedtime, with an adult. Once children have read the book, get them to answer questions about the characters and their feelings or even write a book review.

In Year 3 we are working on answering how and why questions and a great way to do this is to use pictures. We often us a website called 

www.onceuponapicture.co.uk

They provide you with a picture and questions for the children to answer.

Another great app/website is audible, where you can listen to thousands of free stories, that will be read by someone else.

Literacy 

Coming up in literacy over the next few weeks our focus was looking at features of a diary. At home children could be writing their own diaries about what they have been doing at home, including their thoughts and feeling, to share with other family members in the future. 

Another focus in Year 3 is to write sentences that are punctuated correctly using capital letters and full stops and use a variety of conjunctions. Below we have included a list of co-coordinating conjunctions and subordinating conjunctions for children to try to include within their diary writing. Another great activity is to get the children to spot these conjunctions within their reading.

Co-ordinating conjunctions- and, so, but, or 

Subordinating conjunctions- if, since, as, when, although, while, after, before, until, because 

Spellings

Whilst at home allow the children to get out their spelling books and practice spelling any previous words we have sent home. We have also included spellings for the next few weeks and a remember to keep practicing the Year 3 and 4 curriculum spelling list, which was glued into the front of your planners at the start of the year.

Week 5 Spellings                                           

 Creating negative meanings using prefix /mis/

  1. misspell
  2. misslead
  3. mistreat
  4. misbehave
  5. mistrust
  6. misprint
  7. misuse
  8. misheard
  9. misread 

Week 6 Spellings 

 

Creating negative meanings using prefix /dis/

  1. dislike
  2. disobey
  3. discolour
  4. disappear
  5. dishonest 
  6. disbelieve
  7. discontinue
  8. disapprove 

Maths 

Our next focus in maths is looking at mass, measuring in grams and kilograms. A great way to teach children about this is to get them helping you to bake.  Below is a link to the BBC good food website.

https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/collection/kids-baking

Whilst at home remember to keep practicing your times tables. We have played many games in class that the children can show you at home and we have also set up class battle against 3H and 3L. 

History 

Year 3 history looks at the Romans, Anglo- Saxons and the Vikings. Whilst at home get your children to research about these and make a leaflet, poster or a power point about the key facts.

Science 

Our next focus in science is looking at plants and growth. It was our aim to get them to grow their own sunflower. This is something that can be still done at home in the house or the garden. Allow the children to take care of the sunflower giving it water, oxygen and warmth and to keep a record on it height, linked to our previous maths topic on length. 

Art 

Leading on from our science topic we would like the children to research the artist Van Gough and his famous painting of the sunflower. Once their sunflower has grown, challenge the children to make their own piece of art. 

 

 

Year 3 Light Workshop

Our science topic this half term is all about light. This week we had a workshop with Mr B, which gave us lots of information about this topic and answered any questions we had. We looked at the science behind light and also the history of light. We painted with light and made rainbows in a dark room using prisms and torches. We had lots of fun!!!

Making a Sandwich for Manfred the Baddie!!

In Year 3 we have linked our literacy with our design technology topic. We have been reading the story of Manfred the Baddie and decided to help the henchmen by making the perfect sandwich for Manfred. Today we made our sandwiches and we got to taste and evaluate them.

Year 3 Maths

We have been learning our multiplication and division facts in lots of fun ways!! We played connect 4 using our multiplication facts and went on Times Table Rock Stars. We also challenged our friends to write word problems to match the calculation we had written. 

3L Class Assembly 

On Thursday 13th February Class 3L performed their assembly. Our topic was on ocean pollution and we gave a very important message to everyone who watched. Miss Landy was very proud of our loud, clear, confident voices. We hope you enjoyed it too!

Week 4 Spellings

W/C 3rd February

Test 10th February

 

Words with a /k/sound spelt with ‘ch’

 

  1. scheme
  2. school
  3. chorus
  4. ache
  5. stomach
  6. character
  7. echo
  8. chemistry
  9. technology

Conrad Burdekin 

Year 3 enjoyed working with Conrad Burdekin to create their own poems. We used rhyming pairs and put actions to our poems to perform to the rest of the school.

3L- Ocean Pollution

3H- We're Going on a Teacher Hunt

 

Geography 

This term we have linked our geography with our literacy topic and have been learning about the importance and the effects of plastic pollution on our environment. We each made a poster to encourage people to reduce the amount of plastic they use, to reuse any plastic they use and to recycle what they do use. We have really enjoyed this topic and have learnt that one small change can make a big difference.

Spellings

W/C 20th January

Test 27th January

Prefixes

 

  1. automatic
  2. autocue
  3. autograph
  4. autopilot
  5. subheading
  6. submarine
  7. submerge
  8. subordinate

Spellings

W/C 6th January

Test 13th January

 

Suffixes

 

  1. tearful
  2. joyful
  3. careful
  4. playful
  5. colourful
  6. sadness
  7. sickness
  8. neatness
  9. blackness
  10. greatness

Rock Cafe 

In science, we have been learning about rocks and soils. We have learnt about the 3 types of rock; these are Sedimentary, Igneous and Metamorphic. We used different ingredients to show the process each rock goes through as it is formed. We had so much fun and learnt a lot!!

Rock Star Day

 We had lots of fun on rock star day!!! We learnt different ways to practice our 4 times table.!!

Spellings Week 3

W/C 18th November

Test 26th November

 

Split diagraph

 

extreme

arrive

surprise

guide

describe

decide

complete

time 

Year 3 Maths

 Our new unit in maths is using models in addition and subtraction. We have been learning about bar modelling. Bar modelling is a really good way of helping us to understand the relative size of numbers. We have been using the cuisenaire to help tell our own maths stories.

Pirate Day

 As part of our literacy, we have been learning about pirates. We had a pirate day to get us into character. We dressed up and completed pirate missions and researched all about pirates from the past. We all had a brilliant day and luckily none of us were made to walk the plank!!!!

Remembrance Day 

As part of Remembrance Day, we made our own Poppy reefs for our doors. We used egg boxes and decorated them with paint and glitter. 

Spellings Week 2

W/C 11th November

Test – 19th November

Homophones

break

brake

fare

fair

here

hear

great

grate

Our School Trip to MOSI

 On Tuesday 1st October, we visited the Museum of Science and Industry to learn about forces and magnets which is our new science topic. We had lots of fun. We hope you enjoy the pictures!

Year 3 Chess 

 Class 3L have been learning to play chess over the past few weeks with Mr Hardy. We have been having lots of fun!

Spellings Week 4

W/C 30th September

Test – 8th October

i sound spelled with a y

gym

myth

typical

hymn

mystery

symbol

lyrics

crystal

Year 3 Spy Day

On Friday 13th September, Year 3 enjoyed their very own spy day as part of their literacy topic.

They got to dress up as a spy and completed spy missions during the day in order to graduate from spy school.

We had lots of fun!!

 

Year 3 Maths

In our maths work, we have been learning about numbers up to 1000. We have been using the base 10 grids and equipment to partition numbers into 100s, 10s and 1s. We have then been counting up in 1s, 10s and 100s using the equipment to help us.