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BBC BLUE PLANET LIVE LESSON

All Year 3 children took part in the BBC Blue Planet Live Lesson last week. Afterwards, they wrote about their learning and many children were shocked to see the effect that plastic is having on the marine life living in the oceans around the world. There was a great deal of excitement when our school name ticked along the bottom of the screen!

 

SCARAB BEETLES

To finish our topic on Egyptians, children made a model scarab beetle using clay. Once the beetles were finished, they were displayed in the classroom. Any Pharaoh would have been proud to hold one in the tomb!

 

 

OPEN AFTERNOON 11th March 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended the event. The children's enjoyed showing their grown-up how they do things in Year 3. Can you spot yourself in the photos below?

Spellings Week Beginning 25th March 2019
The suffix 'ous'
serious, obvious, curious, hideous, spontaneous, courteous
arrive, earth, island, position

18-03-2019
Words ending with 'ous'
humorous, glamorous, vigorous, courageous, outrageous,
certain, famous, material, straight, various

 OPEN AFTERNOON - MONDAY 11TH MARCH.  PLEASE LET SCHOOL KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING.

Welcome to 3B! (Mrs Bolton's class)

Spring Term 2 - here are some of the main topics we will be learning about during this part of the term.  In MATHS, timestables are the order of the day with the focus being on 6, 7, 8 and 9s.  Children should already know 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 multiplication facts.  LITERACY will concentrate on learning to use PRESENT PERFECT TENSE and making sure a/an is used correctly.  LIGHT will be investigated in SCIENCE and in RE, children will be studying Jesus, the church and God, along with the Easter story.  MUSIC teaches the children features of reggae music and COMPUTING skills will focus on sending email and Internet safety.

Here is a Glossary of Terms to help support the homework sheets sent home. (Scroll down the document to get to Year 3 specific terms.)

 

HISTORY - EGYPTIAN DAY             FRIDAY 15TH FEBRUARY

 

To conclude ours studies of ancient Egyptians, we will be visited by an Egyptologist on Friday 15th

February.  During the day, we will hear about life in ancient Egypt, investigate their beliefs, learn about

important Pharaohs and hear about why mummies were created.  Children are welcome to dress up as an

ancient Egyptian if they wish to - keep it simple and have some fun making a costume.  There are lots of

ideas on the web and a white pillowcase is a good starting point for a gown with slits for arms and a head.  

 Spellings week beginning 11-2-2019
words that have the 'i' sound spelt 'y' elsewhere than the end of a word
symbol, system, synonym, synagogue, cylinder
Ancient, February, possession, guard, perhaps

Spellings week beginning 25th February 2019

words with suffix 'ous'

poisonous, dangerous, mountainous, joyous, hazardous

describe, enough, guide, important, ordinary

 

 

SPRING TERM 1

 In LITERACY we will be learning about Playscripts and using nursery rhymes as a basis to writing our own.

Why not pick up a playscript next time you go to the bookshelf? What famous playscripts do you know?

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In MATHS the will focus will be on PLACE VALUE, ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION.

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In GEOGRAPHY lessons, the children will be learning about the UK and studying lots of MAPS.

Click here to visit a cool website to teach you more about map skills

Image result for mapzone ordnance survey kids

 

SPANISH lessons will help the children to say 'hello' and ask someone's name. Pupils will also learn colours and numbers to 15.

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LIGHT will be our focus in SCIENCE.

Our new novel for this term is an adapted children's version of Charles Dickens' famous novel GREAT EXPECTATIONS.

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The children are enjoying finding out who stole Mrs Gargery's pork pie and, more importantly, why!

 

TIMES TABLES ROCKSTARS - use your login details to play at home and increase your rock star status!  (Details on the letter or stuck in the front of your reading diary.)

Click here to play  https://ttrockstars.com/login2  

FIND OUT ABOUT ROCKS - try these activities to test out your rock knowledge (rocks found on the ground - not the times tables one this time).  

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/z9bbkqt  - BBC activities and video clips

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/scienceclips/ages/7_8/rocks_soils.shtml - BBC investigation and quiz.

Spellings week beginning 21-1-2019
Adding 'ly' to words ending in 'le'
cuddle, cuddly, wrinkle, wrinkly, crumble, crumbly, giggle, giggly, bubble, bubbly, muscle, muscly, prickle, prickly

Spellings week beginning 14-1-2019
Forming ADVERBS by adding 'ly' when the adjective ends with 'y'
crazy, crazily, happy, happily, sleepy, sleepily, lazy, lazily, greedy, greedily, hungry, hungrily, naughty, naughtily

Spellings week beginning 7-1-2019
Adding 'ly' to an adjective to make an adverb
slowly, quickly, sadly, completely, usually, finally
accidentally, actually, occasionally, naturally

Welcome back to Autumn Term 2

 

 

 

Our class novel this term is The Christmasaurus

by Tom Fletcher

See the source image

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In Maths we are learning how to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes.

CLICK HERE TO PLAY A TELLING THE TIME GAME

 

In Literacy we are using TALK FOR WRITING to learn and adapt a Traditional Tale. We will be writing our own versions of Hansel and Gretel

Image result for hansel and gretel

 

In Science we are learning about Forces and Magnets




CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MAGNETS AND FORCES

 

 

 

 

 

COMPUTING -  TRY DEBUGGING THIS ALGORITHM AT HOME.  KEEP THE RACE CAR ON THE TRACK, EVEN WHEN IT'S AT A HIGH SPEED.  CLICK THE LINK HERE TO LOAD THE PROGRAM USING ONLINE SCRATCH.  https://scratch.mit.edu/projects/11932304/#editor

Spelling week beginning 26-11-2018
Words ending in 'sion'
division, invasion, confusion, decision, collision, television,
possible, group, forward, strange

Week beginning 19th November
Words with endings sounding like 'ure'
measure, treasure, pleasure, enclosure, creature, furniture, picture, nature, adventure

Spellings wk beginning 12th November
words with the prefix 'anti' meaning against and 'auto' meaning self or own

antiseptic, anticlockwise, antisocial, autograph, automatic, autobiography
special, sentence, decide, continue

Spellings week beginning 5-11-2018
Words beginning with the prefix 'super' meaning 'above'
superstar, supermarket, superman, superhuman, superior
difficult, through, favourite, complete, often

Spellings week commencing 29-10-2018
Words with the prefix 'inter' meaning between or among
interact, intercept, intercity, international, interfere, internet
appear, business, centre, calendar, minute

Spellings week beginning 15th October
words with the prefix 'sub' meaning 'under'
subheading, submerge, submarine, subway, subdivide
used, different, learn, eight

HISTORY AND SKARA BRAE

To help understand life in the Stone Age, we have been finding out about Skara Brae on the Orkney Islands, Scotland.  Watch the video from GridClub.com for further information about Skara Brae and then try the BBC Game.

Video = https://gridclub.com/scotland/history/the_ancient_world/a_stone_age_village/index.html 

Game = https://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/primary/skarabrae/

 

SCIENCE - KEEPING HEALTHY

Take a look at these video links and work out which information you already knew and which details are new to you.  Bring any work that you do into school for a special reward.

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/ztsqfcw  - Why is a healthy lifestyle important?

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zppvv4j - What is a balanced diet?

YEAR 3 WELCOME MEETING - MONDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER- 1PM

 

A very warm welcome to all the new Year 3s this Autumn Term!

Thank you for visiting our class page. Here you will find information about what we will be doing in class, links to useful websites and pictures and videos of us in action. Spellings will also be updated each week in case spelling books go missing between school and home. 

 

This term will begin with...

 

Literacy - We will be learning about Fables and writing our own version of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. We will also be learning about complex sentences. Do you know the difference between a main clause and a subordinate clause?

 

If you would like to listen to some Fables at home please follow the link below to BBC School Radio where there are a selection of 40! Fables all lasting around 5 minutes. 

Click here for Fables

 

 

INSPIRE Maths - We are beginning with mental addition before moving onto mental subtraction. We will also be having a big push on becoming quick and accurate at recalling our x4 and x6 timetables.

 

CLICK HERE FOR x4 TABLES

 

Topic - Our first topic is DT in which we are focusing on designing and making a phone case. We will be developing our sewing skills as part of the process.

 

 

Computing - We are learning how to create online surveys using www.surveymonkey.co.uk and have been learning about what information it is safe to share online as part of our online safety.

 

We have started to read The Witches by Roald Dahl as our class novel. Do you know a real witch? Have you been looking out for the signs? 

Image result for THE WITCHES BOOK

 

 

 

Spellings week beginning 8th October
The prefix 're' meaning 'again' or 'back'


redo, refresh, return, reappear, redecorate, revise
build, heart, grammar, history

Spellings week beginning 1-10-2018
words with the prefix ir and common words
irregular, irrelevant, irresponsible
breath, breathe, exercise
went, with
couldn't, shouldn't, doesn't

Spellings week beginning 24th September 2018
prefix 'in' meaning not or into but changing to 'il' for words beginning with l and 'im' for words beginning with m or p.

illegal, illegible, illiterate, immature, immortal, impossible, impatient, imperfect
early, fruit, learn

 

 

 

Spellings Wk Beginning 10-9-2018
Words with the prefix 'in' meaning not, in or into
incorrect, incomplete, inadequate, incapable, include, increase, inconsiderate
answer, question, because,

Spellings
wk beginning 17th September
prefixes dis- and mis- adding a negative meaning


misbehave, mislead, misspell, misjudge
disappoint, disagree, disobey, dishonest
address, believe, busy

Please try to read your book or BUGCLUB as much as possible and record your reading in your record. (Remember - regular reading means extra team points!)