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Year 3            29.06.22

We have enjoyed a busy week and we are ready for our Gatton Park visit tomorrow.

 

Maths: We have completed our shape topic. This week we have named and revised the properties of 2-D shapes. We have named all the shapes with up to ten sides. We have found parallel lines and right angles in shapes to reinforce our previous learning. We have also revised 3-D shapes, comparing the measurements of faces and using the terminology edges, faces and vertices. We made 3-D shapes with cubes, then with straws and Blu-Tac! The children chose to work independently or in pairs and all successfully built at least one  3-D shape of their choice.

 

English: We have continued our work about Greek myths. The children listened to the story of Perseus. They used a range of conjunctions (to extend sentences) to describe what they would do with a magic helmet, winged shoes or shield, like those given to Perseus. They put their spellings into the correct contexts. Their grammar work has focused on identifying powerful verbs to enrich writing. They have also completed a differentiated reading comprehension, focused on a Greek Gods.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: In PSHE we have continued to recognise acts of kindness towards each other. We have set up a Scientific experiment to identify the best conditions for plant growth. We made predictions about what would happen to each of the six plants that we have put in different conditions. We have studied Human and Physical Geographical features in three Indian cities, with a focus on Mumbai.

 

Homework: 

Maths:

Please make use the shape nets to make three 3-D shapes. Once you have made the shapes, please name them look to see how many vertices (corners), edges (where the faces meet) and faces each shape has. Please arrange and stick the base of each 3-D shape to the coloured card provided. We will display your 3-D shapes in the classroom.

Please continue with Times tables Rock stars.

 

English:

Please learn the spellings on your sheet.

 

Science/English:

We have enjoyed setting up our experiments about the best conditions for plants to grow. We put plants in warm and cold places. Unfortunately the plants in the very cold places were not doing well, so we will move them to a warmer place, so that they survive.

Some plants survive in very cold places. Can you research the plants that survive in the Arctic? Please design a fact page, draw and name the plants. See if you can find out why they are able to survive there. You can do this as written/illustrated homework or on a computer. You may find this website helpful to find the names of some Arctic plants:

 

https://www.activewild.com/the-arctic-facts-for-kids

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Year 3            24.06.22

The children have worked very hard this week. We are looking forward to our Gatton Park outing on Friday 1st July.

 

Maths: We have continued our shape topic. This week we have been learning about horizontal and vertical lines as well as symmetry in shapes. The children have also identified and drawn parallel and perpendicular lines.

 

English: We have continued our work about Greek myths. The children have enjoyed listening to the different myths and have looked at Greek names. The children have written about things they enjoy in and out of school and they have been encouraged to use paragraphs in their writing.

The children have also been doing end of term internal assessments for English and Maths.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: In PSHE we identified our strengths and things we would like to improve. We talked about recognising other people's strengths and acts of kindness towards each other. In Science we compared the leaves on the different trees in the school grounds. We measured them, compared their thicknesses and talked about their functions within the trees. We drew flowers in Art, looking at line, shading and texture. In RE we looked at the significance of light in different religions, with a focus on the festival of Diwali.

 

Homework: 

Maths:

Please complete the activity book on parallel and perpendicular lines. If you need to measure whether two lines are perpendicular, remember you can tear a piece of paper off in the corner to create a right angle measure. I have included a sheet to help you remember the different types of lines.

Please continue with Times Tables Rockstars.

 

English:

This week we are having a reading focus. I would like you to spend a minimum of 15 minutes reading every day. Please write the pages you have read in your reading record book. Talk to an adult about your reading. What was the text about, what do you think will happen next in the story? Please write in your reading record book every day. You will receive five house points on Thursday next week if you show me that you have written in your reading record book every day. If you read for more than 15 minutes, you could write the time you spent reading your book.

Please learn the spellings on your sheet.

 

Science: This homework was set last week, for two weeks:

Please have a look at different flowering plants. Compare their petals, stems and leaves.

Have a look to see how flowers vary in their leaf, stem and petal size.

On a plain piece of paper or two if you prefer, draw two plants. Draw their general appearance and then draw around a petal and a leaf. Can you measure their stems from the ground to the base of the flower? Please also measure their petal and leaf size, horizontally and vertically. Please name the plants you have chosen.

A checklist: A drawing of each plant, a drawing of a leaf and petal. A measurement of one petal, one leaf and the stem of each flower. A title with each plant’s name.

As an extension you may wish to take photographs of different flowering plants and make your own collage.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Year 3            17.06.22

Well done to all the children for their great team work in Sports day. Thank you for attending Sports day, if you were able to. It was so lovely to be able to have Sports Day with families again, after the pandemic.

The children have coped very well with the extreme heat this week and they have ensured that they have had regular drinks throughout the day.

 

P.E- P.E will be on Wednesdays with our Sprint Teacher until the end of Term Six.

 

Maths: We started our shape topic this week. The focus of our learning has been on turns and angles. We have studied quarter, half, three quarter and full turns in a clockwise and anticlockwise direction.  We have identified right angles in shapes and we have compared acute and obtuse angles.

 

English: We have started learning about Greek myths. We studied Pandora’s box this week and produced arguments for and against her opening the box. We have also been writing using speech bubbles and have produced draft and final copies of our work. We have continued to revise our grammar terminology.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: We had the heats for our Sports Day running races and we were really proud of how the children supported and encouraged each other with these.  In Science we labelled the parts of a plant and talked about the scientific function of each part. We continued with the medium of oil pastels in Art this week and studied the story of Rama and Sita in RE.

 

Homework: 

Maths:

Please continue with Times tables Rockstars. I am resetting the children’s accounts so they can work on the three, four and eight times tables (as well as the two, five and ten times tables) as these are the times tables that we aim for them to know by the end of the year. If your child is finding it too much, please email our class email and I can adjust their account.

 

Using a squared piece of paper I would like you to draw some pentagons. You will need to draw five dots on your page. Join the dots together. Now tear off a corner of a piece of paper, so you have a right angle (as we have worked on in class.) Measure each angle inside your shape with your right angled piece of paper.  If it is an acute angle, (smaller than 90 degrees/ your right angled piece of paper) draw a red arch. If it is an obtuse angle (larger than 90 degrees/ your right angled piece of paper) draw a blue arch

As an extension you may wish to find right angles, acute and obtuse angles around your house. Remember to tear off the corner of a piece pf paper to measure these! You could also draw shapes other than pentagons on your squared paper.

 

English:

Please write a report about Sports day. You can type your report if you wish to. Please include the races you really enjoyed, the team you were in and the races you enjoyed watching. To help you the races everyone were involved in in Year Three were: The baton relay race and the carousel activities.  I attach a sheet of the carousel activities to help you remember what you did.

 

Science:

This homework is for two weeks as it will take a while to complete. Please have a look at different flowering plants. Compare their petals, stems and leaves.

Have a look to see how flowers vary in their leaf, stem and petal size.

On a plain piece of paper or two if you prefer, draw two plants. Draw their general appearance and then draw around a petal and a leaf. Can you measure their stems from the ground to the base of the flower? Please also measure their petal and leaf size, horizontally and vertically. Please name the plants you have chosen.

A checklist: A drawing of each plant, a drawing of a leaf and petal. A measurement of one petal, one leaf and the stem of each flower. A title with each plant’s name.

As an extension you may wish to take photographs of different flowering plants and make your own collage.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week.

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Year 3            10.06.22

 

The children have settled back in well after half term. We are looking forward to our school fair tomorrow and to our Sports Day on Wednesday afternoon next week.

 

Maths: We have completed our topic on Time. The children have been looking at start and finish times and have compared times. We have covered further work on the 24 hour clock and have measured time in seconds. We have converted units of time such as seconds to minutes, hours to days and days to weeks and months. We will keep revising time throughout the term but we will be starting our shape topic next week.

 

English: We have been learning about dividing writing in to paragraphs. The children have been reading different paragraphs and identifying the theme each paragraph focuses on. They have enjoyed writing their own paragraphs on their own chosen subject.

 

Examples of our other learning this week: The children participated well in our Sports Day practice. They have a good understanding of our carousel activities for the event. They enjoyed making posters to support their house team in Sports day. They worked well on team football skills in our PE lesson. We began our Geography topic, Investigating India, by studying the different climate regions in this country. We completed our Science topic on Animals and Humans through learning about our muscles.

 

Maths: Please continue to work on telling the time on an analogue clock as an ongoing activity. Check you are really confident with o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. Then work on telling the time to the nearest five minutes, followed by time to the nearest minute.  Can you tell the time using the 24 hour clock? These are all the areas that I would like you to keep working on please.

Please complete the sheet of activities you can do in a second, a minute and an hour. You could try some of these activities to check your answers! You could also have a practical learning activity where you do different activities and get an adult to time you on their phone stopwatch!

 

English/ Topic: Please write or type some facts about India. You could write this in the form of a list or you may prefer to write it in the form of two or three paragraphs.

This website has excellent information to help you with your research:

https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/geography/countries/article/india

If you decide to type your homework and you do not have a printer, please email our class 3 email with your work and I can print it at school. You may wish to include pictures and drawings.

 

Please continue your daily reading and your TT Rockstars activities. Your spellings are on the sheet provided.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week.

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Year 3            27.5.22

The children have enjoyed their Jubilee celebrations in school this week. Thank you for all your support with providing food for our party, the sponsored run and the children dressing in red white and blue. We hope the children will remember our celebrations for many years to come.

 

P.E- Next term the children will have their Sprint teacher for PE. Our P.E day will be on Wednesdays, please can the children wear their P.E kit to school every Wednesday in Term Six.

 

Maths: We have continued our Time topic. We have been telling the time to the nearest minute and we have been learning digital time and the 24 hour clock. We did some Latin, learning the origin of a.m and p.m! We have also looked at the duration of time.

 

English: We have been using ‘Word’ this week to type out our stories for our pop-up books. We have also completed a reading comprehension and have revised our grammar terminology.

 

Jubilee Activities: We celebrated the Platinum Jubilee with our party on Wednesday afternoon. The children enjoyed our dance work shop. Each class had a dance workshop from a different decade of the Queen’s reign. Our class worked on music from the 2000’s, they all took part enthusiastically. The children used oil pastels in art to decorate a silhouette of the Queen’s head.

 

Half Term: I am not setting homework for half term.

However these are some suggestions if you would like to do any activities:

I have reset the children’s TT Rockstars accounts to add an extra times table to work on.

Please keep working on telling the time. Please make sure you can read o’clock, half past quarter past and quarter to times accurately. Then work on telling the time to the nearest five minutes. You may find it helpful to have an anologue wrist watch so you can keep working on telling the time frequently. Another suggestion is to use an analogue alarm clock so you can move the hands around to tell the times you need to work on. By using a real clock the positioning of the hands will be accurate for all the different times. Telling the time is challenging, but the more you work on it the easier you will find it.

You could make a scrap book of the Platinum jubilee. You could cut out photographs of the celebrations from magazines and newspapers. You could add photographs of how you are celebrating. It will be a lovely memento for you to keep for the future.

 

Well done for all your hard work in Term Five! We look forward to a busy and exciting term Six.

We hope you have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing on Tuesday 7th June.

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  20.5.22

We have been preparing for our Jubilee Celebrations next week. We watched a clip of the Queen’s coronation and have drawn portraits of the Queen. We have a variety of activities to enjoy next week.

 

On Monday we have our sponsored run. Please dress in bright colours and wear suitable footwear. The children do not need PE kit on Monday.

 

On Wednesday we have our Jubilee tea in the afternoon. Please dress in red, white and blue and wear suitable footwear for PE/Games activities.

 

On Thursday we have a dance workshop. Please wear PE kit to school on Thursday.

 

Maths:  This week we have started our topic on time. We been telling the time on analogue clocks. We revised o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to. We have been telling the time in five minute intervals. We have also compared units of time, such as seconds, minutes, hours, days, months and years. We talked about why we have a leap year every four years.

 

English: We have been working on our dictionary skills. We created mind-maps to consolidate our ideas for our pop-up books and we have begun writing our books. The children have chosen to make non-fiction or fiction books.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  In DT we have made spinning wheels and lever mechanisms. In PE we continued our batting and fielding skills and we played a simplified version of rounders. We have been leaning the names of the bones in a human skeleton in our Science work.

 

Maths Homework:    

The children have made their own reference sheets for learning to tell the time in five minute intervals. Please can they keep these at home and keep working on learning these times. We have just started this and will be continuing with this learning next week as it is a challenging concept for the children. We have worked on o’clock, half past, quarter past and quarter to times so I have set homework for these areas. For those children that can confidently tell these times I have set a five minute interval time activity.

Please also continue with your Times Tables Rock stars activities.

 

English:  Please create a fact page about Queen Elizabeth. You can include information such as when she was born, where she lives, who her parents were etc.

This is a website you may enjoy using:

https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/discover/history/monarchy/facts-about-the-queen-elizabeth-ii/

You can present this information however you would like to.

 

History:   we have talked about historical sources of information. Please can you talk to people in your family and family friends about their memories of past Jubilee celebrations. Maybe someone remembers the Silver, Golden or Diamond Jubilee. You may even know someone who remembers the coronation. You could ask them what they remember and how they celebrated. It is always interesting to talk to people about the past and they will enjoy sharing their memories with you. You don’t need to write anything down but I am sure you will enjoy hearing about past jubilee celebrations.

 

 Please continue with your daily reading. Please bring your reading record and book to school every day, thank you.

 

Spellings: Please work on your spellings on the attached sheet.

Please check the meaning of your spellings with a dictionary.

 

Please complete your homework in pencil and return it by Friday 27th May.

We hope you have a weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  13.5.22

 

The children have enjoyed sharing their pop-up pictures with each other this week, as we continue our DT project on pop-up books.

 

Maths:  This week we have completed our fractions topic. We have ordered fractions, with the same and also different numerators and denominators. We compared the sizes of fractions. We learnt that if the numerator is the same then:  the smaller the number of the denominator, the larger the fraction, for example ½ is larger than ¼. We revised adding and subtracting fractions and have continued to work on equivalent fractions. Next week we are starting our topic on time.

 

English: We have been studying poems. We have analysed a poem, looking for rhymes, syllables and the structure of the stanzas. We wrote our own detailed ocean poem, following a clear structure. We then wrote our own acrostic poems based on the ocean and sea animals. We used adjective word banks to make our descriptions full.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  Art: We experimented writing using different fonts and patterns. We made concertina and lift the flap mechanisms in DT, in preparation for our pop-up story books. In PE we worked in teams to develop our batting and fielding skills. The children worked so brilliantly and co-operatively in their teams and so have all been rewarded with a certificate this week. Well done Year 3! In History we have been continuing our Tonbridge Castle topic.

 

Maths Homework:    

I enclose two laminated sheets for the children to reinforce their learning, which are to keep as a reference at home. They will also be helpful when the children return to fractions. The first sheet is a visual aid of how the fractions relate to each other. The second sheet is to help everyone to check that they are using the correct terminology when they are describing fractions, such as half, thirds, quarters, fifths etc.

Please complete the stained glass fractions worksheets. Please can everyone do the two star page and there is an extension three star page if you would like a challenge. I have also attached a fraction problem pages where you can apply your knowledge of comparing fractions.

Please also continue with your Times Tables Rock stars activities.

 

English:  Please write an acrostic poem about yourself, using the skills you have worked on in class. I attach a sheet to remind you how to write an acrostic poem. If you have a short Christian name, you may also want to do your surname, but this is optional. In your poem please describe what you are really good at and things you enjoy doing.

Please check the meaning of your spellings with a dictionary.

 

 Please continue with your daily reading. Please bring your reading record and book to school every day, thank you.

 

Spellings: Please work on your spellings on the attached sheet.

 

History: We talked about Tonbridge castle being originally built as a Motte and Bailey castle. Please make your own model of a Motte and Bailey castle using the attached sheets and instructions. You will probably need some adult help with this but see how much you can do yourself too. Please just bring this to school when you have completed it. This is not included in part of the deadline of next Friday.

 

Please complete your homework in pencil and return it by Friday 20th May.

 

We hope you have a weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

 

Motte and Bailey castle

Stained Glass Fractions

Acrostic Poem

Year 3 Fraction Problems

Homework  6.5.22

Thank you for continuing to send in amazing homework. We are enjoying sharing our home learning with each other.

Please wear PE kit to school on Monday. PE will be on Mondays for the rest of term 5.

 

Maths:  This week we have continued with our fractions topic and we have revised the significance of the numerator and denominator. We have been learning about equivalent fractions this week. We have used a fraction wall, which I am sending home for you to keep as a reference. Our homework will be based on using this accurately.

 

English: We have been writing recounts this week, with a focus on correct sentence structure and correct use of common exception words. Our grammar work has been a revision of expanded noun phrases, based on adjectives and prepositions. We also completed differentiated reading comprehensions about sun safety.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  Art: We completed our bunting for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee based on our designs from last week. They look fantastic, well done Year 3! We have begun our DT topic on storybooks and we have studied the Islamic marriage ceremony in RE. In PE we continued our fielding work, we revised under and over arm throwing and worked in teams to develop our fielding skills.

 

Maths Homework:    

I would like you to get really confident with using a fractions wall and seeing how all the fractions relate to each other. I would like everyone to complete the two star sheet and then the three star sheet is an optional extension activity. We have covered the information relating to the thee star sheet in class.

For a further extension activity please find all the possible equivalent fractions on the wall. Use you ruler to look down each vertical line and then record which fractions are equivalent, For example, start with one half, record all the equivalent fractions: two quarters, three sixths, four eights, five tenths, six twelfths. Please write the fractions in the numerical form rather than as words. You could then see which fractions are equivalent to one third, two thirds etc.  You have some squared paper if you would like to do this optional activity. You could also do this as a practical activity without recording the answers.

Please also continue with your Times Tables Rock stars activities.

 

English:  I attach a knowledge organiser for you to revise how to write expanded noun phrases. We are working on using more detailed sentences in your independent writing. Using this guide can you write 5 or up to 10 expanded noun phrase sentences. You can choose whatever you like to write about, maybe something you are really interested in like animals or nature.  Please talk to an adult about how your sentence will start and then add the details in. You may wish to do this on a word document, so you can start with a simple sentence and expand on it or if you prefer you can write your sentence out. If you do your work on a word document you can email it to our class email if you don’t have a printer at home.

Please check the meaning of your spellings with a dictionary.

 Please continue with your daily reading. Please bring your reading record and book to school every day, thank you.

 

Spellings: Please work on your spellings on the attached sheet.

 

DT: Our topic is story books in which you will be making your own pop up book. I would like you to learn how to make a pop up picture. Please follow the instruction page about pop up book. You can do a picture of anything you would like to and please make it as colourful as possible. You can use felt pens or other pens for this activity if you would like to. I have provided you with A4 card to do this as it will be stronger.

 

Please complete your homework in pencil and return it by Friday 13th May.

 

We hope you have a weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework 29.4.22

The children have continued to work hard this week with all our activities. The children enjoyed our art workshop. They looked at paintings by a wide range of artists and they enjoyed creating their own tree pictures.

Please wear PE kit to school on Tuesday 4th May. We are having PE on Tuesday next week only and then PE will be on Mondays after that.

 

Maths:  This week we completed our mini-division work through learning about scaling; comparing the sizes of objects, looking at how many times larger or smaller they are in comparison to each other. We have begun a new fractions topic, learning about the significance of the numerator and denominator. We have identified tenths and converted these in to decimals.

 

English: We have continued our work about homophones. The children have spellings based on these. Our writing has focused on persuasive writing. The children have looked at the language used in adverts, they have studied and analysed fictional adverts and then designed their own advert, most children chose toys or stationery.

Examples of our other learning this week:  Science: We have been looking at the nutritional values of food and how food products are labelled. In PE we learnt about Islamic naming ceremonies and we made book marks with the meanings of our names. In PSHE we discussed how we can keep our school environment tidy and environmentally friendly.

 

Maths Homework:   Please complete the decimals as tenths worksheets. I would like everyone to please complete the fractions tenths sheet and the second star sheet, if you would like an extension complete the three star sheet. (I will put these sheets with the answers on the website if you need help with how to set them out. We have done similar work in class.) For an extra extension write 10 or 20 examples of whole numbers and tenths, then write the number in the equivalent decimal eg  1 3/10 = 1.3,     6  9/10 = 6.9. etc

Please also continue with your Times Tables Rock stars activities.

 

English:  Please check the meaning of your spellings with a dictionary.

 As we have been learning about adverts this week, I would like you to design an advert for your favourite food, such as a cereal, a biscuit or healthy snack. You can choose anything that you would like to advertise. You could even make up your own product! Remember to make your poster colourful and include: the product name, the price, where you can buy it, create a sense of urgency (while stocks last/ 50% off now!), why is it a great product, how great you will feel if you buy it. Draw on all the skills you have gained this week. I would like to display this work in the classroom, so you can share your adverts with your friends.

Please continue with your daily reading. Please bring your reading record and book to school every day, thank you.

 

Spellings: Please work on your spellings on the attached sheet.

 

Science: Please cut out the coloured food labels from any packaging that you have at home. You can make an A4 collage by cutting out the food label information (The section that says fats, salts etc), stick it on the page and write what the food product is.

For example:

Biscuits:

 Put the labelling information here.

See if you can find foods that have a variety of colours for all the areas. We are going to stick this page in your Science book with the work we did this week about food labelling. It will be great for you to see these labels on the foods you have at home.

 

Please complete your homework in pencil and return it by Friday 7th May.

We hope you have a lovely bank holiday weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  22.4.22

The children have settled in well this week. We have had a busy week, enjoying a wide range of activities.

 

We have library every Thursday, so please return your book on Thursdays if you would like to change it for a new one. PE is every Monday in term 5, so please wear your PE kit to school this Monday. (The week of the bank holiday, 2nd May we will have PE on Tuesday, as we did not have PE this week, but I will put a reminder in the newsletter next week.)

 

Maths:  This week we did a mini division topic, where we divided two digit numbers by one digit. Our first lessons were based on dividing numbers with no remainders. The children were learning how to exchange tens to solve these. We then divided numbers with remainders. They enjoyed using practical equipment, which reinforced their understanding of the new concepts introduced. Our times tables work is ongoing. The children were applying their times tables knowledge to our division work, fantastic Year 3!

 

English: We have been learning about homophones. The children have spellings based on these. The children have reflected on their learning by recording their achievements in and out of school from the start of Year three. They have also recorded what they would like to achieve by the end of Year Three. We also worked on a non-fiction reading comprehension and have revised sentence construction.

Examples of our other learning this week:  Science: We completed a quiz on our Forces and Magnets topic and have begun our new topic, Animals Including Humans. This week we talked in detail about the different food groups and the importance of each for our health. We studied the five pillars of Islam in RE and in PSHE we discussed our personal safety and who keeps us safe in different places.

 

Maths Homework:   Please complete the comparing statements activities. I would like everyone to do the ‘expected’ and if you would like more of a challenge also complete the ‘greater depth’ activity. Please also continue with your Times Tables Rockstars activities.

 

English:  Please check the meaning of your spellings and put each word into your own sentence, showing that you understand the meaning of each homophone. Try to make your sentences as full and as descriptive as you can.

Please continue with your daily reading. Please bring your reading record and book to school every day, thank you.

 

Spellings: Please work on your spellings on the attached sheet.

 

Science: Please complete the word search, which includes the vocabulary we will be using in our new topic. Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  1.4.22

Well  done children for all your hard work this term, we are very proud of all your achievements. Thank you parents for all your support with your children’s learning.

 

Next term our PE day is Monday, so please come to school dressed in PE kit on that day.

 

Congratulations to King who were the highest scorers with our house points this term. They will have an own clothes day on the first Friday back after Easter.

 

Maths:  This week we have been learning about perimeter. We have measured perimeter with string, measured the string and then used a ruler for our measurements. We learnt measuring is more accurate with using just the ruler!

 

English: We completed our report writing about our school and we have presented information using subheadings. We have revised general grammar.

 

Examples of our other learning: We enjoyed our Mental health morning, taking part in sessions including team work, first aid, yoga and talking about our different relationships with people at home, school and clubs. We enjoyed our visit from the FRED workshop, again focusing on mental health and how we keep ourselves healthy, fit and happy. We tested the strength of different magnets in Science. We also enjoyed a fun session in our last swimming lesson.

 

Homework:

As it is the holidays this is optional. However, please could all the children read, if possible every day, during the holidays as this has such a big impact on their all round progress. Thank you.

 

Maths Homework:  Please continue with your TT Rockstars learning. Please complete the perimeter worksheets to reinforce our class learning. The three star sheet is extension work.

 

English:  Please write about an exciting day in your holiday. Please write using accurate sentences and don’t forget to use your Common Exception word mat to check your spellings! If you would like write about more than one day, you may wish to. Please use a dictionary to look up words that are new to you in your reading book.

 

If you do homework please return it on the first Friday of term.

 

We hope you have a lovely holiday and a very Happy Easter,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie, Mrs Hollander and Mrs Goodwin

Perimeter worksheets

Homework  25.3.22

We have had a busy week with many varied activities. Next week will be our last swimming lesson and we are looking forward to a fun session in the pool.

 

Maths:  This week we have continued with adding and subtracting fractions. The children have been comparing measurements through converting mm to cm, cm to m and vice versa. They have also compared heights and lengths of objects by converting all the measurements to the same unit eg 150cm, (converts to 1m 50 cm) when comparing to  1m 75cm and 1m 60cm.

 

English: We have worked on writing a letter in a draft form, then we edited it. We then wrote it out in our best writing as our final copy. We have also created a mind map about our school in preparation for non- fiction writing about our school next week.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  In Geography we have named and located capital cities on a European map. We did Origami in our Art lesson and we have been learning our Spring song in Music. The children worked hard in our swimming lesson.

 

Maths Homework:  Please continue with your TT Rockstars learning. Please complete the fractions worksheets. I have given you sheets to reinforce your understanding of the denominator (The number at the bottom of the fraction.) Please complete the first two sheets. There are three extension sheets which are optional.

 

English/Geography:  Please research a European capital city. You can choose which one you research and I would like you to create a fact page about the city on A4 paper. Remember to use your Common Exception Word mats to help you with your spellings! Information that you can include: Population size, land marks, tourist attractions. A good website to use is:

https://kids.kiddle.co/London

If you open the above hyperlink and type in the name of the city you wish to research you can find relevant information. Please include drawings to make your information page colourful.

 

Spellings: Please learn the spellings on the sheet you have been given.

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named. We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  18.3.22

The children have enjoyed Science week. They have taken part in a variety of practical activities on the theme growing. They enjoyed our Science workshop on Thursday.

Thank you for all your generous donations for Comic Relief, the children enjoyed their superhero dressing up day.

 

Maths:  This week we have continued with our measurement topic. They have measured with a combination of cm and mm and have converted all their measurements into just mm. They have also read cms using a metre stick. We have also begun work on adding and subtracting fractions. Our times tables work is ongoing.

 

English: In our grammar work we studied the past and present tense and wrote sentences in both these tenses. We designed a growth fact page as part of our Science week. Our guided reading activity and reading comprehension work focused on the growth theme this week.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  Science: We have designed posters for Science week and we drew pictures on balloons, which expanded when the balloon was inflated. Art: We looked at the work of Hannah Coulson. The children designed musical creatures, combining a mythical creature with a musical instrument and painted them with watercolours. The children worked hard in their swimming lesson and it is lovely to see their progress and water confidence increase every week.

 

Maths Homework:   Measuring worksheets. Please complete the attached sheets. This will reinforce the learning we have been doing in class. Please check your conversions of mm and cm on your ruler. You then have some comparative measurements to make as a step up from your homework from last week.

Please also continue with your Times Tables Rockstars activities.

 

English:  Please complete the past, present and future verb sorting activity. I would like everyone to complete the first page and as an extension, complete the second sheet. You can either cut them out and stick them onto three different pages, labelled past, present or future or you can underline the sentences, in different colours. Choose one colour for the past, one for the present and one for the future.

Please continue with your daily reading. Please bring your reading record and book to school every day. Thank you.

 

Spellings: Please work on your spellings on the attached sheet.

 

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  11.3.22

We really enjoyed watching the masked reader videos. Thank you for all the great effort that you put into these. The children wrote down who they thought each person was on the videos. The person who was least recognised was Coby, so congratulations Coby on being our Year Three winner!

 

Maths:  This week we have completed our Statistics topic. The children interpreted tables and bar graphs. We have now begun our topic on Measurement and we have measured mainly in cm and mm this week.

 

English: In our grammar work we studied prepositions of time and cause and we put these into our own sentences. We retold the Esio Trot story up to a certain point and then we wrote our own predictions of how the story would end.  We designed our own front cover for the book.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  In French we have continued to learn the names of musical instruments. We have identified the flags of European countries and have looked at the different languages spoken and currency used. In PSHE we have talked about the qualities of a good friend. In RE we looked at the different kinds of writing found in the Bible, such as stories, laws and letters. The children enjoyed their swimming lesson this week. We are looking forward to taking part in our Science week next week and have many exciting activities to look forward to.

 

Maths Homework:   Measurement: The children have all borrowed a school ruler for their homework as I would like them to measure in cm and mm. On the squared piece of paper please mark approximately 10 points on the page. Join these points together with you ruler to make a shape. Then record the distance between each point in mm.

 

Please also measure some objects in your house, using the sheet provided. We have talked in class about measuring the very small items in mm, but the larger items in cm.

Please also continue with your Times Tables Rockstars activities.

 

English:  Prepositions: Can you sort the prepositions into the groups of time, place and cause? As an extension (optional) please write sentences including these prepositions. You may be able to include two prepositions in one sentence!

Please continue with your daily reading. Please bring your reading record and book to school every day. Thank you.

 

Spellings: Please work on your spellings on the attached sheet. Our spellings this week have a Science theme to help us with our learning for Science Week.

 

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  4.3.22

The children have enjoyed a busy and exciting week. Thank you for all your support with providing everything for the book week activities. The children looked amazing in their costumes and they also enjoyed wearing their own clothes too! The children enjoyed our reading breakfast and were excited to share their favourite stories with each other. We were really impressed with the tortoise homework from last week and we will be displaying these in our classroom, well done Year Three! Photographs of book week will soon be appearing on our class page, for those children who have permission to go on our website.

Maths:  This week we have been looking at statistics. We have completed tally charts, pictograms and we have interpreted and compared information from them. We have also been learning how to multiply using the column method. The children have been carrying tens to calculate the answers.

English: Our English work this week has mainly related to Book week. As a class we contributed to our school book week story and used as many similies and amazing adjectives as we could.  We have also described our favourite book characters as well as writing about our chosen stories. We have continued work on our class book, Esio Trot.

Examples of our other learning this week:  In Science the children enjoyed investigating magnetic poles, they used the terms repel and attract to describe the forces they could feel from the magnets. In Geography we named and labelled European countries and we recited the names of musical instruments in French. Our first swimming lesson was very successful too!

Maths Homework:  Please complete the pictogram and tally chart sheets. I would like everyone to do the first two sheets and the third sheet is an extension activity. Please keep up the good work with your TT Rockstars!

English:  I would like you to write a report about our school book week. In your report describe the activities we have done and what you have enjoyed the most. These are activities you can write about: Our reading breakfast (we had brioche, fruit and orange juice). You could say which toy and book you brought in. You could write about our school story, our dressing up day, our book swap and our whole school book week assembly. You could illustrate your work with the favourite costumes you saw too. You don’t have to write about everything, just what you enjoyed the most. Have you got any ideas of things we could include in our school book week next year? You could add these to the end of your report.

Spellings: Please learn the spellings on the sheet you have been given.  

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named. We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Maths Pictograms 4.3.22

Homework  25.2.22

It was lovely to welcome the children back to school after our half term holiday. They have settled back well and have worked hard this week, well done Year 3!

 

Maths:  This week we have completed our mini Money topic. The children have added notes and coins together. They have subtracted money and have calculated change from different amounts. We have also continued with our learning on our three, four and eight times tables, which is ongoing.

 

English: We have started our work on the text, Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. The children have read sections of the story together. They have answered questions about the story and have worked on using full, detailed answers. The children have also used a thesaurus this week to enhance their vocabulary in their writing. We have revised possessive apostrophes and have related them to the text.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  In Science the children enjoyed investigating magnetic and non-magnetic materials. They have also discovered that not all metals are magnetic. In Geography we started our new topic on ‘Our European neighbours.’ The children located Europe on a world map and have looked at facts about the continent. In RE our new topic is: ‘What is the Bible?’ The children studied the life of Mary Jones. Our PE work focused on working in teams and completing activities within set times. We were very impressed with how the children collaborated and worked effectively in their teams. The children drew pictures in the style of Quentin Blake in our Art lesson this week.

 

Maths Homework:  Please continue with your TT Rockstars learning. Please use real money at home to add coins and notes to different amounts. Please also complete the give change worksheets. I have given you two sheets. Please can everyone complete the first worksheet and do the second one if you are able to complete the first one quickly. You may find it helpful to use real coins when completing this activity. Remember to count up to the nearest whole pound when calculating your change.

 

English:  Next week is book week and we are looking forward to all our varied activities. As we have been working on the story, Esio Trot, I would like you to design a poster or a fact page about tortoises. Please make it colourful! You can choose how many facts you use, but choose the facts you find most interesting. You can choose any breed of tortoise that you wish to research.

 

Spellings: Please learn the spellings on the sheet you have been given. This week we are working on the months of the year. I would like everyone to learn the spellings up to 6. When you are confident with these, please learn up to 9 and then up to 12. In our test next week you can record the spellings you have learnt. Just learn them up to the number that you are most confident with.

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named. We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

11.2.22

We would like to say a huge well done to all the children for all their hard work this term. Many children have worked hard with their home learning due to Covid. We have also been really impressed with the high standard of homework this term. Thank you for all your hard work and support with their learning.

 

Maths:  This week we have started our money topic. We have added coins and notes, starting from the smallest to the largest. We have also added a combination of pounds and pence. We have continued to revise our four and eight times tables.

 

English: The children wrote a detailed diary entry as if they were a Celt for the day. They drew on all the information from our History topic this term. They designed posters for Children’s Mental health week and we have completed reading comprehension and guided reading activities. They have identified and used adverbs.

 

Examples of our other learning this week:  We have taken part in a wide range of activities relating to Children’s Mental Health Week. The children have talked about different emotions and who they can talk to if they feel they need support. In DT the children have ordered the inventions we have studied in to how useful they think they are in our everyday life. They also enjoyed designing their own invention. They painted stones with Celtic patterns and we have completed our PE unit on dance.

 

I am not setting homework this week as I would like the children to have a break over half term, so they come back refreshed and ready for learning in Term Four. I would, however like the children to continue to read over the holidays please.

 

Today we are sending home a times table and a division chart that will be useful for the children’s ongoing learning throughout the year. By the end of Year Three the national expectation is for the children to know their three, four and eight times tables and use their related division facts (as well as two, five and ten times tables from Year Two.) Please use these, from time to time, with your children for these times tables/ division facts only, thank you.

 

Next term the children are swimming on Wednesdays from 2nd March. They only need to wear their PE kit on the first Monday back after half term. After that, their weekly PE lesson will be their swimming lesson.

We hope you have a lovely half term and we look forward to seeing you soon,

 

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  4.2.22

We would like to wish all the children who are at home a speedy recovery. We have missed you at school this week and we hope to see you all soon when you are better.

It has also been lovely to welcome some children back to school this week. Thank you for all your hard work with your home learning children and thank you to the parents for all your support with this.

Maths:  This week we have completed our Multiplication and Division topic. We have worked on the four and the eight times tables and their related division facts. The children are expected to know their three, four and eight times tables by the end of Year Three (as well as their twos, fives and tens) so these are areas we will continue to revisit throughout the year.

English: We have been looking at non-fiction texts and how to use the contents page and subheadings to find relevant information. We have summarised the information we have found. In our independent writing we have focused on using sentences accurately, neat handwriting and spacing our words clearly.

Examples of our other learning this week:  In DT the children have designed, made and evaluated waterproofed boats. We have looked at Celtic clothes and have sketched Celtic design patterns in preparation for decorating stones next week. In PSHE we have talked about other’s feelings through ‘The Ugly Duckling’ story. We continued our dance theme in PE as well as team building skills.

Maths Homework:  Please continue to work on your twos, fives and ten times tables using your Times Tables Rockstars account. If you feel very confident with these and you would like the three times tables added, please email our class email and I can add that to your account. Please also complete the four times tables multiplication wheels. Please do the two star sheet and if you would like a challenge there is the three star sheet on the back. I have also included some sorting cards, so you can place the multiples of four in the correct order: 4,8,12 etc.

English:  Next week is ‘Children’s Mental Health Week.’ I would like you to write a description of the things that make you feel really happy and excited. Can you explain how you feel when you are happy and excited and why you have chosen these things? Examples include: being with family, playing at the park, birthdays etc. Please try to write a minimum of a paragraph.

This week we have included laminated sheets of the Common Exception Words that we encourage the children to use in their writing at school. Can you include some of these words in your writing?  Please keep these sheets in a safe place at home so you can always use them when you do writing at home.

Spellings: If your child was in school today, they have brought home a spelling sheet. If they are not in school their spellings are: them, they, there, their, they’re, these. If you would like a challenge there are four challenge words: multiply, divide, share, equal. These challenge words are optional. 

I have added all the homework resources below, including a spelling sheet for those children that were absent on 4.2.22. If you would like to do the challenge words, please add them to your sheet. We will give everyone laminated Common Exception Word sheets when they return to school.

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  28.1.22

Thank you for all your wonderful homework. We are integrating as much of the children’s homework as we can in to our class books, so the children really connect their home and school learning.

Maths:  This week we have been continuing our Multiplication and Division topic. We have introduced the three times table and related division facts. We have used practical equipment to consolidate the children’s understanding of these concepts. The children have also skip counted in threes to look for the patterns in numbers. We have also started to multiply by four.

English: The children completed their adventure stories and next week they will have the opportunity to read them to each other. We have also continued with reading comprehension activities and using inverted commas to indicate direct speech in writing.

Examples of our other learning this week:  In DT the children worked in groups to design and make a reinforced paper structure to hold up a dictionary. They also worked in groups in Science to investigate friction on different surfaces. Well done everyone! We continued to experiment with different dance moves and we linked them together. We looked at Celtic Roundhouses and also made Celtic spiral string pictures in Art. In PSHE we have talked about respecting others and ourselves.

Maths Homework:  Please continue to work on your twos, fives and ten times tables using your Times Tables Rockstars account. We are really impressed with how the children are progressing with this.

This week I would like to continue with our practical learning and I attach a sheet to explain this.

English:  Please complete the worksheet on direct speech. Remember when you write inside speech bubbles you do not use speech marks! Please can everyone complete the Year 3 expected sheet. If you would like a challenge have a look at the greater depth sheet on our homework page on the website too!

Spellings: We are continuing with our work on the Common Exception words. The children are bringing sheets home with their own spellings, as they did last week.

Chinese Lanterns: Please decorate your PTA Chinese lantern and return it to school on Monday 31st January. We are looking forward to seeing all your wonderful designs!

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Multiplication and Division cards

Direct Speech

Homework  21.1.22

Thank you for continuing to send in homework of an excellent standard. The children continue to enjoy sharing their home learning with each other.

 

Maths:  This week we have been continuing our Multiplication and Division topic. We have divided numbers in to twos, fives and tens and have seen how these relate to the twos, fives and ten times tables.

 

English: We have nearly completed our work on ‘The Tunnel’ by Antony Browne. We have planned an adventure story, chosen two main characters and described them. We are now writing our own detailed adventure stories based on our plans and in the style of ‘The Tunnel.’

Examples of our other learning this week:  In DT we have been learning about the beginning of the internet and all the different ways we can communicate with each other. The children enjoyed singing in different parts in Music and we talked about all the communities we belong to in PSHE. In RE we heard how Jesus’ life is told in the Gospels. We worked on different dance moves in PE this week.

 

Maths Homework:  Please continue to work on your twos, fives and ten times tables using your Times Tables Rockstars account. This is the last week that I will be setting this as the only Maths homework as I would really like to you to increase your confidence and speed with the two, five and ten times tables and related division facts. This will really help you with your Maths learning throughout the school.

 

English:  In our grammar work we have been learning about how to use their, there and they’re in our writing. Can you explain to your parent how we use each one? I attach a sheet that you can keep at home. Please write at least three sentences using each one correctly.

 

Spellings: The children have been given their own spellings to learn on the attached sheet. We have practised the look, say, cover, write, check method in class. We are working on learning the Common Exception words.

 

Science: Practical activity: Next week we will be doing a practical experiment on friction. Please could you have a look at the base of a variety of shoes and trainers at home and decide which ones provide the best grip (to stop you slipping) when they are worn. You could also look at the tyres on your bicycle or any wheeled toys to look at the pattern of the grip on the tyres.

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  14.1.22

The children have worked hard in their first full week of 2022. We have covered a wide range of activities. Thank you for all the beautifully presented homework from last week. The children have shared this with each other and we will display their work. Well done Year Three!

Maths:  We have started our Multiplication and Division topic. We have revised making equal groups, interpreting arrays and linking addition and multiplication sums together. We have also continued to revise the twos, five and ten times tables, including missing number sums.

English: We have started work on the book: ‘The Tunnel’ by Antony Browne. We have written descriptions of what we predict will be on the other side of the tunnel. We also wrote persuasive arguments and made inferences from the text.

Examples of our other learning this week: We have looked at different forces in Science. In DT we made our own string telephones and compared the sound quality of them using different lengths and types of string. The children enjoyed playing percussion instruments in Music and we worked on our team building skills in outdoor PE.

Maths Homework:  Please continue to work on your twos fives and ten times tables using your Times Tables Rockstars account. Try to increase your speed from last week. I would like you to spend at least ten minutes a day on this please to improve your skills.

English: Please complete a review of your all time favourite story. Please do these as neatly as possible so we can display them in class. See the worksheet attached.

Please learn the following spellings for a test next Friday:

group

learn

length

answer

heard

famous

Please also:  Complete the Science sheet on pushes and pulls. Find as many things as you can that you push or pull at home. You can draw more than one picture in each box.

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

Homework  7.1.22

We wanted to say a huge well done to all the children for how beautifully they have settled back in to school this term. We have had a busy week. The children have completed their place value maths topic and will be starting multiplication and division work next week. In English the children have been writing independently. They have written a recount of their holiday and a description of themselves.

The children have started their science topic on Forces and Motion as well as their history topic about the Celts. We have talked about our class rules and their meanings for PSHE. We are establishing all our routines and rules and are looking forward to a busy year ahead.

We attach the updated curriculum overview and curriculum newsletter to the homework this week. These will also be available to view on the school website.

As mentioned in our curriculum letter, we will be doing show and tell on a rota basis between each house. Several children have brought in show and tell this week so if your child did not bring in show and tell this week they may bring it in any day next week. We will then start our rota the following week.

Maths Homework:  Please revise your two, five and ten times tables in preparation for our new Maths topic next week. How quickly can you give each answer? You can work on these with their related division facts on your Times Tables Rockstars account. If you have forgotten your log in please email our class email and I will email it to you.

English: Please learn the following spellings for a test next Friday:

eight

island

notice

imagine

special

appear

Please also:  complete the sheet about your achievements for last year and your hopes for this year, make sure that you can spell your full name correctly.

Please complete your homework in pencil by next Friday and check it is named.

A reading challenge for this week: Please read at home every day and ask your parent to sign your reading record.

We hope you have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you next week,

Best Wishes from Miss Dargie and the Year Three Team

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