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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 

In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.

In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.  1
In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.  2
In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.  3
In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.  4
In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.  5
In science we have been learning all about plants. This week we dissected a flower to see the inside. We learnt about the style, stigma and stamen. Take a look at some of our work.  6

Happy New Year, to all our children and families.  We hope you have enjoyed the festive break and are ready to begin the new term.  The start of 2019 promises to provide new experiences for our children as we have been  preparing for a fun filled and exciting curriculum for all our children to enjoy and achieve in.

 

We would like to offer a massive thank you to all the families who attended the accelerated reader workshops during the start of last term.  The support that the children receive from you is really paying off and the children are quite enthusiastic about the books they are reading and the quizzes they are taking.  

 

Literacy

We will be exploring the story, ‘The Lost Words,’ by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris. The text will allow pupils to discover the meanings of words, how to use a wide range of vocabulary in their writing, develop their use of paragraphs, use headings and subheadings and further develop their use of dictionaries.  The text offers, opportunities for children to explore the ‘wonderful world’ that they live in.

 

Spellings

Children will continue to bring home weekly spellings. We have provided the children with a look, cover, write, check sheet to use but are aware that this approach is not always suitable for all children. The expectation, is for children to work on the spellings sent home and to then use other resources to support their acquisition of new words and letter patterns.  We have seen some very creative methods of learning spellings such as, creating word searches, posters using the words, creating mini dictionaries, writing the words using different colours and paints and using www.purplemash.com  Children will continue to have a weekly spelling test or a dictation piece using spellings from that week.

 

Maths

Children will continue to work on their times tables and develop their division skills.  We are very proud of the progress children have made with learning their times tables and would ask you to continue to use the different games that are available on www.purplemash.com to enhance your child’s learning.

 

Week 1 – division, mental division and formal written methods

Week 2 – Fractions of values

Week 3 – Place value, counting and mental addition and subtraction.  Add and subtract mentally.

Week 4 - Measures and calculation in the context of volume and capacity and mass.

Week 5 - Counting, sequences, multiplication facts, mental and written multiplication

Week 6 - Mental and written multiplication, in the context of pictograms, measurements and money.

 

Reading

We would like to thank you for your continued support with helping your child read at home. The aim is that all children read at least 3 times a week and have an adult sign their reading record to acknowledge this. We do strive to hear individual children read at school but due to time constraints, of the curriculum, this is not always possible therefore, value your support.

 

Learning Logs

We have been thrilled by the amount of work and creativity that the children have shared in their learning logs. Their delightful work is shared as a class and a year group and we have even started to add some examples onto our website! Please take a look and thank you for all the support.

 

LEARNING LOG DATES

SEND HOME DATE:

RETURN DATE:

Monday  

14/1/19

Wednesday

23/1/19

Monday  

28/1/19

Wednesday

6/2/19

 

 

CHILDREN WILL HAVE AN ELEMENT OF CHOICE IN THE ACTIVITIES THEY CHOOSE TO COMPLETE. PLEASE SEE FURTHER DETAILS IN LEARNING LOGS.

Year 3 performed an amazing drumming piece during assembly time this week! We would like to say a big thank you to our amazing drumming teacher, Billy for all of his hard work!

Year 3 performed an amazing drumming piece during assembly time this week! We would like to say a big thank you to our amazing drumming teacher, Billy for all of his hard work!  1

Week 5 Lego club! And what a week it was! Some excellent interpretations by our fantastic year 3 creators. This week Harrison won star builder for his model of a hornbill. Thanks to all who attended this half term. Look forward to some new and familiar faces in spring 2!

Lego Club Week 4! Build a Tarsier. The children had great fun this week trying to build this interesting little primate. Congratulations go to Liam yet again for his excellent effort and getting star builder. But well done to all for their fantastic creations

Lego Club - Week 3! Today's brief was to build a bat. All the children did exceptionally and came up with some fantastic builds. Congratulations to Liam for winning the 'Star Builder' Award this week. Don't forget to vote for him in the 'Kids with Bricks' website!

Week 2 of Lego Club! This week our challenge was to build a giant insect. Congratulations to Ingrida for winning this week's star builder award! Don't forget to vote for her on the 'Kids with Bricks' website!

We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Sunderland for teaching us all about her experience of working at The Luton Hat Factory as part of our Humanities week.

Year 3 have been having lots of fun during their English lessons this week!

Year 3 Lego Club got off to a fantastic start! This term's theme is about rainforests and for the first challenge, our budding designers had to build an orangutan. Congratulations to George for winning this weeks Star Builder Award!

Happy Christmas from Star Class

Happy Christmas from Star Class  1

This week in maths we have been learning about 3D shapes

Thank you Year 3 for your contributions to Luton Foodbank!

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Take a look at these amazing facts which highlight just how important reading is.

Year 3 really enjoyed their visit from Mrs Till's sister, Laura, last week. Laura kindly came into school to talk to us about her exciting trip to Everest Base Camp. We are currently learning about Mount Everest in our topic lessons so this talk was extremely beneficial. 
Welcome back to the new half term, we hope you are all well rested and ready for another fun filled half term. 
We have been preparing for Remembrance Day this week by reading Poppy Field, by Michael Morpurgo and by making beautiful poppies out of plastic bottles, which I think you would agree look amazing! A big thank you to all of the staff and children for their fantastic efforts this week. 
Well done to everyone for a fantastic start to Year 3! 

We have had lots of fun this week using the app Book Creator to write non-chronological reports.

Here are some pictures of us acting different scenes from Wolves in the Walls.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

What a fantastic week we have had! A huge thank you to the grandparents and visitors who have inspired us during our stem week. We really appreciate your efforts.

What a fantastic week we have had! A huge thank you to the grandparents and visitors who have inspired us during our stem week. We really appreciate your efforts. 1
What a fantastic week we have had! A huge thank you to the grandparents and visitors who have inspired us during our stem week. We really appreciate your efforts. 2

School Council Speeches

School Council Speeches  1
Thank you to the parents that were able to attend our Reading Workshop. We have attached some of the resources that we use in Year 3.   

Reading in Year 3

Our science topic this half term is light and dark. We had lots of fun this week learning that darkness is the absence of light.  

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Year 3 enjoyed celebrating Roald Dahl day. They have been reading George’s
Marvellous Medicine in their classes so decided to make their own delightful potions. The children focused on sketching and colour mixing. Take a look at some of Year 3 in action.
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