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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3 

Please scroll down to take a look at some recent photographs. 

Welcome to Year 3 Parent Booklet -2018/19

General Information:

 

Year 3 is an exciting and fun filled year. Our students are working extremely hard in class to achieve their full potential. To support your child at home, please listen to them read as often as possible. The expectation is to read 3 – 5 times per week. An adult’s input and questioning can be extremely beneficial to your child’s understanding of new vocabulary and comprehension of the text.

 

Accelerated Reading Rewards

Children need to collect 5 raffle tickets to win a prize!

Each challenge after that is to collect 10 raffle tickets!

 

100% in quiz or quizzes for the week = 1 raffle ticket

Top Reader = 2 raffle tickets

 

Good Luck everybody!

Keep reading!

 

In addition to reading at home, your child should be coming home with a ‘Look, Cover, Write, Check’ spelling sheet every Monday. There will be a spelling test on the following Monday.

 

 

Coverage in Summer 2 
Coverage in Summer 1 

We hope that you all had a wonderful break and that you were able to enjoy the glorious sunshine.

Do remember that this is a five week term and that we have a Bank Holiday on Monday 6th May 2019.

 

Literacy

The children will be exploring two books for this term, which are closely linked to the topic of ‘settlements’.  The first book is ‘Stig of the Dump,’ by Clive King.   This is an exciting book that explores the story of Barney, who falls down the cliff of the chalk pit and he lands in what might be a rubbish dump. But the dump turns out to be the home of Stig, a cave-boy who Barney ends up having a series of wonderful adventures with.

The children will be developing their literacy skills (planning, use of vocabulary associated with the Stone Age, evaluating, editing and performing) in the build up to writing their own cave story.

The children will also be delving into the story, ‘Stone Age Boy,’ by Satoshi Kitamura.  We will be using this book to explore different characters and comparing them to each other.  We will also be writing non-chronological reports based on life in the Stone Age and further developing our retrieval skills.

Both books can be found, in video format, on You Tube.  Stig of the Dump, is a video version of a BBC TV programme adaptation of the book and Stone Age Boy is a video and audio reading of the book.

There will be two Stone Age Days, with links to the above books and other curriculum subjects, details to follow. 

 

Spellings

Children will continue to bring home weekly spellings. We have provided the children with a look, cover, write, check sheet to use. 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.co.uk. Please encourage your child to use a variety of methods as this will help improve their spelling skills. Children will continue to have a weekly spelling test and a dictation piece using spellings from that week.

 

Maths

Children will continue to work on their times tables and develop their core maths skills.  We are focusing on reasoning and how children apply their mathematical skills to solving problems. 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 Purple Mash, Top Marks and MyMaths to enhance your child’s learning.

We would like to signpost you to ‘MyMaths’ (www.mymaths.co.uk), which the children have been given their login and password for.  This is a great interactive tool for children to complete given tasks linked to their maths focus for the week.  It allows the children to develop their mathematical skills, increase confidence and fluency, all through tasks and games.  Do keep your eye out, via learning logs, where your child has been given a task or game to complete.

 

Week 1 – Recap of fractions: Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions with small denominators.  Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator within one whole (using diagram) (for example, + = ).

Week 2 – Measure:  Appropriate units of measure, comparing measurements and use of addition and subtraction when working with reasoning problems

Weeks 3 & 4 – 2D & 3D shape: Draw 2-D shapes and describe them; identify horizontal and vertical lines and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines; recognise that angles are a property of a shape or a description of a turn. Measure the perimeter of 2D shapes.

 

Reading

We would like to thank you for your continued support with helping your child read at home. We have created some bookmarks, with questions, that should support you and your child.  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 some individual children read at school but due to time constraints of the curriculum, this is not always possible and therefore we 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 

29/04/19

Wednesday

8/05/19

Monday 

13/05/19

Wednesday

22/05/19

 

 

Coverage in Spring 2 

Literacy

We will be exploring the story, ‘The Secret Garden,’ by Frances Hodgson Burnett. The text will allow pupils to develop their skills of comprehension by identifying the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph and summarise them. They will be able to listen to and discuss a wide range of books. They will be able to further develop, through writing, their skills of using direct speech, inverted commas, question marks, exclamation marks and the use of apostrophes.

The children will also be delving into the story, ‘Flotsam,’ by David Weisner. The children will be able to explore a book that has no words! It will give the children a variety of opportunities to write in different ways. You can easily find the book on YouTube and enjoy, with your child, looking at the book and listening to the sound effects. The story will also give children the opportunity to think about environmental issues, which links with our topic work.

 

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. 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. Please encourage your child to use their preferred method as this will help improve their spelling skills. Children will continue to have a weekly spelling test and a dictation piece using spellings from that week.

Maths

Children will continue to work on their times tables and develop their core maths skills. We are focusing on reasoning and how children apply their mathematical skills to solving problems. 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 to enhance your child’s learning.

Weeks 1 & 2 – Money: identify all the coins and notes used in this country; know the value of each coin; convert pounds and pence; add money; subtract money; give change and solve simple problems that involve one step and two step operations

Weeks 3 & 4 – Time: telling and writing time from analogue clocks; using Roman numerals to read the time; read time using 12 and 24 hour clocks; read time to the nearest minute; know how many seconds in a minute; how many minutes in an hour; days in a week; days in a year and in a leap year; solve simple problems involving periods of time and to solve problems that involve duration of time.

Weeks 5 & 6 – Data handling: data representation and interpretation; interpret and present data using bar charts, pictograms and tables; solve one step and two step questions using information presented in scaled bar charts, pictograms and tables.

 

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

4/03/19

Wednesday

13/03/19

Monday

18/03/19

Wednesday

27/03/19

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

 

Coverage in Spring 1 

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.

Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process.

Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 1
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 2
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 3
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 4
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 5
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 6
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 7
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 8
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 9
Week beginning 22 April - Year 9 students from Stopsley High School visited Bushmead to teach body parts in French to year 3. The children worked very hard and had lots of fun in the process. 10

We have been learning about different religions during our RE lessons. This week we visited the Gurdwara to learn more about Sikhism.

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We have been learning about different religions during our RE lessons. This week we visited the Gurdwara to learn more about Sikhism.  2
We have been learning about different religions during our RE lessons. This week we visited the Gurdwara to learn more about Sikhism.  3
Bushmead's Brilliant Book Week!

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Here are some of Year 3's beautiful book boxes.

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Year 3 have been engaging in activities based around their class reader, Katie and the Starry Night, by James Mayhew. Here are some of our beautiful paintings.

Year 3 have been engaging in activities based around their class reader, Katie and the Starry Night, by James Mayhew. Here are some of our beautiful paintings. 1
Year 3 have been engaging in activities based around their class reader, Katie and the Starry Night, by James Mayhew. Here are some of our beautiful paintings. 2
Year 3 have been engaging in activities based around their class reader, Katie and the Starry Night, by James Mayhew. Here are some of our beautiful paintings. 3
Year 3 have been engaging in activities based around their class reader, Katie and the Starry Night, by James Mayhew. Here are some of our beautiful paintings. 4

In science we have been learning all about rocks.

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3 Star have been making the most of the sunshine this week by practising their times tables outside.

3 Star have been making the most of the sunshine this week by practising their times tables outside.  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.

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

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

Lego Club 13th June. Great work from everybody for their donkey building! Well done to our new recruit Karanveer for getting star builder!

Lego Club! Great work again fro all the builders! Congratulations to Katie for getting star builder!

Lego Club is back! Well done to Josie this week for her build - a super car!

Week 5 - Magical creatures of fire and water. Well done to George for his excellent build! Thanks to all those who attended this half term. Looking forward to the next club!

Week 4 - Magical creatures! Congratulations to Zayd this week for getting star builder. Well done to all for their designs.

Week 3 - The magic continues and this week we had to build a wizard. Some incredible builds but this week star builder went to Leonardo! Well done to everyone!

Week 2 - The children built their favourite book characters. Well done to to Ben for getting star builder!

Lego Club Spring 2 - Week 1. This month's theme is 'Magic'. Some excellent builds this week. Today's challenge was a court jester. Congratulations to Liam again for star builder.

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

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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

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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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