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Welcome to Year 3 2020-2021

 

Welcome back. I hope everyone has enjoyed their summer holiday and are excited as I am to begin the new school year! Adults working in Year 3 will be: Mr Randall and Miss Gales.

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Reading books should be brought to school daily  and we would be grateful if you could read with your child each evening. Reading books are changed on a Thursday.

Reading records should be signed each time your child reads at home; once a reading record is complete, your child can come to school the following day in non-uniform 
Spellings will be sent out on a Monday and must be returned the following Friday ready for a spelling test.
P. E. is on a Wednesday and children should come to school dressed in their (weather appropriate) P.E. kit.

Home learning.

 

Here you will find work for children to complete at home. This section will be updated weekly with a new selection of work then the following Friday any answer sheets will be uploaded to allow children to self-mark.

The home learning grid is designed to give children a choice of topic-based tasks to be completed throughout the week.

If you have any questions, we are available through Facebook messenger and the school's e-mail.

Week 2 & Week 3 (Easter Holidays)

 

We can tell from all the photographs on Facebook that you have all been working rather hard on your home learning packs and other activities that you have been completing. So for the next two weeks, we want you to relax and have some fun.

 

There is a homework grid of activities should you want to pass the time.

 

Don't forget to send pictures of your activities to the Facebook page so we can keep up.

 

Have a brilliant Easter!

 

 

Home Learning - Week 1 Answers

 

You will find answer sheets for all of the maths lessons that were set and also three of the English worksheets. 

 

Egyptian Pyramids

Still image for this video
Watch the video and then write a diary entry as though you were the explorer.

Make sure you include:
An opening (5W's - who, what, when, where & why)
Retell the events that happened in order
Conjunctions

Homework and Reading

 

Spelling homework will be given on a Monday and children have till Friday when they will be tested on the spelling rule.

Reading books should be brought into school everyday and will be changed, only if they have been read at home. 

 

 

Class Novel

 

Our class novel for this term is ‘There’s a Pharaoh in our Bath” written by Jeremy Strong. The book is about an Egyptian Pharaoh who is released from a museum by two mischievous grave robbers. The pharaoh who is named Sennapod, goes on an amazing journey with the Lightspeed family as he bids to escape the robbers.

Creating a book

As we love reading in Year 3, we have designed our own pop-up book which includes moving parts. In Design & Technology, we created five different types of moving mechanisms that we will incorporate into our own creations.

Pop-up Books

STEM with Mr Bowskill

 

Earlier in the term, we were visited by our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador, Mr Bowskill. He came into class and challenged us to design and create a device which would help an egg survive a drop from height. We had one group who were able to create a suitable parachute device which enabled the egg to float to the ground and land comfortably without cracking or breaking.

Stone Age Cave Paintings

 

In art, we have be learning about different techniques which can be used to create pieces of art. We looked at hot and cold colours, shading techniques and how to add tone using different artistic mediums. We created Stone Age Cave Paintings as it linked with our history topic.

 

Trip to Durham Cathedral

 

As part of our history and geography curriculum, we went on a trip to Durham Cathedral. We learned about Historic Durham. However, we focused on Durham Cathedral being built as a sanctuary for Saint Cuthbert and we also learned about the Prince Bishops of Durham and the importance that they held within society. 

 

We explored Durham Cathedral and the surrounding areas looking for different examples of human and physical geography. We found the location of Durham Cathedral interesting as it is surrounded by the River Wear and hills on 3 sides. We conducted some fieldwork and then located different landmarks on a map using grid references.

Times Tables

 

This half term, the children have worked extremely hard to learn and remember their 4x and 8x tables. They have particularly enjoyed learning songs and actions to help them. We encourage the children to practice the times table they already know to become even faster.

We have started reading our class novel by Roald Dahl which is George’s Marvellous Medicine. An exciting, mischievous tale of a young boy who swaps his grandma’s medicine for a surprise concoction of his own.

 

 

See below for previous Year 3 classes!

8 Times Tables - Have Fun Learning!

We have used this video in class to help us start learning our 8x table.

Visit the BBC Super movers website to find our FAVOURITE video to help us remember our 4x table.

 

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/supermovers/43217417 

 

In English, we remembered fallen soldiers by creating World War inspired posters as well as creating information texts about World War I. The children enjoyed researching different aspects of the war and even got the chance to hold a soldier’s medals and trophies. We concluded our week of work by holding a 2-minute silence in class.

We have also been reading another class novel, The Legend of Spud Murphy. A tale of two boys, Will and his brother Marty who are doomed to spend their holidays in the library. Doesn't their mum know that the library is no fun? Worse, it is the home of the legendary librarian Mrs. Murphy.

Welcome back!

 

We hope you all had a wonderful summer. Mr Randall, Miss Gales and Mrs Stewart are excited to be working with Year 3.

Marvellous medicines of our own.

Find Year 3 2017-2018 below

Welcome to Year 3's class page. Here you will find what we are learning about this year. Throughout each term we will update our page on activities and learning across the curriculum. 

 

I have recently joined the excellent teaching staff and family of Prince Bishops Community Primary School and I have thoroughly enjoyed my first few weeks. Year 3 have been a pleasure to teach and I hope you enjoy looking at their amazing achievements during the year!  

 

 

Staff in Year 3 

 

Mr Trewhella (Teacher)

Miss Taylor (Teaching Assistant) 

Mrs Williams (Teacher Assistant)

Mrs Jones (P.E Teacher) 

Weekly Timetable 

 

Spelling test every Friday. 

Homework to be handed in on Monday.

P.E every Tuesday afternoon (Please bring your kit on a Monday and leave at school all week).

Reading books to be brought in daily. 

 

Our Learning Zone 

In Year 3, we are passionate about coming out of our 'comfort zone' and in to our 'learning zone.' 

World Book Day! As a school we had a create your own underpants competition. This was inspired by the book Aliens Love Underpants by Claire Freedman. In class 3 we were inspired by famous author David Walliams. We created a fact file about David's life then created our own versions of characters from his books!

Follow the link to read our Spring newsletter. 

Mass Vs Weight 

In Maths, we discovered the difference between mass and weight. 

We have explored how to read scales and weigh the mass of an object.

We have enjoyed reading myths and learning about the different mythical creatures and heroes. In groups, we acted out Theseus and Minotaur and discussed whether Perseus, in Perseus and Medusa, was brave to kill Medusa whilst she slept. We then wrote our own myths which were fantastic! 

 

 

Year 3 acting out Theseus and the Minotaur!

These are our favourite songs to help us learn our times tables! 

8 Times Tables - Learn The Fun Way!

http://www.laughalongandlearn.com/ DVD AVAILABLE FEB 2017 :) View the Kool Kidz album here (11 Songs) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUIB-dZRCiA&list=PLaSZ7kwwxKqV-jstsM-mRkpFQDaXrxP98 Follow us on Pinterest, Download a free multiplication chart/square : https://uk.pinterest.com/JaynesTables/ Kool Kidz times tables by Laugh Along and Learn help you memorize your eight times table with this fun and entertaining multiplication video!

Follow the link to read our Autumn newsletter.
In History, we travelled back in time to the Stone Age and created our own cave paintings after looking at the caves of Lascaux. 

Our wonderful artists in year 3 have created their own cave paintings using pastels.

In science we have been looking at light. We have explored how light travels in straight lines and completed experiments using light creating our own shadow puppets!

 

In religious studies we have looked at Hinduism. We created fact files on the Hindu Gods and discovered where Hinduism was founded. We also studied the religious holiday of Diwali and created our own rangoli lights.

Our Rangoli lights to celebrate Diwali


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