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Year 3 Link

Year 3 Link 16th July 2021

Year 3 Stars of the Week

 

Pluto Class - Lewis for such amazing effort and attention to detail in Literacy recently. 

 

Supernova Class - Eloise for writing a wonderful set of instructions full of detail.

 

Venus Class -  Hannah for completing every Maths challenge in super quick time. 

Year 3 Link 9th July

Year 3 Stars of the Week

 

Pluto Class - Grace A for being fired up and engaged with learning.

 

Supernova Class - Kayla for beautiful writing and working really well with others during her learning.

 

Venus Class -  Michael for making excellent progress with his timestables!

Year 3 link week ending 2nd July

Year 3 stars of the week ending 2nd July

Venus - Ace for working so hard in everything he does and trying his best, well done.

Supernova - Gracie for having a responsible attitude towards her learning.

Pluto - Ruby C for amazing effort and perseverance in literacy.

Year 3 stars of the week. Week ending 25th June

Venus - Joshua T - For using persuasive language brilliantly.

Supernova - Faith W - For using sounds really well in her writing.

Pluto - Robyn D - For such care and attention to detail show towards all work this week.

Year 3 Link

Year 3 Stars of the Week! Week ending 11th June

Jack Fuller - Venus

For working hard in all lessons and making great improvements in his writing.

Lily-May S - Pluto

For great focus and effort in reading this week

Gracie Benson - Supernova

For fantastic time work in maths this week

 

 

Year 3 Link

Stars of the Week - Week ending 28th May

Venus                     

Evelyn R

For excellent poetry in Literacy and Early Work this week. 

Supernova                       

Eloise H

For beautiful description in her writing. Well done. 

Pluto

Lilly-Mae D

For an excellent poem written independently in Literacy this week. Well done. 

Stars of the Week - Week ending 21st May

Venus                     

Hannah W

For being a kind friend. Well done.

Supernova                       

Ilithiya H

For a great choice of descriptive words to write fantastic poem. Well done.

Pluto

Tilly-Mae A

For using exciting vocabulary to bring her poem to life. Well done.

Stars of the Week

Venus                     

Izzy F 

For working  hard on her maths work.

Supernova                       

Henri M

For working very hard, both as part of a team and on his own.

Pluto

Ellie-Mai A

For putting 100% effort into every lesson, every week.

This  Week in Year 3          10th May 2021

Year 3 have been very busy this week with our literacy learning. We are continuing our poetry work based on the poem ‘The Sea’. We have been looking at interesting features of the poem such as alliteration, rhyming words, adjectives, similes and metaphors and noting down interesting words and phrases of our own. We will be using these next week when we write our own poems based on the same structure. We also performed our poems using our voices and instruments to make sound effects. The instruments were chosen and played to match the rough and loud first part of the poem and were changed to match the calm and peaceful second half. 

 

In maths we have been continuing our learning about fractions. Our fractions skills have been building up for 3 weeks and this week we learnt about equivalent fractions. We used rectangles and split them into different equal parts to show the size of each fraction. Then we compared the size to another fraction to see if they were equal or not. We also used this method to compare fractions with different numerators and then different denominators. Then we ordered the fractions based on this.

 

We were excited to learn all about fossils this week in science. We learnt what fossils are and how they are made. We examined some real fossils, discussed their features and drew detailed sketches of them. We then thought about what we learn about the past by looking at fossils and why they are so important.

 

We have been continuing our learning about Christopher Columbus and presenting facts about his life. Later in the week we began to look at the globe to help us locate the Equator, Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn and the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. Then we investigated the lines of longitude and latitude. We learnt about how they were used to help navigate the oceans.

Stars of the Week

Venus                     

Ruby F and Ella A 

For brilliant Christopher Columbus fact files. 

Supernova                       

Oliver A

For fantastic use of division when calculating fractions of amounts.  

Pluto

Eleanor G

For brilliant poem writing. 

This  Week in Year 3          4th May 2021

In literacy this week we have been looking at poetry and we started with the children writing their own poems before then looking at a poem called ‘The Sea’  by James Reeves. Whilst looking at the poem, we drew the children’s attention to rhyming words, alliteration and metaphor, as well as explaining what poems are and how they are traditionally shared verbally. The children made freeze frames of some of their favourite phrases from the poem and photos were taken ready for class displays.

In maths, we’ve been studying fractions of amounts of objects with the children working out calculations such as ¼ of 36 = and 3/5 of 25 = . They have used a variety of methods including bar method and short division to help support them. As with all their maths study, they began the week practising skills and then moved onto problem solving activity by the end of the week. As this is a block that was missed from Year 2, the children have done really well in rising to the challenge.

In science we’ve been looking at how soil is formed from the disintegration of rocks and also learned the different factors that can cause rocks to break apart into smaller bits.

In our topic lessons we’ve been learning about explorers and particularly focused in on the exploits of Christopher Columbus, writing fact files on the famous explorer.

PE Year 3

Half the children in the class had an introductory lesson of New Age Kurling (with an external coach) in the hall, while the other half of the class continued to work with a partner on; feeding for a forehand and the forehand shot itself. Some children were able to return the ball over a net accurately to their partner. In their second lesson the children had an external coach from Bedfordshire cricket come in to deliver their lessons.

Dance club continued on Thursday morning, yoga on Tuesday afterschool and football on Tuesday lunchtime.

Freeze Frames from the poem 'The Sea' by James Reeves.

Stars of the Week

Venus
Jessica W

For working hard and having a super positive attitude to learning. Well done. 

Supernova                       

Aiden M

For always working hard and fantastic decimals work in Maths this week. Well done.

Pluto

Bethany F

For fantastic work in Maths this week. Super work. Well done. 

Year 3 Link

We started a new block in Maths this week. We are now looking at fractions and we are really enjoying it. We have learnt what tenths are, have counted in tenths, learnt how to write tenths as decimals and applied what we learnt in reasoning and problem solving activities. We are practising our times tables at school and regularly practising counting in 3, 4, 8 and 50’s. If you could help us practise these at home too, it would really help us.

After the success of our stories last week, we have been planning and writing our own ‘defeating the monster’ narratives. We spent some time creating our main characters, describing their appearance, their personalities and their relationship with the other main character. We also discussed what the word monstrous actually means and that it doesn’t always mean an actual monster but maybe an event that is shocking or cruel. Many of us thought about this and used this idea when creating the monster in our stories.  We then planned our own stories, following the same story structure as our focus text, The Mousehole Cat, before writing our final stories.

In Science, we have been investigating the permeability of different rock types. We carried out an experiment to see whether sedimentary, metamorphic and igneous rocks were permeable or impermeable. We drew pictures of our rocks beforehand, measured out exactly the same amount of water for each rock in a syringe before pouring the water over the rocks and counting how many air bubbles were released from the rocks. We recorded our results before writing up our conclusions. We are all really enjoying learning about rocks and enjoy collecting them and working out what rock type they are.

In topic, we have been continuing to learn about Christopher Columbus and have been writing non-chronological reports about him. We have also been using all the recycling we brought in to build models of boats based on the designs we created last week. We had a lot of fun doing this. In RE, we continued to learn about Judaism and in music we have been adding instrumental parts to the song we have been learning over the last few weeks, Bring Us Together. We all performed on vocals and glockenspiels.

We are looking forward to what next week brings but we have worked really hard this week and feel we have really earned our three day weekend.

 

PE Year 3

Half the children in the class had an introductory lesson of New Age Kurling (with an external coach) in the hall, while the other half of the class continued to work with a partner on; feeding for a forehand and the forehand shot itself. Some children were able to return the ball over a net accurately to their partner. In their second lesson the children had an external coach from Bedfordshire cricket come in to deliver their lessons.

Dance club continued on Thursday morning, yoga on Tuesday afterschool and football on Tuesday lunchtime.

Stars of the Week

 

Venus                     

Jamie F

Great work in Maths all week. Well done.

 

Supernova                       

Poppy S

Fantastic dividing in maths and for believing in herself. Well done.

 

Pluto

Lilly-Mae D

For fantastic science knowledge this week. Well done. 

 

Leedon link year 3 week beginning 19th April 2021

PE in Year 3 this week

Children continued their tennis lessons looking at movement skills with a ball. This developed into children being able to return a ball back to their partner using a tennis racket. In their second lesson the children had an external coach from Bedfordshire cricket come in to deliver their lessons.

Dance club continued on Thursday morning, yoga on Tuesday afterschool and football on Tuesday lunchtime.

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