Year 3

Week Commencing – 11th February

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We started out new topic on ‘Statistics’. We read and interpreted information from pictograms, drew bar charts from information given in pictograms and tables and answered questions from tables.
  • English - We continued reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’, we finished our debate on whether Toad should have been sent to prison for his crimes and wrote letters from different characters in the book.
  • RE - We finished our big question ‘Is a Jewish child free to choose how to live?’ and compared Jewish rules and rules at home.

To help your child at home;

Practise different skills with money;

Find change from different amounts when shopping.

Add up different amounts when paying for items.

Week Commencing – 4th February

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued our topic about money. We worked on subtracting money problems, giving change and word problems involving money.
  • English - We continued reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’, we discussed the different settings in the story so far and wrote descriptions of the wild wood and debated whether Toad should have been sent to prison for his crimes.
  • Topic - We researched a river from around the world and created a poster showing this information, using pictures and subtitles to organise the information.

To help your child at home;

Find out about different designs for Japanese carp kites that we will be making next week.

Week Commencing – 28th January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have started our new topic of money. We discussed the different notes and coins and their value, converted pounds to pence and pence to pounds and worked out addition problems with money.
  • English - We continued reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’, we discussed the different settings in the story so far and wrote descriptions of the river and wild wood, using similes and interesting adjectives.
  • RE - We discussed the significance of the Seder plate in the Passover ceremony. We looked at the different elements that are included on the Seder plate and their meanings.

To help your child at home;

Find out more about Jewish rules around food and Kosher food preparation.

Week Commencing – 21st January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been dividing 2 digits by 1 digit and working on multiplication and division word problems.
  • English - We have started reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’, we drew Mole’s house from the description in the text and described the main characters.
  • Topic - We found out some information about different rivers and compared their lengths, the countries they flow through, their source and mouth.

To help your child at home;

Practise French vocabulary on colours using the following BBC game:-

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/all_about_me/games/magic_cards_colours/popup/

Week Commencing – 14th January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been multiplying and dividing 2 digits by 1 digit, using times table knowledge and just beyond.
  • English - We have been continuing to plan and write a recount of a story, making predictions and inferring characters’ feelings.
  • RE - We discussed some of the rules Jewish families have and the story behind the Ten Commandments.

To help your child at home;

Find out some information about Monet’s series of paintings of the River Thames for Art next week.

Week Commencing – 7th January

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been comparing statements about multiplication and division, working out related calculations and multiplying 2 digits by 1 digit.
  • English - We have been planning and writing a recount of a story, making predictions and inferring characters’ feelings.
  • PSHE - We discussed our Christmas holidays and goals/resolutions for the New Year.

To help your child at home:

Find out some information about rivers in the UK (source, length, mouth etc) for our Topic lesson next Thursday.

Week Commencing – 10th December

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued to work on multiplication and division. We continued to practise the 8 x table, including division and spotting any patterns in the calculations.
  • English - We finished writing our shape poems based on ‘The Secret of the Sphinx’. We also read an Egyptian creation myth and retold it using drama.
  • DT - We continued our DT project ‘Photo frames’. We decorated the frames we made last week and added our photos.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Use books and the internet to find any other Ancient Egyptian myths.

Week Commencing – 3rd December

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:- 

  • Maths - We continued our new topic of multiplication and division. We continued working on the 4 x table. We moved on to practising the 8 x table, with corresponding division facts. 

  • English - We read a poem ‘The Secret of the Sphinx’ and discussed the shape of the poem (it makes a sphinx) and any unfamiliar vocabulary. We planned our own poems about Egypt based on the senses. 

  • DT - We started our DT project ‘Photo frames’. We looked at different frames, designed our own and measured and cut wood for the frame. 

  • To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could; 

Continue to practise multiplication and division facts, use the following websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm  

https://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html  pumpkin multiples 

https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_MeteorMultiplication.html  meteor multiplication 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html  3 or 4 times tables 

Week Commencing – 26th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued our new topic of multiplication and division. We revised our knowledge of the 3 and 4 times table, understanding the division facts as well as the multiplication facts.
  • English - We planned and wrote our own stories ‘There’s A Pharaoh In Our School’ stories based on ‘There’s A Pharaoh In Our Bath’. We discussed what the pharaoh could get up to in our school, how he got there in the first place and what happened to him at the end of the day.
  • Topic - The Hands On History Oxfordshire Museum gave a workshop on ‘The Enigmatic Egyptians’. We learnt about how they moved the blocks for the pyramids, wrote in hieroglyphs and looked at different artefacts.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Practise multiplication and division facts, use the following websites http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm https://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html pumpkin multiples https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_MeteorMultiplication.html meteor multiplication

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html 3 or 4 times tables

If you have any photograph frames we could look at for our DT topic next week we would be very grateful. We need to compare how they are made, the different materials they are made from and different designs. Nothing too delicate please as they will be handled by the children. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 19th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

Maths - We started our new topic of multiplication and division. We worked out how to find equal groups, multiplying and dividing by 3.

English - We finished reading ‘There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath’ and discussed how to write instructions. Then we finished writing instructions for how to make a mummy in Ancient Egyptian times. We also made models of mummies from card and wrote instructions for others to follow.

Art - We made models of canopic jars out of clay, decorating them with hieroglyphs and Egyptian symbols.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Find out about symbols for the Trinity for our RE lesson next week.

Week Commencing – 12th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued working on addition and subtraction; subtracting 3 digits from 3 digits, estimating and checking answers.
  • English - We continued to read ‘There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath’ and discussed how to write instructions. Then we wrote instructions for how to make a mummy in Ancient Egyptian times.
  • Topic - We found out about different Egyptian gods and wrote fact files about them, explaining who they are, what they look like and what they are god of.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Find out some words about Christmas in French for our lesson next week.

Week Commencing – 5th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued working on addition and subtraction; adding 3 digit numbers crossing the ten and hundred barrier, subtracting 3 digits from 3 digits using formal written methods.
  • English - We continued to read ‘There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath’ we wrote descriptions of the main characters from the book, we discussed the settings used in the book and wrote a book review of the story.
  • RE - We looked at two different paintings of the baptism of Jesus by John and discussed the symbols of the Trinity found in the paintings; water, the voice of God, the dove. Then we made our own pictures of the baptism of Jesus.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Use books or the internet to find out information about Egyptian gods.







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