Year 3

Week Commencing – 20th May

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been continuing working on telling the time. We converted 12 hour to 24 hour time and finding the duration of different things.
  • English - We continued reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’. We wrote reasons for and against Bertie keeping the lion cub and the cub being sent to the circus, we planned and started to write persuasive letters showing whether the cub should or shouldn’t go to the circus.

To help your child at home;

Practise telling the time using analogue clocks, particularly times ‘to’ the hour.

Some examples of games the children could play:-

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time#

https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/117/telling_the_time_in_words#

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=matchingpairstimev3

Week Commencing – 13th May

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been revising telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes, working out time problems and discussed the difference between am and pm.
  • English - We continued reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’.  We wrote and improved sentences using similes, looked up definitions of unfamiliar words in dictionaries, discussed the setting in the book and started grouping sentences together into paragraphs.
  • PSHE- We read ‘Two Monsters’ by David McKee. We discussed how the argument starts between the two monsters and how they respond to the situation. We talked about communication and listening to each other. We also discussed how we are the same and how we are different.

To help your child at home;

Children could think about designs for a moving monster model we are going to create next week during S.T.E.A.M week.

We will be cooking 2 different African soups and making chapattis the morning of Wednesday 22nd May. We would need 4-6 parent helpers. If you are able to help please let Mrs Wilson or the office know.

Week Commencing – 7th May

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We started our new topic of time. We discussed how many days and weeks in a year, hours are in a day, minutes in an hour, seconds in a minute, the order of the months and the different amounts of days in each month.
  • English - We started reading ‘The Butterfly Lion’ by Michael Morpurgo. We read the first chapter and discussed the feelings of the main character. We wrote diary entries as if we were the boy, explaining how he felt about running away.
  • Music - We listened to ‘Ain’t Nobody’ by Chaka Khan and discussed what the song made us think of, what instruments we could hear and what type of music the song is. We then continued learning to sing ‘Bringing Us Together’.

To help your child at home;

Find different pictures of African masks for our Art lesson next week.

We will be cooking 2 different African soups and making chapattis the morning of Wednesday 22nd May. We would need 4-6 parent helpers. If you are able to help please let Mrs Wilson or the office know.

Week Commencing – 29th April

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We looked at different fractions and compared which was bigger/smaller, we ordered fractions with different denominators.
  • English - We read the book ‘Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain’ as part of our Africa topic. We retold the story, read some other books by the same author and researched and wrote an author study of Verna Aardema.
  • Art - We drew and made black and white 3D collages of African masks. We looked at different mask designs; animals and faces.

To help your child at home;

Find out about different sorts of African food from different African countries.

We will be tasting some fruits grown in Africa; coconut, passion fruit, papaya, dates and pomegranate juice. Please let us know if your child is allergic to any of these fruits.

We will be cooking 2 different African soups and making chapattis the morning of Wednesday 22nd May. We would need 4-6 parent helpers. If you are able to help please let Mrs Wilson or the school office know.

Week Commencing – 23rd April

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We looked at different equivalent fractions, working out which fractions are equivalent and solving problems involving equivalent fractions.
  • English - We read the book ‘Bringing the Rain to Kapiti Plain’ as part of our Africa topic. We took part in a choral reading of the book, retold the story in written form and answered questions about the story.
  • RE - We started our new big question ‘When Jesus left what was the impact of Pentecost?’ by looking at why Christians call the day Jesus dies Good Friday. We wrote an acrostic or kenning poem using the word Good Friday or Crucifixion.

To help your child at home;

Find out some facts about the countries and landscape of Africa for our Topic lesson next week. For example the largest/smallest countries, largest city, longest river, highest mountain, different languages spoken etc.

Week Commencing – 18th March

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We started our new topic of Fractions. We learnt about unit and non-unit fractions, making the whole and tenths.
  • English - We read and discussed different poems on the subject of rivers. We compared the different styles of poetry and wrote our own river kennings.
  • RE - We looked at the question ‘How do Christians celebrate Easter?’ discussing the different food that is eaten at Easter.

To help your child at home;

Find out more about the Easter story for RE next week, focusing on Palm Sunday, the Last Supper, the Crucifixion and the Resurrection.

Next week (Tuesday/Wednesday) we will be designing and making sandwiches. We will be tasting different types of bread and eating our creations.

Week Commencing – 11th March

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued our topic of Length and Perimeter. We found out what perimeter is, measured and calculated the perimeter of different shapes.
  • English - We researched, planned and wrote non chronological reports about river animals.
  • Art - We looked at another painting by Japanese artist Hokusai, ‘The Great Wave’. We drew our own versions and used oil pastel and watercolour paints to colour our drawings.

To help your child at home;

Practise the numbers 1-10 in French http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primarylanguages/french/numbers/games/

Week Commencing – 4th March

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued our topic of Length and Perimeter. We compared different lengths, added and subtracted lengths in centimetres and metres.
  • English - We finished reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’ and finished planning, writing and editing new chapters for the characters in the book.
  • RE - We discussed ‘What are Jewish people remembering at the Passover meal?’ We read the story of Moses and the ten plagues and drew pictures to illustrate each plague.

To help your child at home;

Use books or the internet to find similarities and differences between Easter and Passover for RE next week.

Week Commencing – 25th February

The Year 3 children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We started our new topic of Length and Perimeter. We measured lengths to the nearest centimetre, found out that there are 100cm in 1 metre and there are 10 mm in a cm.
  • English - We continued reading ‘The Wind in the Willows’, we finished our letters from different characters in the book. We planned and wrote new chapters for the characters in the book.
  • Art - We made Japanese carp kites out of sugar paper, tissue paper, card and glue.

To help your child at home;

Children need to practise their lines for the class assembly next week. Scripts will be sent home this week.

 






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