Welcome to Year 3!
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Happy June everyone.
Wow how fast did May go? I know some of you had birthdays and from the photographs I have seen, it looks like you had amazing lockdown birthdays. You have all really tried hard to make the best of the situation. Remember to try to always make the best of anything in life, no matter what is happening.
Hopefully the sun will come out for you again soon but if not, get your wellies out, put on your coats and go for a walk and a splash with your family. My dogs love it. I don't when they come back inside wet though and shake mud everywhere!! Even on the walls this morning! Hmmm. Then they just sit and stare at me when I wipe it down and look like they are thinking, "Where did that come from?"
Anyway we are going to be giving you new home learning tasks again now on Mondays and Thursdays. The first ones are below. I hope you enjoy them.
We miss you lot.
Love Ms James. X
The final part
Mixed operations and adding and subtracting fractions consolidation.
More of those mixed operations today.
We are carrying on our story with the build up. Today we are going to focus on prepositions and prepositional phrases.
Perimeter again of some more shapes today. A challenge also to write your name in block letters and measure the perimeter of each letter. Then you can decorate it. Hope you enjoy.
Write the contractions as 2 words . Where there are 2 words, write them as contractions.
Year 3 Home Learning
Hello everyone. Hope you are all well. We are missing you lot. Miss Smith and I are sure you will have lots to tell us when when we get back to school. We look forward to hearing all about your adventures of the lockdown.
When we finished school, we said that after Easter we would be uploading new work for you if we were not returning to school. Every Monday and Thursday, you will find a couple of videos here and on Twitter that will set you some work. It's all things we have been doing in class and we are going to reinforce our learning so nothing to worry about.
Hopefully we will see you soon.
Ms James and Miss Smith
Fractions - The Arrow Method
Literacy and numeracy for 30th April 2020.
Today we are looking at past and present tense and at fractions. You all found fractions really easy when we did this so you should have no problems. Show us you work on twitter.
Look at the Oak Academy lessons as well. There is a link below. Just click on Year3. You can do more fraction work there.
We look forward to seeing your work on Twitter. Stay safe and be kind to everyone.
Past and present tense.
Watch the video and then have a go at the sentences.
Here is your new literacy and numeracy work for 27th April. Who can believe we are nearly into May already! We have loved seeing you work on Twitter Year 3 so keep it up. I have included some other activities you might like to do as well this week which are all art and I.T. based.
Have a good week and stay safe.
Ms James and Miss Smith.
Complex sentences and subordination conjunctions.
The class teacher in Year 3 is Ms James.
The teaching assistant is Miss Smith.
Don't forget to follow us on twitter @Y3_Stmarys.
PE lessons take place both inside and outside on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school for the whole term when it will be sent home. This includes... Indoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black shorts and pumps. Outdoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black leggings / jogging bottoms and trainers. Please make sure their name is in everything.
Spelling tests will take place on a Friday. At the start of each half term, children will bring home a copy of their spellings to practise with you. They will be practising these most mornings when they arrive in school.
Reading books and reading diary have now been given to every child. Please read this book with your child for 10 minutes each day. Listen to them and ask them questions about what they have read. Look at the vocabulary to ensure they have understood it all as well as being able to read it. Books will be changed only if signed by a parent/carer.
You child has chosen a library book. This is to share with you. They make their own choices about the books. They may need help to read these. Discuss their choice with them and whether they thought it was a good one or not.
Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed and returned by the following Friday morning. If homework is not completed, children will attend homework detention on a Friday lunchtime. If children need assistance with their homework, they can attend homework club at lunchtime Monday - Thursday.
Now the children are in KS2, they are able to buy a snack at break time. This is either a round of toast, a bagel, a crumpet or a waffle. Toast is 10p and everything else is 20p. They can however bring their own healthy snack if they choose. They have also been given a water bottle for in class which they will bring home each day to wash and refill with water. No other drinks are allowed in class.
Week 3 of Fishkeeper Fry
This week has brought lots of excitement to Year 3 again. They were great walking to Notcutts and back. Not one moan was heard and they can really set a good pace. The excitement at Maidenhead had to be seen to be believed!! The first fish were picked up and these were Zebra Danios. Who knew these fish had long whiskers with taste buds at the end of them! The children have used all the facts they have discovered about these in their report writing. Matthew was our fish keeper of the week this week. Well done Year 3. Keep up the great work!
Week 2 of Fishkeeper Fry
It's been another exciting week in Year 3! We now have our plants for the fish tank and have been testing the water. The children have learned about ammonia, nitrites and nitrates! They have also put a submarine into the tank and continued their fact writing. They have worked hard and with eagerness. We're going to walk to the garden centre next week to collect our first 3 fish. No excitement at all then! Have a look at some of their work below. They are working so hard.
Fishkeeper of the week this week is Harry. Well done Harry .
Fishkeeper Fry and Year 3
There has been an awful lot of excitement in Year 3 this week...The fish tank has arrived! The children have had great fun setting it up and have really embrace the work they have done with it. We have been doing word searches, comprehensions, learning how to write reports, finding out where the fish we are going to get, came from originally, collaging and drawing a fish tank and they have even done some maths! We can't wait to see what next week's lessons will be about!
Spring Term Topic
This term, we have changed our topic! We have been given the fantastic opportunity to take part in the National Fishkeeper Fry programme. You can find out more information by clicking on this link : fishkeeper.co.uk/fishkeeper-fry-parents.
The children will be learning how to look after tropical fish in an aquarium and will have one in the classroom to look after. We will also be looking at fish in different parts of the world and comparing environments and fish between our own country and South America. We will be developing our geography, art and literacy skills through this programme.
Viking Project Homework.
Year 3 appear to have really enjoyed their project homework. The classroom is now full of the most amazing models and projects. The children did really well with their presenting and tried hard to answer questions on what they had found out. They said it was the best homework they had undertaken and they really enjoyed completing this with their families. Thank you so much for your help and input. The children want to do another project next half term.
Rocks and soils.
Over the last term, we have been investigating all about rocks and soils. We discovered there are 3 main types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We looked at these and classified a variety of them. We also looked at how the Earth is made up and how soil is formed. We made some soil from food. It tasted yummy!
This term we will be looking at forces. This will be on magnets and the forces of repelling and attraction. Encourage your child to explore and discover which materials are magnetic at home. Can they come up with any theories from this?
A website to look at with your child for this would be, https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/znmmn39.