Year 3 Mrs Hampson

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Autumn 1

Last half term, the children wrote a narrative from a familiar setting linked to our topic ‘Ourselves’. We looked in great detail at the book ‘Eleanor’s Eyebrows.’ This book is about a girl who is really unkind to her eyebrows, so one night they slide off her face and venture out into the Big Wide World on their own to find someone who will love them for who they are.

During our topic ‘Ourselves’ we looked at the different food groups, what makes a balanced diet and the bones and muscles in our bodies.

“I liked when we sorted the foods into different groups and had to give them our own labels” –Demi

Roald Dahl Day

On the 13th September, it was Roald Dahl day.  We looked at Roald Dahl’s book ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ as we are going to the theatre to watch it later on in the year. The children loved creating their own ‘Marvellous Medicines’.

Class Author

This term, our class author has been Francesca Simon. She wrote all the Horrid Henry books and the children have loved learning all about her and reading her books.

Autumn 2

Into the Forest (English)

When we walked into our classroom after assembly, we found lots of notes around the room saying ‘Come home Dad’. Looking further around the room we discovered a pebble path, wolf footprints, a red cloak, 3 different sized bowls and spoons, a cow, pumpkin, a castle, long hair, mice, an axe and a large picture of a forest. We became detectives to work out where all the objects came from and what clues they gave us.

The next day, we received a letter from a sad little boy because his Dad had gone missing and he wanted our help to find him.

We created missing posters with descriptive language to try and find him.

We are now reading the book ‘Into the Forest’ to find out all about what happened to Dad.

We will update you if we find out anything else!

Growth Mindset Week

Week beginning 7th November was growth mind-set week. We explored what a fixed mind-set is and what a growth mind-set is. The children explored how a growth mind-set can improve your ability to learn and develop. Throughout the week, we looked at a book about a little girl who tried to build the most magnificent thing but the girl wanted to give up when her ‘thing’ wasn’t magnificent, but she didn’t and eventually she did succeed. The children then designed and made their own ‘magnificent thing’ but looked at ways they could work together and keep improving without giving up.

We also looked at phrases we could use.

I give up!

I’ll use a different strategy.

Class Assembly/Stay and Read

This week, we performed our class assembly on ‘Anti-bullying’ to lots of our parents who came to watch.

After, we had a ‘Stay and Read’ session where we had 28 parents attend and enjoy reading and sharing books together.

“I really liked having my Mum in to read with me.” –Harris

Maths

This half term we have been learning about multiplication and division using our ‘Maths Mastery Scheme’ where we learn using 3 different methods (Concrete, Pictorial and Abstract). We have made great progress in our maths and have developed a greater understanding in our learning in fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

Theatre Trip

As a treat, all Key Stage 2 got the opportunity to experience going to Manchester Opera House to watch ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ by Roald Dahl. We all had an amazing time and the show was fantastic.

“It was great and it was really funny.” -Lilly

Manchester City

We have been working with John from Manchester City for the last 7 weeks improving our ‘Ball Mastery Skills’ (toe taps, body feint, step overs, dribbling with different parts of the foot and close control).

The children got the chance to go on the new pitch and practise their football skills in small games.

“It was fantastic, I really enjoyed scoring goals.”– Noad

Visiting our local church

Today, we went to the church to learn about the Christmas story with Eddie. We sang songs and learnt about the real meaning Of Christmas.

“It was really good and also funny when Mrs Poole got up and danced.”CJ

Spring 1

Next term, our topic will be ‘Tomb Raiders’. We will be looking at focusing on Ancient Egypt, looking at how they lived, their customs and religious beliefs and gods. The children will be looking at the narrative ‘The Great Paper Caper’ by Oliver Jeffers. They will use this develop skills and write their own narrative based on the book.

In maths, we will be mastering measurement, multiplication and division and fractions. They will be given to opportunity to explore how all these are used in the real world.

Our author next half term is Andy Stanton, who wrote the Mr Gum books. The children will really enjoy reading and listening to his books.

Parent Information

  • It is important that your child reads every night, if possible to an adult, but don’t worry if that is not possible. Ten- fifteen minutes every night is fine, as long as they are reading and they have understood what they have read. Please make sure they are recording the number of pages that they have read and are writing something about that section, in their green reading journals. Allow your child access to a dictionary so that they can check the meaning of words which they cannot work out themselves (there are free ones online).

The children can change their reading books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

  • Homework will be set every Friday and is expected to be back in school the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to complete homework on time. If your child is struggling with anything, they should ask a teacher for help – that is what we are here for!
  • It is also very important to make sure they have plenty of sleep and early nights.
  • PE is on Monday and Tuesday so they need to have their kits in school every week (shorts, t-shirt, pumps/trainers and in cold weather a tracksuit for when they go it outside).

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Spring 1

Tomb Raiders

This term our topic is ‘Tomb Raiders’. We will be focusing on Ancient Egypt looking at how they lived, their customs and religious beliefs and gods.

To create interest and inspire the children about our new top ‘Tomb Raiders’ we had a ‘Hook session’. The children moved around the different activities; observational drawings of Egyptian artifacts, Egyptian dancing and they became archaeologists digging for Egyptian artifacts.

English

At the moment we are just finishing writing up our stories of the book ‘Into the Forest’ for our class writing display. We will share this with you when we have finished.

Our next English focus is a non-fiction unit on non-chronological reports based on Ancient Egypt with cross curricular links to our topic work. We will be using information books and the internet to research all about Ancient Egypt, looking at the features needed to create a non-chronological report and creating our own.

Towards the end of the half term, the children will be looking at the narrative ‘The Tin Forest’ by Helen Ward and Wayne Anderson. They will use this text to develop skills and write their own narrative based on the book.

Maths

In maths, we have been mastering measurement focusing on length. Using a ruler to measure in mm, cm and m, converting different units of measure, finding the missing number in measurement problems and now we are moving on to perimeter of different shapes.

In the next few weeks, we will be looking further into multiplication and division to embed our existing skills and knowledge and then moving onto a new topic of fractions. The children will be given the opportunity to explore how all these are used in the real world.

Class Author

Our author this term is Dick King-Smith, who was an English author of children’s books. Many of his books have been adapted into films. The children are already enjoying reading and listening to his books.

Dick King-Smith wrote over seventy stories, many of which have animal characters for the simple reason that, “I like them, I’ve always kept a lot of pets, and because it’s fun putting words in their mouths.”

His farming years were the inspiration for many of his books, and pigs have featured in several of them because they are his favorite animal. He won the 1984 Guardian Fiction Award for The Sheep-Pig, which was later turned into an Oscar-winning film, ‘Babe‘. He died in 2011.

RE

In RE we have started the unit on Christianity looking at Jesus’ miracles. We are focusing in ‘Blind Bartimaeus’.

Manchester City

We are working with John from Manchester City again this half term improving our ‘Gymnastic skills’ (creating shapes, travelling in different ways/directions, rolls, and using equipment).

The children have already made great progress with their skills in the first few weeks. We may have some budding gymnasts in Year 3 Crompton.

Parent Information

  • It is important that your child reads every night, if possible to an adult, but don’t worry if that is not possible. Ten- fifteen minutes every night is fine, as long as they are reading and they have understood what they have read. Please make sure they are recording the number of pages that they have read and are writing something about that section, in their green reading journals. Allow your child access to a dictionary so that they can check the meaning of words which they cannot work out themselves (there are free ones online). The children can change their reading books every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
  • Homework will be set every Friday and is expected to be back in school the following Thursday. Please encourage your child to complete homework on time. If your child is struggling with anything, they should ask a teacher for help – that is what we are here for!
  • It is also very important to make sure they have plenty of sleep and early nights.
  • PE is on Monday and Tuesday so they need to have their kits in school every week (shorts, t-shirt, pumps/trainers and in cold weather a tracksuit for when they go it outside)

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8th September-Week 1

Welcome to Year 3! We have had a great week starting Year 3 and we can’t wait to share our learning with you.

Maths

This week in maths we have started the topic “Place Value”. We started this topic with an exploration lesson which was fun and interesting. We rotated around the tables trying lots of different activities including making numbers using resources; partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and ones; and ordering numbers from biggest to smallest. In our next maths lesson we practiced writing numbers in numerals and in words. Next week, we will be continuing learning about place value and will be focusing on exploring the value of different digits.

English

In English this week we have written a recount of what we did over the Summer holidays. Everyone did lots of fun activities including playing with friends, camping, visiting family and going abroad, so this was an interesting lesson. Next week, we will be learning different skills to include in next piece of English writing.

Topic

We started our topic of “Disaster Zone” with two mornings of fun activities, which we participated in with Year 4. These included performance poetry with Miss Grantham making volcano collages with Miss Hampson, creating pastel volcano art with Miss Singer and experimenting to make erupting volcanos with Miss Sykes. We had a great two mornings and can’t wait to start learning all about natural disasters!

Notices

This year P.E. is on a Monday and a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit for these days. 

Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned by Wednesday.

You are expected to read with your child every night and return their reading book on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday so that your child accesses a range of texts.

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3 Crompton

VIP – Gursharn

GW – Rebecca

Maths

This week in Maths we have been continuing to look at place value. We have been partitioning numbers and explaining the value of each different digit. We have also been using our reasoning skills to further the depth of our understanding. Next week we will be continuing the topic of place value and will be doing lots more reasoning and problem solving. 

English

We have had a lot of fun in English this week! It was Roald Dahl day on Wednesday and we all dressed up as our favourite Roald Dahl character. We read Matilda and then wrote our own version of the story. In the afternoon we saw how Quentin Blake illustrated the Roald Dahl books and practiced our own illustrations. Next week, we will be learning more skills to put in our recount.

Topic

In topic this week we have been labeling a cross section of a volcano. We have been learning how volcanos form and have been locating them on a map. We are really enjoying this topic and have found it very interesting. 

Week beginning 3rd September

English
Year 3 had an amazing time watching the show ‘The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe’ It was an amazing experience and the children will be writing some great recounts of the day from a characters perspective.

Maths
In maths, we have been reasoning and problem solving this week, using place value and are being challenged to explain our reasoning each day. 

Topic
In topic, we’ve been writing about how volcanoes are formed and we looked at maps to find out where some volcanoes are located throughout the world. We learned all about the earth’s crust and how the earth is structured. We are completely fascinated with volcanoes and natural disasters and can’t wait to learn more over the next few weeks.

VIP

Yr 3 Crompton-Rebecca Byrnes

Good Work

Yr 3 Crompton-Lucas Holland

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W/C 9th October

This week in Maths we have been doing lots of reasoning and problem solving to solidify our understanding of column addition. We have also begun our new topic of column subtraction. Next week, we will be continuing with column subtraction and will be combining our knowledge of addition and subtraction to answer questions.

 This week in English, we have begun innovating our own story. We created a story mountain and changed the names of characters, the location and even the natural disaster! We have been working on lots of skills to include in our new story including speech and ensuring that we are using contractions correctly. Next week, we will being to write our new story using all these skills.

 In Topic, we have written a recount from the perspective of someone who survived a natural disaster. We have also been examining the different types of rocks in the Earth and discussing how they are formed. It is anti-bullying week and so we have created an anti-bullying poster around the theme “All Different, All Equal”. We can’t wait to see who wins our school poster competition!

VIP – Skye

GW – Amir

 

W/C 16/10/17

This week in English we have started to write our own disaster stories! We have changed the characters, the setting and the natural disaster from those in our book “Escape to Pompeii”. We have created some imaginative, interesting stories and can’t wait to create illustrations to match! After half term we are going to be reading a non-fiction text and using this to inspire our next piece of writing. 

In Maths, we have learnt all about column subtraction. We found this a bit tricky but we used our growth mindset to persevere. This week we have also learnt about estimating numbers and rounding to the nearest ten. After half term, we will be adding and subtracting money.

In Topic, we have started to examine rocks. We grouped different rocks and learnt about classification. After half term, we will be learning about fossils! We are very excited about this because we found a fossil when we were classifying rocks and had lots of questions!


VIP Amy
GW Jayden

 

W/C 1st November

We have had a great start to the new half term! In Maths, we have been learning about fact families and the inverse. We have been reasoning and solving problems which required us to use our growth mindset so we didn’t give up even when the work became tricky. Next week, we will be using our addition and subtraction skills in the context of money.

In English, we have started looking at instructions. Nursery asked us to help them learn how to get ready in the morning so we were very excited to write our instructions to help them! We think they found them useful. Next week, we will continue to look at the different features of instructions and will be writing instructions based on a fun and interesting activity we will be doing … 

In Topic, we have learnt all about the different types of rock – sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic. We have compared rocks and have identified common and different features. Next week, we will be conducting an experiment with rocks and will start to explore fossils. 

VIP – Lamoy

GW – Millie

 

W/C 6th November 

In Science, we had lots of fun creating our very own fossils using Plaster of Paris and clay. We also investigated which rock would be most suitable to use to make a statue to go outside. We tested limestone, marble, chalk, sandstone, slate and pumice. We used the same amount of water on each rock to ensure that we undertook a fair test. We all decided that marble would be the best rock to use as it’s impermeable and would withstand the harsh conditions.

 This week in English, the children have been working on using imperative verbs, adverbs and subordination in preparation for writing their own set of instructions relating to creating their own fossils. In maths, we’ve been working on using the inverse and working out one and two step word problems. 

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Good Work – Jodie

VIP – Lacie

 

 

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