Summer 2 Week 3

In Year 3 this week, the children have been writing their own poems based on The Magic Box by Kit Wright. The children have been using similes, alliteration, adjectives and adverbs to add effect to their poems and to engage the reader.

Following this, the children started their Design and Technology project to design, make and evaluate a box to keep their memories in. They looked at different types of boxes, cut out nets, decorated them and folder them to create a box. Next week, they will design their own boxes.

In Maths, the children have been multiplying 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. They started by drawing pictures to support their understanding and then moved onto a formal written method. Please continue to practise recalling 3, 4 and 8 timetables.

In PE, we have been applying the skills that we have learnt over the last few weeks to play rounders. The children worked well as a team to field and to bat. The children encourage and supported their team members.

 

On Wednesday, Year 3 had their first class mass. The children read, sang and responded brilliantly. They showed reverence throughout. Well done! It was lovely to see some parents there.

In Religion, we have been learning about what a good deed is and role playing good deeds that happen in school and in our community. Can you do a good deed at the weekend?

Home Learning

Mathletics Complete the activities set
Spellings – heel, heal, he’ll, pane, pain, reign, rain, rein, plain, plane, grown, groan

 

Spelling Frame
Timetables Rockstars Please practise 3, 4 and 8 timetables
Read Theory Complete 2 activities

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

Summer 2 Week 2

What a fun, busy week! This week was Healthy Eating Week. The message was Eat well for you and the Planet! The five themes were focus on fibre, eat 5 a day, vary your protein, keep hydrated and reduce food waste. The children took part in different activities to understand the importance of healthy eating. We made different flavoured waters with lime, lemon, mint and strawberries. The children chose their favourite and made a bar chart to show the results. Our favourite was strawberry. The children have been drinking more water each day, I hope they continue at home. I was impressed with the exotic fruits that the children bought in and was amazed at how excited the children were to try new fruits. Then we made banana and blueberries muffins, they were full of fibre and they were delicious! Click here for photos. Healthy Eating Week 2022

On Tuesday, we had sports day. It was lovely to see the children supporting each other and enjoying each activity. Well done to St Bernadette for being the overall winners.

In our English lessons, the children have been comparing poems and identifying the patterns in poems. We analysed The Magic Box poem in preparation for writing our own. The children wrote expanded noun phrases to describe their favourite things. Thank you for the photos to support children with their learning.

In Maths, the children were adding fractions and solving problems involving fractions. We have also been practising the 4 times tables. Please continue to practise the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

In Computing, the children worked in groups to make a branching database by asking yes/no questions to sort different pictures.

Next week, there is a Year 3 mass on Wednesday 22nd June at 9.30am.

Please practise the songs on the links below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcxOkht8w7c

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP_QEeE_CQ4

Please send in a photograph of your child on their First Holy Communion Day by Monday 20th June.

Home Learning

Maths Maths chase, times tables rockstars

mathletics activities

Read Theory Complete 2 activities
Spellings Spelling Frame

actual, actually, accident, accidentally, business, caught, centre, century, certain, certainly, circle, disappear

Have a lovely weekend.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

Mrs Carey

Summer 2 Week 1

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday. It is our last half term in Year 3! The children looked wonderful on Monday, dressed as Egyptians. Our mission during Ancient Egypt Day was to record the evidence of everyday life in Ancient Egypt, as revealed in the fragments of wall paintings found inside a newly discovered tomb. First, we watched a clip of how the tomb might have looked like when it was new. Then we saw a clip of how modern archaeologists had unearthed the tomb buried under the desert sand. With our partner we were to choose and investigate one aspect of everyday life. To record our findings, and then share them with the whole class we were to re-create fragments of wall paintings. At the start of each session, we decorated a pharaoh headdress and made a paper pyramid, while listening to music which the Ancient Egypt might have played.

This week our learning has been linked to Pentecost. Each day we looked at a different symbols that represents Pentecost. On Tuesday, our learning was about water, we learnt about the water cycle, we listened to music and discussed how it made us feel and drew what we thought. Then we read and answered questions on a poem about water.  On Wednesday, we learnt about wind. We performed a poem about wind with instruments and we blew paint to make pictures.   On Thursday, we focused on Fire.  We learnt about the Great Fire of London and made a timeline to show the events. Then we created flames with different coloured paper. On Friday, we made links with the story of Pentecost with what we believe. In the afternoon we went to mass in the school hall and had ice lollies.

Click here for photos. Pentecost

In PE, we have been practising our sports day races for next week. We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday afternoon.

Home Learning

Read Theory – complete two activities

Maths chase and timetables rockstars- next I will be assessing the children’s knowledge of the 3 and 4 timetables.

Spellings – young, trouble, double, country, touch, rough, enough, encourage, cousin, couple, courage

Next week we will be starting a new writing unit. We will be looking at poetry. In preparation for this, can you find 5 things at home that are special to you and put them together and take a photograph. Please send the photograph in by Wednesday.

Next week is Healthy Eating Week. On Monday, each child should bring in a fruit that they have never tasted before. Can we find some exotic fruits?

I hope all of the communion children have a lovely thanksgiving mass on Saturday.

 

Mrs Carey

 

 

Summer 2 Week 6

We have had a great week celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. We began the week learning about Queen Elizabeth II. . We focused on the question – How has life changed since the queen? We compared popular objects from the 1950s to what they look like today. We looked at the similarities and differences. In Art we made a silhouette of Queen Elizabeth II and flicked paint on it. On Friday, we had cake, drinks and dance in the playground.

In English, the children completed their adventure stores, edited them and wrote them up in neat. The stories were exciting, engaging and enjoyable to read. It was a pleasure to read each one, I was impressed that the children used adverbs, adjectives, prepositions and conjunctions to interest the reader.

In Maths, we have continued to solve problems involving fractions. The children have been ordering and comparing fractions.

Please continue to practise timetables. The children should know  the 3, 4 and 8 timetables.

Ancient Egypt Day – Monday 6th June 2022

We will be undertaking an archaeological expedition (from the classroom!) to Ancient Egypt.

Not to give anything away, but we will take part in an investigation of a looted tomb.

It would add to the fun if the children can come dressed for the part as either Ancient Egyptians or as amateur archaeologists!

Also during half-term, why not take some time to find out about Ancient Egyptian grave goods.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey

Summer 2 – Week 5

Year 3 have lots of amazing authors. This week the children have been writing the beginning of their adventure stories based on The Iron Man. The children applied what they have been learning about the features of adventures. They included similes, adverbs, adjectives and prepositions to make their stories enjoyable to read.

In Maths, we have been solving problems involving fractions. The children have developed strategies to help them calculate the answer. The children then made fraction flowers for our class display.

This week was Walk to School Week. Each day the children Have added to the class ladder how they travelled to school. On Friday we added happy faces to our display, to celebrate cleaner air.

Over the last few weeks we have been learning different skills to help us to play rounders. The children applied their skills to play the game and did very well. On Friday, we had a cricket coach teach us some cricket games. The children enjoyed the activities and worked well as a team.

Congratulations to the children who made their First Holy Communion last weekend, it was wonderful to see them all looking lovely. Good luck to the children who are making it this weekend.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Home Learning

Timetables Rock Please complete 10 minutes a day
Maths Practise 4 x tables and complete the sheet sent home
Read Theory Complete 2 activities
Spelling Frame Shirt, first, third, turn, hurt, church, clue, true, rescue, flew, grew

 

Summer 1 Week 4

In Maths, we have been learning to find fractions of amounts. The children have learnt to draw bar models to solve fraction problems. Children have realised the importance of knowing times tables to support them in lots of maths learning.

In English, the children have been excited to read  Iron Man By Ted Hughes. They have been identifying similes and adjectives to use in their own writing. The children wrote wonderful riddles to describe the Iron man using the vocabulary they had learnt.

In Religion, we have been reading the story from Luke’s Gospel on the Ascension. The children identified the beliefs we learn from the story. Then we observed different artwork on the Ascension and represented the story in our own artwork.

In Science, we learnt about how to protect our eyes and skin from the sun and made a poster to warn others. Then we planned an investigation to test how the distance between an object and a light source changes the size of a shadow.

Home Learning

Maths Mathletics
Timestables Please complete 10 minutes a day of

timetables rockstars

Spellings Spelling Frame

woman, wonder, mother brother, another, month, govern, discover, Monday, shovel, above, money

Read Theory Complete at least two activities

 

Good luck to the children making their First Holy Communion. Have a wonderful day!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Summer 1 Week 3

Year 3 have had a short but busy week. In English, we have been reading The Iron Man and identifying interesting vocabulary. The children have been using this vocabulary to write their own descriptions.

In Maths, the children have been learning about unit fractions and non-unit fractions. Children have been drawing pictures and bar models to show different fractions and applying their skills to solving problems.

In Design and Technology children made a sandwich following their design. Then we had a picnic tpo test the sandwich before their evaluated. The children demonstrated great cutting, spreading and organising skills while making their sandwiches. The children were able to describe the different food groups and could identify the ingredients which were healthy.

On Friday,  we had the May Procession to honour Mary. The children were reverent throughout.

The children had a wonderful time at Gobion’s Wood. We observed many wild flowers growing in the woods and were amazed when we saw the fantastic bluebells.

Thank you to all of the children who made their volcanoes, I can see a lot of effort went into each of them. Thank you parents for your support. The classroom looks wonderful! Next week we will make our volcanoes erupt. If you have not yet finished your volcano, please send it in next week.

Timestable Rockstars Please complete 10 minutes each day
Spelling Frame – practise your spellings regular, regularly, natural, naturally, eight, eighth, eighteen, eighty, bike, bicycle, cyclist, believe
Read Theory Complete at least 2 activities

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

Summer 1 – Week 2

In Maths, the children have been solving multiplication and division word problems They have been drawing bar models to show how they solved the problems.

In English, the children have been looking at different adventure stories and identifying the features and the most exciting parts of the story. Please encourage your child to read an adventure story at home.

In Religion, we read the Road to Emmaus and Jesus Appeared to the Disciples from Luke’s Gospel and the children reflected on the beliefs that we learn from these stories.

The children planted potatoes and onions in our class gardens. We will observe the changes each week and we look forward to eating them. Thank you to our gardening club children who worked hard weeding and watering our gardens.

In PE the children were using balls to develop dodging, throwing and catching skills.

On Thursday, we went for a walk to see the beautiful rapeseed on the field behind the school with Year 1.

PE Days – Tuesday and Thursday

On Friday 6th May we are going to go to Gobion’s Wood. A letter will be sent out next week. Parents to collect children from the play area next to the car park at 3pm.

Home Learning

Please send the volcanoes in by Tuesday 3rd May – see last week’s blog for details.

Make a hand puppet- Use a sock and decorate it to make a hand puppet. The children will be using this on Wednesday 4th May for our Science lesson.

Spelling Frame – I’ll, couldn’t, hasn’t, haven’t, he’ll, shouldn’t, they’re, wouldn’t, you’ll, you’re, you’ve

Timetable Rockstars

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Week 1 Summer 1

Happy Easter! I hope you had a wonderful holiday.

This week the children listened to Luke’s account of the Resurrection and retold it from a character’s point of view. Thank you for the beautiful Easter gardens that the children made. Please send your garden in next week if you have not already. The children made posters to celebrate the resurrection.

In English the children planned and wrote their own poems including powerful verbs, prepositions, adjectives and adverbs. We have added them to our display in class.

In Maths we have been making and drawing arrays to solve multiplication and division calculations. The children have been solving problems using their knowledge of timetable facts. Please practise recalling 3 and 4 timetables.

In Science, we investigated different materials to make black out curtains for a babies’ room. The children made predictions and wrote a conclusion about their results.

In Geography, the children have been learning about earthquakes.

Home Learning

Spelling https://spellingframe.co.uk/

nicely, lately, closely, funnily, luckily, gently, randomly, simply, humbly, basically, frantically, dramatically

 

Mathletics Complete the activities

 

Timetables https://ttrockstars.com/

 

Geography Over the next few weeks the children will be learning about volcanoes. Please make a volcano and bring it into class by Tuesday 3rd May

Click volcanoes for examples

 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

 

Mrs Carey

Spring 2 Week 6

The end of another term! The children have worked hard this term and should be proud of themselves.

This week Year 3 took part in their first Stations of the Cross Service. The children sang beautifully.

In Religion, we listened to the story from Luke’s Gospel on the crucifixion and discussed what Luke wanted us to know about Jesus.

In Maths, the children have been using objects and drawing pictures to solve division calculations. In English, the children have been reading poems and identifying adverbs and prepositions. They wrote their own stanzas including adverbs and prepositions.

In PE, we have continued to move in different ways and balance on a variety of equipment.

Home Learning – See Whole School Home Learning

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey