Summer 2 Week 2

It was wonderful to see so many of you at our Thanks Giving Mass and at the Potters Bar Carnival. The children lead the Mass beautifully and looked great in their NHS costumes.

We have focused on calculating the perimeter of shapes in maths this week and in English we have been reading The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Next week we will be writing poems about The Iron Man using adjectives and similes.

Home Learning: 

Mathletics activities have been set on measurement.

Science :

Sleep survey made by Y6 sent home today.

Spelling:

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

Summer 2 Week 1

We have been very active and creative this week in Y3. In PE (tennis) we have learnt how to volley and in athletics we have been learning how to jump in different ways.

We have applied glaze to our Egyptian plates and are looking forward to seeing the finished products next week. We are also excited to see how tall our newly planted sunflowers become and I’m happy to report that our potatoes are looking very healthy!

The children have worked hard during maths to develop their arithmetic skills and in English they have written very clear instructions for mummifying – watch out!

In RE we have focused on Pentecost and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

We are looking forward to our class Mass next Wednesday and hope to see many of you there.

Home Learning:

Spelling:

young, trouble, double, country, touch, rough, tough, enough, encourage, cousin, couple, courage.

Maths:

Practice 4 and 8 timetables on either mathletics or hit the button.

The class also need to recap adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator.  Please discuss-here is an example;

 

RE:

Draw, paint or make a collage  (paper provided) for Pentecost – here are some examples;

Photos of our week

 

 

 

Summer 1 week 4

It has all been about Ancient Egypt this week in Y3. We have made Egyptian jewellery, painted Egyptian sunsets, learnt about mummification and the River Nile and finished the first stage of our Egyptian plates. After half term we will be making canopic jars – if you have any pringle tubes in your recycling bin please send them into school. Thank you.

My prayers are with Joseph, Lola, William P, Elena, Aidan, Nichola, Dorian and Johnny-Mac this weekend, as they make their first Holy Communion.

Home learning: 

       1. Spelling –

Summer 1, week 5:  Words with a short /u/ sound spelt with ‘o’

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

 2. Spag.com activities have been set.

3. Maths – please practice doubling and halving two digit numbers in preparation for next weeks maths focus. You can find supporting activities on the free app ‘hit the button’ or on mathletics.

Enjoy your weekend

Miss Pringle

 

 

Summer 1 Week 3

This week we have developed our mapping skills, created lots of Egyptian art, crowned Mary and investigated what happens to 2, 3 and 4 digit numbers when they are multiplied by 10!

SPAG.com and Mathletics home learning has been set.

I will be praying for those children making their First Holy Communion this weekend – enjoy taking the next step in your faith journey.

Miss Pringle

 

Summer 1 Week 1

Happy Easter and congratulations to Johnny-Mac and Daniel on their Baptism last Sunday – I proudly watched this wonderful celebration online, while away on holiday.

The children have returned to school refreshed and keen to learn, which has been great. In English we have been looking at reliable sources online, to gather facts about plastic pollution, to use in our persuasive writing and have also combined our computing skills by creating popplets. We have also focused on our mental maths skills and taken part in an Easter workshop, which the children seemed to really enjoy – thank you to the members of our parish who led some of the carousel activities. Well done to those children who made Easter Gardens – they look amazing!

PE

Our PE days have changed this term to Monday and Wednesday – please ensure children have PE kits, including a change of socks in school. We are focusing on Tennis this half term and are fortunate to have Mr Mills from Potter Bar tennis club leading our Monday lessons.

Home Learning 
Due in 01.05.19

Topic:
Our new Topic is Ancient Egyptians and in preparation for next week we would like the children to research 8 interesting facts from reliable sources such as – BBC bitesize, national geographic kids and BBC history.

You could choose to record this information as a poster, a written paragraph or a mind map. A paper copy of this weeks home learning task has been sent home with your child, which they could use to record on.

Spelling:
WEEK 2: suffixes (ly)
nicely, lately, closely, funnily, luckily, gently, randomly, simply, humbly, basically, frantically, dramatically.


Spring 2 week 6

 

Well done to all the children who played or sang in the music concert – you were fantastic. Please ensure you read over the next two weeks.

Please see Whole School Home Learning Easter Garden Project below.

Wishing you all a lovely holiday!

 

Spring 2 Week 5

We have had a lovely week in Y3, full of multiplication, division, adverbs, Lenten charity events and forces!

We have also welcomed Miss Rolle into our class, a student teacher from St Mary’s University, who will be with us until the end of June.

The children have been retelling the events of the Last Supper and explaining what beliefs surround it. They have also enjoyed playing on the field and enjoying the new seating in the peace garden.

Home learning:

Spag.com and Mathletics activities have been set – please complete by Wednesday.

Spelling – homophones.

would, wood, your, you’re, some, sum, way, weigh, to, too, pair, pear.

Enjoy your weekend and have a lovely Mothering Sunday,

Miss Pringle

Spring 2 Week 4

Spelling – Homophones 

meat, meet, hear, here, there, their, wear, where, hour, our, knot, not

Please look these words up in the dictionary to check their different meanings.

Mass

We are going to 10am Mass on Monday with year 4, it would be lovely to see some friends and family there.

Miss Pringle

 

Spring 2 Week 3

Our week began with a visit to Church, where we prayed The Stations of the Cross. The children were very respectful and wrote some wonderful reflections in their RE books in class. We are praying The Stations in class together too – please see the photograph below of our RE board.

We were also visited by Mr Friedlander, who teaches science at Dame Alice Owens school, on Wednesday. During his visit the class were challenged to budget, build and test a parachute and capsule that would protect an egg from cracking, when dropped from a height. The children worked brilliantly in teams and learnt a lot about gravity.

It was lovely to see so many of you at the St.Patrick’s Day assembly and celebration morning, I’m sure you’ll agree that the children read, acted and sung beautifully. Well done year 3.

Home Learning:

Spelling –

interest, island, learn, perhaps, popular, quarter, question, reign, remember, straight, strange, promise.

Spag.com activities have been set and please practice the 3, 4 and 8 time tables. 

Miss Pringle


 

 

 

 

Week 2 Spring 2

What a wonderful week, filled with creative learning. We enjoyed World Book Day in Year 3 by swapping books, dressing up as our favourite characters and talking about what we like about certain stories.

We have also made clay models of the Stations of the Cross and made Lenten Promises. The class were very well behaved at Mass on Wednesday also.

Our writing about The Dish and the Spoon is well underway and the children are trying hard to master their time tables.

Home learning:

Spelling: Spring 2 week 2

autopilot, autograph, automatic, autobiography, autonomy, autofocus, superman, superior, supermarket, superstar, superficial, supernatural.

Mathletic and SPAG.com tasks have also been set.

Enjoy your weekend,

Miss Pringle