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Welcome to Year 3 2014/15

 

Welcome to the year 3 class page. This is a great place for us to be able to share what we are doing in our classroom and to celebrate our learning achievements. You will be able to find copies of information sent home and homework, as well as up to date curriculum information and pictures of what we have been getting up to in year 3. If you have any suggestions for ideas to go on this page, please let me know. Keep an eye on here, as the page will be regularly updated.

 

Any questions or suggestions? Please come and talk to me! I will look forward to seeing you. Mrs Wade.

Summer Term 2014

 

The Rainforest

This half term, we will be continuing our learning about the rainforest. We are very excited to learn all about the different layers and the creatures that can be found in each one. This learning will lead up to our trip to the 'Living Rainforest'.

This week's learning focus- Summer 2 Week 7

 

This week we are very busy with lots of different end-of-year activities going on! We will be participating in St. Michael's Got Talent, having our homework exhibition and decorating pots to plant our runner beans.

 

In literacy this week, we are learning how to edit our work. We wrote fabulous minion invention stories when we were practising being in year four, so we will be reading over them, editing and adding in punctuation or words we may have missed.  

 

Our spellings this week are homophones. We are learning that homophones are words that sound the same but that are spelt differently and have different meanings. We were able to think of lots of examples, like 'no' and 'know', 'by' and 'buy' or 'deer' and 'dear'. We have learnt lots of different homophones this term, so we are going to recap them! The tricky part is remembering which sentence they fit into! The spelling sheets are saved at the bottom of this page.

 

In maths this week, we are working with money. We need to be able to add and subtract different amounts of money, as well as applying this skill to real life problems including finding change.

 

PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE YOUR FULL PE KIT IN SCHOOL THIS WEEK. Everyone MUST have a white top, shorts and trainers in school. It may be near to the end of term but we are still doing PE so please make sure you have your PE kit!

 

 

Our amazing dictionaries

All of us in year three were lucky enough to receive a gift of a beautiful illustrated children's Usborne dictionary. We were so excited to look through them and we have already started learning how to use them. We are looking forward to using them for our learning throughout the school. We are keeping them at school for now so that we can use them there.

 

A very big thank you to the Rotary Club for the generous gift.

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Becoming more independent in maths

This year in maths we have been thinking about how to help ourselves to solve calculations. We have been using different strategies to support our calculating, thinking about how to become more independent. Can you spot what each person is trying to do?

 

We can-

 

-Have a good think!!

-Look at the question carefully, reading it again if we're not sure.

-Use a number square.

-Use counters or equipment that helps me to keep track of my counting.

-Use our fingers.

-Practice lots of different calculations.

-Ask a friend for some help.

-Record our calculations on a number line.

-Use column methods to work out the answer.

 

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RE-Parables

 

In RE this half term, we will be thinking about the stories that Jesus told his followers and how he gave advice to them through parables. Our big question is 'Can made up stories tell the truth?'

 

 

We started by looking at the parable of 'The Sower And The Seed'  (Matthew 13:1-23). We were AMAZING at showing an understanding of what each seed represents. This video shows the story that Jesus told. What do you think the seeds represent? What does it teach us about how to behave in our own lives?

Parable of the Sower:Seed.mov

The Parable of the Good Samaritan- Animated

In week 2, we thought about the parable that Jesus told about the Good Samaritan. We learnt the story and retold it to each other to help us to remember. When you watch the video, think about these questions-
-What might you do in this situation?
-Why do you think the priest and the temple helper decide not to help the man?
-Why do you think the Samaritan helped the man?
-What do you think Jesus was trying to teach us through this story?
-Is there an example of this in your own life?

Let me know what you think!

Numbers Song in French. Une Chanson des Chiffres.

We have been learning how to count in French this week (25-11-14). Have a go and see whether you can repeat in the pauses in the video! Good luck.

Days of the Week in French

Have a go and see if you can speak along with the video.

Homework information

In year three, we know that home learning is very important to help us develop. To support our progress, we-

 

-have a project that we work on each half term, filled with exciting activities for us to have a go at home! It is designed to be flexible and only needs to be handed in once for checking and then at the end of the half term.

 

-work on weekly maths activities that should take about 30 minutes.

 

-learn and practice weekly spellings at school, that are available online if I would like to practice at home too.

 

-learn and practice our times tables.

 

If you have any questions about the homework then please come and ask before the day that it is due in!

 

Mrs Wade

 

Our year in Year 3 2014/15

Spellings Week 2 Friday 5th June-Friday 12th June 2015

Attendance

Well done everyone on great attendance this term. We LOVED winning SAM the dog last week (wb 08.12.14) and we even managed to find him a pencil case friend in our class! If you would like to win SAM for our class again, then please do your best to come to school every day, on time and ready for learning. Keep up the hard work year three!

 

SAM is the School Attendance Matters dog and he is awarded to the class with the highest attendance for the week. If we win him, we can choose between ten minutes SAM play time or a class smiley, working towards a class reward. The more we come to school, the better chance we have of winning SAM! How exciting!