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Year 3 ‘The Pandas’

16.6.17

In English this week, we have been focusing on a fantastic book called The Bear Who Went Boo By David Walliams. We have also identified the features of a good narrative and drawn our own text map of the story. By using our ‘Growth Mindset’ and being creative, we have also planned and written our own narratives inspired by The Bear That Went WOO!! Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber wrote their own story called The Wolf That Went Woo! We thought it was fantastic.

In Maths, we have been focusing on solving subtraction calculations. We have been working very hard and have used the expanded column method and the refined method. We have also worked in teams and solved lots of problems this week.

In Science, we have designed our own healthy lunchbox. We have looked at the different food groups and spoken about the healthy choices that we could have at lunchtime. What a busy and exciting week we have had!

9.6.16

We have had a great first week back. In English, we have been identifying features of an information text. We have also planning and writing our own information text all about healthy eating.

In Maths, we have been focusing on methods to solve addition calculations, including the expanded column method and the refined method. Mrs Foxwell has also been challenging us this week with lots of problem solving activities!

In Science, we have been investigating how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle. We also completed a healthy food pyramid, which tells us how much of each food group we should consume.

In P.E, we have been getting ready for sports day and trying our best in each event. We cheered each other on and Mrs Foxwell joined in too!

 

26.5.17

We have had a very busy and exciting week this week! In English, we have had a SPAG focus and have been looking at inverted commas, subordinate clauses and prefixes.

In Maths, we have been ordering and comparing fractions and adding fractions with the same denominator. We have also completed some assessments this week. Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber are especially impressed with our attitude towards our maths learning.

In Topic, we have been completed our own compass direction puzzle. We worked with as a team and asked our learning partner to complete our puzzles.

In Science, we have been focusing on the life cycle of a plant and even drew our own life cycle of a plant at each stage of growth.

We have worked incredibly hard with term! Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber are very proud of us.

19.5.17 

Year 3 News!

In English, we have been mini reporters and have written our own newspaper report based on the Dolphin Boy. We have included many features of a report including, inverted commas, 5 fancy facts and a snappy headline. Ask us all about it. We are now experts!

In Maths, we have been focusing on fractions! We have been shading fractions of shapes, finding fractions of a number and adding fractions! Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber have been very impressed by our attitude towards our maths learning this week.

In Topic, we have been naming and locating compass points. We have even completed a compass point puzzle. Next week, we will try and make our own puzzle.

In SPAG, we have been focusing on our Year 3-4 common exception words. We have been practicing really hard with our spellings.

We have also been watching our broad beans grow-  they are growing very well.

12.5.17

We have had a fantastic week! In Maths, we have been focusing on time. We have been telling the time to the nearest five minutes and nearest minute.  Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber took us outside this week and we made our own ‘human clock’.  This really helped us understand time more and be very accurate when we tell the time to the nearest minute!

In Topic, we have been using our research skills to complete a written piece of work all about America. We would love to see any pictures of America that you might have at home. In D&T, Mrs Dawber has been teaching us the chain stitch. We are now becoming experts and Mrs Foxwell is improving too!

In PE, we have been improving our rounders skills. We even participated in a full game of rounders this week. We are improving our fielding skills each time we play.

In Science, we have been keeping a close eye on our broad bean seeds. They are all beginning to grow. Now we need to see which ones grow best.

 

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Year 3 News!

We have had a very busy week in Year 3!  In English, we have been focusing on the book Dolphin Boy! We have taken part in hot seating, investigated how the structure and language contribute to the meaning of the book and we have also been drawing our own text map of the story.

In Maths, we have been focusing on different units of measure. We have also been using our problem solving skills to solve 2 step problems. We have also been counting in multiples of 4,6,7 and 8. In Science, we have been investigating the question- what do plants grow best in? We have also carried out our investigation and planted broad beans in different materials including soil, sand, cotton wool and paper! We are going water our broad beans every day and hopefully watch them grow.

21.4.17

We have had a great first week back! In English, we have been looking at the features of a formal letter and have started to plan our own persuasive letters!

In Maths, we have been looking at 3D shape including; making 3D models of shapes, looking at shapes in different orientations and investigating the properties of 3D shapes.

In PE, we have been practicing our rounders skills with Mrs Bloodworth from Skegness Academy. She was very impressed with us!

In Jigsaw, we have been focusing on how to be a good friend and how to show kindness and respect to others. Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber will be looking for examples of children showing respect to others!

31.3.17

Year 3 News!

In English, we have been focusing on our SPAG skills. We have been looking at using ‘A and An’ correctly. We have also completed our Easter Story play scripts! Ask us all about them!

In Maths, we have been focusing on 2D shape. We have been  identifying whether the shape is irregular or regular! We have also taking part in ‘Active Maths’ as a warm up to our lesson. We would love to show you at home!

In Topic, we have been planning our ideas of what we would like to learn next term. Our topic will be Planet Earth. We have given Mrs Foxwell lots of ideas to include in her planning!

In PE, we have taken part in our first lesson of hockey. We focused on how to correctly hold the hockey stick and gain control of the ball.

24.3.17

Year 3 have had a very busy week! In English, we have been focusing on the features of play scripts! We have investigated how play scripts are split into different scenes  and that we don’t need to use inverted commas! We have even began to write our own play script based on The Easter Story. Mrs Foxwell is very impressed!

In Maths, we have been solving division calculations by using repeated subtraction! Ask us all about it; we would love to show you! We have also been learning our 9 and 11 times tables!

In Science, we have been investigating the strength of different magnets by using paper clips. We  predicted which magnet we thought would be the strongest and recorded our findings in a tally chart! We then linked paper clips together to see our many the magnet would hold!

17.3.17

Year 3 have had another busy and exciting week!  In English, we have been performing poetry by Pie Corbett and we have also developed our own success criteria of how we should perform poems, including using expression, good pace and having the correct posture. We have also written our own poems inspired by Pie Corbett’s poem ‘If I Had Wings’. Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber have really enjoyed listening to our poetry this week.

In Maths, we have been focusing on multiplication. We have used a variety of methods to solve our calculations including, a number line and the gird method. We have also been problem solving using our multiplication and problem solving skills!

In Science, we have been investigating magnetic and non-magnetic objects. We even had the opportunity to investigate what happens to iron filings when a magnet is placed near  the filings.  Mrs Foxwell was very impressed with our scientific language we have been using too!

10.3.17

We have had another super week in Year 3! In English, we have been identifying the features of a newspaper report and writing our own Newspaper reports based on The Wolves In The Wall. We are mini journalists in the making!

In Maths, we have been focusing on subtraction and solving calculations using the expanded column method and the refined method! We have also been doing a lot of mental maths.

In Topic, we have been extending our learning about the Stone Age and have been comparing how the Stone Age is different to our modern day. We have also made some Stone Age jewellery from clay! Mrs Foxwell was very impressed by our designs!

3.3.17

We have had such an exciting week in Year 3 this week! In English, we have been planning and writing our own narrative based on the book ‘The Wolves In The Wolves’.

On Tuesday, we had the opportunity to try some delicious pancakes with a yummy selection of different toppings! We also investigated the real reason behind Pancake Day and the meaning of ‘lent’. Ask us all about it!

We had such a great day on Thursday for World Book Day! Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber were both very impressed with our outfits! We also researched into why World Book Day takes place every year and produced some fantastic writing!

In Maths, we have been looking at place value and solving addition calculations using the expanded column method and the refined column method! We are now experts and would love to teach you too!

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WB 20.2.17

Year 3

We have had a great start back to the new term in Year 3! In English, we have been looking at a very exciting book called The Wolves In The Walls and we have participated in ‘hot seating’ and a fantastic ‘thought tunnel’. Ask us all about it! We have also designed our own text map of the story!

In Maths, we have been focusing on telling the time and we have even been telling the time to the nearest minute! Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber are very impressed! We have also learnt ‘the days of the month’ song and have been investigating how many days are in every leap year!

In SPAG, we have been looking at prepositions and commas in a list! We are now experts and have been applying them in our writing!

 

10.2.17

Year 3 News!

In English, we have been identifying features of a diary and also writing our own diary’s from the perspective of a Stone Age man or lady.

In Maths, we have been using our measuring skills and making Anzac biscuits as part of our Australia day. We had great fun during our Australia day and had a lovely food tasting afternoon including tasting Anzac biscuits, Lamington cake and Pavlova.

We have also been ordering and comparing fractions in Maths and really impressing Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber with our problem solving skills!

In Guided Reading, we have been answering questions by using clues in the text and summarising the main ideas!

Hope you all have a lovely half term and please keep up your reading at home!

 

3.2.17

Year 3 News

We have had a very exciting week this week! In Topic, we are learning all about the Stone Age and we have made some amazing caves using modrock!

In English, we have been recognising the features of instructions and have written our own instructions on how to feed a baby. We are now experts! Ask us all about it! In Maths, we have been interpreting data and collecting our own data to present in a bar chart. We have also been looking at pictograms and we have even drawn our own! In Science, we have been looking at the process of fossilisation and the different types of fossils that you may be able to find!

Mrs Foxwell and Mrs Dawber are very proud of all the children for their effort and motivation in our swimming sessions! Keep it up Year 3!

27.1.17

Year 3 News

We have had such a fantastic week in Year 3! In English, we have been identifying the features of a good story and writing our own Stone Age stories! We have included amazing adjectives, conjunctions and prefixes! Ask us all about our Stone Age stories!

In Maths, we have been focusing on the value of money. We have been adding and subtracting amounts of money and also problem solving using money.

In Science, we have had a very exciting week! We have taken part in a gummy bear fossil experiment and we even wrote our own prediction, results and conclusion!  We have also learnt all about the process of fossilisation and looked at some real fossils! Thank you Thomas for bringing in your fossils for everyone to look at!

20.1.17 Year 3 News!

Year 3 News!

What an exciting week Year 3 have had! We had the pleasure of welcoming author Robin Price on Tuesday to inspire us in our writing! We have written some fantastic Stone Age stories.

In English, we have been identifying the features of recounts and have written our own recount of Mrs Allaway’s assembly. We had to make sure we used time conjunctions, adjectives and our ‘5 fancy facts’. Ask us all about them!

In Maths, we have been focusing on multiplication and division this week. We have been working out division calculations as repeated subtraction and using multiplication to check our answers! We have also been learning our 6 and 7 times tables as well as counting in 4’s, 8’s and 50’s! Mrs Foxwell is very proud of us!

In Science, we have been looking at different types of rocks including igneous and sedimentary and investigating the properties. Mrs Foxwell has taught us a song to help us remember how these rocks are formed!

 

13.1.17 Year 3 News!

We have had a very exciting week!  In English, we have been focusing on recounts and identifying the features of recounts. We have also written our own recount as a class, and drawn our own text map! Ask us all about it!

In Maths, we have been focusing on multiplication, including repeated addition and using the grid method to solve multiplication calculations. We have also been doing lots of counting in 4’s,8’s 50’s and we have even learnt our 6 x tables!

In Topic, we have been investigating the Stone Age and finding out what they wore, what they ate and how they communicated! As part of our Stone Age topic we have been done some fantastic cave painting in Art!

 

 

WB 5.12.16 Year 3 News! In Maths this week, we have been learning about measurement. We have looked at centimetres and millimetres and have measured and drawn accurately. We are super at using our rulers! In English we have continued with our ‘Coming Home’ stories. We have started to plan and write our own versions and have been introduced to DADWAVERS! This really helps us make our writing very powerful. RE has been all about David and Goliath! We have listened to the biblical story and wrote about it. We tried our very best to concentrate on our presentation. Prefixes and suffixes have been our SPaG focus this week. We have worked very hard this week, Mrs Foxwell is very proud of us. We have even practised our reading for our Nativity Service next week!

WB 28.11.16 Year 3 News! In English this week, we have been looking at the story ‘Coming Home ‘. Waitrose have made a Christmas advert and it has been turned into a book. So far, we have looked at how the robin felt on his journey and should he carry on or turn back? We created a thought tunnel and had a debate! We are looking forward to writing our own versions next week. It would be lovely if you could watch the advert at home with us. In Maths, we have been learning about right angles, obtuse angles and acute angles. Maybe, we could spot some of  these at home? We had another challenge, perpendicular lines and parallel lines! We are working extremely hard. We had a lovely Eco session on Friday; we made The Legend of the Leaf Dragon books. Leaves, pine needles and seeds were used to complete our books.

WB 21.11.16 Year 3 News! What an exciting week we have had in Year 3! We had a very special visitor arrive on Tuesday morning. They left a carrot, mince pie, a boot and a golden star balloon, with a letter attached! It was from Santa. He asked us to write back. We used our letter writing skills that we had been learning about in English, to plan and write our letters to him. Ask us what they are? In Maths this week, we have been looking at shape. We have been learning about 2D and 3D shapes and their properties. The Eco Centre lesson last week was great fun. We made our own seasonal Green Men. We placed clay on the trees and then created our own in the classroom by using leaves and twigs.

WB 14.11.16 Year 3 News! Written by Erin, Isaac and Harley Thein. In English this week, we have been learning how to write play scripts. We have learnt about using speech, stage directions, chronological order and characters. We have used this to help us plan and write our class nativity service. We have been scientists this week and have done an investigation about light and shadow. We held a puppet still and used a torch to create a shadow. We then moved the light source to 50cm, then 100cm, to see if the size of the shadow changed. Ask us what we found out? Maths has been tricky this week, we have been learning about different types of fractions. We have challenged ourselves looking at decimals, equivalent fractions and percentages. In SPaG we have moved on to the present perfect tense. This means you have to include ‘has’ or ‘have’ to your past tense sentence to bring it to the present. It was tricky!

WB 7.11.16 Year 3 News! Written by Harley Liversidge, Niamh and Lexi. In English, we have been planning and writing a newspaper report about our visitor Joanne. Joanne visited us Tuesday to talk to us about firework safety. We have enjoyed writing our reports and have included the newspaper features to complete our work! Art has been magnificent this week. We have been looking Claude Monet’s style of art and have used wax crayons on black paper to create our own lily pad artwork. We have continued with our fraction learning in Maths this week and have really focused on equivalent fractions. It has been challenging at times but we have been very determined.img_1174img_1187


WB 31.10.16 Year 3 News! In English this week, we have been mini journalists! We have been writing newspaper reports about a scene from the film ‘Up’. We have learnt to include a snappy headline, 5 fancy facts, to use past tense and to include a quote. What a busy time we’ve had in English. Maths has been about fractions. We have used good mathematical communication and now know what the numerator and denominator are. After break time every day, we count in our 4’s and 8’s. We are amazing! We have also been evaluating our learning, if we are confident we are a yellow yolk, if we need a little more help, we are a wobbly white and if we think Mrs Foxwell is talking alien language, we are a crispy edge! This really helps us. In RE this week, we have been learning about the beliefs of Christians. We know that Christians have a holy book called the bible and it is divided in two sections, The Old Testament and the New Testament.

WB 17.10.16 Year 3 News! Written by Elise, Amelia and Savannah. In English, we have been focusing on free verse poems and their features. The features we have been learning about are repetition, alliteration and using amazing adjectives. We planned and wrote our poems based on the poem ‘Imagine’ by Pie Corbett. They are brilliant! This week in Maths, we have been looking and learning about clocks and time, we have been telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and some of us have been solving some tricky word problems. Although it has been challenging, we still did it and had fun. We investigated the healthiest way to cook sausages in Science this week; we looked at frying, grilling and cooking them in the oven. We also predicted how long the sausages would take to cook. This worked well with our maths learning this week. We cooked, and then tasted the sausages, they were delicious. Because we live in Lincolnshire, we chose Lincolnshire sausages. We have had a great week but are looking forward to half term! img_1090 img_1066

WB 10.10.16 Year 3 news! We have had such a busy week in Year 3! In English this week, we have been learning about narrative poems. We have planned and written our versions of ‘When I Heard the Music’ which was written by Pie Corbett. They are beautiful!  We are going to make a Year 3 poem book to share with everybody. In Maths this week, we have been learning time! We have looked at o’clock, quarter past, half past and quarter to. Some of us have even learnt time to the nearest 5 minutes! Please can you help us at home, by talking to us about what time of the day it is? This will really help us with our learning. In Guided Reading, we have been watching animated film clips about different characters. We looked at Usain Bolt, Carl and Ellie from the film ‘Up’ and ‘The Present.’ We have answered lots of questions about the characters and their mind-set. We have worked extremely hard! Written by Justin, Amanda and Isla img_1022       img_1029 WB 3.10.16 Year 3 News. Written by Thomas,Jayden and Sunnyblue. In English, we have been planning and writing our Harvest Festival Kennings. We worked together as a class and then wrote our own. They are fantastic! Maths has been challenging this week and we have worked really hard subtracting. We have used our skills to subtract and solve problems. Mrs Foxwell is very proud of us! Melvin the Maths Mascot has also joined our team .Ask us who he is. In Science we have been planning a healthy eating guide for our parents; we know what makes a healthy diet. Maybe you could ask us? Multiskills was amazing this week, we practised our ball skills and worked on our co-ordination. What a lovely week. img_0445 WB 26.9.16 Year 3 News! Maths this week has been amazing and joyful, we have been problem solving and have used our initiative and maths skills to solve our problems. In English we have been learning about poems. We now know about expression, pace, volume, sound effects and body position. We are going to write our own poems now! Would you like to write a poem? We would like to hear yours. We have been looking at what famous landmarks we have in the United Kingdom, we have painted The Angel of The North, Stonehenge and York Minster. We are continuing to learn our Spanish numbers and we can now count to 10 and back. Written by Kieren, Bonnie and Savannah.

WB 19.9.16 What another busy week in Year 3! In English, we have been writing our own versions of the traditional tale, The Three Little Pigs. We have set the scene with fantastic openings and have used adjectives to interest the reader. We even had a hot seating session. In Maths, we have been challenging ourselves working on our place value skills. We have used the expanded column method, using three digit numbers. Wow! Also, we have been learning our Spanish numbers to ten. In Science, we have looked at identifying the five main food groups and have learnt which ones are the healthiest. Written by Archie, Abbie and Leo.

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