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Year 3: Blog items

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 7

Date: 17th Oct 2018 @ 7:00am

I can’t believe we have already reached half-term. The time has flown by as the children have worked incredibly hard and showcased their wonderful abilities inside and outside of the classroom.

In RE, we concluded our unit ‘What does it mean to be called by God’ by reflecting on our understanding of prophets and discussing the different roles which they played in spreading the word of God. In groups, we looked at the different stories of Jonah, Abraham and Jeremiah, and then shared these stories with our classmates. We focused on what God would ask the prophets to speak out about in today’s society and we recorded these messages on a scroll in our books.

In English, we concluded our two-week cycle by independently writing our own journal entries on Abel’s Island. As inspiration for our entries, we watched the short film of Abel’s Island, as he overcomes his tumultuous ordeal of being stranded all alone for over six months. We linked the work we have been doing during our art lessons to our top copy by sketching a section of Abel’s body around our written work. We then focused on using our sketch dictionaries to complete our artwork.

Spellings this week are:

List 1: unhappy, unwell, unclean, unable, unlucky, unfasten, untruthful, unwanted, early, earth.

List 2: race, ice, cell, city, fancy, face, space, bicycle, circle, spicy.

Have a wonderful half-term!

 

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 6

Date: 9th Oct 2018 @ 6:49pm

In Collective Worship, we continued discussing our monthly value of ‘Generosity’ by highlighting the important areas within our lives where we can be generous to those around us. We discussed the abstract ways in which our generosity can benefit our friends and loved ones through gifts of love, kindness, and our time. We each took the time to create our own giving board, where each child wrote a statement about what they will give and share to the special individuals in their lives.

In Theme, we are coming to the end of our unit on ‘Where in the world are we’. This week, we learnt all about the different time zones and the importance of Prime Meridian in measuring the different zones throughout the world. Using the Prime Meridian, the children were able to identify the difference in time zones across the entire globe.

In English, we began writing our journal entries relating to our class novel, Abel’s Island. Marooned on an Island, we wrote from the perspective of Abel, a stranded mouse, and described the emotions, surroundings and challenges that he faced. We have really enjoyed learning from this novel as it has opened our learning up to so many new themes and topics.

To conclude our busy week, we created the different types and layers of rocks, using melted chocolate. The children were able to see the difference in igneous and sedimentary rocks as they carried out a structured recipe to create these rock examples. This scrumptious experiment was made all the sweeter when we enjoyed the delicious rock formations as an afternoon treat.

Spellings are as follows:

List 1: they, grey, beige, sleigh, neighbour, eight, eighth, weight, reign, height.

List 2: write, written, wrote, wrong, wrap, wrist, wrech, wrestle, wriggle, wren.

Have a fantastic weekend!

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 5

Date: 4th Oct 2018 @ 2:55pm

 

Another busy week in year 3 has flown by. The children have worked incredibly hard and deserve so much credit for all their efforts.

In RE, we began our new monthly value ‘GENEROSITY’ by discussing the meaning behind it and how we can use generosity to show kindness and love to those around us. As a class, we read the story of ‘The Rainbow Fish’ and discussed how the rainbow fish was able to show generosity in order to bring happiness to his life. On a template, we created our very own generosity cards which explained how we will be generous to those around us.

In Science, we focused on our topic of ‘Rocks’ by looking at the different ways in which rocks are classified. We learnt all about the three main classifications and how they are formed. Next week, we are very excited to use these classifications to make our very own rock formations using chocolate.

On Thursday, we celebrated National Poetry Day by creating our very own poems linked to ‘The Magic Box’. The children used their imagination and creativity to write detailed and thoughtful poems about things that are very special to them.

Spellings this week are:

List 1: young, tough, rough, touch, cousin, double, encourage, answer, breath, calendar.

List 2: knock, know, knee, knitting, knife, gnat, gnaw, gnash, gnome, gnarled.

Have a wonderful week everyone!

 

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 4

Date: 28th Sep 2018 @ 3:49pm

 

A fantastic end to a very busy week in Year 3!

In RE, we began our unit ‘What does it mean to be called by God?’ We spent our first lesson of the week learning about the role and duties of a prophet. We created our very own job descriptions of what characteristics and skills are needed to be a prophet and spread the word of God. Additionally, we learnt the story of ‘Moses and the Burning Bush’. We used our knowledge of the story to discuss how Moses would have felt when God spoke to him and how influential God was in leading the Israelites to freedom.

This week, the children epitomised the British Values which we hold dear within our school. It was once again time to vote for our Pupil Voice Committees and the children were given a chance to create a manifesto and speech which they delivered in front of the class. They all displayed a wonderful passion and enthusiasm for their chosen committee and deserve a considerable amount of credit for the courage they displayed when talking in front of the class.

We capped off a very busy week by leading the Harvest Service in St. Peter’s Church. The children were terrific in their performance and the manner in which they delivered their lines. The confidence which they showed in front of a packed congregation was fantastic to watch. They have worked so hard during the week and all of their efforts have really paid off. Well done, Year 3!

Spellings this week are a recap of the previous weeks spellings.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 3

Date: 20th Sep 2018 @ 6:33pm

We have come to the end of another extremely busy week in Year 3!

In Collective Worship, we once again discussed the importance of RESPECT and DIGNITY within our lives. We watched a video linked to the UK charity ‘Jeans for Genes’, which focused on Max, a young child with a genetic disorder. We used insightful and thoughtful language to discuss the importance of respecting our differences and the difficult challenges which we may face in our lives. We were amazed with the incredible story which Max was able to share with us.

In English, we have used our lesson time to plan and research our newspaper reports. The children worked incredibly hard with their shared write partners to create a first draft on their report about ‘Hurricane Florence’. As a class, we began reading our new novel study on ‘Abel’s Island’. The story follows of a young mouse who overcomes a terrifying situation when he is stranded alone during a storm. The children have used their inference skills and learned new vocabulary during our lessons to answer a complex range of questions on the novel.

Preparation is underway for our performance in the Harvest Service. Children from Year 3 will be leading the service next Friday. We have been working hard on our lines and are extremely excited to lead the service.

Spellings this week are:

List 1: gym, symbol, hymns, crystal, typical, mystery, syrup, myth, lyrics, pyramid.

List 2: wood, afraid, coin, week, bright, coach, group, search, before, scared.

Have a fantastic weekend everyone!

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 2

Date: 13th Sep 2018 @ 6:16pm

Another fantastic week in Year 3!

In Collective Worship, we discussed our monthly value of dignity and respect. We spent time discussing the times in our lives where we have felt respected and the positive influence that it had on us. As a class, we created an acrostic poem on 'respect' and using our words, we were able to highlight the important message that it symbolised.

In Art, we used the workings of Pablo Picasso as a starting point to create our own cubist portraits. We used the technique of 'rolling a Picasso portrait', where the numbers on the dice corresponded with a particular facial feature that we sketched. We had a go at creating our vey own cubist portraits based off of the combinations which we liked. We can't wait to turn these sketches into our final portrait pieces!

Also this week, we began our new topic, ‘Where on Earth are we?’ by investigating the different hemispheres and continents within our planet. We used an atlas to identify where each continent was located on Earth and gained an understanding of the differences between the hemispheres. The children were extremlely knowledgable on this topic and were able to share some interesting facts with the rest of the class.

Finally, during our PE lesson, we were given our first hockey lesson with coaches from Formby Hockey Club. The focus of our lesson was on ball control and discipline, where the children were given several different tasks at maintaining focus and control while dribbling.

Spellings this week are:

List 1: fearless, sadness, playful, payment, happiness, loneliness, brightness, hopeless, movement, beautiful.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and see you on Monday!

Year 3 - Autumn 1 - Week 1

Date: 7th Sep 2018 @ 3:48pm

A huge welcome such a wonderful group of children in Year 3. They have clearly enjoyed a very well deserved summer break as they have entered Year 3 with a fantastic attitude and enthusiam. 

This week, we have been introduced to our new school motto, ' CHOOSE KIND'. Based on the extremely successful novel, 'Wonder', the words have inspired us to be kind, considerate and thoughtful to everyone that we meet. We have carried out a number of activities this week, linking the words 'CHOOSE KIND' to our school values and our beliefs. The children have shown a fantastic understanding of the motto, and should be extremely proud of how they have represented the school and themselves during our first week.

Also this week, we have welcomed a new classmate, 'Jet', who has spent the week getting to know us and who has shared in our acts of kindness. 

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: copied, happier, chillier, funniest, biking, making, closest, latest, shiniest, completed.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Welcome to Year 3

Date: 1st Sep 2018 @ 9:55am

Mr Killa and Mrs Hall would like to wish you a warm welcome to Year 3! 

During the Autumn term, PE lessons will take place on Monday and Friday afternoons. Children must have both their indoor and outdoor school PE kits with them on these days. 

Recorder lessons will be each Thursday and will be taught by Mr Horner from Formby High School. 

Children are encouraged to bring a snack each day to be eaten at break time. Please remember to provide your child with only a healthy snack - e.g. fruit, vegetables. 

Bottles of water with a sports cap lid are also encouraged so the children can have a drink of water as and when they need it throughout the day.

Please see the PowerPoint below for all additional information to ensure your child has the best start to Year 3.

Thank you

Mr Killa and Mrs Hall