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year 3 - Spring 2 - Week 3

Date: 15th Mar 2019 @ 3:44pm

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

In RE this week, we began our new unit on ‘Easter – Sadness and Joy’ by sharing our knowledge of the Easter Story. The children used their green thinking hats to discuss the emotions of Jesus and his followers during the time of his crucifixion. It was really wonderful to hear such detailed and emotional responses from the children, particularly as they were able to use the 4C model to connect their thinking. We created an Easter wreath to show our understanding of the story and share the important events.

In celebration of British Science Week, we explored the journey of water in plants by carrying out an impactful experiment. We learnt all about the fascinating process of capillary action and how this supports the journey of water through plants.

In Maths, we have continued to learn all about equivalent fractions. Using the circle map, the children found several ways of sharing different equivalent fractions with the class. On Thursday, we carried out a carousel of times table activities in order to improve our fluency and times table recall. The children have been working hard on these and It is really showing during our lessons.

On Friday, we celebrated ‘Comic Relief’ by carrying out a variety of activities within class. As well as sharing jokes, crafting our own red noses and carrying out a word search, we learnt about the ways in which Comic Relief supports individuals around the world. Thank you to everyone for your donations and support.

Spellings for this week are as follows:

List 1: information, preparation, admiration, sensation, determination, publication, multiplication, operation, mention, position.

List 2: after, again, any, child, children.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Year 3 - Spring 2 - Week 2

Date: 7th Mar 2019 @ 2:03pm

We have had an extremely busy week in Year 3 and have enjoyed every part of it.

In Collective Worship this week, we were treated to a very inspiring assembly from Caroline Collins. She shared with us the incredible story of how she took inspiration from the words of The Bible, and used this inspiration in choosing her career path in life.

On Wednesday, we discussed the importance of Lent and began our very own ‘Count Your Blessings’ Lent calendar. This Lent, we plan on raising awareness about the ways in which we can plan, pray and act to make the world a better place. As Courageous Advocates, we have begun to plan and implement our very own planting initiative, which we are very excited to share with everyone over the next few weeks.

Also this week, we were extremely fortunate in that we had so many wonderful visitors to our class to share with us their careers as part of National Careers Week. Mr Smith treated us to a wonderful talk all about dentistry and shared some very important facts about our sugar intake. Mr Potts talked to us about his career in animation and design. We were blown away by the work which he has done for so many wonderful organisations. Mr Corbett shared with us his experiences as a business owner and accountant and spoke of the important work which he has done around the world. Mr Davies inspired future generations of architects by sharing the work which he has done in designing buildings and spaces around the UK. Finally, Mrs Edmunds, a clinical psychologist, shared some very valuable techniques and strategies for us to use when implementing mindfulness. Thank you so much to everyone for taking the time to come and speak with us.

As part of World Book Day and in celebration of International Women’s Day, we read biographical extracts from Vashti Harrison’s ‘Little Leaders’ book. We were inspired by the work of Wangari Maathai, an environmentalist and activist who won the Nobel Peace Prize for contribution to sustainable development. She truly was a remarkable and insprational woman.

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

Have a wonderful weekend. See you all on Monday.

Year 3 - Spring 2 - Week 1

Date: 28th Feb 2019 @ 6:41pm

We have had such a busy and memorable week in Year 3, with many different highlights to share.

In RE this week, we have learnt all about the religion of Sikhism. The children learnt all about the many different beliefs related to Sikhism and have been able to make comparisons in these beliefs with other religions that we have studied. We used our critical thinking during our lessons to identify which beliefs resonate with us the most and we shared the ways in which we carry out these beliefs in our daily lives.

In Maths, we have started learning all about fractions. On Tuesday, we carried out some practical activities whereby we cut up several cakes into fractions and then named the equivalent fractions of those pieces. It was a really enjoyable lesson and the children were able to use this practical element of our lesson to further their learning. At the end of the lesson, the children earned themselves a well-deserved piece of cake for their efforts.

On Thursday, we took part in a Sports for Schools Fitness Session. We carried out a number of different exercises and were cheered on by our fellow classmates during these activities. After the circuit, we were fortunate enough to meet Roy Turnham, a professional Paralympic football, who represented Team GB in the London 2012 Olympics. It was fascinating to hear Roy’s incredible journey and the children really learnt an important lesson about resilience. Well done to all the children for their excellent participation.

Year 3 would also like to share a very big welcome to Mr Hughes. Mr Hughes, a PGCE student, has joined our class this week and it has wonderful to have him share his knowledge and support during our lessons. We are very excited to have him in our class for the remainder of his course.

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: basically, frantically, comically, energetically, scientifically, terrifically, enthusiastically, perhaps, promise, purpose.

List 2: any, many, clothes, water, pretty.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Year 3 - Spring 1 - Week 6

Date: 14th Feb 2019 @ 4:54pm

Year 3 have worked incredibly hard this half term and should be very proud of all their efforts.

In RE, we concluded our unit on ‘Jesus: The man who changed lives’ by learning all about the different ways in which Jesus had a positive impact on Peter’s life. Peter, one of Jesus’ first followers, had several failings in his life but Jesus still played an influential role in helping him and teaching him how to be a follower of God. At the end of our lesson, the children used their critical thinking to share a lesson that they had learnt from Peter’s life.

In Science, we completed our unit on ‘Light’ by learning all about reflection and the impact that light has on different materials and substances. During our lesson, the children were given a practical task whereby they had to test several materials in order to determine which material was the most reflective.

On Thursday, we supported Climate Coalition Day by baking heart shaped biscuits in recognition of our love for the planet. As a class, we discussed the impact that global warming and the burning of fossil fuels is having on our environment and we learnt of several ways in which we can help protect our planet. By the end of our discussions, we felt very inspired in that we can make a change.

In Maths, we have spent this week comparing different angles. We have focused on acute, obtuse and right angles during our activities. We are all very excited to begin our work on fractions after half term.

Spellings for the first week back are as follows:

List 1: gently, simply, humbly, sensibly, horribly, possibly, terribly, responsibly, probably, woman.

List 2: pass, plant, path, bath, people.

Have a wonderful break everyone!

Year 3 - Spring 1 - Week 5

Date: 8th Feb 2019 @ 8:26am

A very busy and creative week in Year 3.

As part of our Collective Worship, we began this week by discussing our new monthly value of ‘Love’. We discussed the ways in which Jesus brings love into our lives and the impact that this has on our happiness. We talked about how thankful we were to have individuals in our lives who show us so much love. On heart shaped pieces of card, we wrote thank you prayers to all of those who love us.

Tuesday was a very busy day in Year 3. We started the day off by celebrating Chinese New Year. Using our crafting skills, we created black and red lanterns out of card. In the afternoon, we were visited by our TSP Digital Leaders. As part of Internet Safety Day, they shared ways in which we can stay safe online and how we can protect our identities. Thank you to those children for taking the time to share such an important lesson with us.

In Maths, we have continued to learn all about shapes and their properties. We used our excellent knowledge of 3D shapes to recreate them using modelling materials. It was a brilliant way to test our knowledge of 3D shapes and a fun way to show our creative thinking.

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: happily, angrily, easily, sensibly, fussily, merrily, greedily, actually, accidentally, occasionally.

List 2: shiny, being, shining, scary, scaring.

Have a lovely weekend!

Year 3 - Spring 1 - Week 4

Date: 1st Feb 2019 @ 12:07pm

An exciting week in Year 3 has come to an end.

In Collective Worship, the children led our class discussion linked to our monthly value of ‘Humility’. The children took this opportunity to carry out a multi-faith discussion which focused on the ways in which the Islamic faith celebrate and show humility. Several of the children were able to talk us through the ritual of prayer and how this plays an important role in showing humility to others. Well done to all the children for their participation in this lesson.

In English, we have linked our theme topic of ‘Water’ to our literacy focus of letter writing. The children used their understanding of the social, environmental and human impacts that have plagued several of the world’s largest rivers, and have become ‘courageous advocates’ by writing to several influential environmental groups, sharing their findings and concerns about the welfare of the rivers in their letters.

In Maths this week, we have focused on different units of measurements, learning the ways in which we convert between different units. We have begun to look at shapes and their perimeters, focusing on different types of polygons as our stimulus.

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: autograph, automobile, automatic, subtitle, supermarket, superman, antifreeze, antisocial, subheading, autobiography.

List 2: rain, pain, main, cave, save.

Well done for all your hard work! Enjoy a well deserved break.

Year 3 - Spring 1 - Week 3

Date: 24th Jan 2019 @ 3:46pm

Year 3 have continued to work incredibly hard this week and have made an excellent start to 2019!

In RE, we have continued our unit on, ‘Jesus: the man who changed lives’. This week, we learnt all about Mother Teresa and the significant impact which she had on the the lives of others. We discussed the reasons behind her incredible following and shared examples of how her religious influence helped others.

In Theme, we have been working hard on our unit of ‘Water’, learning all about the water cycle and the role which it plays in creating and sustaining life on Earth. The children have also been learning about the different types of water, such as freshwater and saltwater, and have shown an understanding of where these are found on Earth.

In Maths, we have continued to consolidate our understanding of different division methods and strategies. We have also started to work on word problems linked to division and multiplication. Also this week, we have worked hard on our three and four times tables and we will continue to practise these on a weekly basis.

On Tuesday, Year 3 celebrated the memory of Martin Luther King Jr by echoing his famous words, ‘I have a dream’. We wrote our own extracts of the wonderful things that we would like to accomplish in our lives, and how these can attribute to a better world for all of us. Issues on equality, diversity and religion were discussed during this critical thinking time and the children showed excellent knowledge of these issues during our discussion.

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

Enjoy your weekend!

Year 3 - Spring 1 - Week 2

Date: 17th Jan 2019 @ 2:28pm

A very busy week in Year 3 has come to an end.

In R.E. we have begun our unit on ‘Jesus, the man who changed lives’. We spent our lessons learning all about the story of Zacchaeus and how Jesus played an important role in changing his life. As a class, we were able to link our monthly value of HUMILITY to the story, sharing the ways in which Jesus helped Zachaeus to repent his sins and show kindness to those less fortunate than him.

On Tuesday, we were given an excellent lesson in the biology of our bikes. We learnt about the importance of bike maintenance and how to carry out a variety of different checks before we ride our bikes. In the afternoon session, we tested the skills which we had learnt in the classroom and carried out a cycling skills session on the playground.

In Maths, we have started to consolidate our understanding of short division by working on a number of different methods. We have used the 'bus stop' method and our understanding of inverse operatipns to solve arithmetic and reasoning based problems.

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: antifreeze, antisocial, antiseptic, anticlockwise, subheading, submarine, subtitle, subdivide, continue, surprise.

List 2: fast, last, father, class, grass.

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

 

 

 

Year 3 - Spring 1 - Week 1

Date: 10th Jan 2019 @ 3:37pm

Spring term is up and running and we have begun our week with a bang – literally.

In Collective Worship, we discussed our monthly value of HUMILITY by working together as a class, discussing the ways in which we can show humility to others. We used our critical thinking to answer several questions on how our displays of humility make others feel and on the importance of showing humility to those around us.

This week, we have taken a special interest in one of our most important organs in the body, the brain. The children have used their thinking hats, thinking maps, and their critical thinking to identify and learn all about the different parts and functions of the brain. As part of our learning, we created a ‘lift-the-flap’ template which lists all the important parts of the human brain and the parts of the body which they control.

In Music, we have begun our lessons on the drums. Using traditional, African Djemba drums, the children learnt different ways in which to play these instruments and a variety of different rythmes associated with Djemba drumming. 

In Maths, we started our new topic on measurement and capacity. We used our prior knowledge of additon and subtraction to aid our understanding of measurement. 

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: superstar, supercar, supermarket, superman, superwoman, supernatural, strength, sentence, straight, strange.

List 2: cry, fly, dry, try, reply.

Have a wonderful weekend!

year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 8

Date: 19th Dec 2018 @ 1:55pm

I can’t believe that we have come to the end of our first term in Year 3. It has absolutely flown by and the children have worked so hard along the way, accomplishing so many wonderful things.

Some of the memorable moments which we have reflected on today have been:

- The introduction of our new classmate, ‘Jet’. He has become an extremely popular member of our class and has helped us to always ‘CHOOSE KIND’ inside and outside of the classroom.

- Our fantastic performance in the Harvest Service.

- Developing our hockey skills with the help of Formby Hockey Club.

- Finishing in third place in the Sefton Sumdog Competition.

- Participating in our Celebration of Kindness week by created some wonderful cakes and starring in our school video.

- Taking a trip to the Southport Eco Centre and learning all about the impact of the Stone Age on our local environment.

- Making our fabulous Christmas stocking and many, many more...

Thank you to all the children and to the parents for making this term so special. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 7

Date: 14th Dec 2018 @ 3:23pm

The festive season is upon us and Year 3 have embraced it with full force. This term has flown by and Year 3 should be especially proud of all the wonderful work and achievements they have made.

In Collective Worship this week, we celebrated Human Right’s Day by linking our monthly value of HOPE to our class discussion. The children were able to list all the ways in which hope played a role in developing children’s rights. In groups, we used the circle map to define what a happy, healthy and successful child needs in order to thrive.

As part of our Design and Technology project, Year 3 have been designing and creating a Christmas stocking. The children have spent several lessons learning all about the different stitches used to sew a stocking together. We will be adding the finishing touches to our stockings next week and are so excited to bring the finished products home.

Spelling for the first week back after the Christmas break are as follows:

List 1: redo, replace, dislike, disagree, misbehave, reappear, refresh, unclean, untruthful, misunderstand.

List 2: table, apple, bottle, little, middle.

Have a wonderful weekend, Year 3!

 

year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 6

Date: 7th Dec 2018 @ 8:12am

A successful week in Year 3!

In Collective Worship, we concluded our monthly value of PEACE by having a student led discussion. The children created a brainstorming activity where they linked peace to our emotions, principles and values.

In Maths, we have spent the week consolidating our understanding of time. Using our understanding of RUCSAC, we were able to answer a variety of word problems which were linked to our learning. Additionally, the children have worked incredibly hard at school, and at home, to answer their 1000 questions on Sumdog. I am so incredibly proud of their effort and even more pleased to announce that through our hard work, we were able to come 3rd in the competition. Well done, Year 3!

In English, we used the stimulus of ‘The Snowman’ to write our very own play scripts. The children used their descriptive devices to thoughtfully describe the setting and location of the much-loved Christmas classic.

Finally, in conclusion of our Science topic, we learnt all about the different joints within our body and how these affect our range of motion and mobility. We discussed how without joints, our connecting bones would not be able to move the way we do. Bending, jumping and skipping are all movements which we attribute to our joints and the children were able to identify these in great detail using a pictorial activity.

Spellings for this week are as follows:

List 1: sign, signal, amend, amended, symbol, symbolise, solve, dissolve, bicycle, business.

List 2: door, floor, again, wild, children.

After a very busy week, enjoy a well-deserved break! See you on Monday!

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 5

Date: 30th Nov 2018 @ 12:25pm

An exciting week, filled with adventure and discovery, has come to an end in Year 3!

In R.E this week, we learnt all about the ways in which we are able to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Linked to our value of ‘SERVE’, we discussed the importance of following Jesus’s example, and how we can incorporate his teachings and lessons into our lives. Using our critical thinking, we challenged ourselves to answer the question ‘Is it always right to follow in Jesus’ footsteps?’

On Tuesday, Year 3 travelled back in time as we ventured out on our first school trip of the year. Our topic of ‘The Stone Age’ was met with great excitement and determination as the children found themselves immersed in an excellent range of group activities. We learnt all about the impact of the Stone Age on our society, as well as the important evidence left behind on our Sefton coast. Well done to the children on their exemplary behaviour and the manner in which they conducted themselves during the trip. You have shown to be excellent ambassadors for our school. 

In Maths this week we have learnt all about the concept of 'Time'. The children have shown an understanding of how to correctly tell and write the time from a 12 and 24 hour clock. During our lessons, we were tasked with matching digital clock faces to those of the given analogue clock faces. We are looking forward to continuing our learning on this focus next week.

The children have been preparing hard this week for the Sefton Sumdog Competition which starts this Friday. There are a number of classes within Trinity St Peter’s who have entered the competition and we wish them all the best of luck. Please try your best to answer the 1000 questions before the Thursday deadline.

Spellings this week are a recap of the previous 3 weeks.

Well done on all your hard work and effort this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 4

Date: 23rd Nov 2018 @ 12:27pm

A thoroughly exciting week in Year 3 has come to an end!

On Monday, the children arrived at school with giant smiles on their faces as they entered in to their new Year 3 classroom. The classroom looks absolutely fantastic and is filled with learning tools that will aid every child within the class. A special thank you to Mrs. Pringle for all her hard work and incredible vision which has helped to create this wonderful learning environment. The children have really flourished in the new class environment and I know we are all very excited to continue our learning.

In RE, we learnt all about the important preparations that take place when we prepare for the arrival of a special guest. In terms of our unit ‘God with us’, we used Jesus as an example of a very special guest in our lives and we created a booklet, highlighting the ways in which we would prepare for his arrival. Using our value of NURTURE, we discussed how we would show kindness and consideration to our special guest, thinking of ways in which we could make our guest feel happy and comfortable.

In Science, we have been working hard on our unit ‘Food and Bodies’. This week, we learnt all about the different types of skeletons and the different functions which they possess. We used the tree map to create and classify the different skeletons into vertebrates and invertebrates. With our classification of skeletons complete, we analysed the pros and cons of each skeleton type.

Finally, in our maths work this week, we have been learning all about short division. Using the bus stop method and our knowledge of our times tables, we have shown a great understanding of the method and strategy needed to solve division equations. Well done to all the children for their hard work on this new concept.

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: redo, return, replay, refill, revisit, replace, recycle, reappear, rebuild, reposition.

List 2: jacket, jar, jog, join, adjust.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 3

Date: 16th Nov 2018 @ 4:23pm

What an end to another wonderful week in Year 3!

This week, we have been very busy inside and outside of the classroom, taking part in our Celebration of Kindness week. We began our week on Monday with the Year 2 and Year 3 ‘Bake Off!’ The children brought in the most delicious and well decorated cakes, having clearly put in a lot of effort at home. I was so impressed with the creativity and hard work that the children put in to create such wonderful cakes. Thank you to all the parents who came to support our bake sale.

On Tuesday, the children took part in our ‘TSP’s Got Voice’ competition. The children were placed into their house teams, where they learnt the lyrics and dance moves to a chosen song. The performances were brilliant and each and every child should be very proud of themselves for their performance in the contest. Well don’t to ‘Matthew’ house on being named our winner!

We had a very unique learning experience on Friday where we used our critical thinking and thinking hats to answer a range of very important questions in our lives. We are all very excited to be moving in to our brand new Year 3 classroom on Monday morning. We can’t wait for the children to see their new classrooms on Monday. Please remember to enter and leave the Y3 classroom via the side door.

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: misspell, misplace, mislaid, mislead, misbehave, misfortune, misunderstand, history, heart, learn.

List 2: age, huge, change, charge, village

Have a wonderful weekend Year 3. Well done on all your hard work this week.

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 2

Date: 9th Nov 2018 @ 7:55am

We have had a really exciting week in our Year 3 classroom!

In Collective Worship, we began our new monthly value of ‘PEACE’ by writing how peace is linked within our school values. We wrote these examples on a dove shaped template which we have used to showcase our understanding of the value.

On Monday, we took part in the ‘Read for Good’ Readathon. The Readathon challenge gave children the opportunity throughout the day to read independently. The children really showed a wonderful love of reading and have done so well in raising money for Alder Hey Hospital, as well as other hospitals throughout the UK. Thank you to everyone for their generous donations!

On Tuesday, we took part in our Amaven Challenge Day where we carried out a variety of physical assessments linked to our National Curriculum. The children showcased their abilities in several categories: flexibility, speed, object control, body control, agility and strength.

In Maths, we have been consolidating our understanding of our three times table. We spent several lessons focusing on our times tables and how they are of the upmost importance in relation to learning our new mathematical concepts. To end our lessons on the three times table, the children worked extremely hard to show their understanding by solving a series of reasoning based questions.

I am sure there will many excited children arriving home this weekend. All week long, the children have been choreographing and putting forth their ideas for the Celebration of Kindness video. It highlights the importance of mental health and reminds us to be kind to ourselves...LAUGH MORE, WORRY LESS! It is absloutely brilliant and you can watch and share it with your family and friends by clicking here.

 

Spellings this week are as follows:

List 1: dislike, dishonest, disobey, disagree, disappoint, discomfort, disappear, disbelieve, guard, group.

List 2: badge, edge, bridge, dodge, fudge.

Enjoy a well deserved break this weekend. See you on Monday!

Year 3 - Autumn 2 - Week 1

Date: 2nd Nov 2018 @ 12:13pm

It has been a wonderful return to Year 3. The children have worked incredibly hard and have made an excellent start to the new half-term.

In RE, we began our new unit ‘God with us’ by listening to and reciting the story ‘footprints within the sand’. As a class, we discussed the ways in which God is present in our lives and the impact that he has each and every day. We shared different examples of times in our lives where we have felt God’s presence.

In Maths, we spent the week consolidating our understanding of column addition and column subtraction. The children have made an excellent start to this new material and have excelled in their understanding. Later in the week, we were introduced to several ways of analysing and interpreting data through graphs and images. We spent several lessons looking at ways in which data can be represented and then answered a series of questions related to the information provided.

In Theme, we started our new topic ‘What was new about the New Stone Age?’ by creating a timeline of the Stone Age and its different periods. We acted as researchers during our lessons,  using the IPads to access different areas of information about the different periods in time. The children were able to learn about the progression in evolution that took place during this era.

Linking our Theme topic to our writing, we began reading our new class novel ‘Stone Age Boy’. The short story follows a boy who accidently travels back in time and finds himself in the midst of the Stone Age. We spent our literacy lessons planning and writing the openings to our very own portal writing, where we too have accidently travelled back in time and found ourselves trapped in the Sone Age.

Spellings this week are a recap of the last three weeks.

Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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