Happy Half Term!
Have a wonderful break Year 3! Just a reminder that the first day back after half term break is our Roman trip to Ufton Court. School uniform is required, however children may wear trainers if they're more comfortable for them. Don't forget a packed lunch in a carrier bag!
See you on the 26th!
We felt very lucky this morning as we learnt some words and phrases in Chinese! The children had such a wonderful time learning to greet each other, say where they're from, how to say please and thank you and some Chinese numbers. Thank you to our visitors!
We've all really enjoyed this year so far in Netball Club. We've been trying hard, playing games and practising shooting. We have all realised the areas that we enjoy playing in. I like playing in Goal Attack so you can go in more space and Centre so I can help my team get the ball to the opposition's end. Here is a picture of Miss Currie's group.
Written By Freddie
We had a lot of fun in our last hockey session of the half term. The best part was when we had a bigger space and more time to play matches. We worked on finding a space and we learnt that when someone's taking a 'hit on,' you have to be three metres away from them. We hope you enjoy our pictures! We are very excited to learn a new sport next half term. We will be playing netball!
Written by Rafferty
Our Quote of the Month
This saying has been displayed on our class display board for the past few weeks and we have been thinking about what it means to us. Here are some of the things we said:
"Once you begin, practise, put it hard work and you can do anything!"
"Everyone starts as a beginner."
"You must start to finish."
"Even really successful people started out as beginners."
"Don't worry if you don't get things right the first time."
"Start with the things I know."
Snow Much Fun!
We made sure we made the most of what was left of the snow this morning at break!
Today we learnt all about smelting. This is the special process for making Bronze in the Bronze Age! We learnt all about how, through accidents or intentional experimentation, people discovered that adding tin to copper made a harder metal called Bronze! We read about how to make it from stones and then acted out how to make it in groups. We all had to guess which stage of the process each group were acting out and we had lots of fun in our icy grounds.
The children had a wonderful time creating their own Stonehenge art - and how wonderful they turned out! They practised tearing techniques and used watercolours to fade the colours of the sunrise and sunset. Well done Year 3!
The First of the Year's Snow!
We had a lovely time this morning playing in the snow, making snowmen and singing songs about snow.
Below are some links to help the children practise their times tables and some information about how to support your child with multiplication and division facts. It is expected that children can recall their 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 multiplication and division facts by the end of Year 3. In Year 3, we will be focussing on revising 2, 5, and 10 times table taught in Year 2, and learning the 3, 4, and 8 times tables. We have enjoyed listening and singing to these songs!
Below are images to show our current written methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. In year 3, the written calculation focus is on adding and subtracting numbers with up to 3 digits and multiplying and dividing 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. Just click on an image to enlarge it. There is also a link below to a page of the school website which has videos of students explaining some methods as they do them. There are currently no videos of Year 3's calculation methods for multiplication and division... yet! But, I hope you find these images we have in the class useful. Happy calculating!
Welcome to Year 3!
I am very excited to start our brand new class page! You will soon see important information regarding Year 3, plus exciting celebrations of some of the things we've been up to. Watch this space!