Welcome to Year 3
Year 3 is an exciting transition from Key Stage 1 to Key Stage 2. We aim to make this move as smooth as possible. The children will now be enjoying the larger Key Stage 2 part of the playground, no longer being the oldest in the playground, but the youngest. The afternoon playtime will be phased out after Autumn half term, though the daily mile continues. The children also really enjoy the responsibility of bringing in their own plain(ish) pencil case and taking responsibility for their own pens, pencils, glue etc. The children no-longer receive free fruit, so if your child wishes to have some fruit during morning break time, please send them in with, for example, an apple or small pot of grapes. A carton of milk is still available to purchase for morning break time (see the office for details). Just a reminder that school dinners are only free in Key Stage 1. As last year, link books and water bottles need to come in every day and we always appreciate boxes of tissues. We look forward to working closely with you and your child over the next year.
Summer 1 Term Learning - 2021
This half term Year 3 have had a great time in producing amazing work. In literacy we have been describing ‘Iron Man’ using expanded noun phrases, similes and onomatopoeia. We have also described settings using different sentence starters, inverted commas and conjunctions to extend sentences in our new story ‘The Stone Age Boy’.
In our maths lessons we have been focusing on multiplication and division using multiplication grid and column method to solve different equations.
In science lessons we have learnt about lights and shadows and how to be safe outdoors when it is sunny. We investigated how a light can become black if it has a brighter light behind it.
Our history topic this half term has been Ancient Greece where we have had great fun looking at ancient artefacts to discover how they lived. Also learning about the Olympics and the way they competed and different Gods and Goddesses that they believed in.
This term we have enjoyed watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and we learnt how to overcome certain fears in our lives.
We have also been learning about beat and rhythms in French songs.
In our P.E. lessons we have been focusing on gymnastic skills and certain jumps.
Spring 1 Term Learning - 2021
What a busy, term! We have produced some amazing work in school and at home. We have enjoyed writing our stories ‘The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs’, ‘Dear Teacher’, ‘Meerkat Mail’ and practised our times table on Google Meetings.
In literacy we focused on writing formal/informal letters and postcards using fiction texts, we described characters: meerkat, the third little pig using expanded noun phrases to give detail to our writing, conjunctions to extend sentences and we used exclamation sentences.
In Maths we learnt different strategies when adding and subtracting two 2-didgit numbers, we also practised counting in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and 10’s and learned times table by heart through Number Jack songs.
During RE we have been looking at Reconciliation, the God’s love for everyone and to love God with all our heart. Through stories and diaries, we learnt about God’s forgiveness. Sometimes we make choices that hurt others and we fail to love as God has asked us. The sacrament of Reconciliation is a chance to say sorry and to start again.
Spring 2 Term Learning - 2021
This half term we have produced some amazing work in school. In Literacy we have been looking at features of fables and creating our own fable. We have also described Iron Man, making sure we use expanded noun phrases, conjunctions, adverbs and similes. In maths we have been looking at adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers using the formal written method.
During our R.E. learning we have been looking at celebrating the Mass and Easter events. We learnt to show love towards God and each other, prayed for others and got ready for Easter.
The children enjoyed making crosses on paper plates and thoroughly loved the Easter Egg hunt held in the nature area.
In Art we have been drawing Doodle birds, painted thumb print people, made Easter eggs and friendship flowers.
Autumn 2 Term Learning - 2020
What a busy half term in Year 3!
Father Dominic led us in Rejoice sessions on Holy Souls and Advent. We have done our best to learn the two prayers that he asked us to. We participated in online Masses and we are working our way through the class so that everyone has a turn in leading a class prayer session.
We like a Maths game in year 3 and have continued to play as many as possible.
It was fun trying to meet our buddies in Nursery via a Teams meeting.
The class enjoy painting and found the Stone Age cave ‘painting’ charcoal work great fun. They followed instructions to make 3D paper woolly mammoths and invented their own paper crafts during wet play times.
Football P.E. lessons have been enjoyed and all have been sharing and improving their great skills.
We had some fun on Children in Need day and Odd Sock Day.
We also enjoyed two marble treats – Well done children!
Thank you everyone.
Autumn 1 Term Learning - 2020
Well done to all the children in Year 3! You should all feel very proud of yourselves. It has been a very busy half term and you have coped very well with the new routines and classroom layout that we find ourselves using this year.
We have enjoyed many maths games, watching TenTen assemblies, joining in live streamed masses, playing tennis, joining in with Ms McBride’s teams assemblies, taking part in our Judaism workshop, wearing something yellow to school on Mental Health Day, working on our resilience, praying the Rosary during October, role playing a baptism and looking great on International Day!