Summer 1 - Week 6
A lovely end to a busy half term! Our walk to the river was just fantastic, the children behaved impeccably and were able to sit down and look at the River Thames in detail, they then drew sketch maps, labelling the key features they saw. We then used these sketch maps to inspire our watercolour paintings.
In maths we have been looking at money, adding subtracting money and knowing the value of notes and coins. We would really like it if the children were able to have some practical experience over the half term holidays ready to put their skills to the test in a real life context. We will be setting up a shop on the first day back!
Our writing has culminated in the children writing a newspaper report all about the coronation. We are very impressed with the end results, we have got some great headlines and interesting information. We have some budding journalists in our year group!
I have uploaded our curriculum map for the final half term of the year - please do feel free to encourage the children to research all things Egyptian.
I hope you have a restful and sunny half term break!
Summer 1 - Week 5
This week in Maths we have done a short unit on fractions, focussing on adding and subtracting. Next week we will be starting our unit on money.
In English we have been continuing to learn about newspaper articles. We have done some role play pretending we were journalists and focussing on writing speech correctly.
We have finished our science unit on the water cycle. This will help us next week when we go on the river walk.
In DT this week we made pouches for little devices called micro:bits. The class enjoyed designing and creating their pouches.
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, one week to go!
Summer 1 - Week 4
It was lovely to be back in school all together again - I do hope you enjoyed reading the children's best bits about Sayers Croft that they should taken home with them. We spent some time talking about what their favourite memories were then spent some time writing about their favourite memories!
This week in Maths we have completed our unit learning about measurement - and we moved on to our second unit on fractions - we will be looking at adding then subtracting fractions then will move on to fractions of amounts.
For the remainder of the half term Chipmunk class are training to be journalists - we aim to write a newspaper report and spent the week in both guided reading and English looking at features of newspapers - ask the children to tell you what the five W's stand for!
We spent some time this week looking at the History of the River Thames and the importance of the Thames Barrier, we discovered many important events - we are very much looking forward to our walk to the river in a couple of weeks.
I hope you have a lovely weekend!
Summer 1 Week 3 - Sayers Croft Week
A fantastic week had by all! We will be updating with a full run down of events and asking some of the children to contribute next week - the highlights for me were getting to know the children outside of a classroom environment and seeing great teamwork. Some children were so kind to others and every single one of them made us incredibly proud to be their teachers.
Pictures have started to be uploaded under the Sayers Croft part of the page - there are a few more to go!
I hope everyone has caught up on a bit of sleep and I am very much looking forward to seeing all the children back in school next week.
Summer 1 - Week 2
What a fun week!
The football workshop on Tuesday was a enjoyed by all - the children learned some fantastic tricks and watched in awe as our visitor delivered a really exciting assembly.
In addition to this we had a company called IRock visit - I hope you saw the letter sent home with the children. They were really engaged with this and some children even got to perform in front of their peers.
We also had the amazing PTA run the Guinness world record event - they really made a huge effort to make it fun for the children and all of the Chipmunk children participated.
In our learning this week we have continued looking at measurement - capacity and volume and looking at equivalent capacity and volume.
The children have produced some wonderful poetry which we will display on the windows for you to enjoy on our return from Sayers Croft.
We have mapped the Rivers of the UK in Geography finding out the smallest river and answered some challenging questions using research skills and map work. In science we explored the water cycle further and drew a scientific diagram to explain the different stages water goes through on our planet.
In our RSHE lessons we are exploring relationships, how we can resolve conflict and how to treat everyone with kindness. This is something that we as a team feel very strongly about and talk about often.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!
Year 3 team
Summer 1 - Week 1
Welcome back to our Year 3 family ! We have had a great start to the term - it has been clear to see that lots of the children have done research over the holidays and have started off our new topic with some really good knowledge - ask the children how many rivers there are in the world - they should be able to tell you!
In English we have had a lovely week of immersing ourselves in Poetry. We will be continuing with this next week, and the children will be producing their own water themed shape poem.
In Maths we have looked at mass, comparing mass and using scale to help us. We have learned how many grams there are in a kilogram, this is very important when making comparisons. Next week we move on to adding mass, then we will look at volume.
Our Geography and Science units looking at the water cycle and rivers has really hooked the children (not least the catchy song we are learning!) We have started with an experiment creating our own water cycle in a bottle. In Geography we have explored the main features of a river from source to mouth. We move on next week to mapping the UK's rivers.
Next week we have a number of extra activities which will be great fun - we have a football skills workshop in addition to PE on Tuesday. On Friday we have our Guinness Record attempt in the morning and some special visitors leading a music assembly in the afternoon.
As ever if you ever have any queries about what is going on in school please don't hesitate to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
With kind regards
The Year Three Team