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Year 3 2019/2020

Update 03/04/20

 

Dear Year 3,

 

We will be going into our 3rd week of school closure now which should be the beginning of our Easter break. I hope you are keeping busy at home and are enjoying the clear weather we have been having!

 

I know these times are strange, but we have to keep working our brains ready for when school opens again. Don’t forget to keep your bodies active as well though! Whilst the weather is nice you could go into your garden or if not, you can watch PE videos on YouTube (make sure you ask for your adults’ permission).

 

Miss Light and I will be posting lots of activities and learning for you to do, so keep checking this page. Please remember that in these times it is easy to get distracted and whilst we are not at school, I know it might be strange for you to have to do work at home. However, it is important that you know there are some things you MUST do every day. We expect you to read, practice your times tables, spellings and handwriting EVERY day!

 

I will be posting a suggested timetable document after Easter to help keep yourselves organised and busy if you wish to use it. I have attached a record of activities for you and your adults to update with the activities and learning you do each day. This is to help us make sure you are getting the learning you need.

 

We appreciate that not everyone is able to print documents at home and so in that case, please complete any work set on paper using the computer for the questions.

If you can print the Easter Sequencing activity, I would love to see photos of you doing it (as well as anything else you do!) so please ask an adult to take a picture ready to email to us.

 

As you know, this is the week we celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ at Easter. So, whilst you may be enjoying Easter Eggs over the coming weeks, remember that we share eggs to celebrate new life and the resurrection of Jesus. I hope you take some time to reflect and think about why Jesus’ crucifixion is important to us as Christians and do some of the Easter activities to remember Our Saviour’s sacrifice. Let us thank the Lord for Jesus and celebrate with joy this Easter.

 

I am missing you lots, and I look forward to the time we can go back to school and see each other again.

Take care of yourselves and those around you,

 

Miss Nicholls and the Year 3 Team

 

Here is a link to Hit the Button:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

This is a link to another times tables practice website:

https://www.timestables.co.uk/

 

Here is a link to a website to help you with your 3/4 spellings:

https://spellingframe.co.uk/spelling-rule/3/Year-3-and-4

 

There are some free activity packs here:

https://www.activityvillage.co.uk/easter

 

 

 

Update 31/03/2020

 

Dear Year 3,

 

Well we made it to week 2! I hope you are all well and keeping busy as much as you can. As I mentioned I have posted some resources, including online ones, on here throughout our time off. There is some documents with different spellings on, feel free to pick and choose which ones you do first. I have also attached some division and multiplication worksheets where you need to use the skills we learned just before we broke up. 

 

Easter is also fast approaching and I have found some great activities that can be easily done at home, I have also posted the link for these. 

 

Keep yourselves busy and remember to help out around the house- parents, let us know who isn't doing their chores! I hope you keep smiling and fingers crossed we will see each other very soon. 

 

Miss Light and the Year 3 team

Here is a link for some great Easter craft activities that has videos to help explain what to do. You all know how to make a fortune teller, why not make an Easter theme one? 

 

https://www.thebestideasforkids.com/easter-crafts-for-kids/

 

The Literacy Shed is a great website that generates ideas for story writing. Remember those skills when you write: Time, Topic, Talk... indenting your paragraphs... powerful vocabulary and correct punctuation!

 

https://www.literacyshed.com/home.html

Update 25/03/2020

 

Dear pupils and parents,

 

We wanted to start this update by saying how much we are missing you all! 

We hope that you are safe, well and are finding a good balance between work and the other activities you are up to. Hopefully the packs are keeping you busy and you have found the online links useful. Remember that although we are expecting you to work on your packs we also want to remind you, especially in the uncertainty we are all feeling recently, to have some fun! I know I have been enjoying Joe Wicks's PE lessons! Use the amazing creativity, that we know you all have, to find something new to do and we can't wait to hear all about it when we return. 

 

Parents, we have posted some links below to support the fantastic work you are doing at home with your children. Please bear in mind that staff pick and choose activities from these resources and although we are confident that the links work, we cannot guarantee these websites will continue to provide these services indefinitely and you should be aware that if you are asked to sign up for anything, to check the terms carefully as some may revert to a paid subscription at some point in the future. 

 

Keep smiling and we, hopefully, will see you all soon! 

 

Miss Light and the Year 3 team 

Science week
We’ve had enormous fun this week carrying out different science experiments for science week. We have created invisible ink letters, exploded fizzy and experimented with paper aeroplanes.

 

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Results from our science experiment

This week we opened up the celery from last weeks investigation. We discovered that the celery with red food colouring had absorbed the coloured water and transported it through the plant. We knew this because we could see the red all up the celery stick.

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Patterns with William Morris

In art we have been studying William Morris and his famous artwork. This week we used images of his art to create our own patterns.

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World book day!
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Water investigation

This week in science we have been learning about how water in transported through plants. The children acted out how water is absorbed by the roots and transported around the plant. We then set up our experiment! We will find out the results next week!

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Selected Pupils attend Author Workshop

On the 3rd March, a group of Year 3 and 4 children went to Huish Park to meet the author, Tamsin Cooke. They had tremendous fun creating their own evil villain and super hero to go on a quest to reclaim the world cup.  At the end of the session, the children were presented with their own signed copy of a book from Tamsin.

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Presenting of our favourite books

As part of world book day we brought in our favourite books and discussed them in groups, talking about the authors and our favourite characters.

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Mardi Gras Celebrations

To celebrate Mardi Gras the children designed and decorated a mask each, then joined the rest of the school for an assembly. After the assembly they paraded around the playground displaying their colourful masks. 

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Maths Place Value

This week in Maths the children have been working on their place value of 3-digit numbers. They were set a challenge to find as many different 3-digit combinations as possible and compare those using the greater than and less than symbols. 

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3D Shape model making

In Maths this week we have been learning about the properties of 3D shapes including how many edges, vertices and faces each shape has. The children enjoyed using this knowledge to build the 3D shapes using straws and tape. 

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Hansel and Gretel dress rehearsal

Year 3 are thoroughly looking forward performing their play 'Hansel and Gretel' to everyone next week. Today we did our first ever dress rehearsal and although they were nervous the children were simply fantastic! 

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Dictionary Work

Whitebeam enjoyed exploring dictionaries this week and discovering how a dictionary can help us in our work. They found out the definitions of some tricky words and learned some great vocabulary they can use in their own writing. 

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YEAR 3 POETRY WORKSHOP WITH YEOVIL TOWN F.C. COMMUNITY TRUST

Our year 3 children have enjoyed thinking about the theme of overcoming difficulty and have been writing poems to show this.

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Nonsense Poetry

This week in Year 3 we have been performing nonsense poems. We had lots of fun trying to read 'The Ning Nang Nong' By Spike Milligan. The words were very tricky but the children performed them fantastically and even used actions too! 

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Working with money!

Year 3 have been working very hard learning about different British coins and making sums of money with different coins. We learned about £ and p notation.

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Gingerbread House art day

In preparation for our upcoming play, Whitebeam had a fantastic art day with Mr Plumbley. The children each made a number of parts for our gingerbread house and worked really hard to create the final look- which you will all get to see when we perform our play in February!

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God and the Trinity

Today Year 3 have been discussing how Christians show their belief in God through worship. We wrote our own verses to the song 'God Beside' which were thoughtful and personal. The children then read their verses aloud to share them with the class.

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Santa!

Santa came to visit Willow class! We were very lucky to have Santa come and see our class and we even got some presents. We got to ask how the reindeer and elves were and talk to Santa about how he got ready for Christmas time.

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Present Boxes

Year 3 completed a DT project where they made their own present boxes out of nets and even made their own design. We had a project book where we learned about design, advertising and fonts before developing individual designs. At the end of the project the children completed evaluations.

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Magnet science experiment 

In our Science investigation, we tested the strength of different types of magnets by seeing how many paperclips they could each hold.

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Pudsey Visit
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Year 3 Roman Baths Trip

Year 3 had an amazing time visiting the Roman Baths. The children enjoyed learning about the different elements of Roman life, including dressing like a Roman. They also learnt how to make a mosaic and created some fantastic patterns using the tiles. The class also went on a tour around the Baths, exploring various rooms and artefacts in the museum. The children were able to recall information learnt in school and see, first-hand, how people lived back when the baths were used.

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Celts Versus Romans

This week in history we have been learning about the rebellion of the Celts against the Romans. The children took on the roles of Venelli, Rastus, Milo, Tiber, Drest and Queen Boudicca to re-enact the battle between the Icini tribe and the Romans. 

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Chocolate inventions 

In Year 3 this week we have been inventing our own chocolate bars and in order to know what to include in them we needed to taste test some chocolate first. We tried, milk, white, dark and caramel chocolate. The children enjoyed using their different senses to help create all the fantastic adjectives.

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