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Week beginning 24.04.17 in Year 3!

posted 3 May 2017, 05:48 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 3 May 2017, 05:49 ]

We have had a very busy week in Year 3 – as always. We have been going swimming every afternoon and are beginning to turn into little fish!!!

During the week, we had a visit from a football freestyler and have learnt some tricks we can do using a football.

In Maths, we have been looking at lots of different strategies we can use to help us solve multiplication problems including number lines, numicon and grid method. Please take the time to help your child learn their 3, 4 and 8 times tables at home.

In English, we are looking at instructional writing and have been writing instructions on how to make a Roman road. We needed to make sure our instructions were clear so spent some time working on our verbal instructions by keeping a picture secret and trying to get a friend to draw the picture without showing it to them. It was harder than it sounds!

Week ending 03.03.17 in Year 3!

posted 8 Mar 2017, 04:51 by Vicki Bowes

We have now finished our work on the Stone Age and are so proud of our work. Here’s our classroom display sharing some of the work we have been completing on the subject. Make sure you check out our Stone Age display in the main entrance of our academy when it is finished! 

Our new project is Mountains and Rivers. This week we have been thinking about what we would like to find out about them and have started to research the different types of mountains you can find. How many different types of mountains can you name?

In PE we have been completing a cross country – running round the whole perimeter of our school field. We will be picking children to represent our Academy in a local cross country competition over the next few weeks. 

In Maths we have started looking at fractions. Check out this website for work you could do at home to help your child:


We are continuing to take part in a pop vocal project and this week learnt a K T Tunstall song called Suddenly I see.

Week ending 10.02.17 in Year 3!

posted 16 Feb 2017, 06:51 by Vicki Bowes

English this week we have been using our story plans to write a story based on the book The Stone Age Boy. In our stories, we travel back in time and experience what life was like living in the Stone Age. After we completed our stories we worked with our talking partners and read them to each other and then peer marked our work. We love it in Class 4 when we get to be the teacher!

During our Maths sessions we have been focusing on money – we have used coins to make amounts and also solve word problems. 

In the computer site we used the website www.ictgames.com to improved our skills and make our best even better.

Week ending 10.02.17

posted 14 Feb 2017, 03:08 by Vicki Bowes

In English this week we are still focusing on the book The Stone Age Boy and are looking forward to writing our own version - we get to fall down a hole and have some adventures in the past. We have also created some freeze frame pictures showing things we could do in the Stone Age to help us with our story ideas.

We continue to practise our spellings every week and have lots of different strategies to help us. This week we have been using pyramid writing.

In maths we have started to look at perimeter. We have been drawing different squares and rectangles onto squared paper and working out the perimeter of them. Can your child tell you how to find the perimeter of a shape?

In ICT we are learning all about coding using a free app called Tynker – please feel free to download it onto an iPad, if you have one, to give your child some extra practise at home.

Science and The Stone Age in Year 3!

posted 27 Jan 2017, 06:31 by Vicki Bowes

Year 3 have had a very busy week this week - as always!!! In science we are looking at forces and magnets. We conducted an experiment to find out which surface a toy car moves best on by measuring the force of the pull. 

We have started a new project and are beginning to find out all about the Stone Age. We love the new book we are reading at the moment - Stone Age Boy. 

In the book we find out about a boy who goes back in time and learns all about the Stone Age. One of our favourite pages is where he goes into a cave and discovers the cave paintings. We have had a very messy week recreating a famous piece of cave art found in Argentina. 


In maths we have been learning about right angles. Here's a link to a right angle challenge you can complete with your child at home.

Maths and English in Year 3!

posted 19 Nov 2016, 10:05 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 19 Nov 2016, 10:06 ]

We have had an AMAZING few weeks in Year 3. The highlight of this week was sharing all our learning in a class assembly in front of our family and friends. We hope you enjoyed it!

In Maths we have been looking at representing multiplication and division in different ways and then using arrays to help us find multiplication and division fact families. 

Check out this website link for some fun ways to help your child with their learning:    http://www.topmarks.co.uk/number-facts/number-fact-families

In English we have been looking at James Cook and finding out about his life. Over the next few weeks we will be researching and writing a report – keep an eye out on twitter for some examples of our work when we have finished. Here we are looking at features of reports to help us write our own:

October 2016 in Year 3!

posted 25 Oct 2016, 03:28 by Vicki Bowes

In Science we have been looking at keeping healthy. The Eatwell Guide is based on the main food groups that together provide a healthy, balanced diet: Potatoes, bread, rice, pasta and other starchy carbohydrates. Fruit and vegetables. Dairy and alternatives. Beans, pulses, fish, eggs, meat and other proteins. We created our own Eatwell plates of food and discussed what would make a healthy meal.

In Maths we have been looking at our four and eight times tables. There are lots of songs to help you learn them on youtube – here are a few links which we use in the classroom:




We have been completing lots of work on instructional writing in English and Project. We went over to the dining hall and made peach cheesecake – which was delicious. After that, we had to plan and write our own instructions to tell someone how to make it. Here is some of our work:

In Art we have been creating giant peaches after reading the story of James and the Giant Peach. What do you think of them?

Our first week in Year 3!

posted 20 Sep 2016, 14:37 by Vicki Bowes

Year 3 have had an AMAZING start to the new academic year with Mrs Hill.

This week we have been celebrating 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl – some children even dressed up for the day!

We have written detailed character descriptions about The Twits and even described where they live. The next book we will be reading is James and the Giant Peach which we are really looking forward to.

We have been Investigating Number Systems in Maths – representing numbers as words, making numbers using various different equipment, completing work about place value and doing LOTS of counting. 

Here is a website link showing ideas of Maths you can do with your child at home:


Science, Cricket and Dance in Year 3

posted 3 Feb 2016, 04:11 by Vicki Bowes

The children had the opportunity to experiment with wind, string and percussion instruments to investigate pitch. There was a lot of discussion and collaborative working. Ask your child what they can tell you about sound and pitch.

This half term the year three children have been working with Grant from Yorkshire Cricket Club to improve their cricket skills. They have been practising their throwing, catching and striking skills through a range of fun activities and playing different versions of the game of cricket.


In class 5 we really enjoy our dance sessions with Claire. She shows us the cool moves and grooves and always uses great music.


Christmas Decoration Homework

posted 4 Jan 2016, 03:30 by Vicki Bowes   [ updated 4 Jan 2016, 03:41 ]

Alyssa created a fantastic piece of Christmas homework with her family.

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