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Week ending 10th November in Year 3!

posted 20 Nov 2017, 02:32 by Vicki Bowes

We have started learning some new skills this half term in PE linked to gymnastics and football. We have been practising our ball skills and also working on different positions and rolls in gymnastics. 

In Science we have been focusing on light – Why do we need light? How does light travel? What is a reflection? We made spinners to look at white light. 

Look at the link below for more information about light and a quiz your child can do.


We are AMAZING at playing the recorders. Look at twitter for a video – Can you guess the song?

We have been rounding numbers and then estimating to check if our answers are correct in Maths e.g 23 + 46 rounded to 20 + 50 = 70.

Week ending 6th October in Year 3!

posted 12 Oct 2017, 13:49 by Vicki Bowes

In PE this week are have been working on our fitness levels – we designed activities we could do to improve them e.g. star jumps, speed bounce, hopping and knee jumps.

In Maths, we have been pattern sniffing – looking at what we noticed about the 3, 4 and 8 times table. Please help your child to learn these tables as they need to know them by the end of year 3. We have also been working out 10 more/less than and 100 more/less than a number.

We are currently writing a story about Traction Man. First of all, we had to discuss our ideas with a friend and we have written the beginning of our story so far – next week we will put some of our stories on our website update.

There has been numerous different homework task brought in this week – including some AMAZING superhero dens.

This week it was European Day of Languages so we used the internet to research different ways we could say hello in other languages. How many different ways do you know?

Week Ending 22.09.17 in Year 3!

posted 5 Oct 2017, 01:51 by Vicki Bowes

In English, we are still looking at the adventures Traction Man has in his books. This week we focused on setting descriptions and wrote our own about when he was swimming in a sink!


In Year 3 we do PE every Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure your child has their PE kits in school. We are working hard in rugby and have spent this week improving our ball skills. We can’t wait to play a game next week!

We had The Puzzle Company come into our academy on Tuesday and they set us lots of challenging problems and puzzles to solve. We had to show resilience and work well together as a team. 

In Science, we have started a new project about animals, including humans and we are going to be looking at keeping healthy. This week, we focused on animals and sorting them into carnivores, herbivores or omnivores. Do you know which is which?

In Resilient Reader we have been skimming The very helpful dinosaur text and answering questions about Who? What? Where? When? And why? Are you a resilient reader? 


Week ending 08.09.17 in Year 3!

posted 16 Sep 2017, 13:56 by Vicki Bowes

We have been working hard this week and have settled well into our new, year 3 class. 

Our new project is superheroes – we have been reading a book called Traction Man is here by Mini Grey. Anna thinks that this book is good because Traction Man saves people and he wears lots of different costumes. We have started to plan and write our own character descriptions about Traction Man.

In PE this half term we will be looking at Fitness and Rugby. During fitness this week Mrs Hill gave us lots of house points because we followed instructions and worked very hard.

In Maths, we have been looking at how to write number words correctly. Can you write all your number words?

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:

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