Busy, busy, busy! (25-11-21)
3H has been making moving monsters this week! We're just letting the paint dry and then making final touches to our monsters. Each one has a pneumatic system inside, which makes a part of the monster move,
We've also been 'growing' our vocabulary this week. Each new word is added to our tree and we try to use it in lots of different contexts.
In Science, we're testing rocks to discover their properties. This week, we're interested in whether rocks are hard or waterproof.
Thank you! (18-11-21)
Thank you to all the parents who have joined me (or will be joining me tonight) on Zoom this week for parents' evening. It has been great to speak with you about your children's progress. 3H is making moving monsters next week. Please have a look through your recycling and send in any small, clean, empty carboard boxes or tubes for children to use in their monster designs on Monday. Thanks!
Kids! Children in Need is tomorrow, so wear something that makes you happy for an online £1 donation.
Designing a moving monster (9-11-21)
3H designed their moving monsters today! We've thought about who our monster will be for, how we will make a part of it move using a pneumatic system (e.g. for a biting mouth or extending eyes), what materials we'll need and how we'll put it all together. Here are our designs...
Pneumatic systems, the Bronze Age and adding numbers - a busy week in 3H! (4-11-21)
3H discovered what a simple pneumatic system is and had a go at connecting a syringe to tubing and a balloon. We exerted force to push air into the balloon.
We've also been up and around the room investigating pictures of artefacts from the Bronze Age. It was fun asking 'what could this be?' and 'what does it do?' of all the artefacts!
In Maths, we're working out some addition and subtraction questions using exchanging and regrouping in a written column method.
A splendid week in Year 3! (21-10-21)
Happy end to the half term, Year 3! This week, we had African dancing and have been collecting food for the harvest. Well done!
You've also really impressed me with the amount of homework that you have completed. I ran out of star stickers, so I shall be heading out to buy some more! It's a teacher day on Friday 22nd October, so I will see you after the half term holiday.
Heavenly Homework! (13-10-21)
There's still time to hand in your Autumn 1 homework and collect some homework stars for the chart! Take a look at just a few of the things children in 3C have been up to in their spare time...
Geography: Bodies of water in the UK (7-10-21)
3H explored a map of the UK and located different kinds of bodies of water (including some significant lakes and reservoirs).
Here they are at work:
Farmer Baines tells us about Harvest! (30-9-21)
We had an online Zoom call from Farmer Baines today. He lives in Norfolk and he grows crops. He told us about the different foods that wheat and barley go into.
English - setting descriptions (27-9-21)
This week, we'll be having a go at writing a setting description of a farm. We're reading Sheep Pig at the moment, so this activity will help us when we come to write a story in the future. We created a shared write today (combining class members' and the teacher's ideas) and we'll be writing our own setting descriptions later this week.
Maths - Number Place Value (22-9-21)
In 3H this week, we're learning about how numbers are partitioned and recombined. We're using Base 10, place value counters and drawings of our own to explore how 3-digit numbers are built.
What is darkness? (16-9-21)
We carried out an investigation to see how the ABSENCE of light affects our ability to see with our eyes!
By covering up one small hole in a shoe box, we were trying to see if the absence of light (darkness) stopped us from seeing hidden, mystery items in each shoe box. It turns out that it DID!
The, once we had uncovered the small hole and let a little bit of light into the shoe box, abracadabra! We could see a little bit more!
What fun it was when we revealed the contents of the shoe boxes!
Jigsaw - Identifying feelings and learning to manage them (15-9-21)
We had a lot of giggles when we acted out some feelings using facial gestures and body language to signal the way we were feeling inside. Can you guess (from looking at the pictures of children at work) which feelings they were acting out?
It's only when you really start to be able to understand HOW you are feeling that you can learn to manage those feelings.
Our week so far (9-9-21)
We've been incredibly busy this week getting stuck into lessons! We especially had fun when we met Jigsaw Jino, who is going to help us to learn about PSHE.
Welcome 3H! (2-9-21)
It's the beginning of a new school year and I can't wait to welcome you to Year 3.
On Monday, I'll introduce you to your new classroom and tell you how to order toast and fruit at morning play time, where to go for your lunch and describe some of the lessons you'll be having soon. If you'd like to order tuck in the mornings, bring some change. For example, 1 slice of toast is 30p and fruit is 40p. (Parents: for other items like school water bottles, you can order and buy these online through the school office).
I'm Mrs Hewitt and I teach you from Mondays to Thursdays. Mr Barton teaches you on Fridays. (Parents: phone the school office on 464 1717 if you have any urgent messages for us. Alternatively, you can email the Year 3 team on firstname.lastname@example.org - emails are monitored when we are not in class, so please direct urgent messages to the office).
3H has PE on Fridays. Please come to school wearing your PE kit on Fridays. PE kits include plain black shorts (or jogging bottoms on cold days), a white T-shirt and trainers. You can wear a plain, black or blue jumper as well.
I look forward to seeing you on Monday!