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Year 3's Diary

A warm welcome to Year 3. Our team this year includes Miss Latham, Mr Nettleship and Mrs Neville. We are all looking forward to a fantastic year.

Summer 2

Ecclesfield Teachers - Sunday, June 02, 2019

We can't believe that this is our final half term in Year 3. How time flies! Our final topic this year is 'How is life different under the sea?' and we have a whole half term planned full of exciting activities across all subjects that link to the world's oceans and seas. 


During English, we will be using the famous film 'Finding Nemo' to write our very own instructions on how to escape a fish tank and creating menus for vegetarian sharks. We will then write our very own information texts about sharks including the different species and how they earn their title as one of the most fearsome predators on Earth. We will continue our writing linked to life at sea and focussing on the importance of looking after our environment so that the animals living in our oceans remain protected. 


In Maths, we will be building on our measuring skills to add and subtract a range of measures and use this to solve word based and reasoning problems. We will spend most of this half term consolidating telling the time on analogue and digital clocks, finding time differences and adding and subtracting time to help solve problems. We will also be using data collecting, combined with our scientific enquiry skills to record a range of experiments with plants. 


Homework will be sent out the first week back to school, please ensure that you continue to practise your timetables so that you earn as many points as possible on Timetables Rockstars. If you have lost your password, please ask your teacher and we can send home another copy. We will be spending this final half term assessing the children's spelling and recapping rules which we have already covered but the children are struggling to apply to their writing. Also remembering to keep reading!


Important days and dates:

PE will continue to be on Tuesday and Wednesday so please make sure your child has their full PE kit in school on those days including outdoor footwear as most PE lessons this half term will be outside, weather permitting. 


We have an upcoming school visit to The Deep in Hull on Tuesday 20th June. Due to a longer journey, we will be leaving school early and arriving back late so please check the class blog for any details or updates. All times and details are also on the letter. If you require an additional letter, please let us know. 


Sports day is on Monday 22nd July. More details to follow. 


We also have our year group library visit on Wednesday 3rd July. We will be setting off at 1.20pm. Any volunteers to walk to and from the library with us would be much appreciated. If you can help, please let us know.


We look forward to welcoming you back after the holidays!

Year 3 Team  



Spring 1

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, December 19, 2018

It wont be long until we are starting a new half term. Our topic for the entire Spring term, leading up to Easter will be 'What did we learn from the Ancient Greeks?' During this topic we will be learning all about the location of Greece, how the climate in Greece compares to other countries we have learnt about before such as Egypt, and why we think they decided to settle in this country all those years ago. In history, we will then be learning about the significance of the Ancient Greek beliefs and how this has impacted our life today. 


During our English learning, we will be expanding our vocabulary and learning how to use persuasive writing to advertise a holiday location. We will then be comparing traditional Greek myths and legends to fiction stories and retelling the famous myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. 


In Maths, we will start by recapping our knowledge of place value, adding and subtracting multiples of ten and identifying patterns that we can see. At home, please continue to learn your times tables (2,5, 10, 3 and 4) and ensure your mental addition and subtraction is up to scratch. You can even use Mathletics to do this if you want! We have also given our the RM easimaths passwords so feel free to use this programme at home instead. 


Our Science topic this half term is Light and we will be learning all about the sources of light, man made and natural and how light travels so that we can see everyday items. 


Please ensure you have your PE kits in school every day. 


PE days: Tuesday and Wednesday


Y3N Class Assembly: Thursday 7th February, starting at 9am. 


Don't forget that our Kingswood residential visit is fast approaching. The deadline for payment is Friday 18th January. Any issues, please don't hesitate to let us know. 


The Year 3 Team!

Autumn 2

Ecclesfield Teachers - Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Our next topic this year is 'How does life survive in the frozen kingdom?' During this topic we will be learning all about the locations and habitats in the world where the climate is cold and how the animals that live here are adapted to survive in a variety of different ways. 


During our English learning, we will be reading 'The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' by C.S Lewis and we will be using the characters of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as inspiration to retell the story alongside describe the setting in Narnia and each character that we meet. We will also be writing some non-fiction texts about polar bears and we will finish by writing a biography about C.S Lewis and his life. 


In Maths, we will start by recapping our knowledge of fractions, identifying a range of fractions and creating images to show fractions before using our knowledge to add, subtract and compare them. At home, please continue to learn your times tables (2,5, 10, 3 and 4) and ensure your mental addition and subtraction is up to scratch. You can even use Mathletics to do this if you want! We have also given our the RM easimaths passwords so feel free to use this programme at home instead. 


Our Science topic this half term is Forces and Magnets and we will be learning all about the uses of magnets in everyday life and how their strengths vary. We will be testing our theories using our scientific investigative skills. 



Please ensure you have your PE kits in school every day. 


PE days: Tuesday and Thursday


Breakfast Morning: Thursday 22nd November


Don't forget reading morning is on a Monday so please come through the entrance with your child at 8.40 - we look forward to seeing you there!


The Year 3 Team!

Welcome Back!

Emma Brameld - Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Welcome to Year 3!


Our first topic this year is 'Who were the Ancient Egyptians?' During this topic we will be learning all about where Egypt is, what it is like now, hows its location determines the climate there and what it was like in the past, when the ancient Egyptians lived there. We have organised an exciting educational visit to Western park Museum in October where we will be learning all about mummification. 


During our English learning, we will be reading a class book called 'Egyptian Cinderella' ..... Can you think what story this might be based on? We will also be writing instructions on the gruesome mummification process and learning in more detail about the River Nile crocodiles. 


In Maths, we will start with focusing on the basics of counting and knowledge of number. We will be moving onto addition and subtraction, learning new methods which make these calculations quick and easy. At home, please continue to learn your times tables (2,5, 10, 3 and 4) and ensure your mental addition and subtraction is up to scratch. You can even use Mathletics to do this if you want!


Our Science topic this half term is Rocks and Soils and as part of our planned school visit to Weston park Museum, we will be learning all about the different properties of rocks and how we can test these using our scientific investigative skills. We will also be learning about the different types of rocks and how these are formed. 


Homework: Similar to last year, we will be setting homework at the beginning of each term. If you are unsure of anything, please ask your class teacher. We have also handed out new reading diaries so please make sure you are recording each time you read at home. 


Please ensure you have your PE kits in school every day. We may be going outside this half term so make sure you have suitable clothing. 


PE days: Monday and Tuesday



Don't forget reading morning is on a Monday so please come through the entrance with your child at 8.40 - we look forward to seeing you there!


We hope you are looking forward to this half term as much as we are!

The Year 3 Team!

Summer Term

Ecclesfield Teachers - Tuesday, April 17, 2018

During this summer half term, Year 3’s topic is 'What Lives in the Rainforest?' During this topic we will be learning all about where in the world we can find rainforests, what the layers of the rainforest are called, what animals and plants live in the rainforest, and what the climate is like. To help with this, the children could research rainforests, in particular, the Amazon rainforest.


During our English learning, we will be reading a variety of different books and stories such as: Mouse, Bird, Snake, Wolf, by David Almond. We will also be writing our very own poems and character descriptions based around ‘The Jungle Book’.


In maths we are focusing on a variety of areas such as; Addition and Subtraction, Time, Money and Measures. It is still VITAL that the children continue to learn their times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6 times tables). There are lots of games online to help with this as well as Mathletics and RM Easi maths, which the children have passwords to. As a school, we have also introduced the ‘Ecclesfield times tables challenge’ which the children will be tested on a bi-weekly basis.


Learning Activities

Ecclesfield Teachers - Thursday, March 01, 2018
As school is closed today, it would be great for children to complete the following activities to support their learning.

Maths
This week in maths we are learning about 3D shape, For our maths learning today, please use the mathletics learning platform or RM easimaths and go on the 3D shape activities. If you do not have your mathletics or RM easimaths password with you, there are plenty of websites which can help you learn all about 3D shapes. In addition to this, can you see if you can find any 3D shapes in the world? E.G. A snowball = Sphere!

Reading
To support world book day, we would like you to read one of your favourite books and create a review of it. Tell us what you like, why you like it, what the story is about. You may also want to read it to a friend.

Writing
In writing this week we have been learning about persuasion. Have a go at writing a persuasive piece of text persuading someone why snow is better than sun!  Remember to use expanded noun phrases (glittering, bright snow, glistening ice) and your interesting sentence starters (Did you know?, Are you aware? Furthermore, In addition). Practice reading it out loud using intonation and expression.


Have a great day Year 3!

Mr Wells and Mr Nettleship 

Spring 1

Ecclesfield Teachers - Monday, January 08, 2018

During this spring half term, Year 3’s topic is 'Who were the Ancient Greeks?' During this topic we will be learning all about where Greece is, what it is like now and what it was like in the past. We may also get to try some Greek food and Greek dancing! To help at home it would be great if the children could research Ancient Greece, in particular; Myths and Legends.

 

During our English learning, we will be reading a variety of different Myths and Legends from Greek mythology. Can you think of any? We will also be writing our very own narratives based around the Myths we read.

 

In Maths we are focussing on a variety of areas such as; Fractions, Money, Place value and Measures. It is still VITAL that the children continue to learn their times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6 times tables). There are lots of games online to help with this as well as Mathletics and RM Easi maths, which the children have passwords to. 

 

Don't forget PE are on the following days:

 

Y3N: Wednesday and Friday

Y3W: Thursday and Friday

Please ensure PE kits are in school. 

Autumn 2

Hannah Smith - Friday, November 10, 2017

During the second Autumn term, Year 3 are learning all about the author David Walliams. Although we will look at many of his books, we will focus on 'Gangsta Granny' specifically and relate lots of our learning around this book.

Here is a brief synopsis .....


A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers.

Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.

1) She was once an international jewel thief.

2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…



To help at home it would be great if the children could research David Walliams as an author, look at other books he has written and compare them with stories we have read already. We will be also looking at the style of illustrations in the book and try and replicate the style. 


In Maths we are really focussing on multiplication and division, it is therefore VITAL that the childre are learning their times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6 times tables). There are lots of games online to help with this as well as Mathletics and RM Easi maths, which the children have passwords to. 


Don't forget PE are on the following days:


Y3NT: Wednesday and Friday

Y3W: Thursday and Friday

Please ensure PE kits are in school. 


Welcome Back!

Hannah Smith - Monday, September 04, 2017

Welcome back to a new year at Ecclesfield! As you enter into Year 3, we hope you will be amazed at the fantastic learning we have on offer. 


Our first topic is 'Who were the Ancient Egyptians?' During this topic we will be learning all about where Egypt is, what it is like now and what it was like in the past. We have organised a fun filled educational visit to Western park Museum in October where Egypt of the past will come to life! 


During our English learning, we will be reading a class book called 'Egyptian Cinderella' ..... Can you think what story this might be based on? We will also be writing instructions on the gruesome mummification process and creating our own pop up book with funky pop ups which bring the process to life!


In maths, we will start with focusing on the basics of counting and knowledge of number. We will be moving onto addition and subtraction, learning new methods which make these calculations quick and easy. At home, please continue to learn your times tables (2,5, 10, 3 and 4) and ensure your mental addition and subtraction is up to scratch. 


Homework: As last year, we will be setting homework at the beginning of the term. This will include reading (remember at least 4 times a week please!), spellings, maths and topic. If you are unsure of anything, please ask your class teacher. 


Please ensure you have your PE kits in school every day. We will be going outside this half term so make sure you have suitable clothing. 


Mr Nettleship/Mrs Travers' PE days: Tuesday and Friday

Mr Wells' PE days: Tuesday and Thursday


Don't forget reading mornings are Monday and Wednesday's, please come through the entrance with your child at 8.40 - we look forward to seeing you there!