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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

 

Our teachers:

Emerald Class:  Sabrina, Kim and Peggy

Juniper Class:   Rodney, Peggy and Kim

 

2018 - 19

 

 

Our Class:

Year 3 is a challenging and exciting year as we are now in Key Stage 2. We are continuing our journey to become confident and independent learners.

 

 

 

Friday 30th November 2018

 

This week in English, we have written diary entries relating to the London Dockers and a recount about our trip to the Ragged School.

 

This week in Maths, we have looked at subtraction and the factors and product in multiplication. 

 

Homework: For Maths, please look at page 12 and this is subtraction. For English, please look at page 26 which is present tense and past tense.

 

 

 

Friday 24rd November 2018

 

This week in English we have continued our research about the London Dockers and we have begun to learn about the air raids. We also visited the Ragged School in East London, where the children obtained more information about life in Victorian times and how children were taught in a Victorian school.

 

This week in Maths we have begun to look at statistics and how we retrieve information from bar charts. We have also created our own data and used this to create a bar chart.

 

Homework: Maths please look at page 9, this is addition. English, please look at pages 46 -47 writing lists using commas.

 

 

 

Friday 16th November 2018

 

This week in English we have carried out research about the London Dockers and we have planned our information texts. Next week we will write our own information texts about the Dockers. Homework for this week is 'Question Marks' pages 40 - 41.

 

This week in Maths we have been learning about money and we have been adding and subtracting using the column method.

Homework is 'Adding' page 8 of the Maths CGP book.

 

Spellings have been given to the children and they will be tested next Friday.

 

Emerald class need to learn their lines in preparation for our class assembly which will take place next Friday.

 

Friday 9th November 2018

 

This week in English we have been learning and exploring the London Docklands. We have written an information texts about Artic Whalers.

 

This week in Maths we have continued to look at the topic of measurement and worked on converting cm to mm. We have also begun to explore the perimeter of 2D shapes and how to use a ruler correctly.

 

Homework: Maths page 27 measuring problems. English page 67 heading and sub-headings.

 

 

Friday 2nd November 2018

 

This week in English we have been learning about the London Docklands. We have been looking at maps of the local area and discussing how the local area has changed over the years.

 

This week in Maths we have looked at time and how to tell the time on clocks. Using digital clocks and analogue clocks. We have also used the terminology linked to telling the time, such as 'a quarter past' and 'quarter to' the hour.

 

Homework: For English can you look at page 18 'statements and questions', for Maths time problems page 32. 

There will also be a weekly times table challenge in class. Should your child not complete the task within the time, it will then be sent home as part of their homework. 

 

 

Friday 19th October 2018

 

This week in English we have continued to read Oliver Twist and watch parts of the film. We have focused on sequencing sections of the story on a storyboard, and began to write the missing part to the story. We have also up-levelled simple sentences and began to use relative clauses to add information to simple sentences.

 

This week in Maths we have continued to look at division and its relationship with fractions. We have looked at unit fractions and non-unit fractions of shape and amounts. We have also continued to practise our timestables using ICT.

 

Homework: Can you please look at pages where there is a red stamp and complete those pages.

 

 

Friday 12th October 2028

 

Homework: Maths p17 English p60

 

This week in English we have continued to read Oliver Twist and watch clips from the film. We have focused on work from the previous weeks and changing speech using speech marks. The children have also acted out small sections of the story.

 

This week in Maths the children have looked at division and how it relates to multiplication. The children have continued using the number line method of counting forward and backwards.  

 

Spellings have been issued and they will be tested next Friday.

 

 

Friday 5th October 2018

 

Homework: Maths p14 English p15

 

This week in English we have continued to read Oliver and watched clips of the film. We have focused on ensuring that sentences are punctuated correctly, using adjectives and creating noun phrases. The children have also begun to write aspects of the story using descriptive writing
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In Maths, we have looked at multiplication using groups of arrays, number line and partitioning.

Spelling: The children have received new spellings and they will be tested next Friday.

 

Friday 28th September 2018

 
This we in English we have started to read Oliver and watched the opening ten minutes of the film. We have focused on ensuring that sentences are punctuated correctly, using adjectives and identifying synonyms. The children have also created their own questions to ask a character in role. They have also written character descriptions linked to the topic.

 

Homework is 'Capital letters for names and I' pages 36 and 37 of the English work book.

 

In Maths, we have looked at 2D shapes and their properties. The children were able to identify perpendicular and parallel lines, right angles, horizontal and vertical lines. They used their knowledge to identify these lines in flags and create their own.

Homework is 'Shape' page 34 of the Maths work book.

 

Spelling: The children have received new spellings and they will be tested next Friday.

 

Friday 21st September 2018

 

This week in English we have written our own versions of the story ‘Voices in the Park’. We have been focusing on ensuring our sentences are punctuated correctly and using more challenging adjectives. Homework for this week is ‘Capital letters and full stops’ - pages 38 – 39 of the Grammar, punctuation and spelling work book.

 

In Maths we have been using written methods to subtract a three digit number and tens/ones. We have also been solving one step subtraction word problems. Homework for this week is ‘Subtracting’ - page 11 of the work book.

Homework needs to be returned next Thursday 27th September.

 

Children have also received new spellings. They will be tested on these next Friday 28th September and the spelling books also need to be returned that day so that new spellings can be issued.

 

Children should be reading for 15 minutes every day. Please encourage the children to comment in their reading records once a week.

 

Thank you for all your support. Have a great weekend!

14th September 2018

English: This week we have been reading more from 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne. The children have written short stories and diary entries from the character's perspective. We have also used drama and role play to explore various scenarios. 

 

Maths: This week the children have continued to look at place value. They have also looked at adding three digit numbers to one and tens, using a number line.

 

Spellings: Spelling lists have been given to the children. The spelling books need to be returned next Friday before the test.

 

Homework: CGP Maths page - counting and numbers pages 1 to 2    CGP Grammar Punctuation and Spelling - adjectives page 5

 

 

7th September 2018

 

English: This week we have been reading 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne. We have writing correct sentences using appropriate punctuation. We have started to gather their ideas on how to provide advice in the form of an 'Agony Aunt' letter

 

Maths: This week the children have looked at place value and reading and writing numbers in words and numerals. They have changed the value of numbers using addition and subtraction, alongside the vocabulary of 'more than' and 'less than'.

 

Spellings: The children have been given spellings to take home and learn. The books need to be returned next Friday, so the new spelling list can be added to the book. Spelling tests take place every Friday.

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