Lear

Year 3

Proverbs 2 vs 6 – For the Lord gives Wisdom; from his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Year 3 are taught by Miss Kelly, with assistance from Miss Anya. Visit this website each Friday for information on what we have been up to in class.

Class Updates

Friday 30th September 2022

Dear parents/carers,

We had another busy week here in 3 Lear!

During English, we planned and started to write our own detailed descriptive pieces from a ‘bug’s eye’ view. As part of the writing process, next week we will be sure to re-read our work with a view to improving it, a key part of the Year 3 English Writing curriculum. I am looking forward to reading and marking all of their hard work next week!

In Maths, we continued our work on number and place value. We built upon last week’s work, finding 1, 10 or 100 more or less than given numbers. We then compared and sequenced numbers up to 1000 and developed our understanding of the terms ‘ascending’ and ‘descending’.

In our RE lesson, we learned about Guru Nanak and his importance to Sikhs. As a whole class, we discussed the qualities of a good leader and thought showered the people we follow. We then learned that main leader of the Sikh faith is Guru Nanak. The terms ‘guru’ (teacher) and Sikh (‘learner’) were then explained. We then learned about the early life of Guru Nanak, focusing on Guru Nanak’s teaching on equality and his experience of going to bathe and being with God for three days when he was 30 years old. We reflected upon what the qualities of Guru Nanak teach a Sikh about how to behave towards other people. The lesson was then finished by using the ‘Diamond Nine’ format in small groups, where children were challenged to define and rate the qualities of a good leader in order of importance.

In our Computing lesson, we started to learn about the importance of online safety practices; using the SMART acronym as a jumping-off point. We created eye-catching posters about online safety following the SMART principles. The children created some beautiful posters.

In Science, we carried out an experiment with our partners to see if we could find the most hard-wearing rock from our collection of rocks in the classroom. Lots of fun was had!

In our Geography lessons, we worked with our partners to find out specific information about our chosen continents, and the capital cities of various countries around the world.

Here is this week’s homework (please note that there is a reading comprehension element):

04 – Y3 Homework – Aut 1 30.09.22

02 – Yr 3 RC02 – Caterpillars -30. 09 .22

Have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Kelly

PS Recorder practise music from Miss Rachel

Friday 23rd September 2022

Hello,

In our RE lesson this week, we learnt about the ‘Ik Onkar’ symbol, which means ‘there is only one God’. After doing this, we designed our own symbols that included our beliefs and ideas.

During English, we planned and started to write our own detailed descriptive pieces from a ‘bug’s eye’ view. As part of the writing process, next week we will be sure to re-read our work with a view to improving it, a key part of the Year 3 English Writing curriculum.

In Maths, we continued our work on number and place value. We built upon last week’s work focusing on numbers to 1000. We compared, sequenced and partitioned numbers up to 1000. We also tried out best to write the numbers in words.

In Science, we grouped rocks according to their characteristics.

During Geography, we located countries on a world map.

This week’s homework can he found below. There is no comprehension this week.

03 – Y3 Homework – Aut 1 23.09.22

Don’t forget to check your ParentMail about our trip next month.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Kelly

Friday 16th September 2022

Hello, hello!

We’re all settling in to the year quickly and have been busy.

This week’s homework is spellings practise (using the handwriting sheet attached inside the homework book), reading comprehension – Monkey Business, Mathletics tasks and times tables practise which should be shown in the back of the book.  We are aware that some children could not find Mathletics tasks – we’ll try again this week.  Please let your class teacher know if you experience problems this week.

During Maths, we built upon last week’s work, using number lines for numbers up to 100. We have also made practical use of our newly-refined number and place value skills by starting to solve number and place value-related partitioning problems.

During English, we continued to use Dick King-Smith’s ‘The Omnibombulator’ as a reference text for our work on stories with familiar settings. Next week, we will plan and start to write our very own descriptive pieces from a ‘bug’s eye’ view. As part of the writing process, next week we will be sure to re-read our work with a view to improving it, a key part of the Year 3 English Writing curriculum.

During Geography, we identified and located continents on a world map and enjoyed singing the continents song we learnt in Year 2.

In our RE lesson, we designed a wisdom poster based on Year 3’s value of ‘Wisdom’. We also enjoyed listening to a wisdom song over the week too!

During Science, we started work on rocks. In doing this, we looked at natural and human-made rocks, and the differences between them.

In our Computing lesson, we started to learn about the importance of online safety practices signing a contract and tried using our own logins for the first time!  We also had a chance to look at the school library system, Reading Cloud. We have stuck the children’s Reading Cloud logins on the inside front cover of their homework book. As part of their homework, they can try logging in and creating their own avatar!

We finished the week by making fruit skewers – delicious!

This week’s spellings practise (using the handwriting sheet attached inside the homework book) and times tables can be found below.

02 – Y3 Homework – Aut 1 16.09.22

The reading comprehension for this week can be found below.

01 – Yr 3 RC01 – Monkey Business -16.09.2022

 

Don’t forget to wear your PE kit on Tuesday for our cricket session and on Thursday for our PE lesson!

Have a great weekend,

Miss Kelly

Friday 9th September 2022

Dear parents/carers,

3 Lear have had a great start to the academic year and have settled in very well!

Our first week together has been an excellent one – the class have worked extremely hard during lots of different activities and have produced some work to very proud of.

During the week, pupils completed a range of beginning-of-term tests designed to gauge their current knowledge levels as they enter Year 3. Individual tests were completed on: reading, spelling and Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling.

These tests were used to inform our teaching moving forward. A great effort was put forth by all!

This week’s homework can be found at the link below.

01 – Y3 Homework – Aut 1

The number of spellings the children are to learn is on the inside front cover of their homework books along with their Mathletics logins.

The written homework for this is to be handed in no later than this coming Wednesday 14th September 2022.

Our poem for the half term

The Owl and the Pussycat- Autumn 1

Please practise this with your child/ren on a regular basis ahead of us performing it as a class at the end of the half term.

This morning we also attended a service of remembrance to honor the Queen’s 70 year reign and her dedication and commitment to our country.

For those of you who haven’t already done so, please read the ParentMail message that went out at the start of the week.

Have a fantastic weekend,

Miss Kelly