Year 3

Week Commencing – 3rd December

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:- 

  • Maths - We continued our new topic of multiplication and division. We continued working on the 4 x table. We moved on to practising the 8 x table, with corresponding division facts. 

  • English - We read a poem ‘The Secret of the Sphinx’ and discussed the shape of the poem (it makes a sphinx) and any unfamiliar vocabulary. We planned our own poems about Egypt based on the senses. 

  • DT - We started our DT project ‘Photo frames’. We looked at different frames, designed our own and measured and cut wood for the frame. 

  •  To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could; 

Continue to practise multiplication and division facts, use the following websites:

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm  

https://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html  pumpkin multiples 

https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_MeteorMultiplication.html  meteor multiplication 

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html  3 or 4 times tables 

Week Commencing – 26th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued our new topic of multiplication and division. We revised our knowledge of the 3 and 4 times table, understanding the division facts as well as the multiplication facts.
  • English - We planned and wrote our own stories ‘There’s A Pharaoh In Our School’ stories based on ‘There’s A Pharaoh In Our Bath’. We discussed what the pharaoh could get up to in our school, how he got there in the first place and what happened to him at the end of the day.
  • Topic - The Hands On History Oxfordshire Museum gave a workshop on ‘The Enigmatic Egyptians’. We learnt about how they moved the blocks for the pyramids, wrote in hieroglyphs and looked at different artefacts.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Practise multiplication and division facts, use the following websites http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/interactive.htm https://www.mathplayground.com/multiples.html pumpkin multiples https://www.mathplayground.com/ASB_MeteorMultiplication.html meteor multiplication

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/timestable/index.html 3 or 4 times tables

If you have any photograph frames we could look at for our DT topic next week we would be very grateful. We need to compare how they are made, the different materials they are made from and different designs. Nothing too delicate please as they will be handled by the children. Thank you.

Week Commencing – 19th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

Maths - We started our new topic of multiplication and division. We worked out how to find equal groups, multiplying and dividing by 3.

English - We finished reading ‘There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath’ and discussed how to write instructions. Then we finished writing instructions for how to make a mummy in Ancient Egyptian times. We also made models of mummies from card and wrote instructions for others to follow.

Art - We made models of canopic jars out of clay, decorating them with hieroglyphs and Egyptian symbols.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Find out about symbols for the Trinity for our RE lesson next week.

Week Commencing – 12th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued working on addition and subtraction; subtracting 3 digits from 3 digits, estimating and checking answers.
  • English - We continued to read ‘There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath’ and discussed how to write instructions. Then we wrote instructions for how to make a mummy in Ancient Egyptian times.
  • Topic - We found out about different Egyptian gods and wrote fact files about them, explaining who they are, what they look like and what they are god of.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Find out some words about Christmas in French for our lesson next week.

Week Commencing – 5th November

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued working on addition and subtraction; adding 3 digit numbers crossing the ten and hundred barrier, subtracting 3 digits from 3 digits using formal written methods.
  • English - We continued to read ‘There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath’ we wrote descriptions of the main characters from the book, we discussed the settings used in the book and wrote a book review of the story.
  • RE - We looked at two different paintings of the baptism of Jesus by John and discussed the symbols of the Trinity found in the paintings; water, the voice of God, the dove. Then we made our own pictures of the baptism of Jesus.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Use books or the internet to find out information about Egyptian gods.

Week Commencing – 29th October

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued working on addition and subtraction; adding and subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers, adding numbers that cross the 10 or 100 barrier, starting to subtract numbers that need ‘exchanging’, understanding place value and using physical resources to help with this concept.
  • English - We continued to read ‘There’s a Pharaoh in Our Bath’ we discussed the features of diary entries and wrote diary entries from different characters’ points of view, including details from the story so far.
  • Art - We used collage techniques to make 3D camels. We used fabric, sequins and card to decorate the camels.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could;

Use any of the following Maths games to practise addition and subtraction skills. http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/maths/numberskills.html

Click on More Addition Games/ More Subtraction Games part way down the page for the Maths games.

Week Commencing – 8th October

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We continued working on addition and subtraction; subtraction of 1 digit from 3 digits, addition and subtraction of multiples of 10 to 2 and 3 digit numbers.
  • English - We finished planning our own versions of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. We wrote our own versions of the story and edited it, We then wrote them in best to display.
  • Topic - We used our research from the previous lesson to create a poster about everyday life in Ancient Egypt.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Use books or the internet to find out more about the pyramids for Topic next week.

Week Commencing – 1st October

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We started our new topic of addition and subtraction. We looked at adding and subtracting multiples of 100, adding 3 digit numbers and 1s and using bar models to work out addition and subtraction problems.
  • English - We have continued looking at the story of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. We started planning and writing our own versions of the story.
  • ICT - We continued with our Hour of Code lessons, using nested instructions to avoid repeating and turning different numbers of degrees.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Use books or the internet to find out about everyday life in Ancient Egypt (food, homes, fashion, government and rulers, education) for Topic next week.

Week Commencing – 24th September

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been continuing to look at place value, ordering numbers, counting in 50s and 100s and applying place value knowledge to problem solving.
  • English - We have continued looking at the story of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. We have retold the story in groups and we have started to plan and write our own Egyptian Cinderella inspired stories.
  • French - We have introduced our new subject and have practised different greetings, new sounds in a different language and different rhymes and songs in French.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could

Find out about what happens in a Christian wedding ceremony for our RE lesson next week.

Week Commencing – 17th September

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths - We have been continuing to look at place value, 1,10,100 more and less and comparing numbers using greater than and less than (< >).
  • English - We have continued looking at the story of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. We have retold the story in groups, discussed the negative and positive events that happened to Rhodopis and wrote arguments for or against whether the ending of the story is a happy one for her.
  • Topic - We looked at pictures of Egyptian artefacts and discussed what we thought they were, what they were used for, what they were made of, who they might have belonged to and what the artefacts might tell us about Ancient Egypt.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Use books and the internet to find pictures of Egyptian cuffs for Art next week.

Week Commencing – 10th September

In Year 3 the children have been learning about:-

  • Maths- We have been looking at place value, understanding what hundreds, tens and ones represent and placing 3 and 4 digit numbers on a number line.
  • English- We have been looking at the story of ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’. We have compared it to the traditional version of Cinderella, discussing characters thoughts and feelings and using conjunctions to compare different characters.
  • RE - We have been learning about the story of Noah, thinking about the question ‘Why do Christians and Jews still read the story of Noah today?’ using drama techniques to retell the story.

To support your child with continuing their learning at home, you could:

Use books or the internet to research some information about Egyptian artefacts for our Topic lesson on Wednesday next week.







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