Year 3 2018 - 2019

Mr Burton

 

Welcome To Year 3!

Welcome to our class web page. We have lots of exciting learning to look forward to this year. This is the place for you to discover what is going on in Year 3. We will be posting updates every week, so you can view our amazing work and all the exciting learning taking place in class. 

Teaching your class this year will be Mr Burton, Miss Williams and Mrs Maguire.

Please see the attached Curriculum Overview document to look at what topics are going to be taught in Year 3.

Class topics for the Summer Term in Lower Key Stage 2 is Laudato Si.  We shall continue looking into our local surroundings and the local area geographical features and be comparing them to other countries.  We are still focussing on The Dream and hope to create wonderful sculptures.  Our artwork will be focussed on our Science topic of Plants and also our geographical landscapes.   Our Come and See topics are New Life, Building bridges and God's places.   In PE we will be looking at core and multi-fitness and also athletics.  In Spanish months of the year, fruits and colours shall be taught and in Computing we shall continue using Coding.

Our classroom is ready for a brand new academic year which will be full of fun and challenges along the way…

Week Beginning 13th May:

Pupil Of The Week - Caleb

Writer Of The Week - Mia P

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Halex

Commitment - Olivia

Organisation - John

Resilience - Alan

Excellence - Alisha

Week Beginning 6th May:

Pupil Of The Week - Maria

Writer Of The Week - Mark

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Benny

Commitment - Alice

Organisation - Emily

Resilience - George

Excellence - Ruby F

Week Beginning 30th April:

Pupil Of The Week - Alisha

Writer Of The Week - Alice

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Mia M

Commitment - Olivia

Organisation - Lucy

Resilience - Charlie

Excellence - Jack

This week, Year 3 have continued to learn about 'Quest' and have begun to look at present perfect tense and simple past tense. The children have created a word bank from three pictures of what they can see, hear, smell, touch and what actions are taking place as well as similes, alliteration and onamatopoeia. In Maths, the children have calculated the time taken by particular events, tell and write the time using 12-hour clocks and 24-hour clocks through problem solving. In Geography, Year 3 have name and located local cities in the UK. In RE, the children have described some ways in which the apostles spread the Good News through the power of the Holy Spirit and to make links between the scripture and how Christians spread the Good News today 

Week Beginning 22nd April:

Pupil Of The Week - Max

Writer Of The Week - Elena

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Isabelle

Commitment - Ruby C

Organisation - Evie

Resilience - Charlotte

Excellence - James

This week, Year 3 have begun to learn about a new story called 'Quest'. The children have discussed words that capture the reader's interest and imagination by checking that it makes sense to him/ her, identifying the main ideas drawn from the pictures of the text and predict what might happen from the details stated. In Maths, the children have continued with Time by telling the time from an analogue clock, including Roman numerals from I to XII through problem solving, comparing durations of events and estimating and reading time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute. In Science, Year 3 have identifying and comparing what are plants and not plants and classifying them into 2 separate tables. In RE, the children have begun their new topic 'New Life'. They have created a mind map of ideas answering the question 'What's so important about new life?'. Finally in Geography, Year 3 have finished learning about Coal Mining and begun to learn about 'Our Local Area'. The children worked in groups and produced a poster about what they already know about their Local Area. 

Week Beginning 25th March:

Pupil Of The Week - Benny

Writer Of The Week - Charlotte

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Isabelle

Commitment - Mia Mc

Organisation - Maria

Resilience - George

Excellence - Szymon

This week, Year 3 have been writing a first person narrative based on the video clip 'Once In A Lifetime'. The children have wrote about what could happen next as the sailor floats off into the distance whilst riding on a sea turtles back. In Maths, the children have been working hard with tests. In Science, the children have begun their new topic 'Plants'. The children completed a mind map about what they currently know about Plants, what a plant is, what do plants have and what they need. They also asked a series of questions regarding what they would like to find out in their new topic. In Come and See, Year 3 have asked questions about what they and others wonder about how people can reach their full potential and achieve their dreams. In Art, the children have made Mothers Day cards. Finally, in Geography/ History, Year 3 have worked in groups using their prior knowledge and created a mind map answering the main question as part of our Coal Mining topic - How Does Coal Mining in St Helens impact the industry?

Week Beginning 18th March:

Pupil Of The Week - Mia Mc

Writer Of The Week - Isabelle

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Halex

Commitment - Olivia

Organisation - Alisha

Resilience - Holly

Excellence - Elena

This week, Year 3 have been deciding what item to make (cake, biscuit, bread) and talking about what they are making, what ingredients will be used, what it will look, smell, feel and taste like as well as how big it will be. They then planned their writing and wrote their own narrative in the present tense and in third person. In Maths, the children have been problem solving using division facts, recalling and using division facts and solving one and two step problems using division and multiplication. In Science, Year 3 have been creating a poster in groups and writing about what they have learnt from our topic 'Light' so far. In Come and See, the children have begun a new topic 'Self Discipline'. They have asked and responded to questions about their own and others' experiences of being self-disciplined.

Week Beginning 11th March:

Pupil Of The Week - Alan

Writer Of The Week - Evie

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Lucy

Commitment - Mark

Organisation - Isabelle

Resilience - Alice

Excellence - Ruby C

This week, Year 3 have begun to learn about a new story in Literacy all about chickens working inside a chocolate factory making chocolate Easter Eggs and are employeed by Mr Bunny. The children have predicted the title, what the characters are doing and what they might be thinking as well as the role Mr Bunny will play throughout the story. They have also written sentences using prepositional phrases, feelings, actions, rhetorical questions in first person to describe what has happened in the first opening pages of the story. In Maths, Year 3 have begun to revisit Multiplication and Division. We have focussed on problem solving using arrays. In Science, the children have understood that we need to protect our eyes from the sun and other light sources and how shadows move throughout the day. Also they have conducted an experiment by finding patterns in the way that the size of shadows change and recognise that shadows are formed when the light from a light source is blocked by a solid object. In RE, Year 3 have begun to use a developing religious vocabulary to give reasons for religious actions and symbols used in the celebration of the Eucharist as well as describe what a person might do if they follow Jesus' advice. 

Week Beginning 4th March:

Pupil Of The Week - Olivia

Reader Of The Week - Charlie

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Benny

Commitment - Evie

Organisation - James

Resilience - Mia P

Excellence - Alan

This week, Year 3 have continued with the story 'The Coal Thief' and have planned and written a short narrative in first person from the perspective of the main character in the story. In Maths, the children have been recognising angles as a property of a shape, describing the turn of an angle as well as identifying lines of symmetry in different 2D shape. In History, the children have collated their Coal Mining artefact research projects, identified which are the four most important facts from each groups detailed information and research. They have then written and created a fact file in their Creative Curriculum books. On Wednesday, the school went to mass as part of Ash Wednesday. Today, it was World Book Day. The children have dressed up in amazing and wonderful costumes based on their favourite book.

Here are pictures of the children in the World Book Day Costumes.

    

Here are pictures of the children doing their Sponsored Read in class.

    

Week Beginning 25th February:

Pupil Of The Week - Emily

Writer Of The Week - Jack

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Charlotte

Commitment - Joseph

Organisation - Halex

Resilience - Max

Excellence - John

This week, Year 3 have started a brand new story 'The Coal Thief' linking it to our Geography/ History topic; Coal Mining. The children have looked at the first chapter of the story and have written a diary entry from the perspective of the main character; Georgie. In Maths, the children have begun learning about Shape by identifying the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. In Come and See, the children have continued with the topic 'Giving and Recieving'. The children have wrote an account of what happens at the gathering of the Eurcharist, designed a 'Charter to Live By' making links of how Christians live their lives, written a prayer about saying sorry and made notes about what happens during the Communion rite to support them in their assessed piece of writing. Finally in History, the children have been collecting research using iPads, information and prior knowledge about key historical artefacts related to the Coal Mines. They produced a poster with their findings. 

  

       

Week Beginning 11th February:

Pupil Of The Week - Ruby C

Writer Of The Week - John

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Tiana

Commitment - Emily

Organisation - Ava

Resilience - Charlie

Excellence - Jack

This week, Year 3 have been continuing to write their diary entry and have also been reading their writing aloud to the class. In Maths, we have looked at ordering fractions then comparing fractions and blended both together by comparing and ordering fractions with reasoning. In Science, the children continued their lesson from last week by conducting an experiment by testing what materials would be best suited for good curtains. We tested a wide range of different materials by classifying them as opaque, transparent or translucent. In RE, the children have been writing about their experiences of giving and recieving. In History, the children have planned a newspaper article about a Coal Mining incident. 

Week Beginning 4th February:

Pupil Of The Week - Mia P

Writer Of The Week - George

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Holly

Commitment - John

Organisation - Benny

Resilience - Elena

Excellence - Alisha

This week, Year 3 have been writing a diary entry from the perspective of Little Red Riding Hood and have now been planning a new diary entry from the perspective of The Wolf. In Maths, the children have been finding all possibilties of representing different fractions through reasoning and problem solving. In Science, the children have started to learn about Shadows in terms of how they are formed and why do we have them. Also, the children have been writing key terminology regarding Shadows such as transparent, opaque and translucent. In Come and See, Year have begun their brand new topic 'Giving and Recieving'. We talked about our own and others' experiences and feelings about giving and recieving. 

Week Beginning 28th January:

Pupil Of The Week - James

Writer Of The Week - Joseph

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Alice

Commitment - Max

Organisation - Ruby C

Resilience - Szymon

Excellence - Lucy

This week, Year 3 have been collecting and sorting information and facts about David Walliams into different paragraphs - early life, school life, early career and later life. In pairs, they were given packs of information that they would be the most important information to include as part of their writing plan for the biography plan all about David Walliams. In Maths, the children have been taught how to find and show 2/5th of a shape, to find and show the fraction of a shape using reasoning as well as to find and show 5/8th of a shape. In RE, the children have been describing some of the advice St Paul gives us about being loving members of our community. Also they have explored each sentence of St Paul's letter, discussed what they they thought each sentence meant and examples of seeing this in our school or parish communities. In History, the children how wrote a diary entry from the Coal Mines from the perspective of a coal miner in one of the St Helens collieries many years ago. In Art, the children have been designing their own colliery using card and paint of a colliery. On Wednesday, Year 3 had a visit from Explore Learning. The children learned how to problem solve using poles to make letters of the alphabet. However, there were key rules that must be abided by the children. Poles can only be fixed together horizontally, vertically or at a 45 degree angle. Poles can only be fixed together end to end. No more than 3 poles can be fixed together in a straight line. Children had to solve which was the cheapest way to make and spell 'St Annes' using poles and findings. 

      

Week Beginning 21st January:

Pupil Of The Week - John

Writer Of The Week - Holly

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Charlotte

Commitment - Caleb

Organisation - Evie

Resilience - Ava

Excellence - Maria

This week, Year 3 have been learning about the life of Roald Dahl and creating a bibliography/ fact file. In their Big Write, they acted as Roald Dahl and wrote a letter to Mum either about when he was sent to Boarding School or before he graduated from Repton Boarding School. In Maths, we have continued with Fractions. The children have looked at identifying different forms of fractions, to find and recognise equivalent fractions and solve fraction problems. In Science, Year 3 continued with their new topic 'Fractions'. The children can now explain reflection and as a practical test, they investigated and predicted together in pairs, which material will be the most reflective and why.

In RE, the children explored the code of conduct we have in school for parents, teachers and pupils. They discussed how an Apostle of Jesus should act and designed their own Code of Conduct for the Apostles. Also, we explored all of the 'lay people' who help the church to spread the Good News. Year 3 discussed the qualities needed to carry out this job. In Geography, Year 3 were taught how to recognise and understand the purpose of different map symbols. Here are some pictures from the children learning about the routine of Afro/Brazillian dancing as well as understanding the different cultures of foreign countries. 

      

Week Beginning 14th January:

Pupil Of The Week - Tiana

Writer Of The Week - Ava

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Alan 

Commitment -  Mark

Organisation - James

Resilience - Olivia

Excellence - Charlie

This week, the children have been designing and writing their own book review based on the story 'Town Is By The Sea' as well as a book of their own using complex sentences. In Maths, Year 3 have begun their new topic 'Fractions' where they have looked at how to shade and identify 1/2 and 1/4 of a shape. In Science, the children have learnt about what a light source is and recognise that we need light in order to see things and that dark is the absence of light. In History, Year 3 have identified significant locations within their local area by using grid references, describing what they can see from a picture of the coal mines in St Helens, analysing and using their geographical knowledge of what they can see from a satelite image of St Helens and to design and label their own key/ symbols on a map of their local area.  

Week Beginning 7th January:

Pupil Of The Week - Lucy

Writer Of The Week - Max

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Jack

Commitment - Mia M

Organisation - George

Resilience - Isabelle

Excellence - Jack

Happy New Year! We hope you have all had a Merry Christmas and well deserved Christmas break with your family and friends.The children have made a fantastic start to a brand new term in Year 3. In Literacy, we have begun a new story called 'Town Is By The Sea' and the children have written some excellent descriptive sentences about the scenary of the sea and to imagine what they could see, hear, touch and feel down in the coal mines. In Maths, the children have been taught how to multiply one digit and two digit numbers by 10 and 100, divide two digit and three digit numbers by 10 and 100 as well as to problem solve when dividing two digit and three digit numbers by 10 and 100. In Science, the children completing a pre learning task as part of their brand new topic 'Light'. In History, the children conducted research regarding the history of coal mining in St Helens as well as the reasons why the coal mines were all shut down across the borough of St Helens. They analysed different pictures of the St Helens mines and wrote sentences from the perspective of the miners in St Helens regarding what they could see and hear down in the mines. In RE, the children have begun their new topic 'Community'. The children would reflect, query and answer what makes a community. 

Week Beginning 10th December:

Pupil Of The Week - Szymon

Writer Of The Week - Alisha

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Ruby C

Commitment - Charlotte

Organisation - Charlie

Resilience - Jack

Excellence - Mia P

This week, Year 3 along with all of Key Stage 2, have been rehearsing and performing in the schools Christmas Carol Concert. They were all fantastic and put their heart and soul into their performance.

    

Also this week, it was the schools Advent Spirituality Day. All of Key Stage 2 spent 15 minutes in different classes with Key Stage 2 teachers. They were encouraged to reflect and think about different aspects of Advent and Christmas. Mr Burton’s group would think about how God put a star in the sky to help guide the Wise Men to the location of Jesus. They would then think about something that they would need guidance on or help with. Finally, the children would then either write or draw a picture on a star shaped post it note and add it to the night sky display.

    

Week Beginning 3rd December:

Pupil Of The Week - Elena

Writer Of The Week - Benny

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Joseph

Commitment - Ruby F

Organisation - Emily

Resilience - Tiana

Excellence - Max

This week, the children have been working extremely hard in their tests during Assessment Week. The children have had their annual Christmas dinner in the school hall. Year 3 even got to see EYFS and KS1 Nativity Productions which were both absolutely fantastic. Well done to all of the children and teachers involved. Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed watching their incredible performances. 

Week Beginning 26th November:

Pupil Of The Week - Holly

Writer Of The Week - Mia P

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Isabelle

Commitment - Alisha

Organisation - Maria

Resilience - Caleb

Excellence - Halex

This week, Year 3 have been learning how to write their own introduction to the story of The Three Little Pigs but from the the perspective of The Wolf. In Maths, we have focused on how to identify multiples of 3, making multiplication facts using multiple connectors, problem solving using repeated addition, recalling and finding all times table facts and and to solve measurement problems using multiplication and division. In Come and See, we began to retell religious stories, to understand how people receive their Confirmation and what happens on that special day as well as to describe some ways in which people are called to live a Christian life. Also, a massive thank you to the parents who came along to Inspire Day and watched their children learn about Advent as part of their brand new topic in  Come and See. 

Week Beginning 19th November:

Pupil Of The Week - George

Writer Of The Week - Ruby C

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Jack

Commitment - Alan

Organisation - Maria

Resilience - Alice

Excellence - Szymon

This week, Year 3 have been continuing to learn about the story of The Pea and the Princess. They have also retold a key part of the story using narrative writing. In Maths, the children have continued to the learn about Multiplication such as match different equations using Multiplication, Addition and Subtraction, solving problems using Multiplication and to identify the multiples of different numbers. They have also became confident with their 8 times tables. In Science, we have looked at naming and labelling the types of teeth and knowing their functions. As part of Creative Curriculum, the children have looked at locating Norway using a map and learning how to identify different countries across the world using grid references. Finally, the school have had 'Skipper John' visiting and teaching the children how to skip. Also, he has taught the children the key steps needed in order to successfully skip and perform different skipping techniques.

Week Beginning 12th November:

Pupil Of The Week - Halex

Writer Of The Week - Mia Mc

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Lucy

Commitment - James

Organisation - Charlotte

Resilience - Ava

Excellence - Ruby C

This week, Year 3 have been writing about the beginning of a new story called 'The Pea and The Princess'. This is Year 3's brand new topic in Literacy. In Maths, the children have moved onto Multiplication and Division. We have looked identifying and solving multiplication problems using arrays and find all possible equations represented to that array. In Science, we have continued learning about the Digestive System. This week, we have been looking at how to describe the functions of the parts of the Digestive System as well as understand the role each part plays in the process. In RE, we have continued to look at the story of Moana. Year 3 have written a diary entry as well as reflect and identify the reasons of why Moana was chosen by the sea and how she learned the truth. 

Week Beginning 5th November:

Pupil Of The Week - Jack

Writer Of The Week - Maria

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Joseph

Commitment - Charlie

Organisation - Evie

Resilience - John

Excellence - Emily

This week, Year 3 have written a narrative piece of writing that helps retell part of the story in our final week of The Adventures of The Dish and The Spoon. In Maths, we have looked at hoe to problem solve using addition when working with money, to solve 1 step problems using addition and subtraction and to identify and solve capacity problems. For our Norway topic, Year 3 have designed their own delicious and mouth watering Norweigan and English Food Menu whilst comparing the different foods that both countries can provide to tourists. In RE, our brand new topic is 'Called' and the children have been answering key questions as well as reflect on what does it mean to be called by others. Finally, today in Science, Year 3 took part in a practical Science lesson where they could physically understand and recongise how the Digestive System works and process that food undergoes once they are inside our own stomachs.

        

 

Week Beginning 29th October:

Pupil Of The Week - Tiana

Writer Of The Week - Ruby F

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Mark

Commitment - George

Organisation - Mia Mc

Resilience - Olivia

Excellence - Tiana

This week, Year 3 have written and produced their own version of a wanted poster for the character 'Dish' in our continued topic; The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon. In Maths, Year 3 have continued to both mentally add and subtract 2 digit and 3 digit numbers as well as identify and calculate the total of coins when added together. As part of our Creative Curriculum, the children have finished learning about Vikings and Anglo-Saxons. Our new topic is 'Norway'. For the first lesson, the children demonstrated what they know and would like to learn about the country Norway. Finally, we recorded and compared key facts about Norway and England such as population, capital city, religion, geographical location and language spoken. 

Week Beginning 15th October:

Pupil Of The Week - Isabelle

Writer Of The Week - Ava

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - Holly

Commitment - Ruby F

Organisation - Mia P

Resilience - Benny

Excellence - Elena

This week, Year 3 have completed their diary entry in their new topic; The Adventures of The Dish and The Spoon as well as focus on the next part of the story. In Maths, the children have continued to learn about how add and subtract a 3 digit number from a 2 digit number in a variety of different contexts. In RE, the children have learned about Islam and created their own Quran cover using Islamic symbols. On Friday, it was Oscar Romero Day. To celebrtate this special day, the children dressed up in what they aspire and dream to become in the future. We had footballers, hairdressers, archeologists, engineers, fashion desginers and teachers!

Week Beginning 8th October:

Pupil Of The Week - Alice

Writer Of The Week - Caleb

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - James

Commitment - Olivia

Organisation - Charlotte

Resilience - Max

Excellence - Evie

This week in Literacy, Year 3 have been learning about a brand new story called 'The Adventures of the Dish and the Spoon'. They have analysed the front cover of the book predicting what the story is about, the role of the characters and writing a diary entry from the perspective of the Dish and the Spoon. In Maths, Year 3 have begun another new topic 'Addition and Subtraction'. They children have looked at mentally adding 10's to a 3 digit number and problem solving 3 digit number calculations. In Science, the children have continued learning about the different food groups as well as identifying and comparing the differences between food groups and nutrient groups. In Art, the children have been drawing and designing their own Viking ship and Viking shield. Finally, we have linked together Literacy and RE for one lesson by writing a set of instructions on how to make a Torah scroll based upon the topic 'Judaism'.

Week Beginning 1st October:

Pupil Of The Week - Mark

Writer Of The Week - Lucy

SCORE Certificates:

Self Esteem - George

Commitment - Jack

Organisation - Ruby F

Resilience - Tiana

Excellence - Benny

This week, it has been assessment work and the children have been working extremely hard with end of topics in both Literacy and Maths. In Science, we have started to look at the various food groups and provide different examples as well as identify why we need to eat food. In RE, we have looked at the stories of both Joseph and Ruth by focusing on their importance towards God's story. Finally in History, we have been comparing the significance of Anglo-Saxon kings such as King Alfred and King Athelstan during the Viking period.

Week Beginning 24th September:

Pupil Of The Week - Charlie

Writer Of The Week - Alan

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St Anne's Catholic Primary School
Monastery Lane, Sutton, St Helens Merseyside WA9 3SP