Year Three

We are Readers Update

Year 3 have continued with enthusiasm towards the 'We are Readers' home learning. Below are some more pictures from our display. Can you answer the quiz?

Discovering Sikhism and making Langar.

This half term year 3 have been investigating Sikhism. We have been discovering the roots of Sikhism and how Sikhs' worship today.
This week we looked at the importance of the Gurdwara, the Sikh place of worship. Sikhs' not only use the Gurdwara for prayer but also to eat together. This is known as Langar. Food is cooked and shared by everyone at the Gurdwara. Sikhs' often take Langar and help feed those who are homeless and in need of a meal. Sikhs' believe that everyone is equal and should be able to eat together.
The children had a great time making Langar and an even better time eating it! Georgia, Leighton and Jasmine weren't sure they would like it but were very brave and tried some. They all loved it, Georgia said, "I loved it all especially the lime juice."Jack , Harry and Leighton finished the bowl of Langar even after all the wraps had gone!
Here are the ingredients you need for our Langar;
Large tomatoes, sliced
Cherry tomatoes, quartered
Cucumber, sliced
Red onions, diced
Feta cheese, cubed
Basil
Salad leaves
Olive oil, tablespoon
Lime, juice of
Olives, if required
Place all your ingredients in a bowl and mix.
We had our Langar in wraps......YUMMY!

Year 3 Home Learning - 06.05.2016

Next week we are going to be working on subtraction using the number line method. We have made a video to model this strategy. Please could the children watch this video to become confident in the method. Watching it more than once will help them prepare for the lesson and allow them to then secure their understanding and apply it in school.

They could then have a go at (in their home learning book) subtracting a smaller two-digit number from a larger two-digit number or if they are feeling more confident, a two-digit from a three-digit or a smaller three-digit from a larger three-digit. The numbers could be generated by rolling dice.

 

We are Readers - Home Learning Update

Year  3 children have been working really hard with their 'We are Readers' home learning. Below, you will see some great examples that they have been adding to our 'We are  Readers' board in the classroom.

Year 3 Home Learning - 29/04/2016

Next week we are going to be working on addition using the number line method. We have made a video to model this strategy (see below). Please could the children watch this video to become confident in the method. Watching it more than once will help them prepare for the lesson and allow them to then secure their understanding and apply it in school.

They could then have a go (in their home learning book) at adding together 2 two-digit numbers or if they are feeling more confident, a three-digit to a two-digit or
a three-digit to a three-digit. The numbers could be generated by rolling dice.

 

Stage 3b - Addition

Stage 3c - Addition

Alongside this method, you hope the children begin to see numbers that they can adjust to make the calculation easier. We call these ‘nearly numbers’.

 

You can find all the stages of addition under the tab 'Parents' - 'Maths Zone'- 'Journey through Addition'.

We are Readers

“The more you read, the more things you’ll know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go,” Dr Seuss.

 

As reading is so important for children’s development, the children in Year Three will be having a focus on reading during this half term.

 

Each week they will complete an activity from the selection shown below. The children will bring these into school the following week and we will share them as a class and display them on our 'We are Readers' board in the classroom. As part of this sharing we will post, regularly, on this blog to show the fantastic reading the children have been doing.

 

Click 'Read More' to see the exciting activities.

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Ancient Egyptian Sharing

The Year 3 children have been working incredibly hard this term, both at home and in school, to create a presentation on Ancient Egypt to present to Year 4. On Monday, all their hard work paid off when the Year 4 children listened and learnt from the knowledgeable Year 3 historians.

Read more: Ancient Egyptian Sharing

Tag Rugby Excitement

Year 3 have enjoyed Sports Relief Day competing in a tag rugby tournament. The children played in six different games, in the group stages, before the top team in each class played each other in the grand final. After a tight game 3BM came out on top! Well done to everyone for playing with such great team spirit.

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The Naughty Bus

Year 3 have had a great session listening to Year 1 share the stories they had written based on 'The Naughty Bus'. It was fantastic to see the excitement of both the proud Year 1 children and the appreciative Year 3 children.

Read more: The Naughty Bus

The Ancient Egyptians

What a start to our Ancient Egyptian Day in Year 3. This morning they all became archeologists!
They worked hard looking through a range of evidence to see what they could find out. They spent time sketching artefacts and deciding whether they were real or replicas.
Below are some photographs of the day so far, notice the great effort they have put into their costumes!

Read more: The Ancient Egyptians

Brilliant Bread Baking

This week, in DT, Year 3 have been designing and then baking their own bread recipes. The week began with a bread tasting session focusing on flavours already put into breads from around the world. They then designed their own list of ingredients and drew what it would look like. On Wednesday they all enjoyed an afternoon of baking before creating an advert for their loaf of bread. There were some interesting combinations!

This culminated in a tasting session for parents in order to gain feedback on their designs. Below are some pictures from our week.

 

 

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Year 3 Diversity

This term Year 3 were asked to create a presentation on Diversity to share with the rest of the class. The presentations were brilliant and there was such a range on show, from food tasting to dance videos. It was a great afternoon!

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Edible Garden

Thanks to the Tesco school uniform fund the school were given an edible garden. As part of the Year 3 Science learning on plants, they have been busy planting. Below are some photographs of them in action.

Topic Celebration in Year 3

On Friday Year 3 showcased their fantastic home learning from the term to each other and parents. The project's based on the human body were amazing. From working models of the digestive system to quizzes and games on how to lead a healthy life, the projects impressed us all.

Well done Year 3! Have a look at photographs of some of the projects below.

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Sock Puppets!

This week the children have been undertaking a DT project where they have created their own characters.

They have developed skills in design and joining materials. They particularly enjoyed learning to sew.

 

Look below at some some of their fantastic puppets!

 

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We love reading!

This week we have enjoyed a fantastic visit to Exeter Central Library. 3R went on Monday and 3BM went on Thursday.

First of all we boarded a Stagecoach public bus to Exeter. People on the bus said they couldn't believe how sensible and well-mannered we were. Once off the bus we walked to the Library.

In the Library we were met by Librarians who took us through to the children's Library.

It was amazing to see so many books, for some of us it was our first time. We then had the chance to explore and find a book to bring back to the comfy benches where we learnt how to order them by the author's surname, in alphabetical order.

Later we were given a challenge to use the Libraries number system to find a non-fiction book about a given topic.

Finally we got to go into the Fab Lab where we were shown a 3D printer in action and had a look at a huge laser cutter.

We found out that Library cards were free and you can borrow up to seven books at a time. We can't wait to go back!

Amazing Home Learning

What a great start to the new term Year Three have had! The first weeks home learning has really impressed us all. If we could put them all up on here we would. Here are just a few examples. Keep up the good work everyone!

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Year 3 Egyptian Day!

Today was a bit different to most days! We had an Egyptian Day, which involved an Archaeologist actor visiting school and teaching us all about the Ancient Egyptians including mummification, artefacts and Pharaohs and Gods.

 

 

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Musical Chairs in Literacy!

In Literacy today we played Musical Chairs! Everyone started with a piece of paper and a pencil at their tables. When then started to write a story, adding as much writing as we could in the time we were given, which was 2/3 minutes. When the music played we had to walk around the classroom and when the music stopped we had to find a place, sit down and continue the story. We kept doing this until we had a full story. It was great fun and lovely to watch the children get so excited about writing. What a fun Literacy lesson!

 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

As part of our Literacy work we designed settings for a story based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had to decide what the setting would look like, using WOW adjectives to write a descripton and then we made them! It was great fun and we are very pleased with the outcome. These will provide excellent stimulus for story writing!

 

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Roald Dahl Day

On Monday, to celebrate Roald Dahl Day we carried out a variety of activities. These activities were mostly focused around the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

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