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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

This year Miss Jarmson and Miss Brook will be the year 3 teachers and we are really excited about the learning that will take place. We will be updating this page with all of the intersting things we will be doing so check back to find out what we have been up to.

 

Homework

Every week the homework will be updated on this page so please check back. Homework will be assigned on a Friday and is due back to school on Tuesday. Homework will consist of spellings and timestables practice. Please use look, cover, write and check when completing the spellings and practice your timetables as much as possible. These spellings and timestables will then be done in a class spelling and timestables test every week. 

 

Reading

It is important to be doing some reading every day at home. It is helpful in all areas of school life and it can help you to learn lots of new, exciting things! Please make sure to sign the reading record before bringing it in. 

 

PE

3B - PE will be on Wednesday afternoon so please bring your full PE kit.

3J - PE will be on Tuesday afternoon so please bring your full PE kit.

 

Home Learning:

 

Just a reminder that home learning is found under the special Home Learning tab. Go to Children --> Home Learning --> Year 3.

 

Or if you're unsure click this link to take you straight to the home learning base. 

https://www.sirjohnlillieprimary.co.uk/home-learning/

Homework

Date: 13.03.2020

Remember to use Look, Cover, Write and Check. Remember to check and correct any spellings that you didn't write correctly the first time. 

Red Blue

want

watch

wander

quantity

squash

quality

scrabble

squad

quad

quarrel

bicycle

biplane

bisect

bilingual

biannual

reappear

redecorate

reapply

repay

rebuild

waste

 

Timestables:

Practice your 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 timetables as much as possible! We have also been learning how to count in 50s and 100s so practice this as well.

 

Van Gogh’s Starry Night Collage


This half term in Art and Design we are looking at the artist Vincent Van Gogh. So far we have learnt about the history and life of Van Gogh and created a large collaborative collage inspired by his work Starry Night. 
Making volcanoes


 

Book Tasting


Recently in Year 3, we have explored new genres of books by doing a book tasting. During this activity we improved our comprehension and our summarising skills.

French

This term we are continuing to learn French. Having learnt greetings, colours, numbers and many lovely songs. We are moving on to days of the week.
Design and Technology

This term in DT we will be making our own erupting volcano models. To start we learnt about air pressure and pneumatic systems. 

This week we made our own pneumatic systems to blow up a balloon. Using the skills and knowledge we gained making this we will be able to make pneumatic system to make our volcano erupt.
Geography

This term we are learning about natural disasters in Geography. We are using this to help inform our English writing too. Below is a picture of our Knowledge Organiser so far.

this gets updated every lesson, so come into class and have a look at the progress as the term goes on.

Cave Art

Last half-term, we learnt about the Stone Age in History and our Art and Design learning was linked to the topic as we made our own cave paintings. 

Here are some our completed cave drawings. Look below to find out the different processes we learnt and practiced to make these masterpieces.

After completing our cave paintings we did a gallery wall of all our works and write each other notes about what we liked about the artworks.

We practiced different sketching techniques and created still life scenes of toy animals to practice our observational drawing.


Before making our final pieces we turned the classrooms into caves and draw prehistoric animals under the table to understand how the cave artists worked, in dark conditions and drawing above themselves instead of on desks.

 


This week in art and design, the children were making their own Stone Age drawing tools, using feathers, charcoal, sticks and faux fur. They tested and sampled all the different types of mark-making that could be achieved using the tools they created and created a mark-making sample. The children were also introduced to drawing inks and tested their tools with them. Many of the children also experimented with Stone Age symbols to create messages.

This week, we have been making our own pigments for painting using natural ingredients similar to those used by Stone Age artists. The children experimented with spices, sand, chalks, charcoal and vegetable shortening to create different coloured pigments. They worked together to investigate texture and colour and created Stone Age pigment swatches to record their findings.

 

Science

 

 Our final investigation in our ‘Rocks’ topic in science was investigating different layers of soil on the Earth’s crust.

We have learnt about fossils and gone to explore and look for fossils using magnifying glasses and brushes.

 

This week, we went to Brompton Cemetery to observe the weathering, fragmenting and erosion of rocks over time. The children worked incredibly well in groups to investigate the which types of rocks were the strongest over time. 
 

This week in science we’ve been investigators. Stumbling upon a crime scene in the classroom, the children had to find out what part of the skeleton was missing. To do this, in groups the children pieced together a model of a human skeleton. This continues on from our work on nutrition and skeleton types as seen in our knowledge organisers.

 

Art and Design

 

This week we have started creating our Michelle Reader inspired mini-sculptures or “mini-masterpieces” as Rianne wonderfully described them. Thank you to everyone who brought in recycling for the project. The children will be starting to make their musical instruments with Scott next week so bring in any more cardboard recycling you have. It has also been wonderful to see a few of you practicing and making more plastic weaving at home.

 

 

Last week in Art and Design, we've been busy upcycling plastic bags into beautiful artworks. We've learnt how to weave (the art of interlacing threads) using completely recycled materials. To make these artworks we found inspiration from the book 'One Plastic Bag' about Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia. Next week we start making the Michelle Reader inspired self portrait sculptures that we designed last week. Many of us will be using this weaving technique in our sculptures.

 

TIPS FOR LEARNING TIMES TABLES AND SPELLINGS

 

At SJL, we set homework that encourages children to practise the fundamental skills of Maths and Literacy. If you are finding learning your times tables or spellings tricky, why not try:

  • saying times table number sentences out loud in full (e.g. one three is three; two threes are six; etc.)
  • writing inverse number facts (e.g. 48 ÷ 8 = 6)
  • writing spellings out in felt tip, sand or even shaving foam!
  • using a spelling pyramid like the one below for extraordinary

e

e x

e x t

e x t r

e x t r a

e x t r a o

e x t r a o r

e x t r a o r d

e x t r a o r d i

e x t r a o r d i n

e x t r a o r d i n a

e x t r a o r d i n a r

e x t r a o r d i n a r y

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Friday 28th June 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

Red

Blue

Green

Fourteen

Fifteen

Sixteen

Pretty

Kind

 

science

fascinate

recent

ordinary

possible

promise

of

off

badge

bridge

Invention

Injection

Confession

Discussion

Musician

Magician

Special

Therefore

Thought

Through

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Are you able to start practising your 6 times table?

 

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

 

Friday 21st June 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

 

Red

Blue

Green

eleven

twelve

thirteen

with

school

 

Minute

Certain

Centre

Century

Circle

Exercise

Sentence

Recent

Experience

Bicycle

Make sure you check the meaning for each of these homophones:

your / you’re

their / there / they’re

of / off

hear / here

meat / meet

ball / bawl

scene / seen

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Are you able to start practicing your 6 times table?

 

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

 

 

Friday 14th June 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

Red

Blue

Green

eleven

twelve

thirteen

with

school

 

unhappy

untie

inactive

incorrect

invisible

disappear

disobey

dishonest

misbehave

misheard

science

scene

discipline

fascinate

crescent

recent

ordinary

possible

potatoes

promise

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Are you able to start practicing your 6 times table?

 

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

 

 

Look at our Tudor Houses we've made

Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 1
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 2
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 3
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 4
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 5
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 6
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 7
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 8
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 9
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 10
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 11
Look at our Tudor Houses we've made 12

Friday 7th June 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

Red

Blue

Green

hour

past

quarter

one

two

four

hour

quarter

past

water

half

early

caught

fought

bought

enough

quarter

enough

minute

naughty

occasionally

often

opposite

particular

peculiar

popular

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Are you able to start practicing your 6 times table?

 

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

 

 

Friday 24th May 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

Red

Blue

Green

they

should

past

would

every

one

two

three

four

eight

February

could

pretty

beautiful

promise

special

woman

perhaps

purpose

medicine

possession

promise

special

surprise

various

woman

purpose

strength

perhaps

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc. How about learning your 6 times tables. 

 

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine

Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  1
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  2
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  3
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  4
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  5
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  6
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  7
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  8
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  9
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  10
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  11
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  12
Our trip to Fulham Palace to learn about Henry VIII, Catherine of Aragon and Tudor Medicine  13

Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross - today we were embracing the summer and doing some planting!

Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross - today we were embracing the summer and doing some planting! 1
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross - today we were embracing the summer and doing some planting! 2
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross - today we were embracing the summer and doing some planting! 3
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross - today we were embracing the summer and doing some planting! 4
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross - today we were embracing the summer and doing some planting! 5

Friday 10th May 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

Red

Blue

Green

after

every

could

little

look

 

forty

fourteen

doing

asking

trying

though

thought

through

where

were

height

history

imagine

important

interest

island

knowledge

learn

length

library  

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

 

 

Friday 3rd May 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

Red

Blue

Green

School

Friend

House

Both

Only

 

 

through

thought

although

breath

death

heard

heart

learn

believe

appear

probably

special

surprise

sentence

recent

experience

exercise

famous

increase

possession

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

 

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

Friday 26th April 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next week

Red

Blue

Green

little

like

time

many

any

 

 

volcano

pillow

alone

also

although

guard

reign

field

defeat

important

reign

recent

history

opposite

position

probably

special

surprise

heard

interest

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables:

https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross

Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross 1
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross 2
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross 3
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross 4
Year 3 Inter-generational Project with Charring Cross 5

Friday 5th April

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test on the Thursday we get back

Red

Blue

Green

was

because

there

they

then

little

like

where

what

any

another

thunder

dirty

circle

yoghurt

custard

cellar

early

flavour

guard

guard

discussion

expression

permission

confession

battle

symbol

field

defeat

important

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/

 

Friday 15th March 2019

 

Spellings: Practice these for a test next Thursday

Red

Blue

Green

because

monkey

keys

journey

money

 

greater

grateful

painful

afraid

tablecloth

young

touch

double

trouble

country

curious

hideous

serious

enormous

unique

tongue

league

antique

decide

disappear

 

Maths: Practice counting in 2s, 3s, 5s, 4s and 8s. Can you count in different orders – e.g. 2X4= 8, 7X4 = 24, 3X4 = 12, 10X4 = 40 etc.

Look at this website to help you practice your timetables: https://www.transum.org/Software/SW/Flash_Tables/ 

World Book Day

World Book Day 1
World Book Day 2
World Book Day 3
World Book Day 4
World Book Day 5
World Book Day 6

Royal Albert Hall musical workshop

Royal Albert Hall musical workshop  1
Royal Albert Hall musical workshop  2
Royal Albert Hall musical workshop  3
Royal Albert Hall musical workshop  4
Royal Albert Hall musical workshop  5
Royal Albert Hall musical workshop  6
Royal Albert Hall musical workshop  7

As part of Pirate Week last week, Year 3 looked at the work of the artist, William Turner and worked together to paint and create a collage of a ship in a stormy sea.

 

Look at our acrostic poem Year 3 wrote together for Pirate Week. We tried really hard to think of rhyming words. 

 

TIPS FOR LEARNING TIMES TABLES AND SPELLINGS

 

At SJL, we set homework that encourages children to practise the fundamental skills of Maths and Literacy. If you are finding learning your times tables or spellings tricky, why not try:

  • saying times table number sentences out loud in full (e.g. one three is three; two threes are six; etc.)
  • writing inverse number facts (e.g. 48 ÷ 8 = 6)
  • writing spellings out in felt tip, sand or even shaving foam!
  • using a spelling pyramid like the one below for extraordinary

e

e x

e x t

e x t r

e x t r a

e x t r a o

e x t r a o r

e x t r a o r d

e x t r a o r d i

e x t r a o r d i n

e x t r a o r d i n a

e x t r a o r d i n a r

e x t r a o r d i n a r y

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