Year 3: Blog items
Year 3 National Poetry Day 2021, by Miss Adamczewska
Date: 12th Oct 2021 @ 10:02am
National Poetry Day is the annual mass celebration on the first Thursday of October that encourages all to enjoy, discover and share poetry. This year, National Poetry Day takes place on 7 October 2021, and the theme is Choice.
National Poetry Day generates an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – on doorsteps and at kitchen tables, in gardens and streets, in schools, libraries and public spaces both online and offline – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together.
The Day starts conversations, it encourages love of language – and best of all, it’s open to absolutely everyone to join in, quietly or noisily in rewarding and enjoyable ways. As the artform’s most visible moment, it showcases the ways in which poetry adds value to society.
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Year 3 WB 13.09.21 Spellings, by Miss Hanton-Wise
Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 8:25am
Holy Communion 2021, by Mrs Harris
Date: 15th Jun 2021 @ 7:38pm
Year 3 and 4 families, we have a very important message from Fr Michael about Holy Communion
Thank you for your continued support
Year 3 home learning Wednesday 3.3.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 10:39am
Hi everyone! Hope you had a good day yesterday! I don't know about you but I am freezing today! Hopefully the sunshine will come back out when we are all back together in school next week :)
Here are your home learning tasks for today:
Maths: we are focusing on our column subtraction today- watch the video carefully to remind yourself what we do when we have to take a bigger number from a smaller number and have to use exchanging.
English: we are going to be using what we have learnt about the Egyptian Cinderella to put our own spin on a fairy tale! Share the story of the Princess and the Pea, and have a go at creating your own version of the story, changing different parts to make them more Egyptian!
Geography- this afternoon we are going to be Archaeologists and will be researching the top 10 discoveries about Ancient Egypt! What can you find out about the different artefacts? What do they teach us about the past?
Have a great day children! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Bale, Mrs McGunigall and Mrs Mayes :)
World Book Day 4th March 2021, by Miss Flynn
Date: 3rd Mar 2021 @ 10:07am
World Book Day - 4th March 2021
World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. Our mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own. Reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success – more than their family circumstances, their parents’ educational background or their income. We want to see more children with a life-long habit of reading for pleasure and the improved life chances this brings them. Designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, World Book Day is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
Throughout the day, your child's teacher will upload activities to complete to SchoolSpider however there are also a number of free events being hosted throughout the day.
See below for further information and don't forget to send photographs in if you have dressed up!
Most importantly- keep reading!
Miss Flynn :)
In the morning…
BBC Breakfast: tune in to see Julia Donaldson, author of The Gruffalo and Malcolm Donaldson sharing stories while dressed up as the book characters! If you’re inspired, check out our ideas on how to make your own book character costume to wear while you share your favourite stories.
9:15am: Join CBBC presenter Kenzie Benali and Football School authors Alex Bellos and Ben Lyttleton for a fun, free live event! Hosted in collaboration with the National Literacy Trust and the Premier League, the event will be an interactive quiz, including a round led by footballers from the Premier League, the English Football League, and Women’s Super League! Join the event here.
9-10am: Scala Radio’s Screentime with World Book Day. Scala will be playing music from films and TV shows that have been adapted from children’s books, including The Secret Garden, The BFG and Harry Potter. There will be exciting conversations about how to get involved with World Book Day, as well guest readings throughout the day.
In the Afternoon…
1:45-2:45pm: Fonetti’s World Book Day online extravaganza! Register in advance to hear stories from Clare Balding and Christina Gabbitas, who will answer questions from young readers. Fonetti are also launching a new competition, where the winners can become a published author. Register for the event here.
2-2.45pm: KS3 event with Robert Muchamore, in partnership with South West ASCEL schools/libraries and Authors Aloud
2.30pm – 3.30pm: Twinkl’s World Book Day Quiz! Twinkl are hosting a fun, quick fire World Book Day quiz. For children in the early years there will be the reading of a short story then asking some fun, quiz questions based on the book to practice children’s retelling and recall skills. Afterwards, there’s some further quiz fun as children can try to name that story with Twinkl’s PowerPoint and/or try another scavenger hunt for some further screen free, energy-burning fun.
Big World Book Day Virtual Book Bonanza with At Home 4 Indies: Two brilliant schools events for KS1 and KS2, featuring Konnie Huq, Andy Shepherd, Jonny Duddle, Julia Patton, John Kane and Chris Wakling. Email email@example.com for more information.
Become a RECORD SMASHER! In celebration of the upcoming publication of The Incredible RecordSmashers by Jenny Pearson, Usborne and Guinness World Records are encouraging as many children as possible to have at a book-based challenge this World Book Day! Book tower & topple, book stacks, balancing books on your head… Everyone who has a go gets an official certificate to prove they are INCREDIBLE – get involved here.
For older readers…
4-5pm: Spark Your Story with this free virtual Creative Writing Workshop. Aimed for ages 16-25, join Isabelle King, Norfolk Storyteller and children’s author, to explore the stunning landscapes of Alfred Cohen, to inspire your writing. At the end of the workshop you will have created a setting, character and the start of your own amazing story. Click here to book your place.
Year 3 home learning 2.3.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 2nd Mar 2021 @ 9:45am
Good morning children! Only a few days of home learning left! We can't wait to see you next week! Here are your learning tasks for today:
Maths- we are going to be looking at our column addition this morning, focusing on what we do when we need to regroup numbers.
English- today we have a very special English lesson! The whole of KS2 will be taking part in an assembly led by one of our favourite authors: David Walliams! Go to the link at 10:30am to take part!
RE- in our lesson today we will be continuing to explore the mass, focusing on the Last Supper. We will be finding out why was such an important moment for us as Christians, and how we can show our thanks to Jesus for the sacrifice he made.
Have a great day everyone! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Bale, Mrs McGunigall and Mrs Mayes :)
Year 3 Home Learning Monday 01.03, by Mrs Bale
Date: 1st Mar 2021 @ 9:35am
Good Morning Year 3,
Here is your home learning for this week. Just one week left until you'll be back in school - we can't wait to see you!
Have a lovely day, enjoy the sunshine!
Mrs Bale, Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald, Mrs McGunigall and Mrs Mayes
Year 3 home learning Thursday 25.2.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 25th Feb 2021 @ 12:01pm
Hi Year 3! Hope you had a great day yesterday! Here is your home learning for today!
Maths: we are looking at sequencing numbers today. Can you sequence the numbers in your number grid and then identify where 3 digit numbers would be placed on the number line to 1000?
English: we will be looking at the beginning of the story 'The Egyptian Cinderella' and thinking about how Rhodopis would have felt. Using the adjectives grid to help you, can you write a diary entry imagining that you are Rhodopis?
History: we have found out lots about the famous Pharoah Tutankhamun- today we will be learning about some more famous Pharoah's and finding out why they were famous and important.
Remember to upload your finished work to the School Spider!
Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald, Mrs McGunigall and Mrs Mayes :)
Year 3 home learning Wednesday 24.2.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 24th Feb 2021 @ 8:36am
Good morning children! We hope you are well and looking forward to coming back to school very soon! We can't wait to see you! Your home learning for today is uploaded onto School Spider :)
Maths: we are going to be counting in multiples of 4 and 8 today- what do you notice about the numbers that you identify? We will be playing some games using these number facts!
English: today we are going to be comparing our new story for the half term 'The Egyptian Cinderella' with the more traditional tale of Cinderella that we are familiar with. What similarities and differences do you notices between the two stories?
Geography: in our Geography lesson we are going to be doing some map work to identify some of the main landmarks in Egypt and plot them on our own map. Do you notice anything about the location of the landmarks?
Have a great day- remember to log on to our reading scheme and to TTRS!
Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Bale, Mrs McGunigall and Mrs Mayes :)
Year 3 Home Learning Friday 12.02, by Mrs Bale
Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 3:59pm
Year 3 Home Learning Thursday 11.02, by Mrs Bale
Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 3:58pm
Year 3 home learning Wednesday 10.2.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 10th Feb 2021 @ 10:09am
Good morning children! What a beautiful sunny morning it is! Here are your home learning tasks for today:
Maths: we are going to be looking at properties of 3D shapes and explore their faces, edges and vertices. We will also begin building our own 3D shapes.
English: today we are going to begin drafting our non-chronological reports about the discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb in Egypt.
Geography: we are going to be exploring some of the different signs and symbols associated with Egypt, thinking about what they mean and why they are important to the Egyptian people.
Have a fantastic day children! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Bale and Mrs McGunigall :)
Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 09.02, by Mrs Bale
Date: 9th Feb 2021 @ 10:35am
Year 3 home learning Monday 8.2.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 8th Feb 2021 @ 11:04am
Good morning Year 3! We hope you have had a lovely weekend and are ready to learn lots in the final week of the half term. Here are your learning activities for today:
Maths- it is Monday which means it is Mental Maths day! Complete the questions with your family, remembering to write down any important numbers you hear as the questions are read out.
English- we are going to be learning about Non-Chronological reports this week. Read the report about sharks and see if you can answer the questions. All the answers can be found in the report!
Science- continuing with our work about Humans and other animals, we are going to be focusing on skeletons again today and thinking about how they allow us to move in different ways.
Keep working on your timetables rockstars- Mr Worthington has set up a new battle for this week, the final one of the half term!
Have a great day! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Bale and Mrs McGunigall :)
Year 3 home learning Friday 5.2.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 5th Feb 2021 @ 10:20am
Good morning Year 3! We have come to the end of another busy week and are so proud of all the super work you have completed this week.
Here are your home learning tasks for today:
Maths- we are finishing off our work on mass this week by exploring problem including addition and subtraction of mass. Remember to look carefully at the unit of measure that is being used and remember that 1000g = 1kg.
English- we would like you to complete your poster, comparing modern Egypt and Ancient Egypt. When your poster is finished, prepare a presentation to share with your family what you have found out- you could even video your presentation and send it to your teachers!
Art- this afternoon we will be starting to make our African Masks. Hopefully you will have come to school earlier in the week to collect your resource pack so that you have all the things you need. Please follow Mrs McAlynn's step-by-step videos on our school Youtube to complete your mask. We can't wait to see photos of your finished artwork- please keep it safe and bring it in class when we return to school so that we can add it to our wall display.
The timestables rockstars battle is very close this week! Keep practising and winning lots of points for your team!
Have a lovely weekend children- speak to you on Monday.
Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald and Mrs McGunigall :)
Year 3 home learning Thursday 4.2.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 4th Feb 2021 @ 10:11am
Good morning year 3! We hope you are having a good week! Today's learning tasks are uploaded for you on school spider :)
Maths- today we are carrying on with our work on mass and will be ordering objects from heaviest to lightest, and using the < and > symbols to compare.
English- today you will be creating an information poster to show what you have found out in your research about Ancient Egypt and modern day Egypt.
History- we will be learning about what everyday life was like for an Egyptian person. What kind of activities would they have done throughout the day- are any of them similar to things that you do? Imagine that you are an Ancient Egyptian child and write a diary entry about your day.
The timestable rockstars battle is very close this week- keep logging on each day to practise and win more points for your team!
Have a great day! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald and Mrs McGunigall :)
Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 02.02, by Mrs Bale
Date: 2nd Feb 2021 @ 9:06am
Good Morning Children,
We hope you enjoy today's home learning challenges.
Have a lovely day and please continue to upload your work, we love seeing what you've done.
Mrs Bale, Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald, Mrs Mayes and Miss Massie
Year 3 Home Learning Monday 01.02, by Mrs Bale
Date: 1st Feb 2021 @ 10:55am
Good Morning Children,
We hope you're all feeling well and enjoyed a relaxing weekend.
Here is an explanation of your home learning for today. Keep working hard and uploading your work - we love seeing what you've been up to.
It is Children's Mental Health week this week. This year's theme is 'Express Yourself'.
We know how food and exercise is important for keeping our bodies healthy and looking after our physical health, but how can we also look after our minds and our mental health? Here is a link to a brilliant webiste, where there are lots of videos to watch and activities to complete - https://www.childrensmentalhealthweek.org.uk/
Have a lovely day.
Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Bale, Mrs FItzgerald, Mrs McGunigall, Mrs Mayes and Miss Massie.
Year 3 home learning Friday 29.1.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 29th Jan 2021 @ 10:12am
Good morning everyone! We have reached the end of another busy week and are so proud of all the hard work you have done at home!
Here are your home learning tasks for today- please upload evidence of your work onto school spider so that we can give you feedback.
Maths- we are finishing our week of learning about angles by looking at angles that are larger or smaller than a right angle. What do we call these angles? Log onto school spider to find out more!
English- today is your opportunity to use the checklist to go over the Tanka poem you wrote yesterday and try to edit and improve your work. Are them some words that would be replaced with better adjectives? Are you happy with the order of your lines? Remember that it still needs to follow the Tanka syllable pattern! 5-7-5-7-7
Art- this afternoon we will be pulling together all that we have learnt so far about African masks to design out own mask. Think carefully about the kind of colours you have seen used and the shapes that Artists have used to make different features like the eyes and the mouth.
I hope you have a successful day learning at home children! Pop back onto the youtube channel or the class blog this afternoon when I will be posting another video to tell you about our exciting art work next week.
Don't forget your timestables rockstars- there's not long left to help your class be champions this week!
Mrs McAlynn, Msr Fitzgerald and Mrs McGunigall :)
Year 3 home learning Thursday 28.1.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 28th Jan 2021 @ 10:38am
Good morning Year 3! Hope you're having a good week! Thank you for all the super work you have uploaded and delivered to school.
Your home learning for today is uploaded on school spider. Your learning tasks today are as follows:
Maths- we are continuing with our work on right angles and will be focusing on clockwise and anti-clockwise turns. We will be exploring some maps using our knowledge of turns.
English- today you will be using what you have learnt so far about Tanka poems to write your own about the Egyptian pyramids! Think carefully about which words you can use to fit the correct syllable count.
History- this week we will be finding out about the Ancient Egyptian ritual of Mummification and why it was such an important part of their belief system. Can your order and explain the steps in the process?
Keep logging on each day to Timestable Rockstars- I wonder which class will win this week's battle?
Have a great day everyone! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald and Mrs McGunigall :)
Year 3 Home Learning Tuesday 26.01, by Mrs Bale
Date: 26th Jan 2021 @ 9:41am
Good Morning children,
Here are your home learning challenges for today.
Keep uploading what you've done - it's so lovely to see all your hard work.
Have a lovely day.
Mrs Bale, Mrs McAlynn, Mrs McGunigall, Mrs Mayes and Miss Massie
Year 3 Home Learning Monday 25.01.2021, by Mrs Bale
Date: 25th Jan 2021 @ 12:55pm
Hello Year 3, Happy Monday!
Sorry this is getting to you a little late - the internet is on and off in school today!
We hope you enjoy today's learning challenges. Keep uploading your work as we love to see what you've been doing.
Mrs Bale, Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald, Mrs McGunigall, Mrs Mayes and Miss Massie.
Year 3 home learning Friday 22.1.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 22nd Jan 2021 @ 10:32am
Good morning year 3- another week of home school done! Well done for all your effort (both children and parents!) and for all the super work you have uploaded to school spider.
In our lessons today...
Maths- we are going to be pulling together all the things we have learnt about multiplication and division this week and exploring the inverse- how multiplication and division are the opposite/inverse of each other- and thinking about how this can help us to solve problems quickly and efficiently.
English- we are moving on in our poetry unit to look at Tanka poems and will be focusing on these in our lessons next week. Tanka's are very similar to Haiku's- can you spot the similarities and differences between them?
Art and Design- we are focusing this week on the facial features of African masks. Have a look at the different ways the eyes, nose, mouth, eyebrows and cheeks have been created- what shapes and designs have been used? What ideas would you like to incorporate into your own designs next week?
When you come to collect your packs on Monday we are going to include your logins for both timestables rockstars and the online reading scheme- it is really important that you are using this as much as you can, preferably every day. See if you can complete a times table battle to help your class be this weeks champions!!
If you are returning work on Monday for your teachers to look at please remember to put your name on your work. We have had several packs returned this week with no name on and we cannot tell who the lovely work belongs to!
Have a great weekend!! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald, Mrs Bale, Mrs Mayes and Miss Massie :)
Year 3 home learning Thursday 21.1.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 21st Jan 2021 @ 10:50am
Good morning year 3! Hope you had a good day yesterday despite all the rain! Thanks goodness that the sunshine has come out for us today! Your home learning activities are ready for you on school spider :)
In our maths lesson today we are carrying on learning about division, this time focusing on dividing by 4. Have a practise of your 4 times table on Rockstars before you begin, because your knowledge of multiples of 4 will help you with your division work.
In our english lesson we are going to be writing our own Haiku poems about the River Nile. Look over what your found out about the Nile in geography yesterday to help you with your ideas. Remember to follow the 5-7-5 line syllable count!
In our History lesson this afternoon we are going to be exploring Egyptian Heiroglyphics- the symbols and pictures the Ancient Egyptians used to commuicate. See if you can decode the secret messages and write some messages of your own!
Make sure you are using the online home reading scheme to read each day with your family!
Have a great day! Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Fitzgerald, Mrs McGunigall, Mrs Mayes and Miss Massie :)
Year 3 home learning Wednesday 20.1.21, by Mrs McAlynn
Date: 20th Jan 2021 @ 10:37am
Good morning Year 3! Another miserable, rainy day! Hopefully you will be able brighten up the day with all your super home learning today!
In our Maths lesson today we are starting to explore division. Today we are going to be dividing number and sets of objects by 3.
In our English lesson we are going to continue looking at Japanese Haiku poems. Today you need to follow the 5-7-5 syllable count to rearrange the sentences in the mixed up Haikus!
This afternoon is our Geography lesson- we are going to be finding out about the River Nile; the longest river in the world! We will explore some of the reasons it is so important to the people of Egypt and the different uses it has.
Mr Worthington has set up new battles for each year group on Timestable Rockstars- let's see which class can be the champions this week!
We would love everyone to be reading each day using the online reading scheme- please get in touch if you need a reminder of your username or reading stage.
Remember to upload photos of your work to school spider so that we can give you feedback.
Mrs McAlynn, Mrs Bale, Mrs McGunigall, Mrs Mayes and Miss Massie :)