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Year 3

Our Lady of Grace Junior School

Love, Opportunity, Growth

 

 

Dear Parents & Carers,

 

We are here to support the children's learning at this difficult time.  Please find below links to home learning which have been discussed with the children. 

 

We hope to see you very soon

Year 3 team

Monday 13th July 2020 
Summer Reading Challenge
Maths Tasks - White Rose 
English Tasks
RE Tasks
Topic Tasks 
Monday 6th July 2020
Maths Tasks - White Rose
English Task
RE Task
Science Task
Monday 29th June 2020
Maths Tasks - White Rose 
English Tasks 
RE Tasks
Topic Tasks
Monday 22nd June 2020 
Maths Tasks - White Rose 
English Tasks
RE Tasks
Science Tasks
Monday 15th June 2020
Maths Task - White Rose 
English Tasks
RE Tasks

Topic Tasks 

Monday 8th June 2020
Maths Tasks - White Rose 
English Tasks 
RE Tasks
Science Tasks
Monday 1st June 2020
Maths Tasks - White Rose 
English Tasks

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RE Tasks
Topic Tasks 
Monday 18th May 2020
Maths Task - White Rose
English Tasks
RE Tasks
Science Tasks
Monday 11th May 2020
Maths Tasks - White Rose
English Tasks
RE Task
Topic Task
Geography Resources
Instructions for using the school blog
Monday 4th May 2020
Maths Tasks  - White Rose Hub
English Tasks
RE Tasks
Science Tasks
VE Day Tasks
Monday 27th April 2020
Maths Tasks - White Rose Hub
English Tasks
RE Tasks
Topic Tasks
Art Project
Science Tasks
Monday 20th April 2020
English Tasks
RE Tasks
Science Tasks
Time Capsule
Friday 3rd April 2020 - Easter Holiday Projects
Poetry Competition
RE Tasks
Topic Project - Roman Shields

Hello.

 

If anyone is experiencing any difficulty opening the publisher files set below, you can access them as Word documents which we have now attached.

 

Many thanks

Mrs Foley and Miss Stanworth

Monday 30th March 2020

 

Hello Year 3! I hope you and your families are all well and have been trying your very best during your first week of home learning! I bet you’ve surprised yourself at how much you know! Remember to have regular breaks and complete fun things with your family as well as your school work. Keep going on TT Rockstars as well as we absolutely MUST beat the Year 4s in the challenge! Hope you have a great week and remember to go on the blogs!

 

Maths

MyMaths - We have set three pieces of MyMaths work for this week which includes revision of interpreting data in frequency charts, bar charts and pictograms and ongoing times tables practise. Please complete these online as you usually would for your weekly Maths homework.

White Rose Maths – Please click on the following link to access a week’s worth of Maths lessons which is continuing last week’s work on fractions. This includes a teaching video, worksheet and answers for each day. We have done lots of work on Fractions in class recently so we are sure you will do a great job!

Hamilton Trust – Please click the link below or open the zip file folder for work on using number lines to complete subtraction problems, money problems, multiplying and dividing numbers by 10 and finding fractions of amounts (remember the rule – divide by the bottom and times by the top!)

Please also click on the links below for knowledge organisers of key facts that may be helpful to you when you are completing tasks at home.

English

Hamilton Trust have also put together home learning packs for English. Please click on the link below or open the zip folder which provides this week's work on the following areas:

  • Comprehension questions on different diary entries.
  • Identifying and using adverbs.
  • Creating conversations between characters.
  • Identifying speech within a piece of text and punctuating direct speech.
  • Writing a diary entry.
  • Reading, performing and writing poetry.
  • Using apostrophes for possession.

RE

This week we will be celebrating the Dowry of Mary. Please read through the information in the PowerPoint and complete the activities to mark this very special occasion. Please also look at 'Our Catholic Identity - RE News' on the school website for ideas of other RE activities you might like to complete at home.

Topic

We have spent this term sharpening our Geography skills so we have put together a little revision sheet so you can remind yourself of all of the facts that you learned in our Comparison Study during our Topic lessons.

We hope you have a lovely week!

 

Mrs Foley and Miss Stanworth

Monday 23rd March 2020

 

Hello Year 3! We hope you had a lovely weekend! Alongside the home learning packs that were sent home last week, we would like to offer some more home learning opportunities. Please check this page every Monday as we will be adding new activities each week.

 

Maths

MyMaths – We have set three pieces of MyMaths work for this week which includes revision of telling the time on an analogue clock and ongoing times tables practise. Please complete these online as you usually would for your weekly Maths homework.

 

White Rose Maths – Please click on the following link to access a week’s worth of Maths lessons on fractions. This includes a teaching video, worksheet and answers for each day.

Hamilton Trust – Please click the link below or open the zip file folder for work on placing numbers on a number line, partitioning 3 digit numbers, different strategies for mental addition and written addition.

English

Hamilton Trust have also put together home learning packs for English. Please click on the link below or open the zip folder which provides this week's work on the following areas:

  • Punctuating speech through the use of the story ‘Daedalus and Icarus’.
  • Conjunctions and extended writing through the use of the story ‘Perseus’.
  • Writing poetry using onomatopoeia.
  • Identifying past and present verbs in poetry.

RE

On Wednesday 25th March we will be celebrating the Feast of the Annunciation. Please see below for a couple of activities that your child can do to learn more about this special time and celebrate it.

Science

British Science Week was celebrated from 6th - 15th March. Please click on the link below for a pack of ideas of Science experiments that can be completed at home.

Additionally, BBC Bitesize KS2 is excellent for educational and informative clips.

Mindfulness

It is also incredibly important that the children have times in the day where they can relax. Please use the link below for different activities that use music, art and crafts and some PE games and also some morning and evening meditations.

Home Learning

Please use the following links to assist you with your home learning.

My Maths - There will be different tasks set every Monday to be completed by the Friday of the same week. The children can log in with their usual MyMaths login that they usually use for homework to complete these.

 

Learning Resources

 

                                                     

 

Practice French here. Click on the picture above.

Year 3 Home Learning Timetable, March 2020

Maths Key Facts Sheet

Our Lady of Grace Junior School

Love, Opportunity, Growth

 

Dear Parents & Carers,

We would like to warmly welcome you to our Year 3 team. Our team include Mrs Foley and Miss Stanworth , who are the two class teachers. Miss Ashley, Miss Veronika and Mrs Marshall will assist in supporting the children in all areas of their learning while Mrs Kevane will continue to teach French, Music and Computing.  Year 3 is an exciting and challenging year and we are very enthusiastic about the year ahead. It may be useful to have some information regarding routine, expectations and home learning.

 

Reading

Reading is a very important part of your child’s development and is a key indicator of success later in life. In Year 3 the expectations are very high and all children should be reading every day for at least 20 minutes at home. It is important that children develop their comprehension skills as well as their ability to decode words and read fluently. Therefore it is important to ask your child questions about their reading to confirm their understanding of a text. Your child should be completing detailed entries in their reading record nightly to reflect what they have read and understood that day.

 

Key Facts

It is very important that children develop a quick recall of their key mathematical facts in order to carry out a range of calculations quickly and accurately. All children in Year 3 should be able to fluently recall their multiplication facts and the related division facts with speed. This will help them to prepare for the National end of Year 4 times tables test in June 2021. Please ensure these are practised regularly.

 

Homework

The children will be set homework twice a week and this is designed to support and develop their learning in school. It is essential that all homework is completed to a high standard and is handed in on time.

English and Maths homework:  This is set on Monday and is due on Friday. English homework consists of either a reading comprehension activity or a grammar, punctuation and spelling activity. Maths homework consists of an online MyMaths activity based on the weekly Maths topic.

Spelling: The children will be given a set of spellings every Monday to be practised throughout the week for a test on Friday.

Weekend Homework: This is set on Friday and will either cover RE, Topic or Science. This should be handed back on the following Monday.

 

PE

Please ensure your child has their PE kit  in school every day including trainers.

 

We hope that your child has a successful and enjoyable year in Year 3 and we look forward to working with you more closely,

 

Mrs Foley and Miss Stanworth.

 

Christmas Play - Gold to Bethlehem

 

Well done to all of the Year 3 children on their fantastic Christmas play. All of the children worked incredibly hard to prepare for their play by learning their lines and songs and made a fantastic effort with their acting and dancing!

Learning from our last academic year is shown below.  Soon, your learning will feature here.

Monday 4th June - Roman Day

 

The children really enjoyed taking part in Roman Day as part of their current Topic work. The children came in dressed as Romans and learnt a lot of new facts as well as exploring lots of Roman artefacts! See below for pictures of the children enjoying the day!

Tate Britain - Year 3 Project

 

This year the children have been taking part in a national project with Tate Britain. Steve McQueen is creating an exhibition of photographs at the Tate Britain with photos of thousands of Year 3 children around the country. The Year 3 children in our school started this journey by posing for a whole class photo which will be displayed in this exhibit. Yesterday, representatives from the museum lead a full day workshop with the children on the theme 'Exploring Identity'. This workshop showed the children that a photograph can only tell so much about a person so they discussed and performed through drama the type of person they think they are and hope to be in the future! The children thoroughly enjoyed the day and put pieces of the work they created into their own special 'Class Vault' which will be opened by the children next year when the exhibition is ready to be displayed. See below for some pictures of this exciting workshop!

Year 3  are Reading Wizards! 

 

To complete our Year 3 Reading Challenge, we need to read ten books from the Reading Challenge Box.  Look out for these books as they have special stickers. There are a selection of books from different authors and different genres.

If we succeed and read all ten, we will be presented with a certificate and badge at the end of the year.  If any of the books are too challenging, then they can be shared at home as a family book. Look at the Year 3 badge below. 

 

YEAR 3 CLUBS:  Clubs run from 3.15 - 4.15  except Wednesday Tennis which starts at 8.00am.

MONDAY: Football Club  and Choir
WEDNESDAY: Homework
THURSDAY: Art Club
FRIDAY:  Drama Club

Year 3 are Computer Experts

 

Beginning our computing journey in year 3, we need to become very familiar with SMART e-safety rules.  We need to enjoy using computing devices but know how to stay safe online.  During our learning we will develop confidence so that we can try new software and games while remaining safe.   Our first term is quite a challenge as we learn to sign on quickly to the school server and practice typing with two hands!  Our learning focuses on Multimedia where we use software to design a simple page about our self. 

 

Our learning continues with Multimedia.  We are creating a multimedia document about ourselves.  Using a free software called J2E, we have learned to add text, pictures, photos and now video in a safe and controlled programme.  Soon we will display our learning here.

 

This Spring term, year 3 are learning that when a computer does something it is following an instruction and that instruction is called code.  We are learning that these instructions need to be very precise, that coders often need to think, write, test their code and then edit their code.  We have written code to create an animation.

 

Year 3 are making great progress with their coding.  We are learning to plan instructions to control how objects move around the screen.  We can even use buttons to control objects.  Instructions are planned so that an action happens when the user clicks on the button.  Some of our work is displayed below.  Click on an image to see the game.  

Year 3 are Musicians!

 

Year 3 are using the music of Bob Marley as a means of discovering lots about music.  We are developing musical language including pitch and beat.  We are developing our aural skills and discipline to follow guided practice by watching the leaders hand signals.  Music takes lots of practice and sometimes many, many resets before we can sing together.   However, when we manage it, the effort is well worth the practice.  Well done year 3.

 

 

During our Spring term learning we are making progress with our performance using glockenspiels.  We understand why the glockenspiel is part of the percussion family.  We are learning that musicians need to practice over and over in order to keep time and achieve accurate tone.  We are learning to use written symbols to help reading time.

Year 3 are Linguists!

 

 

This term year 3 begin their French learning by "travelling" to Paris.  We used technology to get a bird's eye view of la Tour Eiffel.  While in Paris, we learned to greet each other and our greeting phrases will be used over and over for our register.  We even took the time to visit a very beautiful place called Versailles and took a quick peep at Disneyland Paris.  France is very close to us.  In fact, did you know we could travel to Paris in time for lunch if we hopped on a train in Paddington!

 

This Spring term, year 3 are continuing to practice listening and repeating but are becoming more confident speakers.  We continue to use listening as a learning device and are beginning to see phonic links with the written word.  Recently we have written and performed a dialogue using our knowledge of greetings from Autumn term.  Everyone spoke confidently in French.  Well done year 3.  

 

      

 

Our next step is to create a mini story like below. 

 

Year 3 Are Expert Learners

 

Today year 3 used a programme call Busy Things to learn French.  Busy Things is free and available to use from home.  Follow the instructions below.

 

Find the site my.uso.im  Choose easy login to access the site.  When you arrive at the start screen, choose Resources, OLOG Juniors quick links.  You will see Busy Things like below.  

 

 

The French games are at Key Stage 2, Year 3/4, French.  Have fun!

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