Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to a new school year. We hope you had a wonderful summer break and are well rested. We are looking forward to welcoming you back. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us and we will be there to help you.
Mrs Yau, Miss Waller, Mrs Fox and Mrs Parsons
Please find below some examples of maths problems we were working on last week 🙂
Please find this week's spelling list below.
Click on this link to play a game which will allow your child to practise our spellings 🙂
Autumn 2, week 4
This week Year 3 were extremely excited to share their latest homework projects.
In our Geography lessons we had the opportunity to learn about India 🇮🇳 and discover some fascinating information about its capital.
In our DT lesson we used our knowledge of 3D shapes to start creating our own castles and in Science we were busy discovering magnetic properties of everyday objects.
Autumn 2, week 3
This week Year 3 have been working really hard. In Science we learnt about friction whereas in our Maths lessons we continued comparing pictograms and bar charts, and then proceeded to use number bonds when calculating mentally. In our English lessons we were talking about the feelings of various characters within the story we are reading. Furthermore, in DT we have been learning about 3D shapes and in Geography lessons we compared modern maps of Bracknell to those from 150 years ago!
To commemorate the importance of the Remembrance Day this year the children created their own poppies and their French equivalent, "the cornflowers". Out of their amazing work we created these wonderful posters.
Autumn 2, week 2
It has been a very eventful week! The children were busy sharing their amazing homework projects. In Science we learnt about contact and non-contact forces. In our Maths lessons we talked about pictograms and bar charts which help us when analysing data, whereas our English lessons centred around four types of sentences.
Autumn 1, week 7
This week Year 3 were very busy producing their Stone Age inspired art. In Geography we learnt about various kinds of settlements whereas in our English lessons we were predicting what is going to happen to the main characters of the book we are reading based on the evidence from the text.
Autumn 1, week 6
Year 3 had a super busy week. In Art we used natural ingredients to produce our own prehistoric paint. In History we compared the Neolitic Era to the Iron Age, and in Science we learnt about the human skeleton. In English we wrote some extremely interesting diary entries. Furthermore, in Maths we were comparing 3-digit numbers. Well done Year 3!
Autumn 1, week 5
It has been such a busy week in Year 3!
This week we have created Stone Age inspired charcoal pictures of various animals. In our History lessons we discussed the importance of trade in Iron Age Britain and in Maths we were examining different strategies which allow us to improve our addition and subtraction skills.
Additionally, we celebrated together the Harvest Festival, made beautiful harvest wreaths and participated in a live lesson!
Autumn 1, week 4
This week we have been extremely busy. In our RE lessons the children have explored Hinduism and in our Science lessons we learnt more facts about the nutritional values of different types of food we eat.
On the 26th of September Year 3 celebrated the European Day of Languages, our friends taught us how to say 'hello' in all the amazing languages they know. It was absolutely amazing to learn so many new things!
Autumn 1, week 3
This week we have been exploring characters from the book 'Stone Age Boy' through drama. In Maths we have learnt how to apply number bonds within 20 to add and subtract with regrouping. The children have worked super hard! In our History lessons we used archeological evidence to investigate the Bronze Age.
Autumn 1, week 2
This week Year 3 were exteremely busy working on their vocabulary skills. In Maths we practised our understanding of place value. Furthermore, in Science we have been exploring five key food groups.
Autumn 1, week 1
Year 3 have been extremely busy this week. Together, we read the book 'Our Class is a Family' and created our portraits in the Style of Nate Williams. In History we discussed timelines and even managed to create our own timeline in the playground!
Madame Yau, Mrs Gleeson, Mrs Fox and Mrs Parsons look forward to working with the class this year.
The information below will tell you more about the timetable and structure of life in year 3, as well as how you can help your child at home.
P.E: Year 3 will have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please ensure your child comes to school wearing their PE kit on both of these days.
Library: Our library day will be a Friday. We will encourage children to select appropriate books to read independently or a book that we can read with them. The children will also have opportunity to read books from our reading corner.
Reading books: We are committed to developing your children as enthusiastic and confident readers and will be issuing them with a banded reading book to support this. An accelerated reader programme has also been launched across the school. You can read more on the accelerated reader website.
We will be aiming to read with your child at least once each week, but it is important that they also read at home. Please try to read with your child and record in their reading record at least 3 times each week and more if you are able to.
Spelling: By the end of Year 4, children are expected to know all of the Year 3 and 4 spellings which you can see below. Given the amount of time children have been out of school, we recognise that some children also need assistance with some Year 1 and 2 spellings. We will be working on these words in school and it would be great if the children could practise them at home too.
The children will have 10 spellings sent home on a Friday and they will be tested on these spellings a week later, so please spend time revising them at home. The children all have access to Spelling Shed games to support their learning. The guide below gives instructions for how to access this if your child needs help.