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Year 3

Welcome to 4HP!

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Hello to 3CS, I am really looking forward to meeting all of you in September and I have made a little video to show you our classroom. Have a great summer!

Hello 3KD or should I say 4CS?!

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Here's a little hello from me to introduce myself and tell you a few things about September. I'm looking forward to seeing you all back in school then. From Mrs Spence

Home Learning Tasks 13th July - 16th July 2020

We would love to see any work you have completed and to know how you are all getting on so please tweet us if you can. If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email - gmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk

Home Learning Tasks 6th July - 10th July 2020

We would love to see any work you have completed and to know how you are all getting on so please tweet us if you can. If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office emailgmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk

Year 3

 

Click these links to go to our Twitter pages:

3CS - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3CS

 3KD - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3KD

Home Learning Tasks 29th - 3rd July 2020

We would love to see any work you have completed and to know how you are all getting on so please tweet us if you can. If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email - gmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk

Home Learning Tasks 22nd - 26th June 2020

We would love to see any work you have completed and to know how you are all getting on so please tweet us if you can. If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email - gmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk

Year 3

Click these links to go to our Twitter pages:

3CS - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3CS

3KD - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3KD

Home Learning Tasks 15th - 19th June 2020

We would love to see any work you have completed and to know how you are all getting on so please tweet us if you can. If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email - gmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk

 

Home Learning Tasks 8th - 12th June 2020

We would love to see any work you have completed and to know how you are all getting on so please tweet us if you can. If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email -

Year 3

 

Click these links to go to our Twitter pages:

3CS - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3CS

3KD - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3KD

Home Learning Tasks 1st - 5th June 2020

If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email - gmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk 

Home Learning Tasks 18th - 22nd May

If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email - gmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk 

 

 

 

Year 3

 

Click these links to go to our Twitter pages:

3CS - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3CS

3KD - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3KD

If you have any questions or queries regarding home learning please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Davies or Mrs Smout using the school office email - gmpsoffice@metacademies.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Home Learning Tasks 11th - 15th May

Year 3

 

Click these links to go to our Twitter pages:

3CS - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3CS

3KD - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3KD

 

 

Home Learning Tasks 4th - 7th May

Home Learning Tasks 27th April - 1st May

 

 

Click these links to go to our Twitter pages:

3CS - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3CS

3KD - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3KD

 

Home Learning Tasks for 20th - 24th April 

 

 

Year 3

 

Click these links to go to our Twitter pages:

3CS - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3CS

3KD - https://twitter.com/G_M_P_SClass3KD

Home Learning Task - Week 2 - 30th March - 3rd April

                  

- All of the children have received a username and password for this website and a brief letter of how to access the online games and activities that are on there. 

- Teachers have not yet set which activities they want your child to access, so for now we would like them just to explore the games that they wish to try. To do this click on the 'subjects' heading on the side menu. 

- Then choose English, maths or science and try games either at the age they are working at or below to build some confidence to begin with.

- Once your child's teacher has set any classwork for them to do on here they will let you know via Twitter and their year group page. This will be by the Easter holidays to enable your child to have time to work through their home learning packs first.

 

- If you have problems connecting please contact via email to the office which will be forwarded to me so I can sort any issues. 

 

Thanks, Mrs Perry.

 

 

Home Learning Week 1 23rd - 27th March

Spring Term 2020

 

Inside Out 

Me and my World

 
 

Y3 Homework

 
 

 

 
 

Dear parents,

We have looked at our homework timetable and have decided to refocus it.

  • The children will be given a spelling list on a Friday and are expected to “look, cover, say, write, check” these words every day in preparation for their spelling lessons the following week and a test on Friday.

 

  • We would like the children to read for 5 – 10 mins every evening or at least 4x a week.

 

  • Times table facts and knowledge are crucial in Y3; so we would like the children to spend time singing, chanting, writing out their times tables. (Times Table Rockstars is also helpful here – login details are at the front of their reading record).

 

  • Maths books (1 page per week) will now be given on a Friday to be completed over the weekend and handed in on Monday morning.

 

 

Your support with this refocus on spellings, reading and times tables at home is much appreciated.

 

Yours sincerely

Mrs K Davies & Mrs C Smout

 

Autumn Term 2019

Dear Parents,
A big hello and welcome back from all the staff in Year 3. We hope you all had a lovely summer break.
Year 3 is a busy year with a very full timetable and there are many things that you can do to help your child to make sure they are making the most of every opportunity.
Our topic for this term is “The Stone Age” The focus of our learning is History, but it will also include a variety of engaging curriculum areas. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in, as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning!
For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Year 3 Twitter pages.

 

Mrs C Smout, Mrs K Davies & Mrs S Down.
Mrs P Hunt & Mrs S Glover.

 

A big hello and welcome back from all the staff in Year 3 J We hope you all had a lovely break over Christmas and are ready to start the new term.

 

Our topic for this term is “Me and My World” The focus of our learning is Geography, but it will also include a variety of engaging curriculum areas. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in, as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning!

 

For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Twitter Pages.

 

 

Spring Term Information 2019

Welcome to Year 3

 

A big hello and welcome back from all the staff in Year 3 smiley 

We hope you all had a lovely summer break.
Year 3 is a busy year with a very full timetable and there are many things that you can do to help your child to make sure they are making the most of every opportunity.

Our topic for this term is “The Ancient Egyptians” The focus of our learning is History, but it will also include a variety of engaging curriculum areas. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in, as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning!

For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Year 3 page on the school website and our Twitter pages.

Things to look forward to this term...

Bath residential

Roman activities in school

Some of our amazing Roman Villa's - well done everyone :)

Dear Parents,

We trust you had an enjoyable Easter break 

Our topic for this term is based on The Romans.  The primary focus of our learning is going to be history, but it will also include various curriculum areas such as English, Design Technology, IT and science.  Hopefully you have enjoyed your Roman Villa project, we are looking forward to seeing how imaginative everyone has been.

For regular updates about what happens on our classes, don’t forget to visit our Year 3 page on the school website and follow us on our class twitter pages.

The Romans

Maths:

To start the term we will be continuing with fractions in maths. The children will continue to build their skills and confidence in number work and we will also be adding other topics such as measures and shape and space. Time is always a tricky concept so any extra input at home will be beneficial.

English:

We will start the term by being journalists and writing a newspaper report based on Boudicca’s rebellion. We will continue to base our other units on books and short films to develop the children’s writing skills.

Science:

In science we will be looking at plants. We will explore the different parts of plants and their functions, as well as learning about pollination. Throughout science we will be conducting some exciting experiments surrounding this topic.

History:

History this term will focus on the Romans. We will look at the spread of the Roman empire, Boudicca’s rebellion, Gladiators and various other areas of Roman history. During week 3, the children will all have the chance to do exciting activities to enhance their knowledge of the Romans. Those children on the Bath residential will get the chance to visit the Roman baths in the city and the children who remain in school will be doing Mosaics and getting a visit from The Roman man.

Computing:

We will be continuing with coding this term in Computing.

DT/Art:

The children will be making some mosaics in class which fits in with our Roman topic.

PSHE:

The focus value for this term is Thanks and in class we will be looking at what this means, why it is important, what it looks like. We are also following our new Jigsaw programme looking at “Healthy me”

PE:

We will be swimming every Thursday for 5 weeks (not week 3 - Bath residential) and starting tennis. We will be moving on to athletics and rounders next half term.

 

 

To start the term in Maths we will be continuing with multiplication and division in maths. The children will be looking at formal methods of multiplication for the first time and doing some scaling activities. We will then be moving on to adding and subtracting using money, focusing on giving change in pounds and pence. Towards the end of the term we will do some statistics work.

 

In our first two weeks of English we will be writing character descriptions and setting descriptions based on the film Inside Out. The children will be looking at recognising and using different types of descriptive language.  They will then go on to write a narrative based on the film, building on their knowledge of character, setting and other key grammatical skills. Further work will be done on persuasive writing and poetry throughout the term.

 

In Science we will be looking at health and the body. This will include looking at different food groups and what they do for the body, as well as the effect of exercise. They will be carrying out different investigations into these areas during their science lessons. The children will also be looking at the different parts of the skeleton and how it helps us to move.

 

Geography will be based around where we live in the world. We will then look at the locations in Inside Out. The children will be learning about different states and cities of America (where the film is set). They will identify their different geographical features and compare them. In addition to this, they will be doing some compass work and looking at distance and direction.

 

Computing will link with Geography this term and we will be using online resources such as google maps and search engines to find out more about the states and cities focused on. E-safety will be revisited at various points in this unit of work.

 

Healthy eating will be the main focus of DT this term. The children will be designing, making and reviewing healthy snacks. They will use the knowledge gained from science to help them do this.

 

The focus value for this term is Respect and in class we will be looking at what respect means, why it is important, what it looks like and how we can show respect to others.

 

In indoor PE will be starting with Pilates and in Outdoor games the children will start with football and cross country.

P.E lessons are on Tuesdays and outside games on Wednesdays.

Please make sure you have a full P.E kit in school which should include: White T- shirt, bottle green shorts, long black football socks, suitable trainers/pumps, warm black or green. jogging bottoms and an extra green sweatshirt

 

Reading books will be sent home daily. It is important that you continue to read regularly with your child and record their reading in your child’s Reading Journal. Your child will need to bring their books to school every day.

 

 

Spellings will be set on a Friday and tested the following Friday. Please support your child in learning the words they bring home in their Spelling books.

 

Homework will continue to be based on the I Can Do maths book and English skills books.

The children will be set this on alternate weeks and it must be returned the following Monday.

Topic homework will be sent home when appropriate.  This might include research or discussions based on the geography, IT and Design Technology we have been doing in class.

 

Please remember that the children need healthy tuck and a water bottle.

 

 

Happy New Year to you all and we trust you had an enjoyable Christmas.

 

Our topic for this term is based around the film Inside Out. The primary focus of our learning is going to be based around Geography, but it will also include various curriculum areas such as English, Design Technology, IT and Science. If your child does anything at home that supports their topic, please send it in as it’s always lovely to celebrate children’s enthusiasm for learning smiley

 

For regular updates about what happens in our classes, don’t forget to keeping visiting our Year 3 page on the school website and follow us on our new class twitter pages.

 

Mrs R Martin, Mrs C Smout & Mrs K Hooley

 

 

At the end of a very busy term, we would like to share a few lovely successes from your children. From Star of the week, to Mathletics awards, Writers of the Week, Passport certificates and those on the 'Heroes' board in Mrs Selby's office, your children have been amazing.

This term they have loved finding out about Tudor Royalty and a real treat was to dress up in the Tudor costumes we provided and have their photos taken. You should have received a copy of this photo in their 2018 calendar. We set about painting these photographs and turning them into portraits. Why not ask your child how they did them?

 

Here are a few portraits for you to see....

        

 

 

 

We visited Worcester Cathedral

Year 3 had a fascinating day at Worcester Cathedral, learning so much about Christianity in the wonderful building. The grandeur amazed all the children and they experienced the true "Pomp & Ceremony" of an outstanding building. 

Welcome to Year 3

 

Value - Trust

 

 

Pomp and Ceremony is our first topic this year.

 

           

 

As historians we will learn how to use a 'family tree' to understand who's who in our Royal Family. We will discover how their lives as Royals might be different from ours. After half term we will travel back in time to the Tudor period and see how King Henry VIII lived in the 16th Century. We will find out about Tudor costumes, food and culture both in the Royal household and for those who lived in the towns around.

 

 

In our English lessons we begin with a Roald Dahl classic - the BFG. You may hear your child talking about snozzcumbers and dream jars...please talk to them about what they are! We continue with Literacy and Language and discover how to write instructions. As you know, we are developing a new cursive handwriting font in school, so all children should begin to join their writing over the coming weeks. 

 

We continue to develop maths skills through a variety of ways. Taught lessons, maths meetings, computer programs, passports and quick maths will all help to secure, develop and speed up the accuracy and recall of maths facts. Please continue to support your child with their passport targets and times tables this year. Ideally your child should already know their 2, 5 and 10 times tables and this year they need to learn the 3, 4 and 8 times table.  A little practise at home can make a big difference!

 

        

 

As scientists we begin this year looking at Forces, and then explore the magic of magnetism. After half-term, we will investigate Light and Shadows. Did you know that the intensity of light is measured in lux?

 

 

P.E lessons are on Tuesdays and outside games on Wednesdays. Please make sure you have a full P.E kit in school which should include: White T- shirt, bottle green shorts, long black football socks, suitable trainers/pumps, warm black or green jogging bottoms and an extra green sweatshirt. We will be enjoying invasion games in our outdoor lessons; tag rugby, hockey and netball, and we begin indoor PE by developing our gymnastic skills. 

 

Homework will be set throughout the week but all homework must be handed in on the following Monday. Please complete homework in a pencil and make sure it is neatly presented using our new handwriting font. Spellings tests are on a Friday. It is essential that you continue to read regularly with your child. We will do our best to read with children in school but if you hear your child read for just 5 minutes a day it will make an enormous difference to your child. Thank you. 

 

 

 

Keep an eye on this web page for regular updates and to see photos of what we have been up to.

 

Finally, time can be a little pressured in the morning on the playground so please do catch us after school if you would like a little more of our time. 

 

Thank you for your continuing support,

 

Mrs Smout, Mrs Thomson, Mrs Collins, Mrs Brewer and Mrs Wilkinson

Year 3 enjoyed a fantastic morning of African drumming in honour of our guests from Tanzania. Everyone sounded superb playing a selection of tricky rhythms together, with a wide range of traditional instruments being used to create some very funky sounds!

Well done to 3M for a lovely class assembly today. They told the story of 'The Mouse and the Lion' all about respecting others. They also shared their own special talents with the school.

Mary and Mary arrive at the tomb...
but where is Jesus?
Jesus hides and prays!
Jesus is confronted
Pilate addresses the crowds to decide Jesus' fate
The Last Supper
To help us think about the events in the Easter story we made each scene as a Lego model. Lots of excellent creative ideas were used to capture each moment.
On Friday 26th February, some of Year 3 took part in a gymnastics festival at the Chase High School. It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to try out some activities and equipment they had never worked with before. The springboards and vaults for jumping were especially popular! Everyone loved performing their new skills and enjoyed meeting lots of Year 3 pupils from other schools too.
Discussing movements
Pointing those hands and feet!
Balancing
Superb skipping
Attempting the splits
Ready to perform!
Ready to jump
Rolling sequence
Geronimo!
A perfect landing
Another perfect landing!
On the vault
To help us learn about the different bones in a human skeleton we made our own mini movable skeletons which we then labelled.
We made prints using pieces of fruit and vegetables to create repeating patterns inspired by the work of modern British artist Rachel Whiteread. Can you guess which fruits and vegetables were used to make each print?
Welcome back! We have hit the ground running (literally!) in Year 3 as we began our 'Healthy Me' topic by looking at how exercise makes us feel. Here are a selection of pupils' thoughts about how their body felt after an intense exercise session!
Ho ho ho! Christmas preparations have begun in earnest in Year 3! Take a look at 3M's recycled Christmas tree- we've only just begun to decorate it, so if you make any decorations at home, feel free to bring them in and add them to our festive masterpiece! indecision

This term our focus has been Transport, with Year 3 doing all sorts of activities based around this theme! From looking at what transports are used in foreign countries, how transports have to be adapted for different environments, how cars are made from start to finish to designing our own transports that may be used in the future.

 

One of our favourite activities was painting artworks inspired by the famous French artist Claude Monet. He used boats in many of his paintings and a special brush technique called dabbing to create really life-like water effects. We had a go at using this technique to create our own pieces which you can see below. We hope you agree that they look fantastic!

Another of our favourite activities was trying to design a transport that we think might be used when we are grown ups in the future! We thought about what fuel it could run on, how it would help congestion and the safety features it would need. Everyone had lots of superb ideas and really let their imaginations run wild! Who knows? In ten years time we could all be driving or flying one of these special vehicles!
Lily's ship is called The Bird
Rihanna's Party Plane!
Owen's SafeShip
Brandon's Spider Glider
Dom's Chopper
In RE we made Rosary beads out of clay, then decorated them with paint to help us remember a special person or memory.

Welcome to Year 3!

We hope you enjoy sharing some of the special work we do throughout the year on this page!

Remember that is you have any questions about Year 3 please don't hesitate to ask Mr Medcalf or Mrs Bolton.

Welcome to Year 3!

 

Hello and welcome to the
Year 3 News Page
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Summer Holidays!!


A massive thank you to all Year 3 pupils for your hard work this year. We hope you have a brilliant summer holidaysurprise......And thanks too to all parents, carers and friends for your support in helping your children make great progress this yearno

 

 

 

 

We are very lucky in Year 3 to have some fabulous helpers who come into school voluntarily to help the children with their reading.

WE FIRMLY BELIEVE THAT CHILDREN WHO CAN READ CAN GO ON TO ACHIEVE MUCH GREATER THINGS....PLEASE SUPPORT US BY READING WITH YOUR CHILD AT HOME.

 

 

 

 

We place great emphasis on literacy and numeracy as we recognise the huge impact proficiency in these subjects can have on your child's future. We are also keen to give your child a vast and enjoyable learning experience through science investigations, topic work, physical education and in creative arts.
As a school we recognise that homework is a great way for parents and carers to support their children's learning (although we do also value their free time spent with friends or at out-of-school clubs). Therefore we ask that you encourage your children in their homework tasks:

* Your child will receive spellings every Monday for a test the following Monday.

 

* One piece of homework (either numeracy, literacy or topic work)  will be given out most Fridays to be returned by the following Thursday.
 

 

* We also ask that you hear your child read at least 3 times a week and record this briefly in their reading record.
 

 

Finally, for school each day your child must have:

* Full school uniform including sensible school shoes
* Water bottle (very important especially in the summer)
* Book bag

* PE kit (comprising of - green shorts/jogging bottoms, white t-shirt,        trainers, a green fleece or sweatshirt) to be taken home at the end of each half term to be washed

 

 
Please feel free to pop in and talk to any of the Year 3 staff before or after school.

 Many thanks,

The Year 3 Team


 Mrs Bolton, Mrs Brewster, Mrs Hunt, Mr Medcalf, Miss Smith and Mrs Wallace.

 


 

WATCH THIS SPACE for photos and examples of our work.

 

 * In the links section below we regularly add interesting and relevant websites to do with our learning within school. They are very useful sites and will allow your child to further their learning and extend their knowledge at home.

 

TOP TIP!
Your child has a 'Global password' Every child in education in Worcestershire has one so that they can access the 'Worcestershire Learning Gateway'. This gateway allows your child to have free access to many programmes including; Education City, jit, J2E, I Am Learning and 2Simple software. Please take advantage of these great resources with your child as they are great learning resources to be enjoyed at school and home.


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We all had a brilliant time on our trip to Brockhampton Woods. It was a very very hot day but we managed to stay cool (some of the time). The nature trail was great fun!! See our photos below...

Intrepid Explorers in Brockhampton Woods

Forest School with our Tanzanian Visitors

Cooking Uji at Forest School with our Tanzanian visitors - Badi and David

Funny Face For Red Nose Day

Trip to Coventry Motor Museum

Gallery - please click to view

Scott from Dogs Trust came to see us with Buster!
Has Buster got worms?
Clicker training with Buster
Agility training with Scout
Training's going well!
Clever girl!
Go, Scout!
We designed and made our own bags.
Mrs Smout chose her favourite bags.
The winners got a prize!
Very nice, boys!
Ahoy me hearties!
Excellent narration!
Hoist the anchor!
Just a little cheese on toast?
Japanese Day
Japanese Day
We loved putting on our Treasure Island play!
Prepare for battle!
The Romans were fierce warriors
A Roman soldier wore armour for protection
A Briton did not have much armour
Beautiful Roman ladies!
Roman boys wore tunics or togas
Roman soldiers for the day
Roman pots
Roman games and activities
Playing Roman games
Roman ladies
Relaxing after a hard day enjoying ourselves (
Look what happens when you can't pay the bill!
All those activities make us hungry!
Paper-making at Wooky Hole
Going back in time...
Definitely going back in time!
Now that's what I call BIG!
We like it here!
Rich Roman ladies liked make-up and fancy hair!
At the baths
Dressing up ... Roman style
You make a good Roman, Mr Dakin!
Fancy a dip?
The Roman Baths

Tour of Britain

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