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Welcome to Year Three!

 Our class teacher is Miss Russell.

Year 3 Curriculum

 1/7/2021

"It's better to try and fail than not to try at all." -Nicole Krauss

We have had another amazing week in Year 3!

On Monday, we went to the Princess Diana play park in Kensington Gardens. We started the morning by drawing the lake and landscape ready for our impressionist art topic. We enjoyed our lunch next to the geese and then had so much fun playing. We turned into pirates, climbers and musicians, a squirrel stole Michaela's apple, we thought we had lost Huggles and we got absolutely soaked on the way home but we had lots of laughs. It was amazing! Thank you so much to all of our parent helpers! Please enjoy the pictures…

*Year 3 Summer 2 Week 4

 In maths and English, we have been completing some assessments and it’s amazing to see the progress we have all made. You should all be extremely proud of yourselves- I know I am!!

In PSHE, we learnt how to deal with friendship issues so that the outcome is a win-win situation for the people involved. In Spanish, we learnt the days of the week- can you tell your parents the days of the weekend in Spanish? We also had an athlete show us some exciting exercises we could do to keep fit and healthy.

Please remember costumes for the production should be sent into school on Monday 4th July. In case you missed it:

Reception to Year 4 (all preferably ripped, grubby and with holes in them!!)

Boys: School/dark trousers/shorts, white shirt/t-shirt, flat cap, waistcoat and black plimsolls/shoes

Girls: School/dark trousers/shorts, white shirt/t-shirt, flat cap, waistcoat and black plimsolls/shoes

Have a wonderful weekend,  

Miss Russell.

 

24/6/2022

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Health and Wellbeing Week!

We have had a very exciting week this week focusing on all things health and wellbeing.

On Monday, we took part in a recycling workshop where we learnt about all of the plastic on our planet. We took all of the ideas we learnt about our planet to make pledges that we could do to look after the planet and wrote them on a recycling superhero. We also had a cooking workshop where we learnt about the Turkish cuisine and tried some very yummy cookies. In case you missed it, take a look on google classroom for the recipe!

Throughout the week, we did lots of mindful colouring where we focussed on the present and  various PSHE lessons. We turned into a thunderstorm and became wind rushing through trees during a yoga workshop. We held a Year 3’s got talent and wow… we have some very talented members of the class! We did some dancing and our moves were incredible! On Friday, we were very lucky and got to meet an author. Finally, we did some ballet and tested out our balance. Enjoy some great photos from the week!  

*Year 3 Health and Wellbeing Week 2022

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

17/6/2022

If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours. - Dolly Parton

In English, we have been writing our adventure stories based on escaping Pompeii. We used ambitious adjectives to describe the characters and Pompeii, used lots of language features to help our writing flow and built tension and suspense in the action. We’re all incredibly proud of our writing and we can’t wait for you to read our stories.

In maths, we have been delving deeper into addition and subtraction by exploring the inverse and estimating to check our answers. We then applied our learning to an arithmetic test with lots of missing number questions and I am so proud of what we achieved! Well done for your hard work, Year 3!

In science, we used magnifying glasses to examine roots closely to determine why a plant needs them to survive. In R.E., we explored the reasons why a Hindu might go on a pilgrimage. In Art, we created our artist page about impressionism, talking about the use of colours, paint brush strokes and details. In Spanish, we looked at two new phrases- ‘tambien’ and ¿Quién es?. In geography, we used the iPads to research where most earthquakes happen and why they happen there.

 Health and Wellbeing Week

Next week is Health and Wellbeing week and it’s going to be a lot of fun! The children will be taking part in a range of physical workshops, including dance, ballet and yoga as well as educational workshops, based all things health and wellbeing. Throughout the week, the children will still take part in their usual PE and music lessons but we will predominantly focus on PSHE and outdoor activities at other times. Look out for photos on the blog next week.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

10/6/2022

“Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

What a glorious week to be back at school- we have absolutely loved the sunshine in Year 3!

In English, we have been exploring the story ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. First, we read the story and looked at how the author described the characters and the setting. We immersed ourselves further by performing a section of the story to the class, using facial expressions to show character’s emotions. We also explored the different language in this type of story that we could use to make it as exciting as possible.

 In maths, we have been revising adding and subtracting measures and telling the time to the nearest minute. Remember to keep telling the time over the weekend! I wonder if you can work out how long some activities you have been up to lasted?

In R.E., we learnt about the life of a Hindu priest and how you would need to be determined, caring and thoughtful to be one. In history, we created a human timeline of Boudica’s life and thought about what may have caused her to revolt. In computing, we worked together in class but only communicated to each other via email. In RSHE, we explored how much energy we should take in and how we could stay healthy by making healthier choices.

Educate-Enable-Empower - Sports for Champions

Sports for Champions UK will soon visit St Peter’s school. We have been invited to join a sponsored fitness circuit led by a professional Olympic athlete who will EDUCATE-ENABLE-EMPOWER the children with a view to inspiring them to be the Champions of tomorrow.

All children should have received a sponsorship form this week; the children are in for the chance of receiving some exciting gifts.

Our athlete this year will be: Pierre-Henry-Fontaine

For more information about Pierre, please visit the website below:

https://www.sportsforchampions.com/pierre-henry-fontaine/

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

27/5/2022

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” —Margaret Mead

Wow! What a week!

In English, we have finished our explanation texts about our classroom paradise machines and they look incredible! We even included a labelled diagram to help the reader picture each part. In maths, we have been converting measures and then using this skill to add and subtract lengths and mass. In R.E., we learned all about puja and the importance to Hindus of worship in the home. In RSHE, we set ourselves a fitness challenge to help keep our hearts and lungs healthy. On Thursday afternoon, we were so excited to visit the Year 6 entrepreneurs and have fun at Young Enterprise.

The Queen’s Jubilee

On Friday, we celebrated the Queen’s Jubilee by performing ‘I Gotta Feeling’ by the Black Eyed Peas and we had so much fun! We loved dressing up and showing off our moves and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. For lunch, we enjoyed a Jubilee themed picnic in the sun.

Year 3 Jubilee

Have a lovely half term,

Miss Russell.

20/5/2022

This week has been STEM week, and what an amazing week we have had! Thank you to Irene, Humera, Eleni, Conor, Philip, and Natali for coming in and sharing their STEM expertise with the children. We have been exploring architecture, boat engineering, why things glow-in-the-dark, the underlying chemistry is fluorescence and phosphorescence, climate change, cryptocurrency, and coding. It has been a jam-packed week, and the children are so enthused and excited about the STEM world. We also got to use our new iPads, and explore how we can use them in the classroom to enhance our learning. In class, we had fun creating parachutes for science, Eiffel Towers for engineering, maths mysteries and coding. 

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We created an amazing display of our Roman Myths! They're incredible!

St. Peter’s School is excited to announce that we are reintroducing the Family Supper event; a fantastic event to celebrate our school, and the wider community. We would like to warmly invite every parent/carer, child, and member of staff to the Family Sharing Supper on Thursday 26th May 2022. This event will take place in the Scott Hall from 5pm, and will finish at 7pm.

This is a wonderful event where we can share our favourite foods, and dine together as one big St. Peter’s family. This event is free and friendly, and all we ask is that you bring your favourite dish with you. There is no need to bring drinks along as both beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available to purchase. All sales from the drinks will go towards the school fund. The Family Supper is a very special St. Peter’s community evening, and is a brilliant opportunity to see familiar faces, and meet new ones. It has been greatly enjoyed by all in previous years, so please do come along and bring your favourite savoury or sweet dish along with you. A gentle reminder that we are a nut free school, so all dishes must not contain any nuts.

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Russell

13/5/2022

“Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

It has been a very exciting week in Year 3…

In English, we have been looking at explanation texts closely to identify features we will need to include in ours. We invented a teacher pleaser machine that could help us in the classroom and presented our ideas, Dragon Den's style. 

In maths, we have been revising mental and formal multiplication and division methods and applying our learning to solve problems and arithmetic tests- our scores have improved so much!

In R.E., we explored why the AUM sound and symbol is important to Hindus- we loved the creation story! In RSHE, we reflected on how well we worked as a team and thought about what we could do to be even better. In science, we collected leaves and learnt about their function in plants. In Spanish, we put our learning of objects, animals, colours and likes/dislikes together to write sentences. In art, we created our Roman pots! This was so much fun and the pots look absolutely incredible! Finally, in history, we presented our research on the Roman army.

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 STEM Week

Next week is STEM Week, and across the school we have a fantastic range of STEM professionals delivering workshops and talks to the children. Within their classrooms, the children will be taking part in science experiments; computer based learning activities, and lots of maths problem solving activities. We are very excited to be getting out our shiny new IPads, and getting to learn how to use them to enhance our learning.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

6/5/2022

This week in English, we have been writing our quest myths and Huggles and myself were absolutely blown away by them! We have been describing characters using ambitious adjectives, showing action using powerful verbs and building tension during to grip the reader.

In maths, we have been revising mental strategies and column method for addition and subtraction. Next week, we will be revising multiplication and division as well as using what we have learnt to solve problems with measures.

In science, we have begun our new topic of plants and looked at the knowledge we already have before building on this next week. In Spanish, we learnt the phrase ‘quisiera’ to use our previous knowledge of animals to ask for things we would like. In RSHE, we finished our amazing garden ideas and thought about what we could do when we are faced with challenges to manage the feeling of frustration. In computing, we explored how we can show good netiquette when communicating online. Finally, in history, we acted as spies for the Celts to investigate the Roman army.

Have a lovely weekend and see you tomorrow for Bridge to Bridge,

Miss Russell.

29/4/2022

 “Don’t just read the easy stuff. You may be entertained by it, but you will never grow from it.” – Jim Rohn

In English this week, we have been describing different characters that feature in myths, looking at the different language features we can use in our myths to make our writing amazing and also planning our own quest myth. Next week, we will be writing our myths! We all had incredibly imaginative ideas in our planning and I already can’t wait to read them!

In maths, we have been learning how to measure and calculate the perimeter of shapes as well as revising some mental strategies for addition and subtraction. Next week, we will be revising formal methods.

In R.E., we have begun exploring the different images of gods and goddesses in Hinduism and how they all represent different aspects of Brahman’s personality. In Spanish, we read an interesting story in Spanish about Aladdin and a Genie and used a dictionary to find items we would like to wish for. In RSHE, we developed our team work skills and began pricing up how much our gardens are going to cost with a budget of £1000. In history, we explored our argument further as to whether Claudius should invade Britain. For Earth Day, we took part in an exciting workshop using cameras to shoot content about nature.

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 Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

22/4/2022

 “Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before. ” – Bonnie Blair

We have a great start to the summer term with lots of smiles and sunshine! 

In English, we have been immersing ourselves into the Roman myths by looking at ‘Romulus and Remus’ and ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’. We performed freeze frames to show characters emotions and wrote a diary entry from the view of Romulus. Next week, we will be looking at the features of Roman myths and looking at how we can describe a character in detail. Over the weekend, can you see if you can read a different Roman myth?

In maths, we have been revising the properties of 2D and 3D shapes and then used our knowledge to create and describe them. Next week, we will start to look at measuring and calculating perimeter for the first time!

In Art, we began looking at Roman pots and describing the different patterns we could see and began designing our own ideas. In science, we investigated whether there were any patterns between the length of people’s legs and how far they can jump. In Spanish, we learnt how to say and respond to ‘How old are you?’ In RSHE, we began working as teams to design a garden for someone who might be facing a challenge. In history, we explored why Julius Caesar wanted to invade Britain.

Well done for all of your hard work and focus this week. I know it’s tricky settling back into routines but you have all been absolutely amazing!

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

1/4/2022

“Wherever you go, no matter the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” - Anthony J. D’Angelo

Felices Pascuas! (Happy Easter!)

I can’t believe we have reached the end of the Spring Term!

This week, we have spent a lot of time completing assessments and I have to say, I’m incredibly proud of the focus and determination Year 3 showed while completing these and should be incredibly proud of themselves for all of the amazing progress they have made. A huge well done!

In R.E., we explored how the women at the crucifix were important to the Easter story. In computing, we finished off our PowerPoints by making them look effective and presented them by adding a recording of our voice to create the vlog. In science, we completed different exercises to see if we could identify the different muscles in our bodies. In Spanish, we listened to an Easter Spanish story.

We also had lots of Easter fun with the egg rolling competition! Please enjoy the pictures below from this week…

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 When we come back after the Easter Holiday, we will begin looking at myths in English. In maths, we will begin looking at shape.

Remember to keep going on spellodrome, mathletics and times tables rock stars over the break as well as enjoy time with your loved ones, doing things you enjoy, reading and resting ready for the summer term.

Have a lovely break,

Miss Russell.

 

25/3/2022

“To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you may be the world.” - Dr Seuss

What a lovely week we have had in the sun... summer is coming!

In English, we have been busy writing our newspaper articles about the flying frogs spotted in Hammersmith! We included direct quotes from witnesses to make our reports more credible and other language features such as openers, relative clauses and subordinate clauses to add even more details. Next week, we will be writing them up into a newspaper format to create an amazing display- we can’t wait! We will also be completing assessments and looking at the shape poem ‘I am the rain’.

In maths, we have been focussing on fractions. We have been adding, subtracting, finding fractions of amounts and equivalent fractions. We used lots of different methods such as multiplication and division.

In R.E., we looked at the part Peter played in the Easter story and how he denied Jesus. On Wednesday, we had the pleasure of going to the Baptist church to watch an amazing play about Jesus’ miracles and we were so excited when they told Peter’s story. In science, we used our knowledge of skeletons to create our own vertebrate species and their skeletons. In Spanish, we revised the numbers to 10 and wrote sentences using the phrases ‘tengo’ and ‘soy’ and included colours and animals. In geography, we looked at different weather graphs from the Lake District and London to compare the weather in different areas of the UK. In RSHE, we looked at different challenges we might face and how we can overcome them by being resilient. In art, we created some incredible rangoli patterns in the playground- let’s hope it doesn’t rain for a while so we get to enjoy them a little longer!

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World Maths Day

It was great to see the children have so much fun competing maths challenges against their peers in class and children around the world on Mathletics during World Maths Day!  Over 9,000 schools from 130 countries took part in this year’s event. It truly was a global celebration of maths and learning.

St. Peters school came 57th in the country on the day, which is a fantastic result!  Well done St. Peters and keep it going!  

Well done for all of your hard work this week, Year 3. You’re making me so proud! 

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell

18/3/2022

"We are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity life would be very boring."

Arts Week!

We have had another lovely week in Year 3! It has been amazing to explore our creativity and take part in so many exciting activities. We’ve had so much fun! We especially enjoyed raising money for Comic Relief by wearing our red noses and sporting crazy hairstyles. You all looked fabulous!

Last week, we took part in an incredible workshop ‘The Classical Spectacular’ run by the Royal Albert Hall. We learnt different rhythms and a riff and then performed to Year 4. This week, we had the opportunity to visit the show and we had the best time! All of the rhythms we learnt were included in the show so we were tapping along the whole way through.

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 On Monday, we had the lovely Otto’s mummy come in to teach us how to take amazing photos of food. We looked at how different lighting and props can change the whole mood of a photograph. It was our first time using the iPads to take images and we had a great time testing them out!

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We also had an amazing drama workshop from dramatic dreams focussing on the Greek myth where Persephone is abducted and taken to the underworld. We discovered the meaning behind the story and how it shows the different seasons.

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On Tuesday, we were very excited to welcome Ranger Stu! He showed us some amazing endangered animals and taught us all about them, including what we could do to help save them.

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In the afternoon, we got to meet the inspiration artist ‘Dominic Harris’ who we have been focussing our project on.

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On Wednesday, we took part in a lively street dance workshop where we learnt some interesting dance moves with equally interesting names such as ‘pizza, pizza, in your hair’.

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Our final workshop was with the amazing Luke's mummy! She showed us some of the achievements she had made as a professional ballerina and taught us how to balance. We had so much fun!

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 We also put on our own mini art gallery where we examined each other’s sculptures, explained what we liked and took some pictures. Year 5 even came to have a nosey as well because they were so eye catching! We can't wait to show you them at The Arts Cafe next Friday. 

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 Well done for all your hard work this week and making me so proud with your listening during all of these workshops. Great work, Year 3!

Have a lovely weekend and enjoy a well-deserved rest,

Miss Russell

11/3/2022

“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think and loved more than you’ll ever know." 

Wow! What a week! It has been lovely to have the Year 3 classroom filled with so many smiling faces.

In English this week, we have been immersing ourselves in the story ‘Tuesday’. We wrote diary entries from the viewpoint of a frog and began gathering quotes ready to go into our newspaper reports after Arts Week.

In maths, we have been counting in tenths past a whole and finding unit fractions of amounts. Over the weekend, can you find any fractions of amounts? E.g. a third of your teddies?

In R.E., we began looking at different people involved in the Easter story. This week, we focussed on how Judas betrayed Easter and whether Easter would happen if he did not do this. In computing, we put the final changes to our PowerPoints and added transitions and animations. We can’t wait to record our vlogs! On Thursday, we used our voices to show how characters were feeling in our poetry recital. If you've not yet seen it, please find it on Google Classroom. We also took part in an incredible workshop focussed on Shakespeare, where we looked at how to show different emotions, parts of the story and did freeze-frames. On Friday, we also created a class band in another amazing workshop from The Royal Albert Hall. We learnt a riff, our own solos, played different instruments and performed to Year 4! Please enjoy looking at how much fun we’ve had…

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Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell

4/3/2022

A few inspirational words from Molly…

 

What an exciting and busy week we have had in Year 3!

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day and it was fabulous to see all of your amazing costumes! As a past of World Book Day, in English, we explored the book ‘Mamy Wata and the monster’ by Véronique Tadjo and created our own versions of the story by changing the monster and other details. We also had a great workshop with an illustrator who helped us create our own front covers for our stories and I have to say, they look very professional. Next week, we will begin looking at a new text and build up to writing our own newspaper article. Can you read any newspapers over the weekend?

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In maths, we have been reading analogue and digital time to the nearest minute. Remember to keep practising telling the time and see if you can challenge yourself to read the time three times each day over the weekend. Next week, we will be exploring the properties of 2D and 3D shape.

In science, we looked at the different food groups we need in our diets to stay healthy. In R.E., we created our own commandments and thought of ways the school and community could put them into place. In art, we explored using complimentary colours to make rangoli patterns bright and pop out. In geography, we explored the River Derwent using digital maps. In RSHE, we gave each other compliments and discussed how it felt.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell

 

25/2/2022

“All things are difficult before they are easy.” - Thomas Fuller

Happy FriYAY Year 3!

Well done for another wonderful week and all of your hard work. You are amazing!

In English, we have been writing a setting description based on the short film ‘The Lighthouse’. We watched the clip closely to think about all of the different parts we could describe, such as, smells, sounds and what we could see. We used lots of different language features to make our writing as descriptive as possible to really help the reader picture the scene. I was particularly blown away with the use of similes to create an eerie feeling. Next week is World Book Day so we will be looking at the story ‘Mamy Wata and the Monster’ by Veronique Elya.

In maths, we have been reading scales, comparing mass, length and capacity. Next week, we will be telling the time to the nearest minute, reading digital times and finding durations so make sure you practise telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes over the weekend as much as possible!

In R.E., we have been learning about Jesus’ New Commandment and the two Greatest Commandments, where we explored how we can show kindness in our lives and how they might influence how Christians live their lives. In Science, we have been learning about what we might need to survive in a remote location. In computing, we learnt how a Google search works and began planning a PowerPoint on a famous person. In Spanish, we have been using adjectives to describe animals. In Geography, we used Google Maps to explore an area of the Lake District to go on a virtual school trip.

Carnival Celebration

On Wednesday, to learn about Black History and culture, we celebrated the tradition of Caribbean Carnivals. Throughout the day, the children took part in workshops lead by artist, filmmaker and historian, Fiona Compton, who is an ambassador for Notting Hill Carnival. The children not only learnt about the origins of various carnivals but also had the opportunity to create props and take part in a range of activities. I have to say a huge thank you Natasha for organising Fiona to come into school. Please enjoy some pictures below.

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Bonkers Monsters creative writing competition

 It is time to let your imagination run wild, with a fantastic creative writing competition from ‘Young Writers’. There are many great prizes up for grabs from ‘Young Writers’. If your saga is published, you will receive an exciting goody bag. Plus, every entrant receives a bookmark and young writers award a certificate of merit for all young writers chosen for publication.

Your challenge is to write a mini monster saga that is no more than 100 words long. I have attached the planning sheet, writing sheet and examples to help inspire you! Once you have written your mini saga, please bring your mini saga into school, using the format provided.

Please make sure that you have filled out all of the details in full. The deadline for your saga is Monday 28th March 2022.

If you would prefer to type the mini saga, please use the format provided and email it to communications@stpetersce.lbhf.sch.uk FOA Miss Murphy.

Watch this short video for more information:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9ASbnzKg4w&t=74s

 Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

11/2/2022

“It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.” -Walt Disney

What a half term! We have had an amazing half term and you should all be incredibly proud of everything you have achieved and all of the hard work you have put into it. I hope you all have a wonderful break, full of rest, walks and fun activities.

In English, we have been writing instructions on how to look after a Stone Age animal. We have been using many language features to make our instructions as easy to follow as possible. After half term, we will be focussing on descriptive setting writing using a film called ‘The Lighthouse’.

In maths, we have learnt many mental and formal methods for multiplication and division and are beginning to feel more confident using our times tables to help us. After half term, we will be describing the different properties of 2D and 3D shapes. Over half term, can you spot any shapes in real life? Can you identify any right angles or angles smaller and bigger?

In R.E., we learnt about the 10 commandments and how they helped shape the lives of Jewish followers when they reached the promise land. In science, we celebrated international day of women and girls in science by we exploring Mah Hussain-Gambles and what she has achieved in her life before making our own medicine boxes for a chesty cough medicine. On Wednesday, as it is Mental Health Awareness Week, we spent the afternoon listening to lovely stories, meditating, sharing our feelings and exploring what we can achieve when we are determined. On Thursday, it was DT Day where we made mini thumb pianos! We researched how they work and where they come from, designed our own, made them by sawing wood and then evaluated our designs. 

Have a wonderful break,

Miss Russell.

4/2/2022

In English this week, we have been busy inventing our own Stone Age animals! We thought of different body parts and features our animal could have to link with what it eats and where it lives. Next week, we will be writing some instructions of how to look after our animals.

In maths, we have started learning our 6, 8, and our 9 times tables and then used our times tables to solve related multiplications and divisions. Next week, we will be looking at using formal methods.  

In R.E., we recreated a Jewish Seder meal-trying foods such as horseradish, applesauce and parsley dipped in salt water. We then explored how each part of the meal related to Passover and what it represented. In science, we investigated different soils and did an experiment to see which soils would let water pass through it more quickly. In history, we began looking at the Iron Age and how with iron, came the need for people to begin protecting themselves by living on hill forts. In art, we created mini characters in the style of Miro using bold lines and colours. We also took part in a webinar with the illustrator of Harry Potter, who showed us how to draw Hagrid. Please enjoy looking t a selection of photos from the week.  

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 Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

28/1/2022

"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?" - Dr Seuss 

In English this week, we have begun writing our own play scripts for a scene that could fit into ‘Stig of the dump’. We worked on writing a scene opening, writing in the present tense and trying to be as descriptive as possible as to what is happening at the beginning of the scene. Next week, we will be moving onto writing a non-chronological report about a Stone Age animal.

In maths, we have been learning how to use formal methods to add and subtract and then used our knowledge of both mental and formal methods to solve worded problems. Next week, we will be moving onto multiplication and division, focussing on 6, 8, and our 9 times tables so make sure you practise your 3 and 4’s over the weekend!

In R.E., we learnt about the story of the Passover and why it is significant to Jewish people. In Spanish, we revised Spanish colours and learned how to give our opinion on the different colours. In science, we investigated which type of rocks were more waterproof. In computing, we took rushes of footage ready for us to put together and edit. In history, we looked at different theories as to why Stonehenge was built. In RSHE, we learnt what we can do to help people who are getting bullied.

Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell.

21/1/2022

So often you find that the students you’re trying to INSPIRE are the ones that end up inspiring you.” - Sean Junkins

We’ve had another really great week in Year 3! You have all been resilient, hardworking and have risen to any challenges the week. I am so proud of everything you have achieved; keep up the amazing work Year 3!

This week in English, we have been immersing ourselves into the world of play scripts by performing one, identifying the features we need and then writing a scene opening and some dialogue for the actors. Next week, we will be adding stage directions and planning and writing our own play scripts.

In maths, we have been learning different mental methods to help us quickly and efficiently add and subtract 3-digit and 2-digit numbers. Some methods we looked at were counting up to an easier number and adding on the rest when crossing over 100, using this method to work out the difference between numbers and using near multiples of 10. Next week, we will practising using these different methods and using formal methods for addition and subtraction.

In Science, we investigated the hardness and softness of different types of rocks. In R.E. we wrote our very own Shema’s and created our own Mezuzah’s to keep our Shema’s in. In Spanish, we learnt some of the colours in Spanish. In History, we explored the discovery of Skara Brae and what this could tell us about the life on the Scottish island in the Stone Age. In RSHE, we looked at some situations of family conflict and different strategies we could use to solve it. Finally, in Art, we created artist pages based on Joan Miro and created our own magical realism style house with everything that is important to us. Please enjoy some photos from our acting in English and our artist’s pages.

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Have a lovely weekend,

Miss Russell

14/1/2022

One child, one teacher, one pen and one book can change the world” - Malala Yousafzai

Happy New Year!

What a great start to the New Year we’ve had! I am unbelievably proud of each of the children for being such super stars this week by showing resilience and being enthusiastic and hardworking learners. Well done!

In maths, we have been looking at position and movement. We have been turning in right angles and looking at clockwise and anticlockwise turns in clocks and compasses. Next week, we will be finding positions on grids and using what we have learnt to give directions and moving on to our next unit focussing on different mental addition and subtraction methods.

In English, we have been writing a missing chapter to fit into Stig of the Dump. I can’t wait to finish reading your short stories to see what Stig and Barney have been getting up to. Next week, we will be performing play scripts and learning about the different features we need to include to make our writing it’s very best.

In science, we looked at a variety of different rocks in detail and used scientific vocabulary to describe and group them. In history, we explored some big changes that happened such as the Stone Age person beginning to settle and farm 5000 years ago! In R.E, we explored the difference between promises and covenants in Judaism. In computing, we practised using video cameras to get different shots. In Spanish, we learnt the meaning of ‘soy’ and looked at different cognates to perform a short story.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell

17/12/2021

Merry Christmas!

Well done to Year 3 for such an amazing first term! I am unbelievably proud of each member of the class for their continued hard work and dedication to their learning and making amazing progress. Thank you all for your support over the last term and I hope you enjoy your well-deserved Christmas break and stay safe.

We have filled this week with lots of different Christmas activities and lessons; making Christmas cards, singing carols, joining our first ever KS2 Christmas quiz, writing our own descriptive Christmas poem and using our maths skills to answer Christmas riddles. We also finished writing up our amazing journey stories for our display. They look amazing!

Remember to keep reading and going on TT Rocktars, mathletics and spellodrome over the holidays! 

Have the most amazing Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Miss Russell

10/12/2021

"The beautiful thing about learning is that no-one can take it away from you." -B.B. King

In English this week, we have been writing and editing our journey stories. Each story has absolutely blown me away and includes ambitious language features to create very effective pieces of writing! Well done, Year 3! Next week, we will be writing a Christmas poem based on ‘Twas the night before Christmas’.

In maths, we have been learning to tell the time to the nearest 5 minutes. We know each hour round the clock shows 5 minutes and we began looking at digital times, including 12-hour clocks and 24-hour clocks. Next week, we will be solving problems including time and starting fractions.

In science, we explored how shadows are made and how different materials can affect a shadow. In Art, we created our final pieces using the technique pointillism. In Spanish, we looked at a Spanish Christmas story and created a card with the new vocabulary we learnt. In R.E., we have been learning all about John the Baptist and how he helped prepare people for the arrival of Jesus.

Reverend Singa

On Tuesday, we had the privilege of Reverend Singa leading our morning worship. Reverend Lesinga Vunipola - known as Singa - is originally from Tonga, a Polynesian kingdom of more than 170 South Pacific islands and now, she spreads her light and faith in the Lord through Methodist ministry.

The worship assembly focused on the good news at Christmas and the joy in which we receive at this time of year. She made it even more exciting by linking it to delicious chocolate – I think the staff and children were fixated.

At St Peter’s we are excited to see more of Reverend Singa and build relations with local schools in Tonga. She even has two children who are play professional rugby for England. Let us hope we might be able to meet them too.

Disability History Month 2021

What is Disability History Month?Disability History Month runs every year between 22nd November and 22nd December.

Disability History Month supported by a wide range of disability groups, unions and voluntary groups. The aim of the month is to promote the rights of people who have disabilities and their struggle for equality now as well as in the past.

For schools Disability History month can be a chance to develop a culture of respect for difference and to remove barriers that everyone can reach their full potential.

Next week’s homework will focus on raising disability awareness and as a school; we will continue to focus on the theme into the New Year.

3/12/2020

“If you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours.”

This week in English, we have started writing our adventure stories and they are sounding brilliant! We began by describing our main characters and the setting in detail to help the reader feel as though they knew them and could picture where they were, we showed our character’s personality by the things they were doing and began building suspense. Next week, we will be finishing our stories and making sure we carefully edit what we have written.

In maths, we have been using different measuring tools to measure length, capacity and mass. We used our knowledge of times tables to work out what the scales were going up in to read them accurately. Next week, we will begin learning about time so practise telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes over the weekend.

In science, we used our knowledge of shininess to choose the best materials to make a reflective band to help cyclist be seen in the dark. In computing, we looked at fixing performance bugs and multi-thread bugs by identifying them and then debugging them. In Spanish, we learnt how to say ‘my name is’ and we practising greeting each other, asking how we were, responding and then giving our names. In R.E., we began looking at advent and looked at what the prophets predicted about what would happen when Jesus came to the world. In geography, we used atlases to identify the seas surrounding the UK and the different rivers.

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 Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

26/11/2021

“It’s up to you how far you will go. If you don’t try you’ll never know.”

How amazing were Year 3 in our class assembly this week!? I was blown away by their performance; they looked fantastic and had some brilliant Egyptian moves. Seeing each and every one of them shine with such confidence, was amazing. In case you missed it, please check Google Classroom for a recording of their performance.

In the classroom, we have been planning our own adventure stories where our new main character needs to go on a special journey to get the special ingredient for a firework we created. Next week, we will be writing them; I can’t wait to read them!

In maths, we began looking at measurements and measured lots of different objects around our classroom. Next week, we will be measuring capacity and mass so will you be weighing anything over the weekend?

In computing, we explored what a bug in a computer program is and found an ‘off-by-one bug’. We used our knowledge of scratch to debug the program. In Spanish, we learnt a memorisation technique using pictures to remember new words. In geography, we looked at the different regions in the UK. In RSHE, we finished writing our card to a new child as a group to help us learn how to work effectively as a team.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

19/11/2021

“Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE. The word itself says ‘I’M POSSIBLE’” -Audrey Hepburn

This week has been a very special week because it was Anti-Bullying Week! On Monday we all wore odd socks to show how special and unique we all are.

In English, we learnt how to use how, when and where openers and wrote detailed character descriptions about Lila from ‘The Firework-Maker’s Daughter’. We included lots of adjectives, openers, subordinate clauses and some of us even used relative clauses to be as descriptive as possible. Next week, we will be inventing our own fireworks so over the weekend, can you choose your favourite firework and try to describe it?

In maths, we began looking at how symmetry is a property of 2D shapes and we found lines of symmetry in lots of different shapes. We also made our own 3D shapes and used our knowledge to describe the properties. Next week, we will be learning about measure so be sure to practise measurement facts over the weekend!

In R.E, we explored peace and how we can show peace in schools, our homes, the community and church. In RSHE, we learnt how to brush our teeth and made great posters to teach other people. We have also been spending lots of time practising our class assembly- we are really excited to show you next week! Make sure you are practising the dances and your lines over the weekend.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

12/11/2021

 

In English, we have started looking The Firework Maker’s Daughter. We explored the first chapter and have been building up to writing a detailed setting description. We listened to the sounds of the jungle and looked at different pictures to describe the senses using ambitious adjectives and verbs, adverbs, similes, alliteration and prepositional openers.

In maths, we have been looking at shapes. We described the properties of 2D shapes and looked at how shapes can contain right angles. We then began exploring 3D shapes by looking at the properties and exploring what makes a prism.

In science, we discovered that shiny objects reflect more light by shining light off a range of different objects. In geography, we used the compass points to describe where different counties across the UK are located.

On Wednesday, it was DT Day! We had so much fun making our butterfly houses. We researched different colours and flowers butterflies are attracted to before making our designs. We explained what we liked and disliked about our different designs before choosing our favourite. Carefully, we build our houses and then decorated them. We reflected on the day and evaluated our effectiveness of our designs. Over Thursday and Friday, we took part in some amazing poetry workshops where we wrote our own personal poems about our families, friends and ourselves before performing them to the class. Enjoy looking at the pictures from this week below.

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Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

 

5/11/2021

“Kindness. It costs nothing, but means everything.” 

What an amazing week back! The children have produced some outstanding pieces of work and I am so proud of them!

This week in English, we have been busy writing non-chronological reports about wolves to help our rabbit and other rabbits in the area feel safe and know what to look out for. We presented our work beautifully in the form of an information leaflet and included lots of important information. Next week, we will be exploring the first chapter of The Firework Maker’s Daughter by Phillip Pullman.

In maths, we have been using our knowledge of different mental and formal methods of multiplication and division to solve problems. Next week, we will begin looking at shape so watch out for any 2D or 3D shapes you might see over the weekend.

In RE, we explored why poppies are used as the symbol to remember people who died in the war and created some artwork based on poppies. Enjoy looking at our amazing poppy artwork below. In Science, we investigated how different objects might be easier to see in dim lighting and discussed what could affect how easy they are to see. In Art, we created an artist page for Georges Seurat who was the first artist to use the technique pointillism and then used the technique to make different shades and colours. In geography, we used an atlas to locate different cities around the UK.

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 Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

21/10/2021

Happy Half Term!

'The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.'-Dr Seuss

Well done for such a great half term, Year 3! I’m so proud of everything we have achieved and I hope you enjoy a well-deserved break.

Black Books Company

On Wednesday, the whole school watched The Sun Shines on Everyone by Black Books Matter Company.

The performance was about a boy who unintentionally made a racist comment at school. One evening, he met an alien who came from a planet where everyone is the same. The student realised that this would be a boring way to live and therefore, our differences should be celebrated because we are each unique.

Finally, a huge thank you to Gairey Collins for reading Golda Locks and the Magical Rocks to the children in Year 1, 2 and 3. The children loved your story Gairey. You are a true inspiration to us all. They especially loved your expression and performance.

In R.E., we looked at the last two concepts of the Bible ‘Salvation’ and ‘Kingdom of God’ and I must say, we definitely now have some Bible experts in Year 3. In computing, we finished our animations and evaluated their effectiveness. In science, we showed off everything we have learnt about forces and magnets by designing and creating a game that uses magnetic force. Take a look at us having some fun playing each other’s. For Black History Month, this week, we also spend some time researching a famous black, female scientist ‘Patricia Bath’ and celebrated everything she had achieved.

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 Interschool competitions

Huge congratulations to Cross for winning this half term’s interschool competitions. Across the school, Cross performed excellently and consistently. As a result, they were awarded the highest amount of points. Everyone who took part should be extremely proud of themselves. The winning trophy will be displayed in the entrance to the school. In addition, a huge thank you to the Sports Ambassadors who helped organise the matches.

I’m so proud of all the children for such an amazing half-term and all the progress I have already seen. Well done, Year 3! Don’t forget to log into Times Tables Rockstars, Mathletics and Spellodrome over half term and learn our poem off by heart.

Have a wonderful half term,

Miss Russell

15/10/2021

“Believe you can and you can and you’re half way there.” -Theodore Roosevelt

In English, we read ‘Wolves’ by Emily Gravett. After we read the story, our white rabbit teddy in class asked us if we could write an information leaflet about wolves to help other rabbits from being eaten in the area so they know what to look out for. We learnt how to use prepositions to add extra details to make sure we included great descriptions and other features we could include to make it our best writing possible. Next week, we will use everything we have learnt to write our leaflets. 

In maths, we have been looking at different mental and formal methods to multiply 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers using our times tables knowledge. Next week, we will be looking at different methods to divide 2-digits by 1-digit. 

In R.E, we explored the concept ‘gospels’ by looking at different parables Jesus told on his time here on earth to help teach people to show Christian values and become better people. We wrote our own modern day parable and linked it to modern day issues we are facing. In History, we looked at different civilization that were around at the same time as the Ancient Egyptians and then researched one of them to look for similarities. In Spanish, we revised the animals we have learnt by playing games. In art, we have nearly finished our amazing sunflower collages; they look fit for an art gallery! In science, we investigated how magnets interact with each other by repelling and attracting at the different poles.

Show Racism the Red Card

'Lack of knowledge is darker than the night.'

- African proverb

On Thursday 21st October 2021, St Peter’s staff and children will be wearing an item of red clothing/accessory to show solidarity for and join alliance with, ‘Show Racism the Red Card’. Together we can help make the change we want to see in the world and pledge to actively eradicate prejudice and discrimination within our society. Moreover, each class will be taking part in an anti-racism lesson with their class teacher.

In-school competitions

Next week, within our usual PE lessons, we will be holding in-school football competitions where the children will compete in their house groups. The winning house will receive a trophy that will be placed in the Office entrance; a ribbon in the colour of the winning house will be attached. In addition, each member of the winning house will receive a celebration certificate. Best of luck St Peter’s, let the best house win!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

8/10/2021

"Never give up because great things take time." -Dhiren Prajapati

Every week, Year 3 continue to amaze me with their great listening skills, focus and increasing resilience. Well done for another great week!

In English, we have been writing our own modern day Cinderella story based in a terrible, nightmare school (luckily nothing like St Peter’s) where a nasty teacher stops our Cinderella from going to the school disco! Who will help her? Will she be able to go? We have made our writing exciting and descriptive by using similes, ambitious vocabulary, speech and adverbs. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading our stories and we are looking forward to reading them to another class next week. We are so proud of our writing; here is our display of our published Cinderella of the Nile stories…

We also took part in an amazing Cinderella of the Nile poetry workshop where we wrote beautiful poems based on the story.

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 In maths, we have been focussing on our three and four times table. We looked at our three and four multiplication and division facts and practised our quick recall. Next week, we will use these skills to solve related calculations so make sure you are practising over the weekend.

In R.E, we explored the concept ‘incarnation’ by looking at the miracle when Jesus calmed the storm.  In the story, there was lots of evidence of Jesus being both a human and God and we looked at how this showed Jesus was God coming to earth as the saviour. In History, we found out lots about significant black sporting trailblazers and thought about how they may have helped shape sport, as we know it today. In Spanish, we listened to a story about a pet shop and were surprised by how much we could understand. In computing, we began programming our animations by creating algorithms. In science, we had lots of different magnets and conducted different investigations to test their strength. Which magnet did you find was the strongest?

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Black History Month

"Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else's shoes for a while." -Malorie Blackman

To honour both Black History Month and this year’s Olympic Games, this week we have been celebrating Black sporting icons and activists.  Next week we will be celebrating Black poets and writers. Over the weekend, every class will learn and recite a poem; we will focus on poems by Maya Angelou, David Campbell and Valerie Bloom. Additionally, each year group will focus on a particular book; they will explore the narrative, illustrations, author, culture and many more features.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell.

1/10/2021

'The most wasted of days is one without laughter.' -E.E Cummings

Proud to Be  Black History Month 2021

Black History Month is an annual celebration of the achievements of Black communities and the remembrance of Black history across the world.

First celebrated in the UK in 1987, the month-long festival includes educational events, exhibitions, shows, talks, memorial services and installations across London that raise awareness of history and celebrate traditions, customs and cultures.

Over the upcoming month, at St Peter’s school are excited to celebrate the continued achievements and contributions of black people of African and Caribbean descent.

Also, 

Happy Nigerian Independence Day!

We’re only three weeks into Key Stage Two and I’m so impressed with the focus and determination Year 3 have been showing. Keep it up, Year 3!

In English, we have finished writing our own versions of Cinderella of the Nile and have used our neatest, cursive handwriting to publish our stories. We have learnt how to use dictionaries to check how to spell words and make sure we understand the meaning of new words by reading the definition. Next week, we will be planning and writing our own modern day Cinderella stories and I can’t wait to hear all of your incredible ideas for your stories.

In maths, we have been exploring different formal and mental strategies for addition and multiplication. We then applied our learning to solve worded problems and an arithmetic test. Next week, we will begin looking at multiplication so make sure you’re practising your times tables on Times Tables Rockstars this weekend.

In R.E., we explored the next concept ‘People of God’ from the Bible’s big picture and how prophets such as Moses tried to spread God’s message before the arrival of Jesus. In Art, we made the next part of our collages- our pots and petals. In Spanish, we learnt the names of different animals. In History, we wrote detailed instructions on how the Ancient Egyptian’s would create a mummy. Finally, in science, we were answering the question ‘how strong is my magnet’ by conducting different investigations, such as, exploring how many paper clips the magnet would hold in a chain and how high a paperclip would jump.

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 Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Russell

24/9/2021

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES." -William James

What another fabulous week here in Year 3. I am so proud of all the hard work we have been doing and everything we have achieved so far. Keep up the hard work Year 3!

In English, we have been writing our own versions of Cinderella of the Nile. We focussed on using ambitious adjectives and similes to create effective character and setting descriptions to help the reader really imagine the story. One simile that stood out was, ‘the pirate hid in the bushes like a tiger stalking it’s pray’. I’ve been blown away with what we have written so far and can’t wait to see the finished stories next week.

In maths, we have been using our place value knowledge to mentally add and subtract ones and tens to 3-digit numbers. Next week, we will continue to learn more mental methods as well as some formal methods to add and subtract.

In R.E, we began looking at the big picture of the Bible by exploring the concepts ‘creation’ and ‘fall’ and how they fit into the Old Testament. In science, we explored how some materials are magnetic by seeing which ones were attracted to the magnets. In history, we became explorers by finding an ancient artefact and describing what it looked like to the rest of our group. In computing, we began designing our own backgrounds and characters on Scratch for our own animations. In Spanish, we learnt some classroom instructions which we will be using in class next week.

National Fitness Day 2021 – Wednesday 22nd September 2021

At St Peter’s, we value the importance of regular physical activity to enhance both mental and physical well-being of all children. In honour of National Fitness Day, every year group took part in the daily mile, either around the school playground or around Ravenscourt Park. The children did amazingly and all tried their very best – even the teachers did! Remember, we have a weekly KS2 running club with Mr Thomas and Mr Correia, which the children can attend if they wish. There is still chance to sign up; we have some talented runners in the school.

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Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Russell

17/9/2020

"Act as if what you do makes a difference. IT DOES." -William James

In English, we have been immersing ourselves into the alternative fairy tale 'Cinderella of the Nile'. We immersed ourselves in the story by creating freeze frames for different parts and writing a diary entry from the perspective of Rhodopis (Cinderella) where we described her feelings throughout each part of the story. We built up to finding all the features in the story to help us when we write our own versions next week.

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 In maths, we have been focussing on how to compare and order 3-digit numbers and revised everything we have learned in our place value topic. Next week, we will begin applying our understanding of place value to solve additions and subtractions. 

In science, we conducted an investigation to see how different surfaces affect how a car moves down a ramp. We found that smoother surfaces mean a car will move quicker. In RE, we began exploring the 'Bible's Big Picture' and learnt that the Bible is made up of many different books and was written over many years. In Spanish, we began looking at greetings and how to have a simple Spanish conversation. We now respond to the register with buenos días in the mornings and buenas tardes in the afternoons. In History, we went on an archeological excavation to Ancient Egypt where we looked through the tombs. 

It was also lovely to meet you all on the virtual open classroom on Tuesday evening. In case you missed it, here's what we discussed:

  • Please make sure your children are reading every day and you are making a note in the yellow reading diary each time they have read. I have added some questions into the reading folders to help with the children's comprehension skills. 
  • Homework will be set on Google Classroom. Friday homework is due on Monday and Monday homework is due on Friday. 
  • Reading books are to be changed every Monday and Thursday.
  • P.E. is on Tuesday and Friday. On Friday they should come to school in their PE kit. 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Russell

10/9/2021

"I haven't failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work"-Thomas Edison

Happy Friyay!

We have had another amazing week in Year 3! I've been so impressed with the learning and the standard of work in Year 3 already!

In English, we started immersing ourselves into the world of alternative fairy tales by looking at Roald Dahl's 'Revolting Rhymes'. We finished the week by creating our very own villain and writing a character description all about them. Next week, we will begin looking at the alternative fairy tale ‘Cinderella of the Nile’.

In maths, we have been focussing on understanding the value of each digit in a 3-digit number and then we placed these numbers on a number line all the way to 1000! Next week, we will be comparing 3-digit numbers and the value of the digits.

In science, we explored forces by looking at pushes and pulls. In PSHE, we worked in groups to complete a tangram challenge and created a list of what we could do to work better as a team. In history, we looked at some key facts about the Ancient Egyptians.

3/9/2020

"Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud'-Maya Angelou

We have had a wonderful start to Year 3. I am so proud of how well the children have settled into Key Stage 2 and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the children and hear about everything they got up to over the summer. They have shown such enthusiasm and determination to achieve great things already, which has been lovely to see. 

Over the last few days, we have been doing lots of activities to help us to get to know each other. We have been busy creating our own mini version of our favourite books - it looks like we have lots of Harry potter fans in Year 3! 

I am really looking forward to this year and all of the fun we are going to have in Year 3. 

A few notices:

  • PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Friday. 
  • Reading books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Please make sure that you read with your child each night and sign the reading diary. Please also write when the book is finished, so that we know to change the reading book. Thank you.
  • Our ‘Virtual Open Evening’ will be on Tuesday 14th September from 5:40 – 6:00pm. In the session, we will share key information about Year 3 and what we will be doing throughout the year.

Have a great weekend,

Miss Russell