Welcome to Year 3!
In year 3 this year is Miss Jennings and Ms Catana.
In Year 3 this term our topic will be Boats. We will be learning about mechanisms and having a look at how boats are used around the world to transport food and products between countries. We are very excited to be guiding your children through their learning journey, and look forward to hearing and developing their fantastic knowledge and ideas!
2nd Jul - 4th Jul – Hooke Court Yr 3
The reading challenge will soon be counted again for this term so please ensure that partnership books are up to date. To complete the reading challenge you need to read at home 4 times a week for ten weeks in order to earn the badge at the end of term.
Please keep going on Doodlemaths! We have not had any year 3 children in the top 10 doodlers of the week yet and I know you are all capable of being there! Why don't you challenge yourself to see how many stars you can get in just one week? We had 3 children in the top 10 last week but are still yet to have anybody in the top 5 on Friday's celebration assemblies! Keep going, you are doing so well!
This week we will be finishing our tests. When we have completed them we will be spending time going through them and addressing our mistakes. We will be practising and revising any topics that we found hard.
We will be starting our design and technology project all about boats. We will be designing boats with a mechanism and thinking about different types of boats and getting them to move.
In Year three we are building a culture where it is absolutely OK to make mistakes. We look at children's learning at the end of every day and have debates and discuss our ideas. We celebrate other children for making mistakes because we are so thankful to them for helping us learn. You might see some mistakes in our work below in the gallery, but we work independently in continuous provision and chose our own resources to use. The teachers are always very proud of us no matter if we got the exactly correct answer or not! Often the teachers like to celebrate that we managed to find a way of independently solving a problem more than the answer itself.
Raff and Henry C for their helpfulness and positive attitudes at all times.
Bea and Scarlett.
Please continue to be using doodle maths little and often. Use a pen and paper to show your workings if you are stuck and bing them in so I can see and help if you need it!
The next spelling test will be on Monday 17th June and we will be testing unit 17 from the spelling homework books.
Here is a list of different websites that I have found if you wish to do some extra practise at home.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma13tabl-game-tables-grid-find - a times tables game that gets you thinking about the relationship between the two numbers that are multiplied together
http://www.primarygames.co.uk/pg2/splat/splatsq100.html - a hundred square that lets you splat numbers with different colours to help you see patterns. Really useful for number work.
http://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/116/telling_the_time# - an interactive game for telling the time and solve word problems involved time
https://www.nationwideeducation.co.uk/check-it-out - A great game to help finding the better deal in shopping
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=SpeedChallenge - an interesting and fun activity with 10 questions / set
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar - spelling and grammar games of your choice
http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CalcBalancev5 - a tablet friendly game using all 4 operations
One of my favourite stories is Esio Trot by Roald Dahl. If any of you have read it, why not write a review for me to put on the website!