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Year 3 2021 - 2022

Miss Wallace

Miss Wallace

English and Oracy Leader

Miss Sajjid

Miss Sajjid

Art and Design Leader

Miss Riley

Miss Riley

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Our Year 3 children have an exciting and creative curriculum which enables them to Aspire - Believe - Achieve. Look around this page to find out more about our exciting learning.

3 Oak

Hello and welcome to 3 Oak. The Class Teacher is Miss Riley and the learning support assistants are Mrs. Saghir and Mrs. O‘Keefe.  

We have had a jam-packed start to Year 3 and have been learning lots of new skills and picking up lots of new knowledge.  

 

In English this half term, we have been learning about folk tales.  We have read The Green Children by Kevin Crossley-Holland and The Greenling by Levi Pinfold. We have used these stories to help us develop inference skills in reading and then applying these thoughts and feeling into our writing. Our writing skills this half terms have included using complex sentences with the conjunction when and because as well as using commas in lists and inverted commas for speech. We finished off the unit by writing our own folk tales based on these books and making use that we use our writing skills.    

“Using a skill like inference means using the text to tell us how the character is feeling or what they are thinking,” Sohaib.  

“Inverted commas go around the words that are spoken,” Esa.  

 

In Maths, we have been looking at the use of written methods when calculating more complicated additions and subtractions.  We have learnt how to set these calculations out correctly and then started to use the method when solving problems.  We have also looked at when it is appropriate to use a formal method and when a jotting or a mental calculation would be more appropriate.  

“The formal written method we used was column addition and column subtraction. We even did questions where we needed to exchange!” Hasnain   

  

In our Science topic, have been looking at forces and magnets.  We have looked at different types of magnets and how a magnet works. We then we investigated their strength using a fair test. In our conclusion we looked at what items were magnetic used the words repel and attract.   

“Two poles that are the same, like the two north poles of a magnet, will repel each other but the opposite poles, north and south will attract each other.” Uzair.  

“The four different types of magnets we looked at were the bar magnet, horseshoe magnet, button magnet and ring magnet.”  Aiza  

 

Our Geography unit this half term focuses on the question, what do we know about the angry earth?  We are going to be investigating earthquakes and volcanoes, how they are formed, where we can find them and many other things. We are especially excited to watch some videos of some of the volcanoes erupting.

 

3 Maple

Hello and as-salamu alaykum to you all! The class teacher in 3 Maple is Miss Sajid and the learning support assistant is Mrs Mughal.

This term, we have worked extremely hard to develop and acquire new skills.

 

In Reading we have been drawing inferences on events and the thoughts and feelings of characters.

Gathering content
Gathering Content

   “An inference is when we use clues from the text and our own knowledge and experiences to come to an answer.”  Mohammed Haaris Nadeem

Reading Phase
Reading Phase

 

In Writing we have been securing our use of the different forms of sentences, developing our ability to use subordinate conjunctions to create complex sentences and have begun to use inverted commas to punctuate direct speech.

Writing Phase
Writing Phase 

In Maths we have focused on addition and subtraction with a focus on acquiring new decision-making skills. We have been developing our ability to decide on the most efficient method to work out a calculation or problem. We have also worked extremely hard to learn a new formal method which we can use when solving addition and subtraction calculations: the column method.

In Science we have been investigating rocks and forces and magnets. We have learnt what a fair test is and have conducted lots of experiments. We always predicted what we thought was going to happen and then analysed our findings.

“My favourite experiment was when we investigated how the type of soil affects the time it takes for water to drain through because the results surprised me. I predicted that the clay soil would let the water drain through the quickest but I was wrong because the sand soil had smaller particles and let the water drain faster!”  Haniadua Faisal

 

In History we have studied the Stone Age. Our focus question was: ‘Who Lived in Britain First?’ and we now know that the Stone Age was followed by the Bronze Age which was then followed by the Iron Age. We have even learned that the first period of the Stone Age was the Palaeolithic Period, the second period was the Mesolithic Period and the third period was the Neolithic period.

“Did you know that the Stone Age started around 3 million years ago?” Muhammed Subhaan Hussain

“Did you know that people used to be hunter-gatherers and gather their food by hunting animals and collecting fruit?”  Hajra Aisha Ahmed

Take a look at our Stone Age learning wall that we built over the term

Stone Age Learning Wall
Stone Age Learning Wall

 

3 Elm

Hello and welcome to 3 Elm. The class teacher in 3 Elm is Miss Wallace and the learning support assistant is Miss Ciura. 

We have had a busy start to Year 3 and have been learning lots of new knowledge and skills. 

 

In English this half term we have been learning about folk tales.  We have read The Green Children by Kevin Crossley-Holland and The Greenling by Levi Pinfold.  We have used these stories to help us develop inference skills in reading and then applying these thoughts and feelings into our writing.  Our writing skills this half term have included using complex sentences with the conjunction ‘when’ and ‘because’ as well as using commas in lists and inverted commas for speech.  We finished off the unit by writing our own folk tales based on these books and making sure that we use our writing skills.   

“Inference means that we use a text or video clip to work out a character thought and feeling by looking at what they say and do.” Saman 

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“Inverted commas go around the words spoken.” Salahudin 

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In Maths we have been looking at the use of written methods when calculating more complicated additions and subtractions.  We have learnt how to set these calculations out correctly and then started to use the method when solving problems.  We have also looked at when it is appropriate to use a formal method and when a jotting or a mental calculation would be more appropriate. 

 

Our science topic has been forces and magnets.  We have been learning about how a magnet works and investigating their strength.  We then looked at what items were magnetic using the words repel and attract.   

 

“Two poles that are the same will repel each other.” Raees. 

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“A magnet does not need direct contact with an object to be attracted to it.”  Hiba. 

 

What do you know about the angry earth?  This is the driver question for our Geography unit this half term.  We are going to be investigating volcanoes, how they are formed, where we can find them and what happens when they erupt. 

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