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Welcome to Year 3

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Today we have enjoyed finding out about our new topic ‘Getting Green’.

 

First we looked at a photograph of a girl and a sunflower and we had to use our inference skills to write down as much information as we could. What is in the picture? Why? How might the girl have been feeling? Why do you think this? Why was the photograph taken? – These were just some of the questions we came up with and tried to answer. The photograph was actually of Miss James when she was at school and had grown a sunflower. It was extremely tall!

 

Next we were given a tarsia, we have done tarsias before, we really like them because they are challenging and we love a challenge! We were told that once we had completed the tarsia it would reveal a hidden message telling us what the next part of our WOW would be. It said we were going to plant sunflower seeds, so we did! For some of us it was our first time at planting seeds so we used the information sheets to decide what we needed and how we were going to do it. We all planted our own and have put them on the windowsill in our classroom so they can absorb lots of sunlight. It is our responsibility to make sure we look after them and help them to grow.

Whose will grow the tallest? Lets find out …

 

Finally we took part in a sunflower quiz, we had to answer different questions by finding the facts and answers from around the classroom. Did you know that the tallest sunflower was grown in Germany and it was 9.17m tall and that there are over 70 different types of sunflower?

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Take Over Day

 

Below are a few photos from take over day, when our Year 5 children took over the running of our school. Year 3 enjoyed having 6 new teachers and teaching assistants for the morning. Watch out Miss James and Miss Hooson I think they are after your jobs!!!! 

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Easter Bonnet Competition

 

Look at our fantastic Easter Bonnet's!!!

The winner for 3J was ...  Oliver P.

Well done Oliver and to everyone who took part smiley 

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Sport Relief

 

We had great fun wearing red and getting active for sport relief!

Every day we took part in a different physical activity!

And we finished the week off by running the Boundary Mile as many times as we could in 15 minutes!

We can't wait to find out how many miles we ran as school! 

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Science Day 2018

 

'Which is the most absorbent material to mop up water?'

 

On Friday we were given the above question, a variety of materials and resources and flip chart paper and pens. We got split into groups and we had to decide how we were going to find out the answer. Each group decided that they were going to conduct an experiment and how they did it was up to them. "We need to make sure we measure out the water and use the same amount each time or it will not be a fair test." Storm. "Lets make 10 different piles and then place each piece of material on top of the water, which ever one absrobes the most water will be the most absorbent." Paulina. "You also need to make sure the material is the same size too, so we need to measure it." Arianna. 

 

The children conducted the experiment and they found out that the cotton wool was the most absorbent material. "This is because in cotton wool the molecules are spread out which creates lots of air gaps. These air gaps allow for the water to be absorbed." Deacon. "Even though we measured the cotton wool it was thicker than the other materials, so this helped absorb more water too." Lexi. 

 

 

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PSHE

 

This week in PSHE we have been learning about some of the different jobs people do to earn money. We played a game called 'flat chat', where we had to think of as many different jobs as we could. We thought about what jobs we might like to do when we are older and then made a bar graph to show our favourites. 

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Maths

 

This week in maths we have been exploring measure.

 

How do we draw lines accurately?

How many cm are in a metre?

How many mm are in  a cm? 

 

These are all questions we have found out the answers to. We played matching games, completed different challenges drew lines and checked each others work to see if it was correct. "My favourite challenge was when we had to find as many ways as possible to draw an 18cm line." George. 

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World Book Day 2018

Thursday March 1st 2018 was World Book Day, so we all had fun dressing up as characters from our favourite books.  Thank you to all the children and parents for the superb effort put into the costumes.  Everyone looked great!

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Let it Snow!

Snow is a rarity in Blackpool.  However, the 'Beast from the East' gave us a light dusting on Tuesday and we thoroughly enjoyed it...until our gloves got wet!  

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Spring 2 - The Groovy Greeks

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Year 3 Samba Practice

Year 3 have been exploring the sounds of Brazil in Music. They have worked hard to practice and perform a piece of samba music using our samba drums and whistles. They then performed in front of the whole school during our Friday assembly. Well done Year 3!

The Groovy Greeks - WOW!

We had an exciting introduction to our new topic, The Groovy Greeks.  We took part in our very own 'Boundary Olympic Games' where we competed in teams, taking part in different Olympic sports including shot-put, javelin, sprint and high-jump.

To be successful we had to show determination and encourage other members of our team.

As part of our Groovy Greeks WOW, Y3 also cracked a code using the Greek Alphabet and had a go at writing their own Greek messages.
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We also enjoyed looking at Greek patterns and using them to design our own Greek Hydria jugs.
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Spring 1 - Let it Shine

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Spring 1 - Homework

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Spring 1 - Newsletter

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Let it Shine - WOW!

To introduce our new topic, Let it Shine, we took part in Light, Colour and Dance with Charlotte Anderson, a qualified dance teacher. We loved dancing in the dark with disco lights and glow sticks!

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Welcome back! It is lovely to see you all looking so smart in your full uniforms. Remember, your Always badge is part of your uniform and should be worn every day. 

 

We are looking forward to all the exciting learning we will be doing in the coming weeks. Have a look at our overview below to find out what we will be doing. 

 

Important Information

 

P.E.

We will have a P.E. lesson every Monday and Thursday. We recommend that you keep your P.E. kit in your locker for the full half term. Please remember your P.E. kit is part of your school uniform and should consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps. 

 

Reading Books

Reading books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday. You should be reading at home at least three times every week.

 

Homework

Weekly homework consisting of spellings and times tables will be sent home every Monday. Spellings and times tables will be tested every Friday. 

SAMBA

 

3J have been having SAMBA lessons with Mr Simpson. We have learnt about rhythm, beat, timing and performing. "You have to show determination and confidence. It is sometimes hard to stay in time with everyone else." Lexi. 

 

At the end of the half term we performed in Assembly. 

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Super Science

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We had great fun using mirrors and torches to investigate how light travels and how it is reflected.

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Autumn 2 - Rock and Roll

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WOW - Rock and Roll

Year 3 were introduced to their new topic, Rock and Roll, by taking part in a variety of activities based around rocks and fossils. They hunted for fossils, created their own fossils and even made a rock sandwich!

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Autumn 1 - Poles Apart

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Orienteering

In their P.E. lessons Year 3 have been learning about orienteering. They learned how to read maps and then used them to navigate around the school and the playground. 

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Marvellous Maths!

We have been solving problems using addition and subtraction. We used place value grids, counters and base ten apparatus to help us solve the problems. 

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Super Science!

We have been learning about forces. We planned an experiment and investigated how far a vehicle would travel on different surfaces.

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Amazing Homework Projects

As part of their topic, Poles Apart, Year 3 have been learning all about magnets. Take a look at some of the amazing homework projects that the children have created using magnets.

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Voting Day!

Year 3 have been voting for their school councillors. The candidates gave speeches in class before we cast our votes in the hall.

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Computing

We have been using our new Chromebooks to learn about what a strong password is and how to create one. We used a website to check how strong our passwords are.

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WOW - Poles Apart

 

To introduce their new topic, Poles Apart, the children in Year 3 had a wonderful time experimenting with magnets. They played games, learned tricks and are looking forward to learning more about magnets in the coming weeks. 

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What an exciting 2016/17 we have had! 

 

Take a look at some of our fantastic learning from the past year.

 

During Year 3, we have had an amazing time learning about how the past has influenced the future in relation to our ‘Groovy Greeks’ topic. We excelled in our very own ‘Boundary Olympic Games’ where we were split into four nations and competed to win the title. The winners were ‘USA’ with Finley as their captain. Cheering each other on, we showed how we are ‘Always’ children who show many of the schools’ characteristics.

 

From ‘Forces’ to ‘Light’ to ‘Animals including humans’ we have learnt a variety of scientific topics where we learnt how to use an investigative mind to help set up experiments to aid our subject knowledge. In Maths, we have shown that we are resilient in learning new things and how to be perseverant when faced with challenging tasks. During our Reading Into Writing journeys we have written a range of genres and particularly enjoyed our journey of writing following a story that Dan Worsley had written especially for us. We enjoyed listening to him telling a story and how to recreate our own version of it. We spent the morning retelling our stories to Dan, where we wore his waistcoat and acted in his role as an author.

 

We have all thoroughly enjoyed Year 3 and we can’t wait to see what challenges await us Year 4.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

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