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Welcome to Y3D

Welcome back to the final half term of this year! We have a busy but exciting half term ahead as a school, with the fair, sports day and lots of other lovely things to look forward to! In Year 3 we are continuing learning about coastal areas of the UK and Italy in Geography, focusing on similarities and differences betwen the two. In Science we are going to be learning about Light, thinking about how it travels and looking at different natural and non natural sources of light.
PE will now be on Friday afternoons for our class.
Homework is set o Wednesdays to be returned the following Monday.

If you would like to speak with me in person please contact me via the school office on 
 0113 2574129.

Alternatively e-mail:
jennie.dobson@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk


This half-term's class reader is:

The BFG

By Roald Dahl


This half-term's home reader is:

Thorfin the Nicest Viking 

By David MacPhail


 

Times tables are really important in Year 3 so anything that can be done at home to help support your child's times tables knowledge will be extremely beneficial. To help with this, school have signed up to 'Times Tables Rockstars' which is a fun and interactive way for children to practise their times tables at home.

https://ttrockstars.com

In Year 3 your child will be learning the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Role Playing

The children worked in pairs to role play the conversation between Sophie and the BFG when they first arrive in the mysterious cave. They then performed for each other, we have some amazing actors and actresses in our class! The children then wrote this dialogue up using inverted commas and retold this section of the story brilliantly!

Role Playing
Here come the giants!

Year 3 spent a fun afternoon designing new giants after discovering from the BFG that there are many others! We used different materials to collage the giants and then wrote brilliant character descriptions of our creations!

Here come the giants!
Year 3/4 Poetry Slam

Today was the long awaited Poetry Slam. Each class held their own ‘Slam’, with every child participating. A winner was chosen by the children from each class to perform in the hall in front of all LKS2 pupils. Fortunately, we also had enough time for the 2nd and 3rd placed poets from each class to also perform. All of the teachers were amazed by how hard the children had worked to memorise their poems. They also loved the expression with which they performed them, the actions some children had incorporated into their performances and for just having the confidence to get up in front of their peers and perform. They should all be very proud of themselves!

Year 3/4 Poetry Slam
Freeze Frames

We started with some drama to introduce our new class reader this half term! We read the first 2 chapters of the BFG then hot seated Sophie to find out what she saw and how she was feeling. We then created freeze frames to show parts of the story read so far. We looked at each other's and guessed which part of the story they were showing. It was lots of fun!

Freeze Frames
Recycling Adverts!

We made adverts to encourage people to recycle more as part of our focus week!

Focus week - changes for the better

We learnt all about the importance of recycling during focus week and we thought about how we can reuse some of our litter in order to reduce the amount of waste. To highlight this, we made our own bird feeders using litter we collected from home!

Focus week - changes for the better
Venus Fly Trap

We had a real shock when we came into class after break - a child had been captured by a Venus Fly Trap! We had to work together to set her free, it was all very exciting! We made warning posters to let the rest of the school know about this evil plant, and we then wrote our own stories about what happened in our writing lessons. We hope the plant has gone for good now!

Venus Fly Trap
Planting seeds

We are experimenting to see what will happen to plants when one of the requirements needed for growth is taken away. We are recording our observations in a table every day to help us draw a conclusion as to how important each of the different requirements are.

Planting seeds
Roman Day!

We had a fantastic day to end our Roman's Topic, where we all dressed up as Romans and spent the day completing different activities around school. We learnt how to march in formation and made our own swords and shields! We then had a Roman battle followed by a Roman banquet. We hope you like the photos!

Roman Day!
Freeze Frames

We labelled the classroom with things we thought you would see and hear on a Roman battle field. Then we explored the room to look at the different ideas. We then used these as inspiration for our freeze frames. Take a look!

Freeze Frames
Roman Mosaics

In art we designed and then created our own Roman mosaics. We worked hard to make our patterns symmetrical and looked at many different examples of mosaics before starting. We hope you like them!

Roman Mosaics
Rocks and Soils School Visit

On Monday 11th March we visited Meanwood Urban Farm as part of our Rocks and Soils topic. It was very cold but we had a great day exploring different types of rock and discovering about their properties! We also made our own soil and tested different soils in different experiments. We finished the day making wormeries, which we now have in our classroom!

Rocks and Soils School Visit
Roman Shields

We designed our Roman Shields ready for making the real things! We looked at designs and learnt about what the colours and symbols represent. We are going to use our finished shields on Roman Day at the end of term!

Roman Shields
Roman Marching Formations

We have been learning about how the Romans became so powerful. We worked in groups to make posters to show the different formations the troops would march in. We can't wait to practice our marching skills on Roman Day!

Roman Marching Formations
Rocks and Soils...

We started our new Science topic by exploring different rocks in and around school! We thought about what they looked like, how they felt and what we thought they might be used for. We recorded our thoughts in a table!

Rocks and Soils...
World Book Day 2019!

We had a brilliant day in our class and spent the afternoon celebrating world book day!

World Book Day 2019!
Freeze Frames and Conscience Alley

We used conscience alley to help Father Wolf decide if he should keep the man cub or not. We then used freeze frames to capture important moments from the story...take a look!

Freeze Frames and Conscience Alley
Mount Vesuvius...

We have been learning about physical and man made features of the Italian landscape. We were fascinated to learn all about Mount Vesuvius, so we spent a creative afternoon making our own Volcanoes! We then had an eruption in our classroom!!

Mount Vesuvius...
Flying to Italy...

We had a very exciting start to our topic! We flew to Italy and saw some of the sites from the plane windows! We then had an amazing afternoon trying food, learning to speak the language and sketching some of the monuments.

Flying to Italy...
DT Super Learning Day - Where the wild things are

The entire school undertook an ambitious project - to design, make, evaluate and then use a puppet based on the classic children's book 'Where the wild things are'. The children loved designing their own 'wild thing' and thinking about how they could bring it to life in puppet form. They could clearly explain what had gone well and what they would change for next time and why - a sign of a great designer and learner. Finally, the children used their puppets to create a class video, which is posted below. They hope you like it.

Puppet Pals

The children also enjoyed recording what they had lerned onto the app - Puppet Pals.

Finding the cities Wally visited.

Children used the app 'Skitch' to show where in the world the cities were.

Finding the cities Wally visited.
Where did Wally visit?

Where in the world is Wally was a great week. The children in Y3S found out about Paris, Rome, Madrid, Berlin and Copenhagen during the Focus Week. Each day they drew a famous place from each of the cities that Wally visited.

Where did Wally visit?
Science Super Learning Day

Tug of War To begin the day, we looked at how to move items and change them. We gathered a wide variety of words and realised that these could either be classified as: pull, push or a combination. We then looked at how levels of push and pull affect the outcome of a situation or an item. For this, we had a year group tug of war!

Science Super Learning Day
RE - the 10 commandments

In RE this week, we have been looking at the 10 commandments and trying to order them in importance - it was a tricky job that causes lots of discussion. We wonder if you'll agree with our orders?

RE - the 10 commandments

Date Set: 26th September 2018          Due Back: 1st October 2018

L.C: To find out about the celebration of the ‘Harvest Festival’.

Remember to include:

Who celebrates it?

When it is celebrated?

Why they celebrate it?

How is it celebrated?

You could produce a labelled piece of art work, a short informative video or even a harvest booklet.

Remember to present your work using images and colours to make it imaginative and unique.

Good homework examples

Homework linked to 'Jeans for Genes' day. Monday 24th September - some great examples of homework sent in this week - why not take a look and get some ideas for next week.

Good homework examples
Planting - Science Blast

Monday 24th September 2018 To help our school environment, we worked with our school gardener Emily to plant some bulbs that will grow in the spring. Before we planted we had a good discussion about what each bulb needs in order to germinate - we have a class of green-fingered children. Well done everyone!

Planting - Science Blast
Good examples of homework

Monday 17th September - homework linked to Roald Dahl Day

Good examples of homework
Art linked to Literacy

The children have been working hard to sketch and then add colour (if they wish) to images of some of the characters that we have been writing about. We chose to look at the Lion King to support our class reader - The Butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo.

Art linked to Literacy