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Year 3

Week Ending 5/7/19

We have been studying free verse poetry in English. We started off writing about the summer, we then studied different antonyms and examples of figurative language to come up with a plan for a poem about winter (in this heat it is important to use visualisation to cool yourself down).

Week Ending 28/6/19

As we lead up to Sports Day, practice throughout the school has started to intensify and that is the same in Year 3. This week we have spent some time supporting the reception class to fine tune their skills and help them to become more familiar with the races. Everyone had a great time and it was nice to see the mature way we helped out Year R.

Week Ending 21/6/19

This week we enjoyed an exciting day of art based around the theme of Costa Rica. The class researched the geography of Costa Rica and produced some lovely animal based collages and pains to create a print. Sticking wit the rainforest theme, in English we have planned and published a letter to President Bolsonar of Brazil. We are trying to persuade him to stop the deforestation of the rainforest.

Week Ending 14/6/19

Despite the awful weather for this time of year we have been able to remain active this week. As well as ur normal PE and swimming sessions, on Monday, we had an extra games session, which the Year 6 led a range of different games for us to play. On Thursday we were then given a cricket workshop led by Jim Clarke from Radlett Cricket Club.

In English, we have been using persuasive techniques and acting skills to create our own TV adverts for a made up toy of our choice.

Week Ending 7/6/19

We have been learning about different family members in French. We prepared a brief description of our siblings. We were able to write it independently and some of us were able to perform it too.

Week Ending 24/5/19

As part of outdoor learning week, we took the children outside to work on their observational drawing skills. We studied our surrounding area closely and chose a setio of it to draw, focusing on drawing what was actually in front of us and not what we thought was there.

Week Ending 17/5/19

In R.E, we have been reading and recreating some stories from the bible. We studied different stories that involved Jesus, looked at the values that he demonstrated and then recreated them in small groups.

Week Ending 10/5/19

This week in maths we have been using our multiplication skills to investigate scaling. On Friday, we imagined what it would be like if we were a giant. We measured different body parts and scaled them up to see how big we would be if we were a giant (some even found out how big their hair quiff would be…)  

Week Ending 5/4/19

Over the past few weeks we have been writing explanation texts. We have taken inspiration from Wallace and Gromit’s cracking contraptions and designed a machine to get us dressed when we are just too tired (or lazy) to do it ourselves.

Week Ending 29/3/19

This week we have taken the opportunity to bask in the sun and consolidate our science work on light and shadows. We used the outside learning environment to create stick-men using shadows.

Week Ending 22/3/19

We have been working hard on perfecting the play ready for the penultimate week of the term. In English we have been looking at explanation texts and noticed that they have similar features to instruction texts. We have also been spending some of our own time to help sort out the school allotment, we look forward to being able to plant exciting things in the coming weeks.

Week Ending 15/3/19

In English we have been studying different types of poems this week. We have looked at kennings, haikus and tankas. The children created kennings about themselves as we celebrated how different we all were, today we created Red Nose Day tankas and the importance of helping raise money for those that are in need.

Week Ending 8/3/19

We have recently been doing work about the book ‘The Lost Happy Endings’. We have been discussing how to improve our similes. We worked together to make sure that they were relevant and that they are as interesting as we could make them.

Week Ending 1/3/19

This week we have been attacking written methods of multiplication. We have shown resilience and persevered to make good progress and are now starting to apply our knowledge.     

Week Ending 15/2/19

This week we have been working hard on our class assembly. We were all really proud of the excellent work that all the children did to get it ready and the resilience we showed to make the performance as good as we could. Despite our hard work, we did manage to enjoy our workshop on chinese new year, we had fun learning a traditional dance and dressing up as a dragon!


Enjoy the half term!   

Week Ending 8/2/19

For maths we have been studying different types of graphs and charts. We have interpreted different charts with different scales as well as creating our own graphs. As a class we created a human bar chart about the month of the year that we were born in.

Week Ending 25/1/19

In English, we have been writing alternative fairy tales based on Goldilocks. We have changed the story based on our own ideas, which we had a lot of fun with. As we understand that editing our work is an important skill we worked in pairs to ensure that our story is the best it can be.

Week Ending 18/1/19

This week in we finished off our D+T project, we painted our clay sculptures of mythical beasts. It was quite tricky because the models broke when we tried to move them. We had fun painting our models aloth they were quite fiddly.

Week Ending 14/12/18

We have been using our computing skills to research about different rivers from around the world. We have researched important details and interesting facts about the features of the river, to then create an information page on it. Please ask the children about the river they researched.

Week Ending 7/12/18

In science, we have been learning about how fossils are formed and the palaeontologist Mary Anning. We have used play-doh and some toy dinosaur skeletons to make a mould and filled in with Plaster of Paris. We left it overnight to harden before peeling off the play-doh to reveal our fossil. They were then covered in compost to give a more realistic effect.

Week Ending 30/11/18

This week we have been looking at different sets of instructions and evaluating if they are effective instructions and how we can make them better. We looked at some instructions about how to make a woolly mammoth and then had a go and making it. They were not very good instructions but we still managed to make some good woolly mammoths.

Week Ending 23/11/18

This week we have been learning about the different properties of rocks and grouping them based on their properties. We carried out different experiments to test their density and to see if they were permeable or impermeable.

Week Ending 16/11/18

This week we have been working on anti bullying week and the importance of making the right choices and to choose respect. We have also been fundraising and supporting the children in need cause this week with crazy hair day. Lots of the class participated and helped to raise money for the children that need it.  

Week Ending 9/11/18

During our first week back we have been learning different types of rolls in gymnastics. We ended by trying to apply our skills to move a hula hoop from one end of the team to another through our ability of rolling.

Week Ending 26/10/18

This week we were lucky to have Miss Picton take Year 3 out for a morning of outdoor learning. They used their scientific knowledge to make their own compasses using a magnet and a bowl of water to navigate their way around the school site. They also used different materials from around the school site to create pictures. Sadly, we now say good bye to Miss Picton and a MASSIVE good luck for her future adventures. The class really appreciate all the hard work she has put in this year and when she was their teacher last year too.

Week Ending 19/10/18

In maths we work hard on our times tables, we have been using this to help our multiplication work. We have started to use the grid method to times 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers.

Week Ending 12/10/18

For English we have been studying different poem types, focusing on adverb poems and ‘The Sound Collector’ by Roger McGough. We have used the same poetic framework as the sound collector to write our own poems. All the class did really well and were proud of their work. We hope you enjoy reading these examples…

Week Ending 5/10/18

During our time in computing this term we have been using the program Scratch to introduce coding. This week we have been exploring different characters (known as sprites) to use. We took our time to design our own sprite.

Week Ending 28/9/18

This week we have been using our artistic talents to mix colours ready to paint our pictures of a hydra. We practised drawing the mythical beasts last week ensuring that they were ready to paint. Watch this space for the finished product.


Week Beginning 17/9/18

To help celebrate Roald Dahl day we have been studying the book “The Twits”. We have been using the book to develop our drama skills and to write play scripts about pranks that they could have played on each other.


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