Monthly Archives: January, 2015

What is your favourite advert at the moment and why?

Leave a comment telling us about your favourite advert at the moment and why you like it! ūüôā



Homework ideas…

Literacy: We have started our new unit in Literacy this week Рwriting persuasive texts.  So far this week, we have looked at some TV adverts and considered how they are persuasive. We have also compared TV adverts to poster adverts and discussed the differences between the two and how effective each is.  The children could have a look at different adverts on the TV and think about who the audience is? How are they being persuasive? What language is used to persuade you?

Maths: This week we have been looking at subtraction in Maths.  The children may want to practise their learning from this week over the weekend. 

Spellings: Continue to look at turning adjectives into adverbs – the ly ending!

Topic: Collages, Rainforest facts, musical instruments, Rainforest stories…the list is endless! We have been so impressed with the home learning over this term so far. ¬†The children could explore the issue of deforestation this week and begin to think about how they might help raise the profile of the disappearing rainforest.

Year Three team

3 part sentences

Today we have been looking at 3 part sentences in Literacy.  Can you create some of your own and add them to this blog as a comment?

Here are some examples from today:

He woke up, ruffled his feathers and then went back to sleep. (Mia D and Anna)

It was the middle of the day and the tree frog jumped through the forest, slid down the wet mud and stopped by the river. (Zane and Erin)

Our maths journey

Thank you to all of our parents who attended the calculation evening last Thursday. It was great to see you all so involved with your children’s mathematical journey.

This week Year Three have taken the next step with their addition and have been working on the expanded column addition method. We have all been working really hard and using apparatus such as arrow cards and deans to support us.

Below is an example of what the method looks like- first we need to partition the numbers into 10s and 1s before  placing them into order of place value.  We need to remember to add the 1s first! Once we have added all the numbers up we then need to add those numbers together.



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We hope this is clear and will enable you to help your children further at home . Remember we also have lots of fun activities on abacus focusing on addition!

Within literacy this week we have been creating stories about a chosen rainforest animal, lots of children have included 2A sentences within their writing, well done Year Three. This week you could try and think of 2A sentences to describe a different setting, maybe even a part of your house! Also when you are reading, see if any of your books include 2A sentences.


Next Tuesday, the 27th January, Year Three and Year Four will be celebrating a mass within school. We invite all of our parents to come and join in. We will be starting at 10.15 looking forward to seeing you all there.


Miss Shaw and Miss Turner


Homework…Are you stuck for ideas?

Literacy: This week we have been learning about including new and exciting vocabulary in our sentences.¬† The children have learnt a new ‘type’ of sentences to use at home – the 2A sentence (2 adjective sentence). Each sentence has 2 adjectives before the first noun and then 2 adjectives before the second noun.¬† This type of sentence creates a vivid image in the readers minds!

Examples:  The tall, awkward giraffe meandered through the dense, fragrant forest.

There was a grumpy, motionless monkey hiding in the overgrown, mossy tree.

Maths: Multiplying and dividing by 10 and 100. The children have been using place value grids to move the places of the digits when multilpying and dividing.¬† Avoid language such as ‘adding or taking away a zero’ as this will cause confusion later on in their mathematical learning with decimals.

RE: We have talked this week about the differences between ‘hearing’ and ‘listening’.¬† How do we know we are listening to God?

Online – abacus, Mymaths and bugclub

It is not expected for children to do all of these activities by Friday; just some helpful pointers if required ūüôā


Year 3 Team


Welcome to the Jungle!

Welcome back! We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and wish you a happy new year.  All of the team in Year three were very spoilt by the children before christmas with all of the lovely gifts that we recieved.  We were very appreciative of your generosity. We hope the children enjoyed their hot chocolates drinks over the festive period.

We have been very impressed with the way the children have come back into school after the christmas break.¬† They all seem very keen to get started on the Rainforest topic for this half term.¬† Please see below a copy of the pyramid which will be coming out this week for the children to get started with. Don’t forget about bug club, abacus and my maths too ūüôā

For blog - rainforest

An addition point to note – Year three had the top attendance overall last term so well done Hippos and Lions!

Year Three team