Author Archive: Mrs H Shaw

Wc 18th October 2021

It’s been a long and busy term but we have now completed our first half term in Year Three. We can’t express enough how impressed we have been with the way the children have adapted to life in Year 3.

This week we have been practising learning the poem ‘the sound collector’ off by heart to perform to an audience next term. The children have been adding by actions to help them remember the words and to make it come to life.

In Maths, we have continued to learn about adding and subtracting with measure. We have been learning to add 2 or 3 amounts and subtract from a measure such as 1m. Some children started converting measure too – 120cm becomes 1m and 20cm. The children’s ere also learning compliments to 100(2 numbers that equal 100. ) This is some thing the children struggle with and so more practise would be a great way to support at home.

In Spellings we have continued to learn about homophones while the children consolidating phonics have been looking at the ‘ir’ sound.

The children have some home learning to complete over the week. Don’t forget to login to Sumdog and Times table rockstars.

We wish for you all to have a fun, safe and most importantly healthy half term break. See you in a week.

Team three.

4th October 2021

Thank you for all of the donations for the Harvest. The children have displayed the collection by the prayer tables in school but will shortly be added in with the rest of the school.
The children have been enjoying learning about ways to wash a Sabre Tooth Tiger this week. We have been using prepositions to think about where we will be washing the tiger, for example between the claws. We have also been learning new adverbs such as vigorously and thinking about how to use this in our instructions.

In Maths we have been learning to subtract ones from a 3 digit number. We have been thinking about using an efficient strategy when subtracting for example 143 – 5 = 143 -3-2.  Some children found this tricky and so any further practise at home would be beneficial as we continue to apply this next week in the context of money.

We completed our Science experiment this week exploring how the force needed for a car to move along different surfaces changes depending on the type of surface. We tried releasing a car (toy) down a ramp with Astro turf, bubble wrap, hessian and shiny wood. The children will be able to share what they found.

Spelling home learning, the Maths task and the vocabulary home learning has been shared and discussed with the children. Don’t forget to log in to Times tables rockstars – let’s see who makes it onto the leader board this week.

Butser Ancient Farm Photos will be appearing shortly.

A busy week of learning in school again this week so enjoy a restful weekend.

Team Three

24th September 2021

The weeks are really flying by as once again another successful week has been completed.

In Maths this week we have been adding single digits to 2 and 3 digit numbers by using our number bonds to get to the next ten and then adding what is left. We will be continuing my this next week also.

In English, we wrote our final cave setting description based on the Stone Age Boy text. We edited our work and then published it today. We were very impressed with some of the handwriting – look out for handwriting pens coming soon.

Spellings: please see the home learning books (red) for a run through of the spelling rules the children have been learning this week and the tasks to complete.

School Trip- it is a super exciting week coming up next week with our trip to Butser Ancient Farm. A parent mail went out today to Hippo class, who go on Monday, to advise parents to send lunch in a disposable bag, to wear comfy weather appropriate trousers and to bring footwear suitable for muddy uneven grounds. School jumpers and tops please.

Home reading journals next week please- (yellow book).

Look out for pictures coming next week. After a quick check in at the end of the day about weekend plans with the children, it seems like you are all very busy with camping, play dates, cinema visits to name a few. Whether you’re out and about or having a well earned rest at home, we look forward to seeing you next week for more learning.

Team three.

17th September 2021

Another busy week of learning in school – well done everyone!

In Maths this week we have been adding and subtracting 10 to a 3 digit number. This was quite tricky especially when crossing the boundaries – for example 209 -10 or 398+10. This would be a good skill to continue to practise at home.

We have started applying some of the skills we have been learning in a short piece of writing about a cave. We have been using prepositions to make the writing more interesting and we have been really thinking about the exciting vocabulary that we can use too.

Spellings and Phonics – we have focused on ‘un’ and ‘dis’ in the spelling groups. The children who are in the phonics group have been looking at the ‘igh’ sound.

Home learning – WOW! We were absolutely delighted with the standard of home learning coming in from the children. They have been working really hard indeed. We looked at the home reading journals this week so this will not be due again until Wednesday 29th September (NB – inset day is 1st October and Lion school trip is 30th Sept). Remember they don’t have to have read a whole book – it might just be a chapter that they review.

RE – it has been really special to see the baptism candles and bibles coming into school  we have been keeping them safe on our prayer table to use in our learning

Have a lovely weekend and we look forward to seeing you all again next week.

Team Three.

Welcome back to Year Three

Wow and just like that the first week is complete. And what a busy week it has been. All the children have settled back into the school routine and school life beautifully. We are particularly impressed with the learning behaviours of all children who seem keen to learn.

In Maths this week we have been looking at 3 digit numbers and where to position them on empty numbers lines. This was quite tricky so we have been doing lots of practise!

We have started to explore our first text in English – Stone Age boy. This included drama and later in the week a chance to write some sentences using exciting vocabulary. We have been learning how to use a dictionary and a thesaurus too.

We have our school trip to Butser Ancient Farm coming up soon – 27th September for Hippos and 30th September for Lions. I know the children are really looking forward to this.

The children have been sent home today with their home learning for the week. This includes 3 spelling activities, vocabulary home learning and the first entry in the home reading journal. Times table rockstars is also readily available for some times table fun!

We look forward to welcoming you during the virtual Welcome Meeting. The links have been sent out for this meeting on 17th September.

Have a super weekend everyone. We look forward to seeing you next week for more learning.

Team Three

A Dragon in School

On Monday when we return to school the middle area has been completely trashed and there was police tape securing the area. We spring into action and begin to collect the evidence. We were lucky enough to meet a local dragon expert who rushed in as soon as she heard the news. We were also able to interview Mr Chapman and Mr Cunningham who told us a bit more about what had happened. We will be writing a report about what we have found!

As if that wasn’t enough excitement we also took part in a football tournament on Friday to mark the beginning of the Euros!! It was a fun afternoon where all the children joined in beautifully!

Well Done everyone!

We have been looking at Time this week! The children have impressed us with their reading of time to the nearest 5 minute interval. Keep practising this ready for year 4!

Have a good week!

Team Three

Friday 21st May 2021

We’ve had a very busy couple of weeks in school so we hope you are ready for a run through of everything we have been doing.

Firstly, we are pleased to share that we had our first liturgy for a long time in the unity building. It was a really special occasion to get her together and think about our friendships and how we show love to one another. Photos can be found on Mr Cunningham’s main blog.

In Maths, we have been looking at 3D shapes and the properties of 2D shapes. We learnt what perpendicular and parallel lines were and spotted them in shapes. More recently we have been adding 2 numbers together using a column strategy. We have been really impressed with the children’s presentation and the way they have approached problem solving over the past couple of weeks.

In English, we have started our new unit using the Great Kapok Tree as our test driver. We will be writing a new page to be added to the book with details the affects on deforestation on the animals in the Rainforest.

Congratulations to the children who won the animal prizes for their last piece of writing! We were very proud of all the children’s efforts

We completed the Big Survey this week. The children were asked their views on school, life in the wider community as well as aspiration questions about what they might like to do when they are ‘grown ups’.

One more week before a well earned rest and hopefully some sunshine.

Don’t forget to bring home learning in this week so that we can take a good look at all the work you are doing at home.

Team Three!

Friday 7th May 2021

We have been busy publishing our Non chronological reports all about a new species that we have discovered in the Rainforest. For this writing outcome, the Year Three team will be awarding cuddly toys to the children for their efforts in the writing progress. Look out for a teddy coming home with you soon!

We have continued to look for links between and within times tables this week. We have represented the times tables in different ways. We have used 1, 10 5 derive to help use use halving to find 5 times a number.  We also looked at nearby facts! If I know 5 x 4 = 20 then 6x 4 must be 5×4 + 4 more.  It was tricky but we are just at the beginning of this way of thinking and will continue to look at this in years to come.

We have concluded out plants unit and will be starting our new unit on Forces and Magnets next week.  Have a think about what you already know and what you might like to learn about over the next few weeks in school.

Congratulations to all of our showstopper and golden key winners.

See you Monday

Team Three


Friday 30th April 2021

Happy bank holiday weekend!

We have had a very eventful week in school. On Friday we had our school photos on the field, we got to watch an incredibly inspiring assembly with the Rock 2the beat rock band and finally Lee Hayward came in to tak to us about how to be safe online. Phew!

But that wasn’t it! In English, we have started to write up our non chronological report page all about the new animal that we discovered in the rainforest. We started with its appearance and we were trying to include lots of causal connectives and different noun choices.

In Maths we have been learning about the times tables and representing these in different ways. We have been looking for links between the facts. For example if I know

1x 4 = 4 then I know 10x 4 = 40. I can work out 5×4 by halving this to equal 20! This works for really big numbers too – but that’s just for fun or a party trick.

I also can make linked with doubling.
1×4 = 4 so 2×4 will be double and =8 and if I double it again it will be 4×4 =16. And I can even double it again which will be 8×4 =32. Wowser!
See what you can find out!

We have a science experiment on the go in school. We have put some celery in undiluted squash so we can see how water is transported up to the leaves where the plants makes it’s food.

Hope that everyone manages to stay nice and warm and dry this weekend. See you next week.

Team Three

Friday 23rd April 2021

Welcome back to all the children. We hope that they all had a lovely Easter break. We’re pleased to see that it is finally warming up and have been making the most of getting outside for some of our learning this week.

During our Maths lessons this week we have be learning to multiply and divide by 10. We have used the HTO grid to help us make numbers ten times bigger and smaller.

We started our new English unit this week too. We have created our own rainforest animal and started to write sentences using causal connections such as if, when, in order to and so that.

We have continued to learn about the life cycle of plants and this week we looked at pollination and the role that bees play in that process. The children acted out how pollen is transferred from one flower to animal to another before they created a cartoon to explain it to a friend.

Don’t forget to try to access sumdog and TT rockstars as part of your home learning. Vocabulary and spelling sheets have been sent home with the children. The children have also received the reading passports that they can start completing over the next couple of weeks.

Happy St Georges Day.

Team Three