17th May 2019
Year 3 have tried really hard this week with a hard topic in Maths. We've been looking at Equivalent Fractions and Simplifying Fractions...which we're definitely getting better at! In English, the class have looked at writing a mystery story using lots of descriptive language. We looked at reflective materials during our Science lesson on Light and Dark and learned about 'retro-reflective' materials.
10th May 2019
Year 3 have had a busy week this week learning about equivalent fractions in Maths. We've tried really hard using the multiplication method and picture splitting method so far! We have looked at the present perfect tense in English, relating this to our mystery book Harry Burdick. We looked at 'Shadows' in Science and continued learning about the Victorian era in Topic. We are continuing our class reader, Street Child learning all about Jim Jarvis.
5th April 2019
Year 3 have enjoyed the Easter festivities this week. We took part in the Easter Story at Church and visited a number of stations, each explaining the story of how Jesus died. We also made Tzatziki Dip and everyone enjoyed tasting this Greek dish with pitta bread. We wish all of Year 3 a restful Easter ready for a fun packed summer term!
29th March 2019
We have had a busy week in Year 3 this week. On Monday the Water Safety team came in school to teach us how to stay safe near water. We learned about the importance of being able to swim and the safest places to swim are. On Wednesday we had our water safety swimming lesson. We were taught what to do if we came into danger in water. In English we finished our Pandora's Box poems and in Maths we continued our work on fractions.
22nd March 2019
This week in our English lessons, we have been focusing on creative writing using Greek quest myths for inspiration. We have looked at the story of Jason and the Argonauts and the Quest for the Golden Fleece and used that as a bases for our own writing. We have also started to write a non-chronological report about mythical creatures that we have designed.
In our Maths lessons, we have been looking at fractions. We have been working out how to make whole numbers from given fractions and adding fractions together to work out some problems.
15th March 2019
This week in Year 3, our English lessons have been based around speech punctuation and extended writing. We have been focusing on Greek mythology and the adventures of Perseus to help us achieve our writing targets.
In Maths, we have been calculating the perimeters of rectangles and looking at column addition. We have also used our calculations to be able to accurately draw out rectangles of varying sizes.
8th March 2019
This week Year 3 have had a very busy week. On Monday we went to Liverpool Cathedral to take part in an Easter workshop. We took part in lots of activities that taught us all about Easter. On Wednesday we went to St Paul's Church and celebrated our Ash Wednesday service. We all had the chance to receive ashes on our forehead or hands.
1st March 2019
This week in Maths Year 3 have started the topic of measurement. We have been looking at the different tools we use to measure distance and the units we measure in.
In English the children are learning to describe a setting. We have looked at adding adverbial phrases to the sentences they produce.
In Science we have been learning about our joints. We have been moving around finding different joints on our bodies and it was a very exciting part of our Science topic this week.
15th February 2019
The children have moved on to using money this week in Maths. We have looked at converting pounds and pence, adding and subtracting and giving change. In English, Year 3 looked at adverbs and creating a poem for a Greek God using expanded noun phrases. The children tried really hard and created some fantastic verses using other skills such as similes in their poems. We are continuing to look at the human body in Science and naming bones this week. Have a lovely rest over half term!
8th February 2019
The class have looked at a number of Ancient Greek Gods this week in English and Topic. In particular, Poseidon and Zeus. They have written expanded noun phrases and used a text to answer comprehension questions. The children continued their work on division in Maths and have started a new topic on Money which they have grasped extremely well! Well done Year 3!
1st February 2019
Year 3 have tried really hard to write their own Magic Box poem this week based on Kit Wrights, 'The Magic Box'. They have used expanded noun phrases, senses, similes and some prepositions in their writing. They have also been looking at partitioning numbers in Maths when working out multiplication and division questions. We looked at Ancient Greek artefacts in Topic and found that Ancient Greeks painted Gods/Goddesses, the Olympic games and other important aspects of their life and on to pots and vases.
25th January 2019
Year 3 have continued with multiplication this week in Maths. It's been a little tricky at times but it's fine to be stuck and we're putting in lots of effort. We have started our new topic on Ancient Greece and looked at Myths, in particular Pandora's Box.
18th January 2019
Year 3 have been practicing their creative thinking and problem solving skills in English, using the story of the Snow Angels. They have been finding out about identifying strengths and finding ways to use their strengths well.
11th January 2019
Year 3 have had a good start back after the Christmas holidays. The children wrote about what they got for Christmas focusing on 'a' and 'an' for English this week. They have also looked at 'there', 'their' and 'they're' homophones. We have finished off our Volcano topic by writing our own information booklet on Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunami's. The class enjoyed learning about Earthquakes and Tsunami's.
21st December 2018
Year 3 watched a Pantomime on Wednesday afternoon. The children enjoyed the part when they turned the rat into a mouse because 'it was really funny.' They also liked it when the big spider chased Sarah. The children visited Santa on Tuesday morning for Breakfast which was very exciting...they enjoyed the crumpets and chocolate Santa gift! Year 3 have completed lots of fun Christmas themed activities in class and looked at co-ordinates today which was tricky but fun!
14th December 2018
Year 3 have had fun this week watching the Coverdale Puppet show. They liked it when the donkey kept popping it's head over the wall. Year 3 also enjoyed meeting Monty the dog on Thursday. The children thought it was funny when Cookie jumped up at Santa. We have also been re-visiting inverted commas and a/an in English.
7th December 2018
Year 3 have tried very hard in their tests this week so a big well done to them! On Monday, the classroom kitchen came into our class and the children made mince pies. The children said they liked "putting the mixture into the pastry" and "kneading the butter and flour together". The class said they had a fun swimming lesson on Wednesday. They said their favourite parts were "diving into the pool to get the sinkers", "jumping in and doing a cannonball" and "doing handstands in the deep end."
30th November 2018
In Year 3 this week we have been doing lots of reading work and multiplying and dividing by 3. In RE we did our diamond nine where we ranked the characters in the Nativity story in order of importance. We also looked at pronouns in Grammar. We have compared two newspaper articles based on different volcanic eruptions and used a Venn Diagram to display our findings. In English, we have been revising adjectives, nouns, pronouns, adverbs and prepositions.
23rd November 2018
Year 3 are working very hard to improve their handwriting this week and are doing a great job! In English, the children have been looking at paragraphs, inverted commas and features of a diary. In Maths, they have been using inverse and rounding and looked at problem solving with equal groups (multiplication). We have continued our Volcano topic and looked at how volcanic eruptions effect the environment around them and people that live nearby. Also, well done to the Year 3's that represented St Paul's in the football tournament on Thursday. They had a great time and impressed Mr Riley and Coach Shaun with their fantastic attitude and teamwork.
16th November 2018
Year 3 have worked on adding suffixes to words this week in their English skills lessons. They have learnt all about the stages of a volcanic eruption in Topic and started to plan an eye witness account writing as if they are a survivor for Extended Write. The children have looked at magnetic materials in Science.
9th November 2018
This week Year 3 have been working on column subtraction in Mathematics. They have been solving problems using column subtraction to find the answer. In Literacy the children have been writing imaginatively and describing how a volcano erupts. In Science the children investigated magnets and found out which materials were magnetic. As a class we also thought about what is the most destructive part of an eruption and we are looking forward to finding out more about volcanoes!
2nd November 2018
Year 3 have had a fantastic first week back.
We have had a very exciting discussion about our new topic 'Volcanoes!' We can't wait to learn about out new topic.