Our learning journey begins…

The Year 3 children have settled well into their new classes and this week saw the ignite of our first topic – Natural Disasters. Children were thoroughly engaged exploring types of natural disasters and created tornadoes (in a jar) and volcanoes that we erupted with the magic of bicarbonate soda and vinegar!

In literacy we have begun to learn an information text about earthquakes using actions to help us remember the vocabulary. Year 3, can you remember any of the text and show your grown up?

In our maths learning we have been continuing with our knowledge of place value and addition using resources to support our understanding.

We can’t wait to get stuck in with our new topic!

Our Open, Grow Believe certificates have so far been awarded to the following children:

Week 1: Leo, Harley, Ben and Dylan

Week 2: Grace, Alfie and Emilia

Week 3: Harvey, Artur, Laila

Well done for all of your hard work!

    

Settling into Year 3

We are very impressed with how the children have settled into their new year 3 classes. They have been learning to cope with many changes and have already shown lots of skills that will help them to be ‘balanced’ throughout the year.

 

Here are a few images from some of their learning. We used the outdoor story mountains to retell the story of Boogie Bear by David Walliams. In one of our maths lessons, the children had to work together to solve a number bond activity by matching numbers and colours. The children displayed great resilience during this when it became more difficult.

 

We are really enjoying getting to know the children and to see new friendships being formed.

 

Year 3 teachers

 

Mathletics Summer Challenge!

Next week there is a Mathletics Summer Challenge, where we compete against other schools to get the most Mathletics points! The competition runs from 25th June – 1st July 2018.

Please encourage your children to get logged on and complete lots of activities on there so that they can gain points for our school (and practise lots of concepts that they’ve learnt this year in school)! We would love to get as many points as possible and get as high up on the schools leader board as we can!

Good luck everyone!

Finding angles

Year 3 have been learning all about angles this week in their maths lessons. After learning that an angle is made from two straight, connected lines, we went outside to find angles in our environment. The children were very enthusiastic and they managed to find so many different angles! We have also learned that angles have names such as right angle, acute and obtuse.
Year 3 children, can you explain to an adult at home what each type of angle looks like? Can you find examples in your home?

Year 3 homework

Here is the year 3 homework for the holiday focusing on spellings. The children have worked very hard this half term and we are extremely proud of them.

We hope you enjoy the break.

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PqMcJZipy09TJUcCEliicskI6x3lfoceM0aFMVVNUnQ/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KgeZjcUSEFKdJEbkJcWqFCJ1SoVYvJmCOZnaQb0-5Uc/edit?usp=sharing

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ynd_odB4lOhIu8iwmdXNRfPk8CJVao7h2KAE7LTI2Xs/edit?usp=sharing

This week 3C had the chance to visit the new health centre for our local area which is in the process of being built. With the help of several parent (and grandparent volunteers) we walked from Fen Street to the site where we were kitted out in safety kit including hard, hats, gloves and hard hats – very stylish! After a safety talk we were shown around the building.

We were led by Nick and his colleague who taught us lots of facts about the construction and planned layout of the the building which has cost nearly £8million to build and is due to be finished by June. The centre will include dentists suites as well as Dr’s examination rooms, a minor surgery room complete with a recovery room and even a cafe (with healthy snacks I’m sure). Ambulances will be available outside with a large car park for patients and visitors.

3C showed lots of interest and asked a whole range of interesting questions from “What are all the different coloured wires for?” to “How many bricks were needed to make the building?”. Willmott Dixon did a great job of answering all the questions and even the adults leant a lot from the information they shared.

At the end of the tour, the children were kindly offered a momento of the visit. Many chose a Keyring, while Mrs Kingsman opted for sharpeners. 😀

Thank you so much Willmott Dixon for the opportunity to visit. It was brilliant! 👏🏾

Yesterday, the children were really excited to visit the new Willmott Dixon health centre and be some of the first people to see inside the developing building. We had to wear our safety equipment including a hard hat, hi-vis jacket and safety gloves.

The children were very thorough in their questioning, wanting to know how much it was costing, how the building was prepared, how the company chose appropriate sites to build on and what all the different rooms are going to be used for. We were even allowed to look down a VERY deep opening where there will eventually be a lift. The children were very lucky because they were given a little free gift.

What an excellent morning out discovering a building site!

Year 3 Celebrations!

Casting our memory back to before half term, the year 3 children were set a task of learning the story of ‘The Trojan Horse’ and either retelling the story in their own words or using it as inspiration for their own story writing.

We had some amazing entries at Fen Street Year 3 and we would like to say thank you and well done to those children who entered!

These are the winners from 3a, 3b and 3c!

Thank you for your creative stories, great presentation and comedy!

 

 

In celebration assembly this week, we also celebrated children who have shown open, grow and believe in their learning!

Well done for your hard work!