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Week Beginning 06.07.20

 

Hello families of Year 3,

 

We hope you are all continuing to keep well and have been able to enjoy meeting up with families and friends over the last couple of weeks. It is great to hear from you each week, so please do continue to contact us on our class emails.

 

Parents of 3P, remember your collection time is this Wednesday 8th July 1 - 3pm.

 

Please check Miss Kneller's most recent letter home to families indicating plans for the beginning of next academic year.

 

Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho :) 

Week Beginning 29.06.20

Hello families of Year 3,

 

We hope you had a lovely week in the brilliant sunshine last week. 

As always, we are enjoying hearing what your child is up to at home. Please do email us on the class addresses to keep us updated.

 

Parents of 3R, remember that this Wednesday 1st July is your collection time between 1 -3pm to come and collect your child's belongings - we look forward to seeing you!

 

Take care,

 

Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho :) 

Week Beginning 22.06.20

 

Hello lovely Year 3 families!

 

We hope you are all still well and have had a lovely weekend. Thank you to the families who have contacted us by email. We are enjoying hearing from you and your child very much.

 

There are lots of activities for you to complete during the week including:

-Daily English activities - in the Home Learning Pack

-Daily Maths activities - - in the Home Learning Pack

-Life skills activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Home learning activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Maths Whizz – a minimum of 4 progressions a week

 

The next two weeks are SUMMERSWOOD'S GOT TALENT! Please send a 30 second video of your child performing their talent to nightingale@summerswood.herts.sch.uk Please have a look at some of the videos Mrs Breteche has put up as ideas: https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/music/

 

Please check your emails for a letter from Miss Kneller that outlines 'Collection Day' for each class. This will be the opportunity for you to collect your child's belongings from school before the end of the year.

 

Wednesday 1st July - 1pm-3pm 3Rowling

Wednesday 8th July - 1pm-3pm 3Pankhurst

 

Please check the letter carefully as it outlines access arrangements carefully to make sure we are all keeping safe.

 

Please remember that you are all doing a fantastic job of keeping your child safe, happy and content at home. Some of you are juggling your own work commitments too which can make things a little bit more tricky. 

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho

Week Beginning 15th June

 

Hello lovely Year 3 families!

 

We hope that you had a lovely weekend in the sunshine!

 

The whole school theme is still English and will be about Poetry.  The activities have been planned by Miss McLaughlin and Mrs Young and we are looking forward to seeing your fantastic work!

 

There are lots of activities for you to complete during the week including:

-Daily English activities - in the Home Learning Pack

-Daily maths activities - - in the Home Learning Pack

-Daily theme week activities - https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/poetry-wc-15th-june-2020/ 

-Life skills activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Home learning activities https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

-Maths Whizz – a minimum of 4 progressions a week

 

Wednesday 17th June is 'Eat your veggies' day!

 

Please remember to email us during the week so we know that everything is ok.

 

If you have any questions, please email us and we'll be happy to help.

We hope you have a great week and we look forward to hearing from you.

Keep safe everyone.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho

Week Beginning 8th June

 

Hello families of Year 3! We hope you are all well. It is a shame the weather has changed to rain and little bit colder... we hope that you are finding lots of things to keep busy at home.

Thank you for continuing to send your work by email to us, we are enjoying looking at it.

Check out the Home Learning pages for our English focus week.

Please try and make contact weekly by emailing us, if we haven't heard from you by Thursday or Friday, we will try and call you.

 

Tuesday 9th June is World Empathy Day. Look out below for the activity designed to get your children thinking about empathy and their own feelings and emotions.

 

Take care,

 

Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho :) 

Tuesday 9th June - World Empathy Day 2020

Tuesday 9th June - World Empathy Day 2020 1

Our Activity to celebrate World Empathy Day!

 

Look back at some pictures from when you were younger, or even before you were born. Look at the people in the pictures. Can you write a thought bubble to show what each person might have been thinking or feeling in different situations. Remember to email your work to us so we can see it!

English Activities

 

Open the PowerPoint below to find a creative writing task for each day of this week.

Remember to think carefully about choosing the most effective vocabulary and that every sentence has a capital letter and a full stop!

English Creative Writing Week Beginning 8th June

Maths Activities

 

This week we will be learning more about Money! We will be following the lesson sequence from White Rose. Each day has an online video lesson followed by an activity.

Please follow this link: https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/

Please click on Summer Term Week 3 to follow each daily video.

08.06.20 - Lesson 1 Convert Pounds and Pence

09.06.20 Lesson 2 Adding Money

10.06.20 Lesson 3 Subtracting Money

11.06.20 Lesson 4 Multiply and divide by 3

12.06.20 Lesson 5 Tanagram

Week beginning 1st June

 

We hope you all had a very well deserved break from your home learning last week. The weather has been beautiful. We hope that you were able to enjoy the sunshine. It is PSHE Week this week so be sure to check the Home Learning page to find out about the challenges set each day.

We both look forward to receiving your work by email again this week and have been so impressed with all the hard work you have been doing at home. Keep it up Year 3!

Please see the English and Maths challenges below.

 

Have a lovely week,

 

Mrs Young & Mrs Akahoho

English

 

For our daily activities this week we will be writing creatively each day. We know from our lessons that you all have fabulous and interesting ideas, so this is your chance to practise!

Monday's activity will be handwriting practise to remember our correct joins to make our writing look as neat as possible. Then, for the rest of the week, a writing activity will be set. Please see below some useful resources for you to use - you will be familiar with these as we use them in class lots. Remember, these don't have to be printed out, you can look at them on the computer screen if that's easier!

Story Writing Checklist

Planning your writing

Fronted Adverbials

Instructional Writing - Thursday and Friday

Monday 1st June - Handwriting

Tuesday 2nd June - Flying Saucer

Wednesday 3rd June - Letter Writing

Thursday 4th June - Instructional Writing

Friday 5th June - Instructional Writing

Maths

 

We will be revising fractions this week. We have seen from the work that you have been doing at home that you have learnt a lot. 

Week beginning 18th May

 

Hello year 3 families,

 

We hope that you are all well and have enjoyed another week of dry (but cold) weather and been able to get out more with the changes to the restrictions.  We really do enjoy seeing the work that the children are completing and we thank you for all the work you are doing with your children - it's not easy (both of us have young children at home).  You are all doing an amazing job of keeping the children occupied and continuing their learning.  If you haven't been able to take photos/scan the work that your child has done, please don't worry - just send an email (pankhurst@summerswood.herts.sch.uk or rowling@summerswood.herts.sch.uk) letting us know the activities you have been doing and telling us that you are ok.  We are here to support you and your child so please do let us know if we can help you.

 

Again, there are daily challenges for this week to complete.  Please remember that there is also the themed week that can be accessed at https://www.summerswood.herts.sch.uk/home-learning/

 

This week is is Art Week - please have a look at the home learning page as it has lots of information about the competition that Summerswood is entering as well as examples from previous entries.

 

We hope you have a good week, please get in touch if we can be of any help. smiley

 

We miss the children in our classes.

Mrs Akahoho and Mrs Young smiley

Maths activites

 

This week we will be using videos alongside activity sheets again. Please click on this link https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-3/ that will take you to the video for each lesson.  Next to the video, there are the activity sheets.  Please make sure that you access "Summer Term – Week 2 (w/c 27th April)" as this is where we are in our sequence of learning.

 

 

 

English Activites

 

This week we are looking at Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar (SPaG).  There are 3 levels of challenge per day.  Please ask your child to choose the challenge that they would normally in class.

 

At the end of the English documents are a few guides on the terminology used when teaching SPaG that might be useful.

Week beginning 11th May

 

Hello families of Year 3,

 

We hope that you have enjoyed the lovely weather this week and the extra sunshine has boosted your mood. We have enjoyed speaking to some families this week and receiving emails of the work your children have been doing at home. You are all doing a really good job at keeping your child entertained at home, we know it is not easy. Miss Kneller sent out text messages to some families who we haven't heard from in a while. Please drop us an email on our addresses at the top of this page and send some work if you can, we will be delighted to hear from you.

We have set out the daily challenges for the next week below for your child to complete.

We hope you have a good week and, as always, please email with any questions - we are very happy to help!

Missing seeing you and your children lots.

Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho :)  

Maths Activities

 

Please find below the activities for this week, they are sequential so should be done in the right order.

A couple of the documents have different ability activities. Ask your child whether they would usually pick Challenge 1, 2 or 3 in class. If they were to pick challenge 1, then they need to complete the activity with one star at the bottom of the page.

13.05.20 Bar Charts

14.05.20 Pictograms

15.05.20 Statistics

English Activities

 

This week there is a mixture of writing, spelling and reading to keep your child busy.

Tuesday is creative writing - there are several pages to the document, please ask your child to choose one that they would like to describe

Thursday and Friday's activities are based on spellings and have been combined. The document is 12 pages long - please don't feel your child has to complete all of this - please choose a couple of sheets per day.

Tuesday 12th May

Thursday 14th and Friday 15th May

Week beginning 4th May 2020

Hello year 3 families,

 

We hope you have had a restful weekend and managed to enjoy the outdoors when you were able to.

Please find below some challenges for the week.

Thank you for the work that we are being emailed!  We have seen lots of fantastic work and photos of what you have been doing whilst at home.  

As well as the activities below, there are also the challenges set by Miss Kneller under the '***home learning***' section of the class pages of the school website. 

 

In addition to this, there is Maths Whizz, where we would like you to try to complete 4 progressions each week.  We have seen that many of you are accessing this and making fantastic progress!  If you need a reminder of your login and password, please get in touch with us via the class email addresses and we will arrange this to be sent to you.

 

Mrs Akahoho and Mrs Young

 

*Remember, you do not need to print out any sheets, just write down the answers on a piece of paper and email to Mrs Akahoho or Mrs Young.*

Maths

This week we will be using videos alongside activity sheets. Please click on the webpage link that will take you to the video for each lesson.  Next to the video, there are the activity sheets.  Please begin with week 1, at the bottom of the page, not the one set for 4th May.

English

This week we would like to work on reading skills.  Please read the text and answer the questions.  Remember that you can and should re-read the text to find the answer.  Some answers will not be directly in the text for you to pick out, you will need to use your knowledge of what you have read to be able to answer the question (inference).

 

There are a range of challenges on each day:

Challenge 1= *

Challenge 2=**

Challenge 3=***

Choose the challenge you want to complete - don't do all of them! smiley

 

Additional activity - My Lockdown diary

Monday 27th April

 

Hello Year 3!

We hope you have been enjoying the lovely weather we have been having. We have both enjoyed hearing from you and looking at the fabulous work you have been doing - some of you are really keeping yourselves busy! We will be attempting to contact you and your families each week to see how you are all getting on. This will be by email or phone call.

Parents/carers, please remember we are both here to help still, you can contact us directly on our class emails.

 

Below are the daily challenges for English and Maths for the next week. Some of the parents we have spoken to would like grammar and spelling activities, so we have included them below. Further down this page is a list of Year 3 and 4 Statutory spellings which are a great place to start when practising spelling with your children. Try to get them to include some of them in their writing too!

*The sheets do not need to be printed off, you are welcome to write the answers on paper to then email to us*

27.04.20 - English Challenge

27.04.20 Maths Challenge

28.04.20 English Challenge

28.04.20 Maths Challenge

29.04.20 English Challenge

29.04.20 Maths Challenge

30.04.20 English Challenge

30.04.20 Maths Challenge

01.05.20 English Challenge

01.05.20 Maths Challenge

Hello Year 3! Summer Term has begun!

Week beginning 20th April 2020

 

We hope that you had a restful Easter break with your families and that you managed to enjoy the sunshine when you were able to with your grown ups.  Please remember to send us any activities that you completed that were Easter related or other home learning you have been doing - it really does cheer us up to see what you have been up to :).  

 

It's the first day of a new term and this time, we are celebrating 'British Values', which are:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

 

We have a grid of activities that you can chose from below.  We would really love to see what you decide to do.  

 

On a weekly basis, we will be setting English and Maths challenges that can be done daily (5 each  - one for each day of the week).  Please see this week's below.

 

We hope that you are all well and staying safe with your families.  We miss you lots and can't wait until we can see you coming through our classroom doors again.  Keep in touch and stay safe.  Thank you to the parents for keeping your children safe and continuing to support them in their learning as well as uploading their work.yes

 

Mrs Akahoho and Mrs Young smiley

British Values Activity Grid

British Values - What are they?

British Values - What are they? 1

English - Daily Challenges/Activities 

 

This week we are going to focus on spelling practice.  Please look at the statutory spellings for year 3/4 and choose some of them to complete the activities below. On each day, there are 4 activities to choose from, or you can do all of them if you wish.  Please remember to upload/send Mrs Akahoho and Mrs Young your home learning.

 

 

 

Year 3 and 4 Statutory spellings

Monday 20th April

Tuesday 21st April

Wednesday 22nd April

Thursday 23rd April

Friday 24th April

Maths - Daily challenges/Activities

 

Please see the Year 3 Number and Place Value booklet below.  In the Autumn term, we spent a long time on place value (knowing the worth of each digit in a number) and number and this will be a good revision for the children.  Please don't do all of the booklet in one day - this will be too much.

 

20.04.2020 - Counting from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100/Finding 10 or 100 more or less than a given number

Pages 3-8

 

21.04.2020 - Recognising the place value of each digit in a three digit number

Pages 9-12

 

22.04.2020 - Comparing and ordering numbers up to 1000

Pages 13-14

 

23.04.2020 - Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations

Pages 15-20

 

24.04.2020  - Read and write numbers up to 1000 in numerals and in words

Pages 21-23

 

Extra maths challenge: Solve number problems and practical problems involving these ideas

Pages 24-27

Year 3 Number and Place Value Booklet

Maths Whizz - Don't forget to do 4 progressions each week! Contact us if you need your login details - we'll send it to you :)

Maths Whizz - Don't forget to do 4 progressions each week! Contact us if you need your login details - we'll send it to you :) 1

Hello Year 3!

 

We hope that you are all resting up at home and enjoying completing your learning grids - tell your grown ups that if they have any questions, they can contact us on our class emails. We are both here to talk to you and help us much as you can. We will be setting you English and Maths activities to complete each week to help you remember all of the learning we have done at school this year so far.

 

We know things might feel a little different at the moment, but we want you to know that we miss seeing you everyday, hearing your stories and ideas and hope that we are back together very soon. Try and help your grown ups as much as you can, make sure you read everyday and practise your times tables!

 

Even though you are not at school at the moment, you can still make sure you are following our school rules, Be Kind, Be Safe and Be Involved.

 

From Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho :) 

 

 

 

6th April

 

Hello Year 3,

Thank you to those of you who have sent work to us. We are really enjoying looking at what you have been getting up to at home whilst we are apart. Please keep sending it in, we are also here to answer any questions that you, or your grown ups might have.

 

This week is the start of our Easter Holidays. It feels a bit different to normal but that's ok. There are still lots of great activities you and your families can do. We have put some scavenger hunts and I spy activities which you can use when you go out on one of your exercise walks. Spring is coming and there are lots of gorgeous new flowers growing - see how many you can find! 

 

We hope you are all staying well and happy. Make sure you keep washing your hands regularly and be kind to your families at home. We are still here for you.

 

Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho :) 

English and Maths Work

 

Here are some activity booklets based on Spring and Easter for your children.

I Spy scavenger hunt

I Spy spring hunt

Writing setting descriptions

30.03.2020

English

 

Superman’s Dilemma

 

1. Improving sentences

The below sentences are not very interesting and they need your help to be much better.  Can you help? Could you add an adverb?  Could you include expanded noun phrases?  Can you change the verbs for more interesting/exciting verbs?

  • Superman stood in the street.
  • He was wearing a blue suit.
  • He had a red cape and red boots.
  • He had just got a message.

 

2. Story

Use the below story starter to continue it.  Remember to plan out your story using Opening, Build-up, Main event, Resolution and Ending.  Use the blank story planner to help you decide on what to include for each section.

Despite being an incredibly brave, strong, life-saver, even Superman had problems.  He still loved his job; he still loved saving lives.  Today he and already prevented many catastrophes: flying after a jumbo jet full of passengers that had been plummeting towards the earth at tremendous speed and before lunch, he had swooped in front of a moving truck to save a lost kitten.  However, now…Superman needed help.  He picked up his phone and began to dial (or text)…

 

Continue the story about Superman’s dilemma?  What could his problem be? Who might he be calling/texting for help?

 

Remember to include:

  • Expanded noun phrases
  • Inverted commas (“ “) for direct speech (these go around all the spoken words)
  • Interesting verbs
  • Synonyms for said (alternative words for said)
  • Paragraphs
  • Check your writing for spelling errors and that it is correctly punctuated (full stops, capital letters, commas, inverted commas, question marks, exclamation marks)

 

3. Art

There are lots of heroes in the world at the moment, saving people’s lives; can you draw Superman or someone else such as a nurse or doctor carrying out a spectacular act to save someone’s life? Don’t forget to write a caption for your picture to describe who it is and what they are doing.

 

Picture 1
Picture 1

Maths

When we add numbers in our head, we can use a strategy called 'Think 10/Think 100' to bridge through to the next multiple of 10/100 to make the addition easier.  We use our knowledge of number bonds to 10 or 100 to regroup a calculation and make it easier. 

For example, if we had 218 +6 we could regroup the 6 into 2 and 4 (because 218 + 2 = 220) which changes our calculation into 220 + 4, which is easier to solve mentally. We used cherry models to do this (see image below).

 

Use this method to add the following:

 

29 + 6

17 + 7

34 + 8 

234 + 7 

50 + 780
860 + 80
450 + 90
20 + 70 + 490
 = 50 + 590
Seventy more than two hundred and seventy
£70 + £50
180m + 60m

 

Don't forget to use the cherry method to help you.

 

See the Fluent in Five pack for more practice in mental addition.

Think 10/100

Think 10/100 1

24.03.20 - English

 

Write a letter or an email

 

Write a letter or an email to a family member, friend or even your teacher!

We have written letters this year - remember writing to the man from the book The Great Kapok Tree? Write to someone to explain what you have been up to since being off school.

Remember that you need to start your letter with Dear... and sign it off with your name.

You need to think about where your capital letters and full stops need to be and to start your sentences in different ways. Take a look at the information below to help you.

If you would like to write to us, please send your letter as an email to our class emails:

 

rowling@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

pankhurst@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

 

We would love to hear from you!

Fronted Adverbials - try using these to start your sentences differently!

24.03.20 - Maths

 

Draw these numbers:

 

56

38

75

89

183

291

 

Be creative - could you use a bar model, cherry diagram, dienes to draw your number? 

 

Cherry Diagram

Cherry Diagram 1

Dienes

Dienes 1

Bar Model

Bar Model 1

Statutory spellings for Years 3 & 4

Science - Plants

 

In Science, we have learnt all about plants and how they grow.

You might notice in your gardens or when you are enjoying a short walk with your family that there are lots of new plants growing as it is now Spring!

 

Can you draw a picture or make a springtime flower? You could display them at home to brighten your house!

Please send pictures of your creations to our class emails - we would love to see them!

Corona Virus

 

We are ensuring that the children are washing their hands frequently with soap during the school day. We are sensitively explaining the importance of this to ensure the children are informed but not panicked. 

Please read the newsletter carefully for more information on this. Keep well and keep washing your hands!

Parents Evening Appointments - Change of Arrangements

 

In order to attempt to keep this risk of spreading germs at this difficult time, telephone consultations will be happening.

Please see the information below taken from the newsletter:

Parents Evening – Change to format

To ensure we are being proactive in stopping any risk of transmitting germs, I have taken the decision to change the format of Parents’ Evening. I understand this may be disappointing, but we are doing our best to consider safety. There will be no meetings in school on Tuesday or Wednesday. Instead, teachers will be telephoning parents between 3.30pm and 5.30pm on the following days:

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Mrs Harris

Miss Bennett

Mrs Young

Mrs Leach

Miss Froy

Mr McKeever

Mrs Akahoho

Miss Gower

Miss Summers

Miss Parker

Mrs Brétéché

Miss Pavlova

 

 

 

[Miss McLaughlin will make her calls on Thursday afternoon between 1pm and 3pm]

The teachers will make their way through their list and call as many parents as they are able to. If they do not get to speak to you, they will try again the following week – please do not call the office if you have missed a call, teachers will call you back. Thank you.

Monday 9th March - Friday 13th March

 

English

In English this week, we have been learning about what happened to the Titanic after it hit the iceberg! The children have written newspaper reports as if they were journalists in 1912 reporting this tragic event.

The children have learnt about the different features of a newspaper article: Headline, Byline, Orientation line, Main Body and Re-orientation line. We were very impressed with the facts that the children have remembered about the Titanic so far!

 

Maths

In Maths this week, we have been finding fractions of amounts. We have been using our improving times tables and division knowledge to help us do this.

 

Dates for the diary:

Tuesday 17th March Year 6 – to RAF museum

Tuesday 17th March Reception – Year 6: Parents Evening from 3.30-6pm SEE CHANGE OF ARRANGEMENTS 

Wednesday 18th March Reception – Year 6: Parents Evening from 4-7pm SEE CHANGE OF ARRANGEMENTS

Wednesday 18th March 9.10am: 3R class assembly – parents welcome

Thursday 19th March Voice in a Million Choir at Wembley Arena POSTPONED

Friday 20th March INSET day – no children in school

Tuesday 24th March 1.40pm: 5O Mini Police assembly – parents welcome

Wednesday 25th March 8.40-9.10am – Coffee morning – all parents welcome

Monday 30th March – Wednesday 1st April 9am: Y4 PGL residential trip (children not going to PGL still need to be in school every day)

Thursday 2nd April Last day of term for Nursery Children

Friday 3rd April End of Spring term – school finishes at 1.30pm

Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April  EASTER HOLIDAYS

Monday 2nd March - Friday 6th March 2020

 

English/World Book Week

This week at Summerswood, we did World Book Week. We all read a book by Tom McLaughlin called 'Up, up and away'.  It is about a boy called Orson, who dreams of making a planet and his dreams came true.   However, Orson has to let his beloved item go when he realises that it is unhappy. We thought about what we could make if we were Orson and how we would make it.  We then created our objects and wrote a set of instructions for how we made them.  We planned our own version of the story, but using our objects and then wrote it.

 

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day and the children looked wonderful in their costumes!  Due to the rain, we had to do a catwalk in the classroom instead of the parade.  We discussed who we had come dressed as and what our favourite books are.  The children had the opportunity to be read to by a 'buddy' in another class as well as to be the role model and read to a child in reception class.  We talked about how important reading is and our love of reading!

 

Maths

This week the children began their learning on fractions. We found out what they remembered from year 2.  The children learnt what a unit and non-unit fraction are and were able to find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects such as coloured cubes.  The children had to use their multiplication facts to work out fractions eg 1/5 of 20 - 20 divided by 5.

Please continue to help your child to learn the multiplication facts with rapid recall (no hesitation/working out).  At the end of year 2, children should know the 2, 5 and 10 times tables and their related division facts; in year 3 we are working on the 3, 4 and 8 times tables;  at the end of year 4 is it expected that the children will know their multiplication facts up to 12 x 12 (and division facts) with quick recall.

 

Thank you to all the parents/families who came to see Pankhurst's assembly - We are very proud of how they learnt and delivered their lines.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

The Year 3 teamsmiley

 

Dates for the diary:

Tuesday 17th March Year 6 – to RAF museum

Tuesday 17th March Reception – Year 6: Parents Evening from 3.30-6pm

Wednesday 18th March Reception – Year 6: Parents Evening from 4-7pm

Wednesday 18th March 9.10am: 3R class assembly – parents welcome

Thursday 19th March Voice in a Million Choir at Wembley Arena

Friday 20th March INSET day – no children in school

Tuesday 24th March 1.40pm: 5O Mini Police assembly – parents welcome

Wednesday 25th March 8.40-9.10am – Coffee morning – all parents welcome

Monday 30th March –

Wednesday 1st April

9am: Y4 PGL residential trip (children not going to PGL still need to

be in school every day)

Thursday 2nd April Last day of term for Nursery Children

Friday 3rd April End of Spring term – school finishes at 1.30pm

Monday 6th April – Friday 17th April  EASTER HOLIDAYS

 

 

 

Welcome back! Hope you all had a restful half term!

 

This week we start our new topic - The Titanic!

We will be learning all about the famous ship, the class structure of the people on board and how it met it's fate. In English, we will be reading an information narrative that retells the story and considering the feelings of the passengers on board. The children will be writing a diary entry as a passenger. There will be lots of opportunities for drama and role play too.

 

Please see the message below that has been emailed out:

 

Dear families of Year 3,

 

              This half term, Year 3’s topic will be based on The Titanic. The children will explore the importance of the Titanic and the disaster that struck the famous ship. We will be learning about different class structure and what this meant for passengers aboard. We will be taking on the role of the passengers and considering the feelings and emotions that they experienced.

 

              To support our teaching of this, we will be showing a short, age-appropriate clip from the 1997 James Cameron film, Titanic. Please see the link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFfdGUWNges

 

If you would like any extra information or have any questions, please contact Mrs Young or Mrs Akahoho.

 

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Mrs Pamela Young                                                                   Mrs Zoe Akahoho

rowling@summerswood.herts.sch.uk                                pankhurst@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

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Dates for your diary:

 

Monday 24th February Start of second half term

Monday 24th February Fun PE day – children to come to school in PE kit for £1 donation

Monday 24th to  Friday 28th February 3.10-3.45pm: Book Fair in school all week

Tuesday 3rd March 9.30-10.30am SEND coffee morning at #96 Shenley Road

Wednesday 4th March 9.10am 3P class assembly – parents welcome

Wednesday 4th March 2-3pm Parent Forum (in the Hide Away) – all parents welcome

Thursday 5th March World Book Day – dress as favourite book character & special menu

Friday 6th March  Friday 13th March British Science Week 

Tuesday 17th March Parents Evening from 3.30-6pm (more info to follow)

Wednesday 18th March Parents Evening from 4-7pm (more info to follow)

Wednesday 18th March 9.10am: 3R class assembly – parents welcome

Thursday 19th March Voice in a Million Choir at Wembley Arena 

Friday 20th March INSET day – no children in school

Friday 3rd April End of Spring term – school finishes at 1.30pm

Monday 6th April –  Friday 17th April EASTER HOLIDAYS

Monday 20th April Start of Summer term 

10th - 14th February - Feeling Good Week

 

Thank you to all of you who were able to attend our Open Mornings. It was lovely to have so many of you in class working with your children.

 

We celebrated Feeling Good week by thinking about how we can make ‘our heart happy’. The children wrote and drew things that made them feel good inside a heart. It was fantastic to see how many children said that their friends, family and school made them feel good.

 

We read the book ‘Lost and Found’ which is about a boy who finds a lost penguin and returns him to the South Pole. It was an act of kindness but one that made him feel sad. He felt sad about losing his new friend and quickly went to find him. We considered what it meant to be kind and how being kind can make you feel good. We wrote free verse and acrostic poetry all about kindness.

It was a fantastic week and one that really reinforced one of our school rules, Be Kind.

Monday 3rd February  to Friday 7th February 2020

 

English

We started the week with some drama, thinking about the feeling and actions of the wood-cutter.  We acted out what each animal said to the man about him destroying their homes and then created a conscience alley for the man to walk down.  We posed questions to the man.  We planned and wrote a letter from the perspective of the wood cutter as well as looking at conjunctions of reason (because, however).  We then edited our letters to change errors we had made.

 

Maths

The children began their work on multiplication and division.  They looked at how multiplication is repeated addition e.g. 7 x 3 = 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3 + 3.  They created arrays and were able to recognise the multiplications they represented.  We moved on to dividing by sharing, where we know the number of groups, but not the amount in each group.  Then we looked at dividing by sharing, where we now the number in each group, but not the number of groups.

The children have practised their 3, 4 and 8 times tables.  It would be great if you could help your child to remember these facts at home so that they have quick recall.

 

 

Dates for the diary (the rest of Spring 1):

Tuesday 11th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 5 & 6 open morning – parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 3 & 4 open morning – parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 2.15-3.05pm: Reception Stay ‘n Play - parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 4-6.30pm: Spring disco – more information to follow

Thursday 13th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 1 & 2 open morning – parents welcome

Thursday 13th February 9.00-9.30am Nursery Stay 'n Play - parents welcome

Friday 14th February 5O – mini police workshop

Friday 14th February Special Valentine’s Day menu (see website for details) F

Friday 14th February End of first half term – school finishes at usual time

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Monday 24th February Start of second half term

 

Thank you for your continued support! 

 

The Year 3 Team

 

 

                                       

Fun PE day

 

Don’t forget that we have our fun PE day on Monday 24th February (the first day back after half term).  Wheelpower UK will be coming into school on this day to talk to all children; show us Olympic torches and carry out a wheelchair relay challenge with Years 5 & 6. All children can come to school dressed in PE clothes in exchange for £1.  Please don’t forget to continue with your sponsorship efforts during the half term Years 5 & 6.

 

Year 3 remember that you can come into school in your PE kit in exchange for £1

 

Half term homework

Practice your assembly lines 3Pankhurst and 3Rowling

Pankhurst - 4th March

Rowling - 18th March

(words to be given out by the end of this week (14th February)

 

 

Monday 27th - Friday 31st January

 

English

This week we used our research on the Amazon Rainforest to write an information report. We learnt how to organise our writing into paragraphs with the correct subheadings and how to use factual language.

At the end of the week, we wrote persuasive speeches to the man in The Great Kapok Tree to convince him not to destroy and damage the precious rainforests.

 

Maths

This week we learnt what the perimeter of a shape is and began to calculate it in rectangle shapes. We investigated whether different rectangles can have the same perimeter - we discovered that they can!

We found the perimeters of regular polygons by measuring.

Reminders:

  • 3R Swimming Tuesday 10.30am|3P Swimming Thursday 10.30am
  • PE (Game On) Wednesday morning
  • Reading books and records to be brought to school daily
  • Library books to be brought in on a Monday

 

Dates for the diary (the rest of Spring 1):

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th February Reception health screening in school

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th February E-Safety Workshop in school

Friday 7th February Non-uniform day for the whole school – details to follow

Tuesday 11th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 5 & 6 open morning – parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 3 & 4 open morning – parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 2.15-3.05pm: Reception Stay ‘n Play - parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 4-6.30pm: Spring disco – more information to follow

Thursday 13th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 1 & 2 open morning – parents welcome

Friday 14th February 5O – mini police workshop

Friday 14th February Special Valentine’s Day menu (see website for details) F

Friday 14th February End of first half term – school finishes at usual time

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Monday 24th February Start of second half term

 

Thank you for your continued support! 

The Year 3 Team

Monday 20th January - Friday 24th January 2020

 

English

This week the children looked at persuasive features and were able to use these in their letters to persuade against cutting down trees in the rainforest.  They practiced their comprehension skills while looking at a non-chronological report on sharks and answering questions.  The children used commas in lists and researched the Amazon rainforest using the internet, ready to use this information to write non-chronological reports next week.

 

Maths

The children continued their geometry learning with looking at perpendicular and parallel lines and identifying these in 2D shapes.  They also looked at the relationship/link between the number of sides, internal angles and vertices in 2D shapes.  They learnt the definition for a polygon and used this to define what a regular polygon is: a 2D shape with sides of equal length and internal angles of equal size.

 

Reminders:

  • 3R Swimming Tuesday 10.30am|3P Swimming Thursday 10.30am
  • PE (Game On) Wednesday morning
  • Reading books and records to be brought to school daily
  • Library books to be brought in on a Monday

 

Dates for the diary (the rest of Spring 1):

Tuesday 28th January 3.30pm: Yr4 PGL meeting for parents – taking place in 4D

Wednesday 29th January 9am: 5O class assembly – parents welcome

Wednesday 29th January 7.30pm – PTA get-together at the Fisheries pub

Thursday 30th January Special Chinese New Year menu

Monday 3rd & Tuesday 4th February Reception health screening in school

Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th February E-Safety Workshop in school

Friday 7th February Non-uniform day for the whole school – details to follow

Tuesday 11th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 5 & 6 open morning – parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 3 & 4 open morning – parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 2.15-3.05pm: Reception Stay ‘n Play - parents welcome

Wednesday 12th February 4-6.30pm: Spring disco – more information to follow

Thursday 13th February 8.40-9.10am: Year 1 & 2 open morning – parents welcome

Friday 14th February 5O – mini police workshop

Friday 14th February Special Valentine’s Day menu (see website for details) F

Friday 14th February End of first half term – school finishes at usual time

Monday 17th February – Friday 21st February HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Monday 24th February Start of second half term

 

Thank you for your continued support! smiley

The Year 3 Team

Monday 13th - Friday 17th January

 

English

This week in English we continued to explore the book, The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry. It is a story all about the devastating effects of deforestation on our ecosystem. Be sure to ask your children why trees in the rainforest, or anywhere, should not be destroyed.

 

We wrote narratives based on the book from the view point of a different animal. The children have worked hard on using paragraphs, expanded noun phrases and punctuating their sentences and speech correctly.

This book sadly links with the devastating events happening in Australia. We have sensitively talked about this too, where appropriate.

 

Maths

 

This week in Maths, we have learnt about angles being a measure of turn.

The children have learnt the terms 'right angle' 'obtuse' and 'acute' to describe how big an angle is.

We have had lots of fun finding different angles in paintings and around the classroom.

 

Dates for your diary:

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th February - E-safety workshop in school

Wednesday 12th February - Year 3 open morning - come and visit your child in class

Monday 24th - Friday 28th February - School Book Fair - more details to follow

Wednesday 4th March 2-3pm - Parent Forum

Friday 20th March - INSET day

Monday 9th December - Friday 13th December 2019

 

This week in English, we have continued to explore the themes of The Christmas Eve Tree. We have considered the values of hope and community and the joy that this special tree gave to people. We have written letters to the tree describing it's worth and value. The children then wrote their own narrative story based on the book to showcase the English skills they have learnt since September - we were very impressed with the writing!

 

In Maths, we have been solving worded problems. This involves using the addition and subtraction skills we have learnt to solve a problem. 

E.g  Year 3 have 48 pencils, they are given 17 more, how many do they have now?

The children have been deciding on the operation that they need to use, either add or subtract and then using the column method to answer them.

 

Swimming is as usual this week - please remember to send in PE Kits!

 

Dates to remember:

Monday 16th December Choir to sing at Barnet Hospital

Monday 16th December 9am: Y2 Christmas performance (with children under 5)

Tuesday 17th December 9am & 2pm: Y2 Christmas performance (no children under 5)

Wednesday 18th December Reception & KS1 Christmas lunch

Thursday 19th December KS2 Christmas lunch

Thursday 19th December Last day of term for Nursery Children

Friday 20th December End of Autumn term – school finishes at 1.30pm

Monday 23rd December 2019 – Friday 3rd January 2020 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Monday 2nd - Friday 6th December 2019

 

English

This week we began with the book "The Christmas Eve Tree"; we made predictions on what the story would be about from the beautifully illustrated front cover.  Be sure to ask your child what it is about and what theme was in the story that they had not predicted.

We used our senses to describe a scene in the book and to then write a setting description.  Later in the week we looked at the features of a letter and planned to write from the perspective of a member of the community to the fir tree.

 

Maths

We have continued to work on the formal column subtraction method where we have regrouped hundreds in to tens as well as tens into ones.  We have applied our super skills to worded problems and missing number problems, where we have used the inverse operation to help to solve them.  We ensured that we were still presenting our work neatly - one number-one square, lined up in the correct columns (HTO) and used a ruler to draw the equals sign on the lines in our books.

 

Reverend Tim's visit

On Thursday, we had a special assembly where Reverend Tim spoke to us about the special time of the year for Christians of 'Advent' and how in churches there is an advent wreath with candles lit each Sunday in the lead up to Christmas.  We also thought about the joy we can receive from giving gifts, especially ones we have made, to loved ones.

 

Dates & Reminders:

PE Kits - please ensure that these are in school every day as PE days may change due to timetabling.  Also, due to the cold weather, please make sure that the children have appropriate wear for outdoor PE (long jogging bottoms, jumper).

Coats - Please make sure that children are sent to school with a coat (child's name labelled)

Homework - Due Friday 13th December 2019

 

Dates for the diary:

Monday 9th December Y5 Mini Police assembly – all parents welcome

Monday 9th December Cinderella Pantomime in school for all children

Tuesday 10th December 9am: Nursery sing-along and Stay ‘n Play – note change of date

Wednesday 11th December 9.15am & 2.15pm: Reception sing-along

Thursday 12th December GENERAL ELECTION – school closed as polling station

Friday 13th December Christmas Jumper Day

Monday 16th December Choir to sing at Barnet Hospital

Monday 16th December 9am: Y2 Christmas performance (with children under 5)

Tuesday 17th December 9am & 2pm: Y2 Christmas performance (no children under 5)

Wednesday 18th December Reception & KS1 Christmas lunch

Thursday 19th December KS2 Christmas lunch

Thursday 19th December Last day of term for Nursery Children

Friday 20th December End of Autumn term – school finishes at 1.30pm

Monday 23rd December 2019 – Friday 3rd January 2020 CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS

Monday 25th - Friday 29th November

 

English

In English, we learnt how to write instructional texts. We imagined that we lived in the Stone Age and had to build fires to cook our own food.

We used time conjunctions to begin our sentences, e.g. 'Firstly, then, now, finally' and imperative verbs to instruct the reader, e.g 'Cut, fold, place, put'

 

Maths

In Maths, we continued to practise our written subtraction.  We continued to exchange ones into tens and tens into hundreds. We have worked really, really hard to make sure our numbers are written correctly in the columns so we do not get confused.

 

 

Handwriting

We are really trying our best to make sure the presentation in our books is of a very high standard. Mrs Young and Mrs Akahoho are handing out pen licenses to the children who are demonstrating excellent presentation at all times.

 

Monday 18th - Friday 22nd November 2019

 

Maths

The children finished off their work on column addition including where regrouping of the numbers is necessary when more than 9 in any column.  We then moved on to column subtraction.  The children have remembered the rules of having the bigger number first, setting the digits out in the correct columns, one number one square and putting the answer in the correct places.  They will be moving on to subtraction where regrouping is needed next week e.g. 80 - 46.

 

English

This week the children have planned their own version of 'Stone Age Boy' and have then written each section ensuring that they include description of the setting, the stone age people and the animal that attacks.  They have worked hard to edit and improve their writing.  Next week we will be looking at instructional texts.

 

Road Safety week

This week the children had the haulage company GIST come in to visit.  We had Dave who talked to us about how to be safe around lorries and told us just how dangerous it is to be near one on the road.  We learnt some great facts about how heavy a lorry is, how much it can hold, the stopping distance in dry conditions, wet and icy conditions!  We then got to meet Karl, who took us in his lorry and we were able to see the blind spots drivers have when in the cab - we were able to make all the class disappear when they were in front of the lorry.  Ask your child if they remember how many sandwiches a lorry can hold, how many equivalent cows it weighs, how long it takes to stop.

 

have a lovely weekend!  Thank you for your continued support.

The year 3 team

Monday 11th November - Friday 15th November

 

English

In English this week, we have been describing the characters from the book, 'Ug'. We have used expanded noun phrases and adverbs to describe what the characters look like and their personalities. Some of us, were able to include similes and metaphors to our work! We have also written letters using persuasive language.

 

Maths

In Maths, we are continuing to use the column method of addition. This week, we have been regrouping ones into tens. For example, 8 ones and 4 ones make 12 ones. We can regroup 12 ones into one ten and two ones. The children have worked very hard to grasp the column method.

 

Next week:

 

Friday 15th - Children in Need Day - please come dressed in your favourite colour and bring in a bottle for the Christmas Fair (30th November)

Wednesday 20th - 8.45am Parent Forum in the Hideaway

Thursday 21st - Year 3 Road Safety Programme. This is organised during school time.

 

Please ensure that your child has brought in their PE kit after the half term holiday as some had forgotten this week. 3R have bought home reminder PE kit letters this week.

 

Monday 4th November  - Thursday 7th November 2019

 

Welcome back to school and to Autumn 2!

 

We hope you had a lovely restful week off.

 

Maths

This week the children have begun our unit of work on the formal column method for addition.  They have worked on lining the numbers up in the correct columns (HTO) and adding the ones first.  We have begun to look at what you do with the numbers when there are more than 9 ones in the answer. 

Please practice at home with your child setting out the numbers correctly.

Eg 13 + 52 =

  T O 

 1 3

+ 5 2

   6 5

 

or

234 + 127

  H T O

  2 3 4

+ 1 2 7 

    3 6 1

    1

 

English

This week we have been looking at clauses and how to join them with conjunctions.  We have looked at coordinating such as and, but, or as well as subordinating conjunctions such as because, if, when, therefore, as a result, so etc

We have used these to describe the actions of characters when sequencing the story 'Ug 'by Raymond Briggs.  

 

Thank you to all the parents who came to speak to us at the parent-teacher consultations this week, it was great to discuss the progress your child is making and any areas to develop.

 

No Pens Day

On Monday, the children really enjoyed the no pens day activities we did.  We did lots of drama and hot-seating characters in English and times tables/number fact games in Maths.  it was quite a challenge to not use pens/pencils when we are so used to being able to use them in our work.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

 

Next week:

Anti-bullying week

Monday 11th - Remembrance Day

Tuesday 12th - Odd socks day 

Friday 15th - Children in Need Day - please come dressed in your favourite colour and bring in a bottle for the Christmas Fair (30th November)

 

Please ensure that your child has brought in their PE kit after the half term holiday as some had forgotten this week.

 

 

Monday 21st - Friday 25th October

 

English

This week we have written our very own explanation texts about how volcanoes are formed. We have used all the many skills that we have built up over the last few weeks, causal conjunctions, adverbs of manner, expanded noun phrases and using subheadings, to help us write our texts. Be sure to ask the children how a volcano is formed - they know a lot about this subject!

 

Maths

This week we have been using compensation to subtract.

E.g 22- 9

We would -10 and then add 1.

 

22 - 10 = 12

12 + 1 = 13

 

A Big Thank you!

Thank you so much to the parents who visited the classrooms on Wednesday morning and took part in a 'Leaf Art' activity. We loved having you come in. The art produced was pretty impressive too!

Monday 11th - Friday 18th October 2019

 

This week the children visited Weald Country Park as part of our Stone Age topic and we focused on our science learning of rocks and soils.  Although it was a wet day, the children (and staff) thoroughly enjoyed the day.  We became geologists, gathering rocks, classifying them, looking at the types or rock (Igneous, Sedimentary and Metamorphic).  The children got to look at examples of each type of rock as well as some fossils.  We learnt about the different layers of our earth and then created models of it.  We learnt all about the different layers beneath our feet and created models of the soil structure.  We found badger sets and went on an insect hunt.  We acted out the rock cycle and even touched what is thought to be a fossil of a dinosaur poo!

Photos of the trip are below

Thank you very much to the parent helpers who came with us!

 

Maths

The children have continued working on subtraction.  We have worked on regrouping a number into numbers that make it easier to subtract.  

Eg 75 - 38

(40 + 35) - 38

40-38 = 2 + 35

2 + 35 = 37

We have also regrouped/exchanged dienes (base 10) when we haven't had enough ones to subtract.

Our number bonds have been useful this week - please practice these with your child, they should know them without having to work them out (E.g. 18+2=20, 5+15=20, 70+30=100 etc).

 

English

We wrote a recount of our trip, we looked at adverbs of manner, headings and subheadings. The children made notes from videos about volcanoes and planned an explanation text ready to write next week.

 

Thank you for sending in your child's homework!

Thank you for your continued support

The year 3 team smiley

Monday 7th October - Friday 11th October

 

English

In our English lessons this week we have been reading the book 'Pebble in my Pocket'. It is a tricky text but we are really enjoying it. It is all about how our rocks are formed and how they actually travel millions of miles across the land and sea!

We have been thinking all about how volcanoes erupt. We have imagined that we saw one erupt and wrote postcards home to tell our families all about it. The children then wrote Kennings poetry about volcanoes.

 

Maths

This week we have continued to secure our place value understanding by thinking about 'complements' to 100. We have answered questions such as,

28 + ___ = 100

56 + ___ = 100

13 + 34 + ____ = 100

Try making up some questions like this at home to challenge your children!

Dear Year 3 families,

Due to changes in the time table, our spellings will now be given out on a Thursday and handed in on a Tuesday.  The spelling test will now be on a Tuesday.

Thank you

Year 3 Staff.

Monday 30th September - Friday 4th October 2019

Another busy week in year 3!

Thank you to all the children and parents who brought £1 in today for Cancer Research UK as part of the celebrations for Miss Kneller's 40th birthday and for wearing purple :)

 

Maths

We have continued with addition and mental fluency, using the method 'Think 10' and 'Think 100' to make addition of numbers easier.  This involves regrouping a number to create a number that will 'bond' to create the next 10/100.

E.g 764 + 9 =

Regroup 9 into 6 and 3 (4 + 6 = 10)

(Take 6 from the 9 being added and add to 764 to make 770, leaving 3 left)

Rename the sum 770 + 3 

=773

We have also practised out number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.  Please continue to practice these at home for quick recall as it will greatly help the children if they know these without having to work them out.

0+10=10, 1+9=10, 2+8=10 etc

0+100=100, 10+90=100, 20+80=100 etc

12+8=20, 13+7=20, 5+15=20 etc

A great free website for practising number bonds/facts is 'Hit the Button' on Topmarks - see link below.

English

The children have continued with their work on explanation texts; we have looked at all the features and tried to include them in our writing as we wrote the introduction and the sections on the three different types of rock: igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic.  Ask you child about how each type is made!  They will be using skills of editing and improving before writing a final draft.

 

Aldi kit for schools stickers

We are collecting stickers from Aldi for school to be in with a chance to win £20,000 of sports equipment and would be really grateful if you would be able to send any stickers you are given from Aldi (for spending £30 or more) in to school please.

 

Reminders:

  • Year 3 trip to Weald Country Park Monday 14th October - please send your consent and money into school as soon as possible -letters can be printed from the top of this page, or ask at the office for a paper copy if you do not have the facility to print.
  •  PE kits - please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school every week.  PE is on a Wednesday for year 3. 
  • Uniform - there have been a number of cardigans and jumpers without names in that have been left in classrooms unclaimed, these have been taken to lost property.  Please write your child's name in all items so that they can easily be returned.
  • Fruit consent letters Please sign and return the KS2 fruit consent letter if you haven't already, which can be found under the parent's section of the website (forms). Alternatively, please ask the office, Mrs Akahoho or Mrs Young for a paper copy.

 

Thank you for your continued support!

Have a lovely weekend! smiley

The year 3 team

Aldi Kit for schools

Aldi Kit for schools 1

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th September 2019

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th September 2019

 

Maths

This week in maths we have been learning how to measure accurately. We have used a ruler to measure to the nearest centimetre and have made suggestions on the best unit to measure different items in. For example, it would be sensible to measure the size of the classroom in metres, rather that centimetres.

We have been weighing different items using scales. We have worked really hard to be accurate when measuring and remembering to write the correct unit of measurement.

 

English

This week we have been reading explanation texts. We now understand that these type of texts explain how and why something might happen. In Guided Reading, some children learnt how plants grow or how volcanos erupt. 

In grammar, we have learnt causal conjunctions. These are words or phrases that link ideas together to explain why something happens. For example, because, as a result of, due to the fact that. We will use these next week when we write our own explanation texts about how our earth is made up of layers.

 

 

 

Anthony Ogogo -School Visit
Due to the new Aldi store opening in Borehamwood, the Aldi supermarket sent Anthony – a Team GB boxer - to come and visit Summerswood Primary School. He shared a lot of key information with us about the importance of working hard and believing in yourself. If you or family and friends shop in Aldi and spend more than £30, you will get a sticker – please send these stickers into school and we will have the chance to win £20,000 of Physical Education equipment. Thank you in advance for any help!

 

Meet the Teacher Presentation

Monday 9th September - Friday 13th September 2019

 

Thank you to all the parents that attended 'Meet the Teacher' this week. It was lovely to meet you all.

 

Please keep an eye out for the email including the letter about our trip to Weald Country Park on 14th October. Please return the consent slip and money to the office. If you are able to help on the visit, please let one of team know. We would be very grateful!

 

Maths

This week the children have been learning how to partition numbers to understand their value further. For example, we have looked at 242 and partitioned it into 200, 40 and 2. We have used arrow cards and dienes rods to help us.

 

Question of the Week: Mrs Ramalho says that the number 823 has 83 tens in it. Is she correct? Explain how you know.

 

English

This week we have continued reading Boy by James Mayhew. We have chosen our own stone age animal and have written descriptions about them using expanded noun phrases and conjunctions. At the end of the week, we planned our own stories in the style of Boy. We will be writing them next week.

 

Nurture Time

This week in our Nurture Time we have discussed what a 'happy, working' classroom looks like. We spoke about what makes the children happy to come into school.

 

 

 

Dates:

Monday 14th October - Weald Country Park Trip

 

Thank you for your continued support! 

 

The Year 3 team

 

 

 

 

Autumn I 2019 Topic Web

Our Promises

Our Promises 1

Spellings

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We are so excited to hear that we will be performing ON THE STAGE in the first half of the VIAM concert at Wembley! 

 

The songs we will perform are;

The Champion

So am I

Try Everything

Burn

Walk me home

Runnin

 

Please get to know the words and dances as we will need to know these songs inside out! 

 

Well done everyone!! :) 

VIAM 2020

 

 

VIAM 2020 Backing tracks (no vocals)

All of the songs but without the vocals

Don't Give Up on Me backing Track.mp3

Help a Child Belong.Backing Track.mp3

High Hopes Backing Track.mp3

Make Your Own Kind of Music Backing Track.mp3

Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.Backing Track.mp3

Runnin' (Lose It All)- Backing Track ).mp3

So Am Backing Track.mp3

The Champion - Backing Track.mp3

Try Everything Backing Track.mp3

Unstoppable Backing Track.mp3

Walk me Home Backing Track.mp3

VIAM Vocal Guides (backing tracks)

All of the songs we will sing are below.

Burn V1.1-Guide Vocal.mp3

Don't Give Up On Me V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

Help A Child Belong V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

High Hopes V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

Make Your Own Kind Of Music (no outro).mp3

Nothings Gonna Stop Us V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

Runnin V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

So Am I V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

Take Me Home V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

The Champion V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

Try Everything V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

Unstoppable V1.1-Guide Vocals.mp3

VIAM 2020 Rehearsal videos - actions

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So Am I Choir Video Guide.mp4

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Don't Give Up on Me Choir Video Guide.mp4

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Help A Child Belong Choir Video Guide.mp4

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High Hopes Choir Video Guide.mp4

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Make Your Own Kind of Music Choir Video Guide.mp4

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