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                                                 rowling@summerswood.herts.sch.uk

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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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Nothing's Going To Stop Us Now Choir Video Guide.mp4

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Running Choir Video Guide.mp4

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Try Everything Choir Video Guide.mp4

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Unstoppable Choir Video Guide.mp4

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Walk Me Home Choir Video Guide.mp4

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