It's been a very busy week for 3S and the rest of Granby School.
We had our arts open afternoon on Wednesday 28th June and this was our opportunity to showcase our amazing art effort with all of you! This morning was our time to shine in the multi-faith assembly; we shared everything we had learned about Judaism and Jewish wedding ceremonies. Well done to all those children who either played an acting role on stage or was a speaker to the rest of the school!
Tonight then saw our annual summer fair and I'm sure you all had a brilliant time! I definitely saw lots of chocolate-covered faces at the chocolate fountain and lots of fun and laughter happening outside too!
Weekly Maths Challenge!
|1. Spell it||11. Double it|
|2. Draw it||12. Halve it|
|3. Count on 3||13. Times 10|
|4. Count back 3||14. Times 100|
|5. Next even||15. Round to 10|
|6. Next odd||16. Round to 100|
|7. Add 10||17. Partition|
|8. Subtract 10||18. Find 10%|
|9. Add 100||19. Use digits to make smallest number|
|10. Subtract 100||20. Use digits to make largest number|
Welcome back to the last half-term of this year!
Our Topic this half-term will be Tribal Tales; learning all about the Stoneage!
We'll be making jewellery, reading Stig of the Dump and learning lots of exciting facts.
Weekly Logic puzzle 12/5/17
3S have new class pets! We have chosen to name them after famous authors from books we have read. So here's introducing:
Jeff - Named after Jeff Kinney who wrote 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid'
Jacqueline - Named after Jacqueline Wilson who wrote Tracey Beaker
JK - Named after J.K Rowling who wrote Harry Potter
Roald Dahl - obviously named after our class favourite author!
Beatrix - Named after the very famous Beatrix Potter who is famous for writing Peter Rabbit.
Our fantastic five will be stuffing their faces with caterpillar food over the next week or so and hopefully we'll have five beautiful butterflies!
WATCH THIS SPACE!
Welcome back 3S! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and are full of chocolate ready to give you the energy you need for this half-term's topic of Heroes and Villains! Don't forget to check here every Friday for your new Maths challenges!
Logic puzzle 6/4/17
Logic puzzle 27/3/17
Weekly logic puzzle!
1. How many tourists are staying at this camp?
2. When did they arrive: today or a few days ago?
3. How did they get here?
4. How far away is the closest town?
5. Where does the wind blow: from the north or from the south?
6. What time of day is it?
7. Where did Alex go?
8. Who was on duty yesterday? (Give their name)
9. What day is it today?
(from 'The Telegraph News).
We're on a week of discovery. Watch this space!
Well done 3S on bringing and sharing your favourite books for World Book Day!
Keep on reading!
Magna Feb 2017
Today we visited Magna Discovery Science Centre in Sheffield. 3S had a wonderful time exploring Earth, Fire, Water and Air. Below you will find pictures of their day and I'm sure they'll tell you all about the places they discovered!
Thank you to Mrs Richards for joining us and getting stuck in, it is very much appreciated!
A huge thank you to all of you wonderful adults and siblings that have helped make our pantomime experience in 3S a truly magical time!
The children have worked tirelessly to ensure they put on a spectacular show for all of you, and today (2nd Feb) was our final production. I'm sure by now that most of you could recite the script and a fair few of the songs...I know I certainly go to bed singing them!
Thank you so much for helping with their costumes, making sure they were in school for each show, and for helping them learn their lines.
A special thank you goes out to all of the LSAs involved as, without them, we wouldn't have had a show to put on - they make fabulous props, ensure tickets are organised and chairs are labelled and set out, as well as still supporting the classes.
So thank you one and all!
We've had a fabulous week in 3S; practicing our Pantomime of Cinderella every day and finding new ways of learning by playing quizzes on Kahoot!
They have been reminded to ensure they are still reading 3 times a week at home and getting their organiser signed and ready for a Friday morning. Pantomime clothes need to be in school for next week please (wb 23rd) and trip letters for Magna should be coming in as soon as possible too please.
Creative homework letters were given out 2 weeks ago and this is just a gentle reminder to please make sure these are in (not before) the last week of this half term - children need to be making a windchime out of recycled materials and getting really creative whilst having fun!
3S became 'force' detectives today! Asking lots of interesting questions related to which forces act upon them whilst playing at the park.
3S have worked very hard today, creating sentences to identify the subject, predicate and punctuation as part of Rainbow Grammar. We had lots of fun making new and interesting sentences with lots of adjectives and adverbs too!
Let's get creative with learning at home!
As you are aware, each week your child gets times tables and spellings which they must learn for the following week's test. Sometimes, asking them to repeat learn them in the same way gets dull and they may lose interest and not remember their answers long-term.
So, why not experiment with more creative ways of learning them? After all, every child learns in a different way!
Times tables ideas:
Playing cards - choose a times table to learn (say 3s). Remove Kings, Queens and Jacks from the pack of cards. Turn over one card at a time and say the answer to that multiple (say a 4 of spades is shown, then have your child say 4 x 3 = 12) and repeat until all the cards are exhausted.
Free online games - lots of websites offer interactive games for learning times tables and remember that, as a school, we use Times Tables Rock Stars which they can also complete and practise at home - ttrockstars.com (your child has their login in their organiser where their targets are).
Times table squares - print out blank times table squares and keep completing them until a whole one is filled without mistakes!
Use the stairs! Stand at the bottom of the stairs and each time you step up one say your time table - step one say 1 x ? (your times table) = (answer) and repeat up and down the stairs until you can do them quickly and without mistakes.
Stair steps - write each spelling out like you're drawing steps:
Type out - open a document on your computer and have an adult call out each spelling. Write each one down, change the font and colours to make it more creative!
Spellingcity.com - enter your spellings for the week and it tailors games and activities based on those spellings! Some activities are free but I believe you may need to be a member to use others so please be careful.
Word hunt - look at your spelling list and then go on a word hunt; trying to find those words in books, magazines or even the back of a crisp packet!
There are many other ways to help your child learn at home as well as at school, try as many as you can until you find one that clicks!
We have been learning about Escher this week in 3S and all about tessellation as part of our Maths week. 3S are in the process of completing their own tessellation pictures and have really enjoyed making their creations! Maybe they can teach you about their learning at home
With only 3 days to go until the end of this half-term and the Ilkeston Charter Fair on this week, I think it's safe to say all of the children will be in need of the long week off. With the holidays in mind, please ensure you remind your child of the importance of keeping safe whilst they enjoy their time away from school; especially with Halloween coming up - please remind them to trick or treat safely and only to knock on those doors that they know and with a responsible adult to supervise them during this time.
Our first day back will be Ancient Greeks dress up day for Year 3 to kick start their new Topic of Gods and Mortals. Remember, you don't need to spend a lot of money at all; an old white sheet, pillow cases and rope make good costumes too!
Year 3 Curriculum Overview (Cornerstones Units) 2016-17 National Curriculum (from gap analysis)
First half term
Second half term
First half term
Second half term
First half term
Second half term
ILP Focus Design & Technology
English Recounts, Recipes & Instructions, Nonsense Poetry, Non-Chronological Reports, Adverts.
D & T Cooking & Nutrition
Art & Design Sculpture
Computing Web Searches, Emails
Geography Food Miles & Fair Trade
History Significant Individuals-James Lind
Mathematics Measures & Money
Languages Food Vocabulary
Music Vegetable Orchestra
Science – Love to Investigate - Which is the Juiciest fruit? (see NC Animals – Humans also to be covered)
RE – 2.1 What do different people believe about God?
PE: Multi-skills or HRE
Gods and Mortals
English Character Profiles, Diary Writing, Instructions & Commands, Myths & Legends, Character Descriptions
Art & Design 3-D Sculpture, Greek Art & Design
Computing Using Presentation Software
Geography Ancient & Modern Day Greece, Geographical Features, Using Maps
Mathematics Positional & Directional Language
PE Athletics, Battle Formation, Dance
PSHE Resolving Differences
Science – Love to Investigate – Why did Icarus fall from the Sky?
RE – 2.5 How & why do Christians follow Jesus?
The Christmas Story
ILP Science How mighty are magnets?
English.Non-Chronological Reports, Explanations, Instructions, List Poetry, Recounts
D & T Product Evaluation, Using Research to inform Design, Selecting Materials, Making Vehicles, Building an Iron Man, Using Electrical Circuits
Mathematics Measuring Length
Music Perfoming Using Metal Objects for Instruments
PE Using PE Equipment to Explore Force
Science- Love to Investigate- Can you Block magnetism?
Year 3 Pantomime
RE – 2.11 Why is Pilgrimage so important to some religions?
English Recounts, Historical Narrative, Narrative using Personification, Newspaper Reports,
Art & Design Sculpture, Photography
Computing Presenting Information
Geography Volcanoes and Earthquakes
History Ancient Rome- Pompeii
PE Outdoor & Adventure Challenges
Science- Love to Investigate- What is Sand?
Rocks (see NC also to be covered)
RE – 2.2 Why is Easter so important for Christians?
PE: Games Skills – Striking & Fielding (Rounders)
Heroes and Villains
English Biography, Dialogue, Riddles, Fairy Tales, Comic Strips
Music Singing & Performance, Comparing Music, Listening & Appreciation, Notation, Compostition, Rhythm
Art & Design Sculpture, Illustration
Computing Web Searches
D & T Puppet making, Flip Books
PSHE Moral Issues & Dilemmas, Role Models, Good Deeds, Organisations that Help People, Values & Goals
Science- Love to Investigate- What are sunglasses for?
RE – Muti-Faith week- Judaism
PE: Dance / Hockey
English Information Books, Adventure Stories, Fact Files, Letters, Poetry Using Similies & Metaphors
D & T Tool Design & Making, Building Structures
Art & Design Neolithic Art, Clay Beakers, Iron Age Jewellery
PSHE Thinking About the Lives of Others
Science Plants, Light, Working Scientifically
Science Light & Shadows (see NC also to be covered)
Science- Love to Investigate-What are flowers for?
PE: OAA / Dodgeball
We have discussed the importance of e-safety with Year 3 since they began their journey here at Granby Junior School. We have spoken about what to do if they have a concern and who they can go to for help. The following websites are also very useful:
The children are also aware about cyber-bullying and understand that it will not be tolerated. In 3S, we also have a 'worry box' so should your child have any concerns, but not wish to see me in front of anyone else, they may write their worries on paper and put it in the box to be seen by me.
I hope you all had a wonderful summer and have had a brilliant start at Granby in your new class this week!
Lots has already been happening in Year 3 over the past week; we've all taken the time to get to know each other and our new classes, made new friends, learned lots of new things and have even watched a production of 'Wind in the Willows', followed by our first piece of extended writing!
Friday's spelling and times tables scores were fantastic; lots of children scored full marks in both and you should be very proud, keep up the hard work! Remember to learn the division as well - lots of you now have divide by 2 to learn this week, practise hard!
Just a few things for you and your adults to remember:
Where is the book set? How do you know?
Why was he/she feeling like that? How do you know that?
Why did he/she do...? How do you know that?
Who are the main characters? How do you know?