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Year 3 - Mrs Dudley

Thank you and Good Luck!

Thank you for all your wonderful cards and the presents to celebrate our year together. It was very  kind of you πŸ˜€ I am sorry thaI didn’t get all of the thank you cards written but there were a lot to write AND I wanted to spend sometime with you on our last day together as a class. I promise they will be done over he holidays!


Thank you for being an amazing class this year and good luck for year 4. I know that you are going to have a fabulous time.


Happy holiday!!

Mrs Dudley 



All the Arts!

Wow! What an incredible display we have put on the hall today as part of Arts Week. It was hard to take it all in so here are some pictures of us and the work.



More Magic Mondays!

Despite a hot and sticky start to the day, we have had another magical Monday, We started with a maths treasure hunt outside, which was great fun. Then we went inside to learn about road safety. You had some fantastic advice for the boy in our pictures. Well done! 


This aftenoon, we have shared our home learning with Mrs Rees and the other year 3 classes. They were very impressed with your hard work. I was too πŸ˜€. Then we practised our team work by carrying out different challenges. WOW! What a busy day ☺️

Our winning maths team. Well done πŸ˜€

Our Road Safety Workshop

Fun with team games

Worldwise Week

For Geography Week this year, our topic is called Worldwise. It is all about food from around the world and where it comes from. Today we investigated the local dishes of France, Italy, India and the Uk. Then we presented our findings to the class. Well done on some great research and fun presentations.



Inspecting Ilkeston’s Art and Heritage

Wow!!!!! What a great morning we had visiting the art gallery at the Smoothie Bar, looking at information on the history of Granby School at the library, as well as exploring the beautiful patterns and architecture of some of the buildings in the town centre. We got to meet  some artists at the art gallery and we even got a tutorial about oil painting. It was all very exciting! Well done on great manners and behaviour throughout our trip - I was very proud of you.


Welcome Back!

We have had two fun days already with one great learning about angles, determiners and light. We have drawn some brilliant street art for our display and yesterday we also started to plan a fair test in Science.

Steps to Success for the Grid Method!

When we handed out the homework booklet for the holidays, some of you spotted some questions using the grid method and asked for a reminder about how to use it. So here are the steps to success that we have used in class. Have a go but if you get stuck, don't worry! We will go over this in class again as well as using other methods to multiply.


1. Partition the numbers e.g. 26 x 4 becomes 20 x 4 and 6 x 4

2. Draw a grid for the partitioned numbers









3.Write the partitioned 2-digit number over the grid and the number that you are multiplying by, by the side.










4. Complete the boxes by multiplying the number at the side by the first number over the box, repeat with the second number.








5. Add the numbers together.

80 + 45 =128

So 26 x 4 = 128


6. If you are multiplying 2-digit numbers by 2-digits then partition both numbers e.g. 26 x 14 becomes 20 x 10 + 20 x 4 +6 x 10 + 6 x 4












Then multiply as before and add the answers together.

3D Hydropower!

Today we learnt about hydropower. We drew some great diagrams of how it works and then had a go at creating our own water wheels in DT. It was great fun. Some projects were more successful than others. Well done to everyone who kept their feet dry,



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Magnificent Monday!

What a great day we have had. This afternoon we had a visit from the local history society and we learnt so much about our town..... how St Mary’s was rebuilt to make it longer and how trams ran up the centre, not left or right, of Bath Strret. It was a fantastic talk and we even got to handle artefacts.  I also enjoyed our activity after it. You were very observant when looking at the old photos.

The morning was also really fun as we did our guided reading session outside. The fresh air certainly resulted in some great answers to my questions πŸ˜€

A Wonderful Afternoon!

Thank you for a very special afternoon πŸ˜€ I thoroughly enjoyed your singing and dancing - I am sure that your grown ups were impressed too. As for your cakes........ WOW! I am very glad that I did not have to judge them. Well done to everyone who entered a cake and a big congratulations to our winners.

Mrs Dudley



Well done to the winners.
Red, White, Blue and You Too πŸ˜ƒ

Year 3 Granby Bake Off!

Could you be the next Paul Hollywood? Or maybe you’re more of a Mary Berry?

On Friday 18th May we’re holding a Granby Bake Off in celebration of the Royal Wedding.

If you’d like to take part in the bake off, then you’ll need to make a scrummy cake! You can make it as simple or as detailed as you like but please

don’t include nuts!

Please include a list of ingredients with your cake.

Bring it in a suitable, named container.

Your creation will need to be brought in for the morning of May 18th and it will be entered into the Year 3 Granby Bake Off competition. This will be judged and prizes awarded for the winning cake from each class.

We look forward to seeing your amazing creations!

The Year 3 team.

Getting Ready for the Royal Wedding Street Party!

As well as doing some super learning about time durations and a writing lots (!), we have been busy getting ready for the our street party to celebrate the royal wedding. We have been practising the National Anthem and we can sing it without music. We have a dance too but that is a secret! Here is a photograph of the flags we have made. 

Moments to be proud of!

Today we had our year 3 award ceremony for this term and what a wonderful way to end the week. Well done to everyone who received a certificate and thank so much to all the parents who were able to join us to share the special moment.

We also started to learn th National Anthem ready for our party to celebrate the royal wedding. You stood very smartly as you sang to show your respect.
Then we shared the last of your home learning. Wow

Aquatic fun and games!

Today we explored how aquatic plants are different from non aquatic plants. We had a fun treasure hunt in the classroom to find pictures of different plants. We then worked together to sort them in different ways. We also drew some super diagrams to identify the different types of aquatic plant.


Making it rain!

What a great day we’ve had. In the morning we started to think about whether bottled water is a good thing. We even had a tasting session...... some of you were very surprised at the results! This afternoon we have learnt the PANTS acronym from the NSPCC to keep us safe and as part of that you designed some glorious underpants 😏 Then we explored how to tell stories through music and we made class compositions of a rain storm using body percussion. How did we fit it all in???


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Smiles on the daily mile.

It was a beautiful day for our daily mile. Look at those smiles πŸ˜€

What’s the time?

This week we will be practising telling the time to the nearest five minutes. Here is a preview of the poster for our working wall. What time is showing on the clock face? Each day it will change and there will be a raffle ticket for the first person to tell me the correct time. 

Days, Months and Years

This week we have been learning about different units of time. Today we found out about Leap Years. We also practised our rhyme for remembering how many days in each month...... without looking at the words! Well done to you all.



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Wonderful Water Words!

Today we have written group poems about rivers. We did one as an acrostic poem and one as free verse. They are both really creative and interesting to read with excellent word choices. Which do you prefer and why?


A river’s journey

In the beginning, high up in the mountains, crystal clear water trickles around rocks,

The rushing, roaring stream clatters through the weathered rocks like an agile mountain goat,

The bubbling, blue water gushes over the waterfall in a shimmering, diamond spray,

It smashes down in an explosion of glistening droplets before bubbling furiously like a witches cauldron.


The River

Raging water rapidly crashes over the rough coastline,

Icy, sparkling, crystal clear water runs slowly,

Violent wavy water crackles like fireworks as it flows over the waterfall,

Eroding through jagged rocks,

Reflecting the golden sun as it goes to sleep.


Our next step is to write our own poems about rivers. I am looking forward to reading those!

Perfect Pitches!

Well done done to everyone on their work for this week’s chocolate challenge but especial congratulations to the winning team. All of the pitches were very creative and interesting. The judges were really impressed with the winning team’s team’s ideas and performance.


Fantastic Fractions

Well done on super adding with fractions today. Some of us even found out about simplifying improper fractions. Mrs Moore worked with some groups today and had great fun!



3D See Enormous Growth on Reading Tree!

How would you improve my orientation? There is something missing.....


3D class at Granby Junior School have seen exciting growth on their reading tree with many children reading more than 3 times a week. 



We worked on this together.....


3D class at Granby Junior School saw exciting growth on their reading tree last week with many children reading more than three times a week in order to have a chance of winning a prize at the end of this term.


Well done on a much better orientation! Mrs Moore said, "I am curious to know what the prize is".


What do we call Mrs Moore's sentence in a newspaper report?

The flowers are where children have read MORE than three times a week and the leaves are for reading three times a week.

Wow, wow, wow! What an exciting day....

Oh my goodness we have had an exciting day. First you did some amazing learning about fractions....... so much so that lots of you told me that equivalent fractions are fun!!!

Then we discovered a treasure chest outside our classroom.........
Mrs Andrews was amazed about our find.

Then this afternoon we have investigated soil samples and made our own chocolate soil profile. We were really excited as Mrs Rees joined us for this. 


I can’t wait for tomorrow!

Mrs Dudley ☺️

Calling all newspaper reporters!


Today we found out about the features of a newspaper and we also tried our hand at writing an orientation. There were some very funny ones.  Tomorrow we are going to find out about writing headlines. To help you with this, what ideas come into your head when you see this picture?


Mrs Dudley

Reading Challenge

Don't forget that our reading challenge has started............. Who will have read 3 times by Friday and will anyone have challenged themselves to read more???? I am looking forward to receiving the first book review!!!!


I am going to be doing the challenge with you and Mrs Radford will be checking my reading record and book reviews. Will you read more or will it be me???????? I think that you can do it!!!!!


Mrs Dudley :)

Welcome Back!

I am really looking forward to our learning this term and what a FANTASTIC week we have had so far! We have started to learn about rivers and yesterday we painted in the impressionist style. Today we have learnt about the eight points of the compass and we had great fun following instructions using north, north east, east, south east etc.


You have also earned 6.....yes,  SIX marbles already towards our next class party. WOW!!!!!! What an amazing start to the term. Well done and I look to lots more fun days with you :)

Mrs Dudley :)

Well done to our super readers and happy holidays!


Well done to Imogen and Callum who won our super readers champions this term! Between them they had read over 40 books! We will take photographs next term when we have ipads again. They won an Easter egg each as did the runners up. Look out for details early next term about how you could win a class prize for reading!


An especial congratulations to Brandon who won a school behaviour award :D


Have a good holiday!

Mrs Dudley :)

Sensational Sports Relief

What a great day we have had! We solved some fun Easter word problems in maths and then bought some scrumptious cakes at break time in aid of Sports Relief. We also danced our lunchtime away learning the Sports Relief dance.


In the afternoon, we made Easter cards and had our class party. We were careful not to eat too many cakes!!


Mrs Dudley :)

World Book Day and Other Wonderful Things!

Another wonderful week! Well done on some super writing about crocodiles in your non-chronological reports and some excellent calculation work in maths.  Your Mothers Day cards were simply beautiful! We also enjoyed lots of fun activities on World Book Day such as making origami bookmarks.


Mrs Dudley :)

Messages in the mud!

Today we have been learning about ancient civilisations and as part of this, we looked at the achievements of the Ancient Sumer people. They invented writing symbols to represent sounds approximately 3500 years ago! Their writing code was called Cuneiform and we had a go at writing messages using this on paper and ....... outside in the mud! Why did we do this? Well, the Ancient Sumer people wrote their stories and poems onto tablets of wet clay and we wanted to find out what this would have been like. It was HARD!!!! But great fun :)

Welcome Back!

What a wonderful day we have had learning about fractions, commas in lists and crocodiles! I was really impressed by how well you counted in tenths and I am looking forward to working on this tomorrow.


I was really exciting updating our target wall - there were lots of targets to move to our WOW wall and lost of smile moments to add to our picture frame. As for our crocodile art this afternoon......... what more can I say, except look at our fantastic display! We will get all of the names up tomorrow so you can be properly proud of your work :)


Mrs Dudley

Magical Measuring :)

This week we have been finding out about mass. Today we compared and measured lots of items in the classroom. It was very interesting ...... we found out that a whiteboard weighed a similar amount to a carrot and Mrs Dudley's shoe was lighter than a potato!


Then this afternoon we have created our "ancient" paper for our diary writing about Pompeii. A fun day :)


I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.

Mrs Dudley

Fabulous First Performance :D

Well done on a fabulous first performance. Your acting was great but your singing was sensational...... especially as the CD player was having "a few moments"! A great job :)


I look forward to seeing you all tomorrow.

Mrs Dudley :)

Good Luck!

I hope that you have a had a lovely relaxing weekend and that you are ready for our busy week......... with the long awaited pantomime performance.


I know that you will be fantastic as you have worked so hard to learn all of the songs and you have practised each scene in our performance with great enthusiasm. It has been fun working with you to put the show together.


Good luck and see you tomorrow!

Mrs Dudley

Shsssh....... it is a surprise!

What a fantastic surprise we had today when some of you brought in a wonderful birthday cake to celebrate the birthdays in class today. It was so thoughtful of you and we enjoyed eating our treat VERY much!!! We saved pieces of cake for the children at Windmill and they received it at the end of the day:D


Thank you as well for all the wonderful smiles that I received this morning when you wished me "Happy Birthday!". They were very special presents indeed. I am also thrilled with the beautiful cards, notes flowers and presents that I have received. I hope that out other "Birthday Girl" has had just as special a day.


I look forward to seeing you all in the morning for our next round of birthdays....... hopefully germ-free!


Mrs Dudley :)



Democracy Day

What an amazing day we had on Friday, learning all about democracy and then taking part in a whole school vote. My favourite part was hearing your ideas about how we should treat the crayons/pencils in our class more equally.


Mrs Dudley


Beautiful Bar Charts no

Well done on great bar chart work this morning. We made one together first of all using counters and I was very impressed when Archie told us all about the x and y axis. Then some of us practised answering questions about bar charts using mathematical language such as "more than" and "fewer than" whilst others created a bar chart about garden birds.


Our super learning continued into English with some amazing acrostic poems about volcanoes. There were  so many interesting and creative similes that we could have written hundreds of lines of poetry!!!


I am looking forward to finding more out about volcanoes and Pompeii tomorrow.


Mrs Dudley :)

Our reading tree is growing!

We have had another fun week with lots of super learning. I have been really impressed by your number line work and some of the diagrams that you drew of the Earth's structure were fantastic. Well done. You have also all worked hard on the pantomime, especially the really tricky "race" song.


Our reading tree has sprouted LOTS of leaves as so many of you are reading EVERY night at home. Wow! Remember that you earn a leaf for every short book that you finish reading or for every chapter that you read in a long book. Please make sure that your grown-up signs your reading record. I wonder who is going to will our class challenge?


Mrs Dudley :)


PS Don't forget to claim your raffle ticket for every new word that you look up in a dictionary when you are reading. Remember that you can use a dictionary at home or those at school.


Chocolate Rocks!!

This afternoon we learnt more about the three main rock types and how they are formed. To help us remember, we made chocolate rocks.


Sedimentary rocks - we made these with layers of different colour chocolate, which we squeezed flat.

Metamorphic rock - we made these by squeezing the sedimentary rocks tightly and melting them into a ball.

Igneous rock - we didn't have time to do this one today but we will melt some sedimentary and metamorphic rock in warm water.


Here are a few pictures of our rocks!


You did some fantastic number lines in maths today too. Well done :D


Mrs Dudley

Wonderful Week :)

What a great first week back we have had! First we exploded your volcanoes on Wednesday and then on Thursday we had the interesting rock talk by Mrs Lilley. We also explored lots of different rocks in our circle time in class. Then on Friday we created some fabulous collages of erupting volcanoes for our class display. Oh and don't forget the super presentation that you showed in your numeracy work too and your calm behaviour during the fire drill.


There have been so many smile moments this week and I know that there will be even more next week. I think that our smile board may soon be covered!!!!


Mrs Dudley :)

Welcome back....... to exploding volcanoes!!


It was lovely to see you all again today and I really enjoyed exploding the volcanoes with you in the afternoon. We had lots of fantastic models, some with sparkly red lava. We were also lucky enough to have not one but two chocolate volcano cakes! Yummy!


Mrs Dudley :)

Merry Christmas Everyone!


Thank you for a wonderful day :) I have had such fun decorating Christmas biscuits with you and making the hanging angels. I also really enjoyed playing party games - you are getting really good at physical noughts and crosses.


Mrs Dudley :)

Christmas Crafts!

We have had another busy day in 3G, completing Christmas challenges in maths and English as well as making some beautiful Christmas cards this afternoon. I really enjoyed playing physical noughts and crosses with you this morning. I wonder who will win tomorrow??


Mrs Dudley :)

Fantastic Party Day!

We have had a very busy day in 3G, making sweets  and designing a hat for our class snowman. We even managed to squeeze in some party games too :) Mrs Radford and I hope that you enjoyed yourself and would like to thank you for a lovely day.


Mrs Dudley :)


Fantastic Skipping!

Well done everyone on fabulous skipping today. Dan was also very impressed with your listening skills and effort :D I was really proud of you all.


I have uploaded a few photographs of our session. My apologies for the shadow......the lens cover on the ipad had opened without me noticing. It must have been all the skipping that I was doing that shook it loose!


Mrs Dudley :)