Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Fitzwilliam Street, Rotherham,South Yorkshire S63 7HG

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Year 3

Welcome to the Year Three Blog

Keep an eye on this blog to find out what we have been learning about this half term.
Below you will also find the timetable and homework for this week.

Year 3 Class Blog

Week Commencing 26th September

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Hi Year 3 and Year 3 grownups, 

I hope you've all had a lovely weekend and are ready for a new and exciting week ahead!

The children have done so well in their independent writing for our Literacy topic of instruction writing, I can see some great writing features being showcased in work. We will continue to expand on the inclusion of these features this upcoming week in our literacy lesson and have another exciting experience day coming up!

In Science, we've learnt all about the 5 food groups and can name examples of these food groups. Thank-you to all the children who completed the previous week's homework task of keeping a food dairy, as this helped the children to generate their data in the form of tally charts and bar models (a new skill for Year 3!) and helped them to identify which food groups they eat most of. We even measured the amount of sugar found in just one can of Pepsi and we were all shocked at just how much can be found! 

In maths, we revisited number lines up to 1000 and I can see that children are feeling much more confident in using our steps to success to complete number lines. They are also definitely on their way to becoming experts in the their 8 times tables thanks to your home karaoke sessions!

In DT, we continued to explore our topic of Field to Fork and Miss Johnson awarded every child a house point for their outstanding knowledge of where food comes from, what happens to food to make it safe to eat, and how seasons affect food. This week in DT the children will start to design their menu's and prepare for our restaurant day. Our restaurant experience will be taking place the week before half term and will be an opportunity for you to come into the classroom and try your child's three course meal. Final details will be communicated out by the end of next week. 

The Kahoot is still available for children to practice their DT learning  at home- let's see how much they remember! https://kahoot.it/challenge/06398870?challenge-id=099159e3-3964-4483-8f12-c041051c95c5_1661077004363

Game Pin: 06398870.

Next week we will continue to explore how land is used in our Geography lesson, continue with instruction writing in literacy,  place value in maths and Field to Fork topic.

Here is this week's timetable. 

Timetable

Homework task to be completed for Friday 23rd: Children to investigate how much sugar is in one of their favourite foods (the findings can be written on paper or photographed). This will be a great interactive task to generate excitement and consolidate knowledge in their next science and literacy lesson. Please ensure your child is also reading at least 3 times a week and practicing their 8 times tables. 

Here are some pictures below of children participating in our last Forest School session (creating self-portraits, influenced by the works of Frieda Khalo)


Week Commencing 12th September

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Hi Year 3 and Year 3 grownups, 

We've had another brilliant week in Year 3; selecting our new school councillors, participating in Roald Dahl Day activities and even baking bread!

Congratulations to Isabella and Sam on becoming our new school councillors! We know that you both have shown our school values since joining Year 3 and had some brilliant ideas on what you are going to contribute to the school. Well done to all of the children who wrote speeches, you were all fantastic and it was definitely a tricky decision for the class to make!

We've continued to hit the ground running in our new Literacy topic of instruction writing, and the children even had the chance to make their own set of instructions on How to Make George's Marvellous Medicine in Forest School!

In Science, children got their hands dirty and did a blind test feeling different processed foods and guessing what they were. There were beans, yoghurt, Weetabix...I wonder if they can remember any more? Then we discussed why these were classed as processed foods and whether they were healthy or unhealthy foods. They did an excellent job at debating this and showed our school value of respect when validating their points.

In maths, we have been continuing to look at place value of up to 1000 and the children are developing their understanding of the many different ways that we can partition our numbers up to 1000. And still love the times tables song so here it is again for a bit of weekend karaoke: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nX8YlhDDcc

In DT, we continue to explore our topic of Field to Fork and children are now extremely confident in explaining where food comes from, what processed foods are and how seasons affect food. We listened to a lovely story called Tree: Seasons Come and Seasons Go which you can listen to at home with your children to consolidate their understanding of the frour seasons.- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JkdqzJ7LyFY 

The children loved making their mini bread loaves in DT, and were able to explain the processes of how bread is made such as (the grinding of wheat to flour, adding the 5 key ingredients, kneading the dough and baking in the oven). See below for pictures of the before and after!

The Kahoot is still available for children to practice their DT learning  at home- let's see how much they remember! https://kahoot.it/challenge/06398870?challenge-id=099159e3-3964-4483-8f12-c041051c95c5_1661077004363

Game Pin: 06398870.

Next week we will continue to explore how land is used in our Geography lesson, continue with instruction writing in literacy,  place value in maths and Field to Fork topic.

Here is this week's timetable- Just a polite reminder that children need to have wellies in order to participate in Forest school and need to wear the new PE kit. If you have any questions about this please do get in touch. 

Timetable

Thank-you to all the children who completed their 3 course menu for a wild animal. I loved learning all about the different foods that the animals eat! Homework task to be completed for Thursday 22nd: Children to write a 2-day food diary so that we can review these in our next science lesson to learn more about what food groups we eat the most of. This will be a great interactive task for children to use in their lesson so participating in the homework task will be really beneficial. 

Here are some pictures below of children participating in our Forest School (making instructions for George's Marvellous Medicine) and baking bread in DT. 

Have a great weekend and we will see you all on Tuesday!

Miss Castleton, 

Mrs Deakin

Mrs Lambert

Mrs Shaw

xxx


Week Commencing 12th September

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Hi Year 3 and Year 3 grownups, 

Wow! What a fantastic first week back and a great start to the new school year. Everyone has done a fantastic job of settling in to the new routine and have reminded me and the other class adults just how super you are. 

We've hit the ground running in our new Literacy topic of instruction writing, and the children are already experts in knowing what shapes we need to feature in a good piece of instructional text. We even had a go at making a paper boat (though Miss Castleton's didn't quite go to plan...). But the key take away from that lesson was that it doesn't matter if we face a challenge and don't get it right the first time. We now know a calming technique that we all tried to help us relax and start again and I'm looking forward to seeing children practice using this at home and in school when faced with a challenge. Remember- practice makes perfect! 

In forest school, we practiced following instructions by making three different types of bird feeders, which are all now hanging beautifully from our trees next to the KS2 fire circle. Although I think the squirrels might be having a nibble too!

In maths, Year 3 have made a brilliant start at looking at the place value of hundreds and how these can be represented. And we've found a new favourite song to help us with our 8 times tables! Here's the link if you'd like to have a sing along at home https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9nX8YlhDDcc

In DT, we've been learning all about where food comes from and watched a tasty demonstration of fish and chips made with cornflakes! It would be fantastic to see children applying their new learning from DT to help with cooking tasks at home. I've made a Kahoot that the children asked to practice with at home- let's see how much they remember! https://kahoot.it/challenge/06398870?challenge-id=099159e3-3964-4483-8f12-c041051c95c5_1661077004363

Game Pin: 06398870

We have much more exciting new learning this week and I can't wait to see some more brilliant work being produced. 

Here is this week's timetable- Just a polite reminder that children need to have wellies in order to participate in Forest school and need to wear the new PE kit. If you have any questions about this please do get in touch. 

Year 3 Timetable WC 12th September 2022.docx

Homework task to be completed for Thursday 15th: Design a 3 course menu for a wild animal (the children have received a print out version to complete at home). 

Here are some pictures below of children participating in literacy, reading for pleasure in our reading area and a sneak peek of what our classroom set up is for Year 3 at the moment!

Can't wait to see you all tomorrow for another great week.

Love from, 

Miss Castleton, 

Mrs Deakin

Mrs Lambert

Mrs Shaw

xxx


Welcome back to School!

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Hello to all the fantastic children and grownups of Year 3!

I hope you're as excited as I am to be back in class with all our familiar faces. We have lots of exciting new lessons and topics which I cannot wait to share with you. 

Here is our learning timetable for this week: Timetable WC 5th September 2022

Please note our school gates open at 8.30am and children should arrive at the top KS2 gate. They will then walk through school and down to the Y3 classroom (which is next door to our Year 2 classroom). 

We have a morning task to complete each morning between 08:30am-08:45am, all of which are important but fun ways to get the morning started so it is really important that children arrive on time. 

This half term we have a completely brand new, never-been done before in OLSJ topic which is 'Field To Fork'. We will be learning all about where our food comes from, the different foods we need to keep ourselves nourished and we will be making a three-course meal to share with special guests. (More on this later in the term!). 

In Literacy we will be revisiting instruction writing as this fits really nicely with our topic. Children will be writing instructions with a focus on growing a healthy mind and body. And in Maths we will be looking at place value up to thousands. 

Our Forest School lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon and our PE lessons are first thing on a Wednesday morning. Please make sure children come dressed in the correct new uniform for this on these days. Earrings cannot be worn on PE days. 

Homework will be added to the blog on a Thursday evening and reading for pleasure books will be swapped on Tuesday afternoons. However, the books available in Year 3 are lengthier so if you require more time to finish the book that's perfectly okay, we will have a record of what books the children are reading and when these are updated. If your child is still participating in the RWI programme they will also be given a RWI book which matches their RWI group colour. These must be returned every Friday as they will be replaced with a new RWI book each week. 

If you have anything you would like to speak to me about please do contact me during term time between the hours of 8am - 5pm and I will reply as soon as I can on our class email y3@ols.org.uk

Myself and all the other adults in our Year 3 class absolutely loved last year and can't wait to see you all again on Monday! 

Lots of love

Miss Castleton

Mrs Deakin

Mrs Lambert

Mrs Shaw

xxx


BELOW ARE THE TIMETABLE AND HOMEWORK FOR THIS WEEK.


Back in Time

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Year 3 have been using their knowledge of dates and numbers before zero to help create a timeline of the Ancient Egyptian period.


Below are the timetable and homework for this week.

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