Weekly News! 01.12.2023
We have had another incredible week in Year 3. Check out what we have been learning.
In English this week we have begun to read a new book called ‘The Princess and the White Bear King’ and have enjoyed looking at the beautiful winter settings. We began the week by creating beautiful art-work of a winter setting before writing a setting description using expanded noun phrases, past tense and sentence openers such as ‘As the glittering snowflakes fell,”. We then moved on to plan a five-part narrative before writing the opening, focusing on using a range of ambitious adjectives to describe the setting of our story.
Next week we will continue to write our narratives. We will focus on using verbs and adverbs to write the build-up of our story, choosing appropriate vocabulary to build suspense and tension when writing our problem, using a range of verbs to move action on to write our resolution and using a range of sentence openers to write our endings.
This week in Maths we have been learning how to measure lengths with accuracy in mm, cm and m. We learnt that 10mm=1cm and 100cm=1m. We focussed on accuracy when measuring and drawing straight lines with a ruler, including remembering to start on 0. We then applied our learning to solve problems using these skills, comparing lengths in different units of measurement.
Next week we will continue our learning on measure by learning how to measure mass and volume. We will focus on converting between grams and kilograms and millilitres and litres, before applying these skills to solve problems.
Fact of the Week
Next week our fact of the week is:
7 X 3 = 21
This week in our punctuation and grammar lessons (PAG) we have been learning about subordinating conjunctions and how they can be used to create complex sentences. We used the acronym ISAWAWABUB to help us remember the conjunctions and then used these at the beginning of the sentences.
In spelling we learnt how to spell words ending in -ture, such as adventure and mature. We also continued to practice our red words (words that don’t follow regular spelling patterns).
Please practice these spellings for revision next week:
This week we have continued our Thematic Unit of ‘Feel the Force, See the Light’ by beginning to study light. We began the week by defining the words opaque, transparent and translucent. We then moved on to group different items into these categories. On Tuesday, we learnt how light reflects off of different surfaces and their purposes, such as a hi-vis jacket. Finally, on Wednesday, we learnt about the harmful effect that UV rays can have on our eyes, before designing a pair of sunglasses to protect our eyes.
Next week, we will be learning how shadows are made. We will begin the week by going on a shadow hunt around the school, and then designing and making our own shadow puppets. On Wednesday, we will be celebrating our learning with our shadow puppet show, before completing our end of unit quiz.
Love to Learn
Please choose one of the following tasks to complete:
Read the assigned book on MyOn on Light and then complete the quiz on this.
Create a poster or resource that shows the difference between verbs, adverbs, adjectives and nouns. This will support with our writing next week. A video to help you with this is: Nouns, Verbs, Adjectives & Adverbs - Animated Explanation - YouTube
Practice your three times tables using this fun game. Team Indigo also love using the Percy Parker 3 Times Table song to help them when playing this game!
On Wednesday 13th December we will be having our Christmas Fair from 3.20-5. As part of this, we need some voluntary donations from our community. On Tuesday 12th December, please can you ask you to send in the following donations with your child:
-KS1 – Bring a bottle for the tombola
-KS2 – Bring a gift for the raffle. We ask the children bring a gift that matches their house colour e.g. if they are a red roman, they donate a red gift and so on. We will also be running a ‘Take home a Teddy’ stall.
-If you have any good quality, unwanted cuddly toys please also send them into school on Tuesday 12th December to be used on this stall.
-Lastly, we will also be running our traditional ‘White Bag’ stall. All children will bring home a white bag on Friday 8th December. We ask that your child decorates the bag, and you pop a small gift inside (sweets, notepad, pens, small toy etc). Can this also be returned to school on Tuesday 12th December.
Our Christmas Party will take place during the afternoon on Thursday 14th December. Children can wear their own clothes to school on this day. For our parties, we are asking children to bring in the following:
Red Romans - Savoury Snacks
Yellow Saxons - Sweets or Biscuits
Green Normans - Fruit
Blue Vikings - Drinks
Wednesday 6th December – Year 2 and 4 Come Dine
Friday 8th December – Reception Christmas Performance (doors open at 9:00 for a 9:15 start)
Monday 11th December – Year 1 Christmas Performance (doors open at 9:00 for a 9:15 start)
Tuesday 12th December – Year 5 and 6 Christmas Performance at St Laurence Church from 10:00
Tuesday 12th December – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Christmas Parties – children can wear their own clothes to school
Tuesday 12th December – Year 3 and 4 Christmas Performance at St Laurence Church from 2:00
Wednesday 13th December – Year 2 Christmas Performance (doors open at 9:00 for a 9:15 start)
Wednesday 13th December – Christmas Fair on the field from 3:15-4:45
Thursday 14th December – Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 Christmas Parties (children can wear their own clothes to school with sensible footwear)
Friday 15th December – Christmas Jumper Day with usual uniform and Christmas Dinner. School ends at 2pm (no after school club).
Please can children bring in wellies for use at lunch time on the field.
Sports Project is on a Thursday – please wear trainers and school uniform.
PE is a Friday this term with swimming – children are to come into school in their PE kit but bring their swimming kit with them.
Have a wonderful weekend!
The Year 3 Team