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Welcome to Year 3!

 

 

Class Blogs 2017 - 2018 

 

Please see below our learning blogs from the academic year 17/18

3ZS

06/07/18

TBQ-Can I understand the value of money and calculate change?

Orange Learners

 

Today we developed our understanding around the value of different coins. We used money to calculate the total cost of items as well as how much change should be given. All children would benefit from more practise, so maybe let them pay for things whilst out shopping, so that they can understand the value of money further!

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3ZS

28.06.18

TBQ-Can I listen, and respond accordingly, during a debate about the Act of Union?

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Queen Anne Debate

 

The children were very interested today to learn about how Queen Anne formed the United Kingdom back in the 1707. They questioned 'Queen Anne' about her decision and had to show super listening skills to respond accordingly!

I have challenged them to find out when Northern Ireland joined the United Kingdom as well as which dynasty ruled after the Stuarts...

3ZS

26.06.18

TBQ-Can I understand pitch and link this to the features of the object making the noise?

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As part of our Science theme of 'sound' we have been discussing how sound waves cause vibrations. Today, we extended our knowledge around this to understand what 'pitch' is. We investigated a range of musical instruments and how pitch changes depending on the object making the noise; we discovered that the further sound travels, the lower the pitch. This helped explain why a whistle is high-pitched whereas a tuba is low-pitched!

3ZS

26.06.18

TBQ-Can I discuss and recognise the features of a persuasive text?

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Orange Group

 

Today we re-read our persuasive leaflet about King Henry VIII and identified language and punctuation features. We spotted question marks, possessive apostrophes, adjectives and rhetorical questions.

Ask your child when they would need to use a possessive apostrophe!

3ZS

18/06/18

TBQ-Can I find the halfway point between 2 numbers?

Purple/Blue

 

Today we looked finding the halfway point between 2 numbers. The children showed great effort because our calculations involved various mathematical methods; column addition, halving/dividing by 2 and column subtraction! We will do further learning around this to make sure that we really understand how to do it. Ask your children to demonstrate their learning, by showing you how we needed to find the difference first!

3ZS

18/06/18

TBQ-Can I count forwards and backwards from any number within a 100?

Orange Group

 

Today we used hundred squares to count from any number, forwards and backwards, up to a hundred. We looked at patterns in the number square such as 'what happens when we add 1 to a number ending in 9?'. As your child to show you what they have been learning!

3ZS

13/06/18

TBQ-Can I understand how sound can be seen?

 

In Science, we undertook an investigation to see if we could make uncooked rice move; using only sound waves. With a bowl, clingfilm, baking tray and spoon we were successful! Ask your child about sound waves and vibration...

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3ZS

16/06/18

TBQ-Can I convert from analogue to digital time?

Purple & Blue

3ZS

12/06/18

TBQ-Can I compare analogue and digital times for a 24hr clock?

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Purple

 

Today we compared how time looks different on analogue and digital clocks. We explored this further by considering 24 hr timepieces. All the children need more practice, so test your child at home and see what they can remember!

3ZS

11/06/18

TBQ-Can I explore the introduction of the Magna Carta by listening, responding and challenging ideas appropriately?

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Should a king be able to do as he pleases?

 

Today the children held a debate around the introduction of the Magna Carta. They discussed reasons for and reasons against a king doing what he wants, just because he is king! Consideration was given to how to put across your own opinion, as well as how to listen, and respond, to the points of views of others. We certainly have some budding politicians in 3ZS!

3ZS WOW Week

8/06/18

TBQ-Can I re-enact an important historical event?

Today we entered the Bosworth Battlefield (the school field!) and re-enacted the battle between the House of York and the House of Lancaster. We used body language and facial expressions to portray how they might have felt at different times throughout the battle. Henry Tudor (Shukri) was victorious!

3ZS WOW Week

06/06/18

TBQ-Can I use a range of Art and DT skills to create a shield?

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We were very patient today, because we used 4 different Art and DT skills to create our very own medieval shields. Ask your child about their perseverance around sewing, printing, templates and collage! They never gave up!

3ZS WOW Week

05/06/18

TBQ-Can I maintain the interest of the listener?

Today we researched the exciting 'Battle of Bosworth' between Henry Tudor and King Henry VII! Our next challenge was to report on our findings - we thought about how to stand, our tone of voice and how to keep it interesting for the viewer! Our news reports were amazing - we definitely have some budding broadcasters!!

3ZS

04/06/2018

A day of History at Warwick Castle!

3ZS

21/05/18

TBQ-Can I understand and compare lengths?

This morning, the children in Orange group developed their understanding around measuring language. They explored the school environment and compared a variety of objects.
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15.05.18

Year 3 Our Royal Family Broadcast

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3ZS

14.05.18

TBQ-Can I gain, maintain and monitor the interest of the listeners whilst presenting?

 

Today the children presented their very own news broadcast about the Battle of Hastings. To make their report interesting and accurate, they had to think about, and prepare, their scripts. They also considered their tone of voice and where to look!

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3ZS

10.05.18

TBQ-Can I use formal methods for division?

Today the children were developing their understanding of more formal methods for division. It was tricky, but they persevered!

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3ZS

09.05.18

TBQ-Can I explore and group magnetic/non-magnetic materials?

 

Today, we explored magnetic materials and made predictions based on what we already knew. Just like all scientists, not all of our predictions were correct! We discovered that not all metals are attracted to a magnetic force.

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3FD
04.05.18
TBQ: Can I explore and report on a significant historical event?

3ZS

04.05.18

TBQ-Can I explore a significant historical event?

This afternoon, we discussed William the Conqueror's involvement in The Battle of Hastings. The children were introduced to the Bayeux Tapestry; they used this to determine what happened when and why! It was fun!

3ZS

19.04.18

TBQ-Can I place significant events on a timeline?

3FD
18.04.18
TBQ: Can I asks questions using objects from a legend as a stimulus?


We thought about what makes an effective question and wrote some on scrolls to give to the wizard. It was amazing!

Year 3 making Egyptian Pyramids!

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3FD measuring with Mrs Nettey. We have been learning how to use a metre stick and ruler to measure different objects around school.”the work bench was 6m and 13cm long” (Kiera)

3FD measuring with Mrs Nettey. We have been learning how to use a metre stick and ruler to measure different objects around school.”the work bench was 6m and 13cm long” (Kiera) 1
3FD measuring with Mrs Nettey. We have been learning how to use a metre stick and ruler to measure different objects around school.”the work bench was 6m and 13cm long” (Kiera) 2
3FD measuring with Mrs Nettey. We have been learning how to use a metre stick and ruler to measure different objects around school.”the work bench was 6m and 13cm long” (Kiera) 3
3FD measuring with Mrs Nettey. We have been learning how to use a metre stick and ruler to measure different objects around school.”the work bench was 6m and 13cm long” (Kiera) 4
3FD measuring with Mrs Nettey. We have been learning how to use a metre stick and ruler to measure different objects around school.”the work bench was 6m and 13cm long” (Kiera) 5
We had lots of fun using team and maths skills to solve the pyramid challenge. What pattern did we notice when building our sugar cube pyramids?
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