Oakfield Primary Academy

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Year Three

Year 3 at Oakfield Primary Academy has 59 enthusiastic learners, who are ready for a year of hard work and rewards along the way!

Miss Nash is the teacher in Dolphin class.

Miss Hill is the teacher in Shark class.

Both classes are supported by Mrs Beasley as the learning support assistant.  

 

Swimming and PE

Currently year 3 do not have swimming and you will be informed if this changes.

Dolphins have P.E. on a Monday afternoon and Wednesday morning.

Sharks have P.E. on a Monday afternoon and Friday morning.

Please can you ensure children have their full P.E. kit on these days.

 

Homework

Homework will be sent out on Fridays and needs to be completed and returned on the following Thursday.

Children should also be reading a minimum of 3 times and have these written in their reading diary and signed by an adult which should be in school every day.

They also have a spelling test on their weekly spellings on a Friday afternoon, so if they hand their homework books in early, make sure they have a copy at home to practice.

We are following the Spelling Shed scheme, which you can sign up to at home for extra spelling activities.

Maths

We have been working hard on measurement, including length, mass and capacity this term. We have also been practicing our times tables and weekly we challenge ourselves with our Times Table Olympics.

 

Why not try some of these games at home ?

 

Addition and Subtraction Challenge

www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?a=activity11

Hit the Button- Mixed challenges.

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button 

We are currently looking at multiplication and division.
In year 3 you should know your 3, 4 and 8 times tables to go with your 2, 5 and 10 which you will have learned in KS1.
Practice your times tables with these multiplication games! You can even practice division.

 

Multiplication - Match the answer

www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/multiplication/play/

 

Granny Racing - Multiplication Race

www.multiplication.com/games/play/granny-prix-multi

Penguin Jump - Multiplication Race

www.multiplication.com/games/play/penguin-jump 

Fairy Land Fun - Multiplication Fairies

www.multiplication.com/games/play/fairy-fun-land

 Short Division - BBC Bitesize

www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma12pape-game-written-division

Long Multiplication - A tricky game which goes beyond Year 3 but explains each step to take when using long multiplication.

www.longmult.co.uk/activity/ 

Math Frog - Another tricky game which goes beyond Year 3 but has a space for each answer required.

www.cemc2.math.uwaterloo.ca/mathfrog/english/kidz/mult5.shtml

 

Piggy Bank Money Counting - Count the money in the Piggy Bank!

www.topmarks.co.uk/money/coins-game 

 

Telling the Time - Use this clock to read the time

www.visnos.com/demos/clock 

 

Literacy

Why not practice some of those Literacy skills with these Spelling and Grammar games.

 

Contractions - eg. Should not - Shouldn't

www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/contraction-game.html

Reverse Contractions - eg. Couldn't - Could not

www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/un-contraction-game.html

Apostrophes - Where does it go?

www.learninggamesforkids.com/vocabulary-games/contractions/where-does-the-apostrophe-go.html

Conjunctions - Join sentences

www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?b=english/language_structure

Word Types - Is it an Adjective, Comparative Adjective, Common Noun or a Proper Noun?

www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?e=spelling-grammar01 

 

 

Discovery - Predators

Our first area of learning this term is ‘Predators!'
We got off to a flying start to the topic with a school visit from Owls to Behold where children were able to see and hold a variety of different owls.

 

Then we focussed on the text Fantastic Mr Fox by Roald Dahl. Using this book we wrote a whole variety of different text types, such as newspaper reports, book reviews, alternative endings and much, much more.

 

 

Discovery - Tremors

Before Christmas, we were learning about Tremors. We looked at the book, Escape to Pompeii and researched volcanoes around the word and looked at what volcanoes are. 

Try out this Natural Disaster Activity.

www.bbc.co.uk/education/guides/zvnbkqt/activity 

Discovery - Scrumdiddlyuptious

This half- term, we have been looking at Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. We have looked at healthy diet, skeletons and the organs. As part of this topic, the children wrote recipes and made cabbage soup: 

We also had a visit to Cadbury world, which the children really enjoyed. 

 

Discovery - Gods and Godesses

Next half-term, we will be looking at Gods and Godesses. This will be focussed on Greek gods and godesses.

Science

So far this term, we have been looking at Animals including Humans, including life cycles and food chains. We have looked at what makes an animal a strong predator and even created our own 'Ultimate Predator' using our learning.

We have looked at the features of a human body and explored healthy living - including balanced diets. 

We have also worked scientifically to carry out a fair test, exploring whether the type of chocolate affects the melting point. 

Computing, R.E. and PSHE

In computing, Year 3 have been looking at the basic skills of a computer. This includes using a word document, printing and saving. They have also practiced using a search engine on both a computer and an iPad.

We have also used Scratch to plan, create and evaluate an animation using programming. 

In R.E. we have looked at the theme "What is it like to be a Christian in Britain today?" We have looked at the key beliefs in Christianity and created artwork inspired by stained glass windows of a church.

We have also looked at the role of Gods in different cultures. 

In PSHE we have focussed on Protective Behaviours - recognising our early warning signs, feelings and support networks. We have also looked at important subjects such as Bullying and Friendships.