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 Hannan is the teacher in Turtle class.

Mr Burrows is the teacher in Stingray class.

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

 

Swimming and PE

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

Turtles have P.E. on a Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon.

Stingrays have P.E. on a Monday afternoon and Friday afternoon.

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 Wednesday.

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

They also have a spelling test on their weekly spellings on a Monday afternoon.

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 place value, addition and subtraction 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 - Rugby's place in the UK.

Our first area of learning this term is Rugby town and its place in the UK. 
We have been learning all about our local area. Some work that we have done on this topic includes research on William Webb Ellis and how the game of Rugby has invented, designing our own Rugby kits, character and setting descriptions and we have also looked at maps of the local area.

As part of our topic, we also looked at the game of Rugby and from that we designed and played our very own games! Take a look at some of our pictures.

 

 

 

 

Discovery - Predators

Our second area of learning this term is ‘Predators!'
We have focused our predators topic to whales and we have been doing lots of research about them. We have looked at different types of whales, where they live, what they eat and how they breath. We have used all of this knowledge to create fabulous information leaflets based on whales.

 

 

Science

So far this term, we have been looking at forces and magnets. Year 3 have done many different experiments including testing the strength of magnets, sorting magnetic and non magnetic materials and even testing different surfaces and their friction.

Computing, R.E. and PSHE

In computing, Year 3 have 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.

 

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.