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Welcome to year 3 at Oakfield Primary Academy!
Year 3 are progressing wonderfully in all our exciting learning. Since Christmas, we have worked hard on our mini-missions and reaped many rewards along the way! Read on to find out about all we have been up to...
Mr Hickling 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.
Both year 3 classes have P.E. on a Monday afternoon, so please can you ensure your child has their full P.E. kit on this day.
We also host a variety of exciting after school sports clubs. Please ask at the main office for more information.
Homework will be sent out on Fridays and needs to be completed and returned on the following Wednesday. This allows time for marking and feedback to be given.
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 Thursday afternoon.
We are following the Spelling Shed scheme, which you can sign up to at home for extra spelling activities. Please visit https://www.spellingshed.com/en-gb
Since the second half of the Autumn Term, we have embarked on an exciting journey of topics, called Mini-Missions!
Below is a list of the mini-missions we have completed so far...
Charlie Small in Gorilla City
Children used the book, Charlie Small in Gorilla City, as their stimulus. Children used new and exciting words to develop their understanding of different sentence types. They had a lot of fun imagining a jungle setting and describing Charlie and his adventures in their writing. In Art, children used a range of natural materials such as leaves, sticks and tree bark to create beautiful prints of a jungle scene.
inspiration from the famous poem by Clement Clarke Moore and investigated all things Christmas! We designed and made our own free-standing Christmas decoration after an extensive planning session. We undertook market research, practiced manufacturing techniques and made prototypes before we were finally happy with our finished product. And what amazing products they were! Well done year 3, your prep work paid off.took
Below is a list of the mini-missions we have planned for the rest of the year.
More details to follow, but rest assured there is so much exciting, fun packed learning yet to come!
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 ?
Since the autumn term we have been even more busy in maths!
This term we are putting our place value knowledge to the test as we learn more about weights and measures. We are measuring mass in kilograms and grams before moving on to look at volume and capacity too!
This aspect of maths involves a lot of practical, fun activities and children will have a lot of fun exploring and investigating while learning handy skills, useful for adult life.
If you would like more information or would like to help your child with this aspect of maths, please speak to your child's class teacher or have a look at the links below:
Throughout the year we are always 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
Granny Racing - Multiplication Race
Penguin Jump - Multiplication Race
Fairy Land Fun - Multiplication Fairies
Short Division - BBC Bitesize
Long Multiplication - A tricky game which goes beyond Year 3 but explains each step to take when using long multiplication.
Math Frog - Another tricky game which goes beyond Year 3 but has a space for each answer required.
Piggy Bank Money Counting - Count the money in the Piggy Bank!
Telling the Time - Use this clock to read the time
Why not practice some of those Literacy skills with these Spelling and Grammar games.
Contractions - eg. Should not - Shouldn't
Reverse Contractions - eg. Couldn't - Could not
Apostrophes - Where does it go?
Conjunctions - Join sentences
Word Types - Is it an Adjective, Comparative Adjective, Common Noun or a Proper Noun?
Discovery - Rugby's place in the UK.
Our first area of learning in the Autumn Term was 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 during the Autumn 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.
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.