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Year 3

 

The Teachers

3FV - Mrs Vera

3K - Miss Kennedy

LSA - Mrs Humes 

 

 

Reminder!

Year 3 have P.E on Friday. Please remember to come to school wearing your full P.E kits.

Homework books are given out every Friday and need to be back in school the following Tuesday. 

 

Our Current Topics

Summer 2:

 

Literacy - Talk 4 Writing 

Fiction - Suspense writing.

Non-Fiction - Biography.

 

Maths - Length, Mass and Volume.

 

Topic - History -The Tudors.

 

Science - Space.

 

Music - The children have weekly violin lessons

 

Art & D.T. - Antoni Gaudi Mosaic project. 

 

R.E. - Holy Books of different religions.

CHET

 

The deadline for deposits has been extended until

Monday 6th March

 

CHET (Crosby Hall Educational Trust) is an amazing residential for the children in year 3! It is a fun filled trip with lots of exciting activities over the 3 days... as well as great grub! 

 

If you or your child are undecided about the trip, please come and speak to Miss Kennedy or Mrs Vera at the end of the school day and we would be happy to chat to you about it.  It is a fantastic experience for the children... and also gives you the parents a wee break! 

Science - Moon Craters Experiment

(June 2017)

This lesson we thought about the moon and all its different phases. 

We also discussed how the moons craters were formed by asteroids, meteorites and comets striking the surface of the moon. 

We did an experiment to see if we could recreate the craters on the moons surface. 

First we made our own meteorites, asteroids and comets out of play clay.

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Then we dropped them into a tray of flour from different heights.

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Wow! It really looks like the surface of the moon!

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Art of Spain - Salvador Dali

(May 2017)

As part of our Art topic we also studied some of the paintings of Salvador Dali.

We created our own Dali style paintings.

This was our Dali focus painting - Couple with their heads full of clouds - 1936

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We discussed whether this is a portrait or a landscape. 

What do you think?

First we sketched our ideas into our sketchbooks.

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Science - Light Investigation

(May 2017)

Our task was to design an investigation to answer the following question:

How do you change the size of a shadow? We all had the same equipment to use, but as you can see, we all used different methods!

Some of our investigations.

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Art of Spain - Pablo Picasso

(May 2017)

We are learning about some of the most famous and influential Spanish artists.

We enjoyed sketching and creating our own Picasso style portraits. 

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Our hard work has paid off!

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Maths - Properties of 3D Shapes

(May 2017)

We have been learning about the different properties of 3D shapes. We decided to do some 'Naughty Maths' and write the properties straight onto the table!!!
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Literacy - Georges Marvellous Medicine Sequel

(May 2017)

We have been learning the story of Georges Marvelous Medicine and planning our own sequel. We started off by learning the story and retelling it using our own text maps. Then we brainstormed ideas for our sequel. We also learnt about telling a story in the first or third person. 

Here is our class text map for Georges Marvellous Medicine. I am sure your child would love to show you how they can retell the story from this text map!

Here is our class text map for Georges Marvellous Medicine. I am sure your child would love to show you how they can retell the story from this text map! 1
Here is our class text map for Georges Marvellous Medicine. I am sure your child would love to show you how they can retell the story from this text map! 2
Here is our class text map for Georges Marvellous Medicine. I am sure your child would love to show you how they can retell the story from this text map! 3

Here we are, brainstorming our ideas for our sequel.

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We also worked with our partners to sort sentences into first and third person.

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History - Visit to the World Museum

(April 2017)

We had a lovely trip to the World Museum on Monday. We were able to look around all the different parts  of the museum as well as having an interesting talk on the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age! Everyone enjoy the trip. Thank you very much to the parents who came along to help out on the trip, we really appreciate it! 

Science - Planting flowers

(April 2017)

 

 

Today we planted our own flowers in our flower bed.

First, we had to dig up all the weeds because flowers need good soil to grow up strong and healthy.

Next, we decided where we would place our flowers so our plot looks really pretty!

After that, we dug holes deep enough for the roots to fit in.

Then, we placed each plant into the individual holes prepared for them and used our hands to fill in the empty space around each flower. We made sure that the flower wasn’t covered by dirt.

Finally, we watered our flowers to help them grow.

WORLD BOOK DAY

(March 2017)

We had so much fun dressing up as our favourite comic and story book characters. 

 

Can you guess who we all are?

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We also designed our own Comic Strips!

 

Here are a few examples of 3K's work:

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Religious Celebrations - Pancake Tuesday

(February 2017)

 

Today we learnt about the traditions around Shove Tuesday, more commonly known as Pancake Day!

 

       Here are some of the facts we learnt today:

 

  • It is celebrated on the Tuesday before Lent begins.
  • Lent is a time when Christians are getting ready for Easter.
  • In the past, people gave up food like eggs, milk and sugar at Lent. The day before Lent began, they would use up all these foods by making pancakes.  That is why people eat pancakes on Pancake Day!

 

We made our own yummy pancakes, which everyone enjoyed!

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Science - Investigating the strength of magnets!

(February 2017)

Today, we looked at lots of different types of magnets and tested how strong they were. For our experiment we had to attach as many paper clips as possible to the magnet in a long chain. The stronger the magnet, the more paper clips it was able to hold. 

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Science Forces Experiment!

(January 2017)

In year 3, we were looking at reversible and irreversible changes. We did an experiment to see which objects could be changed back to their original states and which objects could not changed back. 

The children applied pull, push and twisting forces to a variety of objects and recorded the results in their science books.

Pushing, pulling and twisting

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Talent Show!

(December 2016)

We had a fabulous day on Friday. The children treated Miss Kennedy, Mrs Humes and Miss Kaemena to their wonderful talents, including:

 

- Story telling

- Dancing

- Singing

- Drums

- Bop It 

- Guitar 

- Speeches 

 

See below for some videos!

 

Nabil singing Thriller!

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Leticia dancing to JuJu on a Beat

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Connor playing the guitar

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Abdul doing the Mannequin challenge!

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Fatima & Angeleigh dancing to What do you mean

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Baking in 3K!

As promised, we made fairy cakes in 3K! The children carefully weighed the ingredients and mixed them to make a batter. We then added chocolate chips because we all LOVE chocolate! Everyone really enjoyed themselves and decorated the cakes beautifully! smiley

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Christmas Stories!

The children spent a full week planning and writing their own Christmas story. We then went into Year 1 and read them to the younger children. Everyone really enjoyed listening to the wonderful stories! 

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3FV Mannequin Challenge!

Mannequin Challenge - Take 1

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We had such a good time doing the mannequin challenge! Can you spot anyone moving?

Mannequin Challenge - Take 2

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Our Trip to Liverpool Central Library

Today, the children went to Liverpool Central Library for a guided reading session from students at Liverpool Hope university. Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed looking around the library!

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Talk 4 Writing - Story Maps

 

As part of our literacy topics, we spend lots of time learning and telling the different stories as a class. We use lots of techniques to help us remember the stories, these include telling the story with actions and telling the story in pairs and groups.

We also draw out the story using pictures, we call this our story map. Here are some of the story maps we have come up with, see if your child can retell the story to you using our maps. 

Information Text : Giants of the British Isles - The Liverpool Cauli-Wobbler.

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Journey Tale

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Instructions: How to Keep a Teacher Happy

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Character Description Text: Fantastic Mr Fox

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Here are some of the children's own story maps.

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Maths Mastery

 

This half term we have worked on a range of maths areas including addition and subtraction. 

Here are some photos of us using or Dienes blocks to help us with our column method addition.

We use our Dienes blocks to help us with the place value of digits in 3-digit numbers.

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We use our Dienes blocks to help us with the place value of digits in 3-digit numbers.  6

We enjoy using column method for our addition and subtraction.

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More Egyptian Death Masks - December '16

 

In 3FV we have also enjoyed making our Egyptian Death Masks, and we are so proud of our finished masks.

 

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Character descriptions in literacy! 8/12/16

Year 3 have been learning how to write detailed character descriptions through 'Talk4Writing'.

 

We started off the topic by looking at an extract from 'Fantastic Mr Fox' about Boggis, Bunce and Bean. We learnt the actions to the text as a class, created a text map and innovated the story to change the evil Boggis, Bunce and Bean into heroes! For their final task the children have to write about 3 teachers, following the same structure as the original text. 

 

One of the features of descriptive writing that we looked at was similes. The children came up with their own similes for the teachers in Greenbank! Here are a few examples...smiley

Mrs Humes

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Mr Wileman!

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Miss Kaemena

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Mr Wileman

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Miss Kennedy

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They do make me laugh!

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Mrs Armitage

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Mrs Wrigley

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Mrs Vera

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Our finished Egyptian Death Masks! - 7/12/16

Today, the children got to paint their Egyptian Death masks.

They had lots of fun! Here's a few examples of their work!

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Egyptian Death Masks - 1/12/16

The children have been working hard to design and make their own Ancient Egyptian death masks!

 

First, the children looked at a variety of pictures of Egyptian death masks to gather ideas for their own.  

Then, the children designed their own masks using bright, vibrant colours.  

Next, they looked at the different steps needed to construct the mask. 

After that, the children started to make their own mask by making a template and covering it in paper mache.

In our final lesson, the children will paint their Egyptian death masks! smiley

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Picture 8 Having fun doing paper mache!
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Picture 10 Having fun doing paper mache!

Class Olympics  - 23/11/16

During Maths Weeks, the children competed in our Class Olympics to learn how to use appropriate units of measure. 

They had to decide how they would measure the distances they recorded in the following events:

 

- High jump

- Long jump

- Javelin

- Discuss

- Football

 

They used a variety of measuring tools including a 30cm ruler, meter stick and a trundle wheel for the longer distances. 

 

 

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Picture 2 Discuss measuring
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Literacy - Instructions - 14/11/16

In literacy, the children were learning how to write instructions. 

 

They had to write a set of instructions for 'How to make your parent happy'. You all must be incredibly lucky parents to have children who do such wonderful things to keep you happy! smiley

 

My personal favourite instructions were...

 

'Always hug your parents' heart

'Smile and nod at them, even when they are being boring'

'Always tidy your room, and theirs'

'Kindly pour mummy a large glass of wine!' no

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