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Year 3

 

The Teaching Team

3B - Miss Ball

3C - Miss Cole

LSAs - Mrs Humes & Mrs Williams

 

Please follow us on Twitter @GreenbankYear3 for regular updates and insights into Year 3.

Reminder!

 

Homework will be set on a Friday, books need to be returned to school on the following Thursday.

 

Summer 2

This half term:

 

English - Talk for Writing 

Fiction - Leon and the Place Between by Angela McAllister

 

Maths Mastery

Fractions

Angles and Shape

Measures

 

Science 

Biology - Animals including humans

 

Music

The children have weekly violin lessons

 

Geography

Why do so many people stay in the UK for their holidays?

Comparison of the UK and Iceland

 

History

How can we re-discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt?

The Egyptians

 

Art and Design

Could we be book illustrators?

Quentin Blake (continued)

 

Religious Studies

What makes an inspirational figure?

Judaism, Islam and Christianity

Year 3 - 2018/2019

 

To end our History topic, we visited Tatton Park to learn what life was like during Victorian times. We spent the day pretending to be gardeners tending to the beautiful gardens and servants serving drinks and making cucumber sandwiches.

Sketching Practise - hatching, cross hatching and feathering

CHET residential trip - January 2019

 

 

Environmental Art

Environmental Art 1
Environmental Art 2
Environmental Art 3
Environmental Art 4
Environmental Art 5
Environmental Art 6
Environmental Art 7
Environmental Art 8
Environmental Art 9
Environmental Art 10
Environmental Art 11
Environmental Art 12
Environmental Art 13
Environmental Art 14
Environmental Art 15
Environmental Art 16

Meal and break times at CHET

During the pottery session, the children learnt how to make owls out of clay.

Theatre Trip - Snow White

Theatre Trip - Snow White 1
Theatre Trip - Snow White 2
Theatre Trip - Snow White 3
Theatre Trip - Snow White 4
Theatre Trip - Snow White 5

Music - Violin

Design and Technology - How interactive is your book?

History - The Stone Age - Cave Art

 

After reading Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson and looking at historical sources of evidence, we drew our own cave drawing with charcoal on brown paper bags, so that they looked like they were drawn on cave walls. The class drew animals that they would have found during the Stone Age period like woolly mammoths and sabre tooth tigers.

 

 

During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness.

During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness. 1
During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness. 2
During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness. 3
During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness. 4
During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness. 5
During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness. 6
During our first Philosophy for Children session, we discussed the themes of the Jewish New Year and found they were reflection, judgement, forgiveness and happiness. 7

The Story Machine by Tom McLaughlin

 

We began by making predictions about what we thought the boy would find when he opened the box.

We then created our own artwork for a page in The Story Machine.

 

      

When learning all about Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year), we had apple and honey to symbolise a sweet start to the new year.

 Year 3: 2017 - 2018 

Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding. 

Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  1
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  2
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  3
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  4
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  5
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  6
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  7
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  8
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  9
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  10
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  11
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  12
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  13
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  14
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  15
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  16
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  17
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  18
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  19
Fractions have been a big challenge for some of Year 3 this year, so we have had lots of practical lessons using the cuisenaire rods and creating bar models to help with our understanding.  20

PGL Residential - Wednesday 25th April to Friday 27th April

Mathematics Mastery - we have been using concrete apparatus to explore multiplication and division. (Summer 1)

Food Technology - During Spring 2, we have been learning about fresh produce, where fruits and vegetables grow and we have made a variety of seasonal salads.

In art this week, we looked at famous self portraits and discussed what we liked and don't like about them. We then began to look at our facial features and used our sketching skills to practise drawing them. (W/C 19th March 2018)

In science we were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)

In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  1
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  2
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  3
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  4
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  5
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  6
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  7
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  8
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  9
In science we  were learning about combustion and discovered that the mass of the iron wool increased after it was burnt. (28.2.18)  10

In RE today, Year 3 have been learning about Lent and enjoyed some pancakes ahead of Shrove Tuesday.

During Talk for Writing, we have been learning our model text based on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk and acting it out.

During Talk for Writing, we have been learning our model text based on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk and acting it out. 1
During Talk for Writing, we have been learning our model text based on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk and acting it out. 2
During Talk for Writing, we have been learning our model text based on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk and acting it out. 3
During Talk for Writing, we have been learning our model text based on Jack and the Baked Beanstalk and acting it out. 4

We have been learning all about chemical reactions and states of matter during our science lessons.

Year 3 had a lovely morning learning all about the Jewish sabbath, known as Shabbat. The session was run by students from Hope University and involved lots of interactive activities, which the children thoroughly enjoyed.

Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs...

Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 1
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 2
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 3
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 4
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 5
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 6
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 7
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 8
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 9
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 10
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 11
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 12
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 13
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 14
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 15
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 16
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 17
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 18
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 19
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 20
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 21
Take a look at our talented architects, designing and making their model Sukkahs... 22

A poetry performance for National Poetry Day 2017

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National Poetry Day 2017

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We have been looking at 'regrouping' in Maths Mastery and have enjoyed working creatively!

Food tasting time to inspire our writing!

Two weeks into the new school term and 3R have already made it as 'Class of the Week!'

Two weeks into the new school term and 3R have already made it as 'Class of the Week!' 1

We have been getting fit with Joe Wicks!

We have been getting fit with Joe Wicks! 1
We have been getting fit with Joe Wicks! 2
We have been getting fit with Joe Wicks! 3
We have been getting fit with Joe Wicks! 4

Our Current Topics

Summer 1

 

English - Talk 4 Writing 

Fiction - Setting descriptions linked to portal stories

 Inspiration - The Heavenly Elephant by Jane Ray

Inspiration - Leon and the Space Between by Angela McAllister

 

 

Maths Mastery

Formal methods of multiplication and division

Time 

Fractions

 

Art continued linked to Ancient Egypt

Self portraits and Egyptian Sarcophagi

 

Science - Biology

Plants

 

Music

The children have weekly violin lessons

 

Geography continued

Where would you rather go on holiday, Liverpool or Madrid?

 

 

 

 

Our Current Topics

Spring 2:

 

English - Talk 4 Writing 

Non-Fiction - Instruction texts - Recipes

Inspiration - How to Cook Children by Colin Stimpson

 

 

Maths Mastery

Multiplication and Division

 

History

Ancient Egypt

 

Science - Chemistry

Particle Theory and Chemical Reactions

 

Music

The children have weekly violin lessons

 

Design and Technology

Food Technology - Seasonal Salads

 

Religious Education

Festivals of Christians and Advent (continued)

Our Current Topics

Spring 1:

 

English - Talk 4 Writing 

Fiction - Traditional Tales

Inspiration - Jack and the Baked Beanstalk by Colin Stimpson 

 

 

Maths Mastery

 Rounding and estimation

Column addition and subtraction

Length and perimeter

 

Geography

Where would you rather live, Liverpool or Seville?

 

Science - Chemistry

Particle Theory and Chemical Reactions

 

Music

The children have weekly violin lessons

 

 

Religious Education

Christian Beliefs and festivals

Our Current Topics

Autumn 2:

 

English - Talk 4 Writing 

Fiction - Suspense Opening

Inspiration - The Thing in the Basement by Michaela Morgan 

 

Non-fiction - Newspaper (Recounts)

Inspiration - Elf on the Shelf

 

Maths Mastery

 Graphs

Addition and Subtraction

 

Geography

What makes Britain great?

 

Science - Physics

Forces and Magnetism

 

Music

The children have weekly violin lessons

 

 

Religious Education

Jewish festivals continued

Topics we have covered during Autumn 1:

 

English - Talk 4 Writing 

Poetry - Free Verse Poems

Inspiration - The Magic Box

 

Maths Mastery

 Number Sense

 

History

The Stone Age to The Iron Age

 

Science - Physics

Forces and Magnetism

 

Music

The children have weekly violin lessons

 

Art

Design and make a Sukkah (linked to Judaism)

 

Religious Education

 Celebrations in the Jewish home

Useful Websites
After School Clubs start next week: (Monday 23rd September 2019) Monday: KS1 Multiskills. Tuesday: KS2 Cross Country. Wednesday: Y1-Y6 Gymnastics. Thursday: KS2 Football. Book via Parent Pay or the Office for Future Gym sessions.
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