I am Miss Mc Ardle, the Year 3 class teacher. The children are also supported in their learning by Miss Kronenburg on Friday afternoons. The children in Class 3 are fantastic learners. Explore our Class page to see some of the fantastic, exciting things we will be doing this year. You can also head over to our 'Curriculum' page to see more about what we are learning!
This year, PE will be taught on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on Wednesday. It is vital for health and safety reasons that the children have the correct PE kit.
A positive work ethos makes all the difference to your child's learning, so your support from home is welcomed and encouraged. Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. It is important that your child has a book bag so they are able to take home their Reading Record and Reading book. Book bags can be purchased at the main office.
Every Friday, homework will be given out and is to be handed in before Thursday the following week. The children will also be given Mathletic, Time Table Rockstar and Purple Mash logins to support their learning.
Today for our collective worship we gathered in a circle with our Advent Wreath in the centre. We listened to the story of the birth of Jesus. To respond, some children role played the Nativity scene. To take this understanding forth with us we said a quiet thank you prayer to God for giving us Jesus to take our sins away.
Multiplication and division families
We have been working very hard to recall our 3, 4 and 8 timetables. Today, we have used our knowledge of our multiplication to help us create multiplication and division families. We all used concrete resources to develop our understanding of their relationship.
Rocks, fossils and soils
We have begun our new science topic rocks, fossils and soils. Today, we explored different rocks and grouped them scientifically according to their properties. We also learnt the names of rocks such as marble, sandstone and chalk.
Year 3 have been practising their hockey skills! We have learnt how to hold a hockey stick correctly and how to dribble with the ball. These are very important skills to help us become great hockey players!
Columar addition and subtraction
This week year 3 have been learning how to add and subtract using the columnar method. We have used base 10 equipment to help us understand how to exchange tens and ones when adding and subtracting.
Our European Neighbours
Today year 3 have begun to learn about Europe. We used maps. Atlases and iPads to research and locate Europe. We have begun to use and understand geographical words such as continent, county, city and population. We located different countries in Europe! Did you know there are 29 countries in Europe and 24 different languages are spoken!
Jack and the Beanstalk
Year 3 has a fantastic time during the Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime!
Visit from Chester Zoo
This week, year 3 had a visit from rangers at Chester Zoo! They taught us all about endangered animals and why these animals have become endangered. We looked at what we can do to help!
Today year 3 walked to Mann Island to see all their fantastic work that they completed for the giants! We also sketched some of the work we and other schools contributed in our sketch books.
We have enjoyed taking part in gymnastics this term and have learnt lots of new skills!
Holy Cross bake off
Year 3 have enjoyed the bake off this week. Thank you to everyone for bringing in their cakes!
Freeze frames to show scripture
This week in Religion, Year 3 read scripture based letters to the Colossians. This scripture has taught us how Christians can be forgiving, show love, be patient and be gentle. In groups we have taken a paragraph each and acted this out in freeze frames.
Stone Age and Iron Age poo!
This week year 3 have explored poo to investigate what people in the Stone Age and Iron Age ate! We discussed how what they ate changed and their method of obtaining the food. We looked at clues and made a judgement whether the poo belonged to a Stone Age or Iron Age person.
Today Year 3 became palaeontologists! We explored a crime scene and gathered the bones as evidence. To label our evidence bags we had to learn the scientific names of the human skeleton.
Let Your Spirit Fly
This week year 3 have learnt and preformed the song 'Let Your Spirit Fly' by Joanna Mongona.
This week we have have talked about how we should be welcoming to everyone despite our differences. We read the story 'Beegu' and discussed how she felt when people were unwelcoming during circle time. We then decorated planets. All of our planets are different just like us!
The Giants are coming to Liverpool
The Giants will be returning to Liverpool from Thursday 4th October to Sunday 7th of October! Year 3 enjoyed making dream catchers for the event. Our work will be displayed somewhere in the city! When this is revealed, letters will be sent out with the location.
Using artefacts to explore the past
Year 3 have begun to explore their new history topic! We used artefacts to infer and ask questions to find out what we will be learning about. We looked at different shaped stones, jewellery made from skeletons and information on mammoths and cave paintings. We then designed posters about the artefacts which will be displayed on our history working wall.
We are learning about the place value of 3 digit numbers. We used a hundreds, tens and ones place value grid to make numbers and represent these using dienes.