Your new design will be uploaded in:
...
Please contact Delivery Team on
0113 3200 750 if you have any queries.
X

Church Lane, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN5 7EZ

01709893125

admin@barnburghprimary.com

Barnburgh Primary School

Learning to shine together

RespectCouragePerseveranceAmbitionIndependence

Year 3 2019 to 2020

Welcome to Year 3's Class Page.

Key Information

Teacher: Mrs Kay

Higher Level Teaching Assistant: Mrs Vockins

Topic

Our Topic for Spring Term is 'Tremors of the Gods and Mortals'. This is a combination of two of the Cornerstones topics called ’Tremors’ and ’Gods and Mortals’. There will be a heavy focus on History and Geography. We will be exploring Ancient Greece and will find out about all the Gods and Goddesses that they believed in. We will also be looking at natural disasters, such as volcanoes and earthquakes.

During English, we will be writing our own myths or legends, newspaper reports as well as thinking about diary writing and information texts. In Maths, we will be learning more about Multiplication and Division with a heavy focus on learning our Times Tables. The children will also be continuing their arithmetic learning using mental maths. We will also be extending their knowledge of the times tables and rapid recall of these. Alongside this learning, we will be learning about measurement, including time, money, mass, length and volume.

PE will be on a Wednesday this half term. Please send PE kits in on a Monday and we will send them home again on a Friday as we may also do PE lessons related to our topic learning.

Key Dates                                                                 

Some key dates for this half term:

  • Monday 24th February—Greek Day (letter to follow).
  • Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March—Parents Evenings.
  • w/b Monday 30th March—Express Events (actual date to follow).

Our School Council Representatives

Ateesha, Archie and Olivia.
Ateesha, Archie and Olivia.

Spring Term - Home Learning. For our current topic 'Tremors of the Gods and Mortals' we have begun bringing in our learning created at home. We have amazed the class with diagrams of volcanoes to Greek writing.

17/01/2020 - Greek Artefacts. We received some Greek Artefacts from Doncaster Museum Loans. We studied these objects to see what we could learn about Ancient Greece. We guessed what these objects could be and what uses they might have. Then, we decided to sketch these in our books, taking extra care with the pictures and patterns.

16/01/2020 - Earthquakes...drop, cover, hold!!

16/01/2020 - Earthquake in action!!

16/01/2020 - Earthquakes!! To begin our new English topic of Newspaper Reports, we were working quietly in the classroom when all of a sudden...we experienced several Earthquakes!! The tables were shaking, our books and resources were falling all over the floor and objects were flying through the air. Luckily, we survived to tell the tale...hopefully this will inspire great Newspaper Reports.

14/01/2020 - Rock Investigation. We have been exploring a range of rocks. We handled them to see what properties they had. Then, we compared what we could see and feel with what we read about the different types of rock. We guessed what they were called from their properties, This helped us to learn the names and properties of a range of rocks.

09/01/2020 - Zoom Rail. We were very lucky to have some visitors in school from Zoom Rail. Through cross-curricular learning the children experienced Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths. We were educated about HS2 and the employment and training opportunities it creates. The children were very inspired by the expert speakers.

04/12/19 - RE Innovate Activity. Hindus believe Ganesha helps them to remove obstacles from their lives. We created our own themed games. We added obstacles that could occur in these activities on some of the squares and this made the player move back so many places. This helped us to think about setbacks and how we overcome these. We enjoyed playing the games with our friends.

03/12/2019 - To kick start our learning about Dilemma Narratives, we created drama pieces using the conscience alley method. Children enjoyed becoming the 'voices in their heads' when battling with your conscience. They were all giving different dilemmas and thought about all the reasons why these actions should be taken or not.

02/12/19 - Express Event. We held our first Express Event for our Topic: Predator! We invited our grown ups to join us to complete lots of activities that we have enjoyed during our Topic learning, such as, dissecting flowers, creating games using Scratch and a range of art work. We had a great time and hope our adults did too.

Children in Need 15/11/19 - For Children in Need this year, the theme was Get Together, Get Active. As a whole Key Stage, we got together and got active in the hall following three of the Active 8 videos made by Joe Wicks on the BBC Children in Need website. We had lots of fun!!

Children in Need 15/11/19 - For Children in Need this year, the theme was Get Together, Get Active. As a whole Key Stage, we got together and got active in the hall following three of the Active 8 videos made by Joe Wicks on the BBC Children in Need website. We had lots of fun!!

13/11/19 - Following on from watching the anti-bullying scenarios and voting for which path to take, we were given our own problems to respond to. We worked in teams to read the problems and decided what advice we would give to the victims, friends and even the bullies. Watch our advice videos below!

During this week, we have been learning about how change starts with us for anti-bullying week. We watched some videos with bullying scenarios in. At the end of each video, we had to decide what action to take. We decided on actions such as: speak to the victim, speak to the bully, tell an adult, give advice, etc. The children showed kindness and thoughtfulness when dealing with uncomfortable situations. We voted anonymously. They then gave great explanations about which path we should choose and debated this with each other to come to a joint decision.

Odd Socks Day - On Tuesday 12th November, we took part in odd socks day by wearing odd socks with our uniforms. We did this as part of anti-bullying week to raise awareness.

11/11/19 - During our RE Develop lesson, we used the masks we created last week in a drama piece to tell the story of Ganesh. We listened to the story and recreated the actions. We used our masks to symbolise the moment when Ganesh's head was replaced by an elephant's head.

Autumn Term 1 - Spanish Learning - During Autumn Term 1, we have been learning Spanish with Mrs Kilby. We played Splat to learn the numbers to 10. We made finger puppets to have simple conversations. We learnt how to say hello and goodbye, ask how someone is feeling and how to respond and asking someones name and responding.

05/11/19 - In preparation for Remembrance Day next week, the whole school have been set the challenge of making a poppy. We followed step-by-step instructions to cut, fasten. attach, connect and combine these materials to make our poppies. We will remember them!

04/11/19 - RE - Engage - For our Engage activity, to kick start our Hinduism learning, we made elephant masks out of paper plates. We created our own designs, coloured these, added accessories and then worked out how to attach them to our faces. Look out for these masks being used for some Drama next week.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

04/11/19 - Performance Poetry. We performed a range of Haiku poems about Remembrance Day. We used our voices and actions to tell the story of the poems.

22/10/19 - We watched videos and looked at detailed pictures of Birds of Prey in flight. We then tried to recreate these images using pencil drawings. We created the outline shapes carefully and then added details to the bird's body parts.

18/10/19 - Topic - Art work. We created owls for our topic of Predator! We created a background for our owls using pastels. We then cut out an owl shape from black paper. We used chalks to create patterns and markings on our owls to make them look more realistic.

10/10/19 - Some of the children in our class represented the school in the Year 3/4 Cross Country Competition at the Keepmoat Stadium. Well done to Ollie, Hughie, Poppy and Ateesha for taking part!

10/10/19 - World Mental Health Day. We took part in some Art Therapy as one of the activities during this day.

10/10/19 - World Mental Health Awareness Day - being creative in Walt's Wood.

03/10/19 - Some of our class represented the school in the Year 3/4 Football Competition at the Keepmoat Stadium. We were very proud of them all - well done teams!

GOLDEN TIME: On 26/09/19, we celebrated 'golden time' for achieving 100% attendance the previous week. We chose to learn in Walt's Wood, play football and ride our bikes and scooters on the playground. We had lots of fun!

PE: On 25/09/19, we were set a challenge to work as a team to 'cross the river'. We were given a certain number of lily pads to safely cross the river. We had to watch out for predators. If we fell in the water, we had to return to the beginning. It took team work, perseverance and courage to complete the challenges.

DEVELOP: On 24/09/19, we dissected lilies to find out about the different parts of a plant. We cut these off carefully and named them. We found out about the jobs the different parts of the plant does. We then labelled these.

ENGAGE: On 19/09/19, we found out how fossils were formed and then made our own. We made a mould using Plasticine. We then selected a dinosaur model to press into the mould. We mixed Plaster of Paris and poured this into the mould. We left this overnight and it made our fossils!

MATHS: On 19/09/19, we used base 10 equipment to support us answering our Maths questions. We worked in pairs to make the numbers and check the calculations.

On 13/09/19, we used the laptops to explore the program Scratch. We used Scratch to make a predator chasing prey game. We set the instructions for the character to follow and checked that this worked.

ENGAGE: On 10/09/19, we found out more about predators by looking at food chains. We explored the vocabulary consumer, producer, predator and prey and categorised animals in the food chains.

ENGAGE: Birds of Prey Visitor - On 09/09/19, Sandra brought some birds of prey into school. We met four different birds: two owls, a falcon and a kestrel. We got to hold two of the birds and watch Tiffin fly around the hall. He wouldn't come back! We loved our engage activity for our topic: Predator!

Home learning in Year 3:

  • Read at least 3 times a week
  • Practise spellings using Spelling Shed or on paper
  • Practise times tables using TTRS or Maths Shed
  • KIRFs (Key Instant Recall Facts)

Spring Term Topic Learning - Find out what we will be learning.

Spring Term Topic Learning - Find out what we will be learning about.

Autumn Term Topic Learning - Predator - find out what we will be learning during our topic.

Spring Term 1 Newsletter (scroll down for KIRFs for Spring too)

Autumn 2 Newsletter (scroll down to see KIRFs for Autumn 2 too)

Autumn 1 - Newsletter (Scroll down to see the Key Instant Recall Facts for Autumn Term 1 too)

Year 3 and 4 Common Exception Words - Can you spell these words? Two of these words will be included as bonus words in our spelling test each week (1 house point for each bonus word spelt correctly).

Recommended Reads for Year 3 Children - How many have you read?

Year 3 - Long Term Plan. Find out what we will be learning this year.

Year 3 - Timetable. Look at what lessons we will be learning each week.