Year 3 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year 3!
Our usual day for P.E. is Tuesday. Please ensure that hair is tied back, earrings are removed and no other accessories are worn eg fitbits. If you have not yet bought your new P.E. kit, you will be expected to wear a plain white t-shirt with black shorts. School jumpers/cardigans and plain black jogging bottoms/leggings can be worn to keep warm.
Spellings will be uploaded onto this webpage and Showbie on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.
A link for the Homework grid for Summer can be found at the bottom of this page and is also on Showbie.
Week ending 12th May 2023
In our English sessions this week we have finished reading our book Journey by Aaron Becker. The children have developed their knowledge about past progessive tense sentences. These are used to describe a continuing action that took place over a period of time, they use was or were plus a present participle. An example would be I was eating my breakfast slowly. The penguins were huddling together for warmth. We have also planned and written a diary entry with a focus on including the past progressive sentences. On Friday, the children completed role play to recreate the conversations between the little girl and her new friend at the end of the book and thought about the actions of each character for their scene. The ideas that they have created will be used to suuport them writing direct speech next week .
In Maths, we have continued our work on fractions. We have been learning about non unit fractions. These are fractions where the numerator is greater than 1. Examples of non unit fractions are 2/3, 3/5, 5/8. We have also introduced the idea about fractions being expressed in different ways so 1/2 is equal to 2/4, 1/4 is equal to 2/8, this is quite a tricky concept for the children to recognise. We finsihed the week with learning about what it means when the numerator and denominator are the same, the fraction is equivalent to one whole. We will continue our work on fractions next week.
In Computing, we have used Pages on the Ipad to create a front page for a magazine about Whales, Sandbach or London. The children chose a template and were able to insert images and choose their own style of text. In Science the children have been investigating and sorting materials into magnetic and non magnetic. We also watched a BBC Science learning clip that explained metal objects need to have iron, steel or nickel in them in order to be magnetic. During PE this week we have developed skills in tennis for holding the racquet, forehand, backhand and volley strokes. In French, we have learnt how to ask for a range of fruits and vegetables politely and have written the sentences in out topic books. With Mrs Clarkson the children continued to learn how to play the glockenspiels and with Mr Goodwin, the children have started to learn about Judaism.
Wishing you all a very happy and relaxed weekend!!!
Here is a little more information about the teachers in Year 3!
My name is Mrs Whipp. I have been at Offley for nearly ten years now, having initially started as a maternity leave cover for Mrs McLoughlin. Before joining Offley, I taught at a variety of schools across both Cheshire and Manchester. My subject responsibility at school is Computing, which I love. Outside of school, I live with my husband and two cats. I enjoy walking, yoga, drawing, photography and reading. I am currently rediscovering my love of cross-stitching as a form of meditation.
Hello, my name is Mrs Bloor and I teach one of the Year 3 classes. I have been teaching at Offley since 2008 and have taught in most year groups. I am married and have two boys who are at the other end of the education system! James who graduated from univeristy a couple of years ago and Henry is about to start his second year at university! I love animals and have a tortoise called Terri who is in her 90's and a Cavapoo called Lulu who I love taking for long walks. During the first lockdown I became involved with a hedgehog rescue centre and help them out by fostering hedgehogs whilst they are rehabilitating. I currently have a hedgehog called Kracken, he is meant to be hibernating but the range of termperatures is really confusing him! I am also passionate about sustainability and developing the school grounds to encourage more wildlife to visit, so if you have any ideas please do let me know.
We are also supported by Ms Hemingway and Mrs Waters who are our amazing Teaching Assistants and Mrs Clarkson and Mr Goodwin are our amazing PPA cover on a Wednesday afternoon.
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