Year 3 2022 - 2023
Welcome to Year 3!
Our usual day for P.E. is Tuesday and this will start from week 2. 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.
Pencil cases will not be required because school will provide the necessary equipment.
Spellings will be uploaded onto this webpage and Showbie on a Friday and will be tested the following Friday.
The Homework grid can be found at the bottom of this page and is also available for the children to see on Showbie. The homework is a grid of 12 activities and the children will be expected to choose 9 of them to do before Friday 2nd December. Work can be uploaded through Showbie or brought into school for the class teacher to see.
Week ending 30.9.2022
The children have continued to show an excellent attitude towards their learning this week. We have been very impressed with the way they are approaching lessons.
In English this week, we have been exploring when to start a new paragraph in writing and finding example openings to help us. We have found out that we start a new paragraph when one of 5 things change: change of time; change of place; change of event; change of speaker; and change of person. We have also looked at how to correctly punctuate direct speech in our writing. Finally, at the end of the week, we wrote a diary extract using the skills that we have learnt so far.
During Maths this week, we started by revising our knowledge of adding a single digit number to cross the 100 boundary. For example, to add 98 + 7 we first make 100 by adding 2 to 98. Then, we need to add the remaining 5 to 100 to make 105. We used these two methods to help us:
We then moved on to adding and subtracting 10 from a number before exploring place value in a 3-digit number. We looked at different representations including place value counters, bar models and part-part-part-whole models.
Also this week we have found out about the layers of the rainforest, identifying the animals that would live in each of the layers. We also set up our Science investigation to find out what conditions are needed for a healthy plant to grow. We have completed daily observations for each of the four plants and recorded them in our results grids. In Art, we have used our shading skills to help us add detail to an observational drawing of an oak tree.
Next week, we will be going to the church to take part in our Harvest festival on Tuesday. We will be continuing our work on place value in Maths and using this to help us solve problems. In English we will be planning and writing a narrative using prepositions and expanded noun phrases. Also next week we will complete our Science investigation and draw conclusions based on the results of our investigation. We will also be applying our French learning so far asking and answering questions.
Please remember that our PE day is Tuesday and so the children will need to come to school dressed in their PE kits. School jumpers/cardigans and plain black jogging bottoms/leggings can be worn to keep warm.
Wishing you all a fantastic 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 hoglet called Penelope, she's about 8 weeks old. I am also passionate about sustainability and developing the school grounds to encourage more wildlife to visit, so if you have any ideas do let me know.
We also have Mrs Waters who is our amazing Teaching Assistant, Mrs Bennion and Mrs Clarkson our amazing PPA cover and this year we have Miss Iddenden in Year 3 who is training to become a teacher through St Barts Trust.
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