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Your teachers have been keen to read their favourite books to you. See if you can spot familiar faces or voices from the staff. Enjoy a good book and maybe you could share your favourite books with us too. Find us on the reading page here.
Do you want to know the winner of the Surrey Book Awards? Do you want to see some of the work we have achieved and the work of other schools? Here is your chance. Due to Covid-19 we have been unable to go to the ceremony but now we are bringing the ceremony to you! The ceremony will take place on Thursday 21 May at 11:15am, and can be viewed on the Surrey Libraries YouTube channel. Remember to ask your parents permission but we would love to see you attend to see all the hard work you put in!
New Home Learning Packs
If you haven't managed to email in yet, please do as we'd love to send more Marvellous Me badges out as well as replying to you.
You could ask your parent to email in to tell us why they are proud of you during the lockdown, what you are helping with, the wonderful walks or other forms of exercise you are doing, the home learning or it could just be a little message to say 'hello.'
We look forward to hearing from you. Our class email address is:
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Summer 2 Home Learning
work Pack for Week beginning July 20th 2020
Here is your final text based project for the next 3 days, remember last week we put in extra maths, spag/phonics and reading to last you this week aswell.
WORK PACK FOR WEEK BEGINNING JULY 13TH 2020
This pack will have a project based around a text to last the week and worksheets for maths, SPAG/Phonics and reading to take you to the end of term so there are 8 days to complete these and you will be given a seperate text based project for the last 3 days of term.
work Pack for Week beginning July 6th 2020
Work Pack for Week beginning June 29th 2020
Work Pack for Week beginning June 22nd 2020
Work Pack for Week beginning June 15th 2020
Work pack for week beginning June 8th 2020
We hope you enjoy our new learning packs based upon a text. This pack includes tasks from all curriculum areas. Read the information on the first page for more detail.
If you are having difficulty with any of the links within this pack try using the following:
- Lorax read: https://www.youtube.com/
- Lorax book as pdf: https://www.chrisrossarthur.com/uploads/3/8/5/9/38596187/dr._seuss_the_loraxbokos-z1.pdf
- World forest exploration: http://catalogue.unccd.int/1179_Forest_for_kids_learning.pdf
- Computing trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqbX3jMN1N4&feature=emb_logo
- Origami boat: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=981t1yRjGFc
Discovery pack and supplementary tasks for week beginning June 1st 2020
Summer 1 Home learning
We hope you have enjoyed the learning you have completed at home so far. We are now using our new Discovery Pack.
With VE Day taking place on Friday 8th May, we have put together some activities for you to choose from alongside our discovery packs. Have a look at what VE Day is and have a go at celebrating. We cannot wait to see what you get up to!
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|Year 3 Supplementary Discovery Pack 1 Maths Worksheets .docx||Download|
|Year 3 Supplementary Discovery Pack 1 My Mixed Grammar Workout Y3.pdf||Download|
|Year 3 Supplementary Discovery Pack 1 Reading Comprehension .pdf||Download|
|Year 3 Supplementary Discovery Pack 1 Reading Comprehension Easier Text Reading comprehension .pdf||Download|
Our great learning
Summer 2 Learning
What super work we are all still doing. It was lovely to see many more of you returning into bubbles today and well done to those keeping up with tha hard work at home. We are so very proud of you all and wish you all the best.
Over the past two weeks, we have seen green-fingered mathematicians, scientists, artists and budding writers. We really have been perfecting learning in a variety of ways and working on a range of new skills. You are making us all very proud. Good work!
We have been impressed by all the home learning, take a look at a few more pieces of work that have been sent in. You will see a wide range of art, writing, maths and our Moat lodge booklet entries. Amazing job year 3!
One of the tasks this week was to create as task for the residents of Moat Lodge. Some tasks may also be ones you will want to have a go at too. Great work girls.
As always the variety of work we are seeing is amazing. You are all working very hard and I am definitely seeing lots of you focusing on year 3 writing expectations when sending your work in so well done and keep it up!
Welcome back to the final half term of the year! Where has the time gone? It is brilliant seeing your work and we love being able to share the work you are doing with everyone. Take a look at what some of us have been up to this week.
Summer 1 learning
It is amazing seeing smiles on faces when you send us work and we are very proud of all that effort you are putting in, well done year 3!
I really am amazed by the writing we are seeing!
The maths is fantastic too.
So thank you for making us smile!
Yet again, you are sending in some amazing work, have a look at all the subjects we are learning and the dedication that we have put into them!
First take a look at our brilliant writing!
And our fantastic maths...
Here is our other fantastic learning too from a variety of subjects!
We are even thinking about how it is very different at the moment.
Have a look on our reading page which is linked through the homepage of the website to see a story being read allowed by Jayne from the library . https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=13&v=RPeItNSkEbM&feature=emb_logo
Today, I was sent a great workout to try from one of our team. Coach Lily has something for you to try at home!
We love receiving such a wide variety of work and it is great to see so many of you sending work in. I have great fun looking through all the subjects we are exploring in great depth and the creative ways you are showcasing your work. Well done for all the hard work year 3! Take a look below at all you have been up too...
If you love drama and theatre as much as Matilda, take a look at this review and head to https://www.cft.org.uk/the-midnight-gang-broadcast anytime this week and have a watch of the Midnight Gang! Perhaps you could write your own review too!
We are being scientists ...
Helping others ...
Getting clever with numbers ...
Celebrating our history ...
Exploring the world!
Getting hands on ...
See what artists we have enjoyed researching...
Or Have a look at some of our writing ...
Lovely to see such a variety of work being produced.
More great work from our year 3 home learner.
Some more fantastic examples of work year 3 are producing at home. We are so proud of all your efforts. Keep up your fantastic learning.
Another collection of amazing poems inspired by Michael Rosen's poem 'Don't' and performed expertly by the children below.
We have been experimenting with drawing faces, some of us have even tried self portraits. There has also been some map creation taking place.
We have been investigating rocks and baking our own versions of Igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. Above are a few of efforts.
Welcome back. Hopefully you all enjoyed the Easter break, even if it was a little different to what we have been used to before.
We hope you are all refreshed and keen to face the new challenges of the Summer term.
Remember your teachers love to see and hear what you are all up to so do get in touch via the year group emails.
Our Great Learning
Good morning Year 3, we hope you are still enjoying your learning and getting outside lots. Don't forget that Jo Wicks and Jumpstart Johnny have their dress up workouts today and they can be done at any time! I look forward to seeing all the work you get up to today. Keep smiling!
There is a lot of hard work happening in year 3. I love the variety of work we are seeing. Well done!
We love seeing your learning and it is great when we add colour to our work too. The art is brilliant and we are glad you enjoying being creative.
I am being entertained with lots of English today. Do these objects talking make you smile aswell?
Do you love reading as much as me? Click here to have a listen to our storytime. We will be updating the stories as much as possible for you to listen to.
Good Morning, a cold start but certainly a lot warmer after my daily Jo Wicks workout! Have you been joining in too? Keep working hard and we look forward to seeing what work you create and learn from today.
There's been lots of exciting maths and art happening too. I love the idea of using our hands to help us with out shapes and form of an animal.
Today some of our toys have been getting up to mischief I see...
Good Morning Year 3, It might be cold but if we wrap up warm our gardens and the outdoors can be a brilliant place to take a break. Remember that to get our brain working more we need to have a break and do some exercise sometimes. Keep up the hard work and remember to enjoy some family time when you can!
We love the creativity of some of the DT projects that are being sent in. Well done Year 3!
Good Morning, we hope you had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead. We are looking forward to seeing more fantastic learning and enjoyment of the work packs. Well done Year 3!
It is great to see lots of you are practicing your maths and reading. Well done!
Good morning year 3! I hope you are looking forward to the day of learning ahead. It's meant to be another sunny day so make sure you are getting some fresh air whilst you can. I look forward to seeing more fantastic work and we wish you all the best. A challenge for you today: can you leave three happy notes for someone in your house to find or create a rainbow to go in your window for others to see as they walk past and brighten up their day. The rainbow above certainly made me smile!
Take a look at more fantastic work when you click on the images above. Lots of ideas are being explored and a variety of subjects being learnt. Keep it up!
Another glorious morning year 3 and a great opportunity to explore gardens to get some fresh air. I hope your learning is going well and we look forward to seeing lots of fantastic work.
We have been sent a lovely story this morning, have a click on the images above to have a read. Perhaps share these alongside your own stories as a family. Well done!
Good Morning Year 3, it looks like it's going to be another lovely day but certainly a little frosty this morning. We hope you are still enjoying your home learning and beginning to settle into a routine. Remember to have a go at practicing some new skills as well, maybe some baking or helping to pair up the socks! Keep up the hard work and remember to reflect on each day with enjoyment and happiness.
It has been a great day and we hope you are all enjoying your learning as much as we are enjoying seeing it. Have a look at some of the great work we are receiving by clicking on the images above!
Good morning Year 3, it looks to be a bright and sunny day. We hope your first day of home learning went well. Remember to set out your goals for the day focusing on your learning tasks. Take breaks much like we do in school with an extended lunch break allowing yourself time to relax. Make sure to find yourself 15 minutes in the day to reflect- you can find daily reflections for both yourself and your family to complete at home, under the Christian School Tab on the school website. Don't forget to keep in touch we would love to see what learning you are all up to.
A fantastic example of some measurement in maths.
This morning, we have all joined in with Joe Wicks. This is done everyday at 9am on Youtube and is a great way to start the day. Have a go at home too because we have had great fun keeping active.
Please click here for Year 3 Spring Term details.
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Please click here for the 'Showcase of Writing, Spring Term 2020 booklet
‘’On Friday the 28 th of February, Miss Stewart’s sandwich was stolen between the hours of 12 and 1. Evidence of the crime was found in the Drama hall on Monday 2nd of March and so we began to investigate.’’
We have been working hard to recount what happened and put our detective hats on.
Cranleigh Primary School has been chosen as a Champion School for the awards
To introduce our topic on animals, we read the book ‘The Ugly Five’ by Julia Donaldson. The children recognised the rhyming pattern, guessed the rhyming word that would be on the next page describing a group and joined in with the repetition. They could all also see the message that: not everyone is pretty on the outside, but we are to our family and can still be on the inside.
We then used these animal and others to put them onto a Venn diagram of Herbivores, Carnivores and Omnivores.
This term we have been looking at different jobs people can do and how this can lead to stereotyping. Watching some interviews with people that do different jobs, we have learnt a bit more about what and why they do these jobs and realised ‘we really can’t judge a book by its cover.’ You can watch some more here https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/class-clips-video/pshe-ks1-ks2-what-is-my-job/zrdkt39 .
We have also linked these jobs to our story ‘Hotel Flamingo’ as we decided what jobs our characters could do in the hotel. We have also discussed why we need jobs and how every job that is done need to be valued.
To go along side our DT we have been learning about measuring. We have looked at the different units we can measure in – mm, cm, m and km - and thought about what the best units to use are when measuring different items. We also had a lot of fun measuring anything we could find in the classroom.
We have also looked at adding and subtracting different measurements, which has called upon previous work we did last term. We have shown different methods we can use to solve these questions including numberlines and the column method.
As part of the Surrey Library Children’s Book Award Initiative we have been supplied with several book titles to work with and review. In year 3 this half term we are studying ‘Hotel Flamingo’ by Alex Milway, which is set in a run-down hotel inherited by a young girl called Anna and worked in by a number of interesting animals. The children are loving this book as much as we are and have written some great descriptions of their new animal character that is to begin working at the Hotel. We have been focusing on different descriptive writing features like the 5 senses and are encouraging the children to ‘Show not Tell’. Some of our finished writing will be added once finished.
To begin our new topic ‘Step into a Book’ we read a story called ’Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse’ by Kevin Henkes. We used this in English to look at how the character changed through the book and how she felt and reacted to different events that happened. We then used the idea of having a purse in which to keep special things to inspire our own designs.
We have investigated the different styles of purses available, thinking about their size, shape, weight, fastening, colour and material before writing a design criteria for our creations. After this we practiced a range of stitching techniques, investigated some materials and looked at creating paper patterns. From this we are producing our own designs that we will then make. Look back for pictures of our finished creations.
autumn term - 'can you dig it!'
English – Escape to Pompeii
We have explored the story of Escape to Pompeii and used the book to create a freeze frame to put us into the point of view of the story. This helped us to really develop our vocabulary and make our writing better.
We had a great time learning about waste, recycling, improving school grounds, biodiversity, healthy eating, water and marine life. We have explored these through all areas of the curriculum and children had a smile on their faces after working hard. In Year 3, we went round both year 3 and 4 teachers throughout the day and made soup, explored outdoors and even sorted recycling and the way we got to school. It was great fun!
trip to butser farm
Our trip to Butser Farm was a great day out where we explored the skills of spinning. Stone wall craft and archaeology. We had a fantastic that left us feeling educated about how life in early history has really changed over time
Archaeological Dig and Stone Age Experience
To end the first half term of our ‘Can you Dig it’ topic we spit our afternoon into imagining we were archaeologist carefully digging up things and cataloguing them. Many were just stones which we were able to group with our science knowledge about sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks but a few found some fossils or maybe even a stone age tool!
During the other half of the afternoon we were transported back to Stone Age times with a special visitor who took us through the different periods of the stone age explaining how the people and their lives changed. The children also had a chance to handle some real flint tools, learn how they would have created fire and seen a bow and arrow in action!
Cranleigh Library Visit
The children loved our visit down to Cranleigh Library – after having a discussion about how the library is organised the children were able to explore the different things they have there (as well as books!) and practiced taking a book out so they will know how to do it if they become members. It was lovely to hear that so many of them already are and all the children would have loved longer to look at the range of books they had but we needed to get back for lunch!
Cranleigh Baptist Church Visit
After getting all dressed up to walk down to Cranleigh Baptist Church the weather became a bit severe, so they kindly came to us instead. We were still able to experience all the fun activities they had planned just in our school hall.
We looked at what Christian Worship looked like and joined in with some singing, learning a bible story, how the bible got translated into English and about prayer. We also had an activity booklet to consolidate all the learning.
In RE Year 3 have been looking at ‘How we can live together in one world?’, particularly that many religions and belief systems teach that it is important to share and give to those who are in need. We have been celebrating this fact in church with our Harvest Worship and giving thanks to God for the variety of harvests he gives us and making a collects of items to distribute to the local community.
Wow! What an amazing Harvest Worship Year 3 put on in church. Every one of them remembered when it was their turn, spoke clearly and got their message to the audience. The teachers are all very proud
In our classes each week we select a child to be star reader. It is their job to promote reading and encourage others to read different things. Our first ‘Star Reader’ explained to the class how she loves reading because it makes her laugh and it teaches her new things. She has even inspired me to read a Charles Dickens Novel as I have seen a lot that have been adapted for TV but not read his actual words
We have been looking at different ways to represent numbers making sure we understand the place value. We have then used number lines to aid our addition.
As part of our learning, we have been exploring soil formations and the ways these are built up. Our children can be seen enjoying exploring Topsoils, Bedrocks and Humus in a practical and very tasty way!
Our 'Can you dig it?' topic has begun with some fantastic History and Art work. After lots of discussion about the Stone Age culture of cave painting and what inspired these works of art, the children were able to explore outdoors to collect their own resources to make their own paint and find things to paint with! The care and attention that has been taken in choosing the tools and media to create these pieces have been incredible. The children also experienced their own cave and applied charcoal to the 'ceiling of the cave' and together created a collection of images. Please feel free to come and see our shared area where some of this work is on display.