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I am extremely excited to be working with year 3 this year, in my first year here at Barwick!
Please visit this page weekly to see updates of things we have been learning about in class.
Also, it is important to communicate about both the positives or any concerns you may have, so feel free to call in after school, or arrange to talk just before school (as when children are coming in can be very busy). Alternatively, please don't hesitate to email me, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. My email address is:
Week ending Friday 24th January 2019
This week, year 3 have been working really hard to understand how to divide 2-digit numbers by 1-digit numbers. We have been challenging ourselves to use the bus top method, and have been trying to use the inverse to check our answers.
The children have blown me away with their fantastic writing today, where they were given a picture for inspiration, then wrote something of their choice.
We have also learnt more about volcanoes in Geography, and tried to show volcanoes through dance in our PE dance.
Week ending Friday 17th January 2020
We've had another great week in Mulberry Class.
We've been continuing our work on writing persuasive letters, and gathering research about climate change in English.
In Maths, we have been looking at a variety of methods for multiplying 2 digit by 1 digit numbers.
We have also been looking at subordinate clauses in our GPV lessons, and finding out about how volcanoes are formed in Geography.
Week ending Friday 10th January 2020
Welcome back Year 3!
We've had an exciting first week back at school.
On Monday, we found out from Darwin Trotter, that some very famous world leaders will be coming into school in February, and we have to present to them, information about climate change!
We have also had another very special visitor, Icarus Bly, who came from the Museum of Untold Stories (MOUS). He brought with him an interesting item which had no story, and tasked year 3 with creating one...THEY CERTAINLY DID!
In other areas, we have been revising place value in maths, we have been writing persuasive letters to an alien, researching climate change and also been learning about the layers of the Earth in Geography.
I don't know about year 3, but I definitely need a rest this weekend, before more exciting learning next week! :)
Week ending Friday 20th December 2019
We have finally made it to the last week before Christmas!
We have spent this final week, creating exciting things to bring home, finishing our maths work on time, and have even written a persuasive letter to Mrs Sanderson!
We are all looking forward to our Christmas dinner and carol singing tomorrow, before beginning an exciting, and hopefully restful holiday!
Thank you all again, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Week ending Friday 6th December 2019
This week, we have started learning about persuasive writing, and in particular persuasive writing in adverts, and how companies sell their products.
In Maths, we have started our unit on time. We have discussed months, years, weeks and days so far, and have just started talking about time to the nearest 5 minutes in today’s lesson. Any extra practice of telling the time that you can do over the coming weeks would be really beneficial to the children!
The children really enjoyed Thursday, when we visited the Leeds Playhouse to watch The Wizard of Oz!
Week ending - Friday 29th November 2019
This week, we have been continuing our work on multiplication, thinking about the 8x tables. We even created a funny dance to help us remember it!
We have also been building up to writing our very own setting descriptions of our imaginary world.
On Tuesday, we visited the Sinai Synagogue which the children really enjoyed and asked some brilliant questions.
We have finished the week with the very exciting TAKEOVER DAY! The children have been helping out with all sorts of jobs around school, including the teaching!
We are looking forward to another exciting week next week, when Christmas begins!
Week ending Friday 22nd November 2019
This week we have been spending more time learning about multiplication and division, this week focusing on the 8x table.
In English, we have been continuing our work on 'Journey' by Aaron Becker, and the children have created their own imaginary worlds. They have been questioning each other on their worlds, to try and gather lots of detail, in readiness for their setting description writing next week.
Quick message re Numbots and TT Rockstars. Children have now all been briefed about these, and the expectation is that they log on 3 times a week. Some of these slots can be done within school, to lighten the load at home! By the end of next week, I will ensure that all accounts are testing children on times tables suitable to them, so everyone has a fighting chance at victory!!
Please remember we have the synagogue trip on Tuesday. The children will be back at school in time for their lunch.
Week ending Friday 15th November 2019
This week has been Anti-Bullying Week, and so the children began the week celebrating their differences by wearing odd socks. We have also made an anti-bullying pledge, to think carefully about how we can make a change.
In English, we have been crafting and creating beautiful sentences, to accompany the picture book 'Journey'.
In Maths, we have been continuing with our work on multiplication and division.
Elsewhere, we have started some artwork based on the works of Kitty North and David Hockey. The children were asked to evaluate the artwork they looked at, and their responses really impressed me!
Week ending Friday 8th November 2019
Welcome back to Autumn term 2!
We have had a great week settling back into year 3.
On Monday we had an exciting topic launch, where the teachers showed off some amazing science!
The children were extremely enthusiastic, and keen to start their next science topic which is all about Magnets and Forces.
In Maths we have started learning about multiplication and division; using and drawing counters to help us to create equal groups.
In English we have started a new fiction unit, based on the picture book Fiction. We really enjoyed sharing different ideas about where the characters could be going, and how they might be feeling.
Here's to an exciting, fun-filled half-term, leading up to Christmas!
Please note that for this half term, year 3 will have both PE and swimming on Thursdays.
We appreciated that this means bringing in a lot of clothing/equipment, so if you wish to bring anything in earlier in the week, we are happy to store it in the class cupboard for you.
Please note: this will not affect guitar and ukulele lessons.
Week ending - Friday 18th October 2019
We've had another good week in year 3!
We have been continuing practicing addition, using the column method, as well as starting to work on subtraction.
We had our really exciting Tom Palmer visit on Monday, and we have been sharing a new chapter of his new Leeds United story every day this week. The children have also been mapping out the story, acting it out and discussing the characters and themes within the story.
We finished off the week with a number of celebrations, to celebrate the children's hard work and good behaviour throughout this first half term back.
Week ending Friday 11th October
This week we have been:
We are super excited about next week, where we will be visited by famous children's author, Tom Palmer!
Week ending Friday 4th October 2019
Thank you to year 3 for another brilliant week!
This week we have been:
Update - week ending Friday 27th September 2019
This week in Maths, we have been learning about measuring, and have been practicing accurately measuring things around the classroom, including each other!
We have been building up to writing our own mystery stories, and we have created and designed some of our own very interesting characters.
In other subjects, we have been beginning to talk about Victorian Bradford, and have really been thinking like historians, by studying primary and secondary sources.
We had a lovely morning in church on Wednesday, thinking all about our community, and how we need to have the right ingredients to build a community. To demonstrate, Miss Wood had to compete against Mr Evans to create a sandwich, made from very strange ingredients!
Thank you to all children for another lovely week in Mulberry Class!
Weekly update - Week ending Friday 20th September 2019
This week in year 3:
We have finished the story of Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, which we have really enjoyed. It turns out, some of our predictions were correct! We have also been mapping out the chapters of the story, using a story 'S', where children add small images to represent the events of the story.
In maths, we have been finishing off our work on place value, and understanding how to add and subtract 10 and 100. We have done really well with this, and children have been reflecting on their learning, in their morning journal tasks.
We have also finished off our Revolting Recipes, which we started on Roald Dahl Day. They truly are gross; here are some examples...
Week ending Friday 13th September 2019
We have had another brilliant week in Mulberry class.
Maths - We've been learning about place value, including looking at adding 10 when crossing over a hundred barrier.
English - We have started reading Ottoline and the Yellow Cat, and have been discussing the different characters, making predictions about what might happen in the story.
We also had a really exciting launch day on Monday, where Biscuit the dog went missing! Luckily, he was found and returned to Mrs Sanderson safe and sound!
We have finished off the week with the really exciting Roald Dahl Day! The children have all come in some fantastic costumes, and we have had a day jam-packed with activities. We have created some of our favourite book covers, as well as conjuring up our very own Revolting Recipes!
Pictures of the costumes and work to follow...
Week ending 6th September 2019
We have had a fantastic first week settling into year 3, and I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know everyone!
This week we have been:
We have also been doing some short assessments. These are simply to identify areas for learning throughout the year. They are nothing to be worried/concerned about, and the children have had this made clear to them!
I hope you all have a lovely weekend, and come back refreshed for a new week of learning on Monday! :) Miss Wood