Monday 6th July 2020
This is your FINAL week of learning grids for this term, and so you will see a slightly name: 'Transition Grid'. Transition means moving, as we are getting ready to move into a new class. Therefore for your tasks this week, they will be creative and fun and they will link to you moving on from year 3 and starting to think about year 4.
I hope you enjoy these tasks, especially the 'Time Capsule' one, which I think will be really fun to look back on next year! It will be fun to see how much you've grown, whether your interests have changed and whether your wish came true!
I look forward to hopefully spotting your smiley faces when you come into school for your year 4 transition.
Speak soon and best wishes,
Monday 29th June 2020
As we are coming to our final few weeks of year 3, you will see that the grid is a little smaller. I am still expecting that you will be working hard, as I know lots of you have been, after getting the chance to speak to your parents this week! So a big well done from me!
There is a large variety of things on there this week, including maths revision and a big focus on 'Black Lives Matter'; you may have seen information about this in the news and also in the Year 6 newsletter.
As always try your best with the activities, just give them your best shot! If there are other creative things that you are enjoying, please try these and don't worry too much. We will all have the chance to catch up on things when we do get back to school! :)
I hope that you are excited to meet Mrs Fox in a couple of weeks, as I know she is extremely excited to meet all of you too!
Hopefully speak to you soon,
Monday 22nd June 2020
Hello again everybody,
As we are moving through our final half term of year 3, I hope that you can still find the energy to keep working hard with the tasks I set you. I have been so incredibly proud of each and every one of you, as I know it has been so difficult working like this!
I was also incredibly proud of your efforts in the TT Rockstars challenge last week, I definitely saw lots of names from Mulberry popping up!
This week, you will be completing your work on shape and angles, as well as working on conjunctions, speech and commas in English. As usual there are lots of other tasks on there for you to have a go at.
Hopefully speak again soon!
Monday 15th June 2020
It has been lovely to catch up with a few of you over email; it's great to hear the things you have enjoyed and the other interesting things you have been getting up to!
Here is your new learning grid for this week, with lots of new activities to do on there!
There are activities to do with food and drink, both in your focus activity, as well as Spanish. There is also an English activity, which is a little bit like art, so it should be fun!
All always, try your best and see what you can achieve!
Hopefully speak to you all soon.
Monday 8th June 2020
Hope you're all doing well. As you can see the grids have changed a little this week. Most of the things are still the same, but your afternoon activities have been shrunk a little bit. If you still have lots of creative ideas, please still have a go at these, and keeping sending them in, so they can be put onto the school website!
This week, you have got some different English work to do. It has been a while since we have done some writing together, but I have set a task for you to write a setting description by the end of the week. I have included examples of things to plan throughout the week, as well as some of my own writing.
Don't panic if you see some things which you have forgotten or are struggling with, like I said it has been a while since we have written together. Just try your best, like I always say 🙂
Hopefully speak soon. Stay safe,
Monday 1st June 2020
I hope you had some time to relax over half term, and that you enjoyed the wellbeing tasks you were given.
It was really nice to see some of your emails with things you have been doing.
This week, it is back to a Home Learning Grid. As always, try to complete as much as you can, but please don't worry if you can't complete everything. If you're struggling to get onto a computer or use the internet, get creative and think of other ways you might be able to do some of the tasks.
Stay safe, speak soon.
Monday 25th May 2020
Good morning, everybody!
I hope you are well. I would just like to thank you all again for joining me on the Teams meetings last week. It was great to see your smiling faces. For those you didn’t get chance to log on, I’m sure there will be other opportunities soon!
As this week would be half term you still have a pyramid to follow, but it includes lots of fun challenges to keep you happy and look after your well-being. I hope you enjoy them, and as always I look forward to hearing back from you about them.
Monday 18th May 2020
Good morning everyone!
I have created another mixed bag of activities for you this week: lots of different things, some online, some not. I hope you get on okay with all of these things, but just remember to do what you can and try not to worry. Everything and anything you have found really tricky, we will be able to go back over once we return to school!
Keep staying safe, and hope to see you soon.
Monday 11th May 2020
I hope you all enjoyed your special postcards, as my wrist was very tired after writing them all!
It was great to see the video that you all created, I must admit it brought a little tear to my eye!
This week, I have tried to make the tasks a little different, so you don't have to use the internet or a computer as much. There are still some activities which do need you to use this, but try not to worry too much and do the best you can.
Lots of the reading tasks this week are done as part of your English work, so you will have a little less to do there. As usual, there are lots of other tasks for you to have a go at too.
I hope you are all staying safe and well, and I hope to see you soon!
All the best,
Monday 4th May 2020
Monday 27th April 2020
Hello again everyone!
I hope you're all still doing well, and you're getting on okay with the new home learning grids.
This week, you have more fraction work in maths, and some work on tenses in English.
There are lots of different reading tasks, and a reading test for you to have a go at on Friday, to put all of your reading skills to the test. This is nothing to worry about, just a chance for you to practise your skills all at once!
Again, there is a variety of Focus tasks to fill your afternoons, and I have created a mixture of exercise tasks and other activities too. I hope you enjoy your work and tasks this week.
Remember, if you get up to anything really exciting, make sure you send in a picture for the website so everyone can have a look!
I will speak again soon!
Monday 20th April 2020
Good morning, Year 3!
I hope you are all doing well.
I was really excited to hear about the challenges you have all been doing over What'sApp, and the story you have all been creating and passing on together! I think it's brilliant that you are all trying to stay in touch. Keep it up! :)
This week, your grid is a little bit different. There are a lot more activities on there for you to try, as well as maths, English and Reading for you to do each day. Hopefully, this will help you to feel a little bit more like you are at school!
Please don't panic about anything on there, just try your best and give it all a good go!
Keep up the good work, everyone and speak soon!
Monday 13th April 2020
Good morning, everyone!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.
This week's pyramid is full of lots of different tasks for you to try!
You are going to need to write the resolution part of your Greek myth, so this is the part where the problem is all sorted out! I am looking for some exciting sentence starters in this section. I am also hoping that you are now becoming experts at checking your own work, as this is really important!
I had a few children play me at TT Rockstars last week, so I am hoping for a few more this week! Remember, the more you practice, the better you will get!
Keep up the hard work, stay safe, and I will speak again next week.
Monday 6th April 2020
I hope you're all still doing well, and are starting to get used to working at home!
This is our third week, and so you should now be up to writing the problem section of your Greek myth. I am really excited to read these when we go back to school! Remember, this is the section where the main event happens! Think back to Theseus and the Minotaur: the main event was when Theseus and the children went into the maze to find and slay the Minotaur. Be creative in this section! Make sure you are describing exactly what you can see in your head! Use the five senses, different sentence starters, up level your vocabulary, and REMEMBER TO USE YOUR COMMAS CORRECTLY!
You also have a variety of other reading, writing and maths tasks this week, but if you want to keep practising other skills we have learnt too, then that is fantastic!
Keep up the good work, everyone and stay safe!
Hello again everyone,
I hope you are all well, and have been enjoying your home learning ideas so far. I am sure you will have also been doing and creating lots of other things, too, which I am super excited to hear about, when we do go back to school!
This week, you have again got a variety of activities, including Maths, English, reading, PE, as well as others. Your English work this week asks you to write the build up section of your Greek myth. Think back to when we looked at Theseus and the Minotaur - the build up was when we heard that 7 girls and 7 boys would have to be sent to be eaten! It started to make the reader feel a little worried, or at least me!
Also, we are moving onto inference this week in reading, so it's all about the clues. Make sure you are still trying to give those 4 point answers; using evidence from the text/video/image...
If you can manage to log on to TT Rockstars, see if you can beat Miss Wood! I have sent everyone a challenge on the 'Rockslam' section of the 'play' area. Good luck - I am looking forward to someone beating me!
Good morning Year 3,
I hope you are well and are up bright and early this morning to get started on your home learning !
There are lots of different activities this week; most of them being things we have covered before, so that you can keep practising your skills!
Remember, as I mentioned in assembly on Thursday, I want everyone to keep up to their fantastic presentation and handwriting, as all your work will be checked when you come back to school!
Finally, remember to keep yourselves active and keep working hard. I will be in touch next week to deliver your next homework !
Week ending Friday 20th March 2020
This week, we have continued to work really hard and have stayed very positive!
We've been continuing our work on fractions in maths, as well as keeping up to our four operations, too.
We've also been continuing our work on Greek myths; some of this will be set over the coming weeks in the homework pyramids.
In these really uncertain times, we are unsure if this will be the last day of year. But if this is the case, thank you so much for all of your support this year, and I look forward to seeing you all again soon!
Week ending Friday 13th March 2020
This week, we have started practicing for Maypole. Considering we had never done it before, it was quite successful!
We have also been continuing our work on Greek myths in English, and have been focusing on writing more descriptively.
Also, in maths we have started our work on fractions, and the children have really impressed me with their knowledge.
Week ending 6th March 2020
This week, we have been looking at Stastistics in maths; interpreting and answering questions about pictograms, tables and bar charts. We have also been continuing with our retrieval of the four operations, as well as times tables.
In English, we have continued looking at Prometheus, and have written Two Voice poems, describing the battles between the Olympians and the Titans. We are looking forward to Alive and Kicking visiting us again next week, so we can finish the end of Prometheus.
In other areas, we have started our science unit on Plants; the children really impressed me with their prior knowledge!
Just to let you know, Maypole practice will be starting next week!
Finally, just a thank you to everyone who came to parents evening this week - your support is appreciated :)
Week ending Friday 28th February 2010
This week has been incredibly exciting! We have started the half term by introducing our new topic ‘Ancient Greek myths’, in English.
This afternoon, we have had our fantastic ‘Alive and Kicking’ visitors in, who have introduced the beginning of Prometheus. We have worked through a variety of drama activities, including freeze frames, taking on characters, soundscapes and much more!
Our visitors will be returning on the afternoon of Monday 9th March to complete the story of Prometheus.
Week ending Friday 14th February 2020
WOW! What a fantastic end to our week/half term!
We have had an exciting week, with the Book Fair, our climate change presentation and finally today, our visit from Icarus Bly.
He was extremely impressed with our class story 'The Twisted Tale of a Homeless Girl', and even more impressed with how well we acted out our performance!
Below are some pictures of us in action!
Have a lovely half term rest! :)
Week ending Friday 7th February
This week in English, we have been reading ‘Escape from Pompeii’, and thinking about what it must have been like to live through a volcanic eruption. We have been retelling the story, using our best descriptive writing.
Also, linked to English, we have been writing our Alive and Kicking story, which the class have name 'The Twisted Tale of a Homeless Girl. The work they have done has really impressed me this, and next week we will be creating freeze frames to match the story to show when Icarus Bly returns!
In Maths, we have been looking at money, including converting between pounds and pence, and have also looked at adding amounts of money.
The children have really enjoyed National Story Telling week, and have been lucky to have 4 different story tellers come into their class throughout the week, to retell different stories, such as Cinderella and Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
We have finished the week by creating our very own story sock puppets, which we will be using next week to tell our very own stories!
Week ending Friday 31st January 2020
This week, we have been completing our persuasive letters about climate change. They have been very persuasive indeed, and the children definitely know lots about the different factors affecting our world!
In maths, we have been completing our work on division. We have found this really challenging, but have worked hard to understand lots of different methods to help us. We will be moving on to a new maths topic next week, but will be re-visiting division soon to keep practicing our skills.
We've also been working extremely hard learning about the reading skill 'inference', I'm sure if you ask them, they will be able to tell you all about it (in particular Inspector Inference himself).
We are looking forward to an extremely exciting week next week. It is National Story Telling week, so we will be sharing lots of stories throughout the week. We will also be visiting the scrap shed to help with our creative writing, and even making story telling sock puppets!
Hope you all have a lovely weekend, and I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday for an exciting week in school!
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