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Junipers - Year 3

 

Teacher - Miss Farmer

 

TEACHER PROFILE

Name: Miss Farmer

Likes: Disney, playing games with family and chocolate.

Dislikes: Custard and creem

Hobbies: Walking, going for bike rides and watching films.

Favourite film: Notting Hill

Favourite book: Charlotte's web

Favourite food: Shepherd's pie

Favourite subject: Numeracy and Spanish

If you weren’t a teacher what would you be and why?

I'd probably work in IT admin because all of my family do.

Literacy

 

In Literacy this term we are studying 'The Famous Five, Five Have a Puzzling Time' by Enid Blyton and 'The Sandman and The Turtles' by Michael Morpurgo as we are looking at Great British Authors. We will be writing recounts and mystery stories this half term.

 

For Literacy we  follow the National Curriculum and the overview for each year group can be viewed using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

 

Below are links to the end of year targets for pupils in Year 3.

 

Year 3 Writing Targets

 

Year 3 Reading Targets

 

Numeracy

 

In Numeracy we  follow the National Curriculum and the overview for each year group can be viewed using the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/national-curriculum

 

Below are links to the end of year targets for pupils in Year 3, along with our new Mental Maths Passports.

 

Year 3 Maths Targets

 

Year 3 Mental Maths Passport

 

Foundation Subjects

 

Our topic this half term is 'Coast to Coast,' in which we will be travelling from Lands End to Wallsend across England looking at the Geography as we go.

 

Below are links showing the topics covered in the foundation subjects in Year 3.

 

Geography and History topics

 

Year 3 Science

 

ICT

Our Class Blog

Junipers

Week 4 2017-18

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This week in literacy we have been writing short stories from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have been writing about how the different characters lost the competition and were kicked out of the factory and why this happened.

The children have been completing simple additions in maths this week. They have been adding 1 digit numbers to 3 digit numbers, multiples of ten and multiples of 100 to 3 digit numbers.

In topic we used directional language to write a short set of directions from Cornwall through the counties to Greater London. The children were very good at completing this and definitely know their directions.

In science we have moved on in our Animals topic to look at different skeletons.

“This is freaking me out,” Zachary said when we looked at pictures of different animal’s skeletons.

The class all ewwed when we watched a crab shed it’s old skeleton when it got too small for it.

“I love learning about this,” Caitlin said.

We have also been learning how to greet each other in French.


Week 3 2017-18

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This week in Junipers we have been reading more of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have then been writing diaries as different characters as they have disobeyed Mr Willy Wonka’s rules and been kicked out of his factory.

We have been working hard to sequence numbers in a pattern in maths and will be moving on to addition soon because we are getting good at sequencing.

We are learning about England in our topic work and this week have looked at coasts as we are staring out journey across England in Lands End, Cornwall.

We are learning lots about nutrients and a healthy diet in Science. Researching how much of each nutrient are in certain foods and comparing them to others. The children are very good at remembering the different types of nutrients and what our body uses them for.

We have loved sending emails to each other in computing, trying to change the font, adding emojis and even starting to add attachments.


Easter cards and Chinese lanterns

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We've been getting arty this week in class by making Easter cards in the shape of eggs. We've also been making Chinese lanterns as part of our topic on the ancient Shang Dynasty. Here are some pictures of the children with their work.


Learning coding with Scratch in ICT lessons

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For the past few weeks in ICT we having been developing our coding skills by using a program called 'Scratch'. In Scratch we can create a set of instructions or 'commands' which, when done correctly and in the right order - allows the characters on the screen to do certain things. First we chose our characters or 'sprites'  - these are the people, animals or objects that we can control with commands. Next we set the background to something interesting, such as the surface of the moon, inside a castle, or on a football field. We then came up with a conversation that our sprites could have with each other. 

When we had worked out what we wanted our sprites to say to each other, we could start putting it together using commands. We took each sprite and gave it a command such as 'say "hello" for 2 seconds'. We needed to make sure that when one sprite was talking, the other sprite was waiting for the same amount of time, otherwise they would have been talking over each other. 

Some children managed to do really well and create long conversations or tell jokes to each other. When they had got really good at this we said they could add movement commands as well, so that we were watching a moving play. The work produced has been really impressive and the children really enjoy working with Scratch.

Below is an example screenshot of the sort of work that has been produced.


Week 4 in Junipers

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This week in Junipers we have been carrying out an investigation using red cabbage seeds. We wanted to see if the seeds would grow if we put them in different conditions. One group didn't give one of their plants any water, another group didn't let one of their plants have any sunlight and another group put one of their plants outside so it was cold. We found out that the conditions a plant grows in does affect how well it will grow.

In literacy we have been writing a biography on Roald Dahl. It has been interesting to find out all about his life and write about this, using paragraphs and past tense correctly.

In numeracy we have moved on from place value and number onto addition and subtraction. We have been looking at number families involving addition and subtraction and using the inverse to find number families.

Plant Investigation No sunlight  Cold weather