Year 3 St Martin de Porres Class Page
Welcome to St Martin’s Class Page. Mrs Jones and Mrs Millward are the Class Teachers and Mrs Rollins is the Teaching Assistant.
Just a reminder that our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday, please ensure PE kit is in school every week.
We have had a busy couple of weeks in year 3 since our return to school after our whitsun break.
In Maths we have been looking at time. We have been learning to tell the time on analogue and digital clocks, so please practise recognising o’clock, half past the hour, quarter to the hour & quarter past the hour at home.
In English we have been learning to write a balanced argument. This is a non-fiction piece of writing where we summarise ‘for and against’ arguments. We will be looking at reasons for and against evacuation in World War Two this week in English.
A big well done to all of Key Stage Two for a wonderful Mass on Friday. The children planned a lovely Mass and they sang beautifully too.
We have had such a busy last week in Year 3!
We have continued work on our World War II topic and had a very successful trip to Cannock Chase World War II museum. The children’s behaviour was exemplary and they showed a vast amount of knowledge, well done! The trip was definitely worth the journey and traffic!!!
On the trip the children had an ‘Introduction to the World War II Homefront’ and Object Handling Session – including a mock air raid they were also able to handle World War II artefacts and try on army uniforms. They looked at a 1940s Room – a front room with 1940s household artefacts and took part in a rationing activity where they had to match, sort and discuss how food and clothes were rationed. They also took part in an ‘Evacuation Drama Workshop’ – Through role play, the children discovered what it meant and how it felt to be evacuated during the war.
Some photos from the trip……
During swimming this week I (Mrs Millward) got to observe how well the children are doing and it was lovely to see the whole class behave so well.
Don’t forget to go on times table rockstars, myself and Mrs Jones are now below 3 seconds.
Half term homework: Complete a project on St Thomas More.
Dates for diary: Saturday 22nd June First Holy Communion Day
Monday 24th June-St Thomas More Feast Day and Going Forth Mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church (time tbc)
During the whole of the Summer term our topic will be World War II.
We will continue with fractions in Maths and in English we will begin by looking at diaries and linking to Anne Frank.
We have had a busy few weeks in Year 3! We have continued to learn about World War II, creating diary entries from an evacuees perspective, adding and subtracting fractions, dissecting plants in Science, visiting the local library and completing a mini topic while Year 4 on the residential trip
Wednesday 15th May-Friday 17th May
We have had an exciting week while Year 4 were on their trip. We have had been learning about Sikhism, Islam and Hinduism with a bit of World War II dancing thrown in as well.
We learned about the five pillars of Islam, made divas for Diwali and designed Mendhi for a Sikh celebration. Below are some of the photos we have taken.
Looking in detail at flowers in Science
Visit to The Woodrow Library
We had a great time at the Woodrow Library. The staff there planned some lovely activities relating to our World War II topic. We were able to use the facilities to research and complete work related to the topic. A big thank you to the staff, they were extremely helpful and enthusiastic and the children (and staff) really enjoyed the session.
Are you a Times Table Rockstar?
Log in and see if you can beat the times set by Mrs Millward & Mrs Jones!
This term we are having a big push on times tables and related division facts. We are going to be using Times Table Rockstars in school to help improve mental recall in preparation for the Multiplication check in Year 4. In Key Stage 2 we will be looking at the class information to see who is the Times Table Rockstar each week!
You can access the website through internet search engines safari on apple products and through corresponding search engines on android phones and tablets. (Any problems do come and see us and hopefully we will be able to sort it.)
We have noticed that there are some children who can answer the questions in less than 6 seconds…………………….wow! Well done!
SPRING Term 2nd half
Our curriculum information for this half-term is: MTP Spring 2 KS2 Urban Warriors
This half term we will be looking at poetry in English and non-chronological reports and Maths we are looking at Statistics and measurement (length and perimeter) and fractions.
Update Friday 12th April
We have had a great week in Year 3. We have focused on Holy Week in RE and looked very closely at the what happened to Jesus in that week. We have also been continuing our work on fractions and have learnt how to convert tenths into decimals!
The children also used pastels in art to create stunning Easter cards and they also practised. The children have really enjoyed art this half term and using the pastels as a media to create images.
Thank you for all your support this half term and we hope you have a lovely Easter break.
Mrs Jones & Mrs Millward
Update Friday 5th April
Thank you for all the children completing their fraction homework, it really helped them access the fraction work in Maths this week. We have been been learning to count forwards and backwards in tenths. The children can also explain what happens when you get to ten tenths, so do ask them.
They have also been working hard in English to improve their writing and have produced some non-chronological reports.
If you were unable to make parents evening please contact the school office and we can arrange another time to meet.
Update: Friday 22nd March 2019
We have had a busy few weeks in Year 3. We are promoting a healthy lifestyle and the children have enjoyed a jump rope session.
The children have also created amazing performance poetry in English, please ask to hear them.
In Maths we have been developing our thinking skills by solving problems involving length. We have also been practising our times tables. Please practise these at home with the children.
The current year 3 children will be taking part in a nationwide multiplication check in Summer 2020, when they are in year 4. They will need to know their tables up to 12×12 , so we will be practising them daily.
This week we had a workshop on Laudato Si’. The children thought carefully about Pope Francis and the letter he has written, addressed to every person on the planet, asking us all to protect the earth. We thought about what we can do at home and school to care for our planet.
Thank you for all the wonderful World Book Day costumes. The children looked amazing! We had an exciting morning exploring or favourite books and we also explored the text ‘Room on the Broom’ and compared the the recipe the witch created to the witches recipe from William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
Curriculum information for Spring 1: MTP Spring 1 KS2 Attack of the Robots Final
The children have been working really hard this week, especially in maths as they have been doing tricky division. In English we’ve been innovating our own stories and they have thought of some very interesting characters. We can’t wait to read their finished stories. We also started painting our inventions which was very exciting. You’ll get to see them very soon when they come home.
Next week, Miss Moriani’s Times Table Challenge begins again so look out for the packs coming home on Monday. We are also looking forward to seeing your homework projects on Friday. A letter has gone home today but you can also check our Curriculum Newsletter on the website.
We have made a great start to the Spring Term. Our PE day is Friday. We are currently changing to a new way of practicing our spellings and will soon be sending home some information about this.
Well done to all of the children for participating in Miss Moriani’s Times Table Challenge! We will be starting a new challenge in the Spring Term, and have sent home the children’s packs so they can continue to practice if they would like to. Our new maths homework will be online until then and the children will have their My Maths log-ins sent home next week. Keep going with the Times Tables Rock Stars! If you do not have a Times Tables Rock Stars log-in, please come and speak to me and I will help sort one out for you.
Following on from our wonderful Mass a few weeks ago, we have been busy preparing for Christmas during this Advent season. The children are enjoying adding a new story to our Jesse Tree each day and opening our class Advent Calendar.
Roman Trip to Alcester Heritage Centre
As part of our Roman Topic this term, the children visited the Heritage Centre where they enhanced their knowledge of Roman culture and Roman lifestyles. The children even got to dress up as Roman soldiers! Thank you to everyone at the centre for making our trip so successful.
Children in St Martin’s ran a most successful café for all children in the school, on Children in Need Day Friday 16th November. They served drinks to ‘customers’ and a range of homemade cakes. Well done, St Martin de Porres’ class; you did a great job and had lots of fun raising money for a really worthwhile cause!
We have made a brilliant start to this school year. The children have settled in superbly and we have really enjoyed getting to know our new class.