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Year 3

Dear parents and carers,

 

It has been nothing but joy to teach all your wonderful children! I have thoroughly enjoyed this year and have also loved working full time. They made it very easy for me ūüėä. ¬†

 

I also want to thank you for your generosity with such thoughtful gifts but especially with the support you have given this year. 

 

I am very proud of each one of you! 

 

Have a great summer! 

 

Kind regards
Mrs Abdi

We are farmers and chefs: Growing and cooking potatoes in 3S.

Summer Fete

 

Well done Year 3, you did so well!

STEM in 3S - we worked in a group to create a wedding dress. Great team work!! : )

International Day in 3S:

Lego creations in 3S - Cutty Sark and a Pizza Parlour:

Moving Monsters

Still image for this video
Our D&T project was to design and make a moving monster using a pneumatic method. We used syringes and tubes to create movement using air resistance. We then used balloons to move or lift and object and chose this as our favourite method.

Here are our 'Moving Monsters'!

Enjoy!

 

Friday 28th June, is our 'International Day'! This is a non-uniform day to celebrate our cultures and nationalities. Please come in dressed to represent a country your family is from, or a country you were born in, or a country you have been to. 

Cherie in 3S taught us how to draw animals for her Speaker's Corner:

Making Top Trump Cards for the Fantastic Beasts and Magical Creatures:

Milada taught 3S how to speak Russian for her Speaker's Corner:

Milada taught 3S how to speak Russian for her Speaker's Corner: 1
Milada taught 3S how to speak Russian for her Speaker's Corner: 2

Information on Tate Modern Museum's visit to Walker

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuC3zjjkZBk&feature=youtu.be

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Have a look at the 'Beasts of London' exhibition for an interesting insight into London!

https://www.museumoflondon.org.uk/museum-london/whats-on/exhibitions/beastsoflondon

 

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A model of Big Ben by Constantinos in 3S

A model of Big Ben by Constantinos in 3S 1

A model of Hyde Park by Lily in 3S.

A model of Hyde Park by Lily in 3S. 1
A model of Hyde Park by Lily in 3S. 2

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We posted our letters to David Walliams!

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Geography- UK

 

Today year 3 studied the history of London and developed an understanding of how London grew. We then went onto using 'Digimap' on IPADs to search for London and zoom into Southgate to locate Walker School. Children enjoyed drawing out a route from Broomfield park to Walker School and then located other areas in their local area, such as their house, Southgate Station etc. 

 

Below is the link to using 'Digimap' at home along with log in details; 

https://digimapforschools.edina.ac.uk/login

Username: N147EG

Password: kanged76

 

Here is another site that can be used to help develop our map skills.

https://www.ordnancesurvey.co.uk/mapzone/map-skills/starting-mapping/page-four

 

Enjoy!

French- To describe body parts and name family members. 

 

Can you make a mini model of a family member? You can use any material you like, examples below. Please bring it in at any time this half-term to complete our French display. Children in school will label the body parts and say who the family member is in French. 

Example:

  • Wooden spoon
  • Clay
  • Play-dough
  • Lollipop sticks
  • Sculpt out of foil

Thank you

Madam Lucas

Creative Learning 

 

Kenya have given over 100 people jobs to clean up their shores. Its estimated that over 400,000 flip flops are collected in a year from their beaches. These flip flops are left behind by tourists and then turned into beautiful art pieces.

 

Below are images of their art work.  

https://www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2014/jan/30/kenya-turns-flip-flops-into-art-in-pictures

 

What can we make using plastic? Here are some ideas!

plastic bag fish mobilePlastic bagsSee the source image

See the source image

 

 

We would be very grateful if bottle tops and plastic bags can be sent into school to help us create a unique art piece. We would like to present this to the school to support our report writing on Plastic Pollution!

 

We want to highlight the importance of

recycling, reusing and reducing plastic!

Year 3 Curriculum Newsletter for Summer Term.

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Production times:

For this evenings production performance could the children please be in at 6:00pm in order to get changed and receive make up etc. The actual performance will start at 7:00pm and hopefully will be finished by half past 8 at the latest.

Thank you for all of the help with learning lines and costumes etc

We hope that you enjoy it as much as we have creating it! smiley

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Spectacular story-telling!

Sam in 3S wrote this lovely story during our free-writing session:

Picture 1

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Roman Day!

Creating fantastic tree sculptures with our wonderful parent helpers. Thank you!

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Please send in newspaper for our art activity. Please send in the newspaper by Monday 11.03.2019.

 

Thank you,

Year 3 Team

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Art and Design Competition (optional)

Fourth Plinth Schools Award 2019

Animation Workshop

 

We had so much fun today learning about the software needed to create animations.

 

We learnt a techical word, 'Onion peeling' which is a term to describe the shadow left from your last image to help you position your next move. 

 

We experimented using playdough and lego figures and then went onto creating story boards and backdrops for our next lesson on animation.  

 

Now we have become experts on using the Animation software, we can't wait to continue challenging ourselves next week!

 

Enjoy!

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An inspiring day with Team GB athlete Chad Miller.

An inspiring day with Team GB athlete Chad Miller. 1

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Homework is 1 piece of literacy work stuck in orange books and maths is on MyMaths.

 

If spare sheets are sent home, it is optional and given for consolidation. 

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ICT-Practise touch typing!

 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z3c6tfr

 

A great game, which gets you typing faster!

 

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Times Tables Rockstars Competition: 14/1/19 - 18/1/19

 

Walker School is one of 12 schools in Enfield that has entered a times tables competition this year.

 

Below are some more details regarding the competition:

  • The competition will run all next week
  • The event will be for¬†all¬†children in Year 2 and 3
  • 10 minutes each day week need to be completed, commencing 14th¬†Jan 2019 (Mon to Fri and this can be done at any time of day)
  • The competition will concentrate on the following times tables:

o¬†¬†¬†Year 3 ‚Äď 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 10x

o¬†¬†¬†Year 2 ‚Äď 2x, 5x, 10x

  • There will be a trophy presented to the winning Year 2 and Year 3 class will the most correct answers across all the schools that take part (Times Tables Rock Stars will be aggregating the scores independently)
  • There will also be certificates for all in the winning classes, and to the highest performing pupil in Year 2 and Year 3.

 

We are encouraging all children to take part - what an exciting opportunity to compete and practise maths at the same time! 

Curriculum Newsletter for Spring Term.

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17-12-18 Homework

 

Year 3 were sent home with 30 spellings from Autumn term to practise over the Christmas holidays. We will be testing randomly on 20 words on 07/01/19. 

 

Spellings from Autumn Term

surprising mystery eight accidentally address shouldn’t

surprised rough country easily build they’ll

happier pyramid unfortunate arrive bicycle weren’t tiniest beautiful misunderstand describe dangerously peace
playful sadly regretted sunnier frustratingly piece 

 

In the new year, we will be learning how animation works and go onto using coding to create our own animation. Please use this time to practise using the animation and ensure you watch the video and use the TIPS to help you use different tools. 

 

Have a go at making a flipbook, be sure to bring it to show the class!

 

Here is an introduction to help; 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/zskthyc

 

Animating behind the scenes of 'Wallace and Gromit';

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA71niaKnQQ

 

Can you make a Flip-Book animation?

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/z2fmg82

 

Get animating!

https://beta.scratch.mit.edu/?tutorial=animations-that-talk

 

 

 

 

New Times Tables Game!

 

Year 3 enjoyed playing Rockstars today during Numeracy. We made sure that all our log in details worked and every child created their Avatar to get them started. Please use the link below to log on and to start playing.

 

Each child can play games independently or even challenge others in the school.

 

Enjoy!

 

 https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student

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Narrative Poems

 

Narrative poetry is a form of poetry that tells a story. This week year 3 have been looking at Little Red Riding Hood by Roald Dahl. 

 

Watch the following video;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3uVQIhSYfY

 

Thank you!

 

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SCRATCH

 

This week in Scratch we have been looking at being able to use coding to change characters costume.

 

Use the link below to log on;

https://scratch.mit.edu/

 

3AM sign in using the following log in details;

y3am

walker

 

3S sign in using the following details:

walkerclass3s

walker

 

Select 'Tips' and then select 'Let's Dance', can you follow the steps?

 

Enjoy!

Year 3 have been working on Scratch in ICT, exploring different scripts.

Have a go at the following script below. What does it draw?


Now have a go at Monster Maze!

 

Enjoy!

 Monster Maze

We are scientists! We took part in a BBC Doctor Who Live Learning Lesson.

Seasonal Card Competition

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More stepping back into the Stone Age! A Huge THANK YOU to all staff and parents who supported us on the trip today!

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Celtic Harmony Trip (2/11/18)

 

We have been asked by Celtic Harmony to inform parents and carers that adults and children attending are advised to wear

- two layers of warm clothing (not school uniform)

- thermals

- waterproof boots/wellies

- waterproof jacket

- waterproof trousers

- warm coat/jacket

 

Thank you,

 

Year 3 Team

 

Half Term Homework;

 

Children will receive two pieces of homework, Maths Investigation and Comprehension.

 

To support the comprehension visit the following sites;

 

How are Fossils made?

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z2ym2p3

What can we learn from fossils?

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z2ym2p3

 

We wish you a restful and fun half term!

 

Enjoy!

3AM Assembly 'Push and Pull' Song

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This week's spellings, focus on 'ai' sound spelt 'ei' and 'eigh'.

 

Links to help with sounds;

 

Challenge; Can you write each word in a sentence?

 

Enjoy!

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This month's Global Goal is 'Peace and Justice Month'.

 

We celebrate this goal by looking at significant people around the world in our past and present whom have been role models and have promoted equality. 

 

We were very privileged to have met a motivational speaker named 'Siya Twani' who came in and took our school assembly at the start of the month. He spoke to the children about the meaning of equality and the importance of acceptance and respect to others. He shared events from history which shows why Nelson Mandela, Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King are role models.

  

Here are stories which show racial and social class equality. You can share these stories with your child/children to help their understanding of peace and equality; to start discussions on fairness; to discuss how we can help others today (Harvest Festival);

  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/whats-fair/zh98qp3
  • https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=martin+luther+king+for+kids&&view=detail&list=xcN0DsMXaQ9OJA&FORM=VRPPLA
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-rosa-parks/z7rtvk7
  • https://www.bbc.com/teach/class-clips-video/true-stories-thomas-barnardo/zky7pg8

 

Ask the following questions;

How can you bring love and peace to your circle of friends and family? 

How can we promote peace and respect in our school and local community? 

 

Kind regards

 

Mrs Abdi (Humanities Lead) and Mrs Adem (Unicef Rights Respecting Lead)

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Spellings focused on 'u' sound spelt 'ou. Set on 8.10.18; tested on 15.10.18.

 

touch young tough  rough  cloud

couple  cousin enough  double 

encourage flourish nourish  courage trouble

 

Enjoy!

 

Year 3 Team

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Play Scripts- Literacy this week has been to plan and write a play script. 

 

Here is a fun video to help remember the features!

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/zsn4h39

 

Enjoy!

Year 3 Team

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Interpreting Bar Charts

 

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=barchartv2

 

Enjoy!

Year 3 Team

 

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Pictograms

 

In class we are learning about collecting data (information) in a tally and then presenting the information in a pictogram and bar chart.

 

Here are some games to help your understanding on pictograms!

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=pictograms

 

Image result for pictograms

 

Enjoy!

 

 

Homework set on 04/10/2018. Due in on Tuesday 09/10/2018.

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Spellings set on Monday 01/10/2018. To be tested on Monday 08/10/2018.

Words spelled with 'y' for the 'I' sound.

 

gym

myth

hymn

syrup

lyrics

symbol

crystal

typical

mystery

pyramid

syllables

calypso

physics

oxygen

symptom

 

For more support, have a look at this site: https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z3mktv4

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Scratch- attempt a smoking car at home!

Week 4 Homework set on 28/09/18;

Suffixes

A suffix is a letter or group of letters that goes on the end of a word and changes the word's meaning.

Sometimes they also change the original word's spelling. When adding a suffix you might have to double the last letter. For example when adding 'ed' to 'drop' you also double the p so it becomes 'dropped'.

 

Some suffixes have specific uses. Adding ‚Äėing‚Äô can change a noun into a verb eg 'garden' to 'gardening'. While ‚Äėed‚Äô can put a verb in the past tense eg 'jump' to 'jumped'.

 

The suffix -less means without e.g. worthless means it has no value.

The suffix -full means full of or having e.g. faithful meaning loyal and that you will stick by someone.

The suffix -ness means the state of being... e.g. illness the state of being ill.

 

 

Spellings focused on SUFFIXES -ness, ‚Äďful, -ment ‚Äďless set 24/09/18; Tested on 1/10/18:

 

hopeful playful sadly happiness movement

payment friendly dullness enjoyment fearless

beautiful brightness craziness heaviness loneliness

 

A video to help!

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zw7wdmn

 

Do you understand the meaning of each word?

 

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Spellings set 17/09/18; Tested on 24/09/18:

 

closer happier diver
closest fluffiest maker
shinier driest chilliest
shiniest maker tiniest
biker cosiest latest

Year 3 enjoyed the French Theatre this afternoon with Dan Roro:

Year 3 enjoyed the French Theatre this afternoon with Dan Roro: 1
Year 3 enjoyed the French Theatre this afternoon with Dan Roro: 2

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Roald Dahl Storytelling!

 

Year 2 and Year 3 had a fantastic time listening to the story of 'The Twits' by Roald Dahl.  They were told the story by a storyteller who made the story fun to listen to!  See the photos below... 

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Scratch- Smoking Car

 

Log onto scratch and search 'Smoking Car'. Have a look inside to see the coding used- which sprite will you use?

https://scratch.mit.edu/search/projects?q=smoking%20car

 

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Multiples of 4 and 8

 

http://flash.topmarks.co.uk/4656

 

Enjoy!

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Literacy- Roald Dahl

 

We have been reading Roald Dahl's books and answering a range of questions. Today we enjoyed zapping our teachers into an Alien using the 'Magic Finger'!

 

We used interesting adjectives to describe their appearance's.

 

Below is a video enjoying yet another amazing book by Roald Dahl. Dom and Dick read an extract from 'George's Marvellous Medicine'. Enjoy! 

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zk43cdm

 

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Answers to your questions from Meet The Teacher

 

Do you have Speakers Corner?

Yes we do and timetables will be up on our class page very soon.

 

Reading Records?

We would be more than happy for you to encourage children to write in their record books. We will also encourage this in class. Reading at home needs to now be for enjoyment hence why we allow them to select their own books (although we are there to support). At school and as part of homework, comprehension is continually taught and practised so the reading of the chosen home school text can be used to focus on continuing to develop reading stamina and enjoyment of the text. We will have task suggestions stuck into record books for the children to do once they've finished a book. This can be done with or without support and mentioned in record book.

 

Do you differentiate Mental maths test?

Mental maths tests are in the same format as SATs and therefore are not differentiated by sheet but by questions. There are a variety of styles of questions to suit all. It is important to practise the same format in preparation for SATs.

 

ICT- Scratch 

Scratch is taught as a class and log in details will be shared below for children to practise at home. Class teachers lead every session however animation due to resources is taught in class by specialists who bring in their own cameras and stands for the session to be taught at its best.   

 

3S

Log in: walkerclass3s

Password: walker

3AM

Log in: y3am

Password: walker

 

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Meet the Teacher Presentation

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Week 1 Spellings focused on suffixes, 'ed' and 'ing';

 

bike close charge
biking closing charging
biked closed charged
hike amaze surprise
hiking amazing surprising
hiked amazed surprised

 

Usual number of spellings year 3 will have each week is 15, however sometimes it may just be under or over. Please ensure you practise the spellings daily. A useful way is writing each word into sentences. Remember to use the rules you learn in class.

 

Here is a video to help;

https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/clips/zyst6fr

 

Thank you

Year 3 Team

 

Homework Week 1 set on 7/09/18; Due in 11/09/18

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Welcome Year 3! Hope you all had a lovely summer!

 

We are very excited in getting to know you all this academic year!

 

Already we would like to excite you with one of our favourite topics, Roald Dahl! To celebrate we have a very inspirational story teller who is coming in on Tuesday 18th September, to share his enthusiasm of 'The Twits', but also give us opportunities to magpie and be inspired by his ideas to write our very own story.

 

Homework will be given out both maths and literacy first week back and we look forward to displaying all your fantastic 'Dream Jars'!

 

Please remember your new timetable in KS2 is;

10:30 Break time, where you'll be able to bring in healthy snack such as fruit.

12:00 Lunch time.

No afternoon break.

 

You will be taught French once a week on Wednesdays and Homework is given out weekly, both maths and literacy every Friday. Your homework will include your classes weekly timetable, which will help you to remember what to bring in on what day.

 

Look forward to Wednesday 5th September for our FIRST day in Year 3!

 

Year 3 Team smiley

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