Lowfield Primary School
Lowfield Primary School

Year 3

Autumn 2 Parent Information

 

KS2 newsletter autumn 2 2017.pdf
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Y3 newsletter Term 2 2017.pdf
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Life in the Stoneage

Y3JH designed an experiment to find out if they could get colour from fruit and charcoal to use for cave paintings. They then used rock powders to see if they could make colours with them. They successfully made black, brown, beige and grey by mixing the powder with a gluey water. This ‘paint’ was then used to colour their own cave paintings, which were finished off with charcoal detail.

Y3AM have created a herd of Stone Age mammoths using milk cartons and collage materials, so although they became extinct thousands of years ago, you may still see some roaming around!

In Maths, we have done lots of work on place value, addition and subtraction. We have explored variation by using one fact to work out lots more facts! We have been focussing on explaining our mathematical strategies and conjectures.

Look out for pictures from our Stone Age Experience Day…to follow.

 

Welcome to Year 3

Welcome to your child’s new class!

Class teachers in Y3 are Andy McCready and Jo Hollands. Teaching assistants are Lisa Burley in Y3AM and Michelle Montgomery in Y3JH.

Our work this half term is based around Life in Stone Age Times and we will link as many areas of learning as possible around that theme in order to make the children’s understanding of different subjects meaningful and relevant.

If you have any questions at any time, please take the time to see us.

Please click on the newsletter for more information about this half term.

Autumn 1 Parent Information

 

Y3 newsletter Term 1 2017.pdf
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KS2 newsletter autumn 1 2017.pdf
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Gully Meadows Trip

On Monday 12th June Y3 went on a trip to a local wild flower habitat called Gully’s Meadow. We took part in five different nature based activities with help from the Woodland Rangers.

We used binoculars for bird watching, giant nets to sweep for mini-beasts and hammers to create art by leaf bashing. The trip was great fun!

Summer 2 Parent Information

 

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Year 3 Newsletter Summer 2 term 2017.pdf
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Road Safety

This week we had a visit from the Road Safety Officer who taught the children how to stay safe near roads. We learned the 5 rules for crossing a road safely rules, which are :
1. Stop
2. Look
3. Listen
4. Think
5. Hold hands
Some of our children dressed up to help us remember the golden rules. Our children had a great time learning how to stay safe when crossing the road and everyone got to practise their skills..

 

 

Summer 1 Parent Information

 

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Spring 2 Parent Information

 

Year 3 Spring 2 Newsletter 2017.pdf
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KS2 newsletter spring 2 2017.pdf
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Visit From Joe Scarborough 

In Y3 we have been studying the work of different artists. This week we invited in local artist, Joe Scarborough, to talk to our classes about his life and his art. Afterwards, the children had an opportunity to create their own picture in his style, focusing on bold colour choices and attractive tone combinations. The children all had a great afternoon and we thank Mr Scarborough for his time.

 

Spring 1 Parent Information  

 

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KS2 newsletter January 2017.pdf
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Spring Term

 

We hope you had a peaceful and relaxing break over the festive period.  The Autumn term was a long one and the children had to make many adjustments to life in KS2 but have settled in well and have made good progress over the first term.  In the Spring term we will be building on the work we did last term and working with the children to identify and address any areas for individual development.

We will be encouraging the children to continue home reading as it makes a huge difference to their development of Literacy skills. We ask all children to read at least four times per week and parents to sign the yellow reading record to confirm this is happening.  Reading continues to remain a key priority for both classes and our literacy enrichment sessions using Highfield Library will continue.

This term we will be increasing the amount of subject-based homework given and we ask that you check that your child is completing the work they have been provided.  We believe that small amounts of home learning are beneficial to helping your child to build on the work we do in class.

Over the coming weeks, we will be writing our own myths and legends and studying all aspects of France and French life. So if your child starts talking about riding dragons or wants to start wearing a beret,  you know why!

Mr Green & Mr Cotton

Autumn 2 Parent Information  

 

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Y3RG A to Z of Similes

 

As . . .

 

Angry as an ogre

Bold as a soldier

Colourful as a rainbow

Dark as midnight

Evil as a devil

Fizzy as a Coke can

Green as a cabbage

Heavenly as a cloud

Icy as the North Pole

Jiggly as jelly

Kind as Sehrish

Licky as a lollipop

Messy as Ilyas’ bedroom

Nasty as a witch

Old as my grandfather

Powerful as a Titan

Quiet as a mouse

Rich as a king

Silly as a clown

Tiny as an ant

Ugly as a goblin

Valuable as a gold crown

Warm as hot chocolate

eXpensive as a diamond

Yellow as the sun

Zapping as lightning

In Y3RG we have been writing simile poetry. We have uses our ideas to create an alphabet of similes

Year 3 Local Visits

Here are some photos from the Y3 visit to the local area. The pupils enjoyed using the playground equipment in our two local parks to investigate forces in action. As you can see there were plenty of pushes and pulls on display for us to discuss!

 

We were lucky enough to have warm sunny weather all morning as we explored the area around the school, discussing land use and building types.   

 

Welcome Year 3

Welcome back to all our children and families. We enjoyed spending our week getting to know the children during the last week of the Summer term and are now really looking forward to a productive year together. We hope that you have had the opportunity to read our Autumn Term newsletter which gives a flavour of what we will be doing over the coming weeks.
 
We have an update for you which we are excited about. As part of our aim to enrich the children's learning, we have arranged for the children to take part in some new activities on a Wednesday morning. We will split the year group into 3 smaller groups and each group will take it in turns to do 3 separate activities. One group will be taken to Highfield Library, another group will be taught how to play maths-based games and a final group will learn how to play the recorder. Every child will try all 3 activities which support our aims of promoting a love of reading, developing maths skills and acquiring wider talents. We will be sending a letter to explain the details to you very shortly.
 
As we have previously said, Y3 is a huge transition year for the children and we encourage the children to take ownership for their learning and become more independent. As with all classes in our school, we continue to set high expectations in terms of behaviour and general conduct and really appreciate parent and carer support to help set the standards in these early weeks of the new academic year. We look forward to working with you over the coming year to make your child's time in Year 3 enjoyable and rewarding.
 
The Year 3 Team

Autumn 1 Parents Information

Year 3 Newsletter Autumn 1 2016-2017.pdf
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KS2 newsletter autumn 1 2016.pdf
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Summer 2 Parents Information

Year 3 Newsletter Summer 2 term 2016.pdf
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summer 2 2016newsletter.pdf
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 Trip to the Botanical Gardens

Y3 have been learning about plants as part of our science topic. In literacy, we set up our own seed companies and have written reports about imagined magical plants that we grew after a mysterious package of seeds was sent to our school.  We wrote letters to companies to ask for seeds and the mystery package gave us more than we bargained for!  We also produced seed packets and posters to tell people about our magical plants, investigating and using marketing skills to attract customers.

 

We finished our topic off with a wonderful treasure  hunt in the Botanical Gardens.  The children were divided into 5 groups and had to use maps to find 10 objects, building, plants and sculptures in the gardens.  We also used iPads to collect images as part of our treasure hunt.  The children and grown-ups had a delicious ice cream before we came back and everyone agreed that it was a great day out.  We will be writing recounts so we remember our special day out.

 

Summer 1 Parents Information

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Spring 2 Parents Information

KS2 newsletter Feb 2016.pdf
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Year 3 Spring 2 Newsletter 2016.pdf
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Music and Singing Courses

See the documents for more information on how you can enrol your child on one of the following music and singing courses.

Jazz and Rock Holiday Course.pdf
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Music hub Holiday course.pdf
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Singing Course Y3 to Y7.pdf
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Autumn 2 Parents News

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The Stone Age​

In year 3 we have been learning all about the Stone Age. Both classes have created a modern three course menu using ingredients that Stone Age people would have used.  We also used our knowledge of Stone Age art to create an art gallery. We have loved finding out about the Stone Age people who lived in Britain thousands of years ago. We hope you enjoy looking at our work.

Reports

In Year 3 we have been learning about cycling and how it benefits the environment and why it is a good idea for people to use bikes. Every child wrote a report about bikes. We did research using books, the internet and video clips. We then made notes which we used to create our reports.

 

We studied the features of a report and used a checklist to make sure that we used the features correctly. Our reports contained the following sections

  • Contents page

  • Introduction

  • Bike safety

  • History of bikes

  • Benefits of bikes

  • Glossary

Cycling is a really interesting topic and our finished work is on display in our Key Stage 2 entrance hall at school. We also have an identical display in the school library. 

In Y3SC we worked as a team of poets to write this Autumn poem.  It includes a range of expressive Autumn language and it rhymes.

 

Autumn

Orange leaves flying in the fresh air,

Sharp twigs snapping everywhere

Old grumpy trees feeling tired,

Falling wet leaves have retired

Booming fireworks shooting in the sky,

Fiery bonfire flames swirling up high

Toffee apples munched by joyful children,

Nocturnal creatures hide in cosy dens

Blood sucking vampires knocking on doors, 

Zombie-like adults fall to the floor!

Creepy bats swoop out of sight,

Wolves howl in the moon light

By Y3SC

In Y3RG we have been learning about simile poems and we have written a class poem together to describe a mystical scene. We hope that you like it.

 

The Howling Moon

The mysterious wolf calls to the shimmering moon.

As the wind rushes by, it carries the howl across the silent heavens.

Like sharp, sparkling diamonds, the stars illuminate the sky.

The mist curls around the trees like the remains of a dead ghost.

Two gigantic snowballs have been thrown into space.

 

 

Y3RG’s Simile Poem

As . . .

Amazing as Mr Green’s magic tricks

Beautiful as Isteqlal’s doll

Crazy as a clown

Dark as midnight

Enormous as a T-rex

Fat as an elephant

Green as grass

Happy as Mr Goddard

Interesting as Harry Potter

Jumpy as a kangaroo

Kind as Mrs Kilby

Loud as thunder

Mean as Moody Margaret

Naughty as Horrid Henry

Orange as autumn leaves

Pink as a pig

Quick as Usain Bolt

Rare as gold

Slithery as a snake

Tiny as an insect

Ugly as Mrs Twit

Vicious as a Bartolomej’s dog

Wobbly as a jellyfish

X-factory as Lowfield’s Got Talent

Yummy as a chocolate brownie

Zingy as a lemon

Autumn 1 2015

We hope you had a peaceful and relaxing break over the summer holidays.  The start of a new term is really exciting and we look forward to helping your child make a smooth transition into Key Stage 2.

 

There are lots of new routines to learn for the first time we now have a teaching assistant working in every classroom so there will be additional support on hand.  In Year 3, we also have a school based student, Miss Hill, working with us for the academic year which will increase the adult ratio even further.

During this term we will be working with the children to help them become more independent and purposeful learners.  Every child has a job to do within the classroom and the focus on teamwork and helping each other is an ongoing theme throughout the year. The first term of the school year really goes quickly so we aim to make every lesson count as we continue to develop our teaching within the new curriculum.

 

Mr Cotton, Mr Green, Miss Hill, Miss Burley and Mr Holland.

Parents overview

Autumn 1

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Parents overview

Summer 2

Year 3 Newsletter Summer 2 term 2015.pdf
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Summer 2 2015

In Year 3, we have been learning about different plants and what they need to help them to grow. Each class conducted an experiment to find the best conditions for a seed to grow, and found that a generous amount of sunlight and giving the plant a small amount of water each day helped the plant to become tall and healthy. 

This term we went on a trip to the Sheffield Botanical Gardens, where we spent time exploring the gardens and discovering different plants. We spent time looking at lots of exotic plants, such as cacti and a beautiful Bird of Paradise flower! We also did a treasure hunt in teams where we had to find different landmarks, statues and even a BEAR! It was a tiring but fun day and we ended the day with an ice cream in the sunshine.

Here’s what some of the children had to say about the trip:

‘My favourite part was doing the treasure hunt. I liked it because we could explore.’ – Abdul

‘I liked the Bird of Paradise plant because it was bright and colourful.’ – Aamina

‘My favourite thing was the treasure hunt because we found interesting plants and flowers.’ – Marya

‘My favourite part was scaring Mr Akram’s group because Mr Akram went ‘Aarghhhhh!’ when he saw the bear.’ – Hajrah

‘My favourite part was going to the bronze bear statue because Miss Fray’s group scared us and we thought it was a real bear!’ – Sami

‘I liked when we ate the ice cream it was yummy and it was fun doing the treasure hunt.’ – Hajira

‘I like the hunt because it involved map reading.’ – Mustafa

‘My favourite part was the pond because we saw some tadpoles.’ - Nadir

Summer Term

In the Summer term, local artist Joe Scarborough visited Y3. He talked about his life as an artist and about the things that inspire him to paint. The children then worked with Mr Scarborough to colour in a drawing that he had given them. The children had a great time and learned a lot about colour selection and artistic techniques. Here are some photos of our time with Mr Scarborough.

 

Summer 1

This term, Year 3 have been earning about life in Ancient Britain, exploring the daily habits of the Celtic people, as well as finding out about the Roman invasion of Britain.

Did you know, although there were 10,000 Roman soldiers and a massive 100,000 Celt tribespeople fighting over the British land, the Romans were more organised and better trained so were able to defeat the Celts!

We have been undertaking some research about the Celts and Romans, writing newspaper reports retelling the dramatic events of the battle as well as practising letter writing and postcard skills too. We have also created some clay thumb pots using designs found in archaeological discoveries of Roman pottery.

Later in this term we will be finding out about how Romans have changed our lives and how they have affected us, as well as learning about Roman numbers and traditions. At the end of this topic we will be working in teams to create group presentations of facts we have found about the Romans.

Please look at our work on display in the school library and around the Year 3 base.

Spring 2 Parent Information

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In Y3RG we have been finding out about France. One of the regions that we looked at is the Alps.

We used our senses and imagination to write a class poem about what it would be like to be in the mountains.

In The Mountains

Snow falls like rice on the shivering animals.

It covers the mysterious mountains like a white carpet.

In the valley below, people scurry like ants.

Soft clouds cover the frozen peaks in a magical way.

Y3RG Alphabet of Similes

As . . .

Ancient as Egypt

Balancing as an acrobat

Crazy as a clown

Dirty as dung

Evil as a dalek

Fantastic as Mr Fox

Glowing as a candle

Happy as a birthday girl

Identical as a twin

Jumpy as a kangaroo

Knowledgeable as a scientist

Lucky as the Queen

Magical as Mr Green’s tricks

Nasty as a dragon

Obnoxious as 2000 trolls

Popular as an i-phone 6

Quick as a cheetah

Round as a wheel

Scary as sky diving

Tall as a giraffe on stilts

Ugly as the Twit family

Veiny as John Cena

Wet as the Peace Gardens fountains

eXciting as Disneyland

Yucky as mushy peas

Zoomy as a spaceship

In Y3RG the children have written a snowball poem where each line has one more word than the previous one. In some ways it is easy because you know how many words to write, but in other ways it is hard because you really have to think about each sentence carefully.

Cats

Furry.

Very friendly.

Cats eat fish.

They love tiny mice.

Most sleep on the sofa.

By Ali, Bethany, Aaliyaah, Franck, Rawhatul and Srihaan.

 

Camels

Humps.

Long eyelashes.

Caramel coloured creature.

The hot sand burning.

People ride camels in deserts.

By Jennifer, Nadir, Aleesha, Bakari and Estella.

 

At the seaside

Sand.

Delicious ice-cream.

Shiny blue water.

Happy, excited people playing.

The sun shining on everyone.

ByMeesam, Danyaal.Igor, Hafsa, Romeo and Franck.

Football

Goal!

Wicked strike.

Good defending, Pepe.

What a save, Casillas.

Great shot by Lionel Messi.

By Mustafa, Aadil, Abir, James, Kamer andAl Mahdi.

Spring 1 Parent Information

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Spring 1

Bonjour! In Year 3, we have enjoyed learning French and this term we have been finding out some fantastic facts about France! We have been finding out about where France is on a world map, how different areas of France are different to Sheffield, as well as discovering lots of interesting places to visit in Paris!

We have been writing up our research into information leaflets (which will be on display in the KS2 foyer soon), selecting our most interesting facts and pictures.

Here are some of Y3JW’s favourite France facts.

Did you know…

Hassan: Notre Dame Cathedral took 200 years to build!

Fatimah: The Eiffel Tower is 324m high!

Avais: France is surrounded by 6 countries – Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Germany.

Marya: Nearly 61 million people live in France today.

Abdul: There are 400 types of cheese in France!

This term in Literacy, Year 3 have been learning about speech and dialogue and how it differs between stories and plays. On Friday 14th November Y3JW had their class assembly and were able to present some of their work and even perform a short play based on Aesop’s fable ‘The Fox and the Goat.’  They had lots of fun and worked hard to use big voices!

Since it was Children in Need Day, we had lots of superheroes to help us out too! A big thank you to the parents that attended and to Mr Akram for making an amazing model well for the play!

In Y3RG we have been learning about simile poems and we have written a class poem together to describe a mystical scene. We hope that you like it.

 

The Wolf And The Moon

The moon is like a football that has been kicked from outer space.

Like a giant iceberg, it floats in a sea of glowing stars.

The stars are as bright as the Summer sun on a black velvet blanket.

King Wolf howls like thunder at the haunting moon.

As black as a witch’s cat, the terrifying trees attract the mist like creepy magnets.

Hello Year 3! Welcome back! I hope you all had a lovely summer and are feeling refreshed and ready to learn.
I am excited to be your new teacher and look forward to teaching you lots of fun lessons. This term will be learning about forces, France, faith and lots of other fantastic things!
I know this will be a great year, but do please let me know if you have any worried throughout the year – I am happy to help!
Miss Whittington – Y3JW

 

It’s great to be starting another year of teaching with a new class of children. It is a big leap from Year 2 to Year 3 but the children soon become more independent and seem to develop in so many ways. Mr Akram and I are looking forward to working with all the children and helping them on their learning journey over the next school year. We are committed to supporting every child to be the best that they can be and giving them the belief to achieve their goals.
Mr Green Y3

 

 

Year 3 Curriculum Overview

Year 3 Art overview.pdf
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Year 3 Computing overview.pdf
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Year 3 Design overview.pdf
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Year 3 Geography overview.pdf
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Year 3 History overview.pdf
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Year 3 MFL overview.pdf
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Year 3 Music overview.pdf
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Year 3 PE overview.pdf
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Year 3 Science overview.pdf
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Information on Sheaf Learning Trust.pdf
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