Welcome to the Year 3 Oak webpage.
Class Teacher: Mrs Taylor
Support Staff: Mrs Mennell
Current Learning Journey: The Great Kapok Tree
PE Days: Monday and Wednesday.
Current Learning Champion and Jigsaw Genius
Spring term Week 1
We have had a great week back to school.
The children have started reading our new class text The Twits written by Roald Dahl and enjoyed discovering about the main characters in the book.
In English we have been learning about fact files and the grammar features often found in them. We are using the text The Great Kapok Tree to learn about rain forests and the animals that live there. Next week each child will write their own fact file about the animals who call a rain forest their home.
In maths, we have continued practicing multiplication and division and applying our skills in different ways.
History week - Trains in Sheffield
The final week of the Autumn term has been spent learning about trains in Sheffield long ago. We discovered how trains have changed over time and why they were important in Sheffield. In groups children created their own steam train adventures and advertised them through a radio advert.
Year 3 Oak would like to say thank you to everyone that came to see our Christmas performance. We enjoyed learning the songs and loved you all coming along to see us.
Mrs Taylor and Mrs Mennell would like to say a huge well done to all the year 3 children for learning and performing our songs so enthusiastically. We are very proud of you all!
Year 3 Oak have had a great start to Autumn 2.
In maths we have been practising using column addition when regrouping the tens. During arithmetic Friday we worked in groups to solve 2 step word problems. This was tricky but we all worked hard to solve as many as we could.
We have been learning about newspaper articles in English and the features they often have. Next week we will be writing our own newspaper articles about a volcano erupting.
Year 3 have had a fantastic start to the new school year. All the children have been working very hard and have enjoyed the learning we have completed so far.
In maths we have covered place value up to 1000 and the children have been encouraged to prove how they know answers to questions. We will be progressing onto addition and subtraction over the next few weeks.
Using our class text 'Who let the Gods out?' we have wrote a setting description to describe a rock where the main characters were trapped. We used effective adjectives and prepositional phrases such as, behind the scared children, to make our descriptions exciting to read.
The class reading text is 'The boy in the dress' written by David Walliams. The children are finding this book engaging and funny so far.
TT Rock Stars
Each child has brought home a log in for the Times Tables Rockstars website/app. They can practise times tables in a fun but competitive way. If your child can not find their log in details ask me for it again. I will be awarding certificates to children who use this site the most.