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Sock Snowmen!

We have been learning about instructions in year 3. We have discovered all of the different types of words and layout techniques we need to think about. We made snowmen out of socks and rice. We are then going to write a set of instructions on how to make them. Maybe you could make one at home!

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Filling our socks with rice.

 

 

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VLUU L100, M100  / Samsung L100, M100 Trying not to get rice everywhere and feeling happy with the end result!

 

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Year 3 Teachers’ Favourite Topic!

Term 2’s topic is chocolate. Miss Mannering in particular is very excited about this topic! We will be learning about how chocolate is made – from bean to bar, plus having a go at designing our own chocolate as well.

We spent the day with year 3 from Rose Street where we became investigators, scientists and inventors for Mr Willy Wonka. We also had a go at trying different chocolates too!

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Trying chocolate.

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Finding out which chocolate melted quickest, chocolate from the fridge or chocolate at room temperature.

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Deciding which chocolate they had just tried. Was it white, milk or dark chocolate?

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Stonehenge Art

We made these beautiful silhouette pictures of Stonehenge. We started off by drawing different sized circles, then painted them different colours and then finally used black sugar paper to create the silhouette of the stones. We think they look fabulous!

 

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Let’s Be Archaeologists!

Year 3 from West Minster walked to Rose Street Primary to spend the day with the year 3 classes there. Together we spent the day being archaeologists and finding out about the past.

We spent time looking through artefacts from the past, looked through objects to work out what type of person they belonged to and even looked through poo! (Don’t worry mums and dads, it wasn’t real poo!)

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Looking at artefacts.

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Working out who things belonged to.

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Looking through poo!

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Welcome to Year 3 2017/2018

The year 3 team  – Miss Mannering, Mrs Spokes, Miss Bleir, Mrs Phillips and Miss Spokes – would like to welcome you to the year group. We are very excited about the year ahead and are looking forward to getting to know you and your child.

We are always here to chat if you have any concerns about your child.

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Book Day

We had lots of fun celebrating World Book Day! Don’t we look great?

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Term 4 – Week 2

Year 3 had a wonderful time celebrating both World Book Day and having a visit from Google Expeditions to use the virtual reality headsets. By using the headsets, year 3 travelled to Rio de Janeiro and were able to see some of the things they’d learnt about earlier in the school year. They also dived under water with sea lions and sharks. The gasp of excitement they made when they saw the images for the first time was incredible!

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Term 3 Week 4 – What are we going to learn?

This week the children will be discovering the features of a Limerick by becoming ‘Poetry Detectives’. They are going to look at different poems to see which are ‘Limericks’ and which are the ‘Imposters’.

In maths the children will be finding out about angles, which angles are bigger than a right angle (Obtuse) and which is smaller than a right angle (Acute).

In Topic this week will be learning about Tutankhamen.

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Term 3 Week 3 – What are we going to learn?

This week the children will begin to write Heracles 13th Labour, using their planning from last week. They are going to focus on sentence starters, including additional details and describing the characters and settings.

During maths, the children will begin to use a formal expanded method of multiplication. Ask your child to show you how they can work out this calculation: 43 x 3 = .

In Topic we will be discovering how Ancient Egyptains made mummies. We might even get a chance to turn some of the class in to mummies too.

In science we will look at how magnets work. Which materials are attracted to magnets?

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Term 3 Week 2 – What are we going to learn?

This week  the children will be finding out how characters are created. We will be reading the myth story: Heracles 12 Labours, while thinking about how Heracles looks, behaves and feels after each task. Then the children will be creating their own monster for Heracles to defeat in their own 13th labour. What monster will your child create?

In maths we will are looking at money, making sure we are giving and recieving the correct change when going shopping.

During Topic, the children will be finding out how Ancient Egyptians spent their daily lives and the importance of the River Nile.

We are looking forward to our first swimming lesson this week, where we will be assessing the children. Make sure your child brings in their swimming things on Thursday.

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Term 3 Week 1 – What are we going to learn?

Welcome back! 

Mrs Spokes and Miss Mannering hope you had a lovely Christmas break.

This week in Literacy we will be finding out about Myth and Quest stories. Do you know any,  you could share with your child? In Maths we will be recapping our place value knowledge, working with numbers up to 4 digits.

In science we are looking at Magnets and Forces – We are going to plan our own investigation to see which material creates the most friction.

Year 3 start a new topic this term – Ancient Egyptians! We will be sending home a new homework plan for the term, it will have lots of ideas and activities for you to take part in your childrens learning. What will you find out?

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Term 2 Week 7 – What are we going to learn?

Year 3 are looking forward to finding out about Kennings and Haikus in their literacy lessons next week, as well as continuing their learning about fractions in maths. Carnival time will be arriving in the year 3 classrooms as we learn about Brazilian Carnival!

Christmas festivities include: a trip to the church, Christmas dinner, Christmas jumper day and finally a visit from Santa himself!

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Term 2 Week 6 – What are we going to learn?

During this week, children in year 3 will be learning to measure how heavy things are. They will be using scales to take accurate measurements and working on problems involving mass. In literacy, the children will be spending time looking at poems, in particular shape poems.

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Do people with the longest legs jump the furthest?

During science this week, year 3 carried out a pattern seeking experiment to see if people with the longest legs jumped the furthest. Everyone in year 3 jumped and we took the three who jumped the furthest and the three who jumped the shortest lengths and then measured their legs.

Even though lots of us thought that the people with the longest legs would jump the furthest, we found out that it wasn’t true. Our results showed that it didn’t matter about the length of the legs, it depended on the person as one of our shortest children jumped one of the longest distances!

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Term 2 Week 5 – What are we going to learn?

During this week, year 3 will be busy writing their instructions on how to make a sock snowman. They will hopefully be remembering the important features such as imperative verbs, sequence words and specific detail. In maths they will be learning to use a written method to add and subtract numbers and in topic they will be finding out about how Brazil is different to the UK.

 

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Sensational Snowmen!!

We had so much fun this week making our sock snowmen! They were so easy to make and you could make them at home too! All you need is a sock, some rice, string, some material and a felt tip. Ask your child about the instructions they are writing on how to make them.

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Term 2 Week 4 – What are we going to learn?

During this week, year 3 will be looking at instructions. Maybe you could look at home to see what instructions you have and then bring them to school to show the class! In maths we will be learning to tell the time using analogue clocks.

Mrs Spokes and Miss Mannering are very excited because we will also be making a snowman…but out of what? Find out on Thursday!

 

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Look at our practical learning!

We learnt about play scripts and how they are written. Look at the photos of us acting out a scene. What important punctuation will you find in a play script?

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We also learnt about 3d shapes and making right angle turns. What shape have the girls made below?

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Term 2 Week 2 – What are we going to do?

During week 2, Year 3 will be starting to look at a new book in literacy – The Snowman. They will eventually be writing a play script for part of the story so during their literacy lessons next week, they will be looking at the features of play scripts and practising the skills associated with them.

During maths, they will be investigating 3d shapes and discovering their properties, as well as carrying out right angle turns in movements.

Year 3 have started their topic on Brazil so will be looking forward to finding out more. Ask your child what continent Brazil is in!

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Fire Safety Talk

Year 3 had an interesting talk from a local fire-fighter who spoke to us about how to stay safe near fire and how to plan an escape route in the event of a fire. It was really useful and we also learnt to check our smoke alarms once a week on ‘Test it Tuesdays’.

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School Contact Details

Head of School Miss H Brewer

Contact Person Miss D Jamieson

Emailwestminster.office@swfed.co.uk

Telephone 01795 662178

School Address
West Minster Primary School
St. Georges Avenue
Sheerness
Kent, ME12 1ET

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.45am – 3.15pm

Infants:  8.45am – 3.10pm

Nursery  8.30am – 11.30,     12.20pm – 3.20pm