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Grangetown Primary

Year 3 - Miss Charlton

Important things to remember

  • P.E. will be on a Thursday this term. Please don't forget to bring in your P.E. kit which should be a white t-shirt, black shorts and suitable footwear (not black soled trainers). Jewellery should not be worn on this day and please make sure hair is tied back.

  • Please bring in a water bottle to keep hydrated in school.

  • Please bring your reading book to school every day. Ideally, children should be reading 3 times a week at home. If you bring your book in and it is signed saying you have read, you could get two dojos!

  • Learning at home books should be brought in every Thursday and they will be returned with new homework for the following week on a Friday. Remember, you can get two dojos for this too!

  • Please put your child's name in their coats, uniform and P.E. kits to ensure they are not mixed up at school.

Handa's surprise

To coincide with our 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' topic this term, we have been reading the book Handa's Surprise. We have investigated how to use time adverbials to show progress in a narrative and also looked at how figurative language can be used to paint a picture of a character or setting in the reader's mind. We then completed lots of work on dialogue, working in partners to create a script and then writing it up in comic book format - several of which were very funny!

Finally, we used Talk for Writing to create a story map and thought of actions to use when we revisited the story. This helped us to write fantastic retells and even sequels to Handa's Surprise!



Healthy lIVING

This term our topic is all around healthy living. We have talked about why we need a balanced diet with lots of exercise and we have looked at the Eatwell plate. We were even lucky enough to have a visitor come and talk to us from Change 4 Life and we were shocked to hear lots of facts, such as how much sugar is in a can of coke and a chocolate bar, as well as how long it takes for McDonald's fries to decompose!

After looking at what makes us healthy we created a recipe for a delicious fruity smoothie. We then made the smoothie by chopping up, peeling and scooping out  apples, bananas, melons, mangos or satsumas and adding milk or yoghurt. We were interested to see how the ingredients changed the flavour and consistency of our smoothie. Check us out in action in the pictures below!



Visit from bertie the tortoise

Y3EC had an exciting visitor today. It was Miss Charlton's tortoise Bertie! We were really brave and all gave him a little stroke, most of us even picked him up. He felt a bit odd because his skin was quite rough and his shell was really hard, but we loved him anyway.


Easter egg competition

We had a great time decorating some eggs for the school easter egg competition. There were some super ideas, such as a turtle, a chick, a unicorn and even an eggy Deadpool! Check out our creations below.


The Dot

As part of a whole school project we completed some work on the book 'The Dot' by Peter H. Reynolds. We talked about having a positive attitude to life and school, and we recited some positive affirmations to remind us how amazing we all are! We created lots of artwork around our own dots, including creating a picture from one single dot or doodle, and framing a picture that we had made using lots of different circular materials. Check out the gallery below for some of our best work! 


World book day

For World Book Day 2021 we designed our very own t-shirt in the style of our favourite book! Some of our favourite authors were Roald Dahl, David Walliams and Jacqueline Wilson. Check out the picture below to see our amazing creations!

Useful links

Remember, there are lots of great apps and websites you can use to practise your skills at home. There is a copy of your logins at the front of your home learning book. If you need a new copy please do ask!

Maths - By the end of year three you should be confident with your 2, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables.
   Times Tables Rockstars - Login required
    Sumdog - Login required
    Top Marks Maths  - No login required (our favourite is Hit the Button!)

English - Alongside reading your school reading book, these apps will help you with skills such as comprehension and spelling.
   Read Theory - Login required
   Bug Club - Login required

 Ed Shed - Login required