Friday, 14 December 2018

Home Learning: Division Word Problems

At home this weekend, ask your child how they could share numbers into groups or use a number line to solve these division word problems. 

Home Learning: Writing a Balanced Argument

We're learning to write a balanced argument in English. 

If you would like to enhance your child's school learning, this short writing activity is perfect. 

Write a balanced argument debating whether children should have to do homework. 

Encourage your child to use casual and contrasting conjunctions to link their ideas. 

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Wrens investigating magnets

Today, Year 3 had a very exciting time testing how the strength of a magnet changes through different materials. Ask your child their findings and to explain what attract and repeal means. I was very impressed! 

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Times Table Rockstars Homework

Children in Year 3 have been set compulsory homework on Times Table Rockstars. They must play 20 games on the garage. You can play through the website on a smartphone, tablet or computer. 

Here is the link: All pupils have a username and password that has been given to them. It is expected that all pupils complete the homework. 

Year 3 Weekly Spellings

Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Times Table Rockstars Homework - Compulsory

Both Year 3 classes are expected to complete the compulsory Times Table Rockstars homework we have set this week. 

Children must play 20 games on the Garage by Monday 10th December. We will be checking the results as a class. 

Year 3 Jays and Wrens: Weekly Spelling Words

Monday, 3 December 2018

Remembering reading planners and water bottles.

Please do ensure that your child brings their reading planner and home school reading book into school everyday. Reading is crucial for the children's learning. Many children in Year 3 did not have their planners today. 

We expect children to read three times at home each week. If you feel your child is ready to change their book, just pop a note in their planner for us to read. 

We're here to help and welcome home school communication using the children's planners!

Another little note - please send your children to school with a water bottle. We are unable to pour cups of water for children during lesson time. 

Friday, 30 November 2018

Year 3 English Learning: Explanation Texts

We are learning how to write explanation texts in Year 3. This week, we have explained how dishwashers work... not any old dishwashers though: dishwashers that are powered by cats!

Next week, we'll be explaining how Toad from Wind In The Willows escaped from prison. We know lots of Year 3 pupils enjoy writing at home so an ideal weekend activity would be to explain just how cheeky, cunning Toad broke free! (Did he use a special machine that can break through walls maybe?) Here's some useful information about explanation texts to help with home learning. 

Year 3 Multiplication Home Learning

For some further maths home learning activities, these multiplication exercises will be very useful to practise as we are learning a range of multiplication skills with the 3 and 4 times tables this half term. 

Multiplication Reasoning and Explaining

In Year 3, children really begin to strengthen their reasoning and explaining skills. This means that they are able to solve a word problem and explain how they worked out the answer - essentially justifying their calculations. 

Following parent teacher consultations, we know that you are keen to help you children at home, which is fantastic. Have a go at these challenges at home. We've included the answers on the second sheet attached:

Year 3 Educational Visit to the Yorkshire Waterways Museum

Year 3 had an awesome time at the Yorkshire Waterways Museum in Goole this week. 

We learnt about the jobs people used to have at the port, and on the water, and we explored how important rivers and canals have been throughout history. 

It was slightly gusty but everyone was brave and embraced the boat ride!

Year 3 Jays and Wrens - Weekly Spelling Words

Here are the weekly spelling words for Year 3 Jays and Wrens. 

We have our spelling tests on Tuesdays and we're aiming for 10 out of 10 all round next week!

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

WREN'S spelling homework (Miss Dent's class)

 Green group : 

Blue group: (14 spellings this week)

Red group: 

Times Table Rockstars- Wrens

All children are required to play in the 'garage' on Times Table Rockstars for at least 30 minutes each week. Each child has been set times tables for their ability. 

This link will lead you to the log in page. The children's logins are in their planners. 

Thank you for your continued support. 


Saturday, 17 November 2018

Year 3 Maths: Analogue and digital time

To further your child's learning, please practise telling the time with them at home, both in analogue and digital. In Year 3, children must learn to read a clock to be as precise as the nearest minute, as well as learning Roman numerals and learning to understand the 24 hour clock.

These exercises may be useful:

Science: Forces and magnets

Year 3 are learning about forces and magnets this half term. Last week, we investigated how friction affects movement of objects on different surfaces. The pupils tested their scientific thinking skills by considering a fair test, accuracy and observing patterns in their results.

If you would like to assist your child's learning at home, investigate materials which are attracted to a magnet and those which are not. Ask your child why they think this is. 

Children in Need - A visit from Pudsey!

Year 3 were so excited when Pudsey the bear came to visit Iveson Primary! There were bear hugs all round. It was lovely to see everyone dressed in their spotty outfits on Friday. A big thank you for your kind donations. 

Year 3 Jays Spelling Words

Here are this week's spelling words for Year 3 Jays. Class spelling tests are on Tuesday. 

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Wren's spelling homework

The children did really well with their spellings this week. Thank you for your continued support. 

Red group: 


Blue group : 

Green group: 

Friday, 9 November 2018

What is a force?

Year 3 have started a new unit in science, exploring forces and magnets. 

Ask your child about pushing, pulling and twisting and they will be able to tell you all about their learning. We used chairs to demonstrate balanced and unbalanced forces!

Year 3 Maths - Telling the time

Next week, Year 3 pupils will be extending their knowledge of time. 

They will be estimating and reading the time to the nearest minute and writing the time in seconds, minutes and hours. Pupils will be able to use vocabulary like o'clock, am and pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.

We'll be securing our knowledge of the number of seconds in a minute as well as the number of days in each month, year and leap year. 

Any real-life practice the children get in terms of reading an analogue clock and talking about seconds, minutes, hours and days in months and years will be extremely valuable for them. is a fun website with games and activities for telling the time. 

Thank you for your continued support, 

Miss Storey and Miss Dent.

Times Table Rockstars

A huge thank you to the children and parents who are challenging themselves on Times Table Rockstars at home! 

I think there will be some mega dojo point prizes for those children next week. 

Please do encourage your child to log onto their account and have a go. It's very engaging and such a fun way for children to strengthen their mental maths skills. By the end of Year 3, all pupils are expected to confidently recite 3, 4 and 8 times table facts, including multiplication and division, as well as being able to answer word problems. 

Your child's TT Rockstars login details are in the front cover of their planner.

Year 3 Jays Spellings

Here are this week's spellings for Year 3 Jays - the pupils know which colour group they are in.

The children have been enjoying drawing pictures alongside the words to help them memorise the spellings and understand the definitions. 

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

Wren's homework (Miss Dent's class)

Hope you all had a lovely half term. This half term the children will be tested on their 3s and 4s both times and divide. Each week it is expected for the children to go onto TT rock stars for at least half an hour per week.

Spellings this week: 

Red group -

Blue group -

Green group-

Monday, 29 October 2018

Year 3 Jays Half Term Homework

I haven't set Year 3 Jays any formal homework, however it would be very valuable for the children's learning if they continue to practise their 3 and 4 times tables on TT Rockstars - each child's login details are in the front of their planner. 

After the half term break, we will be writing narratives and it would be fantastic if you could explore exciting and new adjectives with your child, so they will be full of inspiration when they return!

We will also be continuing with subtraction in maths so please continue to practise the column method with your child:

Thank you for your continued support. 

Year 3 Jays Poppy Art

Poppy Art and Spooky Storytelling Day!

On Friday, Year 3 Jays made some beautiful poppies using crepe paper. Their art and crafting skills really were very impressive. 

We also had fun reading spooky poems to celebrate Spooky Story Telling Day!

Year 3 Jays Black History Month Learning


Sunday, 28 October 2018