Thursday, 12 September 2019

Next week's spellings

The Stone Age

This term's History is all about the Stone Age. 
Here is a link to a fantastic website full of interesting facts and animated film clips that depict life in the Stone Age.

Saturday, 7 September 2019

Maths Focus

This week, the children will be learning about Place Value. They will learn the value of 3-digit numbers and compare them. 

Thursday, 5 September 2019

This week's spellings

Welcome back everyone

Welcome to the Autumn Term at Iveson Primary School
We have had a fantastic start to the new academic year. All the children have shown enthusiasm and focus in lessons and everyone looks so smart in their school uniform. They have all manged the new routines and classrooms with confidence and ease.
We look forward to an exciting year ahead.

Monday, 22 July 2019

Do you want to take part in the Maths Challenges over the summer? Do you want your children to keep busy over the holidays practising their maths skills?

We are running two maths challenges over the summer - see the details and links below. 

  1. Real-life Maths Challenges 

Click on the year group you have just finished and bring in as many of the answers as possible on a sheet of paper. You can do one question or all the questions! There will be some prizes for children who return their work in September. 

       2. TT Rockstars 
There will be prizes awarded to children who achieve the most points on TT Rockstars over the summer holidays. Miss Armitage will check the results in September. 
Times tables are essential to learn as they form the foundations of many units of maths. Will you be a winner? 

Remember, you can use TT Rockstars on mobiles, ipads, computers or any electrical device now for free! 

Have a lovely holiday and keep those maths skills ticking over! 
Miss Armitage 

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Fun Spelling Strategies

Learning tricky spelling words doesn't just have to be look, cover, write, check.

Here are some fun and creative strategies to practise learning weekly spelling words at home.


Year 3 Weekly Spellings

Friday, 28 June 2019

Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Sunday, 9 June 2019

Year 3 Weekly Spellings

Here are Year 3's weekly spelling words. Our spelling test is on Friday. 

Music: Becoming Composers

This term, Year 3 are learning how to compose their own rhythms in Music. The children thoroughly enjoyed playing different rhythms on Kenyan Djembe drums, in their pyjamas for Pyjamarama Day.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Science: Thirsty Plants

Year 3 knew that plants need water to grow, but how plants 'drink' their water proved a bit of a mystery. 

So, we conducted an experiment to find out! We observed how water was absorbed by kitchen towel and then moved through the material. We then visited the school garden and dissected some plant stems to investigate the inside of a stem. We could actually see the xylem where water is 'pulled' from the roots to the leaves using different forces.

Thursday, 6 June 2019

Investigating the inside of a plant stem.

PSHCE: Changes

Year 3 are exploring the theme of 'Changes' in PSHCE this half term. 

This week, we thought about changes that have happened in our lives. We discussed that change can be both positive and negative, as well as thinking of strategies to help us deal with new things. 

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Weekly Spellings

Monday, 13 May 2019

Victorian jobs!

Today in History, we investigated Victorian jobs in Leeds. We mainly focused on factory workers, chimney sweeps and cotton workers. First, we predicted what we thought the jobs were, how many hours they would work, what the conditions were like and how much they got paid. After, we watched a variety of videos explaining what life was actually like for children who worked in factories, cotton mills and as a chimney sweep. We were very shocked. After, we discussed how that is different to now and how our British Values would prevent children working now. Finally, we had the chance to hot-seat as these workers and ask a variety of questions about their life.

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Computing: Internet safety

We take internet safety very seriously in Year 3. Today we used Purple Mash to research how to stay safe online. Then, we began to design informative posters. 

Science: What does a plant need in order to grow?

Year 3 investigated the essential resources that a plant needs to successfully grow and survive. The children planted runner bean seeds and each seed has been planted under different conditions. Which seed will grow the best over the next week? 

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Science: Flower Power

Year 3 are now studying flowers and plants in science. Over the next half term, we will be investigating what flowers need to grow and survive, how water is transported through plants and how plants reproduce. Last week, the children dissected real lilies and labelled the different parts. 


Homophone Matching

In SPaG today, Year 3 have been extending their understanding of homophones with a huge game of snap! The children found all the matching words and then identified the correct definitions. 

Tuesday, 30 April 2019

Year 3 Weekly Spellings

Here are Year 3 Jays and Wren's weekly spellings words. Again, all children have the same spelling words as we are studying words that end in -gue and -que in SPaG. Ask your child how these word endings are pronounced. 

Fw: Wrens' shadow investigation


In Science, we investigated why we have shadows and how they change. We created opaque shapes and tested our theories. 


Tuesday, 23 April 2019

You are invited to Year 3's Parents' Assembly!

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed learning all about the amazing Ancient Egyptian Empire. We would love for you to come and watch our class assembly. 

On Thursday 25th April at 9:00am, Year 3 Jays and Wrens will be presenting everything they have learnt about the Ancient Egyptians. 

Please do come along!

Shadow Investigators.

Year 3 have been investigating shadow and light to end their science unit. 

The pupils made tinfoil figures to experiment with shadows. They learnt that shadows are created when an object blocks a light source. The children also observed that the shape and position of the shadow changed when the direction of the light source was changed.


Year 3 Weekly Spellings

Year 3 have been learning how to add the -ation suffix onto root words in SPaG. Ask your child what the suffix means and if there are any special rules to remember when you add -ation onto the end of a word like 'create' or 'relax'.

This week, Year 3 pupils have the same spelling words for each group. Our spelling tests will be on Friday. Can your child write a sentence using each of the -ation spelling words?

Monday, 15 April 2019

Easter Challenge on TT Rockstars

Well done to Doves for winning the KS2 Easter Challenge - they earned over 14,000 points during the holidays answering times table questions. Marvellous maths work! 

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

English: Oliver Twist!

Year 3 Jays and Wrens will be reading the classic tale of Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens, over the Summer 1 half term. 

If you would like to familiarize yourself and your child with the story, here is a link where you can watch a film adaptation:

You can also read an overview of the narrative here:

Have a lovely break!

Miss Storey and Miss Dent. 

Friday, 29 March 2019

Super Home Learners!

I'm thrilled to say that every pupil in Year 3 Jays handed in their homework this week. What fantastic home learners. Thank you for your continued support and have a lovely Spring break!

Creating Canopic Jars

Year 3 Jays and Wrens had a fantastic afternoon of art, creating and decorating Canopic jars based on the wealth of knowledge the pupils have gained about The Ancient Egyptian Empire!

A huge thank you to everyone who donated containers to allow us to experience such an immersive, creative activity. 

Thursday, 28 March 2019

TT Rockstar winners ... and the new Easter challenge - will your class win the prize?

Check out the TT Rockstar Battle of the Band winners - terrific times tables and marvellous maths work happening from pupils across KS2. 

A new battle has started... will you help your class win over the half-term holiday? 

Earn as many points as you can by answering times table questions correctly.

The new challenge starts now and lasts until the first day back at school. 

Which class will earn the most points to win the prize?

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Multiplication Mayhem at Ralph Thoresby Secondary School!

We are extremely proud of our Year 3 pupils who represented Iveson Primary at the Multiplication Mayhem competition at Ralph Thoresby Secondary School on Tuesday. 

Competing against four local primary schools, our pupils came second, beaten to the top spot by only 2 points! It was an incredible achievement for our superstar mathematicians.