Welcome to Blackfriars Bridge Class

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Welcome to the new academic year. We would like to welcome you and your child to Year 3.

The year 3 team consists of:

Miss Danzey -  Class Teacher

Mrs Preston -  Teaching Assistant

Recommended reading books for Year 3:

Best Books for Year 3 | Ages 7-8 | BooksForTopics

Expertly selected books for 7 and 8 year old children (lovereading4kids.co.uk)

Week commencing 21st March

March 21, 2022

Hello and thank you for a fabulous Science Week! Well done to Blackfriars for winning the prize for the daily questions competition as well!

Here’s what we will be learning this week:

English- This week we will be continuing our text, The Bluest of Blues by Fiona Robinson. We will be beginning to write a non-chronological report about beetles. We have already looked at god examples and planned our writing, now we will take a section at a time to write briiliant pieces of non-fiction writing. We will also be looking ahead to the next illustrations and discussing what we learn about our characters from them and beginning to look at playscripts ready for our next piece of writing.

We will be beginning to send home reading books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday for those children who have not already chosen them. Reading diaries should be brought to school each day.

Maths- We will be continuing with our work about fractions, recognising that non-unit fractions have a numerator greater than 1, recognising that when the numerator and denominator are the same the number is a whole, investigating fractions on a number line and beginning to use repeated addition of fractions.

If your child would like to practise their learning at home, there are lots of free games which they can use, including Daily 10 from Topmarks or Hit the Button



PE- We will be continuing to work on ball skills  and also learning some of the rules and skills of netball.

History- We will be continuing to compare four Ancient Civilisations, the Egyptians, the Shang Dynasty, Sumar and Indus Valley, before beginning an in depth look at Ancient Egypt, beginning with daily life in Ancient Egypt and the importance of farming.

Science- We will be beginning a new topic about rocks and soils, beginning with a vocabulary lesson and exploring what we already know and would like to find out.

RHE- We are continuing a new topic about why it is important to keep your body fit and healthy.

Homework- We will post homework on Google Classroom each week. We have added tasks to Mathletics. Additionally, the children will have access to Language Angels to practise their new vocabulary in Spanish. We hope to give your child access to TTRockstars also this week, a fun way to practise times tables.

PE will take place on Monday and Friday for Blackfriars class and Tuesday and Friday for Waterloo class. Children should come to school in their school PE kits on those days.

Please ensure your child has a water bottle in school each day.

Lastly, if you have any questions or concerns, please speak to a member of staff or email us at the address below;


Year 3 Team

We have now got access to Google Classroom again and are starting to upload homework tasks. Children’s logins have not changed but there is a new class code.

Waterloo: 2tu6ksx

Blackfriars: tdsv7fo

If you have any problems logging in, please let us know.

March 13, 2022

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British Science Week

British Science Week is a ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths that will place between 11-20 March 2022! The theme for 2022 is growth.

On Monday the whole school will take part in a spaghetti bridge building competition.

HPL STEM: Building a Spaghetti Bridge - YouTube

Throughtout the rest of the week, each year group will be carrying out an investigative task based on a key STEM figure.

Reception – Mary Anning
Year 1 – Mae Jemison
Year 2 – Elijah McCoy
Year 3 – Ann Moore
Year 4 – Maryam Mirzakhani
Year 5 – Wang Zhenyi
Year 6 – Charles  Richard Drew