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Autumn News 2017

 Thank you for all the lovely presents. You are all so kind!

Have a great Christmas, look after your families and I will see you in 2018!

Mrs T x

Having fun eating at Christmas party !


Autumn Term Part II

TTRockstars- Go to THE GARAGE OR ARENA to practice the times tables I have set you!



Hope you and your family are beginning to to feel Christmassy! I have just sent Mr Thompson off to buy our Christmas tree and then I will decorate our house. By the end of the day we will be! 

Thank you for the donations for Santa on Friday. you were very generous. The Hamper is looking much fuller too- THANK YOU!

Next week in school is a mixture of finishing things off and doing Christmas activities.

Literacy will be done through our RE day on Monday. Maths will be using bar models to show our thinking. We need to finish our Victorian Purses and make sure all Topic work is completed. It is getting ready for the end of the year! 

In the middle of the week we have the best celebration yet- Year 3/4 Christmas Party! I hope you have given your parents the letter asking for a food donation (enough for 6). If you have an allergy. please ensure you bring something that you can eat for our party snack. Non- school uniform- party clothes!

Have a fab Sunday

Mrs T x



Hope you are enjoying the snow! We have not had any for a long time so it is exciting. Be safe though! We has another fab week in terms of the work done and learning behaviour.

Next week- Literacy- Writing a newspaper recount about the coronation of Queen Victoria. Lots of shared writing to get you going and then independent work to show off your writing skills.

Maths-Shapes.Proprieties of 3D Shapes. We have moved on from recognising angles smaller and larger than a right angle. If you are still a little stuck, have a look at 'corners' you see around and about. Is it a right angle? Or is it a acute or obtuse? Get angle spotting!

DT- We are finally getting onto the making stage! On Wednesday we will start by planning what we need to do in stages then we will be cutting out our patterns ready to sew. Sewing is on Friday afternoon. Any parent free to help is MORE THAN welcome!

Have a fantastic day today.

Mrs T X


Next week 

Literacy; Writing our own Recounts on Monday and Tuesday to really show off that we can use all the features. We will also be using speech punctuation and being introduced to the present perfect tense. This is hard and it would be great to have parents help with this. Practice verbally! 

Use of the present perfect form of verbs instead of the simple past [for example, He has gone out to play contrasted with He went out to play]

Numeracy; Drawing and measuring 2D shapes.

Topic-Using historical skills to draw a conclusion about what life was like in Victorian times for children. 

DT- To know how to make a paper pattern/template that uses a seam allowance. To be able to measure, tape or pin, cut and join fabric with some accuracy.



Class hamper reminder- Thank you for the donations of CHRISTMAS SPARKLE so far. More donations VERY welcome.

What a quick week. Your writing was amazing this week- I was so proud of what you can do now! You are all very proud of yourselves too and want your  Penny Black stories on display. That is a good sign -we had high expectations of what you could do and you have achieved them. Great learning and attitude 3TH. 

TT Rockstars- Well done Muhammad. You are top of the School Leader Board and have reached ROCK LEGEND status and earnt yourself £63,733! WOW!! 2 Superstars for you! Jeevan is in the top 15- SuperStar for you.  However some of you have NOT been on TTRockstars yet! It is a fun way to learn your times tables and it works! PLEASE have a go at least once a week if you can. 


Maths; new topic of Shapes.  Vocabulary needed is ; Horizontal Vertical Perpendicular Parallel Face, Edge, Vertex (Vertices) Cube, Cuboid, Prism, Cylinder, Pyramid, Cone, Sphere Quadrilateral Square, Rectangle, Parallelogram, (Isosceles) Trapezium, Kite, Rhombus Triangle, Circle Polygon, Hexagon, Pentagon, Octagon, Decagon. 

This week we will identify, visualise and describe 2D shapes using specific maths vocabulary and identify horizontal and vertical lines, and pairs of perpendicular and parallel lines.

Literacy; Newspaper Reports- They are a type of recount. We will analyse the structure of a report, look at the language features and begin to plan our own.

Topic- What was it like to be a child in Victorian times? We will think and work like historians by using objects, images and documents  to learn about the Victorian period.

DT- Designing our own purses. I forgot we were on INSET last week so that is why we did not do it! Sorry!

This Friday I am out planning Spring Term topic with all the other Year 3 and 4 teachers. You will have Mrs Blakemore for the day.

Have a lovely Sunday

Mrs T

17.11.17      A WEEK IN PICTURES 

Children In Need
Having fun reading.

Next week preview

Literacy- Writing our own recounts based on The Blue Umbrella. We are going to replace the object with a Victorian stamp! Focus is on different sentence structures, using adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions. We are going to 'nick' sentences from ourselves and them improve spelling, punctuation and sentences.

Numeracy- Column addition and subtraction which involves exchanging. - watch to practice the expanded addition method at home. watch for expanded subtraction method.

Topic- What work did Victorian children do?

DT- Designing our own purses.

Thank you to Curtis' mum for coming to help us with sewing this week. We are having a week of designing and then we will need help with sewing our own purses. Thank you to the parents who have volunteered to come in then to help. I will let the class know which week and also post the date on this page, 

Do not forget it is a 4 day week this week. INSET on Friday!

Happy weekend.

Mrs T X




It was great to meet parents this week. It was great having a chat with them and tell them how well you have started year 3 and what they can do to help you.

Sewing was interesting this afternoon. Thank you to Miss Law and Mrs Cooper for helping us! We have one more sewing session before we start designing so if anyone is free next Wednesday afternoon?

Next week; Literacy- Writing an impersonal recount based on a video! So more of the same- Time connectives, past tense and 3rd Person. Don't forget prepositions, conjunctions and adverbials too.

Numeracy- Addition and subtraction with 3 and 2 digit numbers. More exchanging!

Topic- How do we know what  work life was like for Victorian children in Nottingham? We will use sources of evidence.

DT- Becoming confident with back and overcast stitch.

We will be wearing spotty clothes on Friday for Children In Need.

Have a lovely weekend everyone

Mrs T X



I hope you enjoying bonfire weekend and have had fun watching all the fireworks. 

Well done on last week, you all looked very 'cute' as little Victorian children. I am trying to find a photo to post on here so everyone can see!

Next week- Parents Evenings on Tuesday and Wednesday. I look forward to meeting your parents and sharing your successes and areas that we will be working on.

Literacy- factual recounts. We will be writing in the third person about things that have happened in the past. We will looking at how factual recounts are structured and the type of language used. 

Numeracy- Subtraction using number lines and pictures to practice mental strategies for mental subtraction. 

Topic- Compare Victorian schooling to modern day schooling.

DT- Continuing with analysing different types of purses and starting to look at sewing stitches!! That will be fun!

Have a lovely rest of the weekend

Mrs T X


Literacy- Writing Recounts;     Grammar focus is Using adverbials of time and place, prepositions and time connectives. There are examples of all of these in YEAR 3 AUTUMN 2017 RESOURCES. We will then go on to look at structure and features of a recount before writing our own. Features include; Chronological order words    First or third person  Past tense      Descriptive language. Do you know what these mean?

Numeracy- Addition and subtraction

  • add and subtract numbers mentally, including: a three-digit number and ones; a three-digit number and tens; a three-digit number and hundreds
  • add and subtract numbers with up to three digits, using formal written methods of columnar addition and subtraction
  • estimate the answer to a calculation and use inverse operations to check answers
  • solve problems, including missing number problems, using number facts, place value, and more complex addition and subtraction

We should ALREADY know;  that addition and subtraction are inverse operations        Recall addition and subtraction facts to 20                                                                                  Derive addition and subtraction facts to 100                                                                              Add and subtract two-digit numbers and ones (or tens) mentally

Important Vocabulary for next few weeks;  Calculation, Calculate, Addition, Subtraction, Sum, Total, Difference, Minus, Less, Column addition, Column Subtraction,   Exchange,  Operation,  Estimate,  Inverse,  Operation

Topic- What was school like for Victorian children? First we will experience a few Victorian lessons! Don't forget to dress up for the day as a Victorian child. It should be interesting and fun!

NO HOMEWORK during half term holidays. Practice spellings, reading and TT Rockstars to practice times tables- 4 and 8. Make sure you are up to date with ALL mathletics exercises.


Hi just a quick update on this sunny Saturday!

Independent writing at the beginning of the week shows that we are getting the hang of fronted adverbials and 2 adjectives to describe a noun. Do not forget the basic letters and full stops. Spelling is also an on-going task. In year 3 we do expect you to use word mats, dictionaries and each other to help correct spellings before handing you work into us.  You have been listening with great care to Street Child- its a fabulous story.

Well done on our Special Mentions assembly! You were fab in your clear loud speaking. Teachers were very impressed with the way you recited and remembered the poem. I was very proud of you all!

Next week- Maths Problem solving. How to ensure that we have an organised list when we figure out all possibilities so that we can make a conjecture (conclusion) about an answer. Sounds complicated? It is not really! We will start off working together in a guided lesson and by end of week you will be doing it yourselves.

Literacy- Descriptive poetry continued. We have looked at some Victorian poets and talked about rhymes and subject. We will carry on next week.

Topic- a week to make sure that we have finished everything we have started so far and that it is of the best quality.

Have a great Sunday everyone

Mrs T x



A good week 3TH. We are getting there! I really enjoyed the reading with you this week- story of Street Child is great and you all listen so well. We have finished our literacy based on the book but will carry on reading it as our class book. 

Very pleased with your writing this week- 2 adjectives to describe a noun, fronted adverbial and conjunctions to create compound sentence! How great are we. If you do not feel comfortable with those grammar parts yet, use word mats to help you an make sure you include them in your homework. More you use the easier it becomes.

Thank you to all parents for harvest donations, the display looked amazing.

Next week- Numeracy-

  • Count (from 0) in multiples of 50
  • Count (from 0) in multiples of 100
  • Find 10 more than a given number
  • Find 10 less than a given number
  • Find 100 more than a given number
  • Find 100 less than a given number

Words used- Place value Digit Multiple More Less                                                          Literacy- Independent write followed by descriptive poetry. Lots of reading and looking at what words mean next week. Can the poem help us create a picture in our heads and how?

Topic- Looking at the difference between rich and poor Victorian houses.


It is class 3TH Special Mentions next week so I have given you all a poem to learn off by heart Victorian style! It is the first 2 verses of HOW DOTH THE LITTLE CROCODILE by Lewis Carroll.

Thank you for the great homework this week. Highlight has to be the chamber pot made by Josh!

Remember to do Mathletics .Learn FLUENTLY 2 5 10 and now 4 times tables. Read and learn spellings.

Have a great weekend.

Mrs T

29.9.17- One month in and we are now following the classroom expectations in learning and behaviour. The last 3 days have been the best yet! Well done. 

We have had some exciting visitors in showing us some artefacts from the Stone Age era which was a real treat. Maths shows a very good understanding of place value and in Literacy we know how to make compound sentences using conjunctions to join two clauses together! I bet some of your parents don't know what some of those words mean! We have had a go at designing Victorian houses using iPad and drew on decorative bargboards, Flemish brick bond, bay windows and a decorative roof.

Next Week's learning;                                                                                                                Numeracy- more ordering on number lines where we have to estimate where a number may go. For example 750 would be in a different  position on a number line marked 700-800 and one marked from 0-1000. We need to be able to explain why.

Literacy- Writing week. We will be writing about the settings in Street Child. So start thinking of some good descriptive words to describe the workhouse! We are going to improve it by ourselves and then with a friend. Then we are going to write it up using our neatest handwriting.

History- Learning about the famous Victorian architect Watson Fothergill. There are lots of his buildings in Nottingham you may have walked past. 

Science- How rocks change into soil.

Homework is due in at the end of the week.

Spellings are now in Year 3 Resources if you have lost them!

I am not here on Wednesday morning- Mrs Hazelden is covering. 

Have a great weekend

Mrs T


22.9.17- Thank you for getting on with your homeworks this week!

Spellings for Tuesday, Mathletics for Thursday. Literacy for today! Phew!

I gave out passwords for  ttrockstars this week. It is for you to enjoy while learning your times tables. It is not homework but would be a great way to practice your times tables which are part of homework.

Learning this week has been great- designing houses with Victorian feature and starting to think about patterns.  We know all about Flemish brick bonds now. First writing and editing lesson in Literacy. Remember we can ALL improve work to make it better. Our understanding of number and place value is becoming secure.

The thing we need to work on is to follow instructions and show respect to each other when we are not sat at our tables. This will make sure we are all getting on with each other and our work.

Next week;

Maths- estimating where numbers go on a unmarked number line using our place by comparing them.

Literacy- Adverbs and using dictionaries.

Topic- Why are there lots of Victorian Houses in West Bridgford. Using Ipads too!

Science- Investigating permeability and durability (All will be explained!)






WOW! A busy week. A BIG thank you to the 4 mums that came to help on Wednesday for our walk. Not even a torrential downpour could stop the children from being excited to look at in detail houses they pass every day. It has got the children's interested and engaged with the topic which was the objective.

Apologies- I have forgotten to send home the paper copy of the homework with children. There is a copy in year 3 resources to the right of this page.Maths homework has been set electronically also.  Login details have been stuck into planners. It needs to be completed by next Wednesday so I can check results on Thursday please. 


Maths- comparing and ordering numbers. How do we know which number is bigger? What strategies can we use? We will use the symbols <  > to compare. We will be looking at problems, working out numbers from the clues in the digits.

For example;    Use the clues to find the missing digits:
The hundreds digit is double the tens digit. The tens digit is 5 less than 2 x 4 The ones digit is 2 less than the hundreds digit.

Literacy; We will be writing about Jim and what he thinks and feels about the situation he is in as a class supporting each other. At the end of the week we will be writing independently about Jim's sisters and what they think and feel. 

Science; Making rocks? What? How? Just wait and see!

Topic; A closer look at the features of a Victorian house , like bay windows and Flemish bond brickwork!

Have a great- hopefully dry- weekend

Mrs T  x




Morning! We have had a hectic 3 days. Lots of getting to know classroom routines and expectations activities as well as using our imagination and creativity to design and make our 'Enchanted Caps'. Parents will be able to see them on Monday when they come for Meet and Greet event on Monday at 2.45pm. I will try and post some photos on here too. Do not worry if they cannot attend or are going to visit another class, we will put information on this page that they have missed. 

It is hard starting back at school after a long holiday, but many of you have made a great start following the new class code. I have already given out 14 Superstar points! Fabulous! Make sure that next week you continue to make as much effort into settling down to your learning.

It will be our first Year 3 learning week.

Maths- Number and the Number system. We will cover;

  • Understand place value in numbers up to 1000
  • Write numbers up to 1000
  • Read numbers up to 1000
  • Use zero as a place holder in numbers up to 1000

We will be using following vocabulary. Do you know what the words mean?  Place value Digit Hundreds Tens Ones Estimate.

Literacy; We will start reading and discussing the story Street Child by Berle Doherty. 

Science; Rocks. With Mrs Hazelden you will be finding out about the 3 different rock types and grouping them. 

Topic- We will be going on a walk around the local area on Wednesday. Thank you to Joe's and Marianne's mums for volunteering to come with us. I do need 1 more helper if anyone can spare an afternoon. Please email me!

PE kit needed on Tuesday and Thursday.

Don't forget to read and record reading this week in your new planner. Do not forget I will not be teaching on Friday morning next week. I have one of my extra meetings. 

Have a great weekend Class 3TH. See you next week.

Mrs T. X