WELCOME TO 3RA!
Welcome to our fabulous class page full of all the exciting things that we have been doing in class. We hope that you enjoy looking through it. We are a hardworking class, we love a challenge and show respect to one another.
END OF THE YEAR!
WHAT a year we have had in 3RA and we ended it in style yesterday with a class party, ice cream and party games! Thank you to each and everyone of you and your lovely parents for being so fabulous - I will miss you all! Have a gorgeous Summer, stay safe and all the best for the future. From Miss Austerfield xx
14/07/17 - Summer Fair!
WHAT a week we have had making things for our 'Hearts and Crafts' stall at the Summer Fair. We have spent all week making our hanging hessian love hearts, pom pom keyrings and hair clips. Each and every child has worked so hard and I am so pleased to say that we raised an amazing £77!!
04/07/17 - Spellings
Revision of all silent letters
27/06/17 - Spellings
Revision of all prefixes and suffixes
22/06/17 - Dress up as your idol day
Today, all children dressed up as their idol to raise money for Red Cross for the victims of the Manchester and London attacks. Fantastic outfits!
22/06/17 - Art
Creating Egyptian head dresses using a range of mediums!
20/06/17 - Spellings
Irregular tense changes
19/06/17 - Science
Yesterday we continued our 'light' unit of Science by looking at why the sun can be dangerous and how to protect our eyes. We covered our eyes for 30 seconds, opened them, looked at our partner's pupils and noticed how they reacted to light!
19/06/17 - Science
All of years 3 & 4 enjoyed a live Science lesson today hosted by BBC. They enjoyed learning about forces and taking part in the activities.
15/06/17 - PE
We had a great time learning a 1950's dance routine!
14/06/17 - Science
We launched our rockets, and got soaked - woops! Great fun had by all, and well done to all children for working so hard
14/06/17 - Science
Creating our water rockets!!
14/06/17 - Maths
Estimating and measuring capacity!
13/06/17 - Maths
Today in Maths we challenged ourselves to create a 2D shape with the biggest perimeter but with an area of 32cm². We had fantastic discussions and even a little bit of competition!
13/06/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words of more than 1 syllable 'en and 'er'
Set 2 - Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words of more than 1 syllable 'en and 'er' and high frequency words
09/06/17 - Bedtime Story Day!
What a lovely, relaxed afternoon we had on Friday filled with wonderful books and biscuits! We began our afternoon by discussing our favourite books and authors and sharing different texts. We were then treated to a bedtime story read by Tom Hardy. After break, some of our classes swapped over and part of 3RA had a book read to them by a year 6. We then got cosy once again while I read Midnight Gang by David Walliams - a fantastic, gripping read!
07/06/17 - PE
We started our PE lesson by making pyramids with our bodies. We then linked it to Maths by deciding whether they were square based pyramid or triangular based pyramids! Afterwards, we looked at Ancient Egyptian traditional dances and began to create our own routines based on some of these moves! Excellent work 3RA!
06/06/17 - Art
We have been sketching a side profile of our faces today in preparation for our Egyptian headdresses!
06/06/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words with more than 1 syllable - 'ed'
Set 1 - Adding suffixes beginning with vowels to words with more than 1 syllable - 'ed' and high frequency words
25/05/17 - Creating our puppets
Here are our finished puppets. They are AMAZING!
25/05/17 - Inspire Day
WOW! What a day! Thank you so much to all of our parents that joined us today for a fun filled day of making our shadow puppets
24/05/17 - DT Day 3
Today we completed our designed and created our first prototype! This was extremely useful because we now know what we need to do differently and the same for our actual shadow puppet tomorrow! We can't wait to have our adults in to help us
22/05/17 & 23/05/17 - Start of our DT week
Here are some pictures of the start of our DT week which is based around making shadow puppets. We have had so much fun already and have laughed so much!
16/05/17 - Art and RE day
We began our day by creating our very own stained glass windows! We split our designs into quarters and in our groups of 4, we used glass paints to create the effective and vibrant colours. Once it had dried, we used black paint to create the effect of lead on the windows. We think they look amazing!
16/05/17 - Church visit
We had a lovely visit to church today to look at and understand the different stained glass windows
15/05/17 - Science
Today we have been learning about reflecting light. We tested different materials to see which one reflected the most light - there were many different opinions and we had a great debate!
09/05/17 - Spellings
All the class - Possessive apostrophe with plural words
08/05/17 - Maths
Today has definitely been one of our favourite Maths lessons this year! We created 3D shapes using modelling materials. Who knew you could make a square based pyramid with spaghetti and marshmallows?!
03/05/17 - History
We had a super kickstart to our new topic of Ancient Egypt by having a mummy wrapping competition! We had so much fun
02/05/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Silent letter 'b'
Set 2 - Silent letter 'b' and high frequency words
27/04/17 - Maths
Today we have been using a catchy song to help us remember the different angles!
26/04/17 - PE
We created a fitness circuit today in PE that involved activities such as shuttle running, skipping, bench steps etc. This was to create a baseline fitness level that will be re-tested at the end of the half term!
24/04/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Silent letter of 'w'
Set 2 - Silent letter of 'w' and high frequency words
05/04/17 - Church visit
We had a fantastic visit to the church today to take part and listen to the Easter story. We even got to take a palm cross home - thank you to the church!
04/04/17 - Spellings
No spellings this week as it's almost the Easter holidays - yaaaay!
03/04/17 - Science
Today we have been looking at the process of pollination and to help us with this we dissected a flower in our groups!
28/03/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Silent letters 'kn'
Set 2 - Silent letters 'kn' and high frequency words
22/03/17 - The day the dinner bands quit!
Unfortunately, the dinner bands have complained to me that the children in our class are treating them SO badly and they are threatening to quit! :( Because of this, 3RA have put themselves in their shoes (do dinner bands wear shoes?) and are writing a letter of complaint
21/03/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - 2 different consonants before 'le'
Set 2 - 2 different consonants before 'le' and high frequency words
15/03/17 - Telling the time!
We are embarking on the adventure of learning to tell the time over the next few weeks! We began by annotating a blank clock to give to aliens who have landed on Mars. Hopefully 3RA made them so detailed that they are now time geniuses!
14/03/17 - Science
Yet another Science experiment today to test whether light and temperature make a difference to the speed that plants absorb water. We used food colouring in the water to help us visually see the changes in the flowers. We are LOVING this unit of Science!!
14/03/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - One consonant before 'le'
Set 2 - One consonant before 'le' and high frequency words
08/03/17 - Optional Challenge!
Think of 5 exciting adjectives to describe Flat Stanley's personality! 10 raffle tickets are up for grabs!
07/03/17 - Belated World Book Day!
We had an amazing day on Thursday for World Book Day and I was amazed by the fantastic, thoughtful costumes. We did lots of work around the book 'The Snail and the Whale' by Julia Donaldson all day. We began by writing a letter from the perspective of the snail. Then, we went into the playground and measured the length of a humpback whale (a whopping 15m)! In the afternoon, we created our very own snails during Art. All in all, a wonderful day!
07/03/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Double consonant before 'le'
Set 2 - Double consonant before 'le' and high frequency words
28/02/17 - Science
In Science we have been looking at the requirements for a plant to grow well and healthy! The most important ones are light, water, space and correct temperature. We are investigating this by attempting to germinate our own runner bean seeds. We have made our predictions, so watch this space to see what happens!
28/02/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - 'i' sound spelt 'y' between 2 consonants
Set 2 - 'i' sound spelt 'y' between 2 consonants and high frequency words
27/02/17 - Geography
In Geography today we have been looking at the 8 points of a compass. We then began to direct each other from different attractions in Washington DC using our knowledge of the 8 points! Underneath here is the link to the game that helped us understand the 4 points of a compass to start with - enjoy!
21/02/17 - Spellings
Set 1 -'u' sound spelt 'ou'
Set 2 -'u' sound spelt 'ou' and high frequency words
09/02/17 - Art
We have been creating Andy Warhol pop art inspired art using acrylic paints. We have linked this to our topic, so we painted the map of North America!
08/01/17 - P.E
Dreary, rainy weather never stops us from doing P.E! We had a fantastic time playing table tennis yesterday afternoon. We have some very competitive players in our class.
01/02/17 - P.E
We had an excellent afternoon of P.E full of football and gymnastics! We spent the first hour practicing our passing and dribbling skills. Afterwards, we ventured inside to look at different ways of travelling on a bench and using our balancing skills. Everyone was really sensible and we had lots of fun
31/01/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Letter pattern of 'ear'
Set 2 - Letter pattern of 'ear' and high frequency words
This is the song that we practiced in French to help us remember greetings
24/01/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Letter string of 'tch'
Set 2 - Letter string of 'tch' and high frequency words
23/01/17 - Skipping for Life
We loved having Skippy John in today to give us a lesson about how to skip properly. By the end of it we were skipping backwards, on one leg and some of us were even skipping while doing starjumps! I did have lots of photos to put on here, but unfortunately I somehow managed to delete them from the camera. Silly me - sorry!
18/01/17 - P.E
Our unit for this half term is gymnastics for indoor P.E. We have begun by creating symmetrical balances and sequences with partners. As you can see, some children decided to make theirs very tricky which made it difficult to hold them!
17/01/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Letter pattern of 'igh'
Set 2 - Letter pattern of 'igh' and high frequency words
10/01/17 - Spellings
Set 1 - Common contractions
Set 2 - Common contractions and high frequency words
03/01/16 - Spellings
Set 1 - Suffix of 'able'
Set 2 - Suffix of 'able' and high frequency words
14/12/16 - Beat the Clock!
Here is the link for the fun multiplication tables game we have been playing in class. See if you can beat the running score of 10 points!
We have had some AMAZING Christmas themed homework in so far. These 2 are just a small snapshot of some of the fantastic efforts made by children in our class. I am so impressed!
13/12/16 - Cave Paintings
In line with our Stone Age topic, we created our cave paintings today! We created the 'cave like' background using a teabag to stain the paper and then crumpled the paper to create the texture of a cave. We then used charcoal to draw our animals, taking inspiration from some well known cave paintings that have been found by archaeologists!
Spellings - 06/12/16
Set 1 - Suffix of 'ly'
Set 2 - Suffix of 'ly' and high frequency words
IT'S ALMOST TIME FOR OUR NATIVITY!!
Our class are sooooo excited for both of our performances. Just a quick reminder to parents that all children need to arrive at school and church for no later than 6:15 on both nights. The performances will end at around 8pm and children will be ready to pick up at 8:30pm.
Programmes are on sale for 50p on Tuesday night. Thank you for all your support - we all really appreciate it and hope you will have a great night!
28/11/16 - Money
Use this fun game to test your money skills! Remember we got to level 3 in class, see if you can get even further!
(click on the link)
28/11/16 - Spellings
Set 1 - Suffix of 'est'
Set 2 - Suffix of 'est' and high frequency words
Here is a copy of the letter about the nativity dates and ticket information. Another letter about extra tickets will be sent out early week beginning the 28th of November.
21/11/16 - Spellings
Set 1 - Suffix of 'less'
Set 2 - Suffix of 'less' and high frequency words
20/11/16 - Children in Need Pyjama Day
Fantastic effort everyone!
16/11/16 - How to catch a dream - BFG style
We have had some fantastic English work this morning! We have been starting our instructions on how to catch a dream. They created their gripping title and introduction. We then had a feely bag of different equipment needed, and the children had to guess what was in it.
14/11/16 - BIRTHDAY CAKE!
We all enjoyed some yummy birthday cake today, kindly brought in by Joshua to celebrate his birthday. It just so happened to be Mrs Besaw's and Freddie's birthday too! Happy Birthday to all 3 of you
14/11/16 - Spellings
Set 1 - Suffix of 'ful' meaning 'full of'
Set 2 - Suffix of 'ful' meaning 'full of' and high frequency words
10/11/16 - Science
Photos from our science experiment. We were comparing how a toy car moved on different surfaces using our knowledge of forces!
07/11/16 - Spellings
Set 1 - Prefix of 'ir' and 'il'
Set 2 - Prefix of 'ir' and high frequency words
04/11/16 - Art
Here are a selection of our fabulous watercolour paintings of poppies linking to Remembrance Day next week
31/10/16 - Spellings
Set 1 - Prefix of 'de'
Set 2 - Prefix of 'de' and high frequency words
17/10/16 - Reflection Corner
We are so proud of our reflection corner. A place where we can come to read prayers from the prayer tree, see the nice things that our friend's have been saying about us and reflect! I hope our class will love it
19/10/1 - Homework
Mrs Besaw and I are amazed with some of the fantastic homework from this week - keep it up!
19/10/16 - P.E
We had a fun afternoon improving our throwing and catching skills and playing a netball match against Mrs Randall's class!
17/10/16 - Maths
We have been working on our reasoning skills today in Maths. We were given a set of dominoes and we had to find out whether there was a domino missing. However, we had to think carefully about which method we were going to use to find out, and explain it using reasoning skills. Different pairs used different methods and it was really interesting to work out!
17/10/16 - Spellings
Set 1 - Prefix of 'pre'
Set 2 - Prefix of 'pre' and high frequency words
13/10/16 - Art
Today in Art we were looking at tints and shades and creating these using watercolour paints. Next week, we will use this skill to create our own watercolour sunset background using tints and shades of orange and yellow.
11/10/16 - Science
Today in Science, we have been learning about the different types of fossils and how they are formed. We then made our own mould and cast fossils by using fossil dough. We formed the mould fossil by imprinting a lego brick in the dough, we then made the cast fossil in the mould by using PVA glue!
Keep your eyes peeled for the finish products once they have dried
Set 1 - The prefix of 'mis' Set 2 - The prefix of 'mis'
and high frequency words
1. misbehave 1. misbehave
2. mistake 2. mistake
3. mislead 3. mislead
4. mischief 4. mischief
5. misread 5. misread
6. misspell 6. about
7. misjudge 7. might
8. misunderstand 8. thought
9. misuse 9. such
10. misplace 10. while
07/10/16 - Diva lamps
On Friday, we used clay and beads to create our very own Diva lamps! We have been learning about Diwali - the festival of light in R.E
Set 1 - The prefix of 'in' Set 2 - The prefix of 're'
and 'im' and high frequency words
1. include 1. include
2. inactive 2. inactive
3. independent 3. independent
4. incorrect 4. incorrect
5. incomplete 5. incomplete
6. impatient 6. where
7. impolite 7. much
8. impossible 8. great
9. immature 9. know
10. impair 10. knew
Set 1 - The prefix of 're' Set 2 - The prefix of 're' and high frequency words
1. revisit 1. revisit
2. rebuild 2. rebuild
3. replace 3. replace
4. rewrite 4. rewrite
5. reappear 5. reappear
6. rearrange 6. also
7. recharge 7. being
8. return 8. both
9. recycle 9. every
10. replay 10. first
15/09/16 - Fun afternoon of Art!
This afternoon we have been creating our colour wheels using primary and secondary colours. We made the secondary colours by mixing the primary colours together. Well done!