Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

"Learning Without Limits"
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Important Dates

PE is every Thursday

Forest school is every Monday (only during Autumn term)

Spelling tests are every Monday -not yet begun

Homework set every Friday

Homework returned every Wednesday 

Guided Reading takes place every Tuesday

Homework Task Sheet

Oxford Natural History Museum: Friday 6th November 2020 - CANCELLED (Taking place on the school premises instead)

Ancient Greek Workshop - Monday 8th March 2021

Autumn Term Video

 Pupil Parliament

Meet our Year 3 representatives, they will be working together to help improve the school or raise any issues that can be rectified. 

Sports Leaders

Meet our Year 3 sports leaders, these children will help with sports events and improvement of equipment.

ASPIRE 

Last academic year, we decided that we needed a new set of school values that reflect the values that we think everyone in the Booker Hill community should have. We are excited to share those new values with you now too. Our values spell out the word ASPIRE which fits perfectly with our ethos of Learning Without Limits.

BB Rollers Champions

These children have been working so hard to improve their times tables, well done to all! 

Environment Hero's

As a class, we learnt about the environment and how important it was to keep it clean. We set off around the school grounds and managed to fill 4 bin bags worth of rubbish. Good work Year 3! 

Halloween Mufti Day

It was great to see all the children taking part in our Halloween themed mufti day. The Doctor (Mr B) was very impressed with every ones effort, "Geronimo!!!"

Raptor in our quiet area?!

As part of our Prehistoric world topic and whilst writing our non-chronological reports, we had a vicious visitor in our school grounds...

Remembrance Day 

We made our own poppies and remembered those who gave their lives for us, lest we forget.

Keeping fit in Year 3

Every day, we attempt a daily mile. This helps us get fitter as the year progresses and also allows us to have a much needed brain break from our work in the classroom.

Amazing Work

Here is a small selection of our amazing work so far! Well done Year 3, Mr Bowden is very proud of you all.

Year 3

Information about our class:

Our class teacher is Mr Bowden and our TA is Mrs Murray. We are also supported by Mrs Morrison on a Tuesday morning and Mr Olde on a Thursday.

Meet The Teacher

Year 3 Class Leaflet - Autumn Term

Take a sneak peek into our classroom, we are looking forward to adding some amazing work to the walls!

Our class routines

Children are expected to read at home and log this in their reading diary. These will be checked by Mrs Murray and Mr Bowden, stickers will be rewarded to children who read on a regular basis. Homework is handed out on a Friday and is expected back on Wednesday. If they have completed their homework but would like some extra tasks, then they are able to select tasks form Learning Without Limits task cards from their zippy. Children are expected to practice their spellings during the week or weekend and will be tested every Monday. Our PE lessons lead by Mr Olde will be every Thursday, please ensure your child has the correct clothes and footwear for PE. Mr Olde will also be leading Forest School every Monday, children should come to school dressed in their Forest School clothing (only during the first half term of the Autumn term).

If you have any questions, please speak to either Mr Bowden or Mrs Murray in the morning or at home time.

Learning From Home (Homework)

Parents are encouraged to assist their children with their learning at home. Children are able to access the Oak Academy for virtual lessons and activities in case of future lockdowns. 

Oak Academy

SeeSaw

Homework will be set every Friday and returned to school. We will be starting to use our new platform (SeeSaw) in the coming weeks. The children have been given their usernames and passwords.

Spellings

Children will be expected to learn new spellings each week. They will be sorted into a group (Dolphins or Sharks) and be provided a spelling journal. They will be tested every Monday. If your child misplaces their spelling journal, you can download and print another one here. 

Dolphin Spelling JournalSharks Spelling Journal
Please be aware, we have not started our spellings as of yet. We are focusing on our phonics for the next few weeks.

ASPIRE

Part of our growth mindset, Year 3 learnt about what ASPIRE stands for. We were able to talk our values and what we hope to achieve this term. Children gave examples of ambition, perseverance, integrity, respect and empathy. We posted these goals to ourselves and look forward to opening them next term to see if we achieved this. 

  

Forest School 

Today (14th September), Year 3 started their Forest School adventure. They were able to explore the grounds of Booker Hill and conduct a mini beast hunt whilst also discussing habitats and the importance of keeping the environment clean. We have learnt so many important skills whilst being outdoors, these including communication, team work, helping others and the importance of being kind to one another. We have loved forest school!

  

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literacy

Non-Chronological Report 

Over the past few weeks, Year 3 have been learning all about non-chronological reports. We have found the features of what makes one of these reports and their purpose. We have started to write our introduction for their piece of writing, through this we have also enjoyed learning all about dinosaurs! Look at some of our draft introductions below...

 

      

  Our Final Non-Chronological Report

 

 The Black Hat

Last week, a black hat appeared in the classroom... We walked through the forest and came up with adjectives to describe our emotions and how we were feeling. We have also started to explore what preposition is and similes. 

 

 We are excited to explore and predict what magic might appear out from this mysterious hat... 

Maths

Place Value

Since starting in September, Year 3 have been focusing on place value and exploring 3-digit numbers. We have been learning to represent numbers through part-whole models and place value charts. We are very excited to start exploring thousands. Mr Bowden has been very impressed with their interest and work ethic, keep it up!

  

   

Addition and Subtraction 
The children have been working hard with their addition and subtraction school this year. They have pushed themselves to work with 3-digit numbers and even touching upon thousands. We have been working on many different methods on adding and subtracting. We have used base 10 blocks to help us understand exchanging ten 10s for 100 and also borrowing amounts from different columns. The children have loved learning how to used the column method to add and subtract. Look at our amazing work below!
   

Division and Multiplication

We have now started out division and multiplication block. the children have been working on equal groups and sorting amount into arrays. From here, we have been able to pull out the number sentence by writing it in different ways.  

Phonics

Due to the children not finishing their Phonics in year 2. We are spending half an hour a day to practise our phase 5 phonics and incorporate this skill into our everyday work. 

  

Topic

Prehistoric Britain 

This year, we have started out learning about prehistoric Britain. We have learnt about the stone age and the different time periods within it. We have also started to learn about how people used to live. We have recently explored cave paintings, we attempted to replicate our own.

 

We learnt all about Stonehenge and explored how it was made and what it was used for. We even made some excellent artwork, experimenting with 3 different colours in order to make a fantastic effect.

 

We recently imagined that we were living during the Stone Age and we needed to hunt animals for their meat and resources. We learnt how people used to use every part of the animal in order to survive. This was such a fun activity, well done Year 3!

 

Dinosaur Detectives and Introduction to Ancient Egyptians

Due to national lockdown our to trip to Oxford Natural History Museum was cancelled, however, this did not stop us learning and having a memorable day. The children undertook many exciting activities which linked into our prehistoric world topic. We took part in a zoom meeting with Chris from the museum, he was able to tell us some amazing facts about dinosaurs, fossils and how to become a palynologist. 

We found different artefacts around the school and discussed what they were, what they are made from and who used them.

 

 We went digging for fossils in the playground, we were even able to make some interesting discoveries.

  We created a dinosaur eye out of clay and marbles. We then used tools to add detail and texture. 

 

We were even had a visit from Pharaoh Bowden, who introduced us to our new topic, Ancient Egypt. It was such a fantastic day, a huge well done on the children being resilient, understanding and giving their all on the day! Pharaoh Bowden is very proud of you all!

  

Ancient Egypt 

We have now started learning about our new topic; Ancient Egypt. So far we have learnt about the what Egypt is, its climate and the importance of the River Nile. Following on from this, we have been reading about Howard Cater and his discovery of Tutankhamun (King Tut). This has inspired us learnt about the mummification process which we are currently linking into our English work. We have also been able to create our own canopic jars, they are looking amazing! Just need to add our hieroglyphics.