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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

If you would like to email Mr Taylor (Year 3 Team Leader) then please use the contact form below.

Meet our wonderful team.

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Mr Taylor and Mrs Hyams in Purple class.
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Miss Osei and Miss Steward in Violetinis class
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Mr Austrie, Miss Mack and Mr Burnett in Violet
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Miss KC and Miss Maria in Benguni
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Miss Nottage and Mrs Formosa in Roxo
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Last but not least, Mrs Raybould, who is the Year 3 HLTA.

English

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This half term the children will be exploring information text. Pupils will link it to their IPC topic and focus on volcanoes where they will be finding information, taking notes and presenting their research in reports. In addition to this, they will be looking at Myths and Legends. During this topic they will be learning about their features and structures exploring similarities and differences between the two types.

Maths
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  • In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems.

     

    The focus this half term will be on the learning below:

     

    Number facts (12+8, 20-8)

    Addition and subtraction using different methods

    Place value (Up to 1000’s)

    Writing pounds and pence (167p=£1.67)

    Lines of symmetry (A square has 4 lines of symmetry)

    Describing, naming and sorting 3D shapes

    Doubling and halving numbers up to 50

    Adding and subtraction near multiples of 10

     

IPC

These lessons include learning within Geography, History, Science, Art, DT and Music

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Our IPC topic this half term is Active Planet! During this topic we will be learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. There will be a strong focus on Geography, Science and social issues. Children will research how the Earth is formed, what causes an earthquake and what happens when a volcano erupts? As well as this, pupils will study international organisations that work after natural disasters.

 

Students, parents, carers, brothers and sisters,  we need your help to make this project end with a BANG!!!

 

We have set you the challenge of creating your own volcano!! You have 5 weeks to plan, design and build your own active volcano. Below are some links to help inspire you.

 

How adventurous will you be?  

 

Year 3 will have the opportunity to present their home creations and class learning, one afternoon at a Science fair for all to witness in the KS2 hall at the end of the half term. Please try and support the children and try your best to attend!!!

EARTHQUAKE STRIKES!!

During lunchtime on Wednesday 9th September, an earthquake struck Barking and Dagenham. Luckily, William Bellamy survived the disaster with just a few pieces of damage.

 

Due to the strength of the building, Year 3 received a letter from Prime Minister David Cameron (see below) asking to help the Government turn William Bellamy into a relief centre for the local residents.

 

Look at the pictures below to see some of the damage caused and what Year 3 did to help. 

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Year 3 Autumn 1 Newsletter

If you would like to thank any member of the Year 3 team then please email us using the Contact Us form or click on the link above 'Thank A Teacher'.

Welcome to Year 3!

 

 

Meet our Wonderful Team!

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Miss Harris, Mrs Raybould and Mrs Quested in Purple Class
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Mr Taylor and Mrs Hyams in Violet Class
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Miss Nottage and Miss Steward in Violetinis

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Miss Colley and Mrs Serrell in Benguni Class
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Mr Austrie and Miss Mack in Roxo Class
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Summer 2nd

International Primary Curriculum

To finish the year in IPC, children will be travelling the globe and visiting airports. As the entry point, we re-enacted rushing through an airport and flying to another country. Firstly, children had to pack their suitcases, then they had to find their gate and finally they had to fly their way through turbulence and safely land the plane. Unfortunately, all of the luggage was lost on the plane and the children had to fill out a lost luggage form to help find it.
Check back for pictures of the entry point.

Maths

In Maths, Children will be consolidating on the fantastic learning they have done this year by using their skills of number, place value and multiplication etc. They will be implementing these skills into solving many different types of problems.

English

In English, children will be boosting their knowledge of landmarks in England by writing reports about England's capital. They will then move on to writing their own adventure story, which will be their final assessment of the year. After this, children will be writing a playscript based on a scenario that they may face in the playground. There will be plenty of opportunity for them to show their creative side by not only writing but also performing a play script. To finish this amazing year, children will be writing another report, this time about themselves and William Bellamy Primary School. This will be the chance for them to impress their new teacher, whoever that may be!

Out of School Experiences

On Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th June, Year 3 took to the streets of London to spot some of the most iconic landmarks in London. They began at Tower Hill and then walked down to the Monument. From there, we walked over London Bridge and along the River Thames to City Hall, home of the Mayor of London. We finished by crossing Tower Bridge and walking around Tower of London. See some amazing pictures below. 

Summer 1st

International Primary Curriculum

 

Our topic this half term is Material World Children will learn that hundreds of different materials are used to make everyday objects. They will explore materials that occur naturally, e.g. wood from trees, as well as others that are manmade in factories, e.g. plastic. Children will also have the opportunity to explore materials are magnetic i.e. which allow heat and electricity to pass through them. Children will be faced with the challenging question: with so many different materials to choose from, how do we decide which to use? They will be conducting experiments to decide which materials are suitable for different situations and they will be creating totem poles using a range of materials they have gathered from home to represent William Bellamy Primary School. Children will then be showing off their totem poles to other children in school and explaining what they represent.

Check out some of our fantastic totem poles we made using different materials from around school and at home.
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Maths

This term in maths, children will be consolidating their knowledge of the number system. They will be continuing to use secure their knowledge in the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and how to use those in real life examples. As well as this, they will also be building their understanding of place value and fractions, including the use of decimals. In addition to number, children will be enhancing their knowledge of shape and measure by recognising and understanding the features of 3D shapes and consolidating their understanding of time. Finally, children will be revising the different types of measure (length, weight and capacity) and recognising standard units used to measure these.

English

This half term the children will be looking at a range of genres such as: poetry, adventure stories and report writing. The children will get the opportunity to explore the features of poetry and write different types of poems. Children will be able to explore different types of adventure stories and use their drama skills to act out an adventure. In addition, children will be focusing on report writing and the techniques that are needed to be a reporter. They will gain the chance to experience a real-life “crime scene” at William Bellamy Primary School and they will be using this experience to write a report to parents, explaining what happened. 

Over the past 3 weeks, Year 3 have learning about and writing stories from familiar settings. Last week in English, we read a story called Bear Don't Read and the children had to re-write the story in their own words adding extra detail. Here are some of the results.

Computing

Throughout this term in Computing, children will be continuing to understand how technology works with the use of algorithms. They will also be given the chance to create their own game in a program called Scratch. As well as creating the game, they will have the chance recognise any problems that arise and improve them. Furthermore, they will be improving their knowledge of Microsoft Word and Powerpoint by creating presentations to show to their class using a range of effects. They will also be learning what is safe or not safe online, particularly when reading messages and e-mails.

Remember to keep blogging at www.williambellamy.co.uk

Spring 2nd 2015

International Primary Curriculum

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From the clothes that we wear to the groups that we belong to, fashion is about how we want others to view us and think about us. It’s also about our tastes – the things that we like and we don’t like. For some, fashion is about being popular, for others it is keeping
up-to-date with the latest fads and crazes. Some people use fashion to fit in, whilst others use it to prove that they are different. By learning about fashion, we are learning about people and society, and the things that influence how we, as groups and individuals, present ourselves – to our friends, family and communities.

In this topic children will take a trip through time to learn about fashion from the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today. They will take a trip to the V and A Museum in Kensington to see what fashion drives the world today.

The topic will finish with Year 3 showcasing what they have learnt down the catwalk. We invite all family and friends to design and make costumes from different decades and cultures for children to show to all in the first ever William Bellamy Fashion Show  on Tuesday 31st March. So get creative and blow us away with your creations.

Year 3 Adults Fashion Show

 

To kick off the Fashion half term, Year 3 teachers and TAs wore their finest from decades past and walked the William Bellamy catwalk to the applause of the children.

Please watch as Year 3 strut their stuff in outfits inspired by fashion throughout the decades. Can you recognise the decade is outfit is from?

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English

This term in English children will have the chance to let their imaginations run wild. They will be creating adventure stories. This will give children the chance to create a character, the settings and then describe what adventure they go on and what happens.

 

As well as this we will be learning about instructions. This will give children a chance to expand their vocabulary when they are telling you adults what to do. Can they guide a robot through school into the office accurately? We will find out!

Maths

 

This half term children will be focusing on number. They will be consolidating their knowledge of place value. Furthermore they will be multiplying by 10 and 100  as well as adding and subtracting multiples of 10, 100 and 1s. They will have the opportunity to use this knowledge in everyday context by completing word problems involving money. There will also be a chance for children to practice written methods of addition and subtraction as well as mental.

 

Not only will children be focusing on number they will also be continuing to learn how to read clocks both using analogue and digital clocks. They will also be introduced to how Roman numerals are used and what each letter stands for.

 

Finally, will your child be a member of the 30s club? Each day children will be able to test their times table knowledge and have the chance to join the 30s club. So get practicing at home!

Spring 1st 2014

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International Primary Curriculum

These lessons include learning within Geography, History, Science, Art, DT and Music.

 

This half term our topic will be Scavengers and Settlers. They will learn how humans are special and are able to adapt and learn new skills in order to survive, which is exactly what our ancestors did in the Stone, Bronze and Iron Ages.

 

Pupils will be introduced to some of the outdoor skills that our ancestors relied upon. They will explore natural shelters, as well as look at how our ancestors made fire and first communicated. Luckily, we have organised a Stone Age workshop all day where children will dress up. Sessions will be consisting of group investigations, where students will explore numerous informative displays, artefacts and get hands-on experience of ancient technology and skills.

 

 

Portals To The Past Workshop

Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age

Who are we and where do we come from? Timeless questions we have all asked. The timeline of mankind and the important developments that make us who we were explored in this workshop.

From being hunter gathers, to early farming communities, ancient technology and coming of the age of metal – the sequence of events that makes us who we are today. The sessions consisted of group investigation where your students explored numerous informative displays, artefacts and had hands-on experience of ancient technology and skills , interspersed with interactive discussions on the following sub-topics-:

 

PALAEOLITHIC AND MESOLITHIC PERIOD.

Early humans – focusing on Heidelberg man, Neanderthals and early Homo sapiens – why did Homo sapiens sapiens come out on top?
How they lived and what animals they hunted
Gender divisions in work in the hunter gatherer societies.
What is cave art all about?
Development of Stone tools
Seasonal movement

 

NEOLITHIC

Early farmers and settlements – the biggest change in human history
The beginning of an organised society
Trade
The age of stone monuments and what were they for?
Burial and belief

 

BRONZE AGE

The age of metal – an important technological development
Beliefs and burials
Early hill forts and the start of the “celtic” way of life

IRON AGE

What is a hill fort?
Why did people live on them?
Tribal communities
Why did this way of life end?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Computing

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Children will be continuing to improve their knowledge and understanding of data. This half term they will be creating databases where they can sort and filter information. They will also be answering questions by using filtering to help them.

 

The name of the next unit for this half term is Research and E-Awareness. They will understand how to recognise websites that are safe to use. In addition, they will learn that not all information on websites can be trusted. Finally pupils will be using search engines to find information to do with the IPC topic this half term.

Remember to continue blogging using www.williambellamy.co.uk.

 

English

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This half term the children will be focusing on authors and letters and report writing. Pupils will have the opportunity to explore and familiarise themselves with different children’s authors. In addition, they will be looking at formal and informal letters and having the opportunity to write letters to a range of audiences asking them a selection of questions. Moreover, children will be exploring report writing. They will have the chance to look at different styles of reports and writing reports on different learning experiences that will happen this term. 

 

Maths

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This half term the children will be focusing on place value and money in real life context. They will also be extending their knowledge by learning about methods for mental addition and subtraction. Furthermore, pupils will develop their understanding of fractions by learning how to add and subtract fractions, as well as compare them. The children will become more familiar with measures and data. This includes learning about length, mass and volume.

 

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AUTUMN 2nd 2014

International Primary Curriculum

These lessons include learning within Geography, History, Science, Art, DT and Music

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Our IPC topic this half term is Shake it!  During this topic we will be learning about changing and separating materials, reversible and irreversible changes and the Science behind cooking. There will be a strong focus on Science. Children will be investigating solids, liquids and gases and how to convert between states. For this topic pupils will be following the journey of milk and looking at products produced from  it.

At the end of the unit we will create a school feast for other year groups! During which we will be making butter and cheese from milk and our own milkshakes!!!

 

Parents, carers, brothers and sisters,  we would love for you to help pupils with their understanding of solids, liquids and gases.

 We have set you the challenge of conducting your own experiments at home that look at states of matter and how they can change. You could look at reversible and irreversible changes through cooking! Please could you take some photos and describe what you did or draw step by step instructions and add some written description to go along with it, you could even make a video report! We will add some of these to the school website, have fun!

 

Check out the links below to assist you with this!

 

Properties of Matter - Science Experiments For Kids

Nanna KnowItAll uses vinegar and baking powder to explore the properties of matter, with this classic and always fun science experiment for kids.

Reversible and Irreversible Changes

Is it reversible or irreversible?

Computing

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The name of the unit this term in Computing is data. Children will be creating questionnaires in order to collect information. They will then be displaying the information in a table and graphs. As well as this, they will be creating a branching database to sort and organise items. They will also be answering questions by filtering and sorting records in a database. Finally, children will be regularly writing blogs.

 

English

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This half term the children will be focusing on plays and dialogue as well as poetry. Children will have the opportunity to create their own play and act it out to their peers. Furthermore, they will be using a range of dramatic techniques to recite plays.

In addition to this, pupils will be learning about poetry and the different types of poems. They will be identifying the features  that the poet has used and writing their own.

 

Maths

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This half term in Maths we will be continuing to use different strategies to mentally solve addition and subtraction. We will also be extending our knowledge of different multiples and number bonds with a particular focus on number bonds to 100. Children will be using known multiplication and division facts to solve division problems with remainders.

Also, pupils will be learning to tell the time using analogue and digital clocks as well as saying whether a time is am or pm and using the 24 hour format. In addition to this, we will be looking at data handling and representing data in pictograms and bar charts. Finally, we will be looking at finding fractions of shape and number.

 

AUTUMN 1st 2014

International Primary Curriculum

These lessons include learning within Geography, History, Science, Art, DT and Music

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Our IPC topic this half term is Active Planet! During this topic we will be learning about volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. There will be a strong focus on Geography, Science and social issues. Children will research how the Earth is formed, what causes an earthquake and what happens when a volcano erupts? As well as this, pupils will study international organisations that work after natural disasters.

 

 

Students, parents, carers, brothers and sisters,  we need your help to make this project end with a BANG!!!

 

We have set you the challenge of creating your own volcano!! You have 5 weeks to plan, design and build your own active volcano. Below are some links to help inspire you.

 

How adventurous will you be?  

 

Year 3 will have the opportunity to present their home creations and class learning, one afternoon at a Science fair for all to witness in the KS2 hall at the end of the half term. Please try and support the children and try your best to attend!!!

HOW TO MAKE A VOLCANO CAKE - NERDY NUMMIES

Play Doh Volcano Island, Ocean, Beach Volcano Eruption Lava PlayDough Scenery Mountain DisneyCarToys

How To Make A Paper Mache Volcano

Computing

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Year 3 will be covering e-safety where they will learn the rules of the school’s e-Safety policy. They will also be made aware that information from websites needs to be verified so that they know it is trustworthy. Furthermore, they will be researching how to find verified websites. As part of this pupils will be made aware of online marketing and its potential hazards.

 

Help your child remember how to stay safe on the internet using the schools E-Safety page.

 

English

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This half term the children will be exploring information text. Pupils will link it to their IPC topic and focus on volcanoes where they will be finding information, taking notes and presenting their research in reports. In addition to this, they will be looking at Myths and Legends. During this topic they will be learning about their features and structures exploring similarities and differences between the two types.

 

Maths

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In Maths we learn through a range of activities. We focus on the 4 operations (+,-, x and ÷) and how to apply them in real life contexts to solve problems.

 

The focus this half term will be on the learning below:

 

Number facts (12+8, 20-8)

Addition and subtraction using different methods

Place value (Up to 1000’s)

Writing pounds and pence (167p=£1.67)

Lines of symmetry (A square has 4 lines of symmetry)

Describing, naming and sorting 3D shapes

Doubling and halving numbers up to 50

Adding and subtraction near multiples of 10

 

 

Would you like to help your children with their learning?

 

Why not check out extra home learning link below!

Study Ladder

 

The interactive way to

develop your home-learning skills!

 

Remember to store your password somewhere safe when you get it and remember it!

Be apart of the friendly competition, build your avatar, complete your tasks , earn credits

and certificates.

 

Home-learning has never been so much fun!

Look at the fantastic learning in Year 3!

'Just Different' Workshop

Just Different is a registered charity that creates positive social attitudes towards disability and difference among children and young people. We had a wonderful time learning how life was different but just as brilliant for Toby! 

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Our opinion on the workshop

IPC

After seeing the devastation that had hit their classes, the Year 3 children found out that William Bellamy had been chosen by Barking and Dagenham to be used as a relief centre. It was their job to organise the rooms in the school so that aid could be given to local citizens.

IPC Learning

Black History Month

Some of us had the opportunity to create our own African masks. The pattern had to be symmetrical with each colour having a meaning.

 

Red = War, life and blood

White = Spirit world of ancestors

Green = The Earth 

Blue = Innocence

Gold = Fortune

 

Super Science

Exciting English

Look at our information leaflets on volcanoes.

We really got into imaging what magical powers our objects could have for our myths.

 

 

Peer Marking

 

At William Bellamy Primary School we are always looking for ways to encourage pupils to develop their learning and make as much progress as possible. 


The school has developed an effective marking policy which focuses on what a pupil has done well and what they need to do to make their learning even better. In every lesson the Learning Goal (what the focus of the lesson is) and Steps to Success (what pupils need to do to achieve the Learning Goal) are shared with pupils. When teachers 'mark' learning this is the focus and next steps are given to pupils. These next steps may be reflecting on how to improve the piece of learning or a challenge. Pupils respond to marking and are very much involved in the process. Even when misconceptions, errors or improvements are identified pupils see this as positive and know that we are all working together to get even better. 


To further develop effective 'marking' an integral part of this process is 'peer' marking. This is when pupils use the Learning Goal and Steps to Success to assess each other's learning. Pupils enjoy being the 'teacher' and have developed effective ways of recognising what is good and what could be even better. Peer marking is effective throughout the school. In Key Stage 1 pupils are able to write small comments about learning and by Year 6 pupils are able to give full, thoughtful and effective next steps comments or challenges.

 
When you look at your child's book you will notice comments made in green by the teacher and comments made in red. These comments are either pupils responding to marking or brilliant examples of peer marking. 


Below are some examples of our amazing pupils learning and their brilliant peer marking​.

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Curriculum Newsletters

 

 

Below are the curriculum newsletters, these are updated each half term. 

 

 

Statement of 'British Values' 

 

The Department for Education recently reinforced the need ‘to create and enforce a clear and rigorous expectation on all schools to promote the fundamental British values of:

• democracy

• the rule of law

• individual liberty

• mutual respect

• tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs’

 

Each school has been asked to publish a statement about how they ensure that pupils are developing a full and balanced understanding.  At William Bellamy Primary School we are proud to represent a number of cultures and faiths and always strive to promote these key aspects of being a well-rounded citizen.

 

Please find attached the School’s statement.

 

If you require any additional information please contact the Headteacher through the school website. 

 
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