Fountain Primary School

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Fountain Street, Morley, West Yorkshire, LS27 0AW

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Emma Walker

Year 3

Spring Week 1

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Well after a lovely Christmas break they children returned fully of energy and possibly chocolate! Everyone in Year 3 were so excited as not did we find about our new topic, Active Planet finding themselves in the middle of an earthquake we also headed to the playhouse to watch the production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was a fabulous afternoon and the children were amazed by the back stage tour and the play itself.

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Merry Christmas!

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Well we finally made it our last week in school and what a week it has been! We continued with our Christmas learning unit, focussing our writing around 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.' 

Thank you to everyone who came along on Wednesday the children really enjoyed having you  in class so they share their learning with you. We were all very proud of your artistic achievements and how much detail was put into your work!

The logic puzzle also had a lot of parents puzzled with one parent actually taking it home, true dedication!

To end the week the pantomime came to school, 'Oh no it didn't! What a fantastic performance of Sleeping Beauty, the children loved it!

Let us take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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Week 13

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

The children returned to school full of enthusiasm and ready to write about their experience  visiting  Narnia last Friday. Our writing focus was based around diary entries of the different characters that they met and what they found out about them. Children have had so much to say and write about and it became very clear about who was their favourite character! I liked the White Witch the best I think she was just misunderstood!

In maths we have been learning about multiplying a two digit number by a one digit number. We have focussed on multiplying by 3,4 and 8. We are now looking at how we can apply our skills to solve words problems.

In the afternoons this week, we have been working on art projects. Our first art piece was focussed on making different shades of green and investigating how our fingerprint can create the effect of leaves. The children did comparison pictures linking to our story, some did spring, some did winter. We then moved on to beautiful winter scenes, using chalk on black paper. We are really impressed with how they turned out.

Don't forget to come and visit Narnia on Wednesday morning from 9.30, starting with carols in the hall.

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Always Winter Never Christmas!

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

The children came to school and entered the land of Narnia, our Christmas topic for the next two weeks. The whole of the Lower Key Stage Two has magically been transformed into the land through the wardrobe and visited the characters from the story. It was wonderful to see the reaction of all of the children as they walked into each area.

 

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Week 12

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Another exciting week in Year 3. In English, we have continued to focus on writing  Viking Myths, the children really do enjoy creating their freeze frames. They have been looking to use more adventurous vocabulary to help visualise their story.

In maths, we have focussed on multiplying and dividing by 8. The children have used a variety of methods to help with this challenge.

In our topic work this week we finally got to make our Viking village. The children used their amazing houses they made and placed them on the map. It was lovely to have both classes together to share our work.

We then went onto playing the games from this weeks homework. The children really enjoyed playing and evaluating the games.

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Week 8

Posted: Nov 3, 2017 by: Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Well after a wonderful, relaxing break the children have returned full of enthusiasm and ready to learn.
This week, the children have been learning about different poetic styles. The have been encouraged to write their own poems in each style, which they have really enjoyed.
In maths, we have refreshed ourselves on how to add and subtract. Part of this learning was looking at different ways these questions can be asked and quick mental methods. The children have been investigating missing numbers and using the equal sign to balance an addition.
Wednesday was quite an exciting day as Mrs Mack came to teach the children how to plait bread which was part of the learning in RE on Judaism. The whole school had a delicious smell filling the corridors. We hoped the children shared some of their bread!

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Week 7

Posted: Oct 20, 2017 by: Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Wow! We can't believe how quick this half term has been, it must be due to how dedicated and hardworking tour Year 3 children have been, every day since they returned after our summer holiday. 

We have really focussed our maths around place value, addition and subtraction this half and are now looking forward to moving on to new learning after our half term breath.

In English we have been focusing on writing based our our learning topic, the Vikings. We have seen some fabulous writing including description Andy now we are developing new then skill of adding inverted commas to show speech by the characters. 

The childrne enjoyed making their own musical instruments with Mrs Greaves and Miss Kaur on Tuesday. They really got into the spirit of it when they performed to each other.

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Week 6

Posted: Oct 17, 2017 by: Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

This week the children have been consolidating their addition and subtraction skills. We have been learning how to use partition to help us add and subtract. They are becoming so confident, we are now going to try and apply this to some word problems and reasoning.
In English, we have been reading about our favourite Viking character, Hiccup. We have investigated the features of a newspaper report and are becoming budding news reporters.
If that alone wasn’t an amazing effort in English, at the beginning of the week we were also learning our poem for the harvest festival. We were very proud that we managed to recite the whole poem without having the words. Thank you to all of our parents who attended.
Well done to 3GG who got Sports Class of the Week. Miss Graham was so proud of her class victory, come on 3TH it’s your turn next!
The children are really enjoying the opportunity to use the class set of iPads and laptops when researching information on our learning topic. They are becoming very efficient and confident with their browsing.

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Week 5

Posted: Oct 6, 2017 by: Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Well, it has been another busy week in Year 3. The children have been working really hard in maths learning all about partitioning numbers and how this can help us to add and subtract numbers up to three digits. We are still using lots of mathematical equipment to help us.
In English, this week we have been learning about fronted adverbials and how we can use these in our writing. The children have been writing their own information on what we have been learning about in our Viking topic work.
In science, we have been investigating what a force is, this week we focussed on friction. Children have enjoyed investigating what this is and how frictions happens.
We are enjoying our time in the new library, the children seem to really enjoy exploring new authors and sharing books with each other.
We are learning a harvest poem ready for the Harvest Festival, we hope to see you there.
Don’t forget to return your reply slip for our exciting trip to the Royal Armouries on the 13th November!

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Alison Carter Oct 11, 2017

I really enjoyed spending some time with you all this week during guided reading and Maths. You were all keen to tell me about what you were learning. Thank you Year 3.

Week 4

Posted: Sep 29, 2017 by: Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

This week saw Year 3 reading a new story book in English, How To Be A Viking by Cressida Cowell. The children wrote letters to Hiccup to ask questions to help them decide if they had what it takes to be a Viking. They also wrote as if they were Hiccup on his first journey on a Viking ship.


In maths we have been learning how to partition and how this can help us add up to three digit numbers. They have become more and more confident as the week progressed, applying this to solving word problems.


In art 3GG were looking at shading when drawing a Viking face. We imagined this Viking to be Thor from the story we read last week.
We were lucky to get some time using the computers and IPad’s this week. We used them to find places in Yorkshire that had Viking names.

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Paul Sayers Oct 4, 2017

Was Wetherby an old Viking town with it having a ‘by’ in its name?

Alison Carter Sep 29, 2017

Vikings are such an interesting topic to learn about. It sounds like you've been learning lots about them, I can't wait to hear more.

Year 3

Code Crackers!

Tom Hemingway (Tom.Hemingway) on: Year 3

This week we started our Vikings and Saxons topic off with a cracking WOW! Code cracking that is! We came in to school to find a selection of messages that had been left in the Viking alphabet. We had to use our problem solving skills, team work and resilience to discover what the codes were telling us. We think they were  giving us clues about things we should expect over the next few weeks...BEOWULF, THOR and EDWARD THE CONFESSOR. Come back each week to see if we have worked out why these words were given to us and what we have found out about them!

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Year 3

Spring Week 1

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Well after a lovely Christmas break they children returned fully of energy and possibly chocolate! Everyone in Year 3 were so excited as not did we find about our new topic, Active Planet finding themselves in the middle of an earthquake we also headed to the playhouse to watch the production of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. It was a fabulous afternoon and the children were amazed by the back stage tour and the play itself.

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Merry Christmas!

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Well we finally made it our last week in school and what a week it has been! We continued with our Christmas learning unit, focussing our writing around 'The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.' 

Thank you to everyone who came along on Wednesday the children really enjoyed having you  in class so they share their learning with you. We were all very proud of your artistic achievements and how much detail was put into your work!

The logic puzzle also had a lot of parents puzzled with one parent actually taking it home, true dedication!

To end the week the pantomime came to school, 'Oh no it didn't! What a fantastic performance of Sleeping Beauty, the children loved it!

Let us take the opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to seeing you in 2018!

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Week 13

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

The children returned to school full of enthusiasm and ready to write about their experience  visiting  Narnia last Friday. Our writing focus was based around diary entries of the different characters that they met and what they found out about them. Children have had so much to say and write about and it became very clear about who was their favourite character! I liked the White Witch the best I think she was just misunderstood!

In maths we have been learning about multiplying a two digit number by a one digit number. We have focussed on multiplying by 3,4 and 8. We are now looking at how we can apply our skills to solve words problems.

In the afternoons this week, we have been working on art projects. Our first art piece was focussed on making different shades of green and investigating how our fingerprint can create the effect of leaves. The children did comparison pictures linking to our story, some did spring, some did winter. We then moved on to beautiful winter scenes, using chalk on black paper. We are really impressed with how they turned out.

Don't forget to come and visit Narnia on Wednesday morning from 9.30, starting with carols in the hall.

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Always Winter Never Christmas!

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

The children came to school and entered the land of Narnia, our Christmas topic for the next two weeks. The whole of the Lower Key Stage Two has magically been transformed into the land through the wardrobe and visited the characters from the story. It was wonderful to see the reaction of all of the children as they walked into each area.

 

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Week 12

Gill Graham (g.graham) on: Year 3

Another exciting week in Year 3. In English, we have continued to focus on writing  Viking Myths, the children really do enjoy creating their freeze frames. They have been looking to use more adventurous vocabulary to help visualise their story.

In maths, we have focussed on multiplying and dividing by 8. The children have used a variety of methods to help with this challenge.

In our topic work this week we finally got to make our Viking village. The children used their amazing houses they made and placed them on the map. It was lovely to have both classes together to share our work.

We then went onto playing the games from this weeks homework. The children really enjoyed playing and evaluating the games.

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Teachers Blog: Week 2

What a busy week we have had in school this week! The opening of the library has brought great excitement throughout school and the children had a relaxing time seeing what new book titles were in school.
We had a fabulous World Book Day, the children looked amazing and enjoyed trying to follow the clues to find out who the real Burglar Bill was! In Year 3 we created our own storybook to put in our reading corner.
All of Year 3 have been absorbed in our reading book, ‘Tomorrow Is a Good Word’ which links so well as we have been finding out about earthquakes. This children have produced some amazing and dramatic diary entries, writing as the main characters who is trapped in her house not knowing what to do.
In maths we have just started learning 12 hour clock and digital times. We are continuing our journey on time next week.

Teacher's Blog: Week 2

After such an exciting week with the arrival of the volcano into our classrooms, we have been inspired to write volcano poems this week. We used the descriptive vocabulary we collected last week to help our writing, thinking about colours and how it explodes and moves. In maths, we have been learning about value of digits and what happens when we add and subtract multiples of ten. They loved going on a maths problem solving hunt!  In P.E. the children were very excited about using the equipment in the hall. They liked hanging around!

Our new learning unit, has been quite a hit and children are finding out as much as they can about volcanoes!

 

Teacher's Blog: Week 7

Well what a final week it has been! We hope you enjoyed our Christmas assembly and were as proud as we were of what they have achieved. We have partied, sang songs and generally felt festive all week! On behalf of all the staff in Lower Key Stage Two, we wish you all a very jolly Christmas and we look forward to seeing you in the new year. Remember we return to school Wednesday 4th January 2017!

Teacher's Blog: Week 6

Well the penultimate week has finally arrived and with lots of Christmas learning! The children have been so busy putting the final touches to our Christmas assembly. We are so pleased with the writing that has been produced, a great combination of everything they have been learning this term. We are sure you will enjoy the story that the children are retelling. In maths we have been reading times on a clock. 3GG made a human clock and had great fun moving the hands to make new times.In Art this week the children have been experimenting with white chalk on black paper to produce a winter scene. You may have noticed if they came home slightly dusty! We look forward to seeing you next week and remember the Christmas Party is Thursday afternoon. Children can bring a change of clothes in a labelled bag.

Teacher's Blog: Week 5

As we see the end of our Viking learning, the children have shared their Viking stories they have been writing in a giant reading session! We all had a fabulous time we had on our Viking day building Viking Long boats, thank you for all your recyclable materials you sent into school, they were very useful!

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Our Christmas learning unit has just begun and the children enjoyed the cosy classroom with warm fire effect to listen to our new story. We are looking forward to all the exciting learning we have planned and hoping you will join us to share it with you.

Teacher's Blog: Week 4

The children have enjoyed listening to the Viking stories this week. They have used the ideas they have heard to help plan and write their own myth. We have had some fantastic ideas and the children are looking forward to telling them to each other. We are proud of our budding authors!

In Maths we have continued the Viking theme to word solve problems. We have linked the skills we learned last week in measures and added in a bit of addition and subtraction for good measures! The children have also been working on the Mathletics program again this week, don’t forget they can access this at home too!

This week in Science we have been learning about shadows.

Teacher's Blog: Week 3

Year 3 have been  listening to Viking Myths this week in English, using the ideas from the story to write character descriptions of the God Loki. 3GG worked in groups to change the end of a story. We are now moving on to planning out own Viking Myth!

In maths we have been learning about measurement. We have used rulers to measure objects in our classroom accurately. We have been reading scales and went into the computer suite to use our maths program mathletics.

In art we have started to create our 3d art using a variety of materials to create the waves which has brought great excitement to Year 3. Our next step with be to make the boat that will sit in the waves.

Teacher's Blog: Week 2

Year 3 were using their play acting skills on the trip to Murton Park last week, this has carried over into the lessons where they are now learning about Viking myths and legends!

Teacher's Blog Autumn 2: Week 1

Year 3 have returned to school after the half term holiday refreshed and ready to learn.The highlight of this week has been our visit to Murton Park Viking Village. The children dressed up and lived like a Viking for the day. They thoroughly enjoyed the visit and had the chance to take part in activities such as making clay pots and Viking weapon drills. The children were so enthusiastic about everything during the day and they were such a credit to Fountain Primary.

Teacher's Blog: Week 7

Well what a half term! We have been invaded by the Anglo Saxons leaving us message to translate and now as they leave this week the Vikings have arrived! Year 3 have completed some wonderful reports about Viking long ships, finding fascinating facts and drawing a labelling a diagram. In maths we have been learning about 2D shapes and their properties. We tried to link dance moves to remember different types of lines. Can you guess the name of this line?

As artists we have been developing the skill of ‘pushing the pencil’, sketching some wonderful Anglo Saxon faces. We joined together for P.E. learning a new routine which combined both individual and paired moves.

 

Teacher's Blog: Week 6

What a busy week Year 3 have had!

This week we have been using and applying our knowledge of our multiplication facts to multiply bigger numbers! Our mindset of 'never give up' was really useful. In English we have started looking at how to write a report, linked to our learning topic. We have begun to collect facts, ready to write our own report.

3GG visited the computer suite to refresh their memories of the program 'Scratch'. 3CW will be heading in soon to see what they can remember. 

 

Teacher's Blog: Week 5

This week we have continued to write our own Anglo Saxon Myth based on the story, the Beowulf. Using drama, we have explored different parts of the story and have used these images to help us create a bank of exciting adjectives, similes and verbs to use in our writing. Some of us have had the opportunity to share our stories with the class, reading out loud.  We need to keep thinking carefully about where sentences start and end, using the correct punctuation. Some of us have started to use adverbs in our writing.  We also enjoyed the activities  and talk from our visitor on Wednesday about the Jewish way of life.

Teacher's Blog: Week 4

Wow! We’ve had an exciting time this week.

Andy Atkinson, wheel chair rugby and basketball coach, came into our school to talk to us about wheel chair sports!

We learned how to use a wheel chair and make a turn in one! Even the teachers had a go! After that, we played wheelchair basket ball.  

Teacher's Blog: Week 3

Wow!

On Monday morning we came into class to find that the tables and chairs had be upturned and a strange parcel had been left in our classroom.We realised we had to decode the message and kept finding clues left all over the classroom to help us work it out! 

It was written using the Anglo Saxon alphabet and read ‘Would you rather be an Anglo Saxon or a Viking?’. This is going to be our exciting new learning unit!

In English we have been reading the story of Beowulf. The children have then worked together to describe their own mythical monster. In maths we have been learning about the value of numbers.

Teacher's Blog: Week 2

The children have settled well into year 3. We have had a hectic couple of weeks where we have had fun reading books by Anthony Brown. We have thoughtfully discussed issues raised in the books. Children showed their argumentative side when discussing whether they were “for” or “against” zoos when we had our class debates. Also the children have shown they are artists in the making with art work based around “The Tunnel”.