Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

Booker Hill Primary and Nursery School

"Learning Without Limits"
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Important Dates

PE is every Monday and Thursday

Forest school is every Friday (only during Autumn term)

Homework set every Friday

Homework returned every Wednesday 

Guided Reading takes place every Tuesday and Wednesday

Homework Task Sheet

School Trips

Oxford Natural History Museum - 30th November 2021

Ancient Grease Workshop - 29th March 2022

Gangsta Grany - Friday 13th May 2022

Living Rainforest - Wednesday 15th June 2022

Mr Bowden's Readathon

To help support Mr Bowden's fundraising for the NSPCC and to improve our reading, Year 3 and the rest of the school have been taking part in a readathon: reading 26 different books or reading for 26 days straight. Well done to everyone who took part! We raised £114 for the NSPCC! 

Values Day

One of the first projects Year 3 started on was to link in our school values and look at how unique we really are. We used a fantastic book to help us with our work and produced a lovely diagram of ourselves. 

Mini Marathon

Another way Year 3 have supported Mr Bowden and the NSPCC is through taking part in a Mini Marathon. We ran 2.6 miles on a set course, this also helped promote health and fitness here at Booker Hill School. We were able to raise £250 that day!

Harvest Assembly

In October, Year 3 celebrated Harvest by hosting a assembly to tell the school and parents all about Harvest. We were able to collected food for a local charity 'One Can Trust.' 

This was even more special as it was the cohorts first assembly due to previous lockdowns. It was fantastic and Mr Bowden was so proud!

Halloween at Booker Hill

This year, we all dressed up to celebrate Halloween. Everyone put so much effort into their costumes, it was an very spooky day. Good job Mr Bowden was there to catch the ghosts... 

Year 3 drumming

Every Tuesday, Mr Brown visits Year 3 to teach us about beats and rhythms. The children have enjoyed taking part in this and are starting to develop their interest in music.

Homework

Here are some examples of our homework which links into our current topic. 

Cinema Trip

All of Key Stage 2 were really lucky to take a trip to the cinema. We watched 'Around The World In 80 Days' and the children enjoyed this experience. 

Reindeer Visit 

We were lucky enough to receive a visit from some beautiful reindeers. Year 3 learnt some interesting facts about these incredible creatures. A huge 'thank you' to Miss Iltaf for arranging! 

Christmas Door Competition 

We come runners up in Booker Hill's Christmas door competition. A very proud moment for Mr B and his class.  

'Life finds a way'

Science Week

To celebrate Science week, we created our own slime and linked in our maths unit of measurement. We measured the different lengths of slime and compared our slime with our peers. 

Easter Celebration

Year 3 celebrating Easter with their chocolate eggs. 

Dogs Trust Visit

Key Stage 2 were lucky enough to have a visit from the Dogs Trust. They held workshops to teach children how to behave and treat dogs. 

Eid Celebrations

To celebrate Eid around the world, Booker Hill held Eid celebrations in school. We learnt all about the religious festival, completed Eid related activities and had a wonderful party, full of delicious food. 

Year 3 Cake Sale

 

Year 3

 Year 3 Autumn Term Leaflet 2021

Year 3 Spring Term Leaflet 2022

Year 3 Summer Term Leaflet 2022

Information about our class:

Our class teacher is Mr Bowden, our TA is Mrs Smith and Mrs Nawez-Khan. We are also supported by Mrs Hussain on Thursday mornings while Mr Olde leads PE.

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 Smith, Mrs Nowaz-Khan 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 Year 3 and 4 common exception words which can be found in their recding records. Our PE lessons lead by Mr Olde will be every Monday and Tuesday, please ensure your child has the correct clothes and footwear for PE. Mr Olde will also be leading Forest School every Friday, 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, Mrs Smith or Mrs Nowaz-Khan 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 are now using our new platform (SeeSaw). The children have been given their usernames and passwords.

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!

Topic

Year 3 have started Ancient Egypt as their Autumn term topic. First of all, we used our time machine to travel back 5000 years. We stopped at many important landmarks through time in order to understand how long ago this was. We have now started to learn all about the geography of Egypt, learning about the climate and the River Nile whilst also learning how to use an Atlas. 

  
  

We have recently been making our own ancient Egyptian necklace. We studied what they were made out of and the colours used. We then created our own making sure we took our time with the fine detail. 

 

Egyptian Day

In October, Year 3 were able to celebrate their topic by being involved in Egyptian day. We took part in many exciting activities such as; making papyrus paper, Egyptian food tasting, learning about pharaohs and even having a visit from Pharaoh Bowden. It was brilliant to see the children engaged and excited about our Autumn term topic!

 

 

 

Prehistoric World

We have now moved to our new topic of Prehistoric Britain. We learnt all about Archaeologists and how we can piece together information to find out people lived during the Stone, Bronze and Iron Age. We even made some very interesting headdresses...


Ancient Greece

In the Spring term, we started to explore ancient Greece. We started to look at the country, landscape and climate. We then had a visit from Off The Page top run a workshop which taught us all about life in ancient Greece. 
 
 

English 

In September we worked on writing an imaginative and descriptive story. We took inspiration from 'The Black Hat.' We learnt all about adverbs and preposition to describe walking through the dark woods. The children were able to imagine themselves finding a black hat and discuss their reactions. We were able to produce a excellent standard of writing, well done! 

 

Our recent trip to Oxford National History Museum helped us write our Non-Chronological Report about a chosen dinosaur. We had a great time learning about dinosaurs and other interesting animals. 

 

 

Following on from this great trip, we were able to produce some fantastic work which is currently on display in lower key stage 2 corridor. Well done Year 3!

Maths

In September we starting learning all about place value. We recapped some Year 2 objectives and then swiftly moved to exploring the values of 100s, 10s and 1s. We learnt about number lines, place value charts, part-whole models and bar models. We were even able to incorporate practical activities to assist our overall understanding. 

 

  

We have now moved onto multiplication and division. We have learnt lots of methods to help us answer tricky questions. We have learnt through practical activities and applied out new learnt knowledge to answer word problems. 

 

 

Since February 2022, we have been recapping and learning all about money. So far, we have been working hard on identifying values of different coins and notes. We have also been having fun purchasing books from our class shop, ensuring we have collected the correct amount of money from our class 'bank.'

 

During the spring term, we have been learning all about length and perimeter. We have been measuring many different objects in mm, cm and m, along with converting these units of measurements. It has been such a fun and practical unit, the children have loved it!

 

 

Computing

During computing we have been looking at the pros and cons of digital and practical art. We were are to link in Vincent Van Gogh and recreate his 'Starry Night' painting. 

 

 

Year 3 have been busy learning all about collecting data and presenting data. We have been doing this through branching and pictograms. Here are some of our data we have been producing...