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 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

School Trips

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

Ancient Greek Workshop - Monday 8th March 2021 (CANCELLED )

Chocolate Workshop - Wednesday 31st March

Ranger Stu (Rainforest Workshop) - 24th May

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.

Science Leader

Meet our Year 3 Science Leaders, responsible for adding to discussions, helping other children in Science lessons and helping with equipment. 

Librarian

Meet our Year 3 librarians, these children are responsible for recommending books and keeping our class library tidy. 

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.

Welcome to Year 3 Display


BB Rollers Champions

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

Environmental 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.

Golden Ticket

To reward hard work in Key Stage 2, the children can earn Golden Tickets. Once they earn a certain amount, they will be treated to a film and popcorn. Year 3, have been working so hard recently and earned their special reward. Well done everyone, keep it up!

Christmas Door 

Mrs Murray and the children have been working very hard on our Christmas door this term. The children are very proud of their hard work! 

   

Christmas Dance

Please watch Year 3's Christmas dance, they have worked so hard learning the routine and loved performing it. 

Christmas Song

Please watch Year 3's Christmas song. It has been lovely to see all of you practicing everyday! 

Christmas Party

Year 3 had a fantastic end to the Autumn term! We had a a great Christmas party, filled with games, competitions and plenty of dancing! 

Hats by Nana Williams

Mr Bowden's Nana worked very hard over the past 2 months, knitting 30 cotton hats for Year 3 children. They were so pleased and thankful for their special gift which will keep them warm this Christmas!

Wildlife Warriors

Since starting our Rainforest topic, we have been calling ourselves 'Wildlife Warriors' as we want to make a difference to the environment. We are currently thinking of ways to change our way of living to help stop deforestation. 

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! 

 

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 TeacherYear 3 Class Leaflet - Summer Term

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 are now using our new platform (SeeSaw). The children have been given their usernames and passwords.

Week 8 

Week 8 - Home Learning Plan

Friday 5th March

Mr Bowden will be hosting a Zoom call at 12pm.

Watch Emily read the next part of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Bar Chart Game Maths - End of Block

English - Dictionary Work

Science - Lava Lamp

Thursday 4th March (World Book Day)

Mr Bowden will be hosting a Zoom call at 12pm for World Book Day.

PE and French activities will only be available on Seesaw.

Maths - Book Decoding Worksheet

English - Create Your Own Character

Wednesday 3rd March

Watch Emily read the next part of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' on Seesaw at 3pm. Yoga will be available on Seesaw. 

Maths - Data and Tables Worksheet

English - Character Profile

Art - Design a Book Cover

Tuesday 2nd March

Science will only be available on Seesaw.

Maths - Tables Maths - Worksheet

English - Research Author

Grammar - Missing Prepositions

Reading - Roald Dahl

Monday 1st March

Watch Emily read the next part of 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Bar Charts Maths - Worksheet

English - The Invisible  English - Book Review

Handwriting/Spelling r - s

Reading - World Book Day

Art - The Invisible

Week 7

Week 7 - Home Learning Plan

Friday 26th February

English instructions will only be available on Seesaw. Also a special guest will be reading 'Diary of a Wimpy Kid' on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Maths - Bar Charts

Topic - Mayan Glyphs Topic - Worksheet

Thursday 25th February

French and PE activities are only available on Seesaw. 

Maths - Pictograms Consolidation  Maths - Worksheet

English - 4th Paragraph and Ending

Reading - Hot Chocolate and Mayans

Wednesday 24th February

Watch Mr Bowden read 'Owl Babies' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Interpret Pictograms Maths - Worksheet

English - Innovate 3rd Paragraph

RE - Signs and Symbols RE - Worksheet

Tuesday 23rd February

Science will only be available on Seesaw.

Maths - Draw Pictograms Maths - Worksheet

English - Innovate Build Up Grammar - Meanings

Ric - Aquaman

Monday 22nd February

Watch Mr Bowden read 'The Dark' at 3pm on Seesaw.

Maths - Make Tally Charts Maths - Worksheet

English - Innovate Text

Handwriting/Spellings p - r

Reading - Pancake Day

Topic - Mayans Everyday  Topic - Mayan Worksheet

Week 6

Week 6 - Home Learning Plan

Monday 8th February

Watch Mr Bowden read 'The Dot' on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Maths - Add Money Maths - Worksheet

English - Text Map English - Text Map Template

Handwriting/Spelling o - p

RIC - Once Upon a Fairy Tale

Topic - Mayan Religion  Topic - Mayan Worksheet

Tuesday 9th February

Science will only be available on Seesaw.

Maths - Subtract Money Maths - Worksheet

English - Toolkit Grammar - Adverbs

Reading - Safer Internet Day

Wednesday 10th February

Watch Mr Bowden read 'Tigers' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Give Change Maths - Worksheet

English - LRRH Text English - Box Up Worksheet

PSHE - Safer Internet PowerPoint PSHE - Poster Template

Thursday 11th February

French and PE will only be available on Seesaw. 

Maths - Giving Change (2)

English - Box Up Ideas English - Worksheet

Reading - Saint Valentine

Friday 12th February

Watch Mr Bowden read 'Dinosaurs and All That Rubbish' at 3pm.

Year 3 Zoom call at 12pm. 

Maths - Money Worksheet

Week 5

Week 5 - Home Learning Plan

Monday 1st February

Watch Mr Bowden read 'The Emperors Egg' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Count Money (pence) Maths - Worksheet

English - To write the climax of a narrative

Handwriting/Spelling l - o

Reading - Children's Mental Health Week

Topic - How to create a 2D Pyramid

Tuesday 2nd February

Science activity will only be available on Seesaw. 

Maths - Count Money (pounds) Maths - Worksheet

Maths - To edit the climax of a narrative

Grammar - Adjectives and connectives

RIC - Where the Wild Things Are

Wednesday 3rd February

Watch Mr Bowden read 'Marmaduke, The Very Different Dragon' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Pounds and Pence  Maths - Worksheet 

English - develop reading for pleasure through personal reflection

PSHE - Well Being Chart

Thursday 4th February

Watch Mr Bowden teach conversion of pounds and pence on Seesaw.

French and PE activities are only available on Seesaw.

Maths - Conversion of pounds and pence worksheet

English - Introduction to writing a script/dialogue

Reading - The Human Body

Friday 5th February

For those who have completed the agreement form, please log into the Year 3 Zoom call at 12pm. 

Watch Mr Bowden read 'How does it feel to be a....' on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Maths - Pounds and Pence (2) Maths - Worksheet

English - Text to Learn

Topic - Mayan Society  Topic - Worksheet

Week 4

Week 4 - Home Learning Plan

Monday 25th January

Watch Mr Bowden read 'After the Fall' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Divide 2 digits by 1 digit (3) Maths - Worksheet

English - Plan the build-up of a narrative Handwriting/Spelling h - l

Reading - Differences Aztects and Mayans

Topic - Mayan Civilisation Slides Topic - Worksheet

Tuesday 26th January

Science activity will only be available on Seesaw. 

Maths - Scaling Maths - Worksheet

English - Write a range of sentences for the build-up of a narrative

Grammar - Adjectives and conjunctions

RIC - Superman

Wednesday 27th January

Watch Mr Bowden read 'The Whale's songs' on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Maths - How many ways Maths - Worksheet

English - write the first part of the build-up of a narrative

PSHE - Spanish conquerors  PSHE - Worksheet

Thursday 28th January

Watch Mr Bowden teach the bus stop method with remainders on Seesaw.

PE and French activities available on Seesaw.

Maths - Worksheet

English - write the second part of the build-up of a narrative

Reading - Fredrick Catherwood

Friday 19th January

Watch Mr Bowden read 'Seal All Alone' on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Maths - Division and Multiplication

English - To plan the build-up of a narrative

Topic - Mayan Art

Week 3

Week 3 - Home Learning Plan

Monday 18th January

Watch Mr Bowden read 'The Snail and the Whale' on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Maths - Multiply 2 Digit Numbers by 1 Digit (2) Maths - Worksheet

English - To Explore Complex Sentences

Handwriting/Spelling f - h

Reading - Dazzling Diwali

Topic - Mayans Geography  Topic - Worksheet

Tuesday 19th January

Science activity only available on Seesaw

Maths - Divide 2 digits by 1 digit number Maths - Worksheet

English - Setting and Characters  Grammar - Plurals

RIC - The Flash

Wednesday 20th January

Please use the link and login details sent via email to access the slides and video for PSHE.

Watch Mr Bowden read ' There is a Dragon in Your Book ' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Maths - Divide 2 digits by 1 digit (2) Maths - Worksheet

English - Words associated with sadness

PSHE - Being kind and thoughtful

Thursday 21st January

Watch Mr Bowden teach the bus stop method on Seesaw.

PE and French activities available on Seesaw.

Maths - Questions

English - Write the opening of a narrative

Reading - Lord Ganesh

Friday 22nd January

English - Practise and apply knowledge of suffixes: -y suffix

Topic - Mayan Death Mask Topic - Mask Template

Week 2

Week 2 - Home Learning Plan

Monday 11th January 

Watch Mr Bowden read 'The Garden' on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Math - Consolidate Times Tables  Maths - Worksheet

English - Similes Slides English - Similes Worksheet

Handwriting/Spelling c - e

Reading - Great Galapagos  

Topic - Mayans Geography Topic - Worksheet

Tuesday 12th January 

Please note, English and Science activities can only be accessed through Seesaw.

Maths - Comparing Statements  Maths - Worksheet English - Haiku Toolkit

RIC - The Scarab Beetle

Wednesday 13th January 

The English activity is to write their final Haiku poem, using all the planning they completed so far. More information is available on Seesaw. 

Please use the link and login details sent via email to access the slides and video for PSHE.

Watch Mr Bowden read 'The Darkest Dark' on Seesaw at 3pm.

Can all the children please ensure they have completed outstanding activities on Seesaw.

Maths - Related Calculations  Maths - Worksheet

English - Haiku Poem Template

PSHE - Targets

Thursday 14th January

French work is only available on Seesaw.

Maths - Multiply 2 Digit Number by 1 Digit Number 

Maths - Worksheet

English - Develop Initial Responses

Reading - A Storm is Brewing

Friday 15th January 

Watch Mr Bowden read "Slowly, Slowly, Slowly, Said the Sloth" on Seesaw at 3pm. 

Maths - Multiply 2 Digit Numbers by 1 Digit Number

To Investigate Suffixes: -y Grammar Worksheet

Topic - Chichen Itza Slides Topic - Worksheet

WEEK 1

Wednesday 6th January 

Maths- Multiply by 8 Maths - Worksheet  

English - Haiku Poem Introduction  English - Worksheet

Reading Comprehension - Egyptian Gods 

Topic - Egyptian Inventions  Topic - Worksheet

Thursday 7th January

Please note, the French and PE activity will only be available on Seesaw.

Maths - Divide by 8 Maths - Worksheet

English - Haiku Poem Slides English - Haiku Poem Text

Friday 8th January

Maths - 8 Times Tables Maths - Worksheet

English - Box up Haiku English - Box Up Worksheeta-c Spellings and Handwriting  

RIC - The Scarabs Secret 

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... 

Year 3 have been working hard on writing their own story of The Black Hat. We have recently completed our draft before our independent write.

Instructional Text 

We have started to look at writing an instructional text. Children have been analysing instructions and gaining an understanding on the main features. We have linked this work with our Ancient Egypt topic, looking at how to mummify a Pharaoh. It is important for the children to know how to follow instructions, therefore, one of their first tasks was to mummify (preserve) an orange. We all had so much fun!

 

 

 

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.  

 

Measurement

Since returning to school in April, we have been working on different measurement. The children have been working hard to understand mm, cm and metres. We have been looking at converting these measurement and understanding when to use the correct unit. 

  

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.

 

 

Mayans and Chocolate

After learning about the Mayans, our attention moved to chocolate and how it was discovered. This has been such a fun topic to learn about and we were lucky enough to have a visit from Prescots Chocolate who helped us make our own chocolate, delicious! Mr Bowden even brought a cocoa bean in, look at the reaction...

 

 

Rainforest

Since moving onto the rainforest, we have been learning about the different layers of the rainforest and which animals belong to which. Along with this, we have been learning about the importance of rainforest and what it provides to our world. We were very lucky to have Ranger Stu visit our school and teach us about rainforests animals and every child was able to get up close, touch and learn about these amazing creatures.