3SB 2020 - 2021

Miss Burgess

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My name is Miss Burgess and I am very excited to be teaching Year 3 at Offley this year. 

In 2018 I trained at Offley as a student teacher in Year 3. I completed my NQT year in a school in Manchester and I am delighted to be back to teach at Offley. I have mainly taught in KS2 and I am looking forward to welcoming the children into the juniors. I have recently moved to the area and have enjoyed discovering new places as well as going on lovely walks and bike rides. I enjoy playing lots of different sports, especially netball, so I am looking forward to helping lead P.E. at Offley. 


3SB important information:

  • P.E. kits are to be left in school until October half term
  • For the time being our P.E. slot will now be Tuesday afternoons. We will be completing both of our P.E. sessions for the week on a Tuesday, so please make sure children have appropriate attire for indoor and outdoor sessions. 
  • Times tables will be tested on Thursdays.


Our Topic this half term is the Rainforest. 


Aut 1 Week 4

We’ve had a great week in 3SB. Our Stars of the Week this week were Lucas and Isaac. Lucas recieved his certificate for always setting a brilliant example for others and showing fanastic teamwork as they are always willing to help others. Isaac recieved their certificate for showing great resilience in maths this week and contributing fantastic ideas in English. Well done, keep up the hard work!

In English we have read more of our book up to Katherine's part in the Space Race and explored how to use subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions. We found out lots of information about the space race between the USA and USSR. Having made notes about the space race, we found out some facts about John Glenn, the first American astronaut to orbit the Earth. We then used hot seating to interview him using question stem generators to help us ask deeper questions.We then used this information in our writing using subordinating and co-ordinating conjunctions.

In Maths this week, we have further explored place value. We began by using unitisation to add and subtract multiples of 10. After this, we used our knowledge of number bonds to 100 to help us add a single digit to a two digit number crossing the hundred boundary. For example, if we are trying to solve 98+ 7, we partition 7 into 2 and 5 as we know 98 + 2 = 100. This means we are left with 5 which we add onto the 100 to make 105.

In PE this week, we carried on working on our athletics skills. Our focus this week was long jump and triple jump technique. After practising how to complete each individual part of a triple jump, we had a competition to see who could jump the furthest distance. There were some great techniques and we were impressed with everyone’s determination. Our P.E. star this week was chosen for their improved technique which enabled them to jump the furthest!  In Art, we looked at how to create texture using different shading techniques and applied this to drawings of trees. We had great fun creating our own forests of oak, birch and evergreen trees.


As part of our work on plants in Science, we have planned and set up an investigation to find out what conditions a plant needs to survive. We have chosen to investigate three requirements using four plants: happy, which is getting everything we think it will need to survive; thirsty, which is getting some light and warmth, but no water; gloomy, which is getting warmth and water, but no sunlight; and shivery, which is getting sunlight and water, but no warmth. We began checking on the progress of the plants today and making our observations of the plant. We will continue to check on the plants next week and then make conclusions from our findings. 

Next week in English, will be finishing reading the book and finding out about the rest of Katherine’s life, which we will use to help us create a timeline that will help us with our final writing project. In Maths, we will be using the same strategies to help us to subtract a single digit crossing the 100 boundary. We will also be exploring Numbots, an online game-based maths learning program which the children will bring home passwords for later in the week. In Art, we will be looking at how to create different shades of a colour and exploring the artwork of Ruth Daniels. In PE, we will be continuing with our work on athletics skills and working on ball control skills.


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