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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

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February

Year Three have been busy learning about water through our Topic for this Term;  Water Water Everywhere! From its use as a valuable resource to all its varied forms and features from rivers, streams, waterfalls, lakes, coastlines, oceans, seas and  reservoirs, we are discovering that water truly is everywhere! 

After Half Term, we will be holding our Family Learning Afternoon, where we will be creating models of the water cycle together! More details to follow very soon!

Thank you for all the wonderful watery- coloured fabrics, buttons and ribbons you have been sending in for our Art lessons. The children have enjoyed working collaboratively this week to create fantastic collages using layering and overlapping techniques.  We could still do with a few more Art overalls to protect school uniform so if you do have any old, unwanted adult size t-shirts, tops or shirts, please do send them in. Lots of the children do already have one in a bag in their lockers but a few more would really help us out for those messier, creative sessions! 

In Geography throughout the school, we are using the acronym HOTCLUB, which helps the children explore different parts of the world using seven key headings; Hemisphere, Other Places (Where is it in relation to other places?), Time Zone, Climate, Latitude, Us (Where is it in relation to us?) and Bodies of Water (Which bodies of water are nearby?).  Our children love remembering and using the key words and have been fascinated by different time zones and how it can be day in one place yet night in another at the same time!

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Wolseley Wildlife Centre Visit

You will  be receiving a letter this evening (6.2.20) about our upcoming Y3 visit to Wolseley Wildlife Centre for a River Studies Day, as part of our Water, Water Everywhere Topic.  This has been booked for Monday 2nd March.  The deadline for contributions to the SchoolMoney site and the return of your child's consent slip is Friday 14th February please. 

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December

 

As the term ends, we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

We have reached the end of an exciting first term in Key Stage 2.  We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about the Stone Age.  Our text,'The Boy with the Bronze Axe', has really captured our imagination and helped us learn about everyday life in Skara Brae, a real Stone Age village in the Orkney Islands.  It has also inspired some wonderful written work.

In Design and Technology our focus has been Cooking and Nutrition.  We enjoyed tasting a range of breads as well as making our own tasty rolls.  Please see below for a copy of the recipe we used, in case you would like to try this at home.

WOW! What an exciting week we had last week!

We all thoroughly enjoyed our visit from Timezones who took us back to the Stone Age for a day. We dressed up as Stone Age people, made felt from sheep fleece, learnt how to hunt wild boar and learnt about the different textiles available and why they were so important. Timezones also allowed us to explore and hold artefacts that were hundreds of years old! We looked at bones, antlers and flints and even tried using tools that they would have done all those years ago. 

November

This half term, we have started work on a new English text called The Boy with the Bronze Axe by Kathleen Fidler, set in the Stone Age settlement of Skara Brae. The children have already written setting and character descriptions and are looking forward to writing their own chapters for the story. This week we are learning to punctuate direct speech with inverted commas so that we can add speech to our story writing. 

We have also been learning to paint in the style of cave art from Stone Age times and the children have loved using different medium from pastels to ink to charcoal.

 

 

 

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Important Information:

Spellings will be given out on a Monday and tested on the following Monday. 

Reading records will be checked and signed on a weekly basis, children can swap their reading books on a daily basis also if they wish.

Homework will be given out on a Wednesday and will be due in on the following Monday. Homework will alternate between Maths and English each week.

PE lessons will take place on MONDAY afternoon. Please can all children bring a named PE kit and suitable footwear. This should be both an indoor and outdoor kit that will stay in their locker at all times.  

As the colder weather approaches please can children bring coats as it can become a little chilly at playtime and lunchtime.

Thank you for your support.                                                                                  

Miss Quimby, Mrs Gee & Mrs Hill :)

 

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Year 3 will be swimming in the new year.  Please look out for a letter, giving further details when we return after Christmas.

 

Important Dates

Thursday 19th December - BREAK UP

Friday 20th December - INSET

Monday 6th January -INSET

Tuesday 7th January - Term Begins

Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th February - Parents' Evening

Monday 17th - Friday 21st February - SCHOOL CLOSED Half Term