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Welcome to Year 3 and Key Stage Two

 

26.6.19

Homework this week is combining both facts and features from English and History lessons. Children are to complete a poster of their choice (A4 or A3) about Roman life. Children can apply features from their writing lessons eg. Simple and complex sentences, subordinating conjunctions and exciting, powerful vocabulary to add extra details to their poster. Children have been encouraged to make them as eye catching and exciting as possible. The poster can be completed on the computer or by hand and can have both text and images. Enjoy! :)

27.3.19

We had a fantastic day at Wolseley on Tuesday and the children all seemed to really enjoy their day there. The weather stayed bright and we had lots of fun pond dipping and comparing the pond life to the river life. The frog spawn was exciting to see and there was so much of it! Everyone enjoyed using the magnifying glasses to look closely at the creatures swimming around in the trays. Thank you very much to the parents who came to support us.

Since returning from our visit, we have been writing non-fiction recounts of the day, using key features such as past tense, paragraphs, factual sentences, time adverbials and chronological order.

Our spellings at the moment are focussing on prefixes and how they change the meaning of the word. The English homework this week is to use prefixes to change the meaning of the root words given.  The children have also been asked to write a short paragraph about the pond dipping yesterday. The challenge is to underline examples of different word classes for example, adjectives, verbs, prepositions, nouns, conjunctions.

Parents evening times will be given out by the end of this week.

Enjoy the sunshine!

11.3.19

Spring term is racing by and we are starting to enjoy the slightly warmer weather outside. Our topic of water, rivers and coasts continues until Easter and we are enjoying finding out about coastal features at the moment. Our World Book Day last Thursday was an exciting day full of interesting activities including reading in tents, creating weird and wonderful potions for George’s Marvellous Medicine and designing story board games.

In Maths we have a big push on times tables in Y3 as children are expected to know and recall facts for all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the middle of Y4. Aside from reading it is the single most  important part of Y3 homework because it makes a huge difference to maths confidence and number fluency.  All help at home is greatly appreciated as we want all our children to be successful and confident mathematicians with a good mental agility.

 

22.11.18

Wow! How are we into our third week of the Autumn two term? Time is really flying! The children in Y3 have been working ever so hard over the past couple of weeks. 

Over the past half term we have been focussing on 'The Stone Age'. Children have developed their knowledge of how Stone Age people lived, what Stone Age people ate and also what an average day in the Stone Age was actually like. We were privileged to have the 'Time Zone' company come in and host a Stone Age themed day which the children thoroughly enjoyed! Thank you for supporting with contributions towards that day and also with amazing costumes!

In Maths over the past few weeks we have been focussing on these areas; 

  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction
  • Multiplication
  • Division
  • 3D shapes and properties
  • Fractions
  • Our new text in English is Stig of the Dump by Clive King which many of you may remember from your own childhood. It is a great link to the Stone Age and we are enjoying reading the story together.

  • Our visit to the theatre today to see The Wind in the Willows was a great experience and the children loved seeing how the story came to life on the stage.

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    PE days this half term for 3CH are now Monday afternoons and Friday mornings. Just a reminder that earrings can either be removed before school on those days or at the start of the lesson if your child is confident in doing so. Long hair does need to be tied back for safety reasons.

     

    See you at the Christmas Fair!

 

We are starting the year with Forest School on a Monday afternoon so please remember to send in Forest School kit!

Maths and English homework will be set alternately on a Wednesday to be handed in on the Monday.

Spellings will go home on a Friday and then tested the following Friday.

 

P.E day is  on Thursday for 3CH. Please send children with kit etc. appropriate to the season. If your child wears earrings, they may prefer to leave them at home on PE days. Otherwise they do need to be able to remove them and replace them independently in school.

Our class timetable is also available for you to view but please note this is subject to change.

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Do have a look at our Stone Age topic flyer at the bottom of the page to see

what other exciting things we have planned for the term!

 

26th  September

This week, as part of our science work on rocks we have made our own fossils by mixing salt dough and impressing shells into it!