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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

The Landlord's Cat

 

Years 1,2 and 3 came together to perform The Landlord's Cat and they were incredible! The children have worked hard to learn several songs and actions... which I'm sure we will still be singing for another few days....

 

Lots of children had lines to learn, which they spoke with confidence.  Well done to all of you, you were AMAZING!

WE LOVE READING!

Every morning when we come into school we vote which book we would like to read that day. We make sure we read the blurb on the back of the book and take a quick flick through the pages to help us decide. Some chidren have even brought in their own books to be voted for. We also read some of our class chapter book, which is still The Magic Faraway Tree but we are now almost finished. What will we read next? Every morning we have some time to read and every afternoon we read for 15 minutes. Year 3 really do love to read!

Remembrance Day 2019

We sewed our own poppies to remind us of the soldiers who gave their lives for us during World War I and II and all the other incredibly brave service men and woman who go to war. Today we wore them with pride. We reminded ourselves that not all heros wear capes, and we are very thankful for the lives we can lead because of their bravery. We made our own wreath using templates of our hands as leaves and created poppies made of felt and card. Today we observed a 2 minute silence at 11'o clock in a whole school assembly. This afternoon we started some art work linked to Remembrance Day.

We Will Remember them!

Making our Poppies

 

First we cut out our felt template, then we sewed them together using a needle and thread. After that we gathered the back and added a stich to ensure the poppy was 3D. Next we carefully sewed on our button before finally using a safety pin to attach our poppy to our jumper or a hairband.

We shared our reading books with Year 4 and really enjoyed hearing them read their books to us.

Our Year 3 reading area is our favourite place to be!

Our Year 3 reading area is our favourite place to be! 1

Our reading corner

Tudor Workshop

Taking Maths Outside

We used our 'right angle finders' to search the classroom and the playground for right angles.

Music

Learning how to play instruments.

Fabulous Fables!

In English we have been looking at Fables. We spent time focusing on the text 'The Lion and the Mouse' which we read as a class. Then we looked at various fables and focused on how to read them with intonation and expression. In groups we noted the punctuation, read our text and finally we matched them to their moral.

Year 3/4 statutory spelling list

Newsletter Autumn 1

Year 3

Does each Summer holiday go faster than the previous year? We hope you had a fun packed break and feel well rested. As teachers, we are always excited about a new academic year, in particular when it is a new year group and a new job share where the children will be able to get the best of both of us as we plan together an exciting year ahead! Below we have given you an insight in to what the year will entail but if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to book an appointment to see us. In addition to this if any problems or concerns arise we will do our upmost to discuss and resolve these and keep you informed of the outcome. Please do not carry problems around with you; we don't want any tears from children or parentsJ

English

 The first genre of writing we will be learning about is Traditional Tales and Fables. We will begin by looking at a variety of fables, comparing, and contrasting different version of the same story. We will read the fables with expression and note the punctuation when we are reading. We will also look at ‘War and Peas’ by Micheal Foreman and produce lots of great writing around this story. The children will then write their own new fable, which will convey a moral. We will also read ‘Jim-a Cautionary Tale’ by Mini Grey and Hillaire Belloc.

 

Maths

We will cover lots of maths this first term, including: Place Value and Regrouping. Counting On and Back in Ones, Tens and Hundreds. Estimation, Magnitude and Rounding Measures , Mental Fluency ,Addition Written Subtraction. Problem Solving – Worded Problems. Statistics – Interpreting Bar Charts and Tables .Angles, Right Angles and Estimation.

 

Topic

This term we will focus on The Tudors and in particular, Henry's six wives. It had an amazing start this week with our Tudor show and workshop, the children learnt lots of super facts and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They had great big smiles on their faces all the way through and it was very interesting to learn all about Henry’s life. If you haven’t paid for this, please donate £6 to help us cover the cost. Topic covers a variety of lessons which include; History, Religious Education and  Geography.. Geography will follow next term.

 

Science

During the Autumn term the children will learn about ‘Forces and Magnets’ the children will compare how things move on different surfaces, they will notice that some forces need contact between 2 objects, but magnetic forces can act at a distance. They will observe how magnets attract or repel each other and attract some materials and not others.

 

PE

Throughout Key Stage 2, your child will continue to apply and develop a broader range of skills, learning how to use them in different ways and to link them to make actions and sequences of movement. They should enjoy communicating, collaborating and competing with each other. They should develop an understanding of how to improve in different physical activities and sports and learn how to evaluate and recognise their own success.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure full PE kit is sent to school, as this must be worn in order to participate.

We will also be doing Art, RE, Italian, ICT and Forest School.

Forest school is currently taking place on a Tuesday afternoon. Due to the fact we also have PE on Tuesdays, this may change (we will update you if there are any amendments.) The children can come to school in Forest School clothes on a Tuesday if they wish, to avoid changing so many times in one day.

Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday.

There will be a weekly times table test on a Thursday and a fortnightly mental maths test on a Friday.

Please don’t forget to listen to your child read EVERY NIGHT. Thank you in advance for your support.

 

Mrs Botterman, Mrs Cracknell and Mrs Eley

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