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Friday 9th July
 

Monday morning 12th July
You will have received your child's Report, along with a transition booklet and overview of the learning in Year 4. On Monday morning the children will be visiting their new classes and spending the morning with their new teachers and TA's. 3B are with Mrs koch and Mrs Summers and will become 4K, and 3R are with Mrs Burton and Mr Sharp and will become 4B.
 

Sports Week 
The children enjoyed running a mile around the playground, taking part in the Duathlon, being involved in team games and the House group competition for our Sports morning. It was a fantastic opportunity for those with particular sporting abilities to shine and we were proud of all of them for taking part so enthusiastically.


Maths
In Maths we continued our time topic. This week the children recapped their learning on telling the time in minutes as working out the minutes to the hour proved to be tricky. Next week they will learn about the terms AM and PM as well as comparing amounts of time.


English

Following our sporting theme, this week the children used their knowledge of instruction writing in order to create a 'Recipe for a Great Sporting Event'. We had 'a dollop of fairness', ' a squirt of sportsmanship' and 'a scoop of competitiveness' among other ideas which were then mixed well together!


History

This week in History the children became philosophers, discussing the question 'What is fairness?' Next week we will be learning about some famous Ancient Greek philosophers.


Geography

In our Geography learning this week we explored how farming has changed the landscape. 


RE

Our RE learning this week was about how Jews remember their festival of Passover and what items are used to help them remember. The children made Matzos bread and explored the story of Moses and how God used him to free the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt. We also had the Bishop of Horsham, Bishop Ruth, in our classroom briefly on Friday morning when she visited the school to speak at the Year 6 Leaver's Service. She spoke to the children about their transition to Year 4.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.

 

Greek Day Plays

Please follow the link to the Video resource centre to watch our Greek Plays.

https://henryfermor.primarysite.media/playlist/year-3


Swimming
Swimming has now ended for this academic year and so there will be no swimming in the final week of term.
 

Homework
There will be no homework set next week as it is the final week of this academic year!

 

Have a restful weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Children involved in the House Group Challenge on Friday.
Friday 2nd July

 

Greek Day Plays

Please follow the link to the Video resource centre to watch our Greek Plays.

https://henryfermor.primarysite.media/playlist/year-3
 

PE & Sports Week -  5th - 8th July
In PE we have continued to practice some of the events which will be held on Sports Day. Sports Week is next week and children should come into school in their PE kits Monday -Thursday and be in full school uniform on Friday. Sports Day for Year 3 is next Wednesday at 1pm-2pm on the field. They should wear their House coloured t-shirt on Sports Day but on the other days, for washing purposes if necessary, they can wear another top in their House colour. No more than 1 parent is permitted for each child so that we can follow the strict social distancing rules.


Maths
In maths we have learnt about the months of the year, hours in a day and minutes in an hour. The children have been grappling with the concepts of 'minutes to' and 'minutes past' the hour. Next week we will be telling the time in minutes, and using the terms AM and PM.


English

In English this week we have been exploring calligrams and shape poems. The children wrote their own pieces based on an animal and were able to use the features we had discussed. 


History

This week in History the children used their prediction skills when reading part of the story of Homer's 'Odyssey'. They drew some very fierce looking pictures of the one eyed monster Cyclops! Next week we will be discussing philosophy.


Geography

Our Geography learning has taken us into the world of agriculture and farming. The children learnt about arable, pastoral and mixed farming. We had some interesting conversations about where our food comes from and how it ends up on our tables.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.

 


Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 11th
3B - Friday 18th
3R - Friday 25th
3B - Friday 2nd
3R - Friday 9th
3B - Friday 16th


Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

 

Enjoy your weekend!

The Year 3 Team

Friday 25th June

 

Greek Day Plays

Please follow the link to the Video resource centre to watch our Greek Plays.

https://henryfermor.primarysite.media/playlist/year-3

Creative Week

This week has been our creative week, with the theme ‘flying on, flying high’. We have made wire butterflies, experimented with making different paper aeroplanes and written poetry.
Maths
In maths we have finished our topic on fractions and have begun our topic of time. We have recapped telling the time to the hour and half past. Next week we will be learning about the months of the year, hours in a day and minutes in an hour.

English

In English this week we have been working on writing our own instructions. We have learned about time adverbs and imperative verbs, which supported us to write detailed instructions. We finished off the week by following instructions to make cucumber sushi and then writing our own instructions of how to make it.

History

To coincide with our creative week and our learning of Ancient Greece, we learnt about amphitheatres and the types of performances which would have taken place there. We designed our own masks for a performance and role played a scene from a Greek myth using mime and a narrator.
Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.

PE
In PE we have continued to practice some of the events which will be held on Sports Day. This week we have practiced our relays and throwing a bean bag into a hoop.

Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 11th
3B - Friday 18th
3R - Friday 25th
3B - Friday 2nd
3R - Friday 9th
3B - Friday 16th

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. On Tuesday’s there is booster and gala swimming groups and the children already know who they are.

Enjoy your weekend!

The Year 3 Team

Friday 18th June

Greek Day

Our Greek day was a huge success! The children have been working extremely hard in their groups, planning, writing, editing and finally rehearsing their play scripts. Each group performed a scene from their version of King Midas and the Golden Touch. All the children put an outstanding amount of effort into their costumes, props and learning their lines. Thank you for supporting your child by ensuring that they had a costume and props for the day.
Maths
This week in maths we have learnt about finding equivalent fractions using images and then began to think how we can link this to our times tables. We have also begun ordering fractions with the same denominator and different numerators e.g. 1/6, 3/6, 5/6 and 6/6. In this case, the smaller the numerator, the smaller the fraction. We also looked at fractions with a numerator of 1 and different denominators e.g. 1/9, 1/7,1/5. We learnt that in this case, the greater the denominator, the smaller the fraction.

English

This week we finished rehearsing for our Greek Day plays and performed them in front of the green screens so that the special effects could be added after. Next we began our new topic, instructional writing. We have observed how to make a ham and cucumber sandwich and then tried writing our own instructions.

 

Art

We have learnt how mosaics were used as decoration and begun creating our own. We have used cubes, dipped in paint to print squares of colour over our pictures of the Parthenon.
 

RE
This week we revised the meaning of a covenant and considered what promises we have made, whether it is possible to maintain that promise as well as thinking about those which are impossible to keep. We linked this to the story of Abraham and his wife Sarah.

 

Science
In Science this week we have designed our own balanced meal using different foods from each food group, ensuring that carbohydrates, fruits and vegetables were the two food groups we ate the most from.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.

PE
In PE we have continued to practice some of the events which will be held on Sports Day. This week we have practiced throwing the javelin and quoit, thinking about how to stand in order that we can throw as far as possible.

Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 11th
3B - Friday 18th
3R - Friday 25th
3B - Friday 2nd
3R - Friday 9th
3B - Friday 16th

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day.

Enjoy your weekend!

The Year 3 Team

Friday 11th June
Greek Day – Tuesday 15th June
Notice – If possible could you please send your child in with an unbreakable reusable cup and plate to use in our food tasting section of the day. We are trying to think of the environment and not have to use throw away plastics.

We are holding a Greek Day in Year 3 this coming Tuesday 15th June. For this day the children are encouraged to come to school in a Greek costume. This doesn’t need to be elaborate and if they don’t want to come in a complete costume a headdress or belt would suffice. They will be performing parts of a Greek play which they will have written and engaging in an artistic activity. The children have particular parts, for which they may want to source some simple props from home. They will also be tasting some Greek food. If your child has any allergies to certain food types, please let us know via a message in their Contact Book.

Maths
We began the term in Maths by continuing our topic of fractions. The children learnt about how to calculate fractions of amounts and a set of objects. We ended the week looking at equivalent fractions and we will be continuing this next week.

English

This week we have been thinking about our characters in preparation for our play performances next week on Greek Day. We have been fine tuning our scripts by adding stage directions and editing. On Monday we will be rehearsing in preparation for Tuesday.
 

Geography

This week in Geography we have learnt about the features of a city. We designed our own ‘cities’.
 

RE
We have started out new unit of work in RE which is Judaism and exploring the question, ‘What symbols and stories help Jewish people remember their covenant with God?’ We reminded ourselves about what the word covenant means and thought about the significance of the rainbow for the Jews.

 

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.

PE
In PE we were able to use the field and practice some skills in preparation for our Sports Day.

Science
Our new topic in science is Food and Nutrition. We started our learning by thinking about the different food groups and which is important to eat more or less of. Next week we will be looking into this in more detail, and further on in the term we will be predicting and looking at how much sugar is in certain foods.

Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 11th
3B - Friday 18th
3R - Friday 25th
3B - Friday 2nd
3R - Friday 9th
3B - Friday 16th

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day.

Enjoy the sunshine this weekend!

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Friday 28th May

Maths

This week in Maths we have learnt about tenths, counting in tenths and tenths as a decimal. On Friday we learnt how to place fractions on a number line.

English

This week we have looked at the features of play scripts. In preparation for our Greek day in Term 6, the children have begun writing their play scripts. Next term they will continue writing the final scenes, plan and make the props and then learn their lines off by heart. They will then perform their plays on our themed day.

Geography

This week in Geography we have learnt about the features of a town. We have learnt that Crowborough is an example of a town.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.

PE

In PE we have been playing tennis. We have learnt how to stop the ball using our racquet and begun a short rally with a partner. This week we drew our own mini courts and had a go trying to get it over the line in the middle.

Science

This week in Science we looked at ways to change the length of a shadow as part of our topic on Light. We used torches and glue sticks to investigate the lengths of the shadow when we moved the torch further and further away.

Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 23rd 
3B - Friday 30th
3R - Friday 7th
3B - Friday 14th
3R - Friday 21st
3B - Friday 28th

Please note that the week which 3R missed will be made up at a later date. The order for swimming will remain as above.

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. We are learning tennis skills this term and have so far learned how to stop the ball using the racket, hold the racket and hit the ball using our forearm.

And finally…Greek Day
We are holding a Greek Day in Year 3 on Tuesday 15th June. For this day the children are encouraged to come to school in a Greek costume. This doesn’t need to be elaborate and if they don’t want to come in a complete costume a headdress or belt would suffice. They will be performing parts of a Greek play which they will have written and engaging in an artistic activity. They will also be tasting some Greek food. If your child has any allergies to certain food types, please let us know via a message in their Contact Book.

 

We hope you have a wonderful, restful half term!

The Year 3 Team

Friday 21th May

Maths

The children continued to explore fractions. This week they were learning about equivalent fractions and cementing this knowledge by counting in fractions. They used an interactive computer program to test their skills. They finished the week by showing us how much they had learnt so far. Next week we are continuing the topic by thinking about tenths.

English

In English we have had lots of fun through role playing the characters in the King Midas story. Following on from this, the children have been learning the correct punctuation for direct speech. Next week we are moving on to look at play scripts and their features and the children will be writing their own play scripts based on the same King Midas story.

RE

In RE we learnt about the fruits of the Holy Spirit and described them. We thought about times when we have experienced them and times when we would need to use them. Next week we will think about how the fruits and gifts of the Spirit are shown through the work of Christians.

History

This week in History we have learnt about ancient Greek architecture and the different names for the columns found in the temples. We are moving on to think about Greek literature which will tie into our work on play scripts in English.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.
Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 23rd 
3B - Friday 30th
3R - Friday 7th
3B - Friday 14th
3R - Friday 21st
3B - Friday 28th

Please note that the week which 3R missed will be made up at a later date. The order for swimming will remain as above.

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. We are learning tennis skills this term and have so far learned how to stop the ball using the racket, hold the racket and hit the ball using our forearm.

Make the Rules day
Friends of Fermor have organised a ‘Make the Rules day’ next Friday 28th May. Your child will have been given a small form where they can tick ‘rules’ which they would like to make for a fee of 50p per rule. Please bring in the money in cash on the day in order for your child to be allowed to do things differently on the last day of term!

And finally…Greek Day
We are holding a Greek Day in Year 3 on Tuesday 15th June. For this day the children are encouraged to come to school in a Greek costume. This doesn’t need to be elaborate and if they don’t want to come in a complete costume a headdress or belt would suffice. They will be performing parts of a Greek play which they will have written and engaging in an artistic activity. They will also be tasting some Greek food. If your child has any allergies to certain food types, please let us know via a message in their Contact Book.

 

We hope you have a relaxing weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Friday 13th May

Maths

This week we continued our fractions topic, learning to recognise and find 1/3 of a group of objects or shape. Next they have learnt about unit and non- unit fractions.

English

In English we have looked at the story of Perseus and plotted the main events on a story mountain. Next we have focused on a part of the story and tried to think of powerful verbs instead of those we have used already.

Science
This week in science the children have learnt about the positive and negative effects of the sun. We have discussed how it helps the body to produce Vitamin D which enables the body to absorb calcium for healthy bones and teeth as well as how it can help us to regulate our moods and feel happier. We have also learnt that not protecting ourselves with hats, sun cream and sunglasses can lead to use developing diseased like skin cancer.

History

This week in History we have learnt about the Parthenon, a big war between Sparta and Athens. We learnt how the Athenians tried to build a wall to the coast enabling them to still get supplies but that the Spartans burned their crops to the ground. The children were also able to use cross curricular skills from Geography and locate Sparta and Athens on a map.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.
Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 23rd 
3B - Friday 30th
3R - Friday 7th
3B - Friday 14th
3R - Friday 21st
3B - Friday 28th

Please note that the week which 3R missed will be made up at a later date. The order for swimming will remain as above.

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. We are learning tennis skills this term and have so far learned how to stop the ball using the racket, hold the racket and hit the ball using our forearm.

 

We hope you have a great weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 13th May

Maths

This week we continued our fractions topic, learning to recognise and find 1/3 of a group of objects or shape. Next they have learnt about unit and non- unit fractions.

English

In English we have looked at the story of Perseus and plotted the main events on a story mountain. Next we have focused on a part of the story and tried to think of powerful verbs instead of those we have used already.

Science
This week in science the children have learnt about the positive and negative effects of the sun. We have discussed how it helps the body to produce Vitamin D which enables the body to absorb calcium for healthy bones and teeth as well as how it can help us to regulate our moods and feel happier. We have also learnt that not protecting ourselves with hats, sun cream and sunglasses can lead to use developing diseased like skin cancer.

History

This week in History we have learnt about the Parthenon, a big war between Sparta and Athens. We learnt how the Athenians tried to build a wall to the coast enabling them to still get supplies but that the Spartans burned their crops to the ground. The children were also able to use cross curricular skills from Geography and locate Sparta and Athens on a map.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.
Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 23rd 
3B - Friday 30th
3R - Friday 7th
3B - Friday 14th
3R - Friday 21st
3B - Friday 28th

Please note that the week which 3R missed will be made up at a later date. The order for swimming will remain as above.

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. We are learning tennis skills this term and have so far learned how to stop the ball using the racket, hold the racket and hit the ball using our forearm.

 

We hope you have a great weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 4th May

Maths

This week we continued our fractions topic. The children were finding ½ and ¼  of a whole. Next week we will be focusing on thirds and unit fractions. Our number day was a huge success. The children enjoyed a ‘wide game’ of activities where they gathered a clue as they achieved each challenge. They then had to crack the clue to find the secret combination which then opened a padlocked box! Inside the box were the objects for the next challenge!!

English

In English we used the Greek Myth story of Perseus in order to recap our knowledge of conjunctions and the main and subordinate clauses within a sentence. Next week we will be continuing to use the story of Perseus for our writing.

Science
This week in science the children explored reflection through using mirrors. They learnt first hand that a reflection is the reverse image. They wrote a message and then used the mirror to write it backwards in order for a partner to try and decipher by using the mirror again, but this time to show it the correct way round. We also ventured outside and the children used mirrors in order to walk along a chalk line instead of looking directly at it.

Geography

Our Geography learning took us around Britain as the children looked at various maps and worked out which types of settlement they showed. They then ordered them from smallest to largest and learn the correct names for each. Next week we will be looking in more detail about what makes a village.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.
Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 23rd 
3B - Friday 30th
3R - Friday 7th
3B - Friday 14th
3R - Friday 21st
3B - Friday 28th

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. We are learning tennis skills this term.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Friday 30th April

Maths

This week we have begun our new topic in Maths on fractions. We began by comparing a number of objects and using the vocabulary equal and unequal. We have then applied this knowledge to shapes as well as deciding how many parts a shape has been equally divided into. Next week we will be learning about finding 1/2 , 1/4 and 1/3.

English

This week we have looked at several versions of Daedalus and Icarus. We have compared how the versions of the myth are similar and different. Then we have had a go at writing our own paragraphs as a group. Next week we will be learning about conjunctions and the main and subordinate clauses within a sentence.

History

The children have all been very enthusiastic learning about Ancient Greece this week. They learnt about the Ancient Greek invention of democracy and compared it to how the UK elect their government.

Geography

This week we have begun our new topic on Settlements. We have all shared what we already think a settlement is and thought of questions that we want answers to. Next week we will be learning what a farmstead, hamlet, village, town and city are.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.
Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 23rd 
3B - Friday 30th
3R - Friday 7th
3B - Friday 14th
3R - Friday 21st
3B - Friday 28th

Numbers Day
On Friday 7th May it will be Numbers Day. A day centred around numbers and all things to do with Maths. The children have been asked to create and wear an accessory linked with numbers throughout the day, whilst still wearing their uniform. This could be something on a lanyard, a hat, headband or anything else that they can think of. They do not need to bring in any money for this event.

Homework
Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. Your child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. We are learning tennis skills this term.

 

We hope you have a wonderful bank holiday weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Friday 23rd April

Remembering HRH Duke of Edinburgh - On Monday morning at 10 am we gathered as a whole school in the grounds with the flag half mast and accompanied by a uniformed officer to remember the passing of HRH the Duke of Edinburgh. It was a poignant time together and one we hope the children will remember in years to come.

Maths

This week we have continued our learning from the end of last term by looking at money. The children have in been thinking in particular about giving change, and so it would be really helpful if you could engage with them at home by allowing them to buy something at the shops and challenge them to calculate the change. We will be continuing this topic next week.

English

The children have engaged in much discussion and role played characters from two Greek Myth stories ‘Pandora’s Box’ and ‘Arachne the Spinner’. If you have any books about Greek Myths at home do dig them out and have them at hand for your child to look at. Next week we will be exploring the story of ‘Icarus’.

History

Our fascinating topic for term 5 & 6 is Ancient Greece. This week the children were introduced to Greece and learnt whereabouts it is in the world. They compared modern Greece with Ancient Greece geographically, and learnt about when the Ancient Greek empire was in relation to other Ancient civilisations and empires. Next week we will be learning about the Ancient Greek invention of democracy.

RE

Following on from the event of the Easter story, this week in RE the children learnt about the birth of the church and the story of Pentecost. Next week we will be thinking about what the Kingdom of God is all about.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly, filling in their Reading Record as you do so. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non-fiction books.
Swimming
Swimming is on a Friday afternoon is as follows:
3R - Friday 23rd 
3B - Friday 30th
3R - Friday 7th
3B - Friday 14th
3R - Friday 21st
3B - Friday 28th

Homework
Homework will commence again next week. Please look on the homework page from Monday evening onwards for information. There will be spelling lists and a homework task. You child will know which colour spelling list they should learn.

PE
Our PE day is Wednesday. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school that day. We are learning tennis skills this term.

 

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Thursday 1st April

Maths

This week we have begun a short topic on money. So far the children have learnt the coins used in the UK and the notes. They have then practiced making amounts using just coins under £1, then just notes and finally a combination of notes and coins. We have been really impressed by their ability to add several numbers together mentally!

English

To conclude our topic using 'The Tin Forest' by Helen Ward we have continued to look at the character of the Old Man and what other clues we could gather from the text. In our final lesson, the children created their own rainforest plant, flower or animal to add to our display.

Science

This week in science we learnt about transpiration and how it is the process by which water moves through a plant. We used celery and food dye to observe this happening and saw how the colour was drawn up through the stem into the leaves.

RE

This week in RE we learnt about the main events surrounding Easter, beginning on Maundy Thursday at the Last Supper and concluding with Jesus' resurrection on Easter Sunday. The children could all retell the story to their partners including key events like in the Garden of Gethsemane where Jesus is betrayed by Judas. The children considered the emotions that the disciples would have felt at key events and then considered when they too had felt that same emotion. 

Reading
Thank you for your continued efforts reading with your children since returning to school. Every child will now have had a couple of books to take home. Please continue to read a variety of fiction and non fiction texts with your children daily, throughout the Easter break. As well as this please ensure you are logging all reading your child does in their yellow reading record whether they are a free reader or a banded book reader. 

 

We hope you have a restful Easter break!

 

The Year 3 Team

Friday 26th March

Maths

This week we have assessed our multiplication and division learning and used our multiplication knowledge to answers questions to do with scaling. We have also been thinking about working systematically.

English

At the beginning of the week the children responded to our text by creating their own jungle pictures. We then continued by thinking more about our main character and used role play to help us do this. The week’s learning culminated in writing a diary entry where we used all of our knowledge about him.

Science

We continued our topic about plants and this week we learnt some new scientific language in order to describe an investigation into the amount of water plants need in order to grow.

RE

Next week is Holy Week and this week in RE we learnt about the events of Maundy Thursday and thought about the meaning behind those events.

Reading
Thank you for your continued efforts reading with your children since returning to school. Every child will now have had a couple of books to take home. Please ensure you are logging all reading your child does in their yellow reading record whether they are a free reader or a banded book reader. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non fiction books.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Friday 19th March

Well done for another fantastic week of learning. It is so wonderful being back together again.

Maths

This week we have been recapping some key learning from our week of division learning from the lockdown period.
English

In English we have begun looking at a new text, whose name we are yet to reveal. We have used our imagination to create our own pictures to accompany the narrative from the first two pages using chalk, oil pastels and crayons. We have also described the main character using inferences we have made from the book too. On Friday we have then created our own dream jars and made a beautiful display.

Art

This week we have continued our self portraits in the style of Picasso. We had to trace the outline of our face and add our features without taking our pencil off the page! It was a little tricky but everyone did a great job!

Reading
Thank you for your continued efforts reading with your children since returning to school. Every child will now have had a couple of books to take home. Please ensure you are logging all reading your child does in their yellow reading record whether they are a free reader or a banded book reader. Please also encourage your child to read a variety of genres from both fiction and non fiction books.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

 

Friday 12th March

Welcome Back!

It has been a delight to have the children back in class again and lovely to see them enjoying themselves at work and play. They have quickly settled back into the school routines and have really loved seeing all of their friends again, as we have loved seeing them all!

Home Learning

Thank you for the Home Learning work you sent in with your child. It was a delight to look through it all and share it together as whole classes. To celebrate your child’s achievements, they have brought home a well done certificate. We really appreciate all of the hard work and creativity that went into producing home learning of great quality and quantity. Well done!

World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day in true Fermor style with a special worship which was visited by book characters from far and wide. The children had fun spotting which teachers were inside the costumes and the teachers had quite a lot of fun too! We stopped, dropped and read at various points during the day and found out about a huge range of books as the children shared about the character they had dressed up as.

Maths

This week we have been recapping some key multiplication learning from the lockdown period.
English

In English we used the beautiful book by Charlie Mackesy ‘The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse’. The children wrote their own dialogue based on the book. They did extremely well in getting to grips with punctuating speech.

Science

In Science we learnt about the different parts of a plant and looked at some different types of plants.

Art

Over the week the children have been exploring the art of Picasso and have started to draw their own Picasso inspired portraits.

Reading
Every child should have taken home an appropriate level reading book in order to continue reading at home. Thank you for the fantastic effort you have put into reading with your children over the lockdown period. 

 

We hope you have a relaxing weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

Thursday 17th December

Year 3 have had an enjoyable week, enjoying the Christmas activities.

Next Term

Please ensure your child returns wearing the correct uniform – a white shirt, not a polo shirt please, and a tie-able tie, not one that uses elastic. Please make time to help your child learn to tie their tie and do up their own shoe laces if they are not able to do so independently.

Reading
As busy as the Christmas period can be, it’s important to help support your child’s progress in reading by making time to do so every day. As well as reading you can listen to podcasts such as: https://www.storynory.com/
Every child should now have a school reading book and a Reading Record and we very much encourage you to read regularly with them.

 

We would like to thank you all for supporting your child’s learning over the last two terms. We have been most fortunate as a school not to have had to close down any pods.

 

We wish you good health and hope you have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 11th December

Maths

This week in Maths we have been learning to add and subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers both crossing boundaries and not crossing boundaries. We have also tried solving some worded problems.

English

This week we have been thinking about poetry and what makes a successful performance. We have learnt how to use volume, intonation, drama/action, expression and pace.

History

This week in history we learnt that during the Neolithic period people had begun to make pots using clay. We even had a go ourselves, using our thumb to first make a hole in the centre of a lump of clay and then spread the clay further. Finally, we used tools to decorate it and a rim, in a similar way to how they were decorated before.

Geography

In Geography we learnt about the three states a volcano can be in; active, dormant or extinct. We have also thought about the positive and negative effects of living near a volcano.

R.E.

This week in RE we have learnt about Baptism. We have learnt that John the Baptist baptised Jesus. We learnt what happens during a Christian baptism and the symbolism of using water to cleanse our sins.
Next Week
Next week the final day for giving out cards will be Wednesday, please ensure that all cards to be given out in class are brought in by Monday, so they can be put into isolation inside the post box, before being distributed. We have suggested that they tuck the envelopes closed rather than lick them.

Next term

Swimming will reconvene the first week back beginning with 3R.
Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly.
Homework
For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ is also very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

 

We wish you a restful weekend,

The Year 3 Team

Friday 4th December

Maths

This week in Maths we have begun to use the column method to subtract which builds on our previous learning about place value and our practical exploration of the base ten apparatus.

English

We have started our final unit of learning for this term and introduced the children to Performance Poetry. We have watched famous authors perform their poems, as well as teachers and teaching assistants having a go at bringing some drama into the classroom! Much to the amusement of the children! The children have started to understand what makes a successful performance.

History

This week in history we learnt about Neolithic Homes and contrasted them with the early Palaeolithic Stone Age dwellings. We shared the children’s learning on Neolithic burial sites and were interested to note just how many there are within driving distance of where we live.

Geography

In Geography we have continued our topic called Volcanoes. This week the children learnt about how a volcano is formed, which linked very well into a previous homework task on different types of volcanos.
R.E.

This week in RE we have learnt about the role of God the Holy Spirit. The children now have a clear understanding about the roles that the different persons of God fulfil. Next week we will be learning about Christian baptism.
Christmas!
On Friday the children recorded carols for the Carol Concert which will be streamed live from All Saints Church on Tuesday 15th December. Due to Covid restrictions, only Year 6 and their parents will be at the church, but the rest of Key Stage 2 will still be involved through these recordings which will be interspersed with the ‘live’ carols, readings and sermon taking place in the church. Parents will be sent a link so that they can log into a private YouTube channel in order be able to watch. Details to follow via email. Please make sure that you have booked a Christmas lunch and a ticket for the Santa’s Grotto via the Parent Pay platform, if you wish your child to partake in these during the final week of term.
Next Week

Next week the children will be performing poetry and learning about the significance of pots in the Neolithic Age. Friday 11th December will be 3B’s final swimming session before we break up for Christmas.

Christmas Cards

Following further discussions in our staff meeting, we have decided that children can bring in cards to put in a box before the last week of term. They will only be allowed to exchange cards with children from their class.  These will be given out at intervals before the last day of term. We have suggested that they tuck the envelopes closed rather than lick them.
Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly.
Homework
For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ is also very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

 

We wish you an enjoyable weekend,

The Year 3 Team

 

Friday 27th November

Maths

This week in Maths we have begun to solve questions mentally using our knowledge of adding 1 digit numbers as well as looking for patterns.

English

This week we put together all the things we have learnt about in previous lessons by writing a description of a setting. We have been trying to use appropriate verbs, interesting adjectives, adverbs, prepositions and conjunctions to write complex sentences. The children worked really hard to produce some impressive pieces of writing.

History

This week in history we learnt about the changes that began to occur during the Neolithic period. We discovered how people had begun to settle in one place, grow their own crops and domesticate animals.

Geography

In Geography we have begun our new topic called Volcanoes. We have linked our learning to Science and made models of the Earth and the layers that make it up using playdough.

R.E.

This week in RE we have learnt about the role of God the Son. We have learnt that Jesus is part of the Trinity, came to Earth as a baby but was also fully God. We call this Incarnation. He came to live on Earth and to save us from our sins.
Next Week
Next week we will using our prior knowledge and discussing the different types of volcanoes and where they can be found. We will also think about the events that happen during an eruption.

Friday 4th December will be 3R’s final swimming session before we break up for Christmas.

Christmas Cards

Following further discussions in our staff meeting, we have decided that children can bring in cards to put in a box before the last week of term. They will only be allowed to exchange cards with children from their class.  These will be given out on the last day of term. We have suggested that they tuck the envelopes closed rather than lick them.
Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly.
Homework
For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/ is also very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

 

We wish you a peaceful weekend,

The Year 3 Team

Friday 20th November

Maths

This week in Maths we have been drawing pictorial representations to help us add and subtract, particularly when crossing over the tens boundaries. We have also been using number lines to show clearly when the calculation requires us to cross over the nearest ten.

English

We have continued our work in English using the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit.  We have been exploring prepositions and adverbs in preparation for writing our own versions of the descriptions in the book next week.

Science

We continued to explore our Rocks and Soils topic this week by learning about the different layers of the earth. This tied into our previous learning about different types of rocks, and the fantastic research the children produced for their homework on this subject.

Geography

In Geography we have learnt about how tourism affects mountain regions and thought about the positive and negative effects.

History
The children learnt about the archaeologist Dorothy Garrod and her amazing discovery of a Neolithic sickle. The children had fun on our classroom 'dig' as they searched for the artefact in the sand!

R.E.

In R.E. we have explored the Creation story in the context of understanding the Trinity and the role of God the Father. The children were able to respond to the Bible story and reflect on some questions such as; I wonder why God was pleased with the things he created? I wonder why God created the night and the day? I wonder what you are most thankful for from creation? The children produced some lovely thoughtful responses.
Planet Patrol
Miss Rose led a worship this week on 'Planet Patrol' and she brought in her very own paddle board in order to tell us how she is involved with this organisation. She explained what we are going to be able to do to get involved. More information on this to follow.

Next Week
Next week we will be starting our Volcano topic in Geography. In History we will be looking at Farming in the Neolithic Age. In Science we will be testing rocks in order to put them into categories.
Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly.
Homework
For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is also very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

 

We wish you a good weekend break,

The Year 3 Team

 

Friday 13th November

Maths

This week in Maths we have been using our knowledge of number bonds to ten and applied it when adding and subtracting one digit numbers to two and three digit numbers. We have been using a number line and part - part whole models to help us.

English

We have continued our work in English using the text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit.  We have been using conjunctions to expand our ideas and write complex sentences.

P.E

This week we focused on improving our agility which is useful when playing a game like Hockey. We did relay races in our houses which involved running around cones and using a hula hoop before changing direction.

Geography

In Geography we have learnt about the difference between weather and climate. We have studied the weather of three locations in mountainous climates around the globe and considered whether this was typical for this time of year.

R.E.

In R.E. we have begun our topic on ‘Incarnation/God and the Trinity’. We have discussed what the Trinity is made up of and what this means to Christians.

Next Week

Next week we will be learning about the effect of tourism on mountainous climates in Geography. In Maths we will be continuing with addition and subtraction extending to adding and subtracting two digit numbers from two and three digit numbers.

Operation Christmas Child

A huge thank you to everyone who sent in boxes, they all looked wonderful! We really appreciate the time you have spent putting these together.

Remembrance Day

This year saw a different style of service on Wednesday. Both classes tuned into the live service being streamed from Beacon Academy as well as having a walk outside to see the amazing poppies that had been created by Year 6.

Reading

Please continue to read with your child regularly.

Homework

For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is also very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

 

We hope you have a relaxing weekend and look forward to seeing you all on Monday!

 

The Year 3 Team

Friday 6th November

Maths

In Maths this term the children are building on their previous Place Value learning and moving onto addition and subtraction. This week we were adding and subtracting 3 digit and I digit numbers using images.

English

In English we have engaged with our new text ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. This story links to our Geography topic this term which is Volcanoes. Through an exciting video, the children were able to identify with the people of Pompeii’s possible experience of living through the eruption of Vesuvius. They wrote descriptive sentences and thought about how they could improve them.

P.E

This term we are playing Hockey. We started by learning how to hold the stick correctly and practising ball control skills. We continue to swim this term on Friday afternoons with each class swimming every other week:

3R- 6.11.20

3B -13.11.20

3R- 20.11.20

3B- 27.11.20

3R- 4.12.20

3B -11.12.20

History

Our Stone Age topic is drawing to a close before we move onto the ‘Neolithic Revolution’. This week the children learnt about Scara Brae.

R.E
Our topic in R.E. this term is ‘Incarnation/God and the Trinity’. We looked back at our previous learning about Abraham and Noah being the People of God and linked this to how we are now going to be thinking about what God is like. We came up with some interesting questions connected to this new topic.

Next Week

Next week we will begin our new Science learning on ‘Rocks and Soils’. In English we will continue to engage with our new text and learn about subordinate clauses.

Operation Christmas Child

Just a reminder that if you are putting together a box of presents to send to needy children around the world in time for Christmas, then they need to be handed in by next Friday 13th.

And Finally…
Thank you for the really lovely gifts which you sent in for the FOFS Christmas Hampers. We had an array of green items which looked lovely when arranged together. The children really enjoyed their ‘bedtime story’ with Mrs Strand while wearing their Pajamas!
The children created really beautiful book marks as part of the school’s special Remembrance Day Art Initiative where Artwork from our school will to be sent to Beacon for a special virtual live Remembrance event to be held via Microsoft Teams from 10.45-11.05 on Wednesday 11 November. The Art will be shown during the 2 minute silence and parents are invited to attend. Please contact Beacon if you are interested in acquiring the link for this event.  

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly.
Homework
For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is also very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

 

We hope you have a relaxing weekend and keep safe if you are planning some Bonfire Night fireworks in your garden! 

 

The Year 3 Team

 

Friday 23rd October

Maths
This week we have been revisiting learning we found particularly challenging.

English

In English we have been honing our grammar knowledge and thinking about effective verb choices. The children were able to improve a piece of writing from the Stone Age Boy text and write expanded noun phrases. They enjoyed engaging with the story through role play.

P.E

The children finished activities from the interschool athletics competition, focusing this week in the speed bounce.

History

This week we learnt what the term ‘pre-historic’ means and were able to mark on a timeline when written history began.

Geography

We learnt about how different mountains are formed in Geography. The children were able to match the picture with the description of a Fold Mountain, Volcanic Mountain, Plateau Mountain and Block Mountain. We learnt about the movements the tectonic plates make in order to create the different mountains.

R.E
This term in R.E. we have been looking at the People of God and the stories of Noah and Abraham in the Old Testament. This week we thought about how Christians today obey God and learnt about the work of the Salvation Army.

Half Term Holiday

Next week is our half term holiday! Please take time to relax as a family, enjoy some books together and snatch some moments to practice your times tables, 3R will be working on 2’s, 5’s & 10’s and 3B have suggested tables written in their Contact Books. Please note, only once your child achieves 100% in a test can they progress to the next tables. Please read the information about Operation Christmas Child sent to you via email and the whole school Newsletter. It would be lovely to gather as many boxes as possible to send to children in need around the world. The deadline for this is Friday 13th November.

 

We hope you have a good holiday.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 16th October

Maths
This week we have been comparing objects and numbers and ordering numbers to 1000. The children have been counting in 50’s and linking this to the 5 times table.

 English

In English we have been exploring the main character in our story ‘Stone Age Boy’. The children have had great fun role playing the character in order to write from his point of view. They learnt what empathising with a character means, and put their thoughts and ideas into an informal letter as if they were the Stone Age boy writing to his parents from the Stone Age tribe.

P.E

The children engaged in some activities from the interschool athletics competition. This week they did the long jump and the shuttle run.

History

Our Stone Age theme saw our children exploring virtual artefacts from the Museum of London. They learnt about flint knapping and the different shapes and sizes of stones that would have been needed for various weapons. They learnt why the Stone Age is given this name.
     

Geography

We travelled across the continents this week in Geography as we explored the different tectonic plates and how they move to create mountains. It was fascinating to learn that Mount Everest is growing by 1cm each year due to the plates continuing to move towards each other.

R.E
This term in R.E. we have been looking at the People of God and the stories of Noah and Abraham in the Old Testament. The children have learnt about what Covenant means and thought about some of the characteristics of these two men of God and how their stories influence Christians today.

 Next Week

Next week is the final week of this first term and the children will be finishing their Place Value learning in Maths. In English we will be looking more closely at grammar in the context of the Stone Age Boy story. In Science we will be exploring our muscles and how they work.

Reading
Please continue to read with your child regularly.
 Homework
For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is also very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 5th October

Maths
We have continued learning about place value and applying our knowledge of numbers to 1000 by placing 2 digit and 3 digit numbers on a number line. We have also revised finding 1 and 10 more or less than a number, extending to finding 100 more or less than a given number.

English

We have been using our grammar knowledge to describe settings. We have thought about our five senses and tried to use a variety of interesting adjectives and adverbs.

P.E

This week 3B have had their first swimming lesson in the pool. 3R will be swimming next week and we will be alternating weekly.

History

Our Stone Age theme saw our children imagine they were hunter gatherers looking for various food to feed the tribe. We discussed which season they would be harvested in and also learnt the names of some poisonous berries and mushrooms.

Geography

Continuing with our topic on mountains we have been thinking about how a mountain is formed. We have learnt about the different features of a mountain and discussed how some are not just by themselves and may in fact be part of several making a mountain range.

Ashdown Forest

The children had a truly wonderful day at the Ashdown forest experiencing what life would have been like in the Stone Age. We learnt that Stone Age man actually settled in this area as we have since discovered lots of evidence of their presence such flint spear heads. We learnt how to hunt deer using stealth and the ability to hide well, make arrows using sticks and sharpening them on a rock, make clay pots and build dens.

Next Week

Next week in Maths, we will complete our Place Value topic. In English we will continue looking at grammar including tenses. We will also be developing our reading skills, in particular inference.

Reading

Every child should now have a school reading book and a Reading Record and we very much encourage you to read regularly with them.

Homework

For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should still have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 2nd October

Maths
We have continued learning about place value and applying our knowledge to making 3 digit numbers to 1000 using base 10 and pictures. We have also learnt about the expanded form as well as placing numbers on a number line.

English

This week we have begun our new text ‘Stone Age Boy’ and made predictions based on the front cover. We have retold the story using time connectives and key vocabulary from the text. Then we have looked at these different word types: adjective, noun, adverb and verbs creating our own expanded noun phrases about a cave and a forest.

P.E

In PE we have begun practising for our interschool Pentathlon. The children tried to see how high they could jump, how many times they could jump back and forth over a line and practised their relays. We look forward to submitting our results next week!

History

Our Stone Age learning has continued this week with learning about Doggerland. The children were fascinated to learn about this lost underwater world just on our doorstep!

Geography

This week we began our Marvellous Mountains topic by looking at the four tallest mountains in the UK. We ordered them by height and took part in a quiz about what they had learnt.

 

Next Week

We will be going on our trip to the Ashdown forest. Please remember to wear own clothes but those that are appropriate for the weather and environment as we will be outside regardless of the weather. It might be a good idea to pack a few layers as well as a waterproof and sturdy walking shoes or wellies. They will also need a packed lunch and water.

Reading

Every child should now have a school reading book and a Reading Record and we very much encourage you to read regularly with them.

Homework

For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practising times tables. You should still have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

Thank you for continuing to be so prompt at dropping off and picking up your children, this is greatly appreciated.

We hope you have a relaxing weekend.

The Year 3 Team

UG Dialogue

Still image for this video

Friday 25th September

Exciting News! As part of our Stone Age topic we can now confirm that we are taking the children to Ashdown Forest on Wednesday 7th October. You will have received an email outlining all of the details, including how to consent and make the modest payment to cover the coach fare through Parent Pay.

Maths
We have continued learning about place value and looking at part, part whole models, counting in 100s and making numbers to 1000 using base 10.

English

This week we have continued reading the book ‘Ug – Boy Genius of the Stone Age’. We have used hot seating and puppets to further explore the characters from the narrative. After that we created our own comic strip.

P.E

Continuing to take advantage of the good weather, we have enjoyed more PE on the field. This time taking part in relays, hoola hoop and other fun races in our houses.

History

Our history topic on The Stone Age began with a lesson travelling back in time. We pretended we were Stone Age people and had a go at trying to communicate a message from one group to another such as go hunting, build (a pretend) fire. In the classroom, we turned our tables on their side and had a go at our very own cave drawings!

Next Week

As part of our Worship we will be bringing in non-perishable food items such as

Pasta & rice, tinned fruit and vegetables. Please bring these in next week between Monday 28th and Wednesday 30th September and place them in the box outside our Year group door in the mornings.

Reading

Every child should now have a school reading book and a Reading Record and we very much encourage you to read regularly with them.

Homework

For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practicing times tables. You should still have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is very useful for times table games. The weekly spelling list can be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There is also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

Thank you for continuing to be so prompt at dropping off and picking up your children, this is greatly appreciated.

 

We hope you have a relaxing weekend.

The Year 3 Team

 

Friday 18th September

Maths
We have been learning about Place Value and partitioning numbers using the part part whole method. We have been exploring number bonds to 20 and using apparatus to help us with our sense of number.

English

The children have been introduced to our History topic for this term through the book ‘Ug – Boy Genius of the Stone Age’. They have been discussing how to describe a character using adjectives and creating complex sentences using a variety of conjunctions.

P.E

This week we soaked up the beautiful weather on the field playing a competitive inter-class rounders match.

Science

In Science we have begun learning about the human skeleton sharing what we already know and what we would like to find out.

Next Week

Coming up next week we will be starting our History and Geography topics where we will be learning about The Stone Age and Mountains.

Reading

Every child should have brought home a school reading book and a Reading Record this weekend and we very much encourage you to read regularly with them. Those children who have not yet been read with will be heard next week in order to properly assess their ability.

Homework

For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practicing times tables. You should still have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is very useful for times table games. There will be weekly spelling lists which will be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There will also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

Thank you for being so prompt at dropping off and picking up your children, this is greatly appreciated.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 11th September

Settling In

The children have settled very well into school life again and we are very proud of the way that they have been so receptive to the different routines. We are making sure that they are washing their hands regularly to keep everyone safe.

This Week

The children enjoyed listening to and making a comic strip of the West African story about Anansi and the Yam Hills. In keeping with this theme we made spider webs from sticks and wool and Jitter Bugs which actually moved! Well some moved, others were a little reluctant to due to technical problems! However, the children learnt about electrical circuits and had much fun through this creative activity.

Growth Mind-Set

Having a Growth Mind-Set is our school theme for September and one child certainly showed this when his Jitter Bug refused to move by saying ‘Well, it doesn’t matter because we can still look at them’. I’m sure you will all agree they do look fantastic.

Reading

Every child should have brought home a school reading book and a Reading Record this weekend and we very much encourage you to read regularly with them. Those children who have not yet been read with will be heard next week in order to properly assess their ability.

Homework

For Homework we will ask that you make a priority of reading with your child and practicing times tables. You should still have a login for Times Tables Rock Stars and the website https://www.topmarks.co.uk/  is very useful for times table games. There will be weekly spelling lists which will be found in the homework folder on this part of the website. There will also be another topic based activity. The homework will be uploaded by Monday evening for that week and spellings will be tested on the following Monday morning.

Thank you for being so prompt at dropping off and picking up your children, this is greatly appreciated.

We hope you have a lovely weekend.

The Year 3 Team

Friday 4th September

We were so happy to meet your beautiful children today and want to say a big thank you for sending them in looking so smart. We so enjoyed getting to know them and we hope that the children enjoyed the activities we had prepared for them to do. We are getting used to washing our hands and sanitising regularly and the new timings for lunch. We are sure that these new routines will become second nature very soon.

Just a few points to mention:

  • Please make sure that you provide your child with a healthy snack for break time as the school does not provide any fruit in Key Stage 2.
  • Contrary to an earlier email, we do not want children to bring in their own pencil cases, we are providing the children with named pencils and pens and other stationary equipment is also provided and being cleaned when necessary.
  • Please don’t put too much in your child’s lunch box. The children have a limited time in which to eat their lunches and some were finding it difficult to get through everything in their box!
  • Please could we ask you to make sure that your child’s hands are washed before you leave the house in the morning and that their hands are washed immediately on entering the house after being picked up from school at the end of the day.
  • Please also just check if all of your child’s personal items of clothing, including shoes and P.E. Kit are named clearly. A permanent marker pen is sufficient for this purpose.
  • We have sent home a Contact Book for your child. Please use it to communicate any messages and please look out for any messages which we may have written regarding your child.

We would like to wish you a very relaxing weekend and look forward to seeing the children again on Monday.

 

Best wishes,

The Year 3 Team

 

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