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Year 3 - 3B & 3BR

Weekly Round – Up

10th July 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We have finished our penultimate week of this final term and are heading towards our final week of the year and the summer holidays. Looking back over the past few months of this lockdown Home Learning period we are aware of how ably you have stepped up as Parents and Carers and become your children’s teachers. We have thoroughly enjoyed planning all of the work for you to use and have been so heartened and pleased by the results you have sent to us! This week we have noticed how some of you have been pursuing your own interests stemming from the learning we have been doing. This is so good to see, keep on being curious about the world around you and using your creativity to make new things.

 

Next week we have planned something a little bit different and we hope you will find it an enlivening and fun end to the term and our year together.

 

So, enjoy the sunshine that is promised this weekend and get ready to embark on the journey our final week will take us on!

 

Best wishes from the Year 3 team.

Bethany Thorndike's Chilean Volcano News Report

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Weekly Round – Up

3rd July 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,
 

We have been amazed by your continued commitment to home learning and have been ‘bowled over’ by the lovely creative work which has been produced this week. Do take time to look at the photo slide show above and be inspired by others and proud of your own achievements.

 

We would like to mention particularly, Megan, Cameron, Scarlett and Ruby for their research into ‘Mary of Exeter’ and Ruby and Tyler for learning poems off by heart and treating their families to a recital! Isabella took up Mrs Marchant’s challenge and wrote a book review on the classic book ‘The Secret Garden’. Many of you said how much you loved the ‘Missing Tennis Balls’ Maths challenge, there will be something similar next week so watch that space. Also we had some great fact files and PowerPoints on the South American country of Chile, and in particular it’s volcanos. We were very impressed by the quality of your shadow puppets and theatres and wish we could have seen the performances which no doubt your families were treated to! Finally we would like to congratulate Rebeka Cupsan for being awarded the ‘Artist of the Month’ trophy for her beautiful paper craft flowers and butterflies.

                                           

   

To add to your learning about Chilean volcanos we would like to commend to you Bethany Thorndike’s News Report video which you can watch here above. Taking the lead from her brother who produced a similar video for his year 5 learning on Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’. Enjoy!

 

We would like to wish you a very good weekend.

 

Best wishes from the Year 3 team.

Weekly Round – Up

26th June 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We have had some wonderful examples of your home learning this week and we are energised and happier for seeing them! Well done to you all for your creativity and hard work.

 

We have seen some lovely Factfiles and PowerPoints about Chile, and many of you sent in photos of measuring rice and water in your gardens and at kitchen tables. We hope that this hands on approach to measuring capacity in Maths was helpful and fun. We were also impressed by your exploration of shadows and the lovely shadow theatres which some of you had made. Another big hit was the wax resist art task. Well done for really grasping hold of the formal letter style and layout, we had some great examples of these letters from the old man to the Council persuading them to take away the rubbish! Next week we are starting a brand new text, so watch that space!

 

Spot the dogs in your home learning photos above?!

 

We do hope that you all have a very well earnt relaxing weekend, that’s the parents as well as the children!

 

 

Best wishes from the Year 3 team.

Weekly Round – Up

19th June 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Another week has flown by and we want to say a big well done to all of the children, as well as parents and carers, for keeping going and completing some great work. It will really stand you in good stead for the next academic year as you will be ready and in a good mind set to continue your learning. So don’t lose heart, keep persevering, it will pay dividends!

 

Once again the children have thrown themselves into our Tin Forest English work and produced some very good descriptive sentences and informal letters from the old man to Dora. We have included some photos of some very creative ‘Tin Forests’ which you have made. Children have also been enjoying the Art tasks, many of your pieces have been sent forward to Mrs Jeffs to be included in her choice for ‘Artist of the Month’. We had fun in school this week with the key worker childrens' class composing melodies with different rhythms using the Melody Maker on the Musiclab website, check it out if you haven’t already done so.

 

Next week our Science learning is about ‘Shadows’ and you will have the opportunity to make shadow puppets for which you will need some sticks, tape, card and a torch or movable lamp.

 

We do hope that you all have a very relaxing weekend.

 

Best wishes from the Year 3 team.

Weekly Round - Up

 

12th June 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

We hope you have all had a good week.  The work once again has been brilliant.  We have all enjoyed reading those very funny letters from the animals.  They have been very creative, and if true some of us certainly have some naughty pets! It’s so rewarding for us the teachers working at home, as we can tell that the children are enjoying our lessons when they put so much effort in. A special mention goes to Megan, Cameron, Oscar, Aadhil, Nafees & Isabelle Lawrence for their very funny letters from animals in a spot of bother, and Harrison for his use of humour in his Hogwarts Report.

 

 

The art based on Kandinsky has clearly been very popular, as has the Fireflies.  The children’s pictures are very attractive.  We could have made a beautiful display in our classrooms with everyone’s art.  

 

We have also enjoyed hearing about the other skills children have learnt during this time.  Lilia is now making a lovely cup of tea for her Mum, and like Macey- Mae, she too has learnt to ride a bike.  Frankie M is having much success growing his vegetables and sunflowers.  

 

Over the weekend save any small bits of packaging or silver foil, because on Monday we start with a new story in English, and a ‘stunning start’, involving junk modelling or collage….

 

Best wishes from the Year 3 team.

 

Aadhil's sun                                 Bethany's Kandinsky

 

Cameron's Fireflies                     Lilia and her dog!

 

Megan's Fireflies                        Oscar's fruit sun and facts

 

Paige's science experiment         Rebeka's collage

 

Ruby's Kandinsky                        Tyler's night sky

 

 

 

 

Your great work.....

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Weekly Round - Up

 

5th June 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

The first week of term 6 seems to have flown by for most of us Teachers and Teaching Assistants, as we have been in school much more this week as we adjust as a community to the phased return of children to their classes. We apologise in advance if our replies to your emails have been a little shorter than usual. We will still be keeping in touch and wanting to see all the great learning you have been doing, and as our year group is not one that has been asked to resume classes, providing quality home learning resources for you is still the priority.

 

We have been so pleased that many of you have responded so positively to our ‘Meerkat Mail’ English and Geography learning about Russia. We hope that you were able to use this week to catch up or revisit some prior Maths learning and apologise again for the administrative error! However we hope you found the space to focus on specific learning that was appropriate for you helpful.

 

Our new Special Educational Needs Coordinator, Mrs Ashdown, has started to put some  resources on the website under Key Information/Wellbeing. We are very aware that this prolonged lockdown period has affected everyone differently depending on each individual family situation, and that some children and parents may find dipping into some of these resources helpful. Please use your home learning time to do this if you feel that this would be a good use of your time. Also if your family is experiencing an event that has emotionally upsetting consequences, please do not feel that you have to carry on business as usual, but do take time to process and feel that you can take the peddle off home learning for a period. Just email us to let us know so that we know not to expect so much work from you and do not become unduly concerned. Communication is key isn’t it, for all of us, as we continue to spend prolonged periods of time in close proximity to our families and have to make contact with others at a distance, for the time being anyway.

 

 

Above are some examples of your great work, but can you also spot some photographs of cocoa plants taken on Aadhil’s grandpa’s farm in India?

 

 We would like to wish you all a very relaxing weekend.

 

The Year 3 Team

 

Weekly Round - Up

 

22nd May 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Here we are at the end of term 5 and we are all ready for a break over half term.  Once again well done to everyone for their hard work at home.  We have received so many examples of home learning and we the teachers send our congratulations to all of you, and especially the children.  We also realise that many children will now be 8 years old.  So, a belated Happy Birthday to you all.

 

The food miles work in geography has been excellent, and really interesting.  It’s hard to believe that our food starts its journey so far away in distant lands.  Sam has made a chart showing his findings.  I wonder if he was surprised!   Lily has sent in so many examples of all the work she has done.   We particularly liked her report on Gracie.  Gracie should feel very proud.  We could use Lily’s help when we start writing our reports for everyone!  Gracie has done some good work for English on Harry Potter.  Congratulations to Macey Mae who has learnt to ride a bike. Praise also goes to Sophie Cattell for being a model sister to new born Amelia, mummy is so proud of the way she is helping, Sophie also recorded herself practicing her 4 times table. Cameron McKirgan and Bethany Thorndike produced some exemplary Reports showing real style, obviously teachers in the making! Megan Ellul surprised mum this week by not waiting for her to come and help with home learning, but instead she used her initiative to start it all by herself. Well done Megan, this attitude will stand you in good stead in life.

 

Below are some photos of what you’ve been up to this week. We would like to wish you all a very happy half term,

 

The Year 3 Team

 

Cameron's Harry Potter House Shield   Harrison's Pressed flowers

               

 

Isla's Harry Potter House Shield            Megan's Bee

             

 

Nafees' Fruit Art                                   Oscar's Fruit Art

          

 

And finally.......Sophie and Cameron's broomsticks

  

Weekly Round - Up

 

15th May 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

It’s been a cold week which is a shame as since Wednesday we have all been allowed to get outside more and exercise.  This however has not stopped you from getting on with your home learning, and once again we the teachers are delighted to have received so many examples of the children’s work. 

 

When we, the year 3 teachers, all meet up by phone on a Friday morning, we have a chat about some of the fantastic learning that is going on.  We also really enjoy seeing some of the extra learning and investigating that you get up to.  Gracie told us all about the badgers that have been visiting her garden.  The Thorndike family really went to town with the Harry Potter theme and as you can see had a wonderful time dressing up.  Molly spends time looking for plants and identifying them using a special app on her Grandma’s phone. We have added some photos below which show some of the exciting learning that is going on in and out of your homes.

 

We know that some days are tough, and that motivation wanes.  But if you are having a tricky time especially with the technical side: your internet is down, photos won’t send etc etc, do not worry but please send us a quick message with a short outline of the learning that you have done  just so we know that you are all ok.

 

So next week is our last before Half Term.  Luckily the sun will shine, and we can all enjoy some warmer weather.

 

Have a lovely weekend

 

Mrs Burton, Mrs Kendon and Miss Sills

 

Sam's Churchill Scarecrow  Harrison's VE day Bunting   Ben's Butterfly                Paige's VE Day Tea

      

 

Rebeka's Craft                     Sam's VE Day Tea             The Thorndike's 'Harry Potter Saturday'

    

 

And some ladybirds.....                                                 Fruit art.....
   Sophie's                            Anthony's                          Sophie's                            Riley's

     

 

Sam's Hedgehog Art                Oscar with his plant ready to go with his leaf experiment for Science!

     

Weekly Round-Up

7th May 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

So once again we are at the end of a week, and all probably glad to have a 3 day weekend.  Friday is V.E. day, a Bank Holiday, and what a shame we are all going to have to celebrate on our own.  But we would love to see pictures of the children celebrating at home.  Mrs Strand wants to add a section to the History Wall in school, commemorating such an important day with photos of the children. Please send them in next week to our year group email. Whatever you do we hope you have a good time.

Once again we are all so very pleased that you are all getting so much home learning done and sending us so many examples.  It’s really lovely for the teachers to read the stories, and cartoon strips from last week's English.  It certainly helps to keep us motivated.  We do talk about the work, and tell each other about what the children are doing.  So "Thank-you” to all the parents and carers for their continuing effort.  We told Mr Russell how his story reading is being enjoyed by many, and he was pleased to hear that.

The maths work has caused a few concerns, but with perseverance the work that has come back clearly shows that the children have mastered the basics.

Below is a selection of some work produced by our children this week. I think you will agree, it makes an attractive gallery!

Have a lovely weekend it looks like there will be lots of sunshine.

Best wishes,
Mrs Burton, Mrs Kendon and Miss Sills

 

Cameron's hedgehog                           Leo's hedgehog

  

Cameron's fruit snake                          Sophie's fruit snake

  

Ruby's cartoon                                                 

Max's Robot Maker story                        Benji's peacock

      

Scarlett's prayer

...and finally some ideas for the Bank Holiday weekend! Enjoy!

 

Weekly Round-Up

1st May 2020

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

As always, well done for all your hard work this week with your learning. We have received so much correspondence this week regarding your ‘Extraordinary Home Learning’ and have really enjoyed looking at your and the children’s efforts.

 

This coming week, you will only receive four days of lesson plans for Maths and English, due to the Bank Holiday. Let’s hope for a sunny Bank Holiday weekend, for us all to relax and enjoy.

 

For all our budding authors, there is an opportunity for you to enter a summer mystery writing competition. Above is the link to a video telling you all about it, and a PDF information sheet which will also give you details of everything you need to know in order to enter.

 

Below are some of the children's 'wax resist' spider webs and Paige's Anansi comic strip. A special mention goes to Cameron for his wonderful story which included direct speech, and Oscar for doing the science experiment which he wrote up using the correct format and scientific language.  


Paige's comic strip          Leo's spider web           Megan's art

   

 

Ramone creating his spider web

 

 

Please continue to stay in touch and share your learning.

 

Best wishes,

 

Mrs Burton, Miss Sills and Mrs Kendon.

 

Weekly Round-Up

24th April 2020


Dear Parents and Carers,


Year 3 are a fantastic year group and we can see that they are working hard at home, just as they always work hard at school.

 

In response to feedback, next week we are ‘tweaking’ the way the work on the website is ordered. We are going to group together each session’s resources under the appropriate session heading which will be found under the appropriate curriculum icon. Hopefully you will find this helpful when navigating work on the website and you, and we teachers, can all settle down to a more manageable routine for working. 

 

Next week there will also be more recorded lessons and an audio reading of a book by Mr Russell.  You can find these by clicking on the relevant curriculum icons.  Hopefully hearing our voices, the children will be a little more motivated to complete their work.

 

Below are examples of some of the work that’s been going on in Year 3.

Bethany's Scene                         Cameron's Scene

   

 

Megan's Scene                          Paige's Scene

 

 

And finally, Molly's Sausage Rolls!

 

Have a good weekend and a break from home learning.

 

Best wishes,

 

Mrs Burton, Miss Sills and Mrs Kendon.

 

 

Year 3 Weekly Round-Up

3rd April 2020

Dear Year 3,

 

Firstly, a big thank you to all the children and parents in year 3 who have been sending us work over the last 2 weeks.  We have seen so many excellent examples of home learning, and we have heard about some great activities you have all been doing.  All that work makes us very pleased and happy.  

 

Today is the end of term, and after two weeks of working out how to live in this extraordinary time, you are probably all glad that it’s the Easter Holidays.  So now we can relax a little and not worry so much about our schoolwork.  

 

Work will not be set during the holidays, but we have included some lovely activities from Mrs Marchant.  We think you should have a great time being creative and trying out some new crafts.    

 

After Easter we will be back with some more home learning for you.  

So - on the last Friday of the holidays the work will be up on the website and emailed to you. The work set will look quite different to the last 2 weeks.  Hopefully it will be more user friendly.

 

We all understand how stressful this time is for families.  

 

We are so looking forward to when we can see all of the children back at school.

 

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter,

 

Mrs Kendon, Miss Sills and Mrs Burton

 

Ps Don’t eat too much chocolate!

 

Below are some example photos for the Easter art and craft activities, We're sorry but some of the photos were too large to load onto this website so you will have to use your imagination! Please see the separate PDF document for the instructions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Weekly Round-Up

27th March 2020

We hope you have found your rhythm and have started to work out what routines work for your family. If you are struggling, try to work out a timetable for the week, or if you prefer a more responsive approach, plan the night before for the following day. We thought you would like to hear from the Year 3 Team about their highlights of the week.


Mrs Burton has been loving the sunshine streaming in her house during the day and providing beautiful skies at dusk. She has appreciated the view of the blossom tree from her landing window. Can you find out what type of blossom tree it is? She has also enjoyed having lunch outside and has taken her 1 lot of exercise per day by doing some morning runs in her local park. She would like to introduce you to her cat Lola in various poses enjoying the warmth!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Year 3,

I would love to say it has been a quiet week in our household but it has been anything but. 

I am really missing school but probably like yourselves, our front room has turned into a classroom, so I am still busy teaching!

It is wonderful to see the learning, fun, and family times you are having from your e-mails and pictures, so please keep forwarding them.

This week we have acquired a garden, which we are thrilled about. Today we planted some strawberry plants. Any tips on what to grow would be really be appreciated, as we are beginners at this! Especially things that we could enjoy or even munch on in the coming months. We teachers are always learning new skills too! (Where to get bird feed from?)

Keep sending in all your learning and best wishes to you and your families,

Miss Sills.

 

Dear Year 3.  What an extraordinary week it has been.  So quiet.  I have been keeping myself busy at home doing lots of cleaning and tidying.  Sadly I do not have any children to homeschool, as my son and daughter are too old.  Luckily my dog Tilly will do anything for a piece of sausage.  I think she really enjoyed The Gentle Giant, but her maths is really bad!  In fact I think she is the happiest in the house as she gets so many walks.  I start my day in the forest on my secret walk where I hardly ever see another person.  The spring flowers are coming out.  I have also noticed how many birds you can hear singing now there’s hardly any traffic.  Today I saw a goldfinch.  I don’t know if they fly away for the winter, so that is something I am going to look up today.  Thank you to those who have sent us pictures of their work.  Try to keep to a routine, and carrying on getting your work done.  At least then when you sit down to relax you know you’ve earned it!   Best wishes to you and your families. 

Mrs Kendon

 

Mrs Marchant writes:

Hello Year 3,

I hope you are all enjoying your time at home doing your home learning. How exciting for you all, especially as the sun is shining so brightly. 

I am thinking of you all and missing you lots, let’s hope we are back together very soon. It was my birthday on Mother’s Day so I had double celebrations. Do you like the cake my youngest daughter Lucie made me? It was delicious. It would be lovely to hear from you.

Sending lots of love.

 

Mr Gilbert has been enjoying learning the new skill of finding out about how to give guitar lessons online! He has very much enjoyed starting to do this and still has some slots free in his virtual guitar academy if you know of anyone who might benefit.

 

Dear Boys and Girls,

I hope you are all well and ok. I have been working hard this week trying to make up some fun work for you all and have been enjoying some new coffee Mrs Russell bought for me.

I have been cooking and cleaning and I got myself a brand new dust pan and brush. Can you guess what colour I got?

I will hopefully have a nice surprise for you all once I have worked out how to do it so stay tuned and I will let you know once I have worked it out. Now stay safe my dears and I will be in touch again next week.

From Mr Russell & Pippin.

 

We hope that you enjoyed hearing from us.

 

We have decided to send you some more resources which you can use if you feel that you do not have enough ideas to last through to the end of next week. They can be found in the Extraordinary Home Learning Maths and Writing folders on this website. Just click on the Extraordinary Home Learning star and this will direct you to the different areas of learning. Next week on Friday 3rd April, we will be sending out another Home Learning task sheet. From then on we will be sending out task sheets and resources weekly. These will be emailed out to you, as well as copies posted onto the Year 3 class 'Extraordinary Home Learning' part of this website.

 

Children in the spotlight!

This week we would like to particularly congratulate Cameron McKirgan in 3B for producing work from across the curriculum this week, including drawings of spring flowers and notably his own poem based on a poem he had found and liked called 'The Orbs', by Alexander Posey. Cameron's poem followed the structure of Alexander's and incorporated words which conjured up vivid imagery for the reader, just like Alexander's poem does. Cameron used the task to also practice his handwriting! We would also like to congratulate Gracie Hanson in 3BR for persevering with her home learning and producing wonderful results.

 

Next week we would like you to please send us 3 pieces of work which you are most proud of: 1 piece of English, 1 piece of Maths and another piece from any other area of the curriculum. This will help us to see how the children are progressing and know what sort of work to set in the future. Mrs Strand is also wanting to have a virtual ‘Gold Book’ so watch that space on the website, your work could be there!

 

Also KCS, an schools education supplier, have launched a new website for Public/individuals which will deliver to your home address with free next day delivery on orders over £20 –see website for full information and terms and conditions.

 ‘With many children homebound for the foreseeable future, we have launched a new website so that individuals can order a range of resources from stationery, arts and crafts, curriculum based learning resources, to health and hygiene essentials. Orders can be placed by individuals from www.kcsconnect.co.uk

 

Sorry to those who were not able to access the French link, we hope the following helps and if you still experience any problems please e-mail us @ the Year 3 email address.

https://www.languageangels.com/schools/

Click on the pupil games area button, and enter using the following:

Username = french@fermor

Password = french@fermor

 

Our very best wishes,

The Year 3 Team.

 

 

Friday 13th March 2020
English

This week we read the Michael Morpurgo book ‘The Gentle Giant’.The children made mind maps of the Gentle Giant’s characteristics and drew a story map.

Maths

This week in Maths we finished exploring money. The children continued to solve problems using money and thought about a number of different ways to make amounts.

Science

Our science topic this term is healthy eating and nutrition. This week the children created their own food pyramid placing the food groups correctly in order of nutritional importance. They then created a menu for a healthy balanced meal.

DT

By the end of term the children will have designed the ingredients and packaging for a healthy soup. This week we thought about how food is marketed and looked in detail at the packaging of various soups.

RE
In RE our new topic is Understanding what Christians believe about Salvation. We are now in the period of Lent, which leads up to Easter when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. This week we learnt about the story of the woman with the alabaster jar and thought about the significance of this story and where it comes in the events of Holy Week

Spellings

Spellings this week are words using the ‘ch’ spelling but sounded ‘k’.

Home Learning

New Home Learning was given out today and is due back in two weeks on Friday 27th March.

Important Information about Swimming

Our Year 3 children are going to have the opportunity to swim in the pool. You will have received a letter regarding this. Next week Wednesday 18th March 3B will be swimming but not 3BR who will have a P.E. lesson instead. 3B parents, please make sure that your child has a swimming kit in school to use next Wednesday.

Early Morning Booster Groups

This term, early morning groups are the same as they were last term. So if your child was attending last term, they are also invited this term.

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 6th March 2020

Welcome Back!

English

This week the children finished their learning about Instructional Writing. They made a ‘Cucumber Sushi’ and then wrote instructions about how they made it. They tried to remember to include all of the features they have learnt. It was also World Book Day, obviously! Thank you for the wonderful costumes and books, you organised, the children were able to tell us about their books and characters.

Maths

This week in Maths we started to explore money. The children handled different denominations of coins and thought about how to make the same amount but with different coins. They then were adding different amounts and using either ‘less than’, ‘more than’, or ‘equals’ signs to describe.

Science

Our science topic this term is healthy eating and nutrition. This week the children sorted different foods into groups and learnt about which foods are for growth and which are energy giving. They explored food labels and learnt about the traffic light system. They were quite surprised by the nutritional content of some of the foods.

DT

The children used their cutting skills to make ‘Cucumber Sushi’ and some were judged for presentation, ‘Master Chef’ style, by Mrs Spain. It was interesting that the group that showed the best team work also won best presentation! For the rest of the term we will be thinking creatively in order to design the ingredients and packaging for a healthy soup. We will also be thinking about how food is marketed.

 

 

 

 

RE
In RE our new topic is Understanding what Christians believe about Salvation. We are now in the period of Lent, which leads up to Easter when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus. This week we thought about the symbolism in the Palm Sunday Story.

Spellings

Spellings this week are homophones.

Home Learning

Home Learning was given out last week and is due back next week on Friday 13th March.

Important Information about Swimming

Our Year 3 children are going to have the opportunity to swim in the pool. You will have received a letter regarding this. Next week Wednesday 11th March 3B will be swimming but not 3BR who will have a P.E. lesson instead. 3B parents, please make sure that your child has a swimming kit in school to use next Wednesday.

Early Morning Booster Groups

This term, early morning groups are the same as they were last term. So if your child was attending last term, they are also invited this term.

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 28th February 2020

Welcome Back!

Geography Learning

This week in Geography we learnt about lines of latitude and longitude and thought about why there are different time zones all around the world. It made for some very interesting and stimulating discussion even digressing to asking how space rockets know where to land when re-entering the earth’s atmosphere, to which the answer is Maths!

English

The children have started the term by thinking about the features of instructional writing in preparation for making and writing their own instructions for ‘Cucumber Sushi’.

Maths

This week in Maths we have been learning how to extract data from charts and practicing how to say ‘statistics’, which is quite a tongue twister of a word!

Science

Our science topic this term is healthy eating and nutrition. We have started by thinking about what we already know about this topic and asking questions. We have learnt that there are different ways that food can be grouped and have learnt some of the names for these groups.

DT

This term we are embarking on some design and technology learning. We have already safely practiced different cutting skills using plastic knifes and clay. This is in preparation for making ‘Cucumber Sushi’ next week. We will be thinking creatively in order to design the ingredients and packaging for a healthy soup. We will also be thinking about how food is marketed.

 

RE
In RE our new topic is Understanding what Christians believe about Salvation. We are now in the period of Lent, which leads up to Easter when we remember the death and resurrection of Jesus.

Spellings

Spellings this week are science topic related words. Please forgive us if they seem a little hard, but this is vocabulary the children need to know for our science learning.

Home Learning

Home Learning was given out this week and is due back in 2 weeks on Friday 13th March.

Early Morning Booster Groups

This term, early morning groups are the same as they were last term. So if your child was attending last term, they are also invited this term.

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 14th February 2020

A huge well done to all of our children for leading the whole school church service on Wednesday. We had many comments from pupils and teachers saying how inspiring they had found it.

Geography Learning

This week the children located a major physical and human geographical feature in each of the continents. We realised that it was a little difficult to find a major human feature in Antarctica as it is a sheet of ice!

English

The children continued to explore play scripts, adding stage directions and using the familiar story of Little Red Riding Hood in order to create a script. We have also been learning French through this story, can your child tell you any French names for the different parts of the body? We thought about how the English language is littered with French origin words.

Maths

This week in Maths the children have been calculating perimeter and solving missing number calculations.

Art

This week the children were able to practice their observational skills through drawing their own hands with fine line black pen onto a montage backing.

RE
In RE the children reminded themselves about their Islam learning this term. It has been very special to have had some Muslim children in our classes and they have made some invaluable and interesting contributions to our learning.

Spellings

There are no spellings over the holidays.

Home Learning

Home Learning was shared at the end of this week. There are no more Home Learning tasks now until next term.

Early Morning Booster Groups

Next term, early morning groups will stay the same as they have been this term. So if your child has been attending this term, they are also invited next term.

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 7th February 2020

Geography Learning

This week the children explored atlases in order to name the major countries within each of the seven continents as well as the seas of the world. They had great fun singing the world continents song!

English

The children created their own Reports about deserts of the world, within which they brought together all of their learning about the important features to include. Their Reports were informative and eye catching. At the end of the week we started to explore play scripts through C.S. Lewis’ story  ‘The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe’.

Maths

This week in Maths the children have been tackling measuring word problems and revisiting their column subtraction and addition learning.

Art

This week the children were able to practice their observational skills through drawing each other. They learnt techniques in order to achieve drawings that were proportionally more accurate.

RE
In RE we were looking at the importance of the Qu’ran for Muslims.

Spellings

Spellings this week are words with suffixes.

Home Learning

Home Learning was shared at the end of this week. There are no more Home Learning tasks now until next term.

Early Morning Booster Groups

Early Morning groups have started. Your child will have received a letter about this if they have been invited.

Important Dates

Next Wednesday 12th February (not the first Wednesday of the month as normal but the second Wednesday) Year 3 are leading the Church Worship at All Saints.
Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

Friday 31st January 2020

Geography Learning

This week the children named the continents of the world and the countries which make up Europe. This was very timely seeing as we leave the European Union today!

English

This week the children learnt how to take notes and put relevant information together into paragraphs. This was in preparation for creating their Report about Deserts around the world.

Maths

This week in Maths the children have been having fun estimating and measuring. At the end of the week they measured parts of their own bodies.

Science

This week we have been learning about the function of muscles to help the body to move.

RE
In RE we were looking at Islamic calligraphy and understanding why this is such an important art form for Muslims. The children then created their own beautiful works of art from words which are important to them.

Spellings

Spellings this week include some revision of year 2 words and words with the ‘sh’ sound spelt ‘ch’, ‘s’, or ‘ss’.

Home Learning

A new Home Learning sheet was sent out last week.  The work should be brought into class by Friday 7th February.

Early Morning Booster Groups

Early Morning groups have started. Your child will have received a letter about this if they have been invited.

Important Dates

On Wednesday 12th February (not the first Wednesday of the month as normal but the second Wednesday) Year 3 are leading the Church Worship at All Saints.
Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 24th January 2020

Geography Learning

This week the children learnt where the three highest peaks, and the three longest rivers in the U.K. are.

English

This week the children have started researching and writing an information report. They are all choosing a subject about hot or cold deserts to write about.

Maths

This week in Maths the children have been learning the expanded method for division.  Also known as chunking!

Science

This week we have been learning about exoskeletons and endoskeletons.  To demonstrate this we cut up a fish, and shelled a prawn.

 

RE
In RE we were looking at how Allah has different names in the Islamic faith. We talked about how we are known by different names to friends and family.  Our nicknames for example.

 

Spellings

Spellings this week include some Geography learning related words, and words with a prefix.

Home Learning

A new Home Learning sheet has been sent out.  The work should be brought into class by Friday 7th February.

Early Morning Booster Groups

Early Morning groups will be starting again next week. Your child will have received a letter about this if they have been invited.


Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 17th January 2020

Geography Learning

In terms 3 and 4 we are focusing on Geography learning. The children will start by exploring the British Isles and then expand their horizons to Europe and the Continents of the World. This week the children learnt the names of the capital cities in the British Isles and the surrounding seas. They went on a fun treasure hunt around the school where they collected photos of different places around the U.K. When they arrived back at their classroom their challenge was to correctly place them on a giant map of Great Britain.

 

 

English

This week the children created their own Shape poems and they came up with some very original ideas for their poems.

Maths

This week in Maths the children have been learning the expanded method for multiplication.

Science

Our new science topic is ‘skeletans and muscles’. This week the children learnt the names for some of the bones in the body.

RE
In RE we are learning about Islam this term. In our lesson this week the children thought about how Mohammed heard from Allah and was a good role model. They practiced being quiet and then they were able to reflect on this.

Spellings

Spellings this week are our Geography learning related words.

Home Learning

A new Home Learning sheet has been sent out last week and home learning is due back next Friday 24th January.

Early Morning Booster Groups

Early Morning groups will be starting again next week. Your child will have received a letter about this if they have been invited.


Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 10th January 2020


Welcome back! Please look out for the Parent Information sheet which will be emailed out to you soon.


Geography Learning

In terms 3 and 4 we are focusing on Geography learning. The children will start by exploring the British Isles and then expand their horizons to Europe and the Continents of the World.

English

We have been reading and discussing Calligrams and Shape Poems and next week the children will write one of their own.

Maths

This week in Maths the children have been using their place value knowledge to multiply numbers by ten.

Science

Our new science topic is ‘skeletans and muscles’. We started the learning with a fun activity where the children drew around a body of someone in their group, and then drew all of the bones and muscles they knew and could think of. We had some very interesting creations!

RE
In RE we are learning about Islam this term. Our first lesson introduced the children to the beginnings of this religion.

Spellings

Spellings this week are our Geography learning related words.

Home Learning

A new Home Learning sheet has been sent out today and is in your child’s Contact Book along with their Spellings.

Early Morning Booster Groups

Early Morning groups will be starting again next week. Your child will receive a letter early next week if they have been invited this term. If you do not receive a letter then your child is not invited. There will be no group on Wednesday 15th due to the church service.

 

Remember that Wednesday 15th January is our first Church Service of the year. Children to arrive at church for 8.45am.


Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.


 

 

 

 

 

 

Last week of term!

We thought you would like to see some photos from our very enjoyable Christmas Maths Day. And the last one is Bethany, 3B's Christmas Maths 'Queen' of the day, holding her Roman Lego Soldier!

HAVE A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR! Enjoy the holidays and thank you for your support this year.

 

 

 

 

Friday 13th December 2019

History Learning

Our History learning for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

This week the children have thought about what the Romans left behind and created a mind map of their inventions, most of which we still have and use today.

English

This week in English we have continued to embrace performance poetry. The children had a go at writing their own poem and then we also wrote one as a whole class. We were very pleased with our composition!

Maths

This week in Maths we have been exploring the patterns in times tables and seeing the connections between them.

Science

In science we were grouping materials into magnetic and non-magnetic.

RE
When we open the advent calendar every day we retell the Nativity story and try to put ourselves into the position of the characters. This week we also learnt about baptism and the Christian baptism service.

Spellings

There are no spellings this week due to next week being the last week of term and a shorter week.

Early Morning Booster Groups

There will be no early morning groups next week, the final week of term. Groups will recommence the second week back in January. Those children currently attending should still attend unless notified otherwise, any children invited to join will receive an invitation letter.

Important dates

Tuesday 17th December 7pm All Saints Church – Christmas Carol Concert. The children will be singing ‘Mary’s boy Child’ as a year group and it would be fantastic to see as many pupils there as possible, it is always a lovely occasion. Words for the song are in Contact Books to learn at home.

Wednesday 18th December – Christmas Maths Day.
On Wednesday, 18th December, we are holding our first ‘Maths Day’ and will be linking this with a Christmas theme. Whilst we understand that this is a busy time for you all, we would like the children to make, and then come to school on that day wearing a maths accessory e.g. a wristband/bracelet of maths shapes, a brooch showing a special calculation, a cardboard calculator in the top pocket, a clock ‘face’ (or any other amazing ideas you may have).

The aim is to promote maths as FUN, and all year groups will have a special maths mission to complete on the day. Thank you for your support.

Thursday 19th December – End of term service at All Saints Church 9am. Please take your child straight to the church for 8.45am.

 

 

 

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Friday 06th December 2019

History Learning

Our History learning for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

This week the children shared their home learning and there were some wonderfully creative examples of Roman shields. Here is a selection of them.

English

This week in English we have fully embraced performance poetry. The children were able to think about what makes a successful performance and then translate this into their own performances of poems which they had previously annotated.

Maths

This week in Maths we have continued to use arrays to improve our understanding of division.

Science

In science we have been exploring magnets and learning about the earth’s magnetic field.

RE
When we open the advent calendar every day we also retell the Nativity story and try to put ourselves into the position of the characters.

Spellings

The Spellings this week are words ending in ‘gue’ or ‘que’.

Homework

The children were given new homework tasks today and they are due in on the final Thursday of the term. Please look in their Contact Book for this information.

Early Morning Booster Groups

If your child has been invited to one of these groups you will have received a letter informing you of this. These groups did not properly get off the ground in Term 1 but will be starting in earnest this term – English on Wednesday and Maths on Thursday.

Important dates

Tuesday 17th December 7pm All Saints Church – Christmas Carol Concert. The children will be singing ‘Mary’s boy Child’ as a year group and it would be fantastic to see as many pupils there as possible, it is always a lovely occasion. Words for the song are in Contact Books to learn at home.

Wednesday 18th December – Christmas Maths Day.
On Wednesday, 18th December, we are holding our first ‘Maths Day’ and will be linking this with a Christmas theme. Whilst we understand that this is a busy time for you all, we would like the children to make, and then come to school on that day wearing a maths accessory e.g. a wristband/bracelet of maths shapes, a brooch showing a special calculation, a cardboard calculator in the top pocket, a clock ‘face’ (or any other amazing ideas you may have).

The aim is to promote maths as FUN, and all year groups will have a special maths mission to complete on the day. Thank you for your support.

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 29th November 2019

History Learning

Our History learning for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

This week we had our Celt and Roman Day. Here are a selection of photos of the day.

            

 

                  

 

          

 

English

The children have brought all of their learning together by writing their own version of Escape from Pompeii. They have been aiming to write high quality sentences to include effective verbs and descriptive adverbs and adjectives.

Maths

This week in Maths we have moved onto multiplication using arrays and bead strings.

RE
In RE we have started a new topic which is Christianity ‘The Trinity’ and ‘Incarnation’. This week we explored the role of the Holy Spirit.

Class Book

3B and 3BR are listening to the book ‘The World According to Humphrey’ by Betty Birney. There are lots of books in the series and you may want find one of them to read at home.

Spellings

The Spellings this week are words from the year 3 statutory word list.

Homework

The children were given new homework tasks last Friday and they are due in on 6th December. Please look in their Contact Book for this information.

Early Morning Booster Groups

If your child has been invited to one of these groups you will have received a letter informing you of this. These groups did not properly get off the ground in Term 1 but will be starting in earnest this term – English on Wednesday and Maths on Thursday.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 22nd November 2019

History Learning

Our History learning for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

This week the children learnt about Celtic life and wrote fact files.

ROMAN AND CELT DAY – THIS COMING THURSDAY 28th November. This will be a day of activities based on our learning about the Romans and the Celts. Your child may dress up if they would like to.

 

English

The children have brought all of their learning together by writing their own version of Escape from Pompeii. They have been aiming to write high quality sentences to include effective verbs and descriptive adverbs and adjectives.

Maths

This week in Maths we have been exploring 2D and 3D shapes and explaining their properties using mathematical language.

Art Week

Thank you for supporting the Art Exhibition on Thursday evening. The pictures looked very professional in the frames and the children were very excited to see their work in the exhibition.

RE
In RE we have started a new topic which is Christianity ‘The Trinity’ and ‘Incarnation’. This week we explored the role of God the Son and the children were able to ask questions to clarify their understanding.

Science

In Science we are studying about forces and magnets. This week we had a fun morning setting up an experiment from which we were able to learn about the forces of gravity and friction. The children tested how far a toy car would move on different surfaces.

 

Spellings

The Spellings this week are words using the ‘i’ sound spelt with a ‘y’.

Homework

The children have new homework tasks due in next Friday 6th December. Please look in their Contact Book for this information.

Early Morning Booster Groups

If your child has been invited to one of these groups you will have received a letter informing you of this. These groups did not properly get off the ground in Term 1 but will be starting in earnest this term – English on Wednesday and Maths on Thursday.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 15th November 2019

History Learning

Our History learning for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

This week we have explored what it was like to be a Roman soldier and learnt about the battle strategies of the Roman army.

English

The children have continued their exploration of language through exploring the effect of verbs and seeing how many different prepositions they could think of.

Maths

This week in Maths we have embarked on a new topic, which is geometry. The children have been thinking about right, obtuse and acute angles, and been hunting for them around the classroom.

Art Week

As promised here are the details of the Children’s Art Exhibition where they will showcase their amazing and wonderful ‘Banksyesque’ pieces. My apologies to 3B parents for sending home a flyer without a date or time on it! So here it is: Thursday 21st November 2019 3.15 – 4.45pm. Please come ready to possibly purchase a work of art, proceeds will go to the school.

RE
In RE we have started a new topic which is Christianity ‘The Trinity’ and ‘Incarnation’. We explored the role of God the Father through a creative retelling of the creation story!

Science

In Science we are studying about forces and magnets.

Spellings

The Spellings this week are words using the prefixes ‘mis and ‘re’.

Homework

The children have homework tasks due in next Friday 22nd. Please look in their Contact Book for this information.

Early Morning Booster Groups

If your child has been invited to one of these groups you will have received a letter informing you of this. These groups did not properly get off the ground in Term 1 but will be starting in earnest this term – English on Wednesday and Maths on Thursday.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th November 2019
Welcome Back!

History Learning

Our History learning for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

We have begun this term by thinking about what it means to ‘invade’ and ‘settle’ by exploring the meanings of these words and the various contexts they apply to.

English

We are studying Narrative and our text is ‘Escape from Pompeii’ by Christina Balit. We have engaged with the text by watching an animated film and found inspiration for effective sentences from the beautiful illustrations.

Maths

We have been consolidating and reminding the children about their prior column subtraction learning.

Art Week

As promised here are the details of the Children’s Art Exhibition where they will showcase their amazing and wonderful ‘Banksyesque’ pieces. My apologies to 3B parents for sending home a flyer without a date or time on it! So here it is: Thursday 21st November 2019 3.15 – 4.45pm. Please come ready to possibly purchase a work of art, proceeds will go to the school.

RE
In RE we have started a new topic which is Christianity ‘The Trinity’ and ‘Incarnation’. We have had a very promising start as the children came up with some interesting questions which we hope will be answered by the end of this unit of work. Keep those questions coming children!

Science

In Science we are studying about forces and magnets. Some children showed a great deal of knowledge already, which is fantastic and will ensure that we have some interesting discussions which we are looking forward to.

Spellings

The Spellings this week are topic based words.

Homework

The children have new homework tasks. Please look in their Contact Book for this information.

Early Morning Booster Groups

If your child has been invited to one of these groups you will have received a letter informing you of this. These groups did not properly get off the ground in Term 1 but will be starting in earnest this term – English on Wednesday and Maths on Thursday.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday 24th October 2019
Our Topic

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2. We have had a fabulous term learning about and experiencing what life would have been like in the Stone Age. Next term we are launching into all things Roman and learning about this fascinating period in our history.

Art Week

This week we have had the wonderful opportunity to delve into some learning about artists and create some of our own works. Year 3’s learning focused on the cubist art of Picasso and the political graffiti art of Banksy. The children produced some really stunning self - portraits in the style of Picasso, and showed that they had something to say through their very own ‘Banksyesque’ multi - media works. The Banksy pictures will be available for you to look at and purchase at our very own Fermor Art Exhibition which will be held in school in November. More information to follow.

   

RE
In RE the children brought their learning about what it means to be the ‘people of God’ to a close by exploring the history and work today of the Salvation Army.

Science

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Soils’. Our final lesson saw us learning about how fossils are made and the children created their own out of clay.

Spellings

There are no spellings this week. The next Spellings will be given at the end of the first week of term 2.

Homework

The children have shared their last homework tasks of the term. Thank you very much for all your support. Look out for the new homework tasks at the end of week 1 of term 2.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

Have a lovely half term break!

 

 

 

Friday 18th October 2019
 

Our Topic

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

On Thursday we had a fabulous day at the Ashdown Forest learning about how Stone Age people would have lived in this beautiful environment. The children absolutely loved the activities, which included den making, sanding wood on sandstone, pretending to hunt bears and deer and trying out a ‘heather mattress’!

English

In English the children were playing with words and exploring alliteration. They came up with some lovely alliterative noun phrases. We have also spent some extended time looking at the spelling and meanings of homophones.

Maths

In Maths we continued to consolidate column addition as well as challenge the children with some word problems.

RE
In RE the children are learning about what it means to be the ‘people of God’ and thinking about the experiences of some of the key characters in the Bible.

Science

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Soils’. The children had first hand experience of the clay soil at the Ashdown Forest and made some lovely clay cups and plates which they decorated with twigs and leaves.

Spellings

There are no spellings this week due to next week being a slightly shortened week. The next Spelllings will be given at the end of the first week of term 2.

Homework

The children have been given their new homework tasks which are due on the last day of this term which is Thursday 24th October. We have had a lovely time sharing their Stone Age stories. Thank you very much for all your support.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

Friday 11th October 2019
 

Our Topic

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

This week we had a special visitor from the High Weald to talk to us about the Stone Age. We had a fascinating morning looking at various artefacts, learning about how the Stone Age people lived and having a go at ‘quern’ grinding, charcoal drawing and dressing up as Stone Age girls and boys!

English

In English the children have been recognising how a character acts and feels through using evidence from the Stone Age Boy text. We have been particularly focusing on the effect of verb choice.

Maths

In Maths we have been consolidating addition and subtraction using the column method. The children have been exploring the ‘crossing over’ of the tens and hundreds through the dienes equipment and interactive whiteboard.

RE
In RE the children are learning about what it means to be the ‘people of God’ and thinking about the experiences of some of the key characters in the Bible. This week we read more of the story of Abraham and focused on the promises that God made to him.

Science

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Soils’. The children had a fun afternoon collecting soil samples which they brought back to the classroom to examine.

Spellings

Spellings this week are homophones.

Homework

The children have been given their new homework tasks which are due on the last day of this term which is Thursday 24th October. We have had a lovely time sharing their Stone Age stories. Thank you very much for all your support.

 

Important dates

  • Class Trip to Ashdown Forest Thursday 17th October – Thank you to those of you who have said you can help. We now have enough parent helpers and cannot take any more due to space on the coach.
  • Parents Evenings Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

Friday 4th October 2019
 

Our Topic

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

English

In English the children have been learning to infer from a text, using sentence stems to help them formulate their idea. They have had to put themselves into the position of the Stone Age boy and see the world through his eyes.

Maths

In Maths we have been subtracting and adding ones and tens from and to hundreds. We have been practicing our times tables in different ways, including using a counting stick.

RE
In RE the children are learning about what it means to be the ‘people of God’ and thinking about the experiences of some of the key characters in the Bible. This week we thought about the story of Abraham and how he trusted God, showing great faith and obedience.

Science

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Soils’. The children had an enjoyable morning comparing and sorting different rocks. They set up an experiment to see which rock was the softest.

Spellings

Spellings this week are words using ‘ay’, ‘ai’, ‘ei’ ‘eigh’ and ‘a_e’ spellings.

Homework

The children were given their homework tasks last week. Homework will be due in next Friday.

 

Important dates

  • This Wednesday 9th October we have a special visitor from the High Weald coming into school to lead interactive learning sessions all about the Stone Age. We are really looking forward to it!
  • Class Trip to Ashdown Forest Thursday 17th October
  • Parents Evenings Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

 

 

Friday 27th September 2019
 

Our Topic

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

English

In English the children have been refreshing their knowledge of word types and writing expanded noun phrases inspired by our new text ‘Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. They used their prediction skills to guess what the book might be about just from the front cover.

Maths

In Maths we have moved onto addition and subtraction and have been ‘building’ the numbers using base ten dienes before writing the calculations.

RE
In RE the children are learning about what it means to be the ‘people of God’ and thinking about the experiences of some of the key characters in the Bible. This week we thought about the Christian marriage promises and linked this to the promises in the story of Noah. We thought about how the couple make their promises to God as well as to each other.

Science

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Soils’. The children have observed different types of rock and their uses around the school grounds and learnt about the different layers which make up our planet earth.

History

This week in History we learnt about the Bronze Age. We learnt about how bronze is made and thought about why it was an important invention.

Spellings

Spellings this week are some of the statutory year 3 words.

Homework

The children have new homework tasks for the next 2 weeks.

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

Important dates

8.45am Wednesday 2nd October Harvest Service at All Saints Church, remember to bring donations for the food bank. 

Class Trip to Ashdown Forest Thursday 17th October

Parents Evenings Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October

 

 

Friday 20th September 2019

Our Topic

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

English

In English the children put their knowledge of the features of a comic strip into action by creating their own version based on the ‘Ug’ story. Their engagement with the text, as well as all of their learning about characterisation was put to use and they also had fun drawing the illustrations.

Maths

In Maths the children cemented their learning about place value by ordering numbers and exploring the different ways a number could be represented. The children have been drawing pictorial representations as well as working on problem solving questions.

RE
In RE the children are learning about what it means to be the ‘people of God’ and thinking about the experiences of some of the key characters in the Bible. This week we studied the story of Noah and started to learn about what a ‘Covenant’ is in the Bible.

Science

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Soils’. The children have observed different types of rock and their uses around the school grounds and learnt about the different layers which make up our planet earth.

History

This week in History we learnt about cave paintings. We looked at how and why they were created and we turned some parts of the classrooms into caves under which they drew their own paintings with crayons on brown paper.

                                      

 

                                      

 

 

Spellings

Spellings this week are words which use apostrophes for contractions.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

Important dates

Class Trip to Ashdown Forest Thursday 17th October

Parents Evenings Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October

 

 

Friday 6th September 2019
Welcome to year 3!

At the end of our first week the children have showed exceptional behaviour and have come to school with a positive attitude and being eager to learn. Well done!

This Week

We have been talking about our expectations and reminding the children about what it means to have a ‘Growth Mindset’ rather than a ‘Fixed Mindset’. At Sir Henry Fermor we believe that all can achieve their potential and have a ‘I can’t do that yet’ attitude. Each class has compiled a collaborative ‘Class Charter’ which will go up on the wall to remind children of their and our expectations and we hope this will make our year together the very best that it can be!

Our Topic

Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is ‘Rocks to Romans’ and we will be studying the Stone Age through to the Iron Age in term 1 and the Romans and their Invasion of Britain in term 2.

English

In English we remembered the fun we had over the summer holidays and wrote recounts and then read them to each other. We reminded ourselves of the features of a recount and we thought about the skills needed to read aloud well.

Maths

In Maths the children are securing their maths knowledge by learning about the foundational building block of ‘Place Value’ this term.

RE
In RE the children will be learning about what it means to be the ‘people of God’ and thinking about the experiences of some of the key characters in the Bible.

Science

In Science we are studying ‘Rocks and Soils’. We will be understanding and comparing rock formations, as well as the different types of soils and why soil is so important, and learning all about fossils.

History

Our first History lesson saw us imagining what it might have been like to live in the Stone Age. Our stunning start took us outside where the children had to try and communicate to each other without words, using sounds, actions and drawings. They had great fun expressing themselves and they produced some fantastic cave art style images using chalk on the playground.

 

Important information for our year group

  • Children need to bring a filled water bottle (water only please) to school each day.
  • They need to bring their own healthy snack to eat at break time.
  • They will be provided with a contact book and Reading Record to enable home/school communication. Please use these and read with your child as much as possible, writing the date and a comment in their Record.
  • Spellings will be given out weekly on a Friday and they will be tested the following Friday.
  • A homework information sheet will be given out fortnightly and so the children will have two weeks to complete these compulsory activities.
  • Our P.E. lessons are on a Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon. It is expected that all children have their kit which is: House or Fermor Polo T-shirt, P.E. shorts and trainers.

 

Important dates

Meet the Teachers morning – Thursday 12th September 9am – 9.20am in 3BR

Class Trip to Ashdown Forest Thursday 17th October

Parents Evenings Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th October

 

 

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