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Year 3 - 3B & 3BR

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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