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Year 3 - 3B & 3BR

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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