This week in Year 3…(12.1.18)

Phew, that was a busy week!

The children started the week learning all about homophones (two words that sound the same but are spelt differently) for example allowed and aloud. Please could you practise the list with your child at home as they will need to know the meanings and the spellings for next Tuesday’s test. 

You may have noticed that your child has become quite good at persuading you recently! In English lessons, we have been looking at persuasive texts and the techniques that are used. Rhetorical questions and powerful adjectives have been our targets so far.  We will be continuing this work next week including exaggerating and flattery…sorry! 

In maths the children have been developing their understanding of fractions. We will be looking at fractions of amounts next week. If you could practice halving at home it would be very useful e.g half of 28 is 14. 

In project time the children have been learning about the types and functions of both human and animal teeth. This has led on to work about mouth hygiene. The children tell us they are experts at cleaning their teeth! Next Wednesday we will be having a dental nurse coming to talk to the children. The children will then be writing persuasive letters to younger children about keeping their teeth clean.

Finally, this afternoon we had an absolutely brilliant pantomime to watch. The children loved it! They were captured by the fun, music and dancing. 

See what we mean by a busy week!

Have a lovely weekend,

Year 3 Team

This week in Year 3…(4th and 5th January 2018)

Happy New Year to you all. We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and enjoyed the holidays. Many thanks for all the lovely Christmas gifts and cards we received. Thank you for thinking of us, we really appreciated it. 

Off we go with the Spring term…ready for new learning.

To hook the children into our new project ‘All Creatures Great and Small’, they were set a challenge…to work in pairs, research an animal they are interested in and produce a piece of work ready to share with others. They jumped at the task with great curiosity and  enthusiasm! After asking questions about their animal, carrying out research using websites, making notes and then presenting their work in a written form, this afternoon the children shared their work in their own class and with the other Year 3 class. It was a pleasure watching the children learning from each other and there was a real buzz of excitement in the air. Well done Year 3, you have made it a delight to come back to school. 

This term PE will continue to be on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school. We will be starting our usual reading expectation of 4 times a week today so please remember to sign your child’s reading log. Thank you.

Have a great weekend, keep warm!

Year 3 Team

 

 

 

This week in Year 3…(w/b 11.12.17)

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

Many thanks to all the Year 3 children who took part in this year’s fantastic pantomime and a huge thank you to all the parents who came to watch.  We were very proud of you all. It was a brilliant show.

Our theme for this week was angels.  The children have shared their pictures, thoughts  and feelings about angels. They have investigated the important role of the angels in the Christmas story; we enjoyed watching some of the children’s acting as they performed particular Nativity scenes to show the messages the angels brought. Together we have read some lovely picture books about angels which have a powerful message of love, friendship and thinking of others at this special time.

The children have now started making the crafts that they will be selling at the Christmas Market.  Year 3 will continue with our R.E. theme of angels.  Today there were sewing skills to learn and  salt dough ornaments to create.  We are looking forward to next week already!

Have a lovely weekend,

Year 3 Team

This week in Year 3…(w/b 4.12.17)

What a fantastic way to finish our Savvy Stone Age project! Many thanks to all of you who attended our class museum; it was a great turnout. Although slightly nervous to start, the  children were delighted to see so many of you. We hope you enjoyed completing our Stone Age quiz as the children were very proud to share their knowledge with you. 

The next 2 weeks will have an RE theme linked to Christmas. The children will be exploring angels and their place within the Christmas story. For our Christmas market (Wednesday 20th December) the children will be learning how to sew and making angel tree decorations. If you are able to come into school on Thursday 14th or Friday 15th in the afternoon next week to help the children with their sewing, you would be very welcome. Please come and speak to us or drop a message into your child’s home/school book. Thank you.

Have a lovely weekend

Year 3 Team

 

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