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3M Creation stories.

 

Well done to this week's stars!

 

3HG 3M 3R 3SG

Eva

Demi-Mae

Aidie

Caitlin

Katie

Arya

Sylvie

Abigail

Hans

Sophie

Week beginning 27th June

 

Literacy: We will be learning about newspapers. We will be reading a variety of newspaper articles and answering questions about them. We will then move on to learning about the Battle of Troy to give us inspiration to write our own newspaper article.

 

Maths: We will be revisiting fractions of amount e.g. 1/4 of 20, 5/6 of 30. We will use this knowledge to answer questions such as would you rather have 2/3 or 15 or 1/4 of 20?

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday 29th June - 3HG and 3R to Mercers Lake
  • Thursday 30th June - 3SG and 3M to Mercers Lake
  • Friday 1st July - our final swimming lesson. 

Week beginning 20th June

 

Literacy: We will be writing a story around the theme 'stolen'. We will begin by reading a 'stolen' story to get some inspiration, before planning and writing our own story. We will be including all the features we have learned this year to make our writing interesting.

 

Maths: We will be doing an investigation this week. We will be applying our knowledge of addition to create our own Greek zoo! We will have to add up the price of each animal, making sure we don't go over budget!

 

Reminders:

  • There is no swimming due to sports day. Our last lesson will be on Friday 1st June.

Week beginning 13th June

 

Literacy: We will be creating fact files about Greek Gods. We will be gathering relevant information from books, changing the information into our own words and presenting our facts in bullet points.

 

Maths: We will be learning about time and using this knowledge to answer questions about time tables.

 

Reminders:

  • Greek day - Thursday 16th June. Please see the letter that went out before half term for full details. Children are able to dress up as Greeks on this day.

Week beginning 6th June

 

Our topic next half term will be The Ancient Greeks. We have a dress up day on Thursday 16th June. For ideas, please look at the letter that was sent out before half term.

 

Literacy: We will be looking at Greek Myths and retelling these orally.

 

Maths: We will be revisiting time. We will be telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and applying our knowledge to different contexts.

Week beginning 23rd May

 

Literacy: We will be writing a scene from Cinderella independently. We will then wok with other children to improve our writing.

 

Maths: We will be revisiting multiplication. We will recap grid multiplication, then applying this in order to answer some word problems.

 

Reminders:

  • Harlequin visit - Monday 23rd May. Please make sure your child has a coat with them.
  • Times table challenge - you may be aware that the children are currently taking part in a times table challenge. Each day the children will be given a times table grid to complete as quickly as possible. The children must complete 4 grids correctly in under 2 minutes to earn their certificate. Click here to get grids to practise at home.
    • Bronze certificate - 2s, 5s and 10s
    • Silver certificate - 3s, 4s, 6s
    • Gold certificate - 7s, 8s, 9s

Week beginning 16th May

 

Literacy: We will be creating our own play script based on the story of Cinderella. We will think about how to lay out our writing in the style of a play script and will make sure we include stage directions.

 

Maths: We will be applying our knowledge of angles to turns in order to give directions. We will give instructions for other children to follow e.g. turn 2 quarter turns / turn 180º.

 

Reminders:

  • As the weather continues to be unpredictable, please make sure your child has a light coat in school every day so that we can go outside even if it is raining a bit.
  • Please make sure your child has their trainers in school every day for Run to Rio.

Week beginning 9th May

 

Literacy: This week we will be looking at play scripts. We will be acting some out and identifying the features that make them different from normal stories.

 

Maths: We will begin the week looking at symmetry and creating symmetrical pictures. We will then learn about different types of lines:

  • Horizontal and vertical lines
  • Parallel lines are always the same distance apart (like train tracks)
  • Perpendicular lines cross at right angles (like the letter 'T')

 

Reminders:

  • We will continue to do 'Run to Rio' daily throughout the term. Please make sure you're child has their trainers in school every day.
  • As the weather gets warmer, please make sure your child has a water bottle in school every day.

Week beginning 2nd May

 

Literacy: We will continue to use the story of 'Blow Your Nose, Big Bad Pig' to plan a diary entry. We will consider how the pig was feeling and use this to plan our diary. We will then focus on ways we can improve our work.

 

Maths: We will begin the week revisiting 3D shapes. We will be looking at the properties of a variety of 3D shapes. We will then move on to identifying different types of angles.

Acute angles - angles smaller than 90°.

Right angles - 90°

Obtuse angles - greater than 90° but less than 180°.

 

Reminders:

  • We still need more shoe boxes for our upcoming project. Please bring in any that you may have at home or other boxes of a similar size.
  • We have 2 trips coming up over the next few months. If you are available to help with them, please speak to your child's class teacher. We will give priority to those who did not come with us to Wisley.
    • Monday 23rd May - Harlequin
    • Wednesday 29th June - Mercers Lake (3HG and 3R)
    • Thursday 30th June - Mercers Lake (3SG and 3M)

Week beginning 25th April

 

Literacy: We will be considering the story of 'The Three Little Pigs' from the perspective of the wolf. We will begin the week reading 'Blow Your Nose Mr Wolf', where the wolf only wants a tissue from the pigs! We will use this to write a diary entry from the wolf's perspective.

 

Maths: We will continue to look at fractions. We will begin by ordering fractions from smallest to largest. We will then move on to adding and subtracting fractions.

 

Reminder:

  • Please can we have any shoe boxes you have at home. We need lots of boxes for our puppet theatre project so please bring in as many as possible!

Week beginning 18th April

 

Literacy: We have begun the half term by retelling the story of The Three Little Pigs. We have read an alternative version of the story called The Three Little Wolves and The Big Bad Pig. We will be thinking about how we can change aspects of the story to crease our own versions of the story.

 

Maths: We will be using our knowledge of division to find the best ways to answer a question e.g. 12 ÷ 3 is best solved using mental methods but 57 ÷ 3 is better using a written method.  We will then move on to looking at equivalent fractions e.g. 1/2 = 3/6.

 

Reminders:

  • Swimming starts this week. Children need their swimming costume/trunks and towel in a bag. They may also bring a piece of fruit to eat after the lesson.
  • Please can we have any shoe boxes you have at home.
  • Please can all sponsorship money be handed in to the school office by Friday 22nd April. Thank you for all your donations so far. We will let you know our final total once we have got all the money in.
  • Please return your Harlequin letter to the school office by 27th April. 
  • Please return your pupil information sheet to the office as soon as possible. These need to be returned even if all the details are correct.

Week beginning 21st March

 

Writing - we will be focusing on apostrophes for contractions and possession.

Contractions - don't, 

Possession - the dog's ball, the boys' game

 

Reading - we will finish reading the Secret Garden. We will discuss alternative endings to the story and revisit our predictions to see if we were correct.

 

Maths - we will be using our knowledge of division and partitioning to solve questions involving bigger numbers.

e.g. 36 ÷ 3 =

       30 ÷ 3 = 10

        6 ÷ 3 = 2

 

Reminders

  • Thursday 24th March - sponsored sports. The year 3 children have chosen to raise money for Brain Tumor Research as part of 'wear a hat day'. The children will be running, throwing and catching balls, passing a football and doing star jumps. The children can swap between activities but must keep active for 30 minutes. Please make sure you're child has their PE kit in school for this event.

Week beginning 14th March

 

The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Wisley this week. They were great representatives of Earlswood - well done to all the children. Thank you to all the parents that came with us. The trip would not have been possible without you!

 

This week the children have also participated in the Earlswood times table bee. Well done to all the Year 3 finalists!

 

3HG 3M 3SG 3R

Benjamin

Liam

Louisa

Ishaan

Ivan

Arya

Daniel

Jonah

 

Writing - we will be revising homophones e.g. their/there/they're. We will be thinking of ways to remember which one to use and how to use them correctly in a sentence.

 

Reading - we will be looking at a variety of texts to practise our comprehension skills. We will be skimming and scanning to locate the answer to each question.

 

Maths - we will be using our times table knowledge to answer division questions. 

 

Reminders

  • Easter assemblies - Thursday 17th March. 3HG and 3R - 9.15; 3SG and 3M - 2.45. The children have been working hard to learn their lines. Please come and join us as we celebrate our achievements from this half term.

 

Week beginning 7th March

 

Reading: We will continue to use our text, The Secret Garden. We will be using our skimming and scanning skills to answer comprehension questions.

 

Writing: We will be learning about riddles. We will be discussing what riddles are and what they tell us. We will then be writing our own riddles.

 

Maths: We will be doing data handling. We will be creating tallies, pictograms and bar charts. We will then be using the information to answer questions, such as how many more people liked roses than buttercups?

 

Reminders

  • RHS Wisley - Wednesday 9th March. Please ensure your child has several layers on as we will be outside for the majority of the day. Also, please make sure your child has their lunch in a lunchbox or bag as there are no bins in the garden to dispose of rubbish,
  • Please encourage your child to practise their words for our assembly at home. Our year group assemblies are only a week and a half away!

Week beginning 29th February

 

We have had a brilliant start to our new topic, The Secret Garden. The children have enjoyed making predictions about what the story will be about and in project we have started to look at the function of parts of a plant.

 

English: Over the next few weeks, the children will be creating a leaflet to persuade people to visit their own gardens. This week we will be looking at the persuasive language features they can use in their writing, including rhetorical questions and alliteration.

 

Reading: We will continue to use The Secret Garden during our reading sessions. We will look at why the characters act in particular ways and use the text to support our answers.

 

Maths: We will be using our knowledge of length and perimeter to design our own gardens. We will then move on to capacity. We will be learning to read the scales on measuring jugs and will be solving problems involving capacity

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday 2nd March - Book Day. Children can come in dressed as a character from a book.
  • Wednesday 2nd March - Will Mabbitt will be visiting the Year 3 children to do a question and answer session based around his book, The Unlikely Adventures of Mabel Jones. The children will have the opportunity to buy one of his books (£6.99) and have it signed by Will.

Week beginning 8th February

 

 

English: We will finish writing our Stone Age story, editing what we have already done and thinking of exciting endings!

 

Reading: We will be practising our reading skills and using Stone Age Boy to think about how a front cover and a blurb contribute to a book.

 

Maths: We will be looking at grid multiplication; the written method of working out 2 digit times 2 digit numbers (for example: 23 x 15). 

 

Project: We will wrap up our topic by comparing the three ages we have looked at (Stone, Bronze and Iron), and looking at similarities and differences.

 

Reminders:

  • Come and view your child's work: Parents are invited to come into class after school on Friday at 3.30 and see what your child has done this term.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • Woodlands: Please make sure that your child has a pair of wellies/outdoor shoes (that are fine to get muddy) every Thursday as we will still be going down to the woodlands.

Week beginning 15th February

 

Another great topic ended, the children (and teachers), certainly seemed to enjoy it!

Next term our topic will be 'The secret garden' and we will be focusing on plants.

 

We hope you have an enjoyable and restful half term!

 

Reminders:

  • We come back to school on Tuesday 23rd of February. Monday the 22nd is an inset day.

 

  • Our trip to RHS Wisley is on Wednesday 9th of March.

Week beginning 1st February

 

 

English: We will continue writing our Stone Age story, looking at speech between characters and how to punctuate this correctly.

 

Reading: We will be looking at performance poetry and writing our own class Stone Age poem.

 

Maths: We will be looking at the properties of  3D shapes. For example: How many sides? How many faces? How many vertices? 

 

Project: We will be looking at Stone Henge and what purpose it had during prehistoric times.

 

Reminders:

  • Stone Age dress up day! Next Thursday the 4th of February we are having a Stone Age dress up day! Dig out your furs, inflatable clubs and bone necklaces and join us in the fun.
  • Maths ‘Come and Learn’ Sessions: Junior parents and carers are invited to join us for a ‘Come and Learn’ session at 9.00-9.30am on the following days: Tuesday 2nd February (Surname A-K) Thursday 4th February (Surname L-Z).
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • Woodlands: Please make sure that your child has a pair of wellies/outdoor shoes (that are fine to get muddy) every Thursday as we will still be going down to the woodlands.

Week beginning 25th January

 

 

English: We will continue writing our Stone Age story, focusing this week on character description.

 

Reading: We will continue looking at our topic book Stone Age Boy and using our comprehension skills to understand more about the story.

 

Maths: We will be looking at the properties of 2D and 3D shapes. For example: how many sides? How many corners? 

 

Project: We will be looking at where prehistoric animals lived around the world and building our Stone Age tools!

 

Reminders:

  • Trip to Wisley Gardens: Next half term we will be taking the children on a trip to RHS Wisley Gardens on Wednesday the 9th of March. If you wish for your child to attend, please complete the reply-slip and return it to your class teacher before Wednesday the 27th of January.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • Woodlands: Please make sure that your child has a pair of wellies/outdoor shoes (that are fine to get muddy) every Thursday as we will still be going down to the woodlands.

Stone Age dress up

Week beginning 18th January

 

 

English: We will begin to write a Stone Age story, focusing on the setting.

 

Reading: We will begin looking at our topic book 'Stone Age boy' and looking at the different writing techniques the author has used to grab the readers' attention.

 

Maths: We will continue to look at money; adding and subtracting amounts to find change. (Example: If I have £2.55 and I spend 35p on bananas, how much change will I get?)

 

Project: We will be going on to look at the Bronze Age and how it is different to the Stone Age.

 

Reminders:

  • Trip to Wisley Gardens: Next half term we will be taking the children on a trip to RHS Wisley Gardens on Wednesday the 9th of March. If you wish for your child to attend, please complete the reply-slip and return it to your class teacher before Wednesday the 27th of January.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • Woodlands: Please make sure that your child has a pair of wellies/outdoor shoes (that are fine to get muddy) every Thursday as we will still be going down to the woodlands.
  • Enrichment Clubs: A reminder that if your child has a place in an enrichment club, their clubs will commence on Monday 18th January and the pick up time for these will be 4.25pm in the playground.

Week beginning 11th January

 

Welcome back and a Happy New Year from the Year 3 team! We hope you had a restful break and are raring to go for a new term, the children certainly seem to be!

 

English: We will be gathering information about fact files and beginning to create our own on the Stone Age.

 

Reading: We will be looking at exception words (words that are pronounced differently to how they are written). For example: guard or notice. We will also be doing some further reading for our topic.

 

Maths: We will continue looking at money, finding totals of an amount and beginning to find change.

 

Project: We will continue learning about the Stone Age and comparing similarities and differences to modern life.

 

Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • Woodlands: Please make sure that your child has a pair of wellies/outdoor shoes (that are fine to get muddy) every Thursday as we will still be going down to the woodlands.
  • Enrichment Clubs: Information regarding the enrichment clubs for the Spring term will be sent home in book bags today. If your child would like to participate, please fill in the form attached to the letter and return it to your Class Teacher from Monday 11th January. The first club will commence on Monday 18th January and the last one will be on Monday 14th March.  

3HG's sound collector poem

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3HG read The Sound Collector by Roger McGough. They then went on a sound walk around school to collect sounds for their own version.

Week beginning 14th December

 

English: We will writing letters to Father Christmas, focusing on the features of a letter we learnt earlier in the term.

 

Reading: We will continue looking at performance poetry this week and writing our own class poem.

 

Maths: We will be looking at calculating the mass of objects.

 

 

Reminders:

  • Last day Friday 18th: Please note that junior school finishes at 2.15 on Friday.
  • After School Club: Please note that After School Club will be closed on the last day of term, Friday 18th December. Breakfast Club will run as usual. 
  • School Carol concert: Tuesday 15th of December 6.30pm at St John's Church. All families are welcome
  • Year 3 Christmas sing along: In the junior school hall. This is an informal performance of the Christmas songs the children have learnt. 3SG & 3M at 9.00. 3HG & 3R at 9.30.

Week beginning 7th December

 

English: We will be doing some creative writing this week, using everything we have learnt this term to write a story about a chase.

 

Reading: We are looking at performance poetry this week, focusing on how would perform a poem to a group and the different ways we can make it exciting.

 

Maths: We will continue looking at fractions. This week we will be finding non-unit fractions of numbers e.g. 3/4, 2/5 and 3/8 and moving on to adding simple fractions together.

 

Project: This week we will be making volcanoes! Please bring in any plastic bottles (e.g. small water bottles) and newspaper that you have at home to help with our model making.

 

Reminders:

  • After School Club: Please note that After School Club will be closed on the last day of term, Friday 18th December. Breakfast Club will run as usual. 
  • School Carol concert: Tuesday 15th of December 6.30pm at St John's Church. All families are welcome
  • Year 3 Christmas sing along: In the junior school hall. This is an informal performance of the Christmas songs the children have learnt. 3SG & 3M at 9.00. 3HG & 3R at 9.30.

Week beginning 30th November

 

English: We will be writing our own character descriptions, using imaginative language.

 

Reading: Now that we have finished reading 'Diary of a Killer Cat', we will be exploring sections of the text in more detail. We will be looking at the different characters and thinking about how they change throughout the story. We will also be answering comprehension questions about the story.

 

Maths: We will be looking at fractions. We will be finding 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 of shapes and working out fractions of numbers e.g. 1/2 of 20. 

 

Project: This week we will be making volcanoes! Please bring in any plastic bottles (e.g. small water bottles) and newspaper that you have at home to help with our model making.

 

Reminders:

  • Monday 30th November - last enrichment club for this term.
  • Tuesday 1st December - Christmas making morning. Come in and join us for some Christmas crafts. Don't forget your Christmas jumper!
  • Please can we have plastic bottles and newspaper!

Week beginning 23rd November

 

English: We will be imagining we were near a volcano when it erupted and using this to write diary entries. We will be using our knowledge of first person and past tense to produce a descriptive piece of writing

 

Reading: We will continue to read 'Diary of a Killer Cat'. We will see how our predictions change throughout the story and inferring how characters are feeling. We will support our answers with evidence from the text.

 

Maths: We will be revisiting multiplication. We will focus on the 4 times table, looking at strategies to remember the 4s and looking at associated facts e.g. 24 ÷ 4 = 6

 

Project: This week we will be creating earthquake-proof buildings and mini tsunamis!

 

Reminders:

  • Parents' evening is Tuesday 24th and Thursday 26th November. Please come and speak to your child's class teacher if you have not made an appointment yet.

Week beginning 16th November

 

 SPAG: We will be looking at pronouns (I, he/she, it), and what importance they have for our writing. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at 'Diary of a Killer Cat', focusing on our comprehension skills and our understanding of the text.

 

Maths: We will be looking at telling the time accurately and understanding how to read an analogue clock.

 

Project: We will continue with our natural disasters topic. This week we will be imagining ourselves in a natural disaster! 

 

Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • School photographs:  The deadline for ordering photographs through the school is Monday 16th November so please ensure that your completed proof sheet and payment are handed into the school office by this date. 
  • Christmas Lunch at the Juniors: This will be held on Thursday 17th December. If your child usually brings a packed lunch but would like to have a Christmas lunch on this day please let us know by returning the reply slip sent home last Friday. The last day for ordering and paying for the meal is Friday 20th November.
  • Junior Snack Shop: The snack shop will be open to all Junior children during break time every Wednesday and healthy fruit and vegetable snacks will be available at a cost of 25p

Week beginning 9th November

 

We have had a fantastic start to our new half term. The children have enjoyed starting our new topic and have settled back in really well.

 

SPAG: We will be revisiting the topics we have covered so far this year including: past tense, time connectives and writing in the first person. It is also an opportunity for parents to come in and work with their child during the lesson! The days are as follows:

 

(All sessions are 9.00 - 9.30).

Monday 9th November (Surname A-G)

Wednesday 11th November (Surname H-O)

Friday 13th November (Surname P-Z)

 

Reading: We will continue to look at non-fiction texts to enhance our knowledge of information related to our topic.

 

Maths: We will be looking at mental strategies and knowledge of place value to subtract 1s, 10s, and 100s from a number.

e.g. 317 - 5 = we know that the number in the units will change.

      874 - 40 = we know that the number in the tens will change.

 

Project: We will continue with our natural disasters topic. This week we will be focusing on some specific disasters: how they happen, why they happen and what their effects are.

 

Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • Please make sure your child has wellies in school for Wednesday as we will be doing woodlands on this day this week.
  • Thursday is Diwali day. Children will learn about the traditions and customs that Hindu people participate in as part of the Diwali festival.
  • Friday is Children in Need. This year, we are inviting children to wear their pyjamas to school in exchange for a donation to this worthy cause.

 

 

 

Week beginning 2nd November

 

We have had a fantastic half term in Year 3. The children have learned so much about the human body and have loved making models of the skeleton. 

 

SPAG: We will be looking at using the past tense and writing in the first person e.g. I went to the park. A friend came with meWe were really happy. Some children helped us.

 

Reading: We will be using our knowledge of non-fiction texts to find out about our Natural Disasters topic.

 

Maths: We will be looking at mental strategies and knowledge of place value to add 1s, 10s, and 100s to a number.

e.g. 312 + 5 = we know that the number in the units will change.

      814 + 40 = we know that the number in the tens will change.

 

Project: Our new topic is Natural Disasters. We will be focusing on volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis. We will begin by identifying the parts of the world where these are most common.

 

Reminders:

  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as we will continue to go outside during the cold weather. 
  • Please make sure your child has wellies in school each Thursday for going to the woodlands.

 

 

Have a lovely half term!!

Week beginning 19th October

 

SPAG: We will be looking at prepositions e.g. under, above, through, behind. We will also be looking at types of sentences e.g. commands, questions, statements and exclamations.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to look at Aesop's fables and retell the story in different ways.

 

Maths: We will continue to look at multiplication, using larger numbers.

e.g. 15 x 3=

      10 x 3= 30

        5 x 3= 15

 

Project: We will be creating fact files about our chosen part of the body. We will be focusing on ensuring we use headings and subheadings.

 

Reminders:

  • Class assemblies - the children have been working really hard to learn their songs and poems for our harvest assemblies. Please come and join us on Thursday 22nd October.
    • 9.15 - 9.45 - 3M and 3SG
    • 9.45 - 10.15 - 3HG and 3R
  • Grammar, Punctuation & Spelling Information Evening: We will be holding an information evening on Tuesday 20th October, 6.30-7.30pm, to talk about how we teach grammar, punctuation and spelling to children at the Junior school. We hope that parents and carers of our Junior children will be able to join us for this evening. 

Week beginning 12th October

 

SPAG: We will be looking at imperative verbs (e.g. cut, write, push) and time connectives (now, then, next). We will be using these skills to write instructions for our body models

 

Reading: We will be looking at Aesop's fables, including 'the lion and the mouse' and 'the boy who cried wolf'. We will be using drama and the iPads to retell the stories.

 

Maths: We will be looking at multiplication. We will begin by recapping our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times table. We will then apply this knowledge to solve word problems.

 

Project: Now that we have planned our body parts, we will begin to make our models! We will be working as critical friends to help and guide each other. 

 

Reminders:

  • Modelling material - Next week we are going to be making models of the human body. Please can we have any recycling materials you may have at home.
  • All children need a coat in school. Children will still be going outside if there is light rain so please make sure your child is prepared for this.
  • Our woodlands days  is Thursday. We will not being going to the woodlands every week but please make sure your child has wellies in school for when we do.

Week beginning 5th October

 

SPAG: We will be applying our knowledge of adjectives, adverbs and conjunctions in order to write a letter. We will be making boring sentences more interesting using these skills.

 

Reading: We will be continuing to use 'Flat Stanley' during our reading sessions. We will be answering comprehension questions based on the text. We will then write a book review about the story.

 

Maths: We will continue to look at subtraction using the column method.

e.g. 34

    +32

      66

 

Project: We will begin to plan our body model. We will think about the materials we need and the method we are going to use.

 

Reminders:

  • Modelling material - Next week we are going to be making models of the human body. Please can we have any recycling materials you may have at home.
  • 'Travelling Books' are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 7th October. The Book Fai was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. There will be a large selection of books suitable for children aged 4-11 years old, at great prices, so please come and have a look on 7th, 8th and 9th October before and after school. If you will not be able to make the book fair, you can still support us by buying a book online. Click here and start shopping! Enter our school postcode (RH1 6DZ) and you can have the books delivered to school free of charge. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.
  • All children need a coat in school. Children will still be going outside if there is light rain so please make sure your child is prepared for this.
  • Our woodlands days  is Thursday. We will not being going to the woodlands every week but please make sure your child has wellies in school for when we do.

Week beginning 28th September

 

SPAG: We will be looking at simple and compound sentences. We will be learning about conjunctions so that we can change simple sentences into more interesting compound sentences.

 

Reading: We will be using 'Flat Stanley' to inspire our reading. We will be answering questions based on what we have read and discussing the language the author uses to make the story more interesting to read.

 

Maths: We will be doing subtraction. We will begin by using a number line to count backwards

 

Project: We will be learning about the senses and carrying out investigations to learn more about them. We will even be investigating what foods taste like when we don't have saliva!

 

Reminders:

  • All children need a coat in school. Children will still be going outside if there is light rain so please make sure your child is prepared for this.
  • Our woodlands days  is Thursday. We will not being going to the woodlands every week but please make sure your child has wellies in school for when we do.
  • All children need a change of socks for PE. We will be doing PE on the field as much as we can. The field can be very wet even when the weather is nice so please make sure your child has a spare pair of socks to change into afterwards.
  • Reading record books can be used to record anything you need to tell us. Please use these to record reading, if your child is being picked up by someone different or any other information we need to know. These are checked daily by the class teacher or teaching assistant.
  • If reading books are not returned, we cannot issue another one. If your book is lost or damaged, you will receive a letter asking for £3 so that we can replace the book. To prevent the books becoming water damaged, we ask that you do not put water bottles in bags. 

Week beginning 21st September

 

SPAG: We will be using adjectives to make our sentences more exciting. An adjective describes a noun e.g. loud, beautiful.

 

Reading: We will be looking at making predictions and using the text to support them. We will be reviewing and adapting our predictions as we read to see if they are still correct. 

 

Maths: We will be looking at 2D and 3D shapes. We will be looking at their properties using key vocabulary:

2D - corners and sides

3D - face (the flat surface), edge (where 2 faces meet) and vertex (where 2 or more edges meet).

 

 

Project: Our focus is organs. We have got two special visitors this week. Dr Patnick will be in on Monday to show us animal hearts and lungs. Dr Strutton is coming in on Tuesday to show us an animal brain. Both Dr Patnick and Dr Strutton will be discussing the functions of these organs and will answer the children's questions. Please talk to your child's class teacher if you have any questions.

 

Reminders:

  • All children need a coat in school. Children will still be going outside if there is light rain so please make sure your child is prepared for this.
  • Our woodlands days is Thursday. We will not being going to the woodlands every week but please make sure your child has wellies in school for when we do.

Week beginning 14th September

 

SPAG: We will be using adverbs to make our sentences more exciting. An adverb describes a verb e.g. quickly, happily.

 

Reading: We will be looking at poetry. We will think about how the poems makes us feel.

 

Maths: We will be adding 3-digit numbers, using our knowledge of partitioning to help us.

e.g. 123 + 24 = 123 + 10 + 10 +4

 

Project: We will be looking at muscles and their functions in our body.

 

Reminders:

  • All children need a change of t-shirt for PE lessons. The children can't wear the same t-shirt that they have worn to school.
  • Please pack a spare pair of socks for Monday PE lessons. We will be doing Monday PE lessons on the field and it may be a bit wet on the field!
  • Reading books will be changed on Mondays. Please make sure your child has their book in school ready to change. Children can bring in books from home to read throughout the day. They can also take 'real' school books home to read.
  • Homework is sent out every Friday and is due the following Thursday. Please look in your child's spelling book to see the Year 3 homework expectations. The children have 10 spellings and 3 optional challenge spellings. New Mathletics usernames and passwords are in spelling books. Homework is an expectation for all children. If you are having issues accessing Mathletics, please speak to your child's class teacher in advance.

Week Beginning 7th September

 

We have had a brilliant start to Year 3. It was lovely to see all the smiley faces on Thursday morning and everyone was eager to get started. We have been getting to know our new school and finding out where things are but most importantly, we have made lots of new friends!

 

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar): We will be focusing on nouns, adjectives and verbs. We will begin by identifying these in a sentence then writing our own sentences, thinking carefully about which nouns, adjectives and verbs to choose. 

 

Reading: We will be looking at non-fiction text. We will be looking at the features of a non-fiction book then using the books to answer questions about the text.

 

Maths: We will be looking at hundreds, tens and units. We will be looking at the value of each digit within a number e.g. in 546 the 4 tens is worth 40. We will be using this knowledge to add 2 digit numbers.

 

Project: Our first topic is Blood, Bones and Body Bits. We will begin by looking at skeletons. We will be thinking about why we need skeletons and how ours differ from those of animals. We are also lucky enough to have a visit from Dr Paul Strutton, a Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London and a parent at our school, who will be teaching us about the different bones in our bodies.

 

Reminders:

  • PE will be on Mondays and Fridays. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school on these days.
  • Please make sure your child has a coat in school every day as the children will be going out at play time even if there is light rain.
  • Children can bring a piece of fruit or some vegetables in for a morning snack. Fruit winders and cereal bars are not permitted.

 

Welcome to Year 3!

 

We hope you had a fantastic summer and are ready for all the exciting things that will be happening this year!
 

On this page we will provide a weekly update of what we have been doing and what's coming up in the following week. 

 

As always, we encourage communication between home and school. Please come and talk to us if you have any questions.

One Rainy Monday

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Cool King

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03 Searching for Hot Stuff.mp3

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04 Nothing to Do.mp3

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05 The Road to Home.mp3

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06 Black Diamond.mp3

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07 Something Wonderful for You.mp3

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08 Central heating.mp3

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09 Together.mp3

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10 If You Feel Like Dancing.mp3

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11 Together Again.mp3

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12 One More Song.mp3

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Battle sounds.mp3

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