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Week beginning 25th September 2017



This week we are reading a poem about tigers and recreating it using the structure and pattern. We will think about how poetry gives us ideas in different ways to a story.



We will continue with our book 'Sheep Pig' by Dick King Smith. We will be making inferences about what we have read and answer some comprehension questions.



We are counting in 4's and 8's. We will be counting on in 50's. Our tasks will based around answering word problems with addition and place value.



We are focussing on art skills this week to begin to create our own picture of a predator. 

In RE we are looking at how God is described in the bible. 



Please send in wellies or old trainers on Wednesday for woodland. 

Please log on to RMeasimaths with your child. They need to complete 1 session each week. If you are unable to access this, please let us know.



Week beginning 18th September



This week we will finish our learning based around the book Tigress. We will include adjectives and adverbs in our writing.



This week we are starting a new book- The Sheep Pig by Dick King Smith. We will make predictions and think about some of the main events at the start of the story.



We are comparing and ordering numbers to 1000 using our place value knowledge. We will use the greater than and less than signs to show our understanding of the value of numbers.



We are looking at how to improve our observational drawing. We will begin our art project to create a picture of a predator.



Children need to bring in their PE kit to change at school. (Please do not send them in wearing their PE kit on PE days) Please make sure they have trainers for PE.


We are going to the woodlands. Please make sure they have wellies and plastic bag to put them in after we return.

Week beginning 11th September 2017



This week we will be continuing to look at the book 'Tigress'. We will be adding adjectives and conjunctions into our sentences.



Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine is our first class book. We are looking at how characters are described and the main events in each chapter.



We are adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100 to 2 and 3 digit numbers. We are looking at the value of each digit in 3 digit numbers.



We are sketching some animal skulls using close observation skills.

We will be looking at how to keep safe online. 

We will look at the human skeleton compared to other animals 



PE is on Monday and Thursday. Children need to bring their kit in a bag and change at school. Please make sure everything is named.

We will be visiting the woodlands this half term, please provide wellies in a plastic bag.


Welcome to Year 3!


We hope that you are excited to be back at Earlswood. We are looking forward to getting to know you all. 


Some Year 3 Reminders



In Year 3 children are expected to have a PE kit in a named bag, which stays in school for the whole week. Please make sure that this includes trainers. They come to school in their uniform as usual and gets changed at school for PE. IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT THAT YOU NAME ALL OF YOUR CHILD'S CLOTHES. Our normal PE days will be Monday and Thursday.



In Year 3 children are NOT provided with fruit at break times. You are able to send in a piece of fruit, in their lunchbox, for them to eat during their break time.



The end of the day timings have changed this year. Please collect your child from the classroom doors at 3.20. 



Children will have the opportunity to learn in the woodlands this half term. Please send in wellies in a carrier bag that can stay on their peg for the half term. Please make sure they are named. They can also wear old trainers but please make sure these are separate from their PE shoes.  


Learning this week:

Maths- adding and subtracting 10 and 100.

English- We are looking at the book Tigress and writing sentences from this.

Reading- We will start our book, Diary of a killer cat by Anne Fine.

Topic- Our topic this half term is Predators. We are beginning by exploring what a carnivore is and the differences between them and other animals. 

The Federation of Earlswood Schools recognise our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of all pupils. We endeavour to provide a safe and welcoming environment where children are respected and valued. We are alert to the signs of abuse and neglect and follow our procedures to ensure that children receive effective support, protection and justice. Child protection forms part of the school’s safeguarding responsibilities.