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It has been a busy week in Year 3 with the start of anti-bullying week on Monday and our Greek day on Wednesday (The children all looked great- Thank you for your support with this!). We are looking forward to seeing them all spotty tomorrow to show our support for Children in Need. 

 

It has been great to meet with most of you this week during parents evening. If you haven't been able to come, we will try to meet with you after school next week. Please speak to us about when we are available. Thank you.

 

Week beginning 20th November 2017

English

We will be reading the story of Grendel by David Lucas and using ti to innovate our own story. We will look at how to punctuate direct speech and use adverbs of time. We will write our stories with paragraphs. 

 

Reading

We will continue to read out text 'Beasts of Olympus' by Lucy Coats. We will be making predictions and summarising key events in the next chapters. 

 

Maths

We will be recalling our multiplication facts from the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 timestable. We will use the facts to solve some problems. 

 

Reminders

Please label all of your children's clothes.

PE days are Monday and Thursday.

 

Please send back forms for the Bough Beach trip and for the Christmas dinner. Thank you

Week beginning 13th November 2017

 

English

We will be reading the story of King Midas and retelling it. We will look at how to punctuate direct speech.

 

Reading

We will continue to read out text 'Beasts of Olympus' by Lucy Coats. We will infer how characters are feeling and how their actions show this. 

 

Maths

We will be using our multiplication facts from the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, and 10 timestable. We will count up in 50's and 100's, noticing patterns.  

 

Homework

Children need to return their green spelling books each week on Thursday. They will then get them back on Friday with a new list of ten spellings to learn. 

Please continue to help your child to learn the ten spelling words or individual words that they have been given. 

Reading

Please read with your child as often as possible. 

Please log on to RM easimaths and complete 1 session.

Other websites that you might find useful for extra learning:

BBC school radio to listen to some Greek Myths

mathszone.co.uk

 

Reminders

MONDAY- wear blue for anti-bullying week

WEDNESDAY- dress as a Greek for our Greek day

FRIDAY- wear spots and bring a donation for Children in Need

 

Junk!- Please send in any plastic bottles, cardboard, small boxes that we can use to make models of a Trojan horse. 

 

Thank you for booking at slot to meet us on Tuesday or Thursday evening. Please let us know if this blog is useful for you and what you might like included in the future.

Thank you

 

Up and coming events at our School:
 
Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017
Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to show their support for anti bullying.
 
Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017
Dress up in spots!
With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

 

Poppy Day!

On Monday 6th November to Friday 10th November we will be selling poppies for £1 each, in aid of The Poppy Appeal at both the Infant and Junior sites.

 

 

Week beginning 6th November 2017

 

English

We will be retelling one of the trials of Heracles and writing it as a play script. We will focus on the features that we need to include in the play script.

 

Reading

We will continue to read out text 'Beasts of Olympus' by Lucy Coats. We will look at how characters are described and how the author uses language to make the story interesting. 

 

Maths

We will be using money when adding and subtracting. We will be solving practical problems involving money, including giving change. 

 

Homework

Children need to return their green spelling books each week on Thursday. They will then get them back on Friday with a new list of ten spellings to learn. 

Please continue to help your child to learn the ten spelling words or individual words that they have been given. 

Reading

Please read with your child as often as possible. It is great to hear about the books they have got from the library and are enjoying too! If your child is no longer reading banded school books, they still need to record what they are reading in their home record book.

 

Please log on to RM easimaths and complete 1 session.

 

Other websites that you might find useful for extra learning:

www.mathsisfun.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures

the bbc website is always useful for learning games

ictgames.co.uk

 

Reminders

Fruit at playtime- children are allowed to bring in some fruit or vegetables to eat at playtime. Please do not send fruit bars, biscuits, juice or smoothies. 

Children are not allowed to wear jewelry to school and earings must be removed for PE. Our PE days are Monday and Thursday. 

We have had a great half term in Year 3. Thank you for the fantastic response to 'visit the classroom', it was great to see so many of you. Parents evening will be coming up after half term but of course, please ask if you have any concerns about your child and what they are learning please let us know. 

We have enjoyed our topic of 'Predators' and the children have been really engaged in all aspects of the learning. 

We hope you have a restful half-term 

 

Week beginning 30th October 2017

 

English

Our focus will be Greek myths. We will read and familiarise ourselves with some of the trials of Heracles and write our own 'trial'

 

Reading

Our new text is Beasts of Olympus, Beast Keeper by Lucy Coats. We will be making predictions and thinking about characters' feelings. 

 

Maths

We will be solving problems including addition and subtraction. We will introduce the bar model as a strategy to solve problems. 

 

Homework

Children need to return their green spelling books each week on Thursday. They will then get them back on Friday with a new list of ten spellings to learn. 

Please continue to help your child to learn the ten spelling words or individual words that they have been given. 

Please read with your child as often as possible. It is great to hear about the books they have got from the library and are enjoying too!

Please log on to RM easimaths and complete 1 session.

Other websites that you might find useful for extra learning:

www.mathsisfun.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures

the bbc website is always useful for learning games

ictgames.co.uk

 

Reminders

PE on the field- Monday PE sessions are on the field. Please send a carrier bag for children to put their muddy trainers and any muddy clothes in. 

 

Fruit at playtime- children are allowed to bring in some fruit or vegetables to eat at playtime. Please do not send fruit bars, biscuits, juice or smoothies. 

 

We will be cooking this half term so please ensure your child's medical records are up to date with any food allergies. 

 

Anti Bullying, Monday 13th November 2017

Children are welcome to wear something blue on this day to support and recognize anti bullying.

 

Children in Need, Friday 17th November 2017

Dress up in spots!

With a donation of £1, children are welcome to dress up in spots on this day or paint their face with spots to show their support for Children in Need.

Week beginning 16th October 2017

 

English

This week we are writing our own version of 'The Tiger and the Zebra' as a story. We will build interesting sentences with varied vocabulary using the skills that we have been learning over the last few weeks.

 

Reading

We will complete our book 'Sheep Pig' by Dick King Smith. We will complete a book review and think about the exciting parts of the story.

 

Maths

We are focusing on subtraction using written strategies. We will complete simple column subtraction and calculations that need exchange. 

 

Topic

We will be designing our very own predator, thinking about the features it will have to help it to be a great hunter.  

 

Homework

Please help your child to learn the ten spelling words. They will have a test on these words on Thursday. Please log on to RM easimaths and complete 1 session.

Other websites that you might find useful for extra learning:

www.mathsisfun.com

www.bbc.co.uk/schools/wordsandpictures

the bbc website is always useful for learning games

ictgames.co.uk

 

Reminders

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

Please send in PE kit each week. The children DO NOT come into school in their PE kit, they get changed in class and should have a bag to put their kit in so that it can stay in school for the week.

 

Week beginning 5th October 2017

 

English

This week we writing a story based on the poem The Tiger and The Zebra. We will add speech and use time adverbials to structure our stories.

 

Reading

We will continue with our book 'Sheep Pig' by Dick King Smith. We will retrieve information to answer comprehension questions.

 

Maths

We are focusing on subtraction using mental strategies. We will be using our number bonds when counting back and partitioning numbers.

 

Topic

We will be designing our very own predator, thinking about the features it will have to help it be a great hunter.  

 

Reminders

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

Please send in PE kit each week. The children DO NOT come into school in their PE kit, they get changed in class and should have a bag to put their kit in so that it can stay in school for the week.

SCHOOL PHOTOS- WEDNESDAY 11th OCT- please ensure your child has their school jumper and brushes their hair smiley

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 4th October. The Book Fair was a huge success last year and we raised over £500 worth of book vouchers for the school. The book fair will be coming to the Juniors in March next year. 

 

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 in the bottom hall everyday October 4th - 9th 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. Just go to the online shop at: https://shop.scholastic.co.uk/free-booksl and start shopping!

 

If you enter our school postcode RH1 6DZ, you can have the books delivered to school. This is also a great option if you would like to pay by card, as we can only take cash payments at school.

 

We hope to see you at the book fair next week!

 

The Literacy Team

Week beginning 2nd October 2017

 

English

This week we are reading more poetry. We will look at the structure and use the ideas in the poems to create a narrative. 

 

Reading

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.

 

Maths

We are focusing on addition using mental strategies and formal written methods. We will be using our number bonds when counting on a partitioning numbers.

 

Topic

We will finish our art work based around a predator, thinking about the tone of the colours that we are using. 

 

Reminders

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

There is already lots of lost jumpers and cardigans in Year 3. Please make sure your child has the correct jumper at home and please label all items of clothing. 

Don't forget to visit the book fair!

 

Week beginning 25th September 2017

 

English

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.

 

Reading

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.

 

Maths

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.

 

Topic

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. 

 

Reminders

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

 

English

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

 

Reading

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.

 

Maths

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.

 

Topic

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

 

Reminders

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

 

English

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

 

Reading

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.

 

Maths

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.

 

Topic

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 

 

Reminders

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

 

PE

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.

 

FRUIT

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.

 

END OF THE DAY

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

 

WOODLAND

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.
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