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Spring 2

 

This half term our topic is ‘Tribal Tales’. We will be looking at the period in history from the Stone Age to Iron Age.

 

English

We are starting a new adventure story called ‘The adventure at Sandy Cove’.

 

Maths
We are learning about time. How many minutes in an hour, days in a week, months in a year?

 

Reading

Our new book for this half term is 'Stig of the Dump' by Clive King.

 

Reminders

 

World Book Day

This year we will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March 2019.

The theme this year is ‘Sharing a Story’ and we will be providing opportunities for children to share stories in class and for adults in school to share their favourite stories.

We are inviting children to come to school on Thursday 7th March dressed as a character from a book.

 

Please remember to send in PE kits including a carrier bag for muddy trainers (Monday PE will be on the field).

 

We will be going to the allotment and woodland this half term. Please ensure your child has wellington boots that fit them in school. 

 

 

 

Evan
Efiah

Yusef
Ella

Euan
Chloe
Aaryan

Eyad
Louis

 

Week beginning 11th February 2019

 

What a busy half term we have had. The children have completed lots of lovely learning. Please keep an eye out on the website for our 'Round the World singing and dancing'. 

 

English

We are writing a letter recount about our Wisley trip.

 

Maths
We are looking at data handling and will be solving problems about pictograms, bar charts and tables.

 

Reading

We are finishing our class book and writing a review.  

 

Reminders

 

School finishes on Thursday 14th February for half term week.

 

Cross country trials are on Tuesday, you should have received a letter if they are taking part. Please speak to the office or Mr Blackman if you are unsure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 4th February 2019

 

We read our stories at the Infants this week. We really enjoyed reading with Year 1 and sharing our fantastic stories.

 

English

We are looking at the language features of a recount text and thinking about how they are used to engage the reader.

 

Maths

We are learning about statistics. We will interpret graphs and tables and think about how information is presented.

 

Reading

We are reading the last chapters of ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will be reading aloud with fluency and intonation.

 

Reminders

 

Valentine Disco is on 8th February.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 28th January 2019

 

What a great day we all had at Wisley! Thank you to everyone that helped make it a successful trip. Even though it was cold, the children really enjoyed themselves.

 

English

We are learning a recount. We will look a the features that are included in a recount.

 

Maths

We are learning about money and will be finding ways to give change using our subtraction knowledge.

 

Reading

We are continuing our book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will be looking at how the author shows the action in a story.

 

Reminders

 

Numbers day is on 1st Feb. Children can wear something with numbers on. Or even wear a onesie or a tutu. A suggested donation of £1 to go to the NSPCC.

 

Cross country club continues to run on Monday lunchtimes. Please ensure that PE is in school, if they want to take part.

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Breck’s Story

Tuesday 5th February 2018, 6.30pm

Junior School Hall

 

Guest speaker, Téa Staegemann  , will be talking about how Breck’s life ended when he met up with a man who he had first spoken to online.

 

Téa will offer advice for parents to support your family online.

 

If you would like to attend, please ask the school office for a form.

Week beginning 21st January 2019

 

English

We are writing our own river story, thinking about the journey that our boat will take. We will include description and prepositions to make our stories exciting.

 

Maths

We are learning about money. We will be adding coins and notes to find totals. We will record them as pounds and pence eg. £32 and 40p. 

 

Reading

We are continuing our book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will be summarising the action in some of the chapters that we read. 

 

Trip to RHS Wisley

Thank you for the trip responses. If you are unsure about whether you are helping on the trip or not, please confirm with your child’s class teacher.

We are leaving at 9am on Thursday so please can you ensure your child is in school in time to register and go to the toilet before we leave. They will need a packed lunch and coat. Children should wear their school uniform including school shoes.

 

 

Reminders

 

On Friday 25th January, we have a talk from SES water. The children will find out about how they can save water at home and in school.
 

Numbers day is on 1st Feb. Children can wear something with numbers on. Or even wear a onesie or a tutu. A suggested donation of £1 to go to the NSPCC.

 

Cross country club continues to run on Monday lunchtimes. Please ensure that PE is in school, if they want to take part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 14th January 2019

 

Thank you for sending back your reply slips and paying online for the trip to Wisley. If you still need to do this, please do so as soon as possible. We have now had plenty of offers of help and you should have received a note to say whether we need you to come with us or not. If you are unsure, please check with your child’s class teacher. Thank you.

 

English

We are planning our own River story and thinking about where we could include prepositions.

 

Maths

We are finding fractions of amounts for example ½ of 16. ¼ of 12. We will do this practically using objects.  

 

Reading

We are continuing our book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will be looking at how the author uses description to interest the reader.

 

Reminders

 

Spelling tests are on Thursday. I realise there was a bit of confusion over spellings last week. Hopefully this week will be clearer and everyone will get the spellings they need!

 

Next week Mr Blackman will be starting cross country club. If your child would like an opportunity to compete for the school cross country team OR an opportunity to take part in a running club to improve their own fitness please come along to our lunch time club. The club will run from Monday 14th January to Monday 25th February. Year 3 & 4 club will run 12.15-12.45pm. The children will eat lunch after training. They will need their PE kit, shoes suitable for use on the field and a water bottle

 

Don’t forget to encourage your child to complete their reading bingo challenge. If you need a new bingo card, let us know.

 

If you would like to come and read a book to the class as a secret reader, please let us know.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Welcome back! We hope that you had a lovely break.
This half term we are learning about Our Wonderful World.  

 

Week beginning 7th January 2019

 

English

We are reading a new story based on a journey down a river. We will look at the prepositions that are used to move the story on. 

 

Maths

We are learning about fractions. We will count in tenths and compare and order fractions with small denominators. 

 

Reading

We have started our new book 'Oliver and the Seawigs'. We will infer characters feelings from their actions.

 

Reminders

Please send in the letter for the trip and pay online if you have not already done so. Thank you for all the offers of help. We will let you know next week if we need you to accompany us. 

 

Please send in PE kits and wellies as soon as possible. 

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 17th December

 

Thank you for supporting our Christmas assembly. The children loved having you as an audience and it was great to see them all confidently performing their songs. 

 

English

We will finish our poetry work and publish it to be displayed.

 

Maths

We will be solving multiplication and division problems.  

 

Reading

We are reading some news articles and scanning for information in them.  

 

Reminders

 

GREEK FEAST

On Wednesday we will be having our Greek Feast. The children are invited to dress up as an ancient Greek. Please make sure their clothes are weather appropriate or they have something warm to put on during playtime and lunchtime. 

 

School finishes on Wednesday 19th December at normal time- 3.20pm.

 

We hope that you have a lovely break. When we return in January, our topic will be Wonderful World. This includes a visit to RHS Wisley. If you have not returned the permission slip, please do so as soon as possible. We are still looking for helpers for this trip.

 

Merry Christmas!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 10th December

It was great to see so many of you at Christmas making day. The children were all positive and created some fabulous decorations. 

 

English

We are creating our own poems based on the poem 'If I had Wings' by Pie Corbett. 

 

Maths

We will be continuing to work on division and will be solving division problems with remainders. 

 

Reading

We will finish and review our book 'The Beast of Olympus.'

 

Reminders

Christmas sing-a long

Wednesday 12th December.

3K/3M at 9.15am

3EM/3G at 10am

 

On Wednesday 19th December we will be having our Greek Feast. The children can come dressed in Ancient Greek clothes.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 3rd December

 

This week is assessment week. We will be assessing the children on the learning that we have completed so far this term.

 

English

We are learning a poem and looking at the vocabulary that is used by the author.

 

Maths

We will be assessing calculation knowledge and testing timestables.

 

Reading

We will continue our book Beast of Olympus. We will think about how characters react to different situations.

 

Reminders

Please come along to the Christmas Fair on Saturday, at the Infants from 12-2. It would be great to see you all there.

 

Christmas sing-a longs are fast approaching.

Ours will be on Wednesday 12th December.

3K/3M at 9am

3EM/3G at 10am

Please help your child to memorise their lines and practise saying them in a loud clear voice.

Week beginning 26th November

 

English

We are writing our own myths, using time signals, adjectives, powerful verbs and speech. 

 

Maths

We will look at division facts for the timestables that we are learning. If I know 6 x 4 = 24 then I know 24 ÷ 6 = 4. We will use place value counters to divide larger numbers by a single digit.

 

Reading

We will continue our book Beast of Olympus. We will be making predictions and answering questions about what we have read. 

 

Reminders

This Friday (23rd Nov) children can wear their own clothes and bring a donation for the Christmas Fair. Year 3 children have been asked to fill a bag (provided). Please see previous letters for more detail.

 

Next Friday (30th November) is Christmas making afternoon. You are welcome to join us for an afternoon of making from 1.45-3.20.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 19th November

 

English

We are innovating our own Midas story, changing the characters and setting. We will focus on including time signals and adjectives to show the mood of the story.

 

Maths

We will continue to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit through problem solving activities.

 

Reading

We will continue our book Beast of Olympus. We will be summarising what we have read.

 

Reminders

Please let us know if you would like to be a secret reader. Come and read a favourite story in class. Please e-mail to arrange a date and time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 12th November

 

This week is Anti-bullying week. The theme this Year is Choose Respect. In Year 3 we are focussing on kindness to others and what respect looks like at Earlswood.

 

English

We are looking at the grammar in our Midas story and thinking about which techniques the author has used. We will start to plan our own story.

 

Maths

We will be multiplying 2 digit numbers by 1 digit number. We will use place value counters to partition and we will make arrays.

 

Reading

We will continue our book Beast of Olympus. We will be thinking about how the characters act and feel.

 

Reminders

Thank you for all of the names you have given of people to remember for our poppy display. I will post a picture of the display next week. 

 

The children can wear spots on Friday 16th November 2018 and bring a donation for Children in Need.

 

Please continue to bring in junk modelling for our DT project.

 

 

 

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Week beginning 5th November

 

This week is Science Week. We will experimenting to develop our questioning and investigation skills. Please ensure your child has wellies in school as we will be visiting the woodlands as part of the week.
 

English

We will look at how the author has used grammar to make the story exciting. We will learn about time signals and how they move a story on.

 

Maths

We will be counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100 and recalling facts for the 3, 4 and 8 timestables.

 

Reading

We will continue our book Beast of Olympus. We will skim and scan to find answers in the text.

 

Reminders

We are making decoy vessels this term- Please send in any junk modelling you have, especially small cardboard boxes and cardboard tubes.

 

Please see the message below about our Remembrance Day display and consider if you have a name/s that we can include.

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What a busy half term we have had. The children have all settled really well into Year 3 routines and have been producing some great work in all areas of the curriculum, which I am sure you enjoyed seeing today.

 

Next half term we are learning about the Ancient Greeks in our topic ‘Gods and Mortals’.

 

As part of the topic we will be creating some models, so we need small cardboard boxes, cardboard tubes, small bottles, lids and yoghurt pots (cleaned please). Please save any suitable things from your recycling and send them into school. Thank you.

 

Week beginning 29th October

English

We are learning a Greek Myth- Midas, thinking about how he is described and what his character is like.

 

Maths

We are rounding numbers to estimate answers to calculations. We will be completing missing number problems which involve addition and subtraction.

 

Reading

We are starting a new book ‘Beasts of Olympus’. We are looking at how the author describes the characters and we'll be making predictions about the story.

 

Reminders

Book Bingo- The children are really excited about the new Book Bingo challenge and prize. Please encourage them to read as often as possible in the holidays.

 

As part of promoting enjoyment for reading we are looking for parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, to read or share a story they love in school. If you would like to come into school as a 'Secret Reader' please let your child's teacher know and we will organise a time for you to share one of your favourite books.

 

PE continues to be on Mondays and Fridays next half term. Please ensure PE kits come into school on the first day back.

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 15th October

English

Now we have learnt our narrative poem we will be looking at the speech and how it is used. We will be writing some direct speech and punctuating it with inverted commas.

 

Maths

We are subtracting 2 and 3 digit numbers using the written column method. Children will use place value knowledge to begin subtracting at ones, then tens, then hundreds. They will learn to exchange from other columns when needed.

 

Reading

We are finishing our text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We are using our scanning skills to find answers to questions and we will summarise what we have read.

 

Reminders

Please read the notice about our Book Bingo reading challenge and encourage your child to fill in their bingo card.

 

Please make sure your child have all of their things for half term. Take home PE kits for washing and return them on the first day back.

Juniors - Book Bingo Reading Challenge

 

  1. Your child will receive a bingo card in their Reading Record book
  2. They will need to read a book relating to each box on the card - please sign it each time they complete a book
  3. When the card has been completed they will receive a golden ticket and can collect a new bingo card
  4. The golden tickets will be placed into a box ready for the prize draw at the end of the school year.
  5. The winning 2 children from each year group, will be taken as a group to a matinee performance of the musical Matilda!
 

 

We are looking for mystery readers to come in to class and read to the children. If you would like to volunteer for this, please let your child's teacher know.

Week Beginning 8th October

English

We are learning a poem about a tiger and a zebra. We will be picking out the language that has been used and thinking about how the author has used a poem to tell a story.

 

Maths

We are Subtracting 1’s, 10’s and 100’s from 3 digit numbers and learning some mental methods for solving subtraction calculations. will use our place value knowledge to help us find the answers.

 

Reading

We are continuing our text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We are thinking about how the characters are feeling and how we know this. We will be reading aloud to develop our intonation and fluency.

 

Reminders

The photographer will be in school on Friday. Please make sure that your child has their school jumper with them.

 

The Halloween Disco is on Friday (12th November). Please collect your child from school at the normal time then bring them back for the disco at 4.45.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Week Beginning 1st October

English

We are looking at the paragraphs that we have written and picking out good features of them. We will be inventing our own stories about an animal in danger. We will be focussing on using powerful adjectives and verbs to describe characters' appearance and actions.

 

Maths

We are adding 2 and 3 digit numbers using the written column method. Children will use place value knowledge to begin adding at ones, then tens, then hundreds.

 

Reading

We are continuing our text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We will look at how the author has used language and summarise what we have read.

 

Reminders

There have been some problems with children logging onto RM Easimaths to complete their home learning. If you are having difficulty, please let your child’s class teacher know. Please note that the passwords and logins DO NOT contain spaces.

 

Spellings are tested on Thursday and new spellings will go out by Friday.

 

Please remember to encourage your child to read daily (or as often as possible). It is great to see lots of children doing this already and filling in the home contact books regularly. Thank you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 24th September

English

We are writing our own version of the Tigress story. We will be thinking about using correct punctuation and have a focus on presentation of work.

 

Maths

We are adding on in 1’s, 10’s and 100’s using our place value knowledge to help us with mental strategies.

 

Reading

We are starting our new text ‘The Sheep Pig’ by Dick-King Smith. We will make prediction and look at how the characters are introduced.

 

Reminders

Please send in PE kit on Mondays. Children do not come to school wearing their PE kit in Year 3. This includes trainers.

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 17th September

English

We are looking at the features of our Tigress story. We will be writing in role, thinking about the feelings of the characters.

Maths

We will continue to look at place value, adding on in ones, tens and hundred. We will be counting in 4’s, 8’s and 50’s and 100’s. We will be re-capping the 2, 5 and 10 timestables.

Reading

We are finishing our book The Diary of a Killer Cat. We will be summarising and thinking about vocabulary that the author has used.

Reminders

PE days are Monday and Friday. Children bring PE kit in a bag and change at school.

RM Easimaths logins are in your child's reading record. Please encourage them to complete 2 sessions per week. Spelling tests will be on Thursdays and new words will be sent home on Fridays.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 3!

It has been a great start and all the children have come into school with great attitudes, ready for learning. I am sure the children will tell you about our 'Predator Attack' and searching for the clues that it left behind.

 

Reminders:

In Year 3 children bring PE kit in a separate bag to keep in school all week. Thank you if you have already sent this in, in a clearly named bag. Our PE days will be Monday and Friday.

Children will need wellington boots in school for when we visit the woodlands and allotment.

Please make sure all jumpers and cardigans are named.
 

Week Beginning 10th September

English

We will be learning a story about a tigress and also looking at facts about tigers alongside this. We will be looking at how characters are described in stories and what that tells us about them.

Maths

We are learning about the value of digits in numbers, counting on and back in 1's, 10's and 100's.

Reading

We will start our book- Diary of a Killer Cat by Anne Fine. We will make predictions and look at the vocabulary that the author has used.

 

Welcome back!

 

Check our page each week to see what we will be learning.

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