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Week commencing 20/07/15

 

Many thanks to all of you that came to support our Enterprise week on the 15th. The children really enjoyed showing off everything they had made and the afternoon proved to be a great success raising £110 which we have donated to the Children's Trust Tadworth. The children thoroughly enjoyed creating fairy doors, tree faces, dragon flies and dream catchers and showing these off in the enchanted forest. 

 

We hope that you have a lovely relaxing summer break and we look forward to seeing the children in year 4! Please encourage your children to continue to read and practise their times tables over the summer. 

Week commencing 13/07/15

 

Enterprise week;  We are thrilled to announce the mysterious happenings in the woodland will be made open to the public this week.  Rumours have it that the recent spate of helicopter activity in the area has been down to police investigations of unexplained sightings of magical beings.  Come and see for yourself this Wednesday between 3.45 and 4.30 at the enchanted forest (Junior School Woodland, entrance via bottom gate, opposite the end of Emlyn Road).  Entrance fee is one genuine unicorn horn, or 50p per person if that's easier.  We look forward to seeing you there.

 

Summer assemblies; Assemblies are this Friday in the junior school hall.  3B & 3S at 9.30, 3M & 3R at 10.15.

 

Mathletics has now been opened up with all Year 3 activities available for all children.  After selecting a topic you can choose the level of challenge by picking from something easier, core or something harder.  This week all children have been asked to complete at least 3 activities.  

 

In maths the children will be learning to add and subtract money using £ and p notation to support our entrepreneurial endeavours. We will be writing posters to advertise our enchanted forest activity and writing reflections on the year and hopes for the year ahead to use in our assemblies.

 

 

This week, our stars of the week are......

 

3B 3M

3R

3S

Archie

Harry

Maria

Shreya

Oliver

Mia J

 

 

Khadeeja

Joel

Oliver

Zac

Lily

 

Jessie

Abi

 

 

Children displaying excellent table manners are invited to eat at the top table each Friday.  This week in Year 3 these children are;

 

Emily - 3S

Week commencing 06/07/15

 

This week the children will be treated to 2 performances; on Monday we will be treated to the Year 6 dress rehearsal and on Wednesday we will be visited by St Bede's jazz band.

 

In PBL the children will be finishing and editing their stories describing a savage attack on a hill fort.  They will then begin creating their enchanted forest for visitors to enjoy during enterprise week,

 

In maths the children will be learning to convert, add and subtract mass in mixed units (kg and g).

 

In SPAG children will be learning to select and use the correct homophone in their writing (words which sound the same but are spelt differently e.g. their and there).

 

Children will be practising their end of year summer assembly.  Please encourage this at home and enjoy their recitals.

Week commencing 22/06/15

 

In maths this week children will be applying their recently learnt division and multiplication skills to solve real life problems. 

 

In PBL the children will be learning the about the developments from the Stone Age to the Iron Age, investigating how the Celts lived and defended their villages. 

 

In SPAG children will be learning to use apostrophes for possession. 

 

Parent consultation evenings are next Tuesday and Thursday, if you haven't made an appointment already please do so via the Scopay booking system. Please speak to the office if you are having any difficulties booking your appointment. 

Week commencing 29/06/15

 

In PBL the children will be writing exciting stories set in the Iron Age, following our dramatic recreation of a hill fort invasion. 

 

In maths the children will building on their knowledge of measuring mass. 

 

In guided reading the children will be looking at the features of a short chapter book which will be read throughout the week. 

 

 

 

 

Week commencing 15/06/15

 

We have a busy week ahead with class photographs on Monday, Ramadan day on Wednesday and sports day on Friday. 

 

Class photographs - please ensure that your child is in full school uniform and has a jumper/cardigan with them.

 

Sports day - please send your child to school in their PE kit, with a plain white t-shirt.

 

In maths this week children will be learning to divide.  Practising times tables at home will support the children with this.  By the end of year 3 children should know the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 & 10 times tables.

 

In SPAG this week, children will be learning to use and punctuate direct speech.  This will be put to use in their story writing, where they will create adventurous writing based on the transportation of the stones used to build Stonehenge.

 

In reading we will be learning how the structure and layout of texts varies from type to type to help them be understood and information retrieved quickly.

Week commencing 08/06/15

 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed building our year 3 roundhouse and are looking forward to making improvements!

 

In maths this week children will be developing their multiplication skills and learning new written methods which can be used to multiply larger numbers efficiently..

 

In PBL children will be unraveling the mystery of how the rocks were transported and placed at Stonehengeby experimenting themselves with rocks, ropes, leavers and logs! 

 

In SPAG the children will be applying the skills they have learnt to write a recount of building their roundhouse. 

 

In reading the children will be examining and explaining the features of a wide range of writing styles. 

 

Mercers lake reminder:

Please remember children are not to be dropped before 9am, staff will be busy organising the day until this time. 

 

Children will need:

Swimming costume or trunks. 

Towel

2 pairs of shoes, 1 of which will be worn on/in the water and need to be secure on the foot 

Comfortable clothes for outdoor activities and games

Sun cream 

Water bottle

Packed lunch

Sun hat/waterproof jacket (depending on weather)

 

Week Commencing 1/6/15

 

Wow, the end of another half term already! The children have enjoyed the climax to our natural disasters topic, flooding villages and erupting volcanoes! 

 

We hope you and your children have a brilliant half term whilst completing Mathletics, spellings and Lexia! We look forward to seeing you all refreshed, rested and eager to learn! 

 

Next term, stone age and iron age here we come...

 

 

Week commencing 18/05/15

 

In maths this week, children will be learning to tell the time on digital clocks. Children will be using the 24 hour clock and ordering events on a time line.

 

In SPAG next week, children will be learning to use pronouns accurately and to recognise the main and subordinate clause in a compound sentence.

 

In reading, children will be recognising and naming different forms of poetry and understanding why they are used.

 

In PBL, children will build and test their flood proof houses, they will also learn about the rock cycle and different classifications of rock. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week commencing 11/5/15

 

Please remember to return your child's Mercers Lake forms to school by Friday 15th May.  If you need help with transport please speak to your child's teacher.  We need parent volunteers to help with activities and organisation on the day.  We are looking for 2 or 3 per class, if you are able to help please let your class teacher know and we will be extremely grateful.

 

In project based learning this week, children will design, refine and begin to construct their flood proof houses.  They will test these to assess if they meet the design criteria which they developed last week.

 

In maths, children will be studying the geometry of 2 and 3 dimensional shapes, focusing on identifying parallel and perpendicular lines.

 

In SPAG this week, children will be learning to apply their knowledge of the alphabet to use dictionaries to check spelling and definition.

 

In guided reading this week, the children will be identifying the language choices and different structure of texts chosen by authors to create excitement and fire their imaginations.  By recognising this in experts' work they will be inspired and more confident to try to use these in their own writing.

Week commencing 4/5/15

 

In project based learning this week, children will begin to investigate how humans can survive a natural disaster. Using their prior learning about natural disasters, the children will think about their impacts on property and people and begin to specify and design their own disaster-proof building.

 

In maths, children will be learning to record and interpret data on graphs and use them to answer questions about data sets.

 

In SPAG this week, children will be using the key features of diary entries to create their own dramatic writing of the events leading up to, during and after a volcanic eruption close to their  home.

 

In guided reading this week, the children will be learning to question the events and details of a text to develop a deeper understanding of how a story is written and the role of the author.  The children will begin the week by compiling their own questions to present to the author Sandra Glover who will be visiting the school this week to talk about a book we have shared with children and the process of generating ideas, refining these and making a story thrilling to read.

Week commencing 27/04/15

 

The children have been eagerly preparing fact sheets about natural disasters which they will compile into a book, applying their learning about organisational features in non-fiction texts such as headings, sub-headings, captions and paragraphs.  This week they will begin to examine why people might choose to live in areas at risk from natural disasters and how they design and adapt their homes to help protect them and their families.  They will use this learning to inspire their own design and construction of disaster proof houses in the coming weeks.

 

In maths the children will be learning to identify equivalent fractions (e.g 1/2 = 2/4 = 3/6) in physical objects and numbers.  They will be investigating patterns in these fractions to try and identify mathematical rules which they can explain and test to deepen their understanding.

 

In GPS (grammar, punctuation and spelling) children will be learning to use prepositions, conjunctions and adverbs to add detail and interest to diary entries describing the events before, during and after a volcanic eruption.  They will also focus on the correct and consistent use of the correct tense.

 

In guided reading children will be studying instructional texts.  They will examine the language used, organisational features and other key elements which they can then adopt in preparing their own instructions for building a disaster proof house.

 

The children have enjoyed their first week of swimming at Donyngs.  Their behaviour was impeccable and they were a credit to the school.  If your child does swim can you please ensure that all their clothing has their name written clearly on an easy to find label so that they leave in their own clothes.

 

 

 

Week commencing 20/04/15

 

Welcome back to this exciting, action packed summer term! We have had a brilliant start to our topic about natural disasters. The children are really enthusiastic to find out more about how our world works, why disasters happen and how we can keep ourselves safe.

 

As part of our project, the children will be learning about the causes of different types of natural disasters and why they happen. The children will be using their SPAG skills to create non fiction writing to record their learning.

 

In maths, the children will be practising their addition and subtraction skills and using their mathematical reasoning to solve problems.  

 

In reading, the children will looking at the layout and features of diaries.

 

As summer approaches and the weather gets warmer, the children are more likely to remove and then misplace their jumpers. Please ensure that all jumpers are clearly named so they can be returned if this happens.

Week commencing 23/03/15

 

Next week will see the conclusion to our exciting topic. The children have thoroughly enjoyed the scientific aspect of this project, growing their beans, watching buds open, dissecting plants and designing their own plant life cycles. The children will also be planting bluebells in the woods!!

 

In maths the children will be learning how to tell the time, using the 24 hour clock and roman numerals. 

 

In SPAG  the children will be recapping the skills they have learnt this half term and using them in their writing. 

 

 

Week commencing 16/03/15

 

In SPAG the children will be using the exciting language they have generated this week to write an engaging story.  

 

In maths children will be learning the skill of column subtraction.

 

In reading children will be learning how to summarise a piece of information. 

 

In PBL children will start to design and make a plant, using the knowledge they have gained this half term. 

 

For our Easter project day on Friday the children will need to each bring a hard boiled egg

 

 

 

 

Week commencing 9/03/15

 

In maths next week, the children will be recapping on column addition strategies and use them to answer addition problems.  

 

In SPAG, the children will be using all the skills that they have learnt to write interesting and exciting stories. 

 

In PBL, the children will be learning about pollination and seed dispersal. They will be using their knowledge to begin to design a plant which can survive in a particular climate.

 

In reading, the children will be learning how to access information from a non fiction text. 

 

In PE on Mondays, the children will be on the field and in outdoor learning on Thursdays, children will be going to the woodland. Can you please ensure children have appropriate footwear for both PE and outdoor learning. 

 

 

 

 

Week commencing 02/03/15

 

The children have thoroughly enjoyed the start to our exciting new topic. They have been busy dissecting and experimenting!! This week they will be investigating the life cycle of a plant and will start to create their own information booklets. 

 

In maths the children will be using their measuring skills to learn how to calculate perimeter. 

 

In SPAG children will be learning how to spell homophones (e.g. their, there and they're).

 

In reading children will be learning about the author Michael Morpurgo. 

Book Week

 

Monday 2nd March- Friday 6th March

 

Dates for your diary:

23.2.15 – Bring books into school for Book Swap Shop.

2.2.15-5.3.15 – Bring Book Shelfie Selfie photographs into school.

11.3.15-16.3.15 – Book Fair

 

Book Swap Shop

Bought a book and finished it? Don't know what to do with it? If you've read it, swap it!

To help us share good books at Earlswood, we will be setting up a ‘Book Swap Shop’ during Book Week. If you have a book at home that you have enjoyed and would like to swap with another good book, please bring it into school week beginning 23rd February. Please ensure the books you donate are in a good condition so that they can be enjoyed again.

 

‘Book Shelfie Selfie’ Competition!

Have you ever had a weird look when reading a book? No? Then what you need is a crazy place to read! To help us celebrate reading during Book Week, we are inviting all children and staff to enter our competition ‘Book Shelfie Selfie!’ We would like everyone to get involved and have some fun by taking a picture of themselves reading in an unusual place! On Friday 6th March, World Book Day, the entries will be judged by Mrs Tidy, and prizes will be awarded to children and staff with the most unusual photograph! Please bring your photographs into school between Monday 2nd March and Thursday 5th March.

 

Book Fair

‘Travelling Books’ will be returning to the Federation on Wednesday 11th March. The Book Fair was a huge success in October and we raised hundreds of pounds 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 at the Junior School on 11th, 12th, 13thand 16th March before and after school. Your child will receive a book token during Book Week that can be used at the book fair or taken to your local bookseller and can be exchanged for one of ten books.

 

We are really looking forward to Book Week and we can’t wait to see your photographs! If you have any questions, please just speak to your class teacher.

Week commencing 23/02/15

 

We hope you all have a fantastic half term, doing lots of exciting things and recharging your batteries. 

 

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday the 24th February refreshed and ready to learn!!!

 

Our topic next term will be learning about plants and how they adapt to survive in different environments.

 

In maths children will be learning the skill of measuring and converting between units of length.

 

In SPAG children will be learning how to punctuate direct speech. 

 

In reading children will be looking at poetry. 

 

 

  

 

Week commencing 09/02/2015

 

In maths this week children will be learning the skill of adding and subtracting fractions. 

 

In SPAG children will be learning how to use conjunctions (and, so, because, when) to extend their sentences and add detail. 

 

Children have worked hard over the last half term and embraced the topic of Ancient Greeks. They have designed and created Olympic events and beautiful pottery. Greek day this week will celebrate all the children's achievements, culminating in an Olympic closing feast, using all of the skills they have learned. We will be cooking, acting, writing and getting creative!

 

Greek day is on Thursday, please remember that children are to come dressed as a Greek person, ready for an exciting day! If you are struggling for ideas speak to your class teacher. Given the time of year children should wear appropriate clothing beneath any outfit as they will still be having break and lunch time outdoors. 

Week commencing 2/02/2015

In maths this week children will be learning to find fractions of objects and numbers and to compare and order fractions.

 

 

In project based learning children will continue to create and decorate their Greek pottery.  They will also begin to look at the legacy of Ancient Greek civilisation on the modern world.

 

In SPAG children will be revisiting the use of prepositions to describe location and direction (under, on, over, through, across) and applying them in their writing.

 

In reading children will focus on using context to understand the meaning of new vocabulary.

 

We will be bringing our topic on Ancient Greeks to a close with a Greek day on Thursday 12th February.  A letter has been sent with details.

Week commencing 26/01/2015

In maths this week children will be learning how to choose and apply the operations they have learned to word problems.

 

In project based learning children we be designing and making pots, children will be using their knowledge of the Ancient Greek Olympics to create interesting and informative designs.

 

In SPAG children will be learning to use apostrophes for possession. This will also provide the opportunity for children to continue to practise the skill of editing their work by using self and peer assessment.

 

In reading children will focus on inference, using pieces of text to develop the skill of ascertaining logical conclusions from the information given.

Week commencing 19/01/2015

 

 

In maths this week children will be learning to divide by 8 by halving, halving and halving again.  This will support and reinforce their learning of the 8 times table.

 

In project based learning children will be learning more about the ancient olympics and will begin to plan their own olympic events.

 

In SPAG children will be practising reviewing and editing their work, looking for common punctuation errors and how to correct these themselves.  They will also learn to review and correct a partner's work.

 

In reading children will be reading fairy tales and myths with a focus on understanding characters' emotions and being able to refer to specific words and phrases in the text when explaining their understanding of these.

Week commencing 12/01/2015

 

Happy new year and welcome back to another exciting term! The children have already had a visit from the Ancient Greeks who interrupted their assembly to describe life in 750BC!

 

In maths this week children will be learning how to add and subtract money and in SPAG they will be learning how to organise their writing into paragraphs. 

 

In project based learning the children will continue to investigate life in Ancient Greece, focusing on the battles and how the Greeks have influenced our lives today. 

 

PE remains on a Monday and Wednesday, please ensure children have full PE kits on these days.

 

Outdoor learning continues to take place during skills day on a Thursday, however, occasionally we will make use of the outdoor environment on other days. Please ensure that children have a spare pair of suitable weather proof shoes/boots so they can access this area of the curriculum. 

 

Mathletics and spelling homework has been set and is to be completed by Thursday. 

Week commencing 05/01/2015

 

We hope you have had a very merry Christmas and happy new year.

 

In the first half term of Spring our topic will be the ancient Greeks.  Children will learn what life was like for ordinary people, about their art and culture and what elements of their society can still be seen in modern life.

Week commencing 15/12/14

 

In maths this week children will be learning the skill of telling the time and in SPAG we will be focusing on the skills we have learned this term and putting them into practise.

 

Year 3 will be getting into the Christmas spirit by making hats for our Christmas lunch on Tuesday, looking at the nativity and learning about the origins of gift giving. 

 

The children will be using their play scripts and their knowledge of light and shadow to perform exciting plays. 

 

Children finish at 2.15pm on Friday 19th. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Commencing 08/12/14

 

It was really lovely to welcome you all to the our Christmas making morning. Thank you to everyone who managed to come along. We had a great time and the children really enjoyed it. Christmas starts now!

 

In Maths, children will be learning about weight.  In SPAG they will be continuing to put what they have learnt so far this year to the test as they look at how to incorporate these skills into their writing. In PBL the children will begin to create their plays and shadow theatres, working towards their group performances.  

 

Mathletics and spelling homework has been set again, please speak to your child's teacher if your child needs access to a computer in school to complete this before Thursday.

Week Commencing 01/12/14

 

On Monday we will be kicking off advent with our annual Christmas making morning.  Activities will run from 9am - 11am during which time you are welcome to help your child create Christmas craft items.  Please feel free to bring younger siblings, grandparents or other family members who are in town.

 

Mathletics and spelling homework has been set again, please speak to your child's teacher if your child needs access to a computer in school to complete this before Thursday.

 

In Maths, children will be learning about angles in shape as a measure of turn.  In SPAG they will be putting all their learning so far this year to the test as we look at how to incorporate them everyday into our writing. In PBL the children will be learning about the science of light, dark and shadow and will begin to create their plays and shadow theatres working towards their group performances.  If you have any spare shoe boxes at home can you please bring these in.

Week Commencing 24/11/14

 

Thank you for attending our parent consultation evening, it was a pleasure to meet you all and tell you about the progress your children have been making so far this year.

 

Mathletics and spelling homework has been set again, please speak to your child's teacher if your child needs access to a computer in school to complete this before Thursday.

 

In Maths, children will be reinforcing their times tables and applying them to solve problems.  In SPAG they will be learning to write in the present and past tense. In PBL the children will continue to develop their playscripts and begin to learn about the science of light and shadows to help them make shadow puppet theatres.  If you have any spare shoe boxes at home can you please bring these in.

 

Week Commencing 17/11/14

 

Thank you for all your support raising money for Children in Need, the children all looked fantastic!

 

Mathletics homework has been set for this week, however we do ask that children continue practising their times tables whenever possible. In Maths, children will be learning about column addition and in SPAG they will be learning how to punctuate speech. In PBL the children wrote some fantastic stories and they will be turning them into play scripts.

 

The weather is changing and the woodlands are becoming very muddy, please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear (wellies are best!) and a warm, waterproof coat. They can be left at school if you wish. We will continue to use the woodland to learn, whatever the weather.

It is also an expectation that all children bring a full PE kit to school. This includes a complete change of clothes: a PE top, bottoms and shoes. It is also a good idea to bring a spare jumper in case it is required. Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

 

Parents' evenings are taking place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, if you have not booked an appointment using the online booking system please do so by Monday evening.

 

Woodlands

Week Commencing 10/11/14

 

Due to school closure on Friday spellings will be given on Monday, we appreciate children will have less time to learn them and this will be taken into consideration. We ask that children continue to learn their times tables for maths homework this week. 

 

In maths the children will be learning about data handling and in SPAG they will be looking at the suffixes ation, ous and ly. 

 

Children were introduced to our topic last week and will be starting to create and write their own play scripts over the next two weeks. 

 

We have created a parent notice board at the start of the corridor which will be updated regularly with important information.

 

Children In Need this year is on Friday 14th November. To raise money we will be asking children to 'be a hero for the day'. Heroes can range from a superhero to an athlete to a personal hero so there is a lot of choice. Children will be asked to bring in a £1 or more donation to raise money for children in need. 

Week commencing 3/11/14

 

This half term homework is to practise times tables. We ask that children learn them in the following order, only moving on when they can quickly recall any answer when asked; 2x, 10x, 5x, 3x, 4x, 6x.

Children are to get as far as they can.

 

In maths the children will be learning about fractions and in SPAG they will be looking at homophones (words that sound the same but have different meanings e.g. wood and would).

 

In our exciting new topic we will be investigating entertainment, beginning by learning how actors know what to do on stage by looking at play scripts. The children will use this later in the half term to create their own exciting plays.

 

 

Next Week In Brief (17/10/14)

 

We would like to congratulate all the children on their hard work and excellent presentation of our Harvest assemblies, we were very proud!

 

The weather is changing and the woodlands are becoming very muddy, please ensure that your child has appropraite footwear (wellies are best!) and a warm waterproof coat. They can be left at school if you wish. We will continue to use the woodland to learn whatever the weather.

It is also an expectation that all children bring a full PE kit to school. This includes a complete change of clothes: a PE top, bottoms and shoes. Our PE days are Monday and Wednesday.

 

We are now in the middle of our model making and will complete these next week.

 

In maths children will be developing their division skills and in SPAG we will be learning to use prefixes. If you want any advice how to support your child, please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s teacher. We will soon be uploading video tutorials to the website with teacher demonstrations, how exciting!

 

On Thursday we will be holding a Diwali day with cooking and lots of exciting activities.

Next Week In Brief (13/10/14)

 

Harvest assemblies are this Thursday morning, 3B and 3M at 9.00am, 3S and 3R at 9.30.  Please ensure children are in full school uniform including jumpers, plain hair bands and black shoes.  Poem verses are in home contact books and lyrics and links to songs can be found below to polish performances at home.

 

We continue to use the woodland to learn whatever the weather.  Please provide your child with appropriate footwear and a carrier bag to keep them in.  They can be left at school if you wish.

 

Children have now completed designs and written instructions to build their models which they will do next week.  Any recyclable materials you can send in will still be greatly appreciated, we expect to get through a lot.

 

In maths children will be developing their multiplication skills, looking at repeated addition, using number lines and progressing to the grid method.  If you want any advice how to support your child please don’t hesitate to ask your child’s teacher.  We will soon be uploading video tutorials to the website with teacher demonstrations, how exciting!

 

In SPAG we will be learning to use prepositions which will help make our instructions more precise and informative.

 

In cooking we will be making coleslaw, please check your child’s home contact book through the week for any ingredients required.

Next Week In Brief (06/10/14)

 

School photographs will be taken on Wednesday 8th October.  Please ensure your child comes in full school uniform, including school jumper.

 

Year 3 have made tremendous progress in planning their models of the human body, supporting each other with peer feedback at each stage as they refine their designs.  Next week they will continue to develop their model designs and write instructions using time connectives and imperative verbs learnt in SPAG this week.  Please continue to bring any recyclable materials you have which could be useful in model building.

 

In maths children will learn to describe and deconstruct 3-D shapes into their 2-D nets.

 

In SPAG we will be learning to use apostrophes where letters are missing in contracted forms of words.

 

We will be cooking this week, please send your child with a small potato on Thursday.

 

As Harvest assemblies approach the children would benefit from support at home to practise their poem words and songs.  Poem verses are in home contact books and lyrics and links to songs can be found below.

 

Book Fair
‘Travelling Books’ are returning to the Infant School on Wednesday 8th October. The Book Fair 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 8th, 9th and 10th October before and after school.

Next Week In Brief (26/09/14)

 

Project based learning will focus on building models of the human body and how to write instructions for others to follow.  We would appreciate any cardboard boxes or tubes (not toilet rolls), milk bottles or similar recyclable materials you can offer to support this.  

 

In maths next week, the children will be learning to identify and describe shapes using the correct terminology.

 

Homework has been set again today.  Children have spellings in their homework books and Mathletics challenges to complete (log-in details are in the back of home link books).  They should also be reading for a minimum of 20 minutes at least five times a week.  If your child has any difficulty accessing Mathletics please let their teacher know.

Next week in brief  (19/09/14)

 

Homework has been set today and will be every Friday.  Children have spellings in their homework book, Mathletics challenges to complete (log-in details are in the back of home link books) and should be reading for a minimum of 20 minutes at least five times a week.

 

In maths next week, the children will continue to practise mental calculation skills, with a focus on subtraction. This could be supported at home by encouraging your child to count forwards and backwards in tens from any 2 digit number.

 

In SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) the children will be learning how to use conjunctions correctly.

 

Project based learning will introduce how to create non-fiction booklets to present the children's learning about the human body.

Organ dissection!

Organ dissection! 1
Organ dissection! 2
Organ dissection! 3

Welcome to Year 3! (12/09/14)

 

We have enjoyed a great start to the term, immersing ourselves in our new project - Blood, Bones and Body Bits.  The highlight of the week has been a visit from a surgeon who dissected organs and explained how they work.  There were lots of groans and screams as he inflated the lungs with his mouth!

 

PE will be on Mondays and Wednesdays this year. Please make sure you have your full PE kit in school on these days as it will vary whether we are inside or outside.  Children should come to school in their full uniform and we will change for lessons.

 

We will be learning in our woodland areas on Thursdays, whatever the weather.  Please ensure your child brings appropriate footwear and a coat.

 

Please remember that we have an open door policy - you are welcome to come and speak to us at any time.

 

Children now have their Mathletics logins.  Please encourage them to visit the website and become familiar in preparation for the start of Mathletics homework next week.

 

Have you seen the Kids’ Zone? In this area you can play games and visit some cool websites. You can also vote for your favourites.

Next week in brief (12/09/14)

 

In maths next week we will be practising our mental calculation skills.  This could be supported at home by encouraging your child to recall number bonds to 20.

 

Our project based learning will continue to focus on the human body, in particular how the skeleton and muscles protect our organs and enable us to move.  We look forward eagerly to some more exciting visits from experts in the local community to bring our learning to life.  (12/09/04)

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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