Week Beginning 17th May
Thank you for all of the plants you have donated. The Year 3 raised beds in our allotment are looking great.
This week we are innovating our River Story in English. We are inferring and summarising in our reading this week. In maths we are continuing with learning the time.
We will look at continents and countries as part of our Geography learning.
The overview is attached below.
Week Beginning 10th May
We had a great start to our new topic 'Wonderful World'. As always the children are enthusiastic and we are looking forward to all of the learning opportunities that are coming up.
Thank you so much if you donated some strawberry and tomato plants. The children have planted beans in the classroom as part of our Science learning, which we will put out in the allotment next week.
We can still fit more plants in! We have enough strawberry plants now but could do with a few more tomatoes. We are ideally looking for plants not seeds so that we can harvest them before the end of the Summer term.
This week in English we are continuing to learn the river story and think about how atmosphere is created in writing. In maths we are telling the time. We will focus on telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes. In reading we will continue our book 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Phillip Reeves and Sarah McIntyre, looking at characters and their actions.
I have attached the overview below.
You will notice some gaps- we are not doing less of any subjects, but some lessons in the week are longer so we don't do them every day or every week.
Any questions, please ask!
Week Beginning Tuesday 4th May
This week we will be starting our new topic 'Wonderful World'.
As part of our topic we will be growing tomatoes and strawberries. If you have (or know anyone who has) any spare tomato or strawberry plants in their garden or allotment, please send them into school. We are ideally looking for plants not seeds so that we can harvest them before the end of the Summer term. If you would like to donate a plant, they are available to but at local garden centres and in some of our local supermarkets- ALDI is currently selling strawberry plants and the the hardware shop in Redhill had some tomatoes. We would love to fill 3 of our raised beds.
This week in English we are learning a new story based on a journey down a river. In maths we are adding and subtracting fractions. In reading we are starting our new book 'Oliver and the Seawigs' by Phillip Reeves and Sarah McIntyre.
Please see our weekly overview attached below.
We have had a great week and the children really enjoyed Stone-Age day. It was lovely to see them all dressed up.
Week Beginning 26th April
This week we will be finishing our learning about the Stone-age and completing our stone-age animations. In English we are writing our our instructions based on the book 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth'. Now that we have finished Stig of the Dump, we will write a review and give our recommendations. In maths we are continuing our learning about fractions.
Next week we will be watching part of 'Early Man' to show stop screen animation which is linked with our Stone age learning. It is a PG film. If you do not want your child to watch this film, then please let us know by email. Thank you.
Please see our weekly overview attached below.
Week Beginning 19.4.21
We hope you have had a good week and managed to enjoy some sunshine. We are looking forward to seeing you all on Monday.
For the next 2 weeks we are continuing our topic of Stone Age and we are really excited for out Stone age day on Thursday. The children are invited to dress up for this day.
In maths we are beginning learning on fractions. In English we will be looking at the text, How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth and in reading we are finishing the book Stig of the Dump.
Please see the overview of learning below.
Thank you for all your hard work this half term. The children have done really well to start their learning at home and continue with it in school. We are continuing with our Stone Age Topic after half term and we are looking forward to our stone-age day on Thursday 22nd April.
Week beginning 29th March 2021
This week we are writing our own suspense story, learning about fractions and continuing to read Stig of the Dump. Our topic learning this week is RE. We will be looking at the events of Holy Week and why they are important to Christians. Please see the overview below.
As you will have seen from the letter that was sent this week, we are planning to have a Stone-age day after the Easter Holidays. For this day we need shoe boxes or small cardboard boxes. If you have one, please send them into school this week or after the holidays.
We will be visiting the woodlands this week and after the holidays. Please ensure your child has their wellies in school.
Please check if you have any school reading books at home. We have lots missing and would be grateful if you could send them back into school if you find any.
It has been another great week of learning. Your children have been working really hard and completed all of the test papers cheerfully. Thank you for everyone who contributed to our Red Nose Day Just Giving Page. There is still time to donate.
Please remember to send in wellies for our outdoor learning lessons. There were over 30 children in the year group that did not have wellies in school last week. We don't want children to miss out on these opportunities. If you are having trouble getting wellies please let us know as we have a few spare pairs that they could borrow for the term.
PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Children need to come into school wearing their PE kit on these days.
Week beginning 22.3.21
This week we are starting our fractions learning in maths. In English we will be writing our own version of The adventures of Sandy Cove and in reading continuing with Stig of the Dump. Our topic learning this week is our Science topic of 'light'.
I have attached the overview for the week below.
It has been lovely to see all of the children this week back in school. They have managed well but adjusting back to school life has been tiring for some!
It has been great to see you at parents meetings and find out how remote learning has been for you. We still have one evening with appointments available on Wednesday 17th March. If you haven't managed to book an appointment or you missed your slot this week, please call the office and they can book you in.
Week Beginning 15th March
This week is assessment week so alongside their learning the children will be completing some test papers. This will include a reading paper, spelling assessment, grammar paper and timestable check. They will complete a descriptive piece of writing about a journey through a tunnel.
If possible please send in a small box (shoe box or cereal box) for our Science learning this week.
I have attached an overview for next week. It looks different to the overviews during lockdown, but I know some of you found it useful to have the learning mapped out in this way. Please let us know if it is useful or if there is anything else you would like to see on the blog.
We will also be going to the woodlands so please send in wellies to stay in school throughout the week in case it is muddy.
Week Beginning Monday 8th March
We are looking forward to seeing all of you on Monday. You will have received communications about this during the week. If your child is particularly anxious about the return to school or experienced a bereavement, please let us know so we can support them with the transition back to the classroom.
Drop off for Year 3 is between 8.30 and 9.00. Pick up is at 3.15
PE kits are not coming into school in a bag but children will wear their PE kit into school on their PE days. PE days for Year 3 are Wednesday and Thursday.
Please send in wellies on Monday as we will be doing outdoor learning this half term.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our zoom parents meetings. If you haven't booked an appointment yet, please call the office as the booking system is now closed.
Learning this week:
This week is Science week. We are focussing on our environment and how we can protect it. We will be making bird feeders and looking at the habitats for wildlife in and around school.
Maths- We will revise the 4 operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division)
English- We will be innovating the story Adventures at Sandy Cove, focussing on building suspense in a story.
Reading- We will continue to read Stig of the Dump and look at vocabulary and characters in the story. If you have bought a copy of the book and want to bring it to school to use in our reading lessons that would be great. Please make sure that you name your own copy.
Week Beginning 1st March
As we head into our last week of remote learning we would like to say a big thank you for all of your support. Your children have been amazing, whether they have been in school or working from home. It has been lovely to see their learning throughout this time and how resilient and motivated they have been.
We look forward to seeing all of the children on the 8th March.
As 3E and 3K didn't get their Christmas party at the end of last half term on Monday 8th they can wear their own clothes and we will have our party in the afternoon.
I have attached the overview for next week below.
Thank you for all your support this half term. It has been different but the children have engaged really well and we can see that they are all trying really hard.
It has been great to see them every morning and at meet ups. If you haven't managed to get onto these live sessions, please contact us as we would love to see you there.
Next half term our topic is Stone Age.
The Overview for week 1 is posted below.
Our reading book is Stig of the Dump by Clive King. It would be really helpful if your child had a copy to read along with the reading sessions but the extracts to help them with any tasks will be provided if you are unable to get a copy.
Also in maths we will be learning about measurements. It would be really useful of the children had a 30cm ruler or tape measure as they will be doing some practical measuring. If you are unable to get one, there will be some available at school for you to collect at a safe distance.
Have a good week off of screens and we look forward to seeing you again on the 22nd February.
Week beginning 8th February 2021
Thank you for all the great home learning! We have seen a real range of work, which is great.
It is lovely to see you at live meet ups. We have had some great discussions in our PSHE meetings and it is lovely for the children to connect with their friends. If you haven't tried one yet, we would love to see you!
Clinics- Teachers are running these sessions daily to help children if they are stuck on a particular lesson. This week they will be at 11.30 each day.
Well-being Wednesdays- On a Wednesday afternoon we will be encouraging the children to do something that will support their well-being. There will be some suggestions of activities posted on our stream on Wednesday.
I have attached the overview of the week below.
Week beginning 1.2.2021
Well done for another great week of remote learning. Thank you for all of your support.
This week on the overview you will see that we are adding some clinics that children can attend each day if they are struggling with a task that has been set. They will be at 2pm each day, apart form Wednesday when it will be at 12pm.
Please see below for an overview of Week 5.
Thank you for all of your support with Remote Learning this week. It is great to see so many children joining in with the morning meetings and the smaller group meet ups.
I think that most technical issues are now sorted. Thank you for your patience with this. I know there are still a few of you struggling to upload pictures of work they complete off screen. If anyone has any hints or tips to share please do! I know that it is different depending on the device that you are using.
Attached below is the overview of the week for next week.
Remote Learning Week 3
Thank you for your continued support. We are still ironing out technical issues and the best way to present learning to children while they are at home, but it is lovely to hear that they have been enthusiastic about lots of the tasks that they have been set.
On the stream on Google Classroom the children will see their tasks each day. They will still be accepted if they are handed in after this time. We realise that some parents are uploading work around their work schedules and this is fine.
Next week look out on the assembly classroom for an assembly on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. They will appear at 2pm.
Please see below for the timetable for the week.
Remote Learning Week 2
Week beginning 11.1.21
Thank you for all the support that you have given your children this week. It has been a steep learning curve for lots of us. Thank you for all your feedback.
Hopefully as we head into week 2, you will be able to access the learning and find a variety of lessons over the week.
Below I have attached the overview for the week.
Remote Learning - Week Beginning 4.1.21 and 11.1.21
Welcome to remote Learning. School is only open to key workers. However, the work set at home is the same as what those children in school will be doing.
Below we have attached an overview of the learning for this week and next week. We would like to remind you that this work is compulsory so please contact us if your child is having issues completing it.
The work for the children will be set on Google Classroom. In order for us to respond to their work effectively we would like them to upload/submit all of their work on Google Classroom. We understand that sometimes the children will be working on paper so if you are able to take a picture and upload it as their submitted work on Google Classroom rather than emailing it to their teachers that would be great!
The children will have the opportunity to have one live PSHE lesson with their class teachers. We have assigned you all one slot for each week so please make sure you know which day you are signed up for!
Alongside the work we are putting up for the children we would like to remind you that they can also carry on doing lots of reading, using Times Tables Rockstars and completing their spelling quizzes on Purple Mash. There are also some more ideas for home learning on our website:
Thank you in advance for your perseverance and support!
During this period of home learning, your child’s work will be set via Google Classrooms. You can access their account by going to www.login.earlswood.school. This website contains user guides for setting up accounts on different devices and also has a link to your child's login details if you have lost them.
For parents using a personal chrome book (not ones provided by the school), set up is slightly different to other devices and must be done at a specific time because the system has to be disabled. Please activate your child’s account on Monday (4th January) between 12.00-12.30pm or 5.00-5.30pm. During these time periods, Google Classroom may not be accessible on other devices. If you have any problems accessing your child’s account, please email your child’s class teacher.
The Federation of Earlswood Schools
Remote Learning 4.1.21
Please see the link to the project learning below. Choose 1 activity form each box to complete.
From tomorrow (5.1.21) learning will be set through google classroom. Please ensure you are able to access google classroom. There are some tasks set as a test page so we know that it is working correctly for you.
Please click on the project document below and pick a task from each Menu to complete over the next two days.
Please visit your google classroom as we have been able to post the online panto for you to watch today.
Week beginning 14th December 2020
This week we will write a character description based on an animation. We will include details about appearance of a character, their likes and dislikes and include correctly punctuated speech.
This week we will finish reading The Beast of Olympus-Beast Keeper. We will complete a review of the book and share our opinions about the characters and the storyline.
This week we will complete some investigations that include multiplication and division. We will also revise what we learnt earlier in the term including column addition and subtraction with exchange.
Friday was the last day to send in any Christmas cards. Please do not send in any this week. Christmas cards will be sent home this week.
Panto and party
Year 3 will have the treat of watching an online panto on Thursday 17th December. If you are isolating, the code will be available for you to use at home. Please email Mrs Knight if this is the case.
Children do not need to wear school uniform and they are able to wear their party clothes on Thursday. We look forward to seeing lots of Christmas jumpers and sparkles but please make sure they are weather appropriate.
Some children are still bringing in their own soap. There are currently 2 different soaps in school for children to use. If your child needs to use medicated soap, please talk to the office about how they can do this safely.
PE kits and wellies
We will send home PE kits and wellies on Wednesday as we will not have a PE session on Thursday this week. If your child does not need to bring their wellies home, please tell them to leave them on their peg. Any unnamed clothes or items that are left, will be put in lost property. If you know you are missing something specific, please let us know and we will try to help.
In the case of Year 3 being locked down, all online learning will be through Google Classroom. We have set 2 test assignments for children to complete on their class page. It would really help us if you can log on and complete these with your child. They are not compulsory and won't be marked but it will help us to know which children are able to access and complete the tasks. One task requires you to create a google doc and the other to open a google doc and edit it. We will show them in class this week what it should look like when they log on at home. If you have problems with this, please let us know. Thank you.
Week beginning 7th December 2020
This week we will finish writing our own version of the story of Midas. We will make sure our ending links to the beginning.
This week we will continue reading The Beast of Olympus-Beast Keeper. We will focus on vocabulary and find words that mean the same.
This week we will continue to look at multiplication and division. We will complete some investigations that use multiplication facts.
If you are sending cards to other children in Year 3, please make sure they are in school by Friday 11th. No cards will be accepted after this date. Please make sure the child’s name and the class are written clearly on the envelope. Thank you.
Week beginning 30th November 2020
This week we will start to write the story of Midas. We will include lots of description about our character.
This week we will continue reading The Beast of Olympus-Beast Keeper. We will infer characters feelings and sequence events.
This week we will continue to look at multiplication and division. We will learn multiplication facts for the 3, 4 and 8 timestable
This week is Christmas making week. Unfortunately, parents will not in coming in to help but I am sure that the children will have lots of fun.
Wonde- we are aware that there have been problems getting onto some of the programmes through wonde. Thank you for your patience while this is sorted.
Christmas cards- some children like to give Christmas cards to other children in the year group at this time of year. To make this as safe as possible we are asking that children bring in cards by 11th December to post in the box in the corridor. Then all of the cards will be given out in the last week. We will not accept cards into the box after the 11th December. It would be really helpful of you write the child's class on the envelope as well as their name. Thank you.
Outdoor PE is on Wednesdays. As it is getting colder we would encourage you to send tracksuit bottoms and a jumper for PE on Wednesdays.
Week beginning 23rd November 2020
This week we will continue to learn the story of Midas. We will look at showing emotions in our writing using show not tell. We will also look how we punctuate speech.
This week we will continue reading The Beast of Olympus-Beast Keeper. We will answer prediction and retrieval questions.
This week we will be looking at multiplication. We will count in multiples of 3, 4 and 8. We will look at multiplication as arrays and equal groups.
Some children have been bringing in their own soap and hand cream. If your child needs different soap please ensure that it doesn’t contain nuts. This is only for children who have sensitive skin and allergies. Please do not send in your own soap if this is not necessary for your child. Thank you.
Anti Bullying Week 16th - 22nd November
Please wear odd socks MONDAY 16th NOVEMBER
To celebrate the start of Anti-Bullying Week on Monday 16th November, we are asking children to come to school dressed in ‘odd socks’ to promote the message that everyone is different and that is good! Odd Socks Day will be an opportunity to have fun and spread awareness of the Anti-Bullying Week core values of individuality, acceptance and tolerance.
Week beginning 16th November 2020
This week we starting to learn the story of Midas. We will look at he features that have been used in the story and begin to learn the text.
This week we are reading The Beast of Olympus-Beast Keeper. We will find and retrieve information from the text.
This week we will be looking at the inverse. We will solve addition and subtraction calculations and check using the inverse. .
It is anti-bullying week. Children can wear odd socks on Monday to celebrate that we are all different.
Please can you have a search at home for school books. We are missing a lot of colour banded books. If you have any, please send them in on Friday. Thank you.
We have had a great start to our half term and the children are excited to learn about the Ancient Greeks. It was great to see all of the children dressed up and enjoying our Greek day this week.
Learning this week 9.11.20
We are finishing our story based around the fable 'The Boy Who Cried Wolf'.
We are continuing to read our new book 'Beast of Olympus- Beast Keeper'. We will use our inference skills to answer questions
We will be doing column subtraction with exchanging.
We will be learning 'Who were the Ancient Greeks?'. We will look at Athens versus Sparta.
Please make sure your child's coat and jumpers are named. If you can add their class, it is more likely to get back to the right place quicker.
Although we will not be having a regular woodlands session each week this half term, we will do outdoor learning at different times, so wellies are still required to be in school.
This half term we are cooking on Mondays, please ensure all of your child's allergy information is up to date.
We have an INSET day on Wednesday 11th November. School is closed to children on this day.
Thank you for all of your support in this long and busy half term. It has been lovely to get to know your children and we have enjoyed meeting you all over the last couple of weeks on Zoom. We are looking forward to our next half term after the children have had a break to refresh.
Art week this week has been a great success. The children have enjoyed learning about the British artist Barbara Hepworth and soap carving was a particular highlight. Please have a look at the pictures on the website under the children tab.
Next half term
We will be starting our topic of Ancient Greeks. You will have received a letter via email about our dress up day on Thursday 5th November. If you need any help with a costume please let us know.
We will be writing our own version of the story- The Boy Who Cried Wolf.
We are starting a new class text called Beasts of Olympus by Lucy Coats. We will make predictions and learn some of the names of the Greek gods and beasts.
We will be continuing with using the column method for addition and subtraction, including exchanging across ones and tens.
We will introduce our topic with Greek day.
This half term we will be cooking. Please ensure all of your child's dietary needs are up to date at the office.
Please don't forget to send in your child's PE kit ready for our PE session on Wednesday and Thursday.
Week beginning 19th October 2020
This week we are continuing to learn the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. We will compare setting descriptions and begin to write our own.
This week we are finishing Akimbo and the Lions. We will be summarising and reviewing what we have read. We will look at some extracts of songs, poems and stories and pick out key features.
This week we are looking at formal strategies for addition and subtraction. We will the column method to solve calculations.
If you haven’t booked a meeting, please do. We have some slots available on Tuesday and Thursday.
We are looking forward to studying the artist Barbara Hepworth. Thank you for sending in bars of soap to carve. There will be a gallery of work available to view on the website under children - photo gallery tab.
Week beginning 12th October 2020
This week we are continuing to learn the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. We will look at specific vocabulary, prepositions and how an author shows emotions.
This week we are continuing our next Akimbo adventure- Akimbo and the Lions. We will be summarising and reviewing what we have read.
This week we are looking at mental strategies for addition and subtraction. We will use place value and move onto column addition.
This week we will be creating a picture based on the artist Edward Tingatinga.
We will complete our learning about e-safety in computing.
We are looking forward to meeting all of you over the next few weeks.
Art week- We will be having art week in the last week of this half term. In Year 3, we are looking at the artist Barbara Hepworth. For part of the week we will be carving our own sculptures from soap. If you are able to provide a bar of soap or 2, please send them into school by October 15th. We will also be making some salt dough so if you have any out of date flour we could use up, please give to your child’s class teacher.
Week beginning 5th October 2020
This week we are learning the story of ‘The Boy Who Cried Wolf’. We will pick out the features that the author has used to describe the setting.
This week we are continuing our next Akimbo adventure- Akimbo and the Lions. We will be inferring and retrieving. We will be doing some reciprocal reading.
This week we are looking at mental strategies for addition and subtraction.
This week we will continue to research about an African artist. We will complete a research page in our sketch books.
Parents evening- Please book a parent evening appointment.
Art week- We will be having art week in the last week of this half term. In Year 3, we are looking at the artist Barbara Hepworth. For part of the week we will be carving our own sculptures from soap. If you are able to provide a bar of soap or 2, please send them into school by October 15th. We will also be making some salt dough so if you have any out of date flour we could use up, please give to your child’s class teacher. Thank you
Week beginning 28th September 2020
This week we are writing our own report about a predator that we have made up. We will use all of the features that we have been learning so far, including conjunctions, adjectives and adverbs.
This week we are starting our next Akimbo adventure- Akimbo and the Lions. We will be predicting and inferring.
This week we are counting in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100. We will compare numbers to 1000.
This week we will finish our science learning about humans and other animals. We will start to research the artist Edward Tingatinga.
PE- children should be coming to school in their school uniform every day. On PE days, they will change in the classroom before and after PE. They keep their PE kit on their pegs and can take it home on a Friday for washing if necessary.
Every other week children go to the woodlands. Please ensure they have wellies in school for this session.
Please check the lost property box outside the Year 4 block for any items you are missing. There are already a large amount of lost property in it.
Week beginning 21st September 2020
This week we are writing our own information text about a predator. We will use all of the features we have been learning about over the last two weeks, including conjunctions, power of 3, headings and sub-headings, paragraphs and technical vocabulary.
This week we will continue to read our book The Adventures of Akimbo. We will look at vocabulary and summarise main events and make predictions about what will happen next.
This week we are ordering numbers on a numberline. We will be using language of greater than, less than, equal to, between, ascending, descending.
This week we will complete our science learning about humans and other animals. We will identify the job of muscles and bones in the body.
Please see the homework tab for information about what is expected for homework each week.
Week beginning 14th September 2020
This week we are continuing to look at our non-fiction text about Lions. We will look at headings and subheadings and how information is organised.
We will continue to read our book The Adventures of Akimbo. We will look at new vocabulary and use skills to find and retrieve words in the text, thinking about their meaning.
This week we will be adding and subtracting 1, 10 and 100 to 2 and 3 digit numbers looking at the patterns we can spot. We will read and write numbers in numerals and words.
We will look at some animal skulls and decide whether they are carnivores or herbivores. Then we will sketch them using charcoal and chalk. We will learn our online safety rules in computing lessons.
Please see the key information and letters tab for messages about PE and woodlands.
Please see homework tab for information about reading books.
Please remember to name all of your child's clothes, especially jumpers and cardigans.
Snacks for playtime should be a piece of fruit not cereal bars.
Week Beginning 7.9.20
English- This week we are looking at a non-fiction text about lions. We will use adjectives, technical vocabulary and conjunctions to write informative sentences.
Reading- We will introduce our new book- The Akimbo Adventures by Alexander McColl-Smith. We will be predicting and looking at synonyms within the text.
Maths- This week we will doing tasks based around place value. We will represent numbers to 100. We will find 1, 10 and 100 more and less than a given number.
Topic- We will introduce our topic of Predators. We will think about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We will look at some skulls and see if we can work out what their diet might have been.