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What a busy half term we have had. The children have completed lots of lovely learning. Thank you for joining us in the playground for our music showcase. The videos will be on Earlswood in Action page this week. 

 

Spring 2

Next half term we will be learning about the Stone-Age. We are looking forward to our theatre company visit on 5th March. The children are invited to dress up on this day. 
We also have our Mardi Gras celebration in the first week and World Book day in the second week. There will be more information sent about these events. 

 

Week beginning 25th February

 

English

We are learning a story called Adventure at Sandy Cove. We will look at how the author builds suspense. 

 

Reading

We are starting our new book Stig of the Dump. We will make predictions about what it will be about.

 

Maths

We are looking at data. We will read and interpret different graphs and tables. 

 

Topic

We are completing history learning about the Stone-age. We will look at how we know about this period in time and what life was like.

Mardi Gras- We will learn about how Mardi Gras is celebrated in different cultures and make a float for the parade. 

 

Reminders

 

We need shoe boxes for our computing learning this term. 

 

PE days will change this term. We have indoor PE on Tuesday and outdoor PE on Wednesday. Please ensure your child has the correct kit in school. 

 

Up coming trips

We are currently considering whether we have to cancel our trip to Mercers Lake as there has not been enough donations. If you are planning to pay and cannot at this time, please speak to the office. The balance for this trip was due on February 7th. 

 

Freshwater Theatre - We are still significantly short of donations for this event. Please pay using our online system as soon as possible. If we do not receive more donations we will have to cancel this event. 

 

Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 10th February 2020

 

This week is assessment week. The children will complete tests about the learning they have completed  in reading and maths so far this year. They will also complete a timestable challenge.

 

English
We will be writing our persuasive adverts to show how great Earlswood is.

 

Topic

We are thinking about human and physical features in different countries. 
In Science we are thinking about how seeds are dispersed and the life cycle of a plant.

In music we are learning songs from different continents. 

 

Reminders

On Tuesday 11th February we will be performing a few songs from around the world in the playground at 3.10. Please come along to watch. If you can't make it, we will put the video on the website. 

 

Next half term we will need shoe boxes for our computing lessons and also our Mardi Gras day.

 

The balance for Mercers Lake is due now. Please pay for this using our online system or speak to the office if there are any difficulties. 

 

Week beginning 3rd February 2020

 

English

We are thinking about the features of persuasive writing. We will be writing a persuasive piece about our theatre visit.  

 

Maths

We are adding and subtracting money. We will be learning to give change by counting up. 

 

Reading

We are continuing our book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will be thinking about the main events and summarising. 

 

Topic

We are thinking about human and physical features in different countries. 
In Science we are carrying out our plant investigation and recording the results. 

 

Reminders

Thank you for sending in all of the recycling and plastic bottles. The children made some amazing creations and really enjoyed the performance from Upsideup Theatre Company. 

We do not need any more recycling sent in this term. 

 

Friday 7th February is numbers day. The children can come in wearing something with a number on. 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 27th January 2019

 

English

We are writing our own journey tale. We will invent a character and think carefully about the settings that they travel through. Our next piece of writing will be a persuasive piece. We will begin to think about some of the features of persuasive writing. 

 

Maths

We are adding and subtracting money. We will use real money and revise column method for adding larger amounts. 

 

Reading

We are continuing our book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will be retrieving information from the text. 

 

Topic

We are thinking about human and physical features in different countries. 
In Science we are investigating what a plant needs to grow.  

 

Reminders

This week (Thursday 30th) is our visit from Upsideup Theatre Company. As part of our day we will be making puppets from recycled materials. 
It would be helpful if you could send in any boxes, lids, wool, ribbons, bottles, plastic boxes with hinges.

Thank you for sending in milk bottles. Please keep them coming in.

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 20th January 2019

 

English

We are writing our own river story, thinking about the journey that our boat will take. We will include description and include prepositions, similes, alliteration and personification.

 

Maths

We are continuing to lean about fractions. We will be finding fractions of amounts using practical equipment.
For example- 1/4 of 12 is 3- get 12 cubes divide them into 4 groups (because the demominator is 4) how many are in 1 group (the numerator)

3/4 of 20 is 15-get 20 cubes divide them into 4 groups (because the demominator is 4) how many are in 3 groups (the numerator)

 

Reading

We are continuing our book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will be finding information by skimming and scanning for answers. 

 

Topic

We are completing Geography learning, looking at countries and continents. 
In Science we are looking at parts of a plant. 

 

Reminders

Please label all PE kit.
 

Please send in trip responses as soon as possible.

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 13th January 2019

English

We are looking at the features of description in our River story. We look at the text in detail and think about what features the author has used to make it interesting. 


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.


Topic

We will finish our work about Monet.
We will start our Geography learning about continents and countries. 

 

Reminders

Please send in letter for Upsideup Theatre Company, who are coming into school this term, if you haven't done so already. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 6th January 2020

 

Welcome back and a Happy New Year to you all. We hope that you enjoyed a relaxing break.

This half term we are learning about 'Our Wonderful World' 

 

English

We are learning a story called 'The River'. It is a journey story and our focus this week will be looking at the language the author uses including the prepositions and personification. 

 

Maths

We are learning about fractions. We will do this practically using objects and fraction walls. We will find fractions that are equivalent to each other.    

 

Reading

We are starting our book ‘Oliver and the Seawigs’. We will make predictions and think about how the main characters are described.

 

Topic

We will look at the art of Monet and create a picture of nature using some of the techniques he used. 

 

Reminders

Please send in PE kits and Wellies.

 

Please return any slips for trips this term. 

 

As part of our topic, we are having a visit from Upsideup Theatre Company. As part of this day, we will be creating puppets from recycled materials. We would really like you collect any of the following items:
Bottles
Plastic tubs
Containers that have hinges (plastic cake boxes)

Small shoe boxes
Lids
Buttons
Cardboard tubes
Small boxes
Shiny bits
Left over wrapping paper

 

 

 

 

 

 

The children have worked really hard this term! Thank you for all of your support.
We are sending home all of their PE kits and wellies to be checked and washed. Please make sure that you check the lost property for all of your child's belongings. 

 

Have a lovely break and enjoy the festivities. We look forward to seeing the children refreshed after their break. 

 

Next half term we are learning about Our Wonderful World. 

As part of our topic, we are having a visit from Upsideup Theatre Company. As part of this day, we will be creating puppets from recycled materials. We would really like you collect any of the following items:
Bottles
Plastic tubs
Containers that have hinges (plastic cake boxes)

Small shoe boxes
Lids
Buttons
Cardboard tubes
Small boxes
Shiny bits
Left over wrapping paper

 

Trips

We realise that there has been lots of requests for money this term. This a a gentle reminder to send in forms for Upsideup Theatre visit and Mercers Lake visit. These are really exciting opportunities for the children and we don't like to cancel them. If you are planning to pay but can't at the moment, please send the form back with permission. Please speak to the office if you are unable to contribute towards these experiences. 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Some chidlren have requested the recipe for this. Enjoy!

 

Honey Cake

250g clear honey, plus about 2 tbsp extra to glaze

225g unsalted butter

100g dark muscovado sugar

3 large eggs, beaten

300g self-raising flour

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to fan 140C/ conventional 160C/gas 3. Butter and line a 20cm round loose bottomed cake tin. Cut the butter into pieces and drop into a medium pan with the honey and sugar. Melt slowly over a low heat. When the mixture looks quite liquid, increase the heat under the pan and boil for about one minute. Leave to cool for 15-20 minutes, to prevent the eggs cooking when they are mixed in.
  2. Beat the eggs into the melted honey mixture using a wooden spoon. Sift the flour into a large bowl and pour in the egg and honey mixture, beating until you have a smooth, quite runny batter.
  3. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 50 minutes-1 hour until the cake is well-risen, golden brown and springs back when pressed. A skewer pushed into the centre of the cake should come out clean.
  4. Turn the cake out on a wire rack. Warm 2 tbsp honey in a small pan and brush over the top of the cake to give a sticky glaze, then leave to cool. Keeps for 4-5 days wrapped, in an airtight tin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

Week Beginning 16th December 2019  

 

English

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

 

Maths

We will be solving multiplication and division problems, including scaling problems  

 

Reading

We are finishing our book the Beasts of Olympus and reviewing what we thought of it.  

 

Reminders

School finishes on Thursday at normal time- 3.20pm.
Please ensure your child has all of their belongings and you have checked the lost property. 

 

Please join us at St Johns Church on Tuesday evening for our Christmas carol concert. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 9th December

 

English

We are learning a poem called 'If I had wings' by Pie Corbett. We will think about how he has made the poem exciting. 

 

Maths

We will be dividing 2 digit numbers by a one digit number using place value counters.   

 

Reading

We are continuing to read our book the Beasts of Olympus. We will look at finding key information in the text that we have read.   

 

Reminders

We are looking forward to seeing you at our Christmas assemblies. 
Wednesday 11th December

3C and 3M at 9.15
3K and 3EM at 10.00

 

Please help them to learn the song words that were sent home. Thank you.

 

Trips

Please make sure you have sent back the Mercers Lake letter.

 

Greek Feast

We will have our Greek Feast in the last week of term. Thank you for you contributions towards this. This is not a dress up day for the children but we will have lots of fun! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 2nd December

 

English

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

 

Maths

We will continue to multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit numbers. We will solve problems with multiplication and division.

 

Reading

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

 

Reminders

Christmas making afternoon is on Wednesday 4th Decemeber. Please come and join us and help your child to create some Christmas decorations. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week beginning 25th November

 

English

We are innovating our own Midas story, changing the characters and setting. We will focus on including adjectives, adverbs and extra information to describe the character.

 

Maths

We will  multiply 2 digit numbers by 1 digit using the grid method. eg 34 X 5

 

Reading

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

 

Reminders

Next week is Science Week. We are looking forward to doing lots of exciting investigations. We need newspaper! Please send in any you have. Thank you!

 

If your child would like to buy a parent present then please bring £1.50 next week. Please mark who they are buying a present for.

 

Own clothes on Friday 29th November for Christmas Fair donations. Year 3 have been asked to fill a bag with a toy or sweets. (Bag was given out this week)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 18th November 2019

 

English

We will look at how the author has used grammar to make the story exciting. We will learn how to describe a character in a setting. 

 

Maths

We will be counting in multiples of 3, 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- Thank you for sending in boxes and tubes. We are still collecting this week. 

 

We need newspaper for science week which is coming up this term. 

 

Please send back trip letters for Mercers Lake and Greek Feast. We are still unsure whether we will have to cancel the Mercers Lake trip as we have not had confirmation from enough parents yet. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children in Need

Friday 15th November 2019

Please donate to Children in Need.

Just a small contribution can change the lives of children. At Earlswood we are asking all children and staff to bring in a contribution of £1 or more. We are also asking all staff and children to something spotty on this day if possible to support Children in Need. Please bring your ‘Children in Need’ donation with you on the day and hand it to your class teacher. Many thanks.

Week beginning 11th November

English

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

 

Maths

We are using the inverse to solve missing number problems with addition and subtraction. We will count on in 4's, 8's, 50's and 100's.

 

Reading

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

 

Reminders

Book Bingo- It is great that children are completing their book bingo. Please keep encouraging them to complete the challenges. 

 

Junk modelling- Please send in small boxes for us to make vehicles with. 
 

We look forward to seeing you all at parents evening on Tuesday and Thursday. Your child's books will be in the huts as after school club will be in the Year 3 classrooms. 

 

It is children in Need on Friday. Children can wear something spotty and bring a donation for Children in Need. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

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 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.

 

Tuesday 5th November- Greek Day with dress up. Please send your child into school in weather appropriate clothing. We are looking forward to seeing lots of ancient Greek citizens. 

 

Week beginning 4th November 

Our next term begins with assessment week. The children will be assessed on the learning they have completed so far. We will feedback about where they are with their learning during parents evening.  Please make sure that you have booked an appointment online. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 21st October

English

We are writing our own stories based on The Tigress. We are then going to read them to Year 1. 

 

Maths

We are subtracting 1’s, 10’s and 100’s from 3 digit numbers using the column method.   

 

Reading

We are finishing reading the sheep pig and discussing what we liked and disliked n the story. 

 

Reminders

School finishes on Thursday at normal time. Please remind your child to bring home any PE kits for washing. Wellies can stay at school unless you need them during the holidays. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 14th October

English

We are looking at the Tigress text and thinking about how the author has engaged the reader. We will look at how atmosphere is created in the 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.  We will use our place value knowledge to help us find the answers.  

 

Reading

We are reading some poetry and answering questions about what we have read. 

 

Reminders

You should have received a letter about our trip to Mercers Lake in the Summer term. If you have not received this letter, please ask your child's class teacher for a copy. 

 

School photographer will be in on Friday. Please ensure your child has a school jumper in school.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 7th October

English

We are learning a story about a tiger. We will be using adjectives and adverbs in sentences. We are looking at how a setting is described. 

 

Maths

We are adding and subtracting 1’s, 10’s and 100’s from 3 digit numbers and learning some mental methods for solving subtraction calculations.  We 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 felling and how we know this. We will be reading aloud to develop our intonation and fluency.

 

Reminders

We are looking for adults who can come in and read with children from 8.30- 8.55 in the mornings. If you feel this is something you can do, please speak to your child's teacher. Thank you 

 

Please encourage your child to learn their timestables. This year we focus on the 3, 4 and 8 timestable. They should also know the 2, 5 and 10 timestable facts by heart. Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 30th September

English

We are creating our own predator and writing an information report about it. 

 

Maths

We are adding on 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

Well done if you have logged into RMeasimaths. Please let us know if you are unable to do so and we will try to sort it out. 

 

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

 

Please make sure your child has a coat in school. 

 

There have already been jumpers and coats mislaid. Please check you have the correct clothes at home and return any that do not belong to you. Thank you. 

 

On 1st October it is ‘International Day of Older Persons’.  To celebrate this, we would like to invite the children's grandparents to come and share one of their favourite childhood stories with their grandchild's class on this day. If you would like to come into school, please speak to your class teacher.

 

 

 

 

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Week Beginning 23rd September

English

We are writing our own information report about a predator. We will use conjunctions in our sentences. 

 

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 predictions and look at how the characters are introduced.

 

Reminders

Children do not come to school wearing their PE kit in Year 3. This includes trainers so please ensure your child has correct footwear on in the morning.  

 

Homework 

Children are expected to read at home every day. Please record (or get the children to record) what they have read. They are expected to hand in their reading records everyday. 

 

Children have received their login for RM easimaths today. They are expected to complete 1 session each week. If you have trouble logging on, please let us know. 

 

Children are expected to know the 2, 5 and 10 timestables by the end of year 2. By the end of year 3, they are expected to to know the 2, 5, 10, 3, 4 and 8 timestables by heart. Please help your child to learn these facts. 

 

Requests

Please send in any spare carrier bags you have.

 

Book donations: We would like to expand our collection of books in our classrooms. If you have any books at home that you are no longer reading we would really appreciate it if you could donate them to the school. If you would like to donate please hand them to your child's class teacher who will make sure they are put to good use. 

 

 

 

 

 

Week Beginning 16th September

English

We are looking at the features of our Tigress text and how information is given in non-fiction books. We will be discussing the features of non-fiction texts, including how generalisers are used.

 

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 times tables.

 

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

Thank you for sending in PE kits and wellies. Spare carrier bags for muddy wellies and trainers are advised. If you have any spare carrier bags that we can keep in school, please send them in. (Spare socks are also a good idea.)

Reading records need to be in school daily. Please record any reading your child completes art home.

Children can bring a snack of fruit for break time. Please do not send in cereal bars, biscuits or cakes.

PE days are Wednesday and Thursday. Children bring PE kit in a bag and change at school.

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 a PE kit in a separate bag (clearly named please), to keep in school all week. Thank you if you have already sent this in. Our PE days are Wednesday and Thursday.

 

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

 

Please make sure all jumpers and cardigans are named.

 

Spellings- Spellings test will be each Thursday. New spellings are given on Fridays.

 

Reading records need to be in school everyday. Children can change their books when they have finished them. Please record the reading that they complete at home. There are guidelines in the centre of the reading record for you to refer to and the spelling list for Year 3 and 4. 

 

Please ask if you have any questions. We are available for brief chats at the beginning and end of the day. If you would like to meet for longer, please make an appointment for after school. 

 

Week Beginning 9th September

English

We will be learning facts about tigers through a story about a tigress. We will be looking at how sentences are written in reports and gather facts to write our own reports.

 

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.

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