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SUMMER IN 3D!

Time is going incredibly fast and we're already nearing our summer half-term.  The class have been working so hard since coming back after the Easter holiday. They are improving their Maths every day. Please make sure that they continue to practise their times tables regularly at home as we are working on division in class. This is a challenging task if they don't know their tables. Time is going so quickly and there is a lot to catch up on. The children's story writing continues to get better as they work hard to write more complex sentences.

 

 

A SPECIAL VISITOR!

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Friday 4th May saw the official opening of our new school library and we were

really pleased to have a surprise visit from Peter Rabbit!

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Today we used the tablets to investigate an aspect of Stone Age life. We made notes that we will use to create posters.

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WORLD BOOK DAY!

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We've had a great day today celebrating World Book Day. So many children dressed up in amazing costumes as their favourite book characters.

We made new book covers for our favourite books and had cream buns and juice for tea!

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Well done to Amelie for her very inventive costume.

She was our class winner.

What is she? A Fairy Tale!

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Have you seen the owner of these feet?

He's short and is carrying a sword.

If you see him, please let us know.smiley

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The Spring first half-term has just flown past and we have done so much in that time. The children have learned about the world around us, bird watching, owls, had a wonderful afternoon tasting international food and performed a wonderful class assembly!

The final week also saw us creating puppet theatres and shadow puppets. Please see our photos below.

A big thank you to the parents who came in on Friday 9th to see our performances.

Please see below our Spring newsletter with information regarding our new topic as well as reminders about PE, Swimming and other routines.

INternational food tasting

We have had a great afternoon tasting food from around the world.

We tried ChinChin from Nigeria, Jollof Rice from Ghana,

Pan Dulces from Colombia, 'Ruskie Pierogi' (Dumplings) from Poland,

Plantain and dumplings from Jamaica,Tagine from Morocco, Pizza from Italy and many other delicious dishes.

Thank you so much to all those parents (and grandparents) who contributed. We've had a lovely afternoon!

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CLASS ASSEMBLY

What a fantastic performance by all the children in our Class assembly.

 Everyone spoke clearly, they remembered their words and sang and danced wonderfully.

WELL DONE ALL!

BIRD WATCHING!

We wrapped up warm and put boots and wellies on today to go bird watching.

The class thoroughly enjoyed listening for bird song and trying to identify some of

our common UK birds.

MAGNETIC GAMES

As part of our Science topic, we designed and made magnetic games. We had investigated which materials are attracted by magnets and used paperclips for the pieces of our game.

 

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Winter 'Ode to the Robin Redbreast' - poem by Elizabeth Barry

Friday 1st December

Maths homework - Number bonds to a 100

For example 34 + 66 = 100 ( 34 + 6 = 40 + 60 = 100)

72 + 28 = 100

100 - 36 = 64 (64 +36 = 100)

Use the hit the button game ( November icon on 3 o's page) to practise.

The Tin Forest

We've thoroughly enjoyed reading The Tin Forest this half-term.

To finish the term we created our own backdrops and puppet to re-tell the story.

ANTHONY GORMLEY

Our Art and DT has been based on the work of Anthony Gormley. We made 'people' based on one of his installations and we also created a 'Waste Person' based on his Waste Man project.

LIGHT AND SHADOW

In Science we have been learning about how shadows are formed.

We used different objects to create shadows.

We also explored how our shadow appears to move throughout the day and

had discussions about what's actually happening.

Adventure week 18th - 22nd September

We had a great time during Adventure week: creating Journey Sticks and writing instructions on how to make a den.

JOURNEY STICKS

Used by aboriginal and native peoples as a way to remember a journey

or re-tell a story.

Reading

Please ensure that your child's reading book and reading diary are in school every day. We will do our best to change the books on a daily basis. The children change their books when they are finished. Books will only be changed when an adult has written that the child has read the book. We hear children read throughout the course of each week, either as part of a guided reading group or individually.

 

PE

The children have two PE sessions per week on Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. Please make sure your child has a clean PE kit and PE shoes that fit in school at all times. Please make sure all clothes are labelled. Children may bring tracksuit bottoms for outdoor PE.

 

Swimming

3D have a swimming session every Friday afternoon. The swimming session lasts for thirty minutes and the children are grouped by their swimming ability. Please ensure children have full swimming kit including a swimming hat.

 

Snack

Now the children are in year 3 they will no longer be provided with fruit to eat at playtime. However, you may provide your child with a piece of fruit to eat during this time.

 

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