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.
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!
WORLD BOOK DAY!
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!
Well done to Amelie for her very inventive costume.
She was our class winner.
What is she? A Fairy Tale!
Have you seen the owner of these feet?
He's short and is carrying a sword.
If you see him, please let us know.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Used by aboriginal and native peoples as a way to remember a journey
or re-tell a story.
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.
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.
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.
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.