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Year 3

Parent meeting from Monday 9th September

Welcome to Year 3!

Please check here for all the latest updates and information for Y3

Year Group Leader: Miss Lowson

3L: Miss Lowson, Mrs Newell, Mrs Bunn, Miss Prior

3T: Mr Turner, Mrs Karn

3TM: Miss Miles, Mrs Reeves, Miss Somers

WOW day for scavengers and settlers

The children had an outstanding wow day for scavengers and settlers putting up tents and digging for bones (a few of them found some). After that they went on a scavenger hunt searching for different materials to create pictures from and finally finishing up with toasting marshmallows on a fire. " my favourite part was putting up the tents as you have to work as part of a team of friends and we got to race the girls to see who would win" "I really enjoyed digging for Lucy's bones and we even found some" "The camp fire was great as we got to eat the marshmallows afterwards" 

Recount of Year 3 by Bella Ferreira and Max Lewis

We would like to tell you about our school and about Year 3.

When I first arrived in September I felt nervous and excited!  I also felt confident because my brother Rhys had already told me that it was a good school.

On the playground with my mum I watched all the other children arrive and I felt excited.

All the teachers had a smile on their faces – that made me feel a bit more comfortable.

Our first IPC topic was about the Stone Age.  I enjoyed this because we talked about Stonehenge which I have passed in the car!

I loved the topics because we get to learn new things – I like new learning.  Learning is like opening another page in a book.

I feel really safe at school because we have the office to look after us if we get hurt.  We also have Year 6 buddies to help us find a game or someone to play with.

Our playground is great because we get to play with all the equipment at lunchtime.

My favourite is Pedal Go – you have to keep your balance!

My favourite is Bucket Stilts – they make me feel tall!

I feel proud of my literacy book because it shows that I have worked really hard – I learn from my mistakes and that makes me feel proud.

We really love our school trips; we have been to Butser Ancient Farm and then we went to Drusillas – I held alligator skin – it felt lumpy, dry and hard.

I like that the school has clubs after school.  I go to rounders and art club and I used to go to cross-country.

I’ve just started gymnastics at school – it’s good fun.

There is no reason to be nervous because the school is great – all the adults look after the children.

Thank you for listening to us and we hope your child enjoys this school as much as we do.

I cannot wait to get to Year 4 to see what we will learn about!

REMINDERS:

Trainers and PE kit should be in school all week as children will participate in Run the World on most days.

 

 

 

 

 

What Year 3 will be learning about this term (Autumn):

 

Literacy-

 

This term, we will be focussing on writing and SPAG skills. 

We will start our first two weeks using the image 'Strange town' to create imaginative descriptions. 

We will then move onto 'The Stone Age Boy' where we will be using dialogue, storyboards and writing our own narratives

We will be having a go at non-fiction writing after this which will link to Topic work. 

 

Maths-

 

In maths, we will be focusing on place value and number, with numbers up to 3 digits. 

We will be working on time as well this term (so please encourage your child to practise at home)

In addition to this we will be starting work on the four main operations: addition, subtraction, multiplication and division

(Please see school's calculation policy for methods) 

 

IPC -


Our topic is called - 'Scavengers and Settlers'

We will be starting off in the Stone Age, learning how they lived and what it means to be a scavenger. We will look at different settlements before we move onto the Bronze age and then the Iron Age. 

 

Science - Forces and Magnets 

We will be looking at different acting forces and how magnets work.

 

Computing- E-safety will be taught each term, alongside basic computing skills.

 

Music- recorders- learning the notes A, B and G. Reading music to play simple tunes.

 

R.E./PSCHE- Hinduism/Transition from Y2/3.

 

P.E./Games- Base-lining - once base lining is complete we will be doing football, basketball and rugby. 

 

Please continue to encourage your children to practise their times tables- especially 3, 4 and 8 times tables! Thank you for your continued support.

Key dates for your diary Autumn Term:

 

September

20th - Sports team building day - children to come to school in P.E. kit

23rd - Theatre group in for the Hobbit 

 

October

15th - Parents evening (long)

16th - Parents evening (short)

24th - Bonfire Night Fireworks

25th - Half term begins

 

November

4th - Back to school

8th - Nasal Flu

22nd - INSET day

 

December

10th Christmas carol concert

11th Christmas dinner

16th Christmas disco 

20th End of term 

P.E. and Games

All children in Year 3 have an outside games lesson on a Thursday. They all need to ensure that they have appropriate, outside clothing which consists of:

  • trainers and socks.
  • tracksuit bottoms- these must be worn in winter months.
  • Green PE shorts for the Summer term.
  • hoody/jumper- these must be worn in winter months.
  • house coloured t-shirt..
  • Optional skins/thermals underneath house coloured t-shirt (Winter months)

3L have Swimming on Tuesday.

3TM have Swimming on Wednesday.

3T have Swimming on Thursday.

 

Inside P.E. consists of:

  • house coloured t-shirt.
  • green shorts.
  • plimsolls.

Children must have trainers with them everyday of the week, as they participate in Run the World as many days as possible. 

Make spellings fun!

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