Welcome to Year 3!
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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
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 the first term by Rhys Hampton, Leo Williams and Florence Smith
We would like to tell you about our school and about our first term in Year 3.
When we first arrived in September we felt nervous and also incredibly excited to discover a range of different topics.
In maths we have learnt all about number bonds, how to tell the time, addition, subtraction and multiplication. "My favorite maths topic was time so now i know much time I have left to play or how long I have to wait until lunch time.
In English we have looked at the story of 'stone age boy' and had a go at writing our own versions of the story. We have also looked at different types of poetry and wrote some outstanding firework poems. We also wrote a letter from the point of view of Edgar following the exciting 'John Lewis advert' "I really enjoyed the writing the letter as it let me pretend that I was a dragon and think about things from another person's point of view"
In IPC we have been studying the stone age and completed some really exciting pieces of work including stone age painting, creating stone henge out of biscuits and looking at early farming. "I was particularly excited to preform in front of the parents and we got to show them all our work"
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 (Spring ):
This term, we will be focussing on writing and SPAG skills.
We will start our first four weeks using 'flat Stanley' to produce first postcards and then a story featuring flat Stanley
We will then move onto 'Gregory Cool' 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, in particular Trinidad and Tabago.
In maths, we will be focusing on the formal methods of short multiplication and division. Please can you continue to practice their timestables with them as this will assist them in both operations
Our topic is called - 'Different places, similar lives'
We will be studying three major countries Japan, UK and Trinidad and Tabago and we will be looking at the fact that even though the three countries are different from a geographic point of view that the people living in them live surprisingly similar lives.
We will also be doing a walk an a in depth study of Horley.
Science - plants (lets plant it)
We will be looking at different types of rocks and how fossils are formed.
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.
P.E./Games- rugby, orienteering and basketball
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 Spring Term:
6th- Wow day (children come in mufti
14th- Inset day
24th- back to school
2-6 Book week
11th - school photos
25th- parents evening
26th- parents evening
3rd- break up for Easter at 2:30
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:
3L have Swimming on Tuesday.
3TM have Swimming on Wednesday.
3T have Swimming on Thursday.
Inside P.E. consists of:
Children must have trainers with them everyday of the week, as they participate in Run the World as many days as possible.