We Will Rock You!
Welcome to our Stone Age topic.
Here we will be looking at the Stone Age throughout our topic lessons which links into our science study of rocks and fossils.
What a brilliant half term we have had! The children have worked so hard and are thoroughly enjoying their time back in school. This week we have looked at the mystery of Stone henge and today we have our in class Halloween party!
The children have been getting upto all sorts of different activities. Making milk bottle monsters, designing our own pumpkins and even making our very own hogwarts slime in our potions lesson!
Thankyou to all the support the parents have given so far, it is very much appreciated and we look forward to seeing you all when we come back for Autumn 2!
We have been working hard this week looking at statistics and data in maths. We have been looking at pictorgrams, tally charts and bar charts and answered questions all about the data. We even made our own bar chart for year 3's favourite chocolate.
Have a look at our photos below of our sweet fossil experiment we did in science. Can you remember the steps and the instructions that we have written in our science books?
What a week we have had! We have introduced our new story of The Stone Age boy and we have written a diary entry from his perspective.
During topic we have looked at Otzi the ice man. We had a special letter below from the Natural history museum to find out what he has ate for his diet. Have a look at the photos below to see what we got up too!
A great week in school and the children have really got used to the routines in year 3 now. Thankyou to everyone who attempted to use google classroom to do their homework this week. That will continue again this week.
We have been working very hard in our subjects this week and in maths we have been working on column addition and understanding the place value of each number!
Another fantastic week in school. We are working extremely hard in all our subjects. This week we have our homework on google classrooms and their will be a letter in your childs bag explaining how to log on.
One of our favourite highlights from this week was our science experiment where we looked at different rocks and which one would be most suitable to make a new statue!
We have had an amazing second week back in school. The children have been so brave with their swimming today and everyone has been so well behaved. You're all superstars year 3! This week we have been sitting some tricky quizzes so Mr Stevenson and Mrs Johnson know which questions we find difficult. We have had some fun afternoons with computing, music and topic!
We managed to get outside into the forest school and make our very own cave paintings. Have a look at our photos below!
Below is what would usually be our Parent and teacher meeting. The Children have been so brave to tell you themselves all the information you would need. Very quickly I have summarised the main points.
All Children need to bring a water bottle to school because our fountain is out of use given the current situation. Children do not need anything else as pencil cases are provided for them with all the equipment they would need.
Friday is our 'swap' day. Children can change their home reading books, they get their spellings and their homework.
Reading is mainly covered in school with our new reading scheme but we still advise parents to read at home with your child's 'free choice' book.
In school your child will have guided reading for roughly 40 minutes every day on top of the usual literacy lessons. We will then read individually with your child every other day (if not every day)! Each child will work their way through the reading scheme moving up through the book band colours.
Spellings go out every Friday and and children are then tested the following Friday. This is to see the progress of your child and we only ask them to try there best. We do not make this a big deal in school, we just ask them to practice there spellings at home as much as they can. Each spelling week will follow a rule and the rule will be written on their spelling sheet which goes home.
Swimming! Please do not worry about the swimming. Children need their swimsuit/shorts, a towel and a swimming hat. If you do not have a swimming hat please let us know. The school do have spare (not an unlimited supply) but we can cater for anyone who forgets to bring one. This is "Water safety". The children know that we are teaching them to be confident in the water and not to become the next olympic swimmer. We want the children to grow up and be safe in and around water. Parents, this can be daunting and if you want reassurance the teachers will always be around to chat.
Finally, if ever you need anything from myself or Mrs Johnson then please speak to us when you can. We will always be outside mornings and afternoons. We are here to help your children and we hope they have enjoyed their first two weeks in year 3!
What a great first week back we had. We introduced our topic of the stone age and we have looked at our first stone age story (The cave baby - Julia Donaldson)! Over the next few weeks we will be rewriting our own alternative ending.
We have had a great first week back and we have even had our first music lesson! Have a watch of the video below for our first attempt of the 'Easy E' song!
Our first day back!
Don't worry parents and carers, we have had lots of fun today in our new classroom meeting our new teachers. This morning we did our Maths and English before we looked at the story
"My many coloured days".
We spoke about how different colours make us feel and its okay to feel different at times!