Spring 2 with Year 3

What a brilliant start to the new half term! Thank you for all of the wonderful homework that has come in about the human body, the children have really enjoyed sharing their work.

We have begun the new term with a bang and have really got stuck into our new learning. In Maths we have been continuing to develop our addition and subtraction skills and solving problems using these, it is lovely to see the children growing in confidence. This week, we have been learning about different measures, including length, weight and capacity. The children have enjoyed investigating the length of their different bones and the weight of different objects.

In our English lessons we have been learning about the Varmint. We have watched a clip of the film based on the book by Helen Ward, and the children have responded through using specific and quality descriptive language to describe a scene effectively. We have also looked at beginning our sentences in a variety of ways. The children have worked really hard and are looking forward to writing their stories.

On Tuesday The Dogs Trust visited Year 3, the children met ‘Samuel, the cocker spaniel’ and learned about how to behave if they encounter dogs. They learned the three rules of how to approach dogs if they wish to stroke them.
1: Ask the owner
2: Wait 3 seconds for the dog to approach
3: Ask where the dog likes to be stroked.

The children were also taught how to behave if they encounter a lively dog. They were taught to turn their back and do the X Factor – folding their arms and tucking their head down.

We are also really enjoying practising the songs for the Easter production: Hammers and Nails Resurrection Tales. Please continue to encourage your child to learn the words at home. Your child should have received a letter with the dates and times of the shows. If you have not already done so, we would appreciate if you would return the slip as soon as possible.

Due to the weather forecast of very heavy snow tomorrow, World Book Day has been postponed. Do not panic, those costumes will not go to waste, this has been rescheduled for Thursday 8th March. We look forward to seeing all of your costumes then!

Many thanks for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team

Samuel the cocker spaniel