Year 3 have been working extremely hard this term. We have all enjoyed studying The Iron Man by Ted Hughes. Through this unit, the children have written diaries, letters and news reports based on the different events in the story. They have really engaged with the text, and this week have reviewed the book, as well as drawing comparisons with the film.
During our Science lessons we have been exploring forces and how objects move across a surface. We have also enjoyed investigating the effect that magnets have upon each other, and on magnetic objects.
in History we are beginning to learn how Stone Age life changed into the Bronze Age and subsequently the Iron Age. We are looking forward to making Celtic money pouches in DT, investigating the best natural juices to dye our fabric and developing our sewing technique.
This week we have begun practising the carols for our Carol Concert, and will be bringing words home to practise next week.
Finally, a practical reminder, we are still having Games lessons outdoors, please could you ensure that your child has tracksuit trousers to wear outdoors, and a spare pair of socks for girls who may be coming to school wearing tights.
Year 3 Team
Dear Parents and Carers,
What a wonderful start to Year 3 we have had! The children have been a delight to teach and so engaged in their learning.
This week marks the end of the Stone Age as we will be moving on to the Iron Age next half term.
We have had a lot of great lessons learning all about Diwali this week. It has been lovely to hear first-hand from our Hindu followers how they celebrate.
In Science, we learned about the process of fossilisation. Please ask your child all about sedimentary layers of rock forming over a dead sea creature to form a fossil. We brought this process to life in the classroom with slices of bread and foam sweets. Do check your child’s book bag as many students have brought them home to share their learning with you: they won’t be pleasant in a week’s time!
Homework for half-term allows for creativity. The instructions are attached. This is due in on Tuesday, 7th November. We will be sharing their homework with the whole of Year 3 on Thursday (09.11.17) morning at 9:05 in the main hall. You are all very welcome to join us and this will be an opportunity to watch their dance videos too.
We hope you all have a restful, safe and happy half-term and look forward to seeing all the children on the 30th October.
The Year 3 Team.
A mold fossil we made today.
Half term Homework
Let the cave painting commence!
Last week the children completed their Stone Age adventure stories based on the book Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. In our Art lesson we learned about cave paintings that have been discovered around the world and had a go at our own in our sketch books.
This week, our cave artists will all have a go at painting the walls with their prehistoric images.
In Maths we are developing our confidence with our multiplication before moving onto looking at strategies for division. Please keep on practising the tables at home.
We look forward to seeing you at Parents’ Evening on Thursday this week, and Monday and Wednesday next week.
Many thanks for your continued support,
The Year 3 Team
Dear Parents and Carers,
What a wonderful start the children have made to Year 3! We are very proud of the efforts they are making with their learning so far. It was lovely to see so many of you at the Curriculum Evening on Tuesday night.
At the moment, in English, we are busy writing instructions about how to trap a woolly mammoth; the focus is use of imperative verbs, adverbs and time adverbials. An example of a wonderful sentence could be: First, silently hide behind a large bush.
During our maths sessions, we have focused on different methods for adding numbers. Homework to reinforce this skill will be sent home on Thursday. Please make sure your child completes this work and returns it on Tuesday 26th September.
Please also remember the importance of daily reading aloud and to record this in your child’s Home Learning Log.
Don’t hesitate to come and ask us any questions that you may have and thank you so much for your support with your child’s learning.
The Year 3 Team