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Its the end of Autumn 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

Year 3 have had a fantastic half term full of learning, creativity and fun. We are so proud of the children for the way in which they have continued to try their best in all aspects of the curriculum.  

History

During this half term, the children have been learning all about prehistoric Britain. In this topic, we explored the Stone Age, Iron Age and Bronze Age. As Historians, we examined different images and identified artefacts that help archaeologist learn all about the past. Also, we explored the different lifestyles of people from this era including how they searched for food through hunting, gathering, and farming.

Writing

This half-term in writing, we have been reading a portal story called ‘The Stone Age Boy’ by Satoshi Kitamura. During this unit, the children learnt all about the structure and features of a fictional narrative by using a story mountain. From this, the children were able to create a first-person portal story where they ended up during the time of the dinosaurs focusing on using direct speech.

Science

In science we have been learning all about light. This unit has been packed with practical experiments and investigations where the children have explored different aspects of light. We learnt that objects that emit light are called a light source, and objects that reflect light are not a light source. Through an experiment, we discovered that some materials reflect light better than other; the children really enjoyed this day!

D & T

In D & T, we have created picture frames as the children have been exploring free-standing structures. First, we looked at different products that are designed with a free-standing structure and how they are sturdy. Then, we investigated the best way to make our frames stable and the best adhesives to use. After that, we finally got to design and make our very own free-standing picture frames. This was so much fun!

After-school Clubs:

The children have really loved being part of the after-school clubs available to them. We have had some very excited children for Art Club, Science Club, Sports Club and Dance Club. We hope to see the same enthusiasm in the clubs for next half term!

We hope the children have a well-deserved rest over the Christmas holidays, and we look forward to welcoming them back for a new term of learning where we will be exploring all new topics.

See you soon,

Year 3 team.

Its the end of Autumn 2 term 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

 


Its week 6 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

 

Over the last few weeks, Year 3 have been reading a book called Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. In their Reading lessons, pupils considered how the boy might have been feeling when he fell through a perplexing portal and ended up in the Stone Age. To do this, they completed a Mood Graph to understand the character's emotions at different parts of the story. We are so proud of their work!

Its week 6 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

 


Christmas Party Day/ Non Uniform Day 15th December

Dear Parents/Carers,

On the afternoon of Wednesday 15th December 2021 FS2-Y6 will be having a Christmas party.

School will buy party food and drink for all the children, and we would ask that parents pay £1 per child.  This money can be brought into school on the day.   

This is also a non-uniform day for all the children.

If your child has any allergies then please ensure their medical records are up to date in the office.

If you have any questions or queries then please come and speak to your child’s class teacher.

We are looking forward to a good afternoon.

Thank you for your continued support,

Christmas Party Day/ Non Uniform Day 15th December

 


Its week 5 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

This week in Year 3,  we have been learning about products with free-standing structures and will be designing and creating our own photo frames in the upcoming weeks. In this lesson, children investigated different ways to strengthen and join card to find which was the most effective, We tried rolling, folding, and layering the card. We practised joining with glue, tape, and paperclips. Layering and glue worked the best!

Its week 5 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

 


Christmas Jumper Day 10th December 2021

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 10th December we are taking part in Save the Children’s Christmas Jumper Day.

Children will be able to come to school wearing a winter themed jumper. This could be one bought in the shops, or made at home. Children could add some tinsel to a jumper they already have. Some children have even made a spotty t-shirt before.

If children want to take part in Christmas Jumper Day, then please use our Just Giving Page. https://christmas.savethechildren.org.uk/fundraising/cjd210018881

You can donate as little or as much as you like on there. Alternatively, you can send £2 to school Friday 10th December. All money raised will go to Save the Children, making sure every child, no matter where they’re born, has essentials like food and water, healthcare, education, protection and shelter.

 

 

 

Christmas Jumper Day 10th December 2021

 


Christmas Lunch 15th December

Dear Parents/Carers

We will be having Christmas lunch in school on Wednesday 15th  December. The menu will be:-

 Roast Turkey served with , Sage and Onion Stuffing , Cranberry Sauce and Gravy or

Quorn Roast Joint,

Roast Potatoes, Glazed Carrots & Garden Pea Medley,

and for Dessert Chocolate fudge Cake & Cream

 

Christmas Lunch 15th December

 


Its week 3 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

In Year 3 this week, children have been writing an information text all about their favourite dinosaurs - Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Diplodocus, and the Velociraptor. They collated their ideas about the animal's habitat, diet and appearance and created a collection of dinosaur information texts to form a class book. Well done, Year 3!

Its week 3 😊 Let’s see what’s been happening in Y3…………………….

 


Y3 Swimming Lessons at Ponds Forge

Dear Parent/Carers,

I am writing to inform you that children in Year 3 will be starting swimming lessons as part of their PE curriculum on Tuesday 23rd November 2021. Pupils will attend school as normal on Tuesdays and will travel, supervised by school staff, via coach to the Ponds Forge Leisure Centre each week. The swimming sessions will run for 18 weeks until Tuesday 3rd May 2022 and will be taught by qualified swimming instructors. The sessions are fully funded by school, and as they are part of the curriculum, all children are expected to participate. If for any reason your child is unwell and unable to participate in a session, please speak to school staff.

For each lesson your child will need to come to school dressed in their swimwear (underneath their school uniform).

They will also need to bring the following:

  • A towel
  • A waterproof bag
  • A change of underwear

Please ensure you follow the guidance below:

  • Your child should not bring or wear any jewellery, including ear piercings. Taping over piercings is not acceptable and will mean your child cannot participate in a swimming session.
  • Long hair must be tied back.
  • The teacher will ensure any medication which has been shared with school is taken with the child’s group. If your child has a medical need such as asthma, this information has been shared with school and an inhaler has been provided.
  • Appropriate swimwear must be worn each week. Please do not send your child in bikinis, shorts below the knee, heavy outdoor clothing or underwear.
  • If your child is required to wear a long sleeve top and leggings, these should be lightweight materials and worn underneath or on top of swimwear.
  • If your child requires goggles, these must be provided by you and you will need to inform your child’s class teacher prior to the first lesson.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs A Maqsood-Shah

Y3 Swimming Lessons at Ponds Forge

 


Children in Need - Friday 19th November

Dear Parents/Carers,

On Friday 19th November it is Children in Need Day.

Children will be able to come to school wearing spots. This could be a spotty jumper, socks, or t-shirt. Some children have even made a spotty t-shirt before.

If children want to take part in Children in Need Day, please can children bring £1 into school on 19th November.

All money that the school raises will then be sent to Children in Need charity.

Many thanks

 

Children in Need - Friday 19th November

 


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