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Welcome to Class 3!

 

In Year 3 you will find Mrs Strehlau (Mon-Tues), Mrs Andrews (Wed-Fri) and Miss Tarling. 

 

We hope you had a restful half term break and look forward to a busy and hopefully healthy term ahead! 

 

Building on the children's enthusiasm for our Tudors topic, we are going to continue studying them this term, finding out more about the Tudors in and around Southampton as well as learning about Kings and Qeeens after Henry VIII. 

 

In Science we will be learning about plants and how they grow, which should link well to our chosen Power of Reading text this term (though we're keeping the title secret for now!). 

 

The children have made fantastic progress with their times tables, and we can really tell those who have also been practising at home. We are continuing to work on knowing our 2x, 3x, 4x, 5x, 8x and 10x tables with rapid recall. Thank you for the support you are giving your children with learning these. 

 

You can read more about what we will be learning in our Curriculum Newsletter. 

 

 

We've just found out the main character in our Power of Reading book makes a forest from the metal surrounding his home. Look at what we created with just a square of tin foil each!

PE

Our PE days in Year 3 are Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school with appropriate footwear. If your child wears earrings please make sure these are removed for PE days or taped up before coming to school.

 

Reading

We encourage children to read every day at home. Please help them to achieve this by listening to them. When they have read their book, they are allowed to change it themselves but need to make sure they let an adult in class know so that their name can be ticked off on a list. If children can get at least one tick each week for the half term, they can choose a prize from our secret lucky dip box! 

 

Can you help?

Please come and have a word if you are able to spare the time to hear some readers. We would welcome any mums, dads, aunties, uncles, grandparents and carers who are able to spare a few minutes on a regular basis. You can never read too much!

 

Home learning

Encourage your child to choose a task from their home learning booklet each week and to complete it in their home learning book. Children will receive dojos when they return their home learning (by Thursday each week please). Home learning books are returned on Friday ready for the following week. 

Please feel free to pop in and see us before or after school if you have any queries - we are always happy to see you. 

 

Thank you for all the support you give your children with their learning. 

 

The Year 3 team

We loved dressing up and sharing our favourite books on World Book Day. Look at our fantastic costumes!

We had a fantastic (if cold!) day at Butser Farm today. We spent time in an Iron Age roundhouse, tried out archaeology, carved chalk, created beautiful copper jewellery and learnt how to make walls by wattling. What a busy day!

We saw fantastic team work as the children worked together to create clay models of the houses at Skara Brae - including lots of accurate historical details.

Wow! Look how much Mahfuzur has improved his handwriting already this year.

Wow! Look how much Mahfuzur has improved his handwriting already this year.  1

Veronika’s writing is looking beautiful too.

Veronika’s writing is looking beautiful too.  1

We put all our research and knowledge about the Stone Age to good use and created these fantastic Stone Age tools. Can you tell what job each one is designed for?

We were fascinated and inspired by our visit from David Fuller, author of the Alfie Jones series. It made lots of us think we might like to be authors too, when we grow up.

We were fascinated and inspired by our visit from David Fuller, author of the Alfie Jones series. It made lots of us think we might like to be authors too, when we grow up.  1
We were fascinated and inspired by our visit from David Fuller, author of the Alfie Jones series. It made lots of us think we might like to be authors too, when we grow up.  2
We were fascinated and inspired by our visit from David Fuller, author of the Alfie Jones series. It made lots of us think we might like to be authors too, when we grow up.  3
We were fascinated and inspired by our visit from David Fuller, author of the Alfie Jones series. It made lots of us think we might like to be authors too, when we grow up.  4

It was great meeting Esme's tortoise, Bob, and hearing how she looks after him. We even got to stroke him!

It was great meeting Esme's tortoise, Bob, and hearing how she looks after him. We even got to stroke him! 1
It was great meeting Esme's tortoise, Bob, and hearing how she looks after him. We even got to stroke him! 2
It was great meeting Esme's tortoise, Bob, and hearing how she looks after him. We even got to stroke him! 3
It was great meeting Esme's tortoise, Bob, and hearing how she looks after him. We even got to stroke him! 4

We had a lot of fun learning how igneous and sedimentary rocks are formed by making our own chocolate rocks!

We are learning more about the Stone Age every day. Look how carefully we sorted fact from fiction.

This fun game at https://mathsframe.co.uk/en/resources/resource/37/placing-numbers-on-a-number-line is helping us become more accurate at placing numbers on a number line, even when it has no divisions marked! Why not play at home to become even more confident?

In Class 3 we have been busy extending our place value knowledge to hundreds, tens and ones. Here we are working with our learning partners to represent numbers with place value counters.

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