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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!

Welcome back to Class 3!

 

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

 

We're really glad to welcome you back after the half term break and are looking forward to building on the great start your children have made to Year 3 and Key Stage 2. This half term we will continue our History focus as we explore the changes in people's lives from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age and into the Iron Age, and the reasons for those changes. We are really looking forward to our trip to Butser Ancient Farm on Wednesday 21st November which will give us the opportunity to experience ancient life first-hand. Our Power of Reading text, 'The Pebble in my Pocket' will deepen our understanding of last term's Science focus on Rocks, Fossils and Soils. As a class we are focussing on the presentation of our work and especially our handwriting - watch this space for some great examples coming soon!

 

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

 

 

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

PE

Our PE days in Year 3 are Tuesday and Wednesday. 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!

 

Times Tables

Times tables are a-rocking in Class Three at the moment as everyone continues to work on Times Tables Rockstars. Each day, children spend time answering times table questions against the clock. It is aimed to encourage children’s instant recall of times table facts and is having a really positive impact. This half term, we will continue our focus on the 2, 5 and 10 x tables. Remember you can access the website and practice games at home too - ask Mrs Andrews if you need reminding of your log-in. 

 

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. Parent consultations are coming up on Thursday 22nd November but do speak to us sooner if you have any concerns. 

 

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

 

The Year 3 team

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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