Welcome back after the summer holiday! We hope that you all had an enjoyable and relaxing break and that the children are excited to start Year 3.
The Autumn term is always a busy time for children in Year 3 with lots of learning taking place. In our Science work, we will be studying “Rocks and Soils”. This year, we are continuing to reach through Thematic Topic lessons across the school, and our first Year 3 Topic is “Time Tumblers”. We look forward to exploring through key times in History and Geography, and using our Computing and creative skills to solve challenges. English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations. Times tables are a big focus in Year 3, to prepare for their test in Year 4. Practice of reading and times tables at home will greatly support children in these areas.
Year 3 PE sessions are Wednesdays and Thursdays for the Autumn Term.
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times. PE kits can be purchased from the school office and can be kept in school all week on your peg. As the weather gets colder, the children may prefer to wear tracksuit bottoms and jumpers during P.E.
Children in Class 3 receive regular homework and spellings. Children are still expected to complete a reading journal activity of their choice after every book. Children should aim to complete at least one reading journal activity per week (examples of reading journals activities will be stuck inside their Reading Journal Book). Additional creative homework (purple book) will also be given out throughout the year.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me, I will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you for your continued support.
Class 3 dressed in some amazing costumes and enjoyed talking about the characters that they were dressed as.
Class 3 impressed everybody with what they have learned about the recorder. They demonstrated their ability to accompany a piece of music using the three different notes that they have been taught. Well done to everybody involved.
Class 3 have been putting their research skills to the test to discover how humans survived the ice age.
Class 3 had fun during their French Day. Their favourite part was tasting different food with their families. I don't think many people liked the ratatouille!
Class 3 enjoyed their visit to Wroxeter. They learned about the baths and Elsa was in charge of the Roman coins that we could spend while we were there.
Class 3 have been carefully measuring different volumes in Maths today.
Class 3 thoroughly enjoyed their visit to Jaguar Land Rover. They were treated to a tour of the factory where they learned how man and machine work together to build the engines. The children had to use their scientific knowledge to test the friction of different surfaces. In the afternoon, the children were put to the test in the Engenious Challenge! The challenge involved building a model of a four cylinder internal combustion engine with moving pistons and crankshaft. Class 3 worked really well in their teams and made us very proud.
Celebrating World Book Day!
Class 3 enjoyed identifying fossils in Science.
Class 3 produced some excellent pieces of work on remembrance day. They enjoyed writing their own poems and making their own poppy wreaths and biscuits.
Photos from 2017/2018
To bring an end to our Roman History topic this term, class 3 were lucky enough to visit Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery where they thoroughly enjoyed hands on experience with real Roman artefacts and become real life Romans. This included a number of activities such as dressing up as the Roman's did, marching as Roman soldiers and discovering many different remains that have been found in Britain to come to their own conclusion about how they lived their lives. Thank you Class 3 for a wonderful day of joy and representing our school so beautifully!
Year 3 gave an excellent performance to the whole school and a full house of family, that included playing of the ukulele and some fabulous singing!
After 7 weeks of learning to play the Cornet and Baritone, class 3 enjoyed their music concert to mark the end of their lessons. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning to play these brass instruments and look forward to begin playing the Djembe drum next term. Thanks to all parents who joined us for this musical morning.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Class 3 spent the afternoon creating Chinese drums with paper plates, lolly sticks, string and beads before decorating them with Chinese symbols. They worked together to thread the beads which was particularly hard but made some fantastic piece of art and music.