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15th September 2017

Yet another busy week in year 3 and the children have been working very hard.

In English we are enjoying the ‘Littlenose’ stories and have been creating character descriptions of Littlenose and Two-eyes. We have used our senses to describe the cave where Littlenose lives and next week we will be writing our own adventure stories.

We will be starting our spellings next week and learning about suffixes. We will also finish our work on using commas in lists.

In Maths we have been recapping our number bonds knowledge and also starting our tackling tables journey. Congratulations to the 4 children who got 100 questions correct on just the 2nd attempt- a fantastic achievement. Next week we will be exploring place value which is the foundation for many other areas of maths. The children will be exploring 2 and 3 digit numbers, ordering and comparing numbers. They will also be using place value and number facts to solve problems.

We have started our science topic on rocks and soil. Next week will be carrying out an experiment to explore the varying hardness of rocks.

In RE we have started to think about light and dark. We would like to create collages next week so please send in magazines and catalogues on Monday.

In topic we created a timeline of British history the Stone Age to the modern age. Next week will be creating a more specific timeline of the period of the Stone Age to the Iron Age.

It was lovely to meet lots of families at open evening and I’m looking forward to getting to know all your children really well as we embark on an exciting and busy year of learning together.

8th September 2017

Welcome to year 3.

We have had a very busy first week back and the children have worked hard completing a range of mini assessment activities. We have also been using the ‘Mr Benn’ stories to inspire our adventure story writing and I know some children have enjoyed watching further episodes at home. I’m sure older family members have enjoyed reminiscing as well!

Next week we will be continuing to write adventure stories using the ‘Little nose’ stories by John Grant. These stories are about the adventures of a cave boy and his pet mammoth. This links to our topic about the Stone Age. We have already used charcoal and chalk to create our own cave paintings and on Monday we will be creating a whole class cave painting.

We will be starting our science topic – Rocks and soils next week. We will also begin our RE topic exploring light and dark and asking what do these symbols mean.

In maths we will continue our tackling tables and also develop our number bonds knowledge and speed of recall.

All the children have read to an adult in school and been given a new reading book and reading record. Some families have already managed to hear children read and talk about the book.

I’m looking forward to meeting lots of parents at open evening next week and I’m sure the children will be keen to show you their new classroom. If you can’t make it let me know and I’ll make sure you have a copy of the key information.