We have had a busy couple of weeks. Last week, we got to enjoy a fabulous assembly and the week before was book week. This week we have been enjoying and enduring assessments and they are nearly all over, just a writing assessment to go. The children had three maths tests (2 on reasoning and one on arithmetic), a spelling test, grammar test and a reading comprehension. The children took them all in their stride and rose to the occasion. Well done all of year 3.
Some example questions in grammar would have been...
Sarah rode her bike down the street.
Can you identify the verb?
Quickly, run to the bridge shouted Steve
Can you add the inverted commas to show what was said?
All the children listened when the Head teacher spoke.
Can you underline the subordinate clause?
Some example questions in Maths would have been...
Complete sequences by counting by sixths
12 ____ ______ 30 36 42
Write the number that is ...
100 less than 765
100 less than 765
What is the number that is...
10 less than 134
10 more than 467
Next week we start the week with a celebration of Science. It is Science week nationally, and we are spending a day experimenting, exploring and trying to explain why things happen. In Year 3 our theme is 'Colour Magic'. We will be using household products like Bicarbonate of soda, cornflour, white vinegar and food colouring to name a few and seeing what happens and when. Then we will try to explain the science behind it.
In addition to classroom activities, we are lucky enough to have the 'Mad Science' company coming into school to entertain and thrill the children with an exciting assembly. They are here to excite us with science but also to promote their new Science Club that will be open to all Crabtree junior children, at a small cost. Who knows maybe we have a budding Einstein or Katherine Harrington amongst us!
Not only is there Science day next week but there is also a wonderful Gym display to be enjoyed that year 5 and 6 have been working on. The whole school is watching it on Tuesday morning.
In the last week of school, there is the Eisteddfod festival. This is a fabulous way for the children to display their talents in art and crafts, music, dance or some other hobby. It is a wonderful week, which everyone thoroughly enjoys. The children encouraged to bring in a cushion from home, as they spend a couple of afternoons sitting on the hall floor!
Have a wonderful weekend and we look forward to seeing you all in a few weeks for Parent Consultations.
The Year 3 Team