Saturday, 20 January 2018

January 2018

Three weeks into term and life in Year 3 is very busy, but we are hoping it's fun to. We have introduced a new behaviour system into the school and the children are responding well to the new approach. It is a 'Peg Reward Chart' where every child's peg starts on the same rung of the ladder (something to be proud of) and during the day their peg hopefully moves up in increments towards Class role model. We have already had lots of class role models, which is a delight to see. Well done Year 3.

In English we are looking at Explanation texts. The children have secured a good structure of what the text type needs and are now in the process of producing an independent piece of writing about 'The Human Skeleton'. Why not ask your child what the key features are of an explanation text or perhaps can they treat you to some facts about their skeleton. They all really enjoyed using the laptops and IPads on Thursday to research this topic.

In Maths, we are continuing with the topic of measure. We have moved onto time and the children have been learning about analogue, digital and 24 hour clocks. Please see the link below if you child likes consolidating their learning by playing a time game online.

Hickory Dickory Clock

We have linked our English to our Science lessons and the children really enjoyed cutting out and building their own Human Skeleton in their book and labelling it. Why not ask them if they can remember any of the names of the bones and what bones protect what parts of the body? See the link below to practise building a human skeleton online.

Build your own Human Skeleton

In PE the children have been doing indoor athletics and creating their own superhero dance. Mrs Tizard and Miss Weaver are both really impressed at their creative skills and speed in athletics. Well done Year 3.

We hope you have an enjoyable weekend, despite the weather!

Thank you for taking the time to read our Blog.
The Year 3 team

Friday, 5 January 2018

Welcome back and a happy new year!

Welcome back to the Spring term in Year 3. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to the new year. The children all settled back brilliantly on Thursday and we were thrilled to see that they hadn't forgotten the routines, rules and our expectations. In Maths we started our unit of measure, beginning with length. In English we started with a couple of grammar lesson and will begin our unit of Explanation texts on Monday. In PE the children started dance and today they began their new Creative Curriculum unit of 'A View from a Window'. Over the Christmas holidays we had asked the children to show us their view from a window. The two pictures below by Archie and Katya, respectively, show you what a lovely treat we had looking at them all. We are currently mounting them ready for a class display, so please feel free to come and look at the children's work.

Thank you for taking the time to read our Blog, we look forward to working with your children during the Spring term. Please remember that our school has an open door policy and we are always here if you need to discuss anything. However, after school is better for us as mornings are very hectic.

We are thrilled to welcome Mrs Ballie Lane and Mrs Holt to our team and please join us in wishing Miss Clements good luck on her new teaching adventure.

Have a great weekend
From the Year 3 Team
Mrs Mercer, Mrs Gaines, Mrs Ballie Lane, Mrs Holt, Mrs Usher, Mrs Gill and Mrs Woods.