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We have learnt the importance of a healthy plate, what that looks like and how we can make small changes that make a big difference. We looked at keeping our bodies clean and the benefits of this and we even talked about having a healthy brain and using our growth mindset when we are challenged, so not giving up and really looking for ways around the problem. We practised our sports day events and were rained off but it didn't dampen our enthusiasm - WE CAN'T WAIT FOR FRIDAY!!!
Finally we had our fabulous inflatable this afternoon, our school cook even came up to the field to have a go with us. It was an amazing way to spend an hour and we think we should have an inflatable hour every week. What do you think Mrs Wells?
We made flame headbands and ran around the playground with the Holy Spirit working in us, sheer joy.
Money is also difficult and as we are all a bit like the queen and don't carry cash it is only going to get harder. So let the children play with coins, pay when they go to the shops, predict the change they will get, play shops at home as well as add and subtract money.
We have been writing non-chronological reports about a Mallowdile - ask the children.
This week we have celebrated Pentecost by making and wearing our flames and recounting the recieving of the Holy Spirit for the disciples.
Our Egyptian topic continues to be a big hit!! We have a sarcophagus in class, super stories, amazing powerpoint presentations, fabulous artwork as well as weekly treats from our brilliant bakers. Thank you all so much for all your support you have made this topic truly amazing.
The children have loved their science topic all about plants and have really enjoyed planting seeds, watching beans grow in our class and they have all ended up in our school allotment. Thank you to all those who were able to come and see us on our open day, the children were all really excited and enjoyed the whole afternoon.
Thank you all once again for your support this half-term and I am very much looking forward to our final half-term together and all the treats it has in store.
Year 3 I wish you all a brilliant weeks holiday, I hope the sun shines and you all have lots of fun. Don't forget your homework tasks if you are fed up and are missing school, ha ha!
Information for the remainder of the half-term.
Monday – reading books changed, please have log books in school with comments about the book your child has read.
PE – Monday and Thursday afternoon – children need PE kit, trainers and water bottles, weather permitting we will be outside and it is very important the children keep hydrated.
Friday Spelling test – All Yr 3 spellings
Library books – will be changed Monday-Friday with books from our class library.
Year 3 have a reading passport and we are trying to read around the world before the end of the year. To do this we need to read 30 books, this can be books read in class, in guided reading, home reading books (if parents have made a comment in the log book) and library books.
Yr 3 are breaking all reward point records with all the points they are earning with their topic homework. I have read some fabulous stories, seen some brilliant art work, heard some amazing questions and best of all tasted some delicious Egyptian chocolate cake, very yummy! Keep it up Year 3 I am very impressed with the effort you are making with this topic.
We have produced some lovely pieces of writing and we are working constantly on our presentation which is improving and many children have already recieved presentation points towards our reeward chart.
We have also worked really hard on our fractions in maths, it is very tricky but we are doing really well and using our growth mindset to keep going.
We have planted seeds in science and we are learning about the different things plants need to grow. We are hoping our seeds are ready to plant in the allotment on our open afternoon when hopefully some of you will come along and help us. Don't forget your gardening gloves.
We are very lucky to have Dan from the Rhino's for one of our PE sessions and the children are having a great time outdoors working on their reflexes as well as some field and track events.
A great half-term so far and we are looking forward to the last few jam-packed weeks. We really hope you will be able to join us for some part of the open afternoon where you will be able to see some of the things we have been doing.
What a wonderful surprise from you and your parents, a lovely gift and a beautiful orchid! Absolutely unnecessary as I was very proud to be part of the preparation for this very special sacrament for your children. The children created a very holy and prayerful environment and were a credit to you all as well as Holy Name school and I was very honoured to be part of it.
Congratulations children, on this special step towards your First Holy Communion and remember how good it felt and there will be no worries in the future.
Where did that half-term go? Now we are racing towards summer and the end of the school year. The children had an action packed half-term starting with 'Chinese New year' and ending with 'Holy Week' with everything in between. The children have worked incredibly hard this year and I know we have an amazing half term ahead starting with our Egyptian day - I am so excited about this topic as I know most of the children are also. If any of you would like to get a head start I have included a photograph of how you can start collecting topic points. Get your thinking caps on, be creative and research this amazing ancient civilisation!
Exciting times ahead and lots of opportunities to take our learning outside as the weather starts to improve. Let’s make this the busiest and best term ever.
Keep working hard on your Mathletics, SPaG and of course some amazing reading but have a good rest and enjoy time with your families in this special season of Easter.
I will add dates and times for PE, book changes etc. as we near the end of the holidays.
A good way to spend 10 minutes each day.
We are doing well with our weekly spellings but next week we need to be working hard on all our Yr3/4 spellings ready for our assessments.
Congratulations to Ronia and Clayton our mathletics champions over the last two weeks, however, we are being absolutely thrashed by Year 4 so come on Year 3 lets get going, I know we can do it!
We have been working on multiplication and division and we found out how important our times tables are so lets keep working on them, remember topmarks website is very good for this.
What a busy half term and we are already half way through the school year! Can you believe that?
Today we have been learning about money, comparing amounts and starting to add money - that decimal point can be very tricky if it's not in the correct place!
Overall a very challenging week but we have persevered and we are all making good progress.
Just a note to let you know we are in competition at the moment with Year4 in Mathletics, we are going to have a leader board and certificates each week for the child who has the most points. At the moment a child in year 4 has over 4000 points, the week ends on Sunday on Mathletics so come on everyone lets really go for it.
You know how much I love certificates and trophies
Have a super weekend, see you Monday.
Just some house keeping information to help us all keep organised.
- Swimming Kit
- Home readers and log books in for changing
- Full PE kit and trainers
- Library books for changing
Thank you all so much for your cards gifts and good wishes, I was truly spoilt!
So the start of another amazing year and we certainly started with a bang - a super informative trip to Magna. All the children were engrossed in all the activities and we had a really great day, despite the weather. The driver on our coach thanked the children for a lovely trip he said it was the best trip he had ever had with any children, needless to say I was extremely proud.
Have a look at our photo's on the gallery.
The children are really back into the school routine and are working very hard, long may this continue.
Our Topic this half term is ‘Called to Change’.
In this topic, we will learn how Jesus called people to change and turn away from sin. How Jesus taught forgiveness and recognise reconciliation as a celebration of God’s love and forgiveness. We will understand what happens during the sacrament of reconciliation. We will learn how we can change during Lent.
This half term we will be looking at the picture book ‘Journey’ by Aaron Becker.
We will use the book to work on: sentence structure using adverbials of time and place to open sentences.
Use embedded relative clauses to add detail and mark with commas.
Check punctuation and use speech marks and apostrophes accurately.
We will have a specific grammar focus each week and will also continue to practice the year 3/4 spelling words and homophones.
Guided reading sessions will take place each week.
This half term we will be looking at number, multiplication and Division. Children will use their knowledge of multiplication and division facts to compare statements using inequality symbols.
Children will multiply and divide a two-digit number by one digit.
Times tables will remain a focus, so we will be regularly working on times tables to be able to mentally multiply facts up to 12 x 12.
We will use our reasoning and problem solving skills weekly to use and apply our learning.
We will be starting our new topic of ‘What makes the Earth angry?’
In this physical geography topic, we will be looking at extreme weather and natural disasters such as volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis.
Autumn 2 -2017
Year 3 have been enjoying a mix of interesting sub-topics this half term. They have been learning all about the difference between a main and subordintaing clause, as well as what formal and informal language is. The children have really enjoyed looking at letters and their features and have planned and written their own complaint letters using formal language.
Multiplication and division has been our biggest focus this half term as it is a requirement that the children are able to recall all multiplication facts up to 2x12 over the coming year or so.
In Roald Dahl week this week, we have been learning about the story of the BFG.
We all loved the brilliant performance on Monday morning and we felt inspired to learn more about the amazing story.
We have been practising our dictionary and thesaurus skills, coming up with exciting words to describe Sophie and the BFG. We found replacement words such as colossal and menacing.
We have also planned and written our very own recount from Sophie’s point of view, when she was snatched out of her bed by the BFG.
We had to put ourselves in her shoes and think about how she would be feeling at each point in the scene.
In Maths this half term, Year 3 have been practising their place value skills and are now working on their addition and subtraction methods. We are beginning to become experts at using written methods to solve trickier sums!
Our topic for this term is 'The Stone Age'. We will be going back in time to see the differences between our ancestors and the way we live today. We will have the opportunity to learn about different cave paintings, before having a go ourselves!
Year 3 and 4 joined forces for a Stone Age/Bronze Age workshop and assembly and thoroughly enjoyed themselves.