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Welcome to Year 3. We are so glad to welcome all the children in to Year 3 and look forward to a successful year ahead.
The Year 3 team consists of Mrs Nicholls (3N), Miss Ruck (3R) and Mrs Fisher (3F) and we are supported in class by Mrs Marsh, Mrs Lloyd and Miss Guest. We hope to be able to help and support both our children and their parents as best as we can this year. Please get in touch if we can help you in any way.
Autumn 2 Superstars ✨
We are looking forward to a very exciting half term, where we will be learning about the climate in geography and movement and feeding in science. We start the half term with a very exciting day out to look at a deciduous forest at Calke Abbey. Check out all our adventures below.
Calke Abbey Trip
This is where we will put pictures of the children who receive certificates for completing homework, reading and quizzing at home and in school and for being a positive person in the classroom.
This term our learning journey topic is The Stone Age and our Science focus is Rocks and Soils. In RE we will be learning about how a Hindu would celebrate the festival of Divali.
PE(OAA and Gymnastics)
Year 3 will have PE lessons every Monday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure that the children come to school in their PE kit on these days and have either removed their earrings or be able to take them out themselves.
Homework and Weekly Tests
Homework is to complete activities on Spelling Shed, Times Tables Rockstars and to read at home at least four times a week. Spellings are given to children to glue into their reading diary each Monday and the spelling test is conducted on the following Monday. Each of the websites are listed below. Spelling Shed (https://play.edshed.com/en-gb). Times Table Rockstars (https://play.ttrockstars.com/) Login details for all of these apps and websites can be found in your child's reading diary.
📕These are the books we are reading in our classes.📕
What are we going to be up to?
Baking, learning about the Stone Age, finding out what makes a healthy diet and lots of other exciting things in Autumn 1! Take a look soon at our journey in the pictures below. 👇😃
Design and Technology
During Autumn 1 we have been learning about seasonal foods. We made fruit kebabs to try some different fruits from around the world. We have really enjoyed following recipes and tasting apple crumble and vegetable tarts, using seasonal foods.
We have been learning all about rocks and soils during Autumn 1. We have enjoyed being scientists and exploring, observing and testing different rocks and soils. When we were learning how fossils are formed we even had a go at creating our own fossils!
We had great fun this week learning about the moon. We were able to test suitable materials for an astronauts nappy and test how far a rocket would fly using a stomp rocket. We designed and made our own space rockets too.
We have been really enjoying learning about the Stone Age period. We really enjoyed our day with the Widget Workshop and recreated our own versions of Stonehenge with biscuits!
In RE we have been learning all about the Hindu festival of Divali. We have learned about the story of Rama and Sita which is the story of Divali and then we have created our own diva lamps.
During Autumn 1, we have been writing our own versions of the story of "Little Red Riding Hood" based on the book "Little Red Reading Hood". Then, we have been learning how to write instructions after making some delicious scones. Finally, we have finished this half term by writing our own poems called "The Memory Box" based on the poem by Kit Wright "The Magic Box".
We are learning all about the climate and biomes around the world. We have been using the globes to research the Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, the Equator and the hemispheres.
Documents and Links to help you at home
Maths activities to try out at home!
Try these games out at home to practice your times tables. Remember, you need to know your 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of year 3 in preparation for the National times table test in year 4.
Common Exception Words.
Below are the common exception words that the children are expected to read and spell. Practise these at home in any way you like.