Welcome to Year 3!
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Head Teacher's Award
Coby was feeling very pleased with himself today as he achieved a Head Teacher's award for his fabulous reading. Well done Coby. Keep it up.
The class teacher in Year 3 is Ms James.
The teaching assistant is Miss Francis.
PE lessons take place both inside and outside on a Wednesday afternoon. Please ensure your child has their full PE kit in school for the whole term when it will be sent home. This includes... Indoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black shorts and pumps. Outdoor kit - a plain white t-shirt, plain blue or black leggings / jogging bottoms and trainers. Please make sure their name is in everything.
Spelling tests will take place on a Friday. At the start of each half term, children will bring home a copy of their spellings to practise with you. They will be practising these most mornings when they arrive in school.
Reading books and reading diary have now been given to every child. Please read this book with your child for 10 minutes each day. Listen to them and ask them questions about what they have read. Look at the vocabulary to ensure they have understood it all as well as being able to read it. Books will be changed only if signed by a parent/carer.
You child has chosen a library book. This is to share with you. They make their own choices about the books. They may need help to read these. Discuss their choice with them and whether they thought it was a good one or not.
Homework will be set on a Friday and must be completed and returned by the following Friday morning. If homework is not completed, children will attend homework detention on a Friday lunchtime. If children need assistance with their homework, they can attend homework club at lunchtime Monday - Thursday.
Now the children are in KS2, they are able to buy a snack at break time. This is either a round of toast, a bagel, a crumpet or a waffle. Toast is 10p and everything else is 20p. They can however bring their own healthy snack if they choose. They have also been given a water bottle for in class which they will bring home each day to wash and refill with water. No other drinks are allowed in class.
Rocks and soils.
Over the last term, we have been investigating all about rocks and soils. We discovered there are 3 main types of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic. We looked at these and classified a variety of them. We also looked at how the Earth is made up and how soil is formed. We made some soil from food. It tasted yummy!
This term Year 3 will be learning all about natural disasters. This will include volcanoes, tsunami's and earthquakes. We will be looking at what causes these and the effects they have on our Earth. The children will be making volcanoes during this time with their group.
Encourage your child to do some research on the internet. Try https://www.factmonster.com/world/natural-disasters. There are many others.
This term we will be looking at forces. This will be on magnets and the forces of repelling and attraction. Encourage your child to explore and discover which materials are magnetic at home. Can they come up with any theories from this?
A website to look at with your child for this would be, https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/topics/znmmn39.