Year 3 Blog

Our Year 3 Classes are Kittiwakes and Oystercatchers.

Please read our blog to see what we get up to, or click here to find out information about our curriculum and how to help learning.

Pen pals in China!

Year 3 have received letters this week from their pen pals in China, they were very excited and can’t wait to write back. We will be having a lunchtime letter writing session so that the children can reply as soon as possible as their Chinese friends are very keen to hear from them. They were thrilled to get their first letters from us, almost as thrilled as our children were to receive their reply.

5a1c900d-37a2-49d6-9920-838aad911cfc DSCN2137

Over the next few weeks, we will be video calling our Chinese friends and getting to know a little bit more about Chinese culture. The school that our friends attend is in BaoDing, Hebei in China.

World Book Day

World Book Day was a massive success with some amazing costumes, lots of reading and we were very proud of our Year 3 children. They welcome Year 1 children to read with them and were very mature in their attitudes and behaviour.

DSCN2022 DSCN2027 DSCN2045 DSCN2048

DSCN2049 DSCN2051 DSCN2054 DSCN2055 DSCN2038 DSCN2041 DSCN2042 DSCN2046

Welcome Back!

We have got off to a very busy start already this half term. We have been following instructions to plant seeds linking our literacy with our science topic – plants. Children have been reading lots and completing Accelerated Reader tests on the books they have read which they are thoroughly enjoying doing.

Next week is a very busy week, we have parent’s evenings on Monday and Wednesday, if you haven’t already signed up if you could see one of the Year 3 staff to do so. World Book Day is Thursday, children are to come dressed as a book character, it doesn’t have to be an expensive costume, the homemade ones are just as good if not better so get creative! The day will be spent carrying out lots of reading activities including Year 3 reading with Year 1 children.

Keep an eye out for your child’s next topic project coming home, it will be about the Romans which they are currently studying in history.

Thursday 8th March is our Year group assembly, you will have received an invitation to come and watch your child perform a showcase of what we have learnt so far this year, followed by a visit to the classroom for your child to share some of their hard work with you.

We look forward to seeing you all over the next couple of weeks.

Happy New Year

We would like to wish all of our families a very happy New Year and hope that you all had a lovely Christmas and a restful break.

The children have started the new term full of enthusiasm. We have got off to a great start! We have lots to look forward to this term including a visit from ‘The Lady From The Past’ who will help us bring Anglo-Saxons and The Celts to life. Thank you to those families who have been working extremely hard on homework projects, we have already received some amazing examples. We can’t wait to see what else is going to come in.

We will continue to have a big focus on reading this term and encourage children to read at home at least 3 times per week, please sign your child’s planner so that they can receive class rewards for their efforts. Homework will still be sent home on a Tuesday to be returned the following Tuesday, it is really important that children get into a good routine and take homework seriously.

We are excited to be working with you all again this term.

Almost there!

It has been a very busy half term and the children are getting tired but they have been working extremely hard with performances, tests and still keeping up with the challenging lessons that they have had, in order to fit in everything we need to before Christmas.

Year 3 will be doing a carol service along with the rest of KS2 on Monday and Tuesday next week, please join us for some mince pies and coffee beforehand and come along to enjoy the show. The children have been working with our music teacher Mrs Smith and Miss Quinan in order to prepare and have made excellent progress with their singing and with their confidence.

We have a busy two weeks to follow with lots of Christmas activities planned, we are looking forward to having a magical time with the children.