Welcome to Year 3
Our teachers are Mrs Jennings (Monday and Tuesday) and Mrs Gregory (Wednesday - Friday).
We are helped by Mrs Overfield, MrsChippendale and Mrs Burrows.
We had an amazing afternoon with professor Tuesday learning all about Ancient Egypt. We looked at different artifacts and even dismembered a Mummy!
Each week, on a Monday, the children will be given a list of spellings to look at throughout the week. We will complete daily activities which involve identifying and sorting the sounds, identifying the tricky parts and other short tasks. The children will also be expected to look at their spellings at home and we have included a few different ideas of how they can do this overleaf, including look, say, cover, write, check. They will then be tested on a Friday morning. This is done by putting the words in context within a sentence so this is also good to practice at home.
The spellings are usually based around a particular sound but using different graphemes to represent that sound.
EG ‘ee’ – speed, dream, monkey, piece
Every few weeks the children will, instead, bring home a list of words that are from the National Curriculum lists of common exception words that they are expected to read and spell. We will, again, spend time looking at these words throughout the week and test them on the Friday of that week. But they also will be on display for the half term and we will continue to refer to them. It would be really helpful if you could also continue to look at them at home, even after their test. Some of these words may also come up in other weeks if they fit the sound pattern. Don’t worry, we know they have had them before but repetition is often the key for consistently spelling words correctly in their writing.
Homework - This term we will be mainly focusing on spelling and times tables. We will be using Purple Mash and TT Rockstars to set tasks for the children to complete. We may occasionally send home a task sheet to support in class learning but it will mainly focus on the above activities. This will be set on a Wednesday to be completed by the following Monday. Please support your child in completing these tasks. If you have any questions or your child is struggling with something, then please contact us and we can help!
Reading - your child will have been given a reading book for them to bring home. Please hear them read this. We ask you to hear them read three times a week at least. Please enjoy other books together as well. Your child may enjoy independent reading but there is nothing more enjoyable than sharing a book together.
We are currently reading 'The Girl Who Stole an Elephant' as a class and are griped! We try to read this 4 times a week.
PE- PE takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays this half term.
Children should come to school in their PE kit on these days. PE kit is plain white t-shirt, black shorts, leggings, jogging bottoms and trainers or pumps. Children should wear their school jumper/cardigan as normal.
The hall will be out of use for a few weeks this half term and so we will encourage the children to wear long legged jogging bottoms rather than shorts as we will hopefully go outside for PE (as long as it isn't dreadful weather!)
Please don't hesitate to catch us after school if you have any questions.
Mrs Gregory and Mrs Jennings
It is so important for your child to read for pleasure. We encourage the children to read a book from our class library whilst at school, we read a class novel at the end of the day and it is also important that you enjoy some reading time with your child too. They do need to read to you but will also really enjoy being read to. We have attached some recommended reading lists and also a page of suggestions for 'if you like ..... , try these'.
Please find below some useful websites that will help your child with their learning.
The Internet is a wonderful resource but we are aware of the fact that children can spend too long online. We only recommend short bursts.
We will add to this so please keep an eye out!
Welcome to Year 3
As of today (18th March) we are starting our Year 3 Spelling Bee. Information about this is in your child's English homework folder.
All the children will now have a reading book, these are to be brought into school every day. Please continue to listen to your child read regularly, discuss the book and sign their reading record.
Maths - sent home on Wednesday, return by the following Monday.
English - sent home Friday, return by the following Wednesday.
Our days for P.E are Monday and Friday. The children are now swimming on a Friday so they will need to bring their swimming kit on this day. Please make sure your child comes to school in their school P.E kit on Monday and uniform on a Friday. This must consist of a white t-shirt, black shorts and their school jumper. We will be outside for P.E in most weather conditions so your child can wear black jogging bottoms if needed.
We have been thinking about internet safety in class.
Try to use Google SAFESEARCH instead of google when looking up information online. Click on the link below to have a look
THE ROMANS ARE COMING!
The Year 3 children had an amazing Roman sleepover at Birdoswald Roman Fort.
Here are the first batch!!
More photos to be added over the next few days!
We arrived at Housesteads Roman Fort and needed a drink and a snack!
Some of us found a Roman sponge on a stick and thought about what it was used for in Roman times.....
We had to walk up a big hill, in the rain, to get to the fort at the top...
We made fantastic pop-up books all about volcanoes
In Geography we learned about volcanoes.
We used the computer to make the front cover and introduction page.
We wrote interesting information to stick into our books.
We used our skills in Design and Technology to make our books POP!
Follow the links below to learn a little more about the Iron Age
Using biscuits, we recreated Stone Henge. We had a great time making them and it was even better when we could eat them!
We talked about different theories to explain why Stonehenge was built and thought about how it was built.
We have been learning about Stonehenge. Take a virtual tour on the link below!
We used plaster of Paris to make our own fossils! Can you see which prehistoric animals we used?
HOW TO WASH A WOOLLY MAMMOTH!
We designed and created our own Ancient Egyptian collars. These were worn by all Egyptians to dress up simple robes.
Egyptian afternoon with Professor Tuesday
Professor Tuesday came and spent a fantastic afternoon with us talking all about Ancient Egypt. We learnt about the history of Egypt, the top fab 5 Pharaohs, what jobs people did and also how some people tried to destroy Egypt.
We created a human time line, and mummified a body!
We all had a great time.
This is some work from last year.
YEAR 3 WILLOW EGYPTIAN HOMEWORK
It looks like the children in Year 3 Willow have enjoyed producing work for their Egyptian homework!
Have a look at some of the wonderful work that we have seen so far!