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The whole school enjoyed the Shakespeare's performance of 'Midsummer Night Dream' on the field

Today we searched our field and forest for minibeasts. Liam's Dad and Mariah's Mum went with us and they helped us to catch some of them. Using our tree identification sheet made us learn the names about trees too.

Now we are planning our own adventure story. Some of us fly on an enormous cookie others adventure through sandstorms.

Now we are planning our own adventure story. Some of us fly on an enormous cookie others adventure through sandstorms. 1
Now we are planning our own adventure story. Some of us fly on an enormous cookie others adventure through sandstorms. 2

In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads.

In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 1
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 2
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 3
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 4
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 5
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 6
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 7
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 8
In Literacy we looked at the book 'Tuesday' which has very few words. We then went outside and used our pond to look for lily pads, sketched a few and then made our own pads. 9

We are using our playground to practice our mental maths skills!

Parents and children are working on moving animals!

Parents and children are working on moving animals! 1
Parents and children are working on moving animals! 2
Parents and children are working on moving animals! 3
Parents and children are working on moving animals! 4
Parents and children are working on moving animals! 5
Parents and children are working on moving animals! 6

 

 

                                         Year 3's Newsletter !

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers & Children!

 

We know we’re coming to the end of a school year when … it is light when we arrive at school and light when we go home. The question still remains though ‘Where has this school year gone?’

 

We had a relaxing start to this final term and have been looking at what we will be learning about over the next few weeks. Our enquiry topic will be: Body, Skeletons & Nutrition. We have already started to draw animal skeletons which we will add to our displayboard. In Literacy we will be thinking about issues & dilemmas, adventurous stories and other genres. Maths topics will be learning our times tables, multiplications and division, fractions, decimal numbers and time.

 

 

Our normal routines will continue, such as:

 

  1. Homework being given out on a Friday to be returned by the following Monday.
  2. Reading, an important element in your child’s learning which will help them to make progress in all subjects. Please ensure that your child reads regularly, at least 4 times a week.
  3. Swimming will be on Wednesdays and PE on Fridays. As the weather gets warmer we will be outside whenever possible for PE and therefore appropriate clothing should be in your child’s PE bag.

 

Both PE sessions are compulsory and part of the curriculum and it is vital that children have their full kit in school. Children need black shorts or joggers and a plain white T-shirt as well as plimsolls or trainers. Long hair should be tied back to ensure that Health and Safety rules are being followed. Please make sure that all clothes and any water bottles are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

 

 

 

Design & Technology

Over the next few weeks we will be making a moving animal. So, if you fancy spending some time in the classroom with us, designing and making ‘a moving project’ please let me know. This is your last opportunity to come and see Year 3 at work.

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Looking forward to an exciting term,

Mrs Bourne

Eyam Trip in the snow! It was cold but we learnt a lot about the plague and how people survived. Ask us about the holes in the stone and we will tell you.

Dear All,

 

I hope you are all having a lovely break and are enjoying the outdoors. 

 

Science Investigation

How are our 'plant-watchers' doing? Anything growing yet? Are you completing the 'flower-diary' too? 

 

If you are going to visit any places over the next week, take a photo with your family and we can look at them afterwards and try to locate them on our world/UK map.

 

Enjoy the rest of your holiday,

 

    Mrs Bourne smiley

Year 3 - 2nd Autumn Term Timetable

    Dear Parents/Carers and Children,

 

    I hope you all had a lovely autumn break and survived trick/treat (Halloween) and the Bonfire Night.

 

    I have attached our timetable for this term which clearly shows that our PE slots are on Monday pm, with a yoga session, as well as a dancing

    session on a Thursday morning. Our enquiry topic is all about 'Natural Disasters' and if anybody has any good ideas about what we could  

    build, let me know tomorrow.

 

    A couple of things to remember:

    * Don't forget to bring £1 if you would like to buy something from our 'Remembrance Day' box. The items will be for sale before school, in the

    afternoon and after school from the front office.

    * Year 3 cinema trip on Friday 10th November 2017. Don't forget to bring your EV4 form as well as £2 bus fare.

    * Parents' evening: 14th & 16th November 2017 (letters will go out this week).

 

   I will see you all tomorrow, ready for another exciting half term, and lots of things to learn and explore.

 

   Mrs Bourne 

 

      smiley   Dear Parents, Carers and Children

 

       A very warm welcome to Year 3's website!

 

       I hope that over the year you will follow us through our learning journey as I will be adding photos throughout your child's learning 

       experiences. I have attached our Autumn newsletter which will provide you with an overview of the forthcoming term. Please look with

       your child at the photos and let them tell you all about them.

 

       Mrs Bourne

 

Year 3

Autumn Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

We have started our walk into Year 3’s journey of learning and we have spent the first week with ‘getting-to-know each other’ which I am sure the children would agree, has been fantastic. Our Teaching Assistants will be Mrs Tudor (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Pearson (Thurs & Fri).The transition from Year 2 (KS1) to Year 3 (KS2) can be quite daunting at times, but we have had a lot of laughter and giggles already and the children have adapted to the new routine extremely well. Everybody understands the new expectations and has been working really hard to achieve them.

I have attached the Autumn timetable again so that you can see clearly our PE times as well as Outdoor Learning time.

 

Here are a few reminders of general points, for you to ensure that this year will run smoothly for your child.

  1. The Government has raised the attendance bar to 96% from 95%.

  2. Outdoor Learning will take place every Tuesday (another reminder of appropriate clothing is attached for your info).

  3. Please ensure that your child wears the correct PE clothing for indoor and outdoor PE, weather permitting we will go outside for as long as possible.

  4. Medication – if your child needs an inhaler, please ensure that there is one at school, clearly labelled with your child’s name.

  5. Allergies & Dietary requirements – if your child has any allergies, please let the class teacher know asap. The same for specific dietary requirements (I know some of you talked to me already and things have been put in place)

 

Literacy

Reading Eggs

Melbury Primary School has signed up again for your child to use ‘Reading Eggs’ which is an online Literacy programme, where children can practice their phonics, spellings and reading. It is important that your child keeps building their knowledge of Literacy and therefore has the opportunity to use it at home. Every child has their own login and an additional letter is enclosed for your information.

 

Reading & changing books

Reading plays an important part in your child’s learning - it might be reading a story, maths problem or information text about our enquiry topics. Words are all around us! It is therefore crucial that you read with your child at least three times a week.

Your child will have a specific day when he/she will change his/her book. Of course, if they have finished their books before, they can change it any other day. Their day will be written on the front of the reading diary as a reminder!

 

Maths

As in previous years, your child has a password for Mathletics, which is a program that can be used at home as well as school. It is like Reading Eggs but for mathematical knowledge. The new login details will be announced shortly and passed on to your child.

 

Homework

Homework will be given out every Friday and should be returned on the Monday after. The work helps your child to reinforce what we have learnt during the day/week and hopefully deepen their understanding. This work will be Literacy, Maths or Enquiry based. The work is based on previous learning and your child should be able to explain the homework to you. However, at times homework will be differentiated to the ability of your child.

 

Trips this term

In September we will be taking part in a workshop at Wollaton Park to enhance their learning about dinosaurs. In November we will be going to Cineworld to watch a Film during Film Festival Week. There will also be a science trip but more details will be announced later. Your voluntary contributions are needed to make these trips possible as the Government has put enormous cuts on the funding and school is already subsidising all trips heavily.

Out of classroom learning helps children to widen their understanding about the wider world around them. You can see, learning is not all classroom based and we try to grab all opportunities as they come along!

Overview of the main Autumn Term Topics

 

1st Autumn term

2nd Autumn term

Literacy

Story writing/Grammar/Poems/Non-fiction writing/Diary writing/Spellings/Handwriting

Maths

Count from 0 in multiples of 4, 8, 50 and 100; Recognise the pace value of each digit in a 3 digit number; Compare and order numbers up to 1000; Identify, represent and estimate numbers using different representations; Read and write numbers to 1000; Find 10 or 100 more/less; Add & subtract numbers mentally 3-digit and 1; 3-digit and tens; 3-digit and 100;Add & subtract numbers with up to 3 digits, using formal written methods (column addition and subtraction); Add & subtract numbers up to 3 digits, using other formal written methods; Estimating the answer to a calculations and using inverse to check;Solve problems, including missing numbers problems using number facts;

Add & subtract amounts of money to give change, using £ and p in different contexts; Recall & use

multiplication & division facts for the 3, 4 & 8 multiplication tables; Write & calculate mathematical statements for multiplication & division using the multiplication tables that they know, including for two-digit numbers times one-digit numbers, using mental and progressing to formal written methods; Solve problems, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division;

Recognise, find & write fractions of a discrete set of objects: unit fractions and non-unit fractions with small denominators; Count up & down in tenths; recognise that tenths arise from dividing an object into 10 equal parts and in dividing one-digit numbers or quantities by 10; Solve problems involving fractions; Solve problems using all four operations in a range of contexts

 

Science

Rocks & Fossils

Forces & Magnets

ICT

Scratch Junior & Coding

Enquiry

Stone Age to Iron Age

Natural Disasters

 

In Year 3 we welcome any help and support from parents, grandparents and carers. So, if you have got any spare time, please come and join us and see what we are doing in class. It would be lovely to have you in class.

If in the meantime you have any concerns about your child or just want to have a chat, please feel free to come and see me after school or please make an appointment at the office.

Literacy - We are the conscience in the conscience alley!

Literacy - We are the conscience in the conscience alley!  1
Literacy - We are the conscience in the conscience alley!  2
Literacy - We are the conscience in the conscience alley!  3
Literacy - We are the conscience in the conscience alley!  4

Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!

Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  1
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  2
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  3
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  4
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  5
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  6
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  7
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  8
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  9
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  10
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  11
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  12
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  13
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  14
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  15
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  16
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  17
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  18
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  19
Year 3's first Outdoor Learning session! Our theme was 'The Stone Age', look at our cave paintings!  20

Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.

Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    1
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    2
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    3
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    4
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    5
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    6
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    7
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    8
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    9
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    10
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    11
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    12
Hard at work! Working with deines block for units - hundreds - thousands in Maths.    13

Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives! Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain'

Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 1
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 2
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 3
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 4
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 5
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 6
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 7
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 8
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 9
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 10
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 11
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 12
Literacy! We sorted adjectives - comparative adjectives - superlative adjectives!  Ask your child to explain our 'adjective mountain' 13
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