Class Blog for Year 3

Spear or Supermarket? 

We are fast approaching the end of our first half term and we have been so proud and please with how the children have continued to thrive.   

English
We enjoyed reading the book - 'How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth' and used it as inspiration to write our own instructions so, should you ever want to wash your own prehistoric Woolly Cave Bear, you will be able to ask your children who are now experts in the art!
Last week, we started our next piece of writing based on the short animation, 'The Girl and the Fox'.  The children have learnt how to use prepositions and adverbs to enhance their writing and we have been very pleased with the results.  Their stories will capture the reader's imagination with the atmosphere that they have tried to create.
Maths
Over the past three weeks, the children have been learning how to add and subtract; first, using effective mental strategies and then using written methods.  We know that parents and carers are always keen to help their children with their maths.  A few simple but essential skills that will benefit your child's learning is to know the pairs of numbers that make ten and to learn doubles and halves by heart. Of course, rapid recall of times tables is also essential to enable the children to work quickly.
Topic
The children have really embraced our history topic about the Stone Age through to the Iron Age and have produced some fantastic work.  They have used pastels and charcoal to create some very authentic looking cave paintings to show the prehistoric animals that were hunted by Pre-historic people.  They have used a range of resources to learn about life on a Celtic hillfort and written a diary entry to show what the day in the life of an Iron Age child might have been like.   

We hope that you and your family can enjoy the half term break soon and we look forward to welcoming your children back after half term when we will start our new and very interesting topic on the Romans.

 


Fantastic Homework 

We have been really pleased with the effort that many of the children in Year 3 have been putting in with the homework tasks.

Here are some photos of some of the wonderful baking and artwork the children have been up to.

 


16.10.20 

21.9.20

Well what a fantastic start to the year the children in Year 3 have had. We are so proud of how well the children have settled into their new routine. They have begun learning all about the Stone Age and have asked lots of questions that they would like to find the answers to.

You have been emailed our updated Home Learning Policy, and in line with this, your child will be coming home with some Maths work to do this week and some Spellings to practice. Teachers will give out homework every Monday and we ask that the children bring their work back to school on Mondays also. They do not need to bring their spelling list back to school, just the Maths or English worksheet (depending on which was set that week). If you have any difficulties or if you would like to discuss the work set, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher. We would like to say thank you for encouraging your children to read at home too. We have already given out lots of Golden Tickets to children who have had their reading records signed at home. Please can you help to remind your children to ensure that their reading books and reading records are brought to school every day so that we can ensure that children are changing their books regularly and we can look at their reading records too. Many thanks for your continued support with this.

We are looking forward to another great week! 


 


 

Spear or Supermarket?

For the first half term, the children will be learning about the Stone Age and Iron Age. If your child decides to do any additional research or creative activities at home based on this Topic, we would love you to share it with us! Either send it to school with your child or email it to us. With your permission, we would love to post photos on this blog too. Watch this space....! 

 


Welcome to Year Three! 


Thank you for taking the time to come and look at the exciting learning that takes place in Year Three. Please read our blog to find some interesting information about life in Year Three. We will keep this page updated regularly with blogs, pictures and information.

The Team
Our Year Three Team consists of Mrs Keat (3W Class Teacher) and Mr Langton and Mrs Orme (3B Class Teachers). Mrs King and Mrs Jeffery are our fantastic Teaching Assistants who work in Year Three.

Learning in Year Three
We absolutely understand that the jump from Year Two to Three can seem a little daunting under usual circumstances, let alone when many children have not been in school since March! We have worked closely with the classes previous teachers to ensure a smooth transition from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two. This has included a detailed transition meeting detailing where the children currently are with their learning and what their next steps are, along with friendship groups, likes, dislikes and interests.

In line with our school values, we promote the use of the following learning skills; Find Out Flamingo (curiosity), Keep - going Koala (determination), Ideas Iguana (creativity), Have-a-go Hippo (enthusiasm) and Team-work Turtle (responsibility). Please feel free to talk to your children about these skills and characters and how we use them in school.

Morning Routines
Each morning, we ask that the children are dropped off at the Key Stage Two green gate (nearest the Year 3 classrooms) between 8.35am and 8.50am. The children will then independently enter their classroom to organise their belongings on their pegs ready for an exciting day of learning. This time of day is a busy time for teachers so we ask that any messages are passed on via the teacher on duty who will then pass the information on to the class teacher. If you have any further concerns or questions then an appointment can be made via the office. Unfortunately, due to the current situation, parents are not allowed past the green gate.

End of day routines
At the end of the day, please come to the same green gate between 3.00pm and 3.15pm, so that we can dismiss your child to you and pass over any messages about the day. If you are ever unable to collect your child, please either phone the office or pass it on to the teacher on the gate in the morning. We will not send any child home with anyone different unless we have had a message to do so. Please remember that on a Friday, children should be picked up between 1.00pm and 1.15pm.

Things to bring to school
Full school uniform, a waterproof coat, book bag, snack, packed lunch (if this is your preference) and water bottle. In the summer months, please bring a hat and sun-cream. Please ensure that every item is clearly named. PE Kit Rather than keeping PE kits in school this term, please send your child in to school in their PE kit Monday and Wednesday. They will then stay in their PE kit throughout the day. If you prefer, your child may wear tracksuit bottoms if the weather is cold.

Snacks
Free fruit is no longer provided for your child now that they are in Key Stage 2 so please send your child to school with a healthy snack to eat at playtime. In order to promote healthy eating, we do ask that children only bring fruit or vegetable snacks to school.

Lunchtimes 
Being in Key Stage 2, the children will no longer receive a free school lunch each day. However, should you choose to pay for a school lunch, the children order this lunch on arrival (with the teachers’ support) and you pay through your ParentPay account. The menu will continue to be on the school website so please have a conversation with your child each morning about what they would like to choose. Alternatively, your child is welcome to bring their own packed lunch. This term, lunches will be eaten in classrooms.

Home Learning (Homework)
At Wadebridge Primary, we believe that home learning is an important aspect of a child’s education. We believe that it encourages children to realise that learning can take place outside the classroom as well as in school. Home learning allows parents, carers and the school to work in partnership for the benefit of the children. The home learning tasks give opportunities for children to practise and apply the skills learnt in school. We do understand that children are busy bees at school and are often tired when they get home.

Reading: Regular reading (3X weekly) recorded within your child’s reading record.

Times Tables:
It is really important that children practise learning their times tables at home regularly. Your child should still have their username and password for ‘Timestables Rockstars’ which can be accessed both at home and at school. We will send the login details out again in case anyone has forgotten them.

Additional home learning: Your child’s class teacher will let you know about the additional home learning tasks that may be set for Year Three.

Optional home learning: We encourage the children to bring in any resources or projects linked to their current topic. For example, they may wish to go to the library to borrow books, paint a picture or build a model. The children can then share their learning with their classmates and display it with our topic display.

We know that the children often get up to some amazing things out of school too. If you have visited somewhere interesting or achieved an award (swimming, karate etc.) then please let us know! We love to celebrate all types of learning and achievements.

We look forward to letting you know more about Year Three soon and sharing pictures and learning with you. If you have any questions, please do feel free to email us at eorme@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk, jlangton@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk or jkeat@wadebridgeprimary.co.uk
We can’t wait to start getting to know your children!

Mrs Orme, Mr Langton and Mrs Keat  

 


Our Values...

Curiosity

Curious

We are inspired by the awe and wonder of the world.

Creativity

Creative

We are bold and innovative in our approach to find new solutions to the challenges we face.

Excellence

Excellent

We are the best we can be.

Integrity

Responsible

We take responsibility for our actions in an environment of mutual respect.

Determination

Determined

We overcome all barriers to reach our potential, developing a capacity to improve further.

Enthusiasm

Enthusiastic

We are passionate about learning.

We have updated our PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) Policy under the 'Policies' tab on the website. We would really appreciate you have a look and giving us any feedback that you might have by this Thursday 22 Oct please. Thank you!


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