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Welcome to Year Three

Ms Rooney

Mr Whiting – Class Teacher

Class Newsletter

Find out what we’re doing, what you need, key dates, equipment and homework days

Science – Rocks

Year 3 have been learning all about different rock types and how they are formed. They discussed and investigated properties of rocks and how the rocks could be grouped. The children found out about Mary Anning and her impact on modern palaeontology.

Computing

Year 3 have been using Scratch Jr , to develop our programming and coding skills.  The children have learnt to use efficient methods to control and move their sprite in a range of directions and have found different ways to start their program. They have also discovered methods to debug and solve problems

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United Kingdom Launch Day

Year 3 had a fantastic UK launch day, learning about their new geography topic through a range of creative activities.

Friction

In science, Year 3 are investigating friction.

Visit to the Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery

As part of their topic learning on Egyptians, Year 3 visited the Egyptian Room at the Birmingham Museum. First, they did artefact identification, where they looked at different artefacts and found out what they meant to Egyptians. Then they did a workshop on the mummification process using a dummy, and saw the dummy’s organs get pulled out! Then they had a look at canopic jars, where the pharaoh’s organs were stored.

 

Equipment needed in Year 3:

PE is on a Wednesday. PE kit should be left in school and can be taken home to be washed at the end of each half term.

Children should bring in a named water bottle which they have access to in the classroom.

Children have been given a new reading folder and diary; this should be in school on a daily basis as volunteers may hear children read at any time.

Homework Days

Children must read at least three times a week and you are expected to record in the reading record that you have heard them read, this is checked in school every Friday.

A home learning task is set every other Monday and children will be given 10 days to complete it.  The task is on a printed sheet which is stuck in the children’s home learning books.  Books must be returned to school on the given date for marking.

The children have a times table test on a Friday; please help your child learn the times table which they are working on for the next test.

Maths homework is set every Friday and marked in class the following Friday.

Children have a spelling test every Friday, they will be given spellings in a yellow book which must come back to school the following Friday to allow them to be given their new spellings.  Test will take place in a red book which remains in school.

Upcoming Events
  1. Year 2 cake sale

    January 31 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  2. Year 1 cake sale

    February 14 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
  3. Early Years cake sale

    February 28 @ 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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