In PE we are developing our fundamental movement skills, with a particular focus of striking and fielding. We have been working hard to master the techniques needed and have had to really think about body position and spatial awareness.
We have been embracing setting weekly running targets and beating personal bests, as well setting the pace for the other year groups.
We visited the historic town of Stratford upon Avon to launch our topic. We had a great day and took part in lots of workshops to help us understand what life was like in Tudor Britain. The children learnt about crime and punishment of the time and also the life of William Shakespeare.
Year 3 had a great final week of term and celebrated Christmas in style. The children sampled all sorts of European dishes, then danced and played lots of fun games with Year 4.
Year 3 have been taking part in weekly ‘Maths of the Day’ sessions. These have been great fun and have helped the children develop their reasoning and number fluency whilst also raising their heart rate.
Year 3 have had weekly swimming lessons this term at Newbold Comyn. The children have really enjoyed developing their swimming technique and are growing in confidence in the water. As well as having fun they have been learning important life-saving and water safety skills.
Year 3 have become excellent dancers, learning a host of new moves thanks to Ricky the dance instructor. They were lucky enough to show off their new moves with Years 4 and 5 during a superb show.
Year 3 enjoyed their day with the Stone Age visitor! They sketched artefacts and did role play.
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.
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.