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Friday 12th October 2018


It was so lovely to meet so many of you at the TLCs this week. It is always so valuable to have the opportunity to discuss your child's learning, so I hope you all found it as useful as I did. I think all the children have achievable targets and I am very excited to continue their journeys, with them, on the road to conquering them! If we haven't yet met, I will be in touch on Monday to arrange our meeting.


This week we have been learning:

  • column addition, adding three digit numbers, with renaming (or carrying!!!)
  • how to write explanation texts in the second person
  • the parable of the good samaritan 
  • the art of Piet Mondrian
  • the use of and spellings of homophones
  • the Egyptian creation story



Hi all!


So sorry for the silence! We HAVE been doing a lot of fab work in Zebras, so I hope you have heard all about it from your child!


This week we have been learning:

- our new WAGOLL explanation text on how to make pickled onions!

- the process of mummification and acting it out

- the column method to add (with renaming)

- to explore shadows and why/how they change size

- to think about the difference between a prayer and a wish (RE)


It has been a brilliant start to the term, with everyone throwing themselves into our various activities! WE have already learned a lot, and I will be able to update you all at this weeks TLCs.


Going forward, I will be updating this page more often, so you know what we have been up to in class - so keep your eyes open! In the meantime, I would like to thank you for all your support and the support you show through your child.


As a small side note, I have introduced the class to a song to help them learn their 4 multiplication table. If they would like to access it at home, here is the link:

It's fun, catchy and really helpful!


Thanks and I look forward to meeting you all properly this week!


Mrs Shields


Welcome to Zebra’s Class!


I am very excited to have a new dazzle of Zebras joining me this year for my first year teaching at Eye C of E Primary, and am confident we will have a wonderful year together!


This Autumn, our topic will be Ancient Egypt. We will spend the term discussing ‘Were the Egyptians ahead of their time?’. We will do this by studying the Egyptians in detail, as well as looking at some lovely texts including ‘The Egyptian Cinderella’ and ‘The Scarab’s Secret’.


We will continue to follow the Maths No Problem scheme of work, with our initial focus being our knowledge of numbers and their value.


Our Geography will tie into our Topic work, as we will be locating Egypt on a map and studying the River Nile.


Our Science will focus on Light and its properties.


Our Art will be very exciting, as we will be creating our own hieroglyphics, and Design and Technology will involve building pyramids!


WE will continue to learn Spanish in Miss Donkin’s weekly Spanish assemblies.






Useful information


Our teaching assistant is Mrs Selves

PE is on a Monday (this could change at any time so please ensure kits are in school every day). Please ensure kits are clearly named.


We encourage children to read regularly and children will receive a reading raffle ticket for reading 5 times a week. Children should record their reading in their reading record daily. Now children are in KS2, they can do this independently, however we would ask that you sign the reading record weekly to show that you have acknowledged your child has read. Children should bring their recording record book into school every day. Thank you.


Please remember your water bottles every day as our classroom does get very warm. Please make sure the water bottle is clearly named and is only filled with water or squash. Also, if your child requires a snack, they will need to bring this in with them, as they no longer will have this provided. Please ensure they come with a healthy snack. Alternatively, tuck shop will run daily from the first Monday of term. Thank you.


Homework will be given out on Thursdays and is due in on Tuesdays. Please encourage your child to do the challenge questions set. If they wish, they may attend the weekly homework club to complete their homework.


Children will be lining up in the morning outside Zebras door and will be going in to the classroom to complete their morning activity at 8.50am. They will be released from the same place at the end of the day.


If there is anything further I can help you with, please feel free to catch me at the end of the day (I will have more time then to talk!).


I am really looking forward to the term we have planned, and am confident your little Zebra will have a wonderful start to Year 3!


Mrs Shields