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Zebras - Year 3

What are we learning this year?

PE and spelling updates

We will be starting swimming this half term, beginning with our first session on Wednesday 11th November. Children need to come in normal school uniform please with their swimming kit in a separate bag. All guidance suggests that swimming is safe for the children and I will ensure that changing rooms will be spaced out to ensure that children are not getting too close. 

 

Regarding spelling, the children will have their own personalised spellings set each week for them practise at home. There will be a spelling check the following week to see how the children are getting on with these. Children can still be practising their spellings on Spelling Shed weekly, as this will help to support their spellings even more. 

 

Thank you for your ongoing support,

Miss Canham 

Half term message and challenges 

Well done Zebras for a fantastic half term, I am very proud of all of you for how well you have settled back in.

 

Over half term, it would be fantastic if you could have a go at the TTRS challenge and the Bookman reading challenge that have both been sent home today. I have also set of a bit of a battle between Penguins and Zebras class, there will be an exciting prize for the winning class! I will reply to all of your challenges over half term. See you soon! :) 

Friday 23rd October

Today we had a very exciting zoom assembly to celebrate Harvest and we got to enjoy listening to songs and prayers as a school. We also celebrated diversity in our school and had a debate all about Rosa Parks and her fight for equality for all. The children were very passionate and had some fantastic ideas!

Friday 16th October 

Today in Science we looked at what soil is, how it is formed and how we can us compost bins to help to look after the environment. We even created our own compost bins to use in school!

Friday 2nd October 2020

We were very lucky today as we had a special visitor, called Karl Nova, in to visit us. Karl is a poet, a rap artist and an author and he taught us lots about poetry and how to keep a good pace with one another. He also taught us a poem all about rapping and we practiced it until we had learnt it off by heart.

 

Thursday 1st October 2020

Today is National Poetry day so we worked together as a class to learn and perform the poem 'Shopping Trolley' by Brian Moses. See below for our first practice! We are going to work on our pace and expression to make our next performance even better. 

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Friday 25th September

Today, we learnt all about different rock types and investigated the properties of different types of rock. Ask us what permeability and durability means! 

 

Friday 11th September 2020

This week, we have been working hard on some of our Geography, History and Science learning from Year 2. We learnt about seasides past and present in Geography, the history of transport in History and how plants grow in Science. We even went outside and role played the parts of plants and discussed their functions. Well done Year 3 for a fantastic start to the Autumn term! 

Look what we've been up to!

The children have settled in to Year 3 so well and we have been having lots of fun getting to know each other and getting used to being back at school. We have been reading 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo, playing some team-building games and we even had a visit from Bookman! 

Welcome to Year 3, Zebras! 

I hope that you have had a fantastic summer holiday and are well rested ready for the exciting year ahead. I have been busy preparing the classroom and planning lots of fun and exciting lessons that I know you will enjoy. 

 

Useful information

- Mrs Selves will be our teaching assistant throughout the week.

-PE day is on Wednesday and this half term we will start with Gymnastics. On PE days, please could you ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit, our first PE day will be the 16th September. 

-Homework will be set online via Times Tables Rockstars and Spelling Shed, new logins for these will be sent

out in the first couple of weeks back. 

 

- Mondays will be our ‘Check and Change’ day for all reading books. Children will now only be allowed to change their reading books on a Monday. This is so that we can keep track of any books that have been returned to school and need to be quarantined before they can go back on our shelves. If your child has finished reading their book before a Monday, please read the book again at home as this will support your child’s reading fluency and understanding of the text.

 

-Your child will have two separate reading books – one to keep at home and one to keep at school. A colour book-banded book, that is appropriate for their reading level, will go home with your child to read on a Monday. In class, children will have either a colour-banded book or a book from the class book corner, to read both individually and with staff in school.


Autumn 1 learning

In English, we will be looking at the text 'The Butterfly Lion' by Michael Morpurgo as our stimulus for writing. We are going to be writing a set of instructions all about how to look after an animal. 

 

Our Maths learning will begin with Place Value. Children will be working with three digit numbers and ensuring they understand their values. We will then move on to developing our addition and subtraction skills using mental methods and written methods.

 

In our Science topic, we will be studying Rocks and Fossils and this will involve developing an understanding all about how rocks and fossils are formed.

 

Our History learning focuses on The Stone Age to Iron Age. We will discover what it was live in prehistoric times for the first humans in Britain. We will look at how life evolved and changed throughout this era.

 

In RE, we will be looking at what Christians learn from the creation story. In MFL, we will be learning French, starting with basic greetings and conversation skills. In our PSHE sessions, we will learn about rules in different areas of life. 

 

I will be updating the class page regularly,so please do keep checking back to see what your children have been up to in school.

 

I am available before and after school if you need to talk to me so please do not hesitate to do so. I am really looking forward to getting to know you all, Zebras! :) 

Miss Canham

 

 

 

 

 

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