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Year 3 - Penguin class

W/C Monday 1st April 2019

 

What a wonderful week we have had!

 

Talent Show.

Well done to Seal Class and to Dolphin Class who won the Talent Show last week!

All of the classes performed brilliantly. Every single pupil in Seal, Penguin, Dolphin and Whale classes were a credit to themselves, their class and to their teachers. We all enjoyed watching you share your singing and dancing skills. 

 

Easter Experience.

The children took part in an RE lesson in the church on Wednesday where they learnt all about the Easter story through a range of activities in the church to give them a real 'Easter Experience'. Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers at St. Andrew's Church who ran this event and taught the children so much. 

 

Easter Egg Hunt. 

Today, Friday, the children have been on an Easter Egg Hunt and have won various goodies after finding ten hidden eggs around the school building.  We hope that they enjoy their treats. 

 

Playlist Topic Showcase Afternoon. 

Thank you to all of the families who came along and supported our Playlist Topic Showcase afternoon. 

The children all sang their talent show song entries and shared their Playlist Topic books that were filled with all their learning from this term. Some of their learning has included:

- Music-inspired artwork that they created after studying work by Kandinksy and Klee. 

- Science work on 'Sound' and the science behind how we hear things. 

- Leaflets about their favourite singers and pop stars.

- English work on 'The Bear and the Piano' as well as many more lessons...

 

We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter Holiday. 

From the Year 3/4 Pod smiley

W/C Monday 25th March 2019

On Monday Year 3 & 4 started thinking about their favourite popstars or pop groups. Then they did some further research in their IT lessons and made notes so that they could spend the rest of the week planning and drafting their own information leaflets on their favourite musicians.

Then, on Tuesday afternoon Year 3 went over to Dorchester for their swimming lessons. We are all impressed at how they are trying their best, showing perseverance and improving each week.

 

On Wednesday afternoon we all had a wonderful time throughout the school. We all mixed classes to decorate crosses for an RE project being run by local churches. Year 3 Penguin class swapped with Starfish Class and the children were kind and caring to one another and helped each other and shared resources. It was a lovely afternoon filled with creativity and friendship between the classes.

On Thursday Year 3 Penguin Class made some special Mothering Sunday Cards. They enjoyed drawing lots of beautiful pictures and writing their own special messages inside.

 

Finally, on Friday the Year 3 & 4 Pod are looking forward to the eagerly anticipated Talent Show that is taking place at 10am! The children have been creating their own class songs with their own individual lyrics to perform to the lucky Orca Class! The children have all worked hard on this and we’ll have to wait and see which class will become the lucky winners of this competition.

After school the children will be having a fantastic disco kindly arranged by our school’s PTA. We are all very grateful to the volunteers who put so much time and effort into providing wonderful opportunities for the children in our school.

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Next Week:

  • Wednesday morning - ‘The Easter Experience’ at St Andrew’s Church - Wednesday morning - Please ensure your child brings a named water bottle to take with them.
  • Friday 2pm – Topic Showcase - a chance for you to come in and see what your child has been learning about this half term.

Our topic is: Playlist.

Our topic is: Playlist. 1
Our topic is: Playlist. 2
Our topic is: Playlist. 3

Playlist:

 

The children will be learning about different styles of music, creating music-inspired art (after studying the abstract work by Klee and Kandinsky).

 

In science they will be learning about sound - how it is made and how people hear.

 

The children will also study the story, ‘The Bear and the Piano’ and they will learn more about narrative from this text. 

 

In English and topic lessons the children will go onto studying song song lyrics as well as practising their year 3/4 spellings and grammar skills.

 

The Potions Topic Showcase Afternoon is on: Friday 15th February

at: 2pm

in: your child’s classroom. 

 

We invite you to come along to find out about what the children have been learning this half term. 

 

Our topic after half term is: Playlist!

Wednesday 7th November

 Our Ancient Greek Day has been brought forward one day to Wednesday 7th November. 

Welcome to Penguin Class

Welcome to Penguin Class 1 We are kind and caring.
Welcome to Penguin Class 2 We like to have fun when we are learning.
Welcome to Penguin Class 3 We like to read.

Welcome to Year 3 Penguin Class.

Our class teachers are: Mrs Boucher (on: Mondays and Tuesdays)

& Mrs Belcher (on: Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays).

 

PE days: 

Monday (indoor PE)

New day: Thursday (outdoor PE)

Please make sure you have your PE kit in school on Mondays and Thursdays. If you wear ear-rings please either take them out on these days or, bring some microporous tape into school to cover them over (if they are newly pierced and/or cannot be removed).

 

Please make sure you bring in the following each day:

A named water bottle with fresh water in it.

A healthy fruit/ vegetable snack to have at morning break if you wish to have something to eat in the morning (before lunchtime).

A coat/hat/pair of gloves/scarf if the weather is cold or if rain is forecast.

A bookbag/ school bag with your reading book and reading record in it (filled in with what you have been reading at home).

 

 

RWI Spellings to log and learn W/C 5/11/18.

Test will be on: Monday 12th November 2018.

1) school

2) chaos

3) ache

4) stomach

5) echo

 

Pupils who did have their pink spelling books in school today will also have a copy of these words recorded in their books. Please bring in the pink spelling books daily. Many thanks.

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During this topic we will be learning about Ancient Greece. We will learn about the different Greek gods and goddesses as well as reading different Greek myths. We will be tasting some Greek foods. In art we will explore Ancient Greek pottery designs and much, much more!

As part of our Scrumdiddlyumptious Topic we have been tasting, evaluating, designing and then making smoothies!

We have written some fantastic mouth-watering recipes for a variety of smoothies as well!

 

Our topic is:

Our topic is: 1

Blackberry Muffins

Blackberry Muffins 1
Blackberry Muffins 2

Banana Splits - the children then created their own improved recipes (with extra ingredients) in their English lesson.

Banana Splits - the children then created their own improved recipes (with extra ingredients) in their English lesson. 1 Key ingredients.
Banana Splits - the children then created their own improved recipes (with extra ingredients) in their English lesson. 2 Our first banana split.

Scrumdiddlyumptious Home Learning Activities.

Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery...

Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 1 Welcome to our class learning zone!
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 2 Our 'Scrumdiddlyumptious' Sweet Shop.
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 3 Writing: Look how how far we have come...
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 4 Sweeties, sweeties, sweeties!
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 5 Remembering to be positive!
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 6 Trophies for different things, e.g. tidiest table!
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 7 Our class fish and reflection area.
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 8 Guppy would like a few more friends...
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 9 Growth Mindset is so important to our learning.
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 10 Scrumdiddlyumptious!
Our classroom environment. This will keep changing because we will keep updating it when we can. Please keep visiting this gallery... 11 This is where we will be working on our maths.

Science/Art: We created group collages looking at different food groups. (Week: 1)

Science/Art: We created group collages looking at different food groups. (Week: 1) 1

We have been sketching produce from the allotment and remembering to 'Draw what we see, not what we think!'

Items that we studied included: tomatoes, apples, courgettes, runner beans, and last but not least... an enormous marrow! (Week:1)

Today we made Mud Pies! (week:2)

During this week we will be making some Blackberry Muffins! (Planned for Week: 2)

Cursive Handwriting. We start each letter on the line.

National Expectations for Year 3 in English

Spelling:

The National Curriculum outlines the spelling rules that children will learn in Year 3 and Year 4:

  • Use further prefixes and suffixes and understand how to add them (such as dis– and –sure)
  • Spell further homophones (such as except/accept)
  • Spell words that are often misspelt
  • Use the possessive apostrophe accurately (plurals)
  • Use the first two or three letters of a word to check its spelling in a dictionary

See: https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/at-school/subject-guides/spelling-at-primary-school/

 

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Reading: We encourage children to read a wide variety of fiction genres, as well as non-fiction. Your support at home can make a crucial difference to your child's reading progress, which in turn often has a significant effect on the quality of their writing. Encourage your child to answer questions about the text, try to predict what happens next, write a book review...

 

Time tables: The government expectation is that nearly all children will be fluent in all times tables up to 12 x 12 by the end of their next school year (Year 4). Regular class work on the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10 and 11 times tables this year would ideally be supplemented by quizzing and activities at home. Links to some suggestions are below. Topmarks has links to a wide variety of computer-based education resources and games.

http://www.teachingtables.co.uk/

http://www.multiplication.com/

Topmarks

Mathletics

Purple Mash

 

 

Y3 maths revision document

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