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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

Thursday 10th July 2014
Your learning challenge for today is linked to the literacy that we have been doing this week. I would like you to create a new creature or animal that Omar might have caught on his Skyhook. Can you write a character description to go with your creation please?
Don't forget to use adjectives and connectives.



Who's Who?

Welcome back to the Summer term!  The next few months are packed with lots of fun activities.  We will be continuing our new topic about plants where we will be exploring how and what they need to grow as well as carrying out a range of experiments.  The first week we will continue with our Picture This work but also have an exciting trip to Ulley Country Park.

End of the Spring Term

Across Literacy, Maths and Design and Technology, Year 3 thought about building a theme park in the school grounds. They wrote fantastic persuasive letters to Mrs Williams where they had to think of really good reasons for why she should allow the building to start.  We then looked at the cost of the theme park and what we could do with the money. We practices adding the cost of tickets up as well as working out the change. On the last day of term we built our own rollercoasters out of recycled products.

Quick Notes
  • Spellings will now be given out on a Tuesday and tested the following Monday.
  • Please could you ensure your child has full PE kit on Mondays and Thursdays.
  • Children should be reading for 10 minutes every day and writing it into their reading logs which are to be handed in every Monday.

Dates for the Diary
Event Description Date
Ulley Country
Park Trip
Y3 and Y5 children will be going to Ulley Country Park to further learning for our topic on Plants. 05/06/2014
Mega Active
Y3 will be going to Herringthorpe Stadium to enjoy a full day of sporting activities.  Please come to school in your PE kits. 12/06/2014
Celebration of work Parents are invited into Year 3 to come and celebrate their child's work. 13/06/2014


Ways to help your child at home
  • Read as much as you can at home. Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Brothers, Sisters, anyone! Giving children positive reading role models is vital in promoting reading for pleasure. Reading should never be a chore, whether they are reading magazines, Ebooks, favourite stories, information books, the most important thing is that they are enjoying it.
  • By talking about the topics and finding out any information from books, computers, Internet, libraries etc. Please encourage the children to bring any useful information into school. If you have any particular personal information, which may be of interest and you would like to share this in school, please contact your child’s class teacher.
  • By discussing any Maths homework with your child and helping/encouraging them to complete any Homework tasks. Homework is given out on Fridays.
  • By helping them to learn thoroughly any times tables or number work focusing on adding and subtracting numbers mentally.
  • By chatting with them about work covered in the Literacy lesson and helping/encouraging them to complete any Homework tasks.
  • By helping them to learn thoroughly any spellings they may bring home and ensuring they have learnt and applied the rule. Spellings are given out on Tuesdays and tested the following Monday.
  • By encouraging them to read for at least 10 to 20 minutes a day, depending on age (more if they are enjoying the story or information in the book).

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