Striving for excellence..... Learning for life
Miss Morris, Mr Mifflin, Miss Tomkins and Mrs Tucker would like to say a huge hello to all of the children in Year Three.
Here is our cool and groovy page with all the latest information you need for Year Three.
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Changing of Reading Books
Children have the opportunity to change their books daily. Please pop them into the box provided! Many thanks
All reading books must be returned by Friday 6th July ready for the annual audit.
In guided reading week and the next few weeks we will be looking at a selection of Greek Myths. This week we will be looking at the myth of 'Arachne and Athene'.
On Friday's the children will be looking at this weeks of 'First News' a newspaper written specifically for children.
In addition the children will be working on developing on their comprehension skills in particular we will be discussing Choice (this covers refers to the author's choice for writing something).
Week Beginning 02.07.18
The children will be continuing to look at a range of Greek Myths. So far we have looked at Perseus and the Gorgons, Arachne and Athene and Daedalus and Icarus to name but a few.
A great way to share a book together at home is to complete a book review and discussing elements such as favourite or most disliked character, funniest, saddest part of the story and why?
Please find below copies of a book review sheet for fiction and one for non-fiction to print off and complete.
The Greek Day was great fun and we hoped the children enjoyed themselves as much as we did. We made a range of items and did activities all with a link to the topic 'The Greeks'.
FRIDAY 6th JULY
A letter has now been sent home in confirming that our last open afternoon of the year will be between 2:30pm and 3:15pm on 06.07.18.
The children will be performing a short Greek dance they have learnt in addition to having a chance to share their learning.
Arrival is through the gate that the children arrive through in the morning. It is important that all visitors sign in and out upon arrival and departure respectively, a sheet will be available to do this.
The Owl day was an amazing experience. We got to meet a range of beautiful predatory birds. We also got the opportunity to stroke and even hold one of the Owls ourselves !
Please hand your homework book into the box provided on a Wednesday and you will get this back on a Thursday!
Remember to complete the X Factor example, a spelling activity and a homework grid square.
At the start of this half term the children will complete their Portal Stories before moving on to our new genre. This term we will be looking at Greek Myths working towards creating our very own Myth. In addition we will be focusing on writing detailed character descriptions which can be incorporated into our myth.
Maths this half term, moves onto money and time We begin with time and will then move onto time after.The children will be looking at the different values and how they compare, adding and subtracting money, calculating change then solving money based word problems. Under time we spend the first few sessions looking at telling the time with different levels of accuracy before moving on to looking at periods of elapsed time and how to convert them.
Please continue to practice times tables with your child by completing the example sent home weekly!
Well Done to all children in the X Factor for this half term! Keep up the great work. You are all superstars!
In Connected Curriculum this half term we will be looking at Ancient Greece in our topic Gods and Mortals.
We will be comparing life in two of the main cities Athens and Sparta. We will look at how the geography of the region influenced the Greeks as well as comparing the different beliefs of different city states.
Please find a copy of this terms Spelling words above.
PE KIT - could you please try to ensure that your child has a full indoor and outdoor PE kit in school all term.
Currently there are children each week who do not have any or the correct kit to allow them to fully enjoy their PE lesson.
As a brief reminder, indoor kit is black shorts, a plain white t-shirt and plimsolls whilst outdoor kit is a pair of track suit trousers, a suitable top to go over the indoor kit and a pair of trainers.
Many Thanks the Year Three Team
SUMMER TERM - we are all really excited this term as we have a dance tutor coming in on alternate Fridays to work on dance with the children. They will be learning to use a beat to time moves and choreograph their own dance moves.
This term, PE days have changed in Year Three and will take place on two days per week.
Both classes are having PE on a Wednesday and Friday.
Please ensure that children have kit in school each day of the week.
If possible leave earrings at home on these days , if this is not possible they will need to be removed before or tape needs to be provided so that they can be covered,
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