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Welcome to Year 3 2019 - 20!

Important information:

Physical Education

PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays and children will need their PE kits in school all week.
PE kit should consist of a t-shirt and shorts/trousers and a pair of pumps .

Reading Books
Please ensure that your child brings their reading book everyday.
Books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays but your child must have their reading diary signed to say they have read to an adult. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 10 minutes each day.
This will help children to build their love of reading!

Spellings and Phonics
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings will be given out the same day. Words will be stuck/written into the children's spelling books.  Tests will be done in children’s SPaG books which will stay in school for safekeeping. Please make sure that your child looks after their home spelling book and that you check it regularly. Thank you.

Homework 
Your children will be set English or Maths homework on Tuesdays and this will need to be completed for the end of the week. 
A homework menu linked to our learning in class will also be sent out at the start of each half term. Each activity will be allocated points and you and your child can choose which activities you complete.
 We also encourage parents to practise times tables with their children so that they can learn them by reciting them and know them by heart. They should practise x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x8 and x10.
 
and finally....
If you have any questions about Year 3 please come and talk to either Miss Meiklejohn, Mr Daykin or Mr Amin after school.
Year 3 Important Documents

Please find attached this terms class newsletter, homework menu and model text for your convenience.

Egyptian Day - Autumn 2

At the beginning of the term, as an introduction to our Ancient Egyptian topic we had a special Egyptian day in Year 3. Children were invited to dress up for a day filled with educational activities. We learned about Egyptian fashion by designing jewellery and having our own fashion show. We also created our own papyrus and practiced writing our names in hieroglyphics. The children had a fantastic day!

Story Map - Autumn 2

Each half term in our Literacy lessons, we learn a class model text. This half term our model text is 'The Story of Isis and Osiris', the Ancient Egyptian myth of how the first mummy was made. This links to our Egyptian topic this half term. You can find a typed copy of the model text in the important documents section of this page.  We learn the model text using actions and different voices to help us to understand the structure of the text. This half term we are mainly focusing on using paragraphs to create a clear structure, as well as using conjunctions, adverbs and prepositions. To help us remember the text we also use a story map, the pictures help to remind us which part of the story comes next. You can see an example of a story map below: 




Design and Technology - Autumn 1

This half term, we designed and made our own photo frames. We looked at existing frames for inspiration and then developed our ideas through sketches.

 

 

   

 

 



We then chose appropriate materials to make and decorate our frames. Don’t they look fantastic!!



ICT - Autumn 1
 
This half term, Year 3 have been learning about Ruby Bridges, who was one of the first black children to attend a desegregated school in New Orleans in 1960. This was a very important event for the Civil Rights Movement.

In our ICT lessons this half term, we have created storyboards using 'Purple Mash'. We roled played Ruby's story as a class. We then learned how to upload and import photos, we also practiced our typing skills.