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Welcome to Year 3 2018 - 19!

Important information:

Physical Education

PE days are Wednesdays 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.

Your children will be set reading homework on Tuesdays and this will need to be completed for the next day. There will also be online homework on Matheltics or a worksheet. This will be sent out on Thursdays and will need to be completed for the following Monday.
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.
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If you have any questions about Year 3 please come and talk to either Miss Meiklejohn, Mrs Gough or Ms McGlashan after school.
Year 3 Letters and Homework Menus

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

Summer 2 - International Evening

As usual, International Evening was a highlight of the Summer Term. It was fantastic to see so many of our Year 3 children attending with their family and friends. Year 3 were able to share what we have learned about North America, including showing off our beautiful dream catchers. Also, a big well done to those children who took part in the music and break dancing performances!

Summer 1 - Leeds Industrial Museum Trip

This half term, we have been learning about the lives of Victorian children. We were lucky enough to visit Armley Mills and spend the day at Victorian school. We enjoyed seeing genuine Victorian artifacts and gaining a first hand experience of life as a Victorian child, even though the teacher was a bit scary!

Summer 1 - World of Work Week

During World of Work week, Year 3 talked about what they wanted to be when they grow up. We had lots of different aspirations such as, an astronaut and a vet. We had a visit from one of our school governors, Joanna who is a vicar. She told us about her daily routines and showed us her scarves for different occasions. We also went to the kitchen to visit chef Graeme. He explained about his responsibilities as a school chef and we had an opportunity to prepare some of our own food.

Spring 2 - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Performance

This half term, Year 3 took part in a production of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' put together by Quarry Mount Musical Theatre Club. (Script by Miss Meiklejohn) The children loved acting out some of their favourite characters and learning a selection of songs and dances. They performed for their parents and the rest of the school. The children were wonderful and we were all very proud of them!

World Book Day 2019

It was lovely to see so many of the children dressed up on Thursday 7th March to celebrate this years world book day. We loved hearing about the children's favourite stories and favourite characters.

Spring 1 - York Chocolate Story Trip

This half term, to support learning on our topic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Year 3 visited York’s Chocolate Story. We enjoyed a workshop in the morning retelling Roald Dahl’s much loved novel. In the afternoon, we went on a tour of the Chocolate Story. We learned all about the history of chocolate and the importance of the factories in York for the local community. We also enjoyed seeing some sights on our walk from the coach, particularly York Minster!

Autumn 2 - Ancient Egypt

During Autumn 2, Year 3 learned about Ancient Egypt. The children really enjoyed the topic and were even lucky enough to have a Pharaoh come to visit! We went on a journey back through time to find out what it was like to be a king or queen of Ancient Egypt. Throughout the term we; wrote our own myths, built our own shadufs and made papyrus. We were certainly ready for Christmas break! Here are a few photos:

Spooky Dress Up Day - October 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in this years Spooky Dress Up Day, you all looked great!

Autumn 1 2018

It has been a busy first term for Year 3. Here is a selection of photos showing just some of the activities we have been up to over the past 8 weeks. I am very proud of the start the children have made to the year making huge effort in all subjects across the curriculum including art and DT. Children have also enjoyed some well deserved Golden Time in which they developed their teamwork and chose to undertake their own research about our topic, Black History.

The Story of Ruby Bridges - Autumn 1 2018

This half term the children have enjoyed learning about Black History. We have focused on the story of Ruby Bridges, one of the first African American children to be permitted to attended a previously segregated school. The children have explored Ruby’s story and her impact on the Civil Rights Movement through books, poetry and drama. The children created some frozen pictures retelling the main events leading up to her starting school.