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Newsletter Year 3

The staff in Year 3 are:

Miss V Latimer

Mrs M Douglas

Friday 29th March 2018

The children have had an Easter fun filled week this week, beginning with the Easter fayre on Tuesday.  Thank you to all the family members that came along to support the school and enjoy a meeting with Shaun the Sheep.

 

 

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Another big thank you to all the family members who attended our Family Learning afternoon today.  Both children and adults enjoyed the Easter crafts on offer and all left with a smile.

After long discussions the class have decided to change the topic for next term.  Instead of the Saxons and Scots (who we will come back to later) the children will be exploring weather and climate around the world and the habitats of animals within the different climates.

All the children now have log in details for ‘Times Tables Rockstars’, please encourage your child to begin to use these over the holidays to improve their recall of times tables facts and the corresponding division facts.  All children need to know all of the tables to 12 x 12 by the end of Year 4 so this is a great place to practice.

Your child also has a literacy project to complete over the holidays in preparation for a whole school writing topic in the first week back based around ‘Everyday Heroes’.  The aim of the week is for all the children in school to produce a piece of writing to enter into the National Young Writers competition.

Reminder:

We return to school on Monday 16th April.

A class visit to Washington Wetlands Centre is booked for Tuesday 24th April – your child will bring a letter home on the first day back with more details.

 

Attendance:  93.5% 

There will be new attendance rewards in place for the summer term – watch this space!

Congratulations Harry B for winning one of the attendance prizes for this term – have fun at the cinema over the holidays!

Lateness:  4 children were late this week missing 100 minutes of learning time

Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am so please try to arrive on the yard before this to avoid being late.  The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.

Friday 23rd March 2018

This week the children have been working hard to make delicious goodies to sell at our Easter Fayre next week.

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They’ve made some wonderful looking biscuits and already have plans for what they are going to make next.

The children are coming to the end of the class topic about the Romans and are starting to think about our next topic and what the they would like to know and learn about the Anglo Saxons and Scots that invaded England after the end of the Roman Empire.

On Tuesday morning the Year 3 children that take part in Lego Club visited Sunderland University to take part in a Lego workshop.  They used Lego to build a robot, which they connected to an iPad and programmed to move around the table.  They then added a sensor and reprogrammed their robot so it wouldn’t bump into other objects – extremely impressive!

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Brandon was our star of the week for his huge efforts in maths lessons.

Charlie was added to the Golden Book for his much improved and fantastic enthusiasm for handwriting.

Grace was also added to the Golden Book for her excellent non-chronological report writing.

Reminder:

Tuesday next week is our school Easter Fayre, which starts at 1:15pm and will take place in the school hall.  They children have been working hard to make plenty of delicious things for you to buy.

Thursday next week is our Easter crafts afternoon, which starts at 1:15pm.  Please come along and join your child in some Easter crafts and activities.

Attendance:  89% 

The school attendance reward building up to Easter will end this week so try to ensure your child is in school every day and on time.

Lateness:  4 children were late this week missing 22 minutes of learning time

Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am so please try to arrive on the yard before this to avoid being late.  The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.

Friday 16th March 2018

Thank you to all the parents that attended parents’ evening this week – it was lovely to be able to share the individual successes of your children and share the progress they have made since September.

This week the children applied their recount skills to writing about our visit to Vindolanda – they knocked our socks off with their descriptive language and detail in their writing.

Year 3 have embraced the new handwriting style in school and we can already see improvements in the presentation of the children’s handwriting.  We have sent some examples of the new style and some further practice for the children to complete as part of their homework this week.

In Literacy the children have begun to turn their research and notes into their own non-chronological reports (information texts).  They are doing a great job of organising their work into different sections and including features such as sub-headings and labelled diagrams.

The children have impressed all the adults with their maths work this week.  We have moved on to measures, exploring different units of measure and converting between mm, cm and m.  We have to give special mention to Orange Group: Roxanne, Brandon, Gracie and Charlie for knocking our socks off with such quick converting of measures!

Lexi was our star of the week for her outstanding attitude to learning new things in school.

Che was added to the Golden Book for his positive attitude to everything he does.

Chloe was also added to the Golden Book for her imporved writing.

We are all very proud of Chloe who won the

Sunderland Echo Child of Courage Award last night at special event for children in the area.

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We are wishing Gracie lots of luck over the weekend as she has a big dancing competition coming up – blow them away Gracie!

Reminder:

Lego Club will be visiting Sunderland University for a Lego workshop of Tuesday morning (20th), please make sure you have signed and completed your child’s consent slip for the visit – this is to replace the original consent as the trip had to be rearranged due to the snow.

Attendance:  96.7% 

The school attendance reward building up to Easter started this week, with all the children in school and on time every day this week recieving their choice of reward this afternoon. This will continue next week, so do continue to make the effort to ensure your child in in school every day and on time.

Lateness:  2 children were late this week missing 25 minutes of learning time

Please remember the school day starts at 8:50am so please try to arrive on the yard before this to avoid being late.  The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education.

Friday 9th March 2018

After a surprise snow holiday we’ve been back in full swing this week.

On Tuesday we braved the cold weather to visit Vindolanda and The Roman Army Museum.  The children thoroughly enjoyed learning yet more interesting facts about the Romans and spent quite a while exploring the remains of the Roman village and fort.  Sophie and Leila made excellent archaeologists during a challenge from one of the on site experts, by figuring out that they were standing in a butchers because of the evidence that was found in the building.

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Back in school the children used some of what they learned to continue to plan their non-chronological reports in literacy lessons.

Today the class took part in the whole school writing task ‘The Mystery of the Golden Pen’.  The children visited the ‘crime scene’ to examine the evidence and begin to deduce who has stolen the pen.  Once back in the classroom they then read witness statements to create their own diary as a witness and used the information to try to figure out which witness may have stolen the golden pen – we’ll let you know as soon as we find out!

Reminder:

Year 3 have two PE lessons – Monday and Wednesday.  Please make sure your children have a full PE kit and suitable PE footwear in school as they are developing their football skills in one of the PE lessons.

All children must have a water bottle in school.  This should be taken home each night for a clean and brought back the following day.  They can refill their water bottles as many times as they need during the day.

Please ensure your child has their reading book and reading diary in school every day.

Attendance: 93.3

A big improvement on last week.

The school attendance reward building up to Easter started this week, with all the children in school and on time every day this week receiving their choice of reward this afternoon. This will continue next week, so do continue to make the effort to ensure your child in in school every day and on time.

Lateness:  1 child was late this week missing only 2 minutes of learning time – keep up the excellent work everyone.

This is a huge improvement on the last few weeks.  Please remember the school day starts at 8.50am The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!  To avoid being late we recommend getting onto the school yard well before the start of school.

Friday 23rd February 2018

Year 3 have had another amazing week, learning lots and demonstrating excellent behaviour.

We’ve continued to learn about the Romans, putting ourselves in the shoes of different characters during Boudicca’s rebellion to write a diary entry.

Later in the week the children examined images of Roman artefacts and created their own, using clay, for the classroom role-play area.

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In Literacy the children have started a new unit of work about non-chronological reports (information texts).  During the unit the children will base their writing on the Romans to expand their already growing knowledge and understanding of the time period.

In maths this week the children have started working with money to find totals and change.  We will continue with this next week.  In the meantime, while you’re out and about ask your child to help find totals of items in shops and work out small amounts of change to further develop these skills.

After writing a very persuasive letters to Miss Cassidy before half term, the children spent the morning at the cinema, watching ‘Early Man’ and enjoying their popcorn.  They were eager to check the accuracy of the film based on their knowledge of the Stone and Bronze Age from last term’s topic.  Needless to say, our little historians spotted plenty of mistakes:

“Well that’s wrong, people and dinosaurs weren’t around at the same time!”

“They invented football, totally not right!”

“They definately did hunt for mammoths.”

The children have already decided that they are going to write to Nick Park to share their review of the film!

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Roxanne was our star of the week for her excellent model volcano that she brought in from home.

Olivia was added to the Golden Book for her outstanding perseverance in maths.

Harry R was also added to the Golden Book for his clay work.

Reminder:

Our class visit to The Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda is on Tuesday 6th March.  Please make sure your child has returned their permission slip by the end of next week.

Next week Year 3 have the opportunity to join in with a movie morning on Wednesday.  If you would like your child to take part, please ensure you sign the consent form and return it to school.

Year 3 have two PE lessons – Monday and Wednesday.  Please make sure your children have a full PE kit and suitable PE footwear in school as they are developing their football skills in one of the PE lessons.

All children must have a water bottle in school.  This should be taken home each night for a clean and brought back the following day.  They can refill their water bottles as many times as they need during the day.

Attendance: 88.6%

The school attendance reward building up to Easter started this week, with all the children in school and on time every day this week receieving their choice of reward this afternoon. This will continue next week, so do continue to make the effort to ensure your child in in school every day and on time.

Lateness:  3 children were late this week missing 22 minutes of learning time.

This is a huge improvement on the last few weeks.  Please remember the school day starts at 8.50am The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!  To avoid being late we recommend getting onto the school yard well before the start of school.

Friday 26th January 2018

It’s been another busy week in Year 3.

The children have continued to learn about the Roman’s, particularly about Roman roads and how they impacted on life in Britain.

All the children have worked their socks off this week to use short multiplication in maths.  It’s been great to see so many smiles in maths lessons!

We’ve started our new science topic ‘Light and Dark’.  This afternoon we discussed the children’s ideas about light and dark – many of the children were disappointed to hear that the moon isn’t actually made of cheese during our discussion about light sources!

In music the children have continued to learn the Bob Marley song ‘Three Little Birds’.  This week they accompanied it with recorders.

Our star of the week is Olivia for her huge effort to improve her maths skills.

Chloe was added to the Golden Book for trying extra hard with letter recognition.

Harry B was also added to the Golden Book for making a big effort to improve his knowledge of multiplication.

Year 3 were sorry to say goodbye to Raigan today, we wish her lots of luck in her new school – knock their socks off Raigan!

Your child should have brought home a letter about our class visit to The Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda on Tuesday 6th March.  The visit is quite expensive due to the distance from school and paying for entry to two sites.  To help meet the costs of the visit the year 3 children are going to be taking part in some fund raising over the coming weeks – we’ll keep you posted.

Year 3 have two PE lessons – Monday and Wednesday.  Please make sure your children have a full PE kit and suitable PE footwear in school as they are developing their football skills in one of the PE lessons.

All children must have a water bottle in school.  This should be taken home each night for a clean and brought back the following day.  They can refill their water bottles as many times as they need during the day.

Attendance: 94.8%

Much improved from last week but still below the attendance target of 96% – keep up the hard work.

Lateness:  5 children were late this week missing 42 minutes of learning time.

This is a big improvement on the last few weeks.  Please remember the school day starts at 8.50am The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!  To avoid being late we recommend getting onto the school yard well before the start of school.

Friday 19th January 2018

This week the we’ve really got started on our new topic ‘The Roman Empire’.   The children have thought about all the things they already know and have identified what they’d like to learn about during the topic.

In science this week the children have continued to explore the force of magnetism over distance and through other objects.

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They were all very excited to share the ‘tricks’ they could perform with magnets.

Earlier in the week, as part of our literacy topic the children read, chose and performed a chant.  They did an excellent job of keeping a beat throughout the performance.  At the end of the unit the children will write and perform their own Roman Army Chant – we look forward to sharing a few of them on our blog.

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Our star of the week is Harry R for his excellent questions to begin our topic about the Roman’s.

Finlay was added to the Golden Book for the huge effort he has made in every lesson, all week!

Roxanne was also added to the Golden Book for trying extra hard in to complete her work in lessons.

Well done all of Year 3 for much improved spelling test results this week – I can tell you have all been practising in school and at home – keep up the hard work!

Year 3 have two PE lessons – Monday and Wednesday.  Please make sure your children have a full PE kit and suitable PE footwear in school as they are developing their football skills in one of the PE lessons.

All children must have a water bottle in school.  This should be taken home each night for a clean and brought back the following day.  They can refill their water bottles as many times as they need during the day.

Attendance: 89.1%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re well below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness:  10 children were late this week missing 95 minutes of learning time.

Please remember the school day starts at 8.50am The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!  To avoid being late we recommend getting onto the school yard well before the start of school.

Friday 12th January 2018

Happy New Year!

It really is great to be back – we’ve really enjoyed listening to your children’s wonderful Christmas stories.

We’ve started the spring term by taking part in a whole school topic about famous paintings and artists.  Year 3 chose Leonardo Da Vinci as he is Italian and links nicely to our spring topic about the Romans.

Throughout the week the children have been learning all about Da Vinci’s many skills including his paintings, inventions and ideas about human anatomy.

In maths we explored Da Vinci’s theories using the Vitruvian Man – please talk to your children about what they discovered!

We have worked hard to create our own version of the ‘Mona Lisa’ or ‘Moaning Lisa’ as Year 3 nicknamed her.  As one of our pupils explained “wouldn’t you think she’d smile a bit more”.  The children changed the colours of the painting after being inspired by Andy Warhol’s images of Marilyn Monroe.

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We imagined what it would have been like for Mona Lisa, especially when the children found out that it took Da Vinci four years to complete the painting.  After much discussion and ‘hot seating’ the children wrote a diary as Mona Lisa to share her thoughts and feelings.

We look forward to starting our new topics about Romans and Volcanoes next week.

Please make sure your children have suitable PE footwear in school as they are developing their football skills in one of the PE lessons.  Year 3 PE days are now Monday and Wednesday.

All children must have a water bottle in school.  This should be taken home each night for a clean and brought back the following day.  They can refill their water bottles as many times as they need during the day.

Our star of the week was Leila for her outstanding effort throughout the Da Vinci topic.

Ava and Eve were added to the Golden Book for their excellent work on the class version of the ‘Mona Lisa’.

A special mention needs to go to Harry R and Eve for scoring full marks on our spelling test today – well done!

Attendance: 91.8%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness:  9 children were late this week missing 80 minutes of learning time.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

Friday 22nd December 2017

It’s Christmas!

Year 3 have had a wonderful time this week – parties, singing, Christmas movies and some work thrown into the mix too!

We’ve been creating some lovely new displays for our spring term topic – all will be revealed in January!

Georgia has won our handwriting competition for her wonderful poem and fantastic presentation skills – well done Georgia!

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Attendance: 88.3%

Our attendance target for school is 96%. We’re below this target this week – let’s work together next week to get closer to our whole school target.

Lateness: 52 minutes lateness this week. This was caused by 6 pupils arriving after 8.50 throughout the week.

Please remember school starts at 8.50. The children begin learning straight away, so even a few minutes lateness has an effect on education!

That leaves just one thing: A very Merry Christmas from myself and Mrs Douglas.

We hope you all have a fantastic time spent with family and friends.

We’ll see you back refreshed after the Christmas break on Tuesday 9th January 2018!

(Remember Monday 8th January 2018 is a teacher training day)

Friday 15th December 2017

We are all very proud of the huge effort all the children put into the Key Stage 2 Christmas production on Wednesday  We are especially proud of their beautiful singing when the music didn’t go according to plan!  The children put on two outstanding performances on the day and really filled the school hall with Christmas spirit.  Another big thank you to all the family members who came along to see the show.

In the classroom the children are counting down to Christmas and are busy making cards and calendars to bring home.

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Our classroom is undoing a transformation as we get ready to begin our spring topics about the Romans and volcanoes.  The children are already sharing the knowledge they have and exploring the things they would like to learn more about.  If you have time over the holidays the children could begin to research their own facts and make a note of any questions they would like to find the answers to during the topic.

We all had an amazing time at the panto this afternoon – there was plenty of opportunity to make a lot of noise!  The children were especially impressed by the 3D effects.

Year 3 attendance this week is 90.9% – well below the expected percentage of 96%

7 children were late this week, missing a total of 188 minutes of learning time.  As you can imagine these children missed a lot of learning this week.  Please ensure your child is in school, on time, every morning.

Next week:

The ’10 days of Christmas’ draw will continue each day – all the children in school and on time each day will be placed into a draw to win a selection box.

Thursday afternoon (next week) is Key stage 2’s Christmas party.  The children are welcome to come dressed in their party clothes or bring them along in a bag to get changed into at lunch time.

 

Friday 8th December 2017

A big thank you to all the family members that came to the school fayre on Tuesday, to buy the fabulous goodies the children had made.

In maths this week the children have continued to develop their knowledge of multiplications tables and moved onto recalling the 8 times table.  Please continue to practice these at home to ensure your child is fluent with their recall of the facts.

As part of the ongoing literacy topic the children wrote the own version of ‘Penguin and Pinecone’ by including new characters in different settings.

After exploring various stone age artefacts on the class visit to the Durham Archaeology Museum , the children designed and created their own stone age tribal medals this week.

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Each medal had an image to explain what the children would like their tribe to be remembered for e.g. hunting, fishing etc.

Our star of the week was Gracie for always trying her best to succeed in maths.

Harry R was added to the Golden Book for his thoughtful story planning.

Lexi was also added to the Golden Book for her continued positive attitude to school and learning.

Only 11 (less than last week) children returned their completed homework this week.  Homework is important for children to be able to share what they have been learning with adults at home and to consolidate their learning from school.  Please work with your child to complete their homework and return it to school on time – Wednesday.

Year 3 attendance this week is 90.4% – well below the expected percentage of 96%

10 children were late this week, missing a total of 107 minutes of learning time.  As you can imagine these children missed a lot of learning this week.  Please ensure your child is in school, on time, every morning.

Next week:

Key Stage 2 will be doing two performances (10am and 2pm) of the Christmas production on Wednesday.

On Thursday the staff and children will be taking part in Christmas jumper day.  We are also looking forward to tucking into our school Christmas dinner on Thursday

Friday will see the whole school off the the pantomime!

 

Friday 1st December 2017

This week the children in Year 3 have been getting ready for the arrival of the school Christmas tree by making there own decorations to hang on the tree. They have also been getting things ready to sell at the Christmas fayre.

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The children have continued to develop the skills they need for story writing by exploring inverted commas for speech.

In maths the children have been developing their recall and use of the three and four times tables – they are doing extremely well!  Of course extra practice at home always helps, so please spend time recalling the tables facts with your child.

The class have started a new science topic about forces.  They spent Friday afternoon using Newton meters to measure the force needed to move objects in the classroom.

Our star of the week was Ava for always working to the best of her abilities in every subject.

Gracie was added to the Golden Book for the fantastic letter she wrote to Durham Archaeology Museum to thank them for our visit.

Kai T was also added to the Golden Book for working hard in literacy to develop his writing skills.

Only 16 children returned their completed homework this week.  Homework is important for children to be able to share what they have been learning with adults at home and to consolidate their learning.  Please work with your child to complete their homework and return it to school on time – Wednesday.

Year 3 attendance this week is 90.4% – well below the expected percentage of 96%

10 children were late this week, missing a total of 106 minutes of learning time.  As you can imagine these children missed a lot of learning this week.  Please ensure your child is in school, on time, every morning.

Tickets are on sale for the Christmas production, please see a member of staff at the usual Year 3 entrance for tickets.  Tickets are limited to two per family, for one show.

The Christmas fayre will take place at 1pm on Tuesday 5th December (next week).  It would be lovely to see as many family members there as possible to see the wonderful goodies the children have been making to sell.  There will be other stalls including a raffle and tombola.

Friday 24th November 2017

Year 3 started their week with a visit to Durham Archaeology Museum to extend their knowledge and understanding of the stone age.  They knocked the socks of the teacher in the library with what they had already learned in school!

During the visit the children were able to handle actual stone age artefacts and practice their archaeology skills to try to understand what the objects were used for.

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All the children thoroughly enjoyed the visit and were eager to write a letter to Jenny, our teacher for the day, to tell her what they had learned.

You could challenge your child at home by asking them what the three periods of the stone age (palaeolithic, mesolithic and neolithic) are famous for – prepare for some wired and exciting actions to accompany the explanation!

Our star of the week was Lily for her fantastic work with inverted commas in literacy.

Maddison was added to the Golden Book for scoring full marks on the autumn term spelling test.

Che was also added to the Golden Book for his positive attitude to school and learning.

Year 3 attendance this week is 93.5%

6 children were late this week, missing a total of 267 minutes of learning time.  As you can imagine these children missed a lot of learning this week.  Please ensure your child is in school, on time, every morning.

 

Tickets are on sale for the Christmas production, please see a member of staff at the usual Year 3 entrance for tickets.  Tickets are limited to two per family, for one show.

Friday 17th November 2017

First of all, we would like to say a big thank you to all the family members that attended our family learning session this afternoon.  It was an excellent opportunity to share some Children in Need activities and talk about the work the children have been doing during anti-bullying week.  A special thank you to those adults who added to our ‘100 Ways to Show Kindness’ poster.

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As part of anti-bullying week Year 3 have been exploring what it means to be a bystander and how, as bystanders, they can help to stop bullying if they see it.  They recorded their ideas to add to the whole school display.  The children explored the painting ‘The Fight’ by L S Lowry, to identify the different characters in the painting.  They then used their deduction skills to explain how the different characters would be feeling.  They also predicted the possible outcomes from the scene based on whether the bystanders intervened or not.

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Year 3 attendance this week is 97.8% – thank you!

6 children were late this week, missing a total of 73 minutes of learning time.

Tuesday of next week (21st November) is Year 3’s visit to the Durham Archaeological Museum.  Children will need to be dressed in their school uniform for the visit and will need a packed lunch.  Please could all children bring a warm coat for the walk to and from the coach.

Please encourage your child to bring their reading book and reading diary into school each day so that when they have the opportunity they are able to change their book and read with an adult.

Friday 10th November 2017

All the children have worked extremely hard in their assessments this week and really showed off the progress they have made – well done all!  A special mention must go to Maddison for scoring full marks on the spelling test.

The children continued to explore stone age food this week by making their own stone age stew and I’m over the moon to say that almost all the children tried it and wanted to lick the bowl clean!

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Year 3 attendance this week is 92%

5 children were late this week, missing a total of 115 minutes of learning time.  Can we please make a huge effort to get all the year 3 pupils into school on time next week.

Next week is anti-bullying week, starting with an odd socks day on Monday.  At the end of the week – Friday 17th November – there will be a family learning afternoon to share the work the children have been doing throughout the week.

It is also Children in Need on Friday 17th November, when all the children are asked to come to school dressed in spots and to make a donation to the charity.  Cakes will be on sale at tuck shop for 30p each to raise a little extra money for the cause.

Tuesday 21st November is Year 3’s visit to the Durham Archaeological Museum.  Please remember to return consent forms to school before the day of the visit.

Friday 3rd November 2017

Once again the children of year 3 have been working hard this week.

They have been using Diennes equipment and pictures to finally crack column subtraction!

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As part of our history topic about the Stone Age the children explored and tasted a variety of foods that would have been available in that time period – although perhaps not carried back to the cave in a Sainsbury’s bag!

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They then went on to explore a wide variety of archaeological evidence to find out how historians and archaeologists know what Stone Age people ate.

This afternoon the children completed their science topic by carrying out a soil investigation, to find out what makes up different types of soil and the differences in absorbency.

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Year 3 attendance this week is 93%

5 children were late this week, missing a total of 105 minutes of learning time.

Week beginning 13th November is anti-bullying week.  At the end of the week – Friday 17th November – there will be a family learning afternoon to share the work the children have been doing throughout the week.

Tuesday 21st November is Year 3’s visit to the Durham Archaeological Museum.  Please remember to return consent forms to school before the day of the visit.

Friday 13th October 2017

We’ve reached the end of another busy and interesting week.

This week the children started to explore instructions and explanations to be able to write their own.  On Wednesday they made a fantastic job of making their own paper dog, by following some following some speedy instructions from Mister Maker!  I’m sure you’ve all seen the outcomes at home and heard about how the children put the dogs together.

The children have continued to develop their addition skills and begun to represent their work in different ways.

Yesterday the children worked on creating their own Stone Age idols to add to our role play area.  They studied examples from the past to include appropriate images and patterns.

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This afternoon the class enjoyed a  walk along Tudor Grove to identify the different ways rocks have been put to use in the local environment as part of our science topic about rocks.

Our ‘Star of the Week’ was Maddison for her positive attitude to everything!

Children in the ‘Golden Book’ this week were Brandon for his outstanding efforts in maths lessons and Lily for always working her hardest in every lesson.

Year 3 attendance this week is 95.2% – just under the 96% target

5 children were late this week, missing a total of 158 minutes of learning time.

Remember to look your best for school photographs on Tuesday!

Friday 6th October 2017

All the children have been working exceptionally hard with their addition and subtraction skills this week, we’ve made huge amounts of progress and look forward to new challenges next week.

We’ve completed our own stories based on ‘I’ll Take You to Mrs Cole’ by Michael Foreman, with some of the children including some fantastic descriptive language.

Next week we are moving on to writing instructions.  We would really like some ‘real life’ examples of instructions you come across every day e.g. recipes, flat pack furniture etc. so if you have any, could you please send them in.

Next week we are hoping to go for a ‘rock hunt’ in the local area – we’ll keep you posted!

The children will be bringing home a letter for our trip to Durham Archaeology Museum on 21st November.  Please ensure children return a completed consent form as soon as possible.

Year 3 attendance this week is 95.2% – just under the 96% target

8 children were late this week, missing a total of 149 minutes of learning time.

Friday 29th September 2017

It’s been another busy and fun filled week in Year 3.

This week the children continued to work hard on developing the classroom areas and displays – it’s looking fantastic!

In Literacy the children used their outstanding descriptive language to describe story settings in preparation for writing their own stories next week – we look forward to publishing a couple on our blog next week.

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On Wednesday morning the children worked with Mrs Douglas to make shortbread biscuits for the McMillan coffee afternoon.

Year 3 attendance this week is 99.1% – Well done everyone, keep up the hard work!

Five children were late this week, missing a total of 97 minutes of learning time.

Next week is Parents Evening, please make sure you have an appointment for Wednesday or Thursday after school.  If your appointment isn’t convenient, please speak to a member of staff at the door to rearrange for another night or time.

Friday 22nd September 2017

This week Year 3 have been working hard to start the class topic about the Stone Age.  We have learned that the Stone Age is made up of three periods and have begun to explore what life was like for people living in each part of the Stone Age.  We have also explored cave art from across the Stone Age and used it to inspire our own cave art.

We have been exploring story setting descriptions, using ‘I”ll Take You to Mrs Cole’ as our inspiration.

We’re looking forward to making tasty treats for the McMillan coffee morning, which will take place on Friday morning next week – we look forward to seeing you there.

Our star of the week this week was Kai B for his fantastic work in maths.

Ava and Eve were added to the school Golden Book for their fantastic efforts and demonstrations of their skills in PE this week.

Year 3 attendance this week is 94.1% – still under the target of 96%

Five children were late this week, missing a total of 91 minutes of learning time.