We hope you have had a great summer! Here in Year 3 we are looking forward to a year full of fun! Please have a look through our page on a regular basis to keep up to date with information about what will be happening and what has been happening in class.
Thank you to all parents who attended the ‘Meet the teacher’ meetings. Your support is much appreciated. If, for whatever reason, you were unable to attend, have a question or would like any information please feel free to message Ms Paca on the website or speak to any of the class teachers by arranging a meeting time with the office. Our doors are always open. Thank you once again for your ongoing support.
Twits dress up day has been postponed until Friday 2nd November 2018 as we have won attendance for this week! This means children in Purple, Roxo, Violetinis and Benguni can come to school in non-uniform on Friday 19th October 2018! Thank you to all parents who have helped us achieve this and have made sure that your child/children have come to school every day. We appreciate your continued support.
We are going to The Tower of London!
Very advance information at the request of parents.
We have booked a trip to The Tower of London on the 12th and 13th of June 2019 (2 classes on one day, 3 classes on the next). During this visit children will attend a workshop 'Crime and Punishment' which will link to our Creative Curriculum topic 'Divorced, Beheaded, died...'. The Trip will cost £8 per child after subsidy from the school. This trip will be added to parent pay next week if you wish to begin payments. Payments are not due until Friday 12th April 2019. More information will be issued closer to the time.
As part of our Invade and Defend Creative Curriculum topic based on the Vikings, we are delighted to have booked ‘Repeating History’ (www.repeating-history.com) to visit for the day on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th February 2019. The contribution towards this amazing experience is only £4. This will be added to Parent Pay next week.
They will provide a full day workshop in the school hall, helping the children explore the turbulent world of the Vikings in 10th Century AD. The authentically dressed Viking warrior will help examine what life was like; considering home life, religion, work, battle, trade and food in a fun and hands on way!
They bring with them a display of swords, shield, spears. helmets, axes, chain mail…. along with bowls, spoons, a cooking pot, a quern milling stone, strategy board games, drinking horns, jewellery, clothing, shoes, coins and lots more.
The children will learn to form a shield wall with spears and shields, learn battle calls, grind grain into flour, try on Viking clothing and jewellery, guess the real Viking foods, touch and feel replica weaponry and armour, pick a Viking name and job and learn to write in runes, plus test out what was learnt with the end of day quiz.
Children will have an opportunity to dress up as a Viking for the day if they wish.
DRESS UP GUIDE!
* A long sleeved, oversize plain T-shirt, any colour but muted ones are best.
* A thin belt, leather or fabric. A plain tie-belt from a dressing gown will do at a push.
* A pair of plain dark leggings or jogging bottoms
* Plain dark shoes or short boots
* A plain coloured long dress or top and skirt
* A plain long tabard-style apron (this can just be a rectangle of fabric with a hole cut in it for the head), or at a push, a plain kitchen apron.
* A thin belt
* A pair of round or oval badges or brooches, one to be worn on each side of the chest just below the collar bone
* A string of beads to hang between the two brooches
* Plain dark shoes or short boots. Hair plaited in a single plait at the back
At the end of our English text 'Jack and the Baked Beanstalk' children were able to create their own beanstalks! They followed instructions and planted their 'magic' bean in soil and used a stick with a design of a cloud and a castle at the top for the beanstalk to grow up. We have already seen some rapid growth since planting. Great fun was had by all!. Children will be bringing their beanstalks home on the last Friday of term.
Jack and the Beanstalk Pantomime trip
Please read the letter below for all information. If you have any questions please see a class teacher or Ms Paca who will be happy to help you.
During the first week back we spoke about friendships and dreams. We had some great discussion through circle time where the children proved to show how great they are at supporting each other. One child said:
" If I see someone who has no friends, I will go and ask them if they want to play with me because no one should ever be alone when there are so many people around."
We had fun and a few tears learning how to make friendship bracelets which the children then gave to a friend. Kind words were shared and everyone had a smile to hear something about themselves that others had noticed.
During a following session we spoke about our dreams for the future. Initially children viewed dreams as something you have when you go to sleep. We discussed what we would like to be able to do in the future and how we would achieve these dreams. Our children are full of very large dreams that we hope we can encourage and support them in achieving. To support this, children made dream catchers which they told their dreams to.
Our topic for this half term is Gateways to the World. In ICT we have looked on Google maps to see what it is like in other countries. Children were enthralled to walk around Egypt and see the pyramids and then the next minute pop over to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower. Shouts of ' I'm in America' , 'I'm in Australia" told a story of how much fun the children were having finding out what other countries are like.
We have also looked at sculptures in airports around the globe and designed our own using clay. In following weeks children will be creating boarding passes, drawing an image of what it looks like from the window of a plane and competing to see whose paper aeroplane can fly the furthest as well as many other fun opportunities. Keep posted for pictures.