Tuesday, 31 January 2012

New Learning Log Target

Learning Target
To research your groups chosen country.

Jessie J – Mexico JLS – France
Adele – USA Beyonce – Spain
Michael Jackson - Italy

What could you do?
- Locate the country on a world map.
- Research what the country is like (hot etc).
- Research what food originates from there.
- Research what popular meals are eaten there.
- Does it have any famous landmarks/places?
- Does it have any particular customs?
- Find and draw the countries map.
- Find map of the country.
- Is it famous for any particular types of clothing?
- Find some pictures of places in the country.
- Does it have any famous bank holidays/festivals?
- Anything else you know about the country.

To be handed in by Wednesday 8th February

Golden Book Children 26/1/12

Here are this weeks Year 3 Golden Book Children;

Jo has been trying super hard to
improve the presentation of his work and his handwriting and it has paid off as his work recently has been brill. Keep it up!

Tullyanne is a golden girl every day! She gives 100% to everything she does and always sets a good example, well done!

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Golden Book Children (19/1/12)

Here are this weeks Year 3 Golden Book children;

Sophie is a polite girl, who always sets a good example and tries her best in everything she does.

Kieran is always on hand to help, she is great to have in class, a real golden girl!

Useful links

This week we have been looking at healthy eating and what food gives us, here are some useful websites with infomation about these topics;

http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/pyramid/ http://kidshealth.org/teen/food_fitness/nutrition/pyramid.html http://www.dairycouncilofca.org/Tools/MyPyramid/

More Learning Log Homework

Here are some more photos of the lovely food Year 3 have been bringing in as part of our current Learning Log homework.
Jessica's chocolate coated buns -
Dougie's delightful cake -

Lois' lovely jam tarts -

Monday, 16 January 2012

Learning Log Homework

As part of our learning log homework, it was suggested to make something foody and bring it into school for the class to see or take some photos of it.
Here is Megan's Chocolate cake, yummy!
Here is Michaela's homemade pizza;

Golden Book Children (12/1/12)

Our first Golden Book Children of 2012 are;
Ayisha is always a golden girl, she always sets a fantastic example and she is always ready to learn.
James has been trying really hard to do the right thing, he has been friendly to others and has
been extremely helpful in the classroom, please keep it up!

New Learning Log Target

Learning Target

To write about and research food and recipes.

What could you do?
- List your favourite foods.
- Write out the recipe for your favourite meal.
- Research where a food originates from.
- Make something by following a recipe, and take photos or bring in what you made to show the class.
- Go shopping, with an adult, and find out the prices of your favourite foods.
- Research how food from other countries gets transported to England ie bananas.
- Write a menu of your favourite meals.
- Write about what you know about healthy eating.
- Anything else you want to write or find out about food.

To be handed in by Friday 20th January

Half Termly Letter

Wednesday 4th January
Dear Parent/Guardian,
Welcome back, I hope you all had a super Christmas and relaxing New Year.
Here are some reminders of dates and topics for this coming half term.
Monday and Thursday afternoons, children will need indoor kits and suitable footwear e.g. trainers or pumps.
New spellings will be given every Monday and tests will be on the Friday afternoon of the same week, the spellings given are a focus on particular word rules e.g. suffixes, prefixes, singular, plural rather than the actual words. So when practicing them please emphasise the rule e.g. adding -ing.
Homework is the learning logs, a new learning target will be put into the books every fortnight
and your child will have 2 weeks to fill the 2 pages with anything they think relates to the learning target, the deadline date will be at the bottom of the target. I would be very grateful if you could encourage your child to complete every piece of homework and to hand it in on time. It is essential for your child to get into a routine before they start high school.
Please make sure your child reads their school reading book at home. I would like them to read everyday, and if you could please write a small comment about what they have read and
sign it in their reading journal. We will aim to listen to your child read at school once a week so please ensure your child brings their book and reading record on their designated reading day.
This term our class theme is Celebrity Chefs, so all our subjects will be related to this. During this theme, as a class we will choose a country or countries and research local food and customs from there, with this information we will plan and write a menu which includes information about the place.
Here are some of the activities we will be doing this half term;
Stories with a familiar setting (related to food, kitchens etc) and instructions.
As a school we follow the DCFS Mathematics framework and during this half term we will be covering blocks A and B unit 2 and also relating maths work to the theme, i.e. weights, measures
and money.
Teeth and healthy eating.
Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.)
Research of food, cultures and customs etc of the country chosen by the children.
Location and information of the country chosen by the children.
Design Technology (D.T.).
Design and write a menu.
Design and make a place setting and table decoration.
R.E./Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education
Muslim stories and Going for goals.
Physical Education
Net and wall games.
Songs and music related to the country chosen by the children and the theme ie; food and cooking.
Mrs Pound will be teaching Thursday afternoon, teaching R.E./ PSHCE, French and
P.E. to cover my PPA time.
Also don’t forget our Year 3 blog which can be found on the homepage of the
school website, get blogging!

I am aware that there is a lot of information included in this letter! If any of the
information is unclear, or if you have any further queries regarding your child, please do
not hesitate to see me.
Kind regards,
Miss M L Green
Year 3 Class teacher

Welcome Back

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a smashing New Year. Our new topic for this term is Celebrity Chefs, during this topic we will be researching chosen countries, looking at the customs and cultures of these places as well as researching food from the given areas and maybe making some cultural dishes.
I would just like to thank everyone who bought me a Christmas present, I thoroughly enjoyed my boozy chocolates, lip and hand care sets and organising my year in my new diary, thanks again!
Miss Green