Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Golden Book Children (19/4/12)

Here are the Year 3 gold book children

Sarah has been trying really hard to set a good example to others and do the right thing the first time. Well done, please keep it up!

Lewis is a real golden boy, he does the right thing everytime, he is always ready to learn and gives 100% into everything he does. Well done!

New Learning Log Target (18/4/12)

Learning Target

To show me what you have learnt in Maths last term.

Think about everything you know about Maths.

What could you do?
- Write what times tables you know
- Draw what 2D and 3D shapes you know
- Show what fractions you know
- Think about odd and even numbers
- Show what clock times you know
- Draw lines of symmetry on letters or shapes
- Show how you can measure lines accurately
- Draw bar charts, pictograms or tables
- Show your knowledge of addition and subtraction
- Anything else you want to show
- Try to include different things to what you did in the Autumn term.

To be handed in by Wednesday 2nd May

Half Termly Letter

Monday 16th April
Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back, I hope you all had an enjoyable snowy/sunny Easter break!

Here are some reminders of dates and topics for this coming half term.

Monday and Thursday afternoons, children will need outdoor kits, since the weather has been looking up, 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 journal on their designated reading day.

This term our class theme is Castles, so all our subjects will be related to this. During this theme, as a class we will be imagining we are The Knights of Fieldhead, we will be writing legends and designing Coats of Arms and taking part in the Iron Man Games, all very fun and exciting!

Here are some of the activities we will be doing this half term;

Writing an information text on a famous castle.

As a school we follow the DCFS Mathematics framework and during this half term we will be covering blocks A and B unit 3 and also relating maths work to the theme, i.e. time, measures and distances.


Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.)
Research of castles and castle towns.

The history of famous castles

Design Technology (D.T.)
Design a model castle.

R.E./Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education
Muslim place of worship and Relationships.

Physical Education
Team games.

Songs and music from history e.g. Greensleeves.

Mrs Pound will be teaching Thursday afternoons, 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,

Mrs M L Quinn
Year 3 Class teacher

Food, food glorious food!

The last week of last half term each group had chance to make a dish from their chosen countries, Jessie J's group made tortilla wraps from Mexico, JLS's group made croissants from France, Adele's group made a large chocolate brownie from USA, Beyonce's group made omelettes from Spain and Micheal Jackson's group made pizzas from Italy. Below are some photos of the making and finished products, they look delish and I had not complaints that they tasted otherwise! Well done Year 3!

Golden Book Children (29/3/12)

Here are year 3's gold book children;
Megan is a regular user of our class blog, she visits it often and always leaves a comment or two, please keep it up.

Sade is in the gold book this week for being a fantastic friend, she has shown that she will help others and support them with their learning, well done and what a lovely trait to have!