Year 3

Welcome to the Year 3 page!

Welcome back!

We hope you have had a lovely break.  Along with Mrs Watson, Mrs Logan and Mrs Redding, we also have Mrs Lee, Mrs Chadwick and Mrs Kelly to support your children.

We have such an exciting topic this term- Quaking Rocks- an action packed theme all about earthquakes, volcanoes, rocks and fossils. In class, we will be studying the books Escape From Pompeii and How Santa Really Works. In geography we will be learning about a historic earthquake in New Zealand and in science we will be finding out about the work of Mary Anning. Whilst in the forest, the children will be creating willow sculptures as well as creating mini works of art for the farmers Fayre.

Near the end of term the children will also have the chance to visit the pantomime at the Corn Exchange in Exeter.

More information in due course for our first Family Breakfast when we welcome you all!

     
Key Information about the week

Forest school:

3LW - Tuesday afternoon

3R –Wednesday afternoon  

Home-learning and spellings:

Home-learning is due in each Tuesday.

Children have a choice of tasks set for the next 6 weeks and complete one each week. As well as this we encourage the children to enjoy reading at home read 5 times a week.

Spellings will also be sent home for a weekly test. 
 
If your child can play on timetables rockstars website or do some times tables practise that would be fantastic.
 

PE kit: Please ensure your child’s PE kit is all named and includes:

-          Navy shorts

-          A yellow top with school logo.

-          Trainers or plimsolls for outdoor use.

-          Navy jogging bottoms for colder months.

 

PE days:

3LW will have PE every Monday and Thursday. 

3R  will have PE every Thursday and Friday. 

Please ensure PE kits remain in school during term times.

Great websites to use at home:
Literacy and Maths: Topmarks-  a variety of games to support learning.
Maths: Times Table Rockstars- your teacher will have a login for your child.
Topic: https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/
https://www.dkfindout.com/uk/history/ancient-rome/pompeii/
 
Have fun learning!
Quaking Rocks:
A focus on earthquakes and volcanoes for the second half of the Autumn Term.
Over the next few books we will be reading Escape from Pompeii, and have a go at writing our own disaster stories. 
As we head closer to Christmas we will also use How Santa Works as a focus book.
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Important dates:

Fri 30th November: Parents invited into school for a Christmas decorations afternoon.

Fri 7th December: Farmers Fayre

Weds 12th December: Pantomime trip

Weds 19th December: Children’s Christmas lunch

Be everything you can be!
 
(Our school motto)
If you have any questions or queries, please don't hesitate to speak to your child's class teacher at the end of the day.