Music lessons ………….

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Music lessons are now available to book for KS2 on www.parentpay.com – please sign up by January 1st latest – thank you!

Christmas Lunch

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Please see letter attached to this post regarding Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 14th December 2016. Please note there is no need to send cash into school or pre-order as previous years.

Christmas Lunch Letter 2016

Next week in Year 3

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Coming next week in Year 3!

Week beginning 28.11.16

 It was great to see so many Dads in school this week, thank you very much to those of you who were able to attend.

After exploring how instructions need to be simple, clear and in a logical order,  next week in our English lessons we will be writing our own.  We will be composing sentences using time conjunctions and imperative verbs.  The children will also be learning how to use different types of punctuation, including a colon (to introduce a list) and brackets.  We will be revising use of bullet points and commas to separate items in a list.

In Maths we will be beginning a unit on Multiplication. We will start by revising the multiplication tables the children learnt in Year 2  (2, 5 and 10 X  tables) and move on to the multiplication tables for Year 3 (3, 4, and 8 X tables The children will use this knowledge to write and calculate mathematical statements for multiplication and division. We will begin exploring commutativity (where you can swap numbers around and still get the same answer when multiplied), the inverse (the opposite of multiplication is division)  and related facts (for example if you know 2 X 4  = 8, you also know that 20 X 40 = 800).

It would be great if you could support your child in learning their multiplication tables at home. They need to learn:

  • To recite a multiplication table ‘off by heart’ in order,  g. once times three is three, Two times three is six.
  • To recall multiplication facts quickly in a muddled order,  g. What is three times five? What is eight times five?
  • To recall corresponding division facts,  e.g.  I know two times ten is twenty so twenty divided by two is ten.

CLC

In Art this week we will be making our own clay pots and then creating instructions for how this was done. In our History lesson we will be learning about Stonehenge.

Friday 2nd December

We have a whole school Enterprise day in which the children will be designing and making greetings cards.

Homework

The children have reading books and spellings to learn for a test on Friday. We have been encouraging children to complete tasks on LIVE  Matheletics this week in order to gain points in an inter-school competition.  Written English homework has also been set this week (writing instructions).

Have a great weekend!

The Year 3 team.

Year 5 Visit to BGS

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This week, Year 5 were invited to take part in a Science lesson at Burnham Grammar School. We were asked to investigate some different ‘biscuit mixture samples’ to see if any had any ingredients added by mistake. In order to do this, we had to test each sample: we used the Bunsen burners to see what happened when we burned each sample; added iodine and added vinegar. We recorded our results and drew conclusions to discover which biscuit mixture would be the best to use.  During our visit, we were helped by some Year 10 Burnham Grammar students. Year 5 would like to thank Mr Miles, from Burnham Grammar, for organising this opportunity.

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Coming next week in Year 3!

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Coming next week in Year 3!

Week beginning 05.12.16

Next week in our English lessons we will be completing our Stone Age instructions that explain how to create a clay bowl.

In Maths we will be continuing our unit on Multiplication. We will be investigating how the 2, 4 and 8 times tables are connected through halving and doubling. The children will also be using their knowledge of place value along with the 2, 3, 4, 5 and 8 times table to multiply by multiples of ten.

For example – If I  know 3 X 5 = 15   I can use this knowledge to calculate 3 X 50,  5 X 30 or 30 X 50

LIBRARY

Year 3 children, their parents and siblings are invited to use the school library on a Tuesday morning between 8.30 and 8.55 am. Please make the most of this opportunity to access the fantastic range of books on offer. Teaching assistants are on hand to return or issue books. Please enter the library through the garden area behind the Year 3 classrooms.

Homework

The children have reading books and spellings to learn for a test on Friday. Mathletics tasks have been set by class teachers.  Written English homework has also been set and should be completed on the sheet.

Despite the very cold weather this week a number of children have come to school without a coat. All children require a warm coat for playtime and lunchtime. Don’t forget to name hats, scarfs and gloves as they are easily misplaced!

Have a great weekend!

The Year 3 team.

Sports Update

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On Monday, our girls football team played a friendly against Claycots here at Priory. We were very proud of the girls as they ran out convincing winners. The girls were set some difficult challenges and overcome all of them. This attitude made their performance even better. Well done girls!!

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Sports update!

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On Friday 18th November 20 pupils from years 5 and 6 took part in a Sports Hall Athletics competition at Herschel Grammar School. We left at around midday and arrived at 1:00 and immediately had our lunch. Then we entered the massive hall and had a warm up before the first event: the obstacle relay. We were all really nervous.

The other events were: speed bounce, triple jump, chest push, javelin throw, over & under, vertical jump and an assortment of relays. Billy, Kieran and Omar were outstanding at pacing out other opponents, Jody, Emmanuel and Lily were brilliant at the triple jump, Jamie, Piper and Riah were fantastic at under over relay, and Martha, Elizabeth, Tamzin and Chardonnay were astoundingly fast runners. Molly was amazing at javelin, Megan was fabulous at vertical jump, and Ali, Dante, Zayed and Ibaad could swiftly hand over the relay baton.

We all had a fantastic time and came 6th place out of twelve. We would now like to thank the P.E teachers for organising this trip for us!

By Lily and Omar

Next week in Year 3!

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Coming next week in Year 3!

Week beginning 21.11.16

Next week in our English lessons, we will be starting a new, non-fiction unit of work on Instructions. We will be thinking about what makes a set of instructions successful and analysing the kind of language needed to deliver effective instructions. Towards the end of the week the children will be learning a set of ‘Stone Age’ instructions that tell the reader how to make a fire.

In Maths we will be moving on to learn about 3D shapes. The children will be describing a range of 3D shapes including prisms (a polyhedron with two identical end faces and the same cross section throughout its length e.g. Toblerone packaging is a triangular prism!). We will be using the shape vocabulary,vertices, edges and faces to describe. We will also be exploring shape by making our own regular 3D shapes out of multi-link cubes and art straws!

Face – The flat surface of a 3D shape

Edge – A line where 2 faces meet

Vertex (Vertices) – The point where 3 or more faces meet (corner)

In CLC we will be continuing to learn about life in the Stone Age.  Follow the link below to find out more.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/learning/primary/skarabrae/

On Friday we have an archaeologist coming into school to run pre-history workshops with each class.

Homework

The children have reading books, spellings to learn for a test on Friday and Mathletics tasks have been set (log on details are in the back of planners). Written English homework has been set in the form of a creative writing competition. A ‘Crazy Creatures’ booklet has been sent home which contains an explanation of the task. Please return the completed booklet to class teachers by Monday 21st November.

COATS – As the weather is getting colder,  please make sure your child has a warm and waterproof coat in school every day.

We are looking forward to welcoming lots of dads into school on Tuesday and Wednesday. Your slot time will be confirmed by e-mail.

Have a great weekend!

The Year 3 team.