We are really looking forward to a year of fun, friendship and great learning.
We are a fantastic group of Year 3 children.
Our Teacher is Mrs Bellis and our Learning Support Assistant (LSA) is the lovely Mrs Pennock.
Mrs Bellis' planning, preparation and assessment time (PPA) is on Thursday afternoons. During this time Foxes will be taught by Mrs Slater for Games and Miss Daniels for Spanish.
We had an amazing first half term with our fascinating topic all about The Ancient Egyptians. We mummified oranges,made Tutankhamen masks, had a drama day learning all about the Ancient Egyptian lives, designed, made and tested moving mummies and made clay canopic jar lids for the body parts to be stored in. See our exciting photo gallery below.
This term our topic is 'Can you see in the Dark?' A great science topic where we will be learning all about light and shadows, as well as how we see and hear. We have already has a visit from a fabulous scientist Kinetic Kate and from the East Dorset Bat Rescue centre who taught us lots of interesting facts as well as letting us see some very cute bats. Again, see our photos below.
Our games lesson will take place on Thursday afternoons. Please make sure you have suitable school shorts, T shirt and trainers. As the weather becomes colder please ensure you have a warm tracksuit.
On Tuesday afternoons this half term we will be orienteering in our school grounds.
It is important that we have the correct, named kit in school at all times.
Please encourage an adult to hear you read every day! We will continue to regularly check reading books and help you to change them when necessary. Please ask your adult to use the reading records to comment on your reading and for any feedback about your books, reading habits etc.! We do collect the reading diaries in weekly to keep a check on your reading. Remember when you have your reading record signed at least 4 times in a week, to show you have read, a 'Super Reader' badge will be sent home via Marvellous Me.
We will also be sending home spelling patterns to practise as well as times tables. We have been practising hard with our 10x, 2x and 5x tables and are now practising our 3x and 4x tables forwards, backwards and inside out!
Remember you can practise them using J2E Blast and Top Marks web sites.
Learning the words on the 3 and 4 spellings list is also important and we will be regularly testing you to see how many you can spell. Travelling to and from school is always a good time for oral practise!
We will also be continuing to practise telling the time so any time spent looking at analogue and digital clocks will be time well spent!
Foxes Out And About
Mr Foxy, our class mascot, will be having an adventure every weekend when he is taken home by one of our class members. Mr Foxy has his own diary where you can write about the adventures you have had with Mr Foxy during the week. The children have been asked to look after Mr Foxy really well! Please remember to write a few sentences about where Mr Foxy has been, and to try and put a photo, or draw a picture of you and Mr Foxy, in the special book.
If you want to share any positive thoughts about your child's learning and progress then please do! Write it in their reading records and we will endeavour to reply as soon as possible. The same goes for any difficulties that your child may be experiencing. Don't leave it, let us know. It will have a huge impact on your child's learning!