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 now on Wednesday afternoons. During this time Foxes will be taught by Mrs Slater for Gymnastics in the hall and Miss Daniels for Spanish.
We are now into the second term of this exciting school year. We have learnt lots about 'The Ancient Egyptians' and Sources of light and colour in our 'Can You See in the Dark' topic.
This term we will be continuing our science learning with a mini project on 'Forces and Magnets' as well as some practical thinking on 'States of Matter' and how liquids, solids and gases may change when heated or cooled.
Our main focus this term is 'The Tempest'. We will be learning a child friendly version of Shakespeare's play, acting it out and writing our own stories. We will also be finding out about different types of weather and the effects they have on our world.
Make sure you take a look at us in action in our exciting photo gallery below.
Gym lessons will be on a Wednesday afternoon this term, as this is in the hall, only shorts and school P.E. T-shirts are required.
This term we are lucky enough to be having swimming lessons at 2Riversmeet every Thursday afternoon. Swimming costumes and towels are required. Goggles and swimming hats are encouraged (hats particularly if you have long hair)
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!
Monday 6th January 2020
We started the term today as Scientists investigating magnets through a range of experiments. The children learned that magnets attract each other when the North and South poles are placed together but repel each other when you try and force the same poles together! The children also learned that one magnet can attract lots of paperclips and even works through paper! Wow, super scientific learning!