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Welcome to Year 3 2018 - 19!

Important information:

Physical Education
PE days are Tuesdays and Thursdays and children will need their PE kits in school all week.
PE kit should consist of a t-shirt and shorts/trousers and a pair of pumps .

Reading Books
Please ensure that your child brings their reading book everyday.
Books will be changed on Mondays and Thursdays but your child must have their reading diary signed to say they have read to an adult. Please try to listen to your child reading for at least 10 minutes each day.
This will help children to build their love of reading!

Spellings and Phonics
Spelling Tests take place on Fridays and new spellings will be given out the same day. Words will be stuck/written into the children's spelling books.  Tests will be done in children’s SPaG books which will stay in school for safekeeping. Please make sure that your child looks after their home spelling book and that you check it regularly. Thank you.

Homework 
Your children will be set reading homework on Tuesdays and this will need to be completed for the next day. There will also be online homework on Matheltics or a worksheet. This will be sent out on Thursdays and will need to be completed for the following Monday.
A homework menu linked to our learning in class will also be sent out at the start of each half term. Each activity will be allocated points and you and your child can choose which activities you complete.
 We also encourage parents to practise times tables with their children so that they can learn them by reciting them and know them by heart. They should practise x2, x3, x4, x5, x6, x8 and x10.
 
and finally....
If you have any questions about Year 3 please come and talk to either Miss Meiklejohn, Mrs Gough or Ms McGlashan after school.
Year 3 Letters and Homework Menus

Please find attached class newsletters and homework menus for your convenience.

Spring 1 - York Chocolate Story Trip

This half term, to support learning on our topic ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ Year 3 visited York’s Chocolate Story. We enjoyed a workshop in the morning retelling Roald Dahl’s much loved novel. In the afternoon, we went on a tour of the Chocolate Story. We learned all about the history of chocolate and the importance of the factories in York for the local community. We also enjoyed seeing some sights on our walk from the coach, particularly York Minster!

Autumn 2 - Ancient Egypt

During Autumn 2, Year 3 learned about Ancient Egypt. The children really enjoyed the topic and were even lucky enough to have a Pharaoh come to visit! We went on a journey back through time to find out what it was like to be a king or queen of Ancient Egypt. Throughout the term we; wrote our own myths, built our own shadufs and made papyrus. We were certainly ready for Christmas break! Here are a few photos:

Spooky Dress Up Day - October 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in this years Spooky Dress Up Day, you all looked great!

Autumn 1 2018

It has been a busy first term for Year 3. Here is a selection of photos showing just some of the activities we have been up to over the past 8 weeks. I am very proud of the start the children have made to the year making huge effort in all subjects across the curriculum including art and DT. Children have also enjoyed some well deserved Golden Time in which they developed their teamwork and chose to undertake their own research about our topic, Black History.

The Story of Ruby Bridges - Autumn 1 2018

This half term the children have enjoyed learning about Black History. We have focused on the story of Ruby Bridges, one of the first African American children to be permitted to attended a previously segregated school. The children have explored Ruby’s story and her impact on the Civil Rights Movement through books, poetry and drama. The children created some frozen pictures retelling the main events leading up to her starting school.