Welcome back to our final term. I hope you have all had a lovely Easter, which didn’t involve too much chocolate and are ready to settle in to the next term. After your hard work and determination from last term, I am looking forward to adopting the same enthusiasm for this term.
This term we will be looking at Italy. Children will be looking at climate, environments, land use and settlements, as well as the traditions. Our science topic will be focused on plants; their structure and growth.
As always, reading at home is vital. We urge all children to do this and ask you to comment in their reading diaries to show that this is happening. It is equally important to question children about the book they are reading in order to develop their comprehension of a book; an area of focus in school again this term.
PE can vary between days, but is mostly settled on Wednesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that your child has their P.E kit in school at all times. As the weather is getting warmer, we will hopefully be outdoors for the majority of the time so please ensure that children are equipped for all weather types.
Finally, children are expected to complete homework regularly. Alongside reading, there will be an emphasis on spellings and maths non-negotiable expectations for Year 3. Supporting children in these areas will facilitate their work in school.
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Our science focus this term is plants and the children have been learning all about pollination. They have worked together to create some super animations - you can see a great example by Charlie and Maisie below.
Everyone coped brilliantly with the heat when we, along with our Sports Ambassadors, took part in the Mini Olympics at the Meres Stadium. The event is organised by Inspire+ and over 1000 children from primary schools all over the county took part. We were very proud to parade our banner, representing Portugal, that we had designed and created. As well as meeting the Inspire+ Ambassadors, the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of Olympic and Paralympic sports which they thoroughly enjoyed. It was a fantastic day and everyone did their very best. You can find more photos in the Gallery.
We had a very successful trip to Pizza Express where we were able to make our very own pizzas. They tasted great!
I was very proud of the class when we took part in the recent KS2 Music Celebration. As well as singing we were able to show off our skills at djembe drumming.
World Book Day
Everyone made a great effort to dress as their favourite book character on World Book Day! After a very busy morning, the children were excited when Miss Dyer came and read them a story during the afternoon. They then had the chance to read with other children from all different classes and they really enjoyed spending time sharing books. The atmosphere in the classroom was wonderful and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Over the last three weeks, we have been learning how to fence. Mrs Kemp has been very brave allowing us to use foils in order to score points on our opponents vest. We have learnt all about footwork and movement patterns and we are very excited about using this in a competition for our final week.
'Rock It!' Home Study
We have thoroughly enjoyed our science work this term and I am so pleased with the Home Studies brought in to school this week. As you can see the children have been working very hard creating models, drawing diagrams and writing super explanations. Thank you to everyone who helped at home! More photos can be found in the Gallery.
The children worked very hard researching facts about mammoths and then wrote some great non-chronological reports. You can read a selection below.
The Life of Buddha
The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Buddhism and the life of Buddha and have produced some fantastic writing. You can see examples below.
I was so proud of the class when they, along with the children in Year 4, led our Harvest celebration. We all had great fun learning the songs and the children worked wonderfully together to perform in front of their friends and family. Well done everyone!
More photos can be found in the Gallery.