Our P.E days are now Tuesday and Thursday - please come to school in your P.E kit for the day. This should include plain black joggers/shorts/leggings, a plain black hoodie and a royal blue polo shirt. NO LOGOS OR FOOTBALL KITS PLEASE.
Friday 12th May
We have had an interesting and amusing week beginning our exploration into all things 1990s for our decade celebration next week.
So far, we have had some music appreciation sessions - enjoying the talents of James, MC Hammer, The Spice Girls and Oasis. We have also discussed some of the famous sporting achievements on the 90s and fashion influences across the decade. On Friday 19th May, we would like to encourage the children to come into school, dressed in a 90s ensemble. From your bucket hats to your vintage sports gear - get into the 90s era spirit! We have already had rumours of a Spice Girls reunion from some of our pupils... Might there be a boyband resurgence or a labour government suited and booted for the day?!
We look forward to seeing what might be in store!
This week's maths homework is focusing on finding fractions of amounts and our 10 minute writes are in the download section.
Congratulations to this week's Silver Track-it Light Certificates winners - Doug, Darsh, Maryam, Siyona, Chinnie and Sophie!
Friday 28th April
We have had a wonderful week delving into our class book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We have been working on our expression and fluency in reading lessons AND we have linked it to our writing lessons, producing some wonderful setting descriptions and developing our editing skills.
Our Rainforest topic has led us to explore the layers of the rainforest and the types of plants and creatures that live in each area. Please check your emails for information on our Rainforest visit on 22nd May!
10 Minute Write pictures are in our downloads! We have been working on descriptive vocabulary this week and using the thesaurus and our vocab mats to improve the quality of our writing. Maths for this week is a 45 minute TTRS session, spread from this Friday to next Friday 5th!
Monday 17th April
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Friday 24th March
This week we've had a blast experimenting with and investigating shadows in our science topic - light! It has been great to see the children enjoying a hands on approach to developing their scientific knowledge and understanding.
We have come to the end of our measurement topic in maths and look forward to beginning fractions next week - this is where our multiplication tables will come in very handy!
Next week we will be getting hands on with our English instructions topic, putting our food prep and creativity skills to the test...
Friday 17th March
We're at the end of a slightly shorter week than usual - but a huge event managed to squeeze itself into our 3 days! Amy was voted by her classmates as 3LP's Member of Pupil Parliament! We are very proud of her and excited to see what she can do with her newfound role...
Homework this week focuses on perimeter and a comprehension on Ancient Egyptian gods. As an extra activity (worth 5 team points!!) we are encouraging the children to create their own neurodiverse superhero as party of Neurodiversity Week which was celebrated in our Monday assembly and revisited in class today... let's see what you can do!
Thank you for your kind donations for red nose day today! The children were full of joy and enthusiasm for the day!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Friday 10th March
Good afternoon - we have spent this week admiring the children in our class who have opted to campaign to become one of our Members of Pupil Parliament! We have listened to some fantastic speeches and seen some wonderful posters. We look forward to our democratic vote on Monday!
Maths homework this week is set on TTRS and our 10 minute write stimuli is in our downloads section. This is not mandatory but a little time spent practising the skills we focus on in class (hopefully) might cement a deeper knowledge and understanding of our learning.
Monday 27th February
We are all looking forward to the exciting activities relating to book week over the coming days and spent last week getting to know our book week text 'Lost Happy Endings'. The reading and writing sessions we have done so far based on the book has been fantastic and the children can't wait to show off their work at next week's parents' evening.
We were so proud to award the children their swimming certificates last week so they could go home and share with their family all the progress they had made since September. From a personal point of view, this was the best year group I have seen come through Year 3 in terms of progress and achievement in their swimmings less - WELL DONE EVERYONE! Photos to follow!
Monday 13th February
We hope the children have been enjoying the first few days of their half term holidays so far! They deserve a rest after their hard work and super behaviour over the past six weeks. They are continuing to mature into polite and respectful young people and we are extremely proud of them!
We had plenty of fun on the last day, the children teamed up against the teachers for some Friday afternoon games - the teachers had to pull their socks up as the previous week, the children had beaten them quite comprehensively!
Spellings homework will become live on Spelling Shed on the Friday before we return and all children have Maths homework in their orange books - a focus on subtracting money. Remember, Maths and English homework is not mandatory to complete but we would like to ensure that reading, spellings and times tables practice are happening on a daily basis - and as much as possible during the half term holidays!
Enjoy your time off and stay safe!
Miss Pritchard and Mrs Smith
3rd February 2023
Good afternoon! Homework this week has been set on TTRS (45 minutes practise) and Padlet (vocabulary questions) and any super language the children research can be discussed, if they choose, in school next Thursday.
Next Wednesday, we will be spending the day with Mr Egypt who shares with us a plethora of wonderful experiences and knowledge on all things Ancient Egypt. Payment is still being taken through ParentPay.
We have enjoyed reading our class book 'The Boy Who Grew Dragons' on our interactive board this week - with lots of super confident children eager to read out loud with for their friends. It has been fantastic to continue to share this book as a class.
27th January 2023
It's the end of a fantastic week for 3LP! The children, as usual, have worked absolutely brilliantly all week and are currently producing some phenomenal information texts based on our Ancient Civilisations topic in History.
We have made sure we've had time to look after our well-being this week as well, having some check-in chats with our adults and friends to share feelings, things we might worry about and things we enjoy too!
Please find this week's 10 minute write homework in our downloads section - maths activities in our orange books focuses on the division topic we've been working on in class this week.
Have a great weekend everyone!
6th January 2023
3LP has had an impeccable return to school this week! I couldn't be more proud of the children's attitude to their learning and the standard of behaviour - the courtesy and kindness of EVERY individual in this class has been phenomenal. What a start to 2023!
In regards to homework this week, we have had an in depth conversation about our TTRS focus for maths (all children have been checked to ensure they have usernames and passwords in their orange books) so everyone is in a position to use this tool to practise over the coming week. A total target of 45 minutes from now until Wednesday has been set.
Please find attached in a recent email, our Padlet link, for the children to share their reading. There are question prompts on our Padlet to encourage ideas for the children to write about when they upload.
Thank you for ensuring the children in our class have had 100% attendance this week - including 0 late marks, our class is super proud of this and we hope to see it continue. In addition to this, all children are attending school in full uniform, showing pride in their appearance and their school. This is the attitude we are focusing on school wide and the children of 3LP are most certainly leading by example.
Miss Pritchard and Mrs Smith
5th December 2022
A huge well done to all the children in our class who presented their assembly so brilliantly on Friday!
We are super proud of the children who recieved certificates and coudn't be prouder of their achievements - Well done Jai, Hugo, Siyona and Maryam!
Over the coming weeks we will have plenty of busy jobs to finish off our curriculum work in the build up to the holidays PLUS all activities Christmas - we'll be making rocky road, cards, ornaments and of course our Christmas party on Thursday 15th December! Please remember to bring your donations.
We can wait to enjoy the coming fortnight with all the children :)
Miss Pritchard and Mrs Smith
Thursday 21s October
Half-Term Sponsored Read
To celebrate and encourage a lifelong love of reading at home and school, we are running a sponsored read over half term 22/10/22-30/10/22.
The project is being organised in conjunction with our local Usborne Partner, and all the money raised will go towards brand new books for our school. In addition to the sponsorship money, Usborne will also donate up to 60% of the total raised in EXTRA FREE BOOKS to the school. So, for every £600 raised, we will get an extra £360 in FREE Usborne books!
We always aim to beat our last year’s target which was £1000 in sponsor money with Usborne donating an additional £600 of books for free if our target is met. This will give us a total of £1600 to spend on new books and resources for our children.
Please help us to enhance our reading resources for pupils by encouraging your child to spend a small amount of time each day either reading to themselves, to others, or being read to. They can read books, comics, magazines, newspapers, menus, websites, recipes, poems, leaflets, instructions – anything with words! For younger children in EYFS they can listen to the adult read their books and that still counts.
The class who have the most recorded minutes will win an extra free book and a small treat! All children will receive a certificate for taking part.
If you are able to support our sponsored read, please find on the reverse a sponsorship form and an extra reading log for your child if they wish to use it to record their reading. Please send any money in a named envelope with the class name and the amount raised alongside the forms by Friday 4th November.
Tuesday 18th October
Fantastic scenes at swimming this week! So many discarded arm bands meaning lots of our children have made phenomenal progress with their confidence and skills! We are extrememly proud!
Monday 10th October
Congratulations to these LEGENDS on winning our first 3LP certificates of achievement on Friday! They are all completely exceptional in their own way and deserve their awards for a range of accomplishments including reading, handwriting and resilience! Well done, boys!
We also had photo day last week, it was fantastic to see so many smart children smiling for their photographs. Please remember to return chistmas card purchase forms by Thursday 13th October if you would like your child's design created into any of the options shared on the form.
We have seen some impressive writing in our 'Villains' English topic this week - a big part of our focus was using vocabulary mats and thesauruses to extend our writing. Science has led us to delve into the formation of rocks and soon we'll be looking at fossils and linking it to our work on The Stone Age in History.
Friday 30th September
Please head to 3VT's webpage to find this week's 10 Minute Write homework. The downloads section on our 3LP page has been glitchy today. We did a practise write earlier but there are still two writes to go to complete homework for this week!
Monday 26th September
The children have had a wonderful day celebrating everything European Languages! Congratulations to our class winner for their costume representing the Czech Republic! We hope everyone enjoyed their French themed snacks this morning and thank you to all who shared their outfits and European languages (and languages further afield) spoken at home with their families.
Last week's first '10 Minute Write' homework of the half term was a huge success - it was clear a great deal of effort went into completing these, alongside the place value Maths homework which was fantastic to see.
Today, we also discussed in great detail the use of our new reading record resource 'Padlet' that the children will hopefully be eager to start using. The class link for our page can be found in an email sent home today.
We look forward to an exciting weekend ahead focusing on 'Villains' in our writing topic, considering our History key question 'How different did life become in the stone age when man started to farm?' and looking at using water colours in Art.
Monday 19th September
We are beginning to familiarise ourselves with the new routines in the juniors and had a super week last week delving into our new topics. We are learning about place value in Maths and are enjoying our History topic - The Stone Age. So far we have looked at familiar times in history on a timeline and have realised that the Stone Age was a long time before anyone built an army or invented simple machines!
This week's English homework is focusing on ‘10 Minute Writes’ (at the front of their books) and their Maths homework will be found, stuck in, in the back of their orange books.
Don't forget curriculum evening this week - Wednesday at 6pm!
Friday 8th September 2022
Today we spent some time talking and understanding a little more about the passing of Queen Elizabeth II. Year 3LP and Year 3VT watched a Newsround programme dedicated to the story and asked/answered questions we had afterwards.
Spellings have been uploaded to the children's Spelling Shed accounts today and we ask they practice as much as possible in time for their test next Friday. We have carried out a short assessment to allocate spellings, however, groupings will continue to be monitored moving forward. The children will bring home a paper copy of their spellings at the back of their 10 Minute Write books (more information on that starting next week). If you have any queries or need a reminder of logins, please email email@example.com
On Tuesday next week, the children will begin swimming lessons as part of the Year 3 P.E curriculum. Please come to school in normal school uniform. Each child will need a towel and swimming costume/trunks (no board shorts are permitted). Goggles/hairbrushes are optional and swimming hats/arm bands/floats will be provided. PLEASE can children with long hair tie it up in a bun/plaits, to help with putting on hats before and changing times after, their lesson.
It has been wonderful to get to know our new class this week and we are looking forward to working hard and enjoying our learning as we navigate our way through the first year of the juniors!
Enjoy a lovely weekend,
Miss Pritchard and Mrs Smith
Wednesday 7th September 2022
What a super settling in day our new Year 3s have had! We have been learning about our new routines, getting to know one another and looking at our expectations for the months ahead.
The biggest change to the children's routine today was their later lunch time. Some became hungry before lunch time so in an effort to hopefully combat this in the future, please send your child in with a healthy snack for morning break - we are unfortunately unable to provide fruit for all in the same manner as KS1.
If you have any questions moving forward, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Miss Pritchard and Mrs Smith
Tuesday 8th September 2022
We can't wait to see you all tomorrow! Our classroom is looking spick and span and is waiting for some fabulous brand new Year 3s to begin their Key Stage 2 learning journey! Sleep well and see you bright and early in the morning...
Miss Pritchard and Mrs Smith
PE lessons will begin on the second week back, week beginning 12/9/22.