Materials needed for Art

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Year 3 are going to be starting their paper mâché rock art on Friday 28th September. Please bring in cardboard and newspaper this week, if you can!

Many thanks,

The Year 3 Team

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What are you reading?

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I love to read, and one of my aims this year is to make sure every child in Onyx class (and all of year 3!) enjoys it as well!

In class we are currently reading Jeremy Strong’s ‘The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog’ as part of our English work, but we will be reading a whole range of books throughout the year.

I’ve read lots of good books, but I am always open to recommendations! I would recommend reading the Harry Potter series (it’s my favourite!) and I am currently reading a mystery novel by one of my favourite authors!

What are you reading? Are you enjoying it? Would you recommend it?

Please share your thoughts below! I would love to hear about the books you think everyone should read!

Mr Perrin

Helping with reading at home

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As I’m sure you are aware, reading is a vital skill to have in order to engage with any subject we teach our children.  It is also an incredibly important life skill.

To this end, we ask that you spend 15 minutes to half an hour each evening with your child to ensure that they are reading well and understanding what they are reading.  Any comments you have, please feel free to share them with the class teacher by just putting a quick comment in the diary or speaking to us in the morning/afternoon.

In order to help them and to give you some ideas for at home, some of the following will be useful:

  • identify any words they are unfamiliar with.  Books should have a few unknown words in them and you could ask your child to collect 2 or 3 and find the meanings.  These could then go into the reading comment for that evening.
  • Question your child on what they have read.  Questions with a ‘why’ are usually good, e.g why did the main character feel scared?  Back this up with a ‘how do you know this?’ and you are really getting your child to think about the book and they will begin to have a deeper meaning of the text they are reading.
  • If you’re not sure what other questions you can ask, use one from the list of questions in the reading diary.  By you asking them, they can then talk through the answer with you and then use this to write their evening’s comment.

Good luck with this, and please feel free to speak to any member of the Year 3 team for any help and guidance.

Happy reading!

The Stone Age

This term, year 3 are learning all about ‘The Stone Age’.

As part of our work, we have been looking at how cave paintings made thousands of years ago can tell us about the lives that were lived then.

In class, we made our own ‘cave paintings’ that told a story of a person from the Stone Age.

Can you tell what is happening in each picture?

Homework due Monday 24th September

Spellings (recap of Year 2 suffix rules):

merrily

merriment

happily

happiness

penniless

plentiful

argument

painful

painless

fruitless

 

Times Tables practise:

Please practise your 2 times table and 3 times table.

Homework due Monday 24th September

Spellings (recap of Year 2 suffix rules):

merrily

merriment

happily

happiness

penniless

plentiful

argument

painful

painless

fruitless

 

Times Tables practise:

Please practise your 2 times table and 3 times table.

Homework due Monday 17th September

Please practise the following spellings in your reading diary this week. There will be a spelling test on Friday 21st September.

Spellings (recap of Year 2 suffix rules):

patting

hummed

dropped

dropping

runner

runny

saddest

sadness

playful

hopeless

 

Times Tables practise:

Please practise your ten times table and five times table.

Homework due Friday 14th September 2018

Hello Year 3! Welcome back to a new school year. I hope you have all had a fantastic first week.

As your teacher will have mentioned, in Year 3 we expect all pupils to fill in their reading diary every week. This includes:

  • writing the title of the book you are reading each day (on the left hand page)
  • writing a comment about the book you are reading every day (on the left hand page)
  • practising your spellings for the week (on the right hand page)
  • practising your times tables for the week (on the right hand page)

If this is not completed, we will be giving out ‘yellow cards’ as a warning and detentions if it continues.

Please practise the following spellings in your reading diary this week. There will be a spelling test on Friday 14th September.

Spellings (recap of Year 2 suffix rules):

replying

replied

happier

happiest

hike

hiking

hiker

hiked

nicer

nicest

Times Tables practise:

Please practise your three times table this week.

 

Maths games in Ruby Class

Ruby Class today spent some time using their maths skills to come up with some excellent ideas for board games.  These games will require the players to answer questions using the four operations – addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.