year 3 23.02.24

Year 3 had had a busy first week back after half term. 

 In English, we started looking at newspaper reports and identifying their features.  

 In History, we looked at the mount Vesuvius volcanic eruption. We watched a short video about what it would have been to have been there at the time of the volcano.  

 In P.E we are continuing to practise our hockey skills and working together as a team.  

 In science we are learning all about plants and what they need to survive. Over the next few weeks we will be carrying out investigations to see which seeds will grow. 

 In music, we are learning a song called ‘Three Little Birds’. We looked at the lyrics and find facts about Bob Marley. We also listened carefully to hear the instruments in the song.  

 In reading, we continued to read ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We are going to be reading the story an answering questions about the text. 

Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker. 

World Book Day Friday 8th March 2024

World Book Day is taking place on Friday 8th March. As a school we are going to be celebrating this day and have chosen the theme “Snuggle up with a good book!” On this day, we are asking pupils to come into school wearing their favourite pyjamas and snuggly clothes. This is so we can all snuggle up with a good book and immerse ourselves in the world of literature. Children are invited to bring their favourite book from home.

Throughout the day, pupils will take part in a range of exciting hands on and virtual activities to enhance their reading and ensure they are continuing to grow their love of reading. There will also be some challenges such as guess which staff member is snuggled up with a good book.  

 

Parents are invited into school to share a book with their child on Friday 8th March, from 2:50pm. Please enter via the main office where you will be shown to your child’s class. At the end of the shared reading session, please leave the school via the office to sign out.  

 

Children will be given a £1 book token to be spent at our school Book Fair or in a local bookstore on a range of identified World Book Day texts. You can find your local bookstore and have a look at the books available by visiting: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/  

 

From Friday 8th March – Wednesday 13th March we will have our annual book fair. The book fair will be held in the South Hall on these dates from 3:30-4:00pm. This an opportunity for you and your child to browse a range of exciting books from a range of genres and purchase one or maybe more. Further information regarding the book fair will be sent nearer the time. 

Year 3 23.02.24

Year 3 had had a busy first week back after half term. 

 In English, we started looking at newspaper reports and identifying their features.  

 In History, we looked at the mount Vesuvius volcanic eruption. We watched a short video about what it would have been to have been there at the time of the volcano.  

 In P.E we are continuing to practise our hockey skills and working together as a team.  

 In science we are learning all about plants and what they need to survive. Over the next few weeks we will be carrying out investigations to see which seeds will grow. 

 In music, we are learning a song called ‘Three Little Birds’. We looked at the lyrics and find facts about Bob Marley. We also listened carefully to hear the instruments in the song.  

 In reading, we continued to read ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We are going to be reading the story an answering questions about the text. 

Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker. 

Year 3 Newsletter 09.02.24

We have had a super week in year 3 this week. 

In English, we started looking at onomatopoeia poems. We found out that onomatopoeia means the noise that something makes. We then looked at a range of poems and highlighted the words we would like to use in our poem. 

 In geography we looked at how to use an atlas and located several earthquakes and volcanoes on a map.  

 In P.E we are continuing to practise our hockey skills and working together as a team.  

 In science we carried out an investigation to find out which magnetic was the strongest. After conducting our investigation, we found out the biggest magnetic wasn’t the strongest.  

 In French, we were continuing to learn musical instruments, and practised saying them together out loud. 

 In reading, we continued to read ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We are going to be reading the story an answering questions about the text. 

 PLEASE NOTE: P.E days are now Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). 

 Have a lovely half term and we shall see you on Monday 19th February 

 Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker. 

Final call – Friends (PTA) Wear What You Love Disco

💃💃💃…Final Day…🕺🕺🕺
Thank you to everyone who has purchased a ticket, to join us this Friday 9th February for our “Wear What You Love” Disco, children are welcome to come to school in their disco clothes, spending they day in what they love to wear 🥳.
Disco tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPay, by the end of Today (6th Feb), this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies.
Volunteers – Safety is paramount, if you/ grandparent/ uncle/ aunt/ friend can help, please do get in touch, we could really do with some more volunteers.

Year 3 News 02.02.24

The children earned themselves an extra playtime this week as we had the best attendance and no lates this week! Well done year 3 🙂

In Geography, we looked at tectonic plates and how they can cause earthquakes to happen. We also looked at the world map and located the plates and we thought about places we wouldn’t want to live that are close the tectonic plates! 

In maths, we are looking at out X3, X4 and X8 times tables, and we are now beginning to see a link between multiplication and division, this is helping us in our maths lessons.

In English, we have been learning all about acrostic poems and on Friday we wrote our poems neatly on special paper, which will then go up on display outside our classroom.

 In reading, we carried on reading more of our story ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We enjoyed taking it in turns to read to our partner and answer the questions. 

PLEASE NOTE: P.E days are now Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

 Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker. 

Year 3 Newsletter

Year 3 

The children are continuing to work hard this week.

In Geography, we reminded ourselves about the layers of the earth, then we discussed what would happen if a volcano erupted in Madeley!   

In R.E we looked at the parable of a good shepherd. We then thought about possible items we could use in the classroom to act out the story with our partner. 

 In Science, we continued our topic ‘forces and magnetics’ and carried out an investigation about how magnetics work. We used some cork and a paperclip and watched what happened when we used a magnetic around the edge of the bowl. We then talked about how it is similar to how a compass works.  

In computing we looked at people we should trust online and people who we shouldn’t trust and why.  

In maths we are continuing to learn all about multiplication and division and are practising our X3 X4 and X8 times tables.

In reading, we carried on reading more of our story ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We enjoyed taking it in turns to read to our partner and answer the questions. 

PLEASE NOTE: P.E days are now Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). 

Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker. 

Newsletter – Friends (PTA) 26.01.2024

Friends Association (PTA) Newsletter – 26.01.2024

Dates for the diary:

Wear What You Love Disco 09.02.2024.

We are holding a Spring Disco, children are invited to join us Friday 9th February for a “Wear What You Love” Disco, children are welcome to come to school in their disco clothes, spending they day in what they love to wear.

Disco times will be as follows:

  • Reception, Years 1 & 2 – 3:15pm to 4:00pm
  • Years 3 & 4 – 4:15pm to 5:15pm
  • Years 5 & 6 – 5:30pm to 6:30pm

Disco tickets are £3.00 – Payable beforehand on ParentPayby Tuesday 6th February, this is to ensure safeguarding ratios are met and sufficient supplies. Entry fee includes Chocolate buttons/ Haribo (vegan options available). For everyone’s safety and enjoyment, we must abide by a “no ticket, no entry” policy. Please have your ParentPay receipt handy at drop off (KS2).  KS1 staff will have a list of who is attending, if your child is not attending the disco, please collect as normal.

Drop off:

  • KS1, staff will deliver children with tickets to the South Hall.
  • KS2, queue at the South Hall doors at allotted time, please have ParentPay receipt handy, tickets cannot be purchased on the day, entry will be refused.

Collection – all children must be collected; no child will be permitted to walk home alone:

  • KS1 usual pick-up points.
  • KS2, enter through South Hall doors, collect child (they will be lined up ready), then exit via Year 5 doors, rejoin South Hall queue for next Disco if required.

PLEASE NOTE – When dropping off & collecting children – please collect your child and then leave the hall (via Year 5 exit). DO NOT drop older children in the hall at the same time, we need to register their attendance. Please go back round and wait for the hall to be empty and us to call for the next disco before dropping off older children. This is to reduce congestion and make it easier for staff and volunteers to ensure that the right child is with the right parents/guardians, that all children have been. Thank You for your help with this..!

Volunteers:

We are appealing for volunteers to come along and help supervise the discos and make sure the children are safe and have fun. We need helpers at all 3 discos to ensure they run successfully. Please contact Friends (PTA) johnfletcher.friends@taw.org.uk, if you can help,  if we do not have enough helpers we may have to cancel, please help make this a wonderful event for the children.

Thank you for reading.

Friends (PTA)

Our week in Year 3- 19.01.24

What another fantastic week year 3! 

 The children are continuing to work hard and are earning themselves lots of pom poms at lunchtime for being Ready, Respectful and Safe. Well done! 

 In Geography, we looked at volcanoes and labelled them. We also watched a short clip of a volcano erupting which we found fascinating.  

In English, we looked at the Nepal earthquake in 2015 and the damaged it caused. We then wrote our own facts about it.

 In French, we learnt another five musical instruments and practised saying them to our friends.  

 In Science, we continued our topic ‘forces’ and carried out an investigation about the different types of forces we use. 

 In PSHE we wrote about our dreams and hope for the future. We included short term dreams and long term dreams.  

 In R.E we looked at people who inspire us and then we drew our own picture of the person who inspires us. 

 In reading, we carried on reading more of our story ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We enjoyed taking it in turns to read to our partner and answer the questions. 

 PLEASE NOTE: P.E days are now Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). 

 Have a fantastic weekend! 

 Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker. 

Year 3 Newsletter 12.01.24

What a great first week back year 3! 

The children (and Miss Azzopardi) have settled into year 3 brilliantly after the Christmas break. They have come back to school with a positive attitude and are demonstrating an excellent commitment to learning.  

 It has been a busy and action-packed start to the Spring Term. We are learning all about Earthquakes and Volcanoes this term and the children have already began to ask lots of interesting questions about the topic and are intrigued to know more. 

In English, we started off the week by looking at fact files and how we are able to identify the key facts by finding the subheadings. We then started to write our own facts about earthquakes.  

 In Geography, we looked at the four parts of the earth and identified the mantle, crust, inner core and outer core and started to look at how this links to earthquakes. We then found out some interesting facts about each one.  

 In French, we learnt five musical instruments and practised saying them to our friends.  

 In Science, we started our new topic ‘forces’ and carried out an investigation about the different types of forces we use. 

 In reading, we started a new story called ‘The Firework Maker’s Daughter’, by Philip Pullman. We are going to be reading the story an answering questions about the text. 

 PLEASE NOTE: P.E days are now Monday (outdoor) and Wednesday (indoor). 

 Have a fantastic weekend! 

Miss Azzopardi and Mr Baker

Our Week in Year 3 – 15/12/2023

A fun-filled, action-packed week!

This week, we have been busy practising for our Christmas Performance, developing our understanding of division and multiplication, as well as spending a day in the Stone Age!

Children continued to work hard in all lessons, and have really impressed us with their enthusiasm and when singing our Christmas songs.  Please keep practising at home.

We all had a fantastic day on Wednesday at Bishop’s Wood. We worked with our tutor, Steven, and travelled back into the Neolithic and Mesolithic periods.

In the morning, we practised hunting animals using wooden spears and worked on gathering plants that could either be eaten or used to make something. We found out that the sting from nettles disappears when it is cooked and that there are some plants that we need to avoid as it could make us ill or even kill us! We also worked on grinding seeds to make flour, weaving a fence to keep out wild animals, making a net and lighting a fire.

After lunch, we had to walk for four days, following a herd of reindeer, before we finally settled on a place to camp. Here, we made shelters that had to survive stormy winds!

Finally, we made cave art to record our experiences.

It was a wonderful day. The pupils made us feel so proud as they were very polite and listened carefully to all instructions. They asked and answered questions that reflected the depth of their understanding.

Well done Year 3!

Reading Record Books: All pupils should be bringing their reading book and reading record book to school everyday, as well as reading at home three times each week. Please can you make sure that children are bringing them into school. If you cannot find their reading record book, please let us know so that we can provide a replacement. Mr Baker’s reading group for phonics should be bringing a phonic reading book home with them. These must be returned to school so that we can exchange it for another reading book.

 

We continuing to practise our songs for our Christmas concert. Children have all brought home their song

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 20th December: Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinner Day

Christmas Celebration at St. Michael’s Church 2pm and 5:30pm.

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Baker and Mrs Lawman-Smith

A huge thankyou!!!!!

Today we have had our last school trip of 2023 and so I just wanted to say a very big thankyou to my amazing volunteers who have helped support our educational school visits this year. Thankyou so much for giving up your free time to help support our fantastic children and teachers, we really do appreciate all that you do.

If you would like to become a volunteer, please pop and see me in the office and I can give you more information.

Best wishes

Miss Harrison

 

Our Week in Year 3: 08/12/2023

Another busy week!

We have had an action-packed week this week.

In English, we have finished our work on persuasive writing (adverts) and have completed our final advert. Everyone worked hard to achieve their writing targets, using conjunctions as well as some very persuasive words and phrases. Pupils also took great care with their presentation, thinking carefully about how to set out their advert to make it eye-catching.

In Maths, we are now working on multiplication and division. It is so important that all children know their times tables. Please spend some time practising these at home. Children should now be practising their, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 times tables. If you are able to practise online, a useful link is:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

During Science, we are investigating forces. We know that forces are the things that allow the movement of all objects around us – a push or a pull. An example of a force is gravity, which keeps us grounded. We started by looking at magnetism, exploring which materials were magnetic, including making predictions based on our findings. We also investigated the South and North poles on magnets. To find out more about this, scan the QR codes below.

Our visit to Bishop’s Wood is Wednesday 13th December. We will be leaving school by coach at approximately 9:00am and will return to school by 4pm (depending on traffic). We ask that children arrive to school for 8:30am so that there will be enough time for a toilet trip and registration before the coach arrives. All children must be in their forest school clothes, with their school jumper, hoodie or cardigan and wear suitable shoes for walking and they must have a coat in case of wet weather and to keep them warm as we will be outside for most of the day. Please remember your packed lunch and drinks for the day (no fizzy drinks).

Reading Record Books: All pupils should be bringing their reading book and reading record book to school everyday, as well as reading at home three times each week. Please can you make sure that children are bringing them into school. If you cannot find their reading record book, please let us know so that we can provide a replacement. Mr Baker’s reading group for phonics should be bringing a phonic reading book home with them. These must be returned to school so that we can exchange it for another reading book.

We continuing to practise our songs for our Christmas concert. Children have all brought home their song lyrics. To listen and sing along to practise, please use the links below. Please note that, on the videos, some lyrics are slightly different to the ones we have sent home. Please use the words from the sheet.

Christmas Is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QUZyB2EVHo

Sausage Rolls for Everyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-RElZLh1LA

 

Dates for the Diary

Wednesday 13th December 

Year 3 visit to Bishop’s Wood.

Friday 15th December

Christmas Fair after school.

Wednesday 20th December

Christmas Jumper and Christmas Dinner Day.

Christmas Celebration at St. Michael’s Church 2pm and 5:3opm. (Tickets are available on ParentPay, pupils brought home a letter about this yesterday.)

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Baker and Mrs Lawman-Smith