Welcome to the Y3 Noticeboard!
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS, INSET
It has been another busy week in Year 3! The children have been working hard learning and applying multiplication facts, writing letters and investigating the Victorian era. Techniquest visited school and Y3EC/SW have been playing rugby. The highlight of our week was our visit to Big Pit. The children became history detectives, using a range of sources to find out about a young Victorian girl called Henrietta. They also went 90 metres underground to see for themselves what it might have been like for a child working in the mines. They asked some brilliant questions and learned a great deal about the mine.
Maths – we will be looking at doubling and halving numbers and using diagrams to help solve problems.
Language – we will be completing an Anticipation Grid. The children will need to skim and scan text to find information about the Victorians. Spelling Test Friday. Daily reading.
History – we are going to have a History Research day where the children will using sites on Hwb to discover more about the Victorians.
PE – rugby for EC/SW, gym for LJ
On Wednesday Y3EC/SW will be participating in an art project in Brynmill. Details of this and consent forms will follow on Monday. An artist will come to school for two further days to help the children complete their work. Y3LJ will follow at a later date.
The children have had a busy first full week back in school. We have been looking at recount writing in language and the features of this type of writing. The children saw a brilliant production of the Bells of Santiago performed by a local drama group. We have begun our history topic, written All About Me in ICT and placed numbers on number lines in maths!
On Thursday is our visit to Big Pit. Thankyou to those who have sent consent forms in, please can we remind anyone who hasn’t done so, to send them in as soon as possible as we can’t take any children without one. We will be leaving school at 8:45, as we need to arrive at Big Pit by 10:00. The children will need a packed lunch and suitable clothing, NO MONEY is needed.
In maths, we will be looking at multiplication facts and using our 2,3,4,5 and 10 times tables.
In literacy, we will continue to look at recount writing.
In history, we will be creating a timeline of important dates from the Victorian Era, thinking of questions to ask at Big Pit and writing a recount of our visit.
In science, we will be looking at magnetism.
Year 3EC/SW have rugby for the next 3 weeks, so kit is needed on a MONDAY please. Miss Jones’s class PE is Tuesday.
We will be holding our Meet the Teacher evening on Tuesday at 5pm. Please come along to find out about the year ahead.
If you wish to contact your child’s teacher we are available on dojo or by email. Miss Jones has not had her new school email yet, so please use dojo if you need to get in touch, or she will be in the yard before and after school every day.
Welcome back to Year 3. We have had a lovely few days getting to know the children. We hope they have settled in well.
We will be having a parents meeting on Tuesday, 19th September to introduce ourselves and to give you an overview of the year ahead.
We have given the children reading books and new book bags, we will be reading every day, so it is important that your child has their book in school with them.
Our topic this term is Children of the Revolution. This is a history based topic where the children will be learning about the life of children in Victorian times. As part of this topic we will be visiting Big Pit, near Blaenavon.
We are also having a big push on the children taking responsibility for their belongings, not leaving jumpers and bags in the yard. Please could you ensure your childs’ name is on all of their belongings.
We will be beginning PE next week, our day is a Tuesday. Please could you child have suitable kit in school – white t-shirt, black shorts/tracksuit bottoms, trainers and jumper. We have boxes outside the classroom where this can be left each week.
The children have been introduced to our new reward system – the dojo – and you have also been invited to join. We will keep you up to date about activities in class through the dojo and our class noticeboard. If you need to contact us, we will be in the yard each morning and at the end of the day or you can send a message via the dojo or email.
Next week, we will be looking at Place Value in Maths, beginning our History study by finding out what we already know and what we want to learn and beginning to look at newspapers in Literacy.
If you wish to contact Mrs Sarah Williams, please contact her on WilliamsS55@Hwbcymru.net
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