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15/12/17

Fabulous finale for y2 . Well done everyone. https://t.co/pg7nrMG3CP

15/12/17

Come Dancing has definitely arrived with the innkeepers dancing the tango https://t.co/WY7fPOMumr

15/12/17

Now for disco! We have seen all musical genres this Star of Bethlehem disco dancing! https://t.co/ZcHMb2UYuB

15/12/17

Now the shepherds and their sheep. Fantastic funny and festive. Thank you Year 2 https://t.co/gUclGZ73p4

15/12/17

From line dancing to rapping camels. It’s all going on https://t.co/Fy64rPvx6I

15/12/17

to Year 2 bring line dancing as the census is called! https://t.co/84us3O6E6B

13/12/17

is our usual spectacular event. So much fun, cheer and impromptu singing! https://t.co/OEa4wbxpwF

05/12/17

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Our brilliant are constructing plots using a framework introduced by the amazing principal, Joanne Taylor. https://t.co/ULiKWqYoWg

05/12/17

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Our are looking at features of different text types . and . https://t.co/POPSdhmHcb

26/11/17

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"Be clear and simple with your messages around behaviour with your staff and your students." Great behaviour tips from 's George McMillan https://t.co/C2aa5Ps8AK

26/11/17

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Delighted to share the assessment method that is helpful not stressful for a change! https://t.co/fQkPUg8vIV

26/11/17

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Primary Trainees at for their Science Subject Day with Science specialist and Phd researcher . https://t.co/3NVLTQP9V3

26/11/17

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Delighted to share the study of the thinking steps involved in learning process in primary science education

26/11/17

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20 - 24 November 2017 Harris Academies https://t.co/ZqVm1dmR81

26/11/17

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It's been a great pleasure to work with an amazing group of talented teachers. https://t.co/GqoHvUGBe5

26/11/17

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Having fun today learning about teaching Science and having a go at doing an investigation of our own! Thank you again 👨🏼‍🎓🤓⚗️ https://t.co/7MIAEIonP4

20/11/17

Lovely atmosphere at our parents evening. Parents engaged in learning how to support their children. https://t.co/LJOqoxPiLu

16/11/17

Sheer joy and a look of satisfaction in overcoming her apprehension. https://t.co/JO7Cj85dPN

16/11/17

Beautiful afternoon walk with a friend. Independence and sheer enjoyment written all over their faces. Thank you HarrisFed https://t.co/Rqzx0Qpv35

15/11/17

Sheer concentration and professionalism making pizzas. https://t.co/3YqiWV0n63

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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3.

Homework

Class Newsletters

 

Hello everyone and welcome to Year 3.

Year 3 is led by Ms Arundell (3 Zephaniah) and Miss James (3 Rosen). They are helped by Mrs Gardiner and Krezel.

 

Amazing Adventures in Year 3

This half term, our topic theme is ‘Amazing Adventures’, and in Year 3 we will be studying the fascinating subject of the Ancient Egyptians. This civilization was extremely important as they were the first people to develop both writing and mathematical concepts. As well as discovering more about this, we will be learning about their lifestyle, culture and beliefs. We will also be finding out how archaeologists have discovered so much about them. We will also be examining the impact that the Ancient Egyptians had on our society today: how they have influenced many of our own technological advances, and how we have developed as a society. Finding out more about the Ancient Egyptians is going to be extremely exciting and challenging!

We will be having our WOW day in week 4 based on this theme. There are lots of fun activities planned for this day, including: making papyrus paper, writing hieroglyphics and making our own models of a mummy and sarcophagus (tomb). The children’s drama and art lessons will be linked to our topic.

Science

We will be studying plants. How they grow, what each part of a plant is called and what its function is. The children will also be learning about how plants reproduce and how they disperse their seeds after flowering.

Last term we prepared for this topic by planting some bulbs with the children – some green shoots are appearing so we are keeping our fingers crossed! 

Maths

This term we will be studying measure, mass and capacity, length and time. It is essential that your children can read both analogue and digital clocks – please help us with this, by asking your child the time at home.

Another way you could support your child’s learning is by discussing foodstuffs, such as rice or pasta, and what their mass is. Tables are still an issue pleas make sure you child knows their tables 2, 5, 10 3, 4 and 6.

English

We begin this half term with three weeks of storytelling. This means that we will be learning new stories, and wonderful ways that we can remember them and write them for ourselves. We will be learning about ‘The Birth of Osiris’, a myth about some of the Ancient Egyptian gods.

We will be deepening our knowledge and understanding of both the art of storytelling, and this story in particular, through role play, drama and character profiles.

We will also be improving our writing skills by including ‘description: detail’ and ‘2 pairs’ sentences, and developing our use of different sentence and paragraph openers.

For example:

‘Thoth challenged moon to a game of chess: he won game after game until he had enough light for five new days.’

And,

‘Exhausted and fearful, swollen and in pain, Sky begged for help to end her agony.’

In the last two weeks of this half term, we will be looking at explanation texts, and will write our own explanations about how bodies were mummified, how papyrus paper was made and how the Egyptian Pharaohs were buried.

Home Reading Journals

Please make sure you are listening to your child read for 10 minutes EVERY NIGHT. In year 3, our reading results for last term have shown that children who read at home are progressing much more quickly in their reading than those who don’t. Support your child’s reading, and ask them about their book.

Handwriting

For the first four weeks of this term, your child will be practising their handwriting EVERY DAY. This means that each day they will get a handwriting lesson, based on the Jarman script, and each day they will have handwriting homework to complete. This is to ensure that the standard of presentation in their books is high, and in line with the National Curriculum. Please support your child in completing and returning their handwriting homework daily.