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Year 3 Mrs Trigg/Miss Ward

Switzerland Day

 

Today we celebrated Switzerland Day!

 

This morning we compared a map of Zurich and a map of Boston and wrote about the similarities and differences. We then created our very own Edelweiss flower and learnt about its importance in Europe. 

 

In the afternoon Mrs Smith taught us about the Alps and brought in her own skiing gear which we got to try on and learnt about! To finish off the day we were treated to a cheese fondue! We learnt how a fondue is made and tried some with bread! It was scrumptious!

 

 

Holiday Homework

Step One Read Twas the night before Christmas.

Step Two Watch a Christmas film with your family and have popcorn.

Step Three Do some family baking.

Enjoy being together!

Class hamper - Christmas treats

Switzerland presentations

 

Today we presented our facts to the class about what we had learnt about Switzerland! 

Christmas Hamper

 

On Friday 3rd December it is non-uniform day for children and each class will have a themed Christmas Hamper for children to bring in gifts. You can then buy raffle tickets and be in with a chance to win one of the hampers! 

The Otters class have decided on the theme 'Christmas Treats!' Please bring in anything you consider a Christmas treat, from food you like to treat yourself to at Christmas time or a special treat you like anytime of year e.g. Having a bubble bath or reading a book and bring in a gift linked to those :) 

 

Any questions please ask the Otters class staff 😁

Shadow work

 

In science we carried on our unit of work around Light and looked at shadows and how they are formed. We learnt that if the light source is closer then the shadows are thicker and if the light source is further away the shadow is longer and thinner. Great investigation work!

Geography research

 

Today in Geography we have been using the laptops to research facts about Switzerland to create a presentation to present to the rest of the class next week. We had to research to find answers to the questions we created about Switzerland. Keep an eye out for our presentations next week!

Homework 15.11.21

 

The school has been asked by Transported to create lanterns for the Boston light switch on. These will be on show in the town on 25th November. Instead of English homework this week please can you create a lantern. There are ideas attached. All lanterns need to be returned by Monday 21st November. Please note lanterns will not be returned once they have been sent to the trail. Have fun making them. We had some lovely examples last year and they looked amazing in the town. 

Chocolate workshop!

 

Today we had a visit from Karl who is chocologist and taught us all about where chocolate comes from, how it is made and the history of chocolate! We learnt about how the Mayans used chocolate, that chocolate comes from cacao trees and how it transforms from a pod into the chocolate that we all love! We even had a chance to become a level 10 chocologist and make our own chocolate treats! 

 

 

Remembrance Day

 

In preparation for Remembrance Day next week we looked at what Remembrance Day is and why we wear poppies and the importance of the day. We discussed the past and current wars and why we have a 2 minute silence to respect the fallen and current soldiers. 

We created our own split pin poppies so we could wear them with pride! 

Welcome back!

 

We hope you had a lovely half term and a happy Halloween! We have been hard at work on our first day back as we learnt about our new science topic of ‘Light’. The children loved using the investigation area to shine light through different materials and talk about what they found out! We wonder how many light sources you can find in your home? Let us know! 

Grammar 5.10.21

 

In grammar we have been focusing on prefixes. We have been talking about how prefixes are placed at the start of a word and change the meaning of it. We matched prefixes and root words up and then wrote what we had found in our English books!

Year 3 curriculum

 

Please see below the expectations for Year 3 around reading, spelling and grammar and what your child will be learning over the course of the year :)

TT Rockstars 

 

We practice TT Rockstars three times a week at school ready for the official times tables tests in Y4. As part of Y3 homework children should practice their times tables for 10 minutes three times a week at home!

Keep up your practicing!

Computing

 

In computing we looked at different apps and the age restrictions on them. We talked about why they have age restrictions and why they are important. We sorted apps into groups based on ages and discussed their uses.

 

Today in Geography we used maps of Europe to help us identify and name capital cities. We learnt how to use a map and how we could find capital cities and name them.

Geography 15.9.21

Please see below the Year 3 curriculum newsletter outlining what your child will be learning over the Autumn term!

Welcome to Year 3 Otters!

 

We hope you enjoy your time in Year 3! Just a few notes to make about P.E., homework and reading now your child is in KS2.

 

P.E. takes place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons. Tuesday is indoors and Friday is outdoors (weather permitting) so please bring appropriate clothing and footwear.

In the Otters class spellings, reading homework and reading records will all go out and be collected on Mondays. Children are expected to complete their spellings with the sentence/definition sheet and bring their spelling folders with them to school every Monday for their spelling test. All reading records are collected on Mondays to see if your child has read and their books can be changed. Reading comprehension work is also collected on a Monday to be marked and new work sent out.

Maths homework will be sent out every Friday for your child to complete and return the following Friday.

 

Any questions regarding P.E., homework and reading, please do not hesitate to ask!

 

 

 

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