R.E. Experience Morning
Today we had our R.E. Experience learning all about Islam and what Muslim beliefs are. We had the chance to look at different Islamic artefacts and even wear traditional clothes that Muslims would wear! It was very interesting to learn about different beliefs and how we can respect them whether it’s in school or out in the community.
Today in Science we investigated rocks in partners and decided how to group them based on their characteristics. We talked about their uses and worked together to decide how and why we would group them.
Super investigation work!
Around the World Day - Tuesday 12th July
Year 3 - China - further details in the letter below.
On Friday 27th May the children will all be celebrating the Queen's 70th Jubilee. Year 3 are going to be looking at the 1950's and we would like the children to dress up in 1950's outfits. The Owlets and Otters will be learning a dance to share at the celebration.
The children are also going to take part in a picnic in the afternoon so please send your children with a picnic blanket and any picnic treats you wish for them to share with the class e.g. crisps, sandwiches, fruit, biscuits etc.
In science today we carried on our learning of flowers and had the chance to dissect flowers and observe them through magnifying glasses. We talked about the different parts of plants and their uses and could even see inside them!
Fantastic investigation work!
Creating a map key
This week in Geography we have been focusing on using a map key on a site plan of our school! It was quite tricky to find all the places and label them all but we did a fantastic job!
For homework this Easter we would love your child to follow the recipe given and make Easter Egg Flapjack. When they have made these could you please take a photo of the flapjack and stick the recipe (folded in half) along with their photo in their homework books (alongside their usual English homework). Please be aware the flapjack baking is OPTIONAL.
Please could you continue to listen to your child reading their book and sign their reading records and feel free to read more books and make a note of these too!
Finally, could your child complete 3 x 10 minute sessions on TT Rockstars.
All homework will need to be completed and handed in at school on Wednesday 20th April 2022
Many thanks and enjoy eating some yummy Easter eggs!
World Book Day dance workshop
To celebrate World Book Day the school invited several dance workshops in for the children to access dance around the theme of a particular story. For Year 3 the story was Charlie and the Chocolate Factory based around our previous learning of Roald Dahl! The children had a fantastic time and it was a great way to recall the story through a different style of learning!
For the children's homework this week Hawthorn Tree are holding a competition to create a design for a new outdoor area where the old children's centre used to be.
Your design could include ideas such as woodland, fruits and vegetables, sensory planted area, bug house, reflection area etc.
You can draw your design, make a detailed plan or create a model! Please put your full name and class on your design and hand it in by Monday 21st March! There will be a prize for the best design per year group!
An amazing day for the 25th Anniversary of World Book Day and a special visit from Professor McGonagall!
Holiday Homework February Half Term 2022
As part of our on-going well being we are asking you to enjoy a bedtime story each night read to you by an adult in your house or an older sibling. This may be the same book each night, or a different book. Please record these bedtime stories on your bookmark and return them to school on Monday 21st February 2022. If you start your bedtime reading this week and complete two weeks you will be put into a prize draw.
On the bookmark please record the date and the book each time you read.
A visit from Toby!
This afternoon we had a visit from Toby! He was a sprocker spaniel who came with his owner and we were able to ask questions about Toby and how he is looked after. I wonder how many facts you can tell your family about Toby?
In history we have started our topic or Prehistoric Britain and have been looking at life in the Stone Age and different sites that provide us evidence of the Stone Age.
Take a look at some of the children’s work that has made our display!
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!
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!
Today we presented our facts to the class about what we had learnt about Switzerland!
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 😁
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
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 :)
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!
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.
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!