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Year 3

Welcome to Year 3!

This term our topic is Tribal Tales. We have been learning about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. As part of our topic, we visited Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum where we created some cave art, looked at some animals’ teeth and bones from the Stone Age, acted out a story and even hunted a mouflon!  Jean from the museum joined us on Zoom a few weeks later to teach the children about Stone Age pottery and they made their own clay thumb pots. 

Our class story is Stig of the dump and in English we wrote our own adventure stories about the characters Stig and Barney.

In Science we are learning about rocks, fossils and soil. We even made our own fossils!

Every Tuesday we have chess lessons and we are also learning how to play the recorder.

PE

PE is every Monday afternoon. Children must have PE shoes or trainers in school. If earrings are normally worn, please make sure your child does not wear earrings when they are going to be doing PE. If you child is wanting their ears pierced, please get them done at the start of the six weeks summer holiday and not during term time.

Year 3 are also having a weekly yoga lesson this term on Mondays and there is a yoga after school club (Mondays), PE after school club (Tuesdays) and a lunchtime PE club (Wednesdays).

Homework

Maths homework is usually sent home every Wednesday and it needs to be completed and handed in by the following Monday.

Spelling words and rules are sent home in preparation for a spelling test, which always takes place on a Tuesday.

Reading

The children need to bring their book bag to school every day. Reading books are usually changed every Monday and Thursday. We expect children to read at home at least three times a week and this needs to be recorded in their reading record book.

Your child will have brought home an extra book, which is by either Roald Dahl, Dick King-Smith or Enid Blyton, plus a review sheet. These books are to be enjoyed at home and reviewed by your child. When a child has read and reviewed ten of these, they get a reading badge to wear on their school uniform.