Welcome to the Year 3 class page. We are excited to keep you up to date with all of the exciting things we get up to!
Severn Valley Railway Trip - Tomorrow
- Please send your children for 8:15 promptly – we will be embarking the coach at exactly 8:30am and will not be able to wait for late arrivals.
- We are expecting to arrive back at school for around 4:30, if you could collect your children from the main entrance. If this changes you will be notified by text.
- We ask that if you are sending children with packed lunches – do so in a plastic bag so that it can be disposed of. No fizzy drinks please.
- We will not be wearing school uniform – and ask that you dress the children as evacuees.
- Please send waterproof coats/apply sun cream depending on the weather.
- Please do not send children with money as we will not have time to visit the gift shop.
Danceathon - Friday 7th July
The danceathon is fast approaching! Please support your children in collecting sponsors. They will be dancing for six hours to raise money for Birmingham Children's Hospital. Donations can also be made made at www.justgiving.com/olstrosedanceathon or by texting OLSR77 and £5 to 70070.
We really want to raise £2200 so please help!
Trip to the Severn Valley Railway
We started our topic on World War Two this week and the children are now thoroughly excited about their trip to the Severn Valley Railway on Tuesday 27th June. As the children have been asked to come dressed as evacuees I thought it would be a good idea to put up some inspiration.
Please do not become stressed over this or feel you need to buy a costume on the internet!
For girls some ideas are;
- A pinafore dress and blouse
- A summer dress
- Long socks
- School shoes
- A beret
- School skirt
For boys some ideas are
- School shirt
- Sleeveless pullover
- Flat cap (there are lots of these in charity shops!)
- Long socks
Athletics Super Stars!
Year 3 are very proud of Ariana and Jayden who got into the final of their athletics event where they competed against all of the catholic schools in Birmingham. Ariana came 5th and Jayden came 4th. Well done!
First Holy Communion
Sunday was a very special day as 19 children took part in the sacrament of Holy Communion. All of the children did themselves and the school proud; they behaved beautifully and the reader were fantastic! Thank you very much to all of the staff and the parents who helped make the day go smoothly.
Yesterday afternoon we held our own party to celebrate this time as a class.
If boys would like to borrow the school sashes & ties to wear to Mass this weekend please let Miss Arnold or Mrs Lynch know.
The Sacrament of Reconciliation
We are preparing for a very special time in Year 3 as eighteen children will be recieving their First Holy Communion this Sunday. Last week these children undertook their first Reconciliation or Confession in readiness for this.
Please do not allow children to bring in fidget spinners as they are very distracting and dealing with them takes up lesson time.
Year 3 were the joint winners of last weeks attendance award. Well done Year 3!
Fewer and fewer children are bringing their reading books in signed. We ask that you read with your child every night and sign their reading diary. They do not need to read the whole book. One or two pages a night is fine. Home reading makes a massive difference to the progress that children make so we really do need your help with this!
Things to remember:
- Homework is given out on a Thursday and due back the following Wednesday.
- Spellings are tested on a Friday. If children get 9/10 or 13/15 they move on to the next set of spellings. If not they repeat the same set the next week.
- Year 3 will have PE on a Tuesday but please ensure kits are in school all week.
- NEW - After last weeks times table test children who didn't get 10 out of 12 or over will need to keep practicing for the following week.
Our class wish
Each class in the school has decided on their own class wish for 2017. Year 3 thought long and hard and came up with some fantastic ideas. We then had a vote and decided that we would aim to become more resilient this year. Miss Arnold and Mrs Lynch think this is a brilliant wish and we are encouraging the children to make sure they use all the resources available to them and to never give up! Every week a child will be chosen who has stayed resilient in the face of a challenge.
We had a great day on Friday raising money for Comic Relief in our crazy clothes. Year 3 were initially £9.00 off the total needed to be allowed to paint Miss Arnold's face but a last minute donation from a parent saved the day! We all looked very silly and raised £40.00 as a class in the process. Well done Year 3!
Stars of the week - Spring 2
Holy Communion Retreat
On Tuesday the sacramental candidates took part in a Holy Communion retreat led by Dan Callow from One Life music. They children had a brilliant day learning about the sacrament, writing prayers, singing and playing team building games. It provided a brilliant opportunity for them to reflect on their faith and their upcoming Reconciliation and Holy Communion.
The whole school is taking part in the Readathon to raise money to help seriously ill children all over the UK. Sponsor forms have gone home tonight - they are stuck into reading diaries. Please help your child get sponsorship for this great cause!
Also please remember to read with you child every night and sign their reading record. Their book and diary should be in school every day.
World Book Day
We had a fantastic time on Friday celebrating World Book Day on Friday. The children looked fantastic in their mythical costumes and enjoyed strutting their stuff on the catwalk in assembly. Great effort Year 3!
Children who have achieved our class wish!
Stars of the week Spring 1
Our star of the week this week is Kalvin for his brilliant effort and progress in maths. Well done!
Super star scientists
Yesterday Year 3 were super scientists and as part of our work on forces they carried out their own experiments. We were testing how far a toy car would travel on different surfaces. We wrote up what we were doing, our results and our conclusions.
We have had a very busy week in year 3. I think the children are all as tired as Miss Arnold and Mrs Lynch now we've reached the end of the week. We have started our new book for the term, Beowulf and have started column addition in maths. Our topic for the term is the Anglo-Saxons. This week we looked at the excavation at Sutton Hoo and now we are keen to find out more!
Year 3 were very busy bee's in the run up to our Christmas market. They worked all week to make and decorate lovely things to sell. We raised over £50.00 as a class, which is something to be very proud of. A big thank you to our sellers; Jamilla, Harrison, Ryan and Lucas. You did a great job and Miss Arnold really appreciated your help.
Today year 3 enjoyed a workshop with Susanne T Shroder, the author of "The donkey's first Christmas". She gave us lots of inspiration and showed us how to develop our interests into stories, animations, pop-up books and even apps. We are very lucky to have a signed copy of The donkey's first Christmas to add to our class library. It will be a real treat to read it again in the run up to Christmas.
Our star of the week this week is Nicole for a brilliant improvement in her punctuation & grammar assessment!
Stars of the week Autumn term!
This week we have been learning all about time!
A big well done to Alvyn, Jamilla, Isabelle, Ryan, Brogan and Hector for taking the lead in the year 3 mass on Wednesday. You did a brilliant job, especially our readers. You made Miss Arnold and Mrs Lynch very proud!
This term our science topic has been plants. We started the term by planting broad bean seeds and we have been watching them grow.