Welcome to Year 3
Our class page will tell you all about what we are going to do as well as what we have been up to in class. This is updated regularly so please make sure you keep coming back to see what is happening in our class.
Here's to a very busy and Successful year!
Miss Coleman and Mrs Woodley
Dates for your diary
|Friday 8th March
||World Book Day at OLSTROSE
|Friday 15th March
CAFOD Healthy Fast Day - please return your slips
Only children taking part in the fast can wear their own clothes.
|Friday 22nd March
||Water Warriors Day for Water Aid
Dress as a blue superhero for the day and bring in £1
|Monday 25th March
||Parents Consultations from 1.30pm onwards
|Friday 29th March
||Bring in £1 to wear your own clothes and support our Parish.
|Friday 5th April
||Bring in £1 to wear your own clothes and support the CAFOD Give it Up campaign
|Friday 12th April
||Bring in £1 to wear your own clothes and support the Father Hudson's Society
|Friday 12th April
||School closes for Easter at 1.15pm
|Monday 29th April
||School reopens for ALL pupils at 8.45am
As part of our RE we spent some time reflecting and praying at each station of the cross. Our school has beautiful artwork created by all of its pupils, these help up to focus our prayers and think carefully about the experience of Jesus.
Symphony Hall Music for Youth
This week we are thinking about the sacrifices we can make so that God is the most important thing in our lives. We will have the opportunity to think about what our own futures hold and which vocations we may be called to.
We will have the chance to create adverts about vocations which will help us to explore what these vocations involve and what qualities are required to be successful in our calling.
Whether we know what God wants us to do, or we are still listening out for God’s call, this week will be a chance to explore what it means to make the commitment to a vocation and the difficulties and joys that this brings. We will take the opportunity to reflect and talk to God about where we are heading in our lives as we listen for God’s call.
Oral Story telling
Each half term we have a new story to learn by heart so that we can be confident storytellers. This half term our story Boudicca links with our history topic the Romans. It is such a valuable skill to be literate through developing our skills we no only improve our reading and writing skills but also acquire vocabulary and expressions to Praise God.
Wishing you a happy 2019!
A warm welcome back to you all after our Christmas break. We have lots of exciting topics to be learn about over the next coming weeks.
We want to thank you for your ongoing support with your child and hope that they continue to shine over the next term.
In year 3 as part of our advent charity we donated money so that we could buy a gift for a family in need. It is important to us that follow God’s teachings and look after our brothers and sisters near and far. We therefore decided that we would like to buy the gift of a vegetable garden and happy hens so that families could grow crops for themselves and hens to lay eggs giving them an ongoing source of food.
Thursday 20th December at 3.30pm in the church.
We will take your child over to the church ready for the performance to start at 3.30pm.
You should then come back to the school after the performance to collect your child.
We hope you enjoy all our fabulous singing voices.
Christmas Jumper Day in Year 3
Children in year 3 worked really hard making items to sell at our annual enterprise. We made tasty peppermint creams, twig Rudolph decorations and little fingerprint robin logs.
Thank you to all parents who brought items from our stall we raised over £80 to go towards school trips for you child.
We welcomed back Dan and Emily to lead us in our retreat day. They helped us to prepare our hearts for advent so that we will be ready in our faith for the Birth of Jesus this Christmas.
We have a great day reflecting on of faith and joining in with collective worship.
A MASSIVE well done to Jake who is the first child in year 3 to get into the 100 club. He completed 100 times tables in less than 5 minutes. What a fantastic effort.
A big thank you to everybody who has attended their appointments with me. If you have not yet had your consultation please ensure to book in a time to see how fantastic your child is getting on. It was so lovely to share so many positives with each family.
The children are working their socks off and I cannot wait to see the results of their hard work in our next lot of assessments.
Well done, your should all be very proud!
Week 6 Spellings
Please help your child to practice these spellings at home. Children can write these spellings into their reading diary in the space provided. Each child should know the spellings that they need to learn as they will be introduced to them each Monday. Children will be tested on their spellings each Friday.
Year 3 Class wish
At the start of this year, each class chose a wish that they would like to see acted out in their class. After much discussion, we decided that our class wish is 'to be respectful and show maturity in all that we do'.
This means that we follow school rules, try our best and show mature behaviour not only in the classroom, but in all aspects of school activities.
At the beginning of each half-term, a child will be chosen who we feel has shown that they have been helping to make the wish come true by their words and actions. The chosen child will win 10 house points for their house team.
Science Lesson - How is a seed dispersed?
We are very lucky to be having an extra PE lesson each week this half term. Miss Lay has came in to teach us football skills. It is great to see all the children getting involved and putting 100% effort in.
We visited Ryton Garden Organic to learn more about plants, whilst there we saw heritage vegetables growing throughout the seasons, spent time in their sensory garden, learnt about organic gardening therapy project and composting.
We took part in 4 workshops these included learning about the lifecycle of a plant, looking at seed dispersal within soil, investigating seeds this included looking at the size and shape of them. The last workshop we used the gardens to find different sized leaves to learn about photosynthesis.
After the workshops we had a walk around the gardens, looking at all the different plants. We were able to pick some pumpkins and saw how the pumpkins grew once the plant had flowered. Later on we visited the orchard and had the opportunity to pick a selection of organic apples from the trees.
In the afternoon we made our own newspaper pots and planted rocket and radish seeds. We then had time to enjoy the gardens, looking at plants and completing observational drawings, some of us used the ipads to photograph our favourite plants.
What a fantastic day!