Stone Age Living Musuem Invite to parents and carers
NEWTON AND FORD
Welcome to Year 3!
Newton Class is being taught by Mr Abbott and Ford Class is being taught by Miss Cartwright.
The teachers are supported in Year 3 by a terrific team - Mrs Mitchell (Newton), Miss Froggett (Ford) and Mrs Ollerhead (Ford).
We are all really excited to welcome all of the students into Year 3 for an exciting journey ahead, with lots of new challenges and new opportunities enabling them to be curious and explore new and exciting projects.
Miss Cartwright and Mr Abbott would like some new books for the bookshelves in Ford and Newton class but cannot decide what book to add. Instead, Miss Cartwright and Mr Abbott have both decided to let the Year 3’s create their own ‘revolting’ stories and poems. During this project, the children will be familiarizing themselves with traditional fairy tales and poems, then creating their own ‘revolting’ version. To accompany their stories and poems, they will be learning about light and stitching, so they can successfully create their own shadow puppets. Finally, they will perform their stories and poems to other classes in the school.
To find your own ‘silly’ poem and explain why you like this poem. Get ready to share these poems with your peers.
Due in: 30th January 2020
The children will also be getting weekly spellings and timetable practice. Spellings will be put into your child’s diary every Friday to be tested on the following Thursday. Times tables will also be tested on Thursday.
We also ask that you please read with your child at least 3 times a week and sign your child’s home school diary.
Lastly, we have put logins in your child’s diary for Oxford Reading Buddy, Times Table Rock Stars and Purple Mash. We will be using these online resource during school but your child will be able to use these at home to support their learning.
Newton: Newton PE sessions will be held on a Tuesday morning and Thursday afternoon. The morning session will be with Mr Stow doing indoor PE and Thursdays session will be outdoor PE with Mr Abbott.
Ford: Ford PE sessions will be held on a Wednesday and Thursday afternoon. On Wednesday we will be doing indoor PE and Thursday will be outdoor PE both taught by Miss Cartwright.
Please make sure your child has appropriate PE uniform with suitable shoes. Your child’s PE kit should be in every day in case of any timetable changes.
Year 3 are very fortunate this year to be taught Music by Hampshire Music service. Music will be every Friday taught by Mrs Gooding. We will be kicking off the Spring term by learning keyboards. At the end of the Spring term a concert will be organised for parents and families to attend. A date and time for the concert will be confirmed later on in the term.
We do not have forest school this half term. Please do not come in in your forest school kit on Friday.
Just a reminder the reading challenge is underway, your children has been given a reading challenge sheet to complete. If children complete the challenge at the end of the academic year they will receive a certificate and be entered into a prize draw. So lets get reading!
Lastly, Parents and Guardians, please if you have any concerns or questions your first port of call is your child’s class teacher. If the class teacher is unable to help then you must speak to the Year Lead. After that, this could be passed to a member of SLT and then the Deputy Head or Head Teacher.
Dates for the diary
10th February - Dance Live performance at Portsmouth Guildhall
13th February - Valentines Day Disco
14th February - Inset Day 4
17th February - 21st February - Half Term
17th March - Parents Evening
19th March - Parents Evening
2nd April - Easter Disco
6th April - 17th April– Easter Holidays
8th May - VE Day, School Closed
25th May - 29th May- Half Term
1st June - Inset Day 5
11th June - Prince and Princess Disco
16th July - Superhero Disco
22nd July - Last Day of School
Year Group Newsletters 2019/20
The Age of Bronze
Today, Year 3 enjoyed a visit from an author, Paul Nolan, who delivered a history and writing workshop.
The history workshop gave the children the opportunity to work together and make 'foam'henge. They worked as a team to build foamhenge using the techniques that the Neolithic people would have used.
During the writing workshop, the children performed a section of the story, 'The Age of Bronze' and then were able to plan and write their own Stone Age stories.
All children really enjoyed the visit and it has allowed them to have a better understanding of how Neolithic people lived and the types of equipment that would have been used in the Stone Age.
Year 3 visited Stonehenge for their school trip this year, linked to our Stone Age project. It was a very successful day and the children were extremely engaged and enthusiastic throughout the day.
The children took part in a Neolithic life workshop where they looked at how Stonehenge was built, different artefacts that were found, how they made rope, fences and houses and also got to make flour by crushing wheat with a large stone.
The children were fascinated when walking around the stones because of how large they were. All children enjoyed the whole day and the weather even held off which was great!
Every child did Endeavour proud and this trip will remain a highlight of Year 3.
Stone Age Jewellery
This week Year 3 have designed and made their own Stone Age necklaces using clay. They have really enjoyed making the necklaces for our project. We cannot wait to show them off at our living museum!
Stone Age Living Museum
Last week, Ford and Newton were very busy preparing for their Stone Age Living Museum. The Living Museum was on Thursday and was a great success. Parents and Carers gave the children fantastic feedback.
The Year 3 team are immensely proud of how well the children demonstrated to their families how much they had learnt.
We are all very much looking forward to starting our next project.
It's all Fun and Game Outcome
Well done Ford and Newton, your board games were amazing and we have received such positive feedback from parents and carers.
African Drums Concert
Year 3 have begun their new project where we decided to make something REALLY REVOLTING....
We enjoyed making our oozy, gooey and snotty mixture preparing our brain to get thinking of revolting things to support our story and poetry writing.
Revolting Rhymes Project Outcome
The children really enjoyed sharing their shadow puppets alongside their revolting rhymes. They all did a brilliant job and the Year 3 team are very proud of what they achieved. Well done!