Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Busy, Busy , Busy

Our new term is well underway and the children have started their new topics across the curriculum.  In Geography we are gaining lots of knowledge about countries and continents and we are using maps to locate new places.  Florida has been in the news recently so we have talked about Hurricane Irma and plotted the route that she travelled.

In Science we are learning about Forces and Magnets and we are beginning to understand why magnets can repel and attract.  Our first RE topic about Homes is well underway and the children have talked about St Paul and the advice that he gives us to live our lives in greater harmony with each other.  They have shown great interest and written some lovely "Family Recipes" for happiness:some of these are displayed in the library.

In English we have looked at fables and their morals, we have particularly enjoyed studying a modern fable called "War and Peas."   The children were very astute at ascertaining the moral.

We are impressed with the homework but please don't let the children spend more than 20 minutes on a task.  We want homework to be positive (or as positive as homework can be!)  It does help to consolidate our classroom teaching.  We thank you for your help and support.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Welcome Back!

A very big welcome back to everyone after a lovely summer break! The children have had a great first week in Year 3 and have settled into the new routines incredibly well. It has been a long first week and the children coped remarkably well, although i'm sure they will be looking forward to a weekend off!

Thank you to all those who were able to make the parent meeting this week. If you were not able to make it, please just pop in and we can get the information that was shared to you. The children came home with their homework folders yesterday and these should be back in on Wednesday. The children have also been given a day that their books will be changed, although the children should have their reading records in school everyday.

Over the next couple of weeks we will continue to start and explore our topics for this half term, including 'the sunshine state' in geography, magnets and forces in science, as well as making 'moving posters' in DT. We will also be looking at fables in English. 
We are looking forward to an exciting half term!

Have a lovely weekend!