'an outstanding school' Ofsted 2013
We have kick-started our English work this week by reading Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age. We have considered what we know about Ug's family and their way of life and thought about what we like/dislike about the story. We then did our own setting descriptions of their home using powerful adjectives and our senses to bring it to life!
We already knew that some early humans lived in caves during the Stone Age. But, were there any other types of houses? We went outside to investigate and we built our own stone age shelter. Well done year 3!
Homework - Due in Wednesday 20th September
Design your own Stone Age penfriend!
Imagine that you had a friend ...who lived in the Stone Age!
What would he/she be like?
What is his/her name?
What are their interests?
Draw and write about your Stone Age friend in your homework books.
Please complete the tasks assigned to you on Mathletics.
Teaching children to touch type is a great skill to have early on that will save a tremendous amount of time later. It’s great for hand-eye coordination, letter recognition, spelling, and it’s an effective way to share their thoughts and ideas. Seven is a good age to start and it can be great fun to learn. Dance Mat typing is free and offered by the BBC. Click on this link.
Keep practising your times tables and see if you can complete the grid.
Challenge: What is the best time you can complete the times table grid in?
Can you complete a mixed up times table grid in less than 5 minutes?
A good practice game:
A good general website: http://www.childrensuniversity.manchester.ac.uk/
Some fun brain-building activities: http://www.tate.org.uk/kids/games-quizzes/wondermind
Reasons to Celebrate:
Congratulations to our two stars of the week: Maame and Emira!
It has been noted that there are a number of unhealthy treats finding their way into lunchboxes. If you wish to provide your child with a snack, please ensure that it is fruit or vegetable based as we are a healthy school and would like to promote this.
Please ensure that your child has a pencil case in school everyday. A letter went out before the summer holidays about contents, if you need anymore details please contact your child's class teacher.
Please note that our first swimming session is Wednesday 13th September. 3T will be meeting at the swimming pool and 3H will walk from school at 9.30am. If you are able to help with walking to or from the pool please contact the office. As a healthy school we will no longer be having a biscuit after our swim. Please ensure that your child has a piece of fruit or veg to eat after the session.
There will be a short meeting on Monday morning for the parents to come and gather information about Year 3. This will be held in one of the Year 3 classrooms and will start promptly after the morning bell.
Don't forget: Check your child's book bag for any letters.
As the cold and flu season approaches any donations will be very gratefully received. Thank you for your support.
Please do not allow your child to bring toys into school as they are a distraction in class and are not allowed on the playground. Also many have gone missing or been broken.
The library is closed for a stock take and will be opening as soon as this completed. The children will be taking part in Star Reader Assessments and new books will be issued once this is complete. Please take books out of your local library in the meantime. Thank you for your support.
Additional optional spellings to practice at home. Please click on the link:
Adding the suffix 'ment'
Which words can you add the suffix 'ment' to. e.g. enjoy -> enjoyment
The ir sound spelt or after w
Words ending in -al
Can you add the suffix -s and -ly?
Words ending in -el
seen and scene
sighed and side
wait and weight
hole and whole
new and knew
Words ending in -le
Can you add the suffix -ing, -s and -ed?
Words with the suffix -ness
The ee sound spelt ey
Can you add the suffix -s?
Adding the suffix -ness
We can make a noun by adding this suffix.
Words ending in -il
Where the s sound makes a zh sound
Can you add any more?
Can you use these words in context?