Welcome to Year 3!
Mrs Shanks 3S
Ms Miller 3M
Recommended reading list for Year 3
With Christmas fast approaching you might be looking for some last minute stocking fillers for your child. If so, then why not buy a new book from this excellent list of recommended reads for children aged 7/8?
Year 3 Chocolate factory!
We tasted different flavours of chocolates. Some we liked and some we didn't. Our faces were a picture when we tried the chilli chocolate!
Pottery - Beaker pots from the Bronze Age!
Thank you for all your amazing research and models for our Iron Age topic. We are going to write non- chronological reports about the Iron Age using the information we have shared.
World Mental Health Day - We made worry dolls in Year 3. The children can tell their worriy to the doll, put it under their pillow and their worry will be gone by the morning.
19th September 2019
Welcome to all Year 3 parents and carers; we look forward to working with you and your children this year. If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to come and talk to us or make an appointment at the school office.
It was good to meet many of you at the Year 3 Welcome Meeting. For those of you who were unable to attend or for those who would like to check any details discussed at the meeting, we have attached a copy of the presentation.
We have had a busy start to the Year - a visit to Redbridge Museum and a day learning some key skills for life in the Stone Age at Thorndon Country Park. We have uploaded some photographs of these activities, as you can see the children had a great time and learnt a lot!
Thank you very much to the parents who accompanied us. We do rely on your help to be able to run these days for the children. On Friday 27th September Year 3 have a Rocks and Soils Workshop all day in the school hall. If you would like to help for either the morning or afternoon session (or both!) please contact the school office.
Mrs Shanks and Miss Miller
Rocks and Soils Day - 27th September
'Cave Man' Day at Thorndon Country Park 18th September 2019
'From Ice age to Iron Age' at Redbridge Museum - September 10th 2019
Class 3B doing an outstanding job dressing up for world book day!
Year 3 have been tasting different brands of pizza this week. We have discussed what we liked about each one and which ones we would buy again, We examined the packaging and found that the picture on the box didn't always resemble the pizza inside!
Next week we will be baking our own pizzas and designing our own packaging using some of the tips we have picked up from the top brands.
Year 3 trip to the Science museum
The children have been very busy getting ready for Christmas; they made some Christmas stockings and they have baked and decorated biscuits to take home to share with their families. I was extremely impressed with their skills and can't believe that no biscuits were broken in the process! Hopefully they will survive the journey home tonight so you can admire their wonderful creations.
Can I take this opportunity to say thank you to all my families for your support this term and for your very generous gifts and cards. I hope you all have a wonderful time over the Christmas break ,with lots of fun and relaxation!
Friday 7th December
The year 3 production is swiftly approaching, reminder for parents the performance will start at 7pm on Thursday 13th at the Church. There is plenty of seating available.
Next week will involve lots of practice for the production. As a reward for their hard work, a Christmas party afternoon will be held on Wednesday 19th December (Amended) - more information will follow next week in a parentmail.
Please note, a change to the homework sheet: It was originally stated the Big Write would be on Wednesday 12th December, this has now changed due to a performance rehearsal. The Big Write will now take place on Friday 14th December.
Homework will be to develop and prepare their Big Write, spellings, MyMaths (which is being checked weekly, those not completing will have to miss break/lunch to catch up).
On a different topic, the children should have received their unique log-ons to the network for St Antony's. There is a lot of information included and I hope that I can explain this.
Firstly, there is a unique logon for the St Antony's system which can only be done in school. This also came with a password.
However, for use at home is an email and an LGFL logon (ends in .317 - any difficulty in accessing this please contact the class teacher).
This logon allows you to visit the website: https://www.lgfl.net/default.aspx
You can login using the information given to the children. This will give you access to a huge range of resources and learning material. I recommend on clicking on "learning resources", then proceeding through "discover" to the "key stage" tab.
This then proceeds to provide information appropriate to the age, and for a vast range of subjects. Many of these resources do get used in school, however there is an opportunity for outside of school learning.
This is a free resource and only the child's logon is needed. We feel sharing these with parents will encourage an interest in learning about new parts of education.
Friday 30th November - Lots of information!
A big congratulations to 3B for winning the Redbridge SumDog competition! A hard fought challenge ended with 3B beating every other school and class in the borough!
Parents please note than costumes for the production should be brought in next week. We will be using them from Thursday 6th December onwards in rehearsals.
Information regarding the production has now gone out. Any further questions particularly regarding costumes, please see either Mrs Shanks or Mr Blooman who can clarify things further.
Christmas is fast approaching and this is the busiest part of the term. As a result, there will be no homework for either class this week aside from MyMaths and spellings. The Big Write homework will be given out next Friday due in Wednesday 12th December (the last one for 2018).
The Advent service will be taking place on Tuesday 4th December at St Thomas of Canterbury church in the afternoon. If parents are in attendance, children will be allowed to go home early, but must return to school first.
Friday 7th December is Christmas Jumper day and a school disco (further information is being sent to parents via ParentMail).
Wednesday 19th December is Christmas dinner day, with the final day of 2018 being Friday 21st December. Children will be dismissed at 1:30 PM.
Due to the 3B CCW, there will be no homework in the homework books. MyMaths, and spellings are still to be completed.
The children have enjoyed finding out about the Iron Age in Britain and we all enjoyed seeing the models they created and listening to the interesting facts they researched over the half term holidays - thankyou .
In 3S we have been begun our new science topice 'Forces and Magnets' . We have been investigating which type of force is needed to make different objects move....
Just an update on some key dates:
3B Class collective worship - Friday 9th November at 14:30
Year 3 trip to the Synagogue - Thursday 8th November AM
Year 3 Production - Thursday 13th December
An excellent start to the final half term of 2018!
Reminder it is now winter uniform, including PE where tracksuit bottoms and jumpers should be worn.
3B Class collective worship is taking place on the 9th November at 2:30.
For the those in 3B, who have asked about the Fab 50 sheet and reading list, see attached documents.
A big thank you to those in year 3 as we have the best attendance records in the school for the past half term. Please keep it up, especially with the year 3 production approaching!
Thursday 13th September
It was really nice to meet many of our Year 3 parents at the Year group meeting last night. For those of you who were unable to attend and for those wishing to read the presentation again we have attached a copy.
Year 3 Presentation 12/09/2018
A hectic first week in the juniors for classes 3B and 3S!
A packed few days of settling in, becoming accustomed to new rules and new uniform along with a new teacher and a new classroom! The year 3 pupils have a good first few days and will fully get into the new routine next week.
In terms of homework, this will be established during the parent/ teacher meeting TBC.
For this week there is:
MyMaths - if there are difficulties logging in, please can you confirm in your child's diary so we can address them (completed by 12/09)
Spellings - located weekly in their diaries. Test on Friday. In case diaries were left at school, for this week the spelling are:
A homework book was sent home, this will be weekly and should be looked at. These books should be returned by Wednesday (to be discussed further at the parent/teacher meeting.
Any reply slips for the trip to the Redbridge Museum should be handed in by Monday. Thank you to those who have done so already.
Thanks to the pupils of year 3 for making this an enjoyable week and long may this continue