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Year 3

 

Welcome to Year 3

Who's who in Year 3?

Mrs Karen Cecil- Class teacher

Mrs Emma Penn- Class teacher

Mrs Lisa May- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Helen Ford- Teaching Assistant

Mrs Sara Crawford- Teaching Assistant/ELSA support

To be tested on Friday 27th November (two weeks to learn these)

hopeful

hopeless

enjoyment

amazement

section

cheerful

fearless

payment

punishment

motion

 Extension- If your child has found these 10 words easy to learn

please practise these as well.

thoughtful

toothless

movement

judgement

emotional

New Topic

We have had a very enthusiastic start to the half term with our new topic of Victorians. We are using the book Queen Vicotria's bathing machine as the centre of our learning. So far we have learnt about Queen Victoria's life, why Prince Albert helped invent a bathing machine for his wife, and the very unusual gift that was sent from a King in Africa for the young Victoria!

 

Class planning overview 23 - 27 November 2020

Class overview 9th November - 20th November 2020

Class planning overview Sir Captain Tom Moore 'One hundred steps'

In the event of any closure related to COVID

Our Learning has Rocked!!

We have been learning about the 3 different types of rock- igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. 

We have even tried forming these types of rock with chocolate. 

Igneous rock is formed using heat

Sedimentary rock is formed using pressure of millions of years.

Metamorphic rock is formed through pressure and heat.

Look at our results.

SCIENCE ROCKS- especially when you are using chocolate

Art work

Important information

Here are a few details about procedures which are inline with the latest Government guidelines that we will be following for at least the first month. 

Arrive at school at your allocated time 9am - Due to the staggered start and having to get 14 classes onto site safely it is important that everyone is prompt.    Our finish time is at 3:15pm prompt. 

You will be asked to say your goodbyes to your children at the main gates/ red gazebo to minimise  the number of adults on the school site. Pupils will be escorted by Miss Harris, Mr Neil or Miss Bates along the correct pathway to their classrooms.

Children will be asked to sanitise their hands on entry to the class. There is no requirement for temperature to be taken every day, although if a pupil shows signs of Covid then their temperature will be taken by the office staff. 

Children will be taught, have break and lunch  in our class bubble, with their class teacher and teaching assistant along with an allocated lunchtime supervisor. Pupils will have limited interaction with any other adults or pupils.

The main restrictions and changes are regarding items being taking between home and school so

there is no need  to bring in your book bags, reading books spelling lists every day.

Your children will receive reading books and spelling list on a Monday- these are for home use only and do not need to brought into school every day. Everybody's reading books are to be brought back in on a Friday where they will be put into a quarantine box for 72 hours before being redistributed on the following Monday. Any reading books that you have from year 2 can be brought back in on Monday in a carrier bag with your child's reading record.

Reading on Oxford Reading Buddy will be a better way for your child to read at the moment. Of course, our reading book challenge is still on and prizes can still be earned. We will be hearing them read on ORB books as well as class reading books. 

There will be no Maths homework sent home at present but there will be weekly Maths challenges on the website along with spelling lists and up to date information.

 

Please bring

  • indoor shoes in a carrier bag
  • water bottle
  • fruit for a snack
  • packed lunch- if you receive free school meals Chartwells are providing a cold lunch. There is no hot food option at the moment.
  • sunhat (as we will be outside as much as possible and the weather forecast for next week is good!)
  • coat - we will be going outside whatever the weather to get fresh air and we can't lend warm coats as we did in previous years.
  • plimsolls/ trainers for PE and indoor use (no other PE kit is needed at the moment)
  • black outdoor shoes and full school uniform

 

NOT TO BRING 

  • pencil cases
  • book bags
  • toys

 

This all sounds very military but your child's safety is our priority at this time.

If you need to contact us about an issue with your child please email  on

3KC@ chickerell.dorset.sch.uk                    3EP@chickerell.dorset.co.uk

We will answer emails asap.  Unfortunately no notes can be sent in and we will not be able to have adults popping in before or after school like before. If there are very urgent messages please phone the office. 

 

Remember there are no silly questions. If you have any worries, concerns or queries please contact me. I am here to help you all. 

 

Our main focus within the school day to get your children settled and relaxed with a positive mental attitude. Their well-being is our main concern and we hope that, even with very stringent rules on cleanliness and hygiene, we will still have fun learning together. 

 

Spellings

Over the year we will be learning to spell words from the Year 3 & 4 word list, as well as applying spelling rules to groups of words, such as prefixes and suffixes. The children will have two weeks to learn their spellings and will be tested in school every other Monday morning. 

 

This is a list of words that the National Curriculum has produced, for children to be able to spell correctly and use within their writing.

Year 3 & 4 word list:

accident

century

experiment

interest

particular

remember

accidentally

certain

extreme

island

peculiar

sentence

actual

circle

famous

knowledge

perhaps

separate

actually

complete

favourite

learn

popular

special

address

consider

February

length

position

straight

answer

continue

forward(s)

library

possess

strange

appear

decide

fruit

material

possession

strength

arrive

describe

grammar

medicine

possible

suppose

believe

different

group

mention

potatoes

surprise

bicycle

difficult

guard

minute

pressure

therefore

breath

disappear

guide

natural

probably

though

breathe

early

heard

naughty

promise

although

build

earth

heart

notice

purpose

thought

busy

eight

height

occasion

quarter

through

business

eighth

history

occasionally

question

various

calendar

enough

imagine

often

recent

weight

caught

exercise

increase

opposite

regular

woman

centre

experience

important

ordinary

reign

women

 

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