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Mrs Alison Davies

Lowton Junior & Infant School

Encouraging Growth

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Year 3 2018/19

 

Welcome back to our Year Three weekly blog

Friday the 19th October

 

Welcome back to our final blog of the first half term!

Firstly, we have set up a twitter account for you to follow us in class, finding out daily what we have been getting up to. My username is LJI Miss Green. If you are a twitter user, please follow us and see what exciting things in class we’ve been doing and see examples of amazing work!

Also,  a huge thank you to all the parents who came to parents evening on Monday and Tuesday.

This week has been poetry week in school and I just want to say a huge well done to all the children in year three who have learned a poem off by heart. I was thoroughly impressed with the standard of the poems that were performed with such confidence. A huge well done to our Year Three finalists who are Jamie, Zara and Joe. They had the opportunity to perform their poems to KS2 and a special visitor Hazel from the school governing committee.

On Wednesday we had a visitor named Levi Tafari in school, who is a famous poet. HE conducted a workshop for Y3 and Y4 on how to write rhyming poetry focusing on what inspires us. As a class we came up with the start of a rhyming poem about the things we love.

“These are the things that make me smile,

I like to do them all the while,

Miss Green likes a weekend curry,

She has to eat it in a hurry!!”

As it has been poetry week, we have been writing our own haiku poems in class using the theme of seasons. A haiku poem is tricky to do as there are so many rules! For example: It is a short poem requiring only three lines. Line one needs to be only 5 syllables, line 2 is 7 syllables and the third line is again 5 syllables.

In our maths, we have been practising adding three digit and three digit numbers using the formal written method. Well done to Jamie who got his 8s times tables band and Katie who got her 2s,5s and 10s. As mentioned during parents evening, times tables are playing a huge role in our maths lessons and any home support would be superb.

In our History/DT, we have been learning about Stone Henge. As a DT project, we have been following instructions on how to build Stone Henge. We chose 4 different materials that we thought may have been suitable for building Stone Henge, they were:

  1. Clay
  2. Straws
  3. Paper and glue
  4. Lego.

We worked in teams to create an accurate replication of the monument (see our twitter page for pictures) During the half term, we will leave our models outside to test which material is the most durable in the elements.

Over the half term, I have set mathletics homework. I have also sent home some spellings. These spellings are words that you have already seen in some cases. They are words we have found particularly tricky and therefore need more practise.

I hope you all have a lovely and safe half term and we will see you back in school on Monday the 29th (with hopefully fewer germs!)

Miss Green, Mrs Owen and Mrs Higson

Just a few polite reminders.

        Parents evening slips have been sent home. If you require a specific time or date , please send your reply slip in ASAP.

  • At play time, should your child want toast and milk as a snack, they will need 15p for toast and 25p for milk. As you can appreciate, the children are finding this rather tricky so wherever possible, can you please send your child in with the correct change.
  • PE will be on a Friday so please can the children have their PE kit in school on that day.
  • In Year Three, the children have the opportunity to win a golden time treat on a Friday morning with the PE lead. This is only if your child has read three times per week at home, either their school reading book or their own personal choice book from home.
  • On a Monday, we will have a weekly spelling test. We practise these spellings in school and they will be sent home to practise over the weekend on a Friday. Mathletics homework will be set on a Friday. Their username and password for this website will be in the front of your diaries. 

 

Archived blogs:

Friday 7th September

Friday 14th September

Friday 21st September

Friday 28th September

Friday 5th October

Friday 12th October

Friday 19th October