Welcome to Year 3!
Mr Bates and Mrs Gleeson are looking forward to working with the children in class this year.
A little reminder of our weekly timetable,
P.E. - In year 3 our P.E. days will be on a Monday and Wednesday this term. Please make sure children bring in their full P.E. kits of shorts, t-shirt (white or burgundy), socks, and trainers for these days. It is advisable that all children bring in their P.E. kits on Monday and leave in school until Friday in case we do extra P.E. lessons or other activities.
Home Learning - In year 3 weekly Home Learning activities of spellings and times tables will be given on Thursday and will be expected back in school on Tuesday. Daily reading is encouraged as this will have a positive impact on all aspects of their school life.
Library books - In year 3 our library day is Wednesday. We will encourage children to select appropriate reading books that they could read independently or perhaps as a book that you may read to them.
Our topic for the Autumn term is The Romans in Britain.
Homework so far...
The children's response to the Roman's in Britain project was fantastic!
All of your children clearly enjoyed the home learning and loved sharing this in class.
Pictures of their fantastic projects can be seen below. Thank you for all of your support.
This term's homework will have a similar themed approach and will be discussed in class with the children soon.
We look forward to seeing all of their hard work in class when their new projects are completed.
Year 3 Reading Challenge
In year 3 we have challenged the children to read for pleasure as often as possible.
Encourage your child to record each time they read in their Reading Records. All reading qualifies in this challenge!
For example, if you are following a recipe in the kitchen...That's reading! Instructions on a new board game...That's reading! Reading a book to a younger sibling...That's reading! Can your child find other easy opportunities that qualifies as reading?
Mrs Gleeson is keeping count over each half term, and the child that has read most often wins our challenge. There will be also be a small prize.
Music with Bimbi
Year 3 were lucky to have Berkshire Maestros spend time with us over the Autumn and Spring term and teach us to sing.
Bimbi came and taught us skills to sing together as a choir. Maestros aim to provide 'children with inspirational musical activities and opportunities which enable children and young people to achieve their potential and develop confidence, self-esteem and a life-long love of music.'
Watching our children grow in confidence and finally sing at Easthamstead Baptist Church, for a school Christmas Choir Celebration, certainly impressed all of the Teachers and parents that were in attendance that night. The children were well behaved, confident, enthusiastic and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sing in front of a live audience. Mrs Coxell and Mrs Davies were delighted and amazed at our Year 3 singing abilities and how they made Christmas all the more special for everyone involved.
Our topic this term will be Britain's settlement by Anglo-Saxon and Scots.
We have been thinking about a key question linked to our topic, 'What does it mean to be British?'
The Anglo-Saxons and the Romans before them came from parts of Europe and made Britain their home. Therefore, our home work project was to discuss with our families what is important to us and where we come from and design a Family Coat of Arms.
It was a pleasure to see so much effort in their Coat of Arms and to hear the children speak so enthusiastically about what important ideas were represented on their designs.
Well done everyone!
We learned that Anglo-Saxons wrote in a different alphabet called 'The Futhorc Runic Alphabet'.
We found it difficult at first, but eventually painted our names using this ancient way of writing.
We have been working hard designing our own Anglo-Saxon Brooches. Brooches were an important part of Anglo-Saxon clothing as not only were they extremely decorative, but they also held up their outer layers of clothing!
We designed and then made these Brooches based on our favourite designs.