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Welcome to Y3D
 


Welcome back and Happy New Year!
I am delighted to introduce myself as the new teacher in Year 3, as well as the Phase Leader for Years 3 and 4. I look forward to meeting and working with you throughout this year, we already have some brilliant topics planned in our phase!
If you would like to speak with me in person please contact me via the school office on 
 0113 2574129.

Alternatively e-mail:
jennie.dobson@pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk


This half-term's class reader is:

Mr Stink

By David Walliams


This half-term's home reader is:

The Sandman and the Turtles

By Michael Morpurgo

 

Our Geography topic this half term is Where in the World is Italy? .
Our Science topic is focused around Humans and Other Animals.

Times tables are really important in Year 3 so anything that can be done at home to help support your child's times tables knowledge will be extremely beneficial. To help with this, school have signed up to 'Times Tables Rockstars' which is a fun and interactive way for children to practise their times tables at home.

https://ttrockstars.com

In Year 3 your child will be learning the multiplication and division facts for the 3, 4 and 8 times tables.

Flying to Italy...

We had a very exciting start to our topic! We flew to Italy and saw some of the sites from the plane windows! We then had an amazing afternoon trying food, learning to speak the language and sketching some of the monuments.

Flying to Italy...
DT Super Learning Day - Where the wild things are

The entire school undertook an ambitious project - to design, make, evaluate and then use a puppet based on the classic children's book 'Where the wild things are'. The children loved designing their own 'wild thing' and thinking about how they could bring it to life in puppet form. They could clearly explain what had gone well and what they would change for next time and why - a sign of a great designer and learner. Finally, the children used their puppets to create a class video, which is posted below. They hope you like it.

Puppet Pals

The children also enjoyed recording what they had lerned onto the app - Puppet Pals.

Finding the cities Wally visited.

Children used the app 'Skitch' to show where in the world the cities were.

Finding the cities Wally visited.
Where did Wally visit?

Where in the world is Wally was a great week. The children in Y3S found out about Paris, Rome, Madrid, Berlin and Copenhagen during the Focus Week. Each day they drew a famous place from each of the cities that Wally visited.

Where did Wally visit?
Science Super Learning Day

Tug of War To begin the day, we looked at how to move items and change them. We gathered a wide variety of words and realised that these could either be classified as: pull, push or a combination. We then looked at how levels of push and pull affect the outcome of a situation or an item. For this, we had a year group tug of war!

Science Super Learning Day
RE - the 10 commandments

In RE this week, we have been looking at the 10 commandments and trying to order them in importance - it was a tricky job that causes lots of discussion. We wonder if you'll agree with our orders?

RE - the 10 commandments

Date Set: 26th September 2018          Due Back: 1st October 2018

L.C: To find out about the celebration of the ‘Harvest Festival’.

Remember to include:

Who celebrates it?

When it is celebrated?

Why they celebrate it?

How is it celebrated?

You could produce a labelled piece of art work, a short informative video or even a harvest booklet.

Remember to present your work using images and colours to make it imaginative and unique.

Good homework examples

Homework linked to 'Jeans for Genes' day. Monday 24th September - some great examples of homework sent in this week - why not take a look and get some ideas for next week.

Good homework examples
Planting - Science Blast

Monday 24th September 2018 To help our school environment, we worked with our school gardener Emily to plant some bulbs that will grow in the spring. Before we planted we had a good discussion about what each bulb needs in order to germinate - we have a class of green-fingered children. Well done everyone!

Planting - Science Blast
Good examples of homework

Monday 17th September - homework linked to Roald Dahl Day

Good examples of homework
Art linked to Literacy

The children have been working hard to sketch and then add colour (if they wish) to images of some of the characters that we have been writing about. We chose to look at the Lion King to support our class reader - The Butterfly lion by Michael Morpurgo.

Art linked to Literacy