Welcome to Year 3!
As memories of the summer holidays fade, life in Year 3 has begun with gusto. With enthusiasm, the children have settled easily and happily into the new routines and expectations of Key Stage 2 and are beginning to show greater independence. We have welcomed two delightful new members to the class, Ashton and Zachary.
With our emphasis upon ‘Treating others as we would like to be treated’ Class 3 have both delighted and amazed us, by filling our ‘Kindness Jar’ with cubes, not once, but twice, since the start of term! Well done to all those children who have acted kindly and considerately to others. Keep it up!
Reading and a love for stories and poems is at the heart of all that we do. We have been enjoying our class book ‘One dog and his boy’ By Eva Ibbotson and ‘One hundred best poems for children’ particularly the poem about ‘Homework’! Our literacy work this term is based around another fantastic book written by Robert Swindels ‘Ice Palace’. We are thoroughly enjoying all our reading and learning how to write descriptive narrative with tension, kennings, and information leaflets.
In History, we have begun learning about life in the ‘Stone Age’ and are very much looking forward to our trip next week to ‘Butser Ancient Farm’, which is a settlement of reconstructed Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age, dwellings.
In science we begun exploring the fascinating world of plants and discovering the different ways plants make sure that their seeds can find a good place to begin life. After a few week studying seeds we will begin our rocks and fossils topic, but we will return to discover learn more about plants in the spring and summer.
We are excited about the many learning opportunities ahead and look forward to watching your children flourish and grow!
Mrs Clark and Mrs Boshoff