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Mrs Salisbury and Mrs Johnson welcome you to year 3!

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Can we look back to look forward?

 

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This half term we are learning all about the Ancient Egyptians, the River Nile and Mersey as well as rocks and soils! A very busy term!

 

Do you know why the River Nile was important?

How is it different to the River Mersey?

Where is Egypt? Where is the River Mersey located?

 

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We look forward to using atlases and digital mapping to find the answers to these questions plus more!

 

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We have some exciting trips planned to help us with our learning, keep an eye on the newsletter!

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A fantastic trip! First we went across the River Mersey to see the sights of the river, then we went to the World Museum and became Egyptologists.

Cleopatra - Horrible Histories

We made Egyptian cartouches out of clay. We have been researching their purpose and designs before using hieroglyphics to design our own.

       

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This term we will be exploring the different types of rocks and soils.

Through investigations we will develop our scientific thinking and explore the differences between types of soil and rock and how fossils are formed!

 

Keep checking here or our school Twitter page for pictures of us becoming Rock detectives!

 

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Find out more by clicking on the 3 images to watch videos about rocks, fossils and share what you've found out with Mrs Salisbury and Mrs Johnson!!!

 

Keep an eye out in class for the different types of rocks and soils we have - can you research and name some?

 

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We have begun to investigate and make scientific observations of different types of rocks! We were able to use scientific language to describe their appearance, texture and colour #rockdetectives

We have begun to investigate and make scientific observations of different types of rocks! We were able to use scientific language to describe their appearance, texture and colour #rockdetectives 1
We have begun to investigate and make scientific observations of different types of rocks! We were able to use scientific language to describe their appearance, texture and colour #rockdetectives 2
We have begun to investigate and make scientific observations of different types of rocks! We were able to use scientific language to describe their appearance, texture and colour #rockdetectives 3

Who was Mary Anning?

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We have begun to investigate fossils and fossilisation.

In science, we worked in groups to act out the fossilisation process and use correct scientific language.

 

We are looking forward to investigating the famous scientist Mary Anning.

Click on the image above to find out more about her!

Can you tell Mrs Johnson what you have found out?

We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay

We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay 1
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We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay 3
We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay 4
We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay 5
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We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay 8
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We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay 10
We explored how fossils are made and then made our own using clay 11

 

 

Christian family

 

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During the first half term children will be thinking about 'The Christian family'. Children will know what it means to belong to our local Christian community as well as the wider world. We will explore the Sacrament of Baptism and the signs and symbols that relate to this important event.  

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'Let all that you do be done with LOVE,' 

1 Corinthians.

                                

 

 

READING AT HOME


 Please read to a grown up every day and ask them to sign your book. Talk about what you like and dislike about the books you read, what your opinions are about the characters and events and make predictions about what you think will happen next. 

Remember to put a token on your reading chart each morning to show that you have read at home. 

If you read 35 times this half term you will be in with a chance of winning some Saves!

 

 

Let's see if we can win the reading trophy this week!

 

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Literacy

 

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A River by Marc Martin

 

We are exploring explore the text 'A River' to support our learning in geography and history.

 

This week we are thinking about responding to a letter we received from Tom on his journey! It sounded quite dangerous so we want to give him some advice!

 

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We are also learning how to use apostrophes for possession correctly. Click on the image above to watch a handy video!

 

Click on the image below to play 'Spooky Spellings'.

 

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Numeracy

 

For the first few weeks we will be developing our knowledge of place value of 3 digit numbers. We will investigate different ways of representing numbers using images, numerals, words and manipulatives. 

                                       

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Our first maths lesson in year 3! We used dienes equipment to make 3 digit numbers and identify their place value.

               Don't forget to log on to Times tables rock stars

           to practice your times tables!

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Can't remember your logins? Ask Mrs Salisbury or Mrs Johnson!   

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Click on the image below to play more times tables games!

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PE

We will be completing PE lessons every Thursday and Friday.

Please make sure you have your full PE kit every week to make sure you gain a 'Save!'

A healthy body is a healthy mind!

                            

                                                         

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                 Things to remember!

 

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  •  Read every night and bring in your red reading diaries every day!
  • Practice your spellings and times tables!
  • PE kits every day!
  • Year 3's day at the Bank and Shop is Monday...……….look after those Saves!
  • Homework challenges...…..you've got to be in it to win it!

Spanish

 

We will be learning basic Spanish greetings in our weekly Spanish lessons.

Listen to the songs below to learn some Spanish phrases and vocabulary!

 

Buena suerta!

 

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¡Hola!

"Days of the Week" in Spanish (sing-along song)

Sing-along to the Days of the Week in Spanish / Los días de la semana!

Learn the Months of the Year in Spanish Song

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