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Year 3 - Mrs Douglas

Welcome to Class 3D!

 

Happy New Year!

We hope you and your families have had a well-deserved break and the children are ready to begin a new term and a new year here at Granby.

 

Last term, in Year 3, we studied the topics Scrumdiddlyumptious and Gods and Mortals. As part of their first topic, the children experienced a trip to the supermarket and discovered all about where food comes from and the nutrients it contains. They also participated in bread making with two fabulous ladies from Warburtons and completed their topic by making show-stopping banana splits!

For their second topic they experienced an Ancient Greek day, where they sampled food derived from Greece, and worked hard on making Greek temples from shoe boxes! 

 

This half term we are studying Mighty Metals - this is very science based and your child will discover different forces and learn about magnetism.

On Wednesday 6th January we visited the local park and investigated which forces act upon each piece of equipment. The children are now going to be designing their own piece of play equipment and writing a report to highlight the forces their design uses. 

 

Later this term we will be showcasing the Year 3's hard work in their pantomime 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears' where we hope you will join us in celebrating their efforts.

Letters will be being sent to each child with a request for basic clothes to help with costumes for their chosen part; these will mainly be plain black trousers and a plain black top, although specifics have been identified on the letter you will receive.

 

A gentle reminder

Please remember that our school policy asks you to hear your child read 

3 times a week - this only needs to be a page or two at a time. We then ask that you write the name of the book, and a comment of how they read, along with your initials in their organiser.

Also please remember that organisers need to be signed every week ready for a Friday morning.

We are still giving out Maths homework, times tables and spellings on a Friday too - please ensure your child completes and learns these ready for the following Friday.

 

 

Check their understanding! 

Ask your child questions such as: 

Who was the main character in the book?

What would of happened if the plot had been changed?

What can you tell me about that character's personality?

Can you describe the setting to me?

 

Keep checking back as this page will be updated regularly! 

 

Mrs Douglassmiley

 

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