Welcome back to you all and a happy new year!
As we start a fresh term I wanted to remind you of a couple of things which will really help your child to make great progress this term.
We had a great rock star day in December and so many of the children are enjoying using TT rock stars. Please continue to play this at home. What rock star level are you at? If you have lost your login details please speak to me asap.
Well done to the children who won their book prize in Mr Fykin's draw. I have been so impressed with many children reading consistently each week - well done! New book diaries are coming out today. Please do continue to read daily with your child it is so important. I can really see a difference in the children who do read regularly at home, even just 5 minutes a day.
Please keep PE kits in school during the week as sometimes we do get extra coaching sessions. Children in 3C now have PE on a Thursday and Friday.
We are joining in with REDjanuary so we are encouraging the children to keep active every day in January. Children can bring in old trainers or Wellington boots for outdoor activities.
I look forward to lots more learning over the coming weeks.
What a fantastic term we have had! It seems such a long time ago that the children joined Year 3; they are all so grown up now!
I wish you all a very happy Christmas and a fun holiday time. Thank you so much for all the lovely cards and gifts, I look forward to opening them all soon.
Over the holidays keep reading and learning your times tables with TT rockstars. I have enjoyed reading the book blogs so keep up the hard work.
I look forward to seeing you back on Thursday 3rd January 2019.
What a super day we have had! The children looked great in their rock star accessories and they enjoyed hearing all about the TT Rock star programme.
Your child will have their own login and instructions for this site and will be able to access a range of times table quizzes and tournaments. Please see the letter sent home tonight for more information.
How quick is your speed?
I look forward to hearing all about your success!
Just a reminder that school finishes for Christmas on Wednesday 19th Dec at 3:30pm. Wednesday is a dress down day so please remember your £1 donation.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Christmas fayre tomorrow night after school. On sale we will have on sale we will have spring bulbs in jars (£2.50) and Christmas tags (20p).
The children are very much looking forward to seeing all the stalls at the fayre.
If you are unable to make the fayre but would like a spring bulb in jar do let me know.
During Mrs Coggins' final visit she taught us how to brush our teeth properly. We got to see plaque on our teeth and learned how to brush it away. What a lot of learning! Can you teach someone at home how to brush their teeth?
Lots of us also realised that our toothbrushes were too big! The head of the toothbrush should not be bigger that our thumbnail. This photo shows a perfect fit.
What a fantastic afternoon we had learning about teeth with Mrs Coggins!
This week Mrs Coggins taught us about how sugar damages our teeth. She taught us that acid attacks contribute to tooth decay, which in turn leads to holes in our teeth.
Children aged 7-10 years old are only meant to have 6 cubes (teaspoons) of sugar a day.
We were shocked at how much sugar was in the following food and drinks.
Flavoured water - almost 7 teaspoons
Apple juice - over 9 teaspoons
Milk shake - 15 teaspoons
Squashies (sweets) - 29 teaspoons!!!!
What a lot of sugar!!
Mrs Coggins reminded us that it is not about going without but choosing our foods sensibly. Eat any sweet treats at a meal time instead of throughout the day.
These links are recommended by Mrs Coggins the dental educator.
Use the app on your mobile device too.
What are you going to try and change? 3C have suggested trying to bring only water in our classroom bottles.
I hope you are all settling in to the new half term and not feeling too chilly?
On Friday (9th) it is our class assembly. Please do join us if you are able to from 9-9:30am. We will be sharing some of our learning and singing you some songs.
A reminder that our Year 3 trip to Colchester castle is next Thursday and we are all so excited. Children should bring their lunch in a named bag or lunch box and must wear school uniform. There is no need to bring school bags in on that day.
This week Mrs Coggins has been in to teach us about teeth. Can you remember why we need teeth?
What are the ways we can look after our teeth?
Can you remember any of the names for our teeth?
She set you a challenge to find 10 foods at home which you were surprised to find sugar in. Write them down for next Tuesday.
I can't quite believe that half term is here already! The children have settled in well to Year 3 and certainly deserve the week break. It was great to meet so many parents this week.
We have been busy painting poppies for the memorial display on the school fence. Have you seen it? What do you think? Here are some photos of us painting the poppies.
During the holidays have a great rest but try to keep reading and learning your times tables!
I hope you all have a super half term and I will see you back at school on Monday 29th October.
Please remember to book your slot on the school website. The meetings this term will take place on Wednesday 17th October 3.50pm- 8pm and Thursday 18th October 3.50pm -6pm.
I look forward to sharing with you how your child is getting on in Year 3 so far.
A massive thank you to Mr Kightley who came in this week to tell us more about the Romans. Mr Kightley was able to show us a range of Roman artefacts including; coins, pottery, jewellery and lamps.
What was your favourite artefact? Can you remember the uses for each artefact?
What materials were the artefacts made from?