We are approaching the end of another academic year with great speed and still so much to do.
Thank you to everyone who came and supported during the sports day last week. The children were amazing and although a little hot and bothered, they all enjoyed themselves.
Thank you also to everyone who attended the Summer Fayre. It was lovely to see so many people stop and enjoy themselves.
This week will be the last swimming lesson of the term as next Friday is the final day and the children will be busy with other activities.
The school library is now closed for the end of term. Could I please ask that all outstanding books be returned to school.
In preparation for next week, could I please ask all of the children to bring a plastic carrier bag to school so that we can ensure they bring all of their belongings and any books home at the end of the week.
Thank you for your continued support, it is always appreciated.
Sorry for taking so long to update you with our news but I thought that if I waited until today then it would all be fresh in your mind ready for the week ahead.
Our sports afternoon is on Thursday of this week. The latest information we have on this is that children can now come into school wearing a top with their team colour. All of the children know their team colours and should be able to help you.
Summer Fayre is on Friday afternoon at the end of the school day. At the moment the forecast is good so I hope that people will come and spend some time and support the school.
All of the children took a letter home last week about a wildlife and nature day. Outings must link in with curriculum topics and unfortunately we have been unable to book another outing for the children due to unacceptably high costs. Because it is a small year group the cost of the coach has to be shared between fewer children and this is the most expensive element of each outing. This time the costs of the coaches pushed the total cost of the trip to an unacceptable amount. As a result of this we have done our best to arrange a day within school with visitors coming in to work with the children instead. Please can you return all signed permission slips etc by the end of the week.
Thank you for your continued support.
I can't believe that another week has gone by already.
The children have worked extremely hard over the last 2 weeks and have now completed all of their end of year assessments. I am so proud of the positive attitude they have demonstrated.
Thank you so much for your support with the geography challenge. The children have used their information this week to create a fact file about their chosen river. Some of the work produced has been amazing and the children all enjoyed this session.
In PSHE over the last few weeks we have been looking at 'Right and wrong' through moral dilemmas. This week we have started to learn about empathy and what it would be like to walk in someone else's shoes.
This will continue over the next few weeks. Hopefully, our lesson next week, as part of our refugee week, will make this concept easier for them to understand.
In Science we will continue to focus on space and astronauts, and will be looking at Yuri Gagarin and the space race.
In PE the children are working hard to develop their athletic skills ready for sports day. We look forward to seeing you there.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend. See you next week.
Welcome back to the second half of the Summer term. I hope that everyone had a lovely restful break. The children have settled back into lessons quickly and have been completing some of their assessments this week. The will continue next week and then lessons will settle down to a normal timetable again. I have been impressed by their positive attitude and hope that this continues.
We have started a new topic in Science called 'We are astronauts', and this week we looked at the phases of the moon. All of the children have been given a homework sheet to track these over the next month. Please help your child to complete this as it will improve their understanding of what is happening during a lunar cycle.
We have also started a new topic in art - this half term we will be painting so if you have not already done so, please ensure your child has an art shirt in school. This helps to protect their uniform and means they can be involved in the activities without worrying about their clothing.
Swimming lessons are going well. The children all have a positive attitude and appear to enjoy their time in the pool. All of the children are making good progress and confidence in the water has improved immensely.
In Geography this week they have been using laptops to research the greatest rivers in the world. They have all worked extremely well within their groups and have found some interesting facts. Please encourage your children to continue their research at home as I will be setting them a challenge today.
Thank you for your continued support. Have a lovely weekend and I will see you all next week.
The half term holiday is now here and the children are ready for a rest and time to recharge their batteries. As homework they have their normal spellings to learn for their spelling test but each child also has a small piece of homework based on time. Please work with your child on this as this is an element they have been struggling with during lessons and some extra support will be extremely beneficial.
A huge thank you to everyone who came to our class assembly last week. The children were so excited and had worked hard to put it all together, it was lovely to see that they were so well supported.
Our end of year quizzes have started, we have completed 2 this week and the others will be completed after the holiday. I am trying to keep it low key for the children to ensure they don't get worked up and we get the best possible results from them.
Enjoy your break everyone, see you after the holiday.
Swimming lessons are underway and all of the children are participating well and having fun. However, a few are bringing goggles for lessons and have been unable to wear them because they have not had the permission letter signed by a parent. If you want your child to wear goggles for swimming lessons then please collect and complete the required permission form - letters can be obtained from the school office.
Year 3 trip - we had our rescheduled outing to Foxhall Recycling Centre on Wednesday. All of the children from 3D participated well in the arranged activities and most of them came back saying that they had enjoyed the trip and the activities were fun. Their behaviour was excellent and I was very proud of them.
Spelling tests continue on Thursdays - some children are forgetting their spelling books on a regular basis. Please ensure your child brings their spelling book every Thursday in preparation for their spelling test that day.
Just a reminder that the class assembly will be on the afternoon of Friday the 18th of May. The children are looking forward to it and are busy planning the items they want to share with you. We are not going to say too much about our lessons over the next few weeks because we don't want to spoil the sharing opportunity of their assembly so please bear with us.
Have a lovely weekend, see you all next week.
I hope that everyone had a lovely restful break, ready for a new term. I can't believe that there is only 1 term left before the children leave Year 3 behind and make the transition the Year 4.
There have been a few timetable alterations for the Summer Term. Spelling tests will still take place on a Thursday but the new spellings will now come home on a Friday.
PE Lessons will be on a Tuesday morning with a PE coach and swimming lessons on a Friday morning. All children must have appropriate swimming costumes and a swimming hat - no earrings are permitted in the pool so these must be removed beforehand. If you wish your child to wear goggles in the pool they must have a signed form to give to the teacher before the lesson begins. However, if the child is messing around with their goggles during the lesson then the goggles will be removed. Additionally, there will be strict safety rules that the children will be expected to comply with. Anyone refusing to follow the rules will be removed from the pool for the remainder of the lesson. These rules will be discussed with the children prior to their lesson in order for them to understand the importance of the rules to ensure the safety of all children at the pool.
There will be times during the term when the children will have some additional PE lessons working with specialist coaches. Therefore it is important that the children have appropriate PE clothing, including footwear, in school at all times.
Last tem we had the disappointment of having our outing to the recycling centre cancelled due to poor weather conditions. This has now been rescheduled for Wednesday 25th April - fingers crossed that the weather co-operates.
Hopefully we will have a productive and enjoyable term. I will leave you now with a few photographs taken from our fashion day - the children all enjoyed making their outfits from recyclable materials.
My goodness, I can't believe than another week has already gone by. We have been incredibly busy in 3D.
Thank you to everyone who responded to the text message and sent in items for the children to dye in readiness for our fashion show next week. Some children have already completed their task but don't worry if your child has not done this yet as another opportunity will be there on Monday afternoon.
Thank you also for the response for the class trip to the recycling centre. There are only a few children outstanding now. Please try and return the permission slip as soon as possible along with the payment. Should you not wish your child to attend then please let me know as soon as possible so that I can make alternative arrangements for your child.
The children have been participating in a spot of role-play over the last few weeks. They have been thinking about the concept of discrimination and how it feels to be left out or have people making fun of you because you are different in some way. Afterwards the children were all very eager to point out that we are all different in some way but that is good and it makes the world an exciting place to live in.
I have included some of the photographs for you to enjoy.
Have a lovely week, see you on Monday!
We are 3D!