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Year 3's Diary

A warm welcome to Year 3. Our team this year includes Mr Wells, Mr Nettleship, Mrs Travers and Mrs Mellor. We are all looking forward to a fantastic year.

Autumn 2

Hannah Smith - Friday, November 10, 2017

During the second Autumn term, Year 3 are learning all about the author David Walliams. Although we will look at many of his books, we will focus on 'Gangsta Granny' specifically and relate lots of our learning around this book.

Here is a brief synopsis .....

A story of prejudice and acceptance, funny lists and silly words, this new book has all the hallmarks of David’s previous bestsellers.

Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.

1) She was once an international jewel thief.

2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…

To help at home it would be great if the children could research David Walliams as an author, look at other books he has written and compare them with stories we have read already. We will be also looking at the style of illustrations in the book and try and replicate the style. 

In Maths we are really focussing on multiplication and division, it is therefore VITAL that the childre are learning their times tables (2, 5, 10, 3, 4, 6 times tables). There are lots of games online to help with this as well as Mathletics and RM Easi maths, which the children have passwords to. 

Don't forget PE are on the following days:

Y3NT: Wednesday and Friday

Y3W: Thursday and Friday

Please ensure PE kits are in school. 

Welcome Back!

Hannah Smith - Monday, September 04, 2017

Welcome back to a new year at Ecclesfield! As you enter into Year 3, we hope you will be amazed at the fantastic learning we have on offer. 

Our first topic is 'Who were the Ancient Egyptians?' During this topic we will be learning all about where Egypt is, what it is like now and what it was like in the past. We have organised a fun filled educational visit to Western park Museum in October where Egypt of the past will come to life! 

During our English learning, we will be reading a class book called 'Egyptian Cinderella' ..... Can you think what story this might be based on? We will also be writing instructions on the gruesome mummification process and creating our own pop up book with funky pop ups which bring the process to life!

In maths, we will start with focusing on the basics of counting and knowledge of number. We will be moving onto addition and subtraction, learning new methods which make these calculations quick and easy. At home, please continue to learn your times tables (2,5, 10, 3 and 4) and ensure your mental addition and subtraction is up to scratch. 

Homework: As last year, we will be setting homework at the beginning of the term. This will include reading (remember at least 4 times a week please!), spellings, maths and topic. If you are unsure of anything, please ask your class teacher. 

Please ensure you have your PE kits in school every day. We will be going outside this half term so make sure you have suitable clothing. 

Mr Nettleship/Mrs Travers' PE days: Tuesday and Friday

Mr Wells' PE days: Tuesday and Thursday

Don't forget reading mornings are Monday and Wednesday's, please come through the entrance with your child at 8.40 - we look forward to seeing you there!

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