It has been a pleasure teaching Year Three and we have both really enjoyed our time with them. We are now handing over the baton to Miss Barton and Mr Frewin! We will both still be popping in to see how the children are getting on and we will of course be supporting the children as they get to know their new teachers, and the teachers as they get to know the school and class.
Benji wrote a fantastic poem about a kingfisher.
Mikey sewed a tiger puppet.
Ethan shared his brightly painted shark.
We have been reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe in class.
In the story, The White Witch gives Edmund some Turkish Delight. We ate some to find out what it tastes like.
Responses ranged from:
It tastes like soap!
Yuck, it's like ginger.
Yum, it's lovely.
It's really sweet.
Please can we have some more?
Our week has been a full and interesting one! We have, of course, had a remembrance theme running alongside our rivers topic. The children showed great respect during our assembly on Wednesday, and Arnold was even inspired to make some lovely poppies to display on our classroom window. Thank you Arnold! We have been working on our new book in English, doing drama activities, and learning some of the text by heart. Maybe they can recite it to you?
In music we've been working on rhythm and pulse, and starting to learn about rhythm notation. We had fun with our new soundshapes drums!
I've sent home homework this week: some spellings and a piece of maths to consolidate on our learning this week about addition and subtraction. Please return the books by Wednesday so that I can mark it. Thanks in advance for your support in this!
Oak Class enjoyed dressing up for Children in Need Day.
Thank you to everyone for bringing in a donation and joining in the fun!
Dear Year Three Families,
Welcome back! Your children are, as always, a delight and have bounced back in to school this week with enthusiasm!
Our new term brings some new topics to get our teeth stuck in to. In Geography we will learning about rivers: how they are formed; their features; how they are used and facts about some of the world’s most well-known rivers. In Science will be learning about rocks: different types and features; how they are formed, where they are found and how they are used.
We continue to follow the White Rose Maths curriculum, do log on to Times Table Rock Stars at home as this is a great support to learning. This term in English lessons we are specifically promoting the love of reading. The class will be reading Otto the Book Bear and Library Lion.
In RE the children are studying the story of Noah and The Ark and what it teaches Christians, we are also reading The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, a classic favourite with lots of themes to discuss. The children are really enjoying learning French with Mrs Robertson, and their weekly art projects with Mr Dray. Music is a challenge with limits on what we can do at the moment, but Miss Rowe works hard to make lessons engaging and fun. Mr Anstil is still able to lead our sports lesson on Mondays with equipment being cleaned between sessions.
We are delighted that we have been able to recruit Chloe Barton and Wes Frewin who will share the class teacher role. Miss Barton will be joining us next week and Mr Frewin will be joining in December. Both are known to the school and the children as they have both been supply teachers here. We will organise an opportunity later this term for you to meet them both, even if just virtually.
With best wishes
Tara Penny and Lisa Rowe
In response to studying the book ‘A Walk in London’ in English lessons, the children made a fabulous book called 'A Drive around Dartmoor' which was based on their local knowledge and experiences.
Kit told us about his journey to Australia.
Jack told us all about fishing.
Rafi told us about his visits to London.
Oly shared a book he has been reading at home. It is full of photographs of people who have lived and worked on Dartmoor.
Grace read facts she had found out about trailblazing women including Queen Victoria and Joan of Arc.
Lily May told us facts about her favorite topic - ponies!