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Year 3


We have got off to a flying start with exciting activities this term. We started with our visit to Sherwood Forest, managing to stay out of the rain for the entire day!

The children heard the tales of Robin Hood and his merry men, saw some artefacts and tools that they would have used to hunt in the forest and completed an orienteering task that helped them find out about the characters in Robin Hood's life.

They even took an oath to keep the secrets of the forest and to keep their bedrooms tidy!


Look at our eggstraordinary creations!

Here is a copy of the termly letter, in case you didn't receive a copy.

The stars of Times Table Rockstars

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3S love it when we do this every morning. Ask your child what their favourite rock song is!
Vicious volcanoes
We have been learning about the volcanic eruption of Mount Vesuvius over Pompeii in 79AD. We have watched video reconstructions and shared stories to collect brilliant new vocabulary to write some amazing setting descriptions. We played games to practise using the new vocabulary and bartered between groups to ensure we had the most appropriate words for what we needed.
We have also been practising our reading comprehension by having a reading relay race. Children had a question written on a strip of paper, the team had to find the answer in the text and write it on the strip of paper. If it wasn't the full answer in the text, they were sent back to try again! We had great fun and learnt the importance of finding anchor words and reading a text carefully!

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Save the forests! Save the orangutans!


Year 3 have been finding out about what makes the rainforest such an extraordinary place. We have taken a 360 tour of rainforests and been in awe of the size of the emergent trees (25 classrooms high), the width of a single leaf in the canopy (7m wide - wider than our classroom!) and the sheer size of the buttress (wide trunk at the bottom of the tree).


We have watched a video of the plight of the orangutans that live in the rainforests in Borneo and Sumatra have wondered how we would feel if we were the orangutans. Take a look at some of our writing from this week. Next week we will be writing to the loggers to persuade them to stop.


Why not ask your child to try out some of the persuasive phrases they have learnt on you!

Rang-tan: the story of dirty palm oil

Sign the petition and tell big brands to stop using palm oil from forest destroyers: Rang-tan's forest home is being destroyed to clear the way for palm oil - an ingredient used to make products for brands like Unilever, Mondelez and Nestlé.

Wow! What amazing homework we have had this week - simply stunning!
Year 3 are focussing on explaining our thoughts and ideas in maths. Isabel got this spot on today!

This week 3S had a visitor to share a story.

Mr Chapman loves Roald Dahl and came to share his passion with us by reading a snippet of Fantastic Mr Fox. All children were fully involved with actions. We had a fantastic time. Thank-you!

Fantastic Mr Chapman!

Welcome back Year 3

We hope you've all had a fantastic holiday and are looking forward to starting your journey into Year 3.

Please come prepared with a bucket full of imagination as we delve into the world of dreams, revolting rhymes and unusual fairy tales.

We also have the "Booknite" challenge - more details to be revealed!

Year 3 have started their learning with a Roald Dahl theme. The staff are having fun!