The children are now in full swing writing their own Three Wishes Story. Hopefully these will be finished by Thumbs Up Thursday to take a look at their creative writing.
Thank you for the photos of your child's baptism/naming ceremony and special family celebrations. We enjoyed looking at these photos and learning about family traditions and how the Catholic Church celebrates baptism. We talked about the signs and symbols of baptism and what happens in other faiths such as the Hindu faith where they have a naming ceremony. Thank you Abhinava for sharing your photos of this important ceremony. If you have not had the opportunity to send your child in with a photo please could you do this by this Wednesday. We promise to take good care of them, photocopy and return the photos for your child's RE book.
Don't forget parents' evening on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th November from 3.45 to 6.15pm but, of course, please feel free to pop in should you wish to discuss anything before this.
Week beginning: Monday, 15th October
We will be having assessment week this week. The children will be tested on what they have learnt so far. Results of these can be discussed at parents' evening on the 13th and 14th November.
We are continuing our times table tests. The children get 40 questions in 3 minutes! Therefore they need to be able to mentally recall them at speed. Children who score 35 or more out of 40 are moved on to the next times table. Well done Abhinava who, once again, has achieved not only the x2, x4 but now the x8 times table tests! Pleas have a look at the bottom of this page for websites to help your children learn them. I am expecting that, by half term, all the children should know their x2 tables at speed!
This week the children will continue to write their own Three Wishes Story.
Grammar: We will be looking at how to apply the articles 'a' and 'an' correctly in our writing.
Spellings for this week: Challenge words for Yr 3:
If your child has been given group 1 spellings it would be great if you would also look over the challenge words too as these will also be useful to aid their writing.
Please continue to look at the spellings there, they're and their. Many children can now spell them correctly but cannot apply them correctly.
Thank you for your support with the guided reading. Please ensure your child's guided reading (yellow) book is handed in the day before your child reads. On the front cover of their yellow books you will see a sticker and that tells you the day your child's homework should be in:
Dr Suess: Reading group Monday, homework due in on Monday
Lear: Reading group Tuesday, homework due in on Monday
Stevenson: Reading group Wednesday, homework due in on Tuesday
Elliot: Reading group Thursday, homework due in on Wednesday
Wordworth: Reading group Friday, homework due in on Thursday.
Homework books (orange covers)
Please ensure these books are returned no later than a Thursday. I like to write their spelling test scores in the book and place their next weeks' homework in. I like to do this on a Thursday evening and not when the children arrive on a Friday morning as this delays getting on with the day's lessons!
Indoor PE will be on Wednesday afternoons and outdoor on a Friday afternoon (this has recently changed owing to changes in whole school events. The children have started dance during Wednesday PE slot. We are looking at the theme of the Egyptians!
With thanks and best wishes.