A week of change

27/09/2019 at 15:50

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This week in Year 3, we welcomed Mrs Wilson and Mr Garlick back to Key Stage 2. They have had a fantastic week working with 3C and are very impressed with how well the children have settled into their new class.

In Maths, we have comparing objects and numbers to 1000 using the < and > signs. The children have shown great confidence with their understanding of place value. We have been particularly impressed with their independence in collecting resources to support their learning. Having used the Chromebooks in our Maths lessons, we are quickly becoming rock stars and improving our times table knowledge. Remember you could do this at home as part of your extreme learning! Can you become a Rock Hero?

We have begun our work on explanation texts this week. We began by looking at different examples and how they are structured. We are very much looking forward to writing our own next week based on our very own inventions!

This week’s homework is a maths based task on comparing numbers – due Wednesday 2nd October.

Have a great weekend!

Miss Ellis, Mr Garlick and Mrs Wilson

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Heading back in time

20/09/2019 at 16:02

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This week in Year 3, we have been learning about The Stone Age. We were very surprised at how long ago it was and how long it lasted! We have been exploring Stone Age cave paintings and enjoyed discussing the different paintings that have so far been discovered. We then had lots of fun creating our own using crayons. Miss Ellis and Miss Chambers let us do this under our desks so it felt like we were actually in a cave! Take a look at our amazing creations…

A letter has gone home tonight about our Stone Age day. This will be held on Thursday 17th October and will be a great opportunity for the children to take part in lots of Stone Age activities.

This week’s special mentions go to Jackson, Holly, Aicha and Aaryan. Keep up the brilliant work!

3E are very proud to announce an extreme learning score of 92% this week – 3C are determined to catch up. Please remember to bring your reading record book to school every day! Homework this week consists of a research learning log and Times Table Rockstars.

Have a wonderful weekend,

Miss Ellis and Miss Chambers

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Creative minds

13/09/2019 at 16:16

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In English, we have been working on using a range of adjectives and adverbs to build up a description. We particularly enjoyed incorporating musical instruments into our lessons, using them to add a touch of magic as we read out our powerful sentences about some magical seeds.

In Maths, we continued our work on place value and partitioning numbers. This week’s homework is a sheet with questions all about numbers to 1000.

We have had a fantastic Friday using the Chromebooks and laptops to practise our spellings and times tables. We then began learning a fun song in Music – we can’t wait to start adding musical instruments into our performance!

We were pleased to reach 75%+ in our Extreme Learning challenge this week. Please remember to bring your reading records to help us improve our score. We hope to reach at least 85% next week.

This week’s special mentions went to Aoife, Detroit, Zane and Liam. Well done!

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A fantastic first week in Year 3!

09/09/2019 at 15:30

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We have had a fantastic start to Year 3. The children have impressed us with their maturity and attitude to learning.

In English, we have started to explore the book “Weslandia” by Paul Fleischman. We came across a lot of sophisticated vocabulary. The children suggested some great strategies to work out the meaning of words they didn’t know.

In Maths, the children have made an excellent start to our work on Place Value. By the end of the lesson, the children could confidently count in 10’s and 100’s and continue a number track counting in 100’s.

The school have invested in new chromebooks and although we had a tricky start with set up,  the children logged on and completed some great work. We all look forward to using these more in our lessons.

In Science, 3C completed their first observational drawings of a tree in the school grounds. We discussed how the tree might change over the year and will repeat our observations in October. 3E began their work as rock detectives as part of our new Science topic (rocks and soils). We had a lot of fun looking at and comparing different rocks such as: marble, granite, sandstone and chalk. The children completed a detailed observational drawing of these.

Children will begin PE on Wednesday. PE options were sent home today. Children should come to school in their school PE hoodie and jogging bottoms on Wednesday. If your child has been allocated Bouldering as their PE option for this half term, The Depot require parents/guardians to complete an online permission form before the sessions start.  Your child will not be allowed to participate in the sessions without this.  Please type the address below into your search engine to access the form.  If you need any help completing the form, please contact the school office. 

Next week children will begin their Extreme Learning. They must read or complete a Maths activity at home for 10 minutes, five times a week. A parent or carer must then sign the reading record stating the date and activity and the child will receive a tick for that day. Spelling Shed, Times Table Rockstars and Mathletics are fantastic ways to complete your Extreme Learning. 

Have a lovely weekend, 

Miss Chambers and Miss Ellis.  

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It’s the holidayyyyssssss

19/07/2019 at 18:06

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The end of the school year is finally here and 3B have finally finished their pencil cases! They look superb and the children should be extremely proud of the effort they have put into them.

The end of the year is usually quite an emotional time for teachers, as the children they have spent all year with are moving on to a new year group and a new teacher. However, Mr Beevers is delighted that he will be moving with his class and is looking forward to September and the exciting Year 4 curriculum (plenty of DT!). Mr Winfield has loved the Farfield experience and has very fond memories of his class. He has been a great teacher and will be missed by children and staff alike. The teachers would also like to express their thanks to Mrs Wylie, Mrs Patel, Miss Saunders, Mrs Kaur and Mr Catto for supporting their classes.

Finally, thank you for all the help, support and understanding we have had over the year from parents and carers.

Have a great holiday and we look forward to seeing you all in September.

Mr Beevers

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DT and chocolate

05/07/2019 at 18:35

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Both classes have been working hard to complete their pencil cases this week. 3B are still adding zips and decorations but 3M have completed their projects. As you can see, the results are superb.

In English lessons this week, the children have finished their persuasion topic. Their virtually impossible task was to convince Mr Harris that they should be allowed chocolate in school. Letters have been written and will be delivered next week. There have been some very convincing examples and preparations are well underway for the installation of vending machines along the corridor!

The active travel to school raffle tickets have paid off immediately for Year 3. Winners this week of the £10 voucher included Florence and Abigail. Walking, scootering or cycling to school count and even parking further away than normal and walking the last part will earn a ticket. Cycling is a brilliant exercise and sport. Perhaps in a few years the Tour de France (starting this weekend) will have a Farfield child competing.

This week’s special mentions go to Lottie, Joe, Oliver and Komal. Well done for a superb week!

Have a great weekend.

Mr Beevers and Mr Winfield

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