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Year 3: 3HR, 3AE, 3LC

Year 3 PE days - Tuesday and Thursday

Mrs Capstack, Mrs England and Mrs Raymond

All About Me - Transition folder 2020

 

Hopefully you have enjoyed meeting your teaching ‘virtually’ and have gone through the powerpoint to have a look at your classroom and see what next year will look like. We have now added a ‘Meet your teacher’ and ‘Meet you TA’ sheet with some fun facts and some things you might not know about them! Hopefully these will inspire you for you ‘All About Me’ activity in the transition activity folder. 

Transition 2020 Folder

 

In this folder, along with the weekly activities, you will now find a ‘Meet your Teacher’ tab. In this there is a video for you to watch and a powerpoint for you to look at so that you can meet your new teacher virtually and get to know them little bit better. 

 

On Friday will be uploading a Meet you Teacher sheet with some fun facts so don’t forget to take a look!

Transition Activities

 

Normally at this time of year in school, we start to think about transition activities to support the children as they move up to their new year group. As we are unable to start this with all the children at the moment, we have put a transition tab on each class page which will include one weekly activity for your child to look at with you at home should they wish to. It can be an exciting time but also, for some, a worrying one and they may have some questions about next year. The activities will look at what they are looking forward to, any worries that they may have and an ‘All About Me’ sheet which they can fill out ready for their new teacher.

There will be an activity added to the tab each week along with other resources so please use what best suits yourself and your family at this time.

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Learning at Home: Easter Challenge

Share the Spirit of Muscliff

 

During this challenging period, our community is drawing on and demonstrating our Muscliff Values more than ever and this provides the theme for our Easter activity.

 

It would be normal for each year group to set some form of home learning activity for the children to complete over the Easter break... And we are trying to hold on to some normality! There are some suggested activities to keep your children busy over the holiday period in the Easter Folder (above).

 

But alongside the specific year group activities, we thought that our children would enjoy a joint whole-school challenge and we invite all families to take part and ‘show’ the spirit of Muscliff.

 

Many families are showing their solidarity by displaying rainbows in their windows. We think that this is a wonderful idea and we would like to develop this and add a pinch of ‘Muscliff-ness’ to it!

Your Easter challenge is to create some art to display in your front window or to place on your window sill so that everyone in our community can see what Muscliff means to us.

Your art must include 3 things:

  • A rainbow
  • A mouse
  • A single word that summarises the ‘spirit of Muscliff.’

 

Useful words:

hope, resilience, solidarity, unity, community, responsibility, respect, care, humility, understanding, empathy

 

Some ideas:

With limited resources lying around the house, we aren’t expecting Easter baskets full to the brim with ‘bits’ from the Pound Shop! A simple poster would be great. Make that key word as large as possible for all to see.  If your felt-tip pens are running out, cut up old magazines. A mouse made from a blown and painted egg would be marvellous. There is also some picture instructions below for a lovely mouse made from an egg box. The final product, however, is not what matters the most: we want families to make their art together and as you make, talk about our community. Discuss how important the key word that you’ve chosen is to you and your family and what it means and looks like.

 

Stay in Touch:

Community is what our school is built on. Muscliff will continue to be contactable during the holiday period; our phones will be manned and the ‘stayintouch’ email addresses will continue to be checked daily throughout the holiday period. We cannot over-emphasis the fact that we are here if you need us. Please do send us photos of your family’s Easter activity and we will put as many as we can on our WebPages.

 

Beyond Easter: Working at Home

Thank you for feedback regarding homework that has been set on each year group’s class page. We understand that some parents do not have access to some resources, such as a printer (and as mentioned above, the felt-tip pens might be running out by now) and we also recognise that children respond in different ways to learning in a different environment. After the Easter break, teachers will renew the activities and learning ideas that are currently on the class pages. We will endeavour to provide what we can to support our children during this time but we are aiming for the work that we suggest to be a little more linked to a topic theme. At some point over the next few weeks, you’ll see a Summer 1 folder appear in the Working at Home part of your year group page ready for April 20th. You will find some resources for the different subjects linked to the topic theme that would have been taught at school.

 

Again, we are not expecting parents to become teachers – but we ask you to support your children by encouraging their curiosity.

 

All of our Muscliff families are AMAZING!

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3HR, we finally made it!

We are currently top of KS2 for Doodle Maths!

 

Keep up the top work,

Mrs Raymond laugh

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Enjoy your half term and a well deserved break. We look forward to starting back on Tuesday 5th November to start our new topic 'Nice Gnashers'.

 

Thank you for your continued support.

The Year 3 Team laugh

Autumn Term 2 - Topic Overview

Nice Gnashers

Thank you so much to everyone that joined us for our parent craft on Wednesday. The children had so much fun designing and making their Egyptian canopic jars. They all look wonderful! 

Canopic Jars - Parent Craft

Parent Craft Reminder:

 

Wednesday 2nd October (14:15 for a 14:30 start): Parents/ Carers are welcome to come and join us for a (hopefully not too) messy afternoon, which will see us getting creative with clay!

 

Home Learning reminder:

All home-learning is now based online. Make sure you login to complete your weekly stars on Doodle. The week will restart on a Monday.

Spelling stars = 10

Maths stars = 30

English stars = 30

It is best little and often but make sure you reach your target stars by the end of the week. We will continue to monitor spelling in class, alongside Doodle spell.

 

Also, your 4x weekly reads must be recorded in your red reading record. These will be collected in on a Monday.

We will be encouraging children to replace their coloured reading books at least once a week. 

 

You can practise your times tables by using TT Rockstar which is the same login as your doodle.

 

If your child has any problems with logging in then please remind them to let us know or catch us at the end of the day.

 

The Year 3 team :) 

Friday 6th September

 

We have had a great first week in Year 3!

All children have come into school ready to learn and have worked hard in every task we have given them. They have adapted well to their new learning environment (upstairs) and have demonstrated a fantastic growth mindset.

 

We are looking forward to seeing everyone dressed up as Ancient Egyptians for our Egyptian day on Monday! We will be exploring about what life was like in this period of history.

 

 

  • Year 3 PE days are on Tuesday and Thursday. Please could all children bring in PE kits on these days.

 

  • The year 3 curriculum evening is Thursday 19th September at 6pm. We look forward to seeing many of you there!

 

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to catch up with any of the Year 3 teachers at the end of the day

 

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Year 3 team J

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 3!

 

We hope you enjoy your summer and we look forward to you starting Year 3 in September.

 

A few dates to remember:

Monday 9th September: Magical starter. Children are invited to come to school dressed as an ancient Egyptian! 

 

Wednesday 2nd October (14:15 for a 14:30 start): Parent Craft. Parents/ Carers are welcome to come and join us for a (hopefully not too) messy afternoon which will see us getting creative with clay!

 

PE days are Tuesday and Thursday and we require children to bring in their PE kits on the first day back.

 

 

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