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Brockenhurst C of E Primary School

We Enjoy and Excel in the Presence of God

Welcome Back Year 3

Round up of the week

We have had a relaxed start to the week, as there have been many new things for the children to get used to. This has not deterred them and every day they have shown up with enthusiasm and big smiles. We have looked at how we learn and we did this by learning to juggle. It was tricky and we thought about the skills that we need in order to become excellent learners.

We also started our Stone Age Topic, which involved building a fire (small sticks first), trying to start a fire, by rubbing a long smooth stick against a flat log with dry grass at the bottom and going on a scavenger hunt in order to find food.

Art

We have painted self-portraits and some have already been displayed around the school. We also learnt about the primary colours and how to wake up water colours.

English

This week we started our new book, Stone Age Boy. We made predictions about what might happen in the story and read through the book.

Maths

We have begun to look at place value to 100. We have written numbers, verbalised numbers, identified the values of digits and partitioned numbers.

Maths – Website

In case your child is struggling with a particular areas of maths then the websites below offer further practice in that area (the 2nd website also offers links to YouTube tutorials in the domain)

https://garyhall.org.uk/primary-maths-resources.php

Homework

The homework comprises of TT Rock Stars, Mathletics, Spelling Shed and reading.

Next week, your child will bring back a reading diary. The reading diary will have three passwords glued into them. Keep these safe. It is important that the reading diaries along with reading books are in school every day.

Your child will be asked to complete the homework diary each day at home to record how many pages of their reading book they have read that day. This will hopefully get them into good practice of reading every day and to prepare them for next year.

It would be fantastic if you could support your child/children with the homework to begin with and also hear them read regularly to help them with this vital skill.

Homework will be handed out on Wednesday and needs to be in on Tuesday.

PE

Our PE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursdays, however, we take every opportunity to get outside and be active, so always bring in a PE kit.