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We have been working hard in Nightingale Class over the past few weeks.  In English, the children have enjoyed working on ideas based around the book Flotsam by David Wiesner, using their inference skills to deduce what is happening in the fantastical pictures inside the book.  In Maths, they have been busy measuring all sorts of items of differing sizes.

We really enjoyed National Poetry Day last Thursday and the children enjoyed searching the school to find the teachers’ favourite poems.  We also read together What is Pink? by Christina Rossetti and then had a go at creating our own versions of the poem:

What is Pink?

What is pink? a rose is pink
By the fountain’s brink.
What is red? a poppy’s red
In its barley bed.
What is blue? the sky is blue
Where the clouds float thro’.
What is white? a swan is white
Sailing in the light.
What is yellow? pears are yellow,
Rich and ripe and mellow.
What is green? the grass is green,
With small flowers between.
What is violet? clouds are violet
In the summer twilight.
What is orange? why, an orange,
Just an orange!

Many thanks to those of you who have provided shoe boxes for our Science investigation this week.  Watch this space for an update on how our investigation has gone.

Parents often ask us for book recommendations that their children might enjoy, so please do look at the link below which includes a variety of books to read together or that the children might enjoy reading for themselves.  We hope you find it useful.

Year 3 Reading List

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We were delighted to see so many parents at Meet the Teacher this week.  We hope that you found this informative and if there’s anything more you’d like to know, do ask.  Please see a copy of the handout below, together with the KIRFs for this term and the timetable (remember the timetable is just a guide).

Nightingale Class Parents’ Handout

y3autumn1 kirfs   Daily Timetable – Autumn 1

The children will have brought home their Homework Books for the first time this weekend.  There is a spelling task for them to complete and next week there will also be a written times table task.  In addition to this, they should work on the KIRFs and use TTRockstars to support their times tables.

Last week we enjoyed a nature walk around the school.  We will be taking a nature walk every few weeks, so that we can log the changes in the seasons throughout the year.

Can you spot the butterfly?

Delicious-looking blackberries, but the children followed the Forest School mantra of ‘No Pick, No Lick’.

Signs of autumn!

Welcome to our new Nightingales

We are very excited to be starting the new term in Year 3 and are looking forward to getting to know all the incoming children.  Year 3 is the beginning of Key Stage 2 and the children really have the opportunity to get their teeth into some exciting topics over the course of the year.  With the move into Key Stage 2, comes greater independence and responsibility, and we know that the children will really rise to the challenge: taking care of their belongings in and around the school; looking after the classroom and being role models for the younger children.

Mrs Ryker teaches the class on a Monday and Tuesday, and Mrs Roberts teaches on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.  There is no Forest School this half term, but the children will have a weekly Forest School session with Mrs Summers after half term.

P.E. is currently on Mondays and Wednesdays, so P.E. kit must be in school on these days, however we ask that kit stays in school all week in case there is a day change or it is needed for another reason.

Outdoor shoes are required in school at all times, so that the children can access the school field at play time.  These can be outdoor trainers or wellies and can be kept on the rack outside the classroom.

Reading books have now been given out and the children should be reading to someone at home every day if possible.  The children have also received Reading Records; please sign these every time you listen to your child read.

If you have any concerns or questions please do not hesitate to let us know.

Mrs Roberts & Mrs Ryker

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