Bourn Church of England Primary Academy




Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

 Cedar Class

Year 3

Date: 17 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

In English the children have created their own comic strip version of our story ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Coles’. We have also been learning about prefixes and looking at different words that use prefixes. In maths, we have been learning to place numbers on number lines up to 1000 and we have been working out the midpoint of different number lines. In history we have been learning about the tools that were used in the Stone Age and in RE we have been learning about the meaning of reconciliation. 

 How you can help

Please can breaktime snacks be put in bags or coat pockets ready for playtime and not in lunch boxes. The lunch boxes get taken down to the hall in the morning which makes it difficult for children to get to their snacks at breaktime.

There are a number of children that don’t have water bottles in school. Please do make sure your child has a water bottle with them as they can get thirsty during the day.

Please encourage children to complete some of the activities from the:

Homework Web

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

 Following on from last week’s art lesson, this week the children enjoyed painting their cave drawings in their own caves under their desks with sticks and feathers they had found in the school field using ‘cave paint’ made from crushed charcoal, oil and water.

What we will be learning next week...

In English we will be analysing a text from the Iron Man. We will be looking at new vocabulary and punctuation and we will be learning how to summarise and make sensible predictions in a story. In maths we will be finding 1, 10 and 100 more or less and we will start to compare and order 3-digit numbers. In history, we will be placing the Stone Age on a timeline and learning about the three periods of Stone Age history (Palaeolithic, Mesolithic and Neolithic).

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Award Winners this week:

Jadon for having impeccable manners and always remembering to say ‘please’ and ‘thank- you’.

Booky for having a sensible and mature approach to her learning. Well done, keep it up!

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Lucy for producing a beautiful comic strip of her version of the ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Coles’ story.

Finley for trying really hard and writing lovely joins during this week’s handwriting lessons.

House Points:

Pankhurst: 365, Hawking 363, Seacole 399 Shackleton 337

Notices

A big thank you to all of you for your support with the children’s mental maths practice this week. The children did amazingly well and most of them have already moved up one or more levels in their booklet. What a fantastic start!

Just a reminder that spelling booklets need to come back to school on Fridays please so I can look at the children’s progress and give them their spelling worksheet for the following week. Thank you.

Please click here for the recorded version of the 'Welcome to the Year Ahead' presentation.

Email (Miss Nutland): snutland@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

 10 September 2021

Bourn Church of England Primary Academy

 Cedar Class

Year 3

Date: 10 September 2021

 

What we have been learning this week...

In English the children have enjoyed our story ‘I’ll take you to Mrs Coles’ and have been writing their own version of it. We have also been learning about conjunctions and extending sentences using a range of different conjunctions. In maths, we have been looking at the number 100 and different ways to represent it. We have been partitioning 3-digit numbers into separate parts (100s, 10s and 1s) and reconstructing numbers from their respective parts. In History we have been learning about the Stone Age and the children have been recreating their own cave art.

How you can help

Please ensure your child wears the correct school uniform to school and the appropriate PE kit on PE days (blue or black shorts and black T-shirt, plain black hoody if it’s cold).

Please make sure your child has a water bottle with them in school, especially in hotter weather.

As the children have moved into KS2 there is no longer a provision of free fruit but the children are allowed to bring in their own healthy snack from school for breaktimes (no chocolate please).

All children should have brought home with them a mental maths booklet for maths home learning. Children should know what to do. Please help your child practise their level at home each week. They will be tested on it on a 1:1 basis with Mrs Cox every Wednesday so please can children bring their booklets to school with them on Wednesdays. Thank you!

Activities we have enjoyed this week...

Here is a selection of some of the excellent work produced this week - our cave art!

What we will be learning next week...

In English we will be looking at punctuation: using full stops, question marks, exclamation marks and speech marks for spoken word. In maths we will be looking at number lines to 10, number lines to 100 and number lines to 1000 and how to place numbers accurately on a number line. We will be looking at the functions of the keys on a keyboard in computing and learning more about how people lived in the Stone Age.

Winners of the Week

Congratulations to our Award Winners this week:

Jaxton for having the courage to ask for help with his learning when he needs it.

Tristan for showing courage settling into a new classroom.

Congratulations to our Presentation Award Winners this week:

Joe for beautiful handwriting and overall presentation of his work.

Albert for neat writing and beautifully presented work.

House Points will be announced next week. 

Notices

Please note there have been changes to the class timetable as we settle into the year.

Please see the link below for the current correct timetable. There was a mis-timetabling originally of PE slots so to confirm year 3 will be having their PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays from now on (NOT Mondays).

 

Email (Miss Nutland): snutland@bourn.cambs.sch.uk

 

Cedar Class Timetable 2021-2022