Welcome to Sparrow's Class Page.
We are really excited to start a new year and have lots of exciting things planned.
Please see our proposed yearly overview (some things may be subject to change)
Below you will find information, photos and children's work as the year progresses. We hope you enjoy finding out about what we have been up to!
In year 3 we need to read 4 times a week and have our Reading Recording signed by an adult.
On a Tuesday, MyMaths will be set for our Maths homework and is due in on the following Monday. Each child has their login details inside their Reading Record and letters with these details have also been sent home. If you have any problems with access please let Miss Wall know as paper copies are available each week.
Spellings will be sent home on a Wednesday and the children will be tested the following Tuesday. These will also be practiced through the week in class.
Grammar will be sent home starting next week (beginning 24th September), this will be set on a Monday and due in the Friday of the same week.
Pleas support your child with their homework as they may find some tasks challenging, however if you or your child are having difficulties, do please let Miss Wall know, so that she can give extra support with this.
As we are thinking about the environment and studying The Tin Forest, we were shocked to walk into our classroom and find it covered in other people's rubbish - just like the old man in the story.
We had to work in the rubbish all afternoon to see how it felt for the old man and understand his emotions.
Term 2, We are learning about The Stone Age.
In English we are reading the book The Stone Age Boy and writing lots of diary entries, postcards, instructions, balanced arguments; based on parts of the story.
In topic we have looked at the Stone Age Timeline and put the events in order.
Currently we are in the middle of making Stone Age Axes and then we will write instructions on how to make one...just in case you ever need a paper mache axe for any reason!!
Today (20-11-18) we had the surprise of meeting Monty our school dog.
Mr Garratt talked to us about to behave around Monty and when we might have the opportunity to have Monty in our class room as a reward or to see Monty if we are upset; even to show him our amazing work (he has special stickers to give out).
In RE this week we have been thinking about the two Nativity stories from Matthew and Luke. We were surprised how different they are and how the the nativity story we know and love today is a mixture of the two!
Next we thought about ADVENT and we learnt about the meanings of the four candles of HOPE, PEACE, LOVE and JOY, we also discussed the white candle in the middle known as Christ's Candle.
We made our own wreaths and candles and wrote about what they symbolise .
Today (12/12/18) Miss Wall set us a paper chain challenge! Working in pairs we had one large sheet of coloured sugar paper and we had to work out how to make the longest paper chain. We had 40 minutes to complete the challenge using some of our mathematical knowledge and measuring skills!! Below are some pictures and the all important results!!
These chains are now part of our class Christmas decorations!!
This week we have been busy with all things Christmassy!!
We have made cards, angels, plaster of paris tree decorations, had a party with scrumptious party food (thank you all for your contributions) and studied and recited 'Twas the Night Before Christmas'.
Every day we have been looking at a different country around the world and their Christmas traditions. The children need to brush up on their flag recognition skills; so far every flag from, Poland. Finland, Japan, France, Ireland, New Zealand etc has to them been the AMERICAN flag!!