Welcome to Year 3! It promises to be an exciting time with all of the team new to Year 3 this term. Mr Hatcher is a newly qualified teacher and is really excited to be working with his first class. Mr Parker has been teaching for 21 years (18 of them at Dale Hall!) and is equally enthusiastic about moving to Year 3 after several years in Year 6.
Much of our work this term has been done in role as national park rangers. We've already rescued injured climbers, planned for wilderness trips and investigated the mystery of the missing Beartooth willows. Now we are trying to re-introduce wolves to Beartooth Park. But it's proving controversial...
Our Power of Reading texts have linked well to our ranger work; we have already read 'Wolves' the story of an unlucky rabbit who gets more than he bargained for on a trip to his local library and 'The Wolf's Footprint', a story which has a familiar start but takes a surprising twist.
Our current book is 'The Lost Happy Endings' about a young girl with a very important job who meets a strange old woman deep in the woods...
Our PE lessons are on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please make sure children have suitable footwear and warm clothing.
The only regular home learning tasks we expect of pupils in Year 3 are:
To read regularly for pleasure, sharing and discussing their reading with you.
To practise their times tables (ideally using TT Rockstars) for 3 minutes every day.
Our home learning project asked children to produce something to do with wolves. We have already received lots of varied pieces, including dioramas, leaflets, newspaper reports, collages and puppets.
Talking of puppets, we are delighted by the entries we have received so far for the World Book Day puppet competition - can you guess who they are?
Due to ongoing problems with the Dome, Futsal Club will no be resuming in the summer term.
Congratulations to our Futsal team of 7 boys and girls who finished runners-up in their group at the recent tournament - winning four and drawing one of their 6 matches.
Sadly our time in Beartooth Ridge National Park has come to an end.
But we have another exciting adventure coming up. This term we will begin by working in role as expert archaeologists who are called in by a local farmer to investigate a mysterious find...
Who knows where our investigations will lead us - but we'll certainly need to do lots of research into life in Roman Britain and the Roman Empire.
We will continue reading The Lost Happy Endings as our Power of Reading text. So far we've only read the first four pages but from that have produced detailed character analyses, beautiful artwork, diary entries and our own versions of what might happen next. We'll soon be finding out who Jub meets in the forest - it's probably not good news...
Our Science topics will involve finding out about light and then forces - in particular magnets and investigating how to do the perfect bottle flip!
In DT we will continue to work on our pneumatic models.