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Please find below our latest project homework - it's due in on Friday November 17th 2017.

 

Year 3 pupils have been studying Stone Age Times. For their project homework this term we would like pupils to concentrate on this vast time in history. Below you will find three activities for pupils to undertake at home and all of these will help promote independent learning and research skills.

 

Pupils must complete ONE project from the selection.

 

Projects must be neatly and carefully presented and can be either hand written or produced using computer skills learned in our Computing lessons. Art projects can be produced using any medium and art can be included in all the project areas.

 

ALL PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR MARKING ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 17TH.

 

Please make sure that pupils name their work to avoid confusion.

Good luck and have fun with the projects.

 

  • Write a review of a book or film about the Stone Age. Stig of the Dump, the Croods or Stone Age Boy are all suggestions but there are many more available if you search on Google. Your book/ film review can contain writing and art work.

 

  • Make a fact file about Neolithic times. This must include pictures and writing.

 

  • Produce a painting/ drawing / piece of artwork about any aspect of the Stone Age- be as creative as you like - write a paragraph telling us about your work. Good ideas for this can be found online.

 

In the past parents have often enjoyed making visits with their child around the county and producing writing and pictures about things they have done. If you are so inclined then suggestions for this homework could be to visit Grimes Graves at Thetford or to journey up the coast to Happisburgh where evidence of one of the earliest Stone Age communities has been found.

Please find below the details of the homework set in Year 3. If you need more information please do contact your child's class teacher and they will be happy to help.


Year 3 homework

From next week Year 3 pupils will be receiving regular homework. Homework will be set on a Thursday and it needs to be returned to school for Tuesday of each week. Please do let us know if your child has a problem with any homework as this helps us help them in class.

 

 

English

Pupils will receive weekly spellings in their planner and these need to be learned for a test on the following Tuesday.

We also ask that you work with your child to help them learn the year 3 non-negotiable spellings which are also in the planner. These are tested each half term and your child needs to know them by the end of the year if possible.

 

Pupils are required to read at least three times a week at home with the details recorded in their planner by an adult. Pupils can also record reading in their books themselves as we know that some read at every opportunity and the planners are checked each Monday to ensure we check reading progress. Pupils can read anything and everything they like but must remember to record it in the planner. Reading a Kindle etc. is fine too. Some pupils will also have a reading scheme book.

 

Pupils also have a log in for Literacy Planet (stuck into their planners before long) which they can use to enhance their skills – we regularly check this and would ask that pupils visit this as often as possible.

 

 

Maths

Our weekly Maths homework is usually set on a Thursday using My Maths and we ask that is completed for Tuesday each week. All the information about how to use My Maths is stuck into your child’s planner and the children tell us that they have used this system before.

Pupils also have a log in for Sumdog (stuck into their planners before long) which they can use to enhance their skills – we regularly check this and would ask that pupils visit this as often as possible.

 

We also ask that you work with your child to help them learn their multiplication tables up until 12x12.

 

Thank you all so much for your support as regards homework as we really appreciate it.

Please find below details of our latest project homework.

 

Year 3 pupils have been studying Stone Age Times. For their project homework this term we would like pupils to concentrate on this vast time in history. Below you will find three activities for pupils to undertake at home and all of these will help promote independent learning and research skills.

 

Pupils must complete ONE project from the selection.

 

Projects must be neatly and carefully presented and can be either hand         written or produced using computer skills learned in our ICT lessons. Art projects can be produced using any medium and art can be included in all the project areas.

 

ALL PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR MARKING ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY NOVEMBER 18TH.

 

Please make sure that pupils name their work to avoid confusion.

Good luck and have fun with the projects.

 

  • Write a review of a book or film about the Stone Age. Stig of the Dump, the Croods or Stone Age Boy are all suggestions but there are many more available if you search on Google. Your book/ film review can contain writing and art work.

 

  • Make a fact file about Neolithic times. This must include pictures and writing.

 

  • Produce a painting/ drawing / piece of artwork about any aspect of the Stone Age- be as creative as you like - write a paragraph telling us about your work. Good ideas for this can be found online.

 

In the past parents have often enjoyed making visits with their child around the county and producing writing and pictures about things they have done. If you are so inclined then suggestions for this homework could be to visit Grimes Graves at Thetford or to journey up the coast to Happisburgh where evidence of one of the earliest Stone Age communities has been found.

 

 

Please find below the details of the homework set in Year 3. If you need more information please do contact your child's class teacher and they will be happy to help.

 

 

Year 3 homework

From this week Year 3 pupils will be receiving regular homework. Homework will be set on a Thursday and it needs to be returned to school for Tuesday of each week. Please do let us know if your child has a problem with any homework as this helps us help them in class.

 

English

Pupils will receive weekly spellings in a blue English homework book and these need to be learned for a test on the following Tuesday.  The homework includes writing out the words on the sheet attached into their books.

We also ask that you work with your child to help them learn the year 3 non-negotiable spellings which are in the planner. These are tested each half term and your child needs to know them by the end of the year if possible.

Pupils are required to read at least three times a week at home with the details recorded in their planner by an adult. Pupils can also record reading in their books themselves as we know that some read at every opportunity and the planners are checked each Monday to ensure we check reading progress. If a pupil reads three times a week for three weeks they receive a house point but it they read every day they receive a house point each week.

Pupils also have a log in for Literacy Planet (stuck into their planners) which they can use to enhance their skills – we regularly check this and would ask that pupils visit this as often as possible.

 

Maths

Our weekly maths homework is usually set on a Thursday using My Maths and we ask that is completed for Tuesday each week. All the information about how to use My Maths is stuck into your child’s planner and the children tell us that they have used this system before.

Pupils also have a log in for Sumdog (stuck into their planners) which they can use to enhance their skills – we regularly check this and would ask that pupils visit this as often as possible.

 

We also ask that you work with your child to help them learn their multiplication tables up until 12x12.

 

Project Homework

Each term we ask the children to produce a project homework the details of which will be posted on the app and website as well as being stuck into your child’s planner in the coming weeks.  This has to be done over several weeks and can be as creative as you like. Photos of previous projects can be seen on the website in the gallery section for year 3.

 

 

Here we are again at the end of a very busy year for us all and the staff and pupils of Year 3 would like to wish everyone a happy holiday. We hope that you've enjoyed seeing our photos and reading about our life in our school.

As for our website challenge - we managed to get visits from 70 countries(often multiple vists) and our latest country is Argentina who joined us last week. We managed to have visits from all but three states of America which is quite an achievement! As well as visiting our website we've received photos of some of the people who've helped us and were lucky enough to meet some if they visited the Caister area - we're intending keeping the challenge going next year too!. 

It just remains to thank you all for taking the time to read about the Year 3 classes of 2015 / 2016 and to ask that you visit us again during the coming year and see what our new classes are enjoying. 

 

Happy Holidays, 

From all the staff and children of Year 3

 

 

Our Latest Update

 

It's a month now since our previous update and what a busy month it's been for Year 3! Some of our pupils in the choir have enjoyed singing at the Picnic In The Park event in our village to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday, at the Summer Serenade at Great Yarmouth Minster and at our school Summer Fayre so it's been a very busy musical month for all of them! 

Others in our year have enjoyed an RE day about the good samaritan, an action packed (even if we did get soaked by  a sudden rain storm) sports day, the final school disco for this school year, some enjoyed representing the school at an athletics competition, pupils handed in some fantastic African projects and all of our pupils spent two transition days with their new teachers. Today the year group enjoyed visiting Caister Infant School to see their fantastic Year 2 Leaver's Assembly, Cinderella Rockerfella.

3F were also very lucky to have a question and answer session about Kuala Lumpa with Juliet who has visited our website map many times for us in the past few months and who is visiting Great Yarmouth at the moment from her home in Malaysia. Thank you, Juliet for taking the time to visit us in person and maybe some of us will be lucky enough to visit Malaysia for ourselves one day. Our website map is still being visited daily from around the world with Bangladesh visiting only yesterday.

This week brings more excitement with 48 children attending our residential trip to Whitwell Hall in North Norfolk and the rest of the year group enjoying a cinema trip, a picnic, a non-uniform day and craft activities so keep an eye out for our photo updates in the gallery. 

 

 

Website update

 

As of the 1st of June we have had 6.1K visitors to our website this year (a huge achievement as I'm sure you'll agree) and during the month of May have had visitors from twenty-six different countries not including the UK. A huge thank you goes to all of you helping us to reach our target by the time we break up in July.

During May we were visited by Brazil, Portugal, China, Italy, Guatemala, Colombia, Peru, Australia, Malaysia, Canada, USA , Dominican Republic (thank you Casey and family), Ghana, Zambia, South Africa, India, Pakistan, Russia, Philippines, Spain, France, Germany (thank you Miss Davies and Mrs Daniels), Croatia (thank you Nyha), Norway, French Guyana and last but not least Belgium! 

Our visits from the UK are incredible too so please keep asking your friends and relatives to visit for us. 

 

Our Busy Week!

 

The past week has indeed been a very busy one! On Tuesday we visited the Africa Alive wildlife park in Kessingland and luckily the weather was lovely and we all had a brilliant time observing the animals, enjoying the road train trip and spending our money in the shop! Photos of our visit are in the year 3 gallery.

On Wednesday we had our Maths Games Day and in the morning enjoyed playing the huge games set out in the hall - the box activity was a great hit with many of the pupils although it proved very taxing to solve. Thank you Mr Bartram for solving it for us! We also made our own games and had fun playing them in our classrooms and at the end of the day some of our families came to school to experience the big games for themselves. Please check out our photos in the gallery.

Thursday brought another exciting morning as we introduced our latest RE task involving the good samaritan and we're all looking forward to being creative on Monday afternoon to show what we learned. Some of our work will form part of a display in Great Yarmouth Minster in June.

As for our website visits - Friday brought great excitment as we finally had two visits from Russia (a country we'd been wanting to visit for a long time) and also a visit from Croatia ( a huge thank you goes to our friend Nyha Pasha who yet again has helped us with a different country for our map). 

 

 

Year 3 Update

 

It's going to be a very busy week for Year 3! On Tuesday we're all going to Africa Alive wildlife park in Kessingland to learn all about the animals for some future activities we'll be doing in our English lessons  (as you can imagine we're hoping for good weather) and the pupils are very excited about our trip away from school. On Wednesday it's our Maths Games Day so we'll be spending the day playing big maths games and designing, making and playing some of our own and of course welcoming parents into school at 3pm to play some games with us. Lastly, on Thursday we're going to be learning all about the good samaritan in preparation for our RE Day next Monday. What a busy week! 

We are still enjoying seeing people from all over the world visit our website and we're very grateful for everyone's help with this. At the moment we've had 5.6K visitors this year from 72 countries across the world which is quite an achievement. This week amongst others we've had visits from Zambia, Ghana and Guatemala. We're doing well with our challenge to have a visit from every state of the USA - we just need North and South Dakota, Idaho, Utah,Minnesota, Arkansas and Maine now so if anyone has contacts in these states please ask them to visit for us. 

 

 

 

Summer Term Project Homework

 

The Year 3 team would like to thank you all for your project work last term - your creativity was fantastic and we were stunned by the wonderful standard of homework submitted. We really appreciated all your efforts to work with your children.

 

Since we are visiting Africa Alive as our English based trip this term we have decided to use this as our theme for our project homework.

Projects must be neatly and carefully presented and can be either hand written or produced using computer skills learned in our ICT lessons. Art projects can be produced using any medium and can be included in all the project areas.

Pupils can complete as many items as they like - you may just choose to do one larger project or lots of smaller ones.

 

ALL PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR MARKING ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY JUNE 24th 2016.

 

Please make sure that pupils name their work to avoid confusion.

Good luck and have fun with the projects.

 

 

  • Make an African mask or puppet.

 

  • Produce a painting/ drawing / piece of artwork about Africa - be as creative as you like - write a paragraph telling us about your work.

 

  • Produce a fact file about African animals or about an individual African country.

 

  • Design and label a new animal that could live in Africa.

 

  • Produce a fact file and poster about Africa Alive.

 

  • Write a poem about an African animal

 

 

 

Our Latest News

 

As usual. it's been a busy start to our term and also a very happy one as Miss Mannall welcomed her little daughter Eleanor to the world last week. As you can imagine the children were thrilled to hear all about her and we send our best wishes to little Eleanor, her parents and big brother Harry too.

 A big surprise last week saw us taking part in the rocket seed experiment with seeds that had been into space and we're carefully watching their progress. As of last Friday, 7 of our seeds had germinated!

 We've also had more visits to our website, and thanks to Mr Barber and his contacts across the USA, we're now well on the way to reaching our target of a visit from every state by July. We've also had visits from Brazil, Australia, Thailand, Italy, Sweden, Japan, India, Morocco (thanks to ex-pupil Nyha Pasha), Switzerland, Spain (thanks to Poppy's dad), New Zealand (thanks to Imogen's dad) and Cambodia (thanks to our good friend Juliet) as well as many visits from across the UK. A huge thank you goes out to everyone helping us with our project.

 

After a very busy Spring term we're now at the start of our final term in Year 3 for this school year.  Events to look forward to are our trip to Africa Alive in Kessingland on Tuesday May 17th and our camp at Whitwell Hall in North Norfolk in July, when 46 pupils will enjoy a residential stay in a lovely setting and those back in school will experience Camp Caister and have a great deal of fun too. Of course this term will also bring our transition days in July and a chance to meet new teachers and our pupils will be involved in various events to make the transition for our Year 2 at Caister Infants to our Year 3 2016 an easy process.

We continue to have visits to our website map and have now reached 4.1K visits since January. Over the holidays we have had visits from Austria, Qatar (thank you Mr Thrackray - an ex member of staff who now lives and teaches in Qatar), USA, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil and Mauritius as well as many visits from the UK. Thank you to everyone who is helping us reach our target and so far we have 62 different countries marked on our map.

This week will be  busy first week back and we'll be welcoming Mrs. Goffin to our team who is replacing Miss Mannall in 3F as she leaves us for a while to have her baby and I'm sure we will be missing Mrs Arnold who left us at the end of last term to pursue new projects. Good luck from all of us, Mrs. Arnold. 

 

 

Our Weekly Update

 

This week has been another exciting week for all of us in Year 3 as we were all lucky enough to participate in a maths challenge day about SWEETS! As you can imagine we all had great fun learning about fractions and graphs using midget gems and some pupils even managed to stick sweets onto their work for display!

We've had some more visits to our website this week; lots from all across the UK (thank you to those relatives who regularly visit for us) but also we've had more visits from across the U.S.A and have had 101 visits from there now. We believe Imogen's dad was visit 100! Mrs. Salton from the GYSMA (Great Yarmouth Schools Music Association) was performing in Limassol, Cyprus but found time to visit us and we've had visits from Recife in Brazil and from Sri Lanka.

Next week we're all looking forward to visiting Caister Library on Tuesday morning and of course we have our school disco to look forward to on Friday.   

 

 

Our weekly update

 

This week has been a very busy one as it's been our annual Book Week and a highlight for us all has been our dress-up day today (Friday). If you would like to see our costumes then please visit our Year 3 gallery and we'd like to say a huge thank you to all our parents for dressing children so wonderfully today.Year 3 will also be learning all about books when we visit Caister Library on March 15th.

 

People have continued to visit our website and we've now had 3100 visitors since the beginning of 2016 although we're still waiting for lots of countries to 'light up' our map. We have tried emailing international schools abroad and tourist agencies but so far we've had no visits from them so we have our fingers crossed for next week.  

 

 

Our Map Update

Although our website visits from across the world have slowed of late (please keep visiting the site for us and asking anyone you know across the world to visit too) we've been thrilled this week to have had visits from Azerbaijan (thank you Emma's dad), Turkey and another visit from the U.S.A as well as numerous visits from across the U.K. 

We were also very pleased to receive another postcard from our friend Juliet in Malasyia and an email containing some photos from Thailand, Singapore and Dubai to add to our class display (Thank you Emily's Uncle Robert). 

The children would love to have a visit from Russia so please help us if you have any contacts there.

 

 

This week has been an exciting week as the children have been bringing their Ancient Egyptian projects into school and they're of a fantastic standard and some of the best we've ever seen. Families are very welcome to come and see the projects in our classrooms at 3:20pm on Friday March 4th and we look forward to seeing as many of you as possible. Over the coming days we'll be putting some photos in the gallery too so do keep a look out for those. 

 

Visiting Caister Library.

 

On Tuesday 15th March the year 3 classes will be visiting Caister Library to learn how to use it correctly and see the books on offer there.

 

A date for your diaries!

Year 3 will be visiting Africa Alive on Tuesday 17th May to learn all about the animals for a project we'll be undertaking in our English lessons. We're looking forward to it already  and a letter will be going home about it in a few weeks time.

 

 

Last Wednesday pupils in Year 3 enjoyed an Egyptian Day with Portals To The Past and great fun was had by all. Please take a moment to view some of our photos in the Year 3 gallery on the website. 

 

Our next dress-up day will be on Friday March 4th when pupils can come to school dressed as a character from a Roald Dahl or David Walliams book. We're looking forward to it already.

 

 

Holiday Homework

 

We do not intend giving any formal homework for over the half term holiday but would appreciate you continuing to help pupils learn our non-negotiable spellings (found on the back of the target card in the planner),their multiplication tables and also to encourage them to read as often as possible and record this in their planners.

 

Thank you for all your support this half term.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Website Challenge Update

 

A huge thank you this week goes to Warren (our air steward) who visited the website from China, Juliet (our friend who lives in Malaysia  and works for Microsoft) who visited the site from Malaysia and to Mrs. Freeman's cousins, Steve and Helen, who visited from the Caribbean and her sister-in-law who visited from Bulgaria. We also had a interesting visit from Ferntree Gully in Australia which is now one of our most favourite place names along with Acacia Ridge, also in Australia.

This morning brought a lovely surprise email from George's grandparents who have visited the site from their holiday - thank you George's nana.

Please continue to visit the site as the children look forward to our daily updates. 

 

Our Real Time (those viewing the map in the last 8 hours) website map on 15.1. 16.

Our Real Time (those viewing the map in the last 8 hours) website map on 15.1. 16.  1

 

Our Website Challenge

 

 

As many of you are aware we are able to access statistics about this website and we've set ourselves the challenge of seeing how many different countries are able to log on in this school year. So far we have 47 countries but would like more so if you have contacts abroad please ask them to log on for us.

We're able to not only see which countries log on but also to see which city they're from which, as you can imagine, is greatly improving the children's knowledge of the world. 5H are analysing the data and calculating the numbers each week and 3F are recording the countries and cities, with a regular update meeting between the classes to compare their findings.

We're also able to log UK data and the different regions logging on: as of 25.1.16 over 1000 people had logged on in the UK in 2 weeks.

 

Thank you to all of you who've already logged on or asked contacts abroad to do so - you've really helped the children learn about the world.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Spring Term Project Homework

 

 

Year 3 pupils have been studying Ancient Egypt this term. For their project homework we would like pupils to concentrate on this time in history. Below you will find three activities for pupils to undertake at home and all of these will help promote independent learning and research skills. We were so impressed with the incredibly creative Stone Age projects last term and are looking forward to seeing what the children can produce about Ancient Egypt.

 

Pupils must complete ONE project from the selection.

 

Projects must be neatly and carefully presented and can be either hand         written or produced using computer skills learned in our computing lessons. Art projects can be produced using any medium and art can be included in all the project areas.

 

ALL PROJECTS MUST BE SUBMITTED FOR MARKING ON OR BEFORE FRIDAY FEBRUARY 26TH.

 

Please make sure that pupils name their work to avoid confusion.

Good luck and have fun with the projects.

 

  • Name a famous Egyptian and find out 10 facts about him/her. Write your findings as a non-chronological report.

     

  • Make a fact file about Egyptian Gods. This must include pictures and writing.

     

  • Produce a painting/ drawing / piece of artwork about the Egyptians - be as creative as you like - write a paragraph telling us about your work.

 

 

If you would like to see photos of some of our activities so far please visit the Year 3 section on the gallery.

 

On Monday January 18th, Year 3 will be treated to a visit from author Catherine Coe who writes the series of books called The Owls of Blossom Wood. Accompanying Catherine will be the team from the Fritton Owl Sanctuary and some of their owls. 

 

Happy New Year to all our parents, carers and pupils from the Year 3 team.

 

After a very busy Autumn Term which involved amongst others a day out to experience Stone Age life at Gressenhall Museum and the production of a very successful   X Factor style Christmas assembly, we’re now looking forward to a busy and productive new term in Year 3.

 

Our Humanities studies will now focus on Ancient Egypt and a date for your diaries is Wednesday 3rd February when we’ll be experiencing an Egyptian Day with the brilliant Portals To The Past. From past experience this will be a fantastic day with lots of learning and fun – pupils may dress up for the day but do make sure they wear warm clothing underneath their costumes as Egyptian costumes can be a little thin for an English winter!  

 

Pupils will also be asked to produce topic homework about Ancient Egypt and details about this will be in planners and on our App in the next few weeks.

 

We’ll also be looking forward to celebrating book week in March by dressing as Roald Dahl characters – more details to follow. 

 

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