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Year 3

WELCOME TO YEAR 3

 

Our teacher is Miss Lazarus and our teaching assistants are Mrs Bowers (am) and Miss Popescu (pm).

 

Our teacher can be contacted on:

 

elazarus@warrendell.herts.sch.uk

Daily Messages from your teacher during school closure:

02/04/2020

 

Good morning year 3

I hope you are all okay and are staying safe. I really enjoyed reading your film reviews, so thank you to those who sent them in. I now have lots of new film suggestions that I am going to put on my list of things to watch!

One of the things we did last week in school was to make a giant paper aeroplane; you can have a look at it on our school website in the gallery! It was challenging but also a lot of fun, as we got to fly it outside in the playground and see how far it could go. So todays challenge it to make a paper aeroplane – how big can you make it? (You might need a few bits of paper to stick together to make it large). Decorate it however you like and then have a go at flying it. Can you measure how far it can fly/ travel? What are you going to measure in? Would cm or m be best and why? You might want to measure a few throws in order to get the furthest distance that you can. Extended challenge: Can you show your results in a bar chart?

Here are some instructions on how to make a paper aeroplane if you are struggling:

1. First you fold the paper in half lengthwise, and then unfold.

2. Fold the top two corners down so that they meet in the centre crease.

3. Flip the plane over, and fold the corners in again to the centre crease. You want the diagonal line coming off of the top of the plane [on the left side] to be lined up with the middle [like on the right side].

4. Fold the top point down so that the tip meets the bottom of where the previous folds come together.

5. Fold the entire plane in half, in on itself. (This creates the snub nose).

6. Fold the wings down so that you’re making a straight line across from the top o the snub nose. Repeat on the other side.

7. You should now have a paper aeroplane.

Send me in your pictures of your planes, and let me know how far it travelled!

Happy flying! Have a great day.

 

Miss Lazarus

Our topic this half term is Tribal Tales.
Curriculum information can be accessed here:
We have been busy creating our own cave paintings with mud and chalk!
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This half term Palm class will be delving into the past and will be exploring Pre-History! Our topic is Tribal Tales and we will be learning all about the Stone Age, Bronze Age and the Iron Age! In English we will be writing some exciting adventure stories and in Maths we will be busy learning all about fractions as well as focusing on multiplication and division worded questions. 
Last half term our topic was Heroes and Villains. In English we wrote lots of exciting crime stories with some terribly evil villains! In Science we focussed on Forces and Magnets and explored different forces. We also looked at significant individuals and what makes them an everyday hero.
We have had great fun making heroes and villains in our art lessons out of plastacine! Don't they look fantastic!
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We have had a lot of fun as part of our STEM week! We have been testing out which materials make the best parachutes, classifying and experimenting with different kids of sweets! 
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Previously, our topic was Predators. We had lots of fun learning about Peru and all of the predators that live there! 
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We had lots of fun at our reading morning and loved reading to those who came! 
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We even took part in a dodgeball competition against some other schools. We played amazingly and won!  
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HELPING AT HOME AND REMINDERS

Read with them every night. Encourage them to read independently as well.

Talk about the books they are reading and ask them questions about what they have read.

Practise their spellings with them. We will have a spelling test every Tuesday.

Please remember to hand in your homework and your reading record on Monday; remember to bring in your P.E kit for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Practise their times tables with them, especially their 4, 6 and 8 times tables.

Make sure your child goes to bed at a sensible time.

Encourage your child to be healthy and active and discourage large amounts of time spent on electronic devices.

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