Well what a hot week it's been and all I can say is thank goodness for air con! The final countdown is getting closer - only 3 weeks to go to the long lazy summer days! (What's the betting that on the 21st July the skies will cloud over and it'll be nothing but rain for 6 weeks?! I sincerely hope not.) We've had a nice week in 3HW and have started yet another plant investigation - "Are the leaves of a plant important?" Ask the children what they think - they're getting very knowledgeable on the needs of plants! Yet again we have had another 2 children with perfect spelling scores and again they're different to the last children. Who knows we may have one week where all the children manage to get 10/10 - I'll keep my fingers crossed! At the end of next week - Friday - we shall be having our "sleepover" in school. I've got my airbed, sleeping bag, pillows and ear plugs ready to go. It should be fun - yes I know, my idea of fun is slightly strange! Well, I think that's all for now so tata.
Just a reminder as this still holds true!
Homework is going out on a weekly basis. It is sent out on Monday and is due back by Friday. Please encourage your child to complete their homework as it reinforces the learning we are doing in class. Please could we also ask that you read on a regular basis with your child and sign and return their Home-School Reading Record. Practising spellings is also an important task to encourage your child to do.
Unfortunately, (a bit of a moan here, sorry folks) not as many children as I would like are completing their homework or home reading. Remember another old saying - "practice makes perfect". If there are ever any aspects of the tasks you are not sure of please come in and see us. The work which our children do today is considerably more detailed than I can ever remember it being when I was their age. I have had to learn lots of new terms and jargon myself over the last two or three years!
Could parents also help their children to learn the times tables facts. By the end of Year 3 it is expected that children will know and be able to recall facts for the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables - a big ask but not an impossibility!
Should you ever need to see Miss Hamilton or Miss Heartfield please do not hesitate to come into school at the end of the day or ring to arrange an appointment.