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What a good week. Lots of learning going on although I fear some of the children are a little tired during the day! My guess is all these lovely nights and playing out just can't be resisted!! And now the World Cup... We have set up a sweep in class and each child has 2 teams. Don't panic, no monies required; the winner and runner up will each receive a prize, possibly football related (or maybe not.) On Thursday we went to the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester. All of the children had a great time and did and saw lots of different things. I have put some photos of the trip in general on our photos page... go on and have a gander! On Friday we reviewed our investigation into what seeds need to grow. I think some of the children were quite surprised that the cress seeds grew in water only. Well forwards and sideways into week 3. I do believe next week is a "normal" week - well as normal as any week can be! I think that's all for now. Don't forget homereading and practising spellings. Well done to one girl who got 10/10 - it's a bit of a rarity in 3HW! I think thats all for now so tata.  smiley


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. smiley