We are very excited for the year ahead!

We are ready to work hard, learn lots of new things and have fun!

Keep checking back to see what we have been doing in our Foxes’ den.

 

Victorian Day

On Tuesday 28th January, we travelled back in time to the Victorian era and spent the day in our very own Victorian classroom. We all dressed up in typical clothing as a variety of people including: chimney sweeps, school children, rich gentlemen and even teachers!

After our morning inspection to check our cleanliness and uniform, we spent our day learning about the three ‘Rs’: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic, and completing activities linked to them.

We had the full experience of life as a Victorian child complete with strict teachers, writing on slate boards and even experiencing some of the punishments. Don’t worry, we were only pretending!

We thoroughly enjoyed our day. Here are just a few things we had to say about it:

“It was excellent because it felt like we went back in time to see what a real Victorian school was like.”

 “We wish school was like that every day!”

 “I thought it was good because the teachers were funny when they were in character.”

 “It was fun and I enjoyed it because we had to have handwriting like in the Victorian times.”


 

Our Victorian Journey So Far…

We are thoroughly enjoying learning about the ‘Vile Victorians’ and have been completing lots of fun activities. We have particularly loved following the life of Oliver Twist; his ups and downs, his time in the workhouse and how he responded to the different people that he met. We have written about different experiences in his life, particularly focusing on his feelings and using ‘show not tell’ to engage the reader.

Following on from Oliver Twist, we are now looking at general life in the Victorian times including; the workhouse, toys, Queen Victorians, inventors and school.

 

Vile Victorians Home Learning

During our topic, ‘The Vile Victorians’, we have been working hard at home to make lots of exciting creations to share with the class and celebrate our learning. Here are some photos of all of the hard work we have put into our Home Learning on the ‘Vile Victorians.’

 


 

Curriculum Overview

 

 

Documents

Please see our Year group handbook for any questions that you may have.

Year Three handbook for parents 2019

How to help at home – Please see the curriculum overview for information on what is being covered this term

 

 

At our school we want to develop and promote ‘a love of reading’.

When sharing a book talk to your child about what he or she thinks might happen next in a story, how the story might end and then ask them to retell the story themselves. Picture books are very important to promote discussion, so look for books without any words to help your child practise this skill. Have fun acting out stories together. Your enthusiasm for a book will help your child to understand that books are exciting. Your child will receive a bookmark with their book and this should target the objectives that your child is working on.

Make reading times fun and relaxed and you will see your child’s confidence grow!

English

Help your child to practise their spellings. See if they can write them in their cursive handwriting.

 

Maths

Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems. It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space, in their daily lives.

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