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21/06/18

Big thanks to Charlotte for raising the issue of single-use plastics in our kitchen. After a few emails this practice has now been stopped. A suggestion box is on order to make it easier for our amazing pupils to let us know their ideas for making changes for the better!!

21/06/18

Results for the KS1 inter-school sports hall athletics tournament are in Proud and delighted to hear our Year 1s got first place and our Year 2s came third!

21/06/18

Come along to our fabulous Summer Fete on Saturday 30th June between 12 and 3pm. https://t.co/T0XfKgtk2n

21/06/18

Thank you for supporting our cleaner air initiative with a generous donation of air purifying plants for our classrooms

21/06/18

Thank you to Year 2 parent, Emmanuelle, for leading our assembly. Important issues discussed and lots of discussion about changes we can all make. Here is a clip Emmanuelle shared https://t.co/ZgyQ9nxelu https://t.co/RVKGisGJ7Q

07/06/18

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An amazing job for a Mandarin HLTA working with and I. Tell all your friends! https://t.co/bYWjOpPfOu

25/05/18

A community feast to mark the end of our International Week celebrations. Thank you to everyone who contributed a dish from around the world! https://t.co/OBqKDonmq4

25/05/18

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Thank you - it was great fun! We are acting out Hokusai's here 🌊 https://t.co/Dt578sYtJV

24/05/18

This week, every child took part in a workshop in which they were encouraged to observe & explore the world around them & to think creatively & critically. They looked at a range of art related to their topics. Thanks Alison https://t.co/3aJoeoVepi

18/05/18

Well done to our Year 3 cricket team today for making the semi-finals and, in true HPAD style, winning the team work award! https://t.co/rBJZcEd6SF

18/05/18

Good luck Harry and Meghan from HPAD! https://t.co/22VImFmX7d

16/05/18

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15/05/18

On the way back in high spirits, if a little tired. https://t.co/BH2BYsakrV

15/05/18

Fantastic teamwork in action - helping to identify the next footholds to use, to get to the top. https://t.co/rQ5pCQeiqe

15/05/18

Precision required. https://t.co/H49Czy1zGW

15/05/18

Scaling the climbing wall in the sunshine! https://t.co/okv0ffGtYi

15/05/18

More awards - the most considerate dormitory shown by getting to sleep quickly and keeping voices down in the morning. https://t.co/G9W2pq4QIV

15/05/18

Award presentation for the tidiest dormitory - a hard decision as lots of very organised and responsible children. https://t.co/r8bpm8aQIg

15/05/18

All ready for another activity packed day after a great night's sleep and delicious pancakes for breakfast. https://t.co/yHN2all3nh

14/05/18

Quick trip down the A2 to spend a lovely evening with Year 3 around the campfire. All bursting with stories to tell about their day. So impressed with their bed-making skills as well. Have fun tomorrow Year 3 - see you on Wednesday. Ms Conduit

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Year 3 Learning Overview - Autumn 1 2017

Reading continues to be a priority in Year 3. We are in the process of hearing each child read individually to ensure they are reading books that are suitable for their skill level.

We encourage children to develop character attributes, traits and behaviours that we believe underpin success in school and beyond. We call these the ‘keys to success’. These are Determination, Curiosity, Community spirit, Respect, Integrity, Self-control, Conscientiousness and Responsibility.

In school we continue to use the rainbow ladder to encourage positive behaviour. In year 3 children have the opportunity to earn recognition for demonstrating the school’s keys to success and will receive a special sticker once they have moved to a key. We encourage you to ask your child why they have received a special sticker and what key to success they followed. Children whose behaviour causes them to be on the thunder cloud will be given a note to take home explaining their behaviour.

Children will attend a ‘Keys to Success’ assembly every Tuesday morning where two children from each Year 3 class will be awarded a Keys to Success Certificate in honour of showing one of the above attributes.

What are we learning?

Our topic for the first half of the term is ‘Urban Pioneers’.

As Geographers we will be exploring London using maps to explore geographical features. 

As Scientists we will be investigating light and dark, using light sources and light reflectors.

As Artists we will working with a graffiti artist, taking photographs of our local area to create a collage and exploring Greek art and design.

As Historians we will be learning about Ancient Greece in our ‘Gods and Mortals’ project.

In addition:

In English we will be writing a recount inspired by ‘A Walk in London’, writing our own stories and looking at performance poetry to inspire our own performances. We will be using suffixes and prefixes, a variety of punctuation, planning our writing and thinking about time, place and cause using adverbs.

In Maths we will be exploring numbers to 1000, thinking about place value, counting in 100s and using addition and subtraction with numbers to 1000.

In Computing – we will be using digital maps, programming, audio recording and search engines.   

In Mandarin- we be studying a unit on ‘characters and calligraphy’ where they will learn about Oracle bones and the birth of chinese writing. They will make slat books to help them learn foundational chinese radicals – key components to writing in chinese.

In Philosophy for Children (P4C) – We will be using our thinking about being safe, presenting our opinions and resolving differences.

In Music we will learning the violin.

We will be hosting Half termly Parent Celebrations, where parents will be invited into the classrooms so that children will be able to share their learning. The first parent celebration date will be announced shortly.

 

Other Events:

We will partake in a graffiti workshop on Friday 8th September, where children will be creating a joint piece of art. Please can you ensure your child brings in old clothes to wear for this workshop as they will be using permanent paint.

On Thursday 14th September we will be taking a trip down Lordship lane in the afternoon as part of our ‘Urban Pioneer’ project. Please ensure children have a coat in case the weather is bad. 

Black History Month will be in October, we will be learning about different cultures, and significant people and events in black history.

We will also be visiting Dulwich Library, each class will visit the library once each half term.

 

Key information:

Uniform:  Children must be in the correct uniform - grey trousers, skirt, pinafore or shorts; white collared shirt or polo shirt; purple school cardigan or jumper; white or grey socks or grey tights. Girls may also wear a purple and white school dress during the summer months.  All items of clothing must be labelled with their name. Hair longer than shoulder length should be tied back with a purple or black hair band.

P.E. Kit:  Please make sure your children have shorts, a white t-shirt with the school logo, plimsolls and socks in a named P.E. bag in school. Children in Goldcrest class will have P.E on Tuesday and Friday, and children in Nightingale class will have P.E on Wednesday and Friday. P.E kits will be sent home on Friday and should return to school on Monday.

Children are not allowed to do P.E. without the appropriate kit. Please could you check your child’s kit as children have been doing quite a bit of growing over the holidays.

Violin Lessons: Each child in year 3 will have the opportunity to learn the violin this year. Violin lessons will take place on Monday.

Reading Books and Reading Records: Please make sure your child’s books and reading records are in their book bags each day. Children should read daily and we ask that you record this in their reading record.

Overview of our home learning: Home learning will be handed out weekly on a Thursday and should be returned to school on a Tuesday.

There will also be one half-termly homework project. This Half Term it is ‘Urban Pioneers’. This will be due 17th October.

The home learning project is a way for your child to show off the learning that they have been doing throughout the term, this is an opportunity for children to present their learning in a way that is appropriate to them. This may include drawing, writing or painting. Children can also perform songs, poems or create something using materials from home. Encourage children to be imaginative and think about how they would like to present their learning in a way that they are proud of.

Also….                

Helping in the Classroom - We welcome parents to help and support in classrooms, so please contact us if you are interested in contributing to an activity: from listening to readers, DIY or art activities for example.  Please be aware that volunteering places you in a position of trust due to the range of information you have access to about the school community. Therefore you will be required to sign a confidentiality and privacy agreement before helping out in a classroom.  Please contact the school office to complete relevant documentation.