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20/05/19

Thanks Ric from who this term has been working with our Eco Champions, thinking about reducing plastic use. Here is Ric talking to all the children about this issue - inspiring the younger generation to make changes to their own plastic usage! https://t.co/xe5fHu0owy

19/05/19

HPAD Fun Run organised by our fabulous PTA, FoHPED. Thank you to everyone who took part. https://t.co/6xkcEMV7tH

17/05/19

Delighted to welcome author and mathematician to HPAD on Thursday. Y3/4 were inspired by Rob’s range of of mathematical tricks & puzzles. The children left excited to try the tricks for themselves in the playground https://t.co/RQgTBqGQ7z

15/05/19

Now for a mini beast hunt. Lots of slugs, snails, ground beetles, ants, spiders and woodlice https://t.co/EJck5JiStt

15/05/19

Pond dipping this morning. So far we’ve found sticklebacks, water boatmen, water snails (mostly common bithynia), leeches and various larve. https://t.co/W8nAfOYQ7w

14/05/19

Bedtime story with Ms Reynolds. https://t.co/SMyuTOTsjB

14/05/19

Marshmallows, hot chocolate and singing around the campfire. Lovely way to end the day. https://t.co/xYnfkGfCpu

14/05/19

Lovely day spent at St Margaret’s Bay. https://t.co/o9Ge4vMmTf

14/05/19

Rock pooling at St Margaret’s Bay. https://t.co/aieTIdonOP

14/05/19

3 wood mice in the traps this morning. All safely released. 6 mile hike now followed by rock pooling on the beach this afternoon. https://t.co/IwduWCEB1R

13/05/19

More amazing views from our evening ramble https://t.co/pMGMR5rxSs

13/05/19

Evening ramble https://t.co/krVeWQwoEm

13/05/19

Well that was a delicious meal! Good job we are off on an evening ramble now to walk it off. https://t.co/KwIgPFVafk

13/05/19

Choosing the best spots to hide our mammal traps https://t.co/zM13stzO2e

13/05/19

Learning about the mammals living wild on the Rippledown grounds https://t.co/fRiBiA0XEL

13/05/19

The grounds at Rippledown House are just beautiful https://t.co/Qsz7HWCZJW

13/05/19

A bit of Rippledown history https://t.co/XijJ5AduxV

13/05/19

Beds made, dorms tidied, time for lunch https://t.co/jKlgBHWSSN

13/05/19

Year 4 have arrived safely at Rippledown House - looking forward to 3 days of fun https://t.co/ubIdWlbRh7

09/05/19

Balance, agility and focus during our buddy’s challenge obstacle course today https://t.co/wKyBbckXHK

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Year 3 Learning Overview - Autumn 1 2018

 

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, exploring the different types of graffiti, in different parts of the world and visiting the Dulwich Picture Gallery to see the original pieces of art that the urban art project in Dulwich is based on.

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 be 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 Friday 19th October 1:30pm.

Other Events:

We will be taking part in a graffiti workshop on Tuesday 11th 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 Friday 7th September we went on a walk around Dulwich, observing the urban street art and enjoying a short break in the playground in the sun.

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 term.

Key information:

Uniform:  Children must be in the correct uniform - grey trousers, skirt, pinafore or shorts; white collared shirt; navy blue school cardigan or jumper; grey or black socks (white for girls) or grey, black or navy-blue 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, black plimsolls/trainers 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 for size as children have grown over the holidays.

Violin Lessons: Each child in Year 3 will have the opportunity to learn the violin this year. The day for violin lessons will be Tuesdays.

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 Tuesday 16th October.

The home learning project is a way for your child to demonstrate 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.

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’, we have updated these from last year.  We now have ‘Keys to Life’: Determination, community spirit, respect, integrity, self-control, kindness, communication and responsibility and the ‘Keys to Learning’, which include curiosity, resilience, conscientiousness, independence, collaboration, challenge-seeking, attentive and resourceful.

In school we continue to use the rainbow ladder to encourage positive behaviour. In Year 3, children can earn recognition for demonstrating the school’s ‘Keys to Success’ and will receive a sticker once they have moved to a key. We encourage you to ask your child why they have received a sticker and which 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 demonstrating one of the attributes, either for the ‘keys to life’ or the ‘keys to learning’.