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Friday 23rd November 2018

Dear Parent/Carer,

Our theme at the end of this term is ‘Santa is coming to Nottingham’. As part of their Design and Technology, the children will be designing and making Christmas stockings using felt. They will have the option to use running stitch or blanket stitch to sew their stocking together. We will be sewing the stockings during the afternoon of Wednesday 12th December (1:15pm – 3:20pm, please come to reception). If any parents/carers, grandparents or other relatives are able to sew and are willing to help we would really appreciate it; please complete and return the form below to Miss Carter as soon as possible. This will enable us to allocate helpers evenly to each year 3 class.

Many thanks,

Miss Carter, Mrs Ainley and Mrs Baker

Year 3 Homework

Year 3 were given their autumn 2 homework sheet today (9/11/18). If you would like another copy, please speak to your child's class teacher or print a copy from the homework section on the Year 3 page.


Many thanks, Year 3 teachers 

Welcome back after the October half term!

Hello everyone, we hope that you had a good half term holiday and are ready for our busiest half term in the run up to Christmas. Year 3 have lots of exciting things to look forward to. We are writing stories and play scripts in English and learning about rocks, soils, volcanos and Nottingham in our theme work. We will be designing and sewing our own stockings (any parent or grandparent help with sewing would be great!!) and learning a Christmas song in music. We also have two school trips to look forward to; Skating with the Nottingham Panthers (5/12/18) and the Pantomime at Mansfield Palace Theatre (17/12/18). Thank you to all of the parents who volunteered to help on the trips, we will be sending replies out this week.


Best wishes, Miss Carter, Mrs Ainley and Mrs Baker smileysmileysmiley

3C swimming information

3C will be swimming at Southglade Leisure Centre on Wednesdays beginning Wednesday 7th November. They will be swimming every week with the exception of Weds 5th December (due to a trip). Their last swimming session will be Wednesday 13th February.


If there are any questions about swimming, please feel free to contact me. 

Many thanks,

Miss Carter smiley

21st October: Strange happening outside 3C

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Following the disappearance of Mr Rossington's swiss roll, Year 3 have been using their detective skills to find out what happened. Have a look at the CCTV footage from outside 3C on the evening in question. There were some very suspicious activities!

16th October 2018: We have a winner!

Today, Year 3 were very lucky to have a 'show and tell' with Mr Rossington, the first winner of pilot 'Masterchef: The cakes' with his winning swiss roll. Celebrity judge, Greg Wallace was on hand to present him with the winner's spoon. Commiserations to the other competitors.

Masterchef: The cakes

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Yabba Dabba Doo: Outdoor Learning

This afternoon, we were transported back through time to the Mesolithic Stone Age (the middle part of the Stone Age). We had to behave just like the nomadic hunter and gatherers to build our very own tents. We gathered out materials (wood and stone) and set about building. Mrs Baker and Miss Carter were extremely impressed by all of our finished creations and were very impressed by our creativity.

Outdoor learning: Mesolithic tents

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Poetry Week!

We have had a great start to Poetry Week with a visit from local poet, Gez Walsh. He dis a whole school assembly and was very funny. Our favourite poem was 'The Spot on my Bum!' He also embarrassed a few of the teachers with some interesting dancing and tongue twisters. In the afternoon, we worked with him to write a short rhyming verse and played lots of description games.

Year 3 working hard with Gez Walsh

Curriculum Meeting: 21st September 2018

The Year 3 teachers will be holding a brief curriculum meeting in Miss Carter's classroom at 4pm on Friday 21st September. At the meeting, we will provide parents and carers with an overview of the Year 3 curriculum and provide you with other important information, such as homework expectations etc.


It would be lovely to see as many parents/ carers as possible, however, if you are unable to attend, we can provide you with a paper copy of the information. 


We look forward to meeting you soon,


Mrs Ainley, Mrs Baker and Miss Carter

Welcome to Year 3!

We are so pleased with how the children have settled into school life at Arno Vale. We have started our Stone Age theme and the children seem to be really enjoying learning about Paleolithic and Mesolithic life. In maths, we have focussed on place value work and in English we have begun to write a short film narrative based on The Flintstones. We are sure that they will rock!