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Year 3 Optional Summer Learning Activities 2020

Hi Year 3,

We hope that you are all safe and well while you are at home at the moment. We really miss you all and would love to keep hearing about your home learning. With your parents' help, you can email your teacher a message or a photo of your work, which we can upload to your class home learning page on the pencil crayons above if you would like. 


Stay safe everyone and hope to see you soon,

The Year 3 Teachers smiley



Thank you to all of the parent helpers who came to Matlock Meadows Farm with us on Friday. We all had a fantastic day finding out where our food comes from and sampling the delicious ice cream. We also had a great time meeting the animals and learning about the lifecycle of a dairy cow.

Matlock Meadows (Special thanks to Evie's mum for the photos!)

Mr R and Mr B

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This morning we presented the pizzas we made to Mr Rossington and Mr Baker but things didn't go quite to plan!

Thank you for sending the children with their ingredients for pizza making today and yesterday. The children had a great time and really enjoyed making the dough from scratch. It was great to put their science work about yeast into action when making the dough. As soon as they saw bubbles, they knew everything was working properly. The kneading proved tricky but the children were determined to succeed!


Year 3 are definitely our 'Star Bakers' this week!

Miss Carter

Look at the results of our yeast experiment. We used this to help us to choose the right temperature of water in our pizza recipe.

Pizza Making: Reminder to letter sent home on Friday 14th February

3C will be making pizzas on Thursday 27th February 2020

3A will be making pizzas on Friday 28th February 2020


School will be able to provide the ingredients for making the pizza base and the tomato sauce, but we ask that parents/carers provide the children with the additional toppings they have chosen. The children will make a small pizza (7” max) so will only require a small amount of ingredients. We also ask that, if possible, the toppings can be pre-cut at home, so that the children can focus on assembling their design. The ingredients will be stored in a fridge until they are needed in the afternoon, so if they are labelled with your child's name, that would really help. As we will not be able to cook the pizzas in school, the children will bring them home in a small pizza box (provided by school), and the pizza will just need cooking in your ovens at home for around 10 minutes.


Please contact your child’s class teacher if you need any more information or have any questions or concerns.


Many thanks for your continued support,


Miss Carter, Miss Richardson, Mrs Ainley and Mr Smith

Week commencing 24th February: Welcome back!

Welcome back after the half term holidays. We hope that you and the children have had a good break and are ready for the next half term. We have lots of exciting things to look forward to this half term linked to our science and design and technology work about food, glorious food. We will then be continuing to develop our science skills while learning about plants and will finish the half term by learning about the importance of Easter for Christians. Please be aware that the school library has been redecorated during the holiday and the children may not be able to change their reading books until the end of the first week back. New homework sheets will be sent home on Friday 28th February. 


Also, please note that both 3C and 3A will have PE on Tuesday 25th February with Mr Ward. 3A will begin their swimming lessons on Wednesday 26th February and 3C will have PE with Miss Carter and Mrs Lund during this time. Mr Smith and Miss Richardson have three weeks remaining of their teaching placement and will be teaching 3A and 3C respectively during this time. 


Just a reminder that Year 3 will be visiting Matlock Meadows Farm on Friday 6th March (please see original letter for details and check that payment has been made via ParentPay), St Marks Church on Wednesday 1st April (letter to be sent out shortly) and the National Ice Centre to 'Skate with the Panthers' on Thursday 2nd April after this was unexpectedly cancelled in December (please see original letter for details).


Miss Carter and Mrs Ainley


Week commencing 25th November 2019 


There have been lots of important information that has been sent out this week via Parent Pay.

Most importantly, our trip to the National Ice Arena on Wednesday 18th December has been postponed due to the Panthers progressing in the cup. We will keep you updated with the new arrangements.


The children have really enjoyed our science work on rocks and soils; we have been really impressed with how they have applied their new learning of the different types of rock to understand how soil is made.


We have been looking at a brilliant book called 'The Naughty Bus!' It has really captured the children's imagination. We are looking forward to doing some written tasks from the view point of the bus, and then creating our own photo book.


Please let us know if you have any questions around any of the information sent out.


The Year 3 Team



Year 3 have been busy rehearsing our songs for the Christmas concert 'The Real Saint Nick!' We sent home the song lyrics last week, as we have 2 whole-school songs to learn and 2 just for us. The lyrics are here too - as we really want to impress our audience on the day!

November update!


Hello and welcome back after the October break! Just a reminder that 3C will be starting swimming lessons on Wednesday mornings until February half term. There is a letter with all of the dates on the letters section of the Y3 page. While 3C are swimming, 3AB will have a PE lesson on a Friday with Mrs Ainley. Games with Mr Ward will continue to take place on a Tuesday or Thursday.


We have lots for the children to look forward to this half term. We start the half term with our Buried Treasure theme about rocks and soils. If anyone has any rock collections at home, we are always pleased to show and tell them in school. In December, we will be starting our Santa is coming to Nottingham topic and will be learning a range of geographical skills. In December we also have our trips to the Pantomime (9.12.19) and National Ice Centre (18.12.19) to look forward to.


Please note that this half term's homework was handed out on Friday 8.11.19. If you require a new copy, please speak to your child's teacher.


The Year 3 Team

October update!


We can't believe our first half term is nearly completed! The children have really impressed us with their curiosity in to life during the Stone Age. We are moving on the the legacy they left and how they impacted on our lives today, before moving on to look at the Bronze and Iron Age.


We have all loved looking the brilliant picture book 'Voices in the Park' by Anthony Browne in our English work. We have been amazed by the children's responses to the character's actions, thoughts and feelings. They even gave us some ideas on what they wanted their next task to be about! 


We've enjoyed looking at the cave homeworks that have been making their way in to the classroom... keep them coming!


We look forward to seeing you all at the parent consultations on 16th/17th October.


The Year 3 Team

Welcome to Year 3!

We are so pleased with how the children have settled into school life at Arno Vale; we're seeing lots of smiles and they should all be proud of themselves. We have started our Stone Age theme and the children seem to be really enjoying learning about how life was different in contrast to today. In maths, we are focusing on place value and what the digits in a number represent. Our English work is based on a short film narrative linked to The Flintstones. We are sure that they will rock! 


Curriculum Meeting: Monday 16th September 2019

The Year 3 teachers will be holding a brief curriculum meeting in Miss Carter's classroom at 3:45pm on Monday 16th 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, trips etc...


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


We look forward to meeting you soon,

Mrs Ainley, Mrs Baker and Miss Carter