Teacher: Mrs Elliott
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Nolan, Mrs Smith and Mrs Bomers
The Opal Apple
The Opal is a modern apple derived from the Topaz apple and is cultivated in Czechoslovakia. The Opal grows best in warm, dry conditions and is said to be disease resistant. It’s golden, yellow flush hides a tart, yellow flesh.
Welcome to London
Are you ready to explore?
Our topic this term is Welcome to London. As well as learning about our fantastic capital city, we will be performing a musical version of Dick Whittington, the rags-to-riches tale of one boy's quest to seek his fortune in Old London Town. Our English and Reading lessons will be inspired by the classic story of a small bear from Darkest Peru who arrived at Paddington Station in London with nothing but a suitcase, a half empty jar of marmalade and a label that read, 'Please look after this bear.'
We will continue to use Spelling Shed in our spelling lessons and for spelling homeworks; these can be accessed online by following the link in the section below.
In Maths lessons, the children are building on their understanding of addition and subtracting, and developing their reasoning and problem-solving skills with numbers up to 1,000. We use Times Tables Rockstars to encourage the children and challenge them to secure their knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables; they are expected to know these, and the 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3. The link for Times Table Rockstars is in the section below.
Has Christmas lost its true meaning?
In our RE lessons this term, the children will be finding out what the true meaning of Christmas is to Christians and compare this with what Christmas means to them.
To support their learning, we are setting the children a challenge which is to create a Christmas tree decoration showing what Christmas means to Christians. We will display their decorations on a tree at St Margaret’s Christmas Tree Festival in Rainham.
There are some ideas below for inspiration! Decorations need to be brought into school before the end of November.
Some Important Information
Fruit Tuck Shop - morning playtimes. 10p per piece of fruit or cup of fruit juice.
Playtime snacks should be fruit only. Children should only have tap water in their water bottles.
Please can all property and clothing be named, including gloves, hats, PE kits, water bottles etc. We do try every day to return all named lost property where we find items in the Year 3 area. There is lost property box outside the main canteen which is also worth checking if children have mislaid their property elsewhere in the school.
Outdoor P.E – Hockey
Indoor P.E – Gymnastics
Please remember that your child will need suitable clothing for outdoor PE, bearing in mind the weather is expected to be increasingly colder this term. Please also ensure that children are able to remove their earrings and tie their hair back on PE days - these are Wednesday and Friday.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Opal Class Teacher
Dick Whittington and his Cat
Thursday 12th December @ 1.30pm
Children will have a chance to shine in Term 2 when they stage a musical adaptation of Dick Whittington and his cat. Below are the songs they need to learn over the next term.