2020 - 2021
In Hermione Class, we learn about a whole range of things and most importantly, we have lots of fun!
Important information about us!
Teacher: Miss Bennett
LSP: Mrs Kirkham
Additional information for this term:
*The children start at 9.00 am and finish at 3.10pm
*The children can bring in a named water bottle to go on their tables which needs to contain only water or squash
*There will be not be any toast on offer at the moment for break time. If your child wishes to, they can bring a break time snack such as fruit or raisins to eat on the playground at break time
*The children can come to school in their PE kit on a Thursday with appropriate footwear
*Your child will be given a reading book specific to their reading level over the next two weeks. We would like the children to read as much as they can at home and record this in their reading record. Books will be changed on a weekly basis
*Homework can not be brought back into school so if there are any queries, please email the class email address on email@example.com.
Thank you for your continued support :).
The children have worked extremely hard this term at school and have settled right back into it. We have rewarded all this hard work with a Christmas week! We have had breakfast with Santa, a movie afternoon, Christmas calendar and card making, lots of fun crafts and a BIG party!
Well done Hermione!
For help, advice and queries, you can email your child's class teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org and they will assist you as soon as they can.
In Maths, we hope you are using TT Rock Stars regularly to help develop your times table knowledge. We are looking to see who is logging on and a new battle has been set up between Hermione and Dobby Class. So come on Hermione! You can show us how skilled you are!
Here is a link which explains how you can be involved in a Guinness World Record!
Can you challenge yourself and your family to do 20 minutes reading every day this week?
If you have run out of books to read at home, have a look at the
e-books available from Oxford Owls. https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/books/fr ee-ebooks/
We know we have some fantastic writers in our class. You could use a picture as a stimulus to help you write a brilliant story. If you go to https://www.onceuponapicture.co.uk/ there are some great images to help. If you click on the picture, it will give you questions to help you begin writing. Why not practise your letter writing skills and send us an email telling us about what you have
been up to!
In History this term, we would have been learning about the Anglo Saxons and Scots and why they came to settle in Great Britain. Maybe you could do some research of your own and present it with some pictures. You could find out all about the Staffordshire Hoard which was found 10 years ago in a farmer's field with a metal detector! Or you could have a go at making something. Maybe a Saxon shield or a village. Here are a few links to help you:
In Geography this term, we would have been learning about Settlements. Why and where people chose to settle and live where they do. Maybe you could find out some information and write it down with a picture of an ideal settlement or make a model. Here is a link for more information:
In science this half term we should have been learning all about light.
Light travels away from a light source in straight lines until it meets an object. When an object blocks light travelling from a source, a shadow is made.
Check out this BBC bitesize link which shows how to create your own shadow puppet show.
Hi everyone, White Rose Maths has created some fantastic new maths resources specifically for Year 3 - please give them a go if you can. If you need any worksheets printing off and cannot do this at home, please email us at email@example.com and we can organise this for you.
Hello Hermione class!
Can you guess who my number 1 reading buddy is at home? This is my dog, Poppy. She is a 10 year old Dalmation and she LOVES story time! Our favourite book at the moment is The World's Worst Children by David Walliams, it's very funny!
I always try to read a little bit every day, especially while we are off school, and you should too. Perhaps you could read to a pet like me? Or a teddy? Or your brothers/sisters?
There's a good chance your friends could be reading the same books. Hopefully we will all be back together soon and we can chat all about the stories we have enjoyed.
Keep smiling :)
Ms Doran x
Hi Hermione class. We are missing you all so much! We hope you are having fun at home and doing plenty of learning. Today is the 50th Anniversary of world Earth Day. People across the world will be getting involved. You can find information here at www.earthday.org/earth-day-2020/.
There have been reports of sightings of dolphins near Italy and mountains goats coming down off the hills in Wales into the towns. I have been working in my garden today and I cannot believe the wildlife I have seen!!!!!! I have seen beautiful butterflies, bumblebees, and even a hedgehog! Last week I also saw a fox sleeping on the grass!
If you have seen anything, maybe you could send us a photo. We would also love to see pictures that you have maybe drawn or things you have made. You could even just drop us an email telling us what you are up to. We would love to hear from you. Please send them to our class email address and we will try and get a message back to you as soon as possible.
Lots of love from Mrs Stevenson, Ms Doran and Miss Dale xxxx
Hi everyone, we hope you are having lots of fun at home and are enjoying this super sunshine.
BBC bitesize are now producing some fantastic online lessons which follow the national curriculum. A 20 min programme is released daily on BBC iplayer or you can access more detailed Year 3 specific lessons by following this link.
Any questions or anything you're stuck on, please message us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Well done everyone!
Ms Doran, Mrs Stevenson and Miss Dale :)
Check out the amazing giant rainbow that the children still attending school made for our classroom window! If you're walking near school whilst taking your daily exercise, be sure to have a look!
Hello everyone, we hope you are enjoying your time off and doing lots of fun things!
A few parents have asked what topics we are planning to teach in the summer term so please find attached our curriculum overview. Any home research or exploration that the children can do into any of these topics will give them a great head start when we return!
Hi Hermione Class,
We are missing you all and hope you are having lots of fun at home.
Have you put a rainbow up in your window yet? If you have, how about adding a sunshine?
As we have recently looked at the water cycle in Geography, why not make a water cycle picture or model?
We hope you are all practising your times tables on TT Rockstars.
Don't forget to sit down and have a good read. If you like listening to stories, you can listen to David Walliams tell a different short story at 11 a.m. each day. Just go to worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses
Remember, you can do some of the activities in your pack and on the Bingo sheet and don't forget to do some exercise. P.E. with Joe Wicks is on at 9 a.m. every morning, but you can do it at any time!
Missing you all. Take care. Lots of love from Mrs Stevenson, Ms Doran and Miss Dale xxx
Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday. Please make sure you have your kit in school (black shorts or joggers, white T-shirt and black pumps).
Ukelele lessons are on Tuesday mornings. Children will be given a Ukelele to use. If you decide to take your Ukelele home, you must look after it and bring it back every week.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday.
Each week the children will be presented with certificates in assembly for VIP, Maths Mind, Writer of the Week and P.E.
Year 3 INSPIRE - Reading Focus - Wednesday 12th February
On Wednesday 29th January we had our Year 3 Assembly!
Our assembly focused all around friendship and we spoke and sang all about our friends. We enjoyed all the preparations, a huge thank you to all our parents and teachers. Well done Year 3, you did an amazing job!
Tuesday 9th July - Ukulele Concert
On Tuesday 9th July, we performed all of the songs that we have learnt all year in front of our parents!
We were absolutely amazing and our parents and visitors loved it!
On Tuesday 7th May, Year 3 visited the Sycamore Centre where we had a wonderful day!
We played with all of the different equipment, the water play, the mud kitchen and then we finished the day having popcorn around the camp fire!
An amazing day Year 3; well done!
Our new and exciting topic is exploring Mountains, Rivers and Coasts with Bear Grylls. We are going to have an exciting adventure and learn so much!!!!
WBA Nurture Trip
On Wednesday 13th February, 8 children from Year 3 and 4 visited the West Bromwich Albion Ground to take part in their final nurture session for the term.
They got there on the WBA mini-bus, went and had a look at the stadium and the ground, made a self esteem -shirt, developed their breathing skills by blowing bubbles, created their own 'ME' frame and finished the session by designing and making their own calm down bottle!
A super afternoon everyone! Well done!
Our P.E days for the Autumn term are every Monday and Wednesday.
Please ensure that your child has a named PE kit in school every week, and that earrings are removed on these days.
We love reading in Hermione Class! To encourage the children to read at home on a regular basis, the children will be given a raffle ticket for each day they read. So they can be awarded 7 tickets a week! These will be put into a weekly draw and a prize will be given. Children can read their reading book, books of their own, library books or even the local newspaper!
Healthy Eating Workshop
On Wednesday 6th February, Year 3 took part in a Healthy Eating Workshop.
We discussed the Eat Well Plate and a balanced diet. We then sorted different types of food into different groups.
We learnt a lot in this session; well done everyone!
Let's Dance around Europe!
On Thursday 24th January, we had our class assembly!
We went on a whirlwind adventure around Europe, providing everyone with exciting facts and amazing dances from each country!
Well done everyone! You were all brilliant!
Santa Safari Trip!
On Monday 3rd December, the whole of Year 3 went to Santa Safari at West Midlands Safari Park!
We stayed on the coach for the drive through safari, we then went to see Santa in his grotto where we got to choose our own present, we then walked around the Ice Age, Dinosaur Land and the Reptile House before finishing our day with a drink and a cookie from Mrs Claus! A wonderful day Year 3 and an amazing way to kick start all of our Christmas celebrations!
Every week we celebrate our successes by having a Writer of the Week, Sports person, Maths Mind and a VIP.
Hermione Class have done some brilliant Drama work in the last few weeks. We performed the oral story Awful Auntie by David Walliams and we performed some Greek Myths and Legends. We have some amazing actors in our class!!!!
Wednesday 17th October - Maths INSPIRE Sessions
On Wednesday 17th October, we had our INSPIRE session linked to Maths!
We played times table bingo, learnt how to use the standard method and then we finished off by making times table chatterboxes!
A wonderful INSPIRE session everyone, well done!