Castle class had a great day at Shrewsbury Museum being Rock detectives. They learnt all about the propertiesof rocks by conducting an investigation about their colour, if they absorbed water, how hard they were and much more. They were taught 3 new words - igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary. They will be learning more about this in our science lessons after half term.
After lunch, we went for a walk around Shrewsbury to spot examples of different types of rocks and how they had been used. I wonder if they could point them out to you next time you go into town!
Welcome to the Autumn term. We hope you have had a lovely, relaxing summer break and are feeling refreshed and ready for the year ahead. Our main focus this term is the study of a South American country—Peru. We will be looking at stories from this country through our English work as well as exploring their art work, food and comparing their environment to ours.
PE will be on a Monday and Friday. Children will be developing their ability and confidence in multi-skills activities, tag rugby and lacrosse. We will also be using music from the South American culture to inspire our work in dance. Please ensure pupils have the correct PE kit on those days, including trainers, as well as a water bottle. Children will also be going swimming with school. Please ensure they have a suitable costume/trunks.
Spellings will be given out on a weekly basis. Please help the children to learn their spellings and become ‘super spellers’. Children will be given a weekly maths activity on a Friday, which needs to be completed by the following Wednesday. All pupils need to be reading daily and reading records signed by a parent/carer at least four time a week.
This year, pupils in Year 3 will be given the opportunity to participate in Forest School Sessions. These are being delivered by Mrs Blake on a Tuesday afternoon and sessions will be tailored to support the curriculum in class. Please ensure your child has the correct clothing in school on their Forest School Day. And finally, a quick reminder that any contribution to school fund are very much appreciated. Thank you.