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Thrapston

Primary School

Welcome to Year 3!

What a fantastic first few weeks we have had in Ennis-Hill Class! The children have all settled in extremely well and I am very proud of them!

The children are now getting used to their new classroom, classroom routines and building! The children have also made me feel very welcome - thank you everyone!

The children have had an action-packed few weeks!

In our Maths lessons, which we have daily, the children have been developing their understanding of place value with a particular focus on 3 digit numbers. Alongside this, the children have also been continuing to practise their number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 as well as their times tables. We have had particular fun at learning our 4 times table this week! I wonder if the children can remember their multiples of 4?

The childen have now got their own sticker in their reading records reminding them of what they need to practise at home. For some children, this may be practising very quick recall of their number bonds to 10 or 20, whilst other children are working on very quick recall of their 2x table. Whilst the children have practised these in previous years, the expectation has now increased and the children are expected to recall these near instantly! Our test will be on Monday afternoons so remember to practise over the weekend!

In English, the children have been focusing on familiar settings, with a particular focus on the texts 'The Sheep Pig' and 'The Hodgeheg', both by Dick King Smith. The children have been developing their SPaG knowledge also - we have so far focused on different word classes and using direct speech correctly.

The children have all received spellings from their phonics teacher and they are expected to practise these at home in preparation for their weekly challenges!

Well done to the children who have progressed on our class Reading Walk of Fame! Every time the children read 5 times at home, they progress along a star. The school expectation is that the children read 5 times each week at home. In Ennis-Hill class, the home reads will be counted on a Wednesday. Then, on Thursdays, any children who have read 5 or more times in two consecutive weeks will be invited to our Reading Picnic on a Friday lunchtime. Well done to the eight chidren who attended the reading picnic today!

A final well done to the chidren for completing some fantastic summer homework all about the Stone Age! Some of the work is proudly displayed on our year 3 display in the year 3 corridor. Take a look below.

Well done for a great few weeks everyone. Let's keep it up!

Mr. Crook