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Mrs Furniss

Year 3 (48)

Homework week ending 17.3.2017

Thank you to all the parents and friends who were able to come to our class assembly. This is a very special year for the children who will be making their First Holy Communion, and we will pray for them throughout their preparation.



Schofield and Sims books have been sent home again this week. Please return them by Wednesday to allow time for us to mark them.


Your child has been given a spelling sheet today. This week we have worked with er words from the Super Supper word list. There will be a spelling test of these words next week.

Talk homework

Over the next few weeks we will be considering what God means to each of us. This is a whole Diocese project and we will share ideas from the children both in school, and with the whole Diocese. The work will include artwork, poetry, lists, prayers or anything else the children wish to use to express their thoughts. Please discuss this topic as a family, and share ideas about what God means to you. There are no right or wrong answers and ideas can grow and change as the children reflect and share ideas with others.

Creswell Crags

Year 3 had a super day at Creswell Crags on Thursday. We explored a cave in our protective head gear, and we assembled skeletons of animals with real bones. We became detectives following animal footprints to discover what the animals had been up to, and we made harpoons to catch some fish. We all learned so much about life in Stone Age times. Do visit if you get the chance. It is a great place to explore with your family.

Homework week ending 10.3.2017

Talk homework

On Monday the children will be asked to write a recount of their trip to Creswell Crags. Please talk to your chid about the things they enjoyed the most. Please help them to identify the most interesting activities and pieces of information to write about. The more the children talk about the trip, the easier they will find it to record their ideas.


Next week is our class assembly. Please help your child to learn read their words clearly.


Schofield and Sims books have been given out this week.


This week we have been learning further words from the Y3/4 spelling list. Please help your child to practise the words at home:

eight group earth heard notice question early perhaps

Homework Week ending 3.3.2017


Schofield and Sims books have been sent home this week.


Many children still need to learn spellings for contractions- can't shouldn't etc. I have attached a list of common contractions for you to help your child to learn. The children often spell them correctly in a spelling test, but they make errors when writing them in the context of a sentence. If your child is confident with contraction words, please dictate these sentences to revise previous spellings. Help them to add any punctuation marks missing from their sentences.

1. The rider went racing down the widest lane.

2. They called out, “The slimy side is much nicer!”

3. He hoped Jenny had not broken her leg.

4. Suddenly, it was quite cold outside.

5. I was surprised when he said, “Do you like exercise?”


Please encourage your child to look at the website for Creswell Crags. We have used this website in school to find answers to questions. There are plenty of pieces of interesting information which the children have not had chance to read yet. The more the children know about Stone Age times, the more they will gain from the visit on Thursday.

World Book Day Y3

On World Book Day our class became a tribe of cave people. Thank you to everyone involved in providing wonderful costumes for the children. It has really helped to bring our class novel 'Stig of the Dump' alive. We are really looking forward to our trip to Creswell Crags next week now. Fingers crossed for a warm, dry day.

Write here;write now!

Year 3 have had a wonderful day of writing today. There was a groan of disappointment when the bell rang for playtime! It was fantastic to hear the children say things like "This is the best day ever!"  and "Writing is such good fun!" The children are keen to have another writing day very soon. We will display some of the work in the classroom for you to see when you come to parents' evening. I hope the enthusiasm for writing remains with the children for the rest of the year!

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