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Welcome to Year 3!

Can you dig it?
Our topic in year 3 is 'Can you dig it?'. This is a history based topic looking at the period of time from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. For more information, please see the topic overview below.

On Thursday 5th October, year 3 went on a visit to Killhope Mine. 

During the trip we learnt how washerboys jobs worked, using takes, sieves and hammers to find and break lead ore. 

We also explored some bedrooms, looking at how 4 miners would share a bedroom and learning some specific names of rocks, especially Galena. 

The highlight of the trip was a walk inside a mine, through all of the small, dark spaces and trudging through the flow of water to get deeper into the mine!

You can ask the children what a thunderbox is!

Check out some of our videos and photos below!

Sophie and Eva trying to do the Washerboys job!

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Ryan and Ryan trying the washerboys job!

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P.E & Swimming
Year 3S' P.E. is on a Wednesday and Thursday and they go swimming on a Wednesday morning.  It is important that children have their full P.E and swimming kit on these days. Please make sure all sports kits are named to avoid any confusion in the changing rooms.

There will be an opportunity for children in year 3 to read everyday. It is therefore essential that children bring their reading books and diaries with them every day to help track their progress.

Everybody in Year 3 will be given a list of  spellings each week based on the spelling rule they have been learning, as well as some common exception words. 
The children will be tested on 5 of these words, chosen at random, and then will be expected to spell some of the other words correctly as part of a given sentence. This will help the children to understand how these spellings can be used correctly in writing. 





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