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This half term’s Learning Journey is: RAMAYANA

Week Ending: Friday 7.12.18

In English:   We have been revisiting features of non fiction texts but this time looking at books as a whole e.g. contents, glossary, page numbers. The children used their homework and research to plan an information booklet all about what they now know about Hinduism.

Next week: The children will first revise and edit their piece of non-fiction writing and then compile their very own Hinduism booklet!


headings, subheadings, formal language, topic vocabulary, paragraphs, glossary, contents, images, captions.


In Maths: We have been recapping units of time  (minutes, seconds, months) and vocabulary linked to time e.g. am, pm, afternoon, midnight. We also revisited telling the time on analogue clocks to the  nearest 15 and 5 minutes. Using estimation, children got involved in a practical activity where they estimated the time it took to complete tasks (e.g. jumping on the spot 40 times).

Next week: We will be looking at 3D shapes and their properties.

Also this week:

We had fun in our science experiment this week where the children investigated how the distance the light source is from the object can affect the size of the shadow.


Tree Assembly Achievement Winners:
3R: Leo W
3O:  Finn
3M: Safa

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**********************************REMINDERS &  NOTICES********************************** 

Key dates this term:

Big bang: Tuesday 13th November. Thank you to Aanya’s mum and family members to treating us to a fun-packed day all about Hinduism and traditions. We can’t wait to get creative with candle holder decorating and rangoli art!

RAMAYANA assembly: Wednesday 28th November 2018. Don’t miss our Year 3 assembly with amazing acting, singing and dancing!

**REMINDER** There are to be no photographs or recordings of the show because there are a number of parents who have specifically requested for their children to not be photographed/recorded. Please respect their wishes. We will be taking photos individually of the children to send home and will put group photos on the website (if they have permission to be posted).

Reminder: Please check the school newsletter on the website every week as key dates and events will be on there.

Calling all parents…Share your talents & passions!
Our upcoming learning journeys for the year are as follows:
Autumn 1: Stones and Bones
Autumn 2:Ramayana
Spring 1: Magnetic Magic
Spring 2: Extreme Earth
Summer 1: Roald Dahl
Summer 2: Ancient Greece
If you have any particular interest, knowledge or speciality in any of these areas / topics, we would love to hear from you! Some parents have expressed an interest in delivering informal workshops or talks to the children, linking to our current learning journey. Please talk to your child’s teacher or Year Leader if this is something you are interested in. We appreciate what a great asset our parents are at Hazelwood in supporting our children with their learning. A big thank you in advance to any volunteers!

PE Kits:
Please ensure that your child has his/her PE kit in school as our children partake in two PE lessons a week (see below for days) Please ensure that your child has a suitable PE kit for their outside lesson.
3R: Tuesdays and Thursdays
3O: Wednesdays and Thursdays
3M:Tuesdays and Thursdays





Our BIG BANG allowed the children to experience the life of humans from the Stone Age as they stepped into role by becoming hunters, gatherers, farmers etc. They loved building the story of ‘The Stone Age boy’ by working in groups to create scenes in the form of cave paintings (we improvised with brown sugar paper!) and they were fantastic at building their own monument out of pebbles, inspired by ‘Stonehenge’.

We were also fortunate in having a parent from 3O (Aiden’s mum) come in and show us how to create mandala patterns on stones! The children were very patient and created some wonderful designs.

We had such great fun competing in our assault courses. Here are some pictures of some of the activities involved.

We had such a great time travelling back in time to the Stone Age and Iron Age. The children learned about fire-making, worked together to build dens out of natural materials, practised their target skills when hunting a variety of animals, learned all about Stone Age tools and weapons and even helped in cooking a ‘unique’ soup from various herbs. The weather did not hold us back!

AUTUMN 2: Ramayana

BIG BANG: A HUGE thank you to Mrs and Mr Pankhania (and family!) for our AMAZING Hinduism day. The children absolutely loved it and were so lucky to be treated to such a great range of activities. They thoroughly enjoyed painting and decorating diwas, creating their own rangoli art and making delicious sweets. They learned so much about Hindu beliefs and stories. We feel very fortunate to have such supportive parents at Hazelwood!


The children did amazingly with their performance ; we were so proud of them and their hard work. Everyone learned their lines and gave it their all so well done year 3!

SPRING 1: Magnetic Magic

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SPRING 2: Extreme Earth




List of useful revision websites:

List of  useful spelling websites:

BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling & grammar
BBC – KS2 Bitesize English – Spelling : Play
Crickweb | KS2 Literacy
spelling – Topmarks Search
English Spelling Games and Activities