Rucstall Primary School

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Lime Class 2019/20
Spring Term 1
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Hello Lime Class, 

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a Happy New Year!


This term our topic is light. In science we are going to be looking at what light is, how it behaves and why we need it in order to see. We will also be looking at shadows and how they are created. We will hopefully be able to do some experiments with light as well.

Linking to science, in D&T we will be creating our own shadow puppets that will (hopefully) have moving parts to bring our shadow puppet play to life. 


We are extremely lucky in PE this term. We will be having coaching from Chelsea football on Mondays and on Wednesdays we will have a session run by 'Chance to Shine' who will teach us some cricket skills. Please make sure that PE kits are in school every Monday and leave them there for the week. Make sure that you have a jumper and cold weather PE clothes as we will be going outside. Make sure hair is tied up and earrings are taken out. Children will not be allowed to participate in PE with earrings in. 


Look forward to seeing you soon,


Miss Kay



Autumn Term 2

Stone Age Day

On the first day of term Year 3 had a Stone Age Day. Og came in to talk to us about the Stone Age and he bought lots of things that we could hold. Some of them were hundreds of years old! We got to throw spears at a woolly mammoth and did some cave painting in the afternoon. 

We had a brilliant day and learnt lots!


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Looking at Stone Age artefacts

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Life in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age


Hello Year 3,

I hope you had a lovely half term break! We have a very exciting term ahead learning about the Stone Age. I am really excited for our Stone Age workshop on the first day back as that will hopefully give us a deeper insight into Stone Age life. 


This term in Science we will be looking at rocks. We will be exploring different rock types as well as looking how fossils are made. In Art we will be creating our own cave art drawings. 


Our PE days will be Tuesday (outside PE depending on the weather) and Friday (inside PE) please make sure that all PE kits are bought into school on a Monday so that they are ready in case of a change of plan. As the weather is getting colder make sure children have something warm to put on in case it is cold.


A reminder about homework, it is really important that the children are reading at least 4 times a week. Make sure any reading completed at home is recorded in their reading records so that we can see their progress at school. There is also going to be weekly MyMaths homework linked to what we are learning in school. The children can practice their times tables on TTRockstars ready for our weekly times tables tests and they can work on spellings using Spelling Shed. A reminder of their passwords will be sent out this week. 


Look forward to seeing you all soon,

Miss Kay 

Autumn Term 1
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Year 3 were lucky enough to be first class to try out the new Boomwhackers! We had lots of fun and made lots (and lots...) of noise! 

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Hello and welcome to Year 3!


I have really enjoyed our first 2 days of school together and so I hope you have as well. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning with lots of fun activities and experiences along the way.


Our first topic is Extreme Earth. In geography we are going to be learning about the physical geography of the earth looking at volcanoes and earthquakes. We will be exploring how they occur and what effect they have on the earth. We will also be looking at extreme weather such as hurricanes and tornadoes. 

In science we will be exploring forces and magnets to understand how things move on different surfaces and how magnets attract or repel different objects. 


This term our PE days will be on a Tuesday and a Friday.

Please make sure that PE kits are bought into school on a Monday so that they are ready to use in case plans change.

Children need to have a full PE kit to change into including a top, shorts/trousers, a jumper, shoes and a spare pair of socks if they might have worn tights to school. Hair needs to be tied back and earrings need to be removed. 



On Friday your child should have come home with a 'reading folder'. This should contain their school reading book, a reading record sheet and a times table book. The children know that this is their responsibility as a Year 3 to remember to bring this into school every day! This is so that we can read with them in class and check how they are getting on. 


It is extremely important that children are reading at home. Now the children are in Year 3 they are able to read independently and fill in their reading record by themselves. We would just ask that an adult at home signs to show that this reading has taken place.

If the children read 4 times at home then they can earn a golden token which enters them into a raffle in our celebration assembly.


The times table book is a way for the children to learn and practice their times tables at home. We encourage the children to complete a page of times tables a week as this will help them move up the 'limes tables' chart when we do our weekly times tables tests in class. They can also earn up to 12 house points per page of times tables!


I hope you have all had a good rest over the weekend ready for our first week back at school!


Miss Kay