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Welcome back to our final term in year 3! J

 

I hope you have all had a wonderful break and are all ready and excited to get stuck in with the summer term.

 

We are really excited to start our wonderful new topic all about Natural Disasters and even have a brilliant trip planned to the Natural History Museum on 17th May where we will be learning all about Earthquakes and Volcanoes in a hands-on workshop. Children and staff alike are extremely excited!

 

In Science we are starting with a topic of light and dark and will be investigating why we need light to see, how darkness is the absence of light and all about shadows (including how they are formed and the patterns in the way that the size and shape changes).

 

In English we will be studying a range of genres using interesting texts. We will be polishing off our spelling, punctuation and grammar skills that we have learnt so far this year and learning new skills to improve our writing even further!

 

In Maths we will be covering all areas of the maths curriculum including measurement, number and place value, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, statistics, fractions and properties of shapes.

Please remember that at break times you are allowed to bring in a healthy snack (no crisps/chocolate/nuts). Please also remember to bring in a named water bottle every day, especially as the weather is starting to get warmer. With the warmer weather this also brings the need of a sunhat and sun cream (that they can apply themselves) for break, lunch and PE. Summer dresses can be worn or polo shirts, instead of a shirt and tie as well.

 

Please also ensure that you have a named PE kit in school ALL week, including trainers as most of our PE will be outside on the field.

 

Key Dates to Remember:

PE: Mondays and Fridays

Library: Wednesdays

Homework due: Wednesdays

Homework set: Fridays

Show and Tell: Thursdays (see window for house rota)

 

Please write a note in the reading record if you would like to come and see me or to pass on important information.

 

Thank you,

Miss Burr J

Welcome to Year 3!

 

Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable summer break and are looking forward to the first term of Year 3.

 

This term we will be studying the Romans! We have lots of exciting activities and days planned to do with our topic work and are excited to get stuck in! Our science topic for the first half term is the Human Body where we will be learning all about food groups and how each one affects our bodies differently. In RE we will be looking at Hinduism and their celebrations and beliefs.

 

Towards the end of term we would hope to organise a Roman themed day, so start thinking about your costumes!

 

English homework will be given out on a Friday. Maths homework this term will be set either on Mathletics or on sheets also on a Friday. Spellings and Times Tables will also be given out on this day with weekly tests and challenges on a Friday morning. We will also be encouraging the children to learn the spellings from the Year 3 wordlist, which will be distributed. We appreciate your cooperation with this.

 

We will be doing PE on Mondays and Fridays. All clothing must be named, in order to prevent items from going missing and I ask that you ensure your child has suitable PE kit for both indoor and outdoor PE (especially as winter approaches). 

 

On Thursdays we will be having ‘Magic Moments’ in class. This is a chance for the children to share something special to them or showcase what they have learned at home. This will be on a rotation basis.

 

As the weather still can be quite warm, it is important to ensure that children have a named water bottle with them every day.

 

Any problems please do not hesitate to contact me, either directly or through the office.

 

Many Thanks

Miss Burr

 

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