Welcome back to a very exciting year in Year 3! I hope you have all had a lovely break.
I am very excited to be helping the children progress throughout the year and making sure they enjoy their first year in the juniors! I look forward to working together with the children and yourselves to achieve this. Along with myself, in class we will have Miss Smith and Mrs Smith to support the children, this will be in the way of small group and in class support as well as specific interventions where needed.
Our topics this half term will be Stone Age to Iron Age in History, Artist Study: Monet in Art and keeping healthy and our bodies in Science. In Music we will be looking at rhythms and how to represent music using graphic notations. We will also be learning how to speak Spanish and using the computers for researching.
Religion will continue to be an important part of the curriculum and our focus this half term is ‘The Christian Family’ looking at what it means to be part of the Church family and learning all about the Sacrament of Baptism. We will also have a weekly focus on the Sacramental Programme.
Reading Books and Spellings
Please listen to your child read at home every night, even if it just 10 minutes before bed. Reading books will be changed by Wednesday and sent home with spellings. If you have any questions and issues regarding reading books please speak to a member of Y3 staff. Please encourage your child to read for pleasure at home as it will have a positive impact not only on their reading and comprehension skills but also their writing.
There is no longer a homework written sheet being sent home. Children will receive the following each week:-
- A reading book
In addition to this children should be practising their timetables (x2, x5, x10, x3 and x4), telling the time and handwriting throughout the week at home.
Year Three children will have PE on a Wednesday. Please can you ensure that children have their full PE kit in school for their PE sessions. If your child wears earrings they will need to ensure that earrings are removed or covered please.
It is important that children stay hydrated throughout the school day to help aid concentration. Please could you ensure your child’s water bottle has a sports cap and has their name clearly labelled.
If you have any questions/queries please do not hesitate to contact me.
To See our yearly overview click here
To see what we are up to this half term click here
To see our Long Term Plan click here