Spring Term Newsletter Year 3
Happy New Year! From all the Year Three team, we hope you have had a lovely half term break, full of festive cheer and fun.
Thank you for all your support so far this year. We are looking forward to continuing to work with you. As part of this, please could you make sure that you name (and double check that the name hasn't worn off!) your child's uniform and P.E kit as this will assist in finding any misplaced items.
This term we will be learning all about the world through places near and far, map work and some exploding volcano art work too! We will begin by looking at maps of the world, followed by maps of Europe. We will then move on to learn all about the United Kingdom and what the children's local, regional, national and global geographies are. After the February half term, we will be looking at the Romans.
In Science, we will be looking at different forces, both ones we can see like pushing and pulling and ones we cannot see like friction. We will also be looking at all the different things magnets can do and how they work.
Reading continues to be very important for all the children in Year 3. We would encourage you to try and read with your child as often as possible as this will assist in their reading ability. It is also important to ask children questions about what they have just read to see if they have understood the book. We will aim to hear the children read as often as possible in class too.
In English, our learning for the first few weeks will be based around non-fiction newspaper reports. Before the half term, we will also have a look at story-telling and non-chronological reports.
In Maths, the focus will be on a variety of topics from measurement, shape, time and fractions. Children often ask what the time is so any opportunities for looking at time at home would be very beneficial for the children.
P.E will take place once to twice a week:
3R will have P.E on a Monday
3W will have P.E on a Monday
We are very lucky this half term to have a dance teacher coming in every Monday to teach the children different types of dance. We are sure that they will very much enjoy these sessions!
Please make sure the children have the correct P.E kit in school all week. As it is currently winter and the weather can be cold, the children may need tracksuit bottoms for outdoor sessions. PLEASE make sure that all items are clearly named as P.E kit can often get mixed up.
Maths and English homework will be sent home on a Friday. Please could you make sure the homework is back in school completed by the following Tuesday. Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and the children will be tested on their spellings every Friday so please practise and encourage your children to practise the spellings as often as possible across the week.
If you have any queries or concerns then please come in to speak to us. Mornings can sometimes be very busy but we are more than happy to meet with you after school. Please note that Wednesdays and Thursdays are best avoided as we have staff meetings and clubs.
We look forward to working alongside you this term.
Miss Wernham, Mrs James, Miss Jones, Mrs Randle and Mrs Graham