Summer Term Newsletter Year 3
Welcome to summer term! Please make sure that items of clothing have your child’s name on, particularly jumpers and cardigans which often come off in the hot weather! Also, please make sure your child brings a water bottle to school. This should be filled with water and can be filled up at school. Excitingly, we have a trip coming up in the summer term… Look out for a letter coming home soon!
This half term, we will be looking at our local area in Topic. We are hoping to visit a number of historical and interesting places around Hereford. We have loved seeing some of the Hereford homework that has come in from over Easter!
In Science, we are looking at plants and soil! The children will be growing their own plants and looking at what plants need to grow. We also will be looking at what humans and animals need to stay healthy.
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. Children are rewarded for reading at home in class with smilies, golden time and special gifts!
In English, we will be looking at various different styles of writing including leaflets, poetry and stories (myths and legends)
In Maths, the focus will be on a variety of topics from data handling, capacity and revision of written methods learnt over the year.
P.E will take place once a week:
3R & 3W will be doing P.E on Wednesday afternoons. This will be both inside and outside depending on the weather.
3R & 3W are also swimming for the whole of summer term on a Friday afternoon.
3R will have forest school for the first half term on a Tuesday afternoon.
3W will have forest school for the first half term on a Thursday afternoon.
Please make sure the children have the correct P.E in school all week. We will remind the children about their swimming kits and forest school kits the day before.
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 are best avoided as we have staff meetings. Miss Wernham also has film club on a Tuesday and Mrs Randle gardening club on a Thursday.
We look forward to working alongside you this term.
Mrs Randle, Miss Wernham, Mrs Graham, Miss Jones, Mrs James