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 volcanoes and earthquakes.
In Science, we will be looking at plants, recapping the knowledge they learnt in year 2 and learning some new extra things such as photosynthesis.
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, both classes will be recapping and learning new pieces of grammar to improve their writing such as contracted words, a and an and fronted adverbials. We will also be looking at writing our own newspaper reports.
In Maths, we will be moving away from number which the children did lots of before Christmas. We will be moving onto looking at fractions, shape and measurement.
P.E will take place once to twice a week weather depending.:
Both 3A and 3W on a Monday for the first half term will have dance with Jane, a specialist dance teacher. We hope all the children will really 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 Wednesday. Spellings will be sent home on a Friday too and the children will be tested on their spellings the following 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 Tuesday and Wednesdays are best avoided as we have staff meetings and clubs.
We look forward to working alongside you this term.
Mrs Preece, Mrs Smith and Miss Wernham.