Year 3

Welcome to Year 3

Autumn 1, 2019

In this term the children in year 3 will be focussing on recycling as part of our Care for Creation Topic.

This will involve the three Rs – Reduce, Re-use and recycle which teaches the child the importance of recycling and reducing waste to help save the planet.

General Information

P.E. kits are needed on Monday and Friday but I advise children to leave them in school all week so they know they have it. On these days can you please ensure that long hair is tied back and that earrings are not worn. It would also be helpful to label your child’s PE kit with their name.

Reading books need to be handed in on Monday morning and remember to change your book any morning so that you can achieve your goal of 20 times each month.

Weekly spellings will be given out on Wednesday. Your child will be tested on a selection of these the following Wednesday. Also during the week, your child will be focusing on these spellings during handwriting lessons. Please support your child at home by helping your child learn their weekly spellings.

English

This term we focus on our class author- Roald Dahl.  The children will be writing character portraits, poetry and reading some of Dahl’s more popular books eg The Twits

Science

The children investigate heathy lifestyles and balanced diets as part of our ‘Amazing bodies’ topic.

Maths

This term focuses on place value and adding and subtracting strategies aswell as times tables and reasoning skills.

We continue to have a huge push on children knowing their times tables and your help in learning these will be invaluable to the continued success and progress your child will make in maths throughout their time in key stage 2.  We ask that you encourage your child to use Reflex Maths to develop their skills.

Topic Homework

We are continuing with our approach to homework this year and in addition to their reading book, spelling and maths homework, children can also choose to complete homework projects based upon our topic. The projects are designed to cover a range of areas to suit every child. Remember that you can work with your child on homework and it’s a fun activity to do with your child.

Please also see our curriculum page for additional information.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mr Dickman and Mrs Stewardson.