Your Year 3 team this year are:
Miss Magee (Monday & Tuesday)
Miss Mulholland (Wednesday - Friday & Phase 2 Lead)
Learning Support Assistant
Key Information & Reminders for the year ahead:
Please ensure your child is in full school uniform every day. This consists of a green jumper (school logo or plain), white polo shirt and grey/black skirt or trousers. During warmer months, the girls may wear green and white gingham dresses. Black school shoes must be worn at all times and trainers are not allowed.
We will be continuing with our topic of ‘Pharaohs’ for Spring 2.
The children are thoroughly enjoying learning all about Ancient Egypt, finding out about Tutankhamun’s tomb and what life was like for a Pharaoh.
We are looking forward to our school visitor ‘Mr Egypt’ on Thursday 14th February who will tell us all about life in Ancient Egypt. He will show us various artifacts for us to touch and handle and share lots of interesting facts with us. We will share photos of our day with him on our school Facebook page.
In English, we will look at newspaper reports and the features of these and write our own version of a newspaper report. We will be participating in a variety of reading activities related to World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.
Our focus for the half term is going to be on money, time, graphs and fractions as well as still practising using addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. By the end of year 3, all children are expected to know their 2, 3, 4, and 8 times tables and division facts. We will continue to have a times tables test every week.
For our Spring 2 theme we will be learning about the important Christian festival of ‘Easter’. We will be thinking about why it is such an important festival to celebrate and why it is both a happy and a sad time in the Christian calendar. We are looking forward to our Easter POP UK concerts at the beginning of April. More news about these dates to follow soon…
John 11:25 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;
In Science, we will be learning all about light. We will be learning about primary and secondary light sources and where they come from. As a class, we will also investigate shadows defining what they are and we will design some shadow puppets.
Your child’s PE days are Wednesday and Friday which will be taught by Mr Bossons. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school.
This consists of:
- A pair of pumps - Preferably slip on ones.
- White, plain t-shirt
- Black shorts
This kit should stay in school and will be sent home at the end of each half term to be washed ready for the next term. During the colder months children are allowed to wear jogging bottoms and jumpers for when they complete PE activities outside.
PE kits are compulsory for Health and Safety purposes.
Reading is an important part of your child’s learning. As a school we ask that you ensure your child has a reading experience of a minimum 3 times per week with the high expectation of 5 times a week. This can include reading their own books and comics at home as well exploring the internet and reading articles with an adult. The school has also provided reading books to all children that are suitable to your child. We welcome parents and carers to read the book with your child to promote a love of reading! You might also try asking a range of questions to help your child develop their reading skills.
Every time a child reads at home they will receive a raffle ticket. At the end of each half term 3 tickets will be picked out of the box and each child will receive a reading book for their continued efforts. Well done to Maddison, Olivia and Lucy T who all won a book for Spring 1. Who will it be next time? You've got to be in it to win it!
For more information or support on reading at home please come and speak with Miss Magee, Miss Mulholland or Mrs Monks.
Water bottles can be brought into the classroom and stored. Children will be reminded to take their water bottle home at the end of the day to wash it out at home. It is important for the children to stay hydrated throughout the day. Please ensure that the water bottles are labelled clearly with the child's name on and only water is allowed. Children have opportunity throughout the day to refill their bottles if necessary.
The computer can be an excellent tool in supporting your child’s progression and developing their understanding. A number of websites exist that offer a range of educational games suitable for year 3 children. These games combine the element of fun and the excitement of gaming with skills from the national curriculum. Here Is a list of useful websites that you may wish to encourage your children to visit. Please note, most games offer various levels of challenge, so it is important that you work with the child to ensure they are playing games that are appropriate to the skills they need to learn.