Spring Term Newsletter Year 3
Welcome to summer term! We all have our fingers crossed in school for some lovely weather letting us take more learning outside this summer term and go on the field. 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!
We continue this half term to study the Romans, looking at how they changed Britain and what legacy they left behind. Thank you for all the effort put into the Roman homework over February half term, the children loved seeing all of the creations on display outside the classrooms. We will be moving on in Summer 2 to focus on Chocolate! Once again, thank you for your support with the chocolate homework project over the Easter holidays.
In Science, we are looking at plants and soil! The children have loved growing their own plants and looking at how they change over time. We have looked at the effects of removing water and sunlight as well as looking inside different seeds.
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 have started off looking at Roman and Greek myths. The children have been really enjoying finding out about the stories from the past. This term, we will also be looking at different writing genres based around the theme of chocolate.
In Maths, the focus will be on a variety of topics from column addition, column subtraction, shape and fractions. We will be revisiting previous areas of Maths and deepening our knowledge.
P.E will take place once a week:
3R will have P.E on a Monday afternoon.
3W will have P.E on a Thursday afternoon.
For the first half term:
3R are swimming on Tuesday afternoons.
3W are swimming on Friday afternoons.
Please make sure the children have the correct P.E kit in school all week. PE will take place both inside and outside depending on the weather. 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 are best avoided as we have staff meetings and clubs.
We look forward to working alongside you this term.
Miss Wernham, Miss Davies, Mrs Randle and Mrs Scargill.