Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break. We can’t quite believe we have reached the summer term for your children.
In this term we will see a new theme to our thematic lessons. For Year 3 our topic for 6 weeks will be – ‘Picture our Planet’. ‘Picture Our Planet’ is a thematic unit, with a key focus on geography. Learning is centred around three contrasting localities: - Brazil, Scotland and Fiji, and includes key facts, physical and human features, traditions and customs and an insight into how each country is tackling particular conservation issues.
Our theme was kick started with a fantastic day all about Brazil. We thoroughly enjoyed learning facts about Brazil, tasting traditional Brazilian foods and having our own mini carnival! We are excited to see what lies ahead for the rest of the unit.
Purple Homework will go out on Friday 29th April. Can we please ask that all purple homework books are returned into school by Wednesday 27th April (if not already in school) so that they can have their new homework put in ready for the end of the week. As always the children will have 2 weeks to complete the homework and return to school. The homework will continue to be linked to English, Maths, Science and Thematic. Your children’s homework will vary and may include online homework using the online subscriptions including Purple Mash, Education City and MyMaths. Please support us with ensuring the children recognise the importance with their homework as it really does consolidate their learning. It is an expectation that homework is completed by all pupils. There is also the expectation that pupils are completing their reading passport daily and handing it in every Monday. Reading journals are available for pupils who wish to complete one.
Year 3 will continue to receive 2 sets of spellings per week which are age related and phonics group related. The children will continue to be tested for phonics spellings on a Thursday and regular spellings on a Wednesday. Please ensure that your child is practicing these daily, using the support sheets that are given.
PE will continue to take place on a Monday afternoon with Soccer 2000, please ensure your child has the correct PE kit in school as last term saw several sessions of forgotten or incorrect PE kit. White round neck t-shirt, shorts (preferably black or navy) and black pumps. It would also be appreciated if all uniform (including PE kit and pumps) is labelled with your child’s full name and class. Please can we remind parents that jewellery should not be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days. Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions or to use tape for their own safety.
The children will also continue to go swimming every Wednesday afternoon, it is important that every child participates in these sessions as it is part of the curriculum.
We look forward to seeing what lies ahead of this term and seeing your children blossom as the term progresses! We will continue to keep you updated if there are any changes. As ever, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss E Louca
Year 3 Class Teacher
Year 3 enjoyed their 'Stone Age' Day!
STONE AGE ART WORK
Year 3 were lucky enough to spend the day with local author and illustrator Rebecca Tonks.
The children began their day listening to the story Icky Sticky and taking part in a Q&A. Lots of sensible and inquisitive questions!
They created artwork to go towards a whole school display inspired by our hopes and dreams!
World Book Day
French Launch Day!
Wonderful Stone Age Houses!