Welcome back after what we hope was a relaxing and enjoyable Easter break – one that we are sure to have been quite different to usual – but hopefully some normality nevertheless. 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 – ‘Around the World in 60 Days’ – where the children will be given exciting opportunities to explore different countries around the world. We will be kick starting this new theme with a Topic Day – ‘India Day’ on Friday 23rd April where the children will be food tasting, creating some beautiful art work and exploring music. Please see the attached curriculum overview which as ever, can be also found on the school website.
Although the children did not receive any purple homework when they returned in March, these will now resume for the summer term. The children will receive their first homework Friday 23rd April. Can we please ask that all purple homework books are returned into school by Wednesday 21st April 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 complete one reading journal a week. The reading journals have now moved to a vocabulary focus for the Summer Term. These will be new to Year 3 pupils however time will be given in school to go through these new activities to ensure the children have a clear understanding of what is expected from them.
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 Tuesday 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 Friday 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.
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.
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