We hope that you and your children had a very enjoyable Easter break and we would like to welcome everyone back to the start of a new term. The children are excited to continue their journey to develop new skills as well as applying the skills they have learnt so far.

The summer term is always a crucial time for children in Year 3 to ensure they continue to make progress in their learning and we need your support to ensure they are meeting our expectations of learning. This will greatly support us with transition to Year 4 over the coming months.

One of our new Dimensions topics for this term is ‘Picture our Planet!’ As part of this topic, children will develop their understanding of countries around the world. We will be focussing on Brazil, Fiji and Scotland. Children will learn about human and geographical features of the countries. They’ll also learn about their cultures, traditions, foods, dances and Sports.

Your child will continue to have their purple homework books to develop their creative skills linked to Dimensions topics. Additional homework will also be given to ensure children are consolidating their learning in the classroom at home such as spellings, phonics, science and writing.

Please continue to support your child’s reading at home as much as possible. We remind you that children’s books need to be in school every day. We continue to encourage children to use their comprehension bookmarks to reflect upon what they have read. This will build their confidence and further develop their understanding. Please also continue to ensure that children are regularly accessing online home learning – especially Times Tables Rock stars! Any extra practise at home is always welcome!

Please ensure that PE kits are always in school. PE for Year 3 will be every Monday and Thursday. Please ensure that children wear the correct PE kit in school at all times. In the interests of safety no jewellery, including earrings and bangles, should be worn on PE days. Please cover religious bangles with a wristband and cover ears with plasters.

Please ensure all uniform (including PE kit and pumps/trainers) is labelled with your child’s full name and class – there plenty of PE clothes that were disposed at the end of the Spring term and we are aware how expensive it is!

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support.

We have much to be excited about for the Summer Term and we look forward to a term packed full of learning and progress.

Mr Holmes (Class 8)             Mrs Baig (Class 7)


January 2021