Welcome to 2021!

 

A very warm welcome back in 2022, we hope that you and your child have had a very enjoyable break and your child is ready and refreshed to continue with their learning in the Spring Term.

This term children will learn through a range of exciting and engaging topics:

In English children will be learning to use a range of punctuation in their writing, including inverted commas and apostrophes. Children will apply a range of vocabulary choices including adverbs, conjunctions and a variety of sentence openers. Children will have opportunities to showcase their skills through genres in poetry, narrative and non-fiction writing and this will be linked closely to our thematic focus where appropriate.

Spelling will again be tested each week and as ever plays an important part in your child’s writing. Please ensure you listen to your child read daily to support their progress and their reading diary is signed. Thank you for your continued support with this.

In Maths the children will be continuing to develop their mental maths skills including improving their times tables knowledge and speed (through Times Tables Rockstar). Times tables remain a priority, and we would appreciate your help in practising for the 4x 3x 8x and 6x tables this term please. Mental and written strategies of the four rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) will be a key focus again. Children will be given opportunities to apply these strategies to solve a variety of rich mathematical reasoning and worded problems.

This term, we will be continuing with our thematic approach to teaching. Our topic in the Spring term is ‘Gods and Gladiators’. Through our topic, we will be exploring the Romans and Vikings on Britain and will be learning about different aspects of human and physical Geography. We will develop our computing skills using control software and animation. Our theme will also link to History, DT, Art and Music as the topic develops further through the term.

As Scientists, the children will begin the term learning about light. They will then go on to learn about friction and magnets, as part of our work on forces.
During PE lessons this term children will be taking part in Dance and Outdoor Education. PE lessons will continue to take place on Thursday mornings. Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines, these should not be worn for PE. Children will be asked to remove or tape earrings before PE sessions. Please ensure that suitable PE kit is worn to ensure your child’s safety and participation. Children will require a re-fillable water bottle every day and that all items of clothing brought into school are clearly labelled with your child’s name.

At the end of the Autumn term, your child was given a list of their usernames and passwords for a wide range of online learning resources that the school subscribes to. Please encourage them to use these valuable resources frequently. The tasks set by the teacher will reinforce the learning they have had in school.

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, via class dojo. Thank you in anticipation of your continued support, your efforts are very much appreciated by the Year 3 team.

 

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

 

January 2021