Summer Term 2 2022
Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 3,
Welcome back after the holidays - we hope you all had a lovely Whit break.
This half-term, in our topic lessons we are learning about France. We've got lots of exciting things planned.
In Music our theme is Reflect, Rewind and Replay.
In Computing we are creating our own animations using the imotion app.
In Art we will be learning about the architect Antonio Gaudi and creating our own sculptures inspired by his incredible creations.
In PE we will be doing cricket on Thursday and 3DJ will be doing rounders on Friday (after Week 1), whilst 3W go swimming for Summer 2.
In Maths, we will be focusing on shape, time and measures - where we will be focusing on capacity and mass. In English, we will be starting our class novel, The Hodgeheg, and writing a non-chronological report about hedgehogs.
In Science we will be learning about plants and how they grow.
This term our PE days are going to be Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons.
Please remember to have the correct PE kit in school all week. Long hair must be tied back for P.E. Earrings are not allowed to be worn in PE lessons. Please ensure your child can remove jewellery themselves.
As we are half way through our final term in Year 3, we would like a big push with reading at home to enhance fluency and to help children move through the reading book bands. Every child has a school reading book and this can be changed once a week. They will get a new book as soon as they have returned their finished book. Every time your child reads to you at home, please add any comments in your child's planner and the pages they have read. When the book is finished, a grown up needs to write finished in the planner with a signature before a new book can be given. Shared reading and discussion of the story are very helpful. Please encourage your child to read with expression and to express opinions about the characters in the story, the plot, and what might happen next to further develop their inference skills.
Homework continues to be set weekly. In Y3W, the majority of the class are completing homework daily and are being rewarded with extra free time on completion - we would like to see the same reward given to Y3DJ this half term too.
Daily Maths and SPAG questions are set, based on the learning from lesson that day.
In Year 4, the children will be sitting a National Multiplication Tables Check. In order to prepare them for this, each child has a login for TTRockstars - which they can use both at home and in school - to help them become more fluent in recalling them.
If you wish your child/children to be completing additional Maths activities, please see the Maths Page on our website where you will be directed to lots of educational sites.
If you would like to do additional English & Maths work at home with your child, we recommend the Year Three workout books, published by cgpbooks, which can be purchased on line (www.cgpbooks.co.uk).
We would ask that all children arrive punctually in the morning. School starts at 8:45 am, we would recommend that your child/ren are ready to line up at approximately 8:40 am. We are keen for the children to have a prompt start to the day in order to focus the children on their learning.
Health and Safety
Please ensure your child brings a named bottle to school every day, filled only with water and takes this home daily to wash. During the coming warmer months, please make sure your child has a hat, sunglasses and sun cream if you feel it necessary.
We have hand sanitisers available for use for all the children, however, if your child has an allergy or has had a reaction, please contact school to let us know they are bringing their own in.
Please ensure your entire child's uniform and PE kit is named. Headbands and bobbles should be functional and match the school colour scheme.
Urgent messages can be passed to the teachers via Mrs Pritchard in the school office, by phone (0161 3384290) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you wish to contact the teachers with non-urgent information / questions then please use your child’s planner and have them pass this to their class teacher on the day.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Miss Wildes, Miss Duffy and Miss Jones.