Summer Term 1 - 2021
Dear Parents/Carers of pupils in Year 3,
Welcome back to Summer Term 2. It's wonderful to be spending this term in school this year! We're sure we're going to have another great term.
This half-term, we are learning about Europe as a continent with it's famous cities and landmarks. Our Science topics are light and Plants. We will be using our outdoor learning space to enhance learning in this subject. In Maths and English, we will be focusing on new learning as well as revisiting taught methods and techniques and we are encouraging the consistent use of spelling, punctuation and grammar in written work. We are encouraging children to be reading with somebody at home as much as possible and changing their book at least once a week or fortnight, depending on the level of the book.
This term our PE days are going to be Thursday mornings and Friday afternoons. Y3M will be swimming on a Friday this term.
Please remember to have the correct PE kit in school all week. Long hair must be tied back for P.E. and swimming. Earrings are not allowed to be worn in PE lessons. Please ensure your child can remove jewellery themselves.
Every child has a school reading book and this can be changed once a week. They will get a new book the day after they return 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.
All homework is set on Google Classroom every Monday afternoon. The children all have their own google log in and this is stuck in their school planner so they can log on at home.
Daily English question – (Mon-Thurs) A grammar, punctuation or comprehension activity will be set on Google Classroom for your child to complete daily in their homework book.
Daily Maths question - (Mon-Thurs) The maths homework links to the maths lesson taught that day so this provides you with an incite into what is being taught daily.
All completed homework will be rewarded with Class Dojo points.
We also recommend your children use timestables.co.uk or alternative apps to practise their times tables particularly 3x, 4x and 8x times tables.
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 9.15 am, we would recommend that your child/ren are ready to line up at approximately 9.10am. 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. During the summer months, please apply suntan lotion to your child before school. Sun cream can be reapplied by the child during the school day. Please note, sun cream cannot be shared between children.
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 Marshall, Miss Duffy and Miss Jones.