Class Teacher - Miss H McCraw
- Mrs L Thresher
- Mrs B. Reilly
Spring Term 2020
I am pleased to inform you that Year 3 children will be supported by an experienced team this year. Mrs Thresher will be the class Teaching Assistant from Monday to Thursday, while Mrs Reilly will now be working alongside the children from Wednesday to Friday. Mrs King will be teaching French on Wednesdays and my PPA time is on a Wednesday afternoon with Mrs Reilly and Mrs Newson leading the class.
We have a busy term ahead of us.
‘Volcanoes and Earthquakes’ will be our first half term focus, studying the geographical make up and examples of famous natural events. In English we shall be linking our learning to this topic and focusing on the grammar and punctuation aspects of the Year 3 curriculum. After half term, our focus will switch to ‘Camulodunum’ and exploring our town’s fascinating Roman past. I encourage you to visit the castle in the Spring 2 term!
In Maths we are continuing with the 3, 4 and 8 times tables and will be looking at Grid Multiplication next. We will then be consolidating our understanding of Money. We are following the White Rose Maths scheme of work. Full details about our curriculum for this academic year may be found via the link below.
Homework will be handed out on Fridays and should be returned the following Wednesday when it will be marked in class. The task should take no longer than 30 minutes and will either be an Arithmetic test, reading comprehension or grammar and punctuation task. A half termly spelling list will also be included in the homework folder and these should be practised weekly. Children may still use https://spellingframe.co.uk/ activities to support their learning.
I would ask that you continue to read with your child on a daily basis, questioning them on what they read, ensuring that they understand the vocabulary being used and checking using a dictionary if necessary. Children are rewarded for regular reading through the school reading challenge. Please keep in touch via the reading diaries as we do read the comments and take on board any issues or fantastic efforts.
Our times tables superhero challenge also continues. Please take advantage of some of the lovely activities available online and through Times Tables Rockstars for which your child has their own login. If you have mislaid your login, please let me know and I shall re-issue it. We also use songs from Super Movers, Number Rock and MathsFrame Games.
PE lessons will now be on MONDAY afternoons. We are learning about Gymnastics in Spring 1 and Dance in Spring 2.
Please make sure that your child has suitable kit including sports shoes suitable for indoor this term and outdoor use next term, navy blue joggers and a hoodie in case it is cold. Just to remind you that our school PE kit consists of navy blue shorts and a plain white t shirt. All students should be able to remove their own earrings for these sessions. Please could you also make sure that long hair is tied back and that socks are provided for anyone wearing tights that day.
I am looking forward to working with the fantastic children and parents this term. Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to speak to me on the door or make an appointment with the office so that we can speak after school.