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Year 3

Welcome, from Mr Goacher and Mrs Taylor

 

Dear Parents and Children,

 

Welcome to year 3!

All the children worked so hard over the course of the Autumn term and we hope they have a had a well deserved rest over the Christmas holidays.

We are looking forward to having them in class.

 

Drop off and Pick up:

The children need to be dropped off on the KS2 playground in the morning ready to go into class at 8:50.

At the end of the day the children will be sent out from the library doors on the KS1 playground (next to the Year 2 doors) at 3.15.

 

Reading:

The children will all  be bringing home reading books on a weekly basis from school. These books can be returned to school whenever they are finished to by the children so they can be given a new book. We encourage you to read with your child as much as possible at home, hopefully around 3 time a week if possible. We will be completing lots of reading based tasks in school to help bring them back to speed over the coming weeks as well.

 

Spelling: 

In class the children are working on the Read Write Inc spelling scheme looking at a wide range of different spelling rules and patterns. The children will be given weekly spellings to learn, these will be given out to the children on a Monday and they will be tested on them on a Friday.

 

Maths:

In year 3, we will be following the White Rose scheme of work. As well as challenging the children (and giving those who are ready an opportunity to move on), this scheme will also help us to identify any areas of weakness that can then be addressed in more detail. There is a large focus on the four operations with this term, more emphasis being put on multiplication and division. We will also be looking at covering skills related to money this term as well.

The children will be doing lots of work on times tables this year. Each child has a particular x-table that they are currently learning and will be tested on these each Friday. Weekly challenges for their x-tables are set on Times Table Rockstars with these being reset each Friday following their x-table tests.

Topic/English:

For the spring term, thee children will be continuing their work from the previous term around museums. We will be completing written work based on artists, creatures and space. We will be focusing on a geography theme of rivers for much of this term also. The children will be learning lots of interesting facts about waterways both close to home and scattered around the world.

Science:

Our science this term is based around forces and magnets. The children will learn that all forces are forms of either pushes or pulls. Our focus will be on the force of magnetism where the children will be able to undertake lots of different investigations.

PE:

For this half term the children will have PE on Tuesdays on Thursdays. All children will need to come in on both of these days dressed in their outdoor PE kit. They are to remain in their PE kits all day on our designated PE days.

 

If you have any other questions regarding anything at all, please contact the office and we will answer any questions you have as best we can. 

 

Kind regards

 

Mr Goacher and Mrs Taylor.