Welcome to Year 3!
Happy New Year! I hope you enjoyed your Christmas break and I would like to thank you all for your generous cards and gifts. They are very much appreciated.
Last half term Year 3 enjoyed reading 'The Hodgeheg' by Dick King Smith. Our new text for this half term is ‘Diary of a Killer Cat’, by Anne Fine. Children will share the story in class, and focus on the text as stimulus for writing activities.
In Mathematics we will apply our calculation skills on the four operations, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division to solve one and two step problems. Children will be encouraged to show their working out, in order to understand that problem solving involves various steps. Children will be taught how to check their calculations using the inverse operations. It is important that children are confident with their 2,3,4,5,6,10 times tables by the end of Year 3.
Values and Virtues
Our values and virtues for this half term are ‘Eloquent and Truthful’. Year 3 are looking out for those who live out these values and virtues in our everyday school lives. We will share and celebrate the actions and words of those children in class.
For this half term children will need outdoor PE kits and trainers. Children are reminded not to wear watches or jewellery and girls will need to take their studs out before the PE lesson commences. We will be having P.E on Wednesdays and Thursdays. One lesson will be 'Dance' and the second P.E lesson will be taught by a specialist P.E teacher and will be 'Basketball'.
Weekly homework in Year 3 will continue to be sent home on a Friday. You should have everything in your folders. Please hand in homework by Wednesday and put your spelling book in your drawer ready for Thursday’s Spelling Quiz. Well done to all of those children who are completing one activity per week in their reading journals. Sometimes children may not have brought their homework home, in this case, new homework can be given out but they must ask for it before Wednesday. Thankyou.
Children should continue to read their school reading book every evening, and can use these books as stimulus for their reading journal activities. Children know how to change their book in school but they must tell a teacher that they have finished their book before they do that independently in class.
Thank you for your continued support and if you have any queries or questions, please come and speak to me at the beginning or end of the day or via email.