The last term of year 3 is fast approaching. We look forward to our First Holy Communions, Sports Day and our school trip. please see below the parent Planner for the last term.
Once again, many thanks for your support.
Welcome Back to Year 3!
I hope you enjoyed your half term break. Last half term the children in Year 3 were very busy preparing for the Easter Production along with Year 4 and we thought they were fantastic performers and we were very proud of them for the effort and enthusiasm they showed during rehearsals. This term, is a special term for Year 3 as they continue along their journey of faith as they prepare to receive the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in Spring Term 2. We will continue to use the I Belong Books in R.E lessons and as homework and we thank you for your continued support.
Last half term Year 3 began readinf the 'Iron Man' by Ted Hughes and we will continue to read this book for the next half term. Children will share the story in class, and focus on the text as stimulus for writing activities.
In Mathematics we will continue to 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. In addition to this we will be focusing on TIME this half term, using both analogue and digital clocks to tell the time to the nearest five minutes and solve problems involving time.
Values and Virtues
Our values and virtues for this half term are ‘Curious and Active’. Year 3 are looking out for those who live out these values and virtues in our everyday school lives. These values and virtues are closely linked to children's attitudes towards learning and we will share and celebrate the actions and words of those children in class who show they are 'curious and active' in their daily school life.
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. Many items of outdoor sports wear are not labelled and therefore difficult to return to children, if they become misplaced.
Weekly homework in Year 3 will continue to be sent home on a Friday. Please hand in homework by Wednesday and the spelling book should be in chidlren's drawers ready for Friday's Spelling Quiz. Spellings are now under the Homework page on the class page, and children will be reminded of this on a weekly basis. Children do not need to take their spelling books home if they do not wish, but spelling tests will be done in their spelling books and marked for parents to share at home. Well done to all of those children who are completing one activity per week in their reading journals.
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.