Welcome Back to Year 3!
Happy New Year and I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas holidays and feel rested and ready for the new school term. Thank you so much for all your generous gifts and cards at the end of the last term, they were very much appreciated. Last term children received the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and we were very proud of their mature and respectful attitude during this special service. We look forward to this coming Spring Term, during which we will read the Hodgeheg in English lessons, study the Stone Age in History and learn Boxercise in P.E. All of this term's curriculum is attached below in the Parent Planner for Spring 1.
Values and Virtues
Our values and virtues for this half term are ‘Compassionate and Loving’. 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 who show they are 'compassionate and loving' 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 Mondays and Thursdays. Last term we had many items of missing P.E kit due to children leaving items in after school clubs or mixing items up with those of other children. Many items of outdoor sports wear are not labelled and are therefore difficult to return to children, if they become misplaced. We will be encouraging children to take responsibility for their belongings, in order to be readily prepared for P.E lessons.
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 children'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. This term we will finish Autumn 2 spellings before continuing on to Spring's spelling lists. 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.