Class Three

Happy New Year! We hope you had a relaxing holiday and are ready to start a brand new term!

Here are a few things you need to know about Year 3:

  • Reading books are changed on a Monday and Thursday. Please try listen to your child read every night; it makes a huge difference to their confidence and fluency. If you could write a note in the diary when your child has read at home and return their old books to be changed.  Your child will also be given many opportunities throughout the week to read a variety of texts within class.

  • Children will receive spellings every Friday. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings for a test the following Friday.

  • Throughout the year we will be learning our 3,4 and 8 times tables. A copy of the times tables has been put in the back of your child’s homework diary so any additional work at home would be fantastic! Maths homework will also be sent home on a Friday to be returned by the following Thursday. This will usually be linked to what we have been working on in class. If your child doesn’t understand anything please encourage them to let me know so that I can offer guidance.

  • PE Kits and water bottles should be brought in to school every Monday and can be taken home on a Friday. Our PE lessons will be on a Tuesday and a Friday.

Learning

This term, we will be starting our new history topic of The Stone Age!  We will be reading The Stone Age Boy by Satoshi Kitamura as inspiration for our writing. We will be exploring lots of different text types this half term including recounts, newspaper reports, non-chronological reports and instructions. We will be exploring life from the Stone Age during our topic lessons and we will be using a range of media in Art to create our own Stone Age artefacts! In Maths we will be continuing the White Rose scheme of work where there will be a big emphasis on reasoning and problem solving. We will be focussing on written methods for multiplication and division, money and statistics. Our science topic this half term will be the human body where we will be exploring the digestive system and learning all about teeth. In computing we will be learning how to use the internet safely and we will be using Scratch to write and debug codes. Mrs Nicholson will be teaching our PE lesson every Tuesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, you can catch me before school or at the end of the school day. Alternatively, you can communicate through your child’s home/school diary.

 Best wishes,

Miss Moorhead