Welcome back to the second half of our Autumn Term. We return under a new lockdown and more changes to family and social dynamics so coming to school is a lovely slice of normality. At school, as ever, we continue to emphasise the importance of hand hygiene and social distancing from adults. Please can you continue to reinforce this message at home too. Things may change at short notice so please ensure you are receiving ParentMail notifications. This half term we are using Google classroom for homework so please let us know if you have not managed to get on. This will also be the platform we switch to for online learning in the event of bubble or school closure.
The children have really impressed me with their maths so far and are becoming whizzy at explaining their thinking using mathematical vocabulary. We begin to introduce column addition and subtraction and have been working on exchanging 10s. By the end of this half-term we will be working on multiplication and division. English sees us exploring humorous poems, stories from other cultures and then we will be honing in on letter writing skills just in time for Christmas! In our geography block, Year 3 will be looking at the cities, counties, rivers and seas of the United Kingdom. Science sees Year 3 exploring digestion. We have already made a good start by examining our teeth and carving the different shapes out of carrots! Ask us about the different functions of our teeth!
Here is a reminder of weekly events:
Mon – bring in bags and diaries for book change.
Tues – Forest school – bring in wellies and additional layers if necessary.
Weds – PE with NUFC – PE kit required NB PE takes place outdoors so please provide adequate footwear and layers of clothing. For girls, please don’t forget socks.
Thurs – Online homework due (week 2 onwards)
Fri – bring in reading books to quarantine. Spelling test and new spellings given out for following week.
Thank you for all your amazing support so far. Our first part of Autumn Term has been great fun and it is lovely to see the children thrive in our school environment. They’ve impressed me and themselves with their tenacious enthusiasm, kindness, willingness to learn and quick wit! I’m looking forward to more of the same in this part of the Autumn Term. As always, do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or concerns.
Mrs Weatherspoon, Miss Robinson and Mrs Smith