Welcome back after the Easter break! I hope you all had the chance to relax and are ready for a busy half term!
Here are a few things that will be continuing in Year 3:
Diaries will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday. Your child will receive a levelled book however we do encourage them to read books of their own choice too. Please encourage your child to read out loud with an adult at home to increase their confidence. Once the book is finished, please write a note in the diary so we know which books to change.
Children will continue to receive their spellings on a Friday. Please encourage your child to practise their spellings at home. We also do daily spelling tasks to boost their confidence.
We are continuing to learn our 3, 4 and 8 times tables. The aim for this term is to boost quick recall of times tables facts, including the linked division facts. There are some fantastic websites out there like Topmarks which have lots of games to boost quick recall. It would be fantastic if you could play any games at home so that the children are ready for Year 4!
Our PE lessons will continue on a Tuesday with Mrs Nicholson and with myself on a Friday. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit on these days. In preparation for the Children’s Cancer Run, we will be having two 15 minute practice sessions each week. I will let you know as soon as possible about the start date for these!
We will continue to use the class reward system of the marble jar. This allows us to praise outstanding behaviour and achievement and the children will earn golden time when the jar is full! We will also continue with the dip in the bag as a personal reward for children.
In English this half term, we will be looking at poems from around the world. We will also be using Journey written by Aaron Beck to explore imaginary worlds as inspiration for creative writing. In Maths we will be continuing with the White Rose Maths scheme. This half term there will be a heavy focus on fractions. We will be starting a new topic in Geography of weather and climate. We will be researching weather around the world and looking at how weather is different across the climate zones.
Our class trip will be taking place on Wednesday 8th May. We will be visiting the Great North Museum and the Centre for Life to explore the Stone Age and Ancient Egypt. We will be sending a letter out closer to the time and may need some volunteers to accompany!
Before half term, we sent letters home regarding the swimming lessons at Prudhoe Waterworld which will be starting after May half term. We may need some volunteers to accompany us on the bus to the pool. If you are able to do this there will be a sign up sheet on the noticeboard. Any help would be greatly appreciated!!