Welcome back, we hope that you have all had a fun filled and relaxing Easter break!
Our school value this term is: Service
This term we will be learning more about telling the time in maths and revisiting written multiplication and subtraction. We would love for the children to practise telling the time at home.
Our book this term is ‘The wolves in the walls’ by Neil Gaiman. The children have begun reading this and are hooked already!
We have our sports coach back with us this term and have started our cricket unit. Lessons take place on Thursday afternoons.
Below you will find our term topic map.
We have had a great start with the class and are looking forward to the rest of the year.
In English our book this term is George's Marvellous Medicine. We will be writing persuasive letters and alternative chapters. In Maths we are learning about different measures, including mass, capacity, length and time.
In topic the children will be learning about the Bronze and Iron Age.
Our value this term is Justice.
This term Bristol Sport will be teaching netball on a Monday. I would like to remind all pupils that PE kits need to be in school on all days as plans can change.
Homework will be given out on a Friday and should be returned on a Wednesday.
Please could all parents sign off the reading as it is very important.
Spellings will be given to the majority of pupils on a Tuesday and will be tested on a Monday. Pupils have received a spelling book in which they will stick their homework lists. These can be practised in the book, on scrap paper or in practical ways.
Please continue to learn times tables. They are very important in many areas of maths.
Once again we would be very grateful if any parents or carers would be willing to give up a little bit of time each week to help with reading. If you can help, please do not hesitate to speak to us at the start or end of the school day.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Miss Morgan and Miss Coffin
As part of the remembrance commemoration we created our own poppies for the service.
It's been a really great start to the year and I've seen some brilliant work regarding quests and castles. This term we are looking at the Tudors in History and Leon and the Place Between in English. Meanwhile in Maths we'll be examining and exploring multiplication and division. So start brushing up on those times tables!
Our value this term is TRUST.
We are fortunate to still have future stars on a Thursday afternoon and they will be looking at Gymnastics. However, on a Wednesday we will continue to have Rugby so please make sure PE kits are in on both those days.
As we missed our last forest school session last week, we have re-booked it for the 19th of December. Please make sure they bring their wellies as I imagine it will be quite wet.
The Homework schedule is staying the same.
Can I encourage all parents to sign off their child's reading as it is very important.
We have been fortunate this year to have Mrs Chappell come in to help us out with reading with the children. This has been really beneficial and I would welcome any parents or carers who would be willing to give up even a little bit of time during the week to also come in and do some reading with the children. This can be as little as 30 mins and can have a major impact on their learning. It would be greatly appreciated by us all. If you are interested please do not hesitate to speak to me at the start or end of the school day.
I am delighted to welcome all our new Year 3 children into KS2 this term and look forward to a fun packed term ahead. Mr Ford will be covering in Year 3 for this term.
Our value for this term is Thankfulness.
Our topic for terms 1 and 2 is... Castles! We will be exploring the Norman invasion of Britain and the motte and bailey castles they created. This move onto looking at the stone castles that were created later on.
A Future Stars coach is coming in to give Year 3 coaching In Door Multiskills on Thursday afternoons. Please make sure you have your PE kit in school for Thursdays and Fridays.
Homework will be given out on Friday afternoons and is in for the following Wednesday. Please ask if you have
any questions regarding the sheet and could I ask that all parents make sure they are signing off their child's reading each week.
Spellings are also given out on a Friday afternoon and we will be having a weekly spelling test. This is in addition to the list spellings that they will need to practice throughout the year.
Pupils in Year 3 bring home weekly spellings which focus on the spelling rules and patterns in the National Curriculum.
In addition, the NC includes a word list for each of the phases. From the Year 3/4 words the easier words have been selected and made into 3 word lists which the pupils need to be able to spell by the end of the year, both in tests and in their everyday writing. Most pupils will given a sheet with the lists on to begin learning list 1 at home. Please encourage them to do this in a variety of ways.