We hope you have had a fantastic Christmas break. We are looking forward to a wonderful term, which promises to be exciting and eventful. We have a very busy term planned for the year 3 children and hopefully they can continue embrace the challenges of the juniors.
Our topic for this half term is ‘Marvellous Monet!’ It is a fantastic topic which delves into the life and works of the world famous artist Claude Monet and allows children to develop an understanding and appreciation of art.
Our science unit this half term is Animals including humans; children will learn to identify, classify food groups and nutrients, create and evaluate healthy food menus and recipes. Plus also look at the affects of diet on animals as well as humans, including skeletal and muscular structures.
After the February half term our topic is ‘Labyrinth!’ It is a fantastic topic which delves into the history of myths and legends and allows children to develop an understanding of the structure of a range of myths, plus also giving them an opportunity to write their own myth. We will also be looking at Forces and Magnets within our science lessons.
Every child has been given a reading book and record to bring home, which needs to be returned to school every day. If could please sign the reading record each night it would be very much appreciated. There are also some hints and tips for reading with your child at home that will hopefully help.
Homework will be given out every Friday, alternative weeks for Literacy and Maths. This should be returned to school the following week. Any child who does not return their homework by Wednesday will stay in at break time to complete it.
Spellings will be given out every Monday and need to be learnt for our spelling test on Friday.
Our PE sessions with the support of Mr Berry will be every Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Children will need a full PE kit (white and blue Sylvester t-shirt, shorts and black pumps) for these sessions. PE kits can be left in school on children’s pegs but please make sure they have your child’s name on them. All children must wear the correct PE kit for lessons. Pumps or Trainers can also be worn to take part in our daily mile every morning after break time.
We will also have the times table club to ensure children are practising and applying their multiplication knowledge. Children will have 5 minutes to answer 30 questions for their 2, 5 and 10 times table. As the children pass each club they will progress onto the next.
If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to ask at any time. If you would prefer to make an appointment to speak to me, just let me know.
The children have really settled well into the juniors and are all making good progress. We hope they continue to try their best as the year progresses and grow as learners and individuals.