We hope you have had a fantastic summer break and although things are still a little different, we’ve had a great start to the new school year. 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 Literacy tree units will focus on fantasy stories and poems using The Tear Thief and The Tin Forest. As part of our whole class reading, we will be studying ‘A Necklace of Raindrops.’
Our science unit this half term is Health and Nutrition. Children will learn to identify, classify food groups and nutrients, create and evaluate healthy food menus and recipes. Plus, also look at the effects of diet on animals as well as humans.
After the October half term our topic is ‘In my Liverpool home!’ It is a fantastic topic which delves into the history of our great city and allows children to develop an understanding of their community. As part of our music curriculum, we will be singing, composing and playing along to songs by artists from Liverpool- mainly focusing on The Beatles.
Every child will have access to ‘Reading Eggs’ which is an online reading program that has been used across school in order to improve children’s reading skills, vocabulary and comprehension. Children will be assigned tasks on reading eggs as homework and are expected to complete in the time frame they are given. Please support your child as much as possible at home to access this wonderful resource. If there is an issue at home accessing the internet please let us know so we can send home a reading book and record so your child is not missing out.
Homework will be put on class dojo every week, alternative weeks for English and Maths. A photograph of the completed work will need to be uploaded onto classdojo. Homework is an important part of your child’s education and it would be much appreciated if you could fully support school with this.
Spellings will be placed on to classdojo every Friday and need to be learnt for our spelling test the following Friday. Anyone who cannot access classdojo will be given a paper copy that does not need to be returned to school.
Our PE sessions with the support of Mr Berry will be every Tuesday afternoon and Thursday morning. Children can wear their full PE kit (white and blue Sylvester t-shirt, shorts/joggers and black pumps/trainers) for school on these days.
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 timetables. As the children pass each club they will progress onto the next.
If you have any questions or queries, do not hesitate to contact me via classdojo or telephone school. Obviously during the school day, it is very difficult to respond to queries, but between 3.30pm-5.30pm I will try my best.
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.