Welcome to the Spring term!
There will be a few changes over the Spring Term that will help support the class as a team. Our focus as a class is 'Togetherness and Belonging'. All of the children will be given weekly jobs that will aid in the smooth running of the class and give them a sense of responsibility for their classroom.
We have lots of fun and exciting lessons planned for this term. Our main themes will be: ‘Invasion: What happened when the Romans came’ and ‘Forces and Magnets’.
To support the children’s learning in class, homework is set each Friday and should be completed by the following Thursday. We will check on Spelling Shed to ensure the relevant tasks have been completed. We have also put together a grid of optional, additional homework tasks that the children can complete. This will have been emailed to you but can also be found under the ‘Year 3 documents page’ on the school website.
Children are given the opportunity to change their reading books daily and we encourage the children to change their books independently. However, they cannot change their book if their Reading Record has not been updated, so please help your child to update it regularly. We remind the children each day, but if you feel that your child is not changing their book when they should be doing, please let us know and we will offer them more support.
Please, please read with your child as often as possible. Enjoy sharing books together and visiting the library. We are happy to help you with recommended book suggestions if you would like some guidance. We cannot stress enough the importance of your child being a confident reader. In Year 3 we are creating a display that celebrates our class as readers and what we like to read for pleasure. This can be anything from comics and magazines, picture books, chapter books, non-fiction, gaming handbooks and e-books. All reading counts! It has an impact on the quality of their writing and their ability to read and understand maths questions.
PE now takes place on Mondays and Wednesday, so please make sure your child has a complete PE kit in school on those days. One of our sessions is outside, so trainers are necessary. We are encouraging the children to change quickly independently and will be rewarding them with dojo points for doing this within a given timeframe.
The children do have access to the water fountain throughout the day but bringing a water bottle into school means they do not have to leave the classroom. You don't need to spend a lot - reusing a plastic bottle and writing their name on with permanent marker will suffice and is more eco-aware! We encourage the children to drink plenty through the day.
Please ensure your child is wearing the correct school uniform. Earrings and trainers are not part of our school uniform and should not be worn to school. All children must wear a tie every day.
It is important to us that we work together as a partnership to develop each child, so if you have any concerns at all, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us.
Many thanks for your continued support,
Mrs. Batson, Mrs. Vernon and Miss. Paul
Class Curriculum Plans