Year 3 Spring 1 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back and a Happy New Year! We have now begun what we consider to be a very important term for the children, who we feel have all settled extremely well into the Junior School. We feel the children have made a good transition, and are ready to begin a rigorous and engaging set of new topics in this new term ahead of us.
During the spring term, the children will focus on their writing and reading skills through play scripts, stories and explanation texts. They will focus on the use of grammar, range of punctuation and using a wider range of vocabulary for effect.
In Maths we will continue to develop their skills in number and we will also be learning measurement and time. We really value your continued support in helping your children to learn their times tables and to practise them regularly- Times tables Rock Stars is a great way for the children to do this.
This term, our topics in Science are Animals including humans focusing on healthy eating, the skeleton, and muscles. The children will be able to explore these units and develop their scientific skills through practical investigations and research.
Our topic this term is The Romans, which we are all really excited about. We will be studying various aspects of Roman life in Britain, the invasion by the Romans, exploring Boudicca’s revolt and examining Roman artefacts. Some of our art work will link to the topic and we will be looking at and designing our own Roman shield. A trip to enhance the learning of this topic is being organised and we will give further details about it closer to the time.
PE: PE kit should be brought into school each Monday and taken home on Friday to wash. The kit should consist of top, shorts, trainers or plimsolls and as the weather gets colder, jogging bottoms or leggings and a long sleeved top so that we can ensure that they can participate in this very important area of the curriculum. Please make sure your child brings their kit in at the start of each week. The PE lessons this term are gymnastics (inside) and hockey (outside).
The homework schedule is still in place (set on Friday, returned on Tuesday). Please continue to read with your child regularly at home and support your children to complete their reading records.
A few key dates: Year 3 classes will be having their class assemblies on the following dates:
- Uganda- Friday 7th February
- Morocco- Friday 13th March
- Ghana- Friday 20th March
Joanna Neilson, Talia Ross and Demi Constantinedes (The year 3 team)
Welcome to Rokesly Junior School, a fun, friendly and exciting place to learn and grow. Rokesly Junior School has been encouraging children from the local community to make the most of their potential for over 60 years.
Phone: 020 8348 0290