Year 3 Spring 2 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
We are really looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Monday at 9am. Please note that the Year 3 school day is now 9am to 3.15pm. When dropping off and collecting your children, please follow the social distancing guidelines and wear a face covering.
In literacy this half term, we will be learning about playscripts and then we will be exploring and writing performance poetry. We will focus on sentence structure, a range of punctuation and using vocabulary for effect. In maths our areas of work will be money which includes counting money, adding and subtracting amounts and calculating change. Then moving onto statistics, where the children will be developing their understanding of data and ways to read and display it, using different graphs and charts. In history, we will continue the study of the Romans. We will be exploring what life was like in Roman Britain and the legacy of the Romans. We will finish the unit by having a Roman WOW day on Wednesday 31st March in which children will dress up as Romans and spend the day immersed in Roman Life (there will be more details nearer the time). For D&T, the children will be making their own Roman inspired clay pots, moving from designing to making and decorating them. In science, we will continue our unit of animals including humans. In R.E. we continue our focus on “What can we learn from the life and teaching of Jesus?”.
Every child is required to have a P.E kit in school. We suggest that you bring it in on a Monday and take it home on a Friday to be washed. The weather is changeable at the moment so please ensure that children have appropriate outdoor clothing (jogging bottoms or leggings and a long-sleeved top) as well as appropriate trainers. PE Lessons are on the following days:
Homework is set on a Friday and is to be completed by the following Tuesday. We recognise that the children will be tired when they return to school, so we will therefore be setting online homework for this term. This will include activities set on Mathletics, and regular practise of both times tables using Times Table Rock Stars and spellings which may include using Readiwriter Spelling.
To support you in accessing the online homework, any borrowed computer equipment will be returned after Easter. Homework club will then begin again in the summer term to enable your child to access the laptops or for extra assistance they may need with their homework.
Children are expected to read every day (15 minutes minimum) and to keep a record in their home reading journal. The children can complete this independently but we would welcome your support in ensuring this is done on a daily basis. Reading records must be brought into school on Tuesdays and be signed by parents or carers. Home readers will be changed weekly, where appropriate, on the following days:
Monday – Ghana
Tuesday – Uganda
Wednesday – Morocco
In addition, as there is an expectation that all children leave Year 3 with secure recall of the 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables, we continue to encourage daily practise. We are seeing great results for those children who are clearly practising at home and going on Times Table Rockstars regularly. If your child is finding a particular table challenging, we also advise going on ‘Hit the Button’ to practise it before going on to Times Table Rockstars. https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button
Individual parents’ evenings will take place on Tuesday 30th March and Wednesday 31st March and more details will be sent out closer to the time. Should you wish to discuss anything with your child’s teacher before the individual meetings, please contact the office to arrange an appointment
Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
The Year 3 team
Ms Neilson, Ms Ross and Mr Constantinides
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