In English this half term we are focussing on performance poetry and fantasy narratives. In maths, we are currently developing the children’s knowledge of formal written methods of multiplication and then we will be spending the rest of the half term developing the children’s knowledge of fractions. In science, we will be continuing with our unit on light. We will be learning about the seas and oceans in geography which will link to our D&T unit where the children will design and build mechanical sea creatures. In RE we will be focussing on why some journeys and places are special. As part of the PSHE curriculum the children will be developing their understanding of taking reasonability and how they can keep themselves safe. In addition, as a school, we are following the Skills Builder programme to support us in our school vision of developing the whole child. The programme aims to develop eight key skills which are transferable to our everyday lives, including future employment. Over the last few terms, we have been focusing on our listening skills. This half term, we will be learning to stay positive.
As part of our P.E. sessions, the children will be doing cricket (outdoor) and ball skills (indoor). Your children should come to school on P.E days in their kit. As the weather is colder, please ensure they are in jogging bottoms or leggings and do have a sweatshirt or hoodie as well as wearing trainers, regardless of whether it is indoor or outdoor PE sessions.
Indoor P.E. pm
Just like last half term, homework will continue to be set on a Thursday and is due back the following Tuesday. It is also posted on the school website and can be accessed through the Google Classroom, along with a paper copy added into the children’s homework books. Children will still be using Mathletics and Times Table Rockstars for maths homework. The children will receive spellings each week which they will be tested on the following week. In addition, the children will also have a written or alternative task linked to what they have been learning about during the week which should be completed in their homework books.
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 every day and the children should also have their reading books with them each day.
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
Friday 3rd March – World Book Day (more information to follow)
W/B Monday 6th March – Neurodiversity Week
W/B Monday 13th March – STEM Week
Thursday 30th March – Easter Egg Competition (more information to follow)
Wednesday 29th March and Thursday 30th March – Parents’ evening (more information to follow)
Friday 31st March – Last day of term
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Phone: 020 8348 0290
Address: Rokesly Avenue, London, N8 8NH
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