Year 3 Spring 2 2020
Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back to another packed and fun-filled half term! We hope that you had an enjoyable and restful break.
Curriculum We are continuing with our history unit The Romans, which has greatly captured and engaged the children’s interest. They are studying various aspects of Roman life in Britain, starting with the invasion of Britain, Boudicca’s revolt and lastly developing an understanding about the Roman legacy left behind in Britain. The children will also be designing Roman shields linking the history unit to Art/DT. In addition, we will be visiting the Verulamium Museum in St Albans on Wednesday 1st April. More information will be sent out.
Literacy this term we will be building on last term’s work on fiction and non-fiction, looking at the structure and features of Mystery Stories and then poetry. As a school we are celebrating World Book Day by dressing on up Friday 6th March.
In Maths, the children will continue to develop their skills in number. In addition, the main focus for the remainder of the term will be fractions.
This term, our topic in Science is forces and magnets. We will start the unit by looking at the push and pull forces and then explore magnets and their properties by undertaking a number of experiments.
Our daily morning sessions of Times Table Rock Stars will still take place, as it continues to have a positive impact on children’s confidence and fluency. Please ensure that your child is on time as this takes place first thing in the morning. We would also like you to encourage your child to use the program throughout the week at home.
Throughout the year it is vital that the children read on a daily basis. Please make sure that your child reads to an adult and that their reading record is completed and brought to school on a Tuesday with their homework A comment on their reading would be appreciated; however, a date or signature is enough.
From a housekeeping point of view, please can we remind parents to ensure ALL children come to school with a PE Kit Mondays and leave them in school for the full week. In PE we will be concentrating on athletics and netball both will be outside – as it is still cold please make sure children have loose jogging bottoms/leggings and a warm top to wear during these lessons.
Furthermore, as part of our commitment to sustainable methods of transport each child in Year 3 will receive a day’s bicycle raining run by the Bikeability team. The dates are as follows;
Uganda – Thursday 19th March- Friday 20th March
Ghana – Monday 23rd March- Tuesday 24th March
Morocco – Wednesday 25th March- Thursday 26th March
You should have received a letter explaining the above in more detail, please do speak to your class teacher if you need another copy.
As usual, your child will receive homework on a Friday, which needs to be returned on Tuesday.
This term Parents’ Evenings will be taking place on Wednesday 25th March and Thursday 26th of March. The online booking system has opened. If you are unable to attend on these dates, please contact your class teacher to book an alternative appointment.
Finally, Morocco will be having their class assembly on Friday 13th March and Ghana will have theirs on Friday 20th March. They will be both start at 9.15 and will be a celebration of the children’s learning this term.
Should you have any questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Joanna Neilson, Talia Ross and Demi Constantinides
The Year 3 Team
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