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Spring 1

Home Reading
Please encourage your child to continue to read at home regularly. Home readers should be returned to school at least once a week so that we can ensure your child has a new book to read as soon as possible. In literacy we are currently looking at ‘Myths and Legends.
 
Communication
Please inform us if your child is being picked up by an adult at the end of the school day, who is not on the list of people who can collect your child. All Year 3 pupils need the class teacher to say they can go to the person who has come to pick them up at the end of the day.
 
Physical Education
We have Physical Education on a Thursday afternoon. The children should have a white T-shirt, black/navy shorts and a pair of pumps, (football kits are not allowed). Trainers can also be included for outdoor sports. If your child has not yet brought their PE kit into school, could you please send it in as soon as possible. If you are experiencing getting any items of kit please let us know. We are waiting for the after school club list to be complied for this half term. As soon as we know what clubs will be available, will let you know as soon as possible.
 
Curriculum
Our Creative Curriculum topic for Spring 1 is ‘The Groovy Greeks.’ We will be learning about all aspects of life in Ancient Greece. The children will be taking part in a Greek hero and heroine fashion show. The costumes will be designed and made by the children from recycled materials. In literacy we are looking at Myths and Legends. The children will also have a grammar focus for each writing session. In maths we will be continuing to use addition and subtraction strategies and inverse operations alongside multiplication and division. The children will also be exploring fractions of shapes and amounts. In Geography we will be continuing to learn about the Mediterranean. We will also be learning about countries located in the Northern and Southern Hemispheres.
 
Homework
In Year 3 the children are invited to create their own project about our topic. This could be to recreate their own Greek building. This half term we are giving the spelling lists in advance. The spelling tests will continue to take place on a Monday. All spellings are linked to our topic and the Year 3 National Curriculum wordlist.
 
School Visits
As part of our curriculum we will be visiting the World Museum Liverpool and The Walker Art Gallery. The children will take part in workshops linked to the Ancient Greeks. A letter with all the details of the trip will be sent home shortly.
 
Teachers & Support Staff
Mrs. Sayer (3S), Mr Wooding (Student Teacher in 3S) and Miss Bennett (3B) are the teachers working in Year 3. Our Year 3 LSA’s are Mrs Burchardt and Ms Newby.
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