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Year 3 Newsletter - Spring 2, 2018

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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 non-fiction books. Please ask your child questions about the books they are reading, focusing on the presentation of the text, e.g. headings, subheadings, captions, diagrams etc. in information books.



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 Monday morning. 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. Swimming will also continue this half term.



Our Creative Curriculum topic for Spring 2 is ‘Third Rock from the Sun’ We will be learning about the different types of rocks, soils and fossils. The topic is science based and we combine it with learning about non-fiction reading and writing. We also learn about volcanoes and earthquakes as part of our geography work. In history we learn about the Stone Age and look at Skara Brae and Stonehenge. In R.E we will be finding out about different charities and how we help others. In computing we will be coding using Espresso.



We will be continuing to send home weekly spellings. Our mental maths focus is now on times tables. The Year 3 focus is the three, four and eight times tables. We have added additional books to the online homework scheme and will also update the maths and grammar activities.


School Visits

have not booked any trips yet for this half term.


Teachers & Support Staff

Mrs. Sayer (3S), and Miss Bennett (3B), are the teachers working in Year 3.

For this half term Mr Tomlinson (student Teacher) will also be working in 3B.

Our Year 3 LSA is Mrs Barratt


Mrs Sayer, Miss Bennett, Mrs Barratt & Mr Tomlinson