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Year 3 Newsletter Summer 1 2019

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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 persuasive texts. Please ask your child questions about the books they are reading, focusing on the presentation of the text, e.g. bold writing, alliteration, paragraphs etc. We will be continuing to monitor the frequency of home reader books being returned to school. The aim is to ensure that the children are being given the chance to read a different book at least once a week. If your child’s home reader book has been lost could you please double check at home. If it is still lost please inform a member of staff. It is really important that the children are reading on a regular basis.


Physical Education

We have Physical Education on a Thursday morning. The children will be going outdoors weather permitting this half term. 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 difficulties getting any items of kit please let us know. We do have spare kits available in school if your child needs one.


Active Lunchtimes

This half term Year 3 children will continue to participate in an active lunchtime club. The day will be a Monday the session will be for 20 minutes. It is part of our school focus to ensure our children are more active throughout the school day.



Our Creative Curriculum topic for Sumner 1 is ‘Amazing Asia.’ We will be looking at persuasive writing in literacy this includes posters and leaflets. Children will identify the features of the text and how this can persuade. They will design a leaflet to persuade people to visit Asia. In R.E we will be exploring ‘Special Places’. We will explore special places of worship and why are they so special to different religions. In Geography we will learn about volcanoes located in Asia, along with learning about the different types of mountains and how they are formed. In maths we will start to do daily mental arithmetic challenges. We will be using inverse operations to find missing numbers. The children will also be adding fractions with the same denominator, along with finding fractions of shapes.



We will be continuing to send home weekly spellings. We will also continue with 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.



Children are not allowed to wear trainers for school. If there is a problem with your child’s school shoes could you let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible.


School Visits

We are going to visit the Buddhist Centre this half term.


Teachers & Support Staff

Miss Bennett (3B), Mrs McLain (3M) are the teachers working in Year 3. Our Year 3 LSA is Mrs Barratt. Mrs Roberts is also supporting in 3M.