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Year 3 Newsletter for Autumn 2


Our creative curriculum topic for this half term is ‘Lights, Camera, Action’ and we have included more details about what we will be learning about on our topic grid. Thank you for all the pictures, information books and artefacts that we were loaned last half term. You can help our learning in this new topic by completing the sheet about a favourite film during the holiday. You might want to write a review or a character description, create an advertising poster or draw a picture. We will use these homework sheets to create a display in class, and would love all our children to be involved.


Please also continue to encourage your child to read at home, home reading books sent home by school, electronic books on the activelearnprimary website. If your child is enjoying books borrowed from the library or from home, please feel free to make a note of them in your reading record. Each child also has a login for Times Tables Rockstars, to help build fast recall of multiplication and division facts. If you have lost your passwords for Activelearn or Rockstars please ask your child’s teacher. We will also continue to have a weekly spelling test, to reinforce spelling patterns and learn correct use of homophones (words like there and their with different spellings and meanings). There is a copy of each weeks’ spellings included in this information pack, and also on our class pages on the school website. Thank you for your support with learning spellings.


PE this half term will focus on dance. Please make sure that your child has a named white t-shirt, black shorts and black pumps in school at all times. This year our Year 3 children will go for their swimming lessons in the Spring term. Each class will go for six weeks, for an hour’s lesson each week. We will send more information nearer the time, but if your child is feeling anxious about swimming lessons, you might want to visit Garston Lifestyles before the lessons start.


One of the new activities introduced by Miss Moreton is a Year Group assembly, and we will be delighted to share what we have been learning with you in our assembly, which will be later on this term. We will share the date as soon as we know it. The whole junior department will also be joining together for a Christingle service at St Michael’s church and you are warmly invited to that too.


Please make sure that details on your family data form are up to date, especially emergency contact numbers and lists of people who can collect your child. If you need to change collection arrangements, please telephone the school office, or leave a message with the staff on the playground in the morning. We are really enjoying this meet and greet of our families each morning, and are delighted how well the children arrive and settle to their first ‘coming in’ challenge.


Thank you for all your ongoing support,


Miss Tsai, Mrs McLain, Ms Mitchell, Mrs Peers