Spring Term 1

Welcome to Year 3!
 
Our class teacher is Miss Melley. Other adults in our class are: Mrs Foster, Mrs Farrow and Mrs Allen.
 
Writing - We will begin by learning about Haiku poems. Following this, we will create and entertain about historical narratives including how to use paragraphs and using subordinate clasues. Finally, we will inform the reader through biographies.
Religious Education
 
Our opening unit 'Local Church' asks the pupils to consider - 'Is life a journey?'  Following on from this we will look at the 'Eucharist-relating.'  Asking 'What is so important about listening and sharing?'
Maths - We will start the term continuing our focus on multiplication and division. In particular, multiplying and dividing 2 digit numbers by a 1 digit number. After that, we will move on to money and statistics. Finally, we will measure, compare, add and subtract length.
Physical Education
 
Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday. Please make sure that your child arrives in school wearing their school PE kit.  The children should also wear their usual school jumper or cardigan on these days. As part of our PE this term we will be learning Boccia and Dance
Homework
  • Reading occurs in school with 5 x 15 minutes dedicated to independent reading.  There is an expectation that children will match this time at home.  Reading is tracked electronically for volume and comprehension success.  A minimum of 50 pages and a passmark of 80% quiz scores are expected.
  • Spellings will be issued on a Tuesday then tested on the following Monday.  Handwriting practice should be completed at home using the published list. All children will have access to 'Spelling frame' to practise and must complete ALL of the activities which have been set. 
  • Times tables must be practised for 30 minutes in total across the week using Times Table Rockstars.
Important Spring Dates
 
Thursday 6th January - Pupils return to school.
 
Thursday 6th January - Pantomime
 
Friday 7th January - Greek Day.
 
Friday 18th February - End of Spring 1 term
 
WB 31st January - National Storytelling Week
 
Tuesday 8th February - Safer Internet Day
 
Monday 28th February - Non Pupil Day
 
Tuesday 1st March - Pupils return to school
 
WB 14th March - Science Week
 
Tuesday 22nd March - World Water Day
 
Friday 8th April - End of Spring 2 term.