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Year 3 - Spring Term 2
Welcome to the wonderful world of KS2, Year 3! In Year 3, we teach children how to become responsible and independent members of St Paul's with St Michael's Primary school while learning new skills along the way.
Of course, it is important that we have LOTS of fun as we learn and we have some exciting topics to help us do so as well as a range of engaging subjects to broaden our knowledge.
Throughout Year 3, we aim to collaboratively learn, share and explore the world around us. We continue to build friendships, make good choices and show KS2 how truly amazing we are.
This half term's topic is 'The Normans'. In Literacy, we will write letters and explore familiar settings. In Maths, we will focus on fractions and more specifically on representation, comparison and addition. During Science lessons we will learn about skeletons and nutrition and in History, we will be learning about The Normans. Our RE topic will be Christianity and we will learn about the important characters and events in the Easter story.
Children will be given homework on Friday and it is due back on the following Wednesday; our spelling and maths test will take place each Friday. Please check Google Classroom for homework as well as work handed out from class. It is vital for children to complete their own homework as this will boost their skills, knowledge and confidence in both writing and numeracy.
Please continue to read with your child. We cannot stress highly enough how important it is that children read with someone every evening at home. Please make sure that you write a comment about the book that has been read in your child's reading record. Apart from the school books that children are given, they also need to read books on 'Reading Eggs' . This makes such a difference to children's learning and progress, so please ensure that lots of reading is taking place at home. Before reading, you can ask your child to make predictions about the text and explain their reasoning. During reading, you can ask your child to recall events from the text by asking them what happened (recall) and what they think about the events (critical thinking). Children also need to write their comments in their reading records.
We ask children to log in to 'Mathletics' for 15 minutes each day. The target is for children to learn at least one bronze certificate by Friday's awards assembly. For numeracy, we use the 'White Rose' mastery programme. We aim to promote articulation (explaining answers), fluency (recall of mathematical facts easily) and variation (showing the answer in different ways) in all areas of mathematics. Therefore, it is of great importance that children spend time using this programme. All children should have their log in details for 'Mathletics' glued inside their reading record. All numeracy work will be uploaded on Google Classroom. It is preferable that you ask your child to answer the questions / work on a piece of paper and upload a picture of this.
We very much expect all children to wear their school uniform everyday. We believe it creates a strong sense of belonging and helps them to remember in the morning that they are getting dressed to learn! This is our uniform:
Standard grey trousers / skirts / shorts / dress (red and white dress in the Summer); red or white shirt; red school jumper or cardigan; BLACK shoes.
Jewellery should comprise of simple stud earrings and nails must be clear and natural. Hair should be neat and the child's natural hair colour. Only children in Nursery and Reception classes are permitted jogging bottoms due to toileting needs.
PE takes place every Tuesday. All children need to bring their PE kit on this day. The PE kit consists of a white top, black bottoms and black trainers.
As part of our curriculum, we will have swimming lessons each week between Wednesday 10th January and Wednesday 27th March 2024. Please ensure your child comes in their swimming costume on the day (this can be worn under their school uniform). Children should also bring a bag containing underwear, a towel and a swimming cap.
Every child is expected to bring their water bottles with them everyday.
It is paramount that children spend time each day in order to complete their homework. This is to assist them with the lessons they have been learning throughout the week. You can add this as part of your home routine after school. All homework is due on Wednesday. Children should have access to their Google Classroom login details.
Your child will receive a set of spellings to learn at home and write a few sentences based on these words. They will be tested each Friday. Please practice writing each word for at least five minutes per day. It is important that children know who to spell all their spelling words correctly.
Tuesday 12th March - Trip to the Bank of England Museum
Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th March - Parent Meetings
Wednesday 20th March - Last day of swimming
Wednesday 27th March - Last day of school and Easter Church Service
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask any member of the Year 3 team.
Curriculum Map - Year 3
If you would like more information about the curriculum SPSM follows, please ask your child's class teacher. Thank you.