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Year 3

Welcome to the Autumn Term Year 3!
 

We hope you are enjoying yourself in our school and are already learning lots of new things You have all settled in so well. Our English journey begins with non-chronological texts and then moves on to poetry and play scripts after half term. 

For our History topic we will be exploring life in the Stone Age. We will be learning about how people used to live, the role of animals and how they influenced life, the kinds of shelters they lived in and why they used cave painting as a means of communication. Let us know what you find out yourself about the Stone Age - maybe you have some books about the past at home or have visited somewhere locally related to the Stone Age. 

 

Throughout this Autumn term in Science we will be learning about rocks and soil. Rocks can be fascinating and we want to know if you have interesting photographs or other examples of interesting rocks. We are wondering what you can tell us about your soil at home; how might you describe it scientifically? 
 

P.E.
P.E. will be on a Monday and Thursday. Please ensure children have suitable shoes to wear for P.E. lessons outside. 

Full indoor and outdoor kit will be needed throughout the Autumn term. You must have the correct school t-shirt, with our logo on, and black shorts or leggings if you need to cover your legs for religious reasons. We also ask that children bring in a separate jumper to wear during outside P.E. lessons rather than their school sweatshirt.
 
Homework
Homework will be set every Wednesday and is due back in school by the following Monday

Spellings will also be set each Wednesday and children will be tested on these the following Monday.

We are giving the children a few weeks before Homework is set to allow them time to settle into their new school.

Reading Records: Children are expected to read a minimum of 5 times per week at home, including to an adult for at least 10 minutes, and this should be recorded in reading records and signed. Book choices should be challenging and include a range of fiction and non-fiction. Use the book list we gave you for ideas. 
 

Attendance and Punctuality
We ask that children arrive ready and on time at the start of each day. If a child is absent for any reason, please send in a signed letter when they return to school.
 
Medicines and Inhalers
If your child uses an asthma pump, please bring a spare inhaler to be kept in school and complete the Healthcare Plan and Request to Administer Medicines Form on our website.

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