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Year 3

Welcome to the Spring Term Year 3!

We hope you had a great Christmas break and are ready for the term ahead, which will be full of exciting learning opportunities.


This term we will be learning about the UK and local geography in Topic. In English we will be learning about living sustainably and current environmental issues. We will then be writing persuasively to encourages others to care for our planet. We will be focusing on word problems involving the four operations, fractions and measurements and developing our reasoning skills in Maths. In our STEM lessons we will be deepening our understanding of forces and magnets. In addition, we will be using Computer Assisted Design software to design a keyring which we will then print using the 3D printer. 


Remember to use Matheletics, MyMaths and Times Tables Rockstars at home to keep challenging yourself!


P.E. will be on a Wednesday 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 Summer 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 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.