We hope that you and your children have had a very enjoyable Christmas break, and we would like to welcome everyone back to the New Year. The spring term is always a busy time for children in Year 3 with lots of new learning taking place as well as consolidating previously learnt skills.
Year 3 gave an excellent performance to the whole school and a full house of family, that included playing of the ukulele and some fabulous singing!
In our Science work we will be studying rocks and soils’ followed by magnets, our Geography learning will concentrate on local area and Europe and our DT planning will focus on designing objects from the Celts. As History is taught chronologically we will be moving onto learning about the Celts and in Art we will be making models of the Alps.
English and Mathematics will continue to be taught daily and focus on key writing skills and mathematical calculations.
Please can we remind parents that no jewellery should be worn in school with the exception of stud earrings, and in line with Health and Safety guidelines these should not be worn on PE days, Children may be asked to remove earrings before PE sessions.
Year 3 PE sessions are:
Monday – Dance/ Gym
Thursday – Soccer 2000
Please ensure that children have the correct PE kit in school at all times; PE kits can be purchased from the school office. Can we also remind parents that children will need pumps included in their indoor PE kit and trainers included in their outdoor PE kits. Children can bring a piece of fruit to school for their morning snack to enjoy during reading time.
Children in Year 3 receive regular homework: one maths or English homework each week, a creative homework for the term and spellings for both class and phonics.
Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher, who will usually be available at the end of each day. We anticipate a busy and exciting term ahead and we thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
After 7 weeks of learning to play the Cornet and Baritone, class 3 enjoyed their music concert to mark the end of their lessons. They have thoroughly enjoyed learning to play these brass instruments and look forward to begin playing the Djembe drum next term. Thanks to all parents who joined us for this musical morning.
Chinese New Year Celebrations
To celebrate Chinese New Year, Class 3 spent the afternoon creating Chinese drums with paper plates, lolly sticks, string and beads before decorating them with Chinese symbols. They worked together to thread the beads which was particularly hard but made some fantastic piece of art and music.