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Year 3 What are we learning this year?

 

Welcome To Our Year Three Class Page - Miss Connor

 

Teaching Assistants:

Miss Malloy and Miss Hammersley 

 

 

Welcome to Spring 2

 

We have a short but busy few weeks ahead as we prepare for Holy Week and the Easter break.  term ahead as we move through the year to Easter.  We look forward to continuing our Sacramental journey, St Patrick's Day, World Book Day, Parents Evening and our Easter Service.

 

The value for this half term is "kindness" and we will be encouraging the children to think about acts of kindness they can carry out as they prepare for Easter.

 

We will do our best as staff to capture the children's amazing learning and achievements and share these with you via the school Twitter pages as well as updating you on key curriculum and timetable changes here on this class page.

 

 

 Miss Connor can be contacted on info@stjohnsrc.net.

 

Important dates this half term:

 

Sunday 3rd March - Sacramental meeting 10.45 (at school)

                             Whole school mass 12 noon

 

Thursday 7th Match - World Book Day

 

Monday 11th March - Irish Festival Trip

Wednesday 13th March - St Patrick's Day Concert 9.30

Thursday 14th March - Comedy Drama Show 2.30 (tbc)

 

Wednesday 20th March - Parents' Evening

Tuesday 26th March - KS2 Easter Litugry after 10am Mass (at church)

 

Thursday 28th March - Finish for Easter 3.30

 

 

Curriculum

 

Please find the information for our core subjects in Spring 2 below:

English:  We will continue developing our narrative work this half term using the text Rhythm of the Rain.  We will then explore poetry through a unit on imagery.

 

Maths:  This half term, we will begin with a unit on length and perimeter.  We will then hopefully begin our topic on Fractions.

 

Religion:  We will peprare for Easter this half term by thinking about listening and sharing.  Our value of kindness will help us think about how we treat others as we prepare for Holy Week.

 

Science:  In Science we will commence a unit on Animals including humans.  During the topic we will look at skeletons and muscle groups after a quick recap of food groups and nutrition.

 

Humanities:  We will continue learning about UK Geography including both human and physical characteristics of the country we live in.

 

 

Homework

 

Your child will come home each Friday with a colour-banded reading book.  These books can only be changed each Friday, however they can be kept longer than a week if necessary.

 

The children should also be now bringing home a library book (book of choice) which they have chosen to read for pleasure.  This book might not be pitched at your child's current reading age but the aim is to encourage the children to find enjoyment in reading through shared stories.  Please share the library book at home and even read to your child if necessary, so they can enjoy the story.  We aim to visit the library to change these books once a week.

 

PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR CHILD TO BRING BOTH BOOKS ALONG WITH THEIR READING JOURNAL TO SCHOOL EVERYDAY.

 

In addition, you child will be set weekly spellings which will be assessed in a non-formal way at the end of each week.  The idea being that we expect to see correct spellings in children's work, rather than in an independent spelling test.

 

Times Tables:

The children now have logins for TT Rockstars which is very popular platform for practising times tables.  The logins were stuck into the front of the purple books last half term, please let us know if you need these sending home again.

 

www.ttrockstars.com 

 

This website has great activities to help your child learn, practise and enjoy times table facts in a fun and engaging way.

 

This year, your child will be given a log in for Atom Prime which is an online platform for homework.  Once logged on, your child will find an English and maths task to have a go at.  We encourage the children to have a go independently as the program not only adapts to their answers (to make sure it's at the right level) but also provides feedback as to where they went wrong.   As soon as the login details have been set up, we will be in touch with further information on this aspect of homework.

PE Days

 

Our PE Days are Tuesday afternoon (games) and Wednesday afternoon (gymnastics).

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