Welcome to Year 3!
Our Spring topic is The Great British Outdoors, where we will be looking at the British countryside as well as looking at the Stone and Iron age.
We will be visiting Napely farm in April to see how the countryside is farmed and how this contributes to our supermarkets. Hopefully we will be in time to meet the baby lambs!
In Year 3 we mix hard work with fun and we will be bringing lots of crafts home. We also welcome volunteers to hear readers, accompany us on school trips, help with art afternoons etc. Please let us know if you have any spare time/expertise you could help us with!
Thank you for your support
Mrs Smithson and Mrs Pepper
Homework will be set each week. The dates for homework are usually as follows:
Spellings will be sent home each Monday and children should be reading every night for 10 minutes.
Extra maths homework will be set on Mathletics each week - log on details will be in your child's reading diary.
Homework should take no longer than 30 minutes and should consolidate learning in school, please let me know if you have any concerns or problems.
While some children may continue on reading scheme books, the majority of children in KS2 choose their own books and then will complete a quiz on the book. This may take the children a while to get their heads round so please be patient with them and us. The children will start by completing an online reading test that will determine the level books they should be reading. The children can then lend books from the school library or books from home. Once they have completed the book they will take a quiz to check their understanding. The quiz typically has 5 questions and the pass rate is 90%.
The children will have a username and password in their reading diaries. Children can quiz at home or at school and an app is available.
Swimming and PE
Swimming will take place each Monday afternoon at Fenton Manor. The children will be split into groups depending on ability and qualified swimming teachers will take the lessons. It is natural that the children feel nervous, however swimming is the only sport that can take save your child's life and is a very important life skill, so please encourage and reassure any nerves.
Swimming costume (girls)
Tight swim shorts - any length (boys)
Swim cap (girls)
Goggles, if needed, must be accompanied by a letter from parent
Please ensure girls have hair tied up
PE will take place each Thursday, however there are various opportunities/timetable changes than mean your child should have their PE kit in school every day. They will be sent home each half term or may be washed at weekends.
PE top (OLCA logo)
Winter - blue jog bottoms and top
Earrings need to be removed for PE