Year 3 Newsletter, September 2017

Hello from Miss. Turner and Miss. Trowell!

We hope you all had a wonderful summer holiday and are now ready to join our Junior school. We’re sure that you are all feeling refreshed, after completing our SAT’s successfully and are ready to meet the challenge of Year 3.

Top Tips for reaching your potential!
It is very important to us that children come to school feeling happy, confident and ready to learn.
Make sure you get to bed early for a good night’s sleep.
Top tips: early nights, eat a healthy breakfast and always ask a teacher if unsure of anything. We are here to help!

Creative Curriculum
Our explorer that we are studying this term is Ed Stafford. Ed Stafford is famous for being the only person to walk the entire length of the Amazon River. We are sure that the children will enjoy the work - especially taking on the role of secret agents. We have found through this way of teaching that the children are more engaged and their books look even more creative.

Maths
In maths, we have been focusing mainly on practicing the four calculating operations and learning how to set our work our neatly ready for our brand new numeracy books. We have also been looking atplace value learning our times tables.

Children in Year 3 are expected to know all their number bonds to 10,20 and 100, be able to halve and double mentally and recall all the facts from their times tables 2x, 5x, 10x 3x and 4x tables. It is important that children spend time at home rehearsing these if they do not already know them, however, we have been learning some excellent songs that help us with our times tables, so please get the children to share these with you!

Reading helps!
In English, we have been focusing on grammar and looking at the different types of verb tenses. We have also written a lovely piece of descriptive writing using adjectives. We have been choosing and looking at qualities needed to be a great school councillor for our class.

This week we have been excited to select our own new reading book from our new school library. It is important that children read to an adult at least once a week in order to improve. Each child has a reading record to record what they have read and any words they would like to use in school within their writing. Parents please sign reading records regularly to acknowledge their hard work                    

What, where & when?
Homework will be sent out every Friday followed by spellings on a Monday. All homework MUST be brought in by Wednesday and spellings must be learnt for Friday.

PE will be every Wednesday so it essential that PE kits ares brought back, if taken home and that the correct footwear is brought in to wear for outside PE.

The children are going to be completing their missions which run alongside the RESPECT curriculum every Friday. These missions will be supported by Commando Joe to ensure a successful mission.

We look forward to a great year ahead!

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