Solent Junior School
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Welcome to the Spring issue of the Year 3 Newsletter.

Our main theme for this term will be Ice, Ice Baby. This is our Geography topic, but we will link this to our learning across the Curriculum, in particular our English, where we will be using our super language skills, to create Glacier setting descriptions. However, some subjects will still be taught discretely, where they do not easily dovetail into the overall theme

Home Learning will be set every Tuesday, on Teams. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this cannot be handed in at the moment. There is no expectation to print off the homework, as all homework has been designed to be completed on paper at home. Homework should be completed by the following Tuesday, and it will alternate between Maths and English each week. As well as this, we will also set weekly spellings or timetables, again we will alternate between these each week. More information relating to homework expectations has been uploaded to Teams.

Once a term, the children will be set a creative task to complete, which is called a Learning Log. The logs will be discussed and evaluated by the children, celebrating both creativity and effort.

Although we cannot currently provide the children with reading records, we hope that the children are continuing to enjoy daily reading at home. It would great if you could encourage them to keep a reading diary, and write comments about what they read.




Following Government Guidelines, Minstead are not allowing any residential trips prior to Easter, which means that our trip has had to be cancelled.  As we won’t be going to Minstead, the Year 3 team are working hard to plan some exciting activities for the week beginning Monday 8th March, called ‘M…instead’. We hope that this is still a fun and exciting week for all the children.


P.E. - We would like to invite all Year 3 pupils to wear their PE Kits to school every Monday. Pupils will have two P.E. lessons each week (see each classes additional P.E. day, below). For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for the P.E. activities. Additional safety precautions during PE: Earrings need to be removed or covered with plasters or tape (to be supplied from home) and long hair needs to be tied back. No watches or rings please.

P.E. Kit: Children are encouraged to wear black shorts and or jogging bottoms; their school or black jumper / zip-up jacket; their house coloured PE t-shirt or plain white is also acceptable. Please ensure that your child has appropriate footwear. At this time, all games will be held outdoors, therefore, trainers are essential to ensure your child can take part in all activities safely.

  • 3S – Monday and Wednesday
  • 3SW – Monday and Friday
  • 3A – Monday and Friday


Years 3 and 4 are not permitted to have MOBILE PHONES in school.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email:

Yours Sincerely,

The Year 3 Teachers,

Miss Saunders, Miss Sweatman and Miss Adele