Welcome to the Autumn issue of the Year 3 newsletter. We hope that you have enjoyed becoming part of the Solent Junior Community, and you are looking forward to a wide variety of events and activities throughout the coming year! The children have settled beautifully, into the Junior School, and are embracing lots of new challenges.
We will continue to structure the majority of our learning around our learning themes, but some subjects will still be taught discreetly where they do not easily unite into the overall theme. Our first topic is linked to Animals, ‘A Walk on the Wild Side’, and will link to our Guided Reading, English, Science and Art. Shortly after, we will begin our exciting History Topic ‘The Stone Age to the Iron Age’. A curriculum overview can be found HERE.
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.
Christmas Carol Concert:
We are aware that this is an incredibly talented cohort of pupils, and we would like nothing more than to confirm information with you, relating to the Year 3’s Christmas Carol Concert. However, while the current Government Guidelines remain mindful of mass gatherings, we will endeavour to keep you updated on all information relating to this. Watch this space!
This year, our parents’ evenings will be held virtually, via Teams. These will take place on the week beginning Monday 9th November. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about these appointments, and for exact dates and timings. This will be an opportunity to discuss this initial ‘settling in’ period with your child’s class teacher, and to discuss progress made during the Autumn Term.
Residential Trip to Minstead (to be confirmed)
3S: 3rd March – 5th March 2021
3SW: 8th March – 10th March 2021
3A: 10th March – 12th March 2021
A meeting will be arranged in the Spring Term so that you can find out all about Minstead!
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.
We are sure that we will have a happy and successful year; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via the office email: firstname.lastname@example.org