Happy New Year one and all! Once again, we find ourselves at the start of a busy, yet exciting Spring Term. 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 developing our descriptive writing. Some subjects however will still be taught discretely, where they do not easily dovetail into the overall theme
As we continue our journey through the curriculum, we would like to take this opportunity to thank-you all for your support in the Autumn Term. The children settled beautifully back into school-life, and are embracing lots of new learning opportunities. We look forward to seeing how the children blossom and progress in this new school term.
Home learning will continue to be set on a Monday, via Teams, and it should be turned into Teams, by the following Monday. This will continue to alternate between English and Maths. Alongside the home learning, your children will also be set spellings or times tables, which they should practise ready for their test the following week. We recommend practising the spellings and timetables little and often, as this is the best way for children to absorb the learning fully. On your home learning task, we have provided some useful links that your children may want to use to help learn their times tables. Occasionally, a learning log task may be set in place of maths or English. This is a creative activity therefore, it will be a 2-week learning task. If there are any problems with home learning, please let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible.
Thank you for your support with keeping Reading Records up-to-date. If you could please continue to encourage your child to read regularly and return their Reading Records weekly for checking and celebrations of the children’s commitment to their wider reading.
Just a reminder that, all children have logins for Oxford Owl and Big Cats and we would really encourage you to explore these wonderful services as it is something that will benefit the children’s reading.
Before Christmas, you will have received an email outlining the details for the payment plan for the upcoming Minstead residential. We will soon be sending out more information regarding this, following our planning meeting with the Minstead team.
Later in the Spring term, we will hold our Mid-Year parent’s evenings to discuss progress made since the Autumn Term. Keep your eyes peeled for more information about these appointments and for exact dates and timings.
P.E. - We would like remind you that all Year 3 pupils will need to wear their PE Kits to school every Monday and Friday. 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 to be removed or covered with plasters or tape (to be supplied from home)
Long hair to be tied back. No watches or rings please (Fitbits/pedometers are fine but may need to be removed for some activities).
P.E. Kit: Children are encouraged to wear black shorts and or jogging bottoms; their school cardigan or jumper and their house coloured PE t-shirt. 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. For gym sessions on a Monday and whilst the weather remains cold, children will need to wear shorts for the session but please wear these underneath tracksuit bottoms to keep them warm over the course of the day.
We are sure that we will have a happy and successful year; please remember to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have via a phone call or the office email: firstname.lastname@example.org