Solent Junior School
Year 3
Spring News from Year 3

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. You can find our Curriculum Overview HERE.  We have lots to look forward to, including our residential trip to Minstead in March. We are, of course, continuing our journey through the curriculum and hope that we can continue to rely on your support, so that together we can help your child reach their full potential. We will continue to structure much of our learning around our themed units. Some subjects will still be taught discretely, where they do not easily dovetail into the overall theme.

HOME LEARNING will continue to be set on a Tuesday with the expectation that it will be handed in the following Tuesday and will alternate between Maths and English each week. If there are any problems with home learning, please see the class teacher as soon as possible. Alongside the home learning, your child will also continue to be given weekly spellings which they should focus on practising, ready for their spelling test the following week. Should your child wish to do any extra home learning we advise that practising skills such as spellings, times tables, handwriting and reading should be carried out on a daily basis for short periods of time.

Our residential trip is soon fast approaching! A letter regarding a ‘Year 3 Minstead Residential Meeting’ has already been sent out to you, and the meeting will be held on Tuesday 7th January 2020 at 15:20 – 16:00. If you have yet to sign up, then please ensure you book your place before this date to confirm your attendance. In addition to this, keep your eyes peeled for documentation which will sent out shortly over the approaching weeks to the trip; this will include a kit list of what to pack, information regarding date and travel arrangements, as well as medical forms which will need to be completed in order for your child to attend on the trip. Please ensure that medical forms are returned to the school office as soon as possible once they have been sent out.

We look forward to seeing you at our PARENTS’ EVENING later this term, where we will be discussing and updating you on your child’s progress. In the meantime, if you need to contact any of the team, please do contact the office who can put you in touch with the class teachers.

P.E. - The children will have a PE lesson and a Games lesson each week. For reasons of safety and personal hygiene, it is important that they are appropriately dressed for PE activities. For Games, in addition to the required PE kit, we would like the children to have a change of socks and a tracksuit for when the weather turns colder. Dance and Gymnastic activities will take place in the hall and be performed in bare feet. For both Games and 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. Please make sure your child has their PE kit in school at the beginning of the half term and kept in school for the remainder of that half term.


If you and your child cycle or scoot to school and you wish to leave your child’s bike at school please inform the office. All children cycling to school must be accompanied by an adult and must wear a helmet.
We are sure that we shall have a happy and successful year; please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have by completing the Contact Us form HERE.

Here’s to a busy and fun-filled Spring Term!

The Year 3 Teachers
Mrs Colarusso Mrs Andrews Miss Budgen