Being the first year group in Key Stage 2 (Juniors), this is the year where children get used to new routines and new ways of learning. We put all our knowledge learned in the Infants and are ready to grow in resilience and show a more mature attitude towards our learning, but we still try and be playful in everything we do!
Our STAR learning this term will be based on the Amazing Amazon Rainforest. This will include an exciting trip to the Eden Project and lots of learning around the different wildlife and tribes of the rainforest.
To commemorate the centenary of World War 1, the whole school will base their learning around different aspects of the War. In Year 3, we’ll be looking at the role animals had during the war and remembering those that served our country by creating a whole school display of poppies.
We all know what it is like being away from home from our ‘Sleeping with Sharks last year’, now it is time for a night away on camp! We will be going to Nine Ashes Activity Centre and Camp, near Bodmin.
The cost will be approx £95 and letters will be coming out in October 2018.
Your child should be reading every night – aloud to an adult as well as starting to read to themselves.
Children should have both a non-fiction and fiction reading book on them at all times and please remember to sign the reading record when you hear them read!
Spellings are assessed on a daily basis through games and in their writing, and it’s great to practice these at home whenever you get the opportunity too.
Learning and rehearsing basic maths at home is time very well spent. Good things to practise include:
Your child will be given a STAR learning homework grid at the start of each term, with a range of project-based learning activities for your child to do at home. This is to give all children the opportunity to shine and get excited by learning, in whichever area their strengths are. You can help as much or as little as you like – even grannies and grandads can get involved!
We ask children to bring in their STAR learning throughout the term so that we can celebrate and share it in the class. Many star learning projects are so brilliant they even get a Head Teacher’s Award which will mean five additional tokens for their team class award.
The children will be swimming every Friday after Christmas so children will need their costume, a towel, hat and goggles in school with them on a Friday. There is a £1.20 a week charge to cover the cost of transport to the pool which will be payable via parent pay.
PE will be on Thursdays, but please have your PE kit on you at all times, in case we have an extra lesson!
Any adults to hear readers will be welcomed until 9.10 everyday or if you feel you would like to volunteer in class for a longer period of time that would be great. Please let us know if you are interested in supporting the year group.
If you have any old shirts you could donate to the art shirt box we would be very grateful.
If you have any concerns about your child at all, please do not hesitate to come in and speak to us. It is always best to talk to us as soon as possible if you or your child are unhappy about anything as it will enable us to resolve any issues quickly. We have more time available after school than before school to speak to parents, but in an emergency of course pop in anytime.