Year 3

Teachers : Miss Thornton (3T), Mr Campbell / Mr Bennett (3B)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Wall

our topic is:  Healthy Heroes! 

We will become Healthy Heroes this half term! During this topic we will have visits from experts such as Olympian Jazz Crawford, various sports coaches, as well as nutrition experts! We will be finding out about healthy eating and exercise and the impact it has upon our bodies. We will also be exploring the human body, how being healthy can have an impact on mental health, and also the benefits of sleep and hygiene. All of this contributes to us becoming ‘Healthy Heroes!’ We will be designing and making our very own healthy snack as part of this topic, developing our food preparation and cooking skills. Yum!

english

In English the children will be writing a variety of different texts that are all designed to encourage healthy living. These will range from writing instructions to creating exciting factual posters.

maths

In year 3, your child will develop their key mathematical skills through the ‘maths no problem’ scheme. We will be looking at understanding different mathematical models, as well as moving on to multiplication and division.

PE: Class 3T

3T will be doing PE on Tuesday and Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

PE: Class 3B

3B will be doing PE on Tuesday and Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days. It would be extremely useful if children could bring in a pair of gym pumps and a pair of trainers. During the cold weather, please provide warm clothing for lessons outside.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

Your child will be expected to still record their homework, spellings and reading in their diary. This is a fantastic resource for the children to use, but also key for parent and teacher communication. Please continue to read with your child, at least 3 times per week and record this in their diary with further comments.

homework

We will be continuing with our homework system throughout the autumn term. The homework is based around the current topic ‘Hola’! and there are a number of different activities that the children can chose to do. They can chose activities depending on their interest and what they enjoy doing. Please ensure your child completes one piece of homework from the grid, every week. Children should also complete challenges on ‘Times Table Rock Stars’ at home too.

Supporting your child at home

*Listen to them read regularly
*Go on Times Table Rock Stars
*Download educational apps
*Check and learn key words

*Visit your local food stores…show children where the fruit and veg sections are!
*Cook some healthy dishes to share with the family! There are great recipes online.
*Do some research about the human body functions…explore organs, teeth and senses! 

Attendance and Punctuality

Good attendance and punctuality is essential to help your child achieve the best they possibly can.
Every week the attendance cup is awarded to the class with the best attendance – hopefully our class can win the cup lots of times this coming term!
We will also be awarded points in the Punctuality League. Let’s see if we can beat last year’s score.   

Stamps

Children can achieve reward stamps for trying hard with their work! Every time they collect 50 stamps, they are awarded with a certificate.

Snack

We aim to teach the children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. With this in mind, our fantastic chef provides a range of healthy snacks. Please pay £2.00 per week to the class teacher if you would like your child to receive a snack and drink.

Uniform and Jewellery:

Please ensure children wear the correct school uniform, including black shoes and plain socks. Jewellery must not be worn. Please label all items so that they can be easily reacquainted with children if they are mislaid. This includes the inside of coats, shoes, hats, gloves and scarves.

Dates for your diary

Thursday 13th December: Year 3 & 4 Nativity

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