Year 3

Teachers : Miss Parry (3P), Mr Campbell / Mrs King (3K)
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Franklin

our topic is: green fingers

In year 3, this half term our topic is called ‘Green Fingers’. The children will be learning
about flowering plants and the different parts of a flower, including their functions.
As well as this, they will be looking at plant life cycles, including seed dispersal and pollination.
Other aspects of the curriculum will be covered within these topics, including Science,
Art, DT and Hillstone Life Skills. 

maths

In maths, this half term we will be focusing on lines and shapes, perimeter and fractions. As well as this, we will continue to review our learning of the 3, 4 and 6 times tables. Solving real life problems provides excellent opportunities for your child to apply their maths skills at home.

reading

We aim to hear your child read as often as possible, so please could you make sure their reading book and diary is in school every day as it is impossible to say which day your child will be heard reading. It will also give them the opportunity to receive a prize from Sir Read-a-lot.

PE: Class 3P

3P will be doing PE on a Wednesday and a Friday. Please could you ensure that you child has their PE kit with them on these days.

PE: Class 3K

3K will be doing PE on a Wednesday and we will continue swimming on a Friday until the end of the academic year. Please could you ensure that your child has their PE kit with them on these days.

Learning Diaries and Keeping in Touch

The learning diaries are an excellent way of communicating about your child’s learning. They are checked daily and we will be writing about your child’s achievements within them. We are always available after school if you wish to see us about how to further support you child at home, or if you have any queries.

homework

Homework will be sent home half termly in the form of a cross-curricular activity grid. Your child should choose and complete a task each week. We enjoy celebrating such work in class and the children seem to take greater enjoyment in exploring their learning at home is this way. Spellings are sent home every week and tested during the following week.

Supporting your child at home

*Read regularly – not only the home reading books but other materials
*Helping with homework
*Working on real life maths problems in any of the areas covered

Websites:
Crickweb Times Tables Rock Stars ICTgames

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

Tuesday 19th June – Music for a summer evening
Wednesday 20th – 22nd June – Year 3 to Beaudesert
Wednesday 27th June – Sports Day
Thursday 28th June – Drayton Manor
Thursday 12th July – Parents Evening

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