Year 3

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

our topic is:  Creating a Buzz

This half term we will be widening our scientific knowledge learning all about plants and how they support the wildlife around us. We will be focusing particularly on the importance of bees and the role that they have here on Earth. We will finish our topic by making seed bombs to sell at our fabulous Hillstone Farmers Market in July.

english

In English the children will be writing a variety of different texts that will be based around facts and information regarding bees and changes that can be made to protect them. We will write debates, fact files, instructions and a narrative story to support their learning.

maths

In year 3 your child will develop their key mathematical skills through the Maths No Problem scheme. We will be exploring fractions, perimeter and angles this half term.

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.

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. Our Friday P.E lesson will be swimming so for this pupils need to have a swimming kit. This should consist of a towel and appropriate swim wear (costume/trunks).

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 this term. The homework is based around the current topic 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, as well as practice their key word spellings

Supporting your child at home

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

*Tell them some fantastic facts about bees. The friends of the earth website is a great place to start!
*Plant lots of flowers around your gardens and watch them grow!
*Visit local parks to look at all the flower meadows. Can you spot any bees? 

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.

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.

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.

school meals

We are committed to providing excellent food that is healthy, tasty, nutritionally balanced and is presented in an attractive way that the children will enjoy.A School Dinner is £2.10 per day

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 11th June – 3B Botanical Gardens.
Tuesday 18th June – Music for a summer’s evening concert.
Wednesday 26th June- Sports Day.
Thursday 4th July – Parents evening for the next year group.
Thursday 11th July – Safari park trip. 

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