Year 3 Newsletter Summer 2019
We hope you had a fantastic Easter holiday and are looking forward to a fantastic final term!
This term, Year 3 are studying Nellie Bly, an American journalist, who was famous for her record-breaking trip travelling around the world in 72 days. Our topic work will involve geographical skills, scientific investigations, technological designs and historical enquiries. During this topic, children will undertake Nellie Bly style missions based on her amazing adventure. These missions will test our teamwork, resilience, empathy and communication skills to the limit! We’re all excited to learn more about Nellie Bly and her astounding adventure around the world!
To help support your child at home, we encourage parents to read with their child daily. Your child’s individual reading book can be changed as soon as it’s finished in the re-vamped school library. Frequent reading will enable your child to increase their language fluency, comprehension skills and reading stamina and will help with all areas of the curriculum.
Support with homework where possible would help enable your child to progress further throughout the year. Please take a look at our fantastic homework menus, which you can find on the school website. Homework is given on a Thursday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. It will include a piece of English, often linked to particular grammar skills, and a piece of maths, practicing written calculations. We also ask that the children practice their times tables as often as possible to help consolidate their skills.
Another excellent way to support your child at home, is by practising spelling their high frequency words or practising the spelling rule they are being taught that week. Words that follow that week’s spelling rule are given out on a Thursday with homework and are tested the following week.
We are extremely lucky to have weekly PE sessions with City in the Community sports coaches every Thursday. This term we will also be having an additional gymnastics PE lesson every Wednesday. For safety reasons, please ensure that your child brings an appropriate plain top, shorts and footwear for these lessons. Furthermore, stud earrings are not worn on these days.
If you have any concerns or need more information, please speak to one of the class teachers on the playground before school, or make an appointment through the school admin office.
Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook where you will be able to catch up on our class news!
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Miss Newton, Miss Connor, Mr Carpenter, Miss Bolger, Mrs Wallwork and Mrs Roberts