1st Spring Term 2019
The spring term is now upon us and there are lots of exciting things that we are learning about in Year 3S.
Our topic for spring 1 will be science based - Light (question: What is darkness?), where the children will be finding out about how we see, what are sources of light and how darkness is formed.
Our focus in English is to try and improve children's vocabulary through story telling and also through an information text, which will be based on our topic. Any extra research or homework in this area will help your child greatly.
Speaking of homework, could you please ensure that your child's reading record is signed at least once a week to show that they have read with an adult. Our school target is to improve reading for all and your help in achieving this would be hugely appreciated. Also, spellings are sent home half termly and do need to be learned as your child is tested on these, using a random selection, on a weekly basis.
In maths, we are hoping to improve mental and written calculations, moving on to using larger numbers. The children will also need to continue to learn their mad minutes at home for testing each week. This learning helps them with later calculations in the times tables where we can, again, use bigger numbers.
Finally, sports. Could I remind you that PE is on a Monday for Year 3S and all children are required to wear school PE clothing - white t-shirt, black shorts and pumps or trainers. Please make sure your child has this in school and the clothing is labelled. Also, swimming is continuing in this half term but will finish on 31.1.19. This will be the last lesson your child will attend.
Thank you for taking the time to read this message; if there are any problems or queries, please let me or one of the other teachers know as soon as possible.