From Stone to Steel

21 Jan · Mrs Ellis · No Comments

Year 3 Spring Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers


Year 3 Spring Newsletter


The Year 3 Staff would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year. It is going to be a busy term with exciting opportunities for the children, including creating a class museum about the Stone Age and a ‘Tech Fortnight’!


Our topic for this half term is Stone to Steel (click HERE to see the latest topic web) and after half term we will be studying The Ancient Greeks. As part of Stone to Steel, we will be looking at life developed in the Neolithic, Mesolithic and Bronze Ages. We will create a class museum that we would like to invite you to at the end of the topic on Thursday 14th February at 2:30pm After half term, as well as our Ancient Greeks topic, we shall also be having an ‘Investigate and Create’ fortnight which will link DT, Science and Computing.


Homework across KS2 continues to focus on spelling and times tables’ practise, which will be set on a Thursday and collected in on a Tuesday.  Times Tables continue to be set on ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ and all we ask is 3 minutes a day practise. Those of you who have supported and encouraged this, I am sure, will have seen a significant improvement in your child’s times tables’ knowledge – as well as a buzz of healthy competitiveness!  In addition, there will be a topic-based project which will be completed across a half term.  Please also remember to get children to utilise their log-ins for Mathletics to support their learning!


The level and enthusiasm for reading has really started to show through.  We want to continue to foster confident readers who have a love of books.  Please help us by ensuring that your child is reading at least 3 times a week at home and recording this in their reading record. This can be books from home as well as school reading books. They do enjoy taking the quizzes on their books too – so please encourage them to quiz and books they read from their own book shelves. Please ensure that you sign your child’s reading record each week in order for them to receive their rewards!


Thank you for your continued support with school uniform.  A full school uniform list is available on our school website for reference. However, we would like to remind you that socks should be plain black grey or white and not trainer socks; hair accessories should be simple and in school appropriate colours; jewellery is limited to plain, round stud earrings and a watch; and nail varnish should not be worn.  As the weather gets colder, you may want to send you child to school with plain tracksuit bottoms and a sweatshirt in their PE kit.   Please ensure everything is named including all PE kits, coats, lunch-boxes and jumpers as this will mean it is more likely lost property will find its way back to the classroom.


It is important that your child brings a named water bottle to school and we encourage them to drink throughout the day. They should also bring in a piece of fruit for a snack at playtime.


There will be a parent consultation evening on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th Februarty towards the end of this term. If you have any questions or concerns about your child in the meantime, please contact your class teacher.


Yours sincerely

Mrs Banner, Ms. Roebuck, Mr Byrne and Ms Strugnell (The Year 3 Team)

Category: Newsletters, Parents, Year 3

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