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Holy Family Catholic Primary School

Year 3 – The Rabbits

 

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Dear Parents/ Guardians,

 

       Welcome back! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas. I am really looking forward to this term. I am sure that your children will continue to make great progress as well as have lots of enriching experiences.   

 

Team

 

       Just a reminder that your teaching team will be Mr Risdale supported by Mrs Macallam , Mrs Nyarko and Miss Arthur. Mrs Scriven will cover the class on a Friday morning in order to allow me time for my role as Assistant Head.

 

PE/Swimming/Forest School

 

Swimming will take place every Thursday afternoon until the end of the academic year. I will let you know the weeks when swimming will not take place. Kits can be brought in and taken home on the day.

Children will now do Forest School during their other session.   For these sessions, which will take place on a Friday, children will require a change of clothes which should be brought in on the day. Wellington boots can be left in school outside the Y3/4 exit doors. The boot rack is currently in the process of being repaired.

 

Reading

 

Reading books will be changed every Monday. The children will need their books in school every day and it would be fantastic if you could read with your child every evening at home.

 

Homework

 

Your child will continue to have weekly spellings to learn. In addition to this, there will be additional homework tasks for maths. The maths task will be set through the Mathletics programme. Any children without access to this are encouraged to attend the Mathletics club within school time.

 

Parental involvement

 

Parents are still encouraged to come in on Tuesdays from 8.55-9.10 to practise times tables with their children. These sessions have been a great success and I am really thankful for your support.  There will also be opportunities this term for parents to visit for a ‘DT’ morning where we will be making and building. No experience needed! We love having you in our classroom.

 

Creative curriculum

 

We have begun our topic of ‘Groovy Greeks’ – our new topic with a geography focus.  This will involve learning about a different civilization.  An excursion for this is being planned and details will be sent out soon. We will also have a new homework project sent out this week. The children can be as creative as they like and all projects are valued.

 

     Please don’t hesitate to make an appointment to see me if you have any issues you would like to discuss.

 

 

Mr Risdale and the Year 3 team

 

Spring overview 2018 – Year 3 (Rabbits)

 

Numeracy

  • Place value
  • + and – (calculation)
  • X and ÷ (written methods)
  • Fractions
  • Measure (calculation)
  • Time
  • Statistics
  • Assessment

 

English

  • Narrative

‘The Tunnel’ by Anthony Browne. A losing tale

‘Adventures at Sand Cove’ by Pie Corbett. A warning tale

 

 

  • Poetry

‘Bed in summer’ by  Robert Louis Stevenson

‘They’re out there’ by Nick Toczek

 

  • Non fiction

‘Should Rosie go back to find Jack?’ Discussion text

Science

  • The human digestive system

 

  • Animals including humans:  what animals need to survive, movement and skeleton

Computing

  • E safety recap
  • Handling data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE TOPIC WORK

 

Cross curricular theme

 

GROOVY GREEKS

Ancient Greece

 

  • What do I know Ancient Greece?
  • What is a time period?
  • Where is Greece? Where did significant events happen?
  • What did Greek artwork look like?
  • What was living in Ancient Greece like?
  • What was living in Ancient Greece like?
  • What did Ancient Greek structures look like?

 

 

PSHE

 

Through assemblies and Forest School

  • Say no to bullying
  • Good to be me

Music

Using Charanga

  • Three little blackbirds- Reggae
  • The Dragon Song

PE

  • Swimming
  • Forest School

MFL

Polish and Spanish

 

  • Family
  • School

RE

 

  • Called to change
  • Eucharist

 

Art

 

Cross curricular theme

 

  • Taught by art tutor. Linked to topic.

 

DT

 

Cross curricular theme

 

  • Greek columns
  • Food preparation

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON ANY SUBJECT AREA POP INTO SCHOOL TO SPEAK TO MR RISDALE