Sunday, 27 February 2011

Half Termly Letter

Dear Parent/Guardian,
Welcome back, I hope you all had a relaxing break.

Here are some reminders of dates and topics for this coming half term.

P.E. Monday and Thursday afternoons, children will need indoor kits and suitable footwear e.g. trainers or pumps.

Spellings New spellings will be given every Monday and tests will be on the Friday afternoon of the same week, the spellings given are a focus on particular word rules e.g. suffixes, prefixes, singular, plural rather than the actual words. So when practicing them please emphasise the rule e.g. adding -ing.

Homework Homework is the learning logs, a new learning target will be put into the books every fortnight and your child will have 2 weeks to fill the 2 pages with anything they think relates to the learning target, the deadline date will be at the bottom of the target.I would be very grateful if you could encourage your child to complete every piece of homework and to hand it in on time. It is essential for your child to get into a routine before they start high school.

Reading Please make sure your child reads their school reading book at home. I would like them to read everyday, and if you could, please, write a small comment about what they have read and sign it in their reading record booklet. We will aim to listen to your child read at school once a week so please ensure your child brings their book and reading record on their designated reading day.

This half term we are continuing our class theme of Celebrity Chefs, so all our subjects will be related to this. We have now chosen countries and are in the process of researching them and with this information we are going to produce a booklet which includes information about the place and food native to it.

Here are some of the activities we will be doing this half term;

Performance poetry and report writing.

As a school we follow the DCFS Mathematics framework and during this half term we will be covering blocks C, D and E unit 2 and also relating maths work to the theme, i.e. weights, measures and money.

Changing state and food related science.

Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.)
Producing an e-booklet related to the theme.

Geography and History
The history, location and information about the chosen countries.

Design Technology (D.T.).
Preparing and making a cultural meal.

Design and make a table decoration and chef outfit.

R.E./Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education
Easter and Going for goals.

Physical Education
Net and wall games (basketball).

Songs and music related to the country chosen by the children and the theme ie; food and cooking.

Mr Walls will be teaching Thursday afternoon, teaching R.E., PSHCE and P.E. to cover my PPA time.

Also don’t forget our Year 3 blog which can be found on the homepage of the school website, get blogging!

I am aware that there is a lot of information included in this letter! If any of the information is unclear, or if you have any further queries regarding your child, please do not hesitate to see me.

Kind regards,
Miss M L Green
Year 3 Class teacher

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