Sunday, 30 October 2011

Half Termly Letter Autumn 2

Monday 31st October

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back, I hope you all had a nice break.

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


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


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 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.


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 journal. We will aim to listen to your child read at school once a week (reading timetable already been sent out) so please ensure your child brings their book and reading record on their designated reading day.

This term our class theme is The Phantom of the Opera, so all our subjects will be related to this. Here are some of the activities we will be doing this half term;

Story and letter writing and author research related to The Phantom of the Opera.

As a school we follow the DCFS Mathematics framework and during this half term we will be covering blocks C, D and E unit 1 and also relating maths work to the theme, i.e. data handling.

Characteristics or materials, related to set design and theatre productions.

Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.)
Research and poster designing.

Researching local “haunted” buildings and locations.

Design Technology (D.T.).

Puppet making and set design.

Designing promotional posters.

R.E./Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education
Christianity (Christmas), Getting on and falling out.

Physical Education

Learning Christmas songs and music related to the theme.

Mrs Pound will be teaching Thursday afternoon, teaching R.E., PSHCE, French 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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