Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Welcome Back!!!

Dear Parent/Guardian,

Welcome back, I hope you all had an enjoyable cold Easter break!

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

P.E.                 Monday and Thursday afternoons, children will need outdoor kits, hopefully the weather will looking up, 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.

We will also be continuing Learn By Heart, I set a Maths challenge (e.g. learn 3 times tables) for the children to learn over a 2 week period, at the end of the fortnight a short test will be given. The Learn By Heart challenge will be stapled into your child’s learning log, this is just for reference and can be removed.
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 journal. We will aim to listen to your child read at school once a week so please ensure your child brings their book and reading journal on their designated reading day.

This term our class theme is Castles, so all our subjects will be related to this. During this theme, as a class we will be imagining we are The Knights of Fieldhead, we will be writing legends and designing Coats of Arms and taking part in the Iron Man Games, all very fun and exciting!

Here are some of the activities we will be doing this term;
Writing an information text on a famous castle. Writng our own legends.

As a school we follow the DCFS Mathematics framework and during this term we will be covering unit 3 and also relating maths work to the theme, i.e. time, measures and distances.

Forces and rocks.

Information Communication Technology (I.C.T.)
Research of castles and castle towns and Emailing.

Henry VIII and the Tudors.

The geography of castles.

Design a Coat of Arms and collage horses.

Design Technology (D.T.)
Design a working drawbridge.

R.E./Personal, Social, Health and Cultural Education
Muslim place of worship and Relationships.
Physical Education
Exploring Sound

Mrs Kendrick will be teaching Thursday afternoons, teaching R.E., SEAL and French 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,

Mrs M L Quinn
Year 3 Class teacher

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