SPRING TERM 2018
Welcome back! I hope you had an enjoyable and peaceful Christmas. Thank you for all your generous gifts. Mrs Vicente, Mrs Whent and I were very touched by your kindness.
I have attached the topic web for this term so that you can have a look at the main areas of learning for the spring term. Our main topic this term is titled ‘Polar explorers’ we will also be focusing on light and keeping warm for science. Our RE topic will be the Sacrament of Reconciliation. This will help support those children attending the First Holy Communion programme. They will be taking this Sacrament just before Ash Wednesday.
It is very important that the children begin their day in a calm manner. The school day starts at 8.55pm. Please make every effort to be on time and have your child ready in the line at 8.45am. This way your child is settled for their learning and does not miss out on the start of the day.
Please encourage your child to read every day. Your child will benefit greatly from discussing the text and having an adult listen to them read. Please ensure that your child brings their book and reading journal to school every day. If they have finished the text they can also enjoy reading their own books or books from the library.
Children will continue to receive homework each week. This comprises of an activity in their green homework book, spellings for the week and handwriting practice. Please encourage your child to complete their homework, supporting them where necessary. Children should try to hand their green homework book in by Thursday morning so that there is enough time to mark it and reset it for Friday.
We will have outdoor games on a Monday and Gymnastics on Thursday. It is important that the children have a complete PE kit for our lessons; these include a plain white T-shirt, black shorts and plimsolls. For health and safety reasons all children will need to wear shorts to access the larger apparatus when taking part in gymnastics lessons. All items must be clearly labelled together with the rest of their uniform.
I am still collecting old shirts for the children to use for art activities. If you do have any that are heading for the charity shop we would be grateful to add to our stock instead.
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss with me after school.
AUTUMN TERM 2017
Dear Parents and carers,
Welcome to the 2017 -18 new school year. I am looking forward to working in partnership with you to ensure your children can achieve their potential. The children have made a great start to the new term and are settling into the new routines really well.
Here are some ways in which you can help and support your child in their learning:
Children should be in school on time in order to start the day calmly and promptly. Please make every effort to ensure that your child is on time so they are settled and ready for learning.
Your child will be given spellings to learn and handwriting homework each week. New spellings will be handed out on Wednesday and handwriting on Thursdays. The handwriting homework can be handed in as soon as your child has completed it. We would prefer to receive the handwriting homework at least a day before the new homework is set so there is enough time to mark it.
Every Friday your child will be given homework to complete. This may be either a piece of Literacy or Numeracy and it will reflect current learning in class. Again, this homework can be handed in as soon as your child has completed it. We would prefer to receive the homework at least a day before the new homework is set so there is enough time to mark it. Please encourage your child to complete their homework, supporting them where necessary.
It is important that your child has a complete PE kit for Gymnastic and PE lessons. We have P.E on Monday and Thursday. The children are welcome to leave their P.E bags in class for the week. Please ensure all items of clothing are clearly labelled.
Now that the children are in year 3 fruit is no longer provided at morning play. However, if you would like, you may send them into school with a piece of fruit to eat at 1st play.
Our topics for the first term are ‘Our school’ and Ancient Egypt. Please see the topic web for further details on this and what else we will be covering in all other subjects.
The RE topic this term is – The Christian Family
The children will develop their understanding that the church is the family of God and know that we join this family when we receive Sacrament of Baptism. They will learn what happens at Baptism and learn about the signs used and why they are used. They will learn about the promises made by parents and God parents at Baptism and develop their understanding of the Sacrament of Baptism.
I am looking forward to working with you and your children this year. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to discuss with me after school. Alternatively, if you prefer you can e mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit to Horton Kirby 6th November 2017
Visit to British Museum 15th November 2017
Class Nativity 6th December 2017
Theatre Trip to the unicorn 14 December 2017