rHomework Topic – Year 3: St Martin
Welcome back to school. We hope you had a restful and enjoyable summer. Mrs Spencer and Mrs Lewis look forward to meeting you all in the coming weeks.
We would like to give you a brief account of topics we are covering in the first half term. Your support at home is invaluable in helping your child to make good progress.
Our first Science topic will be Rocks. In History we will be looking at the Stone Age.
In Art we will be sketching Still Life and we will the fantastic view from our classroom to make cityscapes. We will also be using different materials and creating our own cave art. In Religion we will be learning about the importance of being part of the Christian family. In computing, we will focus on internet safety and coding.
In English children will be focusing on developing their grammar, spelling and handwriting. Our Power of Reading book for this half term is “Gregory Cool”. (This means that much of our writing and drama will be based on this story.
In Maths we will continue to develop children’s understanding of the four rules of number (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division) and place value.
The children will be reading daily at school and we ask that you hear your child read at least three times a week and sign and date their reading record book with a comment. We cannot emphasise enough the importance and value of reading – it should be enjoyed by both of you in a calm and relaxed atmosphere. Your child will have the opportunity to change their reading books on a regular basis. We will help your child to choose books that are challenging and enjoyable and at a level that matches their reading and comprehension ability.
PE will be taught twice a week. Please make sure your child has their kit in school every day. We really don’t want the children missing out on P.E. lessons. Children must have an OLOG t-shirt, navy shorts, navy tracksuit bottoms and black or navy trainers or plimsolls.
Please refer to the school uniform on the school website and ensure all uniform is labelled. If your child has long hair please tie it back with a plain red, black or white hair band.
Children are not permitted to wear hair beads, shave patterns in their hair or wear any jewellery.
Homework is an important part of supporting your child’s learning - it will be sent home on Thursdays and will include weekly spellings to learn. There will be a spelling test every Monday. Please sign and date each piece of work and return to school on Monday. Please feel free to write a comment in your child’s homework book and let us know if your child is finding it difficult. We want homework to be helpful not stressful!
The school day starts promptly at 8:55am and your child will be marked late in the register from 9:00am. Please drop and collect your child from their class line in the KS2 playground. Home time is at 3:25pm and children who are not collected promptly will wait in the Year 2 class from 3:30pm.
Please provide your child with a piece of fresh fruit, dried fruit or vegetable for morning playtime as KS2 children are not part of the free school fruit and vegetable programme. We have noticed during the first few days, that the children are very hungry, as they now have a longer morning and a later lunch. (the children don’t finish lessons until 12.30).
We look forward to getting to know and teaching your child. Mrs Spencer will work Monday to Wednesday and Ms Lewis Thursday and Fridays. There will be a Parents’ Evening in the last week before half term but any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate in coming to see us before or after school.
MARIANNE SPENCER & JO LEWIS