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Year Three

Dear Parents,

Welcome back after our lovely Christmas break! We hope you all had a restful Christmas holiday and we wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. On behalf of the Year 3 team, we would like to thank you all for your very generous gifts and warm wishes.

 

English

In English this term, we will be reading Ice Palace by Robert Swindells and Leon and the Place Between by Grahame Baker-Smith. We ask that you carry on listening to your children read at least three times weekly as usual,  even if they already read fluently. Please remember to sign their reading record as this enables us to know they are reading at home.

You can support your children’s reading and comprehension skills by asking them to make predictions of things that will happen next in the story based on what they have read so far.

Who, what and why questions can also be used to deepen their understanding of stories they have read to you.

Less fluent readers should be encouraged to sound out words before blending them.

As usual, reading books will be changed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Spelling tests will be done on Tuesdays, can we ask that you continue to help them practise their weekly spelling list at home.

 

Maths

We will continue to work on multiplication and division in maths. Money, lengths, perimeter, statistics and fractions will also be taught this term using the mastery approach. Please continue to support your children with their times table using the times table rock star. You may also want to give them plenty of opportunity to play with money at home and in other real-life situations.

 

TopicOur history topic this term is ‘The Romans.’ The children will be looking at the  Roman invasion of Britain, the time line of the invasion amongst other things in this unit.

 

Science – Our science topic this term is forces and magnets. We will look at the influence of pull and push forces on an object, poles of a magnet and magnetic and non-magnetic materials

 

RE: In RE, we will be focusing on the Sacrament of reconciliation in preparation for the children’s First Holy Communion later in the year. The children will learn about the parable of the lost sheep and the story of Zacchaeus in this unit.

 

PE: This will be on Thursday mornings by our PE specialist Mr Maher. This term the sessions will be focused on gymnastics and team sports. Please ensure that your child has a full P.E kit in school at all times. The PE kit should include a plain navy tracksuit, school PE top and  black trainers.

 

We will continue to send homework on Friday afternoons to be returned latest by Tuesday.

Our first Mass for the term is scheduled for Friday 28th January 2022.

Thank you very much for your continuing support, we are looking forward to an exciting spring term of rich learning and fun.

All communication should come through the school office.

If you have any queries or need to get in contact with us, please send an email to the address below:

School email: sao@ourladyofgraceschool.co.uk

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Mrs Odubanjo- Odutayo/ Miss Okudu

Class Teachers