Year Three

Newsletter - St Peter’s and St Martin’s classes 

Spring 2024


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. 

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, pupils will change their reading books once the book is completed. Spelling tests  will be done on Wednesdays, can we ask that you continue to help them practise their  weekly spelling list at home. 


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. 


We will continue to work on multiplication and division in maths. Lengths, perimeter, mass 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. 


In English this term, we will be looking at folktales and fables. Pupils will be building up to  writing their own explanation folktale. 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. 

Topic – Our history topic this half-term is ‘The Romans.’ The children will be looking at the  Roman invasion of Britain, the time line of the invasion and the importance of Boudicca in  this unit. 

Science – Our science topic this term is rocks. We will look at different types of rocks and  how they are formed.  

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,  socks and black trainers. All items in the PE kit need to be labelled with your child’s name.  

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

Our first-year group Mass for the term is scheduled for Friday 2nd February 2024. 

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

Miss Maddison & Miss Ettingshausen 

Class Teachers







Dear Parents,

We hope you had a good rest over the Easter break, please find below some information about our upcoming topics.

Our religion topic for this term is ‘Celebrating Easter and Pentecost’ and ‘Being a Christian’ through The Way the Truth and the Life.                                                          

We are continuing to use the Power of Reading in our literacy lessons. We will be reading ‘Leon and The Place Between’. Reading is still very important both in school and at home. Thank you for listening to your child read regularly and please remember to sign their reading records at least three times a week.

In Numeracy we will be exploring fractions, money, and time. If you could encourage your child to learn to tell the time on an analogue clock at home that would be useful to their learning. They would also benefit from being reminded of the values of various notes and coins and practising giving and checking change. Please continue to help your children with their times tables and problem-solving in their everyday environment.

Our topic in Science will be ‘Plants’. They will be learning about the different parts of plants and their functions. They will be carrying out investigations which will help develop their scientific skills.

In Humanities we will be learning about ‘The Rainforest’.

Please note that the children should have their PE kit in school throughout the week. Please ensure that all items of clothing are properly labelled as this will help us to find it promptly if it goes missing. Please also ensure your child has the appropriate PE kit, including socks.

We thank you for all your support so far this year and look forward to the final term!

Yours sincerely,

Miss Maddison & Miss Okudu

Class Teachers