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Autumn Newsletter - Year 3

Dear parents, carers and children,

We would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome you to year 3.

Below is a general outline of the main topics to be covered this term and other useful information.

The initial focus this term is History. The children will be finding out about the Battle of Britain; in particular, what it was like to be an evacuee during World War II and the impact it had on everyday life. To complement this study, we shall be visiting Attingham Park and taking part in their World War II experience and activities. More details about the trip will follow.

Our science topic will be ‘Animals and Humans’ and we will be carrying out various investigations throughout the term to support learning.

After half term, our Design and Technology focus will enhance the healthy lifestyle aspect of our science topic, when we design healthy sandwiches and investigate different food packaging.

English and other areas of the curriculum will support these topics through a variety of writing genres.

Maths will follow the new National Curriculum scheme with weekly reviews of different number skills.

Homework in year 3 is as follows:

To learn a different set of spellings each week (to be given and tested on the following Friday).

To learn times tables and be tested weekly, progressing onto the next times table when secure.

Daily reading should be recorded in a reading diary which will be checked weekly by the teacher and targets and prizes will be awarded throughout the term.

The Home School Record will contain new spellings each week as well as the times table to be learned, and we would encourage you to use this book to communicate any home/school issues or questions you may have.

PE kit is required in school for outdoor games on Tuesday with a specialist P.E teacher and indoor activities on Monday. PE kit should be kept in school for half a term otherwise your child will be unable to partake in lessons.

French will be taught by a specialist teacher each Tuesday.

We will also continue to explore and discuss the British Values across the curriculum.

We hope you and your child enjoy this term’s learning and activities.

Mrs Butler, Mrs Chatham and Mrs Stennett