Friday 10th June 2022
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 3 pupils,
Re: Year 3 Curriculum – Summer 2, 2022
Welcome back! We hope you had a wonderful break. Below we have outlined some key information regarding this term that we hope you will find useful.
Our topic this term is ‘Windrush’. Please take a look at our mind map on the school website for information on our Learning Journey.
Trips – we are organising a visit to the Black Archives in Brixton for next week. We will be travelling by public transport and each class will visit for half a day.
Visitors – we would love to hear from anyone who can offer to come in and speak with the children about their personal experiences of migrating to England from anywhere in the world. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: Windrush Year 3.
Not for school – Children should not be wearing play jewellery or bringing in (Pokémon and other) cards/toys to play and swap. Also, as pupils are given all the resources they need, they should not be bringing in pencil cases from home.
Children will bring home two reading books a week:
- Some children will bring home a book banded book suitable to their reading ability, which they need to read aloud to an adult.
- A library book which can be changed alternate weeks.
Please read with your child daily. Children’s books will be changed on Tuesdays.
Your child will be wearing their PE kits all day so please ensure they have the appropriate kit (white T-shirt, dark bottoms), including trainers/plimsols.
The P.E. days are as follows:
All Year 3 will have P.E. on Mondays
We’d like to remind you that children should not be wearing jewellery (unless it is for religious reasons), including play jewellery apart from stud earrings. Encourage your child to wear full school uniform and please note the weather as it is likely to change on a daily basis and children will need appropriate clothing and possibly sunscreen.
Please ensure your child brings to school a filled and labelled water bottle each day.
Thank you for all your support, and as always if you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Miss Nandhra, Mrs Heron-Njie and Ms Whyte
Helping your child with spellings at home
Some children would continue to benefit from regular phonics games to help improve their reading https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/ (username: kelvin, Password: grove).
Please also see the attached Year 1, 2, 3 and 4 common exception words to support your child with these tricky words.
Helping your child with Maths at home
Your child may also benefit from practising their number bonds, multiplication and division facts:
Helping your child with Reading at home with questioning
Choosing an age appropriate book to read at home
Helping you child with handwriting at home: Please see the attached sheet on letter formations and how we approach these at school. Your child may benefit from continued practice at home for short bursts of time