Thursday 5th January 2022
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 3 pupils,
RE: Year 3 Curriculum – Spring 1, 2023
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 ‘Quakes and Shakes‘. This is a geography learning journey which looks at locating places where volcanoes and earthquakes occur. They will also look at the causes of these natural events and their impact on human life. In English we will be learning to identify different noun phrases, adding adjectives to noun phrases, punctuating dialogue and constructing a sequel to Winter’s Child. In Maths our main focus will be on using the bar model to add and subtract, and also learning our 3, 4 and 8 multiplication and division facts. Please look at our mind map on our website for full details of the learning this half term.
- Children will be set a text to read each week on the Collins Big Cat ebooks website. This is required reading for children in Miss Nandhra’s group and is supplementary for other children.
- Children will choose a book to take home each week. They will also be able to choose a book from our school library.
Please read with your child daily and record this in their reading record. Children’s books will be changed if needed on Thursdays.
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 on Tuesdays each week.
Encourage your child to wear full school uniform and ensure they have a coat appropriate for the weather. It is important that your child does not wear jewellery (unless it is for religious reasons) apart from stud earrings. Please ensure their coats and jumpers are labelled with their names. This helps greatly with reuniting misplaced items with their owners.
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 Miss Whyte
Please take a look at our mind map on the school website for information on our Learning Journey.
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:
Children have logins for (see their reading journals):
Maths progression and coverage for Spring term: Multiplication and Division
Helping your child with Reading at home with questioning
Children who read regularly at home make good progress in all areas of the curriculum. Please encourage your child to read everyday and record this in their reading record.
They can read books at home, from the local library, and borrowed from school. They can also read books assigned to them on https://ebooks.collinsopenpage.com/
They have their login which is ukkelv [first name][surname] and password is Reading1. The login page looks like this:
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.