Friday 21st April 2023
Dear Parents and Carers of Year 3 pupils,
RE: Year 3 Curriculum – Summer 1, 2023: Getting to The Root of It
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 ‘Getting To The Root Of It’. In English, we’re studying traditional tales with a focus on The Pied Piper of Hamelin. In Maths, we’re learning about fractions. Please take a look at our mindmap on the school website for information on our Learning Journey.
- Reading is essential to help your child make progress in all areas of the curriculum. We would like children to read for 20 minutes each day and record their reading in their reading diaries which we check on Friday. You can support your child by listening to them read and discussing what has been read. We have spoken to children about the importance of reading at home and completing their reading diaries. Children will choose a book to take home each week. They can also read books they already have at home or from their local library.
Children’s books will be changed on Thursday.
- Children will be set a text to read each week on the Collins Big Cat ebooks website or be sent home with a Little Wandle book in Miss Nandhra’s group. This is required reading for children in Miss Nandhra’s group and is supplementary for other children.
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
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:
Times table rock stars: https://ttrockstars.com/
Maths progression and coverage for Summer term: fractions and measurement
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[firstname][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.