Welcome To Term 6 2021!

Year 3 Staff

  • Teachers – Mrs Davidson-Sault (3DS), Mr Calloway (3C), Miss Derbyshire and Mrs Lester. (3DL)
  • TAs – Mrs Thatcher, Mrs Hogg, Miss Andrews
  • PE Teachers/Cover Supervisor – Mrs Burt and Mr Boon.

Welcome to Term 6!

Welcome to the final term of this academic year. We hope everyone had a lovely half term break and managed to enjoy some of the long awaited sunshine. Holiday homework and Term 6 spellings were given to all pupils on paper at the end of last term.

Here is a reminder that Year 3 pupils start at 8.55 A.M. and finish school at 3.15 PM. Please ensure that adults wear face masks whilst on the school grounds (unless you are exempt for medical reasons). Obviously at this time it is still important that we are all socially distancing where possible and pupils are not mixing with other Bubbles.

This term we are continuing our project is called ‘What makes Britain great?’. We will be learning lots of Geography skills as well as linking our learning to many different areas of the curriculum. We will be learning about the royal family and British values and traditions.

In English this term we will be studying play scripts, limericks and book reviews.

Within Maths lessons this term we shall be continuing the work that we started before half term about time, focusing on duration, before moving onto learning about Mass and Capacity and completing our final assessments.

As part of our PSHE curriculum, in term 6 the children will be learning about the differences between boys’ and girls’ bodies and how they change as they go through puberty. If you have any questions about this then please speak to the class teacher.

In Term 6 we will be continuing to learn Spanish. The focus area will be ‘Los Animales’. Your child will want to impress you by speaking some Spanish we are sure!

Seesaw We are no longer sending Homework via Seesaw. We ask that Homework books are returned to school each Monday to be marked.

As always, please can you ensure all belongings and items of clothing are clearly named. Pupils will need to bring a filled water bottle to school each day. They may also bring a pencil case and hand sanitiser for their own use in class. Pupils may bring their own labelled bottle of sun cream . We would also ask that pupils do bring a coat to school every day as we go outside even if the weather is not dry!

PE Designated P.E. days can be found below: All pupils need a clearly named PE kit and a change of shoes.

  • 3DL Monday afternoon
  • 3DS Wednesday morning
  • 3C Friday morning

Key Dates

  • 21.7.21 End of Term (Inset Day)

Home Learning

Spellings– A weekly spelling test will continue.

Times Tables– The children take a weekly times tables test . They have three minutes to answer questions ( which may be division or multiplication depending on the level). The pupils will be sitting a National Times tables test in Year 4 and so we will be working towards their success in this.

TT Rockstars

All pupils are encouraged to use the TT Rockstars App as much as possible; just 10 minutes a day can have an impact on their times table knowledge. If there are any problems with the app or you have misplaced a log-in, please let your class teacher know. We will be giving out a weekly trophy in class to children who have done particularly well using this. Please note that children do need to use a range of methods to learn their multiplication facts such as learning by rote, singing songs, recording answers to questions before they test themselves using TT Rockstars.

Reading– We will be reading with the pupils in school on a 1:1 basis and within teacher led groups. Please continue to read regularly with your child at home as it really does improve their attainment and confidence. As well as decoding words it is really beneficial to ask your child questions on what they have read e.g. To work out the definitions of new vocabulary, discuss why a character did or said something, recall an event and what happened. When you have read with your child at home please record this in their reading record as will starting a class reward system for those children who have read 3 x a week or more at home. Due to current Covid guidelines, Year 3 are only able to change their reading books on a Monday so they are able to have 2 books at a time. The non-fiction school library is not currently in use so please continue to read your own books from home also.