A warm welcome back to all our families. The children have had a great first week back and have settled quickly into Year 3. The school has had a lovely atmosphere full of the buzz and excitement of children ready to learn and it has been great to see things starting to return to normal after the ups and downs of recent times
This term our topic will be ‘The Romans’. We will be learning about Roman life and will be using what we learn as a stimulus for much of our work in Literacy. If you have any relevant books or resources that your children would like to share, we would love to see them.
In Mathematics, we place a high emphasis on understanding of Number, Number facts and Place Value. Providing children with secure foundations enables them to learn and apply strategies to calculate and problem solve. Supporting your children to consolidate their knowledge of number bonds and doubles, as well as learning their times tables will be of great benefit to the work they undertake at school.
In Science our topic this term is ‘Light’. The children will be investigating reflections and shadows. They will also be taught that the light from the sun can be dangerous and consider ways that they can keep themselves safe.
PE sessions will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please can you ensure that your child comes to school in the correct kit on these days. The Children will also have swimming lessons every morning during the weeks beginning 1st November and 15th November.
Please encourage your child to read daily at home and to take pride in completing their reading journals. Children are encouraged to develop greater independence in Key Stage 2 and take responsibility for changing their own reading books. However, they will be reminded daily to ensure they do so when required. If any of you are able to help out hearing the children read in school we would love to hear from you. However, at the present time, we ask that all visitors take a lateral flow COVID test prior to their visit and complete the relevant safeguarding checks with the school office.
We strongly believe in the benefits of Outdoor Education and Forest School. We intend to make full use our amazing surroundings. Details of Forest School sessions will follow shortly.
If the children would like to bring in their own pencil cases we encourage them to do so.
Homework will be set weekly. This will be used to reinforce work covered in school. Please can writing be completed in pencil. It should also have a title and be dated.
We look forward to working with you to ensure the children have a positive and successful year. If you have skills our interests that relate to work the children are undertaking and would be willing to share them in class we would love to hear from you. Should you have any worries or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to resolve issues quickly.
Thank you for your support,