Welcome to Year 3
3C is taught by Mr Collins
3S is taught by Miss Steele
3D is taught by Miss Deem
Year 3- Spring Term
We hope you have a lovely Christmas break. We wanted to send this newsletter in advance of the term ahead before the Christmas break to give you all a heads up of what is happening in the Spring Term.
After Christmas, we look forward to welcoming your child into school on Wednesday 4th January 2023. We have an exciting term ahead of us where we will explore sustainability in Geography and prepare for our Easter play ready to perform at the end of term!
This term, we will be reading James and the Giant Peach and The Minpins by Roald Dahl. To link to our Geography topic of sustainability and whole school focus on sustainability (wb 9th January), we will write a balanced argument about alternatives to plastic straws. We will also continue to write fictional texts based on a picture book ‘Flood’, where children will use the pictures to create their own disaster narrative.
Other areas of the curriculum
This term, we will be investigating why Christians call the day Jesus did ‘Good Friday’, which will link closely to our Easter Play. In science, we will learn about light and shadow as well as a topic on our amazing bodies, where we look at both animals and humans.
Year 3 will be doing PE on a Tuesday afternoon. Children should come to school in their PE kit instead of their school uniform. PE kit must consist of black shorts or black/ navy jogging bottoms, white t-shirt (with or without the school logo) and trainers. They should wear a plain black / navy hoody or zip up if required. Please ensure that if your child has earrings, these should be removed at home before coming to school or tape should be provided to cover them.
PPA will still take place on Thursday afternoon. For this term, 3S and 3D will need to come into school on this day in their PE kit. 3C will have ukulele lessons alongside swimming every Thursday this term. They will need to come into school in their school uniform but bring their swimming kit. PPA begins on Thursday 12th January.
Correct school uniform must be worn at all times, and all garments must be labelled with your child's name. The labelling of PE kit and bags would also be extremely beneficial! Please can we also remind you about your child’s hair accessories ensuring that they are inline with school expectations. Hair accessories should be small, plain, simple and in the school colours of yellow, grey or hair coloured. Your child will be asked to remove them if they do not comply.
Froggy Maths homework will be sent home each Friday to be handed back in on Wednesday, ready for the children’s Froggy Maths tests. Reading is a big focus throughout the school and we believe it is extremely valuable for you to read with your child 5 times at week at home. There are extra incentives for this at school, including a weekly house point prize and half-termly reading raffles.
This term, Year 3 will be performing their Easter Play on Wednesday 29th March 2023 at Holy Trinity Church, Hereford. The church will be open at 1:15pm and the performance will begin at 1:30pm. It will last approximately 40 minutes. More details to follow in due course.
Tudor House Trip
At the beginning of the Summer term (24th and 25th of April), we will be splitting Year 3 in half to visit the Tudor House Museum in Worcester. The trip will cost approximately £10 and there will be a ParentPay available after Christmas. More details about the trip will be provided closer to the time, including which date your child will be going.
Many thanks, have a lovely Christmas Break.
The Year 3 Team