KS2 SATS week 14th-18th May. KS1 SATS all of May and KS1 Phonics 11th - 15th June. Children must be in school-Thursday 25th January – 4.00pm Governing Body Meeting - Thursday 15th February Y6 Screening by School Nurse - Thursday 15th February 4.00 – 5.00pm Valentines Disco - Monday 19th February - Friday 23rd February Half Term Holiday - Tuesday 27th February – 9.30am Resources Committee Meeting - Tuesday 27th March – 9.15am Celebration Assembly - Wednesday 28th March – 9.15am Easter Song & Story Assembly - Thursday 29th March Inset Day - Friday 30th March – Friday 13th April Easter Holiday

Year 3 - Mr P Longthorne

Autumn Term 2  2017

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Mr Longthorne’s Year 3 class where we hope to continue on the work of the first half term. Mrs Furniss is our ETA support.


Things to remember:

  • Reading records - Please make sure you listen to your child read each day and sign their reading records. It is an excellent way for you to help your child succeed in both reading and writing! Please record which page your child has read to and also when they have finished a book so we know when to change it.
  • Times tables – Your child should spend 5 minutes each day learning their times tables. This will really help with answering the calculations they need to solve.
  • Our spelling test is on Monday. New spellings are sent home on the previous Monday, so make sure you help your child practice them ready for their test the following week.
  • Swimming is on Monday morning, so make sure your child comes to school with their swimming costume (swimsuit for girls, trunks or Lycra shorts, not long shorts for boys), hat and towel. Remember, if your child wears earrings, they are not allowed to swim with them in, so we advise you to take them out before coming to school.
  • PE is on Friday afternoon so make sure your child comes to school with their PE kit – T-shirt and shorts, trainers, sweatshirt or hoodie and jogging bottoms for outdoor sessions.
  • Celebration assembly at 9.10am on a Friday – Children who have impressed the adults in class will be chosen as our star pupil of the week and will receive a certificate of achievement. All mums, dads, grandparents or carers are welcome to come along any week.
  • Please speak to your child about our gold star reward scheme. They receive mini stars for Success, Teamwork, Aspirations and Respect which they collect to earn gold stars and reward certificates.


Autumn term 2

Literacy – In November we are looking at non-fiction texts – biographies and instruction texts - based on our topic of inventors and inventions linked with light. The following month, we will be reading A Christmas Carol to get us in the mood for the festive season with a classic moral tale. From reading this we will aim to improve our writing skills and build on our sentences, writing narrative pieces and editing and improving these pieces.


Maths – We will we learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables, counting up and down in 50 and 100 and using formal methods to multiply. We will also be looking at problem solving, including missing number problems, involving multiplication and division.


Science – This term we are looking at inventors and inventions linked with the discovery, travel direction and manipulation of light.


Art and DT- We will develop our art techniques, looking at artists who used light and shadow and in DT will we be designing and hopefully making a pinhole camera.


Computing - We will learn a range of key skills to help create an animated cartoon.


French – We will continue with greetings, learn words and phrases to describe the family and be learning our colours and numbers to 20. We will also look at days of the week and months of the year as well as investigating how the French celebrate Christmas.


RE - We will be looking at the sources of wisdom of different cultures and identity.


PHSE – We will be following the “Jigsaw” scheme and celebrating differences.


Please help your child meet their targets by taking an interest in what they are doing in school and helping them when they need it!


The adults in class are working hard to make sure that the children in our class have a happy and successful year. If you wish to discuss anything concerning your child, please call in and see me at the beginning or end of the school day when we are usually available, or make an appointment at the office.