Year 3 - Mr P Longthorne

 

Welcome back!

Welcome back to Mr Longthorne’s Year 3 class where we hope to continue on the work of the autumn 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 will be on Friday morning for this half term 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.

 

Summer Term 2

Topic  - Our topic work this half term will continue to look at settlements, how land is used nationally and in the local area, and investigating how maps help us to unlock this knowledge. We will then move onto a Design and Technology-led focus on textiles, involving the design, creation and evaluation of juggling balls.

 

Literacy – We continue to look at stories that raise issues and dilemmas through the text Jemmy Button, which explores children’s rights and cultural identity. Next we move onto Fly, Eagle, Fly, an adaptation of an African tale about realising your potential, which will be used as a starting point for developing narrative fiction. We will also be consolidating our spelling, grammar and punctuation skills. 

 

Maths – We will we continue learning our 3, 4 and 8 times tables and getting to grips with time. We will also be extending our knowledge of telling the time, properties of shapes and measuring capacity and mass.

 

Science – This term the class will be investigating forces, friction and magnetic attraction.

Art and DT- We will develop our design and sewing skills making juggling balls.

 

Computing - We will be learning how to create and debug algorithms.

 

French – We will be learning months of the year and vocabulary associated with animals.

 

RE – We will be exploring moral dilemmas, discussing different viewpoints about what is right and wrong and what is just and fair.

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PHSE – We will be following the “Jigsaw” scheme and exploring relationships.

 

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.