What a SUPER Autumn term we had with your children! They are a fantastic year group and they continually make us so proud. We are looking forward to another great term with lots of exciting learning activities.
In our English lessons this term, we are looking at the poem ‘Gorilla Face’ before starting our next novel, ‘Esio Trot’ by Roald Dahl. In English we love to get the children out of their seats to participate in drama, including freeze frames and role-play. They were really great at this last term! In our spelling lessons, we will continue to group the children while we work on the RWI spelling programme. The children are already making great progress. If you could continue to practise the spellings that we send home in their reading journals that would be really helpful. And in Maths, we will be focusing on multiplication and division and will transition into Money, Measurements and Fractions.
Our second project in Year 3 involves us becoming geographers and scientists as we delve into the Amazon Rainforest. We will be practising our art skills again as the children will be re-creating the famous ‘Sunflowers’ painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Also, we will be investigating plants and flowers and will create a musical/dance performance of ‘The Rainforest’ – Look out for an invite to this!
The children will soon be given their new homework menus with a huge range of exciting activities designed to encourage families to get creative together. Homework tasks can be taken from the menu and completed at any point during the week. The suggestion is for one piece of homework to be completed per week but we encourage children to have a go at whichever tasks they choose. Dojo points will be awarded for every piece of homework that is completed.
As well as the homework tasks, we are still expecting children to be reading at home, practising their times tables and working on their spellings. Passwords for Times Table Rock Stars were sent out last term (there is a copy in the back of your child’s reading journal). Reading books can be changed every day if they need to be, please encourage your children to tell us if their book needs changing. Every time you sign your child’s reading journal, the children receive a dojo for reading at home. We also endeavour to change our school library books every week too! The Year 3 children are making great progress with their Reading Challenge books. We’ve had 33 bronze awards, 25 silver awards and even 9 gold awards so far! This is the best start to a reading challenge that we have had in Year 3... Great work parents: keep reading with the children.
Our P.E. days are still Tuesday and Thursday but we ask that children have their P.E. kits in school all week. Remember that PE kit includes black shorts and white t-shirts with pumps or trainers. We would also ask that parents remove earrings on the PE days, if children cannot do this themselves.
As always, if you need to contact us, you can use our class emails and 3S@rosehill-juniors.co.uk (Miss Spooner) and 3R@rosehill-juniors.co.uk. You could also follow us on twitter @RRJMissSpooner and @RRJMissRooney