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Year 3 SM
STOP PRESS...
SWIMMING LESSONS HAVE NOW STOPPED FOR THE YEAR.

THUR 21 MARCH - RAINFOREST DAVE, OUR RAINFOREST EXPLORER, IS WITH YEAR 3 ALL DAY AND IF YOU WANT TO DRESS LIKE A JUNGLE EXPLORER FOR THE DAY, PLEASE COME WEARING YOUR OUTFIT. BE WARM (AND WATERPROOF) THOUGH, AS WE WILL STILL BE OUTSIDE FOR BREAKS AND LUNCH!

Watch this space.... The Narnia Experience is on Tuesday 26 March - details to follow shortly in your child's bag!

As we approach the end of the Spring term, it is clear that the children are really building on their knowledge and skills across the curriculum. At parents' evenings recently, it was lovely to hear that parents are delighted with their children's progress and continuing interest in learning. Thank you for all the support given at home, too!

In March, we will move on from studying the Ancient Egyptians in History to looking at Life in the Rainforest as part of our Geography topic. We look forward to welcoming Rainforest Dave into school for an interactive, fun-filled day of activities including handling live creepy crawlies, tribal art face painting and jewellery making!

KEY DATES:Thanks to all of the parents who have attended both of our parents' evenings, this year. It was great to share the children's many achievements. We hope you also enjoyed the Curriculum Evening for Parents in the Autumn term outlining our broad and balanced curriculum. If you couldn't make it or want a reminder, don't worry there is a copy of the information given in the Ebag. Please note, our next class showing assembly is on Friday 10 May.

Ms Mackenzie, Mr Banks and the TA team welcome you to Year 3 and the first year of the Juniors!
There are lots of exciting opportunities to learn, both inside and outside of the classroom. During English lessons, the children will study a variety of stories and poems including poems to perform and myths and legends. The children develop their skills in reading, spelling, grammar and punctuation and they find new ways to express themselves through activities using drama, music and creative writing. In Maths, they consolidate and extend their practical, mental and written skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They learn to solve a range of word problems as they use and apply their maths in their everyday lives. Topic work leads the children on a cross-curricular learning journey around the world and through Rainforests and back in time to People of the Past! Keep watching the website and letters home for updates on forthcoming exciting trips and visits! We get to keep fit and go for swimming lessons on a Tuesday for the first term, too - Hurrah! 🏊


Learning Goals
Being in Year 3 is an exciting place to be as a whole new part of the school opens up to the children. It is here that they learn to become even more responsible and organised as they become Juniors.

Everyone in Year 3 continues to have individual targets for English and Maths as well as a General target which they work hard on, both at home and school. These are reviewed regularly and help the children to keep a focus on their learning, achieve and reach their potential.
Homework
In Year 3, homework plays an important part in the children's learning and is set to address the needs of each child, to review and consolidate their learning and to develop independent learning skills.
English is given on a Monday and expected back by Thursday each week.
Maths is given on a Thursday and is expected in on the following Monday. The spelling test is given each Friday and children should aim for full marks with regular practice.

Our children are also actively encouraged to read every night at home and to practise their spellings and target times tables on a regular basis throughout the week.
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