Welcome to Year 3 - Brunel

Welcome back to Brunel Class!

Thank you for a fantastic first term! We hope that you all had an amazing break and that the children are ready for another term of learning. Already this year, we have noticed the children’s growing independence and responsibility for their own learning – a giant leap from Year 2 to Year 3!

This half term’s topic is Forces and Magnets: the children will be learning lots in Science about magnets and how they attract certain materials.

In Music, we will be listening to instruments used by famous composers and considering the question - Do you agree with the order of the Classic FM Hall of Fame?

In Computing, we will learn how to touch type on a standard keyboard to become typing wizards!

Forest School

Forest School sessions have changed to a Friday afternoon (still with Mr Dalby and Mrs Perkins). Please bring a pair of outdoor trainers or wellies if possible for your child to change into. It is also really important that they bring a warm coat as the weather can be unpredictable at this time of year.

Uniform

Please ensure that you have written your child’s name on each piece of their uniform. There are over 350 pupils wearing the same items in school so ensuring that your child’s name in each item of clothing will make it much easier to if and when items are lost or misplaced.

P.E. Kit

Please ensure that your child has their full P.E. kit on Monday each week and they leave it in school until Friday. This ensures that they are able to take part in each session, and when very rarely, events in school alter when we have access to the hall, children are never without their kits.

Homework

Please practise 2, 3, 4, 5 and 10 times tables with your child at home.

Please read every evening for just 10-15 minutes with your child. Use the ‘How to Support Your Child to Read’ leaflet to ask questions about the text.

Please practise this term’s spellings with your child. The spellings will be practised with the children and written in their Reading Diaries in the first week. Spellings for this half term are:

  • continue
  • decide
  • island
  • minute
  • difficult
  • earth
  • consider
  • enough

Your child has written these in their Reading Diaries so please take opportunities to practise with them.

Reading At Home

Please support your child by reading with them every evening for about 15 minutes.

Please check your child's Reading Diary for any messages we may need to send home and please feel free to add your own messages too.

Have fun learning using the weblinks to great activities you could play with your child! Don't forget the KS2 leaflet with lots of questions you could use to ask your child about their book. Questioning children about what they read about really helps with their inference and comprehension skills which are extremely important when they begin KS2.

Please feel free to ask for any ideas or if you have any questions on how to support reading with your child at home - it is not as easy as it sounds!

This Week

The class will be taking part in a number of assessments over this week, including a road safety quiz, all of which will help us to measure how well pupils have remembered what they've previously been taught.

Homework

Reading At Home

Please support your child by reading with them every evening for about 15 minutes.

Reading regularly will also:

  • Build confidence
  • Build a wider range of vocabulary
  • Help with spelling and oracy
  • Build a rich imagination

Please support your child in learning the spellings of the half term:

  • continue
  • decide
  • island
  • minute
  • difficult
  • earth
  • consider
  • enough

February 2018

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