Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Year 3 Curriculum Letter Spring 1

Welcome back to the new half term and a new year! We hope you enjoyed your Christmas break. This letter will outline the learning that will take place over the next term in Year 3. We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!

Homework:Our expectation at Mead is that every child should do the following every night:
15 minutes reading to themselves or an adult and note in the reading record
15 minutes practising spellings
15 minutes rehearsing times tables facts (including multiplication and division)

If children would like to attempt an additional challenge, we have a new Learning Challenge for children to attempt this half of the Spring Term. This is optional but we have adapted it from previous years so it is more project based which will hopefully interest and inspire more children to complete it. We hope that children will take their time with the challenge and be proud of the work they produce which they should hand this into their teacher at the end of the half term.

Due to feedback from parents, we have adopted a new spelling system which is inline with Year 4. All children will be given the spellings for the whole of the half term, which they can practise within their spelling books at home. If children wish to complete sentences about their spellings they can also do this in their book and they can bring it in to show their teacher. Spellings will be tested on paper, their scores marked and recorded and will be given back to pupils to take home. Children in Read Write Inc groups may still receive extra spellings which will boost their learning in their sessions.

Curriculum Information:We have included a summary of the topics which the children will be covering this term. If you have any questions about the topics being covered, please do not hesitate to contact your class teacher.

Yours sincerely,

Miss Winters, Miss James, Miss Morgaine & Miss Cunningham