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Year 3

Spring Term 2018

Welcome to the Spring Term!  I hope you all had a great Christmas and a really Happy New Year.   Thank you all so much for the lovely cards, gifts and generous vouchers at the end of last term.  It was very kind of you all.  The children have already settled back into the swing of things and we have a busy term ahead!


Our topic this term is "Our World" and we will be looking at the key geographical features of the United Kingdom and Europe.  The children will also be learning about the human and physical features of the continents of the world and how these have changed over time.  


The Curriculum News for Spring below outlines the areas of study for this term in greater detail.


Staff in Year 3
Teachers - Mrs Knight-Thomas (Mon-Tues), Mrs Carmichael (Wed-Fri).
Mrs Gow will be taking the class on Friday mornings for Guided Reading.

Teaching Assistants (Monday-Friday mornings) - Mrs Dodd, Mrs Wilkinson.

                                (Monday-Friday afternoons) – Mr Schofield.


Home Reading Records -  Please try to read with your child as much as possible and record a minimum of 4 times in the Reading Record book. The Reading Record book should be handed in on a Monday morning to be checked, and then it is returned to your child. If your child reads a minimum of 4 times for 4 weeks (these don't have to be consecutive weeks) they will be rewarded with a sticker!


Homework Diaries -  Please make sure these continue to be in school every day and signed every Monday morning to confirm that your child has shown you their diary.   Diaries need to be handed in on a Monday and will be checked for a signature.  They are also a great means of communication between school and home, so the children will be writing in them often to send messages back from the teachers.  Feel free to use this as a method to communicate with us too.


Homelearning - maths and literacy homelearning will be set on a Friday and needs to be handed in the following Friday.


Spellings - a spelling test will take place on Monday mornings and new spellings will be handed out on a Tuesday.


Cracking Times Tables – continue every Thursday morning.  The children really enjoy this and it is a fun way for them to learn their times tables, which are so important at this stage of their learning.  


Library - we will continue to visit the library every two weeks on a Monday afternoon. 


PE  -  PE lessons this half-term will take place on Monday and Thursday afternoon.  On Mondays we will have Games and on Thursdays we will have Gymnastics.  We will have swimming in the second half of the term on Thursday mornings.


If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to make an appointment through the office, or send an email to, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.