Year 3

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Mr John Corbett

Mr John Corbett

Year 3
Mathematics succession.
Mrs Donna Hawkins

Mrs Donna Hawkins

Year 3
Design & Technology, Outdoor Learning and Environment co-ordinator.

January 2017

We hope that you and your family have had an enjoyable Christmas break and that the children are refreshed and ready for the new term.

This half term we will be continuing with our topic of “Attack and Defence”, with a focus on the Romans in Britain. To support this work we have organised for Buxton Museum to visit school with artefacts from their Romans’ collection. After half term we will start a Geography topic about the local area. In Science, we are studying “Light” this half term and “Rocks & Soil” next half term.

Mr Hill will be leading PE lessons with the children on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that your child has their PE kit in school, including jogging bottoms for use outside when the weather is suitable for outdoor sessions. All PE kit, as well as coats, hats and gloves need to be clearly named.

Madame de Jager will teach French on Tuesday mornings and Mrs Shaw will teach music on Fridays. The children will be having Maths sessions every day in a group with Mr Corbett or with Mrs Hawkins.

Your child will bring home a reading book daily and a list of spellings to learn and some maths weekly. Your child should be spending time each day on their homework and will be given a spelling test each week, as well as periodic short maths number bond tests.

Children benefit greatly from reading to an adult and talking about their reading. Please help your child complete the daily reading record, discussing the story so far, favourite characters, what might happen next etc. It is important that the children read a wide range of books – fact and fiction – from home, the library and the classroom book corner, as well as the banded books.

We hope your child is enjoying their time in Y3. If you would like to speak to us about any concerns, please call in before or after school or ring the office to arrange a time for a phone call.

December 2016

Friday 9th December – Visit to Buxton Library. Bring your library card if you have one.

Monday 12th December – Watch KS1 Nativity dress rehearsal.

Wednesday 14th December – Christmas dinner

Friday 16th December – Carol singing in the bandstand in Pavilion Gardens.

Tuesday 20th December – Non-uniform Day. Party Day. Break up for Christmas.

November 2016

Friday 18th November is Children in Need Day – don’t forget to be spotty!

Don’t forget your coats and wellies for tree planting on Wednesday 16th November. Here come Hawkins’ Wood!

October 2016

During the holidays, why not have a look at the labels on food in your kitchen to see where your food has come from. If you have an atlas, you could try and find the places in there. Show your family how far your food has travelled. Please bring any clean food labels into school to go on our classroom display.

There is no spellings or maths homework for the holidays but please keep reading.

Have a lovely half term holiday.

PS. If you go away on holiday – don’t forget to send us a postcard.

September 2016

This term, our geography topic will be Where does your food come from? After half term we will start the history topic – Attack and Defence, with a focus on the Romans in Britain. Geography, history, ICT, art and design technology will be all be incorporated. We are planning a trip to Buxton Opera House to see a Horrible Histories Show and a visit to Buxton Museum to see their Romans collection.

Mr Hill will be doing PE with the children on Tuesdays and Fridays. Please make sure that your child has PE kit in school, by Friday, including jogging bottoms for use outside when the weather is OK. All PE kit, as well as coats, hats and gloves need to be clearly named.

Madame de Jager will teach French on Tuesday mornings and Mrs Shaw will teach music on Fridays, starting with recorder this term. The children will be doing maths every day, and they will be in a group with Mr Corbett or with Mrs Hawkins. Mrs Walker will teach in Mr Corbett’s class on Fridays and all other lessons will be with the class teacher.

Your child will bring home a reading book daily and a list of spellings to learn and some maths weekly. Your child should be spending time each day on their homework and will be given a spelling test each week as well as periodic short maths number bond tests.

Children benefit greatly from reading to an adult and talking about their reading. Please help your child complete the daily reading record, discuss the story so far, favourite characters, what might happen next etc.. It is important that the children read a wide range of books – fact and fiction – from home, the library and the classroom book corner as well as the banded books.

Juniors are not given fruit in KS2, but they are welcome to bring a piece of fruit from home. They can also bring a spill-proof water bottle, which should contain water not juice.

We hope your child will feel relaxed and happy in Year 3. If you need to speak to us, please call in before or after school or ring the office to arrange a time for a phone call.

We look forward to meeting you soon.

Mr J. Corbett & Mrs D. Hawkins.