Welcome back to a busy but exciting final term in year three.
I hope you are ready to join us on a thrilling journey into the summer term where the children will be participating in their first school swimming lessons, restaurant day and another school trip.
This term the children will begin a new creative curriculum topic on the theme of ‘Invaders & Settlers’. This area of study outlines the invasion of the Scots and Picts, the arrival of the Anglo Saxons; their settlements, culture, art and village life.
During this topic the children will create a moving Saxon face in Design Technology, a Pictish stone and replica Anglo Saxon jewellery.
In the subject of Science; the children have two fantastic areas to study. In term five, we will be studying health and movement which consists of nutrition, skeletons and muscles. Then, in term six the children will focus on forces and magnets.
Furthermore, in PE, the children will start their swimming and water safety unit. This unit is for five weeks in year three and will be then continued again in year four, five & six. The children, once assessed, will be either learning to swim or refining their swimming skills in the pool, at Waendal Leisure Facility, on each Monday afternoon.
We commence our swimming on Monday the 29th of April until the 10th of June.
Please also watch this space for forthcoming information on school activities as well as our restaurant day and school trip.
However, if you have any concerns or problems in the meantime, then please do not hesitate to contact me or Mrs Janet Gerrard.
Homework will be given out, which is one task linked to our curriculum, on a Wednesday and it is to be handed in on the forthcoming Monday. Learning logs are not given out in the holidays. The expectations are that the children spend approximately half an hour on their task and give in work that is complete, neat and shows good effort.
Additionally, your child is expected to read throughout the week and this needs to be recorded in their pupil handbook which in turn, needs to come into school daily.
Your child will have weekly spellings to learn that are a mixture of words pupils frequently use in their writing and those which they often misspell, along with statutory spelling words from the National Curriculum's years 3 & 4 requirements. Your child will receive their spellings on a Friday and tested the following week.