Wow, we are already one term into Year 3 and progressing into the wonderful winter term.
I have been so impressed how the children had settled into school after such a long time out during lockdown. They have no only settled into school life extremely well, but are maturing into great junior school students and are developing their independence, confidence, and responsibility which are such important traits to have not only in school but in life.
During this term, we will look at formal methods of addition and subtraction using the column method, which is such an important technique and one that will continue to be developed in future year groups. After that, we move into one of my favourites, statistics. We will discuss and cover a range of data recording techniques including tallies, pictograms, and bar charts.
For the wider curriculum, we continue with ‘A New Home’. The focus of this unit is on the Romans and looks at both historical and geographical reasons why they chose Britain to invade and then settle and allows us to look at the impact they had not only in the past but how they still influence modern life today.
Despite COVID impacting our ability to host a school production, we continue to look at ways to enjoy the festive season and how we can share this with the wider school community.
Physical Education for this term is on a Wednesday and Thursday, so your child will need to arrive in school in their PE kit for the day and will wear it for the entire school day. Can you please ensure that your child is dressed warm enough for outdoor sports so I suggest they wear joggers/tracksuit bottoms over their shorts and a school jumper/fleece over their T-shirt.
I would also recommend trainers rather than plimsolls for outdoor PE and comfort for wearing for the whole day.
However, if you have any concerns or problems in the meantime, then please do not hesitate to contact me, or Lynn Robinson who is the class teaching assistant.
We really look forward to a fabulous year with the class
Jamie Draper & Lynn Robinson
Year 3 children arrive and exit through the main entrance
Beginning of school day for 3JD - 9.00am
10.30am – 10.45am - Morning Break
11.45am – 12.25pm – Lunchtime
2.15pm – 2.25pm - Afternoon Break
End of the school day for 3JD - 3.30pm