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Spring Term 1

Welcome back to a new term and a new year. The children were all given a copy of our topic web for the term so if you have make any trips or have any resources that link to the topic, please do share them with us.

Woodpeckers have made an amazing start to the new year with our 'Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark' style stories. Watch this space as we will endeavour to put some of the finished pieces on here for you to read or you can always come and look at the class book we will be making.

In maths we are telling the time. In year 3 the children need to be able to read digital and analogue clocks to 1 minute intervals, 12 and 24 hour clocks along with working out time intervals! Please help your child by practising their 5 times table and reading times on clocks at home whenever possible.

Times Tables Rockstars is back up and running. Each week we will be completing 3 times tables tests. The first is just times, the second divide and the third is mixed. The children will be endeavouring to improve their score and their time. The tests wil be sent home so that you can see how well they have done and where the gaps are. We do set schedules and tables for the children to practise so please encourage your child to login at least 3 times a week.

Please could all children have their PE kit in school on a Wednesday this term as we are learning hockey skills with Mrs Matthews.

Just a reminder that the children should be reading at least three times a week and homework needs to be returned to school on a Friday.




Autumn Term 1

We have had an amazing start to the year so far with lots of super stories and amazing artwork.

Our first topic is all about North America so the children have been locating the continents on a world map, identifying the countries which make up North America and now we are locating the major rivers and mountains within these countries. We have many finished projects and are looking forward to sharing them all with the class and parents.

Science is all about light and shadows this term. We have identified how light travels and will be using shadows to create puppets for our stories.

In maths we are learning about place value and rounding, we are starting to use number lines and expanded column methods for addition and subtraction and next we will be moving on to word problems. Please can we ask all the children to keep working on their times tables at home ready for our unit on multiplication and division!

We are learning about Andy Warhol in art. We have created our own self portraits which we have been colouring in Andy Warhol style. What do you think?

 Here are some of the amazing home learning projects on North America which the children have completed this half term.





A huge thank you to parents for supporting the children with their projects. They are fantastic!