Term 3

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a wonderful rest over Christmas with family and friends. Term 3 is a busy one as we start off the year 2020 with plenty of learning. Happy learning!
Our Learning
Term Three is 'Book Term' at St Mary's School. As a class, we will be looking at the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Through a range of different exciting lessons, the children will be focusing on their descriptive writing - we can't wait to see the results! 
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This term in Maths, children will continue to focus on strengthening a range of mathematical concepts. We will start the term by continuing to work on our multiplication and division, before moving on to money and statistics to finish off the term. Alike with last term, a secure knowledge of times tables will help the children hugely so please keep practicing! 
Our Geography this term will take form in a range of geographical locational knowledge and map work lessons. As a class, we will look at the worlds continents and capital cities and locating these on a map. 
PE this term will take place on a Monday and a Friday. Please make sure that children have their kits in school so that they are able to take part! 

In Year 3 there is an expectation that children are reading 5 times a week. In order to keep track of this, reading records will be looked at every day in school. Therefore, please ensure that reading records are signed and brought into school on a daily basis. This is important as we have a reading reward system where children are recognised for their efforts in reading at home and we would love for every child in the class to be able to reap the rewards. Although children are reminded to take their reading records home, they are responsible for making sure that this happens. 
Children are heard to read during Guided Reading sessions with Miss Boulter and Mrs Clapperton. On top of this, we try to listen to children individually read as often as possible and as appropriate to each child's needs.


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As you may be aware, children now have homework books instead of homework folders. This is to encourage children to take pride in their work and give them the opportunity to show off the fantastic work they have produced so far.
The quality of homework produced in the Autumn term was absolutely fantastic, both children and parents or carers should be extremely proud of the efforts made. Continuing forward, children will continue to have homework on a weekly basis. It is very important that your child completes their homework in order to consolidate and support their learning. Children will also have spellings and times tables to learn which they will be tested on. Again, it is important that these are kept up to date with. 
Homework will be sent home on a Friday, with the expectation that it is completed and returned to school the following Friday. Spellings and times tables will also be tested on a Friday.