Happy New Year! It was super to welcome the children back after the Christmas holidays and hear about their family time. We have excitedly started our work this term and the children have shown that they are eager to progress in their learning. This letter details some of the things your child will be covering over the coming term, as well as how you can support them at home.
Year Three is the time when your child will consolidate all their learning from Key Stage One and begin to apply their knowledge in more depth. Our aim is for your child to grow in confidence both socially and academically throughout the year.
While the particular areas of focus are in reading, writing and maths, there is a continued effort to ensure that the children remain enthusiastic about learning through exploring exciting topics. This is supported by our new homework structure, which we hope you are enjoying assisting your child with. Please also continue the great support we have been given, to ensure every child reads daily and learns weekly spellings, at home.
Our topic for the Spring term is ‘Aim, Aspire & Achieve’. Various curriculum areas will be covered throughout the topic including history, geography, science and art. In particular we will be having a focus on local people who have achieved, which the children are already excited about. We will be learning about what the past was like; how people lived and what heritage can be seen in our local area, as clues to the past.
In Maths we will be continuing to develop our understanding of the four rules of number and what they mean. For example we want the children to know their times tables but to also understand what they represent and when they may need to use these in real life contexts.
Our English focus will be around the text ‘The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe’. Exploring character, setting and plot, through drama/ visualisation and artwork, in order to become successful published authors. Supported by in-depth work on language, sentence structures, grammar and punctuation. Given a purpose through the reading of the work of other authors, and the evaluations of their work.
We are looking forward to seeing the progress the children will make this term. If you have any questions please do come and discuss them with either of us.
Miss Griffiths Miss Bird