Class 3

Year Three – Term 3 News Letter


Dear Parents/Carers,

Happy New Year and welcome back to Term 3 - I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends.   Thank you for your continued support in completing homework, as you know this complements and assists your child’s learning with school.  

This term our topic is based around the book ‘How does a lighthouse work?’ and from this we will be studying coastlines, learning about the UK, reading maps and using different compass points.

English – we will be focusing on writing a non –fiction text and story writing.  Our reading objective is to retrieve, record and discuss information from non-fiction texts.

Maths – during term 3 we will be focusing on the written methods for multiplying and dividing (2 digit number by a 1 digit number). This will be combined with different reasoning and problem solving skills.  Also we will be continuing to practise the 4 times tables and introducing the 8 times tables.

Science - this term our Science focus is Light.  This will be explored through a variety of activities to engage the pupil’s interest and understanding.

P.E. – is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. Both indoor and outdoor P.E. equipment is required and also a swimming kit on a Wednesday.

Can I please ask that all pupils are being heard read at home 4 times per week (15mins), if you are already doing this would you please make a note in the home/school reading record.  We are having a focus on the reading mileage of each child as this has a positive impact on their learning and comprehension abilities.  If this is something you would like to discuss please feel free to come and see me.


Mrs Smith